Bios - Raven


Voiced By: Tara Strong
First Appearance: "Final Exam"
Position: Teen Titan




Biography (Official): Tara Strong is no newcomer to playing superheroes, playing Bubbles on The Powerpuff Girls and Batgirl on The New Batman/Superman Adventures. Now she plays Raven mystical, gothic and slightly creepy team member whose powerful mental abilities allow her to control inanimate objects.

Biography: With a mystical power over inanimate objects, Raven is the most mysterious of the Teen Titans. Under her grim and sarcastic demeanor this puzzling Titans member is of invaluable aid to the team. With an unusual love for the dark and creepy (especially horror flicks and haunted houses), Raven often prefers the comfort of being alone and retreats to the comforting emptiness of her room in times of leisure. While not grim to the point of depressing, her more passive nature provides balance to a team of lively and often hyperactive members. While Raven often exudes creepy vibes and never hesitates to give her fellow team members a piece of her mind she is still a supportive and caring member of the group.

Raven controls her power by maintaining a calm state of mind and restraining her emotions. When Beast Boy and Cyborg took a trip into her mind, they realized that behind Raven's calm exterior there lie many conflicting emotions and identities, including an "angry raven" that is represented by her father, Trigon. She often uses meditation to pacify her mind and keep her multi-faceted identity in check.

Rising from his hardened lava encasement, Slade returned--and this time it was for Raven. His only task was to deliver a message: Raven’s destiny was chosen at birth; her father, “Scathe” or “Trigon”, would, through Raven, destroy the Earth and all its inhabitants. While Raven and the Titans try to find a way to prevent this, the odds are stacked against her: both Slade and Raven’s mother, Arella, call it her fate and she is doomed to live it.

Seeing no other way out, Raven gave herself up to Slade and Trigon. The prophecy was fulfilled and Trigon nearly destroyed the universe, just as the prophecy had stated. He seized control of Earth and froze everyone in time. With Raven's help, the Titans remained un-frozen and after much battle with Trigon's tricks, the Titans and Slade eventually began to wear Trigon down. It was Raven, however, to defeated her father; after seeing the Titans actually hurting Trigon, she realized she might still have a chance to defeat him. Harnessing what power that her father left in her, Raven grew into an older body and destroyed Trigon.

Raven returned home with her friends; friends that became even closer when she realized that they had not given up on her, even when she was without hope.

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