The evil inter-dimensional demon, Trigon, wants the human Arella Roth to be his wife. Later on, he abandoned her and left her behind. Arella almost committed suicide, but then, she was transported to a mystical land and taken care of by the disciples of Temple Azarath.
She eventually gave birth to Raven, a half-demon and half-human who spent many years learning to control her powers and hide them from her evil father. Trigon eventually began to fill her dreams with evil visions and prophecies, so she went to confront her evil father. Trigon attempted to get her to join him and enslave the universe, but she refused.
He was still willing to spare her and her mother, and Raven fled to Earth. When she arrived, she joined three other superheroes, and they worked together to defend an alien girl from The Gordanians. When they succeeded, they formed the Teen Titans, and became a group of superheroes devoted to defending Jump City, along with Beast Boy, Cyborg, Starfire and Robin.
Raven wears an indigo-colored cloak with a hood that obscures most of her face. Underneath, she wears a leotard-like suit, with long sleeves reaching to her hands, and black shoes with long indigo socks. She also wears blue and white knee socks in "Artful Dodgers", red and white knee socks in "Boys vs. Girls", and purple and white knee socks in "Kicking a Ball and Pretending to Be Hurt". She is only ever seen without her cloak when she meditates or uses her telekinetic powers. She has pale, light gray skin, black, short hair with dark purple streaks, purple eyes (similar to Alexandria's Genesis, a real-life genetic altercation related to pale skin and purple eyes), and a red, diamond shaped gemstone as a bindi on her forehead (known as an Ajna Chakra or Third-Eye Chakra). She has skulls on the soles of her shoes. Four glowing red eyes and sharp fangs appear when she is angered.
While she was doing the laundry (which it was actually Robin's turn), she wears a bathrobe with a hood similar to her cloak and pink bunny slippers. She curses the Titans' clothing on purpose to come to life and attack the Titans themselves. This results in her wearing Robin's uniform.
Raven adopts a new look, name, and alter ego as Lady Legasus when she discovered the possibilities of using her legs and feet. Opposite to her dark attire, she wears a golden-yellow one-piece leotard outfit, with matching boots, cuffs, and a Lady Legasus logo in the center.
Raven PJs which include a purple hoodie with a purple pony (possibly a Pretty Pretty Pegasus pony), lavender shorts with small ponies on it, which is surprisingly small, white socks with a purple stripe and pink bunny slippers.
Raven's true demonic form is revealed. In her true demonic form, she resembles her father. She has red skin, four yellow eyes, two pairs of horns, and white hair. The chakra stone on her forehead is flaming in this form. She uses a powerful spell to cleanse herself of darkness, transforming herself completely back to normal after getting rid of her true demonic form. Cleaning the darkness completely out of her also gave her a white cloak which represents great power. "White Raven" was also seen in "Breakfast Cheese", when Starfire convinced Raven to try a different style of meditating.
She was shown wearing a Sparkleface costume.
When she is ready for a Halloween party, she is dressed as a witch wearing a dark green dress with light green sleeves, black witch shoes, and a green witch hat. She is in her ghost form with her head and has arms with four fingers instead of five. She is also white, nose-less, and has a dark blue outline. She resembles a Pac-Man ghost.
She was wearing a black strapless one-piece swimsuit, with a purple line at the top rim and a pendant similar to the one on her cloak. She is seen dressed in Wonder Woman's clothing.
With a shadowy past and dark powers, Raven wants to be good, but she's desperately afraid of the darkness within her. Raven's telekinetic powers allow her to move objects with her mind. She constantly has to deal with Trigon's influence and the fact that her powers are based on emotion, so she tends to be the most emotionless of the Titans. Feeling just about any emotion too strongly can be bad for everyone.
However, she still shows some emotions, like frustration and happiness. She typically prefers to be alone, but will still frequently spend time with the rest of the Titans. She is perhaps the most level-headed of the group, as she is rarely shown freaking out or showing any "extreme" emotions unless provoked. Despite this, she seems to be quick to anger and irritation, and has destroyed appliances around the Tower or attacked numerous people when she gets angry.
She also seemed saddened along with the other Titans (aside from Starfire) when she wasn't invited to the Titans East Party, breaking down crying with the others, although this was mostly for effect. In "Legs", it is revealed that her cloak is what influences her dark, sarcastic, and moody personality, but when she isn't wearing it, Raven showed another side of herself, an out-going personality, in which she becomes an entirely new superhero, known as Lady Legasus.
She appears to be the most mature Titan (besides Cyborg), due to being very smart, selfless, and responsible. Unlike the rest of the team, she does not create any selfish or ridiculous schemes, although in "Nose Mouth," she did cause most of the trouble with her powers, but she didn't want to do it at first because she knew it would go bad. She is also considerate to her friends when they need help and is honest. Even though she can come across as being harsh, she never has harsh intentions, at least most of the time.
She also seems to hate going to the dentist, as shown in the episode "Meatball Party." She generally dislikes things that are considered "girly", but considers Pretty Pretty Pegasus a sort of guilty pleasure (Tara Strong, Raven's voice actor, is the lead voice for a similar show, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. PPP is a reference to this.) At first, she didn't seem to want the other Titans to know that she's a fan of the show, but in "Super Robin", she has apparently gotten over this, as she is seen watching it in front of them. In the episode "Friendship", Raven becomes uncharacteristically joyful when Control Freak transports her (along with the rest of the Titans) into an episode of Pretty Pretty Pegasus. In "Halloween", she dresses up as a Pretty Pretty Pegasus and is optimistic about the holiday, while the other Titans aren't, a sort flip flop in personalities.
