Malek is a male Smoke Knight assigned to the service of Martellus von Blitzengaard (aka Tweedle). He has quite a dark complexion, straight black hair, and black or very dark brown eyes. He wears the same purple and dark gray/black colors as most Smoke Knights, but has a golden letter 'V' or V-shaped emblem on his cap. Martellus assigns him to keep an eye on Agatha.
Malek is first mentioned,, but not named, when Martellus's sister Xerxsephnia von Blitzengaard (aka Seffie) directs her Smoke Knight, Varpa, to him. Evidently Varpa's method of interfering involves a lot of kissing; Malek doesn't seem to mind.
Agatha's own Smoke Knight (by Tarvek's release), Violetta, was aware that Smoke Knights were following her, but doesn't until she discovers that one of Dio Zardilev's party was killed and disguised (as Zardilev himself) using Ghost Spider venom, indicating that it was the work of Madwa Korel, a Smoke Knight loyal to Lucrezia Mongfish, aka the Other. Varpa and Malek are evidently loyal to Grandmother and will set aside other all other assignments to destroy those in the service of the Other.
Malek and Varpa joins Agatha's group at this point, at least temporarily. Malek remains unnamed in the comic for several pages until addressed by Violetta.
- ↑ A sharp-eyed fan in the Girl Genius blog on LiveJournal remembered and pointed out the first appearance of Varpa, which includes an unnamed reference to Malek.
- ↑ A poster for Heterodyne-style snail cheese hangs in the Black Market where Violetta first noticed they were following them.
- ↑ "Malek! There you—" - volume 3 of act 2,