|“||There's nothing like a little pain to remind you you're alive.||”|
|— Raven to Jasper [src]|
Raven Reyes is a major character in the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons, after appearing as a recurring character in the first season. She is portrayed by starring cast member Lindsey Morgan and debuts in "Earth Skills".
While on Earth, Raven was the primary mechanic and explosives expert for the Delinquents. Raven is not part of the original the 100, however, she barters her way down to Earth with the help of Abigail Griffin to join her boyfriend, Finn Collins, by refurbishing an escape pod. Once on Earth, Raven builds a radio that allows the Delinquents to make contact with the Ark. She also created walkie-talkies, bullets, grenades and bombs for the 100, and even instructs Clarke Griffin and Jasper Jordan on how to rig the dropship to "blast off" in the Season One finale.
During the second season, Raven struggles with nerve damage in her left leg from a gunshot injury she received when John Murphy shot her on the dropship. She also has to deal with the after-effects of her ex-boyfriend's massacre at Tondc, including witnessing him die at the hands of Clarke. Raven is later tortured by Grounders when they believe she tried to poison their Commander. After Bellamy infiltrates Mount Weather, she establishes radio contact with him to help him disable the Acid Fog. Later, she and Wick take out Mount Weather's electricity by disabling their dam. They are caught by the Mountain Men and Raven is once again tortured when they begin harvesting her bone marrow. At the end of Season Two, she is in Camp Jaha, recovering from the latter.
In the third season, Raven continues to struggle with her pain. She joins A.L.I.E.'s cult in an attempt to be freed from it, but rebels when she realizes she can not remember Finn. However, Raven eventually submits to A.L.I.E., who uses her to force Abby to take the chip, leading to the fall of Arkadia. Raven is later un-chipped and actively works against A.L.I.E., trying to destroy her by accessing the City of Light code with the help of Monty and Clarke. She retains a small part of A.L.I.E.'s code in her head, increasing her brain processing speed and overall making her much smarter.
In the fourth season Raven returns to Arkadia with her people and begins fortifying Alpha Station to shield from the upcoming second nuclear apocalypse. After discovering that Nightblood gives radiation resistance, Raven leaves with a small team to go to Becca's Island to figure out how to reverse engineer the blood. There, Raven begins to suffer seizures and hallucinations, but manages to cure it and finds a rocket. At the end of the season, she escapes Priamfaya by retreating to the remains of the Ark in space.
In Season Six, she stays on Eligius IV, while others go down to the new habitable world. When she arrives and sees Shaw's grave, she breaks down in tears. During the season, she primarily stays out of sight working in a machine shop and exploring Sanctum. At first, she was just trying on building a compound for her people, but when tensions between Wonkru and the Primes increases, she becomes a lead pilot, flying Gagarin from the moon back to the mothership. She also works to remove Sheidheda from the Flame permanently, which she successfully did.
In Season Seven, Raven struggles with the consequences of her decisions after her efforts to stop a reactor meltdown results in the deaths of four people. Wearing the armor of one of the Disciples, Raven becomes the guide of a group using the Temporal Anomaly to find and rescue their missing friends.
Early life Edit
Raven grew up living on Mecha Station. Raven's alcoholic mother would often exchange Raven's rations for moonshine, leaving Raven dependent on Finn Collins, the boy next door, who shared his rations with her and remembered her birthday. Throughout the years, the two grew closer and at some point, they started a romantic relationship and Raven‘s mother continued drinking until she died.
Around Raven's 18th birthday, Finn presented her with a handmade metal raven trinket on a chain for good luck on her Zero-G exam. She passed the test with the first perfect score since they had been giving it, however, she failed the physical due to a heart murmur. Later, Finn tells her he has another birthday present for her. He borrowed a spacesuit from the Maintenance Bay and has found a way to get her the spacewalk she had always dreamed of.
After Raven's illegal spacewalk while she was getting undressed, an alarm sounded an "outer door breach." Raven tried to figure out where the door breach was but ended up instructing Finn to use the manual override to get her back into the Ark. In doing so, the breach lost three months of oxygen. Finn then instructed Raven to take off the spacesuit for him to wear because Raven was over eighteen and would have been floated whereas Finn was still underage. While Finn was in Lockup, Raven would go see him every Visitation Day.
Later, Sinclair overruled Raven's health rejection for Zero-G Mechanic and she went on to become the youngest Zero-G Mechanic in 52 years.
