Layla (also known as Aisha in the Italian version, and also in the Nickelodeon dub) is a character from the Winx Club animated series. Layla first appears in the first episode of season two, La Fenice D'ombra (translation: The Shadow Phoenix) (4kids dub: Back to School).
Personality and HistoryEdit
Layla is first introduced in the first episodes of season two, it is apparent that she is determined and fearless. She was trying to rescue the pixies that will later become bonded to the individual members of the Winx Club. Through her conversation, we get a glimpse of her powers and receive a few hints about the villain of the second season, Lord Darkar.
After escaping with only one pixie, baby Piff, she is found in the forest close to Alfea. The Winx Club found her there, but after she is found, she faints. She shows a deep love and care for the pixies, who are obviously her close friends. The Pixies trust her very much - Layla is one of the few people who know of Pixie Village. Layla gives practical advice and always provides a shoulder to cry on.
She has tried to develop independence. She appears to be a feminist, sometimes conflicting with chauvinistic Riven, and can perform any task that the specialists can.
Layla was raised in a very traditional setting. Her parents believed that princesses should conduct themselves in a strict orthodox manner, and scrutinized her every movement and thought. As a result, Layla had a very isolated childhood, excepting the times when she escaped from the palace. Because of this, Layla has not had many friends. After her best friend Anne had moved away when Layla was young, her only friends were the pixies of Pixie Village.
In most of season 2, the show seemed to revolve around Layla instead of bloom and the other girls, but at the end, it focused on Bloom again because Lord Darkar tried, and temporarily succeeded, to turn her evil.
She is 17 years old when she first comes to Alfea and her birthday is June 15.
Her first interaction with girls her age comes when she arrives at Alfea. Having been so isolated for such a long time, she is held back at the beginning and is worried that she doesn't know how to be a good friend. As the months progress though, she slowly opened up and became good friends with all of the girls.
Layla is a very talented dancer, and she was taught to let loose with her dancing by a young peasant girl named Anne, whom she befriended as a young child when Anne escaped from the village and went into Layla's castle.
She is strongly against romantic entanglements with boys. Her parents had wanted her to marry a man called Nabu, but under the name Ophir he helped her various times throughout season three. When she found out he was Nabu, they had already fallen in love, and by the end of season three, they were in a relationship.
In the fourth season, Nabu asked Layla to marry him and she happily accepted. However, when the Wizards of the Black Circle attacked Tir Nan Og and threatened its Queen, Morgana, Nabu sacrificed his own life to save everyone. Feeling distraught and frustrated over losing Nabu, Layla accepted an offer to join Nebula and her "Fairies of Vengeance" in an attempt to destroy the Fairy Hunters once and for all. Later on, she rejoined the Winx Club. Layla's signature color is green in civilian, Winx, and Enchantix, and her Believix is turquoise blue.
In the second season, Layla doesn't have a love interest. Layla becomes friends with Flora when she helps her get Helia's attention. Layla becomes best friends with Musa, after Musa tells her about her mother, but their friendship seems to fade a little in season three and four. She is also quite close to Bloom and Stella. Layla and Tecna were not close at all in the second season but they become close friends in season three and Tecna volunteers to sacrifice herself for Layla's home realm.
In the third season, Layla gets a love interest: Nabu. He is seen in most of the episodes spying on Layla but later on is captured. He and Layla once get stuck in the Specialists' ship cell where they find out that they have a lot in common. Layla still does not trust him, but changes her mind after he saves her from a monster. She has fallen in love with him at this point and the two kiss in the last episode.
In the fourth season, Layla and Nabu have grown closer. He asks for her hand in marriage, and she happily accepts. Sadly, in episode 24 of this season, Nabu dies, causing Layla to grow very angry and depressed. She joins Nebula to avenge him, but in the end, she goes back to the Winx.
In the 5th season Layla gets 1 possible love intrest Roy.They don't do more than hug.
In the 6th season she gets another possible love intrest called Nex. Both him and Roy challenge one other to claim Layla's love, who in the end chooses Nex.
Piff is Layla's bonded pixie. She is the youngest of the pixies and therefore cannot talk. She speaks in baby language which is translated by Digit or Chatta. She is almost always with Layla whenever she's around and she is always sleeping.
Layla has long, slightly curly/wavy dark brown hair which is usually tied up in a ponytail, cerulean blue eyes, and dark skin.
In seasons two and three, her casual outfit is a light purple tank top bordered with white and decorated with a blue spiral design, a medium green miniskirt, and hiking boots of the same color. Over the boots are light pink legwarmers which makes the tips of the hiking boots peek out.
In season four, her casual outfit consists of a light green tank top, over which she wears a one-shouldered light pink t-shirt decorated with pink stars, circles and other designs. She also wears dark green pants with a hot pink stretchy band ant the bottom of the pants legs and with a hot pink belt.she wears a headband with matching designs and pink sneakers with white socks.
Layla's Winx outfit is a light and dark green one-shouldered tank top and a light green miniskirt over dark green shorts. The two are connected by a light green strap of fabric, held on by light blue rings. Her boots are light green with white heels and reach to mid-calf. On her right arm are two blue rings.
