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Quote1I guess, in the end, there really is no end; just new beginnings.Quote2
―Raven to Robin

Raven (civilian name Rachel Roth) is one of the main characters of the Teen Titans series. She is a human-demon hybrid, originating from the parallel dimension of Azarath, and is one of five founding members of the Teen Titans.

Character history

Teen Titans origins

Arella, Raven's mother, was chosen to become the bride of the demonic Trigon. Abandoned by the demon, Arella was bent on suicide (while carrying Raven) when she was taken in by the pacifistic disciples of Temple Azarath, a group who had centuries earlier forsaken life on Earth to pursue their own nonviolent lifestyle. In their inter-dimensional world, Raven, Arella's daughter by Trigon, was born. Fearing that the child would bring evil among them, Juris, a magistrate of Azarath, attempted to cast the infant Raven into Limbo, only to be destroyed himself. Azar, the spiritual leader of the temple, then took the young Raven under her personal tutelage, instructing her in the truth of her parentage, and in pacifism, meditation, and the submergence of her emotions to resist Trigon's influence, while perfecting her powers of teleportation, astral projection, and empathic healing.

Later, after Azar's death (in which she entered another plane of existence), when Raven was plagued by prophetic dreams of Trigon and, defying her teachers, she confronted her demon father in Limbo at his bidding. Trigon spared her and Arella after satisfying himself that, upon his return when she reached adulthood, he could seduce Raven into becoming his ally. When Raven turned sixteen, she sensed Trigon's power returning and fled to Earth. Raven arrived at Jump City, where she met several super-powered youths fighting a rampaging alien girl (Starfire). Raven managed to discern the girl's true reason for her demolition work and convinced the others into a more peaceful approach, which won them the alien's friendship. Despite Raven's obvious insecurity, the others invited her to join them in defeating the truly hostile aliens the Gordanians, who had attempted to enslave the girl and her presence proved ultimately essential to the motley crew's triumph over the Gordanians. Afterward, the group decided to stay together and formed the original Teen Titans. Though Raven, still feeling alienated from her new friends, remained distant to them, the other Titans soon came to learn more about her origins.

Season 1

In "Final Exam" Beast boy is shown arguing with Cyborg over the fact that he lost the remote. Raven tells him he can just get up and change the channel. Later the team all goes out for pizza, and has their first fight with Jinx, Gizmo and Mammoth which they lose. Robin goes missing and the group return home in defeat.

In "Nevermore", Beast Boy and Cyborg inadvertently ended up stranded inside Raven's own mind, where they met the personifications of her separated emotional aspects and also encountered and fought the manifestation of Trigon's heritage inside her.

In "Switched", a backfired plot by the Puppet King left Raven and Starfire stuck in each other's bodies, creating a new sense of empathy between the girls.

Season 2

Season 3

  • In "Deception", she joins the team to fight Gizmo Mammoth and Jinx to stop them from stealing an item for the HIVE.
  • In "X"
  • In "Betrothed"
  • In "Crash"

In "Haunted", when Robin was haunted by a drug-induced hallucination of Slade, Raven linked with his mind and saw glimpses of Robin's past, including his initiation by Batman and the death of his parents.

In "Titans East - Part 2", Raven, along with the rest of the Teen Titans, responded to Cyborg's call for help in the Titans East tower and fought Más y Menos with Beast Boy, and she fought Speedy.

Season 4

Raven helped the Titans for years, working alongside the other four to protect Jump City from villainous menaces. She was consistently invaluable to their success. Eventually, however, Raven's past caught up with her: On her birthday, Slade (who had been presumed dead) reappeared, wielding new powers and marked with a symbol which Raven could not fail to recognize. Slade deliberately led the Titans to the place where Raven's true destiny was to be fulfilled to serve as a living portal for Trigon to conquer Earth. Seeing no other choice, Raven finally told her teammates the truth about her past — but instead of being rejected, the other Titans remained with her and took the greatest pains to prevent this from happening.

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An enraged Raven displays a great amount of her dark powers.

Slade and an army of Trigon's fire demons attacked Titans Tower to fetch Raven. The Titans decided to fight him, but Raven, unwilling to see her dearest friends hurt on her behalf, knocked them out of the fight and secretly imbued them with some of her powers to protect them from the apocalypse to come. When the portal was opened with her powers, Raven was apparently consumed, but in fact, her human half remained alive in Trigon's domain, regressed to childhood and left powerless.

Left in a world turned into a living horror, the Titans still refused to give up without a fight. With some help from Slade, (who had been betrayed by Trigon) Robin made his way to Trigon's underworld, found Raven and took her back to the surface, even though she was spiritually shattered by her role in the shaping of events. Finally, the Titans and Slade faced Trigon in a final onslaught. But even as they were struck down, Raven realized that all was not hopeless, and this realization sparked a new hope within her soul, allowing her to regain full maturity along with her powers. Under a righteous wrath, she used the sum of her powers to destroy Trigon, reverting Earth back to the way it was and finally ridding herself from the last vestiges of her dreaded heritage. Raven hugged Robin glad that he believed in her.

Season 5

Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo

Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans

She and her team are transported by the 2013 master of games to battle the 2013 titans.

Physical appearance

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Raven, in full view, meditating.

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Raven wearing Robin's costume

Raven keeps a dark and mysterious appearance throughout the series. But actually, she is a very beautiful girl: she is very slender, with pale, grayish-white skin; violet eyes; and somewhat thick eyebrows. She has straight, asymmetrical angled, violet hair and a prominent widow's peak. She also has a red gemstone outlined in black located in the center of her forehead (or her "Ajna chakra", as Blackfire puts it). Raven, being half-demon, has used her demonic appearances on several occasions, though often the use of her demon form causes her to lose control. When Raven is in her 'demonic' state, a second pair of eyes appear where her eyebrows are.

Her superhero outfit primarily consists of her favorite color, navy blue. She usually wears a hooded navy-blue cloak, matching ruffled ankle-boots with grayish-black soles, and a long-sleeve dark navy-blue legless leotard with regular navy-blue cuffs. Her cloak is decorated with a round, crimson jewel (similar to a brooch), which helps keep the cloak shut. It covers her T-communicator and it is fixed to beep/glow when there is trouble, as seen in some episodes. Occasionally, the silhouette of a raven head appears inside the jewel. She also wears a thin, gold belt with decorated with several of the same type of jewel.

Interestingly, Raven is the only member of her team who consistently adjusts her attire, however slightly, depending on her circumstances. When out fighting villains or on a mission, Raven will almost always have her hood up, covering much of her face and denoting a more serious mentality. When she is in the Tower, or hanging out with her friends, Raven will generally have her hood down, denoting a more casual, relaxed mentality. Also, as revealed in "Fear Itself", she takes her cloak off whenever she sleeps. Her cloak also appears to function as a very important safety/comfort item for her. Generally, she will allow it to hang behind her back, very similarly to a cape. However, during situations where she feels stressed or nervous, she will often “retreat” into her cloak by pulling it in front of her and covering almost her entire body. Whenever her cloak is forcibly taken from her, Raven tends to feel very vulnerable, as shown in episodes like "Episode 257-494" and "Birthmark". Her cloak may also have the ability to change colors depending on her mood, as seen in “Spellbound,” where it goes from dark blue, to light blue, then white to denote her overall happiness and brighter outlook on life.