Raven is also shown to be one of the laziest Titans, along with Beast Boy and Cyborg. She doesn't do any physical work, and often uses her telekinesis, teleporting and flying power every day, to the point that she had difficulty walking in "No Power". Raven is also shown to be kind of mischievous, as she has played pranks and or tricks on some of her friends; for example, she tricked Robin in "Laundry Day" and Starfire (with Beast Boy and Cyborg) in "Second Christmas". Also, she participated in pranking Beast Boy (with the others) in "Ghost Boy".
She has shown to have strong romantic feelings for her teammate Beast Boy on several occasions, but she has difficulties expressing them. She has come close revealing her true feelings for Beast Boy at the Titans' Valentine's Day dance in the episode "Be Mine", but was interrupted by an unexpected final attack by Terra. Again, in "Rocks and Water", the two shared their very first kiss and came close to confessing their actual feelings for one another, but were interrupted by Terra and Aqualad. Despite this, the two seem to share a close, sometimes flirtatious relationship throughout the series, however, most of the flirting comes from Beast Boy. Their initials also has been engraved or written on several items including the R shaped chair from "Oil Drums", the tree from "Hey You, Don't Forget about Me in Your Memory", and one of the paper heart cut-outs from "How 'Bout Some Effort".
Raven might come off as lazy sometimes, and this can be shown in the episode "The Best Robin", wherein Cyborg asked her for the remote so he could change the channel. She said Cyborg should get it because it was closer to him. Later, Raven told Robin that she didn't feel like teleporting instantly across the whole city. Also, in the episode "No Power", it is shown that Raven gets foot cramps easily if she spends too much time walking on her feet rather than floating, but this theory has been proved to be false, because in the episode "Legs", she dances with enthusiasm without getting any foot cramps, and manages to fight crime using only her bare feet.
Powers and Abilities
Raven's powers are magical in nature and are inherited from her demonic father, Trigon. They are controlled by her feelings and emotions, so she has to keep them under control. When using certain abilities, she has to say her incantation "Azarath, Metrion, Zinthos!" before casting them. In "Real Boy Adventures", it took her four days to list all the things she could do with her magic.
- Soul-self: An astral projection of herself in the shape of a raven; hence her name, Raven.
- Advanced Telekinesis: She can telekinetically move and control multiple objects in conjunction with dark-controlling abilities.
- Telekinetic Aura: She shrouds everything she telekinetically controls in pure dark energy as opposed glowing on the edges.
- Telekinetic Constructs: She can mold anything with the energy from her soul-self and telekinetic energy into solid forms like hands, shields or useful tools.
- Teleportation: She can create portals to teleport herself or others anywhere; from short to long distances.
- Spell-Casting: She is very skilled in casting magic spells which range from creating clones, transformations, and giving life to inanimate objects.
- Spellbooks: Raven has many large or small books of spells in her room that she can magically summon to cast numerous spells from it. So far, she has been seen with just one, and a small book on ancient legends and myths about all things magical and supernatural.
- Power/Ability Granting: It is shown in "Super Robin" that she can give people superpowers and unique abilities; like her father, Trigon. An ability she did not possess in the original Teen Titans series.
- Duplication: It is also shown in "Double Trouble" that she can duplicate objects, and as seen in "The H.I.V.E Five", she can duplicate herself.
- Apparition: She can teleport herself wherever she wants, without portals.
- Moderate Hand-to-Hand Combat: In "Legs", Raven was shown to be a capable hand-to-hand fighter. She only fights with her legs and feet in the episode though.
- Enhanced Strength: In "Legs", as her alter ego Lady Legasus, her kicks were strong enough to break apart stone, to the point that she used them to carve a statue out of a boulder.
- Purification: When she becomes her true demonic form, she can purify herself and other evil forces with the help of lost souls.
- Raven Attack: She can generate a giant raven made from her soul-self. It is presumed this is her most powerful attack, although it is not known, for both her attempts to use this move have failed. She was shown using her in :Caramel Apples".
- Shield: In "I'm the Sauce", she can use her powers to form a shield and a dome of protection.
|This is Raven's equal balance form.|
|This is the form Raven took in the future. She is an immortal goddess.|
Beast Boy (love interest)
Beast Boy and Raven have a complex relationship. For the most, Raven appears constantly annoyed by Beast Boy's immaturity, while Beast Boy is attracted to Raven and frequently flirts with her. However, later it's revealed that she secretly has a crush on him. Their mutual romantic feelings for each other deepen as the series progresses.
In majority of the scenes that show the group standing together, Raven is often seen standing next to Beast Boy the most. Along with this, the majority of scenes that focus on Raven talking will have Beast Boy making a cameo in the background, and vice versa. The creators of the show don't seem to do this with any other members of the Titans, and so far they haven't given an explanation why.
In "Legendary Sandwich", the boys annoy Raven by eating messily and getting crumbs on her. She complains that they "eat like animals", before seeing Beast Boy in pig form and says he gets a pass.
In "Hey Pizza!", Beast Boy flirtatiously asks Raven what bathing suit she's gonna wear. She angrily exclaims that her leotard is her bathing suit. Beast Boy examines it up and down for a moment, and calls it "hot."
In "Parasite", The group is arguing over Starfire's parasite, in which Beast Boy says "Yeah Robin, he's great! Even Raven likes him!". Hidden in her cloak, Raven looks over to Beast Boy with a smitten face and says "Whatever, he's fine". This hints at a romantic attraction towards Beast Boy from Raven, with Raven implying that the person Beast Boy said "even Raven likes", was actually Beast Boy himself.
