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The following article/section is from the Sal & Gabi continuity under Rick Riordan Presents and not the Riordanverse canon.

Hi there! My name is Gabrielle Reál, and I am your student council president, duly elected at the end of last year to serve all my fellow students. I want you to know that, even though right now I am serving as Yasmany's counsel, this is in now way means I have anything against you. I am your advocate, too, and when you need representation someday, you will see how well I defend you from miscarriages of justice. What's your name?

–Gabi to Sal Vidón when first meeting him in Sal & Gabi Break the Universe.

Gabrielle "Gabi" Reál is one of the protagonists of the Sal & Gabi Duology, along with Sal Vidón. She's student council president and editor of the school paper.

History

Gabi first met Yasmany Robles in the second grade. In the forth grade she had a crush on Yasmany and gave him a teddy bear on Valentines Day.

Sal & Gabi Duology

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Sal & Gabi Break the Universe

When she learn that Yasmany Robles is in the principal‘s office, she rushes to his defense. She explains that Yasmany was unable to open his lock all year, so he could not have put the chicken in it, but she has eight with that say Sal opened his locker. This turns the principal’s attention back to Sal, who claims the chicken was an illusion. She tries to calm Yasmany down. Principal Torres calls the janitor to get an update on the cleanup, but he says it’s gone. Principal Torres concludes that it was an illusion. She loses her cool and states Sal caused a panic. However she stops when he stamps her palm with out her knowing. After Sal talks Principal Torres into give Yasmany another chance rather then expel him, she agrees to help him with a five page paper on type-one diabetes he is assigned instead. She chases after Sal to apologize to him but he speeds up. She catches up when he trips and he says he doesn’t want to ta to her, much to her shock. He leaves when the bell rings and declares she will find his secrets.

Yasmany Robles, her best friend

For her interpretive theatre workshop performance, she has a lie detector ready to use and picks Sal for the performance. She hooks him up and asks him a series of questions. When she reaches to the chicken, he reveals that he pulled the chicken from another dimension and her machine says he is telling the truth. Everyone thinks it was a collaboration act an applauds. Sal asks to talk to her later, much to her excitement. She also left a note for Yasmany saying she will help him with his homework and paper after visiting her baby brother in the hospital.

That night she finishes her homework in the hospital cafeteria before going up to her family and finding Sal there, much to her surprise. After she tells her mother her is a brujo, her mother’s reaction barely changes. After Sal meeting her family, and learns she is writing an article on him, he says he is jealous of her family and she starts to like him. When he asks about her brother, everyone goes silent and she shows him. She takes him to the intensive care unit to meet her brother Iggy, who was born with a week immune system. She puts a hand in one of the sterile arms and has Sal do the same.

The next day at school she shows Sal her article and he scolds her for defending a bully and cementing his reputation as a brujo. She tries to defend her actions and stops Sal from going in side. In response, he cones the newspaper and summons flowers, when she leans in closer a tarantula lunges at her face. She swats it away before realizing what it is and she starts to scream and cry. Sal tells her it’s fake and Gabi cries some more. They two are surrounded and her friends help her up. She accepts Sal’s apology if he carries her backpack while she fixes herself up in the bathroom. When she gets out of the bathroom, she asks Sal for an interview and he agrees to do one at his house after school. She playfully attacks Yasmany when he said she and Sal were a couple. Later that day she hears Sal has detention and goes with him to the library. She reads his apology letter and is awestruck along with everyone else.

The Rotten egg, the school newspaper she helps write

After helping Yasmany with his paper she drags Sal away for an interview. They stop by Yasmany’s locker and she opens it, as she often does this to help him, and panics when she sees the alternate dimension chicken processing plant. Sal explains to her what it is and she is amazed that the lie detector was accurate. Sal pulls a chicken from the rip and tosses it to her. Just then an alternate Principal Torres comes partly through and demands the chicken. They give it back and she sets her phone’s recorder for the interview. On the way to his house she bombards with questions, he says he is not sure how they work himself. She doesn’t accept this until he asks her how she could see the rip. She asked him to open a rip, he does and she stick her head into it and is amazed by what she sees, one of the nearby house is a different color. When they reach the Coral Castle, they see a truck outside and unfamiliar voices inside. They charge inside only to find Sal’s father and other scientists working on a machine. She recognizes on as Bonita, one of her dads. When they eat ice cream she and the others try to convince Sal Bonita is a robot but he does in believe them. She is alerted that Iggy’s condition got worse and goes to the hospital. Sal texts her later, she tells him nothing has changed and to take notes for her because she can’t make it to school the following day. The next day she tells Sal Iggy is fine and has him bring her his notes.

