Real Name: Malicia M.L Macawber
Nickname(s): Mal, Scary Lady, “Oh-god-please-don’t-eat-me”.
Birthdate: April 13th
Age: Late twenties/Early thirties
Species: Duck/demon (“Duckubus”)
Occupation: Supervillain, self-proclaimed “Demon Queen”.
Tan feathers, yellow slitted-pupils with red eyelids, fangs, claws (on feet and hands), a long forked tail, and a fiery mane of hair that is red at the roots and fades from orange to yellow at the tips. Typically wears a
green dress black dress with purple trim.
Morgana Macawber (cousin, arch-nemesis)
Malikai Macawber (father)
Melantha Macawber (née Moonbeam) (mother, deceased)
Moloculo Macawber (uncle)
Darkwing Duck (enemy)
Special Abilities: Pyrokineses, Enhanced strength, Witchcraft/Sorcery
Weaknesses: Water, Holy magic, Starvation, Bullets/knives/other weapons
Biggest Pet Peeve: Being referred to as “old” in any variation such as “M’am”, “Older Lady”, or “Wrinkly Sack of Evil”
Personality(click to expand)
Core Traits & Character Interaction
Malicia is a narcissist. She is interested in very little outside of herself and quickly forgets the names and backstories of everyone she meets because she sees it all as insignificant details. She enjoys the sound of her own voice and will talk endlessly about herself if any unsuspecting victim accidentally prompts her. She is also physically attracted to herself and takes her vanity to a rather disconcerting level.
Upon first meeting a character, Malicia is usually cordial and quite charismatic. She knows that false friendliness is the key to exposing others’ vulnerabilities. However due to her tactless, impatient nature, she is unable to play nice for very long. Eventually she will backslide into her true personality, damaging whatever relationships she might have formed in that time.
Very few characters are able to tolerate the “real” Malicia and those who can usually possess questionable morals of their own.
Intimacy & Relationships
Mal, overall, is terrible at romance. She is allergic to the concept of commitment and the thought of being “tied down” to another person horrifies her. While she isn’t meant to be a particularly promiscuous character, she is a huge flirt who wants to “have her cake and eat it too”. This makes it near-impossible for her to maintain a monogamous relationship. She takes great pleasure in being a tease and having others pursue her.
She likes to think she is only interested in partners who will worship her and be at her beck and call. In reality, Mal will quickly grow bored of anyone who is too doting or submissive. Deep down, she prefers someone who isn’t afraid to challenge her and always keeps her guessing. Her true infatuation is usually reserved for emotionally unavailable psychopaths.
Voice & dialogue
Mal speaks in a haughty tone reflective of her condescending nature and rarely uses slang or shorthand words. Her voice most closely resembles Naga The Serpent from the Slayers dub. She has several small quirks, the most notable being that instead of using proper metaphors, she’ll describe the metaphor itself (example: “You’re as stiff as a very inappropriate metaphor”).
Biography(click to expand)
Malicia is the cousin of Morgana Macawber and an exile of the Macawber family. Before she was born, her power-hungry father brokered a contract with Beelzebub, offering his first-born child in exchange for immortality. This pact led to Malicia being born a duckubus (a species of demon duck).
When Beelzebub came to collect the newborn Malicia, her mother offered to exchange places for Malicia’s freedom. Beelzebub accepted the trade, and Malicia was left in the care of her father who treated her with disdain. Malicia was (and still is) unaware of the contract or the circumstances behind her mother’s death.
During her formative years she and Morgana attended the Eldritch Academy of Enchantment together. They were close friends and both talented students, although Malicia gravitated more toward the study of souls and ancient magic. During their senior year Malicia became fixated on forbidden magic and began sneaking into the Library of Forbidden Spells.
Morgana was concerned by her cousin’s growing obsession with the untold forces of evil and reluctantly reported her to the Dean, expecting Mal would be given a warning and perhaps detention. Instead, Malicia was expelled from the academy altogether and banned from the school grounds. When Morgana confessed her mistake, Malicia was furious and ended their friendship.
Not long afterward Malicia broke into the Forbidden Library once more and this time, Morgana confronted her. The exchange quickly turned violent but Morgana was able to subdue Mal and turn her over to the Elder Council. She was placed on trial and legally exiled from monster society and disowned by the Macawber family.
Roughly a decade later, Malicia appears in St.Canard, hungry for revenge.
Superpowers(click to expand)
Malicia has two primary abilities. The first is pyrokinesis (the ability to control and create fire) which is consciously controlled and is part of her demon heritage. This power is fueled by her own metabolism and energy, therefore if she suffers starvation her ability to produce flames will dwindle. As a result she has a voracious appetite and will eat massive quantities of food in one sitting. She is able to withstand incredibly high temperatures, and her core body temperature is warmer than the average person. She is impervious to lava up to the point that she enjoys ‘bathing’ in volcanoes.
Her second ability is enhanced strength, which is an involuntary and innate part of being a supernatural creature. Like most super-strong beings, she can and does accidentally destroy everything around her if she isn’t careful. Even though she can easily bench-press a truck, Mal will insist that she is a “delicate, graceful lady” despite all evidence to the contrary. She is, to put it bluntly, “thick headed” to the point where striking her over the head is more likely to damage the object being used as a blunt weapon (Negaduck has tested this theory many, many times). There is an upper-limit to her strength where she can bend metal when angry enough and punch through walls and concrete, but she would not be able to lift an entire building or any other object that is excessively large or heavy.
