Raven as she appears in Gravity Rush 2
|Also known as||Sachya (true name)|
Night Gale (By the Jirga Para Lhao)
|Appears in||Gravity Rush|
Gravity Rush 2 (playable character)
|Voice actor||Sayaka Kinoshita|
Raven, formerly Sachya, is a mysterious and extremely strong girl who, like Kat, is a shifter. Originally antagonistic towards Kat, she eventually becomes an ally as her motives are revealed. She has a crow name Xii, who mirrors Dusty's ability to grant her gravity powers.
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She is later revealed to actually be good, as she is trying to thwart Kat because Alderman D'nelica claimed that he would send a rescue team to the kids trapped at Boutoume if she can keep the missing parts of the city from returning. This was likely a trick in order to further turn public opinion against Mayor Bolsey, and ultimately remove him from power. When Nushi attacks, the two shifters form a truce to defeat Nushi. This truce strengthens into a friendship as the plot continues.
Raven then spends the rest of her time in Boutoume, desperately trying to find the entrance to the Ark. When Kat eventually finds the entrance, she and Kat start gathering all the Lost Children in the Ark so that they may go back to Hekseville. As they ascend to Hekseville, Kat is thrown from the ark, though the ark later makes it back to Hekseville.
She is the younger adopted sister of Zaza, and her real name is Sachya. She was among the children trapped at Boutoume when their school bus fell off the edge of Hekseville. Raven appears much older than Zaza because time progresses quicker outside of Boutoume. In his account of Sachya, Zaza reveals that his family found Sachya as a baby and raised her as a part of their family.
When Raven comes through the rift into Jirga Para Lhao, she is found by the military, who are able to brainwash her (possibly with drugs) to believe she is one of their soldiers, known as Night Gale. She comes to her senses after fighting Kat and joins her on her adventure.
Upon rescuing Cecie from the Lost City, she gets pulled into a dimensional rift and separated from Kat. She re-emerges during Kat's first fight against Kali Angel and helps her win.
Raven then remains at Kat's side until they go to Eto, and Raven is imprisoned by Cai in order to brainwash Kat into thinking she is still Queen Alua. When Kat breaks her out, she goes to Hekseville to hold off Elektricitie while Kat recovers her old memories in the Brink.
Raven is the last person standing in the final battle, though Kat arrives in the nick of time to save the city. Despite Raven having collapsed, Kat is able to merge Dusty with Xii and form the Sphinx Guardian to obliterate The Darkness. When Raven wakes up, she hears Kat's voice, but Kat has disappeared along with Dusty and Xii are back to normal.
A year later, Raven is still wrestling with Kat's loss, but hears Dusty, and upon following the sound discovers that Kat is somehow still alive.
In the Ark of Time DLC, it's revealed that Dr. Brahman's attempt to free the children from the Ark between Gravity Rush 1 and 2 caused Raven's soul to be shattered. She is forced to battle the Collectors alone to stop them from destroying the Ark in an attempt to repair the universe. Bit reveals to Raven that Xii is but half of a greater whole stating Raven needs her other half, Kat and Dusty, to defeat the Collectors. With Kat unable to fight, Dusty fuses with Xii eventually allowing Raven to unleash the Gravity Sphinx, but forgets these events along with her past in order to fix the universe and save the children.
The DLC also reveals how she got back to Hekseville and obtained Xii. In fact, she was able to return to Hekseville using an ancient airship of similar design to the Ark, but arrived 50 years in the future and was lost until Xii appeared and turned her into a gravity shifter.
Raven is a tall, fair/pale skinned young woman with cyan eyes, a sun-shaped marking/tattoo on her chest, and long black hair that fades to red and reaches past her waist. Her main outfit consists of a revealing black suit with long, detached sleeves with black bracelets at the ends with black borders, a matching belt with a black jewel, matching accessories on the ends of her attached boots, with the rest revealing her chest, midriff, and hips, showing her panties.
In Gravity Rush 2 and Gravity Rush - Overture: the Animation, her main outfit is slightly change in a similar manner like Kat's. Her bracelets, accessories, and belt are now light brown with darker brown stripes. When brainwashed as Night Gale, the red part of her hair is purple and she wears a white and brown mask.
Raven appears to be cold, distant, and indifferent to matters not immediately related to herself, contrasting Kat's outgoing personality. Despite this, Raven is not emotionless, and will display a more fearsome, reckless, impulsive, and impatient side, again contrasting Kat's easygoing outlook. When she learns of Kat's actions of recovering the other parts of Hekseville, she attack the other shifter, immediately assuming she's working with Bolsey, and doesn't bother to ask about Kat's side of the argument. While seemingly ruthless, Raven does have a kind heart; the only reason she antagonized Kat and kept Hekseville from reuniting its districts was to save the Lost Children and her adopted brother Zaza from Boutoume.
After the events of the first game, Raven became much nicer and more outgoing, even playful at times, while holding onto her generally calm demeanor. Her brooding nature is gone, replaced with a curiosity over the new world of Jirga Para Lhao, a willingness to have more fun with Kat, a dry and sarcastic wit, a love of adventure similar to her fellow Shifter, and could even be rather boisterous - usually when food is involved. Instead of apathy over matters not directly affecting her, Raven actively interferes in other people's business, exhibits a sense of awe and wonder at the discoveries of the world, and shows compassion for the downtrodden, all of which ironically she shares in common with Kat.
After the Ark is activated and the Children escape from Boutoume, Raven develops into one of Kat's most loyal friends and closest ally over the sequel.
