"Oh, where are my manners! My name is Malkuth! I’m in charge of the Control Team!"
Her hair is cut short and is colored brown and yellow, with a red hairband. She has brown eyes with no pupils and a dark shadow that covers half of each eye. She wears a regular business suit with a red tie and an armband with her initial on it, "M". She constantly carries a pen and clipboard that is described as "almost worn out." The color associated with her in text boxes is Light Yellow.
Malkuth's missions focus on some basic tasks that the player goes through across the game, also giving basic rewards to manage the facility with.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Malkuth is cheerful, enthusiastic and somewhat impatient, with a clumsy demeanor. She maintains her positive personality even when discussing concerning topics with X and the other Sephirah. During work, she always tries to bring out the best in herself, giving her best effort so as to not disappoint Angela or the Manager, as well explaining the rules in understandable but emphatic terms. Malkuth might also consider herself slow and forgetful, the reason for always having a 'to-do' list with her.
Story[edit | edit source]
"I will try my best to help you to enhance the performance of this facility."
Malkuth is a hard working Sephirah who was unable to be put down by her previous failures, always keeping up a positive mood. She has a lot of responsibilities in her department, as well as checking on other Sephirah's Departments when needed.
Meeting - Cutscene 1[edit | edit source]
Malkuth begins by greeting the new Manager in the meeting room after Angela's introduction on the first day. After presenting herself and giving her best wishes for X to manage the facility well and start picking up the pace, she gives her first mission to the Manager. Soon after, an employee interrupts the meeting by banging on a nearby door. The employee begs for the Manager to fire them, stating that they're "going insane" and that "nothing is normal here". Malkuth tries to convince the Manager to let her take control of the situation, due to the employee being part of her team and under her responsibility. X can decide between intervening or leaving it to Malkuth. If it is left to Malkuth, she will happily reassure X that they don't have to worry and she will soon take care of the situation. Otherwise, if X intervenes, she will tell the Manager that they "will get used to it", that there is no chance for the employee to recover, and that if the Control Team falls, the rest of the Departments will also collapse. Regardless of the choice, the employee will 'resign' unwillingly.
Cutscene 2[edit | edit source]
After completing the first mission, Angela will comment on the incident and elaborate on the next day about the 'resignation'. Malkuth will follow up by congratulating the Manager for completing her given task. During a short talk, she mentions sensing some entities 'creepier' than the Abnormalities, but claims that she is not afraid of them. She feels them in the corridors when alone and remarks that no matter how meticulous one's plan is, they can't control the 'unknown'.
Cutscene 3[edit | edit source]
After completing the second mission, Malkuth will greet and congratulate X once again. During this talk, she tells X the reason why she always carries her worn-out notebook. The to-do list is always full, but she needs it because she is slower than other Sephirah. She says that sometimes Angela worries about her, but that she is in total control and that she was born for this job. Angela interrupts by telling Malkuth to do a report for her, with Malkuth going immediately. Angela comments that the other AIs/Sephirah are unstable and that among them, Malkuth is the worst one, but also the easiest one to 'control'.
Cutscene 4[edit | edit source]
On the day after finishing the third mission, Malkuth is confronted by Yesod and Hod from the Information and Training Team. Yesod warns her about the Ordeals and that she cannot suppress them alone with the employees that she has, along with Hod telling her that a single panicked employee is able to kill another ten. Malkuth defends herself by saying that she is able to treat employees before they panic and that she doesn't need weak employees in her department, with weakness meaning 'death'. After trying to justify herself, and the Manager saying something, she shifts from her insecure mood to her usual happy personality. Angela comes by again, saying that the Control Team was unable to handle the Ordeals and now the Manager and the other Departments must stop them.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Malkuth is extremely friendly to X throughout her dialogues, even if the conversation moves to more serious topics like discussion about Ordeals or the rules in the company.
Angela secretly considers Malkuth to be the "worst" of the Sephirot, although she states she "can't complain as she is easy to control". However, Malkuth believes that Angela actually cares about her, and so, continues obeying her orders to satisfy her.
Tiphereth (Female) considers all of the Upper Sephirot (Asiyah) to be the same, stating: "Why are you upper guys all the same? Netzach is not busy at all! It just doesn't want to move!". However, Malkuth still behaves friendly towards Tiphereth regardless of her statements.
|Story Mode Spoilers!|
|Tiphereth (Female) also seems to have a bit of passive-aggressiveness towards Malkuth's comment on the replacement of Tiphereth (Male) becoming more frecuent.|
While not specifically stated, Malkuth seems to be friendly towards all the other Sephirot in the facility. However, she becomes defensive when they criticize her Department in the handling of Ordeals.