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Raven as a child.

When Raven temporarily wears Robin's uniform in "The Quest", she fits in it quite well, as she and Robin are the same height and have somewhat similar builds. When Mother Mae-Eye infiltrates the Tower and puts the Titans under her control, she turns Raven's dark blue cloak into a yellow Shirley Temple dress with matching bows in her hair, though her boots remain dark blue in color. Mother Mae-Eye then says, "Just because you're evil on the inside doesn't mean you can't look pretty on the outside." In "Bunny Raven... or ...How to Make A Titananimal Disappear", Mumbo turned her into a rabbit. As a rabbit, she loses her hair and boots, and has white fur, while keeping her outfit and Ajna chakra gem. As a child, Raven looks largely like a smaller version of her White Raven form, except she lacks the gemstones on each of her hands. Her eyes also appear to be larger, possibly denoting her child-like innocence.

Personality and traits

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Raven reading.

Quote1I don't do fear.Quote2
―Raven[src]

Raven is one of the most mysterious characters throughout the series. She is quiet, reserved, troubled, brooding, grim, moody, seemingly emotionless, intelligent, studious and sarcastic. She can always come up with a smart remark, specifically in reply to most of the Teen Titans' antics and attempts at humor. Her appearance and attitude appear to be that of a typical modern goth female. However, as much as she may seem slightly distant and anti-social, producer Sam Register describes her as a "...dark character, but a character everyone can relate to. She is a recluse and sort of to herself. We thought that would be a good dynamic with the rest of the team. She does have a dark background in the comic." Robin also said that she is "the most hopeful person [he has] ever known."

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Raven in front of the Tower.

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Raven scaring Gizmo

Raven is often portrayed as the most mature member of the group, often giving her own advice to the others about various subjects, and generally staying cool, stoic and calm, even in desperate situations. She is, however, also the most emotionally-restrained of the Titans, appearing secretive and distant; she initially does not allow any of her fellow Titans into her room and spends most of her time by herself, usually meditating or reading one of her numerous books. Even though she is serious and cautious about her emotions, just like she was trying to tell Doctor Light saying, "Don't come any closer." The reason for her emotional restraint is due to the adverse effects her emotions have on her powers. If her emotions become out of control, her powers can become erratic and spontaneous, becoming active without her will. In the course of the series, however, she gradually, if only slightly, seems to warm up to her teammates. As shown through her quick suspicion of Terra, it is difficult for Raven to build trust for anyone, and even more difficult to truly forgive if that trust was to be broken. Eventually, she was able to forgive Terra.

In several instances throughout the show, contrary to her usual behavior, she does show more emotion such as making "heart eyes" along with Starfire at the appearance of Aqualad in "Deep Six" (though this is mostly used for comedic effect). She also does ease up to have some fun on a few occasions, such as forcing Cyborg to go through 'initiation' again with Beast Boy and Robin in the episode "Deception". Furthermore, Raven is known to sometimes be shocked at trivial things. One occasion in which this occurs is in "Overdrive", when Cyborg defeats Raven in a game of chess after installing the Maximum 7 in his brain. At this occasion, her entire face and outfit turn white (also probably for comedic effect). In "Revved Up", she is also shocked at the sudden drop-in of Red X on the bus she is driving but quickly regains her monotone and determined stature when she realizes who it is. Another instance is when Raven, while playing a game of cards, comically gasps at the impressive sets of cards the rest of the Titans have at their disposal during "Winner Take All". She can lose her temper easily, and most of the time with Beast Boy.

Raven is often shown to make sarcastic remarks about almost everything and can be seen as rather rude at times, but there is a slight chance this personality was not always who she was. When the Titans first met, Raven appeared to be more innocent and insecure. She declined Beast Boy's offer to get pizza, probably because she is afraid that he would not like her, and because of him, feels as if she does not fit in with the others. Both Cyborg and Robin were not hesitant to accept her as a friend, even when she was not so sure herself. She was the first one to verbally recognize the others as friends, and even openly admits to Beast Boy being funny, which no sooner than a moment later, seems to regret making that statement. Her pessimistic and sarcastic attitude is then likely derived from having to put up with Beast Boy's constant corny jokes and immaturity. Despite her seemingly unfriendly attitude, Raven does indeed care greatly about the people she is attached to, as prominently displayed when she is put in charge of three children.[1] Initially having little or no patience with Melvin, Timmy Tantrum, and Teether, Raven grows to love (or at least, enjoy) them, risking her own life to protect them from the Brotherhood of Evil, even calling them her kids. She also comes to regard the rest of the Titans as her closest friends and family. When the day she is destined to end the world finally came, she wanted nothing more than to ensure her friends' last day on Earth was perfect. This shows that despite everything that has ever happened, she truly cares about her friends and their interests. Finally, there are many instances where Raven is portrayed as the most understanding friend among the Titans. While seemingly uninterested towards Cyborg's T-Car, Raven is ultimately the only one who approaches and comforts him, even going as far as to assist in rebuilding the destroyed car.[2] Overall, Raven is not cold-hearted, merely introverted, caring deeply about those close to her. While Raven seems to not care one bit about their hobbies and personalities, she does show her friends that she does care about them and values their friendship when it matters most.

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Raven respects that Beast Boy does not eat meat. She asks him to please respect that she does not eat fake meat.

Raven is often portrayed as the most pessimistic and insensitive member of the Titans, and she generally regards everything in a "black and white" manner. For example, when Beast Boy desperately asks Raven for words of comfort after their crushing defeat against the members of the H.I.V.E. Academy, Raven tersely states that the Titans have to accept the situation, no matter how grave it is.[3] She also reacts to Cyborg's leaving of the Titans with little to no resentment, stating that people come and go by.[4] When Raven surrenders herself in to her demonic father Trigon in order to fulfill the prophecy that she thought she had no way to prevent, however, Raven also appeared to still have retained hope to a certain degree that the lord of evil could be stopped, as she forcibly injected each of her friends with a portion of her own power to shield them and give them one last chance to save the world. It is then ironic that it was what had motivated her to surrender nearly all hope that ultimately destroyed Trigon. After banishing away Trigon from her soul and the Earth, Raven's personality seems to change for the better, as she grows to be less pessimistic and less anti-social. However, she still despises Beast Boy's corny jokes and enjoys reading in solitude, implying that her personality was not significantly affected by her semi-demonic origin.

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Raven fed up with Cyborg and Beast Boy’s arguing.

Raven also appears to dislike conflict, at least amongst her teammates, deeming it to be “pointless”. Whenever an argument breaks out, Raven is usually the one who tries to get her teammates to stop fighting and focus on the task at hand. In "Revolution" after Cyborg, Starfire, and Beast Boy descended into all out bickering over what to do about Mad Mod, it was Raven who yelled at her teammates, reminding them at arguing solves nothing and that they needed to figure out a plan.

