Melchior is one of the Three Wise Men in the Bible. The other two are Gaspar (also Casper) and Balthazar (also Balthasar and Belthasar). The name is found in the Squaresoft Game Chrono Trigger and the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. In Chrono Trigger, Melchior is the guru of Life and in Evangelion, Melchior is one of the magi -- part of NERV's supercomputer.