”"Here's a tip, kid. Save the wisecracks until your foe is dead. Like this. See how easy it is?" She kicked the corpse in the face.—MeLaan
Appearance and Personality
MeLaan was the only kandra raised by TenSoon and is considered his adopted daughter/little sister. She has a hero-worship crush on him, inspired by his gruffness and his adventurousness, which makes TenSoon somewhat uncomfortable. MeLaan wears a willowy True Body made of wood. Its form is unnatural and exaggerated, as are many of the True Bodies of her generation.
Melaan often takes the form of a very tall (several inches taller than the notably tall Waxillium) and very busty woman named Milan. This True Body is made of a green crystal. However, she also has several others, including one that is ostensibly designed for combat. The skeleton underneath is revealed to be made entirely of aluminum, with many useful implements hidden inside including a reinforced compartment for storage of the part of her that stores her consciousness, needles for stitching wounds, and a set of picks for opening locks. This metal body is very durable (A Feruchemist Brute punched her in the face and the hand essentially exploded).
Notably, her personality is much more free spirited than most Kandra, and she gets along very well with Wayne, engaging in belching contests on occasion. She is also more lax about following the First Contract than other Kandra, and is willing to kill humans if she has to.
Portrait by User:Therustyrobot
MeLaan as depicted in the Mistborn Adventure Game by Ben McSweeney
MeLaan as Milan by User: Exmakina
Showing her true body by Madison Coyne
MeLaan attends TenSoon's judgement trial. After he is publicly imprisoned, she approaches him and offers to help him escape. She also offers to retrieve the Blessing of Potency he took from OreSeur. She believes his claim that Vin is the Lord Ruler's heir, and that the kandra's First Contract has been transferred to her. She takes the changes in the outside world –- the mists that remain during the day and constant ashfall -– as signs and proof.
When TenSoon refuses to rebel against the First and Second Generations, she accuses him of abandoning his people. She is present at his sentencing, after which he escaped.
After KanPaar revolts against the first generation and imprisons Sazed, TenSoon returns to the Kandra Homeland. He finds Sazed has been taken prisoner with the help of MeLaan. MeLaan then fetches the keys to release the first generation, as well as bones for them to inhabit.
MeLaan once again meets Wax at Lady ZoBell's party. She introduces herself as Milan, a slight mispronunciation of her real name. After seeming to flirt with Wax, she walks away.
Later, she meets Wax, Wayne, and Marasi at a tavern. She goes on to help them on their quest to defeat Bleeder. MeLaan impersonates one of Governor Replar Innate's guards and saves Wax from bleeder after the rouge kandra reveals herself. 
With bleeder unmasked and on the run MeLaan attempts to impersonate Governor Innate in her stead with the intent of placating the angry crowed. While the crowed believes the ruse MeLaan's natural inclinations to mimicry move her away from the speech that Marasi planed and she ends of inflaming instead of calming everyone. Before a riot can break out Aradel intervenes. He arrests MeLaan and gains the support of the gathered citizenry by promising them justice.
MeLaan did not know about the true identity of Bleeder and was told only afterward. However she firmly believed that Harmony had done the right thing in not informing Wax of the true identity of his antagonist. After the defeat of Bleeder she continues to impersonate Governor Innate "hanging" herself in her cell so that she does not have to falsely testify in a court of law.
MeLaan agrees to accompany Wax, Marasi, Wayne and Steris on their mission to New Seran in the hope of curing ReLuur's insanity by restoring his spike. Reluur was injured looking into myths about The Bands of Mourning. MeLaan is later found topless with Wayne on the trip.
