‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 7: 5 Things We Know About Rayna Cruz

The Vampire Diaries

‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 7: 5 Things We Know About Rayna Cruz


We’ve finally been formally introduced to Rayna Cruz, but what do we know about her?

The Vampire Diaries Season 7 big bad is ready to wreak havoc on Mystic Falls and, since she does hunt bloodsuckers for a living, strike down our favorite characters.

NEWS: Are Nina Dobrev & Chace Crawford Dating?

While we don’t know everything about why she does what she does and why she’s targeting certain vamps more than others, we’re reminding you of everything we know about this villainess. Consider it a supernatural cheat sheet:

Credit: Annette Brown/The CW    

1. She looks just like Elena.

Julie Plec has addressed the fact that Leslie-Anne Huff bares a striking resemblance to Nina Dobrev, calling it “definitely just a coincidence.” Then, in the promo for the February 19 episode, Damon tells Rayna to her face that she looks like his girlfriend and her doppelgangers. Is she another Petrova doppelganger? We shall see.

2. She has the ability to regenerate.

Given the fact that Enzo killed Rayna and burned her old lady body only for her to then appear as a 20-something, we think she can’t be killed. Perhaps this character regenerates like the famous Doctor Who or needs to be killed in a certain fashion. Either way, it’s scary.

VIDEO: First Look at the TVD-The Originals Crossover

3. She sounds pretty deadly — and unstoppable.

Rayna was first described as “fierce, driven, smart, and confident — a deadly legend who literally cannot rest until her vengeance is complete.” That makes it sound like it’s going to be hard for Damon & Co. to take this baddie out. Move over, Klaus Mikaelson.

Credit: Annette Brown/The CW    

4. She leaves her victims with an “X” scar.

We now know that the Phoenix Stone Dagger leaves its victims with an “X” shaped scar, which is somehow a beacon to tell Rayna “come and get me.” Once marked, apparently this makes it impossible to take yourself off Rayna’s most wanted list.

NEWS: When Does Containment Premiere on The CW?

5. She’s after Stefan.

Rayna’s clear target is one of our favorite vamps. We’re not sure why she’s focusing her abilities on taking out the hero-haired hunk, but we’re definitely worried since it appears she’s captured him with no chance at escape.

The Vampire Diaries Season 7 airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Check out more of Wetpaint’s coverage of The Vampire Diaries Season 7 below:

Here’s Why Nina Dobrev Returning to TVD Season 7 Is Bad
Will Matt Donovan Die in TVD Season 7?
Ian Somerhalder Talks TVD Without Nina Dobrev
First Look at the TVD-The Originals Crossover
Nude Photo of Former TVD Star Leaks Online