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Maligno, formerly known as Figlio, was a carrionette, a race of evil sentient toys and puppets, and the darklord of Odiare.[1]

He was created on Gothic Earth by the toymaker Guiseppe, who desperately wanted a son. Then named Figlio, he was hated and mistreated by the adults of Odiare, but liked by the children. Because of this, he drove his creator mad and enslaved him to create an army of carrionettes and then he ordered the killing of all the adults of Odiare. This act made the Dark Powers bring Odiare into the Demiplane of Dread and choose Maligno as the darklord of the domain. He garnered the love and adoration of children whilst murdering all adults because they would not believe he was real.[1]

His curse was that he couldn't possess the body of a human (an ability shared by the average carrionette). He didn't like Guiseppe, but needed him since Guiseppe was the only one who could repair Maligno and any damage done on Guiseppe is reflected on Maligno.[1]



He is of course based on the character [[Wikipedia:Pinocchio]|Pinocchio].


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 William W. Connors, Steve Miller (1997). Domains of Dread. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 94–95. ISBN 978-0786-9067-27.