History Series / Raven

17th Jan '18 11:17:29 AM FanGirl2292
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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Erina, in ''The Island'' was a Princess secretly guiding the Warriors on their quest.

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Erina, Erina in ''The Island'' was a Princess secretly guiding the Warriors on their quest.



* FindTheCure: The purpose being the ''Secret Temple'' spinoff was reportedly to recover the magic waters that would save Raven's homeland of Alaunus from [[SlippySlideyIceWorld a spell which has frozen it into an eternal winter]].

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**Additional plot scenes are also included in Series 11 of the main show.
* FindTheCure: The purpose being behind the ''Secret Temple'' spinoff was reportedly to recover the magic waters that would save Raven's homeland of Alaunus from [[SlippySlideyIceWorld a spell which has frozen it into an eternal winter]].



** Played straight whenever Raven has to bring someone down when they're too scared to make the Leap of Faith in the main show.


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*[[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why did it have to be heights]]: There have been a few times that a warrior who is scared of heights can't bring themselves to make the leap in Leap of Faith meaning Raven has to bring them down with his staff and take away a life.
14th Jan '18 7:15:06 PM FanGirl2292
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*HandicappedBadass: any of the warriors who had physical disabilities who competed on the show such as Wenra in Series 4 or Hanmor in Series 11 just to name two.



*[[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Ervan is killed by Nevar in the final episode of '' The Dragon's Eye''.]]



* MagicWand: The Staffs of Power. Pretty much all the mentors (and a couple of bad guys) have them. They mostly shoot out PureEnergy. The contestants earn one for winning the series (but they're probably more interested in the holiday).

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* MagicWand: MagicStaff: The Staffs of Power. Pretty much all the mentors (and a couple of bad guys) have them. They mostly shoot out PureEnergy. The contestants earn one for winning the series (but they're probably more interested in the holiday).



* NonGameplayElimination: there have been times that a warrior has had to leave due to injury or illness such as Thyran in Series 8 who injured her wrist in Ring Rack, or Gaale in Series 1 who suffered a knee injury.

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* NonGameplayElimination: there have been times that a warrior has had to leave due to injury or illness such as Thyran in Series 8 who injured her wrist in Ring Rack, or Gaale in Series 1 who suffered a knee injury. Averted by Lymel in ''The Secret Temple''; she had to sit out of the challenge Chariots due to illness but did not have to go home.



* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: The Riddle bridge challenge in the original series, required a correctly answered question to cross (also ''The Old Troll'', which serve the same basic purpose.)

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* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: The Riddle bridge Bridge challenge in the original series, required a correctly answered question to cross (also ''The Old Troll'', which serve the same basic purpose.)


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**Played straight whenever Raven has to bring someone down when they're too scared to make the Leap of Faith in the main show.


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*WiseTree: The Wisdom Tree in Demon Square.
14th Jan '18 6:52:15 PM FanGirl2292
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: The Rings in series one (served to earn back the warriors lost lives), and the Time Pieces in ''The Island'' (which were needed to complete the game and earn time for the contestatnts in the final challenge).

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: The Rings in series one to ten (served to earn back the warriors lost lives), lives from series 2 onwards), and the Time Pieces in ''The Island'' (which were needed to complete the game and earn time for the contestatnts in the final challenge).



**His other catchphrase is "May the luck of the Raven's Eye be with you."



**In series 11, colors are once again used in the heats (yellow, blue, red, and green) along with an animal emblem shared by each group of warriors with the winner of each heat representing that emblem in the final week.



* {{Mentor}}: Raven, to the contestants. Sort of. Given that it's a game show, in reality he's more MrExposition. Satyarani in the spinoff ''The Secret Temple''.

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* {{Mentor}}: Raven, to the contestants. Sort of. Given that it's a game show, in reality he's more MrExposition. [[spoiler: He also acts like this to his successor/Aisha Toussaint's Raven in the most recent series.]] Satyarani in the spinoff ''The Secret Temple''.
14th Jan '18 7:33:00 AM HaplessHuman
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* NonGameplayElimination: there have been times that a warrior has had to leave due to injury or illness such as Thyran in Series 8 who injured her wrist in Ring Rack.

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* NonGameplayElimination: there have been times that a warrior has had to leave due to injury or illness such as Thyran in Series 8 who injured her wrist in Ring Rack.Rack, or Gaale in Series 1 who suffered a knee injury.
12th Jan '18 6:02:26 AM FanGirl2292
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* DontTryThisAtHome: In the intro of ''The Dragon's Eye'', Raven says "Our Raven warriors are always supervised and have their safety checked by experts. Please do not copy the challenges yourself."


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*DontTryThisAtHome: In the intro of ''The Dragon's Eye'', Raven says to the viewers "Our Raven warriors are always supervised and have their safety checked by experts. Please do not copy the challenges yourself."
11th Jan '18 5:59:54 PM FanGirl2292
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*DontTryThisAtHome: In the intro of ''The Dragon's Eye'', Raven says "Our Raven warriors are always supervised and have their safety checked by experts. Please do not copy the challenges yourself."
2nd Jan '18 7:42:07 PM FanGirl2292
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* {{Mentor}}: Raven, to the contestants. Sort of. Given that it's a game show, in reality he's more MrExposition. Satyarani in the sequel.

