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

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.

When viewing Lyla's personality in SimPE, it can be seen that she has 6.9 playful points and 8.2 nice points which wouldn't be possible in normal gameplay.


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.

Lyla's original face for her elder life stage has a deformed low LOD face model which is only visible on low-end settings, Agnes Crumplebottom also shares this issue.

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Resurrection tip
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 4[]

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 Charisma.png Charisma 4
Skill TS4 Comedy.png Comedy 3
Skill TS4 Fitness.png Fitness 4
Skill TS4 Logic.png Logic 5
Skill TS4 Painting.png Painting 4
Skill TS4 Programming.png Programming 7

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

The Sims 2
Sloppy 0 Neat
Shy 6 Outgoing
Lazy 4 Active
Serious 6 Playful
Grouchy 8 Nice

The Sims 2
Image Interest Level
Environment interest.png Environment 0
Food interest.png Food 6
Weather interest.png Weather 8
Culture interest.png Culture 2
Money interest.png Money 9
Politics interest.png Politics 1
Paranormal interest.png Paranormal 9
Health interest.png Health 3
Fashion interest.png Fashion 4
Travel interest.png Travel 4
Crime interest.png Crime 1
Sports interest.png Sports 4
Entertainment interest.png Entertainment 1
Animals interest.png Animals 4
Work interest.png Work 6
School interest.png School 4
Toys interest.png Toys 4
Sci-Fi interest.png Sci-Fi 0


Other Languages[]

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 Lilia 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