Nyata is a slim violet skink with a purple underbelly and four magenta stripes across her back. Her eyes are a pale sky blue, underlined in purple just beneath and with a magenta marking just above. Two of her teeth stick out underneath, with one further back sticking out at the top. Her tongue is blue. On top of her head is a purple diamond pattern. Her limbs are purple and transition to a lighter purple towards her feet.
Little is specifically known about Nyata. Shupavu orders her to use her speed to stop Kinyonga. Shupavu suggests that Nyata may be one of the fastest skinks, alongside Nyeusi. She seemingly has no problem following the orders of others.
While Nyata listens to Scar's latest plan, Shupavu notices an intruder, Kinyonga. She and the rest of the skinks pursue her under Shupavu's lead. She and Nyeusi are sent to capture the chameleon using their speed, but Kinyonga uses her tongue to grasp Nyeusi's leg and trip Nyata in the process.
They later corner Kinyonga at the end of a canyon, but before they can reach her, the Lion Guard reveals themselves, having used camouflage to conceal their presence. Nyata and the rest of the skinks make a hasty retreat.