United Empire of Earth
Host of Showdown! (2546-2588)
Inácio Santos Melo (2513-2615) was a Human journalist and the host of Showdown! from 2546 to 2588. Born on Terra (Terra III) in 2513, Melo’s first job was as a political aid, leading to a brief career in campaign management, until he became a political correspondent for the Terra Gazette. He was hired to replace show creator Upsana Dixit in 2546 as the host of Showdown! His confrontational style with the guests on the program led to a boost in ratings and became a part of the show’s standard methodology even after Melo’s retirement in 2588.