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Oh snap!
―Raven's catchphrase

Raven Lydia Baxter (portrayed by Raven-Symoné) is the main protagonist of Disney Channel's That's So Raven and a main character of the sequel/spin-off Raven's Home.



Raven is strong, confident and loud. She loves to have fun, but struggles with the burden of keeping her psychic abilities secret while simultaneously trying to fit in with everybody else. She can be bossy and brutally honest when it comes to fashion, but has a heart of gold and has been shown to use her knowledge of future disasters to save the day.

Unfortunately, Raven's visions also have the uncanny ability to get both her and her family into bad situations. When this occurs, Raven often uses her acting skills and her talent for designing costumes to disguise herself as someone else, even though it is somewhat obvious to tell it's really her. This has led to a number of positive and negative influences in her life; it got her a job for a weekly horoscope; it also got her fired; she pretended to be a bald male in his late fifties in order to undermine a racist shopping system; she has also posed as a Russian gymnast, a bride to her boyfriend's father, an Arabian belly dancer, an overweight middle-aged woman, a stylish celebrity, a secret agent plumber, a dancing pirate working at a pizza parlor, to name a few. She was once transformed into a cow.

Physical appearance

Raven is a fun, fresh and fashion-savvy teenager with a love for outfits. She is African-American, has almond-shaped eyes and a winning smile. She likes to change her hairstyle throughout the series, but it is most often black or dark brown and worn in various bunches, ponytails and braids depending on her mood. In the first season, her signature hairstyle was a ponytail. Throughout the second season, her hair is dyed a light brown color. It returns to its dark brown/black color by the third season.

Powers and Abilities

  • Clairvoyance:[3] Raven gets "psychic visions" about what may or may not happen later. She is only able to "see" a small segment of some future event, and she frequently makes errors on what it really means, in which case her attempts to change these events only end up making it happen or making it worse. During her "premonitions," Raven tends to stare blankly into space in a trance-like state for the duration of the vision. In "Double Vision", Raven and fellow psychic Ben could amplify their powers by making tactical contact (e.g. by hugging or kissing).
    • Enhanced Intuition: Raven sometimes get a "vibe" that grants her some sort of intuitive sense, as seen in "Saving Psychic Raven" when Raven went along with this vibe and saw her friends (i.e. Chelsea and Eddie) confronting her.

Temporary Powers

  • Telepathy: After catching a "psychic-cold," Raven had watery eyes, a runny nose, and temporarily gained the ability to read minds. According to her mother in "Leave it to Diva", Raven's maternal grandmother used to get psychic-colds all the time, and that it only lasts a few days before the effects wore off.


  • Mushroom Allergy: Raven Baxter is extremely allergic to mushrooms, and in "Vision Impossible" when she used a mushroom shampoo, her visions were temporarily "jacked-up."


  • Season 1: 14-15
  • Season 2: 15-16
  • Season 3: 16-17
  • Season 4: 17-18
  • Raven's Home: Early 30s

School Year

  • Season 1: Freshman Year/9th Grade
  • Season 2: Sophomore Year/10th Grade
  • Season 3: Junior Year/11th Grade
  • Season 4: Senior Year/12th Grade


Raven has had many jobs, such as a waitress and dog-groomer. But in Season 4, Raven lands an internship with (fictional) world-famous fashion designer Donna Cabonna (Anne-Marie Johnson).

Raven formerly worked for her former boss Paisley as a fashion designer for dogs. In "Vest in Show", Raven quit working for Paisley and they parted ways.


Raven's catchphrases are "I'm okay!" (usually after a bad fall), "Ya nasty!" (usually to someone she dislikes, or to someone who does something inappropriate), "Oh Snap!", "My Bad!", "Gotta go!", "How y'all doin'?", and "Gently!" In addition, she tends to scream hysterically when she's excited or panicked. In Raven's Home, she's adopted "You gon' get it!"

