|Age||Unknown (Mid-Late Adolescent)|
|Affiliation||Red Rose Division|
|Partner||Robin Wingfield |
|Base of Operations||Red Rose Headquarters|
|Manga Debut||Sprout 2: Whisper of Thorn|
Melissa (メリッサ - Merissa) is a member of Red Rose's Crimson-Shell Division, thus allowing her to have a close connection with The Crimson Rose, Claudia. Often times paired with fellow members within her division, Robin Wingfield and Les, Melissa is not regarded with the same type of respect as many of her colleagues due to her young and playful demeanor.
Melissa has grey-blue eyes and short, light pink hair with messy bangs, and two strands that frame her face. Her hair is always tied back with a red and gold accented ribbon. She is always seen wearing the Crimson-Shell Division outfit consisting of a white jacket with red line accents, golden rose buttons and a red bow, along with a black skirt and black stockings held up with golden rose garters and white boots.
PersonalityEditMelissa is a bubbly and friendly young woman who is over enthusiastic and seems to get along with everyone in the Crimson-Shell Division rather well. She cares greatly about her friends as shown when Les was worried about Ruskin's disappearance and Claudia about Xeno's betrayal. She may appear air-headed but she does have well thought out responses and puts her friends before everything else.
Melissa was on a mission with Robin and Les when they heard about Xeno's betrayal of Claudia and Red Rose, prompting them to immediately abandon their mission so that they could be by Claudia's side. In Wilhelm's absence, Melissa and Robin guard Claudia through the night. However, the next morning, Melissa goes to check on Les, only to learn that Ruskin is missing and reveal that Wilhelm is missing as well. This encourages Les to piece together that this was not mere coincidence. Melissa is later seen watching over Claudia when she slips into her coma following the turmoil within Red Rose's Crimson-Shell Division caused by The Black Roses.
Powers & AbilitiesEditNot much is shown of Melissa's power or combat skills, but in her debut it is seen that Melissa can run as fast as Robin does. This implies that Melissa has good speed, which supports her in combat.
Melissa and Robin appear to be good friends and are very similar. They are both loudmouthed, good-humored and happy-go-lucky.
Melissa and Les are friends, with Melissa sometimes acting like an older sister.
Although Melissa and Xeno do not interact very much, it is seen that Melissa trusts Xeno, and does not believe that he would betray Red Rose.
Melissa acts like an older sister towards Claudia.
- "Xeno isn't that kind of person---!"
- Sprout 2: Whisper of Thorn
- Sprout 3: Invitation to Nightmare
- Retrace X: Malediction}}
- Melissa is the only character in this one-shot with outrageous choice in hair color.
- Melissa's appearance and personality is similar to Sharon Rainsworth, Shelly Rainsworth and Ada Vessalius from Jun Mochizuki's Pandora Hearts.
|Characters||Claudia • Xeno • Shion • Wilhelm • Ruskin • Les • Robin • Melissa • Gerhart Bathler • Baines • Victoria • The Scientist •|
|Chapters||1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6|
|Terminology||Premier Seed • Death Scythe • The Thorn • The Infected • Seed • Black Roses • The Jet Rose|
|Miscellaneous||Red Rose Headquarters • Crimson-Shell Division|