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"Melodious" ( (げん) (そう) Gensō) is an archetype of female LIGHT Fairy monsters used by Zuzu Boyle in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime.

Design[]

Appearance[]

Melodious

"Aria" and "Sonata" in the anime.

"Melodious" monsters are female humanoids wearing flowing, regal clothing, possibly based on the Muses from Greek Mythology. They also feature various music-related objects on their bodies, such as musical notes or instruments factoring into their designs, such as the wings of "Mozarta the Melodious Maestra". The "Melodious Choir" monsters also feature floral designs on their clothes, referring to Zuzu Boyle's bracelet motif. In addition, "Mozarta" and "Shopina" have butterfly wings/seats which represents the symbiotic relationship between butterflies and flowers.

Etymology[]

The archetype's Japanese name, 幻奏 Gensō, is a blend of the words 幻想 gensō "illusion" and 演奏 ensō "musical performance". The titles of some of the monsters are plays on the words 音 oto "sound" and 乙女 otome "maiden" ("Diva") and 乙姫 otohime "princess who is a younger sister" ("Maestra"). The pun for "Diva" cards has also been used for "Sonic Maid", although her name is annotated with katakana instead of hiragana.

The "Melodious Diva" monsters are named after famous styles and themes of music, "Melodious Maestra" monsters are named after composers of classical music, and "Melodious Songstress" monsters are named after vocal ranges.

Members[]

Monster Origin
Aria the Melodious Diva Aria
Bacha the Melodious Maestra Bach
Bloom Diva the Melodious Choir Diva
Bloom Harmonist the Melodious Composer Harmony
Bloom Prima the Melodious Choir Unison + Prima Donna
Canon the Melodious Diva Canon
Couplet the Melodious Songstress Couplet
Elegy the Melodious Diva Elegy
Flowering Etoile the Melodious Magnificat L'étoile
Mozarta the Melodious Maestra Prodigy/Mozart
Opera the Melodious Diva Opera
Refrain the Melodious Songstress Refrain/Chorus
Schuberta the Melodious Maestra Schubert/Meisterin (German for "craftswoman" or "mistress")
Score the Melodious Diva Sheet music
Serenade the Melodious Diva Serenade
Shopina the Melodious Maestra Chopin/Laureate/François
Solo the Melodious Songstress Solo
Sonata the Melodious Diva Sonata
Soprano the Melodious Songstress Soprano
Tamtam the Melodious Diva Tam-tam

Playing style[]

The "Melodious" archetype focuses on Special Summoning their low-Level Monsters, which aim to build a field of "Melodious" monsters that support each other to remain on the field. The majority of "Melodious" monsters have effects that Special Summon themselves or each other, such as "Sonata the Melodious Diva" or "Mozarta the Melodious Maestra", or effects that apply if they were Special Summoned, like "Elegy the Melodious Diva". "Shopina the Melodious Maestra" helps keep hand advantage to fuel Special Summoning "Melodious" monsters or optional tech cards like "Honest" and "Archlord Kristya", and the Fusion Monsters aim to control the field. They also have massive Graveyard recovery power, as well as an ability to power up each other's ATK/DEF for offensive presence.

As a turn one set-up, the main goal of this archetype is to Special Summon "Aria the Melodious Diva" and "Elegy the Melodious Diva" to protect your Special Summoned "Melodious" monsters from being targeted by card effects and from being destroyed by battle or card effects.

As a turn two set-up, the deck's main goal is to swarm the field with as many "Melodious" monsters as possible to perform an OTK as soon as possible. To reach this goal, "Mozarta the Melodious Maestra" is easily able to bring out other "Melodious" monsters from the hand to trigger their effects: for instance, "Soprano the Melodious Songstress" and "Tamtam the Melodious Diva" are the main Fusion Summoners of the deck. "Soprano" is able to recover a "Melodious" from the Graveyard upon being Special Summoned and can also Fusion Summon using itself and other monsters on the field as Fusion Materials, while "Tamtam" can constantly search and regenerate "Polymerization" upon being Special Summoned. "Sonata the Melodious Diva" easily Special Summons itself from the hand and increases Fairy-Type monsters ATK. As an OTK set-up, "Bloom Prima the Melodious Choir" powers up depending on the number of materials used to summon it and can attack twice, while "Bloom Diva the Melodious Choir" can run over most problematic boss monsters.

The archetype's main Special Summoning effects are "1st Movement Solo", which can summon a low-Level "Melodious" monster from the hand or Main Deck, and "Ostinato", which can Fusion Summon a "Melodious" using two Monsters from the Main Deck as Fusion Materials at the cost of the destruction of the summoned monsters during the End Phase. "Ostinato" is objectively the most powerful card of the deck, as it can easily set-up any type of "Melodious" board: It can set-up an easy "Aria-Elegy" lock by summoning "Schuberta the Melodious Maestra", easily summon "Bloom Diva the Melodious Choir" (that won't be destroyed during the End Phase due to its own effect) or "Bloom Prima the Melodious Choir" to establish a strong offensive play right of the bat and indirectly search any "Melodious" monster from the deck by sending it to the Graveyard as Fusion Material and then recover it once "Bloom Prima" is destroyed via its own effect. Alternatively, it's possible to use "Opera the Melodious Diva" as Fusion material to activate her effect and prevent the destruction of "Melodious" monsters during the turn.

With the release of "Bloom Harmonist the Melodious Composer", in addition for an easy lock, Melodious is now capable of putting the higher level members of the Archetype on the field with ease, aiding them in Special Summoning through "Mozarta" and Graveyard Recycling through "Shopina", as well as having a practical access to their "Melodious Choir" monsters by Fusion Summoning through "Soprano" or adding "Polymerization" to your hand through "Tamtam". "Bloom Harmonist" also protect the monster(s) she points to by preventing your opponent from responding to "Bloom Diva" and "Bloom Prima"'s attack.

Recommended cards[]

Recommended Cards


Trickstar Melodious[]

With the release of "Trickstar Foxglove Witch", Melodious now have an additional mean to inflict damage to the opponent, as well as summoning Extra Deck monsters through "Trickstar Holly Angel" (summoned through Foxywitch's effect), or revive "Foxywitch" in the Main Monster Zone.


Weaknesses[]

  • Borreload Dragon can easily steal "Aria" and then destroy "Elegy" by battle with its high attack.
  • Being a Link Monster, "Bloom Harmonist" cannot shift to defense position and thus susceptible to battle damage, unless the player also runs cards like "Spirit Barrier" and "The Sanctuary in the Sky". She is also susceptible to "Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring", though one can get around this by using "Bloom Prima" as one of the Link material, as this will create a chain block that prevent "Ash Blossom" from responding to "Bloom Prima"'s Special Summon effect.
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