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"Beadichinoa NiGHTS!"

Reala (リアラ Riara) is the secondary antagonist of the NiGHTS series. Reala is a first level nightmaren and NiGHTS' sibling.

Backstory

Reala was created along with NiGHTS by Wizeman the Wicked, both were supposed to be Wizeman's strongest creations who would be responsible for stealing the most powerful dream energy, the red ideya.

Reala was always very obedient and loyal to his creator, however, NiGHTS rebelled against the nightmarens, since then, Reala became Wizeman's right hand and he is responsible for capturing and imprisioning NiGHTS, much like Wizeman, Reala tries to turn NiGHTS to the nightmarens side again.

Reala and NiGHTS are siblings and rival, with both having equal flying and acrobatic skills. In contrast to NiGHTS' kind and loyal personality, Reala is cruel and insidious.

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.

Reala was redesigned for NiGHTS: 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. He wears arm guards and hip-plates with a similar design and fingerless gloves. As in the original game, his signature colors are red and black.

NiGHTS into Dreams

"One of two first level Maren that were created to be Wizemans right hand men. He has an absolute loyalty to Wizeman though he is a cruel and brutal character. He has a flight ability almost equal to NiGHTS, and he can paraloop too. Reala has many problems with NiGHTS because of their equal ability and opposing character. Therefore, they consider each other to be rivals. And, it was Reala's doing that NiGHTS was confined."
— Reala's Japanese bio[1]
According to the NiGHTS into Dreams website, Reala is responsible for capturing and imprisioning NiGHTS inside the Ideya Palaces, though that is never shown on screen.

In NiGHTS into Dreams, Reala is Stick Canyon's boss and an Elliot nightmaren, who'll attack after all ideyas are collected in the level. His boss battle theme is called "NiGHTS and Reala". In this game, this battle is his only on-screen appearance.

Battle

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Reala in NiGHTS into Dreams.

Before the battle, a cutscene plays where it zooms into Reala sitting on his throne, he stands up, pointing at NiGHTS and says "Beadichinoa NiGHTS!" which means "Let's go NiGHTS!" in a fictional language created for the game called Dream Language.[2]

As the battle begins, the player must Paraloop Reala three times to defeat him; paralooping Reala will send crashing into his floating torches. As they try to do that, Reala will try to paraloop NiGHTS. Defeating Reala unlocks the two player option in the Sega Saturn version of NiGHTS into Dreams. This mode doesn't appear in any other version. After the battle, Reala isn't seen again.

Environment

Reala's battle takes place in a dark realm with squary ruins, three torches with blue fire and Reala's red throne at the center. In the sky, there is a red seal with Reala's face on it.

Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams

In Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Reala's render appears in the game's concept art.

April Fools Easter Egg

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Reala's april fool easter egg.

Christmas NiGHTS has special feature where Reala replaces NiGHTS as the playable character when playing Spring Valley on April 1st, this also means that NiGHTS takes Reala's place on his boss battle. This easter egg became known as Reala's Day. A rock remix of Reala's boss battle theme called "NiGHTS and Reala - Theme of a tragic revenge" plays during the battle.

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NiGHTS as a boss.

This feature reappears in the NiGHTS into Dreams HD remasters released for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, as Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams comes along these versions.

It should be noted that this feature is only avaliable after beating the game and it's not present in the Sega Saturn version of NiGHTS into Dreams.

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

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Reala in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams.

Reala returns and has much more presence in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, where he constantly goes after NiGHTS to lock him inside a NiGHTS Capture in both Will and Helen stories. Reala wears a Persona Mask given by Wizeman to represent loyalty to their master.

In this game, Reala is one of the two bosses of Delight City and Bellbridge (the later only in the secret ending). Reala is also a playable character in the Multiplayer mode, where he is controlled by the second player.

Will's Story

In Will's story, Reala first appears behind Will and Owl shortly after Will entering Pure Valley. Reala orders the Nightmarens to capture and impisone NiGHTS inside a NiGHTS Capture and leaves. Before Reala rturns, Will saves NiGHTS.

Reala returns in the Lost Park, where Will is walking alone with Owl, giving Reala a chance to capture him. Reala threatens Will's life to keep NiGHTS at bay so he can imprison NiGHTS. NiGHTS pleads with Reala to let Will go, but Reala doesn't listen to NiGHTS and makes a black hole under Will, which drags him to Helen's dream, Crystal Castle instead. With Helen's help, Will returns to his dream world, saves NiGHTS and together, they defeat Chamelan, Wizeman grows frustrated with Reala and decides to let Cerberus, a vicious monster that eats all in their path, take care of NiGHTS, much to Reala's surprise.