When they arrive in the city MeLaan shocks several of them by turning into a man indicating that she is comfortable as either sex. MeLaan aids Wax and Steris at Kelesina Shores's ball helping Wax escape from the scene after he is framed for Kelesina's murder. After escaping she travels with the party to the crashed Brunstell where she and Marasi find ReLuur's spike and liberate Allik Neverfar. Together the three of them reconvene with Wax and Wayne and escape on one of the Blrunstell's miniships called Wilg although Marasi is injured in the escape. MeLaan is able to graft a piece of Marasi's own flesh onto her wound to heal her. After retrieving Steris they go to the second site to retrieve the Bands of Mourning. MeLaan's invulnerability proves critical in reaching the temple where they are supposedly stored as she is able to survive the damage of the many traps the sovereign left behind. However she is immobilized by Sequence on reaching the temple and looses her spikes reverting to a mistwraith. After the battle for the Bands MeLaan's spike is returned by Wayne and her self is restored. The Bands are left in her keeping to keep them from being used for political purposes or conquest.
- Shadows of Self chapter 11 #
- The Hero of Ages Ars Arcanum #
- The Well of Ascension chapter 20 #
- The Alloy of Law Annotations
— Arcanum - 2014-03-14#
- The Hero of Ages Annotations
— Arcanum - 2009-07-16#
- The Hero of Ages chapter 9 #
- The Hero of Ages chapter 78 #
- Alloy of Law London signing
— Arcanum - 2011-11-19#
- Shadows of Self chapter 22 #
- Shadows of Self chapter 26 #
- Shadows of Self epilogue #
- The Bands of Mourning chapter 3 #
- The Bands of Mourning chapter 9 #
- The Bands of Mourning chapter 10 #
- The Bands of Mourning chapter 16 #
- The Bands of Mourning chapter 21 #
- The Bands of Mourning chapter 23 #
- The Bands of Mourning chapter 26 #
- The Bands of Mourning chapter 29 #
- The Bands of Mourning chapter 31 #
|Mistborn Era 2|
The Alloy of Law · Shadows of Self · The Bands of Mourning · The Lost Metal
|Characters||Waxillium Ladrian · Wayne · Marasi Colms · Miles Dagouter · Steris Harms · Ranette · Edwarn Ladrian · MeLaan · Bleeder · Claude Aradel · Telsin Ladrian|
|Places||Elendel · Elendel Basin · Roughs · New Seran|
|Organizations||The Set · The Vanishers · The Nightstreet Gang|
|Broadsheets||The Elendel Daily · The House Record · The New Ascendancy|
|Other||High Imperial · The Allomantic Agreement of '94|
|Mistborn Era 1|
The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages
|Characters||Vin · Kelsier · Sazed · Elend Venture · Marsh · Spook · Breeze · Ham · Clubs · Dockson · Straff Venture · Zane · Ashweather Cett · Tindwyl · Allrianne Cett · TenSoon · Yomen · Quellion · The Lord Ruler · Alendi · Kwaan|
|Places||Final Empire · The Dominances · Luthadel · Kredik Shaw · Pits of Hathsin · Kandra Homeland · Urteau · Fadrex City · Tathingdwen|
|Ethnicities and Species||Skaa · Nobles · Terrismen · Inquisitors · Koloss · Kandra · Mistwraiths · Southern Scadrians|
|Organizations||Skaa rebellion · Steel Ministry · Keepers (the Synod) · Worldbringers|
|Mythology||The Deepness · Terris Prophecies · Well of Ascension|
|Era 1 books||Mistborn: The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages · (Mistborn: Secret History · The Eleventh Metal)|
|Era 2 books||The Alloy of Law · Shadows of Self · The Bands of Mourning · The Lost Metal · (Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania)|
|Shards||Preservation · Ruin · Harmony|
|History||Classical Scadrial · Final Empire · Catacendre · Elendel · Southern Scadrian|
|Magic||Metallic Arts (Allomancy, Feruchemy, Hemalurgy) · Metalborn · Mistborn · Misting · Savant · Ferring · Twinborn · Compounding · Atium · Lerasium · Ettmetal|
|Other Media||Mistborn Adventure Game · Mistborn: Birthright · Mistborn film · Mistborn: House War|