|Leader||Bray, Amber, Lex, Danni, Ebony, Salene,|
|Status||Occupied by Mallrats|
|First Appeared||Series 1|
The Tribe: A New Dawn
The Mallrats are the main focal point of The Tribe. Living in the Mall (formerly known as "Phoenix Shopping Mall") within the city, they believe in creating a new and better world, one without the mistakes of the adults - and a place where everyone can live in peace.
The Mall, a place which they can all call home, is a sanctuary where they can escape the terror and insanity which lurks in a post-apocalyptic world.
HistoryEditThe symbol of the Mallrats is a blue five-pointed pentagram encompassed by a circle. Some seem to think that this symbol was first discovered by Dal on the farm, but it was actually already installed into the Mallrats long before he found the amulet.
Tai-San was the one that actually decided on the symbol the Mallrats adoptedand she also stamped it onto all of the hands of the members of the tribe in Episode 6 of Season 2. The pentagram symbol is typically stamped onto the left hand. Tai-San initially gave it to them as a symbol of protection for the tribe; so that everyone in the city would see it and know exactly who they were. She also gave it to them thinking that no harm would come to them.
Later, when Dal found the amulet, in episode 24, he showed it to Tai-San and she knew that it was more than just coincidence - it was destiny.
In order to realize their dreams of creating a better world, the Mallrats have had to come through many different hardships. It is the Mallrats who risked their lives to discover the antidote after the second wave of virus appeared, and the Mallrats who rose above all others to defeat the Locos, the Chosen, and even the Technos. They found the antidote to the virus and gave it free to the city rather than gain the power it held. They also set up a bill of rights, and started a market place and trade system.
- Lex, Trudy, Salene, Jack, Ebony and Brady are the only Mallrats to appear in all five seasons of the show.
- As of date, The Technos are the tribe responsible for the most number of disappearances and deaths of the Mallrats. Bray, Tai-San, KC, Alice, May, Luke, Andy, Tally, Jack, Ellie, Charlie (presumably), Cloe and Pride being on the list. May, Jack, Ellie and Bray are the only Mallrats to have returned successfully while the remaining (aside from Pride) are still in captivity. It remains to be seen whether or not they will ever return.