Malgor is the overall third main antagonist of AdventureQuest Worlds and the main antagonist of the Shadows of War saga, succeeding Drakath and the Queen of Monsters. He is the Shadowlord and leader of the mysterious ShadowFlame Army who seeks to destroy the world by taking control of the Mana Core and the ley lines spread across Lore with the intent of what he calls "bringing peace" to the world. Malgor claims to be a hero trying to end the suffering of others when his actions are seen as anything but heroic.
- 1 History
- 2 Important Text
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Gallery
Malgor was born as a Mumbler (a slime-like creature born from the negative thoughts of the Eternal Dragon of Time) that was ejected from the Timestream after his creator succumbed to despair in an alternate timeline following a series of unfortunate events befalling them that followed the Queen of Monsters' death, and appeared near the Queen's keep. Seeking out his creator once more and evolving into a False Wyvern and later a Twisted Wyvern, he traveled to Swordhaven, Shadowfall, and Battleon seeking the help of Victoria, Lord Brentan, Gravelyn, and Warlic on how to bring back his creator - the Hero, who was also the Dragon of Time. Unfortunately for him, no one helped him and he was at one point tortured by Gravelyn and Noxus. Realizing that he couldn't bring peace through reason, he decided to enforce violence and corruption upon others and sought to corrupt the ley lines of Lore. The more miserable he became, the stronger he became. Eventually he evolved to a humanoid body, crafted a new armor for himself, and took on the name of Malgor.
Malgor first appears during the players' raid to attack the Queen's fortress and end her reign of terror. He corrupts several villagers to his side with his Shadowflame magic, and when the heroes face him, he quickly subdues and captures them and brings them to the fortress where they demand to see the Queen. Malgor holds out her decapitated head and accuses them of being her slayers, making it clear that he sees them as a threat to him. As he tries to convince them to join his side, a new ally named Varga appears and rescues them. She informs them that in order to defeat him, they would need to gather many allies and recover their powers as the Eternal Dragon of Time. As they get busy recruiting many allies and slowly regaining their Dragon of Time powers, Malgor launches several failed attacks against several locations such as Arcangrove and Mythsong Canyon through his armies of Shadowflame Dragons and Shadowflame Trolls, respectively, attempts to recruit Dage the Evil, Nulgath, Gravelyn, and Drakath to his army but fails. One of the Twins, Xing, temporarily defects to him only to turn against him due to a failed attempt to control the demon Blight, and makes a futile attempt to steal the Amulet of Order from Mirror Drakath that is foiled by the combined efforts of the players and the Lords of Order.
Malgor next enlists Tyndarius, a former general of the Queen's Army, and leads the ShadowFlame Onslaught through the Plane of Fire, stealing Fiamme's powers as the Fire Avatar and transferring them to Tyndarius, making him the new Fire Avatar. Before he can deal the killing blow to her, though, she awakens Galanoth as the Fire Champion just in time for him to save her, and they and the players escape the corrupted Fire Plane with help from Abel, Jinx, and the other Elemental Avatars. As the players help people all over the world fight against the ShadowFlame Onslaught and save Kyron from his influence, Malgor reveals his plan to Tyndarius: to seize control of the Mana Core so that he can "bring peace" to Lore. Tyndarius is suspicious of this idea, of course, and, against his wishes, leaves to reclaim the Ring of Fire Islands upon hearing that the people of Lore are on the winning side. While the players, Galanoth, and Elius (who was Tyndarius' aide until they convinced him to see reason) fight Avatar Tyndarius and strip him of his Fire Avatar status and return it to Fiamme, Malgor finally discovers the Mana Core and begins to take control of it while announcing his plan to "free the world from its torment" and declaring himself as its salvation. Unfortunately for him, the Mana Core starts lashing out at him and all of Lore as a result of his actions.
Realizing that he has lost control over the Mana Core, Malgor heads to Crownsreach and steals the Queen's Heart, leaving Drakath to pursue him to the Queen's fortress. During a huge fight with him, Malgor blames the players for what is happening and shows them a vision of possible fearful future events, including Gravelyn's possible death in Swordhaven where her father Sepulchure was killed, Brentan accusing Victoria of being the new Queen of Monsters and sentencing her to execution, and Drakath musing about the players falling into despair and having to go back to being a pawn again, believing that they will be responsible for it all and intending to restart the world. Just then, he is interrupted by Drakath, who attempts to crush his soul only to discover he has no soul to crush. His former general, ShadowKnight Gar, bites him in the leg before all three disappear.
In the timestream, Malgor is stomping several Mumblers in his rage when Drakath catches up to him, having put the pieces of the puzzle together. It is revealed that Malgor lacks a soul and is nothing more than a raging voice donning armor as a form for himself. He challenges Drakath to put his best efforts into their fight as he prepares for battle. Eventually, Malgor escapes to a series of dead timelines that the heroes explore where they learn of his tragic past. After finally seeing how they managed to kill the Queen of Monsters, Malgor appears before them and attempts to corrupt them again, but is once again interrupted when a familiar voice calls out to them from the Mana Core that they recognize, resulting in his mental breakdown and causing them to realize that the owner of the voice is still alive and that the Infernal Army hasn't done away with her after all. Malgor is soon imprisoned by the Old World Order after they, Gravelyn, and Drakath arrive in the Plane of Mana where they learn that the owner of that voice, Princess Tara, is the Champion of Mana.
