Amaya is the younger sister of the late Queen Sarai and maternal aunt of Callum and Ezran, as well as a major protagonist in the series, the Dragon Prince. She is Deaf and comunicates through sign language. Her close friend and tursted liutenat Gren is her primary language interpreter. She is also the leader and general of the Standing Battalion, one of the most powerful armies in Katolis.
Amaya has short, dark brown hair. She has dark brown eyes and a fair complexion. She also has a scar below her right eye that was inflicted by a Magma Titan. She is usually seen wearing full armor, with a large shield on her back.
She is physically fit, as she starts every day with a workout.
Amaya is a warm, caring, and strong woman who deeply cares about her family and is willing to fight to protect them. She is also incredibly loyal to her late older sister, Sarai, acting as a mother-like figure to Callum and Ezran in Sarai's place, placing their safety and well being above all else.
She is an iron-fisted commander with a deep hatred for Xadia. In battle, she adopts a confident and intimidating nature - an attribute best demonstrated in her fight with Rayla, during which she mercilessly attacked the elf with her shield. This hatred may stem from her sister Sarai's death at the hands of the Dragon King Avizandum. However, she put aside her hatred when she remembered that Viren is the true enemy. She also has a sense of humility when admitting her own mistakes, similar to her nephews, and changed her opinions about elves when she saw their true colors. She also has a good intuition, as she suspected that Viren's betrayal of the kingdom would happen someday.
According to Khessa, Amaya has a pure heart of strong conviction, as shown when she faced the light of the Sunforge and came out unscathed. This statement was supported when she was allowed to ride on the back of Janai's Twin-Tailed Inferno-Tooth Tiger, a creature that only allows people with pure hearts on their back.