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Mason E. "Mace" Malone was a prominent criminal in Manhattan and a member of the Illuminati society.

History

Early life

Mace and Dominic

Mace (left) with his partner, Dominic Dracon.

Malone was Dominic Dracon's partner in crime during the 1920's, but in 1924, some time after he had joined the Illuminati, the society decided he was irreplacable, forcing him to drop out of the public eye. When Malone disappeared, he gave the Illuminati a large stash of stolen diamonds as his admission fee without giving Dominic his share of the plunder. Mace set up various bogus clues to the location of the diamonds to mock his former partner.

Life with the Illuminati

Mace was able to survive well into the 1990's thanks to the Illuminati, having the deserted Hotel Cabal as his domain. One of the few times he appeared in public was when he attended to the funeral of his wife, Flo Dane. With help from Mace's stepson Jack Dane, Matt Bluestone was able to track Mace down visiting his late wife's grave in 1995. Mace informed Matt that the Illuminati had been aware of his efforts to find them for some time and offered him a place within the society if he could pass a loyalty test: To bring them a gargoyle to the Hotel Cabal.

Bluestone brought Malone Goliath, but secretly was assisting Goliath's escape from the treacherous hotel. During the confusion, Malone dropped his key, and was trapped in his own machination. The Illuminati left Mace to die inside the hotel. [1]

The Illuminati are often seen being deceptive and manipulative with their lower echelon members, since they had been observing Matt Bluestone for some time they might have been aware of the fact that he would never have been loyal to them but decided that his formidable investigative skills combined with his connection to the gargoyles would have made him a valuable asset worth manipulating. Therefore, it is possible that the Illuminati were aware of the fact that Matt let Goliath escape the Hotel Cabal and even anticipated it but decided that it was Mace's responsibility to anticipate and stop it himself. The Illuminati might have thought that Mace being trapped in the Hotel Cabal was an appropriate punishment for allowing himself to be outsmarted. Martin Hacker's statement to Matt "Your job was to get Goliath to the Hotel Cabal, it wasn't your fault Mace couldn't hold on to him." combined with the fact that the Illuminati's membership is kept at a constant 666, suggests that the Illuminati figured only one of them would leave the Hotel Cabal alive.


Trivia

  • At the time he meets with Bluestone, Malone is almost a hundred years old (if not older), yet vigorous enough to walk, heft a weapon and contemplate attacking Goliath. Bluestone guesses that the reason for this is that senior members of the Illuminati are allowed access to some kind of rejuvenation therapy.
  • Malone's precise rank in the Illuminati is unknown. According to Greg Weisman, he was somewhere in "the high 20s" before his death [2] .
  • Malone quips that if Goliath escapes the hotel, his "75-year pension" will be revoked, suggesting that he has been a member of the Illuminati for at least that long.

Appearances


Season 1 Season 2 Season 3

  1. Awakening
  2. Awakening, Part Two
  3. Awakening, Part Three
  4. Awakening, Part Four
  5. Awakening, Part Five
  6. The Thrill of the Hunt
  7. Temptation
  8. Deadly Force
  9. Enter MacBeth
10. The Edge
11. Long Way to Morning
12. Her Brother's Keeper
13. Reawakening

  1. Leader of the Pack
  2. Metamorphosis
  3. Legion
  4. A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time
  5. The Mirror
  6. The Silver Falcon *
  7. Eye of the Beholder
  8. Vows
  9. City of Stone, Part One
10. City of Stone, Part Two
11. City of Stone, Part Three
12. City of Stone, Part Four
13. High Noon

14. Outfoxed
15. The Price
16. Revelations
17. Double Jeopardy
18. Upgrade
19. Protection
20. The Cage
21. Avalon, Part One
22. Avalon, Part Two
23. Avalon, Part Three
24. Shadows of the Past
25. Heritage
26. Monsters

27. Golem
28. Sanctuary
29. M.I.A.
30. Grief
31. Kingdom
32. The Hound of Ulster
33. Walkabout
34. Mark of the Panther
35. Pendragon
36. Eye of the Storm
37. The New Olympians
38. The Green
39. Sentinel

40. Bushido
41. Cloud Fathers
42. Ill Met By Moonlight
43. Future Tense
44. The Gathering, Part One
45. The Gathering, Part Two
46. Vendettas
47. Turf
48. The Reckoning
49. Possession
50. Hunter's Moon, Part One
51. Hunter's Moon, Part Two
52. Hunter's Moon, Part Three

  1. The Journey
  2. Ransom
  3. Runaways
  4. Broadway Goes Hollywood
  5. A Bronx Tail
  6. The Dying Of The Light
  7. And Justice For All
  8. Genesis Undone
  9. Generations
10. ...For It May Come True
11. To Serve Mankind
12. Seeing Isn't Believing
13. Angels In The Night

SLG comic books

Gargoyles #1. Clan Building Chapter One: Nightwatch
Gargoyles #2. Clan Building Chapter Two: The Journey
Gargoyles #3. Clan Building Chapter Three: Invitation Only
Gargoyles #4. Clan Building Chapter Four: Masque
Gargoyles #5. Clan Building Chapter Five: Bash
Gargoyles #6. Clan Building Chapter Six: Reunion
Gargoyles #7. Clan Building Chapter Seven: The Rock
Gargoyles #8. Clan Building Chapter Eight: Rock & Roll
Gargoyles #9. Clan Building Chapter Nine: Rock of Ages
Gargoyles #10. Clan Building Chapter Ten: The Gate
Gargoyles #11. Clan Building Chapter Eleven: Tyrants
Gargoyles #12. Clan Building Chapter Twelve: Phoenix

Bad Guys #1. Strangers
Bad Guys #2. The Lost
Bad Guys #3. Estranged
Bad Guys #4. Louse
Bad Guys #5. Strangled
Bad Guys #6. Losers

*The Silver Falcon - in photograph

References

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