We Riordan readers are famous for our ability to agree on just about everything. Favorite gods, favorite series, and above all, favorite ships. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’ve complied a completely objective, unbiased list of the greatest Riordan couples of all time.
As we all know, Calypso has had quite the colorful dating history. But no Greek warrior or English sea captain has stolen her heart like Leo, hyperactive son of Hephaestus. On the surface, these two make an odd pair. But between their love for living life to the fullest and hatred of staying in one place for too long, they’ve somehow made it work.
Frank and Hazel prove that even people with wildly differing backgrounds can find love. On the one hand, you have a girl who grew up in the 1930’s. On the other, you have a boy whose life is tied to a piece of firewood and can transform into an elephant. And yet these two eternal outcasts have formed such a solid bond that we can’t imagine either of them with anyone else.
It took a lot for Nico to come out to Jason and admit his unrequited feelings for Percy. But Will Solace deserves as much credit for taking a chance on the extremely powerful, somewhat terrifying, anti-social son of Hades. Though they started out with constant bickering, they have evolved into one of Half-Blood’s cutest couples. So cute that even Will’s father Apollo is jealous of their young love. Jealous of the love part, not the young part.
Leave it to the child of trickster god Loki to send mixed signals to the boy they like. Magnus and Alex’s relationship has been a roller coaster of false starts and stolen kisses. This is why it was so satisfying to see these two stubborn, sarcastic einherjar confront their feelings for each other. If nothing else, they’ve proven to us that there is indeed love after death.
Was there ever any doubt? Percabeth is the ship that launched a million fanfics, the golden goose without which no other ship would exist. Appearing together in four different series, accompanying each other on countless quests, and growing into world-saving heroes side by side, Wise Girl and Seaweed Brain have been our OTP for almost 15 years.
(And Percy totally would have beaten Jason in that fight, by the way.)