At the hospital she tries to get Sal, who is wearing the mask, to talk; she succeeds and they think of doing an Everyman play. She gets to know his parents when they drop off his things for him to spend the night. As their families talk they get Dulce Sotolongo some coffee and see Iggy. They talk about how unfair it is for Iggy to go through this at his age and, after explaining his father‘s field of research, she thinks he can fix the universe and they set out to try.

She convinces their parents to let them go to Culeco for a science project and they let them. She unlocks the door with her key card and they get the Entropy-sweeper from the prop room, which takes a liking to her. She and Sal head to the lockers and sees the rip shrinking, however she stops him after taking in four Calamitrons to be on the safe side. They head to the gym and, realizing Yasmany is spending the night at school, texts him angrily. She confronts and scolds Yasmany for not coming to her when he needed help, they both look to Sal for help, but he farts and they laugh. He agrees to go to the hospital with them and he and Gabi go to get his things. Gabi notices the double wall when Sal points it out to her. She tries and fails to give him a wedgie and he lifts her up by her belt loop and carries her out of the multipurpose room. At the hospital she notices Sal watching her mother and Cari-dad talking with police officer and tells him Yasmany’s mother is the problem.

She has Nurse Sotolongo wake Sal up early Saturday morning when he ignores her texts and bring him to the cafeteria to work on their Everyman play. They have their parents help them by bringing supplies. After she gets frustrated with the costume she eagerly switches to the script. When Yasmany comes down to the cafeteria for breakfast at noon he sits with her and they listen to music. After Yasmany leaves, she announces the script is finished. The following day she and Sal put on their play in font of their families and the hospital staff who enjoy the show.

Later that night Iggy‘s immune system shuts down and she can not accept that her brother is dying. When Sal arrives she invites him in and asks her mother to say goodbye to Iggy alone. She begs Sal to switch Iggy with a healthier version of himself but he is against it, saying that if he does that Iggy wi be a strang to her and that the dying baby in her arms is one of a kind. She accepts this. Sal agrees to search the multiverse for a cure and she is fine with this. They search the multiverse and find a universe where everyone is having a prayer session to save Iggy. After learning that the two babies have different diseases, she and the others concentrate to cure the two and they succeed.

The following week the two get an A on their Everyman play. A few days later she notices a cat that she calls Meow-dad using Iggy as a portal to see the other Reál family and goes to the Coral Castle to tell Sal and scan him, which reveals no Calamitrons. They vow to explore the multiverse.

Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe

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After Bonita senses that the Remembranation Machine has been activated, she and Iggy ride in a backpack as Bonita runs to the Coral Castle. She pilots a drone holding a phone as Bonita talks. She has Bonita pretend to run into him and, realizing Gabi is trying to film his reaction and the act and that Bonita would not hurt him or the Reál children, he stands his ground and Bonita does not hit him. They say good morning to each other as Sal remembers their school is putting on a performance and Alice in Wonderland for the parent-teacher conference. As Gabi is explaining the device Iggy is in, hoping to make money off of it, Sal's parents come out and greet the Reáls. As Sal tries to keep her brother from being found out as a portal between dimensions, Sal inadvertently activates the disco function and she turns it off, asking him why he would activate it. He says he had no idea the function existed. After Sal's parents do not find Meow-dad, they greet Iggy and head inside, only for Iggy to start screaming. He soon stops and the others wondering what to do next, She takes notes as Sal suggests they wait until it happens again, which it does. Iggy stops when he exits the house and Bonita takes him to the hospital. She tries to convince Bonita to take her, but she says she is needed at school to prepare for the play, which she stars in. Gabi says she feels pins and needles and emptiness as she looks at Sal. He gives her a look in return saying they will talk about it later. As they walk to school, Sal explains how the remembranation machine fixes rips between universes and, upon remembering her brother is a portal to another universe, she fears for his safety. Sal promises to keep him safe.

As they walk, she distracts Sal, who has to go to the bathroom, by explaining how her drone, Fey Spy, works and has him say various phrases to get it to react to his verbal command. When they arrive, they see the school decorated to resemble the play they are going to put on for the parent teacher conference, Alice in Wonderland. Sal leaves her to use the bathroom. After the play, which the audience hated, she bombards Sal with texts and sends her drone after him when he doesn’t answer her. He eats it and threatens to flush it, causing her to run after him to beat him to the bathrooms. After hearing Yasmany say no one wants him, she says does and that his friends and teachers will help him after learning his grandparents want him move back in with his mother. She and Principal Torres greet him when he exits the bathroom. They have purple oatmeal for lunch in the principal's office, which she does not eat, and orders fries when Principal Torres contacts her personal chef. She explains that living arrangements she and Sal worked out with Yasmany. She later texts Sal to let him know Iggy is home and the doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with him. She asks if she could come over but he doesn’t respond. After he answers her in emojis, she berates him back for doing so.

The following morning she sends her drone to talk to Sal and Yasmany as they walk to school. She berates Sal for messing with his father's equipment after she learns he was grounded and tells him to be more truthful. When Sal reaches school he finds her and says how bad the play was, hurting her and Aventura Rios. After Sal locks himself in the bathroom, she and Principal Torres try to get him to come out. When he does she apologizes for being so invasive and assertive. However he locks himself back in when he sees Aventura. After fifteen minutes or so Mr. Milagros is called to unlock the door and the find Sal missing. Realizing he is in an alternate universe, she tries to distract the custodian so that Sal can slip back unnoticed. After he discovers a location, Yasmany's locker, she convinces his to use it. However Mr. Milagros asks to speak with someone named Lourdes, fortunately they convince him that Sal is an evil spirit who does not know Lourdes as she is in heaven. After Sal gets inside Yasmany's locker, she quickly writes a script and has Yasmany act it out with hers students watch. After Sal falls out, she and and the onlookers watch as he is dragged to the principal's office by Aventura. She and Yasmany are sent to the office for ‘helping’ Sal. She agrees to fill him out later. She and Yasmany are given two weeks detention.

After detention, she, Sal, Yasmany, and Aventura wait for Sal's mom to pick them up so they can work on the play at her house. As they wait, Sal informs her via text of her alternate self and her goals. When Lucy pulls up, they get in and, after Lucy has her car's AI drive, they brainstorm until they get to her house. They find her mom and the dads having empanadas in the outdoor kitchen and join them. After eating, the kids discuss their plan to retell the story as a more ethnically diverse play reflecting the various ethnicities of the student body. They go on to explain that the play will be held in different classrooms with different students playing the same part and need multiple costumes. The adults agree to help and Gabi says she and Sal should scout out the school for rooms that will work for the play, and hints at something she does want to talk about in front of the others. However before they leave, her mom says a new dad is joining the family. After her family reveals it to be Yasmany, every non-Reál including Yasmany is shocked. After explaining that they talked to his family about it, he happily picks her up and spins her around before tangoing with Aventura. Everyone then goes in for a group hug.

After stopping by the Coral Castle to pick up the Entropy-sweeper, they reach the school by nightfall. She cheers up the Entropy-sweeper after learning it is struggling with becoming a class nine AI. She takes Sal to the student council room and reveals she recruited four versions of herself, who call themselves the Sisterverse, to stop the rogue Gabi. After they explain themselves to Sal, she tells him her plan to trap the rogue Gabi in their universe and rehabilitate her.

The day before the play she asks Sal to come with her. She takes him to Coach Lynott, who is supervising the building for a fake Freedom Tower, a place in Miami where Cubans went to try and obtain American citizenship, and is behind on construction. Sal has them take a break and tells them to join hands and visualize the two, actually him showing the students and coach a vision of the tower in another universe. They leave the set crew to work and run into Dr. Doctorpants supervising a group of costume makers. They go into a stairwell and compliment each other going over the plan to trap rogue Gabi.

The following night the rogue Gabi traps Sal in the bathroom, just as they planned. As she is fighting of Meow-dad, Sal has Vorágine signals the others and his parents, her, Principal Torres, the Entropy-sweeper, and the Sisterverse barge in and subdue the rogue Gabi while Mr. Milagros stands watch. After explaining everything to Principal Torres, he tells them to let the rogue Gabi up as she wanted to get caught. After she says she misses her old life and cries, they all comfort her before they decide to enroll her at Culeco.

After the after party, she and Sal are taken to a island in a universe where they rogue Gabi has taken papis to. After her alternative self apologizes for kidnapping them, they agree to help her fix her universe.

About a month later on Halloween, she, Sal, and FixGabi are in the universe Iggy is connected to, watching an alternative version of Sal's mother make a sandwich for that universe's Sal and gives it the that universe's Gabi to take to him. They go to his room and prove to the other Sal they are not a threat and Sal tells his story just as Floramaria comes in.

A couple of months later during winter break, she and the rest of the Sisterverse, Sal, Principal Torres, Aventura, and Yasmany are attending the wedding of Vorágine and the Entropy-sweeper. As Aventura finishes up the toilet's dress, Sal surprises FixGabi with her own Sal, much to the surprise of the others who thought he sacrificed himself to save her.