Due to her demonic side and unstable emotions, Raven is potentially the most brutal and ruthless of the Titans, with some villains ending up severely traumatized or nearly dead should they anger her. In "Nevermore", for instance, she almost certainly would have killed Dr. Light if her friends hadn’t stopped her, and the encounter has since left him with a crippling fear of her. Thankfully, this is only the case after she has been sufficiently enraged, and she generally does not lose her temper easily in battle. When she does lose her temper, it is generally because her friends are being threatened, and she will do anything she has to in order to protect what she values most. Of the three villains who have invoked the full brunt of Raven’s fury (Dr. Light, Slade, and Trigon), all three have harmed her friends shortly beforehand. This shows that, although Raven may take things too far sometimes, she is still a hero and protecting others is always her ultimate priority.

Cloaked White Raven

Main article: White Raven
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Pure White Raven in the three-part fourth season finale "The End"

White Raven is a special form that Raven has assumed under unique circumstances, four times throughout the series for multiple reasons. White Raven is Raven's most primal, significant and powerful version of herself, mostly shown as a symbol of her highest hidden power and her inner purity to fight, and thus free herself of the consuming evil influenced by her interdimensional-demon father. The first instance occurs within the multidimensional realm of Raven's own mind, an ethereal place where Raven's separate emotional forms are capable of independently existing.[5] Ravens emotions unbalanced and her rage unleashed from within during the Titans' brief but powerful clash with Doctor Light. The second when she was being tutored by Malchior, unknowingly being taught dark magic. The third instance occurred whilst and after she defeated her father and freed herself from his control. The fourth time actually occurred in the Titans Go! comics wherein Beast Boy (whilst babysitting Melvin, Timmy and Teether) breaks her mirror and causes the several aspects of her personality to manifest in the real world; for a time Red Raven (who represents her father's influence and her own anger) is separate from the rest of Raven, and to symbolize her cheerfulness she dons a white cloak and leotard instead.

Powers and Abilities

Raven is undeniably the most powerful member of the Titans. As the daughter of a supremely powerful and dangerous inter-dimensional demon, Raven has naturally inherited a number of mystical abilities. Her powers are controlled by emotion: the more she feels, the more energy is released.[6][7] When overcome with anger, Raven’s body transforms. Sets of glowing, red eyes open on her forehead. In this form, Raven displays greater power — all at the cost of her control. In this form, Raven can be a pure destructive force.[8] She often chants the incantation "Azarath Metrion Zinthos" to focus her abilities even further, allowing her to perform much greater feats; she also uses this phrase as a mantra while meditating.

  • Empathy:
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    Raven healing Beast Boy.

    Raven has the empathic ability to read and manipulate the emotions of others.
    • Clairsentience: As an empath, Raven can sense things.[9] She can sense people if they're nearby[10] or have been in a place.[11] She has also claimed that she could sense if someone's mind had been tampered with.[12]
    • Limited Empathic Healing: Raven can sense pain and disease and remove them from a person’s body and assimilate them into her own, where they are expunged.[13][14] She can also heal herself by going into a trance of emotional calm.[15]
    • Empathic Precognition: Raven can receive precognitive flashes of the future when exposed to extreme emotion.[16]
  • Soul-Self Projection: Raven can project her “soul-self,” a powerful bird-shaped astral form normally composed of dark energy. The soul-self separates from her body and possesses all her powers and more. It allows her to cover great distances,[17] serves as a portal to other dimensions, can be used to enter the minds of others,[18] pass through solid matter or through fire, and even alter her own appearance.[19][20] Raven’s soul-self is also capable of absorbing all manner of weapons and sending them “elsewhere.” Her soul-self can't be outside her body for more than five minutes.[21] Though normally composed of dark energy and bird-like in image, Raven's soul-self has been shaped in her normal image[22][23] and manifested in different colors (most notably white).[24]
    • Spirtual Telekinesis: Raven can telekinetically manipulate objects by putting a little of her soul into whatever she is moving – she becomes a part of it and it becomes a part of her.[25] Robin claimed that Raven's almost as good at moving Earth as Terra.[16] The limit to how much matter she is able to control is unknown, though she can at least move close to two tons.[26] Whenever she takes control of something, it is normally (though not always) encased in the same dark energy that composes her soul-self.
    • Spirtual Energy Projection: Raven can mold her soul-self energy into any shape, from giant hands to razor-sharp blades.[27] She can send solid bolts as projectiles and create force-field domes. Furthermore, she is able to use her soul-self to augment her physical strikes, either increasing their raw power or adding slashing damage to them.[28][29]
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      Raven meditating.

      Spirtual Levitation:[6] Raven can levitate off the ground and hover, normally without visible projection of her dark energy as is shown when she moves things. Her power is also sufficient to enable her to counter the gravitational pull of other planets as well as physically carry someone as heavy as Starfire.[6]
    • Spirtual Teleportation: Raven’s soul-self can transport herself and any other being to any place on Earth. At times, Raven has been shown creating portals with her dark energy in order to travel, rather than utilizing her soul-self. Teleportation can wear Raven out in according to the distance she is teleporting and how much she is carrying with her.[30]
    • Fear Projection: When Raven would not admit her fears, the fear found another way out through her powers. She proved able to manifest her fears as monsters, albeit unintentionally. When she found the bravery to admit her fear, Raven was able to banish all her creations into nothingness and restore her teammates.[31]
    • Power Bestowal: Raven could give others some of her power to use for themselves.[32] The given power can seemingly be returned through touch.[7]
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      Raven stopping time.

  • Temporal Stasis: Through a moment of sheer panic, Raven accidentally stopped time on a massive scale, apparently freezing all of Jump City.[29] During this unusual phenomenon, Raven was able to selectively unfreeze Robin. After being tormented by Slade, she was able to unfreeze all that she placed under temporal stasis.
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Raven using magic.

  • Magic: Raven has been shown using spells and incantations for various effects.[36][37][38] The dark magic she learned from Malchior allowed her to forcibly morph Beast Boy, discharge uncontrollable amounts of dark energy, and break Rorek's binding spell on Malchior. She later used a powerful curse to reimprison Malchior. She also employed spells when she wished to return to Azarath. Even when she switched powers with her teammates, Raven proved she could still perform magic, even while operating with Robin's lack of superpowers.[39]

Abilities

  • Capable Combatant: Though not the most physically talented of the quintet, Raven has been seen as a fairly good hand-to-hand combatant, although she only occasionally uses this skill during battle.[3][40][41] Whenever Raven engages in hand-to-hand combat, she employs an open-palm fighting style that is very similar to many Eastern fighting styles, such as Two Chi and Wing Chun.
  • Multilingualism: Raven claims to know English, German, Latin, Romanian, Ancient Sumerian, and Sanskrit.[42]
  • Occultism: Raven has considerable supernatural knowledge, keeping a library of numerous spell books in her room on the occult, and gained further sorcerous knowledge from Malchior.[36]

Weaknesses

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Raven gagged and unable to access her powers.

