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--Raven throughout the entire series.


Raven is a member of the Teen Titans and one of the five main protagonists of Teen Titans Go!. Her demonic-inherited powers from her father, Trigon, are a significant asset to the team, but when not in combat, she generally prefers to keep to herself.

Tara Strong, who voiced Raven in the original Teen Titans, reprises her role as the character.

History

Conceived through the relations between a human and the demonic entity Trigon the Terrible, Raven had harbored ghastly evilness within her soul from birth.[1] Expected to follow in her father's footsteps, she left the infernal dimension of Azarath to enslave the people of Earth.

While Raven was terrorizing Jump City in the episode "Flashback", a young sidekick named Robin took notice of her immense demonic powers. He figured that she would be perfect for his new team... so long as she was on the good side. Although her destiny was to enslave the Earth, Raven had grown tired of listening to her annoying dad. She agreed to a tryout for the superhero squad, but after showing uncontrollable wrath and rage, Raven and some other losers were thrown off the team. However, the group of rejects actually made a decent underdog team, with Robin as their leader (who was also ironically booted). With the help of her new friends, Raven eventually fought her way up to the top and earned a spot on the Teen Titans.

Now a hero for justice (although not too enthusiastic about it), Raven fights the forces of evil in Jump City, and occasionally the forces of evil still inside her.

Personality

"Raven is the sarcastic, deadpan demon girl who'd rather be left alone."[2]

With the safety of the world in mind, Raven chooses to keep her feelings and emotions to herself. She often has little to say on a given subject, and when Raven does speak more than one word, it's usually in a dull, monotone voice. The other Titans often consider her a bummer on the team, but it's revealed in the episode "Legs" that her cloak is one of the main sources behind her sullen mood.

Singing shall not be tolerated.

While she tries to remain calm and mature in stressful situations, Raven's four teammates constantly push her to the breaking point. They soon regret it, though, as she unleashes the full might of the demonic side within her. For example, at the beginning of "Boys vs Girls", Raven smashes Beast Boy with a meteor just for singing. When Robin peeks into her cloak in "Legs", he's instantly slammed into the wall. Sometimes Raven even consumes souls just for slight annoyances...

Despite her usually gloomy state of mind, Raven is also shown to have a fun side, especially as the series has progressed, becoming an anti-heroine. She loves watching the ultra-girly cartoon Pretty Pretty Pegasus, a direct opposite of her typical aura. Also, "Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star" depicts Raven's love of dancing. A few episodes such as "Be Mine" have even shown her experiencing romantic feelings for Beast Boy. Even though she prefers to keep a low profile, occasionally she'll enjoy a good time with the Titans, or at least try to.

Physical Appearance

One hand with the magic, the other hand ready to throw blows...

Easy, Raven... no need to destroy a universe right now, okay?

To complement her shadowy and dark mood, Raven dons an indigo-colored cloak, rarely revealing any of her body besides the lower portion of her face. Beneath the overlying garment, Raven wears a black, long-sleeved one-piece suit, complete with red gems near her hips. She sports a pair of indigo shoes with skulls prints on the soles, and her legs are completely bare. A red jewel-encrusted clasp keeps Raven's body locked away from Beast Boy's salacious eyes, and her hood is usually drawn over her head. Whenever Raven does lower her shroud, she shows off her pale-white skin and short black hair. Also, she has a red, diamond-shaped chakra on her forehead. When Raven descends into a demonic fury, the chakra bursts into flames, her hair turns a ghastly white, her skin turns blood red, and all four of her horrific yellow eyes open up, making her resemble Trigon.

Outfits

For the various outfits worn by Raven throughout the series, click here.

Powers and Abilities

Inherited from her atrocious father Trigon, Raven's demonic abilities make her an extremely powerful member of the Titans, but also an unstable one. By saying the incantation "Azarath Metrion Zinthos!", she can do almost anything imaginable; in fact, in "Real Boy Adventures", it literally took her four DAYS to list all of her magical powers! However, as stated in the episode "Magic Man", Raven can only use her powers if she has her spell book intact. It was actually noted that Raven's abilities are nearly infinite, thus only her main ones are listed below. To see a full list, click here.

Cambion Physiological Abilities

Skills

Alternate Forms

Throughout the series, Raven has occasionally taken on different superhero/villain identities and alternate versions. Although only her most notable forms are highlighted below, a full list can be found by following this link.

