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I don't know, Miltia, but we should teach her a lesson.
—Melanie, in response to Miltia Malachite's question

Melanie Malachite is a character introduced in the "Yellow" Trailer. She and her twin sister Miltia Malachite were seen working for Junior Xiong when they fight Yang Xiao Long. Melanie's weapons of choice were her heels. She is a member of Spider.

Appearance

Melanie is a teenage girl with long black hair with a straight fringe that covers her eyebrows and pale green eyes, highlighted by heavy cyan makeup. She wears an off white, strapless dress that graduates to a cyan towards the skirt, it has a cyan layered feathery tulle that hangs longer than the dress and a small bow in the top centre part of the dress. A pair of white thigh boots with red lace-up detailing. Melanie's Blades are fitted to the rear of the boot seemingly connected to the heels. Twin silver chains run from the back of the boots connecting to a layer armored piece on the fronts of the boots. She wears cyan stockings under her boots with lace-trimmed tops that peek above the boots and garter straps that supposedly connect to her underwear. She sports a pair of white forearm length gloves with cyan lace detailing running from wrist to forearm accompanied by a silver vambrace on her left forearm.

She has a white belt around her waist that has twin silver chains on the front alongside a cyan gemstone in the centre whilst a pair of cyan feather-like wings extended from the back. Her accessories include a white flower-shaped hairpin above her left ear, a white feather scarf with two short red feathers surrounding a long cyan feather on the left side. She also sports a silver pauldron on her left shoulder.

As members of Spider, she and her sister have Spider tattoos somewhere on their bodies.

Under Spider, both of the Malachite twins wore matching uniforms – purple halter tops, black cut-off shorts, and mid-calf boots.

Personality

Melanie is strong-willed and confident. She stands and acts in an arrogant manner, even after seeing Yang's fighting abilities. Melanie is particularly clever, pulling much of her personality from her mother, Lil' Miss Malachite, with a pendant for understanding the crime underworld of Remnant even at 13, being more knowledgeable than Roman Torchwick who was nearly twice her age at the time.

As a student of Lady Browning's Preparatory Academy For Girls, she was taught mannerisms and social etiquette, fitting into both lower and upper class society. Melanie and Miltia enjoyed pulling pranks on others, and both shared a hobby in clubbing.

In addition, she clearly shows her displeasure when Junior indicated for her and Miltia to leave when he wanted to talk with Yang. She also seems to have high standards when it comes to boys. When Neptune Vasilias greets them coolly, she, along with her sister, huff and walk away, saying "whatever" in unison.

Powers and Abilities

Skills

The Malachite Twins studied at Lady Browning's Preparatory Academy For Girls, and received advanced training on spying and assassinations. They were skilled enough to easily wallop Roman Torchwick in a fight and scare off Neopolitan from initiating combat.

Amongst their skills, they are knowledgeable in fencing, infiltration, social engineering, and self-defense.

Weapon

Main article: Melanie's Heels

Melanie's weapons of choice are her Heels. Her fighting style primarily consists of kicks, which are done in combination with her weapons. She possesses above-average strength, agility and skills, being able to perform fast shifting and evasive flips to move around in combat. She can even parry and cut Ember Celica's shells with her kicks, at both close range and long range.

When Melanie fights alongside Miltia, she forms a great combination with her sister, using flanking, distraction, and swift kicks to assault Yang and create openings for Miltia to attack. She also helps her sister while attacking, as seen when she sweeps Yang's leg to prevent Ember Celica from aiming at Miltia.

The twins prove to be a match for Yang, and manage to knock her down once. Even without Miltia, Melanie is shown to be a very skilled fighter on her own, being able to hold her ground against Yang in close combat for a short time. This may be because Yang has trouble fighting against characters like Melanie who use kicks as their primary fighting style.[2]

Trivia

Allusion

  • Melania and Miltia are likely based on Snow-White and Rose-Red, characters from the Grimm fairy tale of the same name. This is not to be confused with Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (the basis of Weiss).

Color Naming Rule

  • Melanie is a Greek name derived from melania (μελανία) which means "blackness". Malachite is a mineral name derived from molochitis lithos (Μολοχίτης λίθος) which means "mallow-green stone".
    • Appropriate to their shared surname, both of the twins have green eyes.

Character and Design

References

Characters
RWBY/Justice League
Minor Characters
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