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|caption1=Max, as depicted in the Telltale Games.
 
|caption1=Max, as depicted in the Telltale Games.
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|row1=*Maximillian/Maxwell (potential full first names)
 
*"Little buddy" by [[Sam]]
 
*"Little buddy" by [[Sam]]
 
*"Little pal" by [[Sam]]
 
*"Little pal" by [[Sam]]
 
*"Hyperkinetic rabbity thing"
 
*"Hyperkinetic rabbity thing"
 
|row2=[[Wikipedia:Lagomorpha|Lagomorph]]
 
|row2=[[Wikipedia:Lagomorpha|Lagomorph]]
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|row3=Male
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|row5=June 16 (in the Telltale Games series), August 28
 
|row6=*Alive (currently)
 
|row6=*Alive (currently)
 
*Deceased (formerly)
 
*Deceased (formerly)
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*Embarrassing Idol judge (formerly)
 
*Embarrassing Idol judge (formerly)
 
*President of the United States (formerly)
 
*President of the United States (formerly)
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*Member of the Freelance Police
*Freelance police officer
 
 
*Honorary Bigfoot Chief
 
*Honorary Bigfoot Chief
 
*Actor
 
*Actor
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*[[Alice]] (aunt)
 
*[[Alice]] (aunt)
 
*[[Tillie]] (aunt)
 
*[[Tillie]] (aunt)
*[[Sam's mother]] (mother in law)
 
*[[Sam's father]] (father in law)
 
*[[Ruth]] (grandmother in law)
 
*[[Leo]] (grandfather in law) †
 
*[[Sameth]] (great-grandfather in law) †
 
*[[Sam's sister]] (sister in law)
 
*[[Rallo]] (uncle in law)
 
*[[Trudy]] (aunt in law)
 
 
*[[Darla "The Geek" Gugenheek|Geek]] (friend/adoptive daughter)
 
*[[Darla "The Geek" Gugenheek|Geek]] (friend/adoptive daughter)
 
*[[The Commissioner]] (affiliate)
 
*[[The Commissioner]] (affiliate)
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*William Kasten (rest of the Telltale series, [[Poker Night at the Inventory]])
 
*William Kasten (rest of the Telltale series, [[Poker Night at the Inventory]])
 
*Dave Boat ([[Poker Night 2]], [[Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual|This Time It's Virtual]])
 
*Dave Boat ([[Poker Night 2]], [[Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual|This Time It's Virtual]])
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==Character Detail==
 
==Character Detail==
Violent, impulsive and indulgent in the extreme, Max is the source of much of the franchise's unique humor. Max is an active member of the [[Freelance Police]] along with his long time partner and friend, Sam. This bitch is fucking gay. #BeWhoYouAreForYourPrideeeee 🏳️‍🌈
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Violent, impulsive and indulgent in the extreme, Max is the source of much of the franchise's unique humor. Max is an active member of the [[Freelance Police]] along with his long time brother and friend, Sam.
   
 
He often refers to himself as a [[Wikipedia:Lagomorpha|lagomorph]], though he also sometimes refers to himself as a rabbit. A rabbit is a type of lagomorph, so these are not mutually exclusive. He enjoys violence and prefers to solve problems aggressively. He has a slight distaste for the long stories, anecdotes, and sentences that Sam constantly spouts forth, often asking Sam and others not to use various words such as 'ensue' and 'acumen'. He shares Sam's enthusiasm in just about anything, especially if it involves large guns and trouble. He also has very poor hygiene, as he sometimes tastes his own belly button lint, and once had a large "suspicious growth" behind his ear. Sam has commented on his pungent bodily odors on more than one occasion. Both Sam and Max have also commented on the obscure fact that Max has a metal plate in his skull.
 
He often refers to himself as a [[Wikipedia:Lagomorpha|lagomorph]], though he also sometimes refers to himself as a rabbit. A rabbit is a type of lagomorph, so these are not mutually exclusive. He enjoys violence and prefers to solve problems aggressively. He has a slight distaste for the long stories, anecdotes, and sentences that Sam constantly spouts forth, often asking Sam and others not to use various words such as 'ensue' and 'acumen'. He shares Sam's enthusiasm in just about anything, especially if it involves large guns and trouble. He also has very poor hygiene, as he sometimes tastes his own belly button lint, and once had a large "suspicious growth" behind his ear. Sam has commented on his pungent bodily odors on more than one occasion. Both Sam and Max have also commented on the obscure fact that Max has a metal plate in his skull.
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Max always carries a [[Wikipedia:Luger P08 pistol|Luger]] around, and when asked where he keeps it usually responds with "None of your damn business.". He is fairly trigger-happy with it in the early comics, but this is rarely seen elsewhere. Like Sam, he's a lousy shot and is never seen actually hitting anyone. Perhaps because of this, he prefers to get up close and simply leap at his foes and hurt them in whatever way he can come up with. This fails miserably about as often as it works; despite his boundless energy and love for violence, Max isn't particularly good at fighting.
 
