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[[Image:MP1.jpg|thumb|left|Jane's version of Daria as Melody Powers by Richard Lobinske.]]
 
'''Melody Powers''' is a fictional spy character developed by [[Daria Morgendorffer]] and included in stories featured in the episodes "[[Cafe Disaffecto]]" and "[[The Old and the Beautiful]]." The character's stories appear to be set during the Cold War, as she uses sex appeal and bloody brutality to fight Communists. What little we know of Daria's writing indicates that her Melody Powers stories are rather over-the-top with death and violence, almost parodying the genre of spy fiction.
 
==Melody Powers in Fanfiction==
Having Daria write Melody Powers stories has become a staple in fanfiction writing. [[Galen Hardesty]] probably gave the best rendition with "[[Blood Oath of Patriots]]" and "[[Blood Oath of Patriots II: By Any Other Name]]." In [[Richard Lobinske]]'s [[Last Summer]] and [[Falling Into College]] stories, Daria published a total of four Melody Powers stories with an action pulp magazine called ''[[Literature in Action]].'' Daria has a Melody Powers story published in "[[Prayer for a SAINT]]" that causes unexpected problems.
 
Fanfic writers occasionally try their hand at writing Melody Powers stories as they imagine Daria would do them. [[Galen Hardesty]] probably gave the best rendition with "[[Blood Oath of Patriots]]" and "[[Blood Oath of Patriots II: By Any Other Name]]," though [[Mystik Slacker]]'s "[[Melody Powers in 'Butcher, Baker, Cancer-stick Maker']]" is also excellent.
Sometimes in fanfiction, Melody is written as a [[self-insertion]] or [[Mary Sue]] of Daria herself. Other times, Melody is presented as an independent character; she might even ''be'' Daria in disguise (e.g., "[[Alias: Melody Powers]]," by [[Kendra Steiner]]). In a few stories, Melody is a real person in the [[Dariaverse]] or is brought to life therein.
 
Sometimes in fanfiction, Melody is written as a [[self-insertion]] or [[Mary Sue]] of Daria herself. Other times, Melody is presented as an independent character; she might even ''be'' Daria in disguise (e.g., "[[Alias: Melody Powers]]," by [[Kendra Steiner]]).; In"[[Melody Powers a.k.a. fewDaria storiesMorgandorffer]]," Melodyby is[[James aScanlan]]). real[[Mystik person in theSlacker]]'s [[DariaverseTrue Cynicism]] ortales ishave broughtDaria tomake a shocking discovery that leads her into a life thereinnot unlike Melody's. (This also happens in "[[Prayers for a SAINT]].")
 
In a few stories, Melody is a real person in the [[Dariaverse]] or is brought to life therein.
 
[[Image:MP2.jpg|thumb|right|Another concept of Melody by Richard Lobinske]]
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