Happy birthday to one of our favorite demigods! In honor of Annabeth’s birthday, I’ve complied a list detailing some of our Wise Girl’s most memorable moments.
Of course, it was incredibly hard to choose just a few moments from our time with Annabeth. (Who knows, I may even make a Part 2!) She’s such a great character, and she’s in almost as many books as Percy Jackson himself. Honestly, she’s such an integral part of the Percy Jackson universe that the series wouldn’t be the same without her.
Warning: Spoilers for Percy Jackson & the Olympians andHeroes of Olympus
The first time Percy saw Annabeth in The Lightning Thief, he was in a dream-like state. He was passed out from his fight with the Minotaur outside Camp Half-Blood, when he saw Annabeth in his mind, saying, “He’s the one. He must be.” She didn’t know he could hear her, of course, but the moment was still important to Percy.
But when they first met? Annabeth walked right up to Percy, instead of congratulating him on his first battle, she said, “You drool when you sleep.” And all readers knew she would be iconic from that moment on.
Carrying the weight
Other than the school dance at the beginning of Titan’s Curse, Annabeth wasn’t in the book very much, but that’s because she was holding up Atlas’ burden of the sky.
No big deal or anything.
A Kiss goodbye
In Battle of the Labyrinth, Percy pretended to have a plan on Mount St. Helens, even though he really had no idea what he was going to do. And perhaps Annabeth could sense that, because right then and there, she kissed Percy for the first time.
The Underwater Kiss
Not only was Annabeth supportive of Percy when he was dealing with the prophecy and bathing in the river Styx, but she was so personally strong throughout the book and played a crucial part in the final battle by taking a knife for Percy.
But after, when everything was over and the demigods were just happy to be alive, Annabeth brought Percy a blue cupcake and initiated one of the most iconic PJO scenes: the underwater kiss.
After Percy went missing for several months, Annabeth final met up with him again in Mark of Athena.
In classic Annabeth fashion, she didn’t simply hug him and move on. She flipped him onto his back, held him down, and made him promise they would never get separated again.
Of course, the next time they were in mortal danger, they made the choice to stay together even if it meant risking their lives (but it’s still too soon to talk about that).
Annabeth, with her blonde “princess” curls and all, is anything but dumb. She’s one of the smartest demigods alive and she absolutely knows it.
And when she needs to be clever, she can do that at more.
One of my favorite scenes from Mark of Athena was when Annabeth used the “dumb-blonde” trope to her advantage in order to get out of danger.