|Voiced by Liza Jacqueline (English version)|
and Patrizia Mottola (Italian version)
|First Appearance:||"Flying with her own Wings"|
("Volare con le proprie ali")
|Age (at first appearance):||15 stars old|
|Rival Devil:||Sulfus, then Gas|
|Assigned Earthly One(s):||Andrew, then Helen and Julia (twins sisters)|
|Mascot:||Cox (ladybug/belt buckle)|
Raf is the main character of the Angel's Friends series. She is a 99% Angel, who has arrived on earth in order to earn the percent she needs to become an complete 100% Guardian Angel. She leads the Angels group of friends. Raf is in love with a devil named Sulfus. She was voiced by Liza Jacqueline.
She is an angel 15 stars (years) old. She dreams to become a 100% guardian angel. Her eyes are light blue and her hair is a fair light blonde with one red hair strand on the left side (sometimes in the right!). She is brave and decisive and she loves new adventures. She loves to spend her free time with her friends :Uri, Sweet (Dolce) and Miki. Her earthly one is a boy named Andrew(at first) then the twins and then Andrew again. She is in love with a devil named Sulfus. Her professor is Arkhan. She really loves Sulfus and in episode 27 they kissed and their kiss caused Reina and Maliki to finally be freed from Limbo.
Raf is younger, at 12 stars (years), but is the oldest of the Angel's Friends. Raf is keen on ecological remedies, above all beauty masks and infusions. In the Angel's funk band, Raf is the vocalist. Raf is in love with her Earthly one, Raoul.
Season One story Edit
Raf's first appearance in the cartoon was in episode 1, after her mother tells her to get out of bed and get ready. However this doesn't entirely make sense, because this is the first episode, and at this point in time, Raf's parents' whereabouts are unknown. The location of Raf's mother, Angelie, isn't revealed until later on.
Once she arrives on earth she spots a truck coming at her and panics. Thankfully it passes right through her. She then encounters a boy who is laughing at her for her screaming. He introduces himself to her as Sulfus and holds out his hand but when she is about to take it he tricks her and pulls it away, telling her that he bet that she didn't even know anything about the V.E.T.O.
Once that's over Raf heads for the school and manages to find her way in. Upon entering she learns the rules of the school, and the V.E.T.O. Later she encounters Sulfus again during her first challenge, due to them being guardians of the same human, Andrew. Despite doing well, Sulfus tricks her by pretending he'd been drowning so she would get distracted and lose the surf competition, the moment their hands touched there was a big shock that left a red star on them. At the end of episode 4, she finds out the star mysteriously disappeared from her hand, the same goes for Sulfus.
Unknowingly, both Raf and Sulfus were being watched since the very beginning by the Neutral One, Reina, and her servant, Maliki. She chooses them as the ones who will commit the new sacrilege and free her from the prison of Limbo where she has been for years. Both Raf and Sulfus fall into all her traps, first being bitten by her black widow, born from the fusion of the handkerchief Raf used to dry her tears and the glove Sulfus wore to hide his sacrilege of breaking the V.E.T.O, that would accelerate their feelings, then they were sent to what seemed a forest and arrested in some kind of cell in a castle, after having freed themselves from the currents they wandered around the castle and entered inside the "Deadly Labyrinth" where they came face-to-face with frescoes of an angel and devil exactly like them and are attacked by a minotaur.
To protect Raf and lead the creature away from her after she risked her life to protect both of them with the "Rock Fly", Sulfus flew through a broken wall and found a way out but the minotaur attacked him and badly injured him. Raf saved him using Speed Fly before the minotaur could finish him. Sulfus, in pain, told her she was touching him which she answered him "it's not the first time remember?" then he asks her why she came back for him when she could have saved herself in which Raf answers "You never left me alone, I won't leave you either, no matter what happens". Miraculously they manage to escape the minotaur and went through a door that slead them to what seemed to be their school. Sulfus fainted in Raf's arms because of the pain. After being seen by the doctor, Raf is told that his wounds are serious but that with the right treatments he will be fine. The angel went to the room where he was resting and cries over him saying it pains her to see him huat, in the moment she leans in to kiss him with Reina watching happily but the kiss doesn't happen because Raf is interrupted by hers and Sulfus' friends who came to save them. The spell ends and everything disappears mysteriously as well as Sulfus wounds.
