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» Journal: markofathena
» Birthdate/Age: June 1993
» Characters Played: Ronald Weasley
CHARACTER FACTS
» Name: Annabeth Chase
» Canon: Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus (The series is divided into two series/great prophecies, PJO is about the first where as HoO is the second. While Annabeth appears in both, she's from the second series so I'm not sure what to put here!)
» Reference: http://camphalfblood.wikia.com/wiki/Annabeth_Chase
» Canon Point: The end of Mark of Athena, as she and Percy fall into Tartarus.
» Gender: Female
» Age: Unknown. Percy says she's older than him in canon. It's noted in Demigod Diaries, which takes place nearly a year prior to her canon point, she's a sophomore honors student and it's close to Percy's seventeen birthday in Mark of Athena.Information points to her birthday falling in spring, so she's more than likely 17 than 16 (still, of course, under 18).
CHARACTER INTERPRETATION
» Appearance:
Thanks to one Percy Jackson's need to describe her, we have a fairly well painted picture of Annabeth. Like all children of Athena she has two defining traits. The first being that she has long blond hair, which she would much prefer to be darker because of the stigma behind it. Percy initially describes it as "curly as a princess'", however Annabeth more often than not keeps it in a ponytail and until recently under a yankee's cap (but then she got into a fight with her mom and she'd really rather not get into that). The second defining trait is storm gray eyes. Annabeth's eyes tell others a lot about her, because they're always calculating. Besides that, her eyes reflect her emotions and ideas perfectly. When she's cocky or amused her eyes shine. When she's thinking how best to take you out in a fight? You'll know well before she's pulling that dagger out.

Her body and built has often been described as a Californian girl or an athlete. Which leans to believe that, even now, Annabeth has feminine curves and looks, but is well toned and muscled. Of course, the latter is more than proven from her rigorous training at Camp Halfblood that went from archery to lava rock wallclimbing. However, she's also noted to have always been fairly pretty and, at least in Percy's eyes, has only become more beautiful through her teenage years (but Percy is also really biased). Aside from a rather athletic built, Annabeth also has on her side a towering height of five foot nine, which until the last few months she'd been taller than Percy with.

In dress and manner, Annabeth keeps to the above given idea of her character. Normally she's seen in her Camp Half-blood t-shirt, denime shorts, Camp Half-blood necklace, and Yankee's cap (the last being something she does not currently carry on her). While she wears her camp necklace the only other feminine touch is wearing the owl earrings her father had given her some years ago. However, while this is Annabeth's preferred style of dress, it's also the easiest thing to wear when you never know when a mythological apocalypse is about to happen. She has been seen in dresses and more feminine attire and seems comfortable in it, although the occasions are rare.

Already well into her seventeenth year of life, Annabeth is at that stage where most females begin to slow down and stop growing. So, for that matter, in a lot of ways she will not have changed in ways that are too extreme. Now physically eighteen she's gained a few centimeters to her height and her body's become a bit fuller, but otherwise there's not much more to her.

Britt Robertson is who I use as a PB.

» Suitability:
While it's true Annabeth's pride and attachment to Percy would be hindrances at first, there's several reason why she would work out on Atia. The first that Annabeth is already used to Gods messing around in her life, which can actually be beneficial. She'd at least know a God's wrath is not be scorned and thereby making her notice of the tightening collar being a very realistic thing quicker. Another piece of it, however, is a very basic one: survival. Annabeth's always had to learn to do what it takes to survive. The need to live--considering she's made it this far-- accompanied with not wanting to lose her memories would be a driving point.

