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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.]]

The challenges faced include tests of intelligence, skill and agility, strength, races, and the occasional tests which involved jumping from a great height or into freezing cold water. The challengers competed until the final stage where they faced off against Nevar to claim the prize of "Ultimate Warrior" and their own Staff of 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, by trading the MacGuffins their team had gathered (though not in the first spinoff; see AnyoneCanDie example below). The spinoffs also tended to incorporate more backstory in with the gameplay, and introduced other characters for exposition and for Raven to interact with. A DVD game based on the show was also released.

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

An eleventh series started in December 2017 and stars Aisha Toussaint as a new Raven though James Mackenzie's Raven (now known as Raven of Old) also appears. The format however is different than previous series: 4 warriors compete for three days under an animal emblem for all of the warriors in that heat (Bears in the first heat, Wolves in the second heat, Wildcats in the third heat, and Stags in the fourth heat) and only rings are used to separate warriors in the placings with a challenge loss due to demons catching the warriors costing one ring. The last placed warrior is eliminated on day two and the final three complete the Last Stand on day three; only one warrior from each heat moves into the Grand Tournament/finals in which they become the final four and compete to win the title of True Warrior. A twelfth series using this same format started airing during June 2018 albeit with the groups of warriors being shown doing their heats in a different order than in series 11. A shortened Gaelic language remake of this version aired in March 2018 on BBC Alba and had three warriors competing over six days (the episodes of this version are fifteen minutes long and so have only one or two challenges per episode).

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!!Tropes Used:
* AerithAndBob: the warriors' names used on the show are usually weird ones but there's one normal one in the form of Lamar, the champion of series 1.
* AlliterativeName: Some of the challenge names such as Ring Rack, Burning Battlements, Troll Trap, and Balance Beam.
* AlwaysWithYou: This sentiment is usually expressed to the second and (sometimes) third placed warriors overall in each regular series (pre-series 11) by Raven using these words: "By day, you will glimpse my shadow and by night, you will hear my call. The spirit of the raven travels with you."
* AnachronismStew: A little with the safety equipment needed during some of the challenges in a show that otherwise has a medieval-esque setting. JustifiedTrope due to the fact that the risk of injury to the warriors needs to be next to nil and even then a few injuries do still happen; see NonGameplayElimination below.
* AnimalStereotype: Averted. Ravens are often considered symbols of darkness and bad things (see CreepyCrows). The Raven in this case is the good guy. He ''is'' a Warlord though, [[InformedAbility apparently]].
** well not really averted: in Celtic and Irish myths, gods of war often appeared in the form of a raven or crow, so make it more like The Greatest Warlord then. In other words, a double subversion.
* AnyoneCanDie: Well, obviously, it's a ''fantasy based gameshow,'' so dying (i.e. failing a challenge) is common and fairly standard, if annoying. Raven brings them back again using ConspicuousCG.
** 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.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The Rings in series one to ten (served to earn back the warriors lost lives from series 2 onwards), and the Time Pieces in ''The Island'' (which were needed to complete the game and earn time for the contestants in the final challenge).
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: downplayed example in one episode of '' The Dragon's Eye''. Raven is asking the Eagles team's leader Varan if a leader should have a good eye for aiming (she did not do well in the previous day's challenge that required one). She avoids the question at first but when she is asked a second time, her answer is "Probably".
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' threaten Raven's warriors, especially not using unfair means.
* BigBad: Nevar.
* BigDamnHeroes: Raven pulls this one, right at the end of ''Secret Temple''.
** Considering how much he and Satyarani bicker, they make a pretty good team.
* BlackCloak: Nevar and the Demons. Raven too, actually, sans hood, and with more feathers.
* BrickJoke: In series 1, one warrior, Lamar, answered "boats" to one riddle. In the final episode of the final week, this is given a call back when he wins the whole series and his "heart's desire" which turns out to be a boating holiday with his family.
