Mali (Prime Earth)
Real Name Mali[1]
Current Alias(es): Marionette
Other Alias(es) Lisa[1]
Mali the Mimic
General Information
Former Affiliations: Mad Hatter
Occupation: Thief
Citizenship American
Abilities Mimicry
Characteristics Information
Sex Female
Race Human
Alignment Neutral
Eye Color Blue
Hair Blonde
Status: Alive
Real World Information
Universe Prime Earth
First Appearance: Nightwing #19 (Volume 3)
Created by: Kyle Higgins
Brett Booth

Mali, known as Mali the Mimic and later Marionette, is an Chicago-based insane adversary of Nightwing who is skilled at mimicry.[1]



Living a normal life, Mali was targeted by the Mad Hatter to be one of his "Alices". He resorted to kidnapping her and putting her under his mind control thrall. However, when she shown signs of weaknesses to him, he shoots her and left her for dead. She survived her life-threatening injuries, though later develop a condition described as "personality-slipping". Through the years, she visited numerous psychologists and neurologist, though eventually found herself to be hooked on Kanium. However, as she attempted to steal the drug, she was found by Mad Hatter numerous times, citing her to be his most favorite "Alice".[2]

Second CityEdit

Mali, under the alias of "Lisa", is accompanied by Cory Hutchinson and Johnny Spade as they gamble, posing as Cory's "wife". When Cory attempts to lie about his work schedule to Johnny, he then reveals he's aware that "Lisa" isn't actually his girlfriend. Mali then attacks Johnny as she decides what to do with the man in her delirious state. She is interrupted by Nightwing, who then has a scuffle with the other. She manages to evade Nightwing, much to his surprise.[1]

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


According to Johnny Spade, She is described as something of a mimic. In her first meeting with Nightwing, she was capable of throwing shuriken-like objects (Wingdings) at Nightwing in great accuracy. She also manage to outmaneuver him, evading him as a result much to his surprise.[1]


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  • When Johnny Spade revealed Mali's real name, he specified he wasn't sure if "Mali" was her first name or last name.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Nightwing (Volume 3) #19
  2. Nightwing (Volume 3) #27

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