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Species Blade (Aegis)
Gender Male
Designer Tetsuya Nomura
Japanese VA Yuichi Nakamura
English VA David Menkin
Appearances Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Torna ~ The Golden Country
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
This article is about Malos in general. For gameplay information, see Malos/Gameplay (XC2).

Malos (メツ) is a primary antagonist of both Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Torna ~ The Golden Country. He is the second in command in the organization Torna. He briefly joins Rex's team as a guest party member on the Ancient Ship.

Appearance and personality[edit]

Malos is a tall man with black spiky hair and grey eyes. Designed by Tetsuya Nomura, he wears edgy black armour with gold and silver accents. He has the signature Aegis Core Crystal on his chest, although in the main game of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, it has been partly shattered due to the events of Torna ~ The Golden Country and was covered by a metal chest piece for the majority of the game. Malos wants nothing more than to see the world burn, believing that it is the sole reason that the Architect created him and the other Aegises. In reality, the reason he thinks this is because of the influence that the initial driver has on the awakened Blade: Amalthus's hatred of the world was reflected in Malos through the power to destroy it. Although in Torna ~ The Golden Country and the early parts of the main game Malos has not realized this, later on he becomes aware of it. This causes him to develop an intense hatred of himself, which erupts in the cutscene before the final boss, where he calls himself a "hideous monster, far beyond saving". Despite knowing this, Malos is unable to change his nature and, using Jin's life as his main motivation for hating the world, he chooses to fight the party anyways, ultimately ending in his demise.

Story arc[edit]

Xenoblade Chronicles 2[edit]

Malos first appears as part of the elite salvaging crew hired by Bana. He attacks Rex to test his worth and is satisfied. However, upon finding the treasure in the Ancient Ship - the Aegis - he yells at Rex to not touch it, which of course he does. Malos watches Jin kill Rex as a result and moans about the waste. As he carries the sealed Pyra out of the ship, he orders Nia to kill all the other salvagers so none would know about the Aegis, but Pyra escapes and the revived Rex reappears. The two fight off Malos and his Blade Sever, and Malos remarks he should've expected this if he'd paid better attention to Rex's eyes. The fight continues, only saved by Nia's turnabout and Azurda's appearance, and Malos reluctantly accepts that they got away.

Malos and Jin are next seen meeting with Akhos and his Blade Obrona. With Obrona's power, they discover that Pyra and her entourage are in Gormott but might be leaving. Jin goes off on his own mission to take out a Core Crystal shipment, while Malos and Akhos prepare to chase down Pyra. On the hunt, they go to Fonsa Myma and meet with the playwright Cole. Without introductions, they offer to heal him and extend his life in exchange for information about Pyra. They are rejected, but they come upon his granddaughter Iona, and exploit her to find Pyra's whereabouts. With this, Malos appears in Pyra's dreams, telling her to come alone to Olethro Ruins to rescue Iona. She does so.

At the ruins, Malos taunts Pyra over staying in "that form", and reasserts that he and Jin are on the same side. He starts to smack her around with ease, but Rex and his party arrive. The ensuing fight goes badly for them once Obrona activates an anti-ether field that separates all the Drivers from their Blades. After Akhos says Jin's goal is to wipe out humanity, Malos and Pyra debate over whether this is what their "Father" wanted them to do. Malos demonstrates a great shadowy power, which is unusual for wielding a wind Blade. In the subsequent scuffle, he kills Vandham. This incites Rex to recklessly charge at Malos, almost killing him in the process, but he is interrupted by Pyra turning into Mythra. Malos is pleased that he got this to happen, but the fight afterwards results in Mythra killing Sever and Obrona, so he vanishes and takes Akhos with him.

Mythra turns back into Pyra, and she explains that Malos is also an Aegis. A man once climbed the World Tree to find Elysium empty but for two Core Crystals, herself and Malos. The man awakened Malos, opening a can of absolute destruction. Mythra was awakened by Addam to contest him, and he was defeated, but three Titans were destroyed in the crossfire.

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Torna ~ The Golden Country[edit]

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As a guest party member[edit]

Main article: Malos/Gameplay (XC2)

Malos is a guest party member on the Ancient Ship early in the game. Like Jin and Nia, he cannot be controlled directly. His Blade is Sever.

As a boss[edit]

Malos is a boss on numerous occasions:

Xenoblade Chronicles 2[edit]

Torna ~ The Golden Country[edit]