On a mentality level, demigods are a bit different than normal kids. No, I don't mean that it's simply because they have powers given to them by their godly parents and fight monsters all the time, but in a way that's sort of it! Annabeth, for a Greek demigod, is actually fairly old. A good portion of demigod children die before the even reach Camp Half-blood, after at a good majority would die in battle or just disappear. So, by the time they've hit high school, like in times of ancient Greece, demigod kids have basically reached adulthood. A lot of them start talking about settling down and making a family, before it's too late. Annabeth is in that way no different. At the end of the first series her and Percy had just started dating, but they're very serious by the Mark of Athena. Percy thinks about settling down and starting a family with Annabeth in New Rome and, while she said it wasn't possible with a looming war, Annabeth was in no way opposed to the idea.

In that sense, Annabeth is a mature adult. She doesn't rush head first into things, and that includes the prospect of starting a family. However, in that fact the reason is known that she's seeing the opposite sex (i.e. Percy) as more than just friends or males, but something more serious. She's open and unembarrassed when it comes to "less decent" acts two people could do together. To the point that when she kidnapped Percy in the middle of the night and broke the rules to spend time with him alone, she mocked Percy for being afraid of being caught as she thought it was silly. And, later, when Frank finds the two of them at the bottom of the ship, appears less embarrassed than Percy and more irate he was panicking so much. So, the truth of the matter is, Annabeth is of an age where sex isn't beyond here... she just will never take kindly to being forced into it.

» Orientation:
Despite constantly fighting Gods, Titans, Giants, and any other number of mythological creature you can think of, the kids in Percy Jackson still find time to have complicated love stories. Annabeth is no exception, in fact she's one of Aphrodite's playtoys. Because of this, however, we're given a clear idea of Annabeth's orientation as a whole.

At the beginning of the series, in The Lightning Thief, we're first presented with Annabeth having a crush on one Castellan. In childlike innocence, she mostly blushed and tried to please him, but we're immediately given the image of Annabeth actually finding attraction in the opposite sex. However, when he asks if she loves him on his deathbed, Annabeth is no longer able to answer him as she might have before. That's because in the Lightning Thief she began falling for someone else.

With Percy Jackson the idea of her orientation becomes clearer. The reader sees her more frustrated, lighthearted, sweeter, and a various other ways around Percy that we see her with no other character. She claims to have hated Pery at first, that he annoyed her, and that she tolerated him but she says herself her favorite memory is with him in the first novel.

Furthermore, she seems to see females as rivals for male attention. She worries Reyna is going after Percy, and even Hazel. Annabeth is perseptive of relationships, and only seems to think of them in a male/female way. For her, dating a female doesn't seem to be in the question. But to be more frank, dating anyone other than Percy doesn't seem much of an option, either. If past experiences tells however, as she calls even Jason handsome, she's more inclined to have sex and date a male. There's also the fact that, in the Lost Hero, when she talks to Piper about the Hunters of Artemis, she seems to think that giving up males is laughable.

» Personality
Annabeth Chase is a lot of things. She's both intelligent and witty and jealous and uncertain. When most characters first see her they think she looks cold and calculating. Percy thought as much Jason thought she looked about ready to take him out. Other characters, such as Piper, seemed to have a belief of a strength behind her that she (Piper) admired. Annabeth, on the other hand, seems to hold the smallest bit of resentment of where she comes from. And fandom itself often compares her to Hermione Granger, which is often a good ascertain, but that's not all of who Annabeth is.

Annabeth's first appearance in the series actually gives a good insight for the rest of the books. When Percy first sees her, she inquires on who he is and wha's going on fiercely, the next time she's watching over him, and finally she tells him he drolls in his sleep. Each of these interactions show three different sides of Annabeth: the inquisitive side, the caring side, and the witty side.

A girl that's never happy until she has all the answers, Annabeth is a very logical things. She sees things in calcuations, no matter what she's doing. In a fight she's able to quickly figure out the trajectory carefully and can even get a society's history simply from paying attention to the clues that surround her. The children of Athena aren't blessed with any supernatural gifts, they can't create fire or earthquakes or anything like that. Instead, like their mother, the children are born with wonderful insight, memory, and intellect. Annabeth has been one of her mother's pride and joys since she was very young, because she expresses the very root of who Athena was.

