Who is Mel Medarda in Arcane? How is she connected to Noxus?
After watching The Second Act of Arcane, fans wonder if Mel Medarda is somehow connected to Noxus from League of Legends. Well, here’s everything we can gather around the character.
Arcane introduced some characters from League of Legends games, including Vi, Jinx, Jayce, Singed, and many more. However, some characters in Netflix Anime not LoL Champions, leaving fans wondering how exactly they connected with the lore of the video game.
One of those characters is Mel Medarda, an influential Council member who knows how to manipulate situations to get everything she wants. By now, everyone knows that Mel may have some secret personal plans, and some fans believe it has something to do with Noxus.
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What is Noxus in League of Legends?
In League of Legends, Noxus is a mighty empire that actively expands its boundaries by any means necessary. Noxus culture treats its people with respect and equality. Anyone can advance in the Noxus empire regardless of wealth, class, or background. However, being crushed from every nook and cranny, the people of Noxus learned how to fight against their enemies.
The Noxus Empire flaunts a number of mighty warriors, including Cassiopeia, Vladimir, Darius, Draven, and many more. To gain the upper hand in the war, Noxus left spies for enemy empires, including Piltover. In LoL lore, Caitlyn is investigating Noxus spies in Piltover.
Who is Mel Medarda?
In Arcane, Mel Medarda was an influential member of the Council; However, Mel is more cunning than the other members. That’s why she supports Jayce in his path to making Hextech more prominent. She also asks Jayce to use the technology to power up their defense against Undercity.
Also, it’s important to note that Mel was introduced in Arcane, but she’s not the Champion in League of Legends.
Who spoke up Mel Medarda?
Riot Games has confirmed that Toks Olagundoye is the voice actor for Mel Medarda in Arcane. Besides Riot’s LoL series, the actress is also known for voicing her in other animated shows like Reign of the Supermen and Steven Universe the Movie.
How is Mel connected to Noxus?
In the Second Act of Arcane, Mel confirmed Jayce that she was exiled from her family, because she lacked “Standard Medarda.” While she talks to Jayce, we get to see the painting Mel is working on in the episode.
Interestingly, Mel’s painting features Noxus ships along with The Immortal Bastion. In LoL lore, a mighty Revenant built the Immortal Bastion, but several tribes united against him. After defeating the Revenant, these tribes established the nation of Noxus. So Mel’s drawing of Immortal Base confirms her connection to Noxus.
Finally, in the final Arcane Act, it is confirmed that Mel was indeed banished from Noxus. In fact, it was her mother who threw her out of the empire. Interestingly, we see Mel’s mother come to Piltover to see her daughter, telling Mel that they have lost her brother.
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