Resides In

Rita's house


Suncoast High


Zac (close friend/crush)


Sirena (best friend)
Nixie (best friend)
Rita Santos (pretend aunt)
Evie (frenemy)

Eye Color


Hair Color

Golden Blonde


Speed Swimming
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First Seen


Last Seen

Decision Time

Portrayed By

Lucy Fry

Lyla was a main character in Mako Mermaids. She was not present on the show after Season 1.

As an outcast, Lyla struggles to join forces with her fellow mermaids. She's a fierce mermaid and very determined and passionate. However, she might not be alone for too long as she soon develops feelings for Zac. A loner and a bit of a rebel, Lyla lives her life as a mermaid and is perfectly content swimming alone all day. She has fun in her own way, and she isn't used to having to rely on others, so she can be a little prickly at times.

When Lyla, with Sirena and Nixie, ventures onto land to try to fix their mistake, Lyla takes a mercenary approach - get legs, sort out the problem, get back to the ocean. But things don't 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! 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 trouble arises when Zac learns she hid her secret from him and means to take his powers away. Will Lyla's feelings for Zac win over her desire to go back to the ocean? By the end of the season, Lyla will learn the importance of friendship - and after starting out as the most reluctant to go ashore, it will be Lyla who's most reluctant to go back to the sea. However, after some time, she does decide to leave Mako and go back to the pod again with Nixie, leaving Sirena who wanted to stay on land.


Lyla is a very pretty teenage girl, with golden blonde hair and blue eyes. Her hair is medium-lengthen and will vary from being straight to being wavy. She's a tall height compared to other girls in the series, and she's very slim. Her skin is smooth and fair. In her human form, she usually has her hair down with decorative braids or shells, but sometimes she has two ponytails or a side ponytail. As a mermaid, her hair is let down and she has an orange-scaled tail with a matching, orange-scaled top. Lyla wears a lot of shorts and different shirts with different colors. Lyla doesn't have a moon ring in the beginning, but in Decision Time she gets one; this is her new, everyday jewelry.


Lyla possesses the ability to transform into a mermaid ten seconds after the touch of water. Once her body is completely dry, she turns back into a human along with the outfit she was wearing before she transformed.

Speed Swimming

As a mermaid, Lyla has the ability to swim at super speed of 600 km/h, hold her breath for more than fifteen minutes, and dive at a depth lower than any ordinary human being is capable of.


In "Meeting Rita", Lyla uses this power 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.  She also used this power to try to make the Trident come to her in "Nowhere to Hide"


In "Lyla Alone", after the waitress spilled the drink on her and turned into a mermaid in the cool 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 cool 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.

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Lyla used this power to shrink a lemon in "Sirena's Secret".


Zac Blakely


Out of the three mermaids, Lyla was the one who got the closest to Zac and formed a good friendship with, causing Zac's girlfriend, Evie, to be extremely jealous. Their friendship was tested in "Betrayal" when Zac found out Lyla is a mermaid and is trying to stop him from getting the trident and from being a merman. Later, in "Zac's Choice" he nearly fatally injures her and this makes him realize he was wrong about the trident and puts it back. In "Trust" she shows him that there is more to being a merman than just his powers and shows him the many wonderful things of being part of the ocean not apart from it. For more info on their relationship go to - Zac and Lyla



Throughout the season Lyla becomes closer to her mermaid companions, Sirena being the peacemaker between Nixie and Lyla. 



Though they usually find themselves at odds with each other Lyla and Nixie still have each others backs when things get hard. Nixie and Lyla have a rough ending for season 1 showing that they both want different things. Nixie wants Zac right out of the question but Lyla wants to teach him the ways of the ocean,the merman history and how to be one of them.


Evie is quick to judge Lyla after seeing her and Zac cuddling on the jetty. But it is all a misunderstanding, Lyla only wanted Zac to confess he was a merman. Evie seemed very jealous of Lyla hanging with Zac too much. Evie apologizes to the mermaids at about the last 2 episodes or so. Lyla and Evie may start a hate for each other seeing that Lyla is falling for Zac, Evie is jealous of Lyla's friendship with Zac. By the end of the series Evie apologizes to the mermaids for being so quick to judge them.


Season 1


The image gallery for Lyla may be viewed here.

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