I've been inspired by WhoYouFightin
's facts journals and I really wanted to revise my main GX girl's facts. So yeah, I'm doing these again.^_^
1. Please post these rules.
2. Post 8 facts about your character.
3. Tag 8 other characters, listing their names and their creators.
(Ignoring this rule because I can)
Melissa Diane Yuki:
1. Her maternal grandmother didn't approve of her becoming a duelist.
Heidi's mother had no issues with Jaden becoming a duelist because according to her, dueling was a man's job. Female duelists only existed because their boyfriends were weak duelists who couldn't man up and take responsibility, according to the old woman. Melissa, on the other hand, was expected to be the ideal perfect wife, so her maternal grandmother instantly approved of her dream of being a fashion designer. As a result, this caused a lot of fights between her parents and maternal grandmother. One of Melissa's earliest memories was a conversation that she overheard of her maternal grandmother scolding her father Kyle for giving her Sapphire Tiger for her third birthday. As a result, she and her maternal grandmother rarely got along due to conflicting ideals on Duel Monsters. Safe to say, once her maternal grandmother died of old age after the Yukis moved to Domino City a couple of years later, Melissa was finally free to pursue her second dream of being a duelist.2. She's the second most popular girl in Duel Academy and everyone knows it.
This is both a blessing and a curse for Melissa. On the one hand, it was nice to be recognized as one of the best female duelists in the academy next to Alexis, despite initially starting in Slifer Red. Unfortunately, that also means dealing with a large fan club and a fair number of her fan boys are boys that were originally into Alexis, but were turned down by the Queen Bee herself. As a result, she often turned her fan boys down knowing that if she had picked one of them as her boyfriend, the rest would get jealous and start fighting each other. This made it harder for Melissa to befriend the other Duel Academy girls as half of them were severely jealous of her, regardless if it's her looks, skills, or brains that they hated and the other half worshiped her, but didn't know her in person. In the end, she appreciates the girl friends that she does have and no longer cares if the other girls hate or like her.3. Melissa hates super expensive jewelry because of how it looks on her and likes simpler pieces of jewelry.
Her love for stud earrings began when she was four years old after getting her first pair for her birthday. Her paternal grandmother gave her a pair of simple silver stud earrings and with permission from her parents since she's still a minor, got her ears pierced so she can wear them. Mai tried for years to get her to wear other types of earrings and jewelry, but Melissa hated how tacky and complicated they look on her, so she stuck to stud earrings, necklaces with five-fewer charms, and so on. As a result, she prefers simpler pieces of jewelry, even if she does appreciate some of the more fancier stuff she gets from Chazz and Mrs. Princeton. Even though she does wish that certain people would get that she has her preferences.4. She taught Jaden that it's okay to say no to duels that involve the matters of the heart, are unethical, or make him uncomfortable.
Melissa strongly believes that duels will NEVER get you the girl/guy, especially if said girl/guy doesn't like you back. She has turned down any and all duels that involve her heart, hand in marriage, or virginity as a prize and taught Jaden to do the same at an early age. As a result, every guy on campus knows that if you want to woo her or win her heart, you better do it the old-fashioned way. That means chocolates, flowers, poetry, love songs, you name it. This drove many of her fan boys that are seniors away because they were caught up in their ways to learn that sometimes, the best way to a girl's heart is treating her like a lady and getting in touch with your inner romantic. She also refuses to get involved with dueling that includes shaming someone based on their looks, race, sexuality, and so on. Jaden is the same way on treating everyone with respect unless they asked for humiliation.5. Keep her away from pink at all costs, unless it's Valentine's Day.
Chazz teaches Melissa to appreciate black a little bit more after coming out to her as being a goth, even if she prefers wearing it as an accent color. Same goes for working with gothic fashion after having to wear it in the Miss Junior Duel Academy contest. But pink is the one color that she refuses to wear and it's because her maternal grandmother forced her to wear pink clothes to pressure her into embracing her femininity at a young age. She has no issues with working with the color when it comes to fashion and can wear it as an accent color in a costume, but good luck in trying to get her to wear it as a main color that isn't Valentine's Day. She told Chazz after seeing him in the pink kimono that the color looked awful on him and to not wear it again. He doesn't listen to her on that and she appreciates it deep down. That doesn't stop him from teasing her about it.6. Chazz worships the ground that Melissa walks on and everyone knows it.
Everyone at both Duel and North Academy can tell you that if you so much as talk shit about Melissa behind her back around Chazz, he'll kick your ass for it. NO ONE disrespects her in his presence and gets away with it. She became his first true friend when he thought that his 'friends' were true friends, refused to abandon or trash talk about him after losing several duels when he was an Obelisk Blue, and taught him to let Alexis go after learning of her cold rejection of his affections. Chazz gradually became a better person because of her kindness and acceptance. As a result, he fell hopelessly in love with her, but feared telling her due to making several mistakes with pursuing Alexis and not wanting to face rejection again. Melissa didn't even realize that her feelings for Chazz had blossomed into love until after Zane rejected her and Chazz was there to give her support. He finally confessed his feelings for her under the mistletoe and became her first kiss, only for her to reciprocate his feelings and be his date to a school dance.7. Her hate of the mistletoe was the result of one-sided love in middle school.
If you were to ask Melissa what's her least favorite part about Christmas, her original answer would've been the mistletoe. A year and a couple of months after nearly losing her first kiss to a guy that she didn't like later, Melissa partook in the mistletoe kiss test. She had a crush on a boy that was polite to her, but only saw her as a friend. Melissa hung the mistletoe where she and the boy hung out together frequently and was preparing to confess her feelings for him. However, the boy was with another girl that he liked (and she liked him back) and the two shared their first kiss. Melissa witnessed this and was heartbroken, to the point of tears. The boy realized that she liked him and rejected her feelings. Up until Chazz restored her faith in the mistletoe, Melissa hated the little plant and refused to partake in the mistletoe kiss test. She is beyond thankful that Mindy insisted on her retaking the mistletoe kiss test. Even though she'll never admit it out loud due to Mindy viewing herself as an expert matchmaker.8. Besides making clothes, Melissa is a wiz at making teddy bears.
One of the things that women needed to learn in being a perfect wife besides cooking and cleaning is learning how to sew. When Heidi and Kyle saw how good Melissa is with a needle, they put her in sewing classes in school and she learned how to make teddy bears in addition to making clothes. This often meant that she can patch up clothes and get presents for holidays and birthdays done early. Her graduation present to Zane is a navy blue teddy bear with a yellow ribbon. In fact, she gave all of her friends teddy bears to remember her by when it came time for her to graduate. Chazz was the only one to give her a teddy bear that he made himself in return as a symbol of his love for her. It was a red teddy bear with a blue ribbon and she called it Chazzy. He called his bear Wild Rose Mellie which was a black teddy bear with a red ribbon.
That's all I got. I tag whoever wants to do this.