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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. She is a Nohrian Songstress.

Profile[]

Layla is a famous songstress in Nohr who is the leading performer at the Opera House in Cyrkensia. Her performances are so famous that 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 and 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 CYL Layla Portrait
Fates
1,090
CYL2 325
↓102
CYL Layla Portrait
Fates
637
↓453
CYL3 315
↑10
CYL Layla Portrait
Fates
637
CYL4 312
↑3
CYL Layla Portrait
Fates
400
↓237
CYL5 358
↓46
CYL Layla Portrait
Fates
159
↓241
CYL6 311
↑57
CYL Layla Portrait
Fates
237
↑78

CYL7 297
↑14
CYL Layla Portrait
Fates
138
↓99

Etymology[]

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."

Trivia[]

  • 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 Layla 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 Revelation 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.
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