Raven's Home

Before the series begins, Raven moves to Chicago and marries Devon, having twins with him. At an unknown point in time, the pair divorce with Raven taking custody of the children. She gets a job working for Paisley as a fashion designer for dogs. She later allows Chelsea and her son Levi to move in with her. During this time, she refuses to disclose to her family that she is psychic, with Chelsea being the only one to know, although later, Raven changed her mind after hearing that Booker inherited her psychic abilities as she told her kids along with Levi and Tess about her own psychic ability.

In Season Five of the series, she and Booker relocate to her old hometown of San Francisco, where they will care for her father, Victor Baxter, who has a “mild heart attack” and raising her young cousin, Alice.[4]


In an episode from the first season, Raven discovers that her maternal grandmother, Vivian ("Viv" for short), is also psychic, and it's revealed that the psychic powers are a hereditary thing on Raven's mom's side of the family--the powers apparently skip a generation now and then because Tanya (despite knowing about the psychic powers) never had psychic abilities like her mother or daughter. Also, the psychic powers don't appear to be exclusive to just the women in Raven's family, because her son, Booker, eventually develops psychic abilities of his own.

People Who Know Raven is Psychic

Known Disguises

That's So Raven

  • Window Cleaner
  • Tanya Baxter
  • Reptile Raven
  • Bayside Barracuda
  • Rapping Jock
  • Movie Theater Employee
  • Miss Talula
  • Liz Anya
  • Santa Claus
  • Cow*
  • Makeover Actress
  • Rodeo Raven
  • Plumber
  • Hairdresser
  • Captain Pepperoni
  • Evil Captain Grebo
  • Yoga Teacher
  • Devon's Father's Bride
  • '70s Diva "Coffee"
  • Dentist
  • Belly Dancing Waitress
  • Security Guard
  • Sunshine
  • Russian Gymnast
  • Chelsea's Clay Model
  • Boyz 'N Motion
  • Seyoncé
  • ER
  • Sue
  • Mummy
  • Zombie
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Cafeteria Lunch Lady
  • Pistache
  • Mr. Piney
  • Dorothy Gale
  • Exterminator
  • Grover T Windpipe
  • Dentist "Dr. Thinkingfast"
  • Mrs. Petrocelli

Cory in the House

  • Garden trimmer

Raven's Home

  • Barista
  • Taco
  • Clown
  • Dee

*Raven physically turned into a cow in "Don't Have a Cow" but pretended that her morphed appearance was a Halloween costume.


"I'm okay"
"Gotta Go!"
"Ya nasty!"
"Oh no she didn't!"
"Say what?"
"Gently, people, gently"
"How y'all doin'?"
"I mean who would watch a show about a teen psychic?"
"You gon' get it!"


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  • Raven-Symoné played a parody of Raven Baxter called Amber Algoode, in the Sonny with a Chance episode "That's So Sonny".
  • The character Tawni Hart makes a reference to Raven, when Sonny has a vision, in the Sonny With a Chance episode "Gummy with a Chance".
  • It was revealed in "Run, Raven, Run" that Raven and Alana used to be friends, until the 4th grade where they became enemies because the teacher picked Raven to be the Tooth Fairy, and Alana got stuck being tooth decay.
  • Raven and her brother, Cory, are the only characters to appear in every single episode of the original series.
    • She and Booker are the only characters to appear in every single episode of the spinoff.
  • Raven's ex-husband in Raven's Home was originally going to be a man named David, but then it was changed to be Raven's old boyfriend, Devon Carter.
    • Despite being divorced, Raven and Devon seemed to have parted on good enough terms to have an amicable relationship.
  • As seen in Raven's Home, Raven wears wigs.
  • The only people who know about Raven's psychic abilities are her family and close friends, although there were a few other people she told, as she trusts them to keep her secret.
  • Raven is the second Disney Channel protagonist to be at least 20, the first being Jessie Prescott.
  • She's shown to be an excellent dancer.
  • Raven has proven to be an iconic character and would even serve as the inspiration for future characters that try to balance their normal lives and maintain a secret that could bring negative consequences if revealed or exposed. Examples would be Miley Stewart, who's secret identity is Hannah Montana and even Alex Russo since she's a wizard in training.
  • She has stated that her favorite color is purple. This was stated in the episode Vest in Show.
  • She and Ally Dawson are one of the few characters who became moms in the future.
  • She is the first Disney main character to have ever attended college.
  • Her character was originally going to be called Dawn Baxter or Rose Baxter, but was changed to Raven Baxter when Raven Symone got the part.
  • Her fashion boutique is called Your Best Dressed Life. A business that she owns with Chelsea.
  • She and Victor Baxter are the only characters from the original series to have appeared in both sequels.


