|Full Name||Leila Breisgau
|Hair Color||Light Blonde|
|Eye Color||Light Purple
|Date of Birth||a.t.b. November 7, 2000|
RY 212, Brumaire 17th
|Height||165 cm (5'5")|
|Blood Type||A (Rh+)|
|Known Relatives||Stéphane Malcal (Adoptive Brother)|
Daniel Malcal (Adoptive Brother)
Ioan Malcal (Adoptive Brother)
Bradow von Breisgau (Father)
Claudia von Breisgau (Mother)
|Title||Commander of W-0|
|First Appearance||The Wyvern Arrives (episode)|
|Voiced by||Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese)|
Sumire Morohoshi (Young)
Emanuela Pacotto (Italian)
|See Code Geass: Akito the Exiled|
Leila Malcal (レイラ・マルカル, Reira Marukaru) is the secondary protagonist of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled. Leila comes from a family of former Britannian aristocrats and she is a military officer in the E.U. Army. She works under Gene Smilas and is Akito Hyuga's superior officer and the Commander of the W-0 Unit.
Leila is said to be very beautiful. She is of average height standing at 5'5". Her hair is very long with a light blond colour, she has bangs which reach her eyes with two locks framing her face, from the back her hair reaches her waist, and she also has two egg shaped buns usually held up with gold braces.
Character History Edit
Leila lost her family to a terrorist bombing attack when she was six years old. She was the sole survivor. During her and her mother's escape it is shown that the car had flipped over and exploded killing her mother, it is unrevealed what caused the car's explosion. After the death of her mother she runs deeper into the woods until she sees a frozen lake, She makes the mistake of running over the lake causing her to break the frozen surface, the ice cracks and she almost dies but close to death she is saved by green hooded woman who gives her Geass. The woman is revealed to be C.C.
Leila Malcal is the daughter of a Britannian noble family that disagreed with the dated system of rule in the empire, which made them defect to the E.U. as exiles. She was born in the E.U. Her father became a politician in the E.U. with massive support and the ability to rally the people so he was dubbed assemblyman. Leila was adopted by the Malcal family after the deaths of her parents. She became a Major in the E.U. Army and originally served as an adjutant to Commander Anou in the W-0 Unit. Leila planned the military operation known as Operation Alpha with the objective of rescuing the surrounded 132nd Regiment in Narva. However, Leila confronted Anou over his last minute decision to use Japanese youngsters for suicide attacks and finally removed Anou from his command position. After the success of the operation, she was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by General Smilas and given direct command of the W-0 Unit.
Leila received her Geass from an encounter with C.C. when she was a child. Though rather than entering a contract with her, she was given a choice of whether or not she would use it, and if she did not use it before adulthood, the power would disappear. Her Geass manifests in her left eye. It is unknown, what her Geass does but she is told by the "great granny", that she can use it to save someone dear to her. It is hinted that this person is Akito. Her power appears to have activated when Shin Hyuga Shaing attempts to use his Geass on her, which causes Shin great pain. As opposed to other Geass which are red, her Geass glows blue similar to Jeremiah Gottwald's Geass Canceler, which may imply, that her power is a natural version of Jeremiah Gottwald's Geass Canceler.
"Akito...I'm really happy that you survived. I mean, it let me meet you."
It is hinted that Leila harbours feelings for Akito and she cares deeply for him. It is first shown during their first battle when Akito told her to stay behind him she blushed, but then he says its because she is the one controlling the drones they can't lose her, which disappoints her. She also trusts him enough to talk to him about her disappointment in herself at being unable to help at the Gypsy's camp and her past and how she had felt helpless the night her parents died and that she wants to have the power to live on her own. After one of the dinners at the camp, she walks the Great Granny to her bed, who says she is a nice girl and offers to read her future; Leila accepts and watches as she does the reading. The Great Granny reveals that she (Leila, right after her mother died) met a witch in the woods that gave her a great power which she will use to save someone dear to her - which is hinted to be Akito. During their farewell party at the Gypsy's camp, they are invited by the rest to dance with them. Akito angrily leaves the Gypsy's camp, causing Leila to run after him. Ayano tries to follow after them, but Ryo blocks her path with a knowing look on his face. In the woods, when Leila catches up to Akito, he reveals to her his fear and hatred of his brother and tells her the story of what happened the night his entire clan was killed by his brother and how he should have been dead; he then proclaims that he will return the favour and kill his brother. Leila then proceeds to hug him and tells him that she is very happy that he lived because - if he hadn't - then she would never have met him; she blushes when he smiles at her. After their talk, they return to the camp and dance together but unbeknownst to them the Great Granny was watching them sadly. Later, after they board the plane to leave Warsaw, she tells him that she's going to miss the Gypsy's, but he doesn't answer immediately which causes her to look away sadly. He tells her that he hopes they can all go to Japan someday, which makes her smile.
"I want the power to live on my own."
- "Leila" is a widely renowned Arabic and Hebrew female name stemming from Semitic roots meaning "night". Alternatively, it can mean "born at night" or "dark beauty".
- "Malcal" could refer to the Malcals, a major ethnic group residing in the Tikrai Valley in Pakistan. The name "Malcal" or "Malkaal" itself is derived from the fusion of two Arabic terms: "Malik" (A King/ One who rules) and "Aal" (family of), thus "Family of the King" or "Family of the one who rules". This makes sense given that Geass is considered "the Power of the Kings" and Leila possesses a Geass and that the Malcals are an influential family in the E.U.
- Leila Malcal's Seiyuu Maaya Sakomoto also did Tomoyo Daidouji from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles.
- Leila's relationship with Akito can be compared to the likes of Aina Sahalin, Nina Purpleton, and Selene Mcgriff from the Gundam universe.
- Leila's character design resembles Primera from Clamp's Magic Knight Rayearth and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles.