|“||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 and fifth seasons. She is also 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 John 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 but succeeds to cure it 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
In The Four Horsemen, Raven along with Clarke, Bellamy, and Abby find some Floukru people, including Luna and Adria, who had eaten irradiated fish and were suffering from ARS. When Abby wanted to use the medicine for the hopes of helping at least Adria, Raven disagreed because they need to conserve all the medicine that they can and it might not help after all. Murphy listened to the conversation secretly while stealing some food and he later steals the medicine and gives it to Abby resulting in Raven finding out and complaining about Murphy being a thief. Afterwards, it was reveleaded that the medicine didn't help and Adria died leaving everyone upset, even Raven had tears in her eyes.
In A Lie Guarded, Raven leaves Arkadia with Jackson, Abby, Murphy, Emori, Luna, Miller, and a couple Guards. Once they arrive on Becca's Island, Raven is irritated by Murphy and calls him a dick. However, later, after he saves her life, she thanks him.
When Raven was forced to stay behind because of her disability, she spots Luna trying to escape. Raven convinces Luna to stay and help her disable the drones. She successfully accomplishes the task just in time to prevent the drones from attacking Abby. Finally, Raven and the rest arrive at Becca's lab. Raven seems to be astonished by the technology in that building.
In The Tinder Box, Raven has a stroke while working in Becca's lab. Abby runs brain scans and determines that it is only getting worse. She warns Raven to not push the limits of her brain, but Raven is determined to help, even if costs her her life. Raven then continues to use her increased intelligence and works out that Becca originally went into space to create the Nightblood serum as the process requires zero gravity environment. She then finds a rocket left by Becca, giving them a way to go to space to reverse engineer the serum.
In We Will Rise, Raven powers through her brain condition, running endless simulations. Abby is resting, leaving Luna and Murphy to deal with Raven's increasing lack of control. Raven breaks down twice, once punching Murphy and later having a seizure.
In God Complex, Raven observes "Baylis" die. She is against risking more lives to find a solution. When Luna does not want to donate more marrow for the experiments, Raven compares their actions to the Mountain Men's bone marrow extractions. When Murphy begged Raven to stop them from taking Emori, she gave him a look of sympathy. Raven tried to convince Clarke and Abby to stop and find another solution that does not make them murderers. However, when Clarke asks Raven to give them a better idea, Raven is unable to suggest anything.
In DNR, Raven's brain is only getting worse. She has another seizure and starts hallucinating Becca who is a metaphor for Raven's conscience and tells her that she is running out of time and that Raven should start deciding how she wants to die. Becca suggested a spacewalk, and will help Raven in the master plan to go up to space so she can enjoy her last moments spacewalking which Raven mentioned that when she was spacewalking "Everything was right."
At the end of the episode, Murphy goes to Raven telling her that it's time to go and she refuses saying that she is basically slowly dying and that she might as well die doing something she loves, spacewalking. Murphy feels extreme sympathy and apologizes deeply for shooting her and disabling her. She tells him that it's not his fault and hugs him with tears in both their eyes. Murphy leaves along with Emori, Miller, and Jackson while Raven is left alone with only her conscience, Becca.
In The Other Side, Raven continues hallucinating Becca who is helping her design the method for going on the last spacewalk before Raven dies. As she is working on the model for the space suit, she begins to have a seizure and fails to reach the seizure kit before starting to also hallucinate Sinclair who grabs her hand before she passes out. When Raven wakes up, she walks over to Becca who she finds duct-taped. Then Sinclair appears and Raven rushes hugging him tightly before he tells her that she is doing the wrong thing, giving up and accepting death.
Later on, Sinclair and Becca are arguing over what decision Raven should take, pain or life, she turns to Sinclair, announces that she chooses life and they begin planning the method to cure her brain damage. Raven goes into an ice tank and Sinclair tells her that he and Becca will no longer exist after she has gone through with the procedure and she tells him that he will always be with her and Raven begins with the method. After the first part, Raven struggles to get out of the tank before falling out and crawling towards the machine in which she starts using it on herself causing her heart to stop. Seconds later, Raven wakes up gasping for breath and grabs the walkie announcing that "This is Raven Reyes, and I'm alive.".
In The Chosen, Raven contacts Abby informing her that she is safe and has found a cure for the stroke and Abby tells her that she is sending a group of people to come rescue her. As Clarke, Bellamy, Emori, Echo, Murphy are on their way, the rover breaks down and they call Monty and Harper for help, but they decide that they won't have time to save Raven. After that however, Clarke refuses to leave Raven and they arrive to Becca's lab convincing Raven to get the rocket ready and she replies "That deathwave can kiss my ass.".
- "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 extremley 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.
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.
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|
|Die All, Die Merrily||Credit Only|
|The Other Side||Appears|
|Sic Semper Tyrannis||Absent|
- 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
- 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 deleted code from City of Light)
Notes and Trivia Edit
- Raven's mother was mentioned but it unknown what happened to her mother, possibly floated before Pilot.
- 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 is the only disabled sky person.
- 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)."
- In Season Four, Raven has several strokes.
- However, in The Other Side, choosing life over death, she finds a solution to the problem.
- So far, Season Four is the only season that Raven didn't kill or indirectly kill anyone.
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