Meltdown[edit | edit source]
Elijah was previously a worker in the early days of Lobotomy Corporation, during the time where the Cogito experiments were taking place. She used to wear a laboratory coat and held a notebook with a to-do list. After her death, her human appearance was used in the creation of 'Malkuth', utilizing the Cognition Filter.
Once the Player completes Malkuth's Meltdown, the Cognition Filter that hides her true appearance as a robot is lowered. Her robot form is a brown rectangular chassis serving as the body, with a single digital glowing yellow eye in the center of the body. Her Sephirah name is displayed at the top of the body, and her chassis possesses a streak resembling a red hairband. The body possess mechanical limbs as well; a pair of arms and legs, still carrying the notepad and pen.
While in her true form, Malkuth acts calmer, more peaceful, and more honest, but still sticks to the Manager on their path through the facility. The reward for defeating her Meltdown is a boost of Movement Speed for all the employees and increased LOB Points when ending the days, along with granting the Control Team immunity to Qliphoth Meltdowns.
Backstory[edit | edit source]
Elijah used to be a slow but passionate employee who joined A's team during the start of Lobotomy Corporation, when the Cogito experiments were occurring. During the time, Elijah had to limit herself to just work rather than remembering names or responding to simple gestures. With her impatient nature, she was trying her best to keep different tasks and orders organized, eventually taking a notebook to note down a list of what she had to do during the days. Her lack of competence resulted in several mistakes during her working time. Elijah tried to convince A to let her join in the extraction or participate in the Cogito experiments instead of just recording their experiment subjects. After some time without authorization, she tried to test the experimental substance into herself; A substance that wasn't still ready for humans. Elijah took it and fell to the floor, losing half of her teeth and own fingernails. The dying Elijah tried to approach A, begging for him to put her out of her misery, but he just turned away, ignoring her begging and leaving her to die from the experiment.
After passing on, Elijah was used in the creation of the Sephirah, taking the last of her remains, specifically her brain, to create Malkuth. After finishing the Meltdown, a memory of Elijah is seen, of her presenting herself for the first time to A in a cheerful tone, but forgetting where one of her documents were. A expresses that not everything can be done with only passion, and that he used to think that giving compliments was a good thing.
During the 'Memory Imprint' by Angela, Elijah is seen during the self-testing of the Cogito Experiment. Additionally, Malkuth in her robot form also makes an appearance during Tiphereth B (Male) replacement, in a zone with weak Cognition Filter.
Pre-Meltdown[edit | edit source]
After finishing the fourth mission, Malkuth approaches the Manager once again, but instead of cheering as usual, she begins to relate a series of actions and events, which appear to be metaphorical at first. She eventually talks about her own mistake and her cause of death, as she tried to crawl to the Manager for help, who, in the end, ignored her plea. Soon after, her Meltdown will be available, with Angela explaining what a Sephirah Meltdown is afterwards.
Post-Meltdown[edit | edit source]
After finishing the Meltdown, a memory of Elijah is seen, of her presenting herself for the first time to A in a cheerful tone, but forgetting where one of her documents were. A expresses that not everything can be done with only passion, and that he used to think that giving compliments was a good thing.
Back in the facility, the Manager and Malkuth meet again, X giving an 'odd' greeting, prompting her to say "I think you confuse us as human beings sometimes." Her behavior changes slowly to a more calm one, speaking of dying employees and emphasising with the pressure on the Manager to command everyone. She comments that the Ordeals that the Manager had overcome were likely products of her, and that she didn't expect X to get past them. Accepting that she's unable to change the past, Malkuth tells X that while she didn't expect him to be able to bring peace to the facility again, she can try to wait for things to get better. Expressing a glimmer of hope at the end, Malkuth has the "Willingness to stand up straight".
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- On the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, Malkuth (meaning "kingdom") is the tenth and final Sephirot. It is said to connect and balance the forces of all the other Sephirot, and to link God's presence to the world.
- Unlike other Sephirah or employees, Malkuth calls her employees not by their name, but by their ID. It can be compared to how managers are denoted by letters.
- In the third cutscene, Yesod states that Malkuth can't suppress the Ordeals with her employees because since the Control Team is the first to be unlocked, a significantly higher number of agents are assigned.
|Mechanics||Bullet Research - Challenge Mode - Daily Cycle - Damage Type - Emergency Level - Employees - Equipment - Hiring - LOB Points - Missions - Ordeals - Qliphoth Meltdown - Rabbit Team - Research - Risk Level - Sephirah Meltdown - Stats|
|Departments||Asiyah: Control Team - Information Team - Security Team - Training Team|
Briah: Central Command Team - Disciplinary Team - Welfare Team
Atziluth: Record Team - Extraction Team - Architecture Team
|Characters||X - Angela - A - B - Malkuth - Yesod - Netzach - Hod - Tiphereth - Chesed - Gebura - Hokma - Binah|