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"Maria never expected to see a solider of the same army that invaded Earth to show such honor, such selflessness. They were all butchers, bullies, and she had no doubts that the Armored Squadron had killed their fair share of innocents. There final moments always portrayed them as cowards when facing a more dangerous threat. In that man, Matt Butcher, she did not see a monster. She saw a warrior led by honor and driven by valor. It was a trait even Coole Astaroth seemed to recognize. All he wants is to die fighting to have a honorable death and free him from that nightmare."
Black Raven, also known by his original name as Matt Butcher, is one of the primary antagonists appearing in LOTM: Los Reina de Corazónes (also its true main and final antagonist) as one of Ara Astaroth's generals of Astaroth Empire and high-officer of the Revelation of Qliphoth acting as a Inquisitor of Ara. Black Raven was a high-ranking general of the Astaroth Empire responsible for its military operations to expand the lands and worlds of Astaroth Empire and take down the rebellion of the Alliance, a rebel cell that was against the reign of Astaroth and has authority all over the armed forces of Astaroth Empire. Raven is the dark, powerful, and extremely obsessive master of the Knights of Astaroth at the times of Rise of Qliphoth era, as well as the co-founder & second-in-command of the Astaroth Inquisitors.
Black Raven was born 660 years after the Rise of Qliphoth era. 659 years ago, Matt Butcher was brutally killed by Ara Astaroth and Vira when the two decided to put an end to the Catholic Rebels. Matt was killed in front of Maria Arzonia and all his friends during the Blackest Night, the event where the Astaroth Empire was born, and had his heart ripped off by Ara, whom she guarded it to use it in some special occasion. Centuries after his death, the Alliance was created and started countless attacks at the bases and facilities of Astaroth Empire across billions of universes and expanded their forces and influence. To deal with the threat, Ara revived Matt as a Black Demon, now know as Black Raven. Raven was put in charge of Ara's Royal Army and dealt with them with fire and brutality while slaughtering billions of people on the way.
For the most two decades after his turn to the dark side, the various rebel groups who opposed the tyrannical rule of the Astaroth Empire had finally united to form the Alliance and destroyed the E.N.D., a superweapon that was meant to cement the Ara's supreme rule over the omniverse. Fourteen years after, Ara sensed a new threat that could rise against her; the children of the Light, which were people with divine powers able to overthrow her, one of them was the Future Maria, the solo survivor of the Catholic Rebels and La Nueva Familia de Arzonia. Just then, after decades working Ara's General, Black Raven discovered the existence of his past friend that lived over the centuries seeing the chaos, death and destruction caused by the reign of Astaroth.
Despite working with Ara as her Inquisitor and General, Black Raven still has memories of his past as a human and was being forced to kill people thanks to the Blackness inside of him that turned him responsible for the death of billions of people in the north worlds of the omniverse, being responsible for several conflicts, wars and deaths. To free himself from that nightmare, Black Raven has been searching for strong opponents able to kill him in a glorious battle to die like a true warrior in the battlefield, so he can live in peace after being forced to fight for Ara for decades.
Design and Appearance
Like many members of Revelation of Qliphoth, Black Raven had two appearances as candidates. In the first appearance of Raven's character, his hair is much longer and has a red streak on the right side. He wears a sleeveless black trench coat, black gloves, a black belt, black pants and black armored knee boots.
In the second appearance, Raven's appearance changed drastically as it was more pushed to his old design. The second appearance is exactly the same of his original one, but all his clothes are black. He also has red glowing eyes and his hair is dark violet.
