Do you think Thalia might be the "storm" in the Prophecy?
I may need to read HoH properly to answer this fully but given that, unless for dying, girl characters don’t play that much of a big part on prophecies, there’s a chance the storm is just referring to Jason and Percy working together, like they’ve done before.
the beach + Chrisse + blue
The fireworks were beautiful but she just couldn’t ignore the dry feeling on her mouth, she was too nervous and she hated herself for it; he handed her, without a word, a cup full of what seemed to be blue coke.
"You stole this from Jackson?" He nodded as if to say "I knew you’d like it more that way" and she just couldn’t be happier about having him back.
"Yeah, well. Sometimes things go wrong.” Her voice was shaky. “Heroes get hurt. They…they die, and the monsters just keep coming back.” She picked up a javelin and threw it across the arena. It nailed a dummy straight between the eyeholes of its helmet.
She had called Chris a hero, like he had never gone over to the Titan’s
side. It reminded me of the way Annabeth sometimes talked about Luke. I
decided not to bring that up.” - BoTL
“Clarisse sniffled and wiped her nose. “She was a hero, understand? A hero.”
I nodded. “Come on, Clarisse.”" - LO
I just noticed that Clarisse demanded that people understood that both Chris and Silena were heroes. This could, of course, just mean that if she likes the person is because she sees them as capable heroes and she’ll defend her few friends regardless of how much they mess up, but I think it also shows a deeper understanding of the situation that maybe other heroes don’t get.
Clarisse understands war and perceives it differently than the other characters. She understands that taking a stand by itself, regardless of “good and bad” is still dangerous and demands guts. I don’t think she’d call Luke a hero, for instance, because he used other people and a titan and I think she’d see that as being a coward but - and the same goes for when she thought Percy died or when she told Percy in SoM that Annabeth was strong - that if you’re putting yourself on the line, she’ll see you a real hero and defend it. Not so obviously if she doesn’t like you (Percy, for instance) and bluntly if she cares for you (Silena and Chris).
The other thing I really like about this is that you can easily see Percy’s development there. Just a book away he honestly believed that calling Chris a hero was a mistake she had made because she liked him and thus had her judgement torn, while, when it came to Last Olympian, he had already seen enough to know that “the traitors” were just as much of a hero as he was and that everyone has their own reasons. Percy even goes further enough to forgive Luke (something I believe Clarisse didn’t fully). This type of view is something I don’t see some other characters doing.
For instance, while Annabeth would forgive Luke and other people she has been close with, she’s more of grugde holder and Thalia is even worse. Thalia, much like her father, doesn’t exactly hold grudges, she literally just eliminates people from her life once they crossed her. It’s like she gives people one chance. She trusted Luke, stood by his side and once that was broken, she went there, unable to believe it, confirmed and it was enough for her to join the hunt and never look back. I love this trait on her, I’m a big Thalia fan because of this type of character construction. The way she takes control over every situation and doesn’t look back (even though I’m sure stuff still hurt her whether it’s Luke or her mother) and how her fatal flaw is ambition and she knows that well enough to deny the power by joining the hunt, it’s amazing.
Anyway, just ranting about characters.