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Malcolm (called Malcom in UT) is a character in the Unreal series.


Bio Edit

Malcolm is a Human combatant. He was designed by FenTech Incorporated, and participates in the Liandri Grand Tournament as a member of Thunder Crash.

In Unreal Tournament, the Crash is led by Othello, and appears in the SP ladder if the player selects a team different from them. Malcolm's first appearance in the Domination ladder depends on the team the player chose. He's only fielded in matches where a fourth team member is required to fill out the Thunder Crash roster. Additionally, he is the only Thunder Crash member listed as a "Chem Killer" rather than a "Warrior".

In Unreal Tournament 2003 he becomes famous for defeating longtime champion Xan Kriegor in 2293 (implying the results of a canonical Unreal Tournament storyline) and breaking Xan's undefeated winning streak. In this game, he formed a team with former rivals Brock and Lauren, but they were defeated by Gorge's Juggernaut team in the finals. The team itself plays in a team deathmatch in the semifinals, while Malcolm himself is the boss to beat in the final.

In Unreal Tournament 2004, due to infighting and recrimination, this team was disbanded and they returned to their former teams (Thunder Crash and Iron Guard) as leaders; the Crash remained almost intact from Unreal Tournament (only Ryanna was left out, in her place there were three new warriors: Jakob, Taye and Picard), while Iron Guard was completely reformed. The Crash is one of the three teams the player may face in the finals, depending on how well they fared on the Ladders, and Malcolm one of the three bosses. The Crash as a team fights in the semifinals, while Malcolm himself fights in the final.

In Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict, he remains champion for nine consecutive years, until his defeat at the hands of the Juggernaut Gorge in 2302 (again implying the results of a canonical UT2003 storyline), who breaks his spine in the process. Since then the Liandri uses him as color commentator in their pre-game shows. During the 523rd Nakhti Ascension Rites, he meets Anubis and invites him into Thunder Crash, but Anubis declines. Malcolm makes a cameo during most of the Ascension Rites as a commentator for the event alongside a Liandri bot, as offworlders aren't eligible for Nakhti emperorship. In a cutscene he's seen trying to get Anubis into Thunder Crash, initially getting the rejection. In Anubis's ladder, however, the emperor is seen as part of the newest incarnation of Thunder Crash alongside Lauren, Sapphire, and of course Malcolm. He has his own ladder, as well, yet it remains to be seen how much canon it is, considering that none of his matches can be found in either the Rites or Anubis's ladder, which takes place after the Rites.

In Unreal Tournament 3, Malcolm doesn't appear as a playable character in this game, but is seen in cutscenes. This time, he's hired by Izanagi Corporation and is basically mission control for the Ronin team, mentoring and leading them. That is, until the Necris invasion finishes and the Ronin sets up to Omicron 6, homeworld of the Necris, in order to put a definitive end to the Necris invasion, which causes the Izanagi to disavow any kind of relationship with them. In the end it was revealed that he was behind most of the events of the game, including the raid to the Twin Souls colony.

Tournaments won Edit

Character cards Edit

Malcom's Unreal Tournament character card
UT99-Malcom

Name: Malcom
Race: Human
Classification: Chem Killer

"FenTech's finest creation, Malcom is an engineered warrior enhanced by chemicals. Adrenaline stimulants, synaptic catalysts, and impulse regulators combine to create a superhuman killing machine."
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Malcom's Unreal Tournament character card
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Name: Malcom
Race: Human
Classification: Chem Killer

"FenTech's finest creation, Malcom is an engineered warrior enhanced by chemicals. Adrenaline stimulants, synaptic catalysts, and impulse regulators combine to create a superhuman killing machine."
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Malcolm's Unreal Tournament 2003 character card
!UT2004-ThunderCrash-Malcolm

Name: Malcolm
Race: Human
Classification: Thunder Crash
Age: 42 yrs.

Accuracy: Meter-good-100 96
Agility: Meter-good-100 94
Aggresiveness: Meter-good-100 96
Team tactics: Meter-good-100 97
Average: 95.75

"Needs no introduction - most famous veteran of the Tournaments, recognized on every planet. With the typical calm pride of the Earth-born, and strong sense of loyalty, Malcolm is a true survivor and born leader."
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Malcolm's Unreal Tournament 2004 character card
!UT2004-ThunderCrash-Malcolm

Name: Malcolm
Race: Human
Classification: Thunder Crash
Age: 42 yrs.

Accuracy: Meter-good-100 96
Agility: Meter-good-100 94
Aggresiveness: Meter-good-75 73
Team tactics: Meter-good-100 97
Average: 90

"Needs no introduction - most famous veteran of the Tournaments, recognized on every planet. With the typical calm pride of the Earth-born, and strong sense of loyalty, Malcolm is a true survivor and born leader."
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!GamePortrait-Malcolm

Name: Malcolm
Race: Human
Age: 54 yrs.
Birth place: Earth
Weight class: Medium

Multijump boost: 60
Jump height: 390
Dodging speed: 315
Meleé: Cryo Staff
Ranged: Dual Enforcers (Human)
Adrenaline combos:
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"The most famous Tournament player, Malcolm is a nine-time Champion whose face is recognized on every planet in the galaxy. His winning streak (and his spine) was snapped a few years ago by a crushing blow delivered by Gorge in the tournament finals. Malcolm never regained his former agility, but makes up for it with decades of experience. The Liandri use him extensively as a color commentator in their pre-game shows."
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Malcolm's Unreal Tournament 3 character card
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Name: Malcolm
Race: Human