Max always carries a [[Wikipedia:Luger P08 pistol|Luger]] around, and when asked where he keeps it usually responds with "None of your damn business.". He is fairly trigger-happy with it in the early comics, but this is rarely seen elsewhere. Like Sam, he's a lousy shot and is never seen actually hitting anyone. Perhaps because of this, he prefers to get up close and simply leap at his foes and hurt them in whatever way he can come up with. This fails miserably about as often as it works; despite his boundless energy and love for violence, Max isn't particularly good at fighting.
   
His full name is either Maximillion (in [[Situation: Comedy]] and [[Abe Lincoln Must Die!]]) or Maxwell (Ruth calls him this in [[Christmas Bloody Christmas]]).
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His full name is either Maximillian (in [[Situation: Comedy]] and [[Abe Lincoln Must Die!]]) or Maxwell (Ruth calls him this in [[Christmas Bloody Christmas]]).
   
 
His eyes typically appear as black slits, like Sam's eyes, however in [[Abe Lincoln Must Die!]], Sam mentions that Max's eyes are actually brown. In some comics and over the duration of [[Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space|Beyond Time And Space]], this is shown more clearly.
 
His eyes typically appear as black slits, like Sam's eyes, however in [[Abe Lincoln Must Die!]], Sam mentions that Max's eyes are actually brown. In some comics and over the duration of [[Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space|Beyond Time And Space]], this is shown more clearly.
   
As of [[Abe Lincoln Must Die!]], Max is President of the United States of America. Between [[Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space|Beyond Time and Space]] and [[Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse|The Devil's Playhouse]], Max was somehow re-elected.
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As of [[Abe Lincoln Must Die!]], Max is President of the United States of America. Between [[Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space|Beyond Time and Space]] and [[Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse|The Devil's Playhouse]], Max was somehow re-elected.
   
 
In the end of [https://samandmax.fandom.com/wiki/Beyond_the_Alley_of_the_Dolls Beyond the Alley of the Dolls], Max was transformed into a gigantic Elder God and began rampaging across New York. During the next episode, [https://samandmax.fandom.com/wiki/The_City_That_Dares_Not_Sleep The City That Dares Not Sleep], a new side of Max was shown. He turned out to be capable of self-sacrifice, as shown when he told Sam and Papierwaite to help Sybil out of him so she could give birth rather than saving him. In the end, his Super-Ego removed the tumor causing his behavior while Sam, Sybil and Papierwaite escaped through Max's nose. Unfortunately, a nuclear-armed Maimtron flew into Max's chest. He saved New York by teleporting away. In the end, Momma Bosco attempted to clone Max to life using a sample of his snot, but the DNA was "too weird" for the cloning machines to process it. Fortunately, after the credits, when Sam went to Battery Park to mourn Max, the time-travelling elevator from [[Chariots of the Dogs]] appeared behind him with a Max from the past, alive and well, inside it. He explains that his Sam also transformed into a huge monster and had to be blown up. After a moment of awkward silence, Sam and Max, reunited, embark on their new adventures together with a few cases in mind.
 
In the end of [https://samandmax.fandom.com/wiki/Beyond_the_Alley_of_the_Dolls Beyond the Alley of the Dolls], Max was transformed into a gigantic Elder God and began rampaging across New York. During the next episode, [https://samandmax.fandom.com/wiki/The_City_That_Dares_Not_Sleep The City That Dares Not Sleep], a new side of Max was shown. He turned out to be capable of self-sacrifice, as shown when he told Sam and Papierwaite to help Sybil out of him so she could give birth rather than saving him. In the end, his Super-Ego removed the tumor causing his behavior while Sam, Sybil and Papierwaite escaped through Max's nose. Unfortunately, a nuclear-armed Maimtron flew into Max's chest. He saved New York by teleporting away. In the end, Momma Bosco attempted to clone Max to life using a sample of his snot, but the DNA was "too weird" for the cloning machines to process it. Fortunately, after the credits, when Sam went to Battery Park to mourn Max, the time-travelling elevator from [[Chariots of the Dogs]] appeared behind him with a Max from the past, alive and well, inside it. He explains that his Sam also transformed into a huge monster and had to be blown up. After a moment of awkward silence, Sam and Max, reunited, embark on their new adventures together with a few cases in mind.
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== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
   
