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"After the unfortunate incident, Melly realized that humanity is no different from the nature of insects; loyalty only exists when one has value."
— Rumor

Melly Plinius
Character Full Portrait Entomologist.png
Difficulty Difficulty Full.png Difficulty Full.png Difficulty Half.png
Gender Female
Career Entomologist
Item Net
Clues 3568
Echoes 688

Melly Plinius, or the Entomologist, is one of 33 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Identity V Identity v.png.


The Entomologist is a containment-type Survivor. Her ability allows her to place down honey on pallets and windows, allowing teammates and herself to vault faster.

She can place down her bee swarm with her net, which can be used to push players and slow down Hunters. The bees' pushing speed is faster than a regular Survivor's walking speed, and can be used to push the Entomologist to another cipher faster. It can also be used to aid kiting Survivors, either by pushing the Hunter away or by boosting the Survivor kiting.

The bees also slow down the Hunter's movement speed by 70% when the Hunter passes through them. The Hunter can attack the bees with two hits, which both lack a cooldown, for them to disperse.


Melly has always been an object of interest in the world of biology, partly because of her talent, from a poor housemaid on a Farm to a rising star in biology.

The story doesn't always have listeners, not to mention that in insect research, it also has extremely unique ideas, especially regarding winged insects. She seems to have the ability to control these flying creatures and can understand their every move. While more and more rumors were spreading about her appearance, Melly rarely appeared in public. Compared to the craving for learning, it seems to have been more dependent on wandering through dense forests, swamps, and deserts. There she could find strange insects.

She appeared several times in public in heavy headdresses that covered her entire face. Someone said it was only because she was ugly and didn't want to look at people with her true face. Someone said that it was only because she was very beautiful and afraid that people would focus all their attention on her appearance rather than on her research.[1

External Traits[]

External Traits
Icon Name Description
External Trait Entomologist Entomology.png
Entomology The entomologist carries a net that can assemble a swarm of insects in front of her.

The swarm will form a barrier so that the Hunters passing through it will be disrupted and their Movement Speed will be reduced by 70%. Survivors won't be affected. At the same time, the barrier can block certain abilities.
Once the insects are assembled, the Entomologist can switch her camera and manipulate the swarm of insects to turn left or right, or move forward.
When the swarm of insects moves at high speed, it will propel forward Survivors (including the Entomologist herself) who have no other operations engaged. It can also disrupt Hunters' movement.
Hunters can disperse the swarm of insects by attacking twice (without triggering attack recovery).

External Trait Entomologist Mixed Reagent.png
Mixed Reagent A special reagent created from a mixture of extracts from various insects. It can lubricate Pallets and Windows when vaulting to increase Survivor's Vaulting Speed by 10%.
External Trait Entomologist Fragrance.png
Fragrance Her location is shown for an additional 2 seconds upon leaving a Hunter's line of sight as her body's fragrance lingers.

Deduction Target[]

All completed Objectives reward the player with +335 Logic Points Logic Points.png for the Logic Path Logic path.png

