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Franks Stick

Frank's stick

Frank Zhang's life is tied to a piece of wood. If it burns up, he will die. It was given to him by Juno due to him "having too many gifts." It is supposed to be a huge weakness to balance out Frank's many advantages and gifts.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Son of Neptune

Frank was given the stick by his grandmother before he went to the Wolf House. Frank later gave it to Hazel Levesque for safekeeping, since he trusted her.
Frank

Frank, who's life depends on the stick.

The House of Hades

Frank asks for it back after Leo gave him a fire-proof bag to keep it in.

The Trials of Apollo

The Tyrant's Tomb

By the time of Caligula’s Assault on Camp Jupiter, Frank has come to see the firewood as a part of him, however he has become reckless. During the Battle of San Francisco Bay, he ignites the stick to kill Commodus and Caligula. Miraculously, the son of Mars does not die when the stick burns up.

Trivia

  • This idea comes from the myth of Meleager; In Greek mythology, Meleager was a hero and famed host of the Calydonian Boar Hunt. When Meleager was born, the Fates predicted he would only live until a brand, burning in the family hearth, was consumed by fire. Overhearing them, his mother immediately doused and hid the brand. When she found out that Meleager had killed her brother for the love of the huntress Atalanta, she placed the brand upon the fire, thus fulfilling the prophecy and killing Meleager. [citation needed]
  • In The Son of Neptune, the goddess Iris told Frank that he would die holding his stick, watching it burn.
    • This somewhat came true in The Tyrant’s Tomb, when Frank burns it to take out two of the emperors but services, symbolically dying to free himself of the stick and being reborn to a life not bound to it.
Items
Personal Weapons: Riptide | Annabeth's Knife | Backbiter | Frank's Spear | Hazel's Spatha | Katoptris | Nico's Sword | Thalia's Spear | Aegis | Maimer | Kronos' Scythe | Ivlivs | Master Bolt | Poseidon's Trident | Sword of Hades | Reyna's Spear | Hades' Staff | Juno's Gladius | Annabeth's Sword | Sumarbrander | Gungnir | Gjallar | Mjolnir | Thor's Staff | Khopesh | Mallory's Serrated Knife | Meg's Twin Imperial Gold siccae blades | Caduceus | Apollo's Golden Bow | Artemis' Knives | Ares' Sword | Ares' Shield | Thyrsus | Hecate's Torches | Minotaur's Axe | Leroy's Sword | Tyson's Javelin | Alex’s Garrote Wire
Magical Items: Annabeth's Yankees Cap | Helm of Darkness | Keys of Hades | Flying Chariot | Golden Apple | Apples of Immortality | Greek Fire | Hermes' Multivitamins | Leo's Magical Toolbelt | Nectar and Ambrosia | Pandora's Pithos | Winged Shoes | The Golden Fleece | Stygian Ice Whistle | Serapis' Staff | Magic 8 Ball | Arrow of Dodona | Pig Ball | Mechanical Spider | Angel Statues | Athena Parthenos | Chiron's Wheelchair | Diocletian's Scepter | Flaming Dodgeball | Gleipnir | Poseidon's Pearls | Queen Hippolyta's Belt | Mistletoe Arrow | Frank's Stick | Expand-o-Duck | Caligula’s Sandals | Ran’s Net | Rune Stones | Nábrók
Spoils of War: The Minotaur's Horn | Medusa's Head | Kampê's Scimitars | Nemean Lion's Pelt | Gorgon Blood | Cornucopia | Lydian Drakon Hide | Phineas' Robe and Slippers
Items: Camp Necklace | Chameleon Armor | Daedalus' Laptop | Golden drachma | Denarius | Red Gold | Mark of Athena | The Pax | Video Shield | Wristwatch Shield | Golden Mango | Sibylline Books | Pillow Pet | Letter of Recommendation
Blessed Metals: Adamantine | Celestial Bronze | Imperial Gold | Stygian Iron | Bone Steel
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