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Its face exudes a fearsome malice, and its hide is as tough as armor, as if it were the physical manifestation of the grudges of fallen warriors. The purple gas that rises from its body when it eats other monsters is called "Hellfire," and it makes Magnamalo's already ferocious attacks even more destructive.


Magnamalo is a Fanged Wyvern first introduced in Monster Hunter Rise.

Physiology

Magnamalo is a hulking Fanged Wyvern that bears some resemblance to a tiger. It is primarily clad in purple and yellow plates of armor, with a red underbelly. The head has a short, tigrine snout, holds two foldable tusks under its cheeks, and sports a large pair of jagged yellow horns, just underneath which are its long, thin ears. Both the forelegs and hindlegs end in four-clawed digits, and each foreleg is armed with a single large serrated blade, which is kept folded back, parallel with the leg. Magnamalo's tail ends in a spear-like tip composed of three spikes that can flex outwards to form a trident shape. Hidden within its back are a series of bone blades/spikes that spring out from its hide whenever it becomes enraged.

Behavior and Abilities

Magnamalo is a cunning beast that attacks with relentless assault. It can perform attacks back to back, even striking before other attacks have followed through, which leaves little chance for its adversaries to react.

Magnamalo is capable of creating mysterious purple flames from its mouth, tail, back, and forelegs known as "Hellfire". Despite its size, it is capable of leaping an astonishing distance. While recoiling from a leap, it can fire several fireballs from its tail before leaping again. Magnamalo uses its thin, sharp tail for several attacks as well, such as somersaulting while using the blades of its tail-tip to strike like a whip. All of its yellow carapaces are also capable of erecting. It can also release thick purple clouds of gas that detonate when Magnamalo flicks its tail into them.

Magnamalo is belligerent, and is extremely hostile towards monsters and hunters alike. It is shown multiple times attacking smaller monsters, such as Tobi-Kadachi or Arzuros, and carrying them in its jaws. In one instance, during a clash with Rathalos, when the Flying Wyvern tried to flee, Magnamalo quickly pounced onto its back. After some struggling, Magnamalo forced the both of them into a dive, sending itself and Rathalos crashing into the present Hunter in a fiery explosion. The battered Rathalos was blasted aside, with Magnamalo seemingly unharmed. In extension, Magnamalo is powerful enough to go toe to toe with Elder Dragons such as Teostra.

Magnamalo appears every 50 years in Kamura Village during the Rampage in order to feast on the many monsters that show up. Feeding on the monsters helps the Wyvern become stronger. It is highly feared by the village as Magnamalo almost destroyed said village 50 years ago.


Game Appearances

Main Series

Spin-Off

Crossovers

  • Rockman X DiVE

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Rise
MHRise-Magnamalo Icon.png A monster with a carapace like tempered steel armor. The vapor around it is actually the expelling of trapped gases from the hordes of monsters Magnamalo has consumed. This has earned it the moniker "Wyvern of Malice." Its shrouded swings can inflict hellfireblight, which causes one to combust either spontaneously or when hit. Use a Deodorant or a Wirebug to rid yourself of hellfire.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★★

Notes

  • Magnamalo's name derives from the Latin word magna, which means "great", and from the Spanish word malo, which means "bad" or "evil". Therefore, its etymology indicates that it is a great evil threat, which is why it is known as the Wyvern of Malice.
  • Magnamalo's appearance was based on the armor of a dead samurai while its purplish flames are meant to resemble the onibi/will-o'-the-wisps. Tigers also played a part in its design.[2] [3]
  • Magnamalo's face, forelegs, and back can be wounded, and its tail can be severed.
  • While Magnamalo is fighting, the hellfire gas emitted from its body will gradually move to certain parts of its body (Head, forelegs, back, and tail) and turn from purple to pink.
    • If Magnamalo takes too much damage while the hellfire gas is expelled from its body, the gas explodes and deals large amount of damage to Magnamalo, and it will fall onto the ground for several seconds, leaving it open to attacks. After recovering from the stagger, Magnamalo's body won't produce any of the hellfire gas for a short period of time.
    • If hunters fail to deal enough damage to Magnamalo while the hellfire is emitted from its body and the gas is allowed to build up and turn pink, it'll unleash a powerful attack that covers a wide radius.
  • As of the first Title Update, Magnamalo will sometimes show up in 7* Rampage Quests.
    • When it appears, it will focus solely on attacking monsters rather than hunters, opening up opportunities for Wyvern Riding to happen.
  • As of the second Title Update, Magnamalo can potentialy show up in the Coral Palace Quest and engaged in a fight with Narwa the Allmother.

