In the prequel book, "The Isle of the Lost," Mal dreams of being "on the stone floor of an ancient temple ruin" near a lake with a handsome prince; this is where and with whom she goes on a date in Auradon. Also, in the book, she witnesses (while unconscious after trying to retrieve the Dragon Eye) her mother, Maleficent's, wrath on the baby jesus oh mighty he did it again
Mal is a natural born leader. She is depicted as being quite mischievous, as it is shown in a Descendants trailer that she enjoys stealing and spray painting. She is also depicted as being artistic and enjoys drawing. Mal enjoys casting spells, but only as needed. She is not a bad person and wants to fight for redemption from all her mother's mistakes she made. Mal is a nice girl, once you get to know her.
Mal is described as a pretty, young girl with dark purple hair that reaches just past her shoulders, which she usually wears down. She has bright green eyes and is medium height (1.57m). She often wears shades of purple, with a fondness for leather and studs.
- She's the daughter of Maleficent.
- She and Ben end up together.
- Mal's mother, Maleficent, most likely named her daughter after a name derived from her own. (Maleficent-eficent= Mal)
- Evie is her best friend and becomes a sister-figure to her.
- Mal is a nice girl and wants to fight for redemption.
- She and Audrey are enemies, due to her mother being "the evil fairy" who cursed her mother. At the end of the film, though, their enemy status is much decreased and they might become friends.
- Due to her mother being classed as the baddest villain of all time, Mal is considered the leader of her friends.
- Her first full name is Maleficent after her mother said after unlocking a Disney Descendants secret from Disney Channel, she is only called Mal because her mother thinks she is not worthy until she proves herself to become a true villian.
- Her name (supposedly nickname) "Mal" means bad in Spanish, French and Portuguese.
- In a scene where she tries to save Ben from drowning, it is revealed that she can't swim.
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