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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Whether Tess is either a cheery, athletic, musically-talented tomboy who wants to get to know Booker and Nia and their family or if she is just a mischievous kid who wants to cause trouble on both sides of the fence while getting away from all the troubles she caused.
  • Base-Breaking Character: In both sides, many find Tess to be funny and entertaining, while detractors find her not only just annoying, but rather obnoxious as she causes trouble among in between her friends and towards everyone and to point out that she is the subject of Karma Houdini, as whenever she causes damage to the property in any given episodes, will often get away scot-free, especially when she's with the twins. See The Scrappy. Although others did point out that even if she did cause such a mess, she will likely to make up for the damages.
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  • Catharsis Factor: It's really satisfying to see the kids stand up to Mitch in "Head Over Wheels", and have several other tenants show him what they think of his crap.
  • Die for Our Ship: Ramon for Booker/Tess.
  • Fanon:
    • There's a general consensus amongst fans that Chelsea's ex was physically and emotionally abusive, which is how Raven portrays him.
    • Fans debate on what happened to Eddie. Considering the show refuses to acknowledge Eddie's existence despite him being vital to the original series due to his actor Orlando Brown going through spouts of mental breakdowns and run-ins with the law, it leaves a lot to wonder on Eddie's status.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Raven and Chelsea are two single moms raising kids together. Naturally, fans took this to its natural conclusion and paired the two up.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: It's a good thing meteorologist Devon moved to Dallas rather than Houston, because Hurricane Harvey got all over the news within weeks of his departure from Chicago airing.
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  • Jerkass Woobie: Mitch of all people becomes this in "Winners and Losers" when he nearly gets sent to military school, gets framed for stealing a plant, and has to spend to rest of the day with ripped pants, humiliating himself. Mitch may be a brat, but when he's forced to humiliate himself — coupled with the fact that he's gotten in enough trouble with his dad that one more incident will mean the life he knows now will be over, it's hard not to feel bad for him.
  • Les Yay: Raven and Chelsea are divorced single mothers living and raising their children together in the same apartment—it was unavoidable:
    • In "Adventures in Mommy-Sitting", Raven and Chelsea are dancing with each other at a club. As they're getting kicked out, Chelsea shouts: "We're just good friends!"...
    • In one episode, Chelsea and Raven dance a tango together.
    • Raven and Chelsea sleep in the same room. However, they sleep in bunk-beds instead of the other option.
    • Raven and Chelsea seem like they're in a Long-Distance Relationship in "Friend-Ship".
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    • The synopsis for "Bah Humbugged" combines the names of Raven and Chelsea's families as "the Baxter-Carter-Grayson clan".
    • "Sorry to Father You" revolves around Chelsea and Raven going away on a "friend-iversary" together.
    • In "Shoe-encer", Raven refers to her and Chelsea's friendship as "wabi-sabi" ("beauty in the flaws"). The two hug afterwards.
  • Like You Would Really Do It: Cleverly played with in "The Baxters Get Bounced". There was no way they would get evicted as it would ruin the plot. Booker's vision has him learn the apartment will be saved after all about halfway through the episode.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Any time Booker says "Raven's home!" in a promotional video.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Tess seems to be heading in this direction, since in her more recent appearances she actually contributes to something. For example, in "Wheel of Misfortune", after Nia slams the door in frustration, which is Out of Character for her, Tess drops everything she's doing just to check up on her best friend. She also gets come Character Depth; for instance in "Smoky Flow", we learn that Tess stays home alone because her family is struggling financially. It helps that some Replacement Scrappy characters such as Curtis and the Guntz, Sierra, and Ramon make her seem not so annoying, and that Sky Katz got increasingly hotter as the show went on.
    • Solidified as of "Bless This Tess". Episodes featuring her are now receiving a warm reception, and there are even a handful of fans saying they like her.
  • The Scrappy:
    • While all the kid actors have been somewhat praised, Tess is the one people do not like. Many complaints stem from her contributing little to nothing and being annoying. Her personality (particularly in earlier episodes) greatly resembles Full House's Kimmy Gibbler and Gravity Falls's Wendy Corduroy. Fans have even went as far as to make unfavorable comparisons to Sam Puckett from iCarly due to her character trying so hard to act cool and coming off in the same like as if she's trying too hard. See Base-Breaking Character.
    • Booker's two friends Curtis and the Guntz, as well as Nia's friend Sierra, are far more frequently seen as annoying, with much fewer good characteristics when compared to the twins, Levi or even Tess. Curtis and the Guntz are frequently seen as bullies, while Sierra is simply seen as having an annoying voice.
    • Ramon is not particularly well-liked, mostly due to being a Flat Character and Satellite Love Interest for Tess (who, as noted above, started out as a bit of a Scrappy herself) - not to mention the hate he gets from Booker/Tess shippers for standing in the way of their One True Pairing.
  • Signature Song: “Legendary” from “Raven’s Home: Remix”. It was even made into a music video featuring various female Disney Channel stars.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Considering their relationship in the original series, it's kind of sad to learn that even though Raven and her old boyfriend, Devon Carter, eventually got married and had kids, the relationship ultimately didn't work out and they ended up getting a divorce—oh, and Devon's leaving again (he got a new job that ends up forcing him to move from Chicago, Illinois to Dallas, Texas). On the bright side, it's nice to see that even though Raven and Devon are divorced, they actually still seem to be pretty good friends and Devon obviously has a very close, loving relationship with Booker and Nia. Devon even seems to get along pretty well with Chelsea's son, Levi, and seems to be pretty good terms with Chelsea as well.
    • The sorrow of Raven's divorce from Devon is somewhat redeemed by the fact that Raven and Devon are able to remain good friends, but Devon has to move away after the fourth episode, and their children take it hard.
    • Chelsea certainly has a lot of baggage, doesn't she? Her marriage ended terribly.
    • In "Smoky Flow", we learn that Tess stays at home alone because her family is struggling financially. Poor girl.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: News of the series removing 2/3 of the main cast and changing the plotline was met with this reception. Raven and Chelsea fans were particularly saddened, since their friendship and antics was one of the main reasons they watched the show. Shippers were saddened as well, as several episodes teased Booker and Tess developing more than platonic feelings for each other.
  • Win Back the Crowd: This, along with Andi Mack has been showing that Disney Channel is getting its luster back for its live action fare.

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