'Monsieur Mallah' is a DC comics supervillain, the right-hand man of fellow villain Brain and one of the few openly gay characters in mainstream comics - although this is a fairly recent development: he and Brain were officially exposed as lovers in Doom Patrol #34.
Monsieur Mallah began his life as one of the many apes the scientist who would become Brain experimented on in order to try and raise their intelligence - in the case of Monsieur Mallah Brain succeeded and the ape became hyper-knowledgeable (Monsieur Mallah's IQ has been stated as 178).
However the scientist's colleague, Niles Caulder, grew jealous of this success and arranged for him to get caught in an explosion - resulting in the scientist losing his body and only the brain surviving, Caulder planned on putting this brain into a robot body but Mallah rescued his creator and had his brain transferred into a computer network that kept him alive.
Thus Brain was "born" and after Caulder, nowing naming himself "Chief", accidentally created the Doom Patrol both Brain and Monsieur Mallah became obsessed with destroying them - in the process the villains would also become enemies of the Teen Titans.
During Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol run, Mallah had the Brain placed in one of Robotman's bodies. In his new body, the Brain confessed to Mallah he was in love with him. Mallah revealed he felt the same way, and the two kissed. However, Robotman's body had developed sentience and vowed never to be enslaved by a brain again; when Mallah placed his lover in the body, he triggered a self-destruct mechanism, which exploded as they kissed.
In the Salvation Run storyline, the Brain and Monsieur Mallah appear amongst the villains that were sent to the planet Cygnus 4019. The Brain and Mallah arrive at Joker's camp, and Mallah asks Gorilla Grodd to speak with him away from the others. Mallah proposes to Grodd that as fellow gorillas, the natural kings of the jungle, they should team up and, through their combined might, rule the entire place by themselves. Grodd laughs at Mallah for considering himself, an "absurd science experiment", comparable to "a proud child of Gorilla City"
Teen Titans animated seriesMonsieur Mallah first appears in Homecoming Part 1 and Homecoming Part 2, where he first attacked the Doom Patrol. The Brotherhood of Evil's first plan was foiled by Beast Boy. The member of The Brotherhood of Evil gathered several villains from previous seasons, including a few new villains to plot revenge and capture the Teen Titans, even new heroes.
In the episode. Hide And Seek, Mallah was sent to kidnap Melvin, Teether, and Timmy, the three heroic kids that Raven was protecting. He attempts to get away in a vehicle armed with lasers, but Melvin's imaginary (but now visible) friend, Bobby the bear arrives to attack and defeat the villainous gorilla, forcing Mallah to retreat. In the final battle in Titans Together, Mallah attempts to get away with The Brain, but Robin and Beast Boy stop them just in time. Beast Boy finished him off and in the end, he was frozen along with the other frozen villains and his crew.
Batman the Brave and the BoldIn the episode The Last Patrol he aids the Brain in trying to get revenge on the Chief. They almost suceed until Batman intervins. He later joins up with the Brain, General Zahl and the other villians on Zahl's ship trying to fight Batman but was defeated.
DC Universe Online
Monsier Mallah also appears on the DC Universe Online game in Metropolis with the Brain.
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