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"...and he that went before now came last, and that which was white and black and all direction was thrown against itself. Grown mightily indignant at the words of the Gods, Malal did turn his heart against them and flee into the chambers of space... And no man looked to Malal then, save those that serve that which they hate, who smile upon their misfortune, and who bear no love save for the damned. At such times as a warrior's heart turns to Malal, all Gods of Chaos grow fearful, and the laughter of the Outcast God fills the tomb of space..."

—From The Great Book of Despair
Malal 1e

Malal as depicted in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st Edition.

Malal known also as the "Hierarch of Terror and Anarchy," the "Renegade God," the "Lost God," the "Rejected God," and "the Fallen,"[2] is a renegade, minor Chaos God, who has turned against the others and is dedicated to their destruction. His followers, sometimes called the "Doomed Ones", seek out and destroy the followers of other Chaos Gods wherever they may be found.[1a]

Mala's sacred number is eleven and his sacred colours are white and black, often combined within a single sigil.[1a]

Malal embodies the metaphysical force of Chaos' indiscriminate tendency towards destruction, anarchy and in-fighting, even among its own individual divine embodiments and agents. The Renegade God hates the other major and minor Chaos Gods and often acts against them and their schemes in the Realm of Chaos and in the material universe, even more than he seeks to enslave or destroy Humanity and the other civilised peoples of the mortal world.[1a]


Malal was a Chaos entity originally created for the 1980s Warhammer comic book series that featured a Malalite Chaos Champion named Kaleb Daark, for which a miniature and tabletop wargame rules were later provided. He was most famous for his signature weapon, the Dreadaxe. Due to a problem with the copyrights for the character, which belonged to the authors rather than Games Workshop, Malal was largely excised from Warhammer canon by Games Workshop, and later replaced with the minor Chaos Gods Zuvassin and Necoho.

Malal was reintroduced in Warhammer 40,000 under the name Malice.


  • 1: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st Edition: Core Rulebook (RPG)
  • 2: The Small Ones (Novel) by C.L. Werner