|“||I'm honoring a friend. I must join the hunt, Percy. I haven't known peace since...since Half-Blood Hill. I finally feel like I have a home. But you're a hero. You will be the one of the prophecy.||”|
Thalia Grace is a Greek demigod, the daughter of Zeus and the mortal Beryl Grace, and the older sister of deceased Roman demigod Jason Grace. She was transformed into a pine tree on Half-Blood Hill, which still stands as the official border for Camp Half-Blood to this day. Later on, she was revived with the Golden Fleece. She is currently the lieutenant of the Hunters of Artemis.
After Thalia's birth, Zeus left the Grace household (as is custom for gods) and Beryl became unstable, thinking that she was the best mortal because she caught the attention of the lord of the sky and leader of the gods. In 1994, when Thalia was six, Zeus returned in his Roman aspect, Jupiter; Thalia noted that Zeus in his Roman form was more fatherly and stern towards her and spoke Latin very often. Within the year, Jason Grace, a Roman demigod, was born. Zeus felt obliged to keep appearing at Beryl Grace's house to please her, but departed a second time because she persisted him incessantly to grant her eternal beauty or a visit to Olympus. As a result, Beryl grew increasingly unstable, descending into alcoholism and performing silly stunts to get attention, which led to her career getting ruined.
In 1996, when Thalia was seven and Jason was two, their mother took them for a picnic, but when Thalia went to the car for the picnic basket, Hera/Juno took Jason away to Lupa, a she-wolf, at the Wolf House and Thalia found only her mother, crying. Thalia was heartbroken by her brother's "death" and called his disappearance "the last straw" with her mother and ran away from home, never to return. This is the reason why Thalia refuses to use her mother's last name, Grace, only doing so when it's extremely necessary.
After running away, Thalia came across another demigod, Luke Castellan, a son of Hermes. They became friends and joined forces to fight the monsters that attacked them. It is hinted that they had romantic feelings for each other.
Encounter with Hal and Meeting Annabeth
Luke and Thalia had been following Amaltheia for three days already, all the way to Richmond, Virginia. While hiding from Amaltheia, Thalia tells Luke of how Amaltheia had been the one to lead her to Luke, in a dragon's cave outside Charleston. Amaltheia indicated for them to enter a tall, 'creepy' mansion, as Luke describes it. Thalia asks Luke to use his powers to unlock the door, and together they enter the house. Immediately, the door locked behind them, and even Luke couldn't unlock it. Thalia attempts to force open a window, but is attacked by the enchanted drapes. The two of them run upstairs, following a disembodied voice, until they reach another room.
The door behind them locks again, and they are greeted by an elderly man who introduces himself as Halcyon Green, son of Apollo. In the room, a cell traps a monster, a leucrota, as they later learn. Halcyon Green quickly explains that the leucrota spoke for him, as Apollo punished him by taking his voice and trapping him in his mansion. Halcyon Green had used his powers of prophesying to save the life of a girl who was destined to die, something Apollo forbid him to do. From then on, he had to depend on helping the monsters lure demigods to their deaths to get food. The bars would rise at sundown, and the leucrotae would eat Luke and Thalia. Thalia then asks Hal to send the monsters away, so that they could talk in private. Halcyon tells them that most demigods had been lured there because of the treasure in a locked chest. Thalia realizes that Amaltheia wanted her to find the treasure. Luke manages to open the lock and they find a silver bracelet. Hal then tells them that Apollo said his curse was destined to be lifted when the owner of the treasure claimed it.
Thalia tries to activate the bracelet, thinking that it must have some special power, and meanwhile, Luke searches the internet for ideas on how to escape. Halcyon Green then decides to try and read the future once again for them. He sees that they would survive, and that Thalia would sacrifice herself for her friends, but one day find her family. Here, Thalia automatically thinks of her brother, Jason, who she believes to be dead. Hal sees fire in Luke's future, and a betrayal. Luke suddenly thinks to use Greek fire to escape, and the three search Hal's library for a recipe. Luke mixes a potion for Greek fire, and Thalia tries to summon a lightning bolt to finish it. Meanwhile, Halcyon Green gives Luke his diary and his knife and tells him to learn from his mistakes. Just then, the bars lift, and the leucrotae come out. Hal sacrifices himself to give Luke and Thalia enough time to run for it. He uses the bomb to set mansion on fire, and while being attacked by the monsters, Luke figures out how to activate the bracelet, by using a code word, Aegis.
After escaping the mansion and hiding out in Richmond Ironworks, the two run into Annabeth Chase, a plucky, blonde-haired seven-year-old demigod. Luke admired her courage and gave her his knife, promising that he wouldn't fail her as her family had. The three of them stayed in different safe houses for protection and shelter until their nearest one was destroyed and Thalia's leg was injured. Luke was forced to return to his home for supplies. The three of them met May Castellan, Luke's mother who had gone insane after trying to become the new Oracle of Delphi, and Hermes, Luke's father. As May bandaged Thalia's injured leg, Luke and Hermes got into an argument, causing Luke to storm out of the house with Annabeth and Thalia following not too far behind.
Meeting Grover and Cyclops Encounter
Soon, they were found by a satyr named Grover Underwood who tried to get them to Camp Half-Blood. Together, the quartet travelled as they were being chased by monsters from the Underworld. Upon discovering Thalia's existence, Hades (still bitter over Maria's death in Zeus' attempt to kill Hades' children and wife Maria di Angelo and shocked at his younger brother's hypocrisy at breaking the oath they made not to sire any more demigod children), sent the most dangerous monsters from the Underworld (including the three Furies). They also took some wrong turns along the way Cyclops in Brooklyn stopped them so that monsters could catch up. The Cyclops held Thalia, Luke, and Grover in the air over a pot to direct the monsters in their direction, after tricking them by using the voices of other people but Annabeth saved them by stabbing the Cyclops in the foot.