  • Distraction: If Raven cannot concentrate or give full attention to her powers, they may be rendered ineffective.[5] Additionally, certain spells require items, tools, and or special events during casting, therefore they can't be invoked on a mere whim.
  • Emotions: Raven’s primary weakness is her own unbridled emotions, which could potentially prove dangerous.[6] Anger seems to be her most volatile emotion and though she exhibits great power in an enraged state, she loses control and is left somewhat vulnerable.[43] Additionally, when she suppressed her fears and they manifested as monsters through her powers, she herself was powerless until she admitted she was afraid.[31] Raven herself admitted that she has to mediate every day to keep her powers under control.[16] She also uses a special mirror, which acts as a portal into her mind, for meditation.
  • Magic: Despite being versed in magic herself, Raven is still susceptible to the effects of magic.[44] Raven has also encountered magic so powerful she could not undo it.[45]
  • Verbal Restraint: Under certain circumstances, Raven seems heavily dependent on the incantation, "Azarath Metrion Zinthos." If a gag is placed over Raven's mouth and she cannot recite her incantation intelligibly, she cannot connect with her powers until the gag is removed.[46]

Spells and incantations

  • "Azarath Metrion Zinthos": Main incantation and mantra commonly utilized by Raven to help focus, control and enhance her tremendous yet dangerous mystical powers, usually followed by projection of visible dark energy and any of a vast number of feats; if Raven is prevented from uttering this incantation, at times she apparently is unable to activate her powers; also used by Raven and others in meditation.
  • "Necronom Hezberek Mortix!": A form of wild, uncontrollable but incredibly powerful dark magic taught to Raven by Malchior disguised as Rorek.
  • "Hezberek Et Morine...Gost Wenthen Verbis Nex...Ind Obrium, Bis Pendrule...Paran Sic Cortis Rex!": An extremely potent spell taught by Malchior to Raven to revoke the binding enchantment that sealed him within Rorek's enchanted book; performed within a ring of open tomes and volumes while simultaneously gesturing over the spellbook that contains this spell, causing the books to shine with blinding white light which will enfold the one in mystical captivity and release him within seconds.
  • "Aldruon Enlenthranel Vosolen Lirus-nor!": A curse more ancient than Malchior himself used by Rorek to entrap him into his enchanted book by projecting a stream of white energy that overpowers Malchior's fiery breath and locked his entire being, body and soul, into the book, a lock neither Rorek's own magic over a millennia nor Raven's own powers before her training could unravel or bypass; Raven uses the same ten centuries later through her dark energy to again seal Malchior into the book.
  • "Azarath Metrion Zinthos...Carazon Rakashas Enderez...Vaserix Endrien Azararth...Azarath, AZARATH!": An incantation utilized by Raven while sitting in a circle of magical sand from two flasks in her possession and a ring of lit candles around the circle, with bluish-white light pouring from the ring of sand and forming into a cylindrical barrier that reaches all the way to the ceiling of Raven's room, opening a swirling vortex-portal, which will bring Raven into a dimensional tunnel leading directly to Azarath, with this tunnel still susceptible to Trigon's attacks, though a magical seal will bar out all threats; Raven claimed even Trigon could not prevent her from "leaving", at least thus).
  • "The gem was born of evil's fire, the gem shall be his portal, he comes to claim, he comes to sire, the end of all things mortal": An incantation used by Raven to summon Trigon in the episode, "The End - Part 1".
  • "Ciro...Enyawd...Vasarix...Zinthos...Metrion...Azarath!": A spell from a passage in one of Raven's spell books in Teen Titans Go! #24, which she believed would reverse the effects of the damaged mystic gem of the Master of Games, which had showed great chaos amongst the Titans by switching their powers and costumes with one another; however, instead it caused even more chaos by further changing all the Titans, including her, inciting such ire that Raven was forced to flee at speed in order to escape their rage-fueled clutches.
  • "Azarath Metrion Zinthos...Kalazon Racashos Endarath...Vasirix Zendrien Azarath...Azarath!": A spell used by Raven in the Teen Titans Go! Issue #44, spoken while opening a mystic door in her bedroom in Titans Tower, leads at first into a white void, then into the dimension Azarath exists within.

Mystical artifacts and magic books

  • Raven's mirror: Raven has a sinister-looking hand mirror, which is a portal into her own subconscious mind. It was seen only once in "Nevermore".
  • The Book of Azar: an ancient book from Azarath having some connection to the peacefully pacifist monk Azar, which came into Raven's possession and was carelessly used by Larry to fly around the living room of Titans Tower, to Raven's displeasure and her angry claims "The Book of Azar is not a toy."
  • Magical Lore: Raven possesses affinity for mysticism and occultism and has numerous magical items of an occult nature and an extensive library dedicated to sorcery.
  • Spell Books: She can also read runes, which is the written language of magic, and cast increasingly powerful spells inside certain spell books she has in her room. One of her large spell books even contained an extraordinarily strong "sorcerer" trapped within one of its pages; whom she was determined to work with and release into the real world.

Relationships

Beast Boy

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Raven finding comfort in Beast Boy.

Quote1"If it wasn't for that beast, I might not be here right now. Having that thing inside doesn't make you an animal. Knowing when to let it out is what makes you a man."
"Maybe you should call me Beast Man now?"
"We're having a moment; don't ruin it."
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―Raven to Beast Boy about the werewolf-like beast inside of him in "The Beast Within"

Raven and Beast Boy have a very complicated relationship, partly due to the two being polar opposites in terms of personality, though both of them have troubled childhoods. Raven is collected, down to earth and cold, while Beast Boy is cheerful, laid-back and energetic. Raven likes to read, while Beast Boy prefers playing video games. The two often fight and get on each other's nerves; Raven's cold demeanor and "creepiness" annoy Beast Boy, and she is often irritated by his bad jokes and immaturity.

Although, they have a rough relationship at first, they become closer and continue to develop their friendship throughout the series. Beast Boy often gets irritated by Raven's sarcastic remarks to him, but throughout the series, he never gives up on trying to make her smile or laugh. He even openly admits his quest to never stop making jokes until Raven smiles in "Aftershock - Part 1". When they first met, Raven was not rude to him and did not make any sarcastic remarks. Throughout most of the series, it is shown that she usually held the more dominant position over him, however, in "Go!" she seems somewhat uneasy around him or even afraid that he would not like her. This was later confirmed in "Nevermore", as Raven herself even admitted she thought Beast Boy did not like her, but he was not hesitant to show her that he likes being her friend, no matter what.

Even though she constantly mocks him and he constantly riles her, Raven does indeed care about Beast Boy, and is often seen coming to the defense of her friend when he is injured. Beast Boy, on the other hand, also goes to help Raven whenever he can, especially when she is in danger—however, he can occasionally get carried away, as seen in "Masks".

Their real friendship begins when Beast Boy and Cyborg are trapped inside Raven's mind in "Nevermore". There, they meet Raven's Emoticlones, who wear variously colored cloaks to represent different aspects of her personality. Beast Boy finds out that the Pink One actually finds him funny, while the Graphite One regrets and apologizes for being so mean to him. The two of them discover that they are indeed friends and Beast Boy and Cyborg help Raven defeat Trigon inside her mind.