In "Terra-ized", the other Titans thought that Raven was jealous of Beast Boy's relationship with Terra. Every time they'd tease her and call her jealous, she did, however, deny this multiple times. At the end of the episode, when Cyborg said it was crazy to think that Raven was in love with Beast Boy, which Beast Boy angrily questions, Raven says how absurd their relationship would be, but turns around and secretly smiles lovingly at the thought of them being together, implying she actually does have romantic feelings for Beast Boy. This episode reveals Raven's romantic attraction towards Beast Boy for the first time.
In "Matched", the Love Matcher 5000 (created by Cyborg) matched Beast Boy and Raven, making Beast Boy crazy in love with Raven. Curiously, despite Raven's apparent love for him, throughout the episode she stubbornly rejected, and both attacked and insulted him each time he tried to hit on her. This may imply that she is in denial of her true feelings for him, or that she was not ready to reveal them or doesn't believe he truly loves her. Nonetheless, near the episode's end, once Raven sees that Beast Boy really does care and wants to be with her, she realizes that he's really trying to win her over, which makes her look back and remember everything he's done to show his love for her, she then decides she wants to give their relationship a chance. Beast Boy then immediately proposes to her and the two prepare to get married. However, Cyborg interrupts them and reveals that his machine was faulty and Beast Boy's true match was a scratching post, leaving Raven to be visibly frustrated. There are also several flirtations after that throughout the series.
Raven apparently still holds deep feelings for Beast Boy as shown in "Colors of Raven", when her passionate side showed immediate attraction towards him, promptly kissing him constantly, to Beast Boy's apparent delight.
In the episode "Legs", Raven was often getting complimented by Beast Boy on her legs, although she seemed to ignore it. At the end, it is revealed that she actually did enjoy the attention he was giving her which is shown when she shows a small smile, and shows her legs one more time, just for him, as he morphs into a dog and howls cheerfully.
In the episode "Be Mine", Raven carries an intention to keep Beast Boy from getting hurt by revealing Terra's true nature. When realizing this, Beast Boy becomes depressed and in denial of Terra hating him. While Raven attempts to comfort him she states that, "There is another girl out there who I bet likes you" (implying herself). With that, Beast Boy despairingly asks, "If she's out there, then why hasn't she told me yet?", which makes Raven feel that she should have told the truth of how she really feels. Raven came close to admitting her true feelings to Beast Boy at the Titans' Valentine's Day dance, but was interrupted by an unexpected final attack by Terra. Raven is left visibly heartbroken when Beast Boy seems to win Terra over. At the end of the episode, she sadly comments that she didn't get to tell him how she truly felt about him. This episode confirms Raven's romantic interest in Beast Boy further.
In "Real Magic", a scene is shown in which Raven opens her bedroom door and glances around the room. There were lighted candles and a trail of rose petals leading towards Beast Boy, who was only in his underwear, laying down on her bed, trying to seduce her. The moment Beast Boy gestured her with his finger to come closer to him, Raven claimed she hated it and immediately closed her bedroom door and proceeded to leave.
In "Man Person", Beast Boy thinks Raven is the toughest person he knows. When he says that, Raven blushes. She also has shown major attraction towards Beast Boy in this episode. When Beast Boy gets a robotic arm, she calls him "hot". When Cyborg and Robin were arguing over if Beast Boy's name was Beast Boy or Scar Man, Raven floats by surrounded by small hearts popping out of her head, proclaiming, "That is no boy." When Beast Boy (Scar Man) steps out of the dark and his full new muscular robotic body is revealed, Raven suddenly starts making flirtatious comments.
In "Pirates", Beast Boy said that Raven was "his girl" numerous times throughout the episode and has shown extreme jealously towards Aqualad, implying that he actually does have genuine romantic feelings for her. Until this episode, Beast Boy was shown to mostly have a physical attraction towards Raven, but then he shares more on what he personally likes about her, by stating that he thinks her darkness is cool but likes the light inside her even more. Raven later made Beast Boy and Aqualad "fight to the death". While Aqualad was not willing to fight Beast Boy to the death, Beast Boy on the other hand, unleashed his rage and gave no mercy on him, nearly killing him in the process. After the fight, Raven floated over to Beast Boy and gave him a kiss on the forehead in admiration on how intense he was fighting for her. However, Beast Boy was already passed out and he was unaware of this action from Raven.
In "Waffles", Beast Boy flirts with Raven, but only saying waffles. It seems like she gets what he's saying and blushes, saying 'right'.
In "I See You", Raven is said to have a dark secret. Cyborg thinks the secret is that Raven has a secret crush on Beast Boy (which is unknown to them is true), and Beast Boy becomes flattered. Beast Boy and Cyborg stalk her for a while, where they hide under her bed, trying to confirm the secret is about him, only to get sucked into a portal accidentally by Raven leading to a another dimension. Towards the end Cyborg said he snapped a picture of Raven's secret. Cyborg showed the picture to Beast Boy and Beast Boy, looking disappointed, said it was just a picture of him. With that Cyborg said it was proof that she likes him and they both celebrated with a victory dance as being "stakeout kings".
In "Salty Codgers", Beast Boy calls Raven "hot stuff" and also calls her beautiful while giving her a flirtatious wink. At the request of Robin in the episode "Hot Garbage", Raven attempts to teach Beast Boy lessons on how to pick up garbage and be more clean, and throw away useless items, which ended up failing.
In "Serious Business", there is a small scene where Beast Boy does his steam painting on the bathroom mirror. There, it shows him steam painting a portrait of Raven.