Meeting the Hunters
Beforehand, they had met the Hunters of Artemis, and Zoë Nightshade almost convinced Thalia to join the Hunt, but Thalia refused to leave Luke. She and Zoë argued and Zoë told her that Luke would disappoint her just as Hercules had disappointed Zoe.
Once they reached camp, a hoard of monsters attacked (all three Furies and an army of hellhounds), and Thalia sacrificed her life on Half-Blood Hill to protect Annabeth, Luke, and Grover so they could reach the camp safely. Zeus took pity on his daughter and to prevent her soul from going to Hades, he turned Thalia into a pine tree.
Thalia is mentioned once in one of Percy's dreams and during when Grover tells her story. Her story is told to Percy by Annabeth and Grover. Percy describes her as having stormy green eyes, despite stating later that she had electric blue eyes.
Thalia's tree is poisoned and the magical borders around camp are failing. Clarisse La Rue is sent by Tantalus and Dionysus on a quest to find the Golden Fleece and revive the tree, but Percy and Annabeth don't want to risk Clarisse failing, and also go on a separate quest given by Hermes.
Percy asks Annabeth about Thalia, and whether she would have agreed with Luke (who was responsible for poisoning the tree). Annabeth was exasperated by the question and asked Percy if he would ever betray Olympus, which the answer was no. Annabeth said that Thalia got angry with her father a lot, but her personality and heart resembled Percy, saying that they would either be best friends or try to kill each other, and she would never have betrayed her own family. Thalia later appeared in Percy's dreams with stormy blue eyes this time and it was shown she might be the one to bring Kronos back to life.
Thalia comes back to life to conclude the second book after the Golden Fleece purges the poison from her tree and heals the defenses. She appears on the hill the next morning, which is good and bad because it means that Thalia can also be the one of the prophecy and Kronos would take advantage of that. Annabeth, Grover and Chiron are stunned at Thalia's return. Curiously, again, they say she has electric blue eyes, contradicting Percy's first mention of Thalia when he said she had stormy green eyes.
Grover is sent on a mission to find more half-bloods, and he sends a distress call from a military school, Westover Hall, where he has found two presumably very powerful half-bloods. Thalia, Percy, and Annabeth go to Westover Hall, at the time of the school dance. Thalia manipulated the Mist to trick a resident teacher, but it doesn't convince the vice principal, Dr. Thorn, who is actually a Manticore. Thorn takes the two demigods Bianca and Nico di Angelo, and Percy goes after them, ignoring Thalia's orders to wait. Thorn is about to take the demigods away when Grover, Percy, Thalia and Annabeth arrive but are defeated by the Manticore who is thwarted by Artemis and her hunters. Annabeth tries to protect her friends but ends up disappearing with the Manticore, when he jumps off the cliff to escape. Thalia is upset the hunters have arrived, especially their lieutenant Zoë Nightshade.
Thalia is disgusted when Bianca joins the hunt. Artemis sends the campers and hunters with her brother Apollo to go to Camp Half-Blood. Thalia is frightened when Apollo allows her to drive his sun chariot and terrifies Percy and Grover with her driving. They land in amp where Apollo warns Thalia to be good, knowing something she didn't.
The group is greeted by Chiron and Mr. D, but Percy and Dionysus get into an argument and when Nico distracted Mr. D saying that he was his favourite Mythomagic figure, Thalia took Percy away and warned him not to get on another god's bad side. Percy is still distressed by Annabeth's disappearance, and Thalia agrees that they should not give up hope on her.
During Capture the Flag, Thalia and Percy are co-captains. Percy disobeyed Thalia's orders and goes after the flag, but the hunters won after tripping up Percy while he was running back with the flag, resulting with Thalia and Percy getting in a fight with Thalia electrifying him first. The fight gets worse as Percy retaliates and each of them start launching stronger attacks at each other. Then the Oracle comes out to the field to find Zoë so she can get a quest, and Chiron has to give it to her. They decide to take two campers and three Hunters. Thalia quickly volunteers. In the end the group is: Zoë, Thalia, Bianca and Grover. Originally, Phoebe, another hunter was going to go but she was poisoned by Connor and Travis as revenge. Afterwards Percy then follows on Blackjack, a pegasus.
The Hunters, Thalia, and Grover stop at a museum after many hours and from a distance Percy (who followed them) sees the General, Dr Thorn and Luke but gets caught. Percy quickly escapes using Annabeth's cap and notifies Thalia and the others. However, this results in Percy being constantly hunted by Atlas' Spartus.
Though the group (Zoë and Thalia in particular) was rather surprised and angry (especially Zoë) to realize he had followed them, they are interrupted when the Nemean lion attacks. Nothing is able to pierce its armour, much to the anger of the group and making their quest harder. However, Percy discovers a weakness and has an idea to expose it. He finds astronaut food in a gift shop and throws them into the Nemean lion's mouth. It causes the creature to expose his mouth long enough for Zoë and Bianca to finish him off. Percy soon encounters Apollo again when they get on a train headed west. Apollo advises him to seek out Nereus, the Old Man of the Sea.
Thalia and Percy both sit together, and Percy discovers that Artemis had offered to make her a Hunter, and that is why she didn't like the Hunters. Thalia is quiet at first, and then tells him that she didn't join them because of Luke, and then says that Annabeth had been thinking about joining them, and that he should figure out why. With help from Apollo, they reach a small town in New Mexico. There they are surrounded by the skeletal warriors. Grover then senses Pan's presence and a wild gift from him, the Erymanthian Boar. The boar comes to carry them further on to San Francisco. It takes them to the junkyard of the gods, and Percy meets Ares and talks to Aphrodite (a private conversation which the other quest members did not hear).
