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Vladimir Raven-Smith is a character roleplayed by Lt_Raven.

General Description Edit

Vladimir Raven-Smith is the Chief of Police for the LSPD, Badge #486.

Raven was formerly the Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), currently serving as an LSPD Detective, as well as Union Boss for the CID. He has been a part of the Police Department for close to 2 years. After a reshuffle of the police force, and the division of the CID into LSPD and BCSO ranks, Raven's rank was changed to Sergeant Detective. He has now been promoted from Detective Sergeant to Chief of Police.

Background Information Edit

Vladimir Raven was born on September 5th, 1988, in Russia. Him and his family later moved to Australia, though he does not remember much from his childhood. However, he does remember that he was close friends with Gazz Maloo, as the two of them grew up together. He served in the Australian army for many years, eventually leading to him being investigated for various war crimes, though he has been cleared of them since.

Raven sustained many injuries from his time in the war (leading to various body parts having metal plates implanted into him), and suffering from PTSD. During this time of his life, Raven became severely addicted to morphine, and potentially crack, in order to cope with the pain.

The court case filed against him for his alleged war crimes was based in Los Santos, thus leading to him moving there to appear in court. He chose to stay following the court case; later joining the police force.

After arriving in Los Santos, Raven met up with an old friend from school, Brian Crane (head of EMS at the time), and soon began a very unhealthy relationship with him. Raven was deep in his morphine addiction, and Brian was abusive towards him. Brian Crane died of a mysterious illness, and Raven has moved on in a much more positive direction in his life. He has successfully broken himself of his morphine addiction, and continues to stay sober.

Raven is now in an incredibly supportive marriage with BCSO Lieutenant Bobby Smith.

Los Santos Police Department Edit

Raven joined Los Santos Police Department with 2 of his friends - Owen Svensen and Luka Kozlov.

Raven secured a spot in the Criminal Investigation Division following a prank that Svensen was attempting to pull on (at the time) Chief Inspector of CID Jackie Snow and SASP Colonel Olivia Copper. Raven and Svensen hid in a van that was parked beside Snow's Police Mustang, outside of Mission Row Police Department. While waiting for Snow and Copper to come outside, a woman approached the Police Mustang and began lockpicking the vehicle, unknowing of Raven and Svensen's presence. The two men hopped out the van and detained the woman, just as Snow and Copper exited MRPD[1]. This event secured Raven's place in the Criminal Investigation Division.

Present Day Edit

Currently, Raven is still employed with the LSPD. He had plans with the Assistant Chief of Police, Olivia Copper to convert the old CID Safehouse into a sex club, called 'The CID Safe House,' and took applications with a small fee.

As of August 2, 2019, Raven has become the Chief of Police for the LSPD. [2]

One of the best things to evolve from his time with the LSPD would be finding his life partner, Bobby Smith. Raven and Bobby Smith became "Facebook Official ™" on May 23rd, 2019[3]. The two of them have been going steady ever since, despite the fact that multiple officers have tried to sabotage the relationship. Many Deputies have confessed to also having feelings for Bobby, while AJ Hunter tried to spread a rumor that Raven was cheating on Bobby with Jackie Snow. It didn't end up well for him, as Hunter was promptly knocked out via Raven's knuckle dusters.

The Proposal Edit

After hearing how his "Los Santos Vice" partner Rocko Colombo proposed to his girlfriend, Mia Mersion, Raven began to think about proposing to Bobby Smith. Being the dramatic person he is, Raven wasn't satisfied with the idea of a conventional proposal. Once he remembered how Bobby has a kidnapping kink, an idea began to form in his head. One of his original ideas revolved around the thought of using Bobby as a hostage in a jewelry robbery, and then proposing to him using one of the rings there; but Olivia Copper protested this idea, claiming that wasn't special enough.

Once a concrete idea was formed, Raven got to work, making sure everything was perfect. The setup started with Copper partnering up with Bobby, while Raven and Kareem Lyon dressed up as cult members, gathered weapons from evidence, and grabbed a vehicle. They located Copper and Bobby on patrol, rammed their vehicle, and brandished their guns to force them out of their car. Copper insisted to "take the blonde one", so the pair took Bobby's weapons, and forced him in their car. The three made their way from the scene of the kidnapping, leaving Copper behind.

