Leina Vance is the main character of several series in the Queen's Blade franchise. She is the middle child of the Vance Family, who seeks to enter the Queen's Blade tournament.
In chapter 6 of the Queen's Blade: Exiled Warrior manga, Leina and her comrades face off against Airi and Melona , the latter of whom is a girl composed of a pink gum-like substance who has grown to enormous size after being magically enhanced. Airi and Melona have captured Shizuka, a ninja and aide to Tomoe, who is one of Leina's comrades. Though Airi and Melona demanded Tomoe to come alone, Leina and her comrade Risty come anyway to confront them. In retaliation, Melona "eats" Shizuka by absorbing her through her chest.
Leina and the other then face off against Airi and Melona. Leina manages to do some damage to Melona and, in response, Melona absorbs several trees in the area, growing even larger and becoming deranged with magic. Leina is stunned at the sight of the enlarged Melona and believes that she cannot win. Melona opens her mouth and slams it down over Leina, and she is swallowed whole.
Leina then finds herself in Melona's stomach, losing hope and realizing she will be digested soon. However, she soon regains her confidence and cuts her way out of Melona with her sword. She then defeats Melona and releases Shizuka as well.