Real Name
Rachel Roth
First Appearance
DC Comics Presents #26 (October, 1980)
Marv Wolfman, George Pérez
Team Affiliations
Teen Titans, Titans, Sentinels of Magic, Justice League
Base of Operations
Telekinesis, Empathy, Flight, Magic, Astral Projection, Darkness manipulation, Teleportation
Skills and Abilities
Expert hand-to-hand combatant, High intellect, Peak-human strength, speed, stamina and agility

Raven is a superheroine in the DC Universe and a member of the Teen Titans.


The daughter of the evil demon Trigon, Raven's decided to dedicate her dark magics to fighting her father and other evil doers.



Rachel Roth was born to cultist Angela Roth and the demon Trigon.  Rachel was offered as a bride for Trigon appeared to Angela in an angelic form but after the two had sex, Trigon revealed himself to be a horrifying monster, to Angela's horror.  In trying to deal with her rape by Trigon and with no one believing her story, Angela attempted suicide only to be saved by extra-dimensional entities from the world of Azarath.  The people of Azarath were pacifists who used to live on Earth and developed a peaceful society in their world.  They recognized that Angela was bearing the child of Trigon and offered to give Angela and her unborn child sanctuary in Azarath.  Angela accepted and was granted a new name: Arella, which meant "Messenger Angel" to the Azarath people.

Raven grew up in an alternate dimension called Azarath with pacifists 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. Initially it was feared that if Raven were ever to feel any strong emotion, she could then become possessed by her father's evil demonic energy inside of her.

During this time, Raven rarely saw her mother and grew detached from her. Upon Azar's death, Arella began the task of raising and teaching Raven. Around this same time, she met her father face to face for the first time. Soon after her 16th birthday, Raven learned that Trigon planned to come to her dimension; she vowed to stop him. Raven initially approached the Justice League or help, but they refused her on the advice of Zatanna, who sensed her demonic parentage. In desperation, she reformed the Titans as the New Teen Titans to fight her father. The team consisted of Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, Starfire, Cyborg, and Beast Boy.

Trigon soon kidnapped Raven to his home dimension. The team defeated Trigon and sealed him in an interdimensional prison with the help of Arella, who stayed at the interdimensional door as Trigon's Guardian. However, Raven continued to fight her father's influence, as he was not completely destroyed. For a period of time, Raven lost control several times in stressful situations, but managed to regain control before Trigon could assert himself.

TV ShowsEdit

Teen Titans, and Teen Titans GO