Max is a fuzzy, white, 3-foot-tall, hyperkinetic rabbity-thing. His appearance is generally cute and cuddly, but contrasted by his enormous sharp-toothed grin, which remains plastered on his melon-like head at almost all times. He has big feet and long ears that always stay upright, as well as a pair of glaring beady dark brown eyes.
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Max is a fuzzy, white, 3-foot-tall, hyperkinetic 'rabbity-thing'. His appearance is generally cute and cuddly, but contrasted by his enormous sharp-toothed grin, which remains plastered on his melon-like head at almost all times. He has big feet and long ears that always stay upright, as well as a pair of glaring beady dark brown eyes.
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
Max is feisty, best, funny, fun-loving, silly, childish, soft, reckless, impatient, annoying at times, dim-witted, destructive, and violent. Purcell describes him as being made up of pure Id, and when it comes to comparing him and Sam, he states that "Sam is the guy we are, while Max is the guy we want to be."
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Max is best described as feisty, funny, fun-loving, silly, childish, reckless, impatient, annoying at times, destructive, and violent. Although it's shown he can be quite emotional and caring, more so in the cartoon series than in the video games. Purcell describes him as 'being made up of pure [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Id,_ego_and_super-ego#Id Id]', and when it comes to comparing him and Sam, he states that "Sam is the guy we are, while Max is the guy we want to be."
   
 
== Relationships ==
 
== Relationships ==
   
 
=== [[Sam]] ===
 
=== [[Sam]] ===
Sam has been Max's best friend ever since their childhood. They attended high school together and later became untrained policemen, though it is unclear precisely when. They are incredibly close and will become tangibly uncomfortable when separated for any reason, both willing to delve into great lengths to protect each other. Max is known for showing his affection towards Sam in the form of violence, but he harbors no ill will towards him. Several examples in the series show that apparently, they are [[married]].
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Sam has been Max's best friend ever since their childhood. They attended high school together and later became untrained policemen, though it is unclear precisely when. They are incredibly close and will become tangibly uncomfortable when separated for any reason, both willing to delve into great lengths to protect each other. Max is known for showing his affection towards Sam in the form of violence, but he harbors no ill will towards him. Several examples in the series show that they are [[married]].
   
 
=== [[Darla "The Geek" Gugenheek]] ===
 
=== [[Darla "The Geek" Gugenheek]] ===
 
Max serves the same questionable father-figure role to the Geek as Sam does. They seem to get along fairly well, oftentimes with The Geek being the more responsible of the two. The Geek seems to care about both Sam and Max quite a lot for taking her in, despite having to clean up after them almost constantly.
 
Max serves the same questionable father-figure role to the Geek as Sam does. They seem to get along fairly well, oftentimes with The Geek being the more responsible of the two. The Geek seems to care about both Sam and Max quite a lot for taking her in, despite having to clean up after them almost constantly.
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=== [[Gary]] ===
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Although only appearing once, Max seems to form a parental relationship with Gary. Helping him overcome his anger issues and resolve his relationship with his parents.
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=== [[Lorne]] ===
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Max has one-sided animosity towards Lorne, and finds his presence annoying. He avoids him when he can, and will try to give him the slip whenever he shows up.
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=== [[Ruth|Grandma/Granny Ruth]] ===
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Max seems to admire Ruth a great amount as he follows her instructions and sayings without complaint.
   
 
===[[Bosco]]===
 
===[[Bosco]]===
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=== [[Sybil Pandemik]] ===
 
=== [[Sybil Pandemik]] ===
Much like his relationship with Bosco, Max is a (questionably) friendly acquaintance of Sybil's. He enjoys seeing what her latest career path is, and oftentimes humors her latest career services alongside Sam. Sybil has expressed that Max seems "a bit improbable" and once implied that he was Sam's imaginary friend.
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Much like his relationship with Bosco, Max is a (questionably) friendly acquaintance of Sybil's. He enjoys seeing what her latest career path is, and oftentimes humors her latest career services alongside Sam. Sybil has expressed that Max seems "a bit improbable" and once implied that he was Sam's imaginary friend. However it's clear that he cares enough about her to sacrifice himself for the birth of her child.
   
 
=== [[Jimmy Two-Teeth]] ===
 
=== [[Jimmy Two-Teeth]] ===
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As his short-term co-star on Midtown Cowboys, Max did not seem to get too well acquainted with the overall uptight chicken. Because of Pennyworth's generally standoffish behavior, Max took to poking fun at him instead. He refers to him as "Mr. Featherly" outside of the context of the TV show, purely to bother him.
 
As his short-term co-star on Midtown Cowboys, Max did not seem to get too well acquainted with the overall uptight chicken. Because of Pennyworth's generally standoffish behavior, Max took to poking fun at him instead. He refers to him as "Mr. Featherly" outside of the context of the TV show, purely to bother him.
   
