Pelna is a young man with unkempt black hair, dark brown eyes, facial hair, and light brown skin. He wears the black uniform typical of his fellow Glaives and dons a leather chestplate when on missions.
Alongside his fellow Glaives, Pelna fights against the combined forces of Niflheim and Tenebrae on the outskirts of Lucis. When the enemy unexpectedly retreats, he and his comrades return to Insomnia. The following evening, Pelna rendezvous with Nyx Ulric, Crowe Altius, Libertus Ostium, and Luche Lazarus for a drink.
On the day a peace treaty is to be signed between King Regis of Lucis and the emperor of Niflheim, Iedolas Aldercapt, Pelna and Nyx discover a fleet of imperial airships waits beyond the Wall for a chance to invade the crown city. The two also learn the princess of Tenebrae, Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, is being held captive aboard one of them. Pelna and the rest of the Kingsglaive are deployed to rescue her.
Having successfully infiltrated one of the airships, Pelna finds the cell that contains Lunafreya. He frees the princess, but he is killed soon afterwards by Ultros.
Behind the scenes
The likeness of Tausif Patel is used to portray Pelna. Will Bowden serves as the character's motion capture artist.
In the Japanese version of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Pelna is voiced by Wataru Takagi. In the film's English version, he is voiced by Ben Diskin. Pelna shares his English voice actor with Young Xehanort from the Kingdom Hearts series.