Raphael Sylla or Ralph Sylla posed as Sheffield Institute's newest computer teacher when in fact he is a colleague of Maria Medina and Joel McTiennan who was hired to keep tabs on the W.I.T.C.H. girls. His goal was to uncover what secret the girls are hiding and if it does in fact involve supernatural powers.
In the comics], Raphael suspected something strange about the girls due to him seeing them disappear mysteriously and strange things happening around them, so he decided to investigate. When he successfully caught Taranee in a trap, he found out that the girls really do have supernatural powers.
In the TV series, Raphael showed up alongside his boss Mr. Riddle, watching the girls' final battle with Cedric (via glamour screen). Later, he appeared as the new computer science teacher at Sheffield Institute.
In the planned 3rd season of the Show, Sylla was meant to be introduced as a hired mercenary by Mr. Riddle, to keep an eye on the girls and attempt to take the heart of Kandrakar. He also would have known the girls are the Guardians, thanks to Riddle using his telepathy to discover their identities.
|Arc 3: A Crisis on Both Worlds|
|Heroes:||W.I.T.C.H. (Guardians) · Orube · Yan Lin · The Oracle|
|Villains:||Ari · Yua · Maqi · Jamayeda · Astral Drops · Mr. Riddle · Raphael Sylla · Joel McTiennan · Maria Medina|
|Items:||Heart of Kandrakar · Aurameres|
|Planets:||Earth · Kandrakar · Arkhanta · Basiliade|
|Issues:||025 · 026 · 027 · 028 · 029 · 030 · 031 · 032 · 033 · 034 · 035 · 036|
|Comics · TV series · Video game · Music From and Inspired by W.I.T.C.H. · Books · Manga|
|Manga Issue 1 · Manga Issue 2 · Manga Issue 3 · Manga Issue 4 · Manga Issue 5 · Manga Issue 6 · Manga Issue 7 · Manga Issue 8|
|Worlds||Earth · Meridian · Kandrakar · Arkhanta · Basiliade · Fast World · Nune-Boreal · Zamballa · Aridia|
|Heatherfield||Sheffield Institute · The Silver Dragon · Ye Olde Bookshop · Jensen Dance Academy|