=== [[Sal]] ===
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=== [[Agent Superball]] ===
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On their initial meeting, Agent Superball is dismissive of Max as they seem to be interrupting his job. However, when Max becomes President of the United States, he clearly gains more respect for him, as Max is now his superior. After this him and Max have a friendly relationship. But Superball does not hesitate on threatening to kill Max for the good of the United States when he transforms into an otherworldly beast (Season 3, [[The City That Dares Not Sleep]].)
   
===[[Gary]]===
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=== [[Girl Stinky]] ===
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Sam and Max first met Stinky in Season 2, [[Ice Station Santa]], at 'Stinky's Diner'. Neither Sam nor Max seem to care much for her dismissive attitude, and the fact that she refuses to call them by their real names. Initially, the duo thought Stinky killed Grandpa Stinky, but turns out it was all a misunderstanding.
   
 
=== [[Grandpa Stinky]] ===
 
=== [[Grandpa Stinky]] ===
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Both Sam and Max appear to have known Grandpa Stinky since they were pre-teens (evidenced in Season 2, [[Moai Better Blues]].) and have frequented his diner. The tradition continuing till present day. All the while Grandpa Stinky remains with the same snarky attitude towards them.
   
=== [[Girl Stinky]] ===
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===[[Sal]]===
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Max gets along well with Sal.
 
=== [[Agent Superball]] ===
 
   
 
=== [[Momma Bosco]] ===
 
=== [[Momma Bosco]] ===
In Chariots of the Dogs, Sam and Max travel to the 1960's and met her. Momma Bosco furiously asks Max if he has a problem with women and he replies that girls are a "huge waste of time". It made Momma Bosco quickly fall in love with Max. Despite not sharing any sort of romantic feelings towards her, he does become good friends with her, and admires her for punching Stinky in the face. To get Momma Bosco to fall out of love with him, they had to go back in time and make Max love women. Later on, after questioning him, he says that it will wear off. (because he could never stop loving Sam)
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In Season 2, [[Chariots of the Dogs]], Sam and Max travel to the 1960's and meet her. Momma Bosco furiously asks Max if he has a problem with women and he replies that girls are a "huge waste of time". This made Momma Bosco quickly fall in love with Max. Despite not sharing any sort of romantic feelings towards her, he does become good friends with her, and admires her for punching Stinky in the face. To get Momma Bosco to fall out of love with him, they had to go back in time and make Max love women. Later on, after questioning him, he says that it will wear off (because he could never stop loving Sam).
   
 
=== [[Flint Paper]] ===
 
=== [[Flint Paper]] ===
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===Family===
 
===Family===
Max's family were shown in the comic [[The Damned Don't Dance]], but none were named. Other than in [[Culture Shock]] where Max implies that most of his (large) family are criminals or in jail, and in [[Bright Side of the Moon]], where he responds to "It's the Lunar Lander" with "So was my aunt Tillie, but they can't prove anything", he doesn't talk much about them. It is implied that he has a negative relationship with his father due to his response that Bosco is "taking it too far" when the store owner compares Max to his father. In the Season Three episode, [[The Tomb of Sammun-Mak]], Max's great-grandfather is shown. His name is [[Maximus]], and he appears to have work with Sam's great-grandfather, [[Sameth]].
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Max's family were shown in the comic [[The Damned Don't Dance]], but none were named. Other than in [[Culture Shock]] where Max implies that most of his (large) family are criminals or in jail, and in [[Bright Side of the Moon]], where he responds to "It's the Lunar Lander" with "So was my aunt Tillie, but they can't prove anything", he doesn't talk much about them. It is implied that he has a negative relationship with his father due to his response that Bosco is "taking it too far" when the store owner compares Max to his father. In the Season Three episode, [[The Tomb of Sammun-Mak]], Max's great-grandfather is shown. His name is [[Maximus]], and he appears to have work with Sam's great-grandfather, [[Sameth]].
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== Likes and Dislikes ==
   
 
===Likes:===
 
===Likes:===
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:The color orange
 
:The color orange
 
:Glazed McGuffins
 
:Glazed McGuffins
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:Beating up thugs
:Men
 
 
:Cartoons
 
:Cartoons
 
:Taunting and annoying others (especially bad guys)
 
:Taunting and annoying others (especially bad guys)
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:Eating non edibles
 
:Eating non edibles
 
:Beer (but rarely ever drinks it)
 
:Beer (but rarely ever drinks it)
:Pornographic magazines
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:Pornography magazines
 
:Hugh Bliss (formerly)
 
:Hugh Bliss (formerly)
 
:[[Ms Bosco|Momma Bosco]]
 
:[[Ms Bosco|Momma Bosco]]
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:Nazis/Klansmen
 