Her tertiary ability is magic, as she is descended from a long line of witches/sorcerers on both sides of her family. Because she was expelled from Eldritch Academy before finishing her education, there is a huge gap in her magical knowledge which requires the aid of spellbooks to perform any complicated spells. It is not unusual for her to lose control of more dangerous spells and Morgana is often the one who has to clean up Malicia’s magical mistakes (which only serves to make Mal even more angry at her cousin for ‘upstaging’ her).
Malicia is a demon and therefore possesses several physical traits known to her species. The most obvious are the claws on her hands and feet which are rather intimidating and incredibly sharp. Her mouth is filled with sharp teeth, both her upper and lower canine teeth are fangs (and the upper fangs visibly protrude from her bill, which results in others mistaking her for a vampire).
She has a long prehensile tail which can wrap around objects, although she cannot use it to lift anything heavy. Her tail movements will reflect her current emotions. Anyone who familiarizes themselves with Mal’s body language will know when she is lying or concealing information because her tail will twitch in a very specific manner. Her tail is incredibly sensitive at the base where the tailbone connects to the spine and touching it evokes a pleasurable sensation. Negaduck in particular will target this ‘weak spot’ when he is manipulating her.
She does not normally possess wings or horns, and she is unable to fly. When she is pregnant, the hormones will cause her to grow temporary horns, which she finds incredibly impractical and “ruins her hair”. The horns will recede post-labor.
Weaknesses(click to expand)
While Mal is quite strong she is not invulnerable to common injuries like bullet wounds or getting stabbed. All weaponry can injure her, aside from anything that uses heat or fire to cause damage. Since this is the duckverse, cartoon physics dictate that she’ll generally survive most major injuries in a comedic fashion (Negaduck once shot her point-blank in the chest and the bullet was quite literally absorbed by her massive boobs).
Probably the most obvious of her weaknesses. Water and fire naturally don’t mix and Mal’s abilities are no exception. The liberal usage of fire sprinklers/extinguishers, hoses, and even water balloons will put a damper on her flames (and even worse: ruin her perfect hair). The Liquidator is arguably the greatest threat to Malicia because not only is he impervious to her pyrokinesis, but her super-strength is rather useless as well. She can and does avoid the watery canine at all costs.
Because she is a demon she is weak against any form of magic that is considered “good”, especially if it comes from a Celestial source. The amount of damage is related to the intensity of the magic. More minor/religious sources present as allergies. Holy water will give her a painful, itchy rash. Standing inside a church will cause her to break out in hives. Salt normally does not have any effect unless it is specifically used in a light-magic spell.
Mal’s ability to use fire is sustained by her own metabolism. As a result she has to eat regular calorie-dense meals because it serves as ‘fuel’ for her powers. If Malicia were to be locked up and starved, or fed very small low-nutrient meals (bread and water for example) then her ability to produce flames will gradually weaken.
Mal takes exceptional pride in her appearance and is especially fussy about her hair being touched or messed up. Tossing something sticky into her hair or getting it wet is a sure-fire way to temporarily distract her. She is also easily goaded by any insults regarding her appearance, and she is particularly sensitive about her age.
She has been known to stop mid-battle to inspect her reflection. Any environment that has a lot of mirrors or reflective surfaces will cause her to be easily distracted.
Emotions & Temper
Mal is extremely hot-headed and will throw temper tantrums that can quite literally bring down the building she is standing inside if she is not careful. When she is angry she becomes far more reckless and impulsive, and risks ruining her entire villainous plan as a result. Darkwing especially uses this to his advantage when the opportunity presents itself.
Whether she admits it or not, Mal has a soft spot for Negaduck. This does not mean he is safe from her wrath and in fact he has probably been strangled, singed, stomped, and many other painful words starting with the letter ‘s’ far more than anyone else in the Duckverse. But Negaduck often gets away with far more compared to anyone else, and he is well-aware of this fact and uses it to his advantage. He will utilize every dirty tactic in the book in order to bend Mal to his will, although seduction is generally the simplest and most reliable method. He knows exactly how to push her buttons, both figurative and literal. If he’s not careful however this can backfire on him very, very painfully. Mal’s vulnerability for him will vary depending on her mood and whether he’s already pushed his luck.
Other characters can use her affection for the Casanova of Crime against her if they are creative enough. Mal is generally not prone to extreme jealousy or possessiveness over Negaduck because she is well-aware of his promiscuous nature. The only major exception is Morgana due to their arch-rivalry. Other characters may also find themselves in hot water, but usually it is more a matter of Mal feeling disrespected than any genuine concern over who Negaduck cavorts with in his spare time.
Mal’s entire downfall was caused by the envious feelings she holds for Morgana and it continues to be the reason she ultimately fails at getting what she wants in life. Many of her prime motivations are based in finding ways to hurt her cousin by taking everything she holds dear (boyfriends, loved ones, sentimental objects, etc). The irony being that if she spent less energy on revenge plots and focused on her own personal happiness, she would achieve all her dreams.
“Fun” extra tidbits:
- SHUSH’s top psychotherapists have diagnosed Malicia with Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
- Her favourite drink is a chilled Bloody Ceasar (with real blood, of course).
- She is often mistaken for a vampire and hates it.
- There is magpie ancestry on her mother’s side of the family, which might explain her attraction to shiny objects (the ‘expensive’ part, however… that’s all her).