Throughout the Series Edit
- "Raven's just a real badass. She's a guy's girl, very intelligent, fierce and tough. She is a huge asset because of her intelligence… I see Raven helping girls become interested in science, engineering, and mechanics. She makes it look cool." — Lindsey Morgan
Raven has a strong will and is not afraid to break the rules. Abby remarks that Raven's personality is similar to Clarke's. She has a short temper as shown when she at various times attacks Nygel, punches Major Byrne, and also punches Clarke, even screaming and attacks Murphy. She is also very intelligent and useful to the Delinquents and is willing to sacrifice herself to save her friends. Raven speaks her mind an isn't afraid to say it how it is. Not only is she extremely brave, determined and hardworking Raven has proved on multiple occasions that she is mentally stronger than others overcoming continuous setbacks. She has a rebellious tomboyish attitude and is very independent.
Though Raven has killed people several times, she takes no joy in it. In Season Seven, Raven is haunted by sending four Eligius Prisoners to their deaths to fix a nuclear reactor and then having to kill eight Disciples to save her friends just hours later. In a conversation with Clarke about it, Raven states that she feels like her soul is cracked from all of the deaths that she has caused and points out that the people they kill have people that they love too.
Physical Appearance Edit
Raven is a young woman with an olive complexion, brown eyes, oval face, and straight dark brown hair. Raven's long hair is often pulled back into a half braid, half ponytail. She is 5'5" (1.65 m) and she has an athletic physique. Raven is also shown to wear earrings.
Raven usually wears a dark gray tank top combined with a jacket, dark jeans, and boots. She is often shown in dark colors such as black and gray. However, she often dons her signature red jacket. As of Season Two, Raven also wears a leg brace on her left leg, in order to help her walk.
In Season 5, after the six year jump, Raven no longer wears her signature red jacket. She has her ponytail a little bit higher with pieces in front and braid hair on top of her hair.
In Season 7, Raven has scarring and injuries on her face after she is viciously attacked by Nikki. She also spends much of the season wearing the armor of a dead Disciple that she examined in "Hesperides" though the armor becomes damaged, particularly the helmet, and scuffed up from her time on Nakara.
Finn Collins Edit
- Main article: Finn and Raven
Finn was Raven's boyfriend and her only family. They got together at some point on the Ark and she was seen trying to visit him in lock-up before she discovered he was one of the 100 sent to Earth. At the request of Abigail Griffin, she rebuilt a 132 escape pod to travel to Earth on the condition that she be allowed to go with Abby, as she had someone she loved on Earth as well. When she got to Earth and found Finn, she was excited to see him and they kissed in front of Clarke, whom unbeknownst to her had slept with Finn the night before. As Raven sees Clarke and Finn interacting she begins to suspect something has happened between them. She confronted Clarke and got her to tell her the truth, but then decides to continue her relationship with Finn anyways because she loves him. Once she sees Finn endanger his life for Clarke and hesitating to do the same for her, Raven breaks up with Finn. When Finn gives himself up to be tortured and killed in "Spacewalker", Raven is visibly upset and gives Clarke a knife to kill Lexa with. When Clarke kills Finn instead, she is heartbroken and blames Clarke.
- Main article: Clarke and Raven
Raven and Clarke are friends. Clarke was there when Raven first arrived, and they interacted. They were friendly up to the point where Clarke found out Raven was Finn's girlfriend. This caused the two of them to be distant for a while. They worked together towards the end of Season One, and Raven helped Clarke in the season finale with blasting the dropship rockets. Clarke told her "I'd pick you.” showing the girls have built a mutual respect and the start of a friendship. Raven waits outside Clarke's tent when Clarke returns from Mount Weather. They continue to work together in their plan to save the 48 inside the mountain. When Clarke tries to save the alliance with the grounders, she kills Finn. Raven is devastated and she is very mad at Clarke until she realizes Clarke made the right call. Raven helped Clarke to remind her who she was when she was going down a dark path halfway through Season Two. In Season Three, Raven and Clarke work together to help take down A.L.I.E. The two appear to be friendly again as they are Clarke is determined to help Raven when she is taken over by A.L.I.E.
- Main article: Raven and Bellamy
Raven and Bellamy start out as adversaries when Bellamy is the first to find Raven and her pod. Bellamy steals Raven's radio, the only way to communicate with the Ark, and throws it into a river. He later helps her find the radio when she tells them of The Culling. Later, after Raven believes Finn didn't waste time moving on with Clarke after she breaks up with him, Raven waits for Bellamy inside his tent. She sleeps with him in hopes of making herself feel better, though he is reluctant at first. Afterward, she admits it didn't help. By the second season, their relationship has evolved into mutual respect and Bellamy offers her comfort after Finn dies.
- Main article: Raven and Wick
Raven and Wick are colleagues. They are often seen bickering in the mechanic/science room. They teamed up to make radios and to uncover the mystery of the acidic fog. In the episode "Bodyguard of Lies", they sleep together and show to have some sort of feelings towards another, although Raven admits that she's not ready yet. When Raven and Wick have to work together to stop Mount Weather, the two grow closer together, with Raven telling Wick to not abandon her. However, in "Wanheda (Part 1)", Raven reveals that they're not seeing each other anymore.
- Main article: Raven and Sinclair
Raven and Sinclair are close friends and used to be co-workers on the Ark. They have a father-daughter relationship and care about one another. Sinclair says that Raven was all that he had left. Raven is seen to be deeply saddened by Sinclair's death.
Sinclair is someone Raven highly respects and really admires and wants to do her best for. Sinclair is someone that has become a mentor figure for her and seen her potential from the beginning. He's the reason why she got to be a mechanical engineer at all. Raven owes a lot to him and always wants to impress him and do well.
Jasper Jordan Edit
- Main article: Raven and Jasper
Raven and Jasper are friends. They haven't really interacted until Season Three when Raven took the chip. At first, Jasper wanted one too and helped her to get back the chip-maker. However, when Raven realized that the chip took away not only the bad memories but also the good ones, they both began to plot to get the chip out of Raven's head and destroy A.L.I.E..
Abigail Griffin Edit
- Main article: Raven and Abigail
Raven and Abby share a patient-doctor relationship and a mother-daughter one. Despite arguing often, they care about each other as Abby is willing to take the key in order to save Raven's life.
|Twilight's Last Gleaming||Appears|
|His Sister's Keeper||Appears|
|Contents Under Pressure||Appears|
|I Am Become Death||Appears|
|We Are Grounders (Part 1)||Appears|
|We Are Grounders (Part 2)||Appears|
|Many Happy Returns||Appears|
|Fog of War||Appears|
|Long Into an Abyss||Mentioned|
|Survival of the Fittest||Mentioned|
|Coup de Grâce||Appears|
|Bodyguard of Lies||Appears|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)||Appears|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)||Appears|
|Wanheda (Part 1)||Appears|
|Wanheda (Part 2)||Credit Only|
|Ye Who Enter Here||Appears|
|Watch the Thrones||Mentioned|
|Terms and Conditions||Appears|
|Stealing Fire||Credit Only|
|Join or Die||Credit Only|
|Red Sky at Morning||Appears|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)||Appears|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)||Appears|
|Heavy Lies the Crown||Appears|
|The Four Horsemen||Appears|
|A Lie Guarded||Appears|
|The Tinder Box||Appears|
|We Will Rise||Appears|
|Die All, Die Merrily||Credit Only|
|The Other Side||Appears|
|Red Queen||Credit Only|
|How We Get to Peace||Appears|
|Sic Semper Tyrannis||Appears|
|The Warriors Will||Credit Only|
|The Dark Year||Appears|
|Damocles (Part 1)||Appears|
|Damocles (Part 2)||Appears|
|Red Sun Rising||Appears|
|The Children of Gabriel||Appears|
|The Face Behind the Glass||Appears|
|The Gospel of Josephine||Mentioned|
|The Old Man and the Anomaly||Appears|
|What You Take With You||Appears|
|Ashes to Ashes||Mentioned|
|The Blood of Sanctum||Appears|
|From the Ashes||Appears|
|The Garden||Credit Only|
|Welcome to Bardo||Mentioned|
|The Queen's Gambit||Appears|
|A Little Sacrifice||Appears|
- Raven Reyes: "Boys and girls, meet Eligius IV."
- -- Sleeping Giants
- Numerous Grounders (village burned down from flares)
- Numerous Grounders (bridge explosion with Finn and Jasper)
- 300 Grounders (ignition of the remaining dropship fuel with Clarke and Jasper)
- Unnamed Grounder who had taken John Murphy captive after the dropship explosion (shot in self-defense)
- At least 3 Mount Weather Guards (dam turbine explosion with Kyle Wick)
- One Ice Nation warrior/scout (shot)
- One Ice Nation assassin (shot)
- Hannah Green (helped Monty to delete code from City of Light)
- Herself (frozen to death; revived)
- Kodiak (indirectly, helped Bellamy and Echo fighting and killed by Bellamy)
- Paxton McCreary (indirectly, electronic hit with her shock collar to allow Clarke to kill him)
- A.L.I.E. 2.0 (terminated with the kill code to save Madi)
- 4 Eligius Prisoners (radiation poisoning; indirectly caused)
- 8 Disciples (shot with one of their own weapons)
- Captain Meredith
Notes and Trivia Edit
- Raven Reyes may be descended from The Grounder Floyd Reyes.
- Originally, Raven was supposed to be Finn's 35-year-old mother and appear in the "Pilot," but they removed her from the episode because they didn’t think they need her and it was too long. Instead, the writers brought Raven back as Finn’s girlfriend.
- Even before Lindsey Morgan became series regular, Raven appeared in almost every episode. The only two episodes Morgan was not credited in were "Pilot" and "Earth Kills".
- Morgan stated that Raven was going to be killed off after five episodes, but then her role was extended. She also said that the producers let her decide if she wanted to continue on the show and she would became a series regular in Season Two, but if Lindsey had not wanted to, Raven would have died in the season one finale.
- Raven's mother was mentioned in Season One, but is unknown what happened to her until Raven revealed in "How We Get to Peace," that she was alcoholic and drank herself to death back on The Ark.
- Raven used to have a raven pendant (made by Finn for her birthday) and wore it constantly. The piece of jewelry, however, was given back to Finn upon their breakup.
- Raven is once again shown to be in possession of this pendant in "Wanheda (Part 1)."
- Raven's illegal spacewalk wasted three months of oxygen, perhaps setting in motion the events of the series.
- According to Abby, Raven was the youngest Zero-G mechanic on the Ark in 52 years.
- During "Earth Skills", Abby notes Raven to "have a thing for air ducts", which may imply her hobby of travelling inside tunnels.
- Raven is the second non-delinquent and the hundredth Arker to step foot on Earth, the first being Bellamy Blake.
- Raven is the first person to contact the Ark from Earth in 97 years by building a working radio.
- She also built working walkie-talkies.
- Raven was also presumably somehow responsible for building the video chat device first introduced in "Day Trip" though its unclear how she was able to turn an audio only radio, which had been repaired with parts from an RC car, into a video conference device.
- After her arrival on Earth, Raven appears to have managed to repair some of the Delinquents' dropship's systems as it had interior lighting again in "Contents Under Pressure."
- Raven is one of eight Sky People left outside Mount Weather after the battle and subsequent abduction at the Delinquents' Camp. The others are: Bellamy, Sterling, Zoe Monroe, Finn, John Murphy, Octavia, and an unnamed delinquent.
- Raven is the only disabled Sky Person in the series.
- Raven did not tell Abby who shot her.
- In "The 48", Raven is revealed to have Jasper's goggles.
- She returned them to him in "Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)."
- Raven was the only person who was able to temporarily resist A.L.I.E. after taking the key to the City of Light.
- In Season Four, Raven has several strokes due to lingering effects from A.L.I.E. At one point, she decides to die. However, in "The Other Side", she decides to live and finds a solution to the issue by inducing a near-death experience.
- As mentioned in "The Blood of Sanctum," she continues to retain the intellect she gained from A.L.I.E. even after getting rid of the other lingering effects from her encounter with the AI.
- Raven is the only one is known to have gotten an upgrade from A.L.I.E because of her skills with computers. A.L.I.E upgraded her brain to which Raven can code which she could not originally do. After the EMP it damages Raven's brain. Raven says that when they EMPed the chip it was like her brain was a ram and it was suddenly cut off with part of Becca's code in her brain.
- So far, Season Four is the only season that Raven didn't kill or indirectly kill anyone.
- At the crew panel at Unity Day 2018, it was revealed that Raven's brace was remade for the fourth season because Lindsey Morgan found the original brace (used in Season Two and Three) heavy and uncomfortable.
- Raven and Nathan Miller are the only two characters who were introduced in Season One after "Pilot" who are known to be still alive.
- Raven only once spoke to Kane in "What You Take With You" after six seasons.
- Raven had a hand in the termination of both A.L.I.E. and A.L.I.E. 2.0. In the former case, Raven helped lead Clarke to the kill switch to destroy the AI and was in fact the one who discovered the kill switch's existence in the first place by hacking into A.L.I.E. In the latter case, Raven activated Sheidheda's kill code to save Madi Griffin.
- In doing so, Raven was tricked into uploading Sheidheda into Russell Lightbourne's Mind Drive, allowing Sheidheda to resurrect himself.
- It is unknown if the other Commanders' spirits were uploaded as well, meaning that Raven may have also been responsible for the destruction of the consciousnesses of Becca Franko and Lexa amongst others as well.
- In Season Seven, unlike the rest of the group she is a part of, Raven is shown to rely on the weapons of the Disciple armor she is wearing rather than guns like the others, arming her wrist blaster whenever she is in a situation requiring weapons.
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