|Rachel Roth (Scenesys ID: 368)|
|Education:||Bachelor's in History|
|Apparent Age:||25||Actual Age:||25|
|Date of Birth||31 October 1994||Played By|
|Hair Color:||Purple-Black||Eye Color:||Midnight|
Somehow not voted "most likely to unnerve everyone she meets," Raven is a veteran Titan and a hero in her own right. Cold and distant, Raven keeps the world at arm's length, yet often paradoxically seems the most invested in its safety, including the safety of those she spends almost all of her time mocking.
Reading this is dangerous. Luckily, there is nothing in it... For now.
*October 1994: Raven is born to Arella, a fugitive from Earth in the parallel dimension of Azarath, home of powerful sorcerers seeking to defeat Trigon.
*2000: Raven begins training as a child to harness her demonic powers as well as Azarathian sorcery.
*2007: Trigon manages to gain control of Raven. Though temporarily destroyed, Trigon manages to slaughter the denizens of Azarath and Raven is arrives on Earth to hide from her father.
*2008: On the run from Trigon's cultists, Raven serendipitously unites with other teen heroes and establishes the identity of Rachel Roth in order to live something as close to a normal life as she can.
*2011: A gifted student, Rachel Roth graduates high school with honors. At the same time, occasional cooperation becomes the foundation upon which the Teen Titans is built. Raven is a founding member.
*2012: Continuing with her life amidst much heroing, Rachel mentors new Titans while also attending college.
*2016: Rachel graduates from college, but remains in permanent residence at Titans Tower.
*2020: A fully-fledged adult hero, Raven serves as mentor and sage to newly minted heroes and recruits to the Titans.
Withdrawn, shy, sardonic, sarcastic: Raven is best described as any of these things. To most, she seems hostile. Standoffish, for sure. Raven is a mature and dark individual, with a vocabulary as eclectic as her personal style. She doesn't hate the world, but she hates the way it lies, and she's not afraid to do her best to make it feel bad. Her wit cuts like a scalpel, and her empathy lets her find the exact thing people are sensitive about, allowing her to cut to the emotional bone. However, she is not loud- and she rarely speaks. When she does, she tries to make her words carry weight, and raising her voice is often completely out of the question.
Raven is, hands down, one of the most powerful Empaths in the world. She constantly feels the emotions of those around her, with little to no filter other than her own willpower and serenity. She can feel when someone is hiding their emotions such as anger below the surface, or sadness masked with stoic calm. She can detect when others are lying, both about things they are saying and when trying to hide their true feelings. This ability is not infallible of course- especially wily or skilled liars, in addition to sociopaths of certain kinds, are difficult to read and require more interaction to discern- if it can even be done at all.
In addition to sensing the emotions of others, she can actively manipulate said emotions, providing her with a number of benefits:
-Emotion Manipulation: Raven has the power to siphon the emotions out of others, rendering them muted or removing them entirely, rendering a person effectively 'numb.' She can do the reverse as well, and instill emotions in others- such as fear or panic, or calm. The intensity of this can be such that Raven can cause others to lose consciousness temporarily.
-Empathic Healing: By taking a wounded person's pain into herself, Raven is capable of rapidly heal others from even the most dire of physical and psychological injuries. She can extend this to herself if need be, though it requires her to enter a trance of emotional calm. In either case, Raven cannot heal mortal wounds on herself or others, and the healing is not instantaneous. Instead, it creates a form of regeneration in the target, rather than simply wiping the wounds away.
-Empathic Link: By creating a link with an individual, Raven can piggyback their emotions. She can tune into what they are feeling to such a degree that she can feel when they are in danger, or experiencing some other intense emotion. These links have some range to them, but generally require Raven to be on the same plane, and continent, as those with whom she is linked and require a lot of investment to form, typically limited to those whom Raven has a proper emotional bond with.
These are the abilities, as well, that Raven is comfortable with using. There is no telling what she would be capable of were she to embrace her demonic heritage fully- or worse, invoke the power of Trigon himself.
Raven's mother was a mage of some renown amongst Trigon's cult before she was taken in by the people of Azarath, and Raven grew up on that plane, surrounded by some of the most powerful mystics the world had ever known. Before it was destroyed, she was taught not just how to control her powers, but also the ways of Azarathian magic from an early age.
