|Date of birth:||1992|
|Affiliation:||Earth Space Defense|
|Significant other(s):||Jiang Lao (uncle)|
|First appearance:||Independence Day: Crucible|
|Appears in:||1 film and 2 novel|
Rain Lao, Chinese name Lao Meifeng, is a Chinese fighter pilot in the Earth Space Defense.
Rain Lao was orphaned during the War of 1996. Her mother was killed in the destruction of Beijing and her father died in battle during the July 4th counterattack. She was left to be raise by her late father's brother, Jiang Lao, until living with Auntie Far. As she grew up, Rain was aspired to follow in her father's footsteps as a fighter pilot.
Enlisting in the ESDEdit
Rain grew restless of her quiet life and hijacked a cropduster plane and flown it over the remains of Wuhan, where her father died. She was subsequently arrested by the authorities for entering an unauthorized airspace but her young age surprised them for piloting a plane. She was detained for two days before being released without any charges. However, her actions caught the notice of Jiang Lao, who is a ESD commander and allowed his niece to be enroll in the ESD Academy in Dongfeng Aerospace City in Inner Mongolia.
War of 2016Edit
Rain appeared alongside Legacy Squadron who made their public appearance during the 20th anniversary of the War of 1996 on July 2, 2016. When questioned by a reporter about what to say to their folks back in China, she replies in Chinese.
Legacy Squadron traveled to the ESD Moon Base, where Raine was reunited with Jiang Lao. Her appearance also gained the unwanted attraction of American space tug pilot Charles Miller. As Raine and Legacy Squadron made their performance during the anniversary, the celebrations were interrupted by the sudden return of the aliens. She was horrified to witness the alien mothership destroying the Moon Base which also killed her uncle.
Raine retreated to Area 51 and later joined ESD forces in mounting an attack on the mothership. However, she and her fellow pilots were caught in a trap in which they were left stranded inside the mothership. Raine and the surviving pilots managed to commandeered alien fighter crafts in which she becomes the co-pilot of Charles Miller, and escaped from the mothership. She and along with Captain Hiller and Jake Morrison returned to Area 51 and attacked the alien queen which was assaulting the ESD base, and ultimately prevailed in killing her. After the aliens made their retreat from Earth, Rain asked Charlie out for dinner, much to the latter's surprise.
- Independence Day: Crucible (first appearance)
- Independence Day: Resurgence
- Independence Day: Resurgence (Novelization)