In "Rocks and Water", yet again, Raven's romantic feelings for Beast Boy are supported. At the start, Raven tells Aqualad (who was teasing her about not having a boyfriend) and Terra that Beast Boy is her love interest, in order to make him jealous. Beast Boy, upset that Terra was with Aqualad, plays along with Raven's plan. They end up going on a "double date", and Beast Boy and Raven flirt with each other awkwardly at first but then they share geninue feelings toward one another. Raven actually open and admitted to him that she likes him more then a friend, and even Beast Boy stated that he loves her eyes.
Sometime later, while attempting to ruin Aqualad and Terra's relationship, they start to enjoy spending time with each other, and when alone behind a bush, they locked eyes with one another and the tension causes them to romantically kiss. They make eye contact and kissed for a couple of seconds until Raven realizes what is happening and pulls away, getting angry and asking him what he was doing. Beast Boy exclaims that they were both moving in, and said he was only doing what she was doing. Raven then thinks about it, and then calms down and admits it was actually "nice". Even later, after Terra and Aqualad were defeated, Raven and Beast Boy approach each other and attempted at a second kiss. As they both came close to kiss again for the second time, they get interrupted by Cyborg. This episode confirms that both Beast Boy and Raven have deep feelings for each other.
In "Beast Man", Raven tells Beast Boy to change out of his "man form" before he ends up with a 'car payment' and a 'loveless marriage' at which she briefly giggles after mentioning the word "marriage". This shows the thought of them being married may please her. Her feelings for Beast Boy in "Matched" have not changed according to this.
In "Cool School", Beast Boy shares that he cares a lot of what Raven thinks of him. At the end Beast Boy transformed into a bee, compliments her and made Raven blush.
In "Head Fruit", Aqualad asked Beast Boy what's up with him and Raven on DCUbook. However, Beast Boy slammed his head against the keyboard and consequently typed a mess of words such that it was hard to understand what he was trying to say.
In "Nean", Beast Boy asks Raven if she would be his date to Starfire's wedding. Raven says that she won't go to a chili wedding, which seems to be her only apparent reasoning for rejecting his date offer. When Beast Boy exclaims its time for a non-meat party a second time, everyone except for Raven rejects the idea. Beast Boy confesses that it means the world to him that Raven was joining in on his non-meat party.
In "And the Award for Sound Design Goes to Rob", Beast Boy flirtatiously asks if Raven wanted to be in his band. Raven said no and asks if they would be quiet. Beast Boy replies, again flirtatiously, and tells her not to worry about it. Later on in the episode, while everyone is upset at Raven, he tells her it's okay, and points out that there is a bright side to having no sound in the world, which is farting with out being heard.
In "The Return of Slade", Raven tells Beast Boy that clowns are for kids and they are too old, but he and Cyborg did not listen and hire a clown. When Beast Boy is disappointed that the clown is not as cool as he remembers he says that he is going too make him cool. Raven warns them and tells them that kids entertainment is not to be messed with. Beast boy does not listen and says "sorry mama" and proceeds to make him cool. In the end Beast Boy and Cyborg apologize and say that she was right.
In "More of the Same", Beast Boy implies that he wants to kiss Raven at midnight, but she summons a magic hand and slaps him away.
In "Some of Their Parts", Beast Boy recalls moments of the times he and Passionate Raven had together when she was first introduced. After thinking of the happy thoughts, Beast Boy quickly throws the crystal at Raven so he can split her into the five facets of her personality and to reunite with her passion. Robin blocks the crystal with his staff and it bounces off the ceiling light and TV and hits Silkie instead, splitting him into his five facets of his personality. Disappointed, Beast Boy comments that he wanted some "smoochies smoochies". Later one of Beast Boy's emoticlones lovingly commented how he liked how the purple Raven was staring at him and wanted to take her along.
Robin disagrees and puts her back into the crystal, making the Beast Boy emotionclone groan in disappointment. At the end, Beast Boy again attempts to use the crystal on Raven but this time it succeeds. With that, he and her passionate side make way to share a romantic kiss but to only be interrupted by her rage side.
In "Croissant", when Starfire wondered what Beast Boy would look like after he goes through his changes, Raven briefly giggles and dreams of Beast Boy coming out of his cocoon as a handsome muscular moth man and stares admiringly at his body in awe. When he greets her she then flirtatiously tells him to take her away and then the two disappear into the distance. While still smitten by the thought, Robin interrupted her and asked her what was that she was thinking. Raven immediately denies and quickly snaps and told him it was nothing. May implying she still wants to keep her romantic feelings for Beast Boy hidden from the others.
In "I'm the Sauce", Beast Boy is about to be attacked by hail stones, Raven jumps in front of him to protect him, creating a shield with her powers, dodging the hail stones back at the angry storm cloud. She then surrounds Beast Boy, and the other Titans in a force field.
In "Animals, It's Just A Word!", when Robin asks where Raven was Beast Boy suddenly jumped up out of shock and mentioned he forgot to feed her. Beast Boy approaches what seems to be a lifeless Raven. When he turns her over, he tearfully said she was "dead". Later, he prepared a funeral for her in the bathroom and comments she was a good teammate. At the end of the episode, Raven makes a sudden appearance and told the Titans she remembered sleeping but woke up in the sewer. Beast Boy clearly seems very happy to find out she wasn't actually dead.
In "BBBDAY!", Raven was the only Titan who actually forgot Beast Boy's birthday. Mostly throughout the episode, Raven pushes the other Titans to celebrate and pretend to care about Beast Boy's birthday so she could save his aging. As they were running towards the closing portal, Beast Boy runs back to save his birthday cake. Raven quickly grabs him before the portal closes. At the end of the episode, Raven honestly admits she was sorry she forgot his birthday.
In "The Cruel Giggling Ghoul", when they're in the van, Beast Boy gets up from his seat and asks Raven what's up with her "peepers", and also called her "mama". Raven says she lost her contacts, so she has to wear glasses. Beast Boy says she looks good in glasses, causing her to blush.