Photo Name Appearances
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Ravine
"In and Out"
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Raven's Emoticlones
"Colors of Raven"
"Some of Their Parts"
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Lady Legasus
"Legs"
"Leg Day"
"Arms Race with Legs"
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White Raven
"Breakfast Cheese"
"I See You"
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Immortal Goddess
"Staring at the Future"
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Mega Legasus
"Arms Race with Legs"
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Demon of Azarath
"Snuggle Time"
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The Grave Mistake
"Oh Yeah!"
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Wonder Raven
"Two Parter"
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Serious mode
"Let's Get Serious"
"Quantum Fun"
"Had to Be There"
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Radical form
"40%, 40%, 20%
"The Day the Night Stopped Beginning to Shine and Became Dark Even Though it Was the Day"
"Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Second Greatest Team Edition
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Mutated Form
"Animals, It's Just a Word!"
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Monster form
"Campfire Stories"
"Riding the Dragon"
"Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star"
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Muffin form
"The Metric System vs Freedom"
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The Unkindness
"Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans"
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Muscular/Handsome face
"The Mask"
"Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans
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Car form
"Teen Titans Vroom"
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Mutant Turtle
"Truth, Justice, and What?"

Miscellaneous

Yo, DJ Rae-Rae, turn that beat up!

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Trivia

  • Raven is the only left-handed Titan, as seen in many episodes.
    • Nevertheless, in some episodes, notably earlier ones, she is shown to also use her right hand, which may be a continuity error or she is also ambidextrous.
  • Raven is a featured character on Death Battle in the episode Raven Vs. Twilight Sparkle, but in reality, both would actually become allies even though both of them meeting each other defeats the purpose of being canon.
  • A Nephilim (not to be confused with Nephalems which are half-demon and half-angel) is the direct opposite of a Cambion. While there is no known character in Teen Titans Go! who's technically a Nephilim, Elaine Belloc (who had become a truly omnipotent being once The Presence had transferred his powers over onto her) is a Nephilim of godly power, while Raven is a Cambion that is very powerful but not to the point of being omnipotent.
  • According to folklore, Cambions are normally born when a Succubus or Incubus (which are a Demon subspecies) rapes a Human/Homo Sapien, though that's not always the case, as other Demons are capable of doing so as they so wish. Trigon is an accurate example of this.
  • The first time Raven ever appeared was in DC Comics Presents #26, from October 1980.Official DC Comics bio, https://www.dccomics.com/characters/raven
  • Tara Strong, the voice actor for Raven in Teen Titans Go!,Teen Titans and DC Superhero Girls, also voiced her in Injustice: Gods Among Us. Her voice is much more mature and demonic-sounding in the video game.Wikipedia bio, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong
    • Several other popular cartoon characters are voiced by Tara, including Timmy Turner from The Fairly Oddparents, Dil in Rugrats, Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls, Barbara Gordon in various TV shows and movies ,and many more.
      • She was also the original voice of Ben Tennyson from the classic Ben 10 series, and the voice of Terrence from Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends. She even voiced Plum on Bravest Warriors, and Toot and Princess Clara from Drawn Together.
    • Pretty Pretty Pegasus, a cartoon within Teen Titans Go!, parodies My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, a show in which Tara Strong also voices one of the main characters, Twilight Sparkle.
      • Twilight Sparkle, herself, is parodied in the series.
        • Raven is given a golden pony figure for Christmas, similar to the real toys.
  • Not counting Butterbean and Sparkleface, Raven is the first character to appear in the series.
  • Very little detail has been revealed about Raven's background in Teen Titans Go!, likely because depicting sexual relations between a human and an incubus is a little too graphic for a kids' show.
    • A theory, however, one can assume based on Raven's single-parent background is that her mother is long deceased.
  • Although she’s the most intelligent Titan, the crew has dumbed her down in more recent episodes.
    • Also, Raven has become more silly, sociable, and happier as the series has progressed. *There are several differences in characteristics between the 2003 series Raven and the 2013 series Raven:
    • Although Raven's posing for Beast Boy, Robin seems interested, too.

