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LydiaIcon.png Lydia
Luigi's Mansion
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
HP 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 is the second portrait ghost whom Luigi encounters in Luigi's Mansion and its Nintendo 3DS version. She is Neville's wife and the mother of Chauncey and the twins Henry and Orville. Lydia has a slender body with light blue skin. Her head is balloon-shaped, and she has blonde hair, yellow-green eyes, pink eye shadow, pink lipstick, and green earrings. She is dressed in a pink bathrobe. Lydia is vain about her well-groomed blonde hair and spends a large amount of time primping her hair in front of a mirror. Lydia's portrait number in the Gallery is 2.

Lydia is encountered by Luigi the Master Bedroom in Area One of the Mansion, being the penultimate ghost of Area One. Lydia is sitting in front of her dresser, combing her hair. Luigi can open the curtains to her left with his Poltergust 3000, causing a breeze to enter the Master Bedroom through a hole in the window. Lydia, distracted by the breeze, then gets up to close the curtains again, at which point she becomes vulnerable to being stunned by the flashlight and vacuumed into the Poltergust 3000. If Luigi fails to capture Lydia in a single try, Lydia will disappear, reappear at the back side of the bedroom, close the curtains, and return to her mirror. Once Luigi has caught Lydia, a treasure chest with the key to the Nursery appears.

A few portraits of what appears to be Lydia is in some rooms of the mansion: 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.

Luigi can read Lydia's Child-Care Diary in the Study, providing the player with information on how to lure Henry and Orville out of hiding in The Twins' Room.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ママーラ
Derived from "mama"

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
Spanish Lidia, la madre coqueta del espejo
Lydia, the Flirty Mother from the Mirror


  • A sculpture of Lydia and Biff Atlas can each be found in The Artist's Studio.
  • Pre-release footage indicates Lydia was fought differently; after looking behind her after a few seconds, she would become vulnerable to the flashlight.