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Lyla Grunt
Lyla Grunt
Gender TS2 Female Female
Age TS3-Adult Adult
Life state Ghost Ghost
Family/Families Grunt family
Parents A.P. Vandermorgan, Jacqueline Vandermorgan Deceased
Marital status Divorced
Romances General Buzz GruntDivorced
Children Tank Grunt Son, Ripp Grunt Son, Buck Grunt Son
Zodiac sign Libra (sign) Libra
Aspiration Romance Romance
Hair color TS2 Blonde Hair Blonde
Eye color TS2 Dark Blue Eyes Dark Blue
Skin color Skin-tan Tan
Body shape Thin Thin
Other information
Game The Sims 2 Icon The Sims 2
Playability Deceased
Cause of death Electrocution
Neighborhood Strangetown
Lyla Grunt
Lyla Grunt (The Sims 4)
Gender TS2 Female Female
Age TS3-Adult Adult
Life state Ghost Ghost
Education and employment
Career Unemployed Unemployed
Family/Families Grunt family
Marital status Divorced
Romances General Buzz GruntDivorced
Children Tank Grunt Son, Ripp Grunt Son, Buck Grunt Son
Traits Trait TS4 Good Good
Trait TS4 Geek Geek
Trait TS4 Slob Slob
Trait TS4 Alluring Alluring
Aspiration Aspiration TS4 Soulmate Soulmate
Hair color TS2 Blonde Hair Blonde
Eye color TS2 Blue Eyes Blue
Skin color Skin-tan Tan
Body shape Thin Thin
Other information
Game TS4 Icon The Sims 4
Playability Gallery
Cause of death Poison

Lyla Grunt (née Vandermorgan) is a pre-created deceased Sim in Strangetown in The Sims 2. She is the mother of Tank Grunt, Ripp Grunt and Buck Grunt, and the ex-wife of General Buzz Grunt. She is the daughter of A.P. Vandermorgan and Jacqueline Vandermorgan, both of Strangetown.

Lyla has the Romance aspiration and her zodiac sign is Libra. Her main interests include in paranormal, money and weather. Lyla also has a hidden Family aspiration token. An image of Lyla in her elder stage can be found in her character file and can be seen using SimPE. Unlike most pre-made deceased Sims, Lyla was created at the same time as the rest of her family.


Life leading up to The Sims 2Edit

Before she died, she divorced from General Buzz and moved out. The reason they broke up is unknown, and Lyla's whereabouts after she moved out of the Grunt house is also not known. It appears that Lyla met Olive Specter at some point because Lyla mysteriously died in Olive's garden, where her grave can be found. Her ghost is that of a Sim who died of electrocution.

Strangely, her family has no memories of her death. It is not clear if this is a developer oversight, or if the family was intended to be unaware of her death. With The Sims 2: Nightlife or a later expansion, the player is able to move her grave to a different lot, which will give her sons a memory of her death. Olive illogically has a memory of Lyla dying long before her own son Nervous Subject was born, who is now an adult. This is inconsistent with the timeline of Lyla leaving her family after Buck Grunt grew up to be a child.

Before Lyla died, she was 36 days from being an elder, meaning that she may have used the Elixir of Life shortly after entering adulthood. According to SimPe, Lyla had unlinked relations with Creon and Willow Nigmos, Earl E. and Tim Lee DeMise, Hugh and Lou Thanasia, Ichabod Specter, Peponi and Lerato Muenda, as well as townie Bella Goth.


Lyla's entire character file is in an outdated format, as a result her face is corrupted and her clothing in-game is randomized. Her corrupted appearance is genetic. If Lyla has more children after being resurrected, they will inherit her corrupted facial features. Changing her appearance with a mirror will make her appearance even more glitched.

Lyla's true appearance features tanned skin, blonde hair and dark blue eyes, despite her original portrait displaying her with brown eyes. She also wears a very elegant pink dress in her thumbnail. However, as shown in the family album, her clothes and hairstyle when she moved out of the Grunt house are different - she wears a blue tank top and tan trousers. Her outfit data also contains another casual outfit; a red dress with boots and a long black coat.

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This Sim can be brought back to life using the Resurrect-O-Nomitron, the genie lamp or an evil witch's spell. For more information, read Game guide:Bringing Sims back to life.
Resurrecting this Sim has been known to cause corruption in the game.
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Corrupted face
This Sim has a corrupted face, and will likely appear with a randomly generated face when initialized in the game. This Sim's corrupted appearance may be genetic and may be passed on to their offspring.

Life leading up to The Sims 4Edit

An official Maxis recreation of Lyla and her family was uploaded to the The Sims 4 Gallery on February 28, 2019, marking the 19th anniversary of The Sims. In this timeline, Lyla is a playable ghost who died because she was poisoned. She is friends with all three of her sons, but her ex-husband Buzz is only an acquaintance. Unlike the remakes of the Newbie family and the Pleasant family on the Gallery, Lyla has several skill points in a variety of different areas. Despite being a ghost, Lyla's simology panel indicates that she will become an elder in 23 days.


The Sims 4
Image Skill Level
Skill TS4 CharismaCharisma04
Skill TS4 ComedyComedy03
Skill TS4 FitnessFitness04
Skill TS4 LogicLogic05
Skill TS4 PaintingPainting04
Skill TS4 ProgrammingProgramming07

The Sims 4
Image Name Relationship level
Buzz Grunt (The Sims 4) Buzz Grunt Acquaintance
Tank Grunt (The Sims 4) Tank Grunt Friend
Ripp Grunt (The Sims 4) Ripp Grunt Friend
Buck Grunt (The Sims 4) Buck Grunt Friend

The Sims 2
Libra - Big
Sloppy 00 Neat
Shy 06 Outgoing
Lazy 03 Active
Serious 06 Playful
Grouchy 08 Nice

The Sims 2
Image Interest Level
Environment interestEnvironment00
Food interestFood06
Weather interestWeather08
Culture interestCulture02
Money interestMoney09
Politics interestPolitics01
Paranormal interestParanormal09
Health interestHealth03
Fashion interestFashion04
Travel interestTravel04
Crime interestCrime01
Sports interestSports04
Entertainment interestEntertainment01
Animals interestAnimals04
Work interestWork06
School interestSchool04
Toys interestToys04
Sci-Fi interestSci-Fi00



  • In The Sims 2, Lyla's original face for her elder lifestage has a deformed low LOD face model which is only visible on low-end settings, Agnes Crumplebottom also shares this issue.

Other LanguagesEdit

Language The Sims 2
English Lyla Grunt
Brazilian Portuguese Lilá Rosnado
Chinese (Simplified) 莱拉 格兰特
Chinese (Traditional) 莉拉 古瓦特
Czech Lyla Bručounová
Danish Lise Gundersen
Dutch Lidia Grom
European Portuguese Liliana Grunho
Finnish Laila Ruutila
French Laura Troufion
German Lyla Grunz
Italian Lyla Grunt
Japanese ライラ グラント
Korean 라일라 그런트
Norwegian Laila Bang
Polish Liliana Kamasz
Russian Lila Grant (Лила Грант)
Spanish Lila Reclutas
Swedish Laila Basse
Thai ไลลา กรันท์
The Grunt Family
Rock - Wanda - Chip - Missy - Buzz - Lyla - Tank - Ripp - Buck
The Vandermorgan Family
A.P - Jacqueline - Lyla
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