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Real Identity: Raven
Affiliations: Teen Titans and League of Legs
Appearances: Legendary Sandwich, Pie Bros, Driver's Ed, Dog Hand, Double Trouble, The Date, Dude Relax, Laundry Day, Ghost Boy, La Larva De Amor, Hey Pizza!, Gorilla, Girl's Night Out, You're Fired, Super Robin, Tower Power, Parasite, Star Liar, Meatball Party, Staff Meeting, Terra-ized, Artful Dodgers, Burger vs. Burrito, Matched, Colors of Raven, The Left Leg, Books, Lazy Sunday, Starfire the Terrible, Power Moves, Staring at the Future, No Power, Sidekick, Caged Tiger, Second Christmas, Nose Mouth, Legs, Breakfast Cheese, Waffles, Be Mine, Opposites, Birds, Brain Power, In and Out, Little Buddies, Missing, Uncle Jokes, Mas y Menos, Dreams, Grandma Voice, Real Magic, Puppets Whaaaaat?, Mr. Butt, Man Person, Pirates, Money Grandma, I See You, Brian, Nature, Salty Codgers, Knowledge, Slumber Party, Love Monsters, Baby Hands, Caramel Apples, Sandwich Thief, Friendship, Vegetables, The Mask, Serious Business, Halloween, Boys vs. Girls, Body Adventure, Road Trip, Thanksgiving, The Best Robin, Mouth Hole, Hot Garbage, Robin Backwards, Crazy Day, Smile Bones, Real Boy Adventures, Hose Water, Let's Get Serious, Tamaranian Vacation, Rocks and Water, Multiple Trick Pony, Truth, Justice and What?, Two Bumble Bees and a Wasp, Oil Drums, Video Game References, Cool School, Kicking a Ball and Pretending to Be Hurt, Head Fruit, Yearbook Madness, Beast Man, Operation Tin Man, Nean, Campfire Stories, And The Award for Sound Design Goes to Rob, The H.I.V.E. Five, The Return of Slade, More of the Same, Some of Their Parts, A Cat's Fancy, Leg Day, Dignity of Teeth, Croissant, Spice Game, I'm The Sauce, Hey You, Don't Neglect Me in Your Memory, Accept the Next Proposition You Hear, The Fourth Wall, 40%, 40%, 20%, Grube's Fairytales, A Farce, Scary Figure Dance, Animals: It's Just a Word!, BBBDay!, Black Friday, Two Parter: Part One, Two Parter: Part Two, The True Meaning of Christmas, Squash & Stretch, Garage Sale, Secret Garden, The Cruel Giggling Ghoul, How 'Bout Some Effort?, Pyramid Scheme, Beast Boy's St. Patrick's Day Luck and it's Bad, The Teen Titans Go! Easter Holiday Classic, Batman V Teen Titans: Dark Injustice, Bottle Episode, Finally a Lesson, Arms Race with Legs, Obinray, Wally T, Rad Dudes with Bad Tudes, Operation Dude Rescue: Part One, Operation Dude Rescue: Part Two, History Lesson, The Art of Ninjutsu, Think About Your Future, TTG v PPG, Coconut Cream Pie, Pure Protein, Open Door Policy, Crazy Desire Island, The Titans Show, Booty Scooty, Who's Laughing Now, Oregon Trail, Snuggle Time, Oh Yeah!, Riding the Dragon, The Overbite, The Cape, Shrimps and Prime Rib, Halloween v Christmas, Booby Trap House, Fish Water, TV Knight, Teen Titans Save Christmas, BBSFBDAY, The Streak: Pt 1, The Streak: Pt 2, The Inner Beauty of a Cactus, Movie Night, BBRAE: Pt 1, BBRAE: Pt 2, Permanent Record, Titan Saving Time, The Gold Standard, Master Detective, Easter Creeps, Hand Zombie, Employee of the Month: Redux, The Avogodo, Orangins, Jinxed, Brain Percentages, BL4Z3, Hot Salad Water, Chapter One: I Saw You Dance, Chapter Two: The Story in Your Eyes, Chapter Three: Playing Hard to Get, Chapter Four: The Night Begins to Shine, Lication, Labor Day, Classic Titans, Ones and Zeroes, Career Day, TV Knight 2, Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Pt 1, Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Pt 2, The Academy, Costume Contest, Throne of Bones, Demon Prom, Thanksgetting, The Self-Indulgent 200th Episode Spectacular! Pt 1, The Self-Indulgent 200th Episode Spectacular! Pt 2, BBCYFSHIPBDAY, Beast Girl, Flashback: Pt 1, Flashback: Pt 2, Bro-Pocalypse, Mo' Money Mo' Problems, TV Knight 3, The Scoop!, Chicken In The Cradle, Kabooms: Pt. 1, Kabooms: Pt. 2, and Tower Renovation