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NiGHTS and Reala about to duel.

Deciding to try and imprison NiGHTS himself, Reala appears before NiGHTS as they sit alone playing their flute in Delight City. When NiGHTS tries to brush him off, Reala admonishes him for being so "uncouth to a fellow Nightmaren" much to NiGHTS' disconfort and Will's shock. Reala warns NiGHTS of Wizeman's thinning patience and how he have no desire to face Wizeman's wrath in NiGHTS' stead. The two battle, with NiGHTS emerging as the winner, so Reala fakes a serious injury to trick NiGHTS into letting his guard down, allowing him to be captured once more. Reala was actually wounded in the battle, however, and leaves to recover. Reala isn't seen again in Will story.

Helen's Story

In Helen's story, Reala arrives immediately at the Dream Gate after the door to Nightopia appears, and attacks NiGHTS, pinning him against the door to Aqua Garden. After few brief taunts towards Helen, Reala pushes NiGHTS into Nightopia and traps him inside a NiGHTS Capture, but Helen saves NiGHTS shortly after.

When Girania is defeated, Reala fearfully informs Wizeman of the news and attempts to assure his master as he sends Bomamba out, only to fail to capture NiGHTS. Furious, Wizeman orders Reala to deal with NiGHTS by himself, it's then that, Reala appears before Helen and NiGHTS when they enter Memory Forest, telling NiGHTS to "cut the act" and calling him "sibling", before grabbing him by the shoulder. He makes it appear as though NiGHTS had been helping to collect the Ideya and reveals him 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 him in the care of Queen Bella. Reala isn't seen again in Helen story.

Secret Ending

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Reala captures Will and Helen.

In the secret Ending, Reala appears at Bellbridge, where he grabs both Will and Helen by the neck after they save NiGHTS, who furiously calls Reala a coward and demands that he releases them. Reala responds by calling NiGHTS a puppet who can only use his power with the help of Visitors, to which NiGHTS angrily retorts 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 he too would be erased from existence by Wizeman's death, NiGHTS is shown to have survived, and his final status is unknown.

Battle

To defeat Reala, the player must grab a floating ball object and shoot at Reala before he can do the same to cause damage. Both the Delight City and the Bellbridge fight are the same, with the only exception being the amount of hits Reala must take to be defeated. In the Delight City fight, the player must hit Reala three times, in the Bellbridge one, five times. Also, in the Bellbridge fight, Reala will react more quickly and will stall in the air.

NiGHTS: Flying Through the Sky Without Wings

Reala makes an appearance in the Japan exclusive storybook, NiGHTS: Flying Through the Sky Without Wings.

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Reala in NiGHTS: Flying Through the Sky Without Wing.

NiGHTS is playing his flute and is surrounded by Nightopians when Reala appears, scaring the Nightopians away, he challenges NiGHTS for a game to see who flies higher and faster, which NiGHTS accepts, it's when NiGHTS is distracted that Reala imprisons him inside an Ideya Palace and leaves.

Later, Elliot releases NiGHTS by dualizing with him, and both start fighting Nightmarens, Reala returns and reveals for Elliot that NiGHTS is a nightmaren, which makes Elliot panic, Reala takes this opportunity to unfuse NiGHTS and Elliot, imprison NiGHTS once again and send Elliot to the top of a cold and dark cliff.

However, for Reala's surprise, Elliot finds courage inside himself to save NiGHTS and jumps into the darkness, his red ideya starts glowing really bright and Elliot starts flying by himself, scared of the ideya's tremendous power, Reala flees and NiGHTS is released.

NiGHTS Archie Comics

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Reala in the NiGHTS into Dreams comics.

Reala starred in the NiGHTS Archie Comics series, where he is the secondary antagonist of the first three issues and the main antagonist of the later three.

In the first Issue, NiGHTS and Reala had captured the two perfect dreamers and their red ideyas, and Wizeman would use their red ideyas to open a portal to the waking world to rule it, but for everybody's surprise, NiGHTS starts his rebelion and takes the red ideyas with him, Reala goes after NiGHTS and captures him, but before that, NiGHTS manages to send the red ideyas to the waking world, Wizeman would now have to wait for 100 years to get the next two perfect dreamers, these would be Elliot and Claris.

Despite capturing NiGHTS, Wizeman imprisons Reala inside an Ideya Palace as a punishment for not capturing NiGHTS before he had sent the red ideyas to the waking world. At the end of the first issue, Wizeman sends Elliot's basketball rival, Roger Wilkeah to dualize with Reala and release him from the ideya palace.