However, while Annabeth works hard to learn everything she does, her greatest love is architecture. Annabeth at the end of the first series became the Architect to the Gods, and it was a dream come true. In a lot of ways, she lives and breathes the subject. It was a running joke early on that Annabeth would often recite the history, the amount of stairs, the height, and other various measurements of a building to anyone who would stand still and listen. She's very passionate about architecture and takes time to appreiate all of the buildings she passes.

This liking of architecture also plays a hand in her need for structure. In Mark of Athena, Frank asked her how to defeat the Chinese Handcuff trick. In natural Annabeth fashion, she pulled open her laptop and had a 3D display going of how to do it while going in depth to explain it. Frank then, before leaving, tells her that maybe she should think small too. It's difficult for Annabeth, however, as she looks and sees and breaks things down. The best way for her to show others how to do something is to show how she figured it out herself. Simplifying things isn't easy or her, and it takes many characters going "okay, now what's it in normal people terms?" before she realizes she's doing it again.

She does have issues in learning, however, as like with most demigods she was born with both dyslexia and ADHD. While the powers behind it will not come to Atia with her, the diagnoses are both still very well. Annabeth isn't noted to have an extreme case of ADHD, unlike others such as Percy and Leo, so it's never been an extreme worry for her. Her biggest and worst enemy, however, is her dyslexia. Annabeth spends hours upon hours trying to fight it and often gets annoyed when she realizes she's misread something or reading doesn't come as easy to her as she believes it should. It frustrates her.

And, unsurprisingly, her frustrations on the side of learning don't end there. Annabeth actually hates the colour of her hair: blond. She feels it makes people automatically assume she's some ditzy chick who doesn't really understand anything. Annabeth says she's been faced with people looking down on her and not thinking she was smart enough simply because of the colour of her hair. This makes her feel like she has to do better and prove herself just as capable as the next person. However, it does seem to come in handy during certain times.

All demigods have a fatal flaw and Annabeth’s is simple; hers is hubris, or deadly pride. Her flaw was revealed in the second novel when Percy learns she wishes to rebuild everything even better than the gods. In fact, Annabeth’s pride is the reason they found out, really—she thought she could stand against the Sirens’ call and see her greatest desires (this failed, of course). Still, throughout the series Annabeth shows a great amount of pride that’s borderline arrogance. Her brother, Daedalus, is also shown to have hubris which could prove to be a trait of children of Athena. As it is, Annabeth knows that hubris is a deadly flaw and seems to resist against the deeper instincts of it.

However, don’t let that make you think that Annabeth is far from prideful. Her goal is after all, to rebuild the world better than even the gods could manage… But otherwise, there are certain things that will irritate Annabeth when it comes to pride. She takes knowledge very seriously and putting it down is an upset for her. When the sphinx guarding part of the Labyrinth in the fourth novel tries to give her basic knowledge questions instead of riddle that makes a person think, Annabeth becomes offended… To the point she belittles the sphinx and ends up getting her and the group attacked.

This leads us to the next part of Annabeth as a whole: the fact she has a fiery temper. No matter when you catch her Annabeth is a fierce person and this fact is constantly reiterated by various characters from Percy to Jackson. Once she’s pushed to the limit there’s absolutely no stopping her fierce blaze. Annabeth, although California girl built, is no pushover and anyone who thinks otherwise will be in a surprise of their lifetime. She has absolutely no problem proving a person wrong and yelling at them if she’s on the edge of her rope, be it because of her pride or simply worry for a person.

Annabeth’s overall fieriness is also hand-in-hand to her determination. Perhaps one of the best quotes to use for her is one from Jason in the fact that she’ll look at a person hard and long enough as if she’s trying to get answers from them by sheer willpower. Once she’s set her mind on her there’s little that will stop her, even her own worries. This is seen as early as the first novel where she practically attaches herself to Percy’s hip to go on a quest and later during the fourth novel where she becomes rigidly determined on leading a quest into the labyrinth.

