Raphael is a young man from Europe, Spain, and is one of the 29 potential mates for Lisa. After Tyler shows signs of resisting the change in Phosphorus levels through Red Rain, Anna and Joshua look for an alternative mate for Lisa. Rafael is found to have the best Phosphorus levels amongst the 29 potential mates, and Anna arranges for him to be brought aboard the New York Mothership to be entertained by Lisa. Anna meanwhile, arranges for Tyler to be away for flight training, so as to clear the way for Rafael.
Lisa is unable to make out with Rafael as she has feelings for Tyler, and disrupts their first meeting, much to Anna's fury.
Lisa tries to meet with Rafael once again to allay Anna's suspicions of her loyalty. As they are kissing, Tyler walks in on them and starts to assault Rafael. Lisa asks them to stop fighting, when Rafael manifests symptoms of his DNA structure collapsing, bleeding from his eyes and foaming at his mouth. He is rushed to the medical facility, where he is in critical condition.