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"We offer power and purpose. What can you offer us? What can you offer me?"
- Nyra, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Nyra (Movie)
Species: Barn Owl
Gender: Female
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Movie Appearances
Appears in: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole
Ablah General, mate of Metal Beak

Nyra is a large, beautiful female Barn Owl and the mate of Surtr, better known as Metal Beak. She is the Ablah General of St. Aegolius and considers herself Queen.

Nyra is the secondary antagonist of the movie, despite the fact that the movie is based on the first three books and she appears in the fourth.


Nyra is a very light colored Barn Owl. Much of her feathers are white, while there is light beige on her wings. The ridge of her facial disc is red, likely painted, and she has red marks by here eyes as well. Her eyes are blue with yellow surrounding the pupil, and the tips of her tail and flight feathers are colored red. She's much larger than most other Barn Owls in the film, and when enraged, her pupils glow red.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole

In the film adaption of the novels, Nyra was the Ablah General of St. Aggie's, which was owned by the Pure Ones. She was the mate of Metal Beak (a separate owl from Kludd). She was responsible for the forcing of young, kidnapped owlets to search for flecks, the magnetic particles she plotted with Metal Beak to use against the Guardians of Ga'Hoole.

She believed Tytos, especially Tyto albas (Barn Owls) to be the most pure of all owls, and took a great interest in Kludd, believing him to be a valuable soldier for the Pure Ones army. She picked Kludd and several other Tytos, two presumably being a Sooty Owl and a Grass Owl, and trained them to be as ruthless and strong as the Pure Ones.

She engaged Grimble in battle while Gylfie and Soren were trying to escape, and was unsuccessful at capturing them once she killed Grimble. When the Guardians inflitrated the Pure Ones' stronghold, she battled against them with her troops, though she withdrew from most of the fighting.

She engaged Ezylryb in battle along with her mate, Metal Beak, when he returned to the Pure Ones' castle in search of their leader. When Metal Beak was killed by Soren, she withdrew with her troops, leaving the body of her mate behind.