:Nazis/Klansmen
 
:Renaissance reenactment participants
 
:Renaissance reenactment participants
:being hugged (Except by Sam)
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:Being hugged (Except by Sam)
 
:Sam's lame songs
 
:Sam's lame songs
 
:Vampires
 
:Vampires
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"That's none of your business" (in the animated series)
 
"That's none of your business" (in the animated series)
   
"death from above! death from above!" (in the animated series)
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"Death from above! Death from above!" (in the animated series)
 
"That's none of your damn business" (in the comics and games)
 
   
 
"That's none of your damn business" (in the comics and games
 
==Versions==
 
==Versions==
 
===Young Max===
 
===Young Max===
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
   
* Max's appearance is similar to that of a white rabbit. He calls himself a lagomorph, so whether or not he actually ''is'' a rabbit is something only he knows.
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* Max usually calls himself a lagomorph, but has known to refer to himself as a rabbit on occasion.
 
*Max's resting expression is a Cheshire Cat-like grin.
 
 
*Max's mouth can disappear when he's surprised, confused, or pondering.
* Max's resting expression is a Cheshire Cat-like grin.
 
 
* Max's mouth can disappear when he's surprised, confused, or pondering.
 
 
*A hat referred to as "Max's Severed Head" was a limited time promotional item in the game Team Fortress 2 and was given to TF2 players as a reward for purchasing The Devil's Playhouse on Steam before April 26th, 2010.
 
*A hat referred to as "Max's Severed Head" was a limited time promotional item in the game Team Fortress 2 and was given to TF2 players as a reward for purchasing The Devil's Playhouse on Steam before April 26th, 2010.
 
*The weapon "Lugermorph" (based on Max's iconic firearm) and the item "License to Maim" (a badge with the logo of the Freelance Police) were also reward items within Team Fortress 2, and could be earned by defeating Max in [[Poker Night at the Inventory]].
 
*The weapon "Lugermorph" (based on Max's iconic firearm) and the item "License to Maim" (a badge with the logo of the Freelance Police) were also reward items within Team Fortress 2, and could be earned by defeating Max in [[Poker Night at the Inventory]].
 
*A crude model of Max appeared as an Easter egg in the Star Wars: Dark Forces video game series.
 
*A crude model of Max appeared as an Easter egg in the Star Wars: Dark Forces video game series.
 
*Max can play violin.
 
*Max can play violin.
*There have been a few instances suggesting that Max is a masochist. (or a maxochist lol)
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*There have been a few instances suggesting that Max is a masochist.
 
*According to Abe Lincoln Must Die! Max knows Pi to the 1000th decimal.
 
*According to Abe Lincoln Must Die! Max knows Pi to the 1000th decimal.
 
*Max is polytheistic.
 
*Max is polytheistic.
 
*The name "William Kasten" is actually a pseudonym. Even now, the person who voiced Max in the Telltale games is still a [https://community.telltale.com/discussion/77301/the-mystery-of-william-kasten complete mystery].
 
*The name "William Kasten" is actually a pseudonym. Even now, the person who voiced Max in the Telltale games is still a [https://community.telltale.com/discussion/77301/the-mystery-of-william-kasten complete mystery].
*Max does not know how old he or Sam is.
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*Max does not know how old he or Sam are, however he must be at least 35, as that's the minimum age to become President of the United States.
*[complete with the name of the comic pls]'s disguise o' rama reveals that Max used to be an actor for stag films (aka pornographic movies made for men.)
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*[[On the Road]]'s Disguise o' Rama reveals that Max used to be an actor for stag films (aka pornographic movies made for men.)
*there is two pounds of lead embedded in his right foot.
 
   
 
[[File:Disguise o rama.jpg|frameless|363x363px]]
 
[[File:Disguise o rama.jpg|frameless|363x363px]]
   
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
[[Sam|Max]]
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[[Sam]]
   
 
[[Category:Characters]]
 
[[Category:Characters]]

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Max is one of the two titular characters of the Sam & Max franchise.


Character Detail[]

Violent, impulsive and indulgent in the extreme, Max is the source of much of the franchise's unique humor. Max is an active member of the Freelance Police along with his long time brother and friend, Sam.

He often refers to himself as a lagomorph, though he also sometimes refers to himself as a rabbit. A rabbit is a type of lagomorph, so these are not mutually exclusive. He enjoys violence and prefers to solve problems aggressively. He has a slight distaste for the long stories, anecdotes, and sentences that Sam constantly spouts forth, often asking Sam and others not to use various words such as 'ensue' and 'acumen'. He shares Sam's enthusiasm in just about anything, especially if it involves large guns and trouble. He also has very poor hygiene, as he sometimes tastes his own belly button lint, and once had a large "suspicious growth" behind his ear. Sam has commented on his pungent bodily odors on more than one occasion. Both Sam and Max have also commented on the obscure fact that Max has a metal plate in his skull.

