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I'm honored to be the speaking and singing voice of Leyla; the adventurous, heartwarming, practical, and nurturing dragon leader.
  Brennley Brown  

Leyla is one of the main protagonists in the series Dragons: Rescue Riders.


Early Life

Leyla and her twin Dak were orphaned at a young age after becoming shipwrecked and were later found a mother dragon. She raised the twins beside her son Winger, which resulted in them in sharing a special ability to verbally communicate with dragons. Additionally Dak and Leyla were taught how to ride on the backs of dragons and much dragon knowledge.

Leyla's Dragon Diary is the only thing left the twins have of their birth parents, recovered from the shipwreck.

Leyla met Summer while on an outing with her dragon family learning how to ride on the back of dragons. She slipped off and fell into the sea, where she was rescued by the female Fastfin. They became great friends every since.

Integrating into a Human Village

When Dak and Leyla were ten, they and their four dragon friends were accepted into the human village of Huttsgalor after rescuing their chief, Duggard, from a shipwreck in "The Nest". They made a new home in an old abandoned lighthouse and work to rescue both humans and dragons alike. They were not easily accepted at first, as resident inventor Magnus Finke sought to get them evicted from town. He accused Burple of eating the town sheep, Haggis. Leyla, her brother, and dragon friends leave town. However they return when Magnus' Auto Lumberjack Machine goes haywire and threatens the villagers. Dak stops and destroys the run-away machine while Leyla and the others help the villagers. Later, Hannahr finds Haggis and uncovers Magnus' deception. The villagers welcome the dragon group back to stay for good. Duggard dubs them the 'Rescue Riders'.

In "Deep Trouble, Dak leads a 'Fast Blast Drills' training session. Leyla and Summer take a long time even starting the drill, because both are over-analyzing the situation. Dak and Winger perform the best, almost by accident. Afterward the Rescue Riders encounter Elbone in the village. He relates that he is going to map the Maze Caves. The next day late in the day, Duggard tells Dak, Winger, Burple, and Cutter that Elbone has still not returned from the caves. Dak rushes into the cave without a plan to find him. He, Winger, and Cutter also get lost, but do eventually find Elbone. Meanwhile, Leyla comes up with over twenty scenarios to go rescue them, but runs out of time because nightfall and the full moon are rapidly approaching, meaning the caves will be flooding. Leyla, Summer, and Burple enter the caves and find Elbone and the other riders. Everyone escapes in the nick of time. Dak admits planning is useful, while Leyla admits she should trust her gut and make quick decisions more.

Leyla learns about a holiday on Huttsgalor called Hoogenboo. Marena tells the story of the Phantom Fang, but no one believes her, though she insists it is real, all except Burple. Later, an invisible force starts wreaking havoc in the village. Leyla determines that the 'ghost' is actually a Slinkwing dragon. She and the other riders fight it off, but are only successful after Burple has the idea to mark the camouflaging dragon.

Physical Appearance

Leyla is a young girl with red hair and green eyes. She wears a purple sleeveless tunic with a quilted appearance, and a long-sleeve shirt underneath banded in light and dark teal. She has purple arm bracers and fingerless brown gloves. Additionally, Leyla wears a green scarf around her neck, a short purple and blue leather skirt, green leggings, and brown boots. She also carries an over-the-shoulder satchel.


Leyla subconsciously tends to stroke her hair in a variety of uneasy situations. Leyla is very nurturing and caring, and is the best at mothering orphaned baby dragons that they come across.

Skills and Abilities

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Dragon Riding



Chief Duggard relates that Leyla snores loud enough to keep him awake, in the episode "The Nest".


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Main article: Dak and Leyla's Relationship

Leyla has a very close relationship with her twin brother, after they were shipwrecked together and lost their birth parents. They aren't seen fighting often, and after being separated for a while, usually embrace in greeting. They do sometimes tease each other, but more often they are giving each other encouragement and support.


Main article: Leyla and Summer's Relationship
Dak: "Leyla fell off once."
Leyla: "True. Right into the sea. But, that's also how I met Summer. She rescued me."
Dak: "Right away they got into this discussion about how the moon affects tides..."
Leyla: "That's how we knew right away we were going to be best friends."

Summer rescued Leyla from falling into the sea when she was younger and fell off another dragon's back. They have since become best friends, and fully support each other, such as when they had to face biting eels to retrieve some sea grass.









Magnus Finke


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