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|Game||Tales of the Abyss|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Miki Maruyama|
|Character Designer||Kousuke Fujishima|
Mieu (ミュウ Myuu?) is a young cheagle from the Cheagle Woods in Tales of the Abyss. Cheagles, considered holy by the Order of Lorelei, normally live in herds in forests, but fate brings him to join Luke fon Fabre and the others on their adventure. In the group, Mieu is the keeper of the Sorcerer's Ring, an ancient fonic device allowing him to communicate in human speech and use supportive abilities boosted by it, such as breathing fire, becoming a small tackling rampart impervious to harm, and flight.
Mieu was the cause of the fire that burned down the forest north of the Cheagle Woods, angering the ligers that lived there. Normally, young cheagles do not have the ability to fully breathe fire, but Mieu, having recently discovered his ability, learned he had an unusually great capability for it, but was unable to control it during an exercise. As a result of destroying their hunting grounds and home environment, the ligers moved into the Cheagle Woods, and forced the cheagles to supply them with food or be hunted themselves. In order to meet these demands, the cheagles stole from the people of Engeve. Mieu accompanies Luke fon Fabre, Tear Grants, and Ion to serve as a translator, so that they may negotiate with the Liger Queen. Afterward, Mieu is exiled from the tribe to serve Luke for a full cycle of the seasons.
Appearance and Personality
Mieu's fur differs between the game and the animation. The majority of Mieu's fur, excluding his face, the ends of his ears, and his waist, is light teal green in the game and teal-green in the animation. The rest of his fur is cream in the game and light yellow in the animation. In the game, his eye color is mostly black, as compared to the animation, in which his eyes are blue.
Mieu is one of the most optimistic characters in the party. He is very curious about the world outside Cheagle Woods, often squealing in excitement as he wonders what are the objects new to him. After he was shielded by Luke, Mieu is very grateful and helps Luke a lot, though Luke is annoyed by his voice. Even with Luke's constant abuse on Mieu before Luke's resolve to change in Yulia City, Mieu still remains loyal to Luke, and he tries to raise Luke's spirit when he is feeling down.
- Mieu hides in the item bag during battle.
- In the PlayStation 2 remake of Tales of Destiny, Rutee Katrea presents an artifact resembling Mieu to Walt in Harmentz.
- In the PlayStation 3 port of Tales of Vesperia, Mieu is one of Patty Fleur's results for her mystic arte, Summon Friends.
- A girl attacked by the monsters during their attack on Shizontania in Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike carries a doll resembling Mieu.
- In Tales of Xillia 2, some spyrites assume the appearance of Mieu.
- In Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Marta Lualdi has a Mieu pendant hanging from her pouch that she carries on the back of her waist.