Mal - Descendants 2
Full Name

Maleficent Bertha


Mal (mostly everyone)
M (by Evie)





Resides in

The Isle of the Lost (formerly)
Auradon Prep (currently as of Descendants 2)

Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Purple (Descendants)
Blonde with purple tips (Descendants 2;temporary)
Light Purple (Descendants 2)


Maleficent (mother)
) Hades (father )


Ben (boyfriend/in love with)


Evie (best friend), Ben, Carlos De Vil, Jay, Lonnie, Jane


Audrey (formerly)

Portrayed By

Dove Cameron

Maleficent "Mal" Bertha (Bertha = middle name) is one of the main characters in the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM), Descendants and in Descendants 2. She is the daughter of Maleficent, the main villian of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty". She has three friends named Evie, Jay and Carlos. DESCENDANTS 3


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's (Maleficent), wrath on the baby, Aurora.

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 also plagued by insecurities, espacially in the second movie. That's why she never told Ben she loved him before, because she thought she wasn't good enough. Those insecurities are also one of the reasons she fled to the Isle of the Lost. The other is that everyone tried to pressure her into being "A Lady of the court", because of the coming Royal Cotillion, which was also said to be like an engagement between Mal and Ben. Near the end of the movie, Mal changes into a dragon similiar to her mother's dragon form to fight Uma.


Mal is described as a beautiful 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) but can grow gigantic as much as she wants, usually much bigger then every building on auradon. She often wears shades of purple, with a fondness for leather and studs.

This changed temporarily in the second movie where she thinks she has to dye her hair blonde with magic and wear colors similiar to Ben's (Blue and yellow) due to her social status. At the end of the movie, her hair color is back to a lighter purple as before (Dyed by Drizzy, the daughter of Drizzella, on the Isle of the Lost).


  • 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.
  • She and Audrey are enemies, due to her mother being "the evil fairy" who cursed her mother. At the end of the first 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.
  • Uma and Mal used to be friends.
  • At the end of the second film, she can transform into a dragon like her mother.


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