By the epilogue, she now lives in Kat's Pipe House and has become a celebrity in her own right, with legions of fangirls over at Arquebus Academy. Instead of the girl with the crow who put fear in Hekseville, she's now one of its protectors, and acts almost like a mother to many of its citizens.
In the DLC, The Ark of Time: Raven's Choice, Raven's personality as a child was a contrast of her initial self in the first game. While growing up as Sachya, she was known to be a happy, but rather timid girl. Sachya was notably dependent on her older adopted brother Zaza, and followed him wherever he goes. After returning to the 50-year future Hekseville accidentally, Sachya had no one to depend on but Xii. The revelation harden her as Sachya grew, turning into the cold, aloof brooder in the first game as Raven.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
As a shifter, Raven's gravity abilities are similar to Kat's, however a majority of her moves appear to be more powerful in comparison, which can be credited to Raven being a gravity shifter for a longer period of time than Kat. Raven has her own version of Kat's Gravity Kick move, called "Blood Talon," where Raven performs a spinning gravity kick that deals multiple hits on an enemy at once. Like Kat, Raven also has a stasis field that can not only carry more objects than Kat's, but can also be charged to allow her to perform her "Blue Jay" technique. This move allows her to create balls of energy that can be thrown as projectiles. Raven also has her own special move called "High Pressure," which can destroy multiple enemies at once by distorting gravity.
During her second boss battle in the first game, Raven has also shown the ability to create some kind of attack that manipulates space via gravity in order to teleport her enemies. She demonstrates this by creating a large ball of distorted gravity and throwing it at Kat. If the she is caught in the attack, Kat will be teleported back to a previous position. It could be implied that this move can only teleport a target short distances, as Kat was only moved a few feet away from her initial teleport point.
In the DLC that took place between the first and second game, Raven achieved her "Phoenix Mode," which raised her attack power greatly and allowed her to regain her health, and further unleashed her true power known as "Sphinx Mode," by combining her power with Dusty.
Raven's primary form of attack is kicking.
Zaza is Raven's adopted older brother. While growing up as Sachya, Raven was greatly attached to her brother and was known to follow him everywhere. Zaza was also a source of emotional comfort for Sachya whenever she felt scared or unsure of a situation. After preventing the bus accident in Raven's Choice, Raven can no longer remember her past and bond with Zaza due to the existence of "Sachya" being erased. Upon meeting Zaza's grandchildren however; the mention of the boy and his imaginary friend, "Sachya", Raven immediately felt a great deal of sadness, but couldn't explain why.
Xii is Raven's Guardian. It looks like a raven in its typical form, but can transform into a mythological phoenix. It most likely takes this form because Sachya used to like winged things, and formerly owned a pet bird. Raven can hear Kat's voice through Xii, showing that Xii is actually part of Dusty and vice versa. And in fact, the two of them can merge into a single Guardian.
Kat initially starts out being Raven's enemy due to a misunderstanding. Eventually they grow to be partners after Kat helps Raven rescue the kids of Boutoume. Despite this episode being erased from history, Raven retains her initial antagonism towards Kat, they still start off as enemies from a misunderstanding, they still fight at the bottom of the World Tower, and they still reconcile after they clear the air about what their goals are.
The first boss fight against Raven is fairly straight forward. Just keep gravity kicking her whenever you get a chance. Occasionally she will come down to the ground. During these parts its most effective to also go down to the ground and use normal kicks against her.
Using Gravity Typhoon on her is extremely effective, as it allows you to drain Raven's health quickly, and she will not be able to attack you.
The second fight against Raven will take place inside The Pillar. This battle is different from the other boss battles in the game. You are not actually supposed to attack Raven during this fight. Instead you must avoid getting attacked by Raven as you are falling. This battle is also fairly straight forward. Raven will shoot balls at you. Just dodge as they come towards you. Just keep dodging them until you get to the bottom of the pillar.
First Battle Edit
Appearances in Gravity RushEdit
Episode 8: A Hundred and One Nights (First boss fight)
Episode 12: Look Out Below (Second boss fight)
Appearances in The Ark of TimeEdit
Raven appears in all six episodes as the main protagonist and a playable character.
Appearances in Gravity Rush 2Edit
Extra Episode: Forbidden Cargo (Demo only and Experienced Course appearance)
Episode 7: Wandering Heart (First boss fight as Night Gale)
Episode 24: All Fires Burn to Ash (Playable Character)
Episode 27: Black Cat (Playable Character)
Together, So Strange (side mission)
Dangerous Delivery (side mission)
- Raven's name in the original Japanese version is "Crow".
- She sacrificed her own memories of her childhood to save the children in the Ark which is why the Ark never made an appearance in Gravity Rush 2.
- Since the sequel, Raven has shown to have a large appetite, eating all of Lisa's meal that she prepared for the whole group.
- Raven's overall design as a child (Sachya) bears a striking resemblance to Alessa Gillespie from the first Silent Hill game, particularly in terms of her dress and her haircut. This may be intentional, as Gravity Rush's director (Keiichiro Toyama) also directed the first Silent Hill game.
- According to the Gravity Rush 2 Complete Guide, Raven is approximately 18 years old.
|Main Characters||Kat· Raven · Dusty · Syd · Gade · Cyanea · Alias · Yunica|
|Minor Characters||Aujean · Eugie · Echo · Aki · Chaz · Bulbosa · Adreaux · Nushi · Melda · Nevi|