* BrownNote: The Dragon's Eye stone, which corrupts anyone who looks upon it, except for the pure of heart.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Raven's "let the challenge begin", which is used as a starting bell.
** His other catchphrase is "May the luck of the Raven's Eye be with you."
* ChildrenAreSpecial: Which is probably why they're chosen as warriors. Becomes a plot point in ''The Island''; see JustAKid example below.
* TheChosenMany: Subverted. Raven specifically states in series 1 that he did not choose the warriors who are participating in the tournament; [[JumpedAtTheCall they decided on their own to do that.]]
* CleverCrows: The Raven in this case is the good guy. He ''is'' a Warlord though, [[InformedAbility apparently]].
* CollapsingLair: The ''Secret Temple'' in the final episode.
** Also, inside of Blasted Mountain in the original series.
* ColourCodedCharacters: After the first series, each of the contestants has an emblem assigned to them, which they earn in the initial challenge, this emblem comes with a colour (that becomes their uniform) and a symbol - Sun, Moon, Mountain, Cloud, Wave, or Wood.
** 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 finals. The finalists all wear black outfits with the animal emblem they are representing on said outfits.
* ConfessionCam: justified in universe as Raven using the Raven's Eye to hear the warriors' ConvenientlyCoherentThoughts.
* ConspicuousCG: Is used with discretion in some places, but where it ''is'' used... let's just say you can really tell. Every time anyone comes BackFromTheDead, then ''again'' when they lose a life because of it, not to mention often during the challenges.
* DamselInDistress: played with in the challenge Escape the Cage in series 11: the two girl warriors competing that week might have been the ones to get "captured" by demons but each one of them had to work with whichever boy was their partner to open a series of chests to get the key and thus free themselves.
** In the final week of ''The Dragon's Eye'', this is played straight briefly; the final six warriors are this and [[DistressedDude dudes in distress]] in the case of Vesak and Gydan when the feral children try to lock them up. Fortunately Raven is able to save the warriors. Later on the final day, Arkil, Hareb, and Gydan have to free themselves and make a potion to destroy the demon guarding them after getting captured by Nevar in the previous episode.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The spin-offs can be considered this seeing as they are more serious in tone and each one is a mission that needs to be completed to thwart Nevar's plans.
* DeadlyGaze: the thrall demons in the Wizard's Tower and Thrall Forest and the wood demons on the Dark Path have this hence the need for blindfolds when dealing with them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Raven is both this and SternTeacher. He often switches between [[MoodWhiplash high praise, sympathy, and dry sarcasm]] several times over the course of ''one'' episode.
* Death Course[=/=]DeathInAllDirections: Oh, yegods, The ''Way of the Warrior''...
** And some of the challenges inside ''The Secret Temple'' final level, too, for that matter.
* DemotedToExtra: Raven himself in ''Raven: The Island''.
* DescendingCeiling: Well, walls. Riddle Trap in ''The Secret Temple'', complete with SpikesOfDoom.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Satyarani, helping Raven plot a sneak attack in ''The Secret Temple''.
* DisappointedInYou: Raven will sometimes say something expressing this sentiment when warriors perform poorly such as one time when everyone fails Demon Square and he comments that he hoped his warriors would be as wise as the owl but instead "they are all as featherbrained as the cuckoo".
* 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." A similar warning is given during the end credits of ''The Island'' by a CBBC announcer.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Former ally of Nevar, Ervan [[spoiler: actually plans to ensure a battle between Raven and Nevar kills ''both of them'' so he can take over.]]
* DubNameChange: in the shortened Gaelic language adaptation done in the style of series 11, the name of the title character is translated into Gaelic but Nevar's name is left untranslated for some reason.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the first series, gold rings could not be exchanged for extra lives, and players were asked to volunteer for the ''Way of the Warrior'' challenge. Unlike later series, failing the ''Way of the Warrior'' the first time only cost one life, but success earned an extra life. A second failure, however, eliminated the player completely. If multiple players volunteered, or if nobody volunteered, then it came down to a random selection. Starting with the second day, whoever was in last place after the Way of the Warrior was out (unless someone was eliminated due to a second failure). Finally, on the Friday show, success in challenges was worth extra lives, although no lives would be lost for failure.
