child of aphrodite percy headcanons
1) he’s gorgeous and honestly?? it’s completely unfair. he has these ridiculous cheekbones, full lips, and long eyelashes that anybody would kill for and the worst part? he doesn’t even appreciate them.
2) he has really gorgeous light brown skin. my fancast for him is anthony white and he has those really pretty light eyes (that, in percy’s case, shift from gray to blue to green to purple).
3) he’s totally nonbinary (genderflux specifically). he goes between agender, demigirl, and demiboy. gendered pronouns are bullshit and he doesn’t care which people use for him, though he tends to think of himself as a ‘he’ when not a demigirl (when they’re a demigirl, they lean more toward they/them pronouns).
4) what are gender roles?? percy doesn’t know. no seriously. he’s the only child of a single mom and the only male figure he had in his formative years was an absolute dickhead, who he vowed to never be like. he understands that society believes men should act one way and women another, but he thinks that’s bullshit.
5) he loves skirts and dresses! he loves the way they feel against his legs, especially when he shaves his legs.
6) he can walk in heels easy and has always been able to. he never stumbles or anything.
7) drew does his makeup for him sometimes,,,,,,,it’s unfair to everyone else. he’s Too Pretty
8) he’s pretty close to all of his siblings, but especially silena and drew. drew’s a little younger than him and he’s incredibly protective of her. he’s completely devoted to silena and sees her as his best friend.
9) so he doesn’t actually care how he looks but always manages to look fabulous anyway?? he’ll throw on an outfit and it’ll end up being really stylish without him even realizing.
10) i got this idea from @ofswordsandpens, but percy can actually see relationships. he can see love between people and groups of people. he can also manipulate that love and break or make relationships. mix that with his charmspeak and mild shapeshifting abilities and he’s easily the most powerful child of aphrodite in centuries.
11) he is the king of manipulation. he doesn’t mean to be and it kind of freaks him out sometimes, but between all of powers? it’s almost too easy for him to get people to do what he wants.
12) he still has a very strong scent that grover caught right away. he smells like cinnamon and vanilla, specifically, with an undercurrent of dark chocolate.
13) his favorite colors are shades of purple, specifically lavender and violet, because sally still has very fond memories of aphrodite gifting her with them while they were in a relationship.
14) while he was growing up, sally almost never talked about aphrodite and she never used any pronouns whatsoever. flash forward to him learning he’s a demigod and that he actually has two biological moms.
15) sally’s pregnancy with him was not a natural one. it only took him two months to be born, because aphrodite didn’t impregnate sally in the usual way. what happened was that aphrodite implanted a bit of her essence within sally. the essence became a fetus, which quickly developed into a baby.
16) percy has the same first name and for the same reason but his middle name is amias, which means ‘loved’.
17) the gods (mainly zeus) refused to acknowledge percy as the child of the prophecy until he actually brought down luke and, even then, had trouble believing a child of aphrodite was their savior.
18) he actually has a fairly close relationship with aphrodite, who has a bad tendency to randomly appear in his dreams and dispense love and/or fashion advice.
19) it turns out that he’s a fourth-generation legacy of tethys and has a tenuous connection to the ocean. this mostly just allows him to breathe underwater (sally also has this ability, as well as the ability to see through the mist).
20) he’s still a great sword fighter, the best at chb. he was taught by luke, who also taught him not to fear his powers and to embrace them instead and allow them to assist him with his fighting.
21) he has a very rich, soft voice and an absolutely beautiful singing voice
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