Lyla In Water

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Lyla is the one of the 7 main characters in Mako Mermaids. There are rumors that running around that Lyla will be the rebel mermaid, much like Rikki  in H2O: Just Add Water. She's a fiery mermaid, and she's very determined and passionate. Over time, Lyla develops feelings for merman, Zac.


A loner and a bit of a rebel, Lyla loves her life as a mermaid and is perfectly content swimming alone all day. She has her own fin in her own way, and she isn't used to having to rely on others- or even cooperating - so she can be a little prickly at times.

When the three mermaids decide to venture onto land to rectify their mistake, Lyla takes a mercenary approach - get legs, sort out the problem, get back to the ocean. But things don't quite go as smoothly as she planned, and Lyla has to accept that she might be on land for a while - but she doesn't have to like it!

As a general rule, Lyla doesn't like mingling with land dwellers- but as the series progresses, despite her best efforts, she is drawn to Zac. She becomes Zac's go to confidant, but conflict arises when Zac learns she hid her secret from him and means to take his powers away. Will Lyla's feelings for Zac win out over her desire to go back to the ocean?

By the series end, aloof Lyla will have learnt the importance of friendship- and after starting out as the most reluctant to go ashore, it will be Lyla who's the most reluctant to return to the sea.

Mermaid PowersEdit

Lyla possesses the ability to transform into a mermaid ten seconds after at the touch of water. Once her body is completely dry, she turns back into human along with the outfit she was wearing before she transformed. As a mermaid, she has the ability to swim at super speed of 600km/h, hold her breath for more than fifteen minutes, and dive at a depth lower than any ordinary human being is capable of.


In "Getting Legs", Lyla uses this power along with Sirena and Nixie to make the water fountain at Suncoast High explode so Zac would get wet.


She uses it to increase the boat's speed in "Dolphin Tale" and to move a photo cube in "Getting Legs". She also uses it in "Lyla Alone" to turn off the fan in the cool room so she could dry her tail using Hydro-Thermokinesis.


In "Lyla Alone", after the waitress spilled the drink on her and turned into a mermaid in the cooler room, she was using this power so no one would find out that she's a mermaid.


To avoid anyone finding out she's a mermaid in "Lyla Alone" after a waitress spilled a drink on her and she turned into a mermaid in the cooler room she turned herself invisible.


In "Lyla Alone", Lyla uses this power to freeze the water droplets falling from the ceiling of the cool room.


Lyla uses this power in "Getting Legs" to knock over the lifeguard tower that Zac was in, hoping to take away his powers.


The name Lyla, in both English and French, means "from the island" and "Island Girl", possibly implying she might be from or born at Mako Island or another island of the coast of Australia. In Persian, it means "dark princess", and in both Arabic and Hebrew, it means "night", which might be referencing the Full Moon and its magic at night.


  • Lyla is the only one of the three mermaids to not be able to speak dolphin.
  • Lyla loves the tails of prawns, the part that humans normally don't eat.
  • Lyla is allergic to kelp spores in the Atlantic ocean. 
  • Lyla is the only one out of Zac, Nixie and Sirena to show the power of Hydro-Cryokinesis.
  • So far Lyla is the only one to be seen using a weather based power.
  • Lyla can catch a snow rash, same as the other 2 mermaids.
  • Lucy Fry will not be returning to season 2, due to Vampire Academey.