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Malzeno has a body shape reminiscent of a European dragon, similar to Velkhana, with dark scales covering its body along with swarms of small, flying leech-like creatures on its neck, chest, and front legs. Its wings, while being dull grey when looked at from above, have a red underside. The wing membrane connects "separately" to the wing fingers, and each wing possesses a single, giant talon. There is also a pair of smaller fins, similar in coloration to the wings at the base of its tail. Three of the fingers on its front legs end in a curved, giant claw. It has two large, golden horns, as well as frills extending from both sides of its neck that resemble a cowl. Its tail ends in three large, movable prongs that can be used to grab small prey. It can cover its body with its wings like a cape.
While its full potential is currently unknown, Malzeno is shown to be strong enough to take down powerful monsters such as Rathalos. It is rumored to be able to drain life energy of other living creatures. When it drains enough energy, it takes on a more sinister form. It also seems to have some kind of relationship with the many flying leech-like creatures that constantly follow it.
- Malzeno is based on classical myths of vampires, reflected in its gothic appearance and life-draining ability.
- Malzeno was designed with the intention of portraying a monster with elements of aristocracy, nobility, grandeur, and cunningness.
- Malzeno is considered one of the "Three Lords" of Elgado, alongside Garangolm and Lunagaron.
- Malzeno's theme is titled "Scarlet Feast - Malzeno".