Alani is the last vestige of an Eldrid monastic warrior enclave on the freshwater ocean planet, Akopos. She is a young, yet very mature monk that belongs to an order known as the Emula. Raised with a deep reverence for water, Alani learned to embody and manipulate low-viscosity fluids with the use (or misuse) of a water-soluble nanotech. This technology and her training allows her to manipulate water all around and even within her own body, healing injury and ailments.
The order’s peaceful existence was abruptly interrupted as Rendain attempted to claim Akopos, believing it to be an uninhabited planet for The Jennerit Imperium. Alani’s people struck back quickly but were cut down as the Jennerit turned their weapons against them. This exterminated the vast majority of her species and left her with a goal to avenge her people to stop Rendain and the veiling of Solus. Thus starting her journey and becoming one of the Battleborn.
As a warrior from a planet with vast seas, Alani’s attacks and abilities revolve around her power to control water to dish out pain, or heal her fellow Battleborn.
Alani is a young, very timid monk who is "desperate to belong, and is looking for anything she can find to help connect to other and her past." Using jargon she might've heard from associates in order to relate and often finding an awkward rhythm among the others.
- When Alani levels up she might say "ding", which is a term used in MMORPGs when leveling up, but is mostly known in Blizzard's World of Warcraft.
- Battleborn Associate Producer, Anthony Nicholson, had a large role in creating Alani's character, even naming her after his daughter.
- Alani's character design takes much inspiration from the American animated TV series Avatar The Last Airbender. More references cement this while playing as Alani in the Story Operation, Montana and the Demon Bear, earning the title The Last Bear Ender.