Even though he is irritated by her sarcasm and cold personality, Beast Boy cannot bear the thought of hurting Raven, physically or mentally. There are several instances where Beast Boy was trying to include Raven or be nice to her, but because she declines, he loses his temper and occasionally hurts her feelings, as seen in "Spellbound". But it is shown that despite this, he never wants to hurt her, and is only trying to get her to open up more instead of being locked in her room all the time. Whenever Raven is in danger, Beast Boy seems to be pushed to higher levels and does whatever he can to help her. This is evident in "The Beast Within" and "The End - Part 1", wherein both instances, he transformed into his werebeast form to defend Raven. When the dragon Malchior deceives Raven and breaks her heart, Beast Boy is ultimately the only one who goes to comfort her, and she gives him a tight and sincere hug. However, their tender moment was ruined by Cyborg. Though she smirks as she's looking for payback to get back at him as she chuckles.

Sometime after, Raven's life was endangered by Adonis, who was turned into a werebeast. Beast Boy undergoes the same transformation and despite having no awareness he had an instinct to save her, while the other Titans thought Beast Boy was the one who attacked her. Beast Boy truly regrets acting like a jerk to her, but Raven tells him that he was not himself, and that she did not take it personally. She expresses her gratitude to him for saving her life and reassures him that his werebeast form is not something to be feared, but of value to the team, and to her.

In "The End - Part 1", Beast Boy found a 1-cent coin and gave it to Raven, saying it was "For luck." Beast Boy is devastated when Raven surrenders to her destiny, but Raven holds on to the coin until she chanted the spell to open the portal. The coin falling off her hand is perhaps a hint at the close friendship between the two.

In "The End - Part 2", when the Titans regroup atop a tower, Beast Boy somehow knew Raven was the one who had saved them when Starfire was unsure of how they were the only ones who survived. When Raven defeats Trigon, Beast Boy is shocked at her hugs and smiles, but she reassures him that she still prefers blue and that he is still not funny, to which Beast Boy reacts by happily leaping towards her to give her a tight hug. Despite being sarcastic and rude to him frequently, Raven does ease up to Beast Boy several times, seen when she plays Stank Ball with him and Cyborg at the end of "Spellbound" and accepts his offer for breakfast at night. And along with Robin and Beast Boy, she forced Cyborg to go through initiation again in "Deception". Although she is constantly annoyed by his immaturity, it is often hinted that she does indeed enjoy his presence. Although they constantly annoy each other, the two are really close, even though Raven claims otherwise, and do care for one another.

In "Homecoming - Part 1", Raven seemed surprised at Beast Boy's serious behavior and likely saw that most of his personality stems from his past with the Doom Patrol.

Robin

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"That's what friends do."

Quote1But no one knows their destiny. There are things you can't possibly know."
"There are some things I didn't know, like how I would make such wonderful friends. All I wanted was to make your last day perfect. Instead, you spent it worrying about me."
"That's what friends do.
Quote2
―Robin and Raven in "The End - Part 1".

Raven and Robin have an extremely tight bond and she claims that he knows her better than anyone. The two have a very healthy relationship and actively respect each other's interests and privacy. As partners, they really care about the other's safety and well being, as seen in "Birthmark".

They have a deep and finely interwoven friendship due to similar personalities and instincts, and the two seemed to get along well from the very beginning. Robin also tells Raven that she was the most hopeful person he knew. It is obvious Robin cares a lot about Raven. Robin is the only one serious enough to truly understand her even after having been through the psychological labyrinth that is her mind. Robin helps her out whenever he can and always puts her well-being and consideration before his without a moment's hesitation. When they first met, Raven told Robin, Beast Boy, and Cyborg "If you knew what I really am, you wouldn't want me around." Robin responded by saying "I know enough," implying that he did not care what Raven was or if she was different and knew that she was not evil or bad. When her destiny to end the world was revealed to the team, Robin, along with the others, remained firm in their friendship.

In an attempt to help rid Robin of his self-imposed curse of obsessing over Slade and the danger to his team, Raven entered Robin's mind, seeing parts of his life ranging from his traumatic memory of the death of his family to his oath before Batman, establishing thereafter a powerful psychic bond between her and him. They are two of the closest people on the team and as such Raven is often comfortable telling him things that the others do not know. Raven is seen by Robin as a very close friend/companion as they can understand each other and are on extremely good terms. Even when the other Titans are unsure of Raven's attitude, disposition, and intentions towards others, Robin often dismisses their apprehensions and respects Raven for who she is, and always sees her as a friend, never an enemy.[47]

Their friendship was especially prominent in Season 4. In "The End - Part 1", Robin vowed to defend Raven at all costs, and even after Raven surrendered to her destiny, Robin still refused to give up hope that she might change her mind. In "The End - Part 2", having believed Raven to have been destroyed, he chose to continue fighting in honor of his friend. After learning Raven could still be saved, he willingly traveled into a literal hell created by Trigon with Slade to bring her back. Even when Raven lost hope and believed all was lost, Robin was the one who gave her the courage to defeat Trigon.

The closeness of their relationship could also stem from the fact that, out of all the Titans, Robin is the one most similar to Raven in terms of personality and disposition. They are both heroes that heavily invoke birds in both their names and their skillsets, and they are the only Titans who wear capes. They are also the most introverted of the group, who try to avoid telling others about their pasts, and are generally loners who try to do everything on their own. While they do open up to the other Titans over the course of the series, Raven and Robin both prefer to avoid burdening others with their problems. They are also the most emotionally mature of the group, almost functioning as the team mom and dad of the Titans. Whenever Cyborg, Starfire, or Beast Boy are struggling internally, it is usually Robin or Raven who offer them emotional support or guidance. They are also usually the ones who try to quell any arguments or internal conflict the group may be experiencing.

Throughout the series, there have been instances, if only a few, where their relationship was strained. The closest example would be in the episode "How Long is Forever?" where they were initially arguing, and when Starfire arrives in the future to find the Titans disbanded, but despite everything, the two are extremely close. Robin also does not seem to mind Raven's sarcastic remarks, even if they were directed at him, continuing to prove that he respects Raven's personality. In Regarding Robin/One Morning, Robin refers to Raven as the "sister [he] never had."

Cyborg

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Raven smiling while working with Cyborg on his car

Quote1When I use my powers, I have to put a little of my soul into whatever I'm moving. I become a part of it and it becomes a part of me. That's kind of what happened here. It wasn't just a car. It was... your baby.Quote2
―Raven to Cyborg about his car in "Car Trouble".

Raven and Cyborg have a rather healthy relationship. Despite Cyborg being extremely similar to Beast Boy in terms of personality, Cyborg is more mature and respects Raven's preference for peace and quiet, but still tries to include her whenever possible. Because of this, Raven respects Cyborg's enthusiasm and is more patient with him as opposed to Beast Boy. On Christmas, in the Teen Titans Go! comics, Cyborg bought Raven an antique bookcase he knew she wanted, causing Raven to become uncharacteristically elated and showing an appreciation for her tastes and hobbies. Whenever Raven feels out of place and lonely, Cyborg takes on the big brother role, like he does for Starfire. He almost always successfully comforts Raven whenever she is upset.