In "Batman vs. Teen Titans: Dark Injustice", when Raven comes finds the other Titans after the battle loss against the "Booger Monster", Raven tells Beast Boy to be real in which Beast Boy comes up to her and told her he will be real as he can and tells her he loves her and she tells him she loves him too while she blushes. Beast Boy pulls out a box with an engagement ring inside and asked Raven to marry him. She says yes and they hug afterwards. Raven encourages the others to go their separate ways and quit being Titans. As she and Beast Boy were about to kiss, however, they both (along with the other three Titans) look at the camera and say "April Fools!" Though their engagement was just for a April Fool's Day prank, their feelings, however are honestly expressed truthfully like always.
Raven has a very strained relationship with her demonic father, Trigon. His relationship with Raven is more toned down then compared to the original series. Trigon's only desire for Raven is for her to grow up to be like him. Raven apparently decided at some point in the past that she wanted to be a hero, rather than follow in her father's footsteps. Thinking it was just a phase she was going through, Trigon didn't mind it too much. Later on, he realized that she fully intended to remain a hero. Now, Trigon is continuously trying to force her to embrace her birthright as a demon spawn. This is exactly what he does in "Dog Hand", where he arrives at Titans Tower to convince her to join him.
In "Dreams", Raven's dream focuses on Trigon's return to conquer the earth. In the dream, Trigon tries to force her to join him, as it is "her destiny". Raven is eventually able to overcome him and defeat him. Strangely though, her demon side takes over, so she decides to do what he wanted and kills her friends. She then takes over the world, just like her father wanted her to.
In "Caramel Apples", Trigon comes for a visit to destroy the world, because Raven didn't give anything to him for Father's Day. Raven claims that he was acting like a baby. When Trigon starts to spend more time with Starfire, Raven starts to feel somewhat jealous of their growing relationship, telling Starfire that Trigon isn't her father, which then causes a fight to break out between Raven and Starfire. After the fight was over, Trigon was seen to be enjoying the fight while eating popcorn and said it was getting interesting. He then confessed to them both that all the fighting was his idea. Raven (with Starfire's help) then opens a portal to send Trigon to another dimension, where he vocalizes to be back for Thanksgiving. Raven confesses to Starfire that she still wants him to love her, even though she doesn't want to be an evil demon spawn like he wants her to be.
In "Thanksgiving", Trigon joins his daughter Raven on Thanksgiving at Titans Tower. He later turned Cyborg into a turkey, and was preparing to eat him. Raven notices this, and tries to stop him from eating her friend. Raven says to go ahead and eat him because he never listens to her anyways, and then she makes a sad puppy dog look on her face. He tried to ignore it at first but as he kept looking back at her, he finally gave up on trying to kill and eat Cyborg. Trigon states that he wanted her to have an actual turkey on Thanksgiving, but Raven states that eating her friend wasn't part of the deal.
Starfire is the only Titan who Raven doesn't get actively annoyed at, and appears to be one of Raven's closest companions. They have a 'somewhat' BFF or sister relationship.
In "Dog Hand," Starfire says to Raven's father, redundantly, that she is Raven's best female friend within the Teen Titans (however, apart from Raven, Starfire is the only female in the Titans). Starfire is often extremely friendly to Raven, but Raven is often not that interested. She often tries to reject Starfire, often failing, but usually not in a mean way, she just wants to be left alone. Even when she does try to be a little mean, Starfire doesn't understand because of her naivety of Earth culture.
In "Girl's Night Out", despite her initial reluctance to join, Raven joins Starfire and Jinx in a girls' night out and they all have a good time. Starfire, along with Cyborg, tease Raven about supposedly being jealous of Beast Boy's relationship with Terra in "Terra-ized."
In "Missing", when the boys steal Silkie and take him back to Killer Moth for a reward, Raven counsels a depressed Starfire, and tries to convince her that Silkie isn't capable of loving Starfire in the same way she does to him. At one point, Starfire resorts to her habit of "licking Silkie to bathe him" on Raven, who is deeply disgusted. Raven then takes Starfire to Killer Moth's lair, where they see Killer Moth caring for Silkie, and leave just in time to hear Killer Moth plunge Silkie into a pool of mutagenic chemicals. Raven finally supports Starfire in bringing Silkie back, but then, a mutated Silkie emerges from the pool, now giant sized and able to talk. However, Silkie is equally as friendly, and tells Starfire he loves her, which made Starfire happy. Raven admits her mistake, and apologizes to Starfire and Silkie before the two take a ride on Silkie's back.
In "Knowledge," Starfire becomes very upset, because she lacks human/Earth culture. Raven tries to comfort her by singing a song to her to cheer her up (which it does). Later, Raven casts a spell on Starfire to make her more smart, which causes everyone to feel miserable, including Raven herself. At the end of the episode, Raven apologizes to Starfire and said she should have taught her the 'old fashioned way' instead of using her magic as a shortcut.
It seems that at times, Raven and Starfire's relationship can be tested, as shown in "Caramel Apples," where they had a fight between each other. Other than that, they are pretty close freinds, and even pretended to play a role of being each others' fathers for the rest of the day.
In "Boys vs. Girls," they both teamed up with each other (due to the fact that they are the only females in the Titans Tower) to compete against the male Titans, to prove which gender is more superior than the other. Together, they worked as a team and won the bet. They both seem to get quite annoyed with the boys at times.
Raven is frequently annoyed by Cyborg's immaturity and selfishness, especially when he causes trouble with his best friend Beast Boy.
