The Rising of the Shield Hero is a very interesting isekai series that does its best to show what fantasy looks like from a Japanese perspective. There are numerous interesting characters in the series. While we could really discuss each of them, in this article, we will talk about Myne. Myne’s full name is Malty S. Melromarc, and while she is an important character in the series, she is also one of the most vile and hated characters in the series. Her behavior has earned her the official nickname “Bitch”, and in this article, we are going to explain how and why she got that name.
Malty S. Melromarc was renamed “Bitch” due to her disgusting behavior towards Naofumi
Malty S. Melromarc is known as Myne, but at a certain point in the story, she is also officially known as “Bitch”. Why? Well, if you don’t know the story, we are going to present it to you.
Namely, early on in the story, Malty S. Melromarc joined Naofumi’s group. Naofumi didn’t really interest her much, but she saw that he was a kindhearted person whom she could manipulate and abuse; he wasn’t as naive as Spear Hero, but he was a good person and wanted to help, so he was still an ideal target for her.
So, what did she do to him? Well, she made him buy her stuff, and she generally abused his kindhearted behavior towards her. At the same time, she wanted to attract Spear Hero’s attention, and in order to do that, she came up with a wicked plan. Although she was the one burglarizing him, she decided to accuse Naofumi of attempting to rape her, which had nothing to do with the truth.
But, it fulfilled its goal. Namely, Spear Hero believed her (because he unconditionally believed every woman out there) and he became hostile to Naofumi, who was in a tight spot. He would, of course, clear his name later, and when the Queen exposed all of Myne’s lies, she stripped her of her royal status and renamed her “Bitch” via a royal decree, with “Whore” and “Slut” being acceptable alternatives to her main name.
Is Malty S. Melromarc a psychopath?
Now that you know the whole story, you might ask yourselves – is Malty a psychopath? Well, this is certainly an interesting question, and based on her behavior, it really does deserve a proper response, even if only in the form of a short analysis we are going to present to you in this section of the article.
So, aside from the false rape accusation, which is a major thing, but also something we have explained above, Malty has done a lot more in terms of making people’s lives miserable. Sometimes, she would simply do it for her benefit, which doesn’t really make her a psychopath – it just makes her a shitty person – but at other times, she would do it just for the fun of it, which is a red flag if we ever saw one.
The fact that Malty S. Melromarc is ready to ruin someone’s life, lie, and get someone else in trouble just for the fun of it is very indicative. She is a pathological liar and a manipulator who uses the naivete and kindheartedness of others for her gain. Seeing how she is often successful – remember how she completely shattered Spear Hero’s psyche by betraying him – we can confirm that she is a very successful manipulator.
She is so successful that she is dangerous. Based on all of that, we can actually agree that she could be described as a psychopath. We don’t know if the author intended to describe her as such officially, but she has all the necessary traits, and if you think that she could be one, you aren’t wrong.
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