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Max Kanté has been akumatized. Max Kanté has been akumatized into a scarlet akumatized villain. Max Kanté is a student in Miss Bustier's class. Max Kanté is currently an inactive user of the Horse Miraculous.
This article is about the character, who is an occasional Horse Miraculous holder. You may be looking for the voice actor Max Mittelman or the webisode, Pegabug/Pennybug, a temporary Horse Miraculous holder united with the Ladybug Miraculous and later with the Rabbit Miraculous, or another Horse.

We were worried. You've been in there 4 minutes, 47 seconds, when people usually spend a average of 3 minutes, 24 seconds in the bathroom!

—Max, "Guiltrip"

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Max Kanté[4] is a student in Miss Bustier's class at Collège Françoise Dupont.

In "Gamer", when he loses his place in the school video game tournament because of Marinette Dupain-Cheng, he is akumatized by Hawk Moth and becomes Gamer, a Video-Game themed supervillain who controls a huge fighting robot.

In "Startrain", in order to save his mother, who was akumatized into the titular villain, and his friends, Max receives the Horse Miraculous from Ladybug. When the Miraculous is inhabited by Kaalki, Max becomes Pegasus, a horse-themed superhero who helps Ladybug and Cat Noir during "particularly difficult missions" in the third season and beyond.

In "Gamer 2.0", after being turned down by everybody to play his creative video game, Max is re-akumatized into Gamer, with the new title Gamer 2.0, getting a new ability to create a video game in real life.

After the events of "Strikeback", Max will temporarily be unable to become Pegasus after Hawk Moth manages to steal the Horse Miraculous along with all the others contained in the Chinese Miracle Box from Ladybug's yo-yo.

Appearance

Physical appearance

Max is a short slender teenage boy, who has a medium-brown complexion, coily-kinky brown hair, and moderate tangelo eyes. He is the only male character in Miraculous with realistic eyelashes (all the others appear to be wearing eyeliner).

Civilian attire

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

As Gamer

As Gamer, he has grayish purple skin and vivid amaranth eyes. His glasses become butterfly-shaped and the glass has a light green tint. He wears a black skin-tight bodysuit with a head cover over his head and neck and a small green circle on his chest and three thin green stripes around his waist, each forearm, and each lower leg.

As Pegasus

As Pegasus, Max's hair is longer, colored light brownish gray and braided in multiple locks that are tied back with a black headband, and his legs are muscular. He wears a deep brown high-mandarin-collared full-body outfit with multiple grayish tangelo outlines, dark grayish vermilion bracelets and anklets, and a small, light gray horseshoe on his chest. The Horseshoe is on his upper back when not in use. He has two wings that come from the anklets and sneakers, which resemble the wings Hermes has on his helmet.

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

Personality

Max reading of the time the film crew has left.

Max is a gamer and a fan of technology.[5] He is smart, especially when it comes to mathematics, as seen when he figures out how fast Kim needs to be to make it to Pont des Arts right before Chloé Bourgeois 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 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 Pegasus, Max is also brave as well as shown to be very polite and works well with others seen in "Party Crasher".

As Gamer, 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 hatred, resulting in him specifically targeting her for a brief period. In "Gamer 2.0", nevertheless, he can be humble when admitting defeat.

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.

Max's intelligence was shown in his inventions that are revealed in "Robostus": an anti-virus flash drive and Markov, a highly-functional robot that has developed emotions on its own. Max is even capable of creating his own video game based on the akumatized villains.

As Pegasus

Pegasus has much more enhanced skills, such as speed, agility, and strength, and he is almost invulnerable to physical damage. He is also very skilled at utilizing the Horseshoe during close combat.

His special power, Voyage, allows him to open a portal that he can travel through and exit at any location he desires.

As Gamer

As Gamer, he pilots a giant fighting robot designed after MX-01 from Ultimate Mecha Strike III. The robot can shoot a laser beam that will transform any people and vehicle it hits into floating green orbs that serve as experience points. By absorbing these experience points the robot will level up.

  • Level 1: A simple floating black pyramid with a green eye.
  • Level 2: Adds two tall tentacle-like legs.
  • Level 3: The robot becomes more human-like and it gains the power to perform special moves, such as firing electricity and missiles, creating a force field, and spinning like a drill.
  • Level 4: The final level, but its form was never seen.

Gamer is able to "save his last level" and respawn the robot if it gets destroyed.

As Gamer 2.0

Gamer 2.0 controls a massive pyramid, which is a real world video game inside. The game pits player against player and the playable avatars are past Akumatized supervillains.

After each fight, both the winning avatars' Akumatized object and the losing avatars' Akumatized object are added to the winning players arsenal where they can later be selected as a power-up in the final battle, giving the player access to those villains superpowers.

Family

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Relationships

Lê Chiến Kim/King Monkey

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".

In "Party Crasher", the two work together with their friends to have a party for Adrien.

He meets Kim's alter-ego, King Monkey as his alter-ego, Pegasus and the two work well together continuing to do so in "Ephemeral".

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug

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 to 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. Max appreciates Marinette's bravery and compassion, grateful for her trying to get Markov back for him in "Robostus", and he cares enough about her to team up with other students to try fighting off the titular villain and her minions to protect her in "Befana". During "Gamer 2.0", Max becomes sad that Marinette, like everyone else, is too busy to try out his new game. After he is deakumatized, Max took her parent's offer to play his new game with them and soon Marinette joins.

Max sees Ladybug as a wonderful protector of Paris, and he appreciates her greatly. In "Robostus", he takes her advice that he should forgive Markov because people sometimes struggle to control their emotions.

During "Startrain", Max accepted Ladybug's help request to stop his akumatized mother; when the temperatures inside the train were getting too dangerous for him, Ladybug offered him the Horse Miraculous, and he accepted it, becoming the hero Pegasus, and he followed Ladybug's instructions and lead faithfully as well as in "Party Crasher". After his mother and friends were saved, he returned the Horse Miraculous to her. As of "Mega Leech" and "Ephemeral", he continues to answer Ladybug's call

Markov

Max giving Markov a fist pump.

Max cherishes Markov, both as his creation and his close friend. He fully supports that Markov has his own personality and emotions, and he enjoys working together with him. When Mr. Damocles confiscates Markov, Max worries about his robot's reaction to being separated from him for the first time. While Markov is akumatized into Robostus, Max is alarmed by his friend's villainous actions, and he defies him and his wishes to become human by freeing Ladybug and Cat Noir before their Miraculouses are taken, telling Robostus that he likes him the way he was before akumatization and he doesn't want him harming the heroes. Once Markov is back to normal, Max is initially unsure and worried about reactivating Markov, but after Ladybug encourages him to forgive Markov because he cares about him, Max goes through with it and warmly greets him. The two continue spending time together as seen in "Syren" and "Party Crasher".

Kaalki

Max meets Kaalki.

When Kaalki and Max met for the first time in "Startrain", he was friendly with her, and only vaguely surprised at the sight of a kwami for the first time; but Kaalki, being rather picky about holders