|“||Pride cometh before the fall, Josie.||”|
|— Melody to Josie[src]|
Melody is a student at Riverdale High School and a former member of the band, Josie and the Pussycats; she and Valerie left after learning Josie secretly decided to become a "solo diva". She was mainly seen on the drums, during their practices and performances. Melody, along with Valerie, has since reformed their band with Veronica as the lead singer, taking up the new name "Veronica and the Pussycats".
Melody grew up in Riverdale, just like most of her classmates. Prior to her introduction into the series, she joined Josie McCoy's band, Josie and the Pussycats. The previous year, they won Rockland County's Battle of the Bands.
After learning that Archie's father was shot by an unknown assailant wearing a black hood at Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe, Melody, Valerie, and Josie headed down to Riverdale General Hospital to show their support for Archie and his family. The Pussycats are sending their prayers and as many of their nine lives that Fred requires.
Melody, Josie, and Cheryl entered Pop's on Retro Night to confront Betty about her fraudulent claims all over social media that the Pussycats would be performing a free concert. Betty explained that she lied because had she asked them, they would've said no. Josie will be in a lot of trouble if her mother hears that she even stepped foot in Pop's after the shooting of Archie's father. Even if they wanted to help, they were one Pussycat down because Valerie had a norovirus. Fortunately for Betty, Cheryl volunteered to take Val's place for the night. As long as they were doing a cover of another song, Cheryl was positive that she'd know the lyrics. Melody also pointed how much Josie loved Pop's cheese fries, and how she would be just as disappointed as anyone else if the diner was to close down. With all in agreement, the Pussycats stood on the roof of Pop's shoppe and performed Milkshake for the crowd below.
SoDale Gala Opening
Melody, Valerie, and Josie met Veronica's old friend from New York, Nick St. Clair, during which time, he complemented them on being pearls before the swine of Riverdale. He proceeded to invite them to a party that he was hosting in his hotel room, in their honor, at the Five Seasons.
That night, Melody, Valerie, and Josie joined Archie, Veronica, Betty, Cheryl, Kevin, and Reggie in Nick's hotel room, where after having several drinks, Nick suggested they move to something with a little more kick than alcohol;Jingle Jangle. High off drugs, Melody and Valerie danced alongside Nick, behind the bar, until a seemingly random fight between Betty and Veronica killed the party-going mood.
The next day, the Pussycats performed Out Tonight at the SoDale Gala Opening, which was being hosted by Veronica's family. The four Pussycats took the stage, and gave a wonderful performance before the crowd. However, during their performance, they noticed Nick headed into the back with a stumbling Cheryl, who could barely walk on her own. Concerned for their friend, the Pussycats left the stage to find Nick and Cheryl. Inside one of the bedrooms, they discovered Nick undressing, as he prepared to rape Cheryl, who was barely conscious. Fortunately, the Pussycats arrived in time to stop him. They pulled Nick away from Cheryl, and collectively attacked him, similar to a pack of wild animals.
End of the Pussycats?
Melody and Valerie confronted Josie in the ladies locker room at school after learning via a note in Melody's locker that Josie was leaving the Pussycats. However, Josie claimed that the situation wasn't as black and white as it had seemed. The opportunity fell in her lap. But this begged the question of why she chose to hide it from them. Melody then encouraged Josie to pursue her solo career because from that moment on, she was on her own. "Pride cometh before the fall", Melody stated.
Melody and Valerie joined Veronica on stage for a Pickens Day performance in what was described as a new twist on an old favorite. They were introduced by Mr. Andrews as Veronica and the Pussycats. Halfway through their performance, the Southside Serpents joined the party with duct-tape on their mouths and signs in their hands that read 'honor this land' and 'sacred land'. Toni, who seemingly lead the charge, stood in front of the stage with Sweet Pea and Fogarty to announce that they represented the dead and the silenced. Pickens Day was a lie. General Pickens slaughtered the Uktena tribe, Toni's grandfather's family. And the land in which they were standing on, would soon give way to a new Southside, which was stolen from them. While the Serpents couldn't bring them back, they could at the very least honor them. Hoping to calm the crowd, Veronica's father got on stage to applaud the Serpents for standing up for justice, as well as the honor and legacy of the Uktena, who contribute to the rich tapestry that is Riverdale, that is the Southside and that will be SoDale.
Melody is an attractive young woman with dark brown skin, black hair, and brown eyes. She's 5' 4" with a naturally slim figure. Beyond the overt Pussycat ears and the occasional cheetah print clothing, Melody has a very casual wardrobe, typically jeans and a shirt; nothing that would make her stand out in a crowd.
Due to a lack of on-screen presence, Melody's personality has not fully developed. However, she appears to be very loyal to the Pussycats, even in the face of adversity as a woman of color. She is also a loving and caring person, as she was there for her friend, Valerie, after her breakup with Archie. She appears to be a quiet person and doesn't seem to like confrontation, as she chose to stay out of Valerie and Josie's fight.
|“||Women are supposed to treat each other better than this. We're your sisters, and you clawed us in the back.||”|
|— Valerie to Josie[src]|
The relationship between Melody Brown, Josie McCoy, and Valerie Brown began before the start of the series. They were close friends, and together, the three of them made up the highly ambitious rock band, Josie and the Pussycats. They met and befriended each other while working at Power Records, where they used to practice together. One day, Josie came up with the idea of calling themselves the Pussycats after showing up to practice with cheap cat ears from the Halloween store. Valerie temporarily left the band after Josie and her had a dispute but they eventually worked it out and found their way back to each other. However, this dispute pales in comparison to the one that followed after Valerie and Melody learned that Josie was starting on her solo career and was leaving the Pussycats. Unfortunately, she and Valerie have not spoken to Josie since their breakup. Since then, Melody and Valerie reformed the Pussycats with Veronica, going by their new name "Veronica and the Pussycats".
- In Archie Comics, Melody is a Caucasian blonde often falling under the "dumb blonde" stereotype. In the comics she's occasionally named "Melody Jones", and the surnames Valentine comes from the 2001 film about Josie and the Pussycats. Surname later acknowledged by Archie Comics as canonical.
- See also: Category:Images of Melody Valentine
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