The Sandman: Dream's Ravens, Explained

The Sandman: Dream's Ravens, Explained ...

The Sandman, based on Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg's beloved DC Comics, has made its Netflix debut. Tom Sturridge plays the Prince of dreams and ruler of the Dreaming. After being trapped for a century, Morpheus begins to reclaim his realm and restore order to the waking world.

Morpheus can't be everywhere at the same time. As a messenger, he uses a raven as his companion to keep an eye on what happens in the waking world while he's not there. In the comics, his first raven was actually Lucien before becoming the head librarian in Dreams castle. However, in the Netflix series, Lucienne (Vivienne Acheampong) has never been a raven.

Jessamy, the original raven in the Netflix series, is unknown how long Jessamy stayed inside Burgess' house every day; she discovers a way inside the house in Episode 1, Sleep of the Just; unfortunately, she is shot dead before Morpheus' eyes by Alex Burgess (Laurie Kynaston).

Lucienne asks Dream to bring a raven with him as he searches for his helm, ruby, and sands at the end of Episode 2's Imperfect Hosts; she explains that Dream always has a raven, and it would be useful to keep her informed in the unlikely event that he happens to be trapped again. In Episode 3, Dream a Little Dream of Me, the raven meets Matthew.

Matthew John Cable was born a human, and he first appears in Swamp Thing before crossing over to The Sandman. While he is sleeping in the hospital, his wife removes a few of his vital organs after he gets caught in the Dreaming. Dream offers him the chance to be a raven, and Matthew accepts.

When Dream decides to get another raven, he grows to depend on Matthew, who inspires him to keep fighting and reminds him that dreams never end. When Rose Walker (Vanesu Samunyai) is pregnant, Matthew becomes the cheerleader for the trio. It also reflects the effect humanity has had on him and his character.

The Sandman is currently available on Netflix for streaming.