Also, if we just look at the name (not consistent across the board but hey, it's fun) mal- is usually used in words that connotate... well badness. Mal-icious, mal-nourished, mal-treated, mal-function, mal-ignant etc. etc. Then add the -ia and it looks suspiciously like a corruption of a name very close to the Hale family. Talia. Malia. Hmm. The names are just way too close for coincidence for me.
if someone hurts you, stay the fuck away, no matter how hard it is, stay the fuck away