This war will go on as long as the Republic continues to exist. That's why it must be destroyed!
Generally quiet, Raven (Originally known as Joyce Chen) once grew up as a kind spirited boy whom lived on the furthest stretches of the Milky Way Galaxy, on Planet Zi. As a child, Joyce Chen often spoke against liking Zoids as he felt his parents' time had always been sapped into their research and development.
One one night, his father agreed to take him and his mother out for a road trip and a picnic, saying their research could use a break. Excited, Joyce looked forward to their trip, however his bright smile turned to horror as he soon heard a loud crash followed by screams. To his shock, the organoid, a small Zoid in which they were studying turned and killed his family. In anger he attacked but the young boy was knocked aside.
Several days later he was found wandering the desert in a trance like amnesiac state, in total shock from his ordeal. He was later picked up by Helic Republic soldiers, however he refused to talk to anyone. Every attempt was met with the same cold, emotionless stare, until one man by the name of Dan Flyheight managed to get him to utter one word. The only thing he mentioned however is that he "did not like Zoids" and clammed up again. But he was starting to warm up to him and the others stationed at their forward base, and was on the verge of speaking. But disaster would strike the boy for a second time that afternoon.
In a weird twist of fate, Dan was faced with a major Imperial force whom was after of all things, another Organoid except its metallic frame was black in color. Imperial forces gave an ultimatum. Surrender the organoid or be destroyed. Dan however refused to surrender and went to challenge the imperial zoids head on. While his defense was successful, Dan was killed in the end, and once more Joyce was alone.
He escaped the Republic's encampment, stole a pistol and intended to kill the Imperial's Commanding Officer, Gunther Prozen. However, he was able to subdue the child, and soon took him under his wing. But as Prozen asked his name, Joyce said nothing. He was given the name Raven soon after, as Prozen noticed his long, black hair reminded him of the corvid species.
For the next few years Raven trained in everything from academics, combat, firearms, and zoid piloting as he showed great potential, but his taste in Zoids was more than just picky. He only wanted the most powerful Zoid the Empire could muster, as any old Zoid would never meet his expectations. He was eventually allowed access to an experimental Zaber Fang, to of which became a very potent fighting machine, and on top of that he was allowed to own a captured black organoid, whom he named Shadow.
While he did study under the Imperial armed forces, Raven answered to no one except to Prozen, whom was now the Minister, and second in line to the throne besides Young Prince Rudolf- to which he served as his regent. Because of this, Raven was able to fight whom he wanted, and where he wanted and when he did, no pilot, no Zoid was safe. At least until he met his top rival, Van Flyheight.
During a resparked war between the Helic Republic and the Guylos Empire, in what was meant to be a final battle, Raven met with Van on a one-on-one fight. His hope was to finally settle the score between them. The fight ended when Raven's Zaber Fang was pushed too hard, and in his own blind rage, Raven ended up destroying his Zoid in the process. But he did return weeks later in a powerful new Zoid, the Geno Saurer. A Zoid derived from the tech data of the legendary Deathsaurer. And like its predecessor, the Geno Saurer proved to be nothing short of a powerful killing machine. Entire bases would fall, and entire ranks would be wiped out in seconds. But again, his Zoid was destroyed by Van and his newly evolved Blade Liger.
It was believed that Raven was killed in the explosion, but Raven survived thanks to Shadow, his Organoid. For a couple years, Raven wandered aimlessly as he regressed into his trance/dormant state until he once again bumped into Van, whom now served the Republic's military as a Lieutenant.
With Prozen killed, Raven would somehow come across a charismatic and deadly man by the name of Hiltz, whom offered him and his Organoid a new chance at seeking revenge for his prior defeat. Eventually he was granted a new Geno Saurer But, at the dawn of their final battle, Shadow took control of the deadly Zoid and engulfed it into an energy cocoon in order to evolve it. Several days later, the cocoon dissipated and the Geno Saurer evolved to be much more powerful and deadly than before. And thus was born, the Geno Breaker. The Zoid that would forever change Raven's life.
Even with Hiltz' guidance, Raven would soon rebel against this insane killer, and would live more as a maverick until he eventually saw the return of the Death Saurer. In his mind, he knew that if the Death Saurer lived, then his ultimate rival- a man whom he both despised and yet respected would be killed, and with that he would loose his chance to finally settle the score between him and Van Flyheight.