Malik is usually calm, and seems to know what to do in most situations. He helps his friends in any way he can, whether it be giving advice or combat. He is committed to his teammates and is usually a good team player.
Malik was one of the many inhabitants of the Space Colony ARK. He was a good friend of Maria and Gerald Robotnik and was always willing to help them. Although he was clueless about what was happening at first, he got it down quickly.
Then came the events with Project Shadow and such. Of course, Malik wanted to help. He found it fascinating, himself, and wanted to help in any way he could. It was when he met Black Doom doubts came to him
Then the GUN agents attacked the colony. Malik and Shadow helped Maria escape, under Gerald's orders. When Shadow was sent to the Earth below and Maria was shot down, Malik's dark side was awakened for the first time. He relentlessly killed GUN soldiers until he was eventually shut down
Years later, Sonic and Tails found him shut down in Emerald Coast. He was brought back to Tails's lab and reactivated. Of course, he didn't know who reawakened him, so he began to panic. An injury in his leg caused him to fall after an attempt to run. They explained the events of SA2, and he understood.
He later set off on his own to find Shadow, and with some success. He found Shadow, with Shadow recognizing him. Malik has, since then, been by his side for his own reasons (with the occasional adventures of his own).
Malik was given the ability to use Chaos moves, like Shadow. However, some moves are unique to him in some ways. For example, he is able to utilize Chaos Control without a Chaos Emerald, which would make him seem more powerful than others.
He also can manipulate the darkness around him to his own will. However, there are some things he cannot control. If he has a lot of rage built up, his inner darkness may take control of his body, damaging nearby objects and severely injuring, if not killing, nearby people.
Sonic the Hedgehog: Their relationship was positive ever since Malik was reawakened. Before his search for Shadow's whereabouts, Sonic was one of his best friends, the other being Tails.
Miles "Tails" Prower: Same as Sonic.
Shadow the Hedgehog: He is like a brother to Malik. The two are very cooperative, meaning they work together amazingly well. Knowing Shadow's personality, however, Malik doesn't annoy him too much; Shadow is barely ever seen mad at him.