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Duchess RavenWaves

Through sheer arrogance and supreme vanity, the evil Duchess RavenWaves has decided that she more than anyone else deserves to be called the most beautiful girl in the world. However, her striking good looks are on the surface only, and her very long, raven-black hair reflects light from the outside rather than shimmering with a shine of its own. Jealousy is never pretty, but Duchess RavenWaves doesn't understand that the real beauty of Lady LovelyLocks comes from within, and no magic potion, hair color, or frizzy perm will ever be able to match that.

This prideful girl has confused beauty with extravagance and royal majesty with tacky luxury. Her competition with Lady LovelyLocks has caused her to overdo and exaggerate everything. Tangleland, her home, is a very dry and unsightly place because she spends more time on herself than taking care of her land. The resulting static electricity fills her hair whenever she gets angry, causing little sparks to fly every time she touches something. This of course does nothing to improve her conceited personality.

Duchess RavenWaves has retained the loyalties of the small, bad-tempered Comb Gnomes. In return for their help in conquering the Kingdom of LovelyLocks, she has promised them beautiful hair. They do whatever she tells them, for they see her as their only chance to become lovelier than their rivals, the PixieTails. But as long as there is no inner beauty in any of their hearts, try as they might, they will never become truly beautiful.


  • Duchess RavenWaves uses a big telescope to spy on Lady LovelyLocks. It also includes sound, so she can eavesdrop as well.
  • According to the storybooks, Duchess RavenWaves is two years older than Lady LovelyLocks.
  • Duchess RavenWaves' mother was the Grand Duchess RavenHair.


  • Explaining herself to Lady LovelyLocks: "I've seen the magic your hair creates in the Looking Room. I'll have your hair, then the kingdom!"
  • After Lady LovelyLocks rescues her from a cave-in: "I never thought I would say 'thank you' to you, Lady... so I won't!"
  • Replies to Longcurls' "rak" with: "Rak, indeed!"
  • To HairBall: "All I need is some of her magical hair. Then I'll have her power."
  • "What a great day to plot against Lady LovelyLocks!"
  • Explaining herself to HairBall: "She saved my life. I owe her a favor, HairBall. And I don't like to owe anyone anything. But don't you worry. There's always a next time... There's always a next time!"
Guest's picture

Duchess RavenWaves was called "Kreivitär Korpinkutri" in the Finnish dub.

Aimi's picture

She was my favorite character when I was younger. I liked the colors of her dress and all very much, but I had forgotten about these until now! By the way, her name in Finnish dubbing is Herttuatar Korpinkutri!

Meralia's picture

It is? I don't remember seeing the show or anything, but I had (have) one of those old cassette tape & picture books, and there her name was Kreivitär Yönmusta. Different translators I guess. Anyway, she was my favourte character too! Smiling

Abstrakt Girl's picture

I always loved Duchess Ravenwaves' looks the most. I have dark hair, and when I was little, didn't always identify with blonde heroines. I also like the Duchess' one-liners.

While Ravenwaves is my favorite, I have to admit that that LLL is charming, and I love her proper English.

Miss Cupcake's picture

The stories have great morals, fabulous...really!

Elin's picture

I don't recall much from LLL at all, but I do remember RavenWaves being my favourite. I think I reckoned she was just being misunderstood... She was always a martyr when I played her and my friends got annoyed Laughing out loud

Her Swedish name was "Korplock", which is a pretty straightforward translation of her English name but it doesn't sound very good in Swedish, I think.

Shannondee's picture

I also thought RavenWaves was the prettiest of the girls. I always thought it was a shame they made her the evil one. But then again, it is good to have the evil villain just as lovely as the lovable good princess archetype.

However, as a kid I wanted her to be good and to be the leader because she was so beautiful. She even had the prettiest clothes! Lady Lovely was rather boring compaired to all of the other girls.

I also wanted Vanessa (Ursula's human form) to be good. The design was so pretty she ought to have been her own princess in another story.

darkcrimsongoth's picture

Duchess Ravenwaves has the coolest hair!!!! Although, it may just be me, but wouldn't you have to be a little bit crazy to go around chasing someone around with a pair of scissors trying to cut someone's hair off?

Just a thought.........

But I still reckon the Duchess is the best!!!

It's true......
We're all a little insane....

karnella's picture

poor raven waves. her mother was never there to teach her not to play with scissors. I wonder if she does her own laundry... O_O

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darkcrimsongoth's picture

What happend to Ravenwaves's Father? You never hear of him in the story.

It's true......
We're all a little insane....

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