Have a great week!
I’ve been following this comic since I found it some weeks ago, and also got a hold of most of Raven’s appearances. (Still not very interested in Green Arrow, but a hot, magic goth girl is something else entirely.) So I’m wondering, does this Raven fit in canon continuity? If so, where? If not, what parts of her story is this version supposed to have lived? She was in the Teen Titans, no question about that, as she basically founded the second iteration of the team – but which parts, “all of them”? There are substantial differences between Raven in (what little I’ve yet seen of) the animated series, and the one in the 1980s run of the Titans (which I’m currently catching up on); moreover, the character grows a whole lot in a few in-universe months, so I’m not saying she’s out-of-character, just that she’s more… grown up? than the Raven I’m getting to know.
I ask, because this one seems to be quite well in touch with her emotions, and lives them with much more ease than, say, when she thought she had a crush on Dick Grayson… Maybe she learns something in canon I haven’t seen yet, or maybe she’s just written that way here. (I prefer Raven expressing the emotions she feels than constantly expositing that she’s repressing them, btw.) And here, she uses her magic more actively, too; in 1985 she never attacked a villain by snapping his loot off his back. (She’d rather calm him down by enveloping him in her astral form.)
Thank you for making me discover an amazing character.
Thank you for the comment, I’m thrilled to hear you’re checking out her stories! Yay!:D
This Raven does fit in with much of the comics canon continuity, like with Dick Grayson,
but some other details, especially in later events, I’m not completely certain about yet.
She is written as more mature and confident on purpose. Part of it is to make her even better as a counterpoint to Snowflame whose emotions are unbalanced and out of control, and the other reason is because I think she has been through such trials that its natural she would move forward in her life with less self-doubt and fear of her own emotions. She’s been through so much it stands to reason she would come out stronger for it, and as a writer I think its a side of her Titans fans would enjoy seeing.That’s not to say she won’t still have problems and weaknesses in this series with her abilities, because I imagine being an empath to in many ways to be a tremendous burden, but she doesn’t feel helpless in handling them.
As for her powers, there is a reason in this series she doesn’t use some of them;
but that will be revealed later on, as well as some other events(in this series, if I can fit it in) that also served her character progression. Also, she is holding back on using her soul-self on SnowFlame because his presence is hard enough for her to deal with, and she doesn’t know everything about his powers, so its a means of precaution.
Huh… you really thought this through
Looks like you found Snowflame’s perfect counter-point, awesome work
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