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Trigon (father), Arella (mother)
When embracing her dark heritage, Raven's appearance takes on a more demonic visage which includes an extra set of glowing red eyes. Also, her purple hair, purple eyes, gray skin, and chakra stone tend to give her away.
Teen Titans Episode: Final Exam
- Azarath Metrion Zinthos!
- -- Raven
Before joining the Titans, Raven was born the daughter of the demonic lord Trigon and the human Arella in the realm of Azarath
. During most of her life there she had been raised by monks and was taught how to use her powers and control her emotions, but at some unknown point in her life it was revealed to her that she would be used as a key element in her father's eventual take over of the universe, after this revelation she fled Azarath and went to Earth hoping to escape her fate. She soon arrived in a large city in california known as Jump City
, but at the time of her arrival the city was in a current state of turmoil do to an invasion initiated by the Gordanian
race who were seeking the escaped princess Starfire
who they were planning to give to the Citadel as a prize. While wandering the streets Raven eventually came across the escaped princess who was currently in a battle with three renegade heroes (Robin
and Beast Boy
), seeing the situation she attempted to stop the fighting and explained to them that fighting would get them nowhere, after having tried to resolve the fight peacefully the princess escaped and warned them not to follow her. After a few discussions the four decided to introduce themselves and work together to find the princess and save the city from the Gordanians. After searching the city they find the princess and convince her to join their team and with her help they invade the Gordanian mothership and defeat the menace once and for all. After the victory Robin convinces Raven and the others to join together and become a superhero team that would one day be known as the Teen Titans.
Powers and Abilities
Raven has a wide range of powers which appear to be rooted in the supernatural. Though not required, Raven often speaks the phrase "Azarath Metrion Zinthos" to focus her abilities.
Telekinesis: Raven demonstrates this power most often, levitating boxes, buses, and other inanimate objects into the battle, encased in her dark, mystical energy. She has, on several occasions, demonstrated that she can use her telekinesis on human beings.
Magic: Raven demonstrates on several occasions her ability to use magic.
Levitation: Apparently, Raven cannot fly. Instead, she uses her telekinesis to lift her body so that she may float off the ground.
Phasing: Raven has shown many times her ability to teleport. Using her dark powers, she melts into walls and floors, sometimes in the shape of a giant bird.
: She can teleport, but it seems to take a lot out of her. She always teleports in the form of a giant Raven.
Precognition: Raven seems to be able to detect some of the future. Raven is shown having a vision after Terra runs by her. This is the only time this power is shown, but the vision comes true.
Time Manipulation: Under extreme stress, Raven could stop time for a while and has the ability to reach into the time stream. She "revives" Robin and Slade, who is chasing her, revives himself. She later sets time correct.
Soul-Self: Raven uses a soul-self like power to defeat Slade, who was working for Trigon at the time.
Healing: Raven has the ability to heal wounds, not only healing others but herself as well.
: This may or may not be considered a power, but Raven has the ability to "sense things" like where people are, what they're doing, and things like that.
- Multilingualism: Raven is fluent in several languages including English, German, Latin, Romanian, Ancient Sumerian, and Sanskrit. 
- Occultism: Raven is well-versed in the occult and is familiar with mystical rites from both her home dimension as well as Earth.
Raven has the strength of a woman her age who who engages in moderate regular exercise.
Because of her demonic upbringing, Raven has severe emotional issues verging on multiple personality disorder. Though she usually maintains a subdued demeanor, her full range of emotions have been personified within the environment of her soul-self. Each aspect was represented as wearing a different colored robe: green (brave), gray (timid), pink (happy), red (rage), orange (rude), yellow (intelligent), purple (friendly), brown (sad), and white which represents having full control over (or suppression of) all emotions.
- This version of Raven is exclusive to the continuity of the Teen Titans animated series and the Teen Titans Go! comic book adaptation. The role of Raven was voiced by actress Tara Strong.
- Titans head writer David Slack intentionally wrote Raven and Beast Boy as a "married couple", hence the relationship was one of deep loyalty and affection, but also laced with conflictive personality clashes. This "tough love" relationship between Beast Boy and Raven is continued in Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, also written by Slack.
Links and References
- ↑ "Titan Rising"
- ↑ "Birthmark"
- ↑ "Final Exam"
- ↑ "The Beast Within"
- ↑ Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo