Rachel Taylor
full name
date of birth
astrological sign
rachel roth
4th november 1987 / 28
palo alto, ca
boston, ma
funeral assistant
cypress college ('10-'12) / santa clara university ('05-'09)
you wanted a soldier but it wasn't me 'cause i could never set you free
rachel roth Rachel didn't grow up in the most ordinary of circumstances. Her parents holding true to making a life for themselves that appeared more average than it was. But with a little digging past the surface, it was more than some happy couple taking care of their daughter. With both of her parents working in a funeral home, it wasn't so far fetched that their little girl ran the halls as she pleased. Little chubby legs moving as fast as they could be carried, giggling as she ran from her father. A happy sight when there was nothing but death surrounding them. The dead being laid to rest by their own loved ones. A nice sight, although sometimes unwarranted and full of apologies. It wasn't a family run business, but it was theirs, especially given that it was one where her father had taken on as his own.

Her preadolescent years were not nearly as happy, but that was to be expected in raising a little girl. With her body changing and hormones pushing to rush past the surface. Instead of being the outgoing little girl she once was, she began to become more silent and stuck to hanging around the funeral home. Little to few questions left, as she asked most of them while she was even younger. How things worked, where papers went. She wanted to help, having looked up to her parents, and especially her father for so long. This was the one life she always had known. Her one true home.

It wasn't until her teenage years that this all came crashing down. Everything would come in a whirlwind of explanations that she never knew of. Questions that she would even be asked, but were told never to speak of. Her father had been committing criminal acts without either Rachel, or her mothers knoweldge. The way that some bodies were disposed of, in order to make extra profit. Aiding in some drug trades. She was disgusted and refused to believe anything that she saw or heard on television. This was not how things were done, she had seen it, she was so sure. But in the end, he was convicted, and the evidence was there. It became a struggle to know how or why it all happened. They always had money, but people always died. This wasn't something that was unexpected, it was part of life.

Her mother hadn't been able to handle any of it. Completely unprepared for the spotlight, the questions, and worst of all, having no money after it was all said and done. Rachel was old enough to take care of herself, as far as she was concerned. The woman leaving her behind the first chance she had. Struggling, but finishing her last years of high school, she applied and was accepted into college. It helped, but she didn't know what to do with her life anymore. Everything had changed so much and it just led her to being even more of an introvert than she once had been.

Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, she left, taking what was left of her student loan money and saved funds from side jobs with waitressing. Every dime that hadn't gone to her living expenses, food, and the school, she took off on a little road trip. Trying to find a place to start over. It didn't have to be great and new, just a place she could call her own and be proud of. A roof over her head, food to eat, and a job to hold. Wanting away from the west coast, holding too many memories, she went east. Bouncing around major cities, mostly, it wasn't until she ended up in Boston that she felt like she had found a home. Friends she knew from before, people she cared about, and a job that she held the skills for. Maybe memories of home weren't all so bad. She could hold those pieces and juggle this life with the best of them.

♦ Is an only child with no actual known siblings.

♦ Was never pressured to do well in anything, as parents believed she was nothing less than a "good kid".

♦ Holds more traits of her father than her mother, and it surprises her when she does things like lash out in Spanish while angry (like her mother).

♦ Stiff upbringing with pun intended. Grew up with her parents running a funeral home. The way she carries herself is on par with someone who went to finishing school.

♦ Abandoned at the age of 17 by her mother, once her father's trial was over and he had been in prison for a few months. All due to the strain that came with the life they held.

♦ Favorite food is ice cream, but she tries not to use it as a comfort food.

♦ Sense of humor leans dark and borders the offensive.

♦ Grew up on AC/DC.

♦ The first concert she ever went to see was Iron Maiden.

♦ Known to listen to hip hop as a means of coping with emotions that she doesn't want to bother with.

♦ Heterosexual, but may appear asexual, simply because she holds a disinterest in most things in life.

♦ Willingly speaks her mind, but it is not without thought. Dives right into thoughtful conversation.

♦ Holds little experience in relationships. Rarely seen accepting the affection of anyone that isn't considered "safe" or a "friend".

♦ Prefers quieter, less crowded settings in general. Pays heavy attention to details, and when there are too many people or too much going on, she feels overwhelmed.

♦ Reads books and stories that are darker and horror themed. Also, some poetry.

♦ Doesn't care for animals so much, but dark birds, nocturnal creatures, and insects hold more curiosity.

♦ Is a mix of Mexican, Lebanese, English, and Navajo descent.

