Melissa the Hedgehog (メリッサヘッジホッグ Merissa za hejjihoggu) is a main character created by Aly. She is a reclusive person, despite always putting on a content face. However, despite working alone and content on that being the case, she is a rather talented sword (specifically katana) wielder and is capable at running at high speeds, similar to that of Sonic.
She is, unsurprisingly, the "odd" one out of her whole family, which doesn't really phase her. During her years, she has matured so much to be the person she is now.
Melissa is a female hedgehog that stands at 3'4" and weighs 96 pounds. Her fur is brown, her muzzle is peach, her arms are peach, her stomach is peach, and her inner ear color is peach. Melissa's eyes are as brown as her fur color. She lacks eyelashes, which she has no problem with. Like Amy, a tuft of hair can be seen on her forehead. Her tuft is more curly than Amy's, however. Her hair is long and curly and held by a rubber band, and it can be seen hanging off of the side of her. She used to have it short, but she decided to let it grow out.
Her body isn't as naturally curvy as most female species. Her hips do have that curve, however, it isn't as prominant as others. Her chest is flat chested, but Melissa doesn't really have a problem with that. In fact, she's grateful about it, since it enables her to fight easier and take attacks easier.
Melissa wears a black shirt with a red heart on the shirt. She wears neon green gym shorts. She wears black ring bracelets with grey spikes on them. Her shoes are black and have red hearts on the side of them. The shoe laces are a neon green just like her shorts.
She isn't the type that likes to dress up all the time, either. Melissa generally likes to stick with one outfit to keep it consistent.
When Melissa was about 12 and under, she looked different than she used to, obviously. Melissa had that tuft, but her hair was held up in Sonic's hairstyle, and she also uses a rubber band to hold it together. Despite it being styled up like Sonic's, her hair was really puffy (especially her tuft). She wore a cyan blue shirt with poka dots on them. Instead of a neon green skirt, she has a light pink skirt. For the first time, she wore gloves with black cuffs. For shoe wear, she wore light purple shoes with red shoelaces.
Melissa has other wardrobe, but she doesn't wear them a lot. One of them is a plain white dress with a red ribbon on it, along with white flat shoes. There aren't anymore known attire that she has. She also has another dress that looks similar to the white one, but instead the other dress a bit shorter and it's a cyan blue color.
Melissa was the oldest child out of her three other siblings, Alicia, Rosalina, and Julian. Being the oldest, you'd expect her to be the bravest one, but she wasn't. When Melissa was young, she was afraid of a lot of stuff; like the dark, spiders, thunderstorms, that sort of stuff. Fortunately, her mother, Elizabeth, took quick action. She decided to teach Melissa to master wielding a sword, since every family generation there was someone, primarily the oldest, who would learn how to use one. And not only to use a sword, but also self defense. Elizabeth figured if Melissa learned these, she would do just fine.
For until Melissa was 13, her mother and her trained. It took long, painstaking years, but also with constant improvement, much to Elizabeth's and Melissa's delight. By the time Melissa was 14, she was able to fend for herself. Elizabeth took great pride in this, as she saw greatness in her child, like any other parent should. And after all this training was over, Melissa took pride in this too, knowing that she doesn't have to succumb to her fears.
But, this led to Melissa leaving when she was 15. She figured it was time for her to prove that she was able to be on her own, and she was. She learned all her "how to's" from her mother, so it wasn't like she wasn't knowing what she was doing. Elizabeth didn't stop Melissa; all Elizabeth did was smile, as she said she cannot prevent a child's curiosity.
Meeting Sonic and the others
After walking around Mobius for a while, Melissa eventually encountered Sonic. Due not to being around a lot of people all her life, she wasn't sure how to interact with him since she had mostly been around people she had known since birth. Eventually after a bit of conversing, Sonic was nice enough to show his party of friends to Melissa, since he had a feeling she had goodness in her. Melissa clicked with a few people, but she was mostly infatuated with Shadow, at least, at the time.
Is it love?
For a pretty long time, Melissa had believed Shadow was "the one" for her and that nothing will seperate them. Unlike Amy, Melissa did know that Shadow had boundaries and refrained from calling him "boyfriend" or some sugary name. She did want to work with him whenever she could, though. Though, this only continued to when Melissa was about to turn 16. She realized that her feelings for Shadow were rather too quick and too soon, and that he'll never love her back. She had no problem with this, and so did Shadow.
However, she holds a small part of her that she will love someone again. She just wishes it wouldn't be a "love at first sight" experience, like the first time.