After that episode, the teachers call two 100% Guardians to be their body-guards and are no longer guardians of the same human. Later Raf and Sulfus are caught in another trap set by Reina and Maliki, getting trapped inside the "Dark Caves/Caves of Obscurity" with their humans. After having a dip in the pool inside the cave and splashing each other, they find out that their humans can see them while they are in the cave. They are then attacked by an octopus monster that grabs both Raf and Sulfus and pulls them down, the angel uses her "Think Fly" to talk with Sulfus through minds, they manage a plan and defeat the creature. Raf uses her Think Fly to erase the memory of the humans, the part that they know who her and Sulfus are. Sulfus then asks Raf that when she used Think Fly if she could read his mind, which she answers 'yes', then the devil says that if she did then she must know about his feelings for her, Raf says she knows about it and understands his torture because she feels the same thing, Sulfus almost kisses her but Raf stops him saying they can't do it because he is a devil and she an angel, kissing would be a sacrilege.
After this, they seem to grow a bit distant but both get jealous whenever each other's bodyguards get near them. During the Tournament of Light and Dark, which unknowingly is being controlled by Reina, Raf and Sulfus are chosen to fight against one another which both don't want to. When the time comes, Reina sends them to another time, a few centuries ago. After finding out they are no longer in the tournament, they decide to not fight against each other, instead, they go explore the place and see if there is any way out. There they come across the same angel and devil they saw in the frescoes at the minotaur's labyrinth, Tyco (the angel) and Sai (the devil). They watch as they fight but how the female devil doesn't want to fight because of her feelings for the angel while he keeps fighting her, trying to deny his feelings for her. Raf and Sulfus both argue and the devil flies away following Tyco and Sai, Raf goes after him.
Reina announces to Maliki to get her things ready because very soon she will be free of her prison. After hearing a discussion between Tyco and Sai and see how the devil just wants to love him and stop fighting (just like Sulfus) while the angel refuses to accept that he is in love with a devil (just like Raf). Sulfus pauses midair, glaring at Raf and the two fight because he thinks that Raf has just been playing around with him and his feelings for her, Raf tries to stop him but he keeps going until she screams she is in love with him, after recovering from the shock Sulfus tells her to prove it with a kiss which Raf doesn't wish to because of the rules however Sulfus keeps thinking that she is just lying and calls her a liar, getting a big slap as response, he slaps her back but immediately regrets it, the fight between them starts and Raf activates her new power "Inflame" wounding him in the arm, he attacks her back using his Body Fly, pushing her roughly against one of the pyramids, when he realizes what he has done he flies after her but it's too late, she hits the pyramid hard and faints, badly injured. Sulfus holds her in his arms and begs her to wake up, he cries and keeps begging her to wake up until surrounds him and he activates his new power "Recover"; he gives away his own energy to heal her and she wakes up.
Raf caresses his cheek saying Sulfus now has got a new power, an angel power, he says he didn't mean to hurt her but she silences him saying he has saved her life which he answers "No, you were the one who saved mine", after those words the two of them gave in their feelings and kiss at the same time as Tyco and Sai do. Tyco and Sai's kiss destroys all their civilization, Sulfus and Raf realize what happened when the two of them kissed and know something like this might be happening in their time however all that happens is an earthquake but the world doesn't end unlike what happened to Tyco and Sai's civilization. They are sent back to their time and after saying they kissed they are punished. First, they would only wear two necklaces that take away their powers but things get worse when the Low and High Spheres send a message saying that they have been expelled from the school, the two of them beg to find out who set this trap on them before it's too late and their teachers go inside the Limbo only to find out that Reina has fled and only left behind the little dangerous creatures, the Perox.
At the same time, Urié, Miki and Dolce go inside Raf's dreams to find proof that their friends' and Sulfus feelings started with a trap and weren't born naturally. Both the angels and the teachers succeed in finding truth that proves just in time when they were being taken away back to their cities. And so Raf is able to stay at school but after hugging her friends, she shares a sad look with Sulfus, the same thing was going through their minds "Were our feelings fake all this time?"
