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Raven Baxter
Background information
Feature films
Television programs That's so Raven
Cory in the House
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by Raven-Symoné
Animators
Voice
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Ray
Personality Extroverted, confident, sassy, spunky, hip, fashionable, energetic, determined, impulsive, helpful, attractive
Appearance Beautiful, dark skin, brown hair in a variety of hairstyles and hues, doe brown eyes, bold smile, very expressive face and body language
Nationality
Species
Birthday September 10, 1988
Occupation Student, dog groomer, waitress, fashion intern, fashion designer, model, singer, actress
Alignment
Alignment Good
Affiliation
Affiliations
Goal To become a fashion designer and acquire fame, fortune and popularity
Home San Francisco, California
Relatives Tanya Baxter (mother) Victor Baxter (father) Cory Baxter (brother)
Pets
Allies Chelsea Daniels, Eddie Thomas
Minions
Enemies Bianca, Alana, Loca, Buffy, Tiffany, Stanley
Likes Fashion, clothes, hair, designing, popularity, recognition, attention, success
Dislikes Sports, athletics, failure, bullying, mistreatment, dishonesty, manipulation, being on punishment by her parents
Powers and abilities Physic abilities, precognition, telepathy
Weapons
Fate Pursues her dreams of becoming a fashion designer
Quote "I'm okay"
"Gotta Go!"
"Ya nasty!"
"Oh snap!"
"Oh no she didn't!"
"Say what?"
"Gently, people, gently"
"How y'all doin'?"

Raven Baxter (portrayed by Raven-Symoné) is the main protagonist of the iconic Disney Channel Original Series, That's So Raven.

Age

Season 1: 14

Season 2: 14-15

Season 3: 15-17

Season 4: 17-18

School Year

Season 1: Freshman Year/ 9th Grade

Season 2: Freshman & Sophomore Year/ 10th Grade

Season 3: Sophomore-Junior Year/ 11th-12th Grade

Season 4: Junior-Senior Year/ 12th Grade

Appearance

Raven is a fun, fresh and fashion savvy teenager with stunning luscious curves and a love for outfits. She is dark skinned and has almond shaped eyes as well as full lips and a winning smile. She likes to change her hairstyle throughout the series but it is most often black or dark brown and worn in various bunches and braids depending on her mood.

When having an episode, or in this case a vision, Raven tends to drop what she’s doing and stare into space in a trance like state for a few moments; she then blinks when coming out of it and tends to react badly and/or exited depending on what she saw.

Personality

Raven is strong, confident and loud. She loves to have fun but struggles with the burden of keeping her psychic abilities secret whilst at the same time trying to fit in with everybody else. She can be bossy and brutally honest when it comes to fashion, but has a heart of gold and has been shown to use her knowledge of future disasters to save the day.

Unfortunately, Raven's visions also have the uncanny ability to get both her and her family into bad situations. When this occurs; Raven often uses her acting skills and her talent for designing costumes to disguise herself as someone else. This has led up to a number of positive and negative influences in her life; it got her a job for a weekly horoscope; it also got her fired; She pretended to be a bald male in his late fifties in order to undermine a racist shopping system; she has also been posing a Russian gymnast, a bride to her boyfriend’s father, an Arabian belly dancer, an overweight middle aged woman, a stylish celebrity, a secret agent plumber and at one point a dancing pirate working at a pizza parlour.

Family

Raven lives with both of her parents and younger broth Cory in San Francisco.

Tanya Baxter: Raven is very close to her mother Tanya although they can sometimes be considered an embarrasment to eachother; with Tanya volunteering to work at her school and with raven constanly getting into trouble because of her warped sense of what might yet happen. However they tend to overcome their differences via their shared interest in shopping (Though perhaps in Raven's case it is more of a constant obsession as opposed to Tanya's version of a nice pass-time) as well as spending time together. Tanya loves Raven very much and Raven has claimed to love hanging out with her.

Cory Baxter: Cory shares a more complicated relationship with Raven giving their differences and casual sibling rivalry. Neither will hesitate to insult the other although both have been shown to engage in the art of mischief as a team; seeing as when they were young they both ate their mothers birthday cake and then the sitter they blamed it on came back with a vengance. But most often the two find it very difficult to cope with each other as Raven despises Cory's deceotion and typical laziness where as Cory cannot stand the fact that Raven is always bossing him about.

It has also been revealed that Cory has a box of organised files where he writes down all the disgusting things about his sister i.e. Alpahbetical and/or chronological.

