Portrayed by Graham Abbey
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Name: Malachi Hark
Aliases: None known
First appearance: The Magnificent Seven
Family: None known
Malachi Hark first came to the attention of the X-Men while serving as a courier, delivering a message from the Taygetos program to Sebastian Shaw, or rather, Shaw's Black Knight, John Lense. He claimed to be a third-party operative, uninvolved with Taygetos, and after delivering his information, departed. However, Manuel de la Rocha was able to establish that Hark did not want to be there, and in fact had a great deal of distaste for the Hellfire Club. Adrienne Frost, by reading his watch with her psychometry, also established that Hark had, in the past, been connected to Esther Morrow.
This was confirmed when Hark, along with Irene Merryweather and other, unknown allies, was responsible for rescuing Nathan from an attempted kidnapping by Tara Trask. He revealed that he had made a promise to Nathan's mother, one he was violating by intervening directly in Nathan's life.
Hark has a minor psionic mutation that clouds everything but his surface-level thoughts, something which he claimed to John Lense made him uniquely suited to act as a courier in sensitive matters. How resistant he would be to concentrated telepathic scanning has not yet been established.
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