All personal information of Raven, such as her hobbies, her favorite things, etc
- Favorite colors:
- Favorite foods:
- Nothing as he does not need to eat and thinks he does not deserve to taste life
- Favorite cloths:
- Black coat to represent the blackness inside of him
- Favorite hobbies:
- Training to increase his strength, searching for strong opponents in different planets, being along to remind of his past life with his friends and loved ones, sleeping in a coffin
- Favorite allies:
- None, he consider all his allies nothing but trash as they all are bloody monsters
- Favorite enemies:
- All strong opponents who can give him a true match
- Fighting, battles, wars, military strategies, sleeping and crying
- Weaklings who cannot even fight, cowards who run from the fight, narcissist who brag themselves as powerful
- Political types:
- Favorite musics:
- Consider the silence of night the best music to his ears
- 2,029 years old
- Hated allies:
- All his allies from Astaroth Empire
- Hated enemies:
- All people who are weak and cowards
PersonalityBlack Raven is a sadist who lacks empathy for mortal people of whom he deems weak and cowards as they always run from him and his forces instead of fighting for survival. He enjoys putting his enemies through great pain, both physically and emotionally and has no qualms about killing innocent people to get what he wants, and rationalizes his behavior with Carl Robinson's creed. Raven is known to treat his subordinates well, letting them do as they please, which in turn inspires their intense loyalty and devotion; this makes his followers the strongest offensive force of the Empire as they do their best to serve Raven. To his credit, Raven has demonstrated genuine care for hid subordinates - the strongest ones - and often gives them vacation.
Raven loves to fight and holds special respect for strong opponents, which he shows when he openly recognizes Future Maria as a warrior rather than a simple naive spirit. His love of battle has occasionally inspired him to take actions that would incite more hatred against the Astaroth Empire, in the hopes of being able to put down more rebellions and find more opponents to fight in order to die by their hands. He has even stated that should the empire fall, he would simply start a war himself to satisfy his need for bloodshed and fights. Despite his reputation, Raven possesses great charisma, able to inspire many to fight for him by showing great leadership, determination and nice speeches of strength.Although he is unabashedly bloodthirsty, he keeps it from from dominating his judgment. If he sees that the battle is too much for his soldiers, he orders a retreat and doesn't risk heavy losses. While he will torture subordinates who fail, he can be forgiving to failed servitors, provided that they aren't complete failures, and gives them the benefit of the doubt if the failure wasn't their fault. However, during the final battle against the Astaroth Empire and the remaining Alliance members, it becomes clear that beneath that facade of a charismatic military officer is a person of pure evil and bloodlust. This is proven when he uses his real trump card to cover the Empire in a Russian Winter. Such a technique puts Raven's subordinates, as well as their families, at risk. His response of not caring with a cold smile on her face, and once again rationalizing it with her belief of social Darwinism, shows his cruelty and depravity. But this is however, caused by the great climax of his battle against Maria, that turns him in a psychotic blood knight that thinks nothing more than blood and destruction.
Through the story, Raven showed to be total polar opposite of the past Matt Butcher, as he lacks all his humorous personality and became a cruel and cold person with thinks nothing more than fight and battle strong opponents while killing millions on his path to find the perfect opponent.
Probably the only high-member of Astaroth Empire that shows no signs of insanity or create chaos for mere fun, the demonic futuristic version of Matt Butcher, Black Raven, is a High-Class Black Demon that was killed by Ara Astaroth in the past and years later was revived by the former with the solo purpose of commanding her immense army that needed leadership and expand their territories to control the rebellions rising against Astaroth Empire's reign. Black Raven, despite showing a sociopath behavior, is the only Black Demon of the entire existence to show honor and shows no signal of a homicidal maniac who kills people for mere fun. Raven is a nihilistic warrior that seeks for his death in the battlefield and is willing to commit all kinds of atrocities (with exception of rape, child-murdering and murder of parents(what many demons from Astaroth Empire are willing to do)) and to find his honorable opponent who will ends his life in a glorious battle to find the perfect death and have peace in other life with his deceased friends that were killed by Ara on the past. Raven, knowing that he was being controlled by Ara, decided to become a monster in the eyes of trillions to call the attention of strong enemies to end his life for all his crimes he did while Ara was controlling him, thinking that he deserves to die by a mortal who suffered in his hands. Raven, unlike many generals like Vira, show respect for strong enemies and always memorize their names after the battle, and at the same time, refuses to kill innocent people who are willing to fight, as he finds them interesting people will get stronger through the hatred he caused. Despite countless of his speeches that the weak deserves to die, he always hesitates in killing children, no matter if they're fighter or not, what results in Ara getting mad at him and punish him for his soft-hearted behavior, however, no matter how many tortures he suffers, he refuses to break his moral code unless he is facing a powerful enemy that called his attention. Raven is de-facto the most sympathetic Black Demon of Ara's army and serves as the counterpart of Vira, who was born as the demonic version of Eugen Katsuragi, however, despite being a person who had killed people before his death, Raven showed no weakness and didn't succumb to his insanity.