Raf and Sulfus return to be guardians of Andrew but the angel quickly gets disappointed with the devil when he tempts the boy into buying some drugs to win the basketball school's match. However, her friends tell her that she couldn't except a devil to do good actions because the devils' job is to tempt while the angel's is to guard. Reina throws a Halloween party in her house, the Mystery House but it's just another trap of hers for the angels and devils. Falling into the trap, the angels and devils accompany their humans, in their human form, to the party. Raf and Sulfus both have the same idea unknowingly the other had the same idea. Raf dresses as a devil while Sulfus dresses as an angel. The Devil is disappointed because he feels like his idea was all in vain because he wanted for once the two of them to not be different. Raf admits she did the same for the same reason, she tells him that if for once they weren't so different they could have the chance to be together, to be able to explore their feelings.
He then asks Raf she thinks that their feelings weren't just born from the bite of the black widow which she answers 'yes' but adds that it won't change anything because they will never be able to be a couple and that they must accept this which the devil answers with a "the more you say this, the harder it is for me to accept it", Raf says one day he will forget her and will fall in love with a beautiful devil, he says that the only beautiful devil he knows is right in front of him.
They return to the party and the trap starts, the humans fall asleep after drinking some juices with sleeping potions in there, when trying to open a door they realize they can't because they are all covered by a purple light, Reina's light, they realize too late that this is a trap but decide to transform back in their eternal form in case something happens. In that moment a door mysteriously opens and they decide to go in but more traps were settled there and the angels and devils start disappearing, two by two. Kabalé and Dolce are sucked into a mirror, Gas and Miki disappeared between Chantilly that seemed to be quicksand and Cabiria and Urié disappear mysteriously inside the air duct. Raf and Sulfus are the only ones left but they are quickly lead to a loft where all the furnishings are covered by white blankets, they start hearing a soft melody and try to find out where it's coming from, they soon find out it's coming from a music box with two figures dressed as bride and groom in there. They soon realize those figures are no other than themselves, after that they fall asleep.
In their dream, the school is getting ready for a great occasion: The marriage of Raf and Sulfus. At the altar, Sulfus awaits Raf impatiently and when he sees her, they both smile at each other as they start walking to one another, thinking 'We can finally be together' but the dream is interrupted when Dolce accidentally lets the bouquet escape her hands and fall on Raf's hands, the bride pricks her finger on the thorns of the white roses and everything starts disappearing. The two of them wake up in the same room which is now all uncovered, the two look at each other and say it was all a dream, Reina who is in the room says it was a dream but that it can become true.
The two quickly take a defensive posture and are suspicious around the woman before them. Sulfus attacks the woman but is blocked by her barrier. Raf yells at her to leave him alone and helps him to his feet, the woman offers them tea and cookies Raf gets the feeling that she's toying with them, Sulfus loses his patient again and smashes the table in two, Reina threatens to harm him, so Raf gives in and agrees to listen but she's still suspicious of her.
Reina tells them to sit down but Raf says she will just listen to her and that's it, the woman tells her that she has reason to be suspicious because she has been lied to for a very long time, Raf tells her to not talk bad about her friends which the witch answers by saying that she is her best friend. Sulfus sarcastically calls her great friend and recalls everything she put them through. Reina tells them their friends are fine and shows an image of them all together wondering what happened but Raf still doesn't trust her and Sulfus recalls the moment she sent the black widow to make them fall in love, Reina tells them he is wrong explaing that she didn't create the feelings between them and that the bite of the black widow was only to annul the effects of the V.E.T.O.
She goes on and says that this was the reason that she always tried to make them stay away from their friends, Raf asks her what does she knows what's good for them which the woman answers her that she knows that they should be free to love each other and that if they think well they will see who is their real enemy. Raf refuses to believe that but Reina keeps pushing the subject, saying that they were the ones who punished them when they kissed, the angel says it was fair because they had committed a sacrilege, the witch laughs and says that if it was a sacrilege how come the world didn't collapse just like how it happened with Tyco and Sai, the eternals have no answer and Reina says there isn't one, the teachers had lied to them but especially lied to Raf for a very long time about her true identity. She says that the angel is special and that she isn't what she thinks she has been for years, that she isn't like the other angels because...she wasn't born angel. Raf refuses to believe it, Reina tells her why should she lie to her which the angel answers "Because...you want revenge!".