Powers/Skills: Telepathy, Flight, Teleportation, Umbrakinesis, and Magic
Voiced By: Tara Strong and Kari Wahlgren (The Fourth Wall)
Raven is the sardonic, dead pan demon girl who'd rather be left alone. From infancy, Raven was more interested in dancing than being a conqueror like her father. She tried tap dancing but Trigon snapped the cane and told her demons don't dance. At age three, she destroyed her first universe. Trigon caught her dancing in her bedroom. He took away her blonde wig and repeated demons don't dance. Rather than continue the legacy of her father Trigon and conquer dimensions, Raven chose to save lives as a superhero after she met Robin in Jump City's city park. She liked the idea of annoying her father rather than take over the planet and tried out for the Teen Titans. Trigon kicked her out of his home for not enslaving the universe in a timely matter so she stayed in Jump City. However, every so often, Raven begins to transform into a demon more close in appearance to her father. She must routinely perform a spell, that opens a portal, to cleanse herself of darkness. She briefly is adorned in a white cloak in place of her traditional blue cloak.
Raven decided to be the "nean" friend among the Teen Titans, someone who is nice by being mean. After recovering a Mysterious Prism from Dr. Light, the Teen Titans were unsure of what to do with the object and tossed it around despite Raven's objections. It activated and imprisoned Raven then fell to the ground. It shattered into five pieces and released five Ravens, each a distinct personality - happiness, rage, timidness, laziness, and passion. It quickly became apparent they were a distraction and they should be rejoined. The five Ravens ran away from Titans Tower into Jump City. The other Titans split into two teams to recapture the Ravens. They returned with only four and found the lazy Raven having ate all the contents of the refridgerator. Beast Boy was annoyed and captured her in the last crystal. With all the shards rejoined, Raven was restored to normal.
In a possible future, Raven defeated her father Trigon in the ultimate battle between good and evil. As a reward for her hard earned victory, Raven was reborn as a being of pure energy. Operating as an immortal goddess, Raven maintained universal balance from an interdimensional plane. Back in present time, the Titans once convinced Raven to use her powers to solve everyone's problems. Raven obliged but each spell had a more and more sinister purpose behind them and she became more evil. Beast Boy was turned into a balloon animal and Cyborg's mouth was taken away. Starfire realized the only way to return Raven back to normal was to use her Pretty, Pretty Pegasus figures to talk through. As the only things that kept her sane, the pegasus figures worked.
While Raven was taking a shower, Robin stole her cloak as part of an experiment to see if it was affecting her personality. Raven realized the cloak was holding her back and discovered a range of dance moves and fighting skills using her legs. She soon took on the name Lady Legasus and left the Teen Titans. In rapid fashion, she defeated all villains in Jump City and won its citizens' adoration. However, upon hearing news of the Titans under attack, Legasus accepted the cloak's dark power could only be handled by her and took on the burden, returning to just Raven.
