Introduced officially in Episode 42, Melvin is the dark half of Marik Ishtar created by years of physical abuse by his father (and live-action Disney movies). This caused Marik to create a friend out of sheer loneliness who could give him all the hugs he desired: Melvin. His existence has been hinted at since Marik's first encounter with Bakura, but was only confirmed after Odion was shot down by his own card, Mega Ultra Chicken. Odion's defeat allowed Melvin to regain control of Marik, and could now continue trying to destroy Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series. He is known to work for 4Kids, a company wishing to end the series story-wise. Melvin also claims he cancelled Team4Star, an abridged making group that was famously banned from Youtube.
Melvin asks people for hugs, often with intentions of murdering them.