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.
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, Raven and Kat 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. The ark of time DLC reveals that Sachya found an airboat in the garbage that Hecksville threw down, and accidently flew back up when trying to bring it to Zaza. In his account of Sachya, Zaza reveals that his family found Sachya as a baby and raised her as a part of their family.
During the post-game story content taking place in Eto, it is revealed that Xii, Raven's crow, is actually a guardian that all members of the royal family have. It's unknown how she came to get him, as there's no evidence that she's a part of the royal family. The third Creator, Bit, refers to her as Kat's "other half," although whether this is a figurative descriptor of the close relationship the two share or a more literal definition is unknown.
Initially; Raven appears to be cold, indifferent, and rarely speaks, opposed to Kat's outgoing personality. At times, Raven displayed a fierce and impulsive side. When the latter learns of Kat's actions of recovering the other parts of Hekseville, she attack the other shifter in assuming she's working with Bolsey. While seemingly ruthless, Raven does have a kind heart, wanting to do everything in her power to save the kids and her adopted brother Zaza from Boutoume, even making herself look like a villain.
After the events of the first game, Raven became much nicer and more outgoing, while holding onto her emotionless demeanor. Raven became a loyal friend and ally of Kat over the sequel, willingly to help her out whenever she is in trouble.
In the DLC, The Ark of Time: Raven's Choice, Raven's personality as a child was a contrast of her current self. 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.
Powers and Abilities
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.
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.
Third Battle in Gravity Rush 2
Appearances in Gravity Rush
Episode 1: From Oblivion
Episode 2: Shadows over the City
Episode 6: The Lost City
Episode 8: A Hundred and One Nights (First boss fight)
Episode 12: Look Out Below (Second boss fight)
Episode 14: The Lost Tribe
Episode 16: Children of the Past
Episode 21: No Rest for the Virtuous
Appearances in The Ark of Time
Raven appears in every six episodes as a playable character.
Appearances in Gravity Rush 2
Extra Episode: Forbidden Cargo (Demo only and Experienced Course appearance)
Episode 6: Separate Tables (Being mind control by the Garrison as a Night Gale).
Episode 7: Wandering Heart (Third boss fight)
Episode 8: Like a Radio
Episode 9: And the Soldier's Wife?
Episode 10: No Messiah, No Message
Episode 11: The Crowd
Episode 12: Black Eagle
Episode 17: Road to Lonely
Episode 18: Two Angels
Episode 19: Dimmed Light
Episode 20: How to Say Goodbye
Episode 21: The End of the World
Episode 22: Castle of Sand
Episode 23: Lamentations
Episode 24: All Fires Burn to Ash (Playable Character)
Episode 25: Silence
Episode 26: A Song without Voice
Episode 27: Black Cat (Playable Character)
|Characters in the Gravity Rush series|
|Gravity Rush||Adreaux · Alias · Aki · Aujean · Bolsey · Bulbosa · Chaz · Cyanea· D'nelica · Echo · Eugie · Gade · Kat · Melda · Nala · Newt · Pandora · Permet · Raven · Sacyha · Singlor · Syd · Yunica · Yuri Gerneaux · Zaza|
|Another Story - Raven's Choice||Bit · Cyanea · Dr. Brahman · Gade · Kat · Lumino · Raven · Sacyha· Tenebria · Zaza|
|Gravity Rush 2||Adreaux · Alias · Aki · Aula · Aujean · Bit · Bulbosa · Cai · Cecie · Chaz · Cyanea· D'nelica · Dr. Brahman · Durga Angel · Echo · Eugie · Fi · Gade · Gawan · Kali Angel · Kat · Lisa· Misai · Newt · Pandora · Permet · Raven · Sacyha · Syd · The Other · Vogo · Xicero · Yunica · Yuri Gerneaux|
- Raven's name in the original Japanese version is "Crow".
- According to the creator, Bit, she is the other half of Kat.
- 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) has a striking resemblance with Alessa Gillespie from Silent Hill 1. Which may be intentionnal, since Gravity Rush's director (Keiichiro Toyama) also directed the first Silent Hill game.