* EliminatedFromTheRace: Whoever has the fewest lives left (ties are broken by number of rings, then by drawing feathers from a bag) has to face the ''Way of the Warrior.'' Fail here, and you're gone. If you succeed, you get to come back for the next day, and whoever was next to last has to play. Repeat until someone fails. Oh, by the way, [[NintendoHard only four kids ever pulled it off in 10 series.]]
* EliminationCatchphrase: In the main series, Raven would often say to the eliminated player something along the lines of, "You have done well, and you leave us with honor."
* EliminationStatement: All the kids get this one when they're eliminated. In the spin off series that's the only sign we get from them for that moment on and the next they show up is [[NightmareFuel as a bunch of feral children]].
* EnigmaticMinion: Ervan.
* EpicFail: Any time everyone fails a challenge, the remaining three team members of the Bears failing Cursed Earth in ''The Dragon's Eye'' being a notable (and sad) example. Not to mention the times that everyone lost Demon Square in the main show.
** In series 3 on day 3 of week two, Nosoo failed Dragon's Blood by dropping the very first dish just after picking it up. Brena then proceeded to do ''the exact same thing'' much to Raven's disappointment.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Erina in ''The Island'' was a Princess secretly guiding the Warriors on their quest.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Satyarani is capable of turning into a whirling dervish.
* EvilLaugh: Nevar.
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: The Wizard's Tower challenge, usually contains some kind of skill or puzzle game. (In the first season, there was the Far-Less-Ominious ''troll''. Whom Raven liked to jibe at now and then.)
** The Castle Of Shadows in ''The Dragon's Eye'' kinda counts.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a few challenges are this such as the High Walk (walking across a high beam) and Tower Build (two teams having to build towers out of giant blocks).
* ExpositionFairy: Haryad, the small, blue, glowy... ''thing'' in ''The Island''.
* {{Expy}}: Nevar was an obvious (bordering on plagiarising) one of Comicbook/DoctorDoom.
* EyeScream: averting this trope is the point of doing some challenges blindfolded (e.g. Dark Path and Nevar's Eye) in addition to testing the warriors' ability to rely on their other senses in the absence of one.
* FeetFirstIntroduction: done on day two of week one in Series 4 at the beginning of the episode when a close-up of a boot Raven is wearing is seen before the shot switches to one of his face.
* {{Filler}} The spinoffs liked to pad out the actual show (namely, watching these kids toughing it out in challenges with some rather difficult odds) with a backstory, explaining ''why'' they were doing all of this. Reactions to the additional plot were mixed, but it generally went down a lot better in ''The Dragon's Eye''.
** Additional plot scenes are also included in Series 11 and 12 of the main show.
* FindTheCure: The purpose behind the ''Secret Temple'' spinoff was 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]].
* ForbiddenZone: The obviously named Forbidden Kingdom.
* FriendToAllChildren: Raven may as well count as an example of this trope considering the fact that he has called the warriors "my friends" numerous times.
* GenderEqualEnsemble: Most series consist of nine boys and nine girls; out of interest, a dedicated fan calculated which sex performed better. The winner, by a small margin, were [[spoiler: the girls.]]
** In ''The Dragon's Eye'' there were more girls than boys competing, averting the trope for this spin-off.
* GirlishPigtails: Some of the female warriors had these such as Lymel in ''The Secret Temple''.
* GoldenSnitch: A malignant example with ''Way of the Warrior''. The contestants take it on in reverse order of rank (last place has to play first; it's based on number of lives, then number of gold rings), the first player to fail is eliminated, regardless of lives remaining. That said, the challenge [[NintendoHard has only been beaten four times in 10 seasons.]]