Philosophy and history... and books
Even when she was training and even younger, Melissa took great interest in history and philosophical topics. She usually swayed away from "traditional" feminine stuff because those stuff didn't really interest her. She started reading at a young age, and that's what helped contribute to her interest. At night she would read a book about the history of Mobius and everything it went through. She applies logic a lot to topics to this day.
Melissa is usually a delightful and percipient girl. She is sometimes known to be kind but headstrong and has a tendency to put too much pressure on herself to react in the most wise way. She can be very caring as well, in many cases she goes out of her way to make sure her friends are safe and happy. However, when people get her agitated, she can get passive aggressive and sarcastic because she's the type you really don't want to mess (unless you like sarcastic insults).
Melissa has a hard time admitting how she feels, especially if it's someone she likes. She can be a really sarcastic person (as stated above briefly). She can handle a lot of sex related jokes. However, she's not exactly that good to come up with a great comeback. Melissa is like that dare devil in a group of friends, always trying new things and then getting in trouble later for it. Melissa isn't afraid to admit what she would have done wrong. Maybe not all cases that is true.
Because of the lack of contact with other people when growing up, it's a little difficult for her to talk to new people. She is usually wary around strangers but once she is warmed up to you, she is rather talkative (at least to her friends). This is evident when around a large group of people she does not know. Melissa tends to sway away from that large group, unless there is a person she knows very well, then she'd head over to that said person. Though unsurprisingly, she tends to work alone since "it's easier and less stressful."
- Spending time to herself (solitude)
- Working on her katana skills
- Reading books
- Philosophical stuff, or stuff with deep meaning
- The colors pink, green, brown and black
- Dubstep, electronic music, or any types of music
- Scary stories
- Being around people she's not familiar with
- Being in public for a long period of time
- Rushing things
- When people yell at her when she simply asks for them to repeat something
- When she feels she has failed someone
- Her younger self (occasionally)
This is her only power, and Melissa is quite proud of that fact. Melissa is able to run up to as fast as Scourge, which is pretty fast considering he's a Sonic doppelganger. She is capable of getting up to Sonic, especially when he slows down. Because of her super speed, her reflexes are enhanced significantly. She is enabled to run sideways on buildings, run over water with ease and slip past lazers. She uses this power with her swordsmanship skills.
Above Average Strength
Melissa has above average strength, meaning she is stronger than the average civilian. She may not have super strength like Knuckles, however, she is physically strong. She is able to defend for herself and to take down any intruder with almost all ease. She cannot punch through rock or anything strong; her strength is solely for self-defense.
Melissa is skilled on how to use swords, trained by her very own mother Elizabeth. She is primarily efficient with a katana, as that is her main weapon. Her swordsmanship is at similar skill as of Pearl from Steven Universe. Her agility and flexibility makes Melissa attack with grace and poise. Even though her tempermant is a problem, Melissa can stay calm in this situation. She is able to fence as well.
Temper and Personality Issues
Melissa can lose her tempter when you make her angry enough, and luckily she rarely swears, which is a good thing. Her sarcastic and passive aggresive attitude can cause fights to start. Interestingly, when she was a little kid, she had many phobias, but she outgrew a lot (but not all) them when she got older. A big weakness is admitting how she feels because she has trouble explaining her feelings since she never learned really how to.
Her hearing sometimes can be fuzzy but only in noisy situations. For instance, if the room was somewhat noisy and someone quietly is speaking, Melissa can't hear it fully and can only hear parts of it. However, if the room was quiet, and someone is quietly speaking, she can hear it no problem. Melissa's hearing is really fine, but people just tend to talk quieter around her, making it harder for her to hear. So Melissa can be considered a little deaf.
When she uses the seven chaos emeralds, Melissa can transform into her super form, Zeo Melissa. Her appearance is changed, but not drastically. For instance, her fur becomes yellow and her hair looks like lightning bolts. Her shirt becomes inversed, where her shirt is red and her heart on the shirt is black. Her skirt turns black, however. In this form, her super speed is enhanced greatly as well as her strength and swordsmanship. However, she doesn't always use her super form because she never really aquires all the chaos emeralds. But in the case of an emergency, she will use it.
- Stats are based from 1-10. 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.
Attack: 7 - Melissa is an average fighter; her attacks are sufficient enough.
Defense: 8 - She has a high defense, and she is able to defend for herself. She is pretty fast too, which helps contribute to her defense.
Speed: 9 - Melissa possesses super speed, giving her the ability to run way faster than the average person. Of course, she's not fast as Sonic, but if he slowed down Melissa could catch him.
