|Love Interest||Van Fanel (Possible)|
|First Appearance||The Girl From the Mystic Moon|
|Voice|| Ikue Ohtani (Japanese),|
Jocelyne Loewen (English;Bandai Dub)
Alexis Tipton (English;Funimation Dub)
Patricia Legrand (French)
"Lord Vaaaaaan!" -Merle
The closest person to Van
Merle has pink hair and blue eyes. She is a cat girl with dark skin and black ears with black stripes along her tail and limbs, a puff of white fur at the end of her tail. She carries a pink nail file around her neck and wears a yellow/orange sundress with a patch of black resembling a cheetah spot.
Merle is very energetic, she's frequently jumping all over the place and angers slightly easily. She is often getting into verbal matches with Hitomi and says the first thing that pops into her head. She is very protective of Van, especially around Hitomi. She seems to have a crush on Van as well which causes her to tease Hitomi in frequency. She seems to dislike Hitomi because of her bond with Van, but she also looks up to her and seeks out her companionship when she is scared for Van's safety.