Death by the hands of Astaroth
Revival as a Black Demon
|LOTM: Sword of Kings AA - Raizen School Arc|
|Mana Takamiya (without Wizard powers)||100|
|La Folia Rihavein||40|
|Eckidina KnightWalker||6,000,000 (after Rise of Blue Haired Heroine)|
|Katarina Couteau (Rage mode)||90,000|
|LOTM: Sword of Kings AA Final - Eckidina Arc|
|The Fallen's Shadow||90,000,000|
|Kanon Rihavein (as human)||5|
|Kanon Rihavein (as Angel)||200,000,000|
|Katarina Couteau (Form 2 - Rage mode)||250,000,000|
|Emperor Tathagata Killer||166,000,000|
|La Folia Rihavein (Cyborg)||950,000|
|Mana Takamiya (Wizard)||100,000,000|
|The Fallen's Shadow (Dragon form)||90,000,000|
|Aryana Westcott (full power)||970,000,000,000,000,000,000,000|
|Diabla the Qliphoth Tyrant (with Zenkai burst)||500,000,000|
|Madness (with Zenkai burst)||5,000,000|
|Demonio (with Zenkai burst)||400,000,000|
|Diabla the Qliphoth Tyrant (Bodiless form)||100,000,000,000,000,000|
|Sephiria Arks KnightWalker (as Magician)||90,000,000|
|Lucy Sheev KnightWalker||1,000|
|Eckidina KnightWalker (fused with LN-666 Project)||200,000,000|
Abilities & Skills
- Flight – The ability to fly with the use of energy.
- Energy Blast – The most basic form of energy wave. He can also fire continuous blasts from his fingers.
- Concealed Mastery – An ability that allows him to move around undetected.
- Nova Star/10x Cannon-like attack – Raven uses this red energy attack to create a powerful cannon of energy made of blood. This cannon has the ability to wipe out a town on the size of New York and Los Angeles.
- Trap Shooter – A volley of dense energy blasts.
- Blackness Control -- Despite not being a Nosferatus, Raven can control a small piece of the Blackness and create many subjects with it, such as creating weapons made of dark energy and even Angel wings that allows him to fly without using Flight and can summon shields made of black energy.
- Blazing Storm – A variation of the Exploding Wave used by Raven, this ability creates a storm made of blades of energy, cutting enemies in half and in thousands of pieces
- Gigantic Blaze – Another variation of the Exploding Wave, used by Raven to create a tsunami of liquid acid energy.
- Eye Lasers – A thin laser-like beam shot from both eyes.
- Explosive Wave – A wave of energy that explodes on the air and burns everything around in magma
- Mystic Breath – Raven creates a storm made of his own breath.
- Regeneration – Raven is capable of regenerating his limbs, even his own head if cut off.
- Aftershock -- Raven slowly pock his enemy's forehead with a finger and seconds later, the head of the enemy explodes.
- Dragon Thunder -- Raven creates a thunder of red lightning in an extensive area of 90 kilometers and can control thousands of lightnings and choosing where they will hit.
- Electric Slime -- Raven converts into electric slime, but without using electricity. It is unknown if he can absorb electricity to grow stronger, or if water can short it out. Using this, he is able to completely reform himself.
