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A term used to describe a show when it begins to decline in ratings after killing off a popular character. The term originates from an episode from the hit TV anime series from the 2000s "Cory in the House", where the fan favorite character Raven Symone eats too many apple seeds and dies from cyanide poisoning. This episode sparked an outrage amongst fans and demanded her to be brought back. After much debate with Disney executives, the show's co-creator, Dennis Rinsler, decided to bring her back for the last season, but by then the show's ratings were at an all-time low.
The show was doing good until it started killing the raven one-by-one.

Shakespeare really killed the raven when Hamlet died
by Muggonny August 02, 2018
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