Malcolm Duncan, also known as Mal or Herald, is a character from the Teen Titans animated series.
Malcolm is a young hooded African-American boy who is made an Honorary Titan in the wake of the Brotherhood's efforts to seek and destroy the next generation of superheroes on Earth. He is one of the few Titan-affiliated heroes that manages to evade capture, and partners with fellow survivors Beast Boy, Más, Pantha, and Jericho. The five succeed in infiltrating the Brotherhood's fortress in Paris and ultimately freeing the captured heroes; Herald himself is called upon to save everyone when the Brain, forced into retreat, triggers a massive bomb designed to take out the entire complex.
In the XP4 fics, Herald is currently working in the Heroes Coalition as a Solo Hero and is an unofficial honorary member of the Bullet Kingdom. He also attends the Vanguard Academy as a student.
In the AWA fics, Herald is a student at the AWA Academy and yet to make an appearance.
Herald is a brown-skinned, well-muscled Titan. His cape is connected to his hood, which is blue. Herald wears a gray mask which covers the top section of his face. He has two silver circles right below his shoulders and they are connected by a silver bar which keeps his costume intact. His chest and torso are also covered by a blue tunic with a picture of his weapon on it. He wears a silver belt, and his arms and legs are covered by black clothing, and he wears silver gloves and blue boots.
Herald is a pretty laid back and casual individual. He seems to like music quite a bit, as he uses phrases like "let's jam!" and "I love a duet!".
Herald possesses a magical trumpet. Thanks to his own skill in trumpet playing, he can use it to open up multi-dimensional portals, and generating sonic blasts, which is used to push enemies into his portals. Also, Herald can use his horn as a physical weapon. Herald is also skilled in hand-to-hand combat, as he was able to deliver many flying kicks to Adonis, Mammoth, Mumbo, and Psimon without being stopped.
- Herald is an accomplished musician, which is proven in the Teen Titans Go! issue Stupid Cupid, where he plays the guitar for Bumblebee.