  1. Stability
    A safe way of living depends on a relatively stable environment.
    • Basic Objective: Assemble a swarm of insects 1 time(s)
    • Advanced Objective 1: Assemble a swarm of insects 2 time(s)
    • Advanced Objective 2: Assemble a swarm of insects 3 time(s)
    A photo: Melly and a man of similar age embracing happiness inside a dense forest.
  2. Ecology
    The thing that we truly desire is often something that can't be realized in our daily lives.
    • Basic Objective: Manipulate a swarm of insects 1 time(s)
    • Advanced Objective 1: Manipulate a swarm of insects 2 time(s)
    • Advanced Objective 2: Manipulate a swarm of insects 3 time(s)
    A prescription: Sleeping pills
  3. Principle of Individuality
    If the pain doesn't stop you, it'll only make you ask for more.
    • Basic Objective: Dispel a swarm of insects 1 time(s)
    • Advanced Objective 1: Dispel a swarm of insects 2 time(s)
    • Advanced Objective 2: Dispel a swarm of insects 3 time(s)
    A notebook with messy handwriting: I'm disgusted by how she's stuck in her own ways.
  4. Phototropism
    Won't you be happier if you believe in what you want to believe in?
    • Basic Objective: Use Mixed Reagent 1 time(s)
    • Advanced Objective 1: Use Mixed Reagent 2 time(s)
    • Advanced Objective 2: Use Mixed Reagent 3 time(s)
    A photo: Melly is sitting alone at the dining table, staring silently at the empty seat across from her.
  5. Benthos
    There are both dreams and desperation at the bottom of the ocean.
    • Basic Objective: Direct a swarm of insects to propel a teammate
    • Advanced Objective 1: Direct a swarm of insects to propel a teammate
    • Advanced Objective 2: Direct a swarm of insects to propel a teammate
    A legal separation agreement issued by the church court: The parties are hereby legally separated.
  6. Keystone Species
    Power is always in the hands of the silent minority.
    • Basic Objective: Encounter 1 Teammate(s)
    • Advanced Objective 1: Encounter 2 Teammate(s)
    • Advanced Objective 2: Encounter 3 Teammate(s)
    A photo: Melly is sitting at the dining table. A man of similar age is sitting across from her, looking pissed.
  7. Geographical Isolation
    So close, yet so far.
    • Basic Objective: Direct a swarm of insects to propel a Hunter 1 time(s)
    • Advanced Objective 1: Direct a swarm of insects to propel a Hunter 2 time(s)
    • Advanced Objective 2: Direct a swarm of insects to propel a Hunter 3 time(s)
    An invitation: We're intrigued by your experience. We believe your humor will be a good influence on our students.
  8. Obligate Parasite
    The different weights of life, him and me.
    • Basic Objective: Direct a swarm of insects to propel yourself for 10 meter(s)
    • Advanced Objective 1: Direct a swarm of insects to propel yourself for 20 meter(s)
    • Advanced Objective 2: Direct a swarm of insects to propel yourself for 30 meter(s)
    A diary entry: How will I face the rest of my years with so much missing in my life?
  9. Allopatric Speciation
    There's a subtle change in the odor of my surroundings.
    • Basic Objective: Open the exit gate
    • Advanced Objective 1: Open the exit gate
    • Advanced Objective 2: Open the exit gate
    A photo: A swarm of bees surrounding a woman wearing a gauze hat.
  10. Matriphagy
    Whenever rebirth occurs, there bounds to be "sacrifice."
    • Basic Objective: Escape from the Hunter 1 time(s)
    • Advanced Objective 1: Escape from the Hunter 2 time(s)
    • Advanced Objective 2: Escape from the Hunter 3 time(s)
    A diary entry: I know what will grant me eternal joy within my mind.
  11. Oviparity
    A creature is bursting from its egg.
    • Basic Objective: Direct a swarm of insects to assist teammates by containing a Hunter for 10 second(s)
    • Advanced Objective 1: Direct a swarm of insects to assist teammates by containing a Hunter for 15 second(s)
    • Advanced Objective 2: Direct a swarm of insects to assist teammates by containing a Hunter for 25 second(s)
    A photo: Melly is sitting alone at a dining table and smiling at the seat across from her.
After deducing Node 11: Oviparity, Entomologist's Worn Clothes costume will be unlocked.

Full Conclusion[]


Appearance Decoration[]

Icon Name Series Description Cost
Costume Melly Plinius Original.png
Original Already Equipped The original costume. Everything looks so natural. N/A
Worn Clothes Complete Character Deduction quest 10 Oviparity to get. All the clothes are super tattered. Was it only a game they have been through? N/A
Costume Melly Plinius Sophia.png
Sophia S11 Essence 3 Perhaps raging hatred can be buried by love as gentle as snow, yet the sun will still shine one day. ([Limited] Costume, can only be obtained from S11 Essence 3.) N/A
Costume Melly Plinius The Wicked Witch.png
The Wicked Witch Memory Sphere Season 12 Despite being deceived, framed, and imprisoned in a lonely tower, she still hasn't given up the name she once had, and the person she once was. N/A
Costume Melly Plinius "Ambassador".png
Ambassador N/A A tragedy begins when a shadow longs for the sun, yet the sun years for the frost. 318 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 1188 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Rebel S15 Essence 2 She's a butterfly trapped in a cage whose wings have been clipped off long ago. N/A
Lycaenidae Call of the Abyss IV The connection of symbiosis will dissipate when the shadow shifts. N/A
Orange Oakleaf Call of the Abyss IV Being imprisoned in a defective shell will make one forget how brilliant their soul used to be. N/A
Spangle Butterfly Logic Path costumes (S14) Can you leave behind a life of darkness by flying towards the light? N/A
Icon Name Series Description Cost
Insect Attractant S14 Rank Essence The more pheromones a queen bee emits, the more descendants she'll have under her command. N/A
Icon Type Name Series Description
Standby Motion
Icon Name Series Description


  • Throw down her bees on stairs or near corners where there are pallets/windows. It can slow down the hunter while kiting.
  • When decoding, place bees in front of you to avoid terror shocks.
  • Use the bee to support friends if necessary.
  • Use the bees to give extra time to ballooned survivors.
  • Looping is the best strategy for her, find buildings like the shack at the sacred heart hospital and loop around, your mixed reagent will make vaulting faster.
  • When you are near an open escape door, you can stand in the corner where the hunter cannot directly see you, and send in your bees to help and remaining survivors.
  • Her bees can be used as a substitute for broken pallets while looping an area.


  • The name "Melly" means bee, honey, and brave strength.
  • The bees she maneuver around are a subclass of winged insects, the Pterygota specifically.[1]



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