How Malebolgia joined the Tourney
Thought to be the equivalent of Satan in the Bible, he is responsible for the creation of Spawn. It is eventually revealed that Malebolgia is one of Hell's many rulers, a being from the "Eighth Circle of Hell" who has been around for approximately 70,000 years, forming an army in his war against Heaven and God. It has been noted that Malebolgia is constantly at war with the rulers of the other spheres of Hell, as well as at odds with Mammon.
How to Unlock
The player must complete one of the following requirements to unlock Malebolgia:
- Play 916 matches in the Versus Mode.
- Using Spawn, finish Classic Mode.
For both of these options, the player must brawl Malebolgia on the Depths of Hell stage. After defeating Malebolgia, the announcer will say "Someone else has joined the Tourney!" after a Smash Ball appears on the lower-right corner of the screen with a message saying "You can now use Spawn's greatest enemy, Malebolgia.".
Character Select Screen Animation
Malebolgia blows necroplasm at the screen. It clears then he says "You will bow to me!".
Necro Blast (Neutral)
Malebolgia shoots a ball of necroplasm at his opponent.
Arm Sword *Side)
Malebolgia morphs his right arm into a sword then swings it horizontally to the left, then a thrust, then a cricle swing, and finally an upward slash that sends opponents flying.
Necro Raid (Up)
Malebolgia jumps into the air then shoots down with his arms as a ramming force.
Dead Summoning (Down)
Malebolgia summons a hellspawn to aid him. It fights for 10 seconds before dissipating.
Necroplasm Driver (Hyper Smash)
Malebolgia leans his head back then blows a large stream of harmful necroplasm at his opponent.
Hellspawn Army (Final Smash)
Malebolgia raises his arms saying "Aid your master!" then 8 Hellspawns come out to fight for their master. The Final Smash ends when all 8 are killed or after 1 minute.
- Malebolgia makes a throne then sits on it and says "That unyielding body will make a nice addition to my army!".
- Malebolgia makes a throne then sits on it and says "That is for treachory!". (Spawn victories only)
- Malebolgia slams his arms down then shoots some necroplasm and says "And another obstacle dies!".
- Malebolgia scratches but heals himself and says "Today, you fall, then Earth.".
Malebolga rises from a portal to Hell and says "You will make a fine addition!".
- This is your reward! (When fighting Spawn)
- To burn the heavens to ashes! (When fighting Jin)
- I will burn you with my... NECROPLASM DRIVER! (When fighting Alisa)
- Malebolgia shares his English voice actor with Lobo.
- The default rival of Malebolgia in both games is the Dread Dormammu. The second rival of Malebolgia in the second game is Lee Chaolan.