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But unlike you, my feelings never affect my judgment.

–Meliorn, Bound by Blood

Meliorn is a Seelie knight.

Biography

Intel and Isabelle

Meliorn had a long-standing, non-exclusive sexual relationship with the Shadowhunter Isabelle Lightwood. The pair often met up in his dwelling and would occasionally use the opportunity to get information out of each other.

In 2016, Isabelle asked him about ways of getting into the vampires' lair, the Hotel Dumort—information he would have because he has slept with the clan's leader, Camille Belcourt—and Meliorn shot back with questions about Clary Fairchild and the Mortal Cup. Though neither explicitly gave straight answers and find ways to dodge the questions, each deduced the answers they needed.[1]

Shortly after faerie scouts sent by the Clave to spy on Valentine Morgenstern were killed, the Seelie Queen stopped communicating with the Clave. Meliorn was mourning the scouts' deaths when Isabelle returned to him with her adoptive brother, Jace Wayland, in hopes of finding out why the Queen cut the Nephilim off.[2] Shortly after, Isabelle, pressured by her mother to change, sent him a fire-message, ending their affiliation.[3]

In Clave custody

Meliorn was invited to the New York Institute some time after by its new interim head, Lydia Branwell. Without warning, he was arrested and interrogated under orders from the Clave. When Lydia failed to get the information they needed, it was decided that he would be brought to the City of Bones to be interrogated by the Silent Brothers. Isabelle and the others intervened by staging an ambush and helping him escape.[4]

In exchange for saving him, Meliorn felt he owed a life debt to Clary, offering to help Clary find Valentine. He told her that her necklace is a shard from a Portal in another dimension, which allowed the user to go to place he/she has never been to. He brought Clary and Jace to the Seelie Glade and opened a gateway into the other dimension and kept it open for her. When a demon, attracted to the dimension through the open Portal, attacked them, he and Jace worked together to try and dispatch it; the demon ultimately slipped through. Sensing that more demons are coming, Meliorn decided to close the entrance to prevent further endangering of the lives of the people within the dimension. Jace insisted on going through to save Clary and the people from the demon, and Meliorn obliged. He opened the entrance once more for Jace and shut it behind him.

Meliorn suspected that he would be executed if the Queen found out that he'd let Clary and Jace into one of her realms.[5] The Queen did find out, but he was not executed; he was still punished, and the leaf on his face was cut.[6]

Downworld destruction

When rumors spread in the Downworld that the Soul-Sword was capable of decimating their kind, that it was already in the hands of Valentine and can be activated by Clary, the head of the local werewolf pack Luke Garroway called a meeting among the Downworlders at the Hunter's Moon, with a representative from each kind, to discuss their course of action. Meliorn went on behalf of the Queen, and wore Seelie armor, symbolizing that they were at war.

Luke and Magnus Bane tried to convince him and Raphael Santiago to cooperate in their efforts to defeat Valentine and protect Clary. Meliorn was quick to suggest the easier, immediate alternative: kill Clary to save the Downworld, pointing out that the gathered council was biased because of their relations to the Shadowhunters. He was not swayed by Luke and Magnus's appeals, and was able to convince even Raphael to agree with him.[6]

Though he was skeptical, he was persuaded to join the siege of the Institute, which Valentine was able to commandeer, to finally take down Valentine and prevent him from wielding the Sword against them. He brought his army and was thanked by Luke, and Meliorn told him that he would never forgive him if he had gauged the situation wrongly. They had expected the Sword to either be inactive—as their plan involved Clary being away from the Institute—or destroyed, believing that Jace with his demon blood would be able to destroy it.

Outside, just before the army of Downworlders charged the Institute, Meliorn, Luke, and Maia Roberts were attacked by some of Valentine's followers. The three of them were left behind as the others attacked, saving them from the destruction of the Soul-Sword within the Institute that killed most of the Downworlders with them, excluding Simon Lewis and Raphael.[7]

Personality

Meliorn can, at times of need, be manipulative, as shown when he uses his time with Isabelle to gather intel. He is also cunning, able to evade questions by giving indirect answers or responding with his own questions as a way around his inability to lie. Meliorn also exhibits honor and gratitude, wanting to immediately repay debts.

Physical description

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Meliorn after receiving his punishment from the Queen.

Meliorn has black hair with some blue locks.

Meliorn used to have a green leaf on the left side of his face. As part of his punishment from the Queen, his face was mutilated, and the leaf was cut from his face, leaving a rough, crescent-shaped scar around his eye. A new stem also sprouted on his skin, extending from his neck up to his face.

Appearances

Season One appearances: 4/13
The Mortal Cup:
Absent
The Descent Into Hell Isn't Easy:
Absent
Dead Man's Party:
Appears
Raising Hell:
Absent
Moo Shu to Go:
Appears
Of Men and Angels:
Mentioned only
Major Arcana:
Absent
Bad Blood:
Absent
Rise Up:
Appears
This World Inverted:
Appears
Blood Calls To Blood:
Mentioned only
Malec:
Absent
Morning Star:
Absent
Season Two appearances: 6/20
This Guilty Blood:
Absent
A Door Into the Dark:
Absent
Parabatai Lost:
Absent
Day of Wrath:
Absent
Dust and Shadows:
Absent
Iron Sisters:
Absent
How Are Thou Fallen:
Absent
Love is a Devil:
Absent
Bound By Blood:
Appears
By the Light of Dawn:
Appears
Mea Maxima Culpa:
Absent
You Are Not Your Own:
Absent
Those of Demon Blood:
Appears
The Fair Folk:
Appears
A Problem of Memory:
Absent
Day of Atonement:
Absent
A Dark Reflection:
Absent
Awake, Arise, or...:
Absent
Hail and Farewell:
Appears
Beside Still Water:
Appears
Season Three appearances: 1/20
On Infernal Ground:
Appears
The Powers That Be:
Absent
What Lies Beneath:
Absent
Thy Soul Instructed:
Absent
Stronger Than Heaven:
Absent
A Window Into an...:
Absent
Salt in the Wound:
Absent
A Heart of Darkness:
TBA
Familia Ante Omnia:
Absent
Erchomai:
Absent
Lost Souls:
TBA
Original Sin:
TBA
Beati Bellicosi:
TBA
A Kiss From a Rose:
TBA
To the Night Children:
TBA
Stay With Me:
TBA
Heavenly Fire:
TBA
The Beast Within:
TBA
Aku Cinta Kamu:
TBA
City of Glass:
TBA

Trivia

  • When Jade came to his first fitting for Meliorn for the first season, he was wearing a crystal around his neck that the costume department loved and added to Meliorn's costume temporarily, before they made a new silver chain necklace for Meliorn that Jade was allowed to keep.[8]

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