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Real Identity: Raven
Affiliations: Super Hero High School
Appearances (Novels): Supergirl at Super Hero High, Katana at Super Hero High, and Harley Quinn at Super Hero High
Appearances (Graphic Novels): Hits and Myths
Appearances (Webisodes): Ha-Ha Horticulture, Nevermore Part 1, Nevermore Part 2, Nevermore Part 3, Nevermore Part 4, Tamaranean Dance Club Part 1, By the Yearbook, Spell-shocked Part 1, Spell-shocked Part 2, Stage Fright, Haunted Harley, Mindscape, Fortress of Solidarity Part 1, Super Gift Swap, My So-Called Anti-Life Part 1, My So-Called Anti-Life Part 2, and My So-Called Anti-Life Part 3
Powers/Skills: Flight and Knowledge of Magic
Voiced By: Tara Strong
Raven is the daughter of Trigon, demon lord of the Underworld. He wanted her to follow in his criminal foot steps and had her homeschooled. However, they didn't see eye to evil eye. Raven found evil so boring, hated magic, and was interested in all the cool stuff going on at Super Hero High School. After Etrigan was captured and imprisoned in the Underworld, Raven found some supers from Super Hero High. She helped point them the right direction to Etrigan but didn't go with them. While she was okay with helping them, she didn't want to be caught and be grounded for eternity by Raven. She wished them good luck (or whatever) and left. Beast Boy felt a definite connection with her. During another home school session, Raven was given a new spell by Trigon. It was "Azarath Metrion Zinthos." While practicing it, she was unaware she was causing lava eruptions in Metropolis. She asked Trigon if she could learn something else like reading, geography, or Quantum Physics. Trigon emphasized Underworldians did magic and she must follow him his footsteps.
Raven stated she hated magic but he didn't listen. Trigon revealed the spell was to open a portal to Metropolis. Raven was aghast but Trigon glazed over it and told her to keep practicing and she could open portals whenever she wanted. Raven stated she didn't want to open portals like him. Trigon countered opening portals were useful and exhilarating. He demonstrated, opened a portal, and assigned her to practice until she could open her own portal then left for his chambers. Raven had enough and decided to go to Metropolis instead and jumped into his portal. Raven arrived in Metropolis and observed several eruptions. Raven saved a toddler from being launched into the lava by the earthquakes but she insisted she was just a passerby and not a hero. She saw Batgirl and was amazed at her driving around and freezing the lava at the same time. Supergirl and Bumblebee noticed her as they carried some citizens out of a building.
Supergirl asked her for her help. Raven hesitated but after a building started to fall over, she flew to it and tried to stop its descent. Supergirl flew over to her and helped stop the building. She informed Raven that heroes worked together in Metropolis. She followed Supergirl and gathered up more citizens. They arrived at Super Hero High and dropped them off to take shelter in the cafeteria bunker. She noticed Commissioner Gordon and Batgirl were father and daughter. Principal Waller recognized Raven and wondered if her recruitment letter finally reached her despite the Underworld Postal Service being a nightmare. Raven repeated she wasn't a hero. Waller stated Super Hero High was a place to learn how to be one. Though she could hardly believe Trigon gave his blessing. Raven confirmed he didn't. Waller asked if Trigon was behind the eruptions. Raven admitted it was her fault because she was just as bad as Trigon. Waller didn't think so but found Trigon to be a real piece of work. Trigon suddenly surfaced and yelled out for Raven.
Trigon grounded her for an eternity. Supergirl interjected and insisted she was just trying to be a superhero. Trigon got angrier and grounded her for two eternities. Raven flew closer and told him he was embarrassing her in front of everyone. Trigon declared she belonged in the Underworld and ordered her back. Raven revealed she wanted to stay and attend Super Hero High. He started blasting the campus. Waller ordered the supers to their stations. Raven tried using magic to put out a fire but only spread it by accident. Batgirl and Supergirl teamed up and put Trigon on his back but he grabbed them and was insulted they tried to interfere with his family. Raven promised to go back home but Trigon refused to leave until Super Hero High paid for the insult. Trigon declared they were bad influences on his daughter. Supergirl got Batgirl and herself free then found Raven and told her to use her magic to send Trigon back to the Underworld.
Raven was unsure because her magic was from her father's side and was pure evil. Supergirl stated Super Hero High taught powers weren't good or evil and it was a choice. She told Raven to either be like her dad or forge her own path. Raven understood and was about to cast when Batgirl arrived with a plan. Batgirl switched the hologram of her on the Batcycle for Raven's. The hologram declared she was going to start a charity and commit random acts of kindness then drove off. Trigon and Supergirl were fooled by Raven's hologram on Batgirl's Batcycle. Trigon chased after the hologram. Batgirl gave the real Raven the signal and she created a portal at the 3500 block intersection right under Trigon. It pulled him back to the Underworld. Trigon was elated Raven finally created her first Underworld portal. Raven credited her new friends, Supergirl and Batgirl, with helping her make her do so. Trigon admitted she mastered more at Super Hero High in a short time than all those years of home school and let her stay.
