Varya is an orange tiger with vertical black stripes, a white underbelly and cheek tufts. Her tail is mostly orange ending in white with a black tip. Her eyes are also yellow with reddish-purple irises.
She’s first seen cornered with her cubs by Makucha's Army on her way to the Tree of Life. She pounces on Makucha after telling her cubs to head to the Tree of Life, Chuluun pursues the cubs under Mama Binturong’s orders and the distracted Varya is overpowered and defeated by both Makucha and Ora. Beshte and Bunga stay behind to guard the cubs while Kion, Fuli, Anga and Ono aid the Night Pride in assisting Varya. Makucha, Chuluun and Ora are overwhelmed and retreat. Beshte and Bunga reunite Varya with her cubs only for Kion and the Night Pride to be sent to the Tree of Life as Janna is dying from old age.
Varya appears by the tree looking for her cubs with help from Bunga and they’re quickly found. Varya heads into the tree with her cubs and asks Rani if they can be granted sanctuary at the Tree of Life. Rani finds a home for Varya and her cubs which is to be shared by a herd of musk deer, who are reluctant to share the habitat with her. Rani convinces Kiril, the leader of the herd to accept Varya.
She is later seen with her cubs during Rani’s coronation.