|Age||50-55 (at time of death)|
|Dead Man's Trigger|
|Shot through chest with arrow|
by Charlotte Layton
|The Choice to Dead Man's Trigger|
Malcolm is a minor character and survivor in The Last Ones.
Nothing is known about Malcolm or his life before the outbreak. It is possible however that he lived and worked in Summerlyn City.
Malcolm first appears as Eli gathers his people and attempts to talk them into attacking and killing Peter Thompson's people at their camp. Initially, the survivors are against the idea but Eli convinces them by stating that if they do not act first, it will be them who are attacked and killed. When Cassie doubts if they need killing, Eli reminds her of Jai Patil's cold-blooded killing of Amar. Reluctantly, the group agree and are led away by Ken, with the exception of Joel, as Eli requests him to stay behind as he has another job for him.
On their way to the camp, they are calmly confronted by Joy Maybell, one of the survivors. They immediately raise their weapons at her. Joy hands over her gun and places her hands in the air. She is stunned when she discovers the group have been sent to kill everyone at the camp. When Cassie and Big Pete get cold feet about killing, Ken takes them to one side and tries to convince them to follow Eli's instructions. Joy is left being guarded by Jonny.
Over the next few minutes, they continue to debate on whether to follow his instructions. Cassie and Big Pete bring up the possibility of taking them alive. Just then, Ken is horrified to discover that Joy has escaped by slitting Jonny's throat and taken off in her car. With their friend dead, the group finally find the motivation they need to follow Eli's commands.
Eli's followers make their way closer to the survivors camp. Malcolm is insistent that Joy pay the price for the murder of Jonny. Before they can talk further, the group are troubled to come across Joy's abandoned car giving off a noisy alarm. Big Pete disables it and remarks that Joy set the alarm on purpose. As Malcolm asks why she would do that, Gus spots a large group of zombies heading straight for them, as they've been lured over by the racket. Big Pete asks Malcolm if they answer his question.
They are almost overwhelmed by the number of zombies but they quickly use their guns to dispose of them. Nigel is approached by a zombie from behind and is bitten in the shoulder. He kills it, but it quickly becomes apparent to the group that Nigel has no chance of surviving. Ken remarks that he can't put yet another friend down, so Big Pete does it instead, in spite of Nigel's protests that he'll be fine. Alerted by the noise, Bobby de Luca enters the scene. Upon realising the group mean him harm, he flees, but is chased by Malcolm and Dan.
In the woods, Bobby takes cover from Malcolm and Dan, who split up the find him. Bobby shoots Dan in the neck, killing him. Malcolm is angered and raises his gun at the same time Bobby does, leaving the two in a stand-off.
Bobby and Malcolm remain at a stand-off until the latter is shot through the chest with an arrow by Charlotte Layton. He collapses and dies instantly.
This list shows the known victims that Malcolm has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies.
- Out of all the main characters, Malcolm only met Eli, Joy and Bobby.
- He didn't meet Charlotte, who happened to kill him, as she shot him from behind.