Reina tells her that what she just told her is the truth but Raf refuses to believe she was born human. The witch tells her to not listen to her but to her heart, after that she lets them go. The two of them return to their friends where they lie to them saying they were looking for them instead of saying they had a meeting with Reina. On the next day Sulfus follows Raf and asks her why she has been avoiding him all the day which she says she isn't but its obviously a lie. The devil tells her they have to decided if they should tell the teachers or not about the encounter with Reina and about the fact if she was truly born human and not angel which Raf answers she doesn't know.
A couple of days later, Raf runs into Sulfus in the bar, Sulfus asks her what's going. Raf answers him by telling him she's in a bad mode, Sulfus then says he only wants to know what's going on with her, again Raf tells him to leave her alone and she turns her back on him but then apologies and says she shouldn't take it all on him, Sulfus says it's Reina's fault for having filled her head with nonsenses but Raf says she told her the truth and shows him the birthmark on her neck because the skin of an angel is perfect and has no marks, this shows that she wasn't born angel. Sulfus asks her what her friends say about this but Raf only avoids his eyes and he understands the message, that she hasn't told anyone but him. He tells her that if she thinks a devil like him can give good advices she's very wrong, Raf then yells at him asking if he can be just her friend and not a devil for at last five seconds, then Raf apologies again and says that he is who he is, she is the one who doesn't know anymore who is. He tells her that he doesn't know what he would do in her situation but that she has got great friends and offering support is what they're there for. After that he goes away.
Later Raf stops a pointless challenge between Miki and Gas. Later Raf asks Sulfus to help her enter the Portraits Room, he refuses it and explains it's not because he is afraid because he is Sulfus and isn't afraid of anything and not because he thinks it's wrong because as a devil he makes wrong things, but because something like this isn't something she would do. Raf yells at him saying that he doesn't know who she is but he retorts saying he knows what she isn't, that she isn't a thief, that the Raf he knows doesn't steal secret formulas or enters in a forbidden room and doesn't hide secrets from the ones she loves. Raf tells him that maybe that Raf no longer exists.
After that Raf visits the library to look through some books for the secret formula. Sulfus then appears and teases her saying "to think I was worried about you", Raf tells him that if he was really worried about her he would be helping her, he, sarcastically, asks her in what should he be helping her, reading? He keeps trying to remove her from that idea but she asks him again to help her which he again refuses. Raf says she will find someone else to say the formula with her. Raf runs into Sulfus again in the bar and she tells him she was expelled from the class after trying to read Arkhan's mind to find the formula during a test, he laughs and tells her she is a real disaster, Raf then leaves.
Raf starts hitting her head against the Portraits Room door after a failed try to go through the door, Sulfus finds her and says she will never go through that door no matter what, Raf says she has a plan. At night Raf goes to Sulfus and wakes him up saying she knows the formula and manages, after some time, she manages to convince him to help her enter. The two stand in front of the door and Sulfus asks Raf if she is sure of wanting to do this which Raf answers it's what she wants most, Sulfus says that if she regrets this, she will regret it by herself because a devil never regrets. They say the formula and the doors open, they both can't believe in how many portraits stand in front of their eyes, the two enter and stare at the portraits of their human and their friends' humans, then Raf says that she doesn't know how she is going to find her parents' portraits, Reina appears behind them with Maliki and says she will never find them.
Reina reveals that she has been using her so she could enter the Portraits Room to take the portraits and so the humans would be fully under her control, Raf and Sulfus ask her why take her anger out on the humans if she wants to have revenge against the angels and devils, Reina answers saying that the reason angels and devils exist is because they work to make the humans decide between the good and bad, if she is the one controlling those decisions then devils and angels will no longer be needed. A fight between them starts and Sulfus fights Maliki, who loses, Reina disappointed with her servant decides to fight herself, she attack Raf and Sulfus with the Black Sphere and knocks them unconscious.