Azarathian magic mostly focuses on rituals and 'slow-burn' styles of magic, which take a long time to perform and may require multiple participants. However, it is especially potent in the divination, enchantment, and transmutation schools of magic, when it is employed. Raven typically uses this form of magic to find others, of whom she only needs to have an imprint from another being, which she can gather through various methods including her Psionic abilities. Despite its overall strengths, however, Azarathian magic is typically weaker, or shorter in duration (or both) when cast by Raven alone.
In Raven's studies, her other abilities have made most offensive magic somewhat elementary, as her Soul-Self is a weapon all on its own. This has led her to study different forms of magic in regard to demons and other spirits in particular: Binding and banishing demons is like second nature, and Raven is capable of exorcising and interacting with spirits and souls as if it were normal conversation.
In addition, Raven has specialized in utility magic such as detection spells, and other things. Her magical sight is powerful (Though hardly infallible, those with stronger magic or more practiced enchantments can avoid detection) and long-lasting when cast, and there are basic forms of enchantments that she performs to enhance her physicality if she can cast them: spells to temporarily turn invisible, or enhance her reflexes for a short time, are among her usuals. Any that can detect the nature of these spells will easily know that Raven is an intrinsically paranoid person.
As part of her demonic heritage, Raven is psychically active in many ways. When she makes physical contact with an individual, she is capable of reading their thoughts. In addition, she can also scan, alter, and repair the memories of those who she makes contact with, as well. While Raven has the potential to become a strong telepath in her own right, at the moment her abilities are broader in stroke rather than excessively precise.
However, Raven must experience the memories she scans or alters in any way, and strong minds can resist her influence- with the especially strong, or particularly traumatized/traumatizing individuals or memories being difficult if not physically painful for Raven to interact with. Additionally, minds that are shielded against this kind of interaction in addition to exceptionally strong-willed (or otherwise prepared) individuals can resist, or misdirect, this ability.
((As always, abilities like this are based on consent, and I require it before it will be used.))
Varying in form, and to some degree in function, Raven can produce constructs made of hard darkness. The usual forms are things such as shields, walls, and other simple shapes, and while they are linked to her consciousness, they are quite resilient, able to take some extremely strong blows before breaking. However, the range at which she can create these constructs is limited to a mild radius around her person.
Raven can manifest an Astral, yet paradoxically physical, version of herself that is the embodiment of her own soul. While not containing her whole consciousness, it is an intrinsic part of Raven that for other beings would simply remain intangible. It most often manifests itself as a great, black Raven that blocks light, though its true form is that of Raven herself. The abilities it has are various, and extremely powerful:
-Chronokinesis: Raven's soul-self can take her quite literally anywhere, and in conjunction with her demonic abilities, this includes the time-stream. This is not without a great deal of risk, so Raven normally limits herself to the most absolute minor of effects, though that is not the limit of her abilities. (This is limited to TP and Staff Approval only, and isn't used in normal play.)
-Intangibility: Raven can travel through solid surfaces by linking two points with her soul-self. It essentially creates a 'door' of darkness through which she travels, seemingly melting into walls and floors. Doing so is taxing, and requires a conscious effort. For example, she CAN fly through walls, even those used as projectiles... But she cannot phase through something she doesn't know is coming.
-Teleportation: Raven was designed to be the gate through which her father, Trigon, would escape his prison. There is no distance vast enough, nor plane askew enough, that Raven cannot reach it via her Soul-Self. She can go anywhere, and she can go there swiftly, as long as she knows -where- it is that she's going. (Moving through dimensions is possible, but requires TP or Staff Approval.)
-Astral Projection: Raven can project her soul-self, at great speeds (Up to several times the speed of sound), into other planes and as a physical presence. Most often she does it as a therapeutic measure for herself or her allies, but it can also be used to explore and scout the physical and non-physical worlds... Or just as a really, really brutal battering ram. (As with Teleportation, moving to other planes requires TP or Staff Approval.)
-A Dimension Unto Itself: Raven is capable of pulling others into her soul-self, which as named is a separate dimension in and of itself. Raven has the ability to modify the nature of this dimension to create a prison, or whatever she chooses- if she is truly present to do so. Intruding on the dimension is as dangerous for Raven as it is for the intruders... And those around her.
