Raven Darkholme



Raven is a Shapeshifter with two primary appearances. Her preferred form portrays Raven as the girl next door, in her late teens with a toned build, a soft chin, pale skin and wavy, sandy blonde hair.

Raven’s true mutant form is that of a blue skinned creature with intense yellow eyes and bright red hair.

Value Rating Statement
Duty D8 If Charles needs me, I am here.
Glory D6 I like a bit of attention.
Justice D4 There’s no justice in this world.
Love D8 Charles is my world.
Power D8 I am a freak of nature.
Truth D10 I will never be accepted as I am.

Relationship Rating Statement
Charles D8 He is my world.
Moira D8 She needs to stick her nose where it belongs.
Koah D6 He likes me for what I really am.
Resources Rating Speciality
Alex Summers D4
Xavier’s School D6
Mutant Metamorph
Shapeshifting D8 Enhanced Reflexes D8 Enhanced Durability D8 Superhuman Stamina D10
SFX: Immunity Spend 1 pp to ignore stress, trauma, or complications from toxins and disease.
SFX: Peerless Shifter When using a Mutant Metamorph power to create assets, add a d6 and step up your effect die..
SFX: Skin Deep When taking an action to confuse, deceive, or threaten a target, step up or double Shapeshifting. Remove the highest rolling die and keep three dice for your total.
SFX: Second Wind Before you take an action including a Mutant Metamorph power, you may move your physical stress die to the doom pool and step up the Mutant Metamorph power for this action..
Limit: Mutant Earn 1 PP when affected by mutant-specific Complications and tech.
Limit: Emotional Scarring Emotional Scarring. Step up or double emotional stress or trauma used in an action or reaction against you to gain 1 pp. If you do, the stress returns to its original die rating after it is used against you.
Covert Master D10 Combat Expert D8 Psych Expert D8 Tech Expert D8
Distinction Rating
Sneaky D8
Backhanded D8
Manipulative D8
Martial Arts D8
Acrobatic D4

Raven is the daughter Monique Darkholme, a homeless prostitute who sought shelter in a Catholic convent just days before giving birth to Raven. When the sisters devout delivered Raven, they screamed, and laid accusations against the mutant babe, claiming she was a demon. When the priests caught wind of Raven’s appearance, they ordered the baby’s subtle execution. One sister devout by the name of Sister Maria would foil the execution plans, casting off her solemn vows in a private letter to God. Sister Maria burned the letter on her bed to create the distraction, while she escaped with the newborn Raven.

Raven was raised in a shelter in London for the first five years of her life. She loved Sister Maria, and was grateful for the love returned. Sister Maria died abruptly from an illness, and the young Raven fled the shelter to the streets. It was in this emotion that she stood before a puddle on an empty London street and viewed her own transformation into Sister Maria. Raven would spend the immediate years that followed traveling the world under various identities until a chance encounter with Charles Xavier. Xavier was a late teen, just ten years older than Raven. Raven was posing as his mother as he stumbled into the kitchen as she raided the fridge. She tried to pass as his mother, but her sloppy casing led to an inaccurate portrayal of Charle’s mother. He broke the news to Raven by way of telepathic communication, and asked her to reveal her true form.

Xavier took Raven on as his adopted sister. His parents were not actively involved in his life, so they hardly took notice. Her life changed as it needed to in order to justify her existence. To some she was Raven, Xavier’s sister. To others, she was his cousin. To others, she was a friend. And in some cases, she was not Raven at all. Raven was there when Charles, Erik and Moira met, and she continues to follow around Charles in her ‘more appropriate form’ like a stray puppy. Raven is in her late teens, and is a student at Xavier’s School.

Raven Darkholme

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