Ok but I honestly feel like no one talks about how despite being so strong, Annabeth Chase isn’t exactly the best with emotions. Now I’m not saying thats a bad thing and I think it really fits her character, however especially in MOA, HOO, and BOO, we get some really key moments that highlight this. Now I won’t make a huge long post on this (even though I really want to), unless you guys ask, but the top three have to her thoughts before being reunited with Percy and then proceeding to judo flip him, being petrified of Percy abandoning her, and her whole moment with Piper where emotions literally overwhelm her. Honestly I loved how in MOA we got an incite on Annabeth’s thinking since though she has been a main character throughout the series, this is the first time we get her POV.
We see how insecure upon meeting Percy, wondering if he’s changed. Then, her reaction is to literally judo flip the dude after hugging him and being reunited, which shows that maybe Annabeth isn’t as good at handling her emotions as we thought?? The next huge moment I can remember off the top of my head currently, is the part in Tartarus where she is blinded and cursed into thinking Percy abandoned her. We see just how much of a mess this makes her, and we see Annabeth just kinda loose it, for the first time. Now obvious this being a curse makes it a lot worse but still. Finally the last moment I can think of is that moment in BOO where she is talking to Piper right before going into the chamber and then while going into the chamber itself and being overwhelmed by all the emotions. First, Annabeth talks about how she is worried about Percy and their relationship, and again we see this kind of insecure side of Annabeth. Then while in the chamber, we see Annabeth Chase literally freeze in the midst of action and danger, unable to do anything, which is something that is a rarity.
Like I said in the post yesterday I really want to see more of these vulnerable sides of the characters, and these three moments are key ones for Annabeth. We see that she isn’t invicible and despite being so strong, she still has insecurities and weakness. Sorry that I made this extremely long, didn’t mean to, but I gotta say I’m a sucker for Annabeth Chase and character insight.