Raven is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. She first appeared in a special insert in DC Comics Presents #26. She was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Perez. Raven is the daughter of Trigon, a demon, and Arella, a human. Take a look below for 24 more dark and interesting facts about Raven.
1. Raven is an empath who can teleport and control her soul self, which can fight physically as well as act as Raven’s eyes and ears away from her physical body.
2. She sometimes goes by the alias Rachel Roth and is a prominent member of the superhero team Teen Titans.
3. Raven grew up in an alternate dimension called Azarath, with pacifist inhabitants whose spiritual leader was the mystic Azar. She was taught to control her emotions by Azar, in order to suppress her inherited demonic powers.
4. When Azar died, Arella began raising and teaching Raven. It’s around this time that Raven met her father for the first time.
5. Using her soul self, she can convert her physical body into her soul self and carry or teleport herself and others over a limited distance.
6. Her soul self can mentally subdue at least one person by enveloping them inside of itself. Her self soul could stay outside her body for exactly five minutes, after which if she doesn’t reintegrate, it would cause mental torment for her.
7. In The Books of Magic Annual #3, a version of the Teen Titans can be seen in Timothy Hunter’s alternative reality. Raven’s counterpart is called Moonchild and she’s a sidekick to the Phantom Stranger.
8. In the Titans Tomorrow storyline, Dark Raven, which is a future image of Raven, is a member of the Titans Tomorrow. She’s called the Wicked Witch of the West because she’s consumed the emotions of most of the American continent in order to maintain peace.
9. Raven is a major character in Tiny Titans, in which she lives at home with her father Trigon, who substitutes as a teacher at her school.
10. Raven has limited precognition, which allows her to predict future events that are about to happen. Although, this happens involuntarily and infrequently. She has also been shown to be an excellent hand to hand combatant.
11. Raven has displayed the ability to control, manipulate and generate pure shadows and darkness. She can manipulate energy, time, and emotions. However, the ability to manipulate emotions comes in different variations, such as causing destructive pain, to inducing tension, fear based illusions and stealing emotions from others.
12. She can astral project a solid black energy form that takes the shape of a bird. It can also act as a shield and absorb a limited amount of energy and solid matter, regurgitating them before reintegrating with Raven.
13. She has powerful empathic and telekinetic abilities that are fueled by her emotions. She tries to keep her emotions contained because of their destructive potential.
14. On some occasions, Raven has shown that exercising her emotions increases her power dramatically, which also tends to cause her to assume a semi-demonic form.
15. Like her brothers, Raven can induce and amplify one of the seven deadly sins in any living being.
16. Raven loses control over her powers as soon as she becomes emotional.
17. White Raven is Raven’s most primal, significant and powerful version of herself. It’s mostly shown as a symbol of her highest hidden power and her inner purity against the consuming evil of her father.
18. In the alternate timeline of the Flashpoint storyline, Raven is a member of the Secret Seven, which is a group of powerful sorcerers of Earth.
19. In the prequel comic to the game Injustice: Gods Among Us, Raven joins Superman‘s newly formed Regime in an attempt to enforce peace over the world.
20. Raven makes her first Teen Titans appearance in Teen Titans #16. Raven, having a new costume, is introduced by Trigon as his Black Bird of Terror to his minions.
21. At one point, Raven appeared possessed by her evil conscience and attempted to implant Trigon’s seed into new bodies. She interrupted Nightwing and Starfire’s wedding and implanted a seed of Trigon into Starfire.
22. In Teen Titans, Raven seems to have a romantic interest in Beast Boy.