Victor Baxter: Raven is very fond of her dad and out of all the family he tends to be the most forgiving towards her bad behavior and complete lack of interest for school work. The share a mutual love for cooking (altough Raven is a tad less experienced that her father) and tend to exchange a friendly banter from time to time, however Victor has been shown to go to extreme length's to teach his children a lesson (via. hidden camera show) and Raven struggles with her father for not telling his mother that she has psychic powers.

Her maternal grandmother is named Vivian, who is also psychic and refuses point blank to be called "Grandmother", "Granny" or "Grandma", and her paternal grandmother, whom she calls "Nana", is named Loretta.

Friends

Despite the fact that she has to keep her visions a secret from most people, Raven is a popular girl and has many friends at her school, but her best friends are Edward "Eddie" Thomas and Chelsea "Chels" Daniels . There are some love triangles between them, but in the end, they are all just good friends.

Enemies and Dislikes

Her main nemeses are Alana (Adrienne Bailon), Bianca (Erica Rivera), Muffy (Ashley Drane), and Loca (friend, but acts as enemies in front of Loca's friends, who are Raven's enemies) (Andrea Edwards). Her more recent nemesis is Tiffany (Jodi Shilling), who "competes" with Raven to be Donna Cabonna's top assistant. Raven's neighbor, Sierra, can also be quite annoying, as another local kid, Stanley, can be too.

Careers

Raven has had many jobs, such as a waitress and dog-groomer. But in Season 4, Raven lands an internship with (fictional) world-famous fashion designer Donna Cabonna (Anne-Marie Johnson).

Premonitions

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Raven and Chelsea.

The main plot line revolves around Raven's psychic powers allowing her to catch brief glimpses into the future (premonitions). This is characterized by her going into a blank stare, and the TV audience seeing the "premonition". She has no real control over her premonitions, but they usually involve whatever she is thinking about at the moment when she gets her premonition. Raven once learns that her Grandma Viv (Jennifer Lewis) is also a psychic. It is then shown that the "psychic gene" is on Tanya's side of the family, and assumed to be a "chick thing", passed down to every female, but not her mother, meaning that "the gene" must have skipped a generation.

Sayings

Raven's catchphrases are "I'm okay!" (usually after a bad fall), "Ya nasty!" (usually to someone she dislikes), "Oh Snap!", "My Bad!", "Gotta go!", "How y'all doin'?", and "Gently!" In addition, she tends to scream hysterically when she's excited or panicked.

Crushes

Raven has had many crushes, but the only serious one has been Devon Carter (Lil' J), whom she initially fought for with Alana. She loves him so much that she always thinks about him a lot even in her dreams. She also has a little relationship with Eddie as seen in the episode "When 6021 met 4267" when they kissed.

People Who Know Raven is Psychic

  • Tanya Baxter-Raven's mom
  • Victor Baxter-Raven's dad
  • Cory Baxter-Raven's brother
  • Chelsea Daniels-Raven's best female friend
  • Eddie Thomas-Raven's best male friend
  • Nicki Logan-a teenage actress
  • Dr. Sleevemore- Doctor from an institute for psychics
  • Grandma Viv (Note: Raven's grandmother is also psychic)
  • Nana Loretta (only finds out at the end of her episode appearance)
  • Ben-Chelsea's former crush
  • Zack and Cody Martin from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
  • President Richard Martinez
  • Santa Claus (As it is heavily implied)

Known Disguises

  • Window Cleaner
  • Tanya Baxter
  • Reptile Raven
  • Bayside Barracuda
  • Rapping Jock
  • Movie Theater Employee
  • Miss Talula
  • Liz Anya
  • Santa Claus
  • Makeover Actress
  • Plumber
  • Hairdresser
  • Captain Pepperoni
  • Evil Captain Grebo
  • Yoga Teacher
  • Devon's Father's Bride
  • '70s Diva "Coffee"
  • Dentist
  • Belly Dancing Waitress
  • Security Guard
  • Sunshine
  • Russian Gymnast
  • Chelsea's Clay Model
  • Boyz 'N Motion
  • Seyoncé
  • ER
  • Sue
  • Mummy
  • Zombie
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Cafeteria Lunch Lady
  • Pistache
  • Mr. Piney
  • Dorothy Gale
  • Exterminator
  • Grover T Windpipe
  • Dentist "Dr. Thinkingfast"

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