|Affiliation:|| The Holograms|
The Stingers (formerly)
|Hair:|| Blonde (formerly) |
|Debut:||Jem and The Holograms, Issue 16|
Although Jetta and Raya were introduced in the cartoon at the same time, creators Campbell and Thompson wanted to avoid repeating the stories of the cartoon verbatim. Jetta was added to the comic from it's inception, because her backstory of joining the band was not as essential, but Raya's involvement with The Holograms, in particular her knowing Jerrica's secret, meant they wanted to introduce Raya when the plot had more room to do it justice. In Issue 16 she was revealed to be a part of the European band The Stingers, now with blonde hair and yellow make up instead of pink.
Artist Campbell has stated that, when drawing Raya, she visualises her as being of mixed Indigenous Mexican ethnicity.
- Having debuted as a member of The Stingers, she is the first character to change her introduction to the story as to having been in a rival band before joining to the Holograms.
- Being yellow and black the identity colors for The Stingers, she retained yellow as her own identity color with the Holograms.
- Loves: Her brothers, Greece, archery, milkshakes, authentic Mexican food, coffee, young adult novels, horror movies, carnivals, dogs, the ocean, loyalty and flying.
- Hates: Her brothers, drama, fake people, and long car trips.
- Guilty pleasure: N/A
- Prized possession: Custom handmade bow and arrows.
- Voted most likely to: Keep a secret.
- Deepest secret: N/A
- Raya liking archery may be a nod to her archery skills in the animated series episode Renaissance Woman.
|This article is a stub. You can help the Jem Wiki by .|