During the transportation, Kareem and Raven told elaborate stories on how they were going to sacrifice Bobby to the 'Swamp God', and how he would become a "new vessel." The three arrived at the swamp without any problems, promptly ordering Bobby to exit the vehicle, and make his way to the end of the dock. With the muzzle of an LMG to the Senior Deputy's back, Raven ordered him to "stare at the water, and do not turn around." Unbeknownst to Bobby, Raven quickly took off his hat and mask, and got on one knee. Once Bobby was told to turn around, he was met with the sight of his boyfriend looking up to him, asking, "Bobby Smith, will you marry me?" Of course, Bobby said yes. Raven then gave him knuckle dusters, which spells out "BCSO" across the knuckles and had "Bobby x Raven" on the back. [4]

The two of them had their wedding on the 25th of August, 2019. Raven's best man was Jackie Snow, and his two groomsmen included Owen Svensen and Julio Thomas (who paid $40k to be part of the bridal party.) On the eve of the wedding, Raven was incredibly panicked. He feared for his and Bobby's safety, due to the very nature of a PD wedding, and especially since Bobby had been in the ICU. His worries only increased when Bobby didn't show up on time. But they all turned out to be unfounded. As Rains of Castamere played, Bobby arrived in a three-piece suit, escorted down the aisle by Travis Tribble. After an incident in which Judge Dennis LaBarre fainted due to locked knees, Bobby and Raven eventually exchanged their vows, and were officially married.

Relationships Edit

Familial Relationships Edit

Bobby Smith - Husband Edit

Raven met Bobby on the 24th of April, 2019, on Bobby's first day as a Cadet. Though Raven seemed unimpressed by him at first, his attitude towards him changed rather quickly. They would often inquire about one another by asking their fellow officers, and flirt while they were on duty together. With the help of Olivia Copper serving as his wing woman, Raven took Bobby on their first official date at the beach. After being together for a few weeks, Raven stated that he didn't want any more "guessing games" and wanted them to be "official". Raven confessed his love for Bobby during their second beach date on the 23rd of May, 2019. Two months after becoming an official couple, Raven sought the help of Kareem Lyon and Olivia Copper in order to kidnap Bobby and propose to him The two were engaged on the 20th of July, 2019. Raven has approached Bobby with the idea of purchasing a home together. They sought out Matthew Payne in order to find their dream home, which they found, but haven't been able to purchase due to scheduling issues. After being constantly questioned about their wedding date by friends and colleagues, Raven and Bobby decided to be wed after a scheduled PD meeting.

Griselda "Zelda" Harth - Adopted Daughter Edit

Although Raven has expressed having a fear of her in the past, that quickly changed once she was brought into his family. Two days before their wedding, Raven received a call from Bobby stating that the two had a daughter. Later that day, Bobby and Raven invited her to the home they were trying to purchase. Luckily for them, she arrived at the perfect time, as they were being held up by two clowns originally sent to apologize to Raven on Bobby's behalf (Bobby left him at the hospital.) Zelda, with the help of Denzel Williams, proceeded to attack the clowns and save them. After the altercation, Raven and Bobby officially welcomed Zelda and Denzel (as her godfather) into their family. More recently, Raven attempted to have a conversation with Zelda about the birds and the bees. [5] However, Zelda mistook having a knife as using protection. She also asked Raven about which one of her dads would end up pregnant. After their conversation, Raven threatened her boyfriend Siz Fulker, stating that he'd "never see the light of fucking day ever again" if he ever does anything to her. Showing how protective of Zelda he's become.

The Los Santos Police Department Edit

Olivia Copper Edit

As the Assistant Chief of Police, Olivia Copper reports directly to Raven. However, sometimes it seems that she has more control of the LSPD than Raven himself, since everyone respects her authority. This includes Raven, as he has stated that he "admires" her very much. Copper will be quick to call him out on his mistakes, or if he does something she doesn't agree with and/or like. Raven also has to answer to her, since she is his Captain in the CID. They have partnered up and gone undercover to conduct investigations on many occasions. With their long work relationship comes a long-time friendship. One that Raven cherishes very much, since he will do whatever it takes to make her happy if he happens to upset her. Raven has approached Copper not only for work-related advice, but relationship advice as well. Copper was a big reason for Raven and his husband Bobby Smith becoming a couple in the first place. She pushed them to go on their first date because she didn't feel comfortable being a "really awkward third wheel" as she put it, and would go out of her way to give them some alone time together. Copper helped Raven create and carry out his plan to kidnap Bobby in order to propose to him. She was also made Bobby's "Best Ma'am" for their wedding. More recently, the three of them have become quite the trio and will get into a number of "bits" as they call it - such as dressing up as one another, and talking to each other using their "old" accents.

Owen Svensen Edit

The San Andreas State Police Edit

Jackie Snow - Best Friend Edit

Jackie Snow and Raven have been friends for many years now. Snow was the one who welcomed Raven into the CID, as he was the Chief Inspector at the time. Raven gave him the honor of being his best man for his marriage to Bobby Smith. The day of the wedding, Snow, along with the rest of the wedding party, had made sure that everything was running smoothly for the couple. Afterwards at their party, Snow read a speech that he had written for the couple where he stated that he was "very happy that Raven had become the new Chief of Police (a position he held for over a year)." He said that he couldn't "think of a better man for the job", listing the qualities that make Raven a good leader such as being attentive, caring, level headed, and strong. Revealing how he genuinely feels about is best friend. Raven has even changed up his work schedule to hang out with him some more, as he has stated that he missed patrolling with him like they used to in the past. Although the two care for and respect each other tremendously, this hasn't stopped them from clashing every now and again. Recently, Snow has expressed his anger and frustration to Raven about his backdoor dealings with Arthur Hammond on the Bovice case. The two got into a heated argument at Mission Row PD, but talked it out and apologized to one another not long after.

