|Gender||Genderless (referred to as male)|
|Games||NiGHTS into Dreams...|
|Voice Actor||Casey Robertson|
Reala (リアラ Riara) is a First-level Nightmaren and one of the primary antagonists of the series. Created along with NiGHTS to be Wizeman's right hand, Reala is obedient towards his creator and leads the Nightmaren army. As all Nightmaren, Reala is genderless.
Reala and NiGHTS are "siblings" with both equal flying and acrobatic skills. In contrast to NiGHTS' kind and loyal personality, Reala is cruel and insidious. Due to their equal skills and opposing personalities, NiGHTS and Reala are strong rivals.
Reala's signature colors are red and black. In the original Saturn game Reala had a purple ruffled collar, yellow fingers (possibly gloves) and a vest that appears to be open with a diamond patterned chest.
He was redesigned for Journey of Dreams; sporting a mask called a Persona, a symbol of loyalty to Wizeman. It is gold with a pink jewel in the center with black feathers on the edges. His vest is closed over his chest and has a flame/swirl pattern. He wears arm guards and hip-plates with a similar design and fingerless gloves.
Powers and Abilities
In Journey of Dreams, his abilities have been shown throughout the game. Like NiGHTS, he has acrobatic skills and flight. Shown in Lost Park and Delight City, he summons a cage which traps NiGHTS or he orders his underlings called "Goodles" to do so. Same in not Will's Dream, but Helen's Dream as well, he creates a paraloop by creating a red circle which teleports the visitor to someone else's dream. Some people might call it "Dark Paraloop" or a "Black Paraloop" to some people since this ability itself is still unnamed. In Delight City and Bellbridge boss fights, Reala can summon Mare Balloons which can attack the enemy. Also like NiGHTS, Reala has the ability to shapeshift. However, that is only seen in Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed.
NiGHTS into DreamsDefaulted as the boss for Elliot's Stick Canyon Dream, Reala has one of the very few spoken lines in the game. After a zoom-in of him on his throne, he stands, pointing at NiGHTS while declaring "Bedishino NiGHTS!" which is a slang term for "Let's go NiGHTS!". The pronunciation caused some confusion among English speaking audiences and was cleared up by an interview with Yuji Naka.
The player must paraloop Reala three times in order to defeat him, after which you don't see him again. Defeating Reala unlocks a two player option in the Sega Saturn NiGHTS into Dreams but in the remake for the PlayStation 2 it was taken out.
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
In NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, Reala wears a Persona mask given by Wizeman to represent loyalty to his master. They are given a British accent in Journey of Dreams to fit the style of the game. Reala also has a more frequent role in Will's dream than in Helen's dream, but appears in her story almost immediately and plays a larger part in the reveal of NiGHTS identity to Helen.
After Will enters Nightopia and meets the Nightopians, they leave in fear for Reala is behind Will and Owl. Reala orders the Nightmarens to capture NiGHTS and will join them again shortly. In the Lost Park world Will is walking alone with Owl, giving Reala a chance to capture him. Reala threatens Will to keep NiGHTS at bay so he can imprison NiGHTS. NiGHTS pleads with Reala to let Will go, which Reala does, only to teleport Will into Helen's dream, Crystal Castle instead. After Chamelan is defeated, Wizeman grows frustrated with Reala and decides to let Cerberus, a vicious monster that eats all in its path, take care of NiGHTS, much to Reala's surprise.
Deciding to try and imprison NiGHTS himself, Reala appears before NiGHTS as it sits alone playing its flute. When NiGHTS tries to brush them off, he feigned hurt, admonishing NiGHTS for being so "uncouth to a fellow Nightmaren" much to NiGHTS' discomfort and Will's shock. Reala warns NiGHTS of Wizeman's thinning patience and how he has no desire to face Wizeman's wrath in NiGHTS' stead. The two battle and, after losing although he claimed to have thrown the fight, Reala fakes serious injury to trick NiGHTS into letting their guard down, allowing themselves to be captured. Reala was actually wounded in the battle however, and leaves.
