|Island of Origin||North Blue|
|Epithet||God of War (軍神, Gunshin)|
|Crew||Black Heart Pirates|
Big Boss Blackbourne Raven (ブラックボーンレイヴン, Burakkubōn Reivun) is captain of the Black Heart Pirates and is one of the Four Pirate Lords ruling over Paradise, the first half of the Grand Line. He is an infamous pirate from the North Blue Sea, having been active since the days of the late Pirate King Gold Roger, making him one of the few veterans alive today. He is also one of the few pirates to have journeyed into the New World, the second half of the grandline and survive, something which only a handful of individual have accomplished.
He is nicknamed the God of War (軍神, Gunshin) due to his legendary fighting skills and the impressive number of victories that he has claimed over many powerful new world pirates. Sometime after his return from the new world, Raven took control of a small portion of paradise and claimed it as his territory, soon after three other individual followed claiming their own territories, thus the Four Pirate Lords of Paradise were formed, making them an equivalent to the Four Emperors of the New World. He is feared as one of the most powerful pirates of the current generation, as his reputation is well known amongst the members of the Marines, Shichibukai, and even the Yonkou.
Raven is a tall, muscular man, in his early to mid-forties. He has neck-length brown hair, which is kept in a swept back style. The way he styles his hair, gives it a fuller and thicker appearance. He has thin facial hair around his mouth and on his cheeks. One of his most noticeable physical traits is the number of scars he has on his body, most of which he received from previous battles. The most prominent ones are on his chest, both large scars on the left side of his chest marked with black stitches. He has brown coloured eyes. As a result of intense training, he has developed a strong and muscular body; he is strong enough to carry a large broadsword on his back, without much difficulty.
His standard attire consists of a black tattered cape with three leather straps on each shoulders, a plain white shirt with bandages underneath to cover the numerous scars on his body, black pants, dark grey boots, and metallic armour below his waist. When first introduced, he wore a black wore a black bandana with a silver forehead protector and a green mask that covered the bottom half of his face. Except for his eyes, all his facial features were obscured for a while before he decided to remove the mask and the bandana.