As seen in "Meatball Party," Raven was upset with him, because he wanted her to eat a meatball, but she didn't want to. Cyborg seemed to have a pattern of forcing Raven to do things she didn't want to do, which he finally understood by the end of the episode, but couldn't help himself when it came to meatball parties.
Cyborg and Starfire tease Raven about her being jealous of Beast Boy's "relationship" with Terra in "Terra-ized."
In "Colors of Raven," Red Raven continuously beats Cyborg up, and openly expresses all of her anger and disgust Raven holds towards him. Cyborg also gets along well with Pink Raven, whom he has a lot of fun with.
In "Thanksgiving," Raven protects Cyborg from getting eaten by her father, Trigon, after he turns him into a turkey.
In "Real Boy Adventures," after Cyborg expresses regret at being half robot and wishes to be human again, Raven informs she can make it happen and offers to do it for him, Overjoyed, Cyborg hugs her. She proceeds to put him through an extremely painful process, but it indeed manages to make him fully human again.
In "Cool School," Cyborg told her that he thinks of her as a sister, which Raven appears flattered by.
Raven and Robin's relationship is very complex, and varies over the course of the series. Often times, Raven is often annoyed by Robin's self-absorbed nature and bossiness, while Robin dislikes Raven's cold, overly serious nature. Despite their differences, they do appear to hold a level of respect for one another, being maturest of all the Titans, and often bond over their love of puns.
In "Dog Hand", she refused to discuss her father until Robin confronted her on the subject and forced it out of her. She also helped him find a replacement staff in "Staff Meeting" by giving him the location of the Universe Tree.
In "Laundry Day", Robin refuses to do the laundry when it's his turn, and instead uses a set of contests and puts the task onto Raven instead. Raven becomes very irritated at Robin, and refuses to let him inside when he's trapped outside the tower naked. She later used a spell to make the clothes come to life, under the guise they are possessed by the slime and attacking the Titans. Robin finally apologizes and states he would be willing to do the laundry for a whole year if they got out of it. Raven finally receives the answer she had been awaiting and taunts Robin for having to do a year of laundry.
In "Colors of Raven", Red Raven continuously beats up Robin and Cyborg throughout the episode, often for no reason at all. Gray Raven also has a habit of hiding behind Robin or puking on him, to which Robin seems to be sympathetic towards. Robin also tries to kiss Purple Raven in order to get her back into the crystal at her kissing booth before Starfire intervenes.
In "Uncle Jokes", Raven is the only other Titan that finds Robin's "Uncle" jokes humorous.
In "Real Magic", Raven continually warns Robin that his abuse of magic will anger the Magic God. Later on, both of them are summoned by the Magic God, who is actually mad at Raven. The Magic God banishes Raven, but Robin convinces the God to give her one more chance. Raven returns and, with Robin's help, pleases the Magic God, who releases her. From that point on, Raven promises to be more positive towards Robin and his "stupid" games.
In "Thanksgiving", Raven states that Robin is her least favorite teammate.
In "Hose Water", Raven has an ongoing egg pun contest with Robin throughout the course of the episode.
In "Let's Get Serious", Raven joins the other Titans in telling Robin to lighten up when he keeps trying to be more serious. When he lectures the other Titans, he says all of them have become far too silly, making special mention to say "even Raven". When Raven protests, he reveals he went and saw her stand-up comedy act. Robin is shown in the audience, unimpressed by Raven and later tells her no matter how hard she tried she wasn't funny.
In "Nean", Raven goes to Robin when he was crying on the couch over a pot of chili, Raven (in her nice form) tells Robin to be himself and Robin says the chili is cool while Raven said he is too. Robin thanks Raven by hugging her and they both hug. After when Robin leaves the room smiling, Raven smiles and says that it felt good by helping Robin out and being nice isn't bad.
Raven seems to be Silkie's friend, because in "Legendary Sandwich" and "Nose Mouth", she is playing with her Pretty Pretty Pegasus dolls with him, but in "Dog Hand" she threw him out by breaking the window, but it was more due to rage than a dislike for Silkie. However in "Missing", she rides on it along with Starfire after Silkie was mutated by Killer Moth. Allowing them to fly around and above Jump City and admitting that Raven was wrong about Silkie by having love affection for Starfire and she's being told that Silkie loves her too.
Raven and Jinx have a on-off friend/enemy relationship, and appear to be rivals since they have similar powers.
In "Girl's Night Out", it's revealed that Raven sometimes visits Jinx in jail to gloat at her. Jinx also states Raven is her least favorite Titan. When Starfire wishes to break Jinx out of jail, Raven at first refuses but eventually agrees after succumbing to the puppy dog eyes. While Raven remains negative at first, Jinx's crazy antics do make her have some fun, and she starts to get along with Jinx.
In "Legs", Raven faces off against Jinx using her newly revealed legs, and brutally beats her up using kicks.
In "Let's Get Serious", Raven, along with Starfire, breaks Jinx out of her chains to have a third girl's night out.
In "How 'Bout Some Effort", Raven (along with Starfire) willingly tried to cheer Jinx up about her argument with Cyborg.
Terra seems to be Raven's enemy because she knew her purpose was to bring down the Titans, and also from her clear envy of Beast Boy's affection for Terra. From the start Raven was suspicious of Terra the first time in the episode "Terra-ized" she had a feeling Terra was a spy that was using Beast Boy's affections to get The Titans secrets. When Raven saved Beast Boy from getting crushed by Terra, they have a short battle Raven won, then trapped her in another dimension. And when she returns in "Be Mine", she continues to spy on Terra after she later escapes from a dimension Raven had previously sealed her in. This time, she manages to convince Beast Boy of Terra's treachery, which depresses him. Raven is left clearly heartbroken when Beast Boy seems to win Terra over, combined with the fact that she was unable to express her true feelings for him. As she watches in an exchange of tears, then she becomes angry and jealous, Raven then suddenly seals Terra back into the other dimension once again, with Beast Boy jumping in after her this time.
