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Raven
Raven TTT2
Raven in Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Full Name Raven
Also Known as Dark Talon of Death (TK5)
Shadow Dancing Raven (SFxTK)
Status Alive
Fighting Style Ninjutsu
Nationality Flag of None Unknown
Eyes Brown
Hair Blond
Species Human
Age Unknown
Occupation Intelligence Agent, Ninja
Alignment Good (TK5-onwards)
Game Appearances Tekken 5
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
Tekken 6
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
Spin-off:
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Tekken 3D: Prime Edition
Others:
Street Fighter X Tekken
Tekken Arena
Voice Actors Jack Merluzzi (TK5/DR)
D.C. Douglas (TK6-onwards)


Raven (レイヴン Reivun) is a fictional character in the Tekken fighting game series. Raven was introduced in Tekken 5 as one of the three new characters (the other two being Asuka Kazama and Feng Wei) and has returned for all subsequent games.

StoryEdit

Tekken 5Edit

An international intelligence agent considered highly skilled and iron-hearted, codename Raven. Apart from a scar in the shape of an "X" on his face, his details, including age and nationality, are unknown. Raven entered the fifth tournament to find out who or what was behind the event.

Raven makes his first appearance in the opening movie for Tekken 5, as he witnesses the attack on Hon-Maru by the Jack-4s while on a mission to look into the Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation, as well as the subsequent explosion. It seems that he is the first one to report of Heihachi Mishima's supposed death.

Tekken 6Edit

After The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Raven encounters Heihachi Mishima, who was presumed to be dead... They began to fight.

Before a winner could be decided, Raven received orders to return to headquarters, and he had to withdraw from battle.

After that encounter, the battle between both the Mishima Zaibatsu and G-Corporation intensified. In order to prevent any further losses, Raven is sent to investigate the Mishima Zaibatsu once again via The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6.

Tekken 6 Raven Ending(00:54)
T6 ending
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Ending Description: Dragunov and his men are seen carrying Azazel's body out of the tomb. Suddenly, Raven arrives riding a jet harrier plane. He forms his hand signs, (Rin, Pyoh, Toh, Sha, Kai, Jin, Retsu, Zai, Zen), jumps from the plane and throws a kunai, slicing the temple's walls. He lands on top of Azazel's body and takes the orb from Azazel's chest. Dragunov then attempts to shoot him along with his men firing rapid gunshots but Raven manages to avoid them and jumps on the harrier plane which departs soon after, leaving Dragunov with an empty look on his face.

Scenario Campaign ModeEdit

In the Scenario Campaign Mode, Raven follows Lars throughout the game. He then single-handedly defeats NANCY-MI847J, telling Lars that he has a greater purpose. After Lars was betrayed by Alisa, he accompanies him as an AI replacement for Alisa in the game. He and Lars defeat the beast known as Azazel, then defeat Alisa and finally, beat Jin at the end of the story. Then Jin kills Gold Azazel for good.

After the ending credits, a bonus scene was shown. Raven and his colleagues have found Jin's body lying in a heap of sand. The devil tattoo is still present at Jin's arm, suggesting that he is still alive and that killing Azazel didn't save Jin from his devil gene curse.

Other appearancesEdit

Tekken: Live ActionEdit

Raven appeared in the 2010 live action movie. He is portrayed by Darrin Dewitt Henson.

Street Fighter X TekkenEdit

Raven appeared as a playable character in Street Fighter X Tekken. His tag partner is Yoshimitsu.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2Edit

Raven appeared as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - 'Raven Ending' TRUE-HD QUALITY(01:16)
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Ending Description: Raven comes in front of Yoshimitsu, who is riding on a horse. Yoshimitsu then jumps off and prepares for battle as Raven comes at him with his blades. Yoshimitsu successfully dodges the attacks and flips backwards to distance himself. Raven immediately wastes no time in attacking him relentlessly. Yoshimitsu still manages to dodge them. His blades go up against his sword. Yoshimitsu distracts him by slashing a tree branch then starts flying above him using his sword. He comes back to assault him but Raven blocks it. He tries to counter his block with a slash, but Yoshimitsu vanishes and appears behind him.

He then makes sharp slashes in the air and darts branch-like arrows at Raven, which he evades. There are two coming at his face when Raven disappears as soon as they hit the ground. Yoshimitsu lands on the ground ready to slice through him, when Raven suddenly appears behind him. He duplicates himself as he stands there, he actually heavily assaults Yoshimitsu, creating an illusion. Yoshimitsu, now weakened, turns around only to be struck by Raven. With Yoshimitsu defeated, he returns to his mission. He then darts through the forest with the screen ending with black feathers.

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Character Relationships Edit

Trivia Edit

General:

  • Apart from an X-shaped scar on his face, not much about Raven is known.
  • It was stated in the European site that Raven is from Canada. However, in later versions of the site, his nationality is stated as unknown.
  • The hand signs that Raven performs are part of the Kuji-in, a Japanese Buddhist Tantric technique said to be also practiced by ninjas. In his story modes, Raven will occasionally get orders from his commanding officer.
  • Raven's appearance is a direct look-a-like of the famous K-1 Champion and Muay Thai Champion Michael McDonald of Canada also known as the "Black Sniper".
  • Raven also resembles famous Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes and specifically two of his characters, Simon Phoenix from Demolition Man (blonde hair) and more obviously, Blade from the Blade Trinity (shades, tattoo and costume).
    • When Namco was asked about the similarities being intentional, they stated that they simply wanted a true ninjutsu practitioner and a "cool black guy" for a character, and that the similarities were purely coincidental.
  • Raven has also been compared to Ryu Hayabusa from the Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive series due to the fact that they both wear mostly black, and are both ninjas.
  • Raven was voiced by Jack Merluzzi in Tekken 5 but in Tekken 6 however, his voice actor changed to D.C. Douglas. The reason of the change has not been stated.
  • Raven is the only character who has a customization item that is incompatible with the default item. His "Ninja Mask" item is not compatible with his default 2P hood.
  • Raven bears a few resemblances to Killer B from the Naruto series, them being that both are ninjas, have blonde hair and wear sunglasses.

Tekken 5:

  • In this game, he tells Nina that he is known as the Dark Talon of Death.
  • In Yoshimitsu's story mode, he claims there is no way Yoshimitsu could be a ninja, as Yoshimitsu replies "This... coming from a wannabe ninja". Commenting that it is not part of his objective, Raven states that he won't lose this fight. Afterwards, Raven is seen trying to teach Yoshimitsu the Kuji-in signs, the latter failing to do so, only to Raven's frustration. [1]

Tekken 6:

  • Raven can be customized as Morpheus from The Matrix series and Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe and Marvel Comics character Blade.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:

  • His ending takes place in the same forest as Kunimitsu's ending. Oddly enough, Yoshimitsu is riding on a horse in both endings.

Other:

  • On the official Street Fighter X Tekken website, he is referred to as "Shadow Dancing Raven". Rolento's Swap Costume is also based on Raven's outfit.

Gallery Edit

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