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Mel Tucker is a boy who teases kids who are different, or have special needs. He is first mentioned in Kristy and the Secret of Susan. He is last seen in Claudia, Queen of the Seventh Grade

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In Kristy and the Secret of Susan, Mel teases the Hobart kids when he first meets them because of their Australian accents and called them "crocs." He also charged a dollar for kids to see Susan Felder play the piano and memorize calendar dates.

In Beware, Dawn, he was also the Mr. X that threatened Dawn. It turned out that not only did he threaten Dawn (because she told Mrs. Hobart that Mel was calling the Hobart kids 'Croc'. again, and then Mrs. Hobart called Mrs. Tucker, who then decided to ground Mel) but the rest of the BSC as well… except Kristy. Why? Because Kristy was recently babysitting in her own neighborhood and Mel couldn’t sneak out that far without his parents noticing. That then made Dawn think Kristy was Mr. X since she was the only baby-sitter that Mr. X didn’t visit and Kristy is known for being competitive and would do anything to win. So Kristy put her differences aside to help the BSC. The girls planned to trap him when he tried to scare Dawn from the secret passage. They catch him and get his entire story that he wanted revenge for the BSC getting him grounded for two months, after calling Johnny Hobart a croc. He was using the Sitter of the Month Contest to spy on them. However, he wasn't responsible for the dead mouse when Mary Anne was sitting at the Pikes. Later, it resulted in Mel Tucker going to see a psychiatrist for professional help.

In Claudia, Queen of the Seventh Grade, he was picking on Sean Addison for having a baby-sitter. It's later revealed that his cousin (his dad's niece) is his regular baby-sitter.

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