Raven Is A Playable Character In Injustice: Gods Among Us

By Ishaan . March 14, 2013 . 3:30pm

Earlier today, a video at Gametrailers.com revealed that Raven is a playable character in DC Comics fighter, Injustice: Gods Among Us. While the Gametrailers video has been taken down, someone managed to upload it to YouTube before it was pulled. You can watch it below:



In case you missed it, Doomsday was revealed as a playable character yesterday, too.

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  • For someone reason Raven reminded me of Ermac from mortal kombat

    • Sergio Briceño

      Must be the telekinetic powers. If they are unblockable I can see myself abusing them :p

  • KingGunblader

    I kind of want to get this game now. Teen Titans was the only comic book series I was ever really interested in, but this Raven doesn’t really mesh with any of her designs from any Titans comic series. It looks like more like the Cartoon Network show.

    However I must say the idea of switching between Raven and Trigon for different moves is pretty cool.

  • puchinri

    Hmm. I kind of feel like, “why?”. But at the same time, this just makes me think that they do indeed have something huge planned for Raven in the comics (and the TT storyline).

  • Genjo

    talk about epic cat fight xD!

  • Suicunesol

    Is this supposed to be the same Raven from Teen Titans?

    I didn’t know Raven actually took the form of a raven so literally.

    • puchinri

      Her classic design in the comics often harkens back to the look of a raven. It’s really cool looking~.

      • Suicunesol

        Yeah, I just read up on her on wiki. That’s Raven alright.
        She is quite cool looking. I’m not sure I like the costume with the feathers, though.

        • puchinri

          If you mean the new costume with feathers? Yeahhh. Not digging it myself. She’s had some pretty great designs, but I think they haven’t done as well design-wise with a number of characters lately.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Oh gosh, she has feathers in the New 52 too? First Tim, now her? Stop with the “clever” bird references in the costumes DC. ;_;

          • puchinri

            Lol, yes. Her’s is worse than Tim’s costume, actually. His was just the weird wings at least, her’s is plain ridiculous. x’D;

            Yeahhh. DC left Jim Lee to designs for one. And for the others? I just don’t know what happened. (Wondy got off lucky and has Cliff Chiang as her main artist, but some of those other titles are not so fortunate.)

          • Solomon_Kano

            Jim Lee? Damn. I love the guy, but his best designs happened on X-Men. From there… well, WildC.A.T.S. happened lol.

          • puchinri

            Hah, yeah, that’s pretty much the consensus everywhere. >u<
            (Also, all of the weird, random lines that he's thrown onto everyone's costumes.)

  • Nightmesh

    I’ve only known of the raven from Teen Titans from the CN show so this one kinda off too me. If it’s raven after her father has posses her then I can understand it way easier.

    • Brion Valkerion

      The cartoons are not cannon to the main storylines in the original comics. EVER.

      • Nightmesh

        Never said it was. I only said that was the only raven I know.

      • That’s okay. I can’t imagine any of the even in any of cartoons be canon to the comics they’re based on. The recent Ultimate Spiderman cartoon and Amazing Spiderman movie aren’t based on Spiderman 700 and I never saw Superman get killed by Doomsday in the episodes of Superman and Justice League I saw.

      • Symbol de Au

        Lawl the New Teen Titans aren’t canon to the original comics either lawls…or did they actually somehow try to combine the two?

    • puchinri

      She feels “off” to me compared to the comics version even, but most characters in the game do. She’s really off compared to their new version of her though, lol.

    • At least it’s not Jynx but still this is a shocker to those unfamiliar with the source material.

      • Nightmesh

        While I enjoy comic book show and movies I’ve never actually read a comic by about any of them. I’m pretty sure if I hadn’t found out about manga before anime I wouldn’t have ever read one.

        • Fidelis

          That anime-Manga comparison really doesn’t work, though.

          Anime is often based directly off of Manga. If you read an anime without reading the manga, 8 times out of 10, you’d still know exactly what is going on in that particular series.

          Doesn’t work like that with comics and cartoons/movies..at all
          You watch a movie based off of a comic and…it’s a jumble of creative liberties and abridging and cutting and splicing to make a whole new story with the same characters.

          • Nightmesh

            Oh my bad. What I was trying to show was that I don’t read source material of almost anything I watch. You are right. The only thing that usually change are the ending in anime.

  • Brion Valkerion

    Since no one seems to realize…

    Raven is from DC Comics first, not just a character in the Teen Titans cartoon show… You would think the fact that other DC comics heroes and villains are in it, that people would assume the comic versions of things before the Saturday morning show for 7 year olds.

    • Kaihedgie

      Cartoon or not, this is pretty blargh for Raven :V

      • raymk

        NO its not, I actually like this design. Though hopefully the can get the old teen titans comicbook version of raven before the cartoon version.

    • Yeah but the fact is that Teen Titans helped younger viewers, who only knew of Superman and Batman, to get to know Cyborg, Starfire and Raven.

      • Suicunesol

        Don’t forget Beastboy! :o

        • DCBlackbird

          or garfield for the nitpicky

          • What kind of superpower is loathing about Mondays? Garfield’s a cat, he doesn’t even work.

          • DCBlackbird

            He’s unique because he lives to do the same thing…ON TUESDAY!

          • raymk


      • Sardorim

        Oh, I love Starfire!

        *Reads Red Hood and the outsiders#1*

        What the hell did they do to Starfire?!

        • Mecha_the_Hedgehog

          New 52 Starfire is awesome they actually retconned allot of the stupid stuff from the first issue like the alien memory loss junk the sleeping around without love. In fact the one guy she has been seen to be sleeping with she is in an actual relationship with him.

          Also the book is called Red Hood and the Outlaws.

          Now you want to to know a character that got ruined in the New 52 that was Powergirl but even they are goign to start and trying to fix her by getting rid of that awful New 52 costume.

    • I like the Cartoon Raven a lot, actually. That said, it wouldn’t really fit in with this game’s style, so I don’t really understand why people want it.

  • No doubt developers are aware with the fact many people are familiar with Raven in Teen Titans.

    • Nightmesh

      Maybe they’ll add in alt skins with that in mind. Then voices to match the skins? okaythatstomuchwishing

      • Kaihedgie

        That was recently confirmed, actually.

        • Nightmesh

          Yay but I’m gonna wait to see it before I get my hopes up and pre-order.

        • Barrylocke89

          I’m not interested in this game, but that seems like a smart way to go. I remember thinking it was really cool when Arkham City had DLC for the different versions of Batman (even the Animated version!) so having some full-fledged skin options for the characters, especially those who have been seen in a variety of media types (like Raven) is a decent way to keep more people happy.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    After what happen to her, when she met Zone-tan

    • Yeah, and imagine the duck being involved, if wasn’t too busy being on censor duty in Wakfu.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        Wakfu…… trees

    • Valtiel Ikari

      holy dam, I get the reference! god dam you internet… I bet its Lemmy’s fault she looks like this… he just doen’s know how to go easy in them.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        other then Catwoman and Harley,all the woman in this game look manish.

  • Richard N

    Aw, guess it was too much too much to hope for the weeaboo-tastic version of her from Teen Titans. Even then, I like her design, not digging the voice so much though.

  • That’s not the same raven from Teen Titans?

    • Kaihedgie

      It is, sadly. The Raven in the comics was still better than this

  • Steven Higgins

    Ugh. She sounds like a man. -_-

  • Ew. Not the Raven I remember.

    • Not the Raven ANYONE remembers either! From Comic Book and Cartoon alike! Although, they did use the Trigon design from the cartoon, so that’s a plus. Her Massive chin and strange unappealing voice, however…

  • Hollowkoopa

    I was hoping for Beast Boy instead.

  • Follower_of_Pram

    Far too much juggling for my tastes…

  • Solomon_Kano

    What have they done to you? ;_;

    I like her look and she looks like she’ll be cool to play as too, but why the hell does she sound like The Vision? Or a throat cancer patient?

    Also, it’s kinda hilarious that her entire reveal is her getting destroyed by Catwoman. Yea, she pulls through, but that was not a good showcase for her.

    Still, I’m absolutely LOVING that they got Trigon into her super. Good stuff. Now I just need some Black Adam gameplay and I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for Jaime!

    • Hollowkoopa

      I know it’s not going to happen but i want a Red Lantern Corp character to be a playable.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Atrocitus would be awesome to see!

        • What about the cat? Too many humans in the cast!

          • Solomon_Kano

            That would be so left field, I’d love that!

          • Kurow Akutenshi

            I’d really love something like that. Fuck, I’d want a completely non-humanoid character in a current Netherrealm game.

      • Strain42

        I’m loving the Red Lanterns comic, but I’d like to see Larfleeze. Very very slim chances there though lol

  • raymk

    Well regardless I want this game now because of raven.

  • Sardorim

    Yay… Raven.

    So, where’s Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, and/or Cassandra Cain?

    • Solomon_Kano

      Please, no more Batman characters. I’d LOVE to see Steph in a game, but not this one. The roster’s already packed with Gotham’s citizens.

  • samjosiah

    Alright, I’m flipping out.

  • kylehyde

    Now I want Star fire and Beast Boy so bad.

