Marvelous Melodist
A great singer


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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.

Examples

Anime & Manga

Film

Literature

Live Action TV

Musicals

Puppet Shows

Videogames

  • 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.

Western Animation

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