Max always carries a Luger around, and when asked where he keeps it usually responds with "None of your damn business.". He is fairly trigger-happy with it in the early comics, but this is rarely seen elsewhere. Like Sam, he's a lousy shot and is never seen actually hitting anyone. Perhaps because of this, he prefers to get up close and simply leap at his foes and hurt them in whatever way he can come up with. This fails miserably about as often as it works; despite his boundless energy and love for violence, Max isn't particularly good at fighting.

His full name is either Maximillian (in Situation: Comedy and Abe Lincoln Must Die!) or Maxwell (Ruth calls him this in Christmas Bloody Christmas).

His eyes typically appear as black slits, like Sam's eyes, however in Abe Lincoln Must Die!, Sam mentions that Max's eyes are actually brown. In some comics and over the duration of Beyond Time And Space, this is shown more clearly.

As of Abe Lincoln Must Die!, Max is President of the United States of America. Between Beyond Time and Space and The Devil's Playhouse, Max was somehow re-elected.

In the end of Beyond the Alley of the Dolls, Max was transformed into a gigantic Elder God and began rampaging across New York. During the next episode, The City That Dares Not Sleep, a new side of Max was shown. He turned out to be capable of self-sacrifice, as shown when he told Sam and Papierwaite to help Sybil out of him so she could give birth rather than saving him. In the end, his Super-Ego removed the tumor causing his behavior while Sam, Sybil and Papierwaite escaped through Max's nose. Unfortunately, a nuclear-armed Maimtron flew into Max's chest. He saved New York by teleporting away. In the end, Momma Bosco attempted to clone Max to life using a sample of his snot, but the DNA was "too weird" for the cloning machines to process it. Fortunately, after the credits, when Sam went to Battery Park to mourn Max, the time-travelling elevator from Chariots of the Dogs appeared behind him with a Max from the past, alive and well, inside it. He explains that his Sam also transformed into a huge monster and had to be blown up. After a moment of awkward silence, Sam and Max, reunited, embark on their new adventures together with a few cases in mind.

An alternate ending has Sam rest his hat on the ledge when suddenly the Time Elevator appears and opens revealing nobody inside. Upon closer inspection inside it, Sam discovers the past Max beside him also inspecting it. Max reprises his role in the first ending explaining that Sam in his time gained powers but had to be destroyed. Max fails to hide his joy at the destruction despite his words, causing the awkwardness to resume. Sam and Max then decide to get to embark on their new adventures and enter the Time Elevator, but not without Sam picking up his hat, signifying that this isn't the end of the Freelance Police after all. (That's gladly for sure.)

Appearance[]

Max is a fuzzy, white, 3-foot-tall, hyperkinetic 'rabbity-thing'. His appearance is generally cute and cuddly, but contrasted by his enormous sharp-toothed grin, which remains plastered on his melon-like head at almost all times. He has big feet and long ears that always stay upright, as well as a pair of glaring beady dark brown eyes.

Personality[]

Max is best described as feisty, funny, fun-loving, silly, childish, reckless, impatient, annoying at times, destructive, and violent. Although it's shown he can be quite emotional and caring, more so in the cartoon series than in the video games. Purcell describes him as 'being made up of pure Id', and when it comes to comparing him and Sam, he states that "Sam is the guy we are, while Max is the guy we want to be."

Relationships[]

Sam[]

Sam has been Max's best friend ever since their childhood. They attended high school together and later became untrained policemen, though it is unclear precisely when. They are incredibly close and will become tangibly uncomfortable when separated for any reason, both willing to delve into great lengths to protect each other. Max is known for showing his affection towards Sam in the form of violence, but he harbors no ill will towards him. Several examples in the series show that they are married.

Darla "The Geek" Gugenheek[]

Max serves the same questionable father-figure role to the Geek as Sam does. They seem to get along fairly well, oftentimes with The Geek being the more responsible of the two. The Geek seems to care about both Sam and Max quite a lot for taking her in, despite having to clean up after them almost constantly.

Gary[]

Although only appearing once, Max seems to form a parental relationship with Gary. Helping him overcome his anger issues and resolve his relationship with his parents.

Lorne[]

Max has one-sided animosity towards Lorne, and finds his presence annoying. He avoids him when he can, and will try to give him the slip whenever he shows up.

Grandma/Granny Ruth[]

Max seems to admire Ruth a great amount as he follows her instructions and sayings without complaint.

Bosco[]

Max and Bosco seem to get along well enough, but it is apparent that Max enjoys pestering Bosco. He and Sam go out of their way on many occasions to increase Bosco's paranoia for their own amusement.