Given the fact Annabeth ran away from home at the tender age of seven, Annabeth has obtained a large amount of trust issues. For the longest time she thought her stepmother despised her for putting her other children in danger and, consequently, her father hated her as well. For several weeks because of this she traveled on her own with no help until she came across Thalia and Luke. However, when she eventually started trusting more people would be ripped to shreds when Luke betrays the camp and inevitably her. Annabeth has felt a lot of betrayal in her life time, or at least believes she has, and because of this she can be wary of meeting new people and distrustful.

Overall, however, once you have wormed your way into Annabeth’s heart she becomes immensely loyal to you, to the point she’ll face her own fears. This is seen in the Battle of the Labyrinth, when she faces her fear of Cyclopes to try and find Grover who was lost within the labyrinth. Annabeth may not exactly call a lot of people friends, but she’s loyal to those within her camp and the ones close to those she is close to. She’ll sacrifice a lot for these people, and her life is not the worst cost to her.

Generally speaking, Annabeth puts a lot of faith into the people who have won her heart. She doesn’t let in a lot of people easily, but once they are she is devoted to them in way. She fully believed and trusted Luke when he promised her a “new family” with him and Thalia, and that’s what made it so hard for her to accept him turning to Kronos. It is why, by the last battle, she still hadn’t completely given up on him knowing that the real Luke had to be in there somewhere. It’s just this: when Annabeth gives you her heart she really gives you her heart, which is what makes betrayal and upset even worse with her.

But it also means that Annabeth has a deep seeded jealousy and possessiveness going on. Her lack of being able to trust people instantaneously stems from a general fear of rejection. She feels that people are going to push her away or hate her for something. While Annabeth is far too proud to admit to such a thing, it means she because easily jealous and possessive when it comes to people she’s close to. When she was younger she was jealous of her two younger brothers for the attention they got and now she gets jealous when another girl so much as even looks Percy’s direction. It’s quite ridiculous sometimes, really.

Riordan once called Annabeth Percy’s rational side. “She can look at things that sometimes evade Percy in his battle panic,” which is true, as shown in the very first novel. Annabeth has a calm, collected and calculating nature when it comes to planning, events happening and even battles. Whereas we constantly see Percy get into fights that make it to the news, Annabeth gets in several on her own that doesn’t get so far. She looks at things and tries to pull them apart, quickly if need be, to see what needs to be done. This is the strategic nature of her mother coming out. Although normally rational, there are times when Annabeth is so deeply afraid she’s incapable of it.

Annabeth is shown to be anxious and fearful. While most of the time she is too prideful to let things get in the way, when faced with Cyclopes or spiders she can be so terribly afraid that she’s shaking. Anxiety? Oh, yeah, there’s definitely that and Percy’s a major cause for this—a good example being when she thought he’d take immortality and leave her behind as a mortal. While she is normally put together and too full of pride to slip up, when at the extremes of her fears or when things get too rough, she does show that she’s not as stern as she can be.

Although generally stern and critical Annabeth is not completely lifeless, she’s still a teenager for the most part. She grew up fact considering her early laugh, but Annabeth still likes to have a bit of fun. She likes going to the movies with Percy and had fun playing in the Lotus Arcade, but it’s not her all the time. She’s reasonably witty and clever, seen at near constant banter with Percy where they go so far as joking about people not plotting to kill them for a day… She’s a kid, a kid who’s had to go on a bunch of quests and save the world and is just settling down to live a mostly normal life with a mostly normal boyfriend and ends up getting sucked back into more trouble.

The truth is she likes to have fun, just not nearly so much as trying to piece things together and figure out what they’re supposed to mean. Percy says it pretty perfectly at the end of the Last Olympian when they were having fun and goofing off, but he still looked at her and went “you’re thinking about the prophecy, aren’t you?” When she asked how he knew he’d simply said that it was because he knew her. And, ultimately, all pride and ability to be a child like the rest of them aside, Annabeth will always be looking at things and trying to pry out information from sheer willpower. It’s who she is, after all.