Raven, also known as Rachel Roth, is a superhero with dark magic powers. Her strong personal motivations and desire to see good conflict with her heritage, as her father is a powerful demon named Trigon who wants to enslave the planet. Her mother is a human woman named Arella who was living in the mystical realm of Azarath. At all times, Raven must keep her emotions in check lest she risk unleashing the terrible might within. Despite this, she has still managed to find a second family in her friends who love and accept her regardless of her troubled past. She is a regular member of the Teen Titans, and has also been a member of the Sentinels of Magic.

cv unlocked
chakra: A small red jewel in the middle of her forehead that helps her to control the darker passions of her soul-self.

hand-to-hand combat: Rarely seen ability that comes with a bold claim of being Donna Troy's equal. Tends to utilize combat skills in combination with teleportation and telekinesis.

purple eye color

teen titans costume: A long indigo cloak with broaches, a long lose split dress, and long gloves that are missing fingers. Pre-One year later from Infinite Crisis event.

au unlocked
new-52 costume: Grey, full bodied jumpsuit with blue armor with boots, clawed gloves, grey helmet, and feathers.

unlocked in both
soul self/astral projection: Raven can project her consciousness (which normally takes the form of either her human shape or a giant raven) into the mind, for therapeutic purposes (to aid in her own meditation or to help calm an agitated ally), or for offensive attacks, rendering her enemies unconscious. Her abilities are still of use in this form. Raven's soul self is a gateway to heaven, purgatory, and the layers of hell, but as a gateway, this is only useable by means of travel and she needs heavenly assistance to reach Heavens gates.

chronokinesis: She can force herself through the time-stream and even bring passengers.

darkness manipulation: Raven is able to conjure and project darkness from her body.

demonic form: Excercising her emotions, increases her powers exponentially, but leads to drawing out this form.

empathic healing: She can absorb the pain of injured people to ease their suffering, and induce rapid healing.

empathy: Psionic ability of empathy. Raven is able to manipulate and sense the feelings of others with no filter. She constantly feels all the emotions of others and must learn to control them or they will overwhelm her. Inducing and amplifying pride gains nasty side effects.

emotion negation: She can also use her empathy to steal emotions from others, rendering them emotionally "numb".

flight: The ability to resist the pull of a planet's gravity and navigate through the sky unaided by technology. Flight speed proceeds into that of supersonic speeds.

force emotion: The ability to manipulate emotional energy for the offensive or defensive.

illusion casting: To create illusions in reality with no visual boundaries. These illusions can affect more than just sight, they can resemble touch, smell taste and hearing.

limited precognition: The ability to predict future events that are about to happen. It is uncontrollable and limited in the fact that it only happens randomly.

magic: The ability to cast magical spells. Dark magic. Examples include, but not limited to inducing unconsciousness with a touch, firing balls of fire from the folds of her cloak or hurling electric blasts strong enough to take down all of her brothers and all of the adult Titans, being able to completely annihilate the demon army of Rankor numbering more than three thousand individuals and which contained powerful individual demons that had taken the Titans down in ambushes previously.

spell books: She keeps a library of numerous spellbooks in her room on the occult, as well as a number of immensely powerful items, charms and talismans.

telekinesis: Raven has the ability to move objects with mind. This includes moving herself and others, as seen with levitation, and to generate force fields.

telepathy: The power to mentally receive and/or transmit information. She tends to be able to sense if others are telepathic around her, if they are trying to tap into her own mind,

teleportation: She can teleport herself and others over vast distances. It also serves as a way to travel into other dimensions.


unlocked memories
childhood: Raven was born and raised in the pacifistic reality called Azarath by the Azarathian monks, after her mother ran away from home, in Gotham City, and joined a cult (the Church of Blood), where she was raped by Trigon. In Azarath, Raven was taught to control her emotions in order to suppress and control her inherited demonic powers by Azar, the founder and leader of Azarath.

teen titans: During an instance where Trigon was to invade Earth, Raven attempted to coax Azarath to help but their beliefs wouldn't allow for it. Hoping the heroes would help her, her heritage resulted in her requests for aid with the JLA to be denied. She went in search of the disbanded Teen Titans. Raven is one of the longest serving members of the Teen Titans, in various incarnations of the team.

unlocked locations
azarath: Azarath is the parallel world and birthplace of Raven.

nether-realms: The realm beyond the Great Door that humans of Azarath exorcised the dark passions of their souls from their bodies. A lower realm or underworld.