Sybil Pandemik[]

Much like his relationship with Bosco, Max is a (questionably) friendly acquaintance of Sybil's. He enjoys seeing what her latest career path is, and oftentimes humors her latest career services alongside Sam. Sybil has expressed that Max seems "a bit improbable" and once implied that he was Sam's imaginary friend. However it's clear that he cares enough about her to sacrifice himself for the birth of her child.

Jimmy Two-Teeth[]

Much like Sam, Max seems to tolerate Jimmy Two-teeth for the most part. They allow him to share their residence, but aren't afraid to get violent with him when there's a disagreement or they need something from him (i.e. the office phone in Culture Shock, or Coins in Reality 2.0)

Philo Pennyworth[]

As his short-term co-star on Midtown Cowboys, Max did not seem to get too well acquainted with the overall uptight chicken. Because of Pennyworth's generally standoffish behavior, Max took to poking fun at him instead. He refers to him as "Mr. Featherly" outside of the context of the TV show, purely to bother him.

Agent Superball[]

On their initial meeting, Agent Superball is dismissive of Max as they seem to be interrupting his job. However, when Max becomes President of the United States, he clearly gains more respect for him, as Max is now his superior. After this him and Max have a friendly relationship. But Superball does not hesitate on threatening to kill Max for the good of the United States when he transforms into an otherworldly beast (Season 3, The City That Dares Not Sleep.)

Girl Stinky[]

Sam and Max first met Stinky in Season 2, Ice Station Santa, at 'Stinky's Diner'. Neither Sam nor Max seem to care much for her dismissive attitude, and the fact that she refuses to call them by their real names. Initially, the duo thought Stinky killed Grandpa Stinky, but turns out it was all a misunderstanding.

Grandpa Stinky[]

Both Sam and Max appear to have known Grandpa Stinky since they were pre-teens (evidenced in Season 2, Moai Better Blues.) and have frequented his diner. The tradition continuing till present day. All the while Grandpa Stinky remains with the same snarky attitude towards them.

Sal[]

Max gets along well with Sal.

Momma Bosco[]

In Season 2, Chariots of the Dogs, Sam and Max travel to the 1960's and meet her. Momma Bosco furiously asks Max if he has a problem with women and he replies that girls are a "huge waste of time". This made Momma Bosco quickly fall in love with Max. Despite not sharing any sort of romantic feelings towards her, he does become good friends with her, and admires her for punching Stinky in the face. To get Momma Bosco to fall out of love with him, they had to go back in time and make Max love women. Later on, after questioning him, he says that it will wear off (because he could never stop loving Sam).

Flint Paper[]

Max obviously admires Flint Paper in both the comics and the Telltale series. Max sees Flint's violent nature as something to aspire to be. In some ways, Flint is like Max without Sam, in that he is very unhinged and has nobody to hold him back. Max likes looking over into Flint's office to see what he's doing and is often amazed by what he finds.

Family[]

Max's family were shown in the comic The Damned Don't Dance, but none were named. Other than in Culture Shock where Max implies that most of his (large) family are criminals or in jail, and in Bright Side of the Moon, where he responds to "It's the Lunar Lander" with "So was my aunt Tillie, but they can't prove anything", he doesn't talk much about them. It is implied that he has a negative relationship with his father due to his response that Bosco is "taking it too far" when the store owner compares Max to his father. In the Season Three episode, The Tomb of Sammun-Mak, Max's great-grandfather is shown. His name is Maximus, and he appears to have work with Sam's great-grandfather, Sameth.

Likes and Dislikes[]

Likes:[]

Sam
The Geek
Agent Superball
The color orange
Glazed McGuffins
Beating up thugs
Cartoons
Taunting and annoying others (especially bad guys)
Killing Nazis/Klansmen
Armpit farting
The Desoto
"Petting" the "unicorn"
Candy
Cherry pie
Eating non edibles
Beer (but rarely ever drinks it)
Pornography magazines
Hugh Bliss (formerly)
Momma Bosco
Smiling
Singing in the shower
Pain (of others and himself)
Shooting stuff
Burning stuff
Harassing Sam
Violence
The Rubber Pants Commandos
Lucky Charms
Rice Krinkles
Buddy Hackett
Highway Surfing

Dislikes:[]

His lack of inventory
Girls (only romantically and sexually so)
Having his brain stolen
Being alone
Being separated from Sam
Frowning
Being called a Bunny or "Hello Kitty"
Cheese from a pressurized can
Chupacabras
Clowns
Nazis/Klansmen
Renaissance reenactment participants
Being hugged (Except by Sam)
Sam's lame songs
Vampires
Hugh Bliss
Auntie Alice
Jack-in-the-Boxes
Valentines day
Cats/Kittens
Wimps
Swiss Cheese
Ventriloquist dummies
Country Music (As stated after being hit into the "Dunk the Beast" in Hit the Road)
Romance movies
Lorne

Phrases[]

"That's none of your business" (in the animated series)

"Death from above! Death from above!" (in the animated series)

"That's none of your damn business" (in the comics and games

Versions[]

Young Max[]

Young Max has been in all three mediums Sam and Max has been in. He is a precarious, bold, and somewhat self-absorbed child. He is always seen with Sam and stands up for him whenever someone truly hurts him. His appearance remains almost exactly the same, except for the fact that he is smaller overall and has short ears.

