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Monsieur Mallah was originally a gorilla in the employ of the Brain, but later was arrested by the U.S Government. Following his arrest, he was coerced into joining Task Force X.

Physical appearance

Mallah is a large black gorilla with a dark gray chest and face. He wears a red beret and a green harness with darker colored circles. He typically carries a minigun.[3]

History

Early life

Mallah was part of a gorilla troop in Bwunda. In 2008, a thin man and an old woman came to Bwunda and captured him. They surgically enhanced his brain, giving him greater intelligence. Mallah approved of the change and betrayed his troop, helping to capture and enslave them.[4] Brain considered him his best experiment.[5]

2010

 
Northern India
September 10, 14:43 IST

While his boss was catching animals to test Kobra-Venom on, Mallah was tasked with keeping people out of the area. He attacked multiple groups, including Hamilton Hill's hunting party, these attacks stirred superstitions among the local tribes.[3]

 
Northern India
September 23, 21:36 IST

Still on the lookout for intruders, Mallah captured Captain Marvel, who was investigating the attacks with the Team. He was defeated shortly after and his beret was taken as a mission souvenir by Kid Flash.[3]

 
Bwunda
September 26, 20:11 CAT

Brain moved his experiments to Bwunda, and there they were discovered by the Team as well. He watched with his master as the interlopers were caught on security camera. Their ally Ultra-Humanite suggested to send out Gorilla Grodd.[5]

 
"Gorilla City"
September 26, 23:59 CAT

Grodd and Solovar brought the Team, except for Miss Martian and Wolf, to Brain and Ultra-Humanite. Mallah was put to blame for the failure of Grodd and Solovar, as Brain remarked his perfection spoiled him, but also meant Brain was not used to less intelligent apes.[5]

 
"Gorilla City"
September 27, 00:00 CAT

Mallah was with the Brain and Ultra-Humanite while they discussed possible experiments to perform on the captive Team members. After Robin escaped and freed his teammates, Mallah stood ready with his gun. When the fight began, the other gorillas sided with the Team. Solovar took Mallah's weapon and helped Miss Martian to restrain him, allowing Superboy to knock Mallah out.[4]

 
Undisclosed location
November 7, post-09:16 EST

Mallah was with Brain when Riddler and Sportsmaster delivered the echinoderm they had stolen.[6]

 
New Orleans
December 5, 06:41 CST

Mallah accompanied his master to welcome Professor Ivo after his temporary release from Belle Reve.[7]

 
New Orleans
December 5, 22:18 CST

Brain, Klarion and Professor Ivo unleashed their skills on the echinoderm. Mallah stood by to do his master's bidding.[7]

 
Washington, D.C.
January 1, post-00:00 EST

After the Light raided Cadmus, Mallah carted out the pod containing Match.[8]

2016

 
Santa Prisca
June 19, 00:00 ECT

Mallah accompanied Brain to the Light's summit with the Reach. After Kaldur'ahm and Tigress were revealed as moles, and dissolved the Light-Reach alliance by revealing the Light's treachery, the Team attacked. Mallah spent most of the battle fighting Beast Boy in gorilla form, and was ultimately defeated.[9]

He was sent to Belle Reve Penitentiary and recruited into Task Force X.[10]

2018

 
Verhoyansk
November 17, 23:23 VLAT

Mallah was part of a squad under Black Manta's leadership, sent to acquire technology from and destroy the Rocket Red Brigade. The squad's attack was intercepted by the Team, who happened to be investigating the Brigade at the same time, and were forced into retreat. They observed as the Team then surrendered to the Brigade. Waller ordered them to go back in, despite being outnumbered.

Despite a promising start taking down the Rocket Reds, the second battle went no better for Task Force X, and they were defeated by the Team and Reds.[10]

 
Belle Reve Parish
November 17, 10:10 CST

Aquaman returned Mallah and the rest of his squad to Belle Reve Penitentiary.[10]

2020

 
Star City
February 23, 11:19 PST

Mallah was part of a Task Force X squad led by Black Manta. They prepared to kidnap Clayface from Bowhunter Security. The squad attacked the warehouse Bowhunter was guarding. Captain Boomerang desiccated Clayface using a trio of special boomerangs, and Mallah vacuumed him up while the rest of the squad easily handled the other Bowhunter guards.

The squad escaped on the Manta-Flyer, where they rehydrated Clayface in a pod. Boomerang had trouble interpreting Mallah's "speech", so Tuppence Terror translated for him.[2]

 
Bayou Bartholomew
February 23, 16:16 CST

The Flyer was shot down by the Bio-Ship. The squad quickly abandoned it and began to hike the few miles to Belle Reve Penitentiary. Bowhunter Security, reinforced by several new temps, confronted them. Mallah faced Artemis, who reminded him how often he had been beaten and suggested he knew there was no point in resisting. Task Force X were defeated and returned to Belle Reve.[2]

Appearances

Background information

  • In the comics, Monsieur Mallah was a member of the Brotherhood of Evil, the right hand (and lover) of the Brain. They were long time villains of the Doom Patrol, until their deaths at the hands of Gorilla Grodd in Salvation Run.
  • This is Mallah's third animated appearance. He appeared in the final season of Teen Titans as part of the Brotherhood of Evil, and in Batman: The Brave and the Bold (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) first as a member of Grodd's G.A.S.P., and later with the Brain.

References

  1. Weisman, Greg (2016-12-14). Question #21678. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Weisman, Greg (writer) (September 12, 2020). "The Prize". Young Justice. Season 3.9. Episode 001. DC FanDome.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Pugsley, Tom (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (October 7, 2011). "Alpha Male". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 13. Cartoon Network.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Weisman, Greg (w). Vecchio, Luciano (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Sienty, Dezi (let). Gaydos, Sarah (ed). "Gorilla Warfare" Young Justice 19 (August 29, 2012), New York, NY: DC Comics
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Sienty, Dezi (let). Gaydos, Sarah (ed). "Monkey Business" Young Justice 18 (July 18, 2012), New York, NY: DC Comics
  6. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (March 3, 2012). "Misplaced". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 19. Cartoon Network.
  7. 7.0 7.1 David, Peter (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (March 31, 2012). "Insecurity". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 23. Cartoon Network.
  8. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Chang, Michael, Montgomery, Lauren (directors) (April 21, 2012). "Auld Acquaintance". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 26. Cartoon Network.
  9. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Divar, Tim (director) (March 9, 2013). "Summit". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 19. Cartoon Network.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Pugsley, Tom (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (July 2, 2019). "Leverage". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 15. DC Universe.
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