Reala is a first-level Nightmaren and one of the primary antagonists of the NiGHTS series. Created to be Wizeman's right hand along with NiGHTS, Reala is obedient towards their creator and leads the Nightmaren army. Reala and NiGHTS are suggested as siblings, as both are equally skilled in flying and acrobatics. 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 two primary colours are red and black. Reala wears a special kind of Mask called a Persona which is a symbol of loyalty to Wizeman.
In Sonic Adventure Reala appears in the NiGHTS poker pinball machine in Casinopolis as one of the cards.
Sonic Pinball Party
In Sonic Pinball Party, though Reala never actually appears in person, their name can be seen in the character tournament as they compete in the EGG cup, facing off against Shadow and losing to him. Their theme song is used for the nightmaren boss battles on the NiGHTS board which Reala appears in as the final Nightmaren.
In Sonic Shuffle, when the date on the Dreamcast is set to April 1, Reala will make a cameo appearance, replacing Lumina as the guide, although the voice will still be Lumina's. Similarly, NiGHTS replaces Lumina when the date is set to December 24.
Sonic Adventure 2/Battle
Sega Superstars Tennis
In Sega Superstars Tennis, Reala is an unlockable and playable character representing the NiGHTS series, along with NiGHTS themself.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Reala returns in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, the sequel to Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, alongside NiGHTS. Reala races with themself as the vehicle while a Goodles Nightmaren drives him. In All Star mode, the Goodles disappears and Reala transforms back into their regular form, throwing Mare Balloons at the other racers.
Sonic Lost World
In Sonic Lost World, Reala appears in the Nightmare Zone bonus stage alongside the other bosses from the original NiGHTS game. Unlike the rest of the bosses, Sonic never confronts Reala directly. Instead Reala traps Sonic in various nightmares through paraloop portals. After the rest of the bosses are defeated, NiGHTS appears and paraloops Reala, freeing Sonic from Wizeman's nightmare.
Reala appeared as one of the companions in the NiGHTS into Sonic Runners... event in Sonic Runners.
In other media
In the Archie Comics, Reala appears during the Worlds Collide crossover alongside NiGHTS where they fought off Sigma's Mavericks and their attempt to destroy their world before joining the Unified Army to stop Sigma.
- Nightmaren Army