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Melia Antiqua
Melia in Xenoblade Chronicles
Aliases None
Gender Female
Age 88
Species Half High Entia
Hair color Light lavender
Eye color Teal
Voice actor(s) Shiori Katsuta
Jenna Coleman
"What trials await me, I wonder? I must not lose focus!"

Melia Antiqua (メリア エンシェント, Meria Enshento, Melia Ancient; English dub: /ˈmeliə ˈæntɪkwə/ ) is one of the seven playable characters in Xenoblade Chronicles and is part of the High Entia race. She is a powerful mage who lives in the Royal City of Alcamoth prior to the game's events. Her true age is unknown in the game, though her brother is 151 years old. The art book "Xenoblade: The Secret File" reveals her age to be 88 years. Her arts focus on summoning elemental spirits and ether magic. She becomes the leader of the High Entia after Sorean dies.

She is partial to polite and formal behaviour, though does not seem to mind Riki calling her Melly (Melia-chan). She also has a secret crush on Shulk, something she admits only to Sharla (although Fiora implies that she figured it out on her own when she tells her to take care of Shulk if anything were to happen to her).

Melia has the highest accuracy out of all the playable characters in the game. She also has the lowest HP out of the characters.

Melia is the only playable character that has a known last name, Antiqua.

Story Edit

Melia is first seen fighting a large flying creature, later revealed to be the Leone Telethia, accompanied by four knights called Aizel, Hogard, Garan, and Damil. The knights are killed and Melia left unconscious and on the verge of death in Makna Forest. When Shulk and his friends find her, Sharla diagnoses that she is suffering from ether depletion. In order to save her, they have to gather pure ether crystals. Shulk heads to the Great Makna Falls to gather them and is attacked by Telethia spawn.

Upon Shulk's return, Sharla revives Melia by shooting the ether crystals near her body. Melia refuses to explain her reason for being in Makna Forest, but decides to accompany them temporarily and leads them to Frontier Village. When Shulk mentions his battle with the Telethia, Melia is surprised and refuses to believe in Shulk's visions. Only after defeating the Telethia and avenging her fallen allies does she come to accept his power. After returning to Frontier Village, Melia decides to officially join the group and they continue on to Eryth Sea.

Upon the group's arrival in Alcamoth, it is revealed that Melia is High Entia royalty and the Emperor's chosen successor. In order to prove her worth, she is sent to perform an ancient High Entia trial in the High Entia Tomb. After defeating the challenges, Melia is deemed worthy and speaks with the forefathers. She receives their blessing for the throne of the High Entia in spite of her half-Homs ancestry. Noting her success, an assassin hired by the Emperor's first consort attempts to kill Melia, but is thwarted by Shulk's group.

Abilities Edit

Melias' abilities are based upon Ether Arts, being a mage-like character. Her Talent Art effectively uses the elementals she has summoned to attack. Initially she can summon Flare (which will buff the strength of all around her), Aqua (which gives everyone the Regenerate Status) and Bolt (which gives everyone near her an Ether boost), but learns more as she gains levels. Every released summon (to attack an enemy) fills her Talent Gauge, allowing her to enter Element Burst state when maxed and granting access to some powerful abilities, as well as doubling damage caused.

Similarly, she also has a few spells that cause statuses on enemies. She can inflict Sleep using a special hypnosis spell, and Bind the foes' movement.

General stats Edit

Max Level Max HP Max Physical Strength Max Ether Strength Max Agility
99 3,752 311 559 101

※ These stats are raw and do not include the bonuses from the skill lines.

  • each element discharge adds 10% to her talent gauge
  • can buff battle members with the summoned elements
  • can debuff and inflict high ether damage to enemies by discharging summoned elements or using ether arts
  • can double ether damage during elemental burst
  • can use talent arts during chain attacks that will guarantee a successive chain attack multiplier on the next turn

Arts Edit

Many of Melia's arts provide a buff when summoned and do damage when released. This is noted thus in the list below: (group buff when summoned | damage when released)