* GracefulLoser: Most of (if not all of) the eliminated warriors are this.
* GroinAttack: Possibly accidental example: During the challenge The Circle in week three of series one, one of the hits Brhea scored against Toasa hit him between the legs.
* HandicappedBadass: any of the warriors who had physical disabilities such as Wenra in Series 4 (had only one hand) or Hanmor in Series 11 (had a fake leg) just to name two.
* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: [[spoiler: The second Raven, who is a former warrior of the original Raven/Raven of Old, thought she had to find him after the final battle. He replies that the goal was not to find him but the land's protector, which is her.]]
* JustAKid: Haryad expresses this sentiment about the warriors in the first episode of ''The Island''. Princess Erina assures him that being children, the warriors are up to the task of retrieving the acorn of the enchanted oak as their life force can not easily be detected by demons due to their ages.
* KarmicTransformation: Apparently it was Nevar's greed and hunger for power which resulted in him being so horrifically scarred that he hides his face behind a mask. Doesn't seem to have put him off trying, though...
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Ervan is killed by Nevar in the final episode of '' The Dragon's Eye''.]]
* LadyOfWar: We don't see her fight much, but Satyarani in ''The Secret Temple'' hops between this and the {{mentor}}. She had a habit of standing up to the demons, defying them (and Nevar himself) to their faces. One time she ended up serving as a distraction for Nevar, so Raven could get to him which he wasn't looking - it's the only time you saw her ''retreat''.
* LavaIsBoilingKoolAid: played straight in the challenges inside of the Blasted Mountain in series 7 (though played with in Lava Pit). The warriors are [[ConvectionSchmonvection not harmed by the volcano's heat]] but can still easily lose lives in other ways during the challenges.
* LavaPit: As mentioned above, the name of one of the challenges under the Blasted Mountain.
* [[LawOfOneHundred Law of Seven/Nine]]: Get enough gold rings and you get a life back.
* TheLostWoods: The setting for the main show. In reality it's a pretty safe, nice location in Scotland.
* MrExposition: Raven (and in the spinoffs, Erina and Satyarani). Being the hosts, that's basically what they're all about.
* MacGuffin: The Dragon's Eye itself. Actually, most of the things the contestants have to collect.
* 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).
* {{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''.
* MysteriousProtector: Erina and Haryad, in ''The Island''. Sorta Raven.
* NintendoHard: Several of the challenges. ''Way of the Warrior'', ''Troll Trap'', ''Snakes and Ladders'' to name but a few.
* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: Alaunus probably doesn't exist, and god only knows where the enchanted forest where all these demons and shapeshifters live is, but it's ''probably'' somewhere in Scotland. Like several different places in Scotland, photoshopped together. [[note]]in real life, the main show changed filming locations between series 7 and 8 hence the differing settings from series 8 onwards.[[/note]]
* 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.
** In series 9, Yenja left for reasons not revealed onscreen [[note]] he later revealed them in a thread on the forum The Force of Raven.[[/note]]and was replaced by Tridic [[spoiler: who went on to finish third overall]].
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Both Nevar and Raven after the ''Secret Temple'' collapses on them. [[spoiler: and of course they both do. Raven shows up a few seconds into Satyarani [[OurHeroIsDead explaining this to the Winning Contestant]] (he morphed bird and flew out). Nevar just does the EyeAwaken thing from beneath the rubble.]]
* NonStandardGameOver: Subverted with ''Way of the Warrior''. It's ''far'' more common for a player to get eliminated that way than by running out of lives.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Nevar]] at the end of ''The Secret Temple''.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Sort of. All the contestants are given faux Celtic names, based on letters of their full names when they start the show, resulting in some... rather weird and not necessarily Celtic sounding combinations. The series 1 warriors get their real names listed during the credits of the final episode. The warriors in the spinoffs '' The Secret Temple'' and '' The Dragon's Eye'' get their real first names revealed onscreen during their introductions.
* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: The Riddle Bridge challenge in the original series, required a correctly answered question to cross (also ''The Old Troll'', which served the same basic purpose).
* OnlyTheWorthyMayPass: Each warrior is "challenged" to discover who is the most powerful. It's also implied in ''The Dragon's Eye'' that the reason only the final, victorious warrior could take the Dragon's Eye without being corrupted was because she was [[OnlyThePureOfHeart pure of heart]].
* TheOnlyWayTheyWillLearn: Turns out, you can't ''teach'' someone how to jump from a great height. They just have to pluck up the nerve and do it.
* OnTheNext: done at the end of most episodes.
* ParentalAbandonment: Princess Erina's parents fled the Island of Alaunus during the last of three battles against Nevar to attempt to stop his rise to power as did the other citizens living there. More of a downplayed example as she is an adult
* PetTheDog: Subverted. Moments after handing the warriors a bundle of fresh firewood, Ervan is turning to the camera and talking about how he'd much prefer to ''kill them'' in their sleep.
* ThePlan: [[spoiler: Ervan]] (or a GambitRoulette depending on how crazy you think the plan was.)
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Princess Erina.
* SadisticChoice: In two of the spin offs, contestants could buy back a recently eliminated team member using their hard won Token Macguffins. But the cost was usually high enough to set them way back in the contest just for bringing back one person.
* SaveTheVillain: Raven tries it, in ''The Secret Temple'', offering to let Nevar take some of the sacred water that will cure him if he just stops trying to destroy everything else. Nevar wordlessly tells him to shove it.
* SdrawkcabName: Nevar (and to an extent, Ervan).
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: when series 11 starts years after the final battle, this is the fate that befell Nevar as a result of a spell that banished him to another realm. He did manage to banish Raven of Old there with him, meaning the latter is SealedGoodInACan.]]
** [[spoiler: however, Nevar's attempting to escape and still controls his demons making the other realm a LeakingCanOfEvil. Raven of Old can also be summoned by the current Raven whenever the latter is in need of guidance, making this said other realm also a Leaking Can of Good.]]
* SelectiveObliviousness: Actually less selective and more ''necessary'' on the contestants part. I.e. "Look, kids, we're trying to insert a plot in between the really difficult stuff you're doing, so just act like you don't see the cameras."
* SoProudOfYou: Raven will sometimes express this sentiment to the warriors when they all do really well in a challenge.
* SpeakFriendAndEnter: solving a riddle that was in this form before going through a portal was the final challenge of day five during the first three weeks of Series 1.
* {{Spinoff}}: Three.
* StartOfDarkness: Nevar had one. ''Raven'' keeps it obscure but it's said that he was once a simple thief, who got over ambitious.
* SternTeacher: Look if you don't ''hurry up'' and jump off that then Raven is going to be Very Disappointed, (but you can bet that he'll be pleased if you manage it).
** Satyarani. Moreso than Raven, actually, who occasionally questions her tendency to send his warriors into death traps.
* {{Telepathy}}: one of the abilities Raven has courtesy of the Raven's Eye on his Staff of Power. Princess Erina's Staff of Power also grants her this ability.
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: In the intro to the DVD game, Raven reminds the player(s) that they are taking on the quest from within their own walls "but do not think that you are safe from the evil that abounds in these parts".
* TheRunnerUpTakesItAll: Melka, whose real name is Aimee Kelly, came third place in her qualifying week in series 6 but would later go on to star in the show Series/WolfBlood.
* TheVoiceless: Nevar is not able to speak.
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Subverted. Satyarani tells Raven that the final warrior (Sonro) in ''The Secret Temple'' will have to face that which "the warrior fears most", and do so alone. Raven realises that she means Nevar, who Sonro in short, does not have a hope in hell against, resulting in Raven (who's been somewhat edgy about how much the warriors have to do throughout the whole last eight episodes), finally saying "[[ScrewDestiny screw it]]." and going in to help the last remaining warrior.
