"I can't help you, if you don't help me."
Doctor Malady is a Psychic of extraordinary power. Although possessing power enough to kill or drive insane any Super Hero he may encounter. He seems to prefer toying with Heroes instead, attempting to psychologically damage them instead of outright killing them. He operates remotely, choosing to send thrall disguised as himself instead of actually putting himself in danger. Even then, he will protect his avatar with distracting illusions. His powers seem to be limited if he doesn’t have a physical avatar present. It is unclear if he is even more powerful when his actual form is present.
Mental Attacks (Mental Blast)
Telepathic Communication (Which can mimic your own voice, deceiving the unwary into believing his words are your own thoughts)
While Doctor Malady may be one of the most powerful Meta-Humans on Earth, he seems to have no design on ruling the world. He seems to hate Super Heroes intrinsically, and will choose to assist other Super Villains in their fight with Super Heroes. However he seems to never bring his full power to bear, preferring to assist the Villains in their attempts to foil the Heroes. He often uses misdirection to trick Super Heroes into performing villainous acts. And seems to get an amount of pleasure in setting increasingly difficult obstacles in the Hero’s path. He refers to any one he interferes with as his ‘patients’. His hatred for other Psychics is profound.
C.A.P.E. Meta-Human Database:
>Inquiry: Doctor Malady
>Error: Database Incomplete
>Key files missing/corrupted
##I don’t know who you are, but you’ve searched the database on Doctor Malady. Take my advise, if you can, walk away now. There are some secrets in this world that don’t like to be discovered. As long as you are beneath his notice you’re safe, but if he sees you coming you don’t stand a chance. Please believe me, its a mystery that’s better left unsolved. I was like you, I searched the C.A.P.E. files on him and pursued the issue when I found nothing. Now my every waking moment is a nightmare, and my dreams are haunted with his laughter. You can’t keep a secret from him, any plan you have against him, he knows. I write this in the hopes that you don’t make my same mistake. But he won’t allow this message to stay if he learns of it. Its the last thing I can do, the only move I can make against him. He can’t learn of this message, if there’s no longer any mind to read. I just wish my daughter didn’t have to grow up without a Father. Goodbye and if he’s already noticed you, good luck.##
>End of Message