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With a 6 feet-per-second win behind you and 45 degrees to the northeast... I don't think you'd be a rotten egg. You'd be lunch.

—Max, "Animan"

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Max Kanté[1] is a student in Miss Bustier's class at Collège Françoise Dupont.[2] In "Gamer", when he loses his place in the school video game tournament because of Marinette, he's infected with an akuma by Hawk Moth and becomes Gamer,[3] a supervillain who controls a huge fighting robot.

Appearance

Physical appearance

Max is short with dark skin, curly brown hair, and brown eyes.

Civilian attire

Max wears black-rimmed glasses, a light green polo shirt, and tan and brown checkered jeans. He also has suspenders with a light tan line between two dark tan lines and silver buckles, along with light grayish blue sneakers and a blue watch on his right wrist.

As Gamer

Gamer's skin is purple and his eyes are red. His glasses become butterfly-shaped, and the glass has a light green tint. He wears a black full-body suit with a small green circle on his chest and three thin green stripes around his waist, each forearm and each lower leg.

For more of Max's outfits and designs, see Max Kanté/Designs.

Personality

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Max reading off the time the film crew has left.

Max is a gamer and a fan of technology.[2] He is smart, especially with mathematics, like figuring out how fast Kim needs to be to make it to Pont des Arts right before Chloé gets there in "Dark Cupid". He tends to be carried away with his knowledge, often over-explaining things with further detail than necessary and occasionally revealing something that was supposed to be a secret. Max is also friendly, helping his friends with knowledge and support. In "Gamer", when he loses his place in the competition for which he trained a whole year, he sportingly congratulates to Marinette and Adrien before he quickly leaves the room. Once outside, he starts rambling to himself about how unfair his situation was, and it isn't until after his akumatization and Marinette offering up her spot to him in the competition that he perks up.

As a villain, he stops at nothing to show everyone that he's the best gamer, even turning people into experience points that help him level up. Additionally, the resentment he held towards Marinette turns into hate.

Abilities

As a civilian

Max is very intelligent, being excellent at knowing facts, statistics, and calculations. He is also very skilled in playing video games and he has one of the highest scores in the entire school at playing Ultimate Mecha Strike III.

As Gamer

  • Max's robot at Level 1.
  • People and a bus turned into experience points.
  • Max's robot at Level 2 and shooting lasers.
  • Max's robot at Level 3.
  • The robot's drillhead move attacking Ladybug and Cat Noir's robot.

As soon as he transforms into Gamer, he gets a giant fighting robot designed after MX-01 from Ultimate Mecha Strike III. He starts off with the robot's Level 1 form, a simple floating black pyramid with a green eye, but by shooting at the population and cars, he turns them into experience points that make him level up. Level 2 adds two tall tentacle-like legs. Level 3 makes the robot more human-like and gives it the power to perform some special moves, like firing electricity and missiles, creating a force field and spinning to make a drill. Level 4 is the final level, but its form is unknown.

With his glasses, Gamer is able to save his last level and respawn in case his robot is destroyed.

Relationships

Lê Chiến Kim

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Max and Kim doing a high five to celebrate their Valentines' Day plan.

Max is best friends with Kim. They are usually seen around each other and sit next to each other in class. Max supports Kim, helping him prepare to express his feelings to Chloé in "Dark Cupid".

Marinette Dupain-Cheng

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Marinette giving up her position to Max.

Generally, Max and Marinette get along nicely. In "Gamer", he becomes upset with Marinette for beating him at Ultimate Mecha Strike III and becoming the second student to go to the tournament, which he tries to hide but fails over time. After she offers up her place for him, though, he gains a lot more respect for her, and he encourages her when she ends up being his partner.

Sightings

Episodes


Other


Trivia

Male Character Musical

Max's first appearance in earlier performances of Ladybug.

  • In "The Bubbler" and "Lady Wifi", Max appears without glasses.
    • Thomas Astruc noted the instance in the former episode as an animation mistake.[4]
  • In his first appearances in the Korean musical Ladybug, Max wears a different outfit, which includes a purple t-shirt with white lettering printed on the front underneath a green and black plaid hooded jacket.
    • In later performances, Max's outfit is mostly identical to his show appearance, excluding his glasses and including a black hat.

Gallery

TK Max one hand raised
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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders
Heroes

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAdrien Agreste/Cat NoirMaster Fu

Villains

Hawk Moth

Kwami

TikkiPlaggNoorooWayzzPollenDuusuTrixx

Previous Miraculous holders

Ancient Chinese Cat Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Ladybug Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Moth Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian LadybugCernunnosHeraklesHippolytaJeanne d'ArcMudekudekuTomoe Gozen

Future Miraculous holders

Fox Miraculous holderLe PaonQueen BeeUnknown Miraculous holder

Villains
Main villains

Hawk MothAkuma

Akumatized villains

AnimanAntibugThe BubblerCopycatDark CupidDarkbladeGamerGuitar VillainHorrificatorThe EvillustratorKung FoodLady WifiThe Magician of MisfortuneThe MimeMr. PigeonThe PharaohPixelatorPrincess FragranceThe PuppeteerReflektaReplayRogercopSanta ClawsSimon SaysStoneheartStormy WeatherTimebreakerVanisherVolpina

Unknown and/or future villains

Captain HardrockThe CollectorSilurusStyle QueenTrash KrakkenTroublemakerUnnamed female villain

Other characters
Children/Teenagers

AdamAlix KubdelAlya CésaireAurore BeauréalChloé BourgeoisElla CésaireEtta CésaireIvan BruelJean DuparcJuleka CouffaineLê Chiến KimLila RossiManon ChamackMax KantéMireille CaquetMylène HaprèleNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffePrince AliRose LavillantSabrina Raincomprix

Adults

Adrien's bodyguardAlec CataldiAndré BourgeoisArmand D'ArgencourtBob RothButlerCaline BustierChrisDoormanFred HaprèleGabriel AgresteJagged StoneJalil KubdelRoger RaincomprixMaidMarlena CésaireMrs. AgresteMr. DamoclesMr. KubdelMs. MendeleievNadja ChamackNathalie SancoeurOtis CésairePenny RollingPrince Ali's chaperoneSabine ChengSanta ClausSarahSimon GrimaultThéo BarbotTom DupainVincentVincent AzaWang ChengXavier RamierXY

Animals

FangMinor animals

Future characters

AnansiChloé's motherChris LahiffeLaura MaranoLindalee RoseMarinette's grandmotherThomas AstrucUnnamed black and white outfit characterUnnamed Césaire siblingUnnamed character in blue clothingUnnamed fishermanVivica

Non-canon characters
FélixUnused Quantic Kids members (GavrocheKid MimeMelodieMercurySparrow)

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