"Shut up! Pink's a tough color!"- Raven
"CALL ME PINKY ONE MORE TIME!"- Raven
Raven is one of the seven main characters in the Kirby: Behind the Scenes series. He is the fourth character introduced but is the fifth to join the group, right after Cloud. Raven was introduced as a mercenary that was hired by Drawcia to kill Dedede, Waddle Dee and Waddle Doo, but this scheme was foiled.
He is one of the six main characters from the first installment, along with Dedede, Waddle Dee, Waddle Doo, Cloud and and Drawcia (who was a antagonist at the time). He was also a antagonist during the Chapter of his debut.
Raven was once a traveling mercenary until Dedede offered him to become his royal mercenary with full pay of the bounty of any criminal he catches, which Raven happily accepted. He is the youngest son of Brutus and Aldilth, the younger brother of Victor and Meta Knight and the older brother of Audrey. His Knight name is "Brute Knight".
Raven has a serious personality: he is shown to be serious about fighting and he doesn't get distracted much during battle and he is shown to have a short temper, as he is usually shown exploding in anger rather violently. He is also seen to like his sleep and doesn't like to be disturbed when he is trying to sleep and he is also shown that he likes to pick fights with his enemies, often taunting and provoking them to the point that they would attack him to engage in battle. It will be shown that he got these traits from his father, Brutus.
Despite these traits, Raven is shown smiling, laughing and partying with his friends on occasion, though this is rarely seen. He is also grown to be highly aggressive and intimidating during battle, to the point he is considered being a brute hence his Knight name.
He can be considered Cloud's polar opposite in terms of personality. Raven is sometimes seen calm around his friends though. He is also shown to be greedy, wanting to take on and turn in criminals just for the bounty money.
Raven has a round body which is light-pink in color. He wears 2 shoulder pads with two spikes on them and armored shoes, which as a light-darkish pink in color,he wears white gloves on his hands and he has black eyes. During Chapter 2, he did wear a metal mask that was fuchsia/maroon in color with four brown straps and his eyes are pink when he is wearing his mask. He also wore a darkish pink cape that he doesn't wear anymore.
For bed, Raven still wears his armor but he wears a hot pink sleeping mask on his eyes. The reason why is that when he is trying to sleep, his eyes are sensitive to light. It was seen for the first time in Chapter 8.
He had a minor change in his design as his arms are drawn lower than they used to be.
As a kid, Raven looked much like he does now except he was smaller and that he wasn't wearing his shoulder pads or armored shoes yet.
Raven is shown to have a great deal of physical strength as he is seen picking up and tossing the Mecha-Sword Knight like nothing. Raven used to have two swords as seen in Kirby: Behind the Scenes though he is shown only using one. He replaced it with an axe in Kirby: Behind thes Scenes 2: Drawcia's Return and Revenge and onwards. Like his friends, he possesses Brawler Aura.
Debut: Chapter 2
This weapon was the first weapon Raven was seen wielding. It hasn't been seen since Chapter 2, so it was possibly destroyed when Cloud hit Raven with his Hydra unintentionally.
Debut: Chapter 4
This weapon replaced Raven's first sword. For a short time, it was powered by the Master Sword but it returned to it's normal state after Drawcia's defeat. He used it until Chapter 9.
- Butcher Ax
Debut: Chapter 9
Main Article: Butcher Axe
Raven's current main weapon.
Hence the name, Raven slashes his opponent quickly in an X shape.
- Pink Flash
- Rising Shock
Raven jumps into the air and slams his ax into the ground, then a beam of energy comes out of the ground and blasts the enemy in the face.
- Mach Tornado
Debut: Chapter 14
Raven runs towards his opponent with his ax then swings it, created two wind blades that blow the opponent upwards.
Raven met Dedede, Waddle Dee, Cloud and Rippla when they were all 5 years old and they often played together. After Dedede's parents were killed by a army of Tacs after Dedede's family treasure, Raven joins Dedede, Waddle Dee and Cloud to go train with Dedede's uncle DJ. About 4 years before the series began, they met a girl named Arina who was visiting at the time. After they train for 7 years being complete, they return to Waddle Dee Village. A few months later, Raven leaves Waddle Dee Village to become a mercenary and he was often accompanied by Arina.
Kirby: Behind the ScenesEdit
Raven made his debut in Chapter 2 as a masked mercenary hired by Drawcia. He attempts to help her assassinate Dedede and Waddle Dee but ends up failing. Afterwards, he is seen joining the protagonists in Chapter 3 after Dedede made his offer for Raven to be his royal mercenary.
Like Cloud, Raven had bit of a minor role in this installment and he didn't have an antagonist of his own to fight against, unlike in the sequels.
Kirby: Behind the Scenes 2: Drawcia's Return and RevengeEdit
Raven returns in the second installment of the series, Kirby: Behind the Scenes 2: Drawcia's Return and Revenge, with a bit more major role than he had in the prequel.
Kirby: Behind the Scenes 3: Chronicles of DarknessEdit
He's Raven's older brother. He dislikes his brother because he teases him about being pink.
Arina is a close childhood friend of Raven's as well as his crush. Raven first met Arina at the playground of Waddle Dee Village 15 years ago when Arina was being bullied by Cora, Eva and Zayla. Due to Dedede catching sight of the 3 girls bulling Arina, Raven along with Dedede, Waddle Dee Jr. and Cloud stood up for her but only for the 3 girls to be scared off when Zayla called him "pinky".
Running Gags Edit
- He tends to drop the "f-bomb" a lot, especially when angered. This is revealed to be a habit that he inherited from his father upon his father's debut.
- He is called Pinky on a daily basis, often with him him shouting "CALL ME PINKY ONE MORE TIME!"
- Starting in Chapter 11, the last time Waddle Doo died in Chapter 10, he switched his luck with Raven's. This is proven he a rock sent flying from Dedede's Spin Kick and Knuckle Joe's Smash Punch hits Raven on the head and Waddle Doo reveals that he switched their lucks with each other. However, Death realizes the switch and he changes them back, much to Raven's pleasure.
- Raven's blood type is A+.
- He was based off of Meta Knight, who is his older brother in the series. He also looks similar to Meta Knight, minus the mask although he did wear one for a short time in Chapter 2.
- Raven was the character who has spent the shortest time as a antagonist, as he was one only during Chapter 2. He is shown joining the protagonists in Chapter 3.
- The character who now has the shortest time as a antagonist is Masher Knight for 5 panels, who was ironically destroyed by Raven.
- Raven is the first member of the Kirby species to be a antagonist.
- Raven is one of the only 3 characters seen drinking alcohol in the series, along with Cloud and Waddle Dee. All 3 characters are 21 and thus it is legal for them to drink.
| Leader: Drawcia|
Major Members: Raven (hired, formerly) - Mumbies† - Dracolos†
Non-Canon Members: Ron - Paint Dragon
Buildings: Drawcia's Hideout (base, destroyed)
| Leader: Dedede|
Major Members: Waddle Dee Jr. - Waddle Doo - Cloud - Raven - Drawcia - Rachel
Buildings: Castle Dedede (home and base)
|Dream Land Royal Army|
| Leader: Dedede|
Major Members: Waddle Dee Jr. - Waddle Doo - Cloud - Raven - Drawcia - Rachel - Mack - Lancesten - Miles - Lyle - Gregory - Saundra - Saba - Zeena - Julia
Buildings: Castle Dedede (home and base)