Melody Pianissima

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This article is about a ghost character in Luigi's Mansion. For information about the item in Paper Mario, see Melody (item).
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Full Name Melody Pianissima, the Beautiful Pianist
Age 26
Biography Despite playing moving melodies, she has a surly disposition. Oddly enough, she likes video games.
Room Conservatory
Life 100
Heart Quote Hmph! This ragamuffin looks as if he couldn't play a note! (default)

Show him the power of genius, my Music Sheets! (while attacking)

“My name is Melody. People call me the spectral beauty of the ivory keys!”
Melody Pianissima, Luigi's Mansion

Melody Pianissima, the Beautiful Pianist is the sixth ghost Luigi meets and is one of the many portrait ghosts who was freed by King Boo in Luigi's Mansion. Melody is an expert pianist and also to be very beautiful and vain. She has gotten better at playing the piano since she died. According to her Game Boy Horror biography, she also loves video games, which may explain the reason she plays Mario themed songs in her quiz.

When Luigi opens the door on the first floor and enters the Conservatory in the second area of the mansion, he must walk around and make all the various instruments there play a Mario theme tune by tapping them. This lures Melody out and she appears, playing the grand piano at the far end of the room. After she plays along with the music for a while, she compliments Luigi for the 'stirring' performance of music he has produced, and she asks him if he would like to listen to her piano sonata. She then plays a classic song from a Mario game (which is either the athletic music from Super Mario Bros. 3 or the underwater music from Super Mario Bros.) for Luigi and then ask a question about it. If Luigi answers the question wrong, she slams her hands down on the piano and shout that she has put her heart and soul into that piece and that Luigi has insulted her by answering wrong. She then disappears and Luigi must go out of the room and come back in again to repeat the process. If he answers right she laughs and asks him if he would care to do battle with her 'lovely' music sheets. She then attacks him by playing a complicated piece on her piano causing her music sheets to fly at him. Sucking up the sheets with the Poltergust 3000 causes Melody to stop playing the piano and expose her heart, making her vulnerable. Luigi can then stun her with his flashlight and attack her, sucking her up into the Poltergust. After Melody gets sucked in, a green chest appears next to the grand piano which contains a key to the Dining Room.

Personality[edit]

Melody has a temper which is fairly easily set off. If Luigi gets the question wrong about the song she played she bangs on the piano and yells that she had played a "beautiful piece" and Luigi "insulted" it. Shivers the butler is very deeply smitten with her, but she apparently dismisses his affections.

Physical Appearance[edit]

Melody wears a long maroon colored dress with long sleeves. White frilly trim is on her sleeves and the bottom of her dress. She has a dark red belt with a white buckle at her waist and has a dark red bow near her neck. She also has a slight collar to the top of her dress.

She has a heart shaped head and has long pale blond hair with two long bangs pushed behind her ears. Her hair curves at the bottom of her hairstyle. She has light sky-blue skin and large completely yellow eyes. She also has a small nose.

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Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピアン
Pian
From piano (the instrument has the same name in both English and Japanese).
Spanish Sol Bemol Mayor, La Bella Pianista "G-flat major", a scale of notes.
French Mélodie Pianissimo, La Belle Pianiste Melody Pianissima, The Beautiful Pianist
Italian Melody Pianissima, la bella pianista. Melody Pianissima, the beauty piano player.

Trivia[edit]

  • Melody's first name is a musical term for the main line of music in a composition.
  • Melody's last name comes from "pianissimo", a musical notation meaning to play very softly. The feminine "a" ending has replaced the last letter.
  • Melody's piano can be heard in the hallway if Luigi goes near the Conservatory, even without having the key.
  • A track found within the game's data was originally going to be a third option for what song Melody was going to play. The track in question was Totaka's Song. Despite this song not being used in game, it can still be heard by leaving the control scheme sreen up in the Training Room of E. Gadd's lab and waiting for roughly a minute and a half