Do We Have This
? I'd be surprised if we didn't, but I couldn't find anything on it, so I decided to put it out there.
On one end of the spectrum, we have the Hollywood Tone-Deaf
and Dreadful Musicians
. A Marvelous Melodist
, on the other hand, is a character who has an amazing singing voice, often surprising or moving anyone who hears. The character may be an Idol Singer
, but doesn't have to be.
Because having a beautiful singing voice is associated with the Princess Classic
and Purity Sue
archtypes, some people avoid this trope. However, having a good singing voice does not automatically make
a Mary Sue
. It does
often suggest that the character is pure of heart
, but not always. This is the usual cause of Love at First Note
See also: Singing Dissonance
, Non-Singing Voice
and Love at First Note
. Contrast Hollywood Tone-Deaf
, Dreadful Musician
and Cute but Cacophonic
As this is a subjective trope, examples should be limited to characters who are noted as being particularly good singers by other characters.
Anime & Manga
Live Action TV
- Kate Alen of F-Zero is a megastar pop diva known for her soulful vocals, as well as her powerful dance moves.
- Subverted with Manuela Hidalgo in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. She really does have a lovely singing voice, but her singing causes Krauser to chastise her, as it'll bring attention to the group.
- Luna from Lunar: The Silver Star is known for extraordinary singing voice in her village.
Needs a Better Name
, Needs a Better Description
, Needs More Examples