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"Pain is part of anyone's journey, Kal-El. You can't escape it. You must accept your destiny." - Raya, to Clark, Fallout

Raya was a Kryptonian assistant of Jor-El, and ally of Clark Kent.

Physical Appearance

Raya in Season Six

Raya had a fit physique, shoulder-length blonde hair and blue eyes.

Personality

Raya is a logical and reasonable young woman, for she completely understood Clark's possible life on Earth when others could only guess.

She is capable of defending herself, with kicks and using knives. However, when direct offensive abilities came into play, she wasn't a match.

Raya is a firm believer in responsibility and destiny as she tried to impress upon Clark the nature of his destiny due to his heritage and time spent on Earth. 

Powers & Abilities

Raya displayed the following abilities while on Earth:

Vulnerabilities

Raya would be vulnerable to kryptonite radiation like all native Kryptonians. Since she only spent six weeks on earth, she may not have yet fully developed her Kryptonian abilities. Though she displayed a healing factor and super speed, she died from an attack by the escaped Phantom Zone prisoner Baern whereas Clark survived a weaker version of the attack, proving that Kryptonians can survive an attack from Baern while not fully powered.

Early Life

Raya was born and raised on the planet Krypton. She got a job working for the respected scientist Jor-El, the father of Kal-El. She helped him construct a ship for his son.

When Krypton was about to be destroyed, Jor-El sent Raya into the Phantom Zone while he and Lara tried to find a way to stop the planet's destruction. Jor-El gave her a Crystal of El to ward off the phantoms of the Phantom Zone.

During her time there, she became familiar with some of the other prisoners, such as Baern, Nam-Ek, and Aethyr.

Season Six

"He was determined to save us. I remember helping him build your ship. He was so careful, planning every detail, down to your baby blanket. I wish that he could see you now." - Raya to Clark Kent in Fallout.

Raya cleaning Clarks wounds

After she saved Clark from the phantoms, Raya took him to her encampment where she interrogated him and discovered that he was Kal-El. She told Clark about Krypton and the Phantom Zone gateway. Before he left, Raya gave Clark the Crystal of El to help him to stop Zod, and helped him escape the Phantom Zone while killing Nam-Ek. Unfortunately, Raya was stabbed by Aethyr as Clark was escaping. After Clark opened the gateway, pulling in some of the other Zoners to the other side, Raya had managed to be pulled in as well.

Raya meets Clark again.

Sometime later, satellite images from Queen Industries showed that Raya had emerged from the Phantom Zone and landed somewhere in Australia. Her stab wound managed to heal while under the effects of Earth's Yellow Sun. Later, she went to find Clark at the Kent Farm; they became close friends. Clark showed Raya Smallville as they supersped around the town.

Raya explained the true reasons of Clark being on Earth and why he must continue his training with Jor-El. They then battled the Zoner Baern, who had possessed a human teenager named Lamar. Raya told Clark that they had to retrieve the Kryptonian Black Box from Lex Luthor. Otherwise, Baern could become powerful enough to kill them both.

Raya dies in the Fortress.

Clark took Raya to the Fortress of Solitude where they made attempts to fix it. Tragically, Raya was killed by Baern. Her last words were that she was sorry that she couldn't share in Kal-El's destiny. Raya's death spurred Clark to complete his training with Jor-El, but only once all the prisoners from the Phantom Zone were imprisoned or killed. Clark presumably buried her body.

Appearances

Trivia

References

  1. As seen in Fallout
Kryptonians in Smallville
Main Clark KentKaraZodBrainiacDavis Bloome
House of El Jor-El (AI, clone) • Lara-ElZor-ElConner Kent
Kandorian army Kandorian army: BasqatValaFaoraAliaCoats
Houses House of El (crest) • House of Zod (crest)
Other Disciples of Zod (Nam-Ek, Aethyr) • Dax-UrRayaFaoraKrypton
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