y’know, i started reading percy jackson 9 years ago and i’ve being making fan art for 6 years. i’ve seen a lot people come and go on this site and i’m still here. i should be over this series by now, but i can’t for some reason. everyone will be done with percy jackson and there will be tumbleweeds and i’ll just be sitting here,, waiting, this is fine,,, rick riordan owns my soul
there’s a difference between trade scars which can be added per drawing and by how much combat the character is likely to have seen (ie Nico has tons of scars, Clarisse and Annabeth have a fair few, where as Drew and Will probably don’t have as many), and distinctive scars which are noted in the books and can help identify a character. distinctive scars include:
Jason has a scar on his lip (from trying to eat a stapler when he was a baby)
Hylla has a scar across her forehead (from dueling for her and Reyna’s freedom from the pirates)
as of boo Nico has claw scars across his upper arms, probably starting at his shoulders (from killing Lycaon)
Luke has a scar down the side of his face (from a quest to get an apple I think, I don’t remember)
Other injuries that probably left scars:
it’s possible both Percy and Sally have scars from Gabe
Percy’s encounter with the pit scorpion at the end of tlt, on his palm
the ship exploding in som probably gave Tyson quite a few scars
the poisoned blade Annabeth took for Percy in tlo, on her upper arm
anyone in the battle of manhattan probably got a few scars from it
Gwen getting stabbed through the chest with a pilum during the war games in son, probably on her upper chest with a matching scar slightly lower on her back
Hazel’s death, though oil killed her she did die in a cave in and even though she got a new body her scars may have carried over
Nico’s trek through tartarus
when Cupid shot Nico in the shoulder with one of his arrows
Percy and Annabeth’s trek through tartarus
Percy and Annabeth’s encounter with the Arai (the curses of their enemies)
when Jason got stabbed from behind at the beginning of boo, on his abdomen both front and back
the gash on the side of Annabeth’s neck at the end of boo
Leo’s faked death at the end of boo
Jason has a gap in his hair from a bullet as of hoh
Frank is chubby up until hoh when Mars (unfortunately) decides to “fix” him by making him taller and more muscular
for at least the first four books Annabeth is taller than Percy
Percy has a tooth gap
Piper braids feathers from spoils of war into her hair
Hazel is African American
Piper is Native American
Leo is Latino
Reyna and Hylla are Latina (from Puerto Rico)
Frank is Chinese Canadian
Drew and Ethan are Japanese (assumed from their last names)
Nico’s skin colour is never stated, only that he has an olive undertone and that from botl onward he gets steadily more sickly pale (though as of the end of boo it looks like he’s beginning to lead a healthier lifestyle)
Percy’s camp necklace has six beads as of the end of boo
Annabeth’s has at least ten beads and her father’s college ring
Clarisse, Will, the Stolls, and other campers who are assumed to have been there before Percy probably have a similar amount
Jason, Piper, and Leo’s necklaces all have one bead
Nico’s necklace has anywhere from one to three beads on it, depending on whether or not they gave him ones for his aid in the battle of the labyrinth (probably not) and the battle of manhattan (more likely since he stayed for a while after)
both Nico and Reyna have rings that they twist when they’re anxious/thinking, Nico’s is the shape of a skull and Reyna’s has the symbol of Bellona and is most likely a seal ring
Frank’s bow and quiver can turn into a backpack
Frank spends the majority of their journey in pants that are too small for him because Leo’s an asshole (he loses his extra pants to Leo’s bullying in moa and they go clothes shopping for him in boo)
added onto that, Frank spends a while after his transformation in hoh in clothes that don’t fit until they get him new ones in boo
Leo has pointy elfish ears
both Percy and Leo are described as having lopsided, troublemaker grins
Nico is described as having dark bags under his eyes and looking sickly, and post moa is described as extremely malnourished (though this seems to be slowly getting better by the end of boo)
the longer the books go on the tanner Jason gets and the lighter his hair gets
Jason grew up on the coast of CA and probably can’t handle weather or anything under 68° F without many layers
Reyna’s cape is purple and glimmers gold in the light as of Athena’s blessing near the end of boo
Percy’s eyes are sea green
Hazel’s eyes are gold
Piper’s eyes change colour
Annabeth’s eyes are stormy gray
Jason and Thalia’s eyes are electric blue
don’t let the official art constrain your character designs
This is all I can think of right now, if I missed anything or got anything wrong feel free to add to the list/correct me, I’m a little shaky on what happened in what book…
(Happy Valentine’s Day guys! Whether you have a Valentine or not, I hope you have an excellent day! Here’s from Percabeth Tired for you :P)
When Annabeth comes home, tired from a long day, she’ll find Percy and move into his lap, napping curled up against him as he easily continued to do his work.