Eventually, the group enters the junkyard, where Bianca tries to take a Mythomagic statue for Nico, her brother as it was the only one he didn't have. However, she awakens a defective prototype of Talos and enters a maintenance hole in his left foot to destroy him. She succeeds in destroying Talos, but goes missing (it is later confirmed that she had died). Zoë and the other members of the group are devastated and search for Bianca to no success. All of them realize that Bianca was the one they would lose in the land without rain, a line mentioned in the prophecy.
They go to see Annabeth's father in San Francisco to ask for help and he lends them his car, which cannot be returned to him as it explodes due to a lightning bolt. Thalia is shaken by this, thinking that Zeus tried to kill her, remembering a part of the prophecy one shall perish by a parent's hand, but Percy comforts her. His words convince her, though not fully, and she manages to stay focused.
They all then climb to the Garden of the Hesperides, where Zoë meets her sisters and is poisoned by the dragon, Ladon when she tries to distract him so the others could pass. They continue to the place where Atlas used to hold up the sky, and they see Artemis taking on his burden. Annabeth is bound and gagged by Luke and Atlas. They discover that Kronos used Thalia to twist destiny into her hands, since she would be turning sixteen on the day following the Winter Solstice.
Thalia demands answers from Luke, as to why he has betrayed them all, and Luke tries to pacify her, but she takes out her spear and says," you're not Luke, I don't know who you are anymore." and attacks him. Thalia and Luke battle each other fiercely, fierce anger on Thalia's side, desperation on Luke's. Thalia gained the upper hand in the battle. Thalia manages to disarm him, saying that he could never beat her. Luke tries to grab her weapon, and as a pure instinctive reflex, Thalia kicks him, and Luke falls off a cliff. She is very shocked and sad, having tears in her eyes having done so, that she just killed Luke, but it is confirmed by Poseidon that the traitorous demigod had survived. Thalia decides to become a hunter of Artemis at the end of the book so she would not be the one of the prophecy as she would never age.
Thalia was absent from Camp Half-Blood this summer due to her adventures with Artemis and the Hunters, but she is mentioned once by Percy when talking to Hera, the goddess of marriage, about Zeus and Ms. Grace's past relationship.
Thalia is hunting a golden deer, an animal sacred to Artemis, in the city when she bumps into Percy and thinks it is very strange that they bumped into each other and couldn't just be coincidence. Nico soon arrives by shadow-travelling and Thalia knows something is wrong, but cannot react quickly enough as the three demigods are dragged into the Underworld. When they arrive, Persephone makes it known that she was the one that brought them together and needs them for a quest. She claims that Hades has made a new symbol of power in the form of a sword, but it had been stolen. Thalia doesn't want any part of the quest, feeling that a new symbol of power will tilt the balance of power between the Big Three gods. However, if the sword escapes the Underworld, it could fall into the hands of the Titans and be used against them.
Thalia agrees to help and the three chase after the sword. They question Sisyphus, but while they ask him about the thief, Thalia holds the boulder and begins pushing it up the hill. She almost makes it before it begins to roll back down the hill. She lets go and the rock rolls back onto Sisyphus who is forced to continue his punishment. Thalia tells them that she almost had it and wanted to try again as if it was part of the punishment. They continue to chase the thief and eventually get the sword back after Percy Jackson with the help of the others battles the Titan Iapetus on the banks of the River Lethe and throws him in - wiping his memory. After Nico decides to stay in the Underworld with Iapetus (renamed Bob), Thalia invites Percy to a place that has amazing cheeseburgers, which he agrees to.
Thalia and the Hunters come to New York City to help the campers fight off Kronos' army and the Campers are very relieved to see them. She says she has been on a great many adventures and promises both Annabeth and Percy to buy cheeseburgers after the battle and talk about what they've been doing since they last saw each other. During the battle, Hyperion lead a battalion of Laistrygonians into Central Park, where they attacked many wood nymphs and satyrs. The Hunters managed to push them back, with Thalia even calling down a bolt of lightning to turn one to ashes.
Later, Thalia goes with Percy, Annabeth, and Grover to Mount Olympus, but she ends getting left behind when she pushes Annabeth away from a statue of Hera, saving her friend but receiving the damage. However, Thalia survived and continued to work in Artemis' Hunters unless she falls in love, dies in combat, or if she decides to leave, as her joining the Hunters was only to escape the Great Prophecy.
Thalia was mentioned in the beginning to be searching for Percy with the Hunters. Later she was talked about when Jason Grace being a son of Zeus sees a picture of her in Cabin One to which he stares at before Annabeth comes in. After a conversation about Thalia's past life with Annabeth, Jason asks what her last name was to which Annabeth responds "Grace". After remembering his dream about Lupa saying he was their "saving Grace", Jason claims to be her brother though at first Annabeth doesn't believe it. Later on in the story, after Jason meets Lycaon, king of the wolves, Thalia and the Hunters kill some of Lycaon's wolves and managed to injure Lycaon himself with sliver arrows before they fled. After sending Piper and Coach Hedge off to Phoebe to heal Piper's injuries Thalia and Jason talk about Jason's life before he disappeared.
