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Mel (ToP-ND)
Appearance Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon (X)
Residences Narikiri House
Age 13
Height 148 cm
Weight 35 kg
Race Human
Weapon Broom (TotR)
Japanese Voice Actor •Natsumi Yanase
(Drama CD)
•Kana Asumi
Character Designer Kousuke Fujishima

Mel (メル Meru?), also localized as Mell, is a protagonist in Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon who strives to lift the curse placed on her by the gods. She is the shy older twin sister of Dio.


Mel Sprite (ToP-ND)

Mel fell from the sky prior to the story's opening along with her twin brother, Dio. The two of them were found by a mysterious stranger who raised them in the Narikiri House until they were around thirteen. Up until that point, nobody knew quite where they came from, but one day, a woman named Norn appeared who seemed to know about their past. Apparently, they would once committed terrible crimes and their punishment was a curse from the gods. The only way to stop this would be to travel to the past and undo what they did, but first they had to meet the Heroes of Eternity and fight off twelve Spirits in the Ordeal of Spirits.

Early in Narikiri Dungeon X, in the town of Valhalla, she used magic in a battle when coincidentally, a singularity known as a Prism Ring (虹輪プリズムリング?) engulfed the town. She incorrectly believed the Prism Ring's formation was her fault. In an attempt to quell the phenomenon, she enlisted the help of four spirits. The initial attempt proved unsuccessful, but she and her brother eventually found a way to save Valhalla and learned she was not to blame.

Eventually, Mel learned that she was a scientist on Derris Kharlan named Meltia Bandi in a past life, a 27-year-old soldier. Together with her brother Dio, she used to build incredible magitech weapons for her home country while driven by the pursuit of knowledge. Killed before she could use her life's work, Dios fired the Magitech weapon. Doing so doomed Derris Kharlan, draining all of the mana and killing their World Tree, leaving Meltia embittered and cynical.

Dio and Mel proceed to fight their past counterparts at the end of their Ordeal to absolve themselves of their past sins. When Dios and Meltia are killed, they say how the protagonists have broken the chain of fate by killing their past selves, their present selves cease to exist. On that last dark note, Meltia merges with Mel. Norn saves them, only to test them herself. When she is defeated, Mel ceases to exist, but she is reborn without memories and given to the player once more.

Appearance and Personality[]

Mel Status (ToP-ND)

Status image in Narikiri Dungeon.

Mel (ToP-NDX)

Status image in Narikiri Dungeon X.

Mel is a young girl with blue eyes and long melrose-silver hair that curls up into a roll. In her default attire, she wears a white headband, a white shirt with two black stripes, black pants, and pink shoes. Shee also wears a pink cropped coat with a cape.

A kind and quiet girl, Mel is prudent above all else. She is a rather serious and firm person, often worrying that she has to reign in the unbridled Dio, always having a reprimand at the ready for when her brother crosses the line. At first, she was afraid to go outside, but she learned the joy of going out and "learning what she didn't know", but there was a time when she was afraid to use magic because of an incident shortly after she went outside. Her favorite food is curry with marshmallows.

Other Appearances[]

Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3[]

Mel and Dio run the Narikiri Shop, where new costumes can be created, root items can be purchased, and existing costumes can be enhanced.

Tales of the Rays: Last Cradle[]

In Tales of the Rays, Mel fights in her Witch costume. If she lands a critical hit, she will temporarily enter a state called Class Up, which transforms her attire, and upgrades her artes. While this effect is active, her weapon chances to the Wonder Broom from Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X



Chibi Mel (ToP-NDX)

Chibi artwork for Narikiri Dungeon X.

  • In Tales of Berseria, a set of Dio and Mel's outfits can be obtained as treasures stored on the Van Eltia. The Diomell Islands, where the treasure is obtained, are also a reference to Dio and Mel.