-A Thing That Hits Things: The massive bird displays an impressive "mass" and is capable of battering down even tough enemies, as well as flying at a truly impressive speed. Sometimes, you just have to hit somebody.
Raven is not a martial artist, but it is fair to say that she is surprisingly skilled in combat. While by no means as skilled as most if not any professional combatant, Raven is proficient enough to pose a good threat up close- and certainly more proficient than she would seem to be.
Raven can speak, read, and write in several Earthly languages inlduing: English, Spanish, German, Romanian, Latin, Sanskrit, and ancient Sumerian. In addition, Raven can understand (and in some cases she is fluent in) several otherworldly languages such as those of Demons, and Asgardians, and Azarathians.
Raven is a tireless study. She spends a great deal of her time reading and meditating on the knowledge she's gained. With access to virtually any library in existence- even some that "don't" exist- and an incessant need to devour said information, Raven has developed an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the occult. Her specialities are Demonology and the Magic of the Soul, but there is no manner of magic with which Raven is not at least familiar.
Raven is one of the oldest members of the Titans, and the resources available to the team are without exception available to her in almost every situation. From spending cash to just having a place to crash, most daily needs are taken care of by having a home at Titans Tower.
Raven's mother is a peaceful, and fearful, being. Stranded outside of Azarath just like Raven, she is one of Raven's strongest emotional links. While Arella is no fool, she does fear Trigon more than anything else in the universe. Even the hint of his arrival will send Arella running to Raven- and Arella's fears can be manipulated to Raven's detriment. Doing so can be difficult, but the rewards far outpace the tribulations in this regard. This link is amplified much by the fact that Arella is supposed to be dead.
Raven's emotions are her link to Trigon. Her demonic heritage seeks to prey upon her need to Feel, and the fact that she feels the emotions of everyone around her, she is always in danger of losing control. The results of this can vary somewhat- from losing control of her powers and being unable to use them at all, to them spiking radically out of control and endangering everyone around her, to the worst possible scenario: Falling prey to Trigon's influence.
Raven's Empathic abilities allow her an involuntary, sometimes traumatizing, and altogether extremely rare glimpse into the intent and possible future actions of those around her. These glimpses are just that, and are highly limited, and often unreliable- doubly so because Raven has little control over their occurrence and content. In addition to that, Trigon is aware of this ability- and when able, exploits the link between himself and Raven to offer the most traumatic, desperate, and misleading visions he can.
Raven's most powerful tool is her Soul-Self. From it she gains her Empathic abilities and much of her magical talent. Without it, she is helpless and, in many ways, human. She can only manifest it directly for short periods of time or else she starts feeling painful and anxious, and though doing so is a herculean feat, it can be captured and kept separate from Raven herself, rendering her nearly powerless until it can be returned. The pain and nervousness are exponential based on the amount of time Raven is separated from her soul-self, up to the point where she is rendered as emotionally numb as she can render other people. In this state, Raven is incapable of most of her abilities, including Empathy, Psionics, and of course manifesting her Soul-Self in any fashion.
Raven is many things, but she was sired, perhaps it could even be called -created-, to be Trigon's gate into the real world. Not only does Trigon himself constantly whisper to her to bring him in, but he has mortal emissaries and cultists the world over, working both alone and in concert. The reward for being the one to break Raven's will, or to simply bring her into direct confrontation with Trigon's presence, would be great... And there are very many that seek to do so, including, in some part, Raven herself.