"During the off-season, Tournament stars and team captains are often recruited by the major corporations to serve as consultants for training or leading their paramilitary security forces. With so much at stake on the planet Taryd, the Izanagi Corporation made a massive investment, recruiting tournament champion Malcolm as commander of their security forces. Malcolm: a true survivor and born leader, a nine-time champion whose face is recognized on every planet in the galaxy."
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Physical appearance Edit

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Trivia Edit

Speculation Edit

It is possible, given Malcolm's affiliation with the Liandri during the Ascension Rites tournament, that this offering was an attempt by the Liandri presence on the planet to get Anubis out of the way without having to pit him against Selket. Selket was already in Liandri's pocket, and while they were probably fairly confident that they could buy Anubis over by manipulating his grief for his dead love (presuming he won the final match to the death against Selket), he was a much less certain thing. So if Liandri could associate Anubis with Thunder Crash, it might prevent him from pushing on to the finals and potentially disrupting their plans to gain political control over the Nakhti planet via Selket, and avoid the potential risk altogether, as well as maintaining both competitors (and their high ratings) without being involved with the Phayder.

Early-on, it is established that the Liandri liaison is attempting to decide between Selket and Anubis, and the match leading up to the Selket fight is artificially tilted in Anubis' favor. Most likely, once Anubis refused Malcolm's offer, and Liandri realized Anubis' dedication to his ancestry, they concluded that he couldn't be bought out so easily, and they decided to bank on him being easily manipulated after the finals as a result of his prior relationship with Selket.

If this is true, then it is consistent with his actions in Unreal Tournament 3 (where he sells out Reaper and his team to the Phayder Corporation to protect the Izanagi Corporation from potential legal damages caused by Ronin's brash actions), and with the typical Unreal story-telling style, where characters are rarely all good or all evil, but simply act on their own motivations. Malcolm may come off as a heroic character style on the surface, but he knows how to play the game with the corporations. To him the Tournament is simply business, no matter whose lives may be destroyed in the process.

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Characters from Unreal Tournament
Thunder Crash: Malcolm, Annaka, Aryss, Azure, Othello, Riker, Ryanna, Tamika
Iron Guard: Brock, Lauren, Harlin, Johnson, Rankin, Rylisa, Sara, Shyann
Black Legion: Cryss, Freylis, Grail, Kragoth, Malakai, Malise, Necroth, Visse
Dark Phalanx: Gorn, Anna, Ivana, Farham, Iyrash, Nickolai, Nikita, Whitman
Blood Reavers: Kyla, Boris, Graves, Jayce, Luthor, Mariana, Ramirez, Tanya
Raw Steel: Slain, Arkon, Arnold, Bruce, Kregore, Lugar, Manwell, Rolph
Venom: Athena, Ada, Cilia, Lovelace, Sarena, Tara, Xyra, Zanna
Iron Skull/Red Claw: Dominator, Anthrax, Baetal, Berserker, Devastator, Entropy, Guardian, Pestilence, Pharoh, Plague, Reaper, Skrilax
The Corrupt: Xan Kriegor, Cathode, Divisor, Enigma, Function, Matrix, Silicon, Tensor, Vector
Metal Guard: Drake, Isis, Radkin, Risa, Tasha, Vixen, Von, Wraith
Other: Damien, Idina, Nali, Nali WarCow, Portia, Rampage.
Characters from Unreal Tournament 2004
Anubans: Asp, Cleopatra, Diva, Horus, Hyena, Memphis, Roc, Scarab
Automatons: Cobalt, Corrosion, Mandible, Rapier, Renegade, Syzygy, Thorax, Widowmaker
Gen Mo'Kai: Damarus, Faraleth, Komek, Makreth, Mokara, Motig, Nebri, Selig
Humans (Iron Guard): Brock, Lauren, Sapphire, Prism, BlackJack, Satin, Wraith, Torch, Romulus, Remus
Juggernauts: Ambrosia, Arclite, Cannonball, Frostbite, Gorge, Reinha, Rylisa, Siren
Nightmares: Abaddon, Brutalis, Domina, Fate, Harlequin, Lilith, Mr. Crow, Ravage, Subversa
Humans (Hellions): Baird, Garrett, Greith, Kaela, Kane, Ophelia, Outlaw, Rae, Zarina
Humans (Thunder Crash): Malcolm, Othello, Jakob, Taye, Azure, Aryss, Riker, Picard, Annika, Tamika
Liandri Robots: Xan Kriegor, Axon, Cathode, Cyclops, Divisor, Enigma, Matrix, Virus
Skaarj: ClanLord, Dominator, Drekorig, Gaargod, Gkublok, Guardian, Kraagesh, Skakruk
Mega Pack characters: Barktooth, Karag, Kragoth, Mekkor, Skrilax, Thannis
Characters from Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict
Anubis, Arclite, Brock, Devastation, Gorge, Lauren, Malcolm, Raiden, Raptor, Sapphire, Selket, Sobek, Szalor, Torgr
DLC: Apophis, Calypso, Garek, Jackhammer, Judas, Kraag, Lilith, Merc Anubis, Necris Selket, Syzygy
Bots: Corrosion, Darius, Hyena, Korig, Memphis, Mirage, Nepthys, Ra