Melanie "Mel" Mallard is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character in the PlayStation Portable version of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. She and her missions are not in either the Nintendo DS or the iPhone/iPod versions of the game.
Melanie Mallard, also known as "Mel" by her friends, was born in 1971, and by 2009, she lived in Dukes. At some point prior to 2009, Melanie turned in to the world of film-making, however, she wasn't very successful in her work, failing to get her big break.
Events of GTA Chinatown Wars
Working with Huang and Chan
Looking to make her big break in journalism, documentary filmmaker Melanie Mallard has made a deal with Chan Jaoming that she believes will help her finally make a name for herself as she captures the Triads’ rule of the City’s drug trade on camera. Huang Lee escorts her around as she films the action.
Betrayal and Death
- "That bitch has betrayed me! How could she treat me like this? I thought we meant something to each other."
- ―Chan Jaoming, upon Melanie's betrayal.
Later, Chan learns that Melanie wants to reveal Chan and Huang's identities on the documentary without obscuring their faces, after she was given a show in Channel 15. Huang arrives to Melanie's office, kills her guards and kidnaps her after knocking her out with a bat. Melanie's cameraman, however, takes the tape that shows Huang and Chan and tries to escape, but is chased and killed by Huang.
Huang brings Melanie to the docks, alongside with Chan. Chan and Huang confront Melanie, who puts blame on Huang. Chan then says that he loved Melanie, and "love betrayed him". Melanie tries to make Chan let her go. After a few momments, Chan gives Melanie to go away from the place. However, as Melanie goes to her way, Chan rises his SMG and shoots Melanie a few times in the head, killing her.
- GTA Chinatown Wars (PSP)