Layla's Charmix is a small raindrop-shaped and a pink waist bag in the shape of a water gourd. She earned her Charmix by conquering her fear of being alone.
Layla's Enchantix consists of a frilly, green strapless top decorated with pink, a matching skirt, and banana yellow above-the-elbow translucent gloves. Her wings are outlined with her signature lime green, decorated with pink pearls, and filled with yellow and magenta. The forewings are as if doubled and the bases of the tailed hind wings are lower. Her hair grows a few inches, gains streaks and is braided around a cyan forehead tiara, before flowing into pigtails. She also wears blue barefoot connected with flower-shaped buttons. Her top and skirt were originally colored blue and decorated with yellow and magenta, but since Bloom's Enchantix outfit was similar in color, the top and skirt had to be recolored. In The Secret of the Lost Kingdom, her gloves are recolored purple and her wings become spring green with magenta ovals towards the outer margins, but in the cartoon, the gloves and wings remain unaltered.
Layla was the first to earn her Enchantix. She earned her new powers when she sacrificed her sight for Ligea, Queen of Andros' mermaids.
Layla's Fairy Dust vial is turquoise and shaped like a drop of water with a light green ring surrounding it and numerous blue and white beads hanging from the bottom. The stopper is made up of light green beads and shaped like two leaves.
Layla's Believix consists of a light blue tube top, under which she wears a one-shouldered light green t-shirt. She also wears knee-length blue pants with frills at the knees and a darker blue belt, from which hangs several frills of translucent fabric. Her shoes are light pink and dark blue with light green heels. On her right wrist is a light green bracelet with frills of pink fabric, and on her left arm is a pink, elbow-length fingerless glove. Around her neck is a dark blue choker with several small golden jewels hanging from it. Her hair grows in length, and she wears a light blue headband. Her wings are edged in light blue and light blue fading to medium purple with dark blue bejeweled designs on them. There's also a stem with fuchsia jewels dangling from them protruding from the wings.
Layla's Sophix consists of a light blue tank top with one blue strap and one light green elbow-length frilly sleeve. Her miniskirt is extremely short, medium turquoise in color and very leafy in design. Her shoes are turquoise platform heels with purple flowers on the front, held on with straps that wind up to her knees, ending in frilly fabric. On her left arm is an elbow-length, light green fingerless glove. The choker around her neck is now light blue, and her headband is still blue. Her wings are edged in dark blue and pink and light green inside.
Layla's Lovix consists of a dark blue tube top with one dark green shoulder. She also wears a light blue miniskirt with white frills and dark blue knee-length pants. Her shoes are light blue boots with pink heels and pink fluff at the tops. On her arms are dark green sleeves with fluff on the shoulders. Her headband is still blue, and the choker around her neck is now light green. Her wings are now edged with pink and dark green, light green and light blue inside with several light pink jewels.
Layla has the power of liquid. She can create Morphix, a pink fluid that she can morph into any shape she wants.
Her powers are entirely based around the Morphix liquid. She usually just blasts columns of the liquid from her palms or shapes it into different objects. However, she has other useful abilities, such as:
- She can create solid walls of crystallized Morphix for protection and shape it into various shields and barriers, sometimes in the shape of spheres, nets, and cages.
- She is able to shape Morphix into a number of projectiles, such as senbon needles, nail (fastener) spikes, etc.
- She can trap her enemies with bonds of solid Morphix.
- She can fire Morphix energy blasts that become solid when touched.
- She can generate Morphix that travels as water.
- She can cause Morphix to surround an entire area or person, as well as attack them with a huge wave of the liquid.
- She can cause Morphix to explode and reform into a continuous explosive attack.
- She has also been known to create useful but very strange things with Morphix, such as an 18th century cannon hoist for climbing down a cliff, when a simple strong rope would have been much more logical.
- She can create auras around people to protect them from the cold and pressure of deep sea environment, as well as turning water into oxygen
- control big groups of morphix.
- water sprit.
- transforming morphix to diffrent weird or not weird shapes.
