Chapter 68 (flashback)
Episode 29 (flashback)
Layla was a beautiful young woman. She had soft brown eyes along with long blonde hair, which she usually wore in a bun along with a lacy baby pink band with ruffles on its edges which rests on her hair with her flicks and strands of hair framing her face. Like her daughter, Layla had a voluptuous figure. She and her daughter have similar appearances, to the point that Lucy is almost the spitting image of her mother.
Layla was a kind, caring, and compassionate woman who loved her daughter and husband immensely. She treated her Celestial Spirits kindly, and was the one who taught Lucy that Spirits were not tools, but rather living creatures and friends, believing that they were just like everyone else and treating them like equals.
Layla Heartfilia was a Celestial Spirit Mage who worked in the merchant's guild, "Love & Lucky" where she met and fell in love with Jude Heartfilia. The two eventually decided to become independent when Layla became pregnant with Lucy. They chose her name when they noticed that the sign of the guild had the letter K missing so instead, it was read as 'Love & Lucy'; this made an impression on them so they decided to name their child "Lucy" if their child was a girl.
Over the years, the Heartfilia Konzern became bigger and more powerful. Layla lived in an estate together with her daughter and staff. At the year X764, Layla retired all of her Spirits due to her fading health. Each of her spirits were distributed to three different owners, each to be entrusted with a key until Layla's child was ready to inherit the spirits. However before they left, she made a final contract with Capricorn, where he committed to protect her family for all of eternity. At the year X777 when she was 29 years old, Layla passed away.
Magic and AbilitiesEdit
Celestial Spirit Magic (星霊魔法 Seirei Mahō): Layla, same as her daughter, had practiced Celestial Spirit Magic, which allows her to summon Celestial Spirits, Magical beings residing in the Celestial Spirit World, using the Keys of their respective Gates.
- Multiple Summon: Layla has the ability to summon more than one Celestial Spirit at the same time, with three being the maximum number shown.
Her basic items are her Celestial Spirit keys. It was known that she had at least three different keys.
- Gate of the Water Bearer Key: Summons the Water Bearer, Aquarius. (former)
- Gate of the Giant Crab Key: Summons the Giant Crab, Cancer. (former)
- Gate of the Goat Key: Summons the Goat, Capricorn. (former)
- Layla's name is derived from the song, "Layla" by Eric Clapton.
|Heartfilia Family||Jude Heartfilia • Layla Heartfilia • Lucy Heartfilia|
|Servants||Aed • Bero • Ribbon • Spetto • Zoldeo|