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""You forever had the love of your people, Raven, even knowing what would come and what that would bring... ""
— Arella to her daughter, Raven


Arella
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Real Name Arella
Place of Origin Gotham City
Residence Azarath
Species Azarathian
Affiliations The Monks of Azarath
Friends Raven,
Azar,
Monks of Azarath
Family Trigon (ex-mate)
Raven (daughter)
Powers & Abilities Unknown
Weapon Unknown; none shown
Dislikes Trigon
First Appearance The Prophecy
Voiced By Virginia Madsen

Arella is a denizen of the extradimensional realm of Azarath and the mother of the Teen Titan Raven.

HistoryEdit

Arella unwittingly became the bride of the evil inter-dimensional being known as Trigon. Through this union, Arella gave birth to Raven and raised her in the peaceful realm of Azarath. Despite Arella's efforts, her daughter was bound to Trigon by a prophecy which would entitle the subjugation and destruction of all life. Arella forever gave Raven her love, even knowing what she was destined to become: A vessel for Trigon's evil.

When the prophecy was about to come to pass, Raven desperately sought out Azarath for help, only to find the city at first apparently deserted. A white dove led her to her mother, who could, however, offer neither help nor comfort since the prophecy was inevitable. Right afterwards, it was revealed that the sound state of Azarath had been in fact a cruel illusion: The city was destroyed and in flames, and its people, including Arella, had apparently perished.

TriviaEdit

In the DC comics, Arella, Angela Roth at this time, was born in Gotham City. She was a depressed, aimless teenager who fell in with occultists who goaded her to participate in a secret ceremony to appeal to Trigon, who was to manifest in the earth-plane. Although she knew Trigon was a demon by origin, she thought Trigon's human form was authentic. When she realized Trigon's true form, it was already too late. After that, Arella attempted to kill herself with pills in an abandoned alleyway. Instead of dying, however, she was taken to the Azarath, located between all dimensions. It was there that she was taught pacifism and had her named changed to Arella.

Teen Titans Go!Edit

Azarath and its people were restored along with Earth when Trigon was defeated. In issue #44 of the Teen Titans Go! comic book series, Raven is seen traveling back to Azarath once again, with the entire city fully restored. Raven makes a point of visiting Arella to discuss with her why she is now free to feel.

PersonalityEdit

Arella is a very peaceful, controlled, motherly woman, but also rather fatalistic like her daughter, mainly due to the part she had unwittingly played in Trigon's scheme. At least in the comics, Arella's name means Messenger Angel to the Azarathians.

Powers and abilitiesEdit

Arella seems to be able to wield some sorcerous abilities, enough to leave a projection of herself and their realm for her daughter even after Trigon had devastated Azarath. It was then revealed that Azarath had already been destroyed, and that Arella may be dead. Although this is debatable, she must had given Raven her last words through a telepathic imprint of some sort. The true extent of her powers are unknown, though evidently they were unable to shield herself or Azarath from Trigon's own wrath.

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