In "Rocks and Water", Raven comes up with a plan to ruin Terra's relationship with Aqualad. Though it failed on several attempts but at the end she and Beast Boy successfully break them up and with Beast Boy's help she sends her back down the trash hole (but along with Aqualad this time).
In "I'm the Sauce", Raven and Terra's rivalry continues. Terra pointed at Raven for being her tapper and was prepared to crush her with a boulder in a game of "heads up seven up", however, Raven shakes her head and Terra's own boulder fell top of her.
Aqualad (former love interest/ex-boyfriend)
Initially Raven did not have a good first impression of Aqualad, and pushed him to the side. In "Pirates", she accepted his offering of meeting on the sea to make clear she was not interested in him, and that is where Aqualad took her underwater in a bubble to show her a show of sharks eating the seas life which appeals to Raven greatly. So much in fact she develops a crush on him and gives him a kiss on the cheek after their date. After, when it was clear that Beast Boy was not happy with Raven's new "boyfriend", Raven decided a "a fight to the death" between Aqualad and Beast Boy will decide who will take her to the skeleton show. Aqualad shows that he has no interest in fighting for her, and with his guard down Beast Boy unleashes his jealous rage, transforming into several animals beating Aqualad to a pulp. After it was settled Aqualad was not going fight back, Raven ended the fight between them, and Aqualad said she was a dark person and fainted on the floor.
Much later, in "Rocks and Water", it is revealed that Raven still held feelings for Aqualad. She tells him that she and Beast Boy were dating, trying to make him jealous. She and and Beast Boy agrees to his offer for a "double date" later that evening. Raven and Beast Boy began awkwardly flirt with each other, making Aqualad and Terra feel uncomfortable. After Aqualad have an argument at the party, Beast Boy and Raven constantly try to break them up which they eventually do. Later in the episode, Raven banishes him and Terra (with Beast Boy's help) down the trash hole.
In "Yearbook Madness", Aqualad wrote in her yearbook to please take him back.
Raven briefly become best friends with Rose in "Cool School". They first meet when the Titans attempt to stop Rose from breaking out of confinement from Juvenile Correction Facility. Rose easily defeats the other Titans using an assortment of insults that touch on their sensitive sides, which Raven appears to enjoy. When only Raven is left, the two exchange insults between each other, but eventually come to respect one another for being "cool" and start to hang out together. The two go and enjoy several activities with each other, including breaking into a music store and jamming, riding on a motorcycle, carving a statue of Robin being bossy, and playing games at the fair. When Robin is determined to put Rose back in prison, the girls engage in wordplay to fluster and confuse him, and state Rose was already in prison. Eventually, Rose tries to throw a knife at Sticky Joe which Raven does not allow, causing a fight to ensue between the two girls and ending their friendship. When Rose is about to finish Raven off, the other Titans show up to rescue her, but are all effortlessly defeated. Rose once again holds all the Titans at swordpoint and asks if they had any last words. When the Titans begin showing affection to one another, they discover Rose is repulsed by this and keep at it until they thoroughly gross her out. The defeated Rose is put back in prison, and this time Raven doesn't join in with her when she tries to use wordplay to trick Robin.
Raven and Control Freak seem to get along well, being able to bond with their interests in the same show. As in "Friendship" when they are shown to have the same typical emotions as a two year old baby when watching Pretty Pretty Pegasus. When Raven answers Control Freak's question for what is the plural of Pegasus she simply remarks, "A Flerd. It's half flock, half herd". Control Freak simply calls her a "nerd", but Raven doesn't seem to mind. Raven was actually very happy when Control Freak sent her and the Titans into the show.
Episodes focusing on Raven
- Legendary Sandwich
- Dog Hand
- Laundry Day
- Girl's Night Out
- Meatball Party
- Colors of Raven
- Nose Mouth
- Be Mine
- Real Magic
- I See You
- Salty Codgers
- Caramel Apples
- Crazy Day
- Rocks and Water
- Cool School
- Campfire Stories
- And the Award for Sound Design Goes to Rob
- Leg Day
- Dignity of Teeth
- Scary Figure Dance
- Two Parter
- The True Meaning of Christmas
- Garage Sale
- Secret Garden
- The Cruel Giggling Ghoul
- The Teen Titans Go Easter Holiday Classic
- Batman v Teen Titans: Dark Injustice
- Arms Race with Legs
Songs Sung by Raven
- When she is angered, her eyes turn red, her teeth get sharp and she speaks in a demonic voice. She also shows another pair of slightly smaller red eyes above her UI normal eyes; all inherited from her father.
- Raven's trademark line is "Azarath... Metrion... ZINTHOS!", which is the incantation for most of her spells.
- Raven has sung the least amount of songs, out of all of the Titans.
- Raven seems susceptible to "puppy dog eyes", as she succumbed to them in "Girl's Night Out" and "Matched".
- Her father Trigon not only gave her the five of her emoticlones, he also gave her an extension of the "Azarath... Metrion... ZINTHOS!" for the five of them.
- In "Laundry Day", Raven's bob-cut hair is black instead of (the usual) purple from the original show, though this slight change may be an attempt at Raven's original image from the comics. There was a different design for Raven with her purple hair in some concept art, similar to the old show. It is unknown why the producers didn't use this design. However in some episodes, on the wall can be seen some photos of Raven without her hood, showing her hair with the style from the old show.
