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Reala
Reala
Name Reala
Gender Genderless
Race Nightmaren
Eye color Blue
Games NiGHTS into Dreams...

Sonic Shuffle
Sonic Adventure
Sonic Adventure 2
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Sonic Pinball Party
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
Sega Superstars Tennis
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Voice Actor Casey Robertson
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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 their creator and leads the Nightmaren army.

As all Nightmaren, Reala is genderless [1].

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.

Physical appearance

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.

They were 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. Their vest is closed over their chest and has a flame/swirl pattern. They wear arm guards and hip-plates with a similar design and fingerless gloves.

NiGHTS into Dreams

Defaulted as the boss for Elliot's Stick Canyon Dream, Reala has one of the

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Reala in NiGHTS into Dreams

very few spoken lines in the game. After a zoom in of them on their throne, they stand, 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[2].

The player must paraloop Reala three times in order to defeat them, after which you don't see them 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 their 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.

Will's Dream

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 they 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, to Reala's surprise. Deciding to try and imprison NiGHTS themself Reala appears before NiGHTS as they sit alone playing their flute. When NiGHTS tries to brush them off, they feign 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 they have no desire to face Wizeman's wrath in NiGHTS' stead. The two battle and, after losing although they claim to have thrown the fight, Reala fakes a serious injury to trick NiGHTS into letting their guard down, allowing themself to be captured. Reala was actually wounded in the battle however, and leaves.

Helen's Dream

Reala arrives immediately in Helen's Dream after the door to Nightopia appears, and attacks NiGHTS, pinning them against the door to Aqua Garden. After few brief taunts Reala pushes NiGHTS into Nightopia and traps them inside an Ideya Palace. When Girania is defeated we see Reala kneeling before Wizeman fearfully as their Master bears down on them. Reala attempts to assure Wizeman as they send Bomamba out, only to fail to capture NiGHTS. Wizeman orders Reala to deal with this themself. Reala appears before Helen and NiGHTS when they enter Memory Forest, telling NiGHTS to "cut the act" and calling them "sibling", Reala grabs them by the shoulder. They make it appear as though NiGHTS had been helping to collect the Ideya and reveals them 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 them in the care of Queen Bella.

Bellbridge

In the True Ending, Reala appears after the children free NiGHTS, holding them 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 their power with the help of Visitors. NiGHTS angrily declares that Reala is the one who is a puppet for Wizeman, angering them and causing them 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 they too would be erased from existence by Wizeman's death NiGHTS is shown to have survived, and their final status is unknown.

Reala's boss follows the same pattern as the first time, grab the floating ball objects and target Reala before they 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~.

Appearances

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Reala in the NiGHTS into Dreams comics.

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. They 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. Their 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 they have a Goodle nightmaren on their back as Reala acts as the vehicle.

Relationsips

NiGHTS: Reala both hates and pities NiGHTS for their 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 them and has no qualms about manipulating NiGHTS or the Visitors to do so. Their relationship prior to the betrayal isn't known, 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 their Master. They desire 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. They usually speak to them in a patronizing or condescending tone.

Trivia

  • Claris is the only character from both games that Reala has appeared in who hasn't met them.
  • If you listen closely to the level music Frozen Bell, Take The Snow Train[1], you'll hear notes from Reala's theme song, NiGHTS and Reala[2], worked into the music score.
  • Reala is the one of 2 characters in the series to have a spoken line in every game they appear 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.

References

  1. http://nid.wikia.com/wiki/NiGHTS#Gender
  2. http://www.nightsintodreams.com/?p=1343

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