You know the phrase, “Not All Heroes Wear Capes?” That phrase can often also apply to authors and the characters they create. Recently, I’ve started reimagining book characters in different scenarios as I’m reading books or even after I’ve finished. So why not take some characters from my favorite series, Percy Jackson & The Olympians, and reimagine them differently?
The phrase also applies to teachers. We have all had teachers who have greatly impacted our lives. They help us learn and grow. And we appreciate and extend our gratitude to them. Teachers are often unforgettable and impressive figures in our lives who play a big part in shaping who we are and who we become.
So here is what I think some of the characters from the Percy Jackson series would be like as teachers.
1. Percy Jackson
Percy Jackson is the main protagonist of the entire series and the son of Poseidon. He is kind-hearted, sarcastic, has a great sense of humor, and overall pretty laid-back. Percy would be the most fun teacher ever. He is probably everyone’s favorite teacher. Because of his unpredictable nature, you never know what to expect with his teaching style and lessons.
His lessons would probably be more hands-on as opposed to merely lectures. He is the type of teacher who is so cool that he will break the rules but still get away with it. He tends to be a bit reckless, so he definitely isn’t a strict teacher. Percy would be a lenient teacher but knows when to be serious, if needed.
2. Annabeth Chase
It’s not unexpected that she would be a close-to-perfect teacher as the daughter of Athena, the goddess of wisdom. Annabeth is extremely intelligent, level-headed, and witty. She is kind-hearted, strong-minded, and also determined. So she would be the type of teacher who would do a lot to make sure you learn and understand the lessons. She genuinely cares for her students and doesn’t give up on them.
Annabeth is also the teacher who is obviously very passionate about teaching because she loves knowledge. She will never turn down the chance to share knowledge with others. She will share lots of fun, interesting, and random facts throughout the lesson to the point where she goes off on random tangents about anything and everything, even unrelated facts to the lesson.
3. Grover Underwood
Grover Underwood is the last of our heroic trio in the series. He is a satyr and protector of the wild. Grover is sweet and cheerful. He is an easygoing guy but gets nervous easily. Therefore, if you see him nervously chewing on some furniture, just look the other way. He is an environmentalist and can get pretty philosophical about the great outdoors. Grover loves the outdoors, so he would be the type of teacher who would hold most, if not all, of his classes outside.
He’d also be the teacher who would spend more time teaching you how to save and protect the environment. So that means he would yell at you to recycle or make sure you recycle correctly. Grover also loves playing the reed, so he would probably pull it out during class and play a few songs. Some students may love it, and some might not, but they wouldn’t have the heart to tell him just because he’s a cool teacher overall.
4. Clarisse La Rue
Clarisse La Rue is the daughter of Ares, the god of war. She is brave, strong, prideful, and gets angry easily. She is a charismatic leader, a fierce and bold warrior, which I think would transfer over if she was a teacher too. Clarisse would be a super strict teacher who sets her own rules and expects students to abide by them at all times. Every student is probably scared or intimidated by her. She would keep her students, even the troublemakers, in line out of fear or respect. However, she does have a soft side and will help out the students she likes most.
5. Will Solace
The son of Apollo, Will Solace, would be the sweetest teacher ever. He has a calming nature, which would make him a kind and understanding teacher. Will genuinely cares so much about his students and has such an open mind that students would go to him if they needed to talk. He is dedicated to his work, even to the point where he will prioritize work over himself. He would be an amazing teacher dedicated to teaching and his students success.
Although we rarely see Will until the last book in the series, The Last Olympian, when he took on the role of healer during The Battle of Manhattan, he and Nico Di Angelo, his boyfriend, are getting their own book release in 2023 focused on their relationship and their quest to rescue a titan from Tartarus.
But I’m sure these demigods are too busy saving Olympus and the world to be teachers but maybe in another universe. Of course, there are so many more characters in the entire series, but I’ll leave the rest to you to reimagine them as teachers or anything else you could think of.
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