The couple was suppose to join their friends for a late night get together. It was around 2 in the morning when they woke up on a bus, leaning against one another. They fell asleep on the way there, riding around for hours. The bus driver didn’t have the heart to wake them up.
Annabeth is the first person who can tell if Percy is tired, even if he insists he’s perfectly fine.
Both Percy and Annabeth have a habit of squinting when tired, Annabeth out of an almost unclear confusion, and Percy out of sheer annoyance.
Percy has come home many times to find Annabeth completely passed out on their couch, a book falling off her lap and her mouth just barely open, her head propped against the arm rest.
Annabeth doesn’t allow Percy to use any electronic items in the morning around the kitchen until he can at least form one completely coherent sentence.
Percy grows very quiet when he’s tired, answering most of Annabeth’s questions with a nod or shake of his head.
Whoever doesn’t get in the shower first has to make the coffee for the day. Percy is almost always left to the task of making coffee.
Annabeth can take twenty minute naps and feel completely refreshed. Not a single one of Percy’s naps are less then an hour.
One day, both demigods came home completely worn out. Annabeth found Percy totally asleep on the carpet right out side of their bedroom. Instead of even attempting to move him, Annabeth simple grabbed their blanket from their bed and joined him on the floor.
Percy has a habit of lightly snoring whenever he’s sick. Annabeth’s never told him about it though; she likes listening to it for a moment if she wakes up before him. It’s one of the most peaceful noises she’s heard.
Annabeth loves getting foot massage. It is her ultimate kryptonite, and Percy always makes sure to rub her feet when he asks a question he wants a good answer to.
Percy and Annabeth secretly really love simple date nights. From a nice dinner to just a movie and stroll around a park, they loved the calm dates that give them time to be together.
Percy owns twice as many jackets as Annabeth. Half are ACTUALLY his, and the other half are Annabeth’s to borrow.
Their friends know never to call the pair before 11 AM on Saturdays. The couple absolutely loves sleeping in and staying bundled up together on Saturday mornings.
While Percy and Annabeth aren’t the biggest proponents of PDA, they’ll occasionally be caught sitting with each other on the couch, Annabeth’s legs across Percy’s lap, they perfectly content in their own little world.
When Percy feels cuddly, he wraps his arms fully around her waist, kissing her neck again and again to tickle her until she laughs and kisses his forehead back while he tucks his face into the crook of her neck.
Everyone in Annabeth’s office loves when that tall, dark-haired goofball comes to take her out for lunch; even if he normally has to drag her away from her work.
Annabeth will sometimes sing out loud in the shower. Percy likes to sit right outside the door and listen with a small smile on his face.
Before he lost the curse of Achilles, Annabeth found the best way to wake Percy up was by running her fingertips gently over the small of his back along his weak spot. Percy would be up in a matter of seconds, but his worry would fade away when he recognized the hand touching the spot.
Sally always woke Percy up by saying his name and smoothing his messy bed head until he muttered something coherent. She still did these even when Percy had kids himself.
Annabeth only asked Thalia to wake Percy up once. Only. Once. It included blasting punk music into the bedroom as Thalia calmly moved in the room, grabbing Percy’s blankets, and dragging them down the hallway with her to leave Percy at the mercy of the cold morning. The amount of arguing about wake up methods after Percy was awake led Annabeth to never ask anyone to wake Percy up for her again.
After Piper charm spoke Percy awake, the daughter of Aphrodite nearly convincing him to make her breakfast, Piper was banned from coming within fifteen feet of Percy’s bed.
Nico and Leo were also banned from their bedroom when the pair decided it would be comical to send skeletons into Percy and Annabeth’s bedroom for a morning surprise.
When Percy is the big spoon, he loves to wake Annabeth up by kissing the back of her ear.
When Percy is the little spoon, he never wakes up before Annabeth. She’s usually up and out of bed before he can even begin to wake up.
Both Percy and Annabeth have developed ways to handle each other when nightmares strike. Annabeth holds the sides of Percy’s face to stabilize and calm him before he wakes in a sweaty confusion and she strokes his cheek until he breathes properly. Percy wraps his arms around Annabeth to stop any moment or thrashing and he speaks softly into her ear until he knows she’s completely come back to him from the nightmares.
One summer, the Stoll brothers thought it would be fun to float Percy out onto the sound to see what he’d do. However, they didn’t expect him to slip off the air mattress they put him on and sleep on the bottom of the sound for the next three hours without even noticing a difference.
The only time Percy ever is genuinely cranky and not just tired is when someone tries to wake him up from a nap with Annabeth. There is nothing the son of Poseidon disliked more than being taken away from a warm bed with his beautiful love in the middle of their nap.