  • Christopher Nunes

    Raven? When I read the title and after watching the entire Teen Titans cartoon show on Cartoon Network I was excite to see Raven in this game, even though I have no interest in the game itself (which the characters seeming “off” to me with their looks), and when I finally see Raven in the trailer… I was put off a bit.

    I don’t know if I like the design they went for her, and as much as I loved her Teen Titans look from the show it wouldn’t fit in this game’s art style direction though they could’ve took some reference from it, and I don’t like her abilities her. I loved her powers from the show itself and they way it was presented which looked really cool in my opinion.

    Here she doesn’t seem all that powerful, and her getting beaten up more than half the time doesn’t help (it’s the reason for a Character Reveal Trailer to be… I don’t know… showcasing the characters moves and abilities and how they fight. It felt more like a Catwoman Trailer than a Raven Trailer if you get what I mean), however I did enjoy that her Super had Trigon in it which was rather cool and a nice throwback.

    Nice to see Raven in, but not totally digging her in the game with her looks and gameplay so far. Feels like they’re not doing her character justice. :/

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      Considering that Raven is an existing DC character from before the TV Show, they don’t draw reference from that show’s canon. Still, even looking at her in the comic books this is still off.

      • This is very off compared to the comics version. I have even included a copy of the comics version for reference.

        • Christopher Nunes

          I would’ve preferred THIS look over the one in the game.

  • Raven sounds like a chain smoker. And dat chin! As for her playstyle, it seems like she takes from Sindel (minus her screaming) and Ermac’s movelist in MK9.

    I don’t think that was a good idea, honestly. They could’ve done something fresh for her, given that she taps into Trigon’s powers willingly in this game. Now, I hope they redo some of her moves, so that they look and work diffrently from what is basically a copypaste.

  • Alexander Marquis Starkey

    Why the hell is she blue?

  • burnfist23

    I guess they couldn’t have had Tara Strong pull double duty with Harley and Raven, but yeah, they could have gotten a much better voice for Raven. Like I thought her DCUO voice was alright. Why couldn’t they get her?

    • Nightmesh

      Ooo I like that one too.

  • Nivans

    Was that meant to showcase how much she sucks? Because despite obviously winning, she did take a beating from Catwoman

  • Ixbran

    why did they bring back Cyborgs voice from the Teen Titans cartoons for him, but didn’t bring back Tara Strong to do this version of raven as well?

    i was so excited when i saw the title, but immediately became disappointed when i herd her voice.

    • burnfist23

      Probably because they already have her doing Harley and for some reason couldn’t have her do both (Due to either cost, time, etc.) That said, Raven’s DCUO voice was decent enough. Why couldn’t they use her instead of this Sindel-As-Played-By-A-Guy voice?

  • anthony apduhan

    Azarath Metrion Zinthos!

  • Kaihedgie

    I’m not the only one noticing the Japanese boxart for Injustice, am I?

  • Tonton Ramos

    I knew Trigon would use her again…

  • Elvick

    All this announcement did was make me want a good Teen Titans game done today. xP

    I think everyone needs to sit down and confront this Raven about her smoking problem.

  • ivanchu77

    I hope she has her teen titans design as one of her alt costumes, I don´t like the design she has in the trailer one bit

  • Mister_Nep

    Protip to Nether Realm. If you wanna show off a new character, don’t show off the parts where they get beat up.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Damn Expected the cartoon RavenXD

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh. So Raven is having one of her evil moments again… and then she got hit by a train and many people died in the derailing. Also since when did Catwoman get Chun-Li level leg strength and the power to kick down water towers? And throw dumpsters?

    I know, I’m being facetious. I just think it’s kinda hilarious how they have this big, dramatic and dark story aaand then they remember that some people in the DCU would be CHANCELESS against others so they have to fudge the strengthlines a little.

    But most importantly… where is Rex the Wonder-Dog?

  • IshimaruKaito

    i said this before but…..all they need is static and i would be set they wouldnt need anybody else lol……on a side note

    catwoman looks like she was killin it on raven LOL!

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    I like the cartoon Raven better.

  • Nightmesh

    Red X?

  • TheExile285

    I don’t like this Raven…. she’s to Mortal Kombatish….

  • $30632660

    RAVEN! YESSSSSSSSSSssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!

    I don’t know what Nether’s deal is with making the females look more like dudes when they don’t even do that to their own characters.

    But I don’t care, Raven is in it and DAT MOTHAFUCKIN TRIGON!

    Give me Black Adam and my life will be 1 % more complete.

  • dear lord they made raven into a man with boobs. i hope they change her and give her some better moves

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