Max's impulsive behavior is probably a main factor in the dangerous mischief he and young Sam's perpetrate, such as setting fire to things.

In the Telltale games, Max isn't above name calling and bullying Sam around like the other kids do. Though this may be viewed as taking Sam's friendship for granted, considering Sam's spontaneous nature coupled with the way he will treat Sam as an adult, he doesn't seem to really mean what he says and just wants a reaction from the usually timid Sam.

He's also selfish and addicted to video games. He would rather stay indoors and play them than socialize with anyone except for Sam, because video games are the only things that "really understand" him.

In Moai Better Blues, young Sam reveals that a girl named Jennie Tallarico has a crush on him, yet Max doesn't reciprocate those feelings, due to her willingness to French Kiss anyone in their school.

Teen Max[]

Not much is known about Max when he was a teenager. In Moai Better Blues, he claimed that Sam begged him to club Sam's opponents in the knees so that Sam would be able to win surfing trophies. Max also was about to go into a story in Chariots of the Dogs about something major that happened to him which turned him off on girls indefinitely. However, he decided not to tell it since there was no flashback.

Old Max/Future Max[]

Old Max was first seen in the animated series' episode The Dysfunction of the Gods where Sam and Max undergo rapid aging. He suffers from bad back posture, hair loss, and is somewhat overweight, but he still has his destructive tendencies.

In the Telltale episode Chariots of the Dogs, Max looks as if he never aged past his current self. He acts somewhat different, though, almost grown up. This is probably because he has the responsibility of taking care of Sam, who is not doing well in his old age (since dog years are rough). He is very condescending to current Sam and Max, who he sees as primitives.

He's mastered volcanology, a reference to earlier in the game and a hint to a puzzle in the room he's in. He and Sam work for Stinky Corp, but suspects that the company is making its popular super-adhesive out of molemen.

Elder God Max/Giant Max[]

In the end of Beyond the Alley of the Dolls, the penultimate episode of The Devil's Playhouse, Max accidentally ingested some dark spores, transforming into a giant, Lovecraftian monster and went on a rampage throughout New York. Sam, Papierwaite and Sybil went inside him to return him back to his normal and usual self before The Final Imperative (targeting Max with a nuclear strike) was activated. In the end, they escaped, leaving Max's Super-Ego in charge of removing his brain tumor, which presumably triggered his behavior. Unfortunately, the bomb, built into one more Maimtron, still flew into Max's chest and was activated. In an act of self-sacrifice, Max used his teleportation power to transport to Stinky's cell phone, which was with her on Skun-ka'pe's ship in space. Upon arriving, the bomb detonated, killing that timeline's Max along with Stinky, Skun-ka'pe and the brain of Sammun-Mak.

Trivia[]

  • Max usually calls himself a lagomorph, but has known to refer to himself as a rabbit on occasion.
  • Max's resting expression is a Cheshire Cat-like grin.
  • Max's mouth can disappear when he's surprised, confused, or pondering.
  • A hat referred to as "Max's Severed Head" was a limited time promotional item in the game Team Fortress 2 and was given to TF2 players as a reward for purchasing The Devil's Playhouse on Steam before April 26th, 2010.
  • The weapon "Lugermorph" (based on Max's iconic firearm) and the item "License to Maim" (a badge with the logo of the Freelance Police) were also reward items within Team Fortress 2, and could be earned by defeating Max in Poker Night at the Inventory.
  • A crude model of Max appeared as an Easter egg in the Star Wars: Dark Forces video game series.
  • Max can play violin.
  • There have been a few instances suggesting that Max is a masochist.
  • According to Abe Lincoln Must Die! Max knows Pi to the 1000th decimal.
  • Max is polytheistic.
  • The name "William Kasten" is actually a pseudonym. Even now, the person who voiced Max in the Telltale games is still a complete mystery.
  • Max does not know how old he or Sam are, however he must be at least 35, as that's the minimum age to become President of the United States.
  • On the Road's Disguise o' Rama reveals that Max used to be an actor for stag films (aka pornographic movies made for men.)

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See Also[]

Sam