Rayla is a Moonshadow elf and the youngest of a band of assassins sworn to protect Xadia. Despite her age, she is the fastest and strongest of all of her comrades, though she struggles to maintain her loyalty towards her species due to her empathy for humans. Along with Callum and Ezran, she hopes to return the Dragon Prince, Azymondias, to its mother, the Dragon Queen, to prevent an all out war between the human kingdoms and Xadia.
Rayla has shoulder-length white hair and violet eyes. As a Moonshadow elf, she has blue marks under her eyes, horns and pointed ears. She usually wears a dark teal and navy suit secured by a vest. Her suit is secured by dark brown straps. She wears a dark brown belt embellished with a silver brooch. Rayla wears knee-high boots and gloves. Up until the episode, "Wonderstorm", she wore a seemingly indestructible silver ribbon binding her loyalty to the Moonshadow elves and her agreement to assassinate Ezran, which caused her left hand to swell as a result of her refusal to kill him. However, it has since been removed by Azymondias, and her hand has returned to normal.
Despite her superior skills compared to the rest of her species, Rayla is introduced as an assassin who is not ready to take a life; she feels too much empathy for humans. At odds with her commander, Runaan, she struggles to balance mercy and the weight of her responsibilities to Xadia. Despite her role as an assassin, Rayla is a kind, compassionate and loyal friend and ally. This was best demonstrated when she told Callum and Ezran the truth (or part of it) and told them how far she will go to protect her friends, even if it means hurting herself in the process.
Rayla is willing to lie to cover her tracks and protect herself and others. When she is tasked with killing Marcos, but finds that she cannot bring herself to do it, she returns to the Moonshadow elf camp with berry stains on her dual swords that mimic human blood.
She has a strong sense of justice and is able to tell right from wrong; she immediately abandoned her mission to kill Ezran after discovering that the Dragon Prince was in fact alive.
She also has a sarcastic sense of humor, as she is quick to make witty or snarky remarks, much to the chagrin of others. Like most Elves, Rayla possesses a sense of arrogance and tends to sometimes make tactless comparisons on humans and her people, which tends to annoy her friends.
She is very cunning when it comes to suspect about Claudia and Soren, she pinched herself with a rose when they used a sleeping spell and she knew Soren tried to kill Ezran with a badly built zipline, she tried to warn Callum about it but he didn't believe her, so she asked Lujanne to fool Claudia and Soren into betraying them with illusions and that proved the princes about their true intentions.
Rayla also despises dark magic as she knows the actual truth behind it. She can also come off as mean and harsh towards anyone who uses it as she was quick to blame Callum, despite being friends, for his own corruption and sickness upon using the dark art.
Skills and Abilities
Moon Primal Connection
As a Moonshadow elf, Rayla draws power from the moon and is her strongest at night, especially on the night of a full moon. In the event of a full moon, she becomes nearly invisible, allowing her to take her enemies by surprise. Her strength, agility, endurance and speed are also enhanced, making her nearly unstoppable.
Speed and Agility
Rayla possesses supernatural agility, endurance and speed. This allows her to move at almost blinding speeds across difficult terrain with ease, such as jumping from one tree branch to another. Rayla is able to use her superb speed and agility to attack or evade her opponents with ease.
At a young age, she was taken in, raised and trained by the Moonshadow elves, which helped her to develop her skills in combat. She is incredibly skilled with her dual swords, using them with dexterity and deadly swiftness against her opponents.
Twin Blades: Rayla’s twin weapons are both deadly and versatile, capable of transforming between lethal blades and curved hooks. While a sharp blade is always useful in a fight, a surprise hook to the legs can catch an opponent off-guard.
- Rayla was raised by Runaan.
- It was Giancarlo Volpe's idea to put in Rayla's "Naruto-run" with encouragement from Lulu Younes.
- Rayla is afraid of water, first hinted at when crossing the moat of Katolis' castle, and confessed by her during the river incidents in An Empty Throne.
|Protagonists||Callum • Ezran • Rayla • Bait • Ellis and Ava • Azymondias|
|Humans||Callum • Ezran • Harrow • Viren • Claudia • Soren • Amaya • Gren • Corvus • Ellis • Sarai • Marcos • Aanya • Florian • Fareeda • Ahling • Opeli • Villads|
|Elves||Rayla • Runaan • Lujanne • Janai • Aaravos|
|Dragons||Thunder • Azymondias • Sol Regem|