Melba Manners is the arch-enemy of Tommy Cadle. She enjoys forcing him to do tedious or tiresome tasks. Fortunately, Granville once gave bigmouth, Melba a piehat. That was the moment of Melba's silence. She is also an exceptionally clever opponent in staring competitions. Despite her last name, she is very impolite. Like the other humans, she is too stupid to tell that the aliens are aliens. She just calls them Tommy's "things." She's very possessive and loves giving orders to everyone what they should do.