- Heat Armor -- Raven envelops himself in high temperature to block attacks and burn his opponents at the same time.
- Whirlwind Blade -- One of Raven's super attacks, allowing its user to blast foes into the sky with a massive hurricane. Omega uses a red colored version of this attack. Strangely, his attack seems to lack the cutting power of Raven's attack.
- Darkblood -- Can suck and create a river of blood using the blood of all fallen warriors in the battlefield around him to create a tsunami of blood.
- Super Ice Ray -- Raven can freeze any living being in his sight.
- Whirlwind Spin -- Raven disappears on the middle of the battle and appears behind his enemies and throw millions of punches at their backs in less than 5 seconds, leaving them in pieces.
Black Raven, unlike many Black Demons, is the only demon who has an unique transformation that advances directly to the power of the Pure-Blooded Devils, giving him access to the power of Gods with just one transformation.
The form of Raven is called as Angel of Qliphoth or Camael. This form, like the transformations of Devils counterpart, provides Black Raven with precise energy control, needed to properly use the form, unlike its Devil counterpart, the energy control of Angel is so precise and efficient, again due to Black's status as a true demon, that this allowed him to create various weapons of energy at will, and unlike it, which needed additional training to fully master it, this form does not display any sort of stamina as Black Raven is shown using the form as much as he wants with no drawbacks, possibly because he already mastered the Blackness' power and also because he is a human reborn as a Black Demon, meaning he was born as Pure Black Demon, and all he needs to do is keep increasing his power in this form.
Ara's rating determined by the CIS Productions. From 0 to 1000.
Sword of Belphegor
The weapon used by Raven is an ancient artifact of the past created by the legendary demonic figure, Belphegor, known as the Demon of the Sloth. When Raven became a demon, he went to Qliphoth to find his nature and place in Ara's army and the tree of death gave him the Sword of Belphegor, which is a sword able to cut through any Divine Powers and beings and is able to cut even Supreme Gods that have the power to create and destroy universes.
The sword, after being taken by Raven, entered in his body and became one with his soul, meaning it was now one with him and can summon any time he wishes. As well, the sword has no permanent form and can have many appearances depending on the power level of the user. If the user is weak with less tan 5,000 of power level, the sword will immediately devour him, leading him to his death and having his soul eaten by the sword. People with power level above that 100,000 of power level will immediately tame the sword and can create many swords with it, the weapon changes its format according to the will of the user and can even become a small knife of kitchen if the user wishes, allowing the sword to have many sizes and shapes.
- To destroy the Alliance and end the riots across Astaroth Empire;
- Wipe out the human race from Prime Earth to please Ara Astaroth;
- End the lives of all rebels who oppose the Astaroth Empire's rule;
- Enforce the defenses of the Capital;
- Destroy the remnants Gods and Angels of the Multi-Universe;
- Continue to sent the remnants of DEM Empire and Sith Empire to work camps;
- Kill Maria Arzonia;
- Become the strongest warrior alive;
- Find a strong mortal opponent to kill him;
- To find his deceased friends in another life where they can live in peace
- "What I seek is destruction and domination. I don't care about anything else. I'm only interested in how much I can dance in the pit of Hell when it's all over... see you there one day."
- "What's wrong with me? There's something wrong with you! How can you be so strong and not love fighting?! Revel in it... the death and the pain!! Those are the rewards of battle!!!"
- "I don't recall joining your group. And I don't care what you plan to do. All I want is to fight someone strong. Is there someone like that right now?"
- "There is no meaning in this world. I seek naught but blood and carnage."
- "I lick up war like it was sugar."
- "You see, Maria, I always thought I loved animals. Then I discovered that I enjoyed killing people even more."
- "For us, Black Demons, there is no other life but war."
- "War. At last."