References


Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Rise (edit)
Herbivore MHRise-Anteka Icon.png Anteka MHRise-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MHRise-Kestodon Male Icon.png Kestodon MHRise-Popo Icon.png Popo MHRise-Rhenoplos Icon.png Rhenoplos MHRise-Slagtoth Icon.png Slagtoth
Amphibian MHRise-Zamite Icon.png Zamite
MHRise-Tetranadon Icon.png Tetranadon
Fish MHRise-Gajau Icon.png Gajau
Fanged Beast MHRise-Bombadgy Icon.png Bombadgy MHRise-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango
MHRise-Arzuros Icon.png Arzuros MHRise-Apex Arzuros Icon.png Apex Arzuros MHRise-Bishaten Icon.png Bishaten MHRise-Goss Harag Icon.png Goss Harag MHRise-Lagombi Icon.png Lagombi MHRise-Rajang Icon.png Rajang MHRise-Volvidon Icon.png Volvidon
Lynian MHRise-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MHRise-Melynx Icon.png Melynx
Neopteron MHRise-Altaroth Icon.png Altaroth MHRise-Bnahabra Icon.png Bnahabra
Temnoceran MHRise-Rachnoid Icon.png Rachnoid
MHRise-Rakna-Kadaki Icon.png Rakna-Kadaki
Bird Wyvern MHRise-Baggi Icon.png Baggi MHRise-Gargwa Icon.png Gargwa MHRise-Izuchi Icon.png Izuchi MHRise-Jaggi Icon.png Jaggi MHRise-Jaggia Icon.png Jaggia MHRise-Wroggi Icon.png Wroggi
MHRise-Aknosom Icon.png Aknosom MHRise-Great Baggi Icon.png Great Baggi MHRise-Great Izuchi Icon.png Great Izuchi MHRise-Great Wroggi Icon.png Great Wroggi MHRise-Kulu-Ya-Ku Icon.png Kulu-Ya-Ku MHRise-Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Pukei-Pukei
Brute Wyvern MHRise-Anjanath Icon.png Anjanath MHRise-Barroth Icon.png Barroth
Fanged Wyvern MHRise-Jagras Icon.png Jagras
MHRise-Magnamalo Icon.png Magnamalo MHRise-Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Tobi-Kadachi MHRise-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MHRise-Apex Zinogre Icon.png Apex Zinogre
Leviathan MHRise-Ludroth Icon.png Ludroth
MHRise-Almudron Icon.png Almudron MHRise-Mizutsune Icon.png Mizutsune MHRise-Apex Mizutsune Icon.png Apex Mizutsune MHRise-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth MHRise-Somnacanth Icon.png Somnacanth
Piscine Wyvern MHRise-Delex Icon.png Delex
MHRise-Jyuratodus Icon.png Jyuratodus
Snake Wyvern MHRise-Remobra Icon.png Remobra
Flying Wyvern MHRise-Barioth Icon.png Barioth MHRise-Basarios Icon.png Basarios MHRise-Bazelgeuse Icon.png Bazelgeuse MHRise-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHRise-Apex Diablos Icon.png Apex Diablos MHRise-Khezu Icon.png Khezu MHRise-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga MHRise-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHRise-Apex Rathalos Icon.png Apex Rathalos MHRise-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHRise-Apex Rathian Icon.png Apex Rathian MHRise-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex
Elder Dragon MHRise-Chameleos Icon.png Chameleos MHRise-Crimson Glow Valstrax Icon.png Crimson Glow Valstrax MHRise-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHRise-Teostra Icon.png Teostra MHRise-Thunder Serpent Narwa Icon.png Thunder Serpent Narwa MHRise-Narwa the Allmother Icon.png Narwa the Allmother MHRise-Wind Serpent Ibushi Icon.png Wind Serpent Ibushi
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