The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes

Calamity Juice

As she and Sal are performing a skit they created for Mrs. Waked's class, they are called to hallway C3 by Principal Torres. As they get closer, they discover a putrid smell and find the hallway covered in rainbow gunk. She is disgusted when Sal goes in to get a closer look, knowing exactly what it is.

Personality

Gabi as aspirational and self-assured leader girl who does the right thing.[2] She is shown to be very thorough in her investigations, as she spoke with students before going to Principal Torres’ office. She is always eager to help others, as she offered to have Yasmany stay at the hospital with her when he has no where to go.

However she has a darker side to her, she is shown to be somewhat narcissistic as she hates losing a debate and is shocked when Sal did not want to talk to her. She does not let things go easily, as she hooked Sal up to a lie detector for a class performance in order to get him to confess to putting a chicken in Yadmany’s locker. She is also impatient, as she came to the Coral Castle close to midnight to show Sal what is happening with Iggy and Meow-dad.

She is aware of her negative qualities and does what she can to keep her from acting on them, however she has very little control over it.

Appearance

Gabi Real has poofy black hair covered in Shaolin monk barrettes and a 'WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN SELDOM MAKE HISTORY' T-shirt.[3] She also wore jeans and running shoes, and every fingernail on her hands were painted a different color. Her smile made up three-quarters of her lower face. According to Sal Vidon, her skin was the color of the Pinewood Derby race car he made in shop class the previous year, after he brushed on two layers of stain.[4]

Abilities

  • Persuasion: Gabi is known to be very persuasive.
  • Spatio-Chronokinesis (limited): Like Sal, Gabi has some power in the space time continuum.

Relationship

Family

Gabi is close with her mother. She inherits her desire to know the truth from Reina, a journalist, which she expresses by being editor for The Rotten Egg.

When her brother was born, Gabi feared for his life due to his weak immune system. She was happy with every improvement he made and became sad when it worsened. When Iggy's immune system shut down and he was close to death, she begged Sal to switch him out with a healthier version of him from another universe. She was beyond happy when Sal cured him.

When the Remembranation Machine started to hurt him, she again became concerned for his life.

Gabi takes knowledge and comfort from her father figures, using their fields of expertise and connections to broaden her opportunities.

Friends

Sal Vidón, her friend.

When they first met, Gabi tried to get Sal in trouble for putting a chicken in Yasmany's locker, using facts to prove Sal's guilt. After Yasmany gets three days detention for slamming Sal's diabetes bag to the ground. To get the truth out of him, she pestered him and strapped him to a lie detector in order learn what really happened, stopping Sal from eating and landing him in the hospital that night.

After he learns of Iggy's condition and her father figures, the two start to bond and he helps explain her new abilities to her. He also talks her out of switching out a dying Iggy with a healthier one. They vow to explore the multiverse together.

Yasmany Robles, her friend.

Gabi and Yasmany have been close with one another for years. She even had a crush on him in the fourth grade. When he was sent to the principal's office for slamming Sal's diabetes bag to the ground, she acted as his lawyer and tried to pin the incident on Sal. Whenever his home life became unstable, she would step in and help him however she could, from letting him spend the night with her family to getting child cervices involved.

Etymology

  • Gabriella is an Italian feminine given name meaning “messenger of god”.
  • Reál is a surname derived from the Latin name regis meaning “royal”.

Trivia

  • Gabi was on a character from the short fiction of Carlos Hernandez, "a journalist and her beat is the cryptic and the fantastic—unicorns, uploaded brains, that sort of thing."[5]
  • She has arachnophobia.
  • Gabi is a vegetarian.
  • She hates emojis, believing they are making the population dumber.
  • Gabi is an atheist, and does not believe in an afterlife.
Sal & Gabi Duology
Books: Sal & Gabi Break the Universe | Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe
Main Characters: Sal Vidón | Gabi Real | Yasmany Robles | Gladis Machado | Floramaria Vidón | Entropy-sweeper | FixGabi
Secondary Characters: Gustavo Vidón | Lucy Vidón | Dulce Sotolongo | Ignacio Real | Gloria Torres | Vorágine
Minor Characters: Reina Real | Gabi’s Fathers | Mr. Milagros | Dr. Doctorpants | Coach Lynott | Daniel Miranda Rivero | Juan Carlos Chaviano | Octavio Murillo | Mrs. Waked | Aventura Rios | Mr. Zacto | Adam Hoag | Mr. Cosquillas
Related Content: Carlos Hernandez | Rick Riordan Presents


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