|Nicknames|| Roo (by Jude)
Boo (by Vida) Darling (by Liam) Green (by Liam and Chubs) Ruby Tuesday (Also by Liam) Gem (By Cole)
|Psi Ability||Orange Mind Control|
|Hair||Long and Brown|
|Family|| Parents: Susan and Jacob|
Cole Stewart †
|Appearances|| The Darkest Minds|
In The Afterlight
Beyond the Night
|Mentioned|| In Time|
|Portrayed By||Amandla Stenberg|
Ruby Elizabeth Daly is an Orange, who accidentally erases her parent's memories of her on the morning of her 10th birthday (January 13th). She then gets drawn into the world of camp Thurmond, one of the rehabilitation camps for kids with abilities.
When Ruby was a child, she was very guarded from the actual events of Idiopathic Adolescent Acute Neurodegeneration, or IAAN, by her parents and teachers. Her first true interaction with the disease was when she witnessed Grace, her classmate, die in fourth grade. The night before Ruby's tenth birthday, her parents got into an argument that was started by a few questions that Ruby had asked. The argument escalated into an intensity that caused Ruby to retreat into her room. That night, Ruby went into her parents' room and kissed them on the head in an apology but unknowingly erased all of their memories of her. When she woke up the next morning, the morning of her 10th birthday, she discovered that her parents didn't know who she was, and had forgotten about her entirely. Out of fear, her parents then locked her in the garage. Her dad contacted the police who in turn sent her to Thurmond. Once there, she is sent to be color coded but ends up using her mind control abilities to make the doctor believe she is actually a Green.
The Darkest MindsEdit
SPOILERS COMING!! BE WARNED!! After being sent to Thurmond Ruby stays there for six years pretending to be a Green, until finally escaping with the help of Cate who poses as a doctor for Thurmond, and as someone who actually wants to help Ruby. In reality, the organization she works from wants to turn kids like her (kids with powers) into soldiers. Cate is a member of The Children's League. She realizes that Cate's boyfriend, Rob, has secretly been killing and tormenting the children he was supposed to help, so Ruby runs away from Cate. She stumbles upon a young girl named Suzume (or Zu for short) who eventually helps her hide. The other members of Suzume's group are two boys named Liam and Chubs (Charles). Liam is considered the leader of the small group.
As the book continues, Liam and Ruby create a relationship almost. Meanwhile, Chubs shows a moderate dislike to her and Zu shows a friendship. Throughout the whole book they and the others search for the Slip Kid (A kid who can help others like them get in touch with their families and so on. And provides a safe haven for those that stay there). Over time Ruby reveals her true ability, Liam is the only one who feels the same way about her as he did when he thought she was Green. They eventually find the Slip Kid, whose real name is Clancy but all hell breaks loose as they come to realize that he's not on their side and he's a huge reason kids like them keep getting hunted. Ruby, Liam, and Chubs try to escape but cannot, and in an attempt to protect her friends Ruby joins the Children's League. Towards the end of the book, Ruby erases all of Liams memories of her. She does this because she fails to see any other condition on which he'd willingly leave. He walks away from Ruby, who is now a stranger to him.
In The AfterlightEdit
Ruby appears to be very weak and easy to mess with, but she proves otherwise when she and Martin were hiding in a car together. She thinks about "breaking his fingers" but decides not to because he might have made her think that (since he is an Orange) and wants her to get mad. Also, when Liam made her drive to the car while he made a tree fly in front of their followers, she screamed at him but drove the best she could. She is smart and rational. She thinks things through stays relatively calm during pressing situations. She has kept her true color secret from everybody for more than 6 years. She lies very easily and doesn't do things without thinking them through. She has a lot of demons but always looks past them when it comes to protecting her friends or gaining justice. She considers herself a monster and tries not to get too close to people in fear that she will end up hurting them or herself in the end.
Ruby is described to have long dark brown hair and striking green eyes. She is average height (5'5") and doesn't have glasses or braces. She is also in shape.