Liriel Rain Bryer

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"I wanna be a mommy, like you!"
―Rain[src]

Liriel Rain Bryer (born August 24th[2] 1995[3]), formerly known as Rain Flaherty, and simply known as Rain, is a currently pre-op male-to-female transgender girl and the main protagonist of Rain.

Rain likes anime and manga,[6] especially "Black Wings, Kaminari".[7][8][9] Like Emily, she considers her friends from high school her found family.[10]

Biography

Early life

Rain knew she was a girl from early in life, but due to family rejection she suppressed these feelings until came into Fara's care.[11][12][13][14] When she was still presenting as a boy, she used to prefer playing video games at Christmas and on her birthday over trying on clothes.[15]

Life with Fara

Rain came into her aunt Fara's care when her mother died. At some point during this time, Rain came out to Fara as transgender when she was 12,[16] and started presenting in public as female at 16.[17] However, she didn't talk much to anybody other than Fara and was mostly a homebody.[18][19][7][20]

Life in Centerville

Rain and Fara moved to Centerville so that Rain could present full time as a girl.[21] She enrolled in St. Hallvard High School in late August[22] of 2012, where Fara works as an art teacher. Due to an incident with her voice squeaking,[23] she attracted a lot of attention[24] from the male half of the school on her first day attending. Later that same day, she met her old friend Gavin as well a pair of new friends: Maria and Rudy Strongwell. None of the three understood Rain's gender at first but all have since become close friends to Rain.

Dating Rudy

During Halloween, Rudy dressed as a girl.[25] This upset Rain, making her mad at Rudy for most of the night[26] until, in a drunken stupor, Rudy kissed Rain.[27] The next day Rudy explained himself[28][29] and asked Rain out.[30] It went well at first, until Rain started hormonically transitioning, when she started worrying Rudy only liked her because he thought of her as a boy or boyish.[31][32] They eventually broke up, when Rain realized while Rudy liked her, she didn't like him back.[33][34]

Coming out to Her Siblings

Over Christmas, Aiken need a place to stay so Fara offered to help him, despite Rain's objections.[35] When Aiken first arrived, Rain presented as Ryan,[36] her "male" self, and asked Rudy to be Ruby as a girlfriend.[37] This didn't last long as Chase clued Aiken in.[38] Rain spent the rest of Christmas break as a flat-chested girl (she'd given her falsies to Rudy).[39] Fara eventually threw Aiken out when his passive aggressive tactics went over the line.[40] Right afterwards, Kellen called, and Fara explained Rain's trans status,[41] to which she responds with a "I have to go".[42]

The Con and the Haircut

After breaking up with Rudy, Rain tried again to reconcile with her siblings.[43] By this time Aiken was accepting of her,[44][45] but Kellen was not. Kellen was aggressive, in denial,[46] and grasped at any explanation that would let her have her Baby Bro back. This culminated with her cutting Rain's hair in her sleep.[47][48] After this, Rain broke all ties with Kellen.[48][49]

Dating Emily

After the haircut, Rain and Emily grew closer together, and eventually they confessed their feelings for each other.[50] At the start (foreshadowing), the two agree to keep their relationship a secret,[51] which was mostly successful aside from a few exceptions.[52][53][54]

Getting HRT

On March 11, 2013,[55] Rain meets her endocrinologist and was finally prescribed Estrogen and an anti-androgen[56] (presumably Spironolactone, since Rain is shown to pee frequently,[57][58] which is an effect of Spiro—technically its on-label use).

Prom

When the Prom King and Queen are announced, Rain was initially crowned as Prom King[59] since she is legally enrolled under her deadname,[60][61][62] causing her to almost pass out and making her face hot to the touch.[63] She is recrowned the Prom Queen following a recount.[64]

To divert everyone's attention from Rain being initially labelled Prom King, Rain and Emily publically announce their relationship by kissing on the dance floor in front of everyone.[65]

Inheritance

After an easy process of getting her inheritance, Rain receives a surprising amount of money[66] and changes her name to "Liriel Rain Bryer", taking her late father's deadname in his honor.[67] Rain uses her inheritance money not for transition, but for her life-long goal.[68]

Epilogue

Rain becomes an internet personality,[69] gets a new bunny,[70] rekindles contact with Kellen after her betrayal,[71] and marries Emily.[10]

Personality

She is known to be "obsessive-compulsive" about passing.[72]

Appearance

Much like her siblings, Rain has brown hair and green eyes. Rain has a wide array of clothes with many colors but she's mainly fond of purple attire, especially in later chapters. As she's in her senior year, Rain wears blue sleeves and a blue collar in accordance to St. Hallvard High School's uniform policy.

