Raven Baxter meets Zack and Cody while visiting the Tipton Hotel to do a photo shoot promoting a fashion line for boys.
During her stay, Raven upsets Cody with a psychic vision and London Tipton refuses to take interest in one of Raven's clothing designs until Hannah Montana arrives and shows an interest. She has a sassy attitude and a grand personality, and is well known for her style. She also loves fashion, and designs her own clothing.
She has friends and a loving family, and she goes to public school. However, on various occasions, she 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 errs on what it really means, in which case her attempts to change these events only end up making it happen or making it worse.
Her main catchphrases are "Oh Fudge! And, if big guys throw her, she tells them to do it "gently! Raven is also a master of disguise, which fits in with her trouble-making antics and passion for becoming a fashion designer, like her idol, Donna Cabonna , whom she worked for as an intern.
Raven Baxter is extremely allergic to mushrooms, and her favorite drink is orange juice. According to Chelsea, her favorite gemstone is diamond, her favorite vegetable is corn, and her favorite animal is stuffed. Often referred to as Rae, Raven does not enjoy nature or camping. She has appeared in every episode of the series, along with her younger brother Cory. In the second spin-off, Raven's Home , Raven eventually married her first love Devon but they got divorced.
In between that time, they had two children Nia and Booker - latter of whom, shares Raven's ability to see into the future. Orlando Brown portrays Edward "Eddie" Thomas. He is Raven's male best friend. He is an aspiring rapper , and is a guard on the school basketball team. He is like a "big brother" to Cory Baxter and was commonly portrayed as playful, ambitious, loyal, girl crazy and quick to jump to conclusions. Occasionally, he says "Told ya! Another common catchphrase of his is "Holla!
His parents are divorced, which is mentioned several times throughout the series. It is also said that he has a little brother. In one episode, Eddie and Raven not only start to develop romantic feelings for each other but they also kiss on the lips at two separate times; however, by the end of the episode, they decide to remain friends though its strongly implied they're still interested in one another. Eddie has appeared in every episode except Juicer Consequences.
Kyle Massey portrays Cory Baxter. Cory is Raven's younger brother who sometimes acts as the main antagonist of the series.
He and Raven often argue, but in the long run, they care deeply for each other. Even as he gets older, he claims that playing pranks on Raven is one of his guilty pleasures.
Cory has two best friends, William and Larry. Together, the 3 boys form the band Cory and the Boys, with Cory as the drummer and lead singer, while Larry is the guitarist. William starts out playing the clarinet and then plays the keyboard. The band has one song: Cory is an aspiring businessman. He is shown to be obsessed with money and often creates "get-rich-quick" schemes behind his parents' backs, in which he always gets into trouble. Cory also has a close relationship with his pet rat, Lionel.
Earlier in the series, he had a crush on Chelsea. In the third season starts a relationship with Cindy. He and Victor are the main characters in the spin-off series Cory in the House. He has appeared in every episode of the series, along with his older sister Raven. Anneliese van der Pol portrays Chelsea Daniels. Often referred to as Chels, She is Raven's female best friend. She is an environmentalist, vegetarian, and closet artist. She is portrayed as being clumsy and dimwitted although the first two seasons portray her to be just as smart as Raven, but to extreme limits ; at times, her stupidity is so potent that she is frequently oblivious to what should be obvious and unable to discern sarcasm from sincerity.
She usually uses the catchphrases "That makes more sense! Despite her apparent lack of common sense and intelligence, she has a few surprises up her sleeve—such as occasionally knowing certain "smart" things, which usually tends to surprise everyone else. In Season 1, it is revealed that Raven and Chelsea's friendship goes all the way back to when they were in pre-school, but she was also shown to be dimwitted back then because she did not notice Raven blowing out the candles on her birthday cake.
It should also be noted that Chelsea was just as caring when she was young as she is now because one of her unfulfilled wishes on that same birthday was to stop global warming. She is quite similar to Newt from Cory in the House in personality. She is very passionate in saving the environment and caring for the animals, and also much more spiritual compared to Raven who can be materialistic, though it occasionally leads to troubling events like the three friends disputing over a goat and nearly turning herself and Raven into cows.