After their talk about Jason's life they move on to Jason's quest and how they can get to Aeolus. Thalia shows them the way to Aeolus' palace but splits up with Jason, Piper, and Leo to join the Hunters to protect Hera so that while Jason's group could rescue Piper's dad, the Hunters could protect Hera until Jason arrives. While Jason was away to see Aeolus, Thalia and the Hunters were attacked by Lycaon and his wolves. After Jason gets back with Leo and Piper from saving Piper's dad they meet up with Thalia, who says nothing worked on the cage and they should just leave Hera. Hera and Thalia fight, ending with Thalia leaving, but first she tells Hera every bad thing she did to children of Zeus, ending with Thalia reminding Hera that they are at the spot when Hera took Jason. Later, Jason, Piper, Leo, Thalia and the other Hunters were ambushed by Khione and Thalia was frozen by her, along with the rest of the Hunters. Soon after Thalia was frozen, Leo fought Khione while Jason and Piper battled and defeated the venti and the Earthborns. Quickly after, the Giant Porphyrion was reawakened by the powers of Gaea and Hera was being buried by Gaea. Like the prophecy Jason had received "The forge and dove shall break the cage", Leo, a son of Hephaestus (forge) and Piper, a daughter of Aphrodite (dove), worked together to break Hera's cage with Leo trying to saw off the lock of the cage while Piper used charmspeaking to slow Gaea down.
Meanwhile, Jason was distracting the Giant Porphyrion taking him on barehanded though he was quickly defeated. While Jason distracted the giant, Leo and Piper finally broke Hera's cage free. The fight between Jason was quickly over with Jason on the floor and Porphyrion's spear at his chest. Just before Porphyrion struck, Hera quickly assumed her Divine Form to kill all the monsters while telling everyone to look away. Jason was too tired to comprehend her words quickly enough and was nearly killed. Thalia is then seen telling Hera to save Jason, her anger causing her to spit out words without thinking. After Piper telling him to awaken, he did as everyone around him gathered. As Jason got up, Hera was arguing with Thalia but Piper told them to stop. Before Hera sent Jason, Piper, and Leo back, Thalia had told Jason she would attend the council meeting at camp. At the council, Thalia didn't show up but Chiron had said she had other matters to attend to. Thalia also gave Piper a Hunter of Artemis card to join, but Piper burnt it for Jason.
There are two parts in which she is either mentioned or appeared. First, in Percy's dream which was a flashback of him in The Titan's Curse, Thalia, Percy and Zoë Nightshade battling on Mt. Tam going against Atlas, Luke, and trying to save Annabeth and Artemis. Percy later sees Zoë dying and rise to the stars. Second, though Thalia was never mentioned, when Hylla, the Queen of the Amazons, talks to Hazel Levesque she mentions a group of archers that travel around who follow the goddess Artemis, which refers to the Hunters.
She is mentioned by Percy when he meets Jason for the first time. "'Wow. You're Thalia Grace's brother. You guys look nothing alike'" Percy said. 'I noticed', Jason replied" She is also mentioned by Percy again when they land in Rome . "He wished Jason's sister was here. Thalia was good at manipulating the Mist , unlike Percy, who always thought Don't look at me, and hope not to notice the giant greek warship landing in the middle of morning rush hour.
Thalia and the hunters abducted Reyna Ramírez-Arellano in San Juan and took her to her sister Hylla Ramírez-Arellano so that the Amazons and Hunters could use her to bait Orion into a trap and kill him. She explained that the hunters and Amazons have been fighting monsters while the demigods have been fighting each other. Orion then attacked their stronghold, killing many Hunters and Amazons though Thalia and Hylla manage to survive. When Nico and Hedge appear, she protects them while they and Reyna shadow travel away. She survives the battle.
Thalia and the hunters were close by when Apollo signalled for back up. They arrive with Leo and Festus to aid in the rescue operation and she decides to ride on Livia with Apollo, so she could help them escape. After they flee, the lieutenant of Artemis offers the fallen god Moonwater to regain his strength. Then she finally says Artemis was forbidden by Zeus from interfering with Apollo but still ordered the Hunters to help him. The three then head back to the Waystation.
Halfway through the battle, she along with Lit, Calypso and Josephine stood by as Commodus had Emmie, Leo and Georgie hostage. Apollo asks her to stand down before he goes into his Divine Form and blinds the emperor. She takes out one of his guards and searches the surrounding area for Commodus with no results. After that, she sits with everybody and discusses about the prophecy revealed by Meg, saying that the Hunters can't help because they just have one mission to finish.
Grover Underwood mentions Thalia when learning of Jason’s death, wondering how she would take the news. Apollo thinks that he should be the one to break the news to her, and then thinks that he did not want to be in the same state as her when she heard the news of her brother's death.
Camp Jupiter tries and fails to get in touch with her about Jason’s death. She later arrives after the battle and silently agrees to speak with Apollo later.
A few days later during the mass funeral for those who died in battle, she walks up to Apollo and say she does not blame him for her brother‘s death. Soon Reyna walks up to them and reveals that she accepts the daughter of Zeus’ offer. At the senate meeting she swears the daughter of Bellona in as a Hunter of Artemis.
In the morning, she and Reyna say goodbye to Apollo and Meg before they set out to find the Teumessian Fox.
Thalia is an exceptionally brave, strong, and caring girl, though at times she can be profoundly stubborn, prideful, and assertive, much like her father Zeus. She likes to be in charge and give out orders to people and becomes very angry if they are disobeyed (normally by Percy). She also has a bit of a temper, as shown during the Capture the Flag match against the Hunters when Percy left his post, causing them to lose the game, so she shocked him with electricity, causing a fight.
In some ways she's very similar to Artemis, as she enjoys being around her fellow Hunters and is a great fighter. She is also very loyal to those she trusts and respects, as she is willing to risk her life to protect them (for example, when she sacrificed herself on top of Half-Blood Hill). Unlike her fellow Hunters, Thalia apparently does not mind being around boys, as shown in The Lost Hero and many later books.