Reala arrives immediately in Helen's Dream after the door to Nightopia appears, and attacks NiGHTS, pinning its against the door to Aqua Garden. After few brief taunts Reala pushes NiGHTS into Nightopia and traps him/her inside a NiGHTS Capture. When Girania is defeated, we see Reala kneeling before Wizeman fearfully as his Master bears down on him. Reala attempts to assure Wizeman as they send Bomamba out, only to fail to capture NiGHTS. Wizeman orders Reala to deal with this himself. Reala appears before Helen and NiGHTS when they enter Memory Forest, telling NiGHTS to "cut the act" and calling it "sibling", Reala grabs him/her by the shoulder. He makes it appear as though NiGHTS had been helping to collect the Ideya and reveals him/her as a Nightmaren. NiGHTS is too ashamed by Helen's speechless reaction to act, as Reala taunts her, discreetly drawing a portal that sends her to Will's Dream, Delight City, and imprisoning NiGHTS again before leaving it in the care of Queen Bella.
In the True Ending, Reala appears after the children free NiGHTS, holding it captive once again. NiGHTS furiously calls Reala a coward for using the children as a shield, to which Reala responds by calling NiGHTS a puppet who can only use its power with the help of Visitors. NiGHTS angrily declares that Reala is the one who is a puppet for Wizeman, angering him and causing him to drop Will and Helen. NiGHTS calls for another one-on-one fight to decide which one of them is the 'mere puppet', ending with Reala's defeat and final appearance in the game. While it too would be erased from existence by Wizeman's death NiGHTS is shown to have survived, and its final status is unknown.
Reala's boss follows the same pattern as the first time, grab the floating ball objects and target Reala before he can do the same to cause damage. Reala will now react more quickly and will stall in the air less, as well as taking five hits instead of three. This fight has a rock-remix of the Nights and Reala theme called NiGHTS and Reala ~Theme of a Tragic Revenge~.
In Christmas Nights into Dreams, Reala can be unlocked by setting the Sega Saturn clock to April 1st. Reala makes a similar cameo in the Dreamcast party game, Sonic Shuffle. If the internal clock is set to April 1st, the host character, Lumina Flowlight, will be replaced by Reala. This is a visual change only, as Reala has the same voice and dialogue as Lumina. He also filled a role in Archie Comics' 3 comic mini-series based on NiGHTS into Dreams and came back for their second installment of another 3 comic mini series where Reala had control over Nightmare after Wizeman's death. His most recent appearance is in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams for the Nintendo Wii. Reala is also a playable character in Sega Superstar Tennis and was confirmed, Along with NiGHTS to be playable in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed, where he has a Goodle nightmaren on his back as Reala acts as the vehicle. Reala is set to appear in the Sonic and Megaman crossover, Worlds Unite.
NiGHTS: Reala both hates and pities NiGHTS for its betrayal to Wizeman and the likely punishment that awaits. Often in Journey of Dreams , Reala will attempt to talk NiGHTS into rejoining Wizeman before imprisoning it and has no qualms about manipulating NiGHTS or the Visitors to do so. Their relationship prior to the betrayal is unknown, but is hinted to have been close in one way or another. "Siblings" and the only 1st Level Nightmaren, they share similar abilities; making any clashes between them a close match.
Wizeman the Wicked: As Wizeman's loyal number one henchman, Reala both respects and greatly fears his Master. He desires nothing more than pleasing Wizeman and help make his plans reality.
The Visitors: Reala either ignores Visitors or uses their emotions to aid in the capture of NiGHTS, manipulating them or otherwise incapacitating them to get them out of the way. He usually speaks to them in a patronizing or condescending tone.
- Claris is the only character from both games that Reala has appeared in who hasn't met him.
- If you listen closely to the level music Frozen Bell, Take The Snow Train, you'll hear notes from Reala's theme song, NiGHTS and Reala, worked into the music score.
- Reala is the one of two characters in the series to have a spoken line in every game he appeared in (barring Sonic Pinball Party), the only character whose voice actor is different with each appearance and the character with the most voice actors (currently 3).
- Reala seems to bear a resemblance to The Emperor, the final boss in SEGA's House of the Dead 2.
- It has been confirmed in an interview with Yuji Naka that the spoken words before Reala's fight are: "Bedishino NiGHTS" Which, according to Naka, means "Lets go, NiGHTS" in slang. This caused a lot of confusion and speculation among the English speaking audience as the line sounded like "There is no NiGHTS".
- Reala's name may be based on the word, "reality", which is considered the opposite of what is dreamed or imagined.