Dr. Lyla Belshaw is main character and an antagonist, as well as a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead: World Beyond. She is a scientist for the Civic Republic. Lyla is described as a mysterious figure operating in the shadows on behalf of the cause she believes in.
Nothing is know about Lyla's life prior to or as the outbreak began except that she was a scientist.
Lyla is working at the Civic Republic's research facility in New York State while enjoying lunch at her desk. She records her observations as she studies test subjects who have been experimented on, particularly her former colleague from Portland, Oregon, Dr. Samuel Abbott. After she finishes taking her notes down on Dr. Abbott's condition and response to therapy treatments, she gets ready to study the next test subject. While the next test subject is being prepared for her, she takes a look at a picture frame on her desk where she is standing happily with Dr. Abbott, Dr. Leo Bennett, and another scientist.
Lyla is alone at her desk looking at the photograph of her, Dr. Bennett, Dr. Abbott, and the other scientist when she takes out Dr. Bennett's research from her desk drawer. She opens the manuscript to find a note from Iris and Hope to their father. She then receives a phone call from Lieutenant Colonel Kublek and confirms that Dr. Bennett and his security detail will not be a problem.
Lyla and Leopold are eating dinner together when it is revealed that they are in a relationship with each other. Later, Lyla rehearses in the mirror on how to tell Leopold that his daughter Hope will be coming to the Civic Republic the next day to help him with his research for the cure. In the end, she chooses not tell him yet which resulted in Leopold telling her he had suspicions regarding the Civic Republic and the strange departure of Dr. Abbott.
Lyla will appear in this episode.
This list shows the victims Lyla has killed:
|Language||Dubber||Other Characters Voiced|
|Spanish (Latin America)||N/A||N/A|
World Beyond Characters
|Bennett Family||Iris • Hope • Leopold • Kari|
|Plaskett Family||Silas • Mrs. Plaskett • Marco • Gary|
|Carlucci Family||Felix • Cliff|
|Campus Colony||Will • Romano • Mr. Kapadia • Dani • Phoebe • Jan • Dr. K|
|Civic Republic||Jennifer • Elizabeth • Lyla • Frank • Dennis • Webb • Tiga • Grady • Mason • Betts • Murrow • Dr. T. • Ian • Diane • Anne • Barca • Samuel|
|Ortiz Family||Elton • Amelia • Isaac|
|Hvass High School||Sabina|
|Illinois||Percy • Tony|
|Military Personnel||Dawson • Drake • Owens • Wilkins • Farmer • Simms|
|Omaha||Ruth • Galbraith|
|The Perimeter||Robin • Indira • Brody • Asha • Dev|
|Miscellaneous Survivors||Daniel • Margaret • Candice • Walter|
|Alive characters appear in green. Unknown characters appear in blue. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Undead characters appear in gray and italics.|