Arella hated the fact that Raven was now under the tutorship of Azar. Arella could see that in Raven's eyes Azar was a Mother figure to her. Although due to her conditioning and training Raven was trained to suppress any emotion just in case this lead to her allowing her fathers evil influence to over whelm her..... Arella longed for her daughter to love her in the way she loved her daughter.
At the age of ten Azar passed away of old age. Before Azar died, she gave Raven a pair of rings that she herself had always worn. The rings held the original Azar’s essence. Raven was now placed in Arella's care, but by then Raven was unable and unwilling to show any aspect of love to her Mother.
Over the next several years, Raven felt her father's evil influence slowly growing inside of her. When she was eighteen-years-old, Raven felt compelled to enter the Temple of Azarath, and there opened the Great Door and encountered her father for the very first time. This prompted Raven to manifest her sole self. The manifestation of the soul self confirmed that Raven was indeed the daughter of Trigon. This manifested essence did on one hand push Trigon back into his Dimension, but confirm her as the Daughter of Trigon. This encounter allowed Trigon to instilled more of his essence into Raven’s soul self, promising that she would eventually belong to him.
|Opening the Great Door Raven;s Sole Self Manifests itself for the First Time|
Raven knew that Trigon would not rest until he both conquered her and Earth. Knowing she was unable to stop Trigon alone, she herself went to Earth to form an alliance against the coming of Trigon. After being turned down help from the Justice League after their member Zantana sensed Raven herself was evil, Raven recruited the heroes what would become the New Teen Titans.
|Raven shows the Teen Titans what would happen Trigon managed to come to Earth|
They Young heroes agreed to help her, but Raven neglected to tell them the whole truth about her relationship to Trigon.
When the Titans learnt that Raven was the daughter of Trigon and had also manipulated Kid Flash into thinking he loved Raven, they abandoned her cause out of mistrust. But the teen heroes eventually learnt the horrible truth about Raven from Arella who had too journeyed to Earth to aide her daughter. Arella helped gather the young heroes to help Raven defeat her fiendish father.
|Arella reunites the Teen Titans to help defeat Trigon|
The Titans finally manage to prevent Trigon’s invasion plans, as the demon was thrown into an inter-dimensional prison with Arella acting as a gatekeeper, Raven herself would nearly be destroyed in the process, but her mothers sacrifice helped save her and her soul.
After Trigon’s defeat, The Teen Titans decided to remain a team. But despite her father’s banishment, Raven still fought to contain the darkness within her. On Azarath, she was taught to contain any emotions to prevent her evil side from taking control. And the presence of Kid Flash presented a real danger – as both Raven and Kid Flash aka Wally West shared a real and strong feeling for one another.
|Being in love with the Daughter of a Demon was not always a lot of laughs.|
Unfortunately, it became increasingly difficult for Raven to contain her sadistic nature – and Kid Flash was there to witness her demonic outbursts from time to time. This, along with other factors, led him to eventually leave the group.
|The Two Halves of Raven.|
The evil of Trigon would eat away inside Raven for many years to come, as she would struggle constantly to stop herself completely being consumed by it. Trigon would return to attack the Teen Titans and his daughter, but that's another story for another time.
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