In the second Issue, Reala and Roger switch bodies, Reala goes to the waking world through Roger's body to watch Claris, meanwhile, in Nightmare, Roger is in Reala's body and Wizeman makes them connected, Roger now gives Reala his dream energy to make him more powerful.

In the third Issue, Reala goes back to his body and fights NiGHTS with Wizeman's help, after defeating him, Reala goes after Elliot to get his red ideya, however, Elliot tricks Reala by giving him a basketball disguised as red ideya. Shortly after, NiGHTS, Elliot and Claris defeat and destroy Wizeman, with his master gone, Reala self proclaims the new ruler of Nightmare.

In the fourth Issue, NiGHTS goes to the waking world and slowly starts fading away, Reala doesn't make an appearance, however, he off screen orders Roger, who still is connected with him, to find NiGHTS and make sure he completely disappears.

In the fifth Issue, Reala is destroying Nightopia when he is attacked by Jackle, Puffy, Gillwing and Clawz, who don't want him to be the new ruler of Nightmare, however, Reala easily get ride of them by making them fall into an abyss. Meanwhile, Roger follows his orders and captures NiGHTS, Roger leaves NiGHTS to fade away entirely in his house's basement, but Elliot, Claris, Napp and Snuze arrive at Roger's house, make him fall asleep and start taking NiGHTS to a portal located at the Twin Seeds tower, which will send NiGHTS to Nightopia.

In the sixth Issue, Reala meets up with Roger, who's still sleeping, he reveals to Roger that Elliot and Claris are taking NiGHTS to a portal to Nightopia and orders him to stop them, following Reala's orders, Roger wakes up and goes after NiGHTS. When NiGHTS was about to reach the portal, a sudden explosion at the tower combines with the energy of the ruby on NiGHTS chest and makes a portal open, which Reala uses to come to the waking world, NiGHTS and Reala start fighting, meanwhile Roger meets up with Elliot and Claris who are watching the fight, at that moment they convince Roger to stop giving Reala his dream energy, without Roger's dream energy, Reala starts getting weak and energy drained, NiGHTS takes this opportunity to escape from him and goes back to Nightopia, it's unknown what happened to Reala afterwards.

Other Appearances

Games

Sega Superstars Tennis

Reala appears as an unlockable character in Sega Superstars Tennis, where he is an All Round type character, when his super move is activated a cutscene will play showing him drill dashing, after that, Reala will make the ball spin and the opponent will get dizzy if they hit it.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

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Reala as a car in Sonic & All-Star Racing Transformed.

Reala is an unlockable character in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, where he can be bought with 160 stars in World Tour (90 stars on the 3DS' case), Reala himself turns into the vehicle and a Goodle drives him.

When Reala goes all star, he shapeshifts back into his normal form and starts shooting fireballs at the racers while a remix of D' Force Masters plays in the background. 

Worlds Unite

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Reala in Worlds Unite.

Reala appears in Worlds Unite, where him and NiGHTS join Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man's Unified Army to stop Sigma's conquest of the Multiverse.

He was fighting against NiGHTS at the Dream Gate, when Sigma sends Storm Eagle and Storm Owl to attack their worlds, NiGHTS and Reala decided to join force for once, only to defeat the new never seen before enemies when Miles "Tails" Prower and Air Man arrive to help, after defeating the Mavericks, Tails and Air Man ask if they would like to join the battle against Sigma. Reala accompanies them under the orders of Wizeman, who does not want Sigma to challenge his conquest for Nightopia.

Cameos

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    Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure DX: Reala made a cameo in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure DX as a card in the NiGHTS thematic pinball table from Casinopolis.
  • Sonic Shuffle: When playing Sonic Shuffle on April 1st, Reala will appear and replace Lumina as the game's guide.
  • Sonic Pinball Party: Reala appears in Sonic Pinball Party as the boss of the Stick Canyon's pinball table. To defeat him, the player must make the ball paraloop him enough times under 180 seconds
  • Sonic Lost World: Reala makes a cameo in Sonic Lost World in the Nightmare Zone DLC, where he opens portals which send Sonic to Nightmare. At the end of the zone, he gets paralooped by NiGHTS.
  • Sonic Runners: Reala appeared as an unlockable buddy for a limited time. He gives the player a magnet effect after a loop for a limited time.
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    Reala in Game Gag 1P Comic Sega-hen.

    Game Gag 1P Sega-hen: Reala is one of the many NiGHTS characters make small appearances in the manga.

