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Melody Tinker
Melody Tinker
Gender TS2 Female Female
Age TS3-Teen Teen
Life state CAS Human icon Sim
Melody was seemingly born grown up. It's hard to imagine how an offspring of Stephen and Wanda could be so serious and brooding.
Education and employment
School School Public School
Grade C
Family/Families Tinker family
Parents Stephen Tinker, Wanda Tinker
Marital status Single
Zodiac sign Virgo Virgo
Aspiration Knowledge Knowledge
Lifetime want Become Mad Scientist Become Mad Scientist
Turn-ons Fitness Fitness
Glasses Glasses
Turn-off Cologne Cologne
Hair color TS2 Brown Hair Brown
Eye color TS2 Brown Eyes Brown
Skin color Skin-dark Dark
Body shape Thin Thin
Other information
Game The Sims 2 Open for Business Icon The Sims 2: Open for Business
Playability Playable
Neighborhood Bluewater Village

Melody Tinker is a pre-made playable Sim who lives in Bluewater Village, the shopping district that ships with The Sims 2: Open for Business. It's hinted that she was to take over the family toyshop, but apparently she has other plans. Some have suggested that Melody will be an artist. While that is up to the player, she does start with 5 points in the creativity skill, though she has no other skills.

Melody is a public school student, and has a C report card. When the player first loads the family, she is 14 days away from becoming an adult. Like her parents, Melody is very neat, and not too outgoing. Unlike them, she is not very playful, which may be one reason she doesn't want to run a toy shop.

Another possible reason is hinted at in the family album, which shows a toddler, presumably young Melody, being frightened by an evil Clown-in-a-Box. While being frightened by an evil Clown-in-a-Box is considered a negative memory, she doesn't have a memory of this, or any memories at all.

Melody wants to get into private school, and get a job either in the Science or Medicine career. Despite this, she isn't very interested in Sci-Fi or Health. If Seasons is installed, she may want to get a job in the Adventurer career. Melody also wants to have her first kiss. Since the Artist career track from University has no teen/elder track, she will not have a want to enter that career, though she can enter it if she goes to college.

Melody has brown eyes, but none of her parents and grandparents have brown eyes. It is unknown where her genetics for brown eyes are coming from, though this could be just an oversight by the developers. Melody has an invisible pregnancy modifier token, which means she has an increased likelihood of having twins.[1] She has no gender preference at the beginning of the game.

Even though Melody is thin, her fitness level indicates that she is meant to be fit. Bella Goth and Pascal Curious also have this oddity. When editing in SimPE, Melody's zodiac sign is not recognized. Often going unnoticed, she has the same personality as Nina Caliente.


Image Skill Level
Skill CreativityCreativity05

Image Name Relationship level
Stephen Tinker Stephen Tinker Best friend
Wanda Tinker Wanda Tinker Best friend

Virgo - Big
Sloppy 08 Neat
Shy 02 Outgoing
Lazy 09 Active
Serious 02 Playful
Grouchy 04 Nice

Image Interest Level
Environment interestEnvironment09
Food interestFood05
Weather interestWeather06
Culture interestCulture06
Money interestMoney08
Politics interestPolitics09
Paranormal interestParanormal08
Health interestHealth02
Fashion interestFashion05
Travel interestTravel06
Crime interestCrime03
Sports interestSports04
Entertainment interestEntertainment04
Animals interestAnimals03
Work interestWork06
School interestSchool05
Toys interestToys00
Sci-Fi interestSci-Fi01



The Tinker family
Stephen - Wanda - Melody - Ron - Lauren - Damion - Autumn

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