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* {{Mentor}}: Raven, to the contestants. Sort of. Given that it's a game show, in reality he's more MrExposition. Satyarani in the sequel.spinoff ''The Secret Temple''.



* TimeSkip: Series 11 takes place about twelve years after series 10.

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* TimeSkip: Series 11 takes place about twelve many years after series 10.
8th Dec '17 4:21:37 PM FanGirl2292
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A new series is set to air in December 2017 and star Aisha Toussaint as a new Raven though James Mackenzie's Raven will also appear.

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A new series is set to air started in December 2017 and star stars Aisha Toussaint as a new Raven though James Mackenzie's Raven will (now known as Raven of Old) also appear.
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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Erina, in ''The Island'' was a Princess secretly guiding the Warriors on their quest. Granted, most people think this is ''the worst'' of all the series.

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Erina, in ''The Island'' was a Princess secretly guiding the Warriors on their quest. Granted, most people think this is ''the worst'' of all the series.


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*TimeSkip: Series 11 takes place about twelve years after series 10.
2nd Dec '17 5:08:24 PM lalalei2001
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[[quoteright:250:[[caption-width:263:The host of the show, maybe. But the ''real'' stars here are a bunch of thirteen year olds willing to leap into freezing lochs and take on demons.]]]]

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[[quoteright:250:[[caption-width:263:The host of the show, maybe. But welcoming the ''real'' stars here are a bunch of thirteen year olds willing to leap into freezing lochs and take on demons.brave contestants.]]]]
2nd Dec '17 5:07:24 PM lalalei2001
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''Raven'', was a BAFTA-winning BBC Scotland children's adventure game show shown on ''CBBC'' in the UK and on ''BBC Kids'' in Canada, and completed production after ten series and three spin offs. It was hosted by James Mackenzie in the title role, who conducted a group of children, known as warriors, over five days through a series of tasks and feats. At various stages in the adventure, the group lost the least successful warrior, until only two remained to go through to the final week to compete for the title of Ultimate Warrior. Failure in any challenge cost contestants a [[VideoGameLives life]], symbolised by one of Raven's feathers. Success was rewarded with gold rings; [[LawOfOneHundred gain nine rings and]] [[OneUp they could be exchanged to win back a life.]]

[[TemptingFate Sounds simple enough.]]

''Raven'' was notable for challenges which actually ''tested'' its 10 to 14 year old contestants. (Granted it was no ''Series/{{Knightmare}}'' but it's the closest anyone's ever come.) The challenges faced include tests of intelligence, (puzzles and riddles), skill and agility (archery and other forms of target practice), strength (one-to-one combat -often on balance beams or platforms ''balanced on a lake''- and races) and the occasional tests which involved jumping from a great height or into freezing cold water (possibly just so the Camera Crews could have a laugh). The challengers competed until the final stage where they faced off against Nevar on what was actually an obstacle course, but you know the drill with these things, and claim the prize of "Ultimate Warrior" and their own Staff of Power (plus, you know, a holiday someplace nice.)

The series resulted in several spin offs which tended to focus on contestants operating in teams. Unlike in the previous series, teammates lost during these challenges could be "bought back" only once each, buy trading the MacGuffin's their team had gathered. The spinoffs also tended to incorporate more {{Filler}} backstory in with the gameplay, and introduced other characters for exposition, and for Raven to interact with. Feelings about this increase in plot alongside of the challenges has had a mixed response with some people enjoying the additional plot, and others thinking it distracted from the real stars -the contestants.

[[AC: Spin Off series.]]

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''Raven'', ''Raven'' was a BAFTA-winning BBC Scotland children's adventure game show shown on ''CBBC'' in the UK and on ''BBC Kids'' in Canada, and completed production after ten series and three spin offs. It was hosted by James Mackenzie in the title role, who conducted a group of children, known as warriors, over five days through a series of tasks and feats. At various stages in the adventure, the group lost the least successful warrior, until only two remained to go through to the final week to compete for the title of Ultimate Warrior. Failure in any challenge cost contestants a [[VideoGameLives life]], symbolised by one of Raven's feathers. Success was rewarded with gold rings; [[LawOfOneHundred gain nine rings and]] [[OneUp they could be exchanged to win back a life.]]

[[TemptingFate Sounds simple enough.
]]

''Raven'' was notable for challenges which actually ''tested'' its 10 to 14 year old contestants. (Granted it was no ''Series/{{Knightmare}}'' but it's the closest anyone's ever come.) The challenges faced include tests of intelligence, (puzzles and riddles), skill and agility (archery and other forms of target practice), strength (one-to-one combat -often on balance beams or platforms ''balanced on a lake''- and races) agility, strength, races, and the occasional tests which involved jumping from a great height or into freezing cold water (possibly just so the Camera Crews could have a laugh). water. The challengers competed until the final stage where they faced off against Nevar on what was actually an obstacle course, but you know the drill with these things, and to claim the prize of "Ultimate Warrior" and their own Staff of Power (plus, you know, a holiday someplace nice.)

