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Vital Statistics
Gender Male
Race Human
Faction TriOptimum (former)
The Many
Status Deceased
Location Von BraunOperations
Game(s) System Shock 2
Voice Actor Alexx Kay

Malick is a character in System Shock 2. He was a crewman aboard the Von Braun. He was a computer hacker, and helped the Many seize control of XERXES.


Malick is likely the individual who hacked into XERXES' primary data loop and made him sing Elvis Presley songs as a prank.

During the Many's takeover of the Von Braun, Malick was compelled by the Many to sabotage XERXES' Simulation Units throughout the Operations Deck. Another crewman on Ops, Yount, notified Sgt. Melanie Bronson of Malick's act of sabotage.

Over the course of the next day, Malick would hack each of the Sim Units. He also laid traps to prevent Bronson's men or the Ops crew from reversing his sabotage. His mental state would continue to deteriorate as his will was overtaken by the Many.

Malick, seemingly in a moment of clarity, reprogrammed three TriOptimum Cyborg Assassins to flee from danger, and gave each of them a chip that could reverse Malick's damage to the Sim Units, stating, "A smart hacker always has a backdoor."

Malick was finally found and killed by Bronson and her security squad (with an M-22 Assault Rifle) after he had hacked the last Sim Unit, turning control of XERXES over to the Many.


Malick's corpse can be found in a crew quarter on the Operations Deck, along with his final Audio Log.

Audio Logs

Operations Deck


  • A Hybrid death sound is heard when Malick dies in his audio log. This implies that like many other crew members who had fallen under the influence of the Many, his conversion to a Hybrid was already well on its way.