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Malchemical is a minor character in the Dynamite series The Boys.

Biography

Malchemical is a former member of Team Titanic, currently assigned to be team leader of Super Duper. Malchemical is a shape-shifter who can alter his form, material and density in any way he chooses. He's been shown to be able to form metal objects (a bottle opener out of his thumb) as well as mimic other people. Malchemical was kicked out of Team Titanic for impersonating Jimmy the One for the purposes of having anal-sex with the Starlike, Jimmy's girlfriend.

Upon joining Super Duper, Malchemical showed his true anti-social tendencies by immediately taking to mocking his new teammates. Malchemical sees Super Duper as a subpar group of heroes, referring to them as retarded, and even constantly finding humor in Klanker's tourette outbursts. Team member Auntie Sis reported to Vought-American that Malchemical is unwanted, drawing his ire as he is on probation and can't afford the bad publicity.

To get back at Auntie Sis for reporting him, Malchemical shapeshifts into another team member, Bobby Badoing, to have Auntie Sis confide in him about what makes her scared. Later on, he uses this information to attack her while threatening the other members of the team, even going as far as trying to rape Ladyfold and Stool Shadow. Hughie, who is on surveillance duty, hears all of this going on and ends up coming into the house and confronting Malchemical. The two get in a fight with Hughie losing badly, at which point Butcher comes in to save Hughie and defeats Malchemical by setting him on fire while he was in gas form.

Powers

  • Shapeshifting: Malchemical has the ability to turn into anyone and any element. This is shown when he shapeshifts into another team member, Bobby Badoing, to have Auntie Sis confide in him about what makes her scared.

Weakness

  • Fire: He is vulnerable to fire when in his gas form. This is shown when Butcher comes in and saves Hughie and kills Malchemical by setting him on fire while he was in gas form.

Trivia

  • He is a parody of DC Comics' Metamorpho, as they are both elemental shapeshifters with multi-colored skin and bald heads.

Gallery

Malchemical's death at the hands of Butcher.


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