The Blaine County Sheriff's Office Edit

Jason Bidwell Edit

Bidwell and Raven used to get along fine. Hailing from the same department originally, the two were cordial with each other. Even when Bidwell swapped to BCSO, the two didn't have too much tension. The rivalry came once Raven started dating Bobby Smith. According to Bidwell, he had been attracted to Smith far longer than Raven had, and gave him an ultimatum - let him into CID, or else he'd swoop Bobby away from him. When Raven refused, he started to be more upfront about his feelings regarding the other Deputy. This led to Raven becoming more confrontational, threatening to bury him out in the desert, or sinking his body in the ocean. Despite Raven and Bobby's marriage, Bidwell still holds feelings for Bobby. He often makes disparaging comments about their relationship. However, on their last shift together, the two of them were more focused apprehending Bovice to be at each other's throats. Raven, while making a call to "The Doctor", even admitted that he trusted Bidwell. The two seem to be on good terms now.

Clarence Williams Edit

Criminals and Criminal Groups Edit

Gazz Maloo Edit

Gazz Maloo and Raven are childhood friends, growing up together in Australia. They have recently been reunited in Los Santos.

Arthur Hammond Edit

Siz Fulker Edit

Siz is dating Raven's daughter Zelda, even before Bobby and Raven adopted her and Raven is closer to Siz then Bobby is. Raven was the first parent to find out they were dating and him and Zelda decided to keep it quiet from Bobby for a while but told him eventually because they both knew that he wouldn’t like Zelda’s choice of boyfriend. Raven threatened Siz, stating that he'd "never see the light of fucking day ever again" if he ever does anything to her. Raven is one of Siz’s Emergency Contacts. Siz was a ride along for Raven and Copper for a day. Raven calls him; Champ, Lil Man, Sport, etc. Siz calls him Dad and whenever anything bad happens to Siz, e.g. being threatened or getting hurt, Raven starts to panic and makes sure Siz is safe first before anybody else.

Fun Facts Edit

  • Loves Warrior Cats, is Milkbag of the Jug Clan.
  • Used to be under contract by a cigarette company to sell cigarettes, but has recently been able to get out of it. He was able to get out of said contract by signing with a different company to sell Alex Jones diet supplement pills, and is now locked in this contract for life.
  • Hates milk bags.
  • Used to sleep on a pull out cot in his office at the Police Department. Now, he's rumored to share an apartment with Bobby Smith. Both of them are saving up for a house in Vinewood.
  • Used to run a sex club with Olivia Copper, which was called "The CID Safehouse".
  • Raven's K9 Partner is named Gus.
  • Currently owns and drives a white in color Viseris.

Not-So-Fun Facts Edit

  • Bobby and Raven have a very harsh difference of opinion on the rulings of Denzel Williams, in regards to the murder of Deputy Michael Dias . Raven believes that Denzel's life sentence is fair punishment, while Bobby was for the death sentence. This argument lead Raven to sleep in his office at MRPD until further notice.
  • Often holds Zelda over Bobby's head in arguments, in order to back up his statement and validation for his decisions. Bobby absolutely hates this, as he sees it as Raven assuming that Bobby does not hold family and loved ones first in his own beliefs on a topic. The use of Zelda's wellbeing generally ends with Bobby walking away from the argument.
  • Raven has shown to be prone to uncontrollable bouts of rage and violence against those who upset him. This has been demonstrated when he attempted to drown Irwin Dundee during a house raid, then again when he attacked AJ Hunter with knuckle dusters, proceeding to continue to kick him after he was downed, ignoring all of Bobby Smith's attempts to calm him and move him away. Both of these instances occurred when he felt the people he loved (Gazz Maloo and Bobby Smith) were being threatened.
  • He has admitted to being a "functioning alcoholic", making it clear he is almost always under the influence to some degree, which may explain his violent nature. When something or someone has upset him, he has turned to drink heavily, on one occasion he crashed his car on duty because he was heavily intoxicated.
  • He has shown to be manipulative, breaking Luka Kozlov mentally, turning him into a monster.
  • He has been tried for war crimes. His superior officer pleaded guilty for all the crimes, which saved Raven from being punished. Still, those rumors may have merit...

Quotes Edit

- "My boyfriend is my fiancé."

- "My boyfriend, Bobby Smith..."

- "Bobby!"

- "Honey..."

- "Get the fuck out of my office!"

Raven Moments Edit

GalleryEdit

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