Thalia also possesses a number of similarities with her father, Zeus. Aside from being a proficient warrior and extremely powerful, Thalia is also a great leader when she needs to be and is completely relentless against an opponent. However, Thalia has the unfortunate weakness of being supremely prideful, shown by her demanding that Percy not revealing her being afraid of heights. That said, Thalia is still extremely brave and stunningly loyal, shown by her fighting off the most frightening monsters from the Underworld, namely the Furies and a horde of Hellhounds, at Half-Blood Hill to allow her friends to escape. Her bravery obviously impressed her father, Zeus, for he decided to transform her into a pine tree so that she could survive, but this may have been influenced more by the fact that she was his daughter and Zeus has a bad habit of playing favourites.
Thalia is extremely emotional in some times, and this means that her heart can overpower her head. This can be associated with her explosive temper, but also when she became destructively angry when Percy discovered she was afraid of heights. Thalia is also crying rivers whilst fighting Luke in The Titan's Curse, as she could not bring herself to believe that he had betrayed her.
Chiron once said that Percy and Thalia are very much alike. The only difference is that Thalia is more sure of herself, while Percy has less self-confidence.
Thalia's fatal flaw is that she has a weak resistance when she is offered power (mirroring Zeus's power struggle with his brothers, as she is also conflicted with Percy over capture the flag, and when offered by Luke to kill the Ophiotaurus). She is also afraid of heights (acrophobia), a quality Percy finds strange and funny, as her father is the Lord of the Sky. However, Thalia demands that Percy doesn't tell anyone else. In the short story, The Sword of Hades, in The Demigod Files, she also shows to be very determined. Thalia has trouble abandoning a difficult task that she has started but is not able to complete.
She also feels massive amounts of guilt about her brother Jason going missing when he was little, as she more or less raised him on her own (her mother was an alcoholic, and therefore, unstable). she had believed for years that her mother had either killed or abandoned him on a family vacation. She never told anyone about this when she ran away, not even Luke or Annabeth.
|“||The girl in the lead had spiky black hair and a black leather jacket. She wore a silver circlet on her head like a princess's tiara, which didn't match her skull earrings or her Death to Barbie T-shirt showing a little Barbie doll with an arrow through its head.||”|
–Percy describing Thalia, in The Last Olympian
Thalia is often described as "punk" or "goth", and while her style of dress varies throughout the books, one of the most consistent features of her appearance is that of a silver circlet on her head, which she received after she became a Hunter of Artemis; it looks like a princess' tiara according to Percy, and symbolizes her position as the first lieutenant of the Hunters of Artemis.
In The Sea of Monsters, when Percy saw Thalia in a dream, she was described as having spiky black hair, dark eye-liner around her stormy blue eyes, a spray of freckles across her nose, and she wore punk-style clothes with silver chains on her wrists. When she was resurrected near the end of the book, Percy noted that she was built like a long-distance runner, lithe and strong, and she wore clothes that were somewhere between punk and Goth: a black T-shirt, black tattered jeans, and a leather jacket with buttons from a bunch of bands he had never heard of. In The Titan's Curse, Thalia's attire consisted of a ripped-up army jacket, black leather pants and chain jewelry, and she wore black eye-liner around her eyes. In The Last Olympian, Thalia wore a black leather jacket, a "Death to Barbie" T-shirt, with a picture of a Barbie doll with an arrow going through its head, skull-shaped earrings and a silver circlet in her hair.
When she appears in The Lost Hero, Thalia is wearing the typical garb of a Hunter, dressed in a silvery parka and camouflage pants.
As a daughter of Zeus, one of the Big Three, Thalia is extremely powerful and and is very skilled with a spear (as shown when she defeated Luke in combat). After becoming a Hunter of Artemis, she also became extremely skilled with a bow and arrow and knives.
- ADHD: Like all demigods, Thalia possesses inborn supernatural battle reflexes and senses that she uses to analyze the fighting style of her opponent. She also could sense imminent danger, as she did in The Titan's Curse at Westover Academy.
- Dyslexia: Her brain is hard-wired for reading Ancient Greek instead of modern languages.
- Fighting Skills: Even before coming to Camp Half-Blood, Thalia was able to survive out in the open for two years, along with Luke and Annabeth. According to Annabeth, Thalia was "an amazing monster-fighter, even without training." Thalia later claimed that she is even better than Luke in fighting, saying during her duel with Luke that "you never could beat me, Luke!" during this time period. Thalia was able to single-handedly hold off a large army of Hades' fearsome infernal monsters for a while, though she was ultimately overwhelmed by their sheer numbers. As shown in The Titan's Curse, altough she had apparently only received little more training in combat after her ressurection, Thalia was still shown to be incredibly skilled with her spear and shield. Her abillities in battle with them were so great that she was able to not only duel equally with her extremely skilled former friend Luke, who was believed to be the most skilled swordsmen in the last 300 years of Camp Half-Blood history, (It was believed that Thalia was the only one apart from Percy who could match Luke at that point) and had an extra seven years of training on her, but she was even able to gain the upper hand and eventually best him (although Luke might have not been at his most powerful state at that time as he was described to be "pale" and "sweaty". Since then, after becoming a Huntress of Artemis, Thalia began incorporating hunting knives and a bow and arrow along with her original weapons, becoming an even more formidable opponent than before, shown while she battled the Keres, and helped Percy fight the Titan Iapetus in The Demigod Files. She also survived the Battle of Manhattan in The Last Olympian and the battle with Orion in The Blood of Olympus, a testament to her great combat skills.
- Superhuman Strength: As a Demigod daughter of Zeus, one of the Big Three, Thalia's strength was naturally considerable and surpasses most other demigods. In The Titan's Curse, Thalia managed not to drop her shield when it was bombarded by the Manticore's darts, projectiles thrown powerfully enough to severly damage Percy's shield. Later, she was able to kick Luke off of a cliff, despite his greater body mass.
- Superhuman Speed: Thalia managed to evade the Nemean Lion's claws in close quarters. She also managed to kick Luke away before he could grab her spear, despite Luke being extremely fast for a demigod.