SAMPLES
I'm playing her here with her memories from her last time here!
At least one sample MUST demonstrate your character's feelings about or reactions to sex!
» First Person Sample Choice: PROMPT 1

[The feed turns on to a rather bemused looking girl.] Here I thought I'd never find some relief if I ever had to remember this place. [A heavy sigh.] I remember, so you can't save the guides for the next person.

You know, somehow I think it's a little easier when you know about the island. Okay, so maybe that's a little strange, but it's working for me. Been here once and you can believe it again, but you do learn to expect just about anything from the Gods. [She knows first hand the Gods just treat you as play things to call out when they want you.]

[There's a period of silence as she grimaces, shifting slightly, before she manages to straighten herself out.] So... has anything changed since the last time I was here? When I was here must have been a few months ago now, but it doesn't feel all that long. Anyway, I guess that means I should start looking for a place to live and work again. Rather it's been that long for me or not really doesn't matter. [And she doubts anyone kept up on construction in the third district.]

[But she shakes her head. She's alone again, she already knows it, but she's trying to not let it bother her as she finished up.]

Is there anyone I now that's still here?




» Third Person Sample Choice: PROMPT 2

Somewhere in the subconscious of her mind, Annabeth's mind was becoming alert. Something in her told her it was funny, really, that she'd dream up something like that after everything that happened. Annabeth could still clearly remember Archanae and the fear that had run up her spine. Being in front of her mother's enemy, who had it out for all of Athena's children, had to be one of Annabeth's scariest moments. She'd beaten her, certainly, but Annabeth found very small comfort in that at the moment.Instead, she vividly remembered starting to plummet into darkness. And then, like the stupid hero he was, Percy had caught her. There was no chance of pulling her from Archanae's web, so the next thing she knew he was plummeting with her. Into the pits of Tartarus itself.

Which, of course, was the reason why the idea she could dream such a thing confused her wakening mind.

Annabeth could still feel the sensation of Percy's arms around her, holding her tightly to them as they fell. She wasn't sure when she'd blacked out, but her mind couldn't yet register to how long she might have been out for. There was only a pleasurable hum through her body. The scent and feel of Percy must have a stronger influence on her than she thought, her brain thought warily. It was not something she drew away from, however, as she rolled to her side with a soft sound of approval leaving her lips.

Him hovering over her, that infuriating smile on his lips. Him kissing her in ways she dreamed of for months and had hardly got enough of when they were finally together again. Him making her feel a wholeness that she hadn't even realized she was lacking...

Everything was comforting, wanted, anticipated, but the world has a funny way of working. Her mind continued to wake up further as her thighs pressed against each other. A sound of disapproval emitting as reality took over. Annabeth finally blinked her eyes open once, twice, three times. Her grey eyes sat unstaring, something cold sinking into the pit of her stomach.

That was right, the pits of Tartarus were some time ago. That dream of with Percy never happened, could never have happened. It was ridiculous to think, too, considering her broken leg at the time. The contentment that had flooded over her washed away and the girl showed no sign of letting it get to her as she heaved herself out of bed. A hand tightened determinedly and she steeled herself, but Annabeth knew well that if she looked into the mirror she would be unhappy with the girl she saw.

So as she started her day she took careful measures to avoid doing just that.
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» Name: Annabeth Chase
» Fandom: Percy Jackson and the Olympians
» Reference: http://camphalfblood.wikia.com/wiki/Annabeth_Chase
» Canon Point: The Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune—June 2011. Percy has a demigod dream where the others contact them. She’s being pulled from her search in the west for him during this time.
» Gender: Female
» Age: Seventeen, potentially eighteen due to canon point. However, for application sake going with seventeen.

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