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That's So Raven • "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" • That's So Raven videographyCory in the House ("That's So in the House") • Raven's Home
That's So Raven: Raven BaxterChelsea GraysonEddie ThomasCory BaxterTanya BaxterVictor BaxterDevon CarterSeñorita RodriguezAlana RiveraBiancaMuffyLocaDr. SleevemoreVivianWilliamLarryStanleyCindyChloe HunterSydneyDonna CabonnaTiffanyAmberRicky RodriguezSerena ValentineNicki PetersonAndreaEmmettJonathan KwizzowskiGabrielTendajiCrystalBoyz 'N Motion

Raven's Home: Nia Baxter-CarterBooker Baxter-CarterLevi GraysonTess O'MalleyGarrett GraysonPrincipal WentworthMr. JablonskiMyrna JablonskiPaisleyShannon ReynoldsCoach SpitzBrendaWallyMitchDreamweaver KemaJimmy

Crossover Characters: Zack MartinCody MartinMr. Moseby

That's So Raven

Season One: "Mother Dearest" • "Party Animal" • "Test of Friendship" • "Wake Up Victor" • "A Fish Called Raven" • "Smell of Victory" • "Campaign in the Neck" • "Saving Psychic Raven" • "The Parties" • "Ye Olde Dating Game" • "Dissin' Cousins" • "Teach Your Children Well" • "Driven to Insanity" • "A Dog by Any Other Name" • "Saturday Afternoon Fever" • "A Fight at the Opera" • "Psychics Wanted" • "If I Only Had a Job" • "Escape Claus" • "Separation Anxiety" • "To See or Not to See"
Season Two: "Out of Control" • "Don't Have a Cow" • "Run, Raven, Run" • "Clothes Minded" • "Four's a Crowd" • "Hearts and Minds" • "Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind" • "That's So NOT Raven" • "Blue in the Face" • "Spa Day Afternoon" • "Leave it to Diva" • "There Goes the Bride" • "Radio Heads" • "A Goat's Tale" • "He's Got the Power" • "Skunk'd" • "The Dating Shame" • "The Road to Audition" • "The Lying Game" • "Numb and Number" • "My Big Fat Pizza Party" • "Shake, Rattle, and Rae"
Season Three: "Psychic Eye for the Sloppy Guy" • "Stark Raven Mad" • "Opportunity Shocks" • "Taken to the Cleaners" • "Five Finger Discount" • "Sweeps" • "Double Vision" • "Bend it Like Baxter" • "The Big Buzz" • "True Colors" • "Dog Day Aftergroom" • "Royal Treatment" • "Art Breaker" • "Boyz 'N Commotion" • "Gettin' Outta Dodge" • "On Top of Old Oakey" • "They Work Hard for His Honey" • "Mind Your Business" • "Hizzouse Party" • "Mismatch Maker" • "Chef-Man and Raven" • "When in Dome" • "Too Much Pressure" • "Extreme Cory" • "The Grill Next Door" • "Point of No Return" • "Country Cousins" • "Food for Thought" • "Mr. Perfect" • "Goin' Hollywood" • "Save the Last Dance" • "Cake Fear" • "Vision Impossible" • "The Four Aces"
Season Four: "Raven, Sydney and the Man" • "Pin Pals" • "Dues and Don'ts" • "Unhappy Medium" • "Adventures in Boss Sitting" • "Hook Up My Space" • "Driving Miss Lazy" • "Be Prepared" • "Juicer Consequences" • "Sister Act" • "Checkin' Out" • "Fur Better or Worse" • "Mad Hot Cotillion" • "When 6021 Met 4267" • "Soup to Nuts" • "Members Only" • "The Ice Girl Cometh" • "Rae of Sunshine" • "The Dress is Always Greener" • "Teacher's Pet" • "The Way We Were" • "Where There's Smoke"

