So, I get people like--or more accurately--wanted to like this character; but with Volume 5 now over and the character having fallen flat on her face (almost literally), the question must be asked: Does this character even need to exist?
Let us look at achievements:
She saved Yang from Neo.
She became a Spring Maiden.
She removed Cinder from the list of dangerous threats (yeah, that one better not be permanent...)
Know the failures:
She abandoned her child.
She let her child take the Relic of Haven to keep herself out of danger.
She opened a portal for Cinder to hit Ruby with a fire ball.
She wanted to kill Qrow, but couldn't overpower him and decided to default to stealing relic with Cinder.
Could not even work up the courage to steal the relic.
Seriously, that last one is pathetic for a bandit tribe leader. But lets not even think about those losers....
This characters faults outway her achievements. We were given some back story to her character, but it only makes her look worse.
--She was afraid of Salem and ran. Why? What did Salem do that made her so afraid?
Oh, wait. That is it. With a character as low as this, the way up is...well, up. Why have a "neutral" position character if you are immediately going to make her go to the heroes side? (I am assuming she went to Tai at that last scene after the credits, which means hero way we go.)
What does Raven bring to this show that would be far more suited on the already present villains? Why is she in the show at all?