      Now shorter than Robin, Raven is the second shortest on the team (beating Beast Boy by inches).
    • Her hair is now black, not purple, making her appearance more faithful to the comics.
      • The crew actually played with her hair design and even ultimately looked through her vintage comic counterpart's design. They even admitted that they considered her having black hair as "cute".
      • According to Eric J Pringle, such changes in her hair were done after doing some focus tests with the audience. [1]
    • A bit lazier in Teen Titans Go!, Raven prefers levitating than walking.
    • Her skin appears to be a lighter shade of gray.
      • However, starting from Season 5, her gray skin is slightly darker.
    • She has been seen barefoot multiple times.
    • Raven wears her hood down way more often in Teen Titans Go! then she did in the original series, although she mostly prefers her hood on. Since taking it off for the first time in "Laundry Day", she has been seen without her hood 6 times in Season 1, 15 times in Season 2, 29 times in Season 3, 28 times in Season 4, and 21 times in Season 5.
    • She seems to be more powerful, especially with her teleportation abilities.
  • In "Road Trip", Raven is shown to get massively carsick while reading.
  • Rachel Roth is merely an alias temporarily used by Raven while on Earth. Her real name is Raven, making her the only Titan to use her actual name.DC Database bio, https://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Raven_(New_Earth).
  • Although Raven's cloak curses the wearer with a dark, expressionless personality (as seen in "Legs"), Starfire and Beast Boy were unaffected by it in "Laundry Day" and "Meatball Party", respectively.
    • Also, as seen in later episodes, Raven's happiness and playfulness are no longer hindered by the effects of the cloak itself.
  • Raven got a Pretty Pretty Pegasus tattoo on her arm in "Beast Man".
  • In "The Cruel Giggling Ghoul", it's revealed that Raven wears contacts (or glasses if she loses them).
  • In "Caramel Apples", it's revealed that Raven destroyed a universe when she was only 3 years old.
  • As revealed in "Thanksgiving" and "Crazy Day", Robin is her least favorite teammate.
  • Raven can be seen reading a book that resembles The Journals from Gravity Falls in one episode.
  • Raven's power can be used against her (revealed in "Birds" when the Orange Mockingbird deflects it back).
  • Some of the things Raven likes throughout the series are:
  • It's obvious that Raven hates MANY things, but here's a few things not commonly known:
  • The show often depicts a romantic relationship between Raven and Beast Boy, very similar to their storylines in DC Comics.
    • However, Raven has a romantic relationship with Damian Wayne in DCAMU
  • Raven is often seen standing next to Beast Boy, and the two will often make cameos in scenes focusing on the other character.
    • The crew members may be avid BBRAE shippers.
  • As seen in "Girl's Night Out", Raven holds a criminal record for destroying buildings and escaping jail.
  • Raven becomes White Raven for the first time in Teen Titans Go! during "Breakfast Cheese".
  • Chains, candles, skulls, and other spooky stuff in Raven's room accentuates her Goth-like persona.
  • Throughout the series, Raven is shown to be skilled in motor-sport; she's operated vehicles without hands in "Driver's Ed" and "Bro-Pocalypse", and has a vast knowledge of cars in "A Farce".
  • There is a small error in "La Larva de Amor" where Raven is missing the top portion of her shoes.
  • In "Grandma Voice", Raven alludes to her grandmother being a succubus (a female demon who seduces men).
  • Out of all the Titans, Raven has sung the least amount of songs in the show.
  • For some odd reason, the word "knife" can be heard when she uses some of her powers.
  • Raven seems susceptible to "puppy dog eyes", succumbing to them in "Girl's Night Out" and "Matched".
  • Raven is the only Titan who has not celebrated a birthday in the series.
  • Apparently, Raven went to the prom with a guy who resembles the Pizza Deliverer (seen in a photo in "Caramel Apples").
  • In Toon Cup 2019, Raven is an unlockable character.
  • Raven apparently likes using a dagger to pop bubble wraps, as seen in "The Art of Ninjutsu". *Raven is ticklish as seen in "Tamaranian Vacation".
  • Her subconscious mind is revealed to be a dark realm where a vault that stores the dangerous powers of her gemstone, as seen in Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans. When it is fractured, she will lose control over herself and her demonic self will be unleashed consequently. It is unknown whether this subconscious mind of hers has changed after she amended with her inner self.
  • Although she's a cambion, Raven knows nothing about witches, as shown in "Witches Brew".
  • She has a pocket of chocolate eggs as shown in "Egg Hunt" in case of Easter.
  • Starting with Season 5, her cloak changes color slightly from purple to dark blue. However, it remains as purple in the Title Theme.
  • Ask The Titans revealed some facts about her:
    • She loves pineapples, dark leafy green vegetables and ghost peppers as pizza toppings.
    • She wants Wonder Woman to be her sidekick.
    • Her magic requires a ton of animators (this is more of a joke, to be frank).
    • She doesn't have a specifically dance move, but her favorite dance partner is the Boogeyman.
    • The voice cast and crew consider her the most powerful Titan.
  • One of her weakness, as revealed in "Kryptonite", is package peanuts.

References

Teen Titans Go! Characters
Teen Titans RobinStarfireBeast BoyRavenCyborgSilkie
H.I.V.E. Five GizmoJinxMammothSee-MoreBilly Numerous
Titans East BumblebeeSpeedyAqualadMásMenos
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