- Raven loves the show Pretty Pretty Pegasus, which is clearly a parody of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. This is a reference to Tara Strong, Raven's voice actress, as she voices Twilight Sparkle on the show.
- Many people believe Raven's real name is Rachel but it's not. Raven's real name is Raven.
- In "Driver's Ed", it is shown that Raven has a car license and can drive the T-Car without touching the steering wheel.
- Raven has died four times in this series "Ghost Boy", "Starfire the Terrible", "Hot Garbage" and "Scary Figure Dance".
- Raven is slightly taller than Beast Boy, but smaller than anyone else, making her the second shortest of the Titans.
- Raven rather use her powers of levitation to stand or walk, which contrasts with the old show where she often only uses this power to fight or meditate.
- There is a small glitch in "La Larva de Amor" where Raven is missing her socks.
- It is revealed in "Colors of Raven", she has the ability to release her magic from her body by flagellating.
- Raven's skin appears to be a lighter, pale-ish shade of grey than in the original TV series.
- Raven's room has chains, hooks, multitudes of candles, and cages on her wall making it a parody to her Goth-like persona in the original series.
- As seen in "Girl's Night Out", Raven has a criminal record for knocking down buildings with a bumper car with Jinx and Starfire.
- Raven's voice actress, Tara Strong, also voiced her in the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us, however, her voice is mature and sounds much more demonic sounding than in the show.
- In the original DC Comics, it is true that Raven had a romantic on and off relationship with Beast Boy. However, it is later revealed she and Beast Boy got back together in the final issue before the reboot.
- Raven is also portrayed as being evil (in the alternate timeline) and plotting to bring her father Trigon to earth to rule it.
- In addition to her love for Pretty Pretty Pegasus, she is also seen wearing pink rabbit slippers in the episode, "Laundry Day".
- In "Meatball Party", Raven reveals that she hates going to the dentist.
- Also, demons in her mouth go frantic when there's a crack in her tooth.
- Her hair is different in the series and in the game, Tower Lockdown.
- In "The Left Leg", it is shown that Raven hates the smell of celery.
- Most of the time her cloak is indigo, and sometimes blue.
- As seen in the episode "Nose Mouth", Raven has a liking for poodles as she turns Beast Boy into a balloon and folds him into one.
- As seen in the episode "Serious Business", Raven enjoys tap dancing in the bathroom.
- As shown in the episode "Legs", Raven's cloak carries some kind of curse, making the wearer discover the dark side of their personality, and making them unable to express his/her feelings.
- In "Laundry Day", Starfire wore Raven's cloak and it didn't have any affects to her, as well as Beast Boy in "Meatball Party".
- In "Girl's Night Out", it is revealed Raven has a fear of girly things.
- In "Birds", it is revealed that her power can be used against her as she tried to use her powers on Orange Mockingbird but he used it to hit her.
- In "In and Out", it is revealed that Raven has a Pretty Pretty Pegasus hoodie.
- In "Breakfast Cheese", she becomes White Raven for the first time since "The End" from the old series.
- It is implied in the episode "Dreams", that Raven has a desire to kill the Titans and take over the world, and wants to defeat her father to stop him from "having all the fun".
- In "Grandma Voice", Raven mentions that her grandmother was a succubus.
- As seen in "I See You", her true demonic form resembles Trigon and uses a spell to cleanse herself to turn completely back to normal.
- As seen in "Salty Codgers", Raven seems to have a strange liking towards elderly people.
- In "Caramel Apples", it is shown through a photo that Raven has had a date to prom who resembles the Pizza Deliverer.
- In "Road Trip", it is revealed that Raven gets carsick while reading.
- Robin is her least favorite Titan as revealed in "Thanksgiving".
- She is seen unhooded more often in Season 2 least than in Season 1.
- Raven and Robin are the only two characters in the show that have bird names and start with the letter "R".
- In "Truth, Justice, and What?", Raven likes black olives on her pizza.
- In the newer episodes, starting with "Real Boy Adventures", Raven begins to become funnier and smiles a lot more. This is also clearly stated by Robin in "Let's Get Serious".
- In "Caramel Apples", it is revealed that Raven has destroyed a universe when she was 3 years old.
- She is the very first character to appear in the series.
- Raven can be seen reading a book that resembles The Journals from Gravity Falls, this book is not the Spell Book nor the Book of Legends.
- In "Beast Man," she got a tattoo on her arm of the show Pretty Pretty Pegasus.
- For some odd reason, whenever Raven used certain powers, the word 'knife' can be heard.
- In "Colors of Raven", it is revealed that she afraid of horror movies but like comedies.
- As seen in "Dignity of Teeth", despite being disgusted by eating teeth at first, she ends up actually enjoys the taste of them.
- In "A Farce", it is shown that Raven knows a lot about cars, this was because her grandfather and her father, Trigon, who were both used to be mechanics.
- In "The True Meaning of Christmas", Raven enjoys the smell and taste of gingerbread.
- In "The Cruel Giggling Ghoul", it is revealed she wears contacts, or glasses if she loses them.
- In the end of "Batman v Teen Titans: Dark Injustice, it is revealed that she loves pranks.
- In the original Teen Titans series, Raven and Robin are the exact same height but in this series Raven is shorter than Robin.
The quotes for Raven can be found here
Voice in other languages
- Veronika Nádasi (Singing voice in "Knowledge"), Kata Nemes Takách (Hungarian)
- Monica Bertolotti (Italian)
- Corina Cernea (Romanian)
- Izabella Bukowska-Chądzyńska (Polish)
- Mariana Torres (Brazil)
- Rita Salgueiro (Portuguese)
|The image gallery for Raven may be viewed here.|