* TimeSkip: Series 11 takes place many years after series 10.
* TooDumbToLive: In the Warriors' defence, they're roughly eleven to thirteen years old and some of these challenges are damned ''[[NintendoHard hard]]'' but they should really know ''whether a polar bear is bigger than a lion.''
** Watching the riddle challenges can be infuriating if you aren't in the target demographic... Or for that matter if you are.
** Invoked in the challenge Forest of Chains in series 1: the warriors supposedly get magically chained to trees when trying to get gold rings that seem easy to get, failing to realise it might be a trap. They then have to free themselves. First one to get free gets to keep one ring.
* TreeOfLife: The Sacred Oak from which Staffs of Power are crafted in ''The Island''.
* TykeBomb: why else would they never pick warriors-to-be over 14 years old?
* {{Uberwald}}: The Forbidden Kingdom in the Dragon's Eye.
* UnderdogsNeverLose: Subverted because obviously, ''ThisIsReality''. But there ''was'' Kinsa from season four, who to this troper's knowledge ''never stopped smiling'' even when she was narrowly avoiding being dumped in freezing cold water. [[spoiler: she came third in the tournament that year overall, ''still'' smiling, much to the happiness of those who wanted to root for the little guy]].
* VagueAge: The Other Wiki claims Raven is immortal but how old he actually is at the time of the main show and the spinoffs is never stated.
* VoluntaryShapeShifting: Raven. Take a wild guess.
* WeaponOfChoice: During one of the one-on-one combat games, the contestants get to choose from a range of different (fake, obviously) weapons - what this says about each warrior's personality is anyone's guess. They probably just went for whichever looked biggest.
* WaxOnWaxOff: What the ''hell else'' is the point of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Loch Leap?]]
** "Come, my young friends. The wind will dry your wet clothes!"
*** So the point is to give a bunch of children hypothermia?
* WeNeedADistraction: Satyarani? If you please?
* WeWantOurJerkBack: Never actually stated by the contestants (they're a [[DeathTrap bit busy]]), but [[LadyofWar Satyarani]] turns out to be a more severe task master than Raven (which is no mean feat; bear in mind that this show asks kids to jump into raging rivers and climb sheer cliff faces). Even Raven thinks she's being too harsh, but goes along with it for the sake of the quest. Her expecting the last surviving contestant to go up against Nevar is the [[ScrewDestiny tipping point]] which leads to his CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* [[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 and take away a life.
* WildChild: The feral children in the Forbidden Kingdom, reportedly former warriors who had looked upon the Dragon's Eye without being pure of heart, and were left permanently corrupted and trapped in the Forbidden Kingdom. (That they were apparantly played by the children who had gone out of the contest earlier makes it just a little creepy.)
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: Okay, so it looks nothing like a dragon's nest and they probably wouldn't use a ladder, but ''trust us'' here and just go with it, okay? Do you want the rings or not?
* WiseTree: The Wisdom Tree in Demon Square.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Everyone who looks at the Dragon's Eye without being pure of heart is instantly corrupted by it's power. Even [[spoiler: Raven]] faltered for a few moments while holding it. The only one who isn't corrupted is the "Pure of Heart" surviving warrior Arkil.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: In ''Raven: The Island'', Raven is exiled from his home Island of Alaunus for whatever reasons, resulting in him having to send the "warriors" off there to face Nevar alone. He's notably distressed about this and lets it show throughout his brief appearances in the series. (It explains why he wasn't there to help the contestants - though you've got to wonder why this guy is ''getting a bunch of kids'' to do the fighting for him everywhere else; in ''The Island'', that's the explanation you've got.)
* YourOtherLeft: Oh the joy of those blindfolded don't-touch-the-threads challenges...
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