In Pokemon Go, the new free-to-play mobile game from Niantic, players are asked to choose one of three sides: Team Instinct, Team Mystic and Team Valor. Team Valor is lead by Candela, and when the game first came out, players knew very little about Candela aside from a vague silhouetted image.
But at Comic-Con last week, Niantic revealed this image of her:
So who exactly is Candela? According to her in-game introduction, she believes that power is of the utmost importance, emphasizing passion and strength as opposed to the tranquility of Team Mystic and the faith of Team Instinct. Candela also mentions that she’s performing research into where the Pokemon get their power; it’s unclear if this is just another bit of characterization or if this will actually lead to something in a future update.
Fitting in with the description of Team Valor, Candela in her Comic-Con photo appears quite fierce, and she is often referred to by fans as their queen. And because Team Valor is often compared to House Targaryen from Game of Thrones, Candela frequently takes on the role of Daenerys Targaryen.
Via Reddit, Twitter and Tumblr, here is some of the best Candela fan art you need to see.