Magic: 0 - She does not possess any sort of magic ability.
Evasion: 8 - Her super speed ability grants her the ability to avoid most attacks.
Intelligence: 9 - Melissa is incredibly smart, but she's not as smart as Tails or Eggman. It's mostly from all the philosophical books she's read.
Skills: 7 - Melissa is alright at what she can do. It's average.
Accuracy: 8 - Melissa's high speed contributes to her accuracy. Although, yes, she can go too fast, but she's usually precise.
Stamina: 7 - Melissa is a tough cookie, but she's not totally strong.
Tolerance: 8 - Melissa tolerates pain very well. Of course, pain stills hurts her; just not as much.
fourstat code is
"I'd love to see you try..."
"Victory has been achieved!"
"I lost. Oh well. It's not that bad, that means I can train harder to achieve victory. This, is only the beginning."
"We don't have to be first, but we have to finish this."
"I've never been perfect, but neither have you."'
"I show you the beauty of the world, while you showed me the grim reality of it."
"Life is, just, simple but full of surprises. It can take you down trails you've never thought you'd go down. It's just how you go down that trail is what counts."
Feel free to add your characters to Friends/Allies, Enemies, and Rivals, but then tell me please ^^
- Missy the Maniac (Moebian counterpart)
- Brian the Hedgehog (father)
- Elizabeth the Hedgehog (mother)
- Alicia the Hedgehog (sister)
- Rosalina the Hedgehog (sister)
- Julian the Hedgehog (brother)
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Cream the Rabbit
- Miles "Tails" Prower
- Knuckles the Echidna
- Shadow the Hedgehog
- Silver the Hedgehog
- Amy Rose
- Fefe the Fox
- Missy the Maniac
- Joanna the HedgeFox (great friend)
- Molly the Hedgehog (great friend)
- Galaxi the Rabbit
- Radiation the Hedgehog
- Agnes the Wolfdog
- Phyllis the Bat
- Prue the Coyote
- Rik the Spidermonkey (asks to fight)
Interactions with other characters
At first, Shadow didn't want to do much with Melissa. But at least he respected the fact that even though Melissa did like him as a friend, she never bugged him about it and never mentioned making a relationship or anything like that. If they were in the same room together, it would just be awkward because they wouldn't know what to say to each other. But sometimes they do help each other, and Melissa respects Shadow a lot and wouldn't bother him if he didn't want to be bothered.
When Melissa first met Sonic, she was very quiet and shy around him, in which it didn't bother Sonic at all. Though Melissa doesn't really interact with Sonic, she thinks he's alright. In reality, there isn't really much about their relationship, but they are more or less acquaintances than anything.
At first they were rivals, but Melissa did not exactly care. Not because Melissa did anything, but since Melissa was hanging out with Sonic for a little while, Amy's senses made her think that Sonic does not like her and that he'd rather spend time with Melissa than Amy. But Melissa never liked Sonic that way, and it took a while for Melissa to explain everything to Amy. Fortunately, Amy finally realized that, but she is still cautious around Melissa when she's around Sonic. Other than that, they are perfectly fine.
Missy the Maniac is Melissa's Moebian counterpart. Unlike most Mobian and Moebian relations, where they are enemies, Melissa and Missy are actually friends. Sometimes Melissa can consider Missy her sister because they are almost alike. Melissa even learned that Missy is pretending to act crazy and all that so that her enemies could let their guard down, and that Missy is actually an anti-hero, considering the fact that most of Moebius is full of villians.
Their personalities may not have been exactly switched, however, their quirks are contrasts of each other. For instance, Melissa tends to be quiet and introverted while Missy is loud and extroverted.
- Melissa has a super form. If she uses Chaos Emeralds, she will transform into Zeo Melissa.
- She rarely uses her super form, only for "dire situations."
- Melissa is the first fan character Aly ever made, being made way back in 2008 or 2009, give or take.
- She is also the most heavily changed character of Aly's, all because she started off as a mary sue Amy Rose recolor.
- Her middle name is Elizabeth, which is derived from her mother's name.
- Infact, Aly's cousin's middle name is the same as well.
- Despite not being outgoing to new people, she seems to get along with boys more than girls.
- Out of the four siblings, she is the only one without any sort of markings in her fur.
- She is left handed, which contrasts Missy being right handed.
- Melissa's birthday, November 25, makes her a Sagittarius.
- This is also Aly's birthday.
Forget by Marina and the Diamonds
Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
Tear in My Heart by twenty one pilots