  • Melia ElementalDischargeElemental Discharge [Talent Art] (attack with a summoned elemental)
  • Melia SummonBolt Summon Bolt (grants Ether Up | causes electric damage)
  • Melia SummonFlare Summon Flare (grants Strength Up | causes blaze damage to all enemies around the target)
  • Melia SummonIce Summon Ice (reduces Ether damage | causes chill damage to all enemies around Melia)
  • Melia Hypnotise Hypnotise (puts an enemy to sleep)
  • Melia SpearBreak Spear Break (throws back and slows an enemy, close range)
  • Melia ShadowStitch Shadow Stitch (Binds enemies in a circle around Melia)
  • Melia SummonCopy Summon Copy (resummon the last summoned elemental)
  • Melia Reflection Reflection (reflects enemy attacks except Talent Arts)
  • Melia SummonWind Summon Wind (grants Agility Up | inflicts area damage around the target)
  • Melia SummonEarth Summon Earth (reduces physical damage | inflicts poison)
  • Melia SummonAqua Summon Aqua (grants Regenerate | drains HP from one enemy)
  • Melia HealingGift Healing Gift (sacrifices HP to heal a party member)
  • Melia StarlightKick Starlight Kick (forces Topple when used after Spear Break)
  • Reyn Berserker Power Effect [Aura] (doubles range of elemental auras)
  • Melia BurstEnd Burst End (reduces physical and Ether defence of enemies in range, only available during Element Burst)
  • Melia MindBlast Mind Blast (removes enemy auras and inflicts Art Seal, only available during Element Burst)

Skill trees Edit

Melia initially has access to three skill trees:

Melia's fourth Skill Branch Reticence can be acquired at Eryth Sea via Trouble at the Lighthouse and has the following prerequisites:

Melia's fifth Skill Branch Passion can be acquired from Ancient High Entia Mystery given by Talia at the Ether Plant at Eryth Sea and has the following prerequisites:

Presents Edit

3 hearts Edit

2 hearts Edit

Quotes Edit

  • "The head! Shoot him in the head!"
  • "Star searing flames of absolution!
  • "Summon FLARE!"
  • "Water! The source of all life!"
  • "Manifest yourself!"
  • "Summon BOLT!"
  • "Summon AQUA!"
  • "Feel darkness blacker than midnight!"
  • "I feel the Ether flowing through me!"
  • "BURST END!"
  • "Witness my true power!"
  • "Aha! A weak spot!"
  • "I see your strength is the genuine article!"
  • "Oppose me and your destruction is inevitable!"
  • "My thanks."
  • Melia: "Riki, may I please stroke your soft fur?"
    Riki: "Melly always welcome!"
    Reyn: "Me too, please!"
  • Riki: "Melly, Riki try really hard! You see it?"
    Melia: "Of course, you sweet thing! Who's a brave boy?"
    Shulk: "Melia, are you feeling okay?"
  • "Is this all you're capable of?!"
  • "Hm...A rather advantageous position!"
  • "Now, healing aqua!"
  • "None can oppose us."
  • "Bravo, oh, bravo."
  • "Accept this gift of healing"
  • "By my flesh and blood, be healed!"
  • "My strength is fading..."
  • "How rude!"
  • "But we cannot be reckless!"
  • "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Apparently."
  • "Your fighting spirit is mine!"
  • "SPEAR BREAK, hah!"
  • "En garde!"
  • "This is the power of the EARTH"
  • "Poison EARTH!"
  • "Summon COPY!"
  • "REFLECTION manifest"
  • "Good night..."
  • "Summon WIND!"
  • "Summon ICE!"
  • "Follow my lead!"
  • "Acknowledged."

Trivia Edit

  • Melia is also the name of a species family of plants that the Chinaberry Tree belongs to.
  • Her last name, Antiqua, means old/ancient in Latin.
  • Jenna Coleman, who voiced Melia, went on to play the role of Clara Oswald in the Doctor Who series.
  • According to the Heart-to-Heart "A Breathtaking Sight", Melia explains to Reyn that when she was young, she fell off the Sky Terrace of Alcamoth's Imperial Palace and survived, but has no memory of how. Reyn is left astonished.
The Reticence Of Melia

Melia's words to unconscious Shulk

  • Just after the events of the Mechonis Core when the party first returns to Colony 6, Shulk will be unconscious in Linada's lab. When Linada is not around (this can only take place at midnight), Melia can repeatedly speak to the unconscious Shulk for some very interesting dialogue regarding her feelings towards him, and also receive a large heart's worth of affinity. It appears that Melia was going to do something to the unconscious Shulk, perhaps a kiss, but she would later be ashamed had she not stopped herself. See animated image, but it contains spoilers.
  • Melia appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

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