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Melfina
Melfina Profile
Biographical information
Given name Melfina VSD02C
Nickname(s) Melfina
Maiden of the Leyline
Age 17.8
Blood Type None
Species Bio android
Planet N/A
Physical description
Hair Black
Eyes Brown
Height 5'2" (160 cm)
Weight 132 pounds (60 kg)
Career information
Affiliation Outlaw
Occupation Bio Navigator for the Outlaw Star
Ship Outlaw Star
Weapons None
Out-of-Universe information
First Manga appearance Outlaw Star: 1st Star: Fire & Ice
First Anime appearance "Outlaw World"
English VA Emilie Brown
Japanese VA Ayako Kawasumi
"Who am I? Why was I made? Who made me? And what did they make me for?"
—Melfina[1]

Melfina (メルフィナ Merufina?), born Melfina VSD02C, is a biological android created by the Kei Pirate Guild and Professor Gwen Khan in conjunction with the XGP 15A-II with the sole intention of finding the Galactic Leyline.

Biography

Creation

Created at some point before the start of the series through a collaboration between the Kei Pirate Guild and Gwen Khan, Melfina was designed and intended as the XGP 15a-II's navigation system.

"Hot Ice" Hilda

Before the beginning of the series, the Outlaw Hilda found out about the ship and Melfina and stole them from the Kei Pirates.

Confrontation with Aisha Clan-Clan

Return to Sentinel III

Traveling to Heifong

The Anten Seven

The Galactic Leyline

Aftermath

Outlaw Star manga

1st Star: Fire & Ice

Characteristics

Appearance

Melfina appears as a beautiful and slender young woman with mid-length black hair and large, brown eyes. She most often wears an outfit consisting of a blue shawl and tie, black tights, black shoes, and a short skirt. She also wears a gold ankle bracelet on her left leg. When interfacing with the Outlaw Star, she is completely naked.

Personality

Melfina is known for her extreme kindness, bravery and a desire to know who and what she truly is. These questions haunt her for much of her journey with Gene Starwind and are a source of indecisiveness and doubt at times. She is usually very cheerful and upbeat, acting as a surrogate mother to her friend and teammate Jim Hawking, looking after his and the group's well being, even outside perilous situations. Melfina is friendly and easygoing with most people. The nature of her creation suggests a type of naivety toward most situations or subjects, resulting a straightforward-but-innocent questions or outlook.

Her relationship with Suzuka and Aisha Clan-Clan, in one instance, reveals she is far less begrudging of their behavior towards herself, Gene and Jim during their first encounters with each other. Melfina is willing to trust Suzuka and Aisha in most situations, particularly when she is in need of physical protection from enemies. In turn, Suzuka and Aisha are typically more perceptive of Melfina's emotions than either Jim, Gilliam or Gene are.

However short lived her relationship with "Hot Ice" Hilda was, there was always the iteration of asking exactly what she wanted to do on Hilda's part, despite her often straight forward command over the young woman who willingly followed her. As result of Hilda's actions against the Kei pirates, Melfina felt a debt of gratitude toward the outlaw for saving her life. She also has a good friendship with Gilliam II, mostly due to his confidentiality, and because they share origins.

Of the group, she grows closer to Gene. Despite his brazen behavior, she remains comfortable in his presence and admits she feels safest around him, enough to sleep against his shoulder. As their investigation into the Galactic Leyline and her identity prolongs, she begins to doubt Gene's dedication to finding out the truth. She expresses as much at the Leyline after Hazanko capitalized on her doubts during her captivity. In the end, however, Melfina's trust is rewarded after she saves the lives of everyone within the Leyline and Gene admits to being in love with her. In a move to reaffirm her agency, Melfina expresses her "desire" to remain with Gene "forever".

Outside the circle of the Outlaw Star, Melfina's inadvertent connection with Harry MacDougall as a result of their minor similarities, forces Melfina to be self-dependent on her own abilities. Despite his seemingly gentle advances, Melfina's constant rejection reveals a cruel and controlling person who sees her an object to own and not a person. Yet, for all the abuse Melfina suffers from Harry, she pities his situation and on some level, cares for him. She is visibly distraught over his apparent death at the hands of Hazanko in the Leyline. Afterwards, she adopts a visibly more assertive personality - one sure of herself and her existence beyond the Leyline.

Abilities

Due to her unique nature, Melfina is capable of many feats impossible for ordinary life forms. Among these is her unique connection to the Galactic Leyline, acting as an interface of sorts with its reality warping capabilities to alter matter and energy when connected to it. Among her other unique features is her immunity to mind control by biological organisms such as the alien cactus, which could control and subdue several dozen organic beings simultaneously, even ones such as Aisha, Gene, and Jim, all three of whom are known to possess incredible willpower. Among her other unusual abilities is her power to heal others. This was first seen when she partially healed Gene's life-threatening wounds by taking him into her interface capsule within the Outlaw Star's bridge.

Melfina is athletic enough to keep pace with the likes of Gene and Suzuka when running, and is agile enough to dodge gunfire when necessary.

Melfina is also known for being a remarkable cook, with her work being heavily praised by the other crew members.

Trivia

  • As part of Cartoon Network's editing, the show has her portrayed as wearing tight black shorts and a sports bra.

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