Cyborg and Raven may not have many episodes dedicated to just the two of them, but they are still shown to be close friends. He often looks out for Raven's safety and wellbeing, as evident in "Fear Itself", not willing to let her attempt to rescue Starfire when there was no possible way to, stating they would not rescue anyone if, whatever it was, gets them too. Cyborg being the last Titan to disappear may hint that Raven sees him as a last line of defense in the absence of the others. Cyborg, while being cheerful like Starfire and Beast Boy, tends to be more considerate of Raven and understands her preferences more than the others. He likes to have fun but is never hesitant to put Beast Boy in his place when he thinks the younger Titan is being inconsiderate of her feelings. Raven, in turn, seems to accept Cyborg as he is without question and accepts his enthusiasm for his hobbies, even if she does not share it. Raven is sometimes inconsiderate of Cyborg's feelings, but she never intends to hurt him (or any of her friends for that matter) emotionally.

When Cyborg's T-Car was stolen, she dismissed his dismay over the stolen vehicle by stating "It's just a car," which in turn made Cyborg exceptionally angry. While this happens off-screen, Raven does see the fault in her response and goes to comfort him when he gave up all hope of getting it back. She helps him get his car back from Gizmo, and though he was forced to destroy it, she goes as far as to help him rebuild the car, further proving their close friendship. Cyborg often sees Raven, like Starfire, as a younger sister to him, and as such is not very positive about any harm coming her way. During their first battle with Control Freak, a giant trash can appears to scare Raven, but Cyborg tackles it away, telling her not to worry as he has got it. This is not to say he is overprotective of her or treats her as a "damsel in distress" as he knows Raven is more than capable of taking care of herself. The two appear to enjoy playing chess together, and as seen in "Overdrive", Raven usually seems to beat him. Though after installing the Max-7 in his brain, she loses to him and is rather shocked. Cyborg makes Raven smile more than anyone else in the series. Her biggest smiles, at least, two episodes centering around Cyborg's troubles.[48][49] Cyborg often looks out for Raven. They appear to get along well and have a good friendship.

Starfire

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Raven and Starfire meditating together.

Quote1Raven! We have done it!Quote2
Starfire to Raven after returning everyone to their bodies in "Switched".

Starfire and Raven initially had no relationship besides being teammates. They are polar opposites in terms of personality, almost like Raven's relationship with Beast Boy, but she respects Starfire's cheerful personality. Being the only girls on the team gave them a special bond from the beginning. Starfire wanted to be friends with Raven, but Raven dismissed all of Starfire's requests to hang out or do stereotypical "teenage girl stuff" in a rather rude manner. Their relationship is dealt with when the two girls have to switch bodies, and then, in order to get their bodies back, have to learn everything about each other's powers and origins. This ordeal helps them become closer and have a better understanding of one another.[6]

Starfire called Raven out on her rudeness during that episode. It was the only real time Starfire ever got angry with Raven, though for only a moment. Following the events of "Switched", Raven begins to open up more to Starfire, and they are often seen with each other. It should also be noted she seemed to open up to Starfire much quicker than she did for her other teammates. Though they are very different in personality, both girls share many of the same traits. They are the only two on the team who have the natural ability to levitate (Beast Boy does not count as he needs to turn into an animal with wings to gain flight). It can also be said that the girls possess the greatest raw power compared to the boys, as Starfire is an alien with strength that exceeds even Cyborg, and her starbolts are extremely deadly, while Raven is a half-demon whose powers are difficult to control but at the same time being very powerful and, as seen in "The End - Part 3", is more than capable of destroying powerful villains like Trigon. Another similarity between the two is that both their powers are fueled by emotion, but the difference lies in that Raven's emotions have to be controlled while Starfire is able to express herself freely.

They have both also developed a crush on Aqualad. As teammates, Starfire and Raven form a powerful duo as they often combine their powers against their foes, particularly in the final battle in "Titans Together". In "How Long is Forever?" after Starfire returned from the twenty-year future, Raven is the first one to openly suggest continuing their celebration, which makes Starfire extremely happy. Starfire and Raven are shown to care deeply about each other. In "Nevermore", after Raven wished to be alone, Starfire was worried something might have been troubling her and wanted to go see if she was alright, though she was constantly stopped by Robin who reinforced Raven's request to be alone. Raven cannot bear the thought of any harm coming to Starfire, as shown in "Fear Itself", where she was devastated when Starfire disappeared and wanted to go back and save her. Unlike her relationship with Beast Boy, Raven openly enjoys Starfire's company and whatever time she gets to spend with her outside of combat. Although they have occasional personality clashes, the two have a tight bond, one always looking out for the other.

Terra

Quote1I trusted you! We trusted you!! We gave you everything and you treated us like dirt!Quote2
―Raven to Terra[[Aftershock - Part 1|[src]]]

When Terra first showed up, Raven dismissed her as nothing more than a temporary nuisance; since she didn't like any sort of change or the idea of having to develop a relationship with yet another female, she barely reacted to Terra leaving as suddenly as she did.[50]

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Raven and Terra bonding

Raven really hated the idea of adding someone else to their team, especially when Terra gained control of her powers as easily as she seemed to.[51] Once they first met, Raven accepted her, but when Terra arrived once again, she had her suspicions. She wondered why she had just appeared out of nowhere, and where had she learned how to control her powers so easily. When Terra bumped into Raven while on her way out the door, she sensed Slade, hinting at what was to come. In this episode, Raven confronts Terra about her feelings, and vice-versa, and in the end, they work together to save Titans Tower from destruction.

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Terra makes fun of Raven.

When Terra returns (once again), and when she and Raven fight one-on-one, Raven confesses angrily that she honestly did trust Terra, and that Terra's betrayal hurt her (and the rest of the team) deeply. She loses her cool and scares Terra, being defeated because of her anger.[52] It was also implied that Raven (and the rest of the team) forgave Terra after she willingly sacrificed herself to save everyone from a massive volcano she herself created.

Arella

Quote1You forever had the love of your people, Raven, even knowing what you would become, and what that would bring.Quote2
―Arella to Raven[[The Prophecy|[src]]]
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”Mother, I’m afraid.”

Raven and Arella only share a single scene together in the animated series. However, from what is shown, they seem to have a healthy and close mother/daughter relationship. In "The Prophecy", when she was faced with the ever-looming threat of her prophecy coming true, Raven specifically sought out her mother for comfort and guidance. Although she could not do anything to change her daughter’s fate, Arella did make it clear that Raven always had her love, despite who she was and what she was destined to do. The reveal that Arella was (presumably) dead and that Azarath had been destroyed severely, which devastated Raven, and what likely snuffed out any hope that the prophecy of her birth could be prevented.

Trigon

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Raven confronting Trigon inside her mind.

Quote1It is not your place to tell me what to do! I am the one with all the power! I am the one who decides your destiny! YOU DO NOT HAVE A CHOICE! ...You will always be daddy’s little girl. ...You wanted to protect your friends, keep them from knowing, but you cannot deny the evil within you. You will bring destruction to everything and everyone; like father, like daughter. ...You cannot hide from your destiny! Quote2
―Trigon to Raven[[The End - Part 1|[src]]]

Raven’s relationship with her father is shown to be extremely unhealthy, largely due to Trigon’s poor, downright abusive treatment of his daughter. Just like Starfire's relationship with Blackfire, her relationship with her father is strained and shows hatred towards each other. This stems not only from Trigon’s evil nature, but his warped, twisted idea of what a father is, as shown when Raven proclaims that she won’t become his portal, he angrily tells her that as her father, he holds absolute authority over her and decides who she is and what her destiny is. He views Raven as nothing more than portal with which he will use to invade and conquer Earth, then disposed of when he is done with her. When speaking to her, Trigon often refers to her as “Dear Daughter” or “Daddy’s Little Girl,” though he doesn’t do this to display fatherly affection, but instead to cruelly reminder her that no matter what she does, she is of his blood, and she will always be evil like him. Trigon doesn’t care about her safety, wellbeing, or her feelings regarding being his portal, and he will resort to any means to get Raven to bend to his will, such as mental and emotional abuse, sending Slade to attack her, or even threatening her friends should she not submit. By all accounts, Trigon views Raven more or less as his slave, rather than his daughter to love and care for, which is something he practically confirms in "The End - Part 3".

Because of his evil nature and his cruel treatment of her, Raven hates her father and does everything she can to oppose him and resist his constant influence on her. In "Nevermore", her Red Anger Emoticlone takes the form of Trigon, representing all the repressed anger she feels towards him. During much of Season 4, Raven tries her best to defy her father and prevent him from using her as the portal, but is ultimately unsuccessful. During his mental onslaught on her in "The End - Part 1", Raven was reduced to begging her father not to force her to be the portal, and to not hurt her friends. Trigon, however, offered no sympathy or compassion towards his daughter, letting her know that he wasn’t the one hurting her friends; she was. Raven finally surrendered to her father’s will and became his portal, destroying her in the process. When she was brought back by her friends in "The End - Part 3", Raven forcibly disowns Trigon, stating that he was never anything of a father to her. After proclaiming the monks of Azarath and her friends to be her true family, she obliterates him for everything he has done to her, restoring the Earth to the way it was and seemingly removing any influence he had on her.

Slade

Quote1I have to say, Raven, when I found out the truth, I was very impressed. All this time I had no idea; the power lurking inside you, the glorious destiny that awaits. It's always the quiet ones, isn’t it?Quote2
―Slade regarding Raven’s true nature[[Birthmark|[src]]]
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Raven’s vicious struggle against Slade.

In the first two seasons, while Raven and Slade were enemies, it was largely impersonal. Raven simply regarded Slade as a dangerous criminal to be stopped, and Slade viewed Raven as another obstacle to his goals, or as a means to get to Robin.

This quickly changed in Season 4, when Slade was revived by her father, Trigon, and sent to inform Raven of the her destiny to destroy the world. With his new powers and knowledge of her true nature, Slade soon became one of the only two villains in the series (the other being her father Trigon) to legitimately terrify Raven, with her spending much of "Birthmark" trying to run from Slade instead of actually fighting him. This is largely because he was able to physically and psychologically torment Raven in ways no other villain up until that point had. His assault on Raven was downright predatory in nature, with him invading her personal space, violently grabbing her (causing her visible pain each time) as well as tearing off her cloak and large portions of her leotard. Although he was operating under the orders of Trigon the entire time, Slade appeared to take great pleasure in the act.

This continued in "The Prophecy", where Slade continued to torment Raven, even threatening to tell her friends about her true nature and the role she will play in the Earth’s destruction, despite her demands that they be left out of it. When Slade ignored her demands and was poised to kill her friends, Raven quickly overcame her fear of him, allowing her to confront him in Trigon’s shrine. Slade then immediately became one of three characters to feel the full brunt of Raven’s wrath (the other two being Trigon himself and Dr. Light), with her vicious beat down of him almost certainly being enough to kill him several times over had he not had immortality at the time.

The last time the two interacted was in "The End - Part 1", after Raven surrendered to Slade and his army, and was being escorted to Trigon’s shrine to become the portal. When Raven remarked about how Trigon would betray him and how insignificant he was, Slade became irrationally angry, poised to attack her. When Slade was restrained by his own army, Raven proceeded to taunt him with how even his own army wouldn’t listen to him and that he had already became insignificant in Trigon’s plan, speaking to him with the kind of bitterness and venom she never had with anyone else.

At the end of "The End - Part 3", Raven simply states that Slade managed to escape, to which Robin assures her that they will be ready for him the next time he appears. As the two never interacted during Season 5 it is unknown if Raven still holds any kind of grudge with Slade over hurting her friends and essentially being the catalyst that allowed the prophecy of her birth to come true. Furthermore, it is unknown whether or not Slade would choose to continue to target Raven, either seeking revenge against her or possibly seeking a new apprentice due to her new powers. Either way, the two would almost certainly remain bitter enemies.

Killowat

Quote1Killowat!Quote2
―Raven[src]
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Raven rescuing Killowat.

Raven and Killowat's relationship is not exactly touched upon in the animated series due to Killowat's minimized screen time. However, in the Teen Titans Go! issue #48 "Wrong Place, Wrong Time", it is shown that Raven is the one who pulled him into her universe and rescued him. Eventually, Raven tried sending him home, but failed and sent him to the evil universe of the Teen Tyrants. When he was captured, Raven was at Titans Tower, resting. However, she suddenly woke up because she could sense that Killowat was in danger. She urgently opened the portal to that universe in an attempt to rescue him once more. Cyborg stated that Killowat's electromagnetic abilities greatly strengthen Raven's own, and the two could sort of communicate with each other telepathically. Killowat was surprised but relieved when he saw Raven, and when he was dragged back to the Teen Titans' universe and Raven opened multiple portals to try and send Killowat to the right universe, Killowat had a hard time saying goodbye.

Goth Boy

Quote1Raven! I did not realize you were such an authority on these customs and rituals...Quote2
―Starfire after knowing about Raven and Goth Boy's relationship in "My Crummy Valentine"
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Raven meeting Goth Boy at the party.

In the animated series, Raven and Goth Boy only interact in the episode "Sisters," where they meet after Blackfire invites the Titans to a party. For a moment, they are seen chatting before another attack begins, prompting Goth Boy to flee. In Teen Titans Go! however, they are seen together on multiple occasions, seemingly having a romantic connection. In "My Crummy Valentine," the pair are seen spending Valentines together before they spot the other Titans going against Puppet King, in which Raven's late interference leaves the other Titans curious over where she had been the whole day. Goth is then seen standing near them blushing with a bouquet of flowers saying To Goth From R. During "What Time is it, Mr. Wolf?" Goth Boy is seen sweeping the streets complaining about their Halloween, in which Raven agrees, and they spend time together again. In "Song of the Dead" he is seen as a part of Johnny Rancid's band, and Raven questions what he was doing there. In "Pieces of Me," after Raven's emoticlones are split up, her purple self was exiting the arcade with Goth Boy, where he complains that she was embarrassing him in front of his other "cast members." As he leaves, she tells him to call her later as he gets off work at six.

Appearances

Episodes focusing on Raven are highlighted in bold.

