As a siren, Malcom is naturally gifted in the art of navigation, and he supplements his natural gifts with celestialism, divination magic that derives information from the stars with the aid of charts, compasses, and astrolabes. Malcolm is rarely seen away from his best friend, the irrepressible (and unquietable) goblin pirate Breeches.
Malcolm was hired by Captain Vraska to serve aboard the pirate ship Belligerent in search of the Immortal Sun, not knowing that she was a planeswalker planning to take it on behalf of Nicol Bolas. When the amnesiac Jace joined the Belligerent's crew, Malcolm informed him of their objective and the reason that the artifact was so coveted. When the River Heralds wrecked their boat, Vraska and Jace instructed Malcolm to fly up and watch for their signal so that the rest of the crew could come inland safely.
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Malcolm and the rest of the pirate crew accompanied Vraska and Jace to the city of Orazca. Malcolm used his song to paralyze Huatli, Tishana, Vona, and Mavren Fein when they were fighting over the Immortal Sun, allowing Breeches time to attack Vona and keep the vampire from killing Huatli. After the Sun was conveyed away with the Planar Bridge, Jace entrusted Malcolm with the repaired Belligerent as its new captain before planeswalking away.
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- Ari Zirulnik and Ethan Fleischer (October 30, 2020). "The Legendary Characters of Commander Legends part I". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- R&D Narrative Team (September 20, 2017). "The Talented Captain Vraska". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- R&D Narrative Team (January 24, 2018). "The Arbiter of Law Left Chaos in His Wake". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- R&D Narrative Team (October 4, 2017). "Something Else Entirely". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- R&D Narrative Team (February 21, 2018). "Rivals of Ixalan Magic Story: Alternate Endings". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.