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Not to be confused with Laylea

“Very well. My mother lives in a small village a few miles from here. She's old and frail, and I'm told the end could come at any moment. I really need to go and see her right away, but there's a problem... I'm a singer, and I have a performance scheduled today...for King Garon.”

Layla is a non-playable character in Fire Emblem Fates.


Layla is a famous songstress in Nohr who is the leading performer at the Opera House in Cyrkensia. Her performances are so famous, King Garon is known to frequent the Opera House to watch her sing and dance.

Layla first appears in Chapter 12 of Birthright with Kaden, who is trying to repay her for being kind to him. She explains to the Hoshidans that she wants to see her mother, who is old already and is expected to die very soon, but cannot leave the town because Garon is preparing to watch a performance by her at the same time. Corrin uses Zola's magic to disguise Azura as her, and she gives her thanks to them while she leaves to visit her mother.

Choose Your Legends Placement History

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 223
CYL2 325
CYL3 saw the transition to different counting mechanisms involving versions of characters and ties, so change measured between CYL2 and CYL3 shouldn't be taken at face value.
CYL3 315
CYL4 312
CYL5 358

CYL6 311


Layla is an Arabic name meaning "Night". Layla also directly means "Night" in Hebrew.

Layla's Japanese name, Lala, may be a reference to how she is a singer, as in the non-lexical vocable "la la la."


  • Layla shares her English voice actress, Sarah Blandy, with Kagero, Midori, Fae, and Nino.
  • While she survives the events of Birthright, it is unknown whether she lives during the other routes, as she does not appear in those. There is a possibility that she is executed by the Nohrian army in Conquest, when King Garon orders all songstresses in Cyrkensia be killed after Azura, in disguise, sings for him in an attempt to reveal Garon's true nature. Her whereabouts are also unknown when Cyrkensia is attacked by Valla soldiers in Revelations but it's possible that she was either attacked and killed during the skirmish between Hoshido, Nohr and Valla or she survived and escaped the city.