- "War is honest. There's no lying to it. You don't have to say sorry here. Don't have to hide. You cannot. If you die? So what? You die among friends. Among worthy foes. You die looking the Great Leveler in the eye. If you live? Well, lad that's living, isn't it? A man isn't truly alive until he's facing death. I love war! ARZONIA!"
- "What do you think a knight is for, girl? You think it's all taking favors from ladies and looking fine in a gold plate? Knights are for killing. I've lost count of how many I've killed since then. High lords with old names, fat rich men dressed in velvet, knights puffed up like bladders with their honors, yes, and women and elderly, too — they're all meat, and I'm the butcher. Let them have their lands and their gods and their gold. Let them have their sers."
- "All I want is to fight... until even my marrow turns into dust."
- "It's been too long since I had a good fight! This is glorious!"
- "Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose. You don't ask why a plague spreads or a field burns. Don't ask why I fight."
- "His is the fury of the wildfire, the boiling blood of the volcano. He fights you not because you've wronged him, but because you're there."
- "The perfect weapon does not need its master's will to drive it to further carnage. The perfect warrior does not need a reason to kill, does not need a cause to follow. The perfect commander does not heed such petty distinctions as victory and defeat. Kill, for killing's sake. Destroy, for destruction's sake."
- "Victory? What use is victory? Let me have a battle of annihilation! Ara Astaroth!"
- "There's something rather comforting about facing death like this, wouldn't you agree? It's all that matters, nothing else even seems to exist - outside my pure instinct to survive. Rank. Personal history, and birth. Race. Sex. The name given to you... it's all meaningless. This is the only thing that's real. To fight on behalf of my own life and nothing else. I've never felt so complete. (laughs) I guess you could say I've finally arrived."
- "There is no meaning in this world. I seek naught but blood and carnage. I desire nothing more than that... The only thing I have in my path is the blackness; the will to destroy EVERYTHING!"
Quotes about Raven
- "He don't fight for good, and I don't fight for evil. He just fight!" - Ara Astaroth
- "Ah, Raven... You're a beast. You're bound to no country. You care nothing for friend or foe. Kill a man or woman. You live for nothing more, you wretched beast. That's your strength. That's what makes you stronger than any man alive. A beast acts without remorse. Man's morality cannot win. It's nature's way..." - Maria Arzonia
- "Hmm? Does he need a reason? He's here because he is a soldier, much like yourself. War is his profession, murder our currency." - Abyss Zurg
- "Raven is known for his calm, some might say terrifying, lack of emotions. He was born to destroy so he simply does, Raven dispatched 16 men without a grimace or a snarl. If he hadn't been punching their heads into comas, you would have no idea that he meant the men harm. Glorious violence was only a side effect of the talent given to him by Astaroth." - B1-Killer Kampftdroide Unit-CM 130
- Black Raven is the third heroic character to become a Black Demon and an antagonist, with first being Eugen Katsuragi becoming Vira and the second Katarina Couteau becoming Elesis Du Tirial.
- Through the story, Raven works like the Enforcer of Astaroth Empire, he is summoned when the regular troops cannot take care of the a problem.
- Despite being called as "Raven", his symbol and representation is a Jackdown.
- Raven serves as the evil counterpart of Future Maria, serving almost as the evil twin of Maria.
- Unlike some other Astaroth Future counterparts of WoSH characters like Ravenborn (Selina Strawberry), Future Maria (Maria Arzonia), Icy Grape (Gregory Grape) and the Mask of Astaroth, Black Raven never made a revival in LOTM: Star Spangled Crown.
- In Anti-Christ Saga, however, Matt was almost drove into the Black Raven when Michael shouted "Now it's your turn, Black Raven!" to Matt, before Maria attacked him to save Matt, at the cost of Future Maria's reawakening, leaving nothing on Matt to be exploit by other main villains from the United Kingdom of America, including Jasmine Porcelain or Guinevere Arzonia. If Maria didn't save Matt, Matt will fully become Black Raven once again because of Sorensen Crystal.
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