The two wake up when it's too late, Reina took all the portraits. Arkhan and Temptel walk in the room shocked with this and ask them what have they done with all the portraits. Sulfus defends them and says it was Reina who took the portraits and not them, the teachers can't believe this is happening and make a reunion with the Angel's Friends and the Devil Enemies all together. Raf doesn't say a thing about why they were in the Portraits Room and Sulfus does the same, a few moments later Raf gives in and tells everyone she just wanted to see her parents faces and that she was not born an angel, everyone can't believe that and Raf gets angry at Arkhan because he knew all this time the truth and didn't tell her anything, she goes away with only Sulfus trying to stop.
Arkhan and Temptel leave to fight Reina and retrieve the portraits while the devils and angels watch the fight through the TV's on their classroom's and they all hear Reina's ultimatum "Either they leave Earth and never come back or she will hurt the humans". They are all ready to give in, but Raf comes up with a dangerous plan. Raf fakes that she wants to be on Reina's side and to prove that she destroys the Golden School after fighting against all the angels and devils. What the neutral doesn't know is that everything was an act and that the real Golden School had been hidden by Dolce with her Vide Fly.
Later, when Raf has got the key to open the door of the room where Reina keeps the portraits of the humans. The neutral is after her but as soon as the angel calls them, all the angels and devils surround her as well as the teachers. The fight begins and the allied force seem to have things under control until Reina launches a typhoon.
Arkhan and Temptel then tell them about the new power: Prisma Fly. Each angel and devil have got a personal color and can upgrade their transformation by using it. Sulfus color is the red. Raf however is the only one who still doesn't have a color because of her human form.
Everyone transforms and use together the power of Prisma Fly to shot at Reina, who mysteriously disappears. All of them make a circle and stay on guard in case Reina decides to appear and attack from any place but the Pherox appear instead and attack them, Arkhan decides to use the White Sphere to defeat the creatures and when that happens, Reina appears from the underground transformed in an octopus, she grabs all of them and drains away all their powers, once all drained she lets them go and they fall. Not being able to fly or use any of their powers.
The witch warns Raf that if she doesn't give her the key, she will kill all of them. Raf refuses to give the key and Reina starts using all of her friends powers in a negative way against them all. The witch threatens again and Raf doesn't know what to do until she starts hearing Arkhan's voice in her mind. She realizes that because she was born human she still had her Think Fly power and so she uses it to talk telepathically with her teacher who tells her to free all the energy in her. The angel concentrates and a celestial-blue light surrounds her, she begins to transform into her Prisma Fly form under the eyes of surprise of Reina and happiness of her friends. Sulfus calls for her worried about what could happen to her. The angel flies into the sky and frees all of her energy.
Three days later Raf awakens in the ward surrounded by angels and devils who smile at her, they tell her that she has been sleeping for three days ever since she used her energy to defeat Reina, who is now back in the Limbo but this time is being kept inside a black sphere, the portraits returned to the room and the humans don't remember anything about the time they were puppets in Reina's hands.
Raf wipes a tear away remembering Maliki, her father, who died to save her from Reina, Arkhan tells her she will see him again one day. He tells her that now the formula from the Portraits Room changes everyday and announces that they have all passed on the first stage and the Summer Vacations have begun, they all celebrate. Later Raf gets ready to leave and runs into Sulfur, who calls her and asks her where is she going, Raf answers him with a smile that she is returning to Angie Town since vacation has begun. Sulfur then asks her if she was going to leave without saying goodbye to him, Raf looks away and says she was afraid it would be too hard, he says he felt the same. Raf then says she heard her mother's voice in her dreams, he asks her how is it possible, the angel answers she doesn't know but that she knows it was her. Sulfus tells her to not worry about it right now and to rest good because on the next year he wouldn't go easy on her.
They say goodbye to each other and Raf flies away into the clouds. In the end we see a woman similar to Raf laying down on a rock bed sleeping and we hear two voices talking about how Raf has become a strong angel and they must find a way to hide her mother because Raf cannot find her no matter what. That woman lying down in an ice case was actually Raf's mother, who had been blown away by a blue whirlwind when Raf was a little girl. But she stayed with Malaki her father, and that blue whirlwind was what turned Raf into an angel. Raf wasn't born to be an angel, she was born to be a human.