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|Behind the Scenes of Behind the Scenes||October 24th, 2021||Raven checks up on Damian. Mike mentions a field trip.|
|It's Coffee. What's there to be scared of||October 3rd, 2021||Kate and Rae have a nice chat. Nothing goes wrong. That bothers Kate.|
|Welcome Home, Everything is Entirely Normal.||September 12th, 2021||The returning Titans arrive back at the tower to find Raven in an unusually good mood. Kian and Gar are sentenced to death. Do not look up the Greek word /louri/.|
|In Erebos: The Bargain||August 31st, 2021||Raven is made a very strange offer on her way out of Tartarus. She crosses the Acheron, but perhaps not all of her makes it to the other side.|
|Is This Yours Or What||August 11th, 2021||Antonia Monetti speaks a forbidden name (|
|In Erebos: The Decision||July 16th, 2021||The Titans travelling through Tartarus are standing on the threshhold of the way out when they decide to take the long way around to the Bronze Gate instead, in the hope of saving Themyscira. Except for Raven, who opts for the Iron Gate in the hope of saving reality.|
|In Erebos: Tartarus Awaits||June 28th, 2021||The Titans travel through Tartarus, and it's a surprisingly peaceful journey. They charm a three headed dog and almost get in trouble for having picked the wrong name, but finally get to the Gates of Iron - where a mysterious woman tells them they're at the wrong gate.|
|In Erebos: Pandora's Box||June 5th, 2021||The Titans bust an underground sale of magical artifacts, and some of them get eaten by a box that sends them straight to hell. Or to be more accurate, Tartarus.|
|Uncanny Quietness||June 3rd, 2021||A plan starts getting chalked up!|
|I See Skies of Blue||May 10th, 2021||Raven and Donna go for a walk on Themyscira. They run into Magala who shares a few moments of mystical insight with Raven|
|Late Night Pizza||April 29th, 2021||Nightwing orders pizza, and Raven accidentally ends up trapped in a social situation. Subtle revenge is planned that will take place later. Bart contributes to the Mustard Problem.|
|Even if it's just dancing in the park||April 8th, 2021||Raven goes meditating in Central Park, and meets someone interesting.|
|Meeting the Man in the Van.||April 7th, 2021||Frank visits Titans tower, making plans to attack the people responsibility for Irina.|
|The Demon and the Queen||March 17th, 2021||Raven meets Hippolyta. Troia attempts a mixture of return fire and distractions to survive the barrage.|
|Themyscira Vacation: Welcome to the Island||March 5th, 2021||The ladies of the Titans ride the Invisible Plane to Themyscira, paradise home of the Amazons. They are met by Diana and Hippolyta, mount beasts, and ride on to the great city where feasting and celebration awaits!|
|Broken Mirrors: Desperate Measures||February 28th, 2021||In the face of deadends and no clues to the whereabouts of her friends an out of options Nadia turns to the most mysterious of her teammates for assistance of the mystical variety.|
|Bad Cassie: Finale||February 26th, 2021||The Titans confront Cassie's extradimensional doppleganger in Cambodia. A prisoner exchange is attempted, with treachery on... both sides? Mooks are routed, or destroyed, depending on their degree of human-ness. The Silent Armor reacts violently to Raven's presence, launching a (very 1-sided) vendetta, but is met by Donna Troy. Terry spirits Helena Sandsmark to safety, among assorted hijinx. Toni shows her heroism, but learns the risks, with a timely save from Viv. And finally, as Diana Prince returns, healed from her injuries and with her true sidekick at her side, Raven is able to cleave the armor from its wearer, where it is bound, hammered down by Caitlin's strength, and ultimately banished. Bassie (the BAD Cassie) ends up bound and subdued, and bound for imprisonment in her own universe's Themyscira.|
|And the cat came back...||February 7th, 2021||Raven, Beast Boy, Troia, Flash and Kian ambush Manxsome and beat him over the head with the power of Friendship and a lesson is learned by all.
But especially Terry.
|Hole In Your Soul||February 6th, 2021||Terry comes to Rachel for a consultation, and it is explained to him that taking advice from someone with the alias of 'Lucifer' is perhaps not the greatest of ideas...|
|The Jar, The Bell, and The Wheel||January 20th, 2021||Felix Faust manages to acquire the Jar, the Bell and Wheel, summoning the Demons Three. While the heroes managed to deal with the demonic invasion of the Gotham Museum of History, the wizard and his new followers make their escape.|
|The Sacrifice||January 9th, 2021||Donna and Terry (but mostly Donna) conspire to discover if Raven is really Raven, and blow up the basement of Titans Tower if she isn't.|
|Titans Holiday Party - The Wintering||December 23rd, 2020||The Titans Holiday party, where there was much merryment, good cheer.... and glitter. And drunk raccoons.|
|Returning to Abnormal||December 11th, 2020||In the aftermath of the return of the missing Titans, Raven and Donna get a little quiet time together where we learn that they both feel that getting back to normal is a /really good idea/ about now.|
|Return of the Titans, with a Guardians assist||December 2nd, 2020||Titans and Guardians work out how to get the former home. The Universal Church of Truth has other plans. All escape. All narrowly avert disaster. The Titans return, with visitors from outer space.|
|Titans and Guardians.||November 30th, 2020||The Guardians of the Galaxy meet the Titans, who seem to be really *angry* at pirates. Rocket seems to be really *angry* about everything.|
|Flashback: Fugate's Time Crime||November 6th, 2020||No description|
|Is That A Turtle||October 19th, 2020||A dragon's slumber is disturbed, and heroes save the day from its wrath.|
|Book Report||October 14th, 2020||Sometimes even final requests aren't easily fulfilled.|
|If you're reading this, you're too close||October 7th, 2020||Koriand'r comes to speak with Raven, they come to an uncomfortable agreement about pizza|
|The Forgotten Titan||October 4th, 2020||Realizing Raven has been in hiding again, Gar seeks her out and finds more confirmation that the missing Titans will be back.|
|What Dreams May Come||September 21st, 2020||A conspiracy of Corvidae leads to a meeting in the Dreaming, and the Dreamlord takes a Raven to meet an Amazon in Fiddler's Green.|
|War of the Worlds Finale: Meanwhile, In Orbit||September 5th, 2020||The Titans (and friends) implement the other half of the plan to deal with the Warzoon invasion. While forces battle the invaders on earth, a desperate plan goes into effect to force War World itself to retreat. The great battle station is infiltrated and Brainiac technology used to undermine it, while a fight takes place on the surface of War World itself to take out the shield generators. The mission is a success and War World flees - but not all the Titans return.|
|A New Dove Dawns||August 22nd, 2020||Dawn Granger makes her first visit to the Titan's Tower. She confronts a destiny; the Titans confront a memory.|
|Sometimes you can even scream when you're quiet||August 4th, 2020||Pizza is had and people talk!|
|Genosha Burns: Science Time||July 24th, 2020||Various teams meet to discuss the process of sizing up the shrunken cities.|
|Quiet, At Last.||July 15th, 2020||In the aftermath of the aftermath of the Brainiac invasion, Donna and Raven catch up to talk about leadership and think about pyramids.|
|Zen and the Art of Killing Brainiac Drones.||June 29th, 2020||Kate's Danger Room program is ready to show the Titans what they are facing with the Brainiac drones. It's not all doom and gloom, just mostly.|
|Hopes and Memories||June 8th, 2020||Raven and Donna discuss dreams, immortality, death and love.|
|War of the Worlds - Part 2a||May 31st, 2020||While the battle rages in Metropolis beyond, the Titans take the battle to the enemy, boarding one of the attacking Dreadnoughts and capturing it.|
|The birds, and the Titans||May 17th, 2020||Damian and Dick visit Titans Tower, revealing Red X's trie identity, pep talks ensue, and language flexing. ;)|
|A change of plans, a change of direction||May 11th, 2020||Techno and Red X meet the Titans proper. Words are exchanged, tempers flare, and things come together.|
|A Rae of Sunshine||April 24th, 2020||Donna and Raven go for a pleasant walk in the sunshine. Even the clouds they bring themselves seem to clear up after a while.|
|Here's Wally.||April 21st, 2020||Wally returns to Titans Tower, and the gang is almost all back.|
|Include the Weird Kid||April 18th, 2020||Diana has told the Titans that they should let the wierd kid play. Miss America Chavez comes to the tower!|
|Troia Reporting In, or: I Wasn't Allowed to Tell Anyone, and YOU Get an Embassy||April 15th, 2020||Donna reports to Diana at the Themysciran embassy, only a couple of days later than intended. Raven attends, purely to torment Donna in front of her sister.|
|Old Clothes, Old Feelings.||April 14th, 2020||Donna and Raven determine that 1 does not equal 3, and this may be the cause of some tension - but apparently not enough to avoid the need for a fade to black.|
|Do you Know What We Did Last Evening||April 12th, 2020||Titans + Rooftop = Unexepected Happenings. Amazons, Empaths and Aliens, oh my!|
|Mirror Mirror, Nevermore.||April 11th, 2020||Old wounds heal. New wounds are opened—and some of those heal too. People start shipping unbidden, and that's probably going to the the worst part.|
|Little Monsters||March 23rd, 2020||This Is How We All Almost Died|
|Feb 14 - Valentitans Day||March 4th, 2020||Gar and Dick approach Raven in the T Tower. They don't end up in the ocean. And Raven may end up with the crusts of pizzas past to deal with.|
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