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Movies

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Background information

  • Derrick Wyatt worked on designing Raven.[53]
  • This version of her influences her appearance and attitude in recent comics and other media.
  • In the comics, Raven and Beast Boy had a romantic relationship, though the characters were at a somewhat later point in their lives than they are portrayed in the cartoon.
  • In the comics, Raven was a vegetarian, whereas here in the animated series, she appears to have no problems eating meat.
  • Her real name is Raven, but, in the comics, she temporarily creates the alias, Rachel Roth. However, this alias is never used or mentioned in the Teen Titans animated TV series.
  • When Raven's original comic book counterpart was still being conceptualized, the co-creator of Raven, Marv Wolfman, was thinking of having two superheroes that were black on the team, one being Cyborg and the other being Raven. Lots of black superheroes being made at the time had "black" in their name and Marv felt a black character named Raven would have been too obvious and stereotypical and only kept Cyborg as black. [54]
  • According to Raven's co-creator, George Perez, part of her design was inspired by The Phantom Stranger, specifically how he has constant shading on his face no matter what lighting.
    • He also mentions that at first she was inspired by an actress named Persis Khambatta but later got inspired by someone named Fran Macgregor who furthered influenced Raven's appearance, particularly on her figure. While Persis is a bit more well known with information of her online, Fran is said to be a dancer but it is unknown how much else information of this person is out there or what this person looks like.
  • In an even earlier stage in Raven's creation, initially, Marv Wolfman thought of two separate characters. One was a mysterious type character and the other a sorceress. Eventually these two character concepts fused into Raven.

Trivia

  • Azarath is the dimension in which Raven was born and raised, and where she learned to concentrate her powers from the monks' help. Apparently, it serves as at least one source of her power, as implied when David Slack commented: "Whenever Raven was in trouble, she called on the power of Azarath; so when Raven is in the greatest trouble of her life, it seemed like we should take her to Azarath."[55] The words "Metrion" and "Zinthos" were created by Glen Murakami for the spell, and do not have any meaning. These words also serve as her mantra for her daily meditations, which she performs to keep her emotions in check so they do not clash with her conscious self-control.
  • As of proven during the ending scene of Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, Raven is the Titan that can speak the most amount of languages (with an exception of Starfire in the team since she can speak any language throughout lip contact).
  • In the post-New 52 comics, Raven has three biological older brothers (Belial, Ruskoff, Suge), and a nephew named Etrigan.
  • Raven is shown to be the only Titan who cannot cook. This is shown in the episode "The End - Part 1", when she attempts at making pancakes. All four other Titans are shown to have made successful meals at some point in the show.
  • Raven appears to hate wearing a dress, revealed in the episode "Mother Mae-Eye" (which is ironic, considering her original comic book costume was a dress).
  • Even though she does not allow anyone in her room, by the end of the series, all four Titans have entered her room at least once and Jinx and Slade's robots have also been in there.
  • Raven's grey skin tone may be explained with her species being half-demon.
  • Raven’s dislike/allergy to chickens is possibly a reference to the fact that, in many cultures, chickens are seen as symbols of goodness and resurrection, with their presence being able to repel demons (or even possibly half-demons like Raven). In Central Europe it is believed that the devil flees at the first crowing of a rooster.
  • Raven is the only character to have her birthday celebrated or mentioned in the series.
  • Raven is the only Titan whose mother and father make an appearance on the show (excluding Robin's parent's silhouettes in "Haunted").
  • Beast Boy and Raven were intentionally written by David Slack, the Titans head writer, as an "old married couple," hence the relationship was one of deep loyalty and affection, but also laced with conflicting personality clashes.
  • When Raven stopped time, her powers briefly became blue-and-black instead of the usual black-and-white.
  • Many of Raven's traits and practices to focus seem to be slightly altered and drawn from Hinduism (such as meditation, as well as the chakra gem inlaid on her forehead).
  • Raven's powers have changed colors from black-and-white to bright-green to blue-and-black and to glowing white.
  • Raven and Cyborg are the only Titans who still had a living parent in the series, Raven's father Trigon (up until "The End - Part 3"), and Cyborg's father. Robin's, Starfire's and Beast Boy's parents were deceased, prior to the series.
  • Raven does not identify Trigon as her father, rather just her creator. This is revealed in the final standoff between Raven and Trigon. As she defeats him she describes that a father is kind, protective and raise one. In "The End - Part 3", she tells Trigon that she was protected by the monks of Azarath and raised by her friends, and that he was never her father.
  • Raven is seen without her cloak seven times throughout the series. In "Fear Itself" and "The End - Part 1", she is shown not wearing it due to the fact that she is sleeping, one time where she is shown putting in on in response to the Titans alarm, one in the episode "The Beast Within" when she is recovering in the infirmary, and in the episodes "Episode 257-494", "Birthmark", and "The End - Part 2", it is forcibly removed off of her by Beast Boy, Slade and Robin respectively.
  • She has a Marvel character based on her called Nightingale but this character is very obscure, so it is more common for people to compare Raven to more popular characters like Jean Grey.

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References

Characters
Teen Titans
Robin | Cyborg | Starfire | Raven | Beast Boy
Titans East
Bumblebee | Aqualad | Speedy | Más y Menos
Titans North
Red Star | Argent | Kole | Gnarrk | Mirage | Flamebird
Titans South
Pantha | Herald | Jericho | Wildebeest | Hot Spot
Titans West
Bushido | Melvin | Teether | Timmy Tantrum | Bobby
Honorary Titans
Thunder and Lightning | Tramm | Kid Flash | Killowat | Jinx | Wonder Girl
Doom Patrol
Mento | Elasti-Girl | Negative Man | Robot Man
Allies
Terra | Silkie | Fixit | Larry | Geo-Force | Brotherhood of Justice
Villains
Slade | Trigon | Blackfire | Brother Blood | Cinderblock | Plasmus | Mumbo | Doctor Light | Puppet King | Trident | Red X | Mad Mod | Overload | Warp | Atlas | Control Freak | Katarou | Killer Moth | Kitten | Fang | Master of Games | Johnny Rancid | Professor Chang | Malchior | Kardiak | Adonis | Steamroller | Punk Rocket | Mother Mae-Eye | Private H.I.V.E. | Baron Ryang | Fire demons | Andre Le Blanc | Trogaar | Gordanian | Ding Dong Daddy | Ternion | XL Terrestrial | Psimon | Cheshire | Wrestling Star | Phobia | H.I.V.E. Headmistress | Wintergreen | I.N.S.T.I.G.A.T.O.R. | Uehara Daizo | Brushogun | Kwiz Kid | Rock, Paper, Scissors
H.I.V.E. Five
Gizmo | Mammoth | Billy Numerous | See-More | Kyd Wykkyd
Brotherhood of Evil
The Brain | Monsieur Mallah | Madame Rouge | General Immortus
Brushogun's creations
Saico-Tek | Nya-Nya | Timoko | Scarface | Mecha-Boi | Deka-Mido
One-time villains
Ultimate fire demon | Red Raven | Sammy and Cash | Wicked Scary Monster | Cironielian Chrysalis Eater | Virus | Seven-Gorn-Seven | The Creature from Jones Lake | Off-World Outlaw | Krall | Witch | The Source | Bob | Locrix | Nega Cyborg | Nega Starfire | Nega Beast Boy | Gate Guard | Moroccan Thief | Radiation monster | White Monster | Arsenal | Daughter Blood | Ice Kate | Joy Stick | Kid Kold | Lanista | Mad Maud | Marionette | Pink X | Ravager | Tempest | COTP Droids | H.I.V.E. Soldiers | Demonic rats | Giant Monster
Humans
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