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Early Life[]

At sixteen, Alice MacAllister's mutant power manifested when she had an argument with her mother and wished herself to be dead. As her mortal body expired, Alice found herself becoming a psionic entity and departed her childhood house.[1]

As Malice, she was recruited by Mister Sinister to join his Marauders. On assignment, Malice manipulated the desire of Dazzler to be loved, which led her to come out of hiding, in order to draw out the X-Men. When it worked, Malice proceeded to possess Rogue, Wolverine, and Storm. Storm's will proved too strong and she forcibly ejected Malice from her body.[5]

Mutant Massacre[]

During the Marauders attack on Polaris, Malice possessed the powerful mutant. As their two energy matrices interwove, the two women became permanently bound together. Mr. Sinister had known this union would occur, but failed to warn Malice of it because he had specific plans for the now-blended entity: using the Malice-possessed Polaris to attack the X-Men, who counted among their team members Polaris' lover Havok.[6][7]

Alice MacAllister (Earth-616) as Karima Shapandar (Earth-616) from X-Men Messiah Complex Vol 1 1 001

Malice possessing Omega Sentinel

Possession of Polaris and Havok[]

Eventually Malice found her way back to Polaris, but angered over being forced from Polaris' body, she instead possessed the body of Polaris' then-lover, Havok. On vacation from their job as government operatives in the X-Factor group in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Malice-possessed Havok attempted to kill Polaris, but was stopped by Mister Sinister, who wanted Polaris alive for his own unknown plans. After taking Polaris to safety, he ordered his Nasty Boys to do anything short of killing Havok in order to rid his body of Malice. With the rest of X-Factor arriving mid-battle, the Nasty Boys were forced to halt their assault when Strong Guy and Wolfsbane perceived Mister Sinister to be abducting an unconscious Polaris while the Nasty Boys held Havok at bay. After a quick battle Polaris regained consciousness and revealed Malice's possession of Havok, then attempted to force Malice from him. Mister Sinister instead instructed Malice to possess Polaris, which forced Havok and Polaris into a mental struggle over who would possess the non-corporeal mutant (both wanting to sacrifice themselves to spare the other). Eventually, forced from both bodies, Malice's corporeal essence floated free, where it was apparently destroyed by Mister Sinister.[8]

Possession of Omega Sentinel[]

Malice returned as a digital entity instead of a psionic one, taking possession of Omega Sentinel via email virus.[9]

Alice MacAllister (Earth-616) from A + X Vol 1 11 001

Random girl possessed by Malice


Malice was recently able to "gather" her corporeal essence and get back to life again, and started to possess people in New York. Cyclops was able to detect her (possible with the help of Cerebra). While tracking her on a subway train he ran into a fight with Spider-Man. Malice was able to possess Cyclops for a few seconds before she was knocked unconscious by Spider-Man, who took the possessed Cyclops to his lab and separated Malice from Cyclops. He put her in a containment box that he later gave to Cyclops.[2]

Malice reappeared in a new body and rejoined the Marauders, who once again massacred the Morlock population. This lead an angered Chamber, their new leader, to rejoin the X-Men. When the X-Men re-encountered the Morlocks, the Marauders fought briefly, but ultimately surrendered, professing their innocence. Not believing them, Chamber burned them to death with his psionic flame.[3] Whether the death of a host body could kill Malice is unknown.


Malice later reappeared, possessing Rogue once more while Excalibur was resurrecting Captain Britain. She fled from Rogue's body and escaped onto Krakoa.[10]

She went on to possess Emma Frost and attacked Betsy, but was defeated by Kwannon. Both Betsy and Kwannon tried to get Malice to stop attacking people but Malice refused, as she wanted to force them to kill her. During the confrontation she was killed, however, she was then resurrected by the Five with a body of her own. She was granted mercy and given a fresh chance at life.[1]


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  • Possession: Malice can exist as a being of pure psionic energy that can merge with the mind of another sentient creature. While people are possessed by her, a black necklace/choker with a silver medallion appears on the victim.[11]

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