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Malia Gedde is Gabriel Knight's love interest in the Sins of the Fathers. Her family runs three hospitals. She lives at 557 W. Ingrahm, in the famous for its elaborate old plantation homes and mansions Garden District.

BackgroundEdit

Malia belonged to the famous Gedde family which arrived to New Orleans around the early 1800's (when Voodoo related murders also occurred).

Born in 1965, she was an only child and because of her mother's lifestyle she never met her father. She wanted to study psychology, but family business came first and he has a business degree from Vanderbilt. She lost her mother recently, leaving her the head of the Gedde family. A wealthy African-American socialite, when not tending the Geddes holdings and business affairs, she is reserved and shuns from the public eye, preferring to occupy herself with the fine arts and collection of african art. She also did a lot of charity work in the prison and reform system. Her butler/bodyguard was Robert.

Sins of the FathersEdit

Meeting

First meeting

Gabriel Knight falls in love with her when she passes by the Lake Pontchartrain crime scene with her car on Day 1, and asks Grace Nakimura to find her address.

On Day 2 Gabriel steals Franklin Mosely's badge in order to approach her, but his initial attempts to woo her fail.

On Day 3 she visits St. Louis Cemetery #1 and Gabe sees her exiting from the Gedde tomb. Gabe once more confeses her love, Malia expressing her concerns that they live in different worlds. Gabe invites her to his, and gives her the address of St. George's Books. After reluctantly caving to Gabriel's advances, they fall in love. At night, she comes to the store, just after Grace closes the store, and he spends the night with Gabe.

At the end of Day 4 she calls Gabe, who visits her mansion and spends the night there.

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On Day 6, Gabe comes to discover, that Malia is a member of the extensive New Orleans Voodoo cartel that is responsible for a spree of murders. Under the possessive influence of the loa Tetelo, of whom she is a descendant, she commits the ritualistic murders of the cartel's enemies during ceremonies against her own volition. He witnesses how Dr. John gives her an entheogen drug that allows Tetelo control her.

In Day 10, when Gabe finds that Grace has been missing, Malia has left a note for Gabe, swearing that he loves him but the forces that control her are more powerful than her, and for his own safety, she must surrended the Talisman.

Despite her obligations to her family and her cult, Malia defies Tetelo in order to save Gabriel's life. Inside the Voodoo Hounfour, Malia talked with Tetelo, asking to spare Gabe and find another successor, as she couldn't serve her. Tetelo chastized her for being drawn into the light, and warned that Gabe would betray her, like Gunter Ritter did. In the following ritual, where Grace would be sacrificed, Gabe planned to stop Dr. John from giving her the drug, but it was too late, as Malia is already under her influence when the ritual begun. Moments before killing Grace, Gabe shows up and uses the Talisman against her. After throwing the Talisman to his friend to leave safely, he confronts her, and Malia tries to overcome Tetelo's control on her, until Gabe breaks the ancient idol.

Malia dies

The earth breaks. Malia almost falls in, and Gabe in turn must decide whether to save her life or betray her to end Tetelo's influence on New Orleans once and for all. The player's choice affects the outcome of the game.

In the "good ending", Gabe attempts to save her. She sees that Gabe is not repeating Gunter's sin, but Tetelo cuts his arms with the ritual knife in order to let her go and kill Malia. To end this evil, Malia lets herself and falls into the lava.

In the "bad ending", Gabe denies to save her. Seeing that Gabe repeats Gunter's betrayal, Tetelo grasps him with a whip, and pulls him down with her.

Personality and traitsEdit

Malia Gedde is a very beautiful, intelligent, and sophisticated woman of the sort that Gabriel has never before encountered (up til now there've been women with pink frosted lipstick, and Grace). She makes his knees weak and the rest of him pretty darn feisty. She MIGHT know something about the murders, but Gabriel bets she knows even more about other things. Something a little like lightening strikes Gabriel when he sees her, and the two of them are drawn irresistibly together, though neither can figure out why.[1]

Malia really did love Gabriel but knew that she needed to die in order to stop the evil that ran through her family line.[2]

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