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In the first chapter of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lighting Thief, Percy unwittingly uses the water to grab Nancy Bobofit:

I don't remember touching her, but the next thing I knew, Nancy was sitting on her butt in the fountain, screaming, "Percy pushed me!"
Mrs. Dodds materialized next to us.
Some of the kids were whispering: "Did you see —"
"—the water—"
"—like it grabbed her—"
I didn't know what they were talking about. All I knew was that I was in trouble again.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lighting Thief, chapter 1: "I Accidentally Vaporize My Pre-algebra Teacher"

Why didn't the Mist obscure the water grabbing Nancy Bobofit?

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I think that Rick Riordan purposely didn't let the Mist obscure the water because it wouldn't make sense. Nancy can't just teleport towards the fountain, right?

I also think that the water was shown because that way Percy could come closer to knowing he was a demi-god.

BTW - This is a theory

  • Are there any sources that led you to your conclusion? – Edlothiad Sep 22 '17 at 18:37
  • @Edlothiad No, this is a theory. – 12944qwerty Sep 22 '17 at 18:39
  • Something must have led you to this theory? – Edlothiad Sep 22 '17 at 18:55

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