In earlier episodes, Cory has a huge crush on her and unsuccessfully pursues her. Occasionally, Chelsea refers to a specific relative, Cousin Earl, at times. Her parents are Therapists. She also has a dog named Sam. Tanya is the mother of Raven and Cory, and wife of Victor. She is a firm, but fun and caring mother who, despite the antics of her children, is always there for them.
She halted her studies to raise her family, but decided once the children were older to continue studying law. Before that, she briefly worked as Raven's English teacher at the request of Raven's school principal. Her catchphrase is "Momma like! It's learned that her mother, Viv, is also psychic.
In season 4, Tanya is not present; it is said that she has gone off to England to attend law school. On Cory in the House , she is still in England and she does not visit Cory and Victor but is mentioned. In the pilot episode of Raven's Home , it is revealed by Booker that Tanya is still living. He starts out as a chef in a restaurant, but he later opens his own restaurant, The Chill Grill. His biggest rival is Leonard Stevenson. In Cory in the House, he gets a job as the President's chef, and it is unknown what became of his restaurant.
His catchphrases are "Here comes the pain! She also sponsors the Bayside Barracudian newspaper. Retailers say she takes too many freebies.
She has appeared in several episodes throughout the series. Whenever she is in a conversation with someone, she quickly gets their hopes up with positive responses, followed by a sly laugh, and an abrupt "NO!
He previously had braces on his teeth and bad acne, and was known as "Bucktooth Carter". After he had his braces removed and his face "cleared up" over the summer, and came back to school, Raven and Alana were constantly fighting to be his girlfriend. He eventually becomes Raven's boyfriend, and continues to be, even after he moves to Seattle, Washington.
Although he and his family move to Seattle, he still sees Raven when his father visits San Francisco on business trips. After his family leaves Tanya assures Raven that Devon will always be in her heart.
Even though they say they are each other's "only love", we also see Raven have numerous crushes between Devon's visits. Devon has a little sister named Nadine who is jealous of Raven because she doesn't want to share her big brother. In the second spin-off, Raven's Home , Devon and Raven eventually married but got divorced.
In between that time, they had two children, Nia and Booker, the latter of whom shares Raven's ability to see into the future. She finds great pleasure in teasing and bullying Raven. She hangs out with her posse, which includes followers Muffy and Loka. She was first introduced in Season 2 in the episode "Don't Have a Cow".
In "Run Raven Run", we learn that Alana and Raven were best friends until 4th grade when a school play had them both competing for the role of the Tooth Fairy which Raven got, while Alana portrayed the tooth decay , and would ultimately end their friendship. Alana and Raven almost became friends again when Raven "teamed up" with Alana's posse in the episode "Clothes Minded" , which happens after Chelsea and Eddie do not support Raven's school "protest".
This causes her to get her head shaved and covered up. In this episode, Raven and Alana almost become friends again, until Alana announces that "the score is 1—0".
She was replaced in season 3 by Bianca Erica Rivera , because, according to Muffy, she was so bad, she got sent to military school , while Bianca was so bad that she got kicked out of military school. Bianca, played by Erica Rivera Bianca is Raven's enemy in two episodes of season 3, she replaced Alana when she was sent to military school and she took over Alana's posse. She did not appear in season 4, she was maybe sent back to military school leaving Muffy as Raven's foremost enemy.
Her role in the posse is to record important events like an organizer and tends to explain what Alana and, later on, Bianca say which is usually brief. She took over as Raven's foremost enemy after Bianca left.
There is some speculation that she might be psychic because she knows everything that Alana and Bianca are thinking. She also has a younger sister, Buffy, who is Sydney's age, and enemy. She is rough, and she did the "bad work" for Alana and then Bianca. She is a tall girl, whom nobody likes to mess with. She is also romantically interested in Eddie; she likes to give him arm punches every time she sees him. She is obsessed with the boy band Boyz 'N Motion, and also loves s'mores , as seen in the episode "Shake, Rattle, and Rae".