|“||Nothing like a bit of pain to remind you you're alive.||”|
|— Raven to Jasper Jordan [src]|
Raven Reyes is a major character in the second, third, and fourth seasons. She initially appears 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 is 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 creates 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 Murphy shot her on the drop ship. 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 finds a rocket.
Early life Edit
Raven grew up living on Mecha Station. Raven's 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.
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. She is also very intelligent and useful to the Delinquents and is willing to sacrifice herself to save her friends.
Physical Appearance Edit
Raven is a young woman with an olive complexion, brown eyes, oval face, and straight dark brown hair. Raven's hair is long and often pulled back into a ponytail. Raven 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. Raven is often shown in dark colors such as black and gray. However, she often dons her signature red jacket. As of Season Two, she also wears a leg brace on her left leg, in order to help her walk.
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 put him life endanger 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 sharp object 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..
|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|
- 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 Murphy captive after the dropship explosion
- At least 3 Mount Weather Guards (dam turbine explosion with Kyle Wick)
- One Ice Nation warrior/scout (shot)
- One Ice Nation assassin (shot)
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 the love triangle was to be between Clarke, Octavia, and Finn.
- Lindsey Morgan confirmed it had been in the plans for her character to be killed off after five episodes. Her role was later extended.
- Raven used to be the owner of 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)."
- According to Abby, Raven was the youngest zero-G mechanic on the Ark in 52 years.
- During Season 1, Episode 2, 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 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, Monroe, Finn, Murphy, Octavia, and an unnamed Delinquent.
- Raven did not tell Abby who shot her. (It was Murphy.)
- Raven was the only person who was able to temporarily resist A.L.I.E. after taking the key to the City of Light.
- Raven's illegal spacewalk wasted three months of oxygen, perhaps setting in motion the events of the series.
- In "The 48," Raven is revealed to have Jasper's goggles.
- She returned them to him in "Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)."
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