Raquelle is a main character and the main antagonist in Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse. She lives in The Raquelle Mansion. Raquelle is constantly trying to prove to Ken that she is better than her frenemy Barbie to win him over, but of course, always fails. Raquelle, Ryan, Maya, and Allegra are the only named (non-Background Clones) characters on the whole show. She even casually calls Barbie "Babs" at times, mostly to get what she wants, but it seems that Raquelle properly wouldn't call her a nickname that no one else calls her, unless they were very close friends. Barbie must probably may or may not aware that Raquelle sees her as a rival, as Barbie just wants to be friends with everyone. Though Midge is Barbie's true childhood friend; even from another state of the country, Barbie seems to be very close to Raquelle, believing her to be her own best friend.
For Raquelle, excess defines her posh lifestyle. She is very self-centered and loves looking at herself more than anything. Roughing it is not having a butler. The only thing to put a crack in her diamond sheen is Barbie. She dreams of catching her Malibu neighbor in a fashion fail and posting the pics on the web. She also wouldn’t mind stealing her boyfriend, which seems to be her biggest motive.
Raquelle has a complicated relationship with Barbie and the two can be considered to be “frenemies." Raquelle envies Barbie's fame and friendliness and often tries to show to other characters that she is better, and usually fails.
Raquelle has an unrequited crush on Ken and, in a number of episodes, attempts to prove to him that she would be a better girlfriend than Barbie.
Raquelle is the twin sister of Ryan. She is the more clever (or devious) sibling and will often use her brother's crush on Barbie as a method to get him to do things for her.
Raquelle and Nikki dislike each other, with the latter character seemingly being the only one who notices how mean Raquelle can be. She has yet to fully interact with Teresa.
Raquelle acts indifferent towards Midge. She sarcastically comments on Midge's finicky needs in Perf Pool Party.
Raquelle and Summer dislike each other, as seen throughout the course of Mall Mayhem. Raquelle goes so far as to lie about her feelings towards Barbie to prove to Summer that she is the better friend. The two may have possibly made up following their harassment by the Mall Cop.
Raquelle's name is an alternative spelling which is also the French spelling of the name Raquel. It is also pronounced the same way.
According to the Chinese dub episodes of the series, Raquelle is the older sibling, as Ryan calls her "Jiějiě", which is the Chinese term for older sister, in the Mandarin dub plenty of times, and in the Chinese Mandarin version of "Doll vs. Dessert", Raquelle calls Ryan "Dìdì", which literally means "younger brother" in Mandarin.
Raquelle's alternate name "Raquel" is also a Spanish and Portuguese version of the the Hebrew name/Arabic name, "Rachel".
In the Japanese dubs of the webisodes ofBarbie: Life in the Dreamhouse, her name is Rakeru (ラケル). An alternative spelling is Rakueru (ラクエル). This is the first and only time Raquelle is called a name that is not Raquelle.
She is called ラケル in the show when spoken in the actual show of the Japanese dubs of Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse, but in the description of the Japanese dubs especially on the website or web link at Play.Barbie for Life in the Dreamhouse, she is called ラクエル .
Raquelle is the usually villain or antagonist in the show.
Raquelle and Ryan have similar roles to Ann and Alan from Sailor Moon, with the exception of being real siblings and not misguidedly evil. Raquelle crushing on Ken who loves Barbie is similar to Ann crushing on Darien who loves Serena and Ryan crushing on Barbie who loves Ken is similar to Alan crushing on Serena who loves Darian. This fact about the two being siblings in love with the a person who is in a couple to the other sibling loving the other one going out with that person as the opposite sex may or may not be a reference to that.