Rain's hair was quite long and she styled it in several ways.[73] Her most common look involved bangs that covered one of her eyes.[73] Her hair became a lot shorter after Kellen gave her a traumatic haircut, but Emily helped give her a more feminine hairstyle. She has several hair accessories such as headbands and hairpins.

In the epilogue, it is revealed that Rain decided to keep her short hairstyle and now wears her father Lorcan's ribbon.[74]

Orientation

Her sexuality isn't fully defined, but she has gone out with both boys and girls. She seems to have a few issues with this, since she’s convinced herself that part of passing as a “real girl” includes wanting to have a boyfriend.[75][34] After breaking up with Rudy, she settles that anxiety for the most part, however.

Trivia

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References

  1. Lydia was born as "Lydia Wynn Caston" (per Rain: 1313: Three Birthdays). It is reasonable that her last name might have been changed to Bryer, since Caston was meant as a placeholder (per Rain: 1313: Three Birthdays), and since both her parents changed their last names to Bryer (per Rain: 1335: AMA and Rain: 1370: Braid).
  2. 2.0 2.1 309: Not Like This
  3. 3.0 3.1 Character Page Update... coming soonish, archived from the original on 7 May 2024
  4. "Birthdays" on DeviantArt, archived from the original on 25 September 2023
  5. RAIN Height Comparison, archived from the original on 4 March 2021
  6. 156: Adaptation
  7. 7.0 7.1 71: Rain's Feelings
  8. 1206: Full Circle
  9. Rain: 1291: Spacing Out
  10. 10.0 10.1 1356: Ring
  11. 1: Prologue 1
  12. 90: All My Life
  13. 572: What Would Mom Say?
  14. 1322: Another Time
  15. Out-of-Character
  16. 283: Selfish
  17. 588: More Talking
  18. 54: Legs
  19. 57: Passing Time
  20. 504: Fine, Young Woman
  21. 13: Risky Business
  22. 773: Terrible Excuse
  23. 9: Squeak
  24. 12: Freaking Out
  25. 135: Ruby
  26. 146: Slip Up
  27. 163: Spectators
  28. 172: Revelation
  29. 248: That Dress
  30. 183: Civil
  31. 381: Incorrectness
  32. 388: Tirade
  33. 389: The Exception
  34. 34.0 34.1 391: Weakness
  35. 238: Delighted
  36. 244: Uncomfortable
  37. 245: Too Funny
  38. 278: Lookalike
  39. 286: Vacation
  40. 307: Just Like Him
  41. 311: Loose End
  42. 312: Remain Positive
  43. 549: Crazy Idea
  44. 567: A Good Feeling
  45. 606: Struggling
  46. 624: Authentic
  47. 659: Awakening
  48. 48.0 48.1 662: Melodramatic
  49. 675: I'm Done
  50. 789: Matter
  51. 802: Girlfriends?
  52. 823: Wish Me Luck
  53. 904: First Choice
  54. 1006: Parting Ways for Now
  55. 837: Stalling
  56. 853: All Set
  57. 1044: Nuisance
  58. 1109: Compassionate
  59. 1120: Prom King
  60. 215: Courage
  61. 841: Another Waiting Room
  62. 909: Rain's Plan
  63. 1127: Low Bar
  64. 1124: Recount
  65. 1136: Change the Conversation
  66. 1325: Ribbon
  67. 1329: Liriel
  68. 1331: Essential
  69. 1335: AMA
  70. 1339: Bunnies
  71. 71.0 71.1 1343: The Meetup
  72. Tact
  73. 73.0 73.1 Wardrobe for Rain, archived from the original on 7 May 2024
  74. 1344: Fashion Statement
  75. 365: Reactions
  76. "Rain's Voice" on DeviantArt, archived from the original on 23 December 2021
  77. 945: Rain
  78. OCSC Contestant 7 - Rain, archived from the original on 12 June 2024
  79. 405: The Day Has Come
  80. "Aidyn and Pastina" on DeviantArt, archived from the original on 12 June 2024
  81. Comment on DeviantArt, archived from the original on 12 June 2024

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Characters Students Rain, Rudy, Maria, Gavin, Emily, Ana
Teachers Brother Arthur, Father Quenton
Family Fara, Aiken, Kellen, Puddle, Lorcan
Friends Ky, Heather
Other Chase, Vincent, Jessica