Power.

The series resulted in several spin offs which tended to focus on contestants operating in teams. Unlike in the previous series, teammates lost during these challenges could be "bought back" only once each, buy by trading the MacGuffin's MacGuffins their team had gathered. The spinoffs also tended to incorporate more {{Filler}} backstory in with the gameplay, and introduced other characters for exposition, exposition and for Raven to interact with. Feelings about this increase in plot alongside of the challenges has had with.

[[NamesTheSame Has nothing to do with]] [[ComicBook/{{Raven}}
a mixed response hooded]] [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans empathetic superheroine]] or [[Series/ThatsSoRaven an African-American teenager with some people enjoying the additional plot, psychic powers]].

A new series is set to air in December 2017
and others thinking it distracted from the real stars -the contestants.

[[AC: Spin Off series.]]
star Aisha Toussaint as a new Raven though James Mackenzie's Raven will also appear.



''Raven - The Island'': The first spin off had the title character taking a backseat role, sending warriors off to "The Island of Alaunus" in order to prevent Nevar from stealing wood from the sacred trees in order to make more Staffs of Power. Which would apparently be a Very Bad Thing. While on the island, the four teams of contestants were serrupticiously guarded by Raven's friend, Princess Erina. The series also introduced Cyrus the Astronomer as mentor to the mentor.
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''Raven - The Secret Temple'': Filmed on location in India, (a couple of contestants even had to pull out when suffering from the effects of the heat) the Warriors were sent to the far east to seek the sacred waters of the Secret Temple, in order to save Raven's homeland from an Icy Spell. This series introduced Satyarani (whose tough, no nonsense attitude made even'' Raven'' a trifle uneasy).
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''Raven - The Dragon's Eye'': The most recent spin off returned it's contestants to Scotland where it's revealed that the NotQuiteDead Nevar has plans to locate the ''Dragon's Eye'', a stone of great power, Raven sets our with his warriors to destroy the stone before Nevar can claim it. This series introduced Ervan, a former ally of Nevar's who may or may not be in this for his own personal gains.

[[Main/NamesTheSame Has nothing to do with]] [[ComicBook/{{Raven}} a hooded]] [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans empathetic superheroine]] or [[Series/ThatsSoRaven an African-American teenager with psychic powers]].

A new series is set to air in December 2017 and star Aisha Toussaint as a new Raven though James Mackenzie's Raven will also appear.

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Due in part to the addition of plot, this series utilises more tropes than you can shake a stick at.

!!Tropes Used

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''Raven - The Island'': The first spin off had the title character taking a backseat role, sending warriors off to "The Island of Alaunus" in order to prevent Nevar from stealing wood from the sacred trees in order to make more Staffs of Power. Which would apparently be a Very Bad Thing. While on the island, the four teams of contestants were serrupticiously guarded by Raven's friend, Princess Erina. The series also introduced Cyrus the Astronomer as mentor to the mentor.
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''Raven - The Secret Temple'': Filmed on location in India, (a couple of contestants even had to pull out when suffering from the effects of the heat) the Warriors were sent to the far east to seek the sacred waters of the Secret Temple, in order to save Raven's homeland from an Icy Spell. This series introduced Satyarani (whose tough, no nonsense attitude made even'' Raven'' a trifle uneasy).
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''Raven - The Dragon's Eye'': The most recent spin off returned it's contestants to Scotland where it's revealed that the NotQuiteDead Nevar has plans to locate the ''Dragon's Eye'', a stone of great power, Raven sets our with his warriors to destroy the stone before Nevar can claim it. This series introduced Ervan, a former ally of Nevar's who may or may not be in this for his own personal gains.

[[Main/NamesTheSame Has nothing to do with]] [[ComicBook/{{Raven}} a hooded]] [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans empathetic superheroine]] or [[Series/ThatsSoRaven an African-American teenager with psychic powers]].

A new series is set to air in December 2017 and star Aisha Toussaint as a new Raven though James Mackenzie's Raven will also appear.

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Due in part to the addition of plot, this series utilises more tropes than you can shake a stick at.


!!Tropes Used
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** Then there are the spinoff series, where people who "die" are eliminated and can only be brought back once, via a sacrifice. This holds true even if you end up being the ''only person left'' in your team, as happened to at least one group in ''The Secret Temple''.
*** The only exception is Raven: The Island in which no one can be brought back at all after failing a challenge.

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** Then there are the spinoff series, where people who "die" are eliminated and can only be brought back once, via a sacrifice. This holds true even if you end up being the ''only person left'' in your team, as happened to at least one group in ''The Secret Temple''. \n*** The only exception is Raven: ''Raven: The Island Island'' in which no one can be brought back at all after failing a challenge.
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