Relationships

NiGHTS

Reala both hates and pities NiGHTS for his betrayal to Wizeman and the likely punishment that awaits. Often in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, Reala will attempt to talk NiGHTS into rejoining Wizeman before imprisoning him and has no qualms about manipulating NiGHTS or the Visitors to do so. Their relationship prior to the betrayal is unknown but is made quite evident that they were family, and perhaps even close before NiGHTS left. As they are siblings and the only First-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 helping make his plans reality, one scene that perfectly shows how Reala is very loyal to his master is when Wizeman decides to release the Cerberus to stop NiGHTS in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, the Cerberus is said to be very vicious and chaotic and Reala even appeared to fear the nightmaren despite belonging to a higher level than them, however, Reala overcame his fear and promised to take control of the Cerberus just to please his master, even though Reala is very loyal to Wizeman, the later does not show any gratitude for Reala's loyalty in return. He is Reala’s father.

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.

Roger Wilkeah

Reala and Roger's relationship in the Archie Comics is odd, as Reala appeared to be just using Roger as a tool and never appeared to care about him. Despite that, when Roger betrayed Reala in the sixth Issue, the latter said "No... After everything I did for him". Indicating that Reala may have cared about Roger or appreciated his loyalty despite never showing it. As for Roger, he appeared to see Reala as a friend despite fearing him, that was until the sixth issue, where Roger betrayed Reala because he was convinced that Reala would go after him once he was done with NiGHTS.

Owl

Reala seems to not take Owl serious at all, he interacted with Owl once calling the bird an "old-timer" telling a said character to stay out of this before he threatened Will in Lost Park. Owl also interacted with hi as well telling him not to harm the visitor, but to no avail.

Gallery

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Trivia

  • In NiGHTS into Dreams, Reala says "Beadichinoa NiGHTS!" before his battle, which means "Let's go NiGHTS!" in a fictional language made up for the game called Dream Language.[2] This pre-battle dialogue is often misheard by new players, who think Reala says "There is no NiGHTS!".
  • In NiGHTS into Dreams, Reala is an Elliot boss most likely because he is a representation of Elliot's rival, Roger Wilkeah, as Reala is to NiGHTS what Roger is to Elliot, a rival with the same skills/abilities who's trying to prove to be the best. Reala is also the boss of Stick Canyon, which is a level representing Elliot trying to build a new and more confident self, so it's possible that NiGHTS fighting Reala in this level is supposed to encourage Elliot to overcome his fears and face his rival as well.
  • Claris (at least in the game's canon) is the only visitor who never met Reala.
  • Shadow the Hedgehog from the Sonic series and Jeanne from the Bayonetta series are similar to Reala, as they are all black and red rivals of their games respective protagonists. It should be noted that Reala was created before both and that all of the series are SEGA properties.
    • Shadow from the Space Channel 5 series (another SEGA property) is also similar to Reala, as both are black and red, are the right hand of their game's respective villains and they do most of their bosses dirty work.
  • Frozen Bell's main theme has some notes that sound similar to Reala's boss battle theme.
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    Reala First4Figures statue.

    Reala is one of the two NiGHTS characters to have a statue made by First4Figures, the other being NiGHTS.
    • Due to a perceived lack of interest, the statue nearly got scrapped. First4Figures made a poll on their facebook page to see if they should scrap it or not. The statue was eventually saved after receiving enough support from the NiGHTS community.
  • Reala's name may be based on the words "reality" and/or "real", which is considered the opposite of what is dreamed or imagined.
  • Reala's boss battle theme is the most used NiGHTS music track in crossover games when Nightmare is refereed in them.
    • Reala's theme plays in both Sonic Pinball Party and Sonic Lost World during the nightmarens boss battles.
    • A remix of Reala's theme plays in Sonic & All Star Racing Transformed in the Dream Valley circuit when the racers are transported to Nightmare.
  • In Journey of Dreams, Reala is voiced in English by Casey Robertson, who is also known for playing the voice of Caliburn from Sonic and the Black Knight.
  • During the time of NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams's release, Reala's voice actor, Casey Robertson, used a promotional image of Reala as his Twitter icon.
    • It has also been stated that after the game's release, Casey announced on Twitter that he and Julissa Aguirre are not only partners with each other, but they are also roommates sharing their own dorm when they were in middle school or high school and is also a fan of Reala.
  • In early concept arts, Reala had pale skin, his vest and ruffled color were yellow and black and his eyes had a mix of multiple colors.
  • Despite never appearing without his persona in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, there's a model of Reala without it on the game files.
  • In the NiGHTS into Dreams game files, Reala is nicknamed "#M4:THE-REALA".
  • Reala is one of the seven NiGHTS characters who has appeared in every NiGHTS game, the others are NiGHTS, Wizeman, Nightopians, Elliot, Claris and Shleep.

References

  1. http://www.nightsintodreams.com/?p=356
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.nightsintodreams.com/?p=1343
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