Raven's Home
Season One: "Baxter's Back" • "Big Trouble in Little Apartment" • "The Baxters Get Bounced" • "The Bearer of Dad News" • "You're Gonna Get It" • "Adventures in Mommy-Sitting" • "Dancing Tween" • "Vending the Rules" • "In-vision of Privacy" • "Fears of a Clown" • "The Baxtercism of Levi Grayson" • "Dream Moms" • "Vest in Show"
Season Two: "The Falcon and the Raven" • "Because" • "Cop To It" • "Weirder Things" • "The Missteps" • "All Sewn Up" • "Oh Father, Where Art Thou?" • "The Trouble with Levi" • "Head Over Wheels" • "The Most Interesting Mom in the World" • "Sleevemore Part One: Frozen" • "Sleevemore Part Two: Found" • "Sleevemore Part Three: Future" • "Raven's Home: Remix" • "Switch-or-Treat" • "Just Call Me Vic" • "New Dog, Old Trick" • "It's Your Party and I'll Spy If I Want To" • "Winners and Losers" • "Keepin' It Real"
Season Three: "Friend-Ship" • "Lost at Chel-Sea" • "Smoky Flow" • "Twister, Sister" • "Dress to Express" • "Diss Track" • "Disorder in the Court" • "School House Trap" • "Cali Dreams" • "Creepin' It Real" • "Girls Just Wanna Have Phones" • "Friday Night Tights" • "It's Not Easy Being Green" • "Crewed Up" • "Sorry to Father You" • "Bah Humbugged" • "The Foreign Identity" • "What About Your Friends?" • "Adolessons" • "Close Shave" • "Hoop Streams" • "Slammed" • "On Edge" • "The Story So-Fa" • "In-Shoe-encer" • "Level Up"
Season Four: "Raven About Bunk'd" • "Don't Trust the G in Apt 4B" • "Baking Bad" • "Big Little Surprise" • "Sharp Job-jects" • "How I Met Your Mentor" • "Mad About Yuletide" • "Wheel of Misfortune" • "Diff'rent Strikes" • "Fresh Off the Note" • "10 Things Debate About You" • "Plays of Our Lives" • "The Slumber Years" • "Bless This Tess" • "American Torah Story" • "Say Yes to the Protest" • "Saved by the Belle" • "So You Think You Can Drive"
Season Five: "The Wrong Victor" • "The Big Sammich" • "Escape From Pal-Catraz" • "A Streetcar Named Conspire" • "Clique Bait" • "21 Lunch Street" • "Retreat Yourself" • "New Kid on the Chopping Block" • "Mr. Petracelli's Revenge" • "Date Expectations" • "The Great Chill Grill Giveaway" • "Truth or Hair" • "Munch Ado About Lunching"

San FranciscoBaxter HouseBayside High SchoolChill GrillChicagoApartment BuildingGeorge Washington Carver Community SchoolPaisley's Fashion Studio
That's So Raven (soundtrack)That's So RavenKing of the KeysTheater QueenAlone In The HallwaysEddie's RapShineSome Call It MagicRaven's Home • Frankenberry Shuffle • I Want ThisTess FreestylesLegendaryRaven's PieFace of a MovementTurnip JuiceEye to EyeReplay The Moment • Smoky Flow • Troof on the Roof • Bill of Rights • Chi-Town Anthem • No Filter