Having been the only Titan initially against Terra, Raven's hunch was eventually proven correct. Before Terra could destroy the Teen Titans, Raven banished her to a dimensional wasteland where the Titans dumped their trash. Six months later, Terra escaped and tried to get revenge. Raven destroyed her Power Amplifiers and banished her to the wasteland again. However, she was unable to tell Beast Boy her true feelings about him.
Raven's dream came true when Mad Mod teleported the Teen Titans into an episode of Pretty Pretty Pegasus. At first, they were cautious to interfere in the episode but Raven decided to talk to Butterbean and Sparkleface. She was aghast when they accepted the Titans' solution to use violence to solve problems. When that failed against the Gumdrop Goblin, Raven talked Butterbean and Sparkleface into using words and persuaded the Unicorns to make music with their hearts. It worked but not enough. Raven hugged the goblin and said reassuring things. He was validated and stopped attacking the Pegasus Village.
Raven wanted to pretend to be Batman at first but learned the hard way that his costume was all smelly from heavy sweating. She wasn't took keen on being Wonder Woman but liked the Golden Lasso's truth telling properties. She made Robin confess he peed his pants once and lied about it. The Hall of Justice's security robot believed Raven was Wonder Woman on account of "them legs." Instead of helping the other Titans, Raven went to eat Wonder Woman's yogurt. Prompted to save the Justice League, Raven couldn't wait to drive the Invisible Jet but she ended up demolishing the other heroes' vehicles.
Raven was annoyed with the Titans' latest contest to jump and touch everything. Robin bragged his buns allowed him to jump the highest. Raven argued legs mattered. She accepted his challenge to jump higher and became Lady Legasus. They wanted to use the power of legs but she warned them it was intoxicating. They did a quick romp through the city for fun. Raven put her legs away but the others fell victim to their evil legs. After Thunder Thighs kicked an airplane, Legasus came to its aid and she ordered the League to disband but they refused. Robin challenged her to a jumping contest instead. They would disband if she won. If she lost, she was out of the League forever. Robin rigged the contest and stuffed Legasus' suit with dumb bells. She discovered the ruse and challenged the League.
They were too powerful so she invoked the Spirit of Legs and became Mega Legasus. The League joined hands for a Leg Lock but she shattered the bones in all their legs. They returned to normal and thanked Legasus for freeing them. After the Titans went rogue and became villains so they could have fun, Raven became the Demon of Azarath. Trading ideas to take over the world, Raven's was deemed too evil: using their vast wealth and business connections to buy and control politicians who will then advance their evil agendas through the legislative process and then buy a network of media outlets in order to guard their public support of the politicians they control. Within several years, they would be running the world without knowing it. Raven's wrestler persona was an undertaker named Grave Mistake. Beast Boy wrote Raven a song just for her. She liked it and they kissed. Despite her strong warnings, Beast Boy fiddled with the song and uploaded it to the Internet.
Raven didn't appreciate Beast Boy taking something special and giving it away to strangers. Beast Boy took her to the city and showed that her song was bringing people together, even Sticky Joe and Sticky Joan. Then he announced he was going on tour and asked her to come along. Raven's anger grew as the tour continued on and Beast Boy ignored her. She finally had enough and put a curse on the song that could only be cured when Beast Boy learned his lesson. Raven ruined the song like she wanted but was horrified to see it was ruining the world as well. While fleeing angry fans, Beast Boy returned to Jump City on a horse and sang a song about learning his lesson. The curse was lifted but Raven slammed a doghouse on him.
Raven decided to audition in the Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star simply to prove her father was wrong about dancing rather than join the League. She spent two weeks making herself a dance suit for the audition. However, during an interview with the host, Birdarang, she showed off the outfit and Trigon ripped it in half. She used magic to restore her suit and did a dance for her audition. It started out as ballent but soon shifted into a rock ballet. She summoned flames all over the stage then blew up a giant globe of Earth as the finale. She proceeded to the final round. Trigon changed his mind and declared she was fantastic.