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Melissa Danson

Melissa Danson, played by Virginya Keehne, is a character in the 1993 film Ticks.

Melissa is the son of Charles Danson, one of the two people running the inner-city wilderness project. She doesn't seem to get along with her father and doesn't like going into the woods. While taking a hike, Melissa is attacked by a tick which Tyler Burns fends off. When Tyler and Melissa inform Charles, he dismisses them.

While fishing, Kelly Mishimoto and Mellissa discover Sheriff Parker’s (Rance Howard) corpse. When Sir shoots her father in the leg, both he and Jerry try to steal the van to get away. Jerry is attacked by ticks and crashes into the cabin injuring Sir who is also attacked by a tick. This allows for Melissa and the rest to escape in the van.