Later, during the heroes', Gravelyn's, Drakath's, and Tara's fight against the Old World Order's Masks of Infamy, The Law, and Tranquility, Malgor manages to break free from his prison and uses his power to attack Infamy with Gravelyn's Doomblade, and sets out to find the Avatar of Mana, Einsof, whom the Old World Order was keeping from being born out of knowledge that he would have overwhelming control over Lore's mana. He attempts to use the Queen's heart and his Shadowflame powers to poison and kill Einsof, but the heroes and Tara arrive just in time to stop him. Feeling sorry for him due to having learned about his tragic past while still not wanting the world to go silent like he wants it to, the heroes fight and defeat him. Einsof soon awakens and helps him to unlock the form he would've taken if he was tutored and cared for well enough by his creators: the Mainyu. After defeating him a second time, the players transform into the Eternal Dragon of Time and accept him and send him back in time to the moment when he and the Shadowflame Army attacked the Queen's castle and the village nearby, ensuring a stable time loop before they would turn their attention to their duties to make up for the damage the Mana Crisis caused to Lore as a result of Malgor's actions.
After completing the "Defeat Malgor!" quest in Shadow War (Location) & Malgor (Location)
You could not beat me the first time you tried. I do not recommend trying again.
Screen 2 (Mumbler)
The First Speaker
Aaaa....Uuuuu...Ay....eee...I....Oh...You! My throat feels dry after practicing so much. That’s progress! It means I’m growing a throat. Given enough time, I can shape myself to resemble my creator. But I can’t dally. This is my first attempt to get my creator to come back. Hmm, where to start? Swordhaven’s rulers seem nice. If I could just talk with Victoria, surely she’ll believe me. Then my creator will return and make me whole.
Screen 3 (False Wyvern)
The First Speaker
Why are the Shadowscythe attacking? I thought you were family! Can't Gravelyn take her conquest elsewhere? And why isn't my creator coming to help us? Your wounds...I can't use healing magic. I have my creator's powers but what's the point if I can't use them to save you? I don't know why but those powers are getting stronger... I'll go back. I'll go back and start over. This time, I'll save everyone!
Screen 4 (False Wyvern)
The First Speaker
This doesn't make any sense! You believed me in the last cycle! You even called me a friend! Why are you hurting me, I only wanted to help you! My creator just wanted to help you! Is this why they went away and left me to fend for myself? Fine, if you won't listen, then I'll go to the Shadowscythe! I'll stop them from attacking Swordhaven. I can't give up there. I need to keep trying or else... my creator will never come back.
Screen 6 (Twisted Wyvern)
The First Speaker
I have been through hundreds of cycles, tried every possible option to stop Lore from imploding on itself but nothing works! There are more possibilities... more ways to erase the misery before it can begin, but I will go mad before I find the solution! My body is... it's twisting and breaking after each cycle. your power dwarfs all others, Warlic. Why won't you do anything! If you forced them to listen, we would be saved! Perhaps I...
The First Speaker
Listen Carefully. After I spoke to Warlic, I realized the futility of seeking peace through words. All life craves conflict. We're all beasts in the end. Peace must be forced on them, and I learned how to make them all see things my way. Through corruption. Through my Shadowflame. But, it takes an incredible amount of power to spread Shadowflame to this extent. Power that I would need to accumulate after each attempt.
The First Speaker
Thousands of cycles have made me grow in power, but it's still not enough. My attempts on the Leylines are easily noticed, I barely escaped Drakath in the last cycle, and I have yet to find a reliable method to access the Mana Core. Unless, I go back further... What if I stopped my creator from disappearing? I need just a little more power. Enough for it to be worth returning to the moment of the Queen's death.
- His initial sword, called the Shadowflame Juggernaut Blade, can be obtained by completing the quest "Shadow Medals: Defend the Village!". His second sword, the ShadowFlame Dragon Blade, also drops from the Titan Shadow Dragon.
- He is attracted to negative emotions, which is what he uses to offer those experiencing them a place in his service.
- He is vulnerable to the powers of the Elemental Champions, as seen when Gravelyn harmed him with her attack on the Krahen when he tried to corrupt her to his cause, and when Galanoth harmed him twice - one time when he awakened just in time to save Fiamme from being murdered by him, and again when he assumed his dragon form and did it to separate Tyndarius from Fiamme's Fire Avatar powers. He is also revealed to be weak against hope and positive emotions.
- According to Darkon's twitter, the design of Malgor's final form, the Mainyu, was inspired by a painting called "The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in the Sun".
- His armor and helm can be obtained by completing a long and challenging quest that requires 30 500k Gold Vouchers, the ShadowFlame Defender, Mana Guardian, Dark Dragon Slayer, Timestream Ravager, and Mystical Devotee of Mana armors and the Dragon's Tear misc. item.