Trigon implored her to learn all she could then they would destroy the world together. Raven said 'maybe' and thanked him. He reminded her to study hard and be bad then the portal closed. Supergirl hugged her from behind but Raven made it clear she didn't do hugs. She attended a school dance inspired by the Great Dance of Tamaran. Trigon attended the tree lighting ceremony at Super Hero High during the winter season. However, he made a fiery entrance in the mail hall's skating rink instead of using the front door and startled the supers. Raven cleared things up. To make it up to her, Trigon lit the Christmas Tree. However, he took it literally and lit it on fire. Luckily, Mera and Poison Ivy used their abilities to restore the tree. By the next semester, Raven could easily generate portals of different sizes. During lunch, she demonstrated to Supergirl, Bumblebee, and Wonder Woman by pulling an apple out of a small portal. Supergirl asked her how far her portals could take her. Raven wasn't sure and tried.
Raven wound up several months into the future. The school was a wreck. She noticed a calendar on May and walked outside to discover Metropolis was devastated, too. Someone blasted her with a beam into a portal she opened. Raven returned to the present but had partial amnesia. All she could remember was she saw something terrible. Batgirl, Supergirl, and Raven consulted Dr. Seid but he needed to know more about the portal. Dr. Seid slipped off his step ladder but Raven cast a Zinthos and a chair caught him. He thanked her and remarked her magic was uber-useful. Batgirl got an idea and wanted to borrow the Book of Legends to restore Raven's memory but it was locked in a vault under the school. Despite her reservations, Wonder Woman helped them get into the vault with her super strength. Raven was blasted by the Book of Legends then it animated Lead and wrecked havoc in the school. Raven believed there was a counterspell on one of its pages that would stop all the enchantments.
The girls came to Dr. Seid's aid. Raven disintegrated the animated ladders with an orb of magic. Batgirl and Wonder Woman restrained the Book of Legends with their grapnel line and Lasso of Truth while Raven read the counterspell. Everything was restored to normal. Raven still couldn't remember her trip to the future but believed they should start preparing for whatever was coming. Raven wanted to cast a spell of good luck backstage for the cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream. However, it made Star Sapphire, Harley Quinn, Hawkgirl, and Batgirl stuck to the backstage. She realized a good luck spell in Underworld was a bad luck spell in Overworld. To make matters worse, the spell wouldn't end until the play was over. Miss Martian posed as each of the cast to perform the play and got a standing ovation. On Batgirl's cue, Raven cast a light show. Miss Martian found Bumblebee unresponsive in her dorm and called in Raven for help. Raven confirmed she was still alive but admitted it was the work of a spell that she never saw before.
Raven realized Bumblebee was stuck in a sleep cycle in her mind and she could be trapped forever if they didn't enter her dream and free her. Miss Martian elected to go in. She found Bumblebee working on an equation at a perpetually unending chalkboard and drove off a giant pair of red eyes. They soon woke up. Raven confirmed a presence in her mind had fled. Miss Martian mentioned the red eyes. Raven realized those were the same eyes she saw when she went to a dark future earlier in the school year and mused it was drawing near. Raven took part in her first gift exchange at Super Hero High. She didn't understand it at first since gifts were just taken in the Underworld. Raven performed the last swap with a spell that generated a small whirlwind effect to scatter the presents. Dr. Seid selected his top students - Bumblebee, Supergirl, Raven, Batgirl, Katana, Wonder Woman, Starfire, and Beast Boy - to compete in the Tri-Matholon for the Math Club.
Raven quizzed Batgirl on the way, including asking what the formula for the volume of a cone was. They did a mock multiple choice exam to practice for the first leg of the competition. Everyone except Harley fell into an odd trance and focused on completing the exam. Seid realized Harley solved the Anti-Life Equation with the highest test score. All he had to do was carry the one. He revealed his true form and the supers snapped out of the trance. Darkseid declared Earth was his. He flew to the roof and used the Amethyst to transmit the Equation. Raven remembered the future she visited was a world filled with Darkseids. As everyone was transformed into Darkseid, Batgirl told Harley, Raven, and Bumblebee to re-activate their Anti-Hall Monitoring app. They were teleported to the Anti-Hall Monitor's pocket universe and were spared from the Equation's power. Keying on Harley's words, Batgirl realized they could change the solution to the Equation by adding new variables, namely making the other supers remember who they were.
Raven used a spell to tell their auras apart then they were given a familiar item to jog their memory and restore them to normal. Raven dodged some punches and placed Katana's sword in a Darkseid's hand. It transformed back into Katana. After Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Katana were changed back, the Amethyst reverted to normal and changed everyone back. Darkseid was shocked and thought it was impossible. The supers attacked him until he retreated through a Boom Tube.
(Novels only) Raven later became a student at Super Hero High. As Supergirl struggled in Super Heroes Throughout History, her C- was about to become a D after Raven joked the retro assignment, a 1970s report on TV Super heroes, was supposed to be done in hieroglyphics. Frost and Raven played another joke on Supergirl and said the universe was assigned for homework and she was supposed to do an illustrated history of the entire universe due the next day. She found Katana to be June Moone's teacher's pet. During Dr. Arkham's weekly "Family Business" meeting, Raven revealed Trigon was always comparing her to when he was her age.