Melman

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Melman
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Screenshot of Melman from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Details
First episode Kirby's Duel Role
Last episode Cappy Town Down
Main role Supporting character
Voice actor(s) Maddie Blaustein (English)
Nobuo Tobita (Japanese)
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Melman is a minor supporting character in the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. He is the oldest Cappy in Cappy Town, and his advanced age is often commented on by other characters. As his name suggests, he is the mailman for Cappy Town, and is often seen in that role, delivering letters to other characters. He does not have a significant role in the series outside of the episode Born to Be Mild - Part II, where it is revealed that he was once a legendary motorcyclist who went by the name Steppenwolf. In this role, he returns one last time to defeat Fang in the DDD Speedway race.

Characteristics[edit]

Melman's main personality traits stem from his advanced age, and he spends much of his time complaining about the physical complications that result from this. He often has a slouched-over appearance, and his face is dominated by his extremely long beard and eyebrows which cover his eyes most of the time. He is somewhat cranky and aloof, but is regardless studious, determined, and a good Samaritan. He is also surprisingly durable for his age, as he often has to recover from being run over by people on the road, whether intentionally or not.

In Born to Be Mild - Part II, Melman is revealed to have once been a legendary biker named Steppenwolf. In this role, Melman shows off his incredible skill with a motorbike, being able to steer deftly around and jump over obstacles and parry attacks from the villainous biker Fang. Above all, Steppenwolf was known for his good deeds done in anonymity and his love of freedom that riding a motorcycle brings.

Filmography[edit]

The following is a complete list of all of Melman's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, along with other information regarding his role in each episode:

Melman's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!  
Episode Image Role Selected quote Notes
Kirby's Duel Role
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Tertiary character "Sorry, Tuff. Just doin' my job."
Beware: Whispy Woods!
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Secondary character "That would violate the Melman Mailman Oath; that's just the kind of thing honest mailmen try to stamp out!"
Curio's Curious Discovery
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
The Thing About the Ring
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Here Comes the Son
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Dedede's Snow Job
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Ninja Binge
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Tertiary character "You're some huffer, your Highness!" This is Melman's first piece of dialogue since Beware: Whispy Woods.
Escargoon Rules
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Tertiary character "Not much today, just the usual love letter."
Labor Daze
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Secondary character "So...what is a factory, Tiff?"
A Spice Odyssey
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Tertiary character "The shape is very soothing, too!"
Abusement Park
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Junk Jam
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Tertiary character "Why don't we mail it away to other towns?"
Watermelon Felon
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Tertiary character *snoozes*
Prediction Predicament - Part II
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Tertiary character "So that's why corn-on-the-cob was so difficult! Well I wouldn't worry, Doctor Yabui. I've been losin' your mail for two years!"
Pink-Collar Blues
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Tertiary character "Looks more like an army on the march!"
Cartoon Buffoon
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Tertiary character "I slimmed you down a bit!"
Don't Bank on It
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Kirby Takes the Cake
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Snack Attack - Part I
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Tertiary character "Yeah, they hadn't invented toys yet."
One Crazy Knight
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Sweet and Sour Puss
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Dedede's Pet Threat
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Tertiary character "Left nothin' but a big pile of bones!"
A Half-Baked Battle
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Tertiary character "He got his special delivery...right in the kisser!"
eNeMeE Elementary
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Secondary character "Be quiet! Not only are you disobedient, but you're not a team player! Therefore, you will all have a homework assignment!" This episode marks the first time that Melman's eyes have been visible.
Fitness Fiend
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Tertiary character "I think the King is gonna need his own zip code."
Mabel Turns the Tables
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Tertiary character "You picked the star, huh? You made the right choice if you ask me."
Something to Sneeze At
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Tertiary character *coughs*
The Kirby Quiz
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
The Chill Factor
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
The School Scam
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Tertiary character *sighs*
Delivery Dilemma
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Secondary character "I'm not paying for all these pork chops, missy!"
Buccaneer Birdy
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
A Whale of a Tale
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Waddle While You Work
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Tertiary character "Huh? What's the matter? That King Dedede sure does get a lot of bills! There's a new one every day! Sometimes I wonder if he ever pays any of 'em!"
Dedede's Raw Deal
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Tertiary character "I don't like this one."
Caterpillar Thriller
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Tertiary character "My sinuses are stuffy!" *sneezes*
Fossil Fools - Part I
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Tertiary character "What's all the hubbub?"
Fossil Fools - Part II
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Dedede's Monsterpiece
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Goin' Bonkers
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Power Ploy
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Tertiary character "You dogs wanna go cut a rug?"
A Trashy Tale
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Secondary character "Nice lady! I hope Chief Bookem knows how lucky he is!" *sighs*
Cooking Up Trouble
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Tertiary character "I'll see you at the cook off, fellas."
Teacher's Threat
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Waste Management
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Tertiary character "I'll have to pop the battery out of my hearing aid."
Tooned Out
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Born to Be Mild - Part I
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Secondary character "Sounds to me like the roar of an engine! Maybe two or three of 'em!"
Born to Be Mild - Part II
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Primary character "Don't worry, Tiff. Fang may be plenty tough but Gus is a better biker." This marks Melman's first leading role in an episode.
D'Preciation Day
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Tertiary character "This is addressed to Escargoon!"
Cowardly Creature
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Tertiary character "What's going on?!" Melman has dialogue only in the Japanese version, so this line is translated from that version.
Frog Wild
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Tertiary character "Eh?"
Air-Ride-in-Style - Part I
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Cappy Town Down
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Tertiary character "There's not a mailbox left in the whole town."

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モソ
Moso