Lydia

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Full Name Lydia, the Mirror Gazing Mother
Age 34
Biography She's stashed her secret savings away to prepare for her long afterlife.
Room Master Bedroom
Life 100
Heart Quote Isn't my hair just gorgeous? Of course, I do spend a lot of time on it. I was so bored cooped up in that painting... Now I spend all my time in front of the mirror. It seems to scare people, though, so everything is coming up roses!

“Oh dear...Such a draft...”
Lydia, Luigi's Mansion

Lydia, the Mirror Gazing Mother (Japanese: ママーラ Mamāra) is one of the Portrait Ghosts that Luigi encounters in Luigi's Mansion. She is Neville's wife and the mother of Chauncey and the twins Henry and Orville. She is rather vain and is very proud of her well-groomed blonde hair. To keep it in that condition, she spends a large portion of her time primping her hair in front of a mirror. She gets upset very easily when something threatens the condition of her hair. Like her husband, Lydia also keeps a baby care diary.

Lydia was captured by Professor Elvin Gadd and turned into a portrait in the past, something she is visibly upset about. However, she was later set free again by King Boo when he took revenge for the capture of Boolossus. Her portrait number in Professor E. Gadd's gallery is 2.

Luigi's Mansion[edit]

During Luigi's Mansion, Lydia is found in the Master Bedroom in the first area of the Mansion. She becomes accessible after her husband Neville has been captured. She is sitting in front of her dresser, combing her hair. She is so immersed in her hair that she is completely unresponsive to Luigi's flashlight. To make her vulnerable, Luigi has to open the curtains to her left with his Poltergust 3000. This causes a breeze to enter the bedroom through a hole in the window. Lydia, distracted by the breeze, then gets up to close the curtains again, at which point she can be stunned by the flashlight and re-captured. After catching her with the Poltergust 3000, Luigi obtains the key leading to the Nursery.

Luigi can also read Lydia's Child-Care Diary, which can be found in the Study in a book shelf behind the desk. Doing that provides the player with information on how to lure Henry and Orville out of hiding in The Twins' Room.

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Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ママーラ
Mamāra
From "Mama", meaning mother in various languages.
Spanish Lidia, la madre coqueta del espejo Lydia, the flirty mother from the mirror
French Lydia, La Mère Narcissique Lydia, the narcisstic mother
German Rolanda, Spiegelvernarrte Mutter Rolanda, mirror-crazy mother
Italian Lidia, mamma specchiodipendente Lydia, mirror-addicted mother

Trivia[edit]

  • Lydia's name may be a reference to Lydia Deetz, a main character in the 1988 film Beetlejuice.
  • Lydia is one of the two portrait ghosts that can be found as sculptures in The Artist's Studio, the other being Biff Atlas.
  • There are some paintings of Lydia which may depict her when she was alive. The first one is one the top left corner of the Parlor, the second is on the left wall of the Study, and the third one on top of the dresser in the Master Bedroom.