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“Raphael Raven here - Caww!”
Raphael the Raven (ビッグキューちゃん Biggu Kyū Chan) is a giant Raven and the second boss in the ice stage of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
On the Yoshi's Island menu map, Raphael is shown to own a castle floating on a cloud. Beginning as a regular Raven, Raphael, like most of the other bosses, was enlarged to a bigger size by the evil Magikoopa Kamek. Directly afterwards, Raphael pounds Yoshi and Baby Mario to the moon. Raphael then flies up to the moon and battles Yoshi. To harm Raphael, Yoshi must pound a wooden stake in the ground when Raphael is on the other side of the moon. Whenever Raphael is hit, he gets madder and soon shoots pulses of electricity around the moon which Yoshi must avoid. After hitting Raphael for the final time, he flies off into space, where he turns into a constellation.
After the boss battle, Yoshi floats down to Yoshi's Island again to find that it has been taken over by the Magikoopa and Bowser's castle, in the middle, is revealed.
Raphael plays a special role in Paper Mario. He lives in Lavalava Island, free from Kameks control with his little fellow Ravens and he helps Mario by making an arch with his strength. Also during the credits and the parade, Raphael is part of the Yoshi's Island parade float with the grownup Yoshis and the Lava Piranha.
Bouncing Bullet Bills
- In Yoshi's New Island, the Kamek battle in World 2 acts like the Raphael the Raven battle.