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In the modern human times, the Mulawins and Ravenas still strike back-and-forth wars and strife against each other, and occasionally among themselves. At the same time, the mortal humans’ minds slowly begin to eradicate their memories of the fabled bird-people until they recognize them no more, though there are a few who are aware of their existence. It was also during this time that Sandawa, goddess of the nature, transformed the legendary intellectual bird Balasik into a book of prophecy to predict the outcome of the future and to secure her immortality. The fate of the future possible ultimate outcome of said eternal unity or strife lies within the hands of their words and deeds.

Mulawin vs. Ravena is a Philippine television drama series, created and directed by Don Michael Perez and licensed under GMA Network. The latest main series entry to the Mulawin Saga, which in turn branches into Iglot and the Encantadia spin-offs, it tells of the continuity of the chronicles that starts to place within the timeline of 10 years after the events of Mulawin: The Movie.


Mulawin vs. Ravena contains trope examples o— PAAAAAAAGGYYYYY MY LOVES!:

  • Action Dad: Gabriel values his kids a lot, ditches his monarch role for their sake, and usually goes all-out apeshit when anything bad befalls on them, especially when Rafael is doing the abuse.
  • Amazon Brigade: Maningning and her fellow members of the Taguba tribe.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: Subverted with Gabriel, as his kids call him Tatay Gabriel. Yes, with the "Gabriel" part.
  • Catchphrase: Patty's signature "PAGGY MY LOVES!" fangirl screech is one of her most notable traits... when Pagaspas is around, anyway.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Most of characters, from the humans to the Mulawins to the Ravenas.
  • Darker and Edgier: Compared to its prequel Mulawin, it noticeably has a much grimmer tone and feel than the first series.
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  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Good Lord, it's always Alwina and Agiluz.
  • Demoted to Extra: A lot of characters suffer from this, including Malik, Uwak-ak and Siklab, over time. Subverted as they may instantly be brought up again but will eventually be dormant from the main guy role.
  • Divine Parentage: Magindara, Dakila and Lumad are this. Then comes along Magindara's son with Siklab, who doesn't look so godly and instead looks AND like a killing machine bent on destroying the entire Mortal World and eat everyone there.
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": Gabriel, played with. He doesn’t want to be called "king" anymore, and prefers to be called "dad"; despite this, Greco still calls him "king".
  • Fantastic Racism: The Mulawins and Ravenas are pissed off with each other just because the Ravenas don’t like the humans. However, most modern humans, on the other hand, are too frightened by (and often) despised both because they can't tell the difference between their physical features, and Antonio's obsessive bird-people overexploitation habit is rather obnoxious.
  • Flight of Romance: The series' production team appears to be fond of this, and is continually revived in the form of Pagaspas' and Lawiswis' romantic scenes.
  • Forced into Evil: Gabriel for ten years, though with the help of Sandawa's pressure-inducing mental karma and Tak’s wishes, he gives up fighting for the Ravenas as king, and by his free will too.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Rashana, from her family and non-Ravena races' perspective. Considering that as a Ravena, she’s naturally nasty and all, though this is usually downplayed.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: The angel-like bird wings of the Mulawins and the Ravenas.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: No matter what you can do to put it romantically, Greco and Gabriel are still on a sidekick-hero relation. Also Patty and Riya.
  • Jerkass: Although Rafael is the most prominent jerkass in the sequel (which is what the Ravenas actually agree about), Shiela also counts.
  • Living Forever Is Awesome: Sandawa, though she does this to keep Magindara forever because she doesn't want to suffer from loneliness.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Greco (to Gabriel) and Ribay (to Rashana). Luckily the former does a Heel-Face Turn episodes later.
  • Our Gods Are Different: Ahem, Sandawa and Magindara. Lira and Pirena also count.
  • Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism
    • Human: The basic class for, well, actual humans and other humanoid races, as well as Mulawins/Ravenas who had their Ugat-Paks forcefully removed.
    • Little Bit Beastly: The Mulawins, Ravenas and Perikos. Depending on their inheritance as a Tabon or a purebred, they may have a light sprinkle of feathers (and a palong for the female Tabons) across their hair, or even hair which is made entirely of feathers (which is a full-headed palong for both genders). They still retain their wings, though.
    • Beast Man: The anthropomorphically feline(?) Musang.
  • Taken for Granite: Apparently the Balasik has the power to turn one into this (depending on the user), as well as being able to bestow this power into a weapon like the one Rafael temporarily used.
  • The Ageless: The power of the Mahiwagang Hiyas, when worn (usually as a necklace), grants its wearer many abilities, which includes the power to decrease their aging process, gaining them a younger look (though if discarded, this may wear off and forces the wearer into their current age instantly, in the lost boy scouts’, Almiro’s and Anya’s case, or simply makes their bodies reach puberty and adulthood naturally, in Lawiswis’ and Pagaspas’ case).
    • The boy scouts who were stranded in a mountainous forest during a 20th-century plane crash are known to be this, as they guarded the Hiyas for a very long time, and blessed with agelessness in return. Although they may revert back to their true age should they leave the forest.
    • In fact, if they didn’t pick up the Mahiwagang Hiyas lying somewhere and wear it for a decade, Lawiswis and Pagaspas would've been as old as Alwina and Agiluz.
  • The Rival: Rafael to Almiro.
  • Unfortunate Name: Uwak-ak. His name both refers to a crow and its squawking noise in Filipino, but it’s just ironically awkward that ravens and crows are similar-looking birds that are technically different…
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Magindara. The last time we’ve seen of her was the time when Pagaspas and Lawiswis hang out at Sandawa's home.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Almiro as the hero, Pagaspas as the best buddy, and Anya as the hero’s love interest. Invert roles of the former two and you get the results of Pagaspas as the hero, Almiro as the best buddy, and Lawiswis as the hero's love interest.


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