- Power Jazz: Two spheres of Morphix. (Winx-level)
- Morphix Spike: A beam of Morphix that strikes the enemy. (Winx-level)
- Iridescent Flame: A stream of Morphix. (Charmix-level)
- Super Powered Morphix: A wall of Morphix that fires any shots received back twice as hard. (Enchantix-level)
- Plasma Magic Bolt: A bolt of Morphix. (Enchantix-level)
- Enchanted Morphix: A sticky, darker pink colored Morphix that can trap the enemy's feet. (Enchantix-level)
- Morphix Attack: A great blast of Morphix. (Enchantix-level)
- Morphix Surfboard: Creates a surfboard. (Enchantix-level)
- Morphix Shield: A protective dome of Morphix. (Enchantix-level)
- Enchantix Bolt: A great ball of Morphix. (Enchantix-level)
- Plasma magic ball:
- Morphix Tidal Wave: Fires a powerful beam of Morphix that grabs the target and delivers a powerful shock of magic before dropping them. (Believix-level)
- Andros Hurricane: Launches a fuchsia iridescent orb of magic at the target. (Believix-level)
- Morphix Wave: A beam of Morphix. (Believix-level)
- Plasma Wall: A protective fuchsia iridescent orb of Morphix. (Believix-level)
- Plasma Barrier: A fuchsia iridescent orb of Morphix that can trap an enemy. (Believix-level)
- Morphix Blob: Involves the formation of pink iridescent bubbles that cling to the enemy. (Believix-level)
- Spirit of Courage: Layla's Believix power, gives people who are afraid the courage to barrel through whatever is plaguing them. (Believix-level)
- Vital Beat: The inner beat, the natural rhythm that gives life to all living things. (Sophix level)
- Hail Ray: A fuchsia energy beam that appears to weaken the enemy. (Lovix level)
- Power swirl: when a big group of strong enengy colide together to perform a swirl vortex. (harmonix level)
- Therteen seal: a shape made of morphix that shape like a x, it attack a strong person. (harmonix level)
- Mystic wrap: a long morphix string that wrap aroud the person body to place the enimies were the controler wants it. (harmonix level)
Layla's Winx transformation lasts for nine seconds.
First, she screams as she flexes her arms, and there is a brilliant white flash. Layla spins and her clothes are replaced with her Winx outfit, bit-by-bit in a green glow. Finally, she strikes a dancer's pose, flies up out of camera frame range and lands back within range, striking her final pose.
An alternative version of this transformation was used significantly in episodes after the first trip to the Underrealm, since she was not always seen wearing her khaki explorer outfit, with a silhouette of Layla coming into focus and her Winx form's main outfit forming in a flash of golden light.
Layla's Charmix transformation lasts for thirteen seconds.
First, Layla is shown with arms down and eyes closed. The camera zooms in, then she raises her arms and yells as her Charmix pin appears. She twirls once, then her bag appears. Finally, there is a flash, and she strikes her final pose.
Layla's Enchantix transformation lasts for twelve seconds.
First, Layla is shown in her Winx outfit. She leans forward while her hair is twisted into style. Then, she raises her left arm, where her glove materializes out of bright light. The camera pans down as her entire outfit is created out of the light. The camera briefly focuses on her face as her headband materializes. Finally, the camera zooms out to show Layla fully clothed while her wings sprout.
Two alternative versions of this transformation exist. One version accommodates the blindness in her eyes when she first earned her Enchantix, and has different sound effects and music. The other version accommodates the change in color on her top and skirt that was used significantly in episodes after Bloom had gained her Enchantix transformation.
Layla's Fairy dust lasts for eleven seconds.
First, her fairy dust vial is shown. The beads hanging from it burst into light, as does the ring around the vial. The camera then cuts to Layla, who draws her sign, a figure 8 within a circle.
Layla's Believix transformation lasts for twenty-seven seconds.
First, a body of water is shown. A droplet of water falls into it, then creates a circle of magic, which rises up to show Layla's feet. The magic condenses onto her feet, creating her boots. After a short pause, the magic continues swiftly up her body, creating her entire outfit while she spins. There is a flash, then the magic is shown creating her choker, headband, bracelet and glove. Her wings are then shown growing one by one. Layla reenters the shot, bringing her arms up and crossing her wrists before flying away from the camera, twirling. Finally, she lands on the body of water, striking her final pose.
Layla's Sophix transformation lasts for nine seconds.
Layla appears looking into the camera, dissolves and once the giant flower behind her opens, she reappears in her Sophix outfit.
Layla's Lovix transformation lasts for thirteen seconds.
Layla appears, spins twice and in a white flash, she appears wearing her Lovix outfit.
CGI Movie BelievixEdit
Layla's CGI movie Believix, as seen in Magical Adventure, lasts for twelve seconds.
First, Layla appears on the screen with Morphix swirling around her to create her outfit. She then raises her legs up, where her boots form. Her glove and bracelet are shown materializing, then the shot cuts to the girls getting their wings. When Layla's turn comes, she floats onto the screen with balls of Morphix floating around her. A band of blue magic push one of the balls toward her, where it becomes her wings. Finally, she flies off the screen to strike her final pose with the rest of the Winx girls.
- Italy - Laura Lenghi
- Singapore (Cinélume English) - Lucinda Davis
- Netherlands - Marlies Somers
- Poland - Brygida Turowska
- France - Delphine Moriau
- Israel - Liraz Charchi
- Spain - Diana Torres
- Portugal - Inês Pereira (from Season 3 and 4)
- USA - Veronica Taylor (Corporation 4Kids), Keke Palmer (Nickelodeon)
- UK - Nina Benjamin (Corporation 4KIDS & Cartoon Network Studios)
- India - Manjula Madhavan (from Season 4)
- Latin America - Lidia Abautt (Seasons 2-4)
- Germany - Ilona Otto
- Brazil - Flávia Fontenelle
- Finland - Elise Langenoja
- Sweden - Frida Nilsson
- Persia - Enah Shukhrao
- UAE - Rahy-Al-Zunbhi (Seasons 2-3)