- Intimidation: Thalia is said to be very scary in battle, something enhanced by the aura her shield generates. When angered, her glare looked like she would "shoot a million volts."
Being the daughter of Zeus, Thalia is an extremely powerful demigod. She holds divine authority over the creatures of the sky as well as weather, having powers that are much greater than the children of nearly every other god, and is rivaled only by Jason, Percy, Nico, and Hazel.
- Aerokinesis (possibly): Thalia may posses power over the air like her brother, as her father is Lord of the Sky. However, whether or not she actually posses this ability is unknown due to her acrophobia, fear of heights which is a bit ironic.
- Atmokinesis: Thalia has a minor degree of control over the weather, granting power over lightning and thunder.
- Storm Generation: In The Titan's Curse, a small storm of lightning raged around Thalia as she fought Luke.
- Electrokinesis: As a daughter of Zeus, Thalia has a great amount of control over electricity and lightning. Calling down lightning bolts is a lot harder than emitting static, as it makes Jason ready to faint.
- Electric Sense: Thalia can sense incoming lightning bolts, as shown when got Zoe, Percy, and herself out of Mr. Chase's car in time before a lightning bolt obliterated it.
- Static Shock: Thalia can send powerful amounts of static shock throughout another person's body on contact. She can emit blue static sparks when she is angry. In The Titan's Curse, it is said her shocks are known "to fry off people's eyebrows." After a failed Capture the Flag game, her static shock sent Percy flying back some ten feet.
- Electric Arc: Thalia can generate and discharge powerful electric bolts of energy. In The Titan's Curse, she discharged an arc powerful enough to wound the invulnerable Nemean Lion's tail. Later, she discharged a bolt powerful enough to buck the knee of a twenty-story tall Talos replica.
- Electric Shield: Thalia has shown the ability to utilize her control over static electricity defensively. In The Titan's Curse, a ball of lightning erupted when Luke swung Backbiter against Thalia's shield.
- Lightning Bolts: Thalia's most powerful ability is to summon lightning bolts from the heavens (though this is much more draining than static). She usually utilizes her spear to direct her blasts. In The Titan's Curse, her lightning bolt was powerful enough to painfully afflict and stun a water-enhanced Percy, something he would recount to Jason in The Mark of Athena. Her lightning bolts grew more powerful, as in The Last Olympian, Thalia managed to call down a lightning bolt powerful enough to vaporize a Laistrygonian Giant.
- Mist Control: Thalia can manipulate the Mist, which means she can make things appear as she wants them to appear to the eyes of a mortal (taught to her by Chiron, shown in The Titan's Curse). However, she only has limited control over this ability.
- Zeus' Authority: Things that belong to her father's domain can do as she asks, such as statues of the angels in The Titan's Curse, which were gifts to her father. They, on her request, flew her and her friends to San Francisco.
- Immunity to lightning bolts: She is able to survive a regular lightning bolt without much effort although it is confirmed a lightning bolt from Zeus will still kill her.
- Enhanced Physiology: Thalia is naturally slightly stronger and faster than a regular demigod.
- Animal Communication: Thalia can communicate with animals loyal to Artemis, such as wolves, hawks, and does.
- Huntress Immortality: Thalia became Artemis' lieutenant (replacing Zoë Nightshade) in the end of The Titan's Curse, and as a result she is immortal, unless she falls in battle, chooses to leave, or falls in love.
- Archery: Thalia is an extremely skilled archer, rivaled only by her fellow Huntresses and demigod children of Apollo, surpassed only by Artemis and Apollo themselves.
- A copy of Aegis that expands from a shiny silver metal bracelet that she wears on her wrist. The shield is decorated with an image of Medusa's head, which many of the campers and monsters cower from.
- A collapsible spear that expands from a Mace canister, which she uses to direct her powers.
- A Hunter's bow, given to her after joining the Hunters.
- Two hunting knives that she can use to direct electric blasts.
It was hinted that before Thalia became a Hunter, she and Luke had a romantic past when she told Zoë that she wouldn't leave Luke behind, and when she kissed him on the cheek in The Demigod Diaries. That was changed when Luke betrayed Camp Half-Blood for the titans in The Lightning Thief. It further dissolved after Luke poisoned her tree in The Sea of Monsters. In The Titan's Curse, Thalia was noted by Percy that she was crying when she fought with Luke, and she stated that she hadn't known peace since she'd travelled with Annabeth and Luke. One of the reasons Luke betrayed Camp Half-Blood is because he thought it was what Thalia would have wanted, but this is never verified. Also, Luke apparently never got over the fact that Thalia got turned into a tree and her father, Zeus, didn't "save" her. However, it was not known what Thalia thought of him after he sacrificed himself to stop Kronos.
Annabeth met Thalia when she was only seven years old and considered Annabeth as her little sister. They travelled America fighting monsters with her and Luke Castellan. When Thalia died, Annabeth was devastated, and still misses her a lot. When Thalia is turned human again, Annabeth is overjoyed to have her back.
When Annabeth goes missing in The Titan's Curse, Thalia goes on the quest to find her and orders Luke to let her go. Thalia is happy when Annabeth us let go. In The Lost Hero, Thalia calls Annabeth one of her best friends.
Thalia gets along with Grover reasonably well. Grover was the first Keeper that was supposed to deliver Thalia and the other two half-bloods (Annabeth and Luke) to Camp Half-Blood but failed to do so. As a result, Thalia had been forced to confront a massive amount of monsters that were sent by Hades to hunt them down. Though extremely powerful, Thalia was overwhelmed by their numbers and very nearly perished.
However, her father Zeus took pity on her and turned her into a pine tree. The tree, later known as "Thalia's tree," served as a magical barrier to Camp Half-Blood. Once Thalia was alive again, Grover and Thalia's friendship remained strong. She sometimes calls him "Goat Boy."
Grover goes on the quest with Thalia to rescue Annabeth. Grover gives her a bear hug during the Winter Solstice.
Percy first hears about Thalia from Grover Underwood in The Lightning Thief, with Grover AND Annabeth blaming themselves for her death. Percy indirectly revives Thalia by bringing back the Golden Fleece, and is one of the first people to see her again.
In The Titan's Curse, Thalia and Percy are good friends, and Sally Jackson tells her every embarrassing baby story about Percy to her. However, Percy is jealous that Thalia learned how to control the Mist from Chiron, and is jealous that she is the daughter of Zeus, gets the most attention, and seems to lead everyone. The two get into an argument about Percy facing the Manticore on his own. They later argue when they are co-captains when playing Capture The Flag. The two argue a lot throughout the book, but are still friends.
The two later go on the quest to rescue Annabeth, where Thalia gets angry at Percy for telling her Luke is evil. But the two become closer, when Percy learns why her and Zoë Nightshade don’t like each other. Percy also helps save Thalia from bronze statues and from The Manticore. Thalia also doesn’t think Percy is crazy when she learns about Rachel Dare. When Thalia joins the Hunters of Artemis , Thalia hugs Percy saying that she is honoring a friend.
Thalia meets Bianca when she, Percy, and Annabeth rescue her from The Manticore. Thalia explains to a confused Thalia what half-bloods are and is angry when the hunters want her to join them. Bianca and Thalia go on the quest together to save Annabeth.
During the quest, Thalia sympathizes with Bianca when she finds out that she was pulled out of time, and reassures her that she and Nico are safe. When Bianca dies, Thalia yells in rage and impales the giants face.
Thalia first meets Zoë while with Luke and Annabeth, chasing monsters. Zoë asks her to join the Hunters of Artemis, but she refuses, wanting to stay with Luke and Annabeth, angering Zoë which causes a fight between the two, and causing Thalia to hate that the hunters.
In The Titan's Curse, Zoë and Thalia fight a lot, and Zoë calls Thalia a scullion. Thalia gets angry at Zoë for wanting to recruit Bianca Di Angelo. Thalia also gets annoyed when Zoë says “thy” and not “your”, which annoys Zoë. The two go on the quest to find Annabeth, and the two are at odds a lot, but they become closer and occasionally agree with each other.
When they all go to Mount Othrys, Thalia warns Zoë to be careful around the drakon, since she isn’t a Hesperid anymore. But she is bitten by the drakon, and dies from the poison. As she died, Thalia stayed at her side. Zoë apologizes about how they argued, and Thalia tells her she was right about everything.
Thalia and Reyna first meet in The Blood of Olympus, where Thalia kidnaps her in San Juan. Reyna is angry when she first meets her, hitting her with a chair and almost cutting her throat with her knife, demanding to see Thalia. Thalia then tells Reyna that she IS Thalia. Thalia tells Reyna that the Hunters and the Amazons are working together to defeat Orion, and that Reyna is being used as bait for them. They talk and Thalia wishes her good luck when she takes her to Hylla Ramírez-Arellano. Thalia respects Reyna, telling her that Jason called her good and addressing her as praetor, while Reyna also respects her, adressing her as lieutenant. Thalia later fights Orion, letting Reyna, Coach Hedge, and Nico escape.
In The Tyrant's Tomb, it is revealed that Reyna and Thalia have been writing each other for months, and have become close friends. Reyna talks fondly of Thalia, to the point where Apollo asks her if they are dating, which Reyna refuses saying that they are friends and she is an eternal maiden. Later, Thalia visits Camp Jupiter when Diana is summoned, and Thalia asks Reyna to join the Hunters. When the two see each other, they hug and are happy to meet. Reyna is also the one to tell her that Jason Grace died.
After the mass funeral of Jason, Reyna tells Thalia that she accepts her offer to join, and walks with her and Apollo to the Senate House, where she announces that she is joining the Hunters of Artemis. Reyna then jokes to Thalia about how joining the hunters is a vacation, where Thalia refuses, saying that they have to hunt the Teumessian Fox. At some point, Reyna tells Apollo about how she hates being shipped with Thalia as a couple.
|“|| Your disappearance was the last straw. I ran away and never returned, even when Mom died a few years back.
Jason is Thalia's little brother. It was seen in The Lost Hero that she loved Jason very much and that it almost killed her when Jason was sent away. She also said that what happened with Jason had hurt her so much that she never mentioned Jason to Annabeth or Luke, her two most trusted friends. It was the disappearance of Jason that caused Thalia to finally run away from her broken home.
When she learned he was killed by Caligula she was deeply saddened by the news.
According to Thalia in The Lost Hero, she never had a good relationship with her mother, and they constantly argued, given that Beryl was always drunk, crazy and acted like a spoiled child. In fact, Thalia only stayed with Beryl as she did not trust her to look after Jason properly. After Beryl became increasingly unstable and gave Jason away, Thalia ran away from home permanently after a final bitter argument with her mother. Beryl later died in a car accident two years before Thalia's resurrection.
It was eventually revealed that Thalia retained complex feelings towards her mother. Upon her ressurection, she learned that she had died and despite their strained relationship, did feel some level of grief for it. In the Sword of Hades, Percy realised that she had been somewhat looking for her mother's spirit, as she did not have the chance to say goodbye, but the encounter with Melinoe (who was masquerading as Beryl to Thalia) showed that she was still extremely bitter towards her mother for her emotional abandonment. Later on, in The Last Olympian, she snapped at Prometheus for addressing her as "Thalia Grace", given that the surname was her mother's ("That's my mother's surname. I don't use it,").
Thalia and her father, Zeus, did not have an intimate relationship. In The Titan's Curse, Kronos tried to exploit this lack of intimacy to make Thalia angry with Zeus: he hit the car that Thalia and her friends were in with a bolt of lightning, which caused her to think that Zeus himself was after her, and it was only through Percy that she realised Kronos' trick. However, at the ending of The Titan's Curse, it was shown that Zeus did have true affection for Thalia: when she and her friends showed up on Olympus, Percy noted how Zeus' initial attention was taken entirely by her. Later on, he openly confessed that he was proud of her, and even urged her to consider her decision to join the Hunters more carefully.
|“||That's it, Thalia Grace. I will turn you into an aardvark, so help me—||”|
–Hera arguing with Thalia in The Lost Hero
Like every illegitimate child of Zeus (except Jason), Thalia is detested by Hera. When they encounter each other, Thalia quarrels with her stepmother. During The Last Olympian, Hera purposely made a statue fall, aiming for Annabeth but Thalia jumped in the way and was pinned down to the ground by the legs. Thus, she was unable to help in the fight against Kronos. In The Lost Hero, Thalia was arguing with Hera about reviving Jason after Jason accidentally saw her divine form.
Thalia first had disdain for Artemis and her hunters, for telling her that Luke would let her down. However, Thalia was concerned for her godly sister and rescued her from Luke and Atlas. Artemis made her lieutenant of the Hunters after she rescued her.
Thalia remains loyal and obedient to her patron, Artemis. It was stated by Jason that Thalia had found a new family in the Hunters and a new mother in Artemis. Even after Zeus closed Olympus, Artemis still guided Thalia and her Hunters, eventually leading Thalia to her lost brother, Jason Grace.
Thalia and Artemis confided in each other, and saw her split into her Greek and Roman form over her sadness of not seeing Apollo. She even told her that she missed him.
Thalia first meets Apollo in The Titan's Curse, where Thalia calls him hot and Apollo playfully flirts with them. Back then, they did not know they were related. Apollo lets Thalia drive his bus and comforts her while she drives his bus.
They meet again in The Dark Prophecy, where they are on good terms and no longer think the other is attractive. Thalia, Leo, and Festus save him on a rescue mission from Commodus. Thalia tells Apollo that she no longer thinks that the god is not Thalia later defends the Waystation from Commodus and his army. Thalia and Apollo talk, and Thalia reveals that Artemis misses him, and agrees to say hi to her for him. Apollo, in return, agrees to say hello to Piper and Jason for him. Apollo also tells her about the different pantheons.
In The Tyrant's Tomb, Thalia sees Apollo and does not blame him for Jason’s death. They talk a little bit, and they walk to The Senate House together with Reyna. The two say goodbye the next morning.
Nico di Angelo
There is not much known about their relationship. In The Sword of Hades, Thalia only seems to know him as Bianca's little brother and refers to him as such. Nico dislikes being called that, but he seems to be on good terms with her, even though he generally dislikes the Hunters of Artemis. Nico and Thalia have worked well together as a team when they fought the Titan Iapetus with Percy.
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Although she is never actually mentioned in the movie, her tree appears and she is also mentioned in a deleted scene by Grover where he relates to Percy how he failed to protect her.
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Thalia is portrayed by Paloma Kwiatkowski, while Katelyn Mager plays the younger Thalia in a flashback.
Thalia is a Greek name meaning “to flourish, to bloom”, which could be tied to the fact that Thalia was a tree and then bloomed out when the Golden Fleece healed her. Thalia is also the name of one of the Muses, Thalia, the Muse of Comedy, who is also a daughter of Zeus. Her last name is tied to her half-siblings, the Graces.
- She, Bianca di Angelo, Percy, and Nico di Angelo are the only Greek half-bloods of the Big Three.
- Thalia is the only Greek child of the Big Three to never lose her memory. Ironically, her Roman brother, Jason, did.
- Because of her reduced aging while in tree form and the fact that she joined the Hunters of Artemis, Thalia is only a few hours short of being 16 years old.
- It should be noted that book time is different than in real-time.
- Thalia, ironically, has a fear of heights, even though her father, Zeus, is the lord of the sky.
- Thalia's last name wasn't learned until The Last Olympian.
- Thalia is the name of the eighth-born of the nine Muses, who presided over comedy and idyllic poetry.
- In The Lightning Thief, Thalia is said to have stormy-green eyes and when Percy has a dream about her in The Sea of Monsters, she is said to have stormy-blue, but when she is revived from being in tree form and in the following books she has electric-blue eyes.
- When Thalia meets Apollo for the first time, she refers to him as "hot," and not just because he is the sun god.
- Thalia still aged during the seven years she was a tree, except she aged much more slowly. Despite seven years passing, Thalia herself only aged about three years.
- Thalia loves cheeseburgers. Every time she ends a journey with Annabeth or Percy (or both), she'll ask them out for hamburgers.
- The name 'Thalia' is also the name of one of the three Graces, hence her name: 'Thalia Grace'.
- Thalia likes the band Green Day, as seen in The Titan's Curse. It is also noted she hates Jesse McCartney's music.
- Leo has stated that Thalia is very pretty and the type of girl who wouldn't give Leo the time of the day.
- Thalia's birthday is on December 22nd.
- Thalia is the only known demigod in Camp Half-Blood until she left to become a Hunter, besides Percy, who is deemed to be capable of fighting Luke on equal terms.
- She and her brother, Jason, are the only known full siblings that are Greek and Roman.
- Despite premiering in The Sea of Monsters, the second book of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, she did not receive an official artwork until the release of The Demigod Diaries, a companion book in The Heroes of Olympus series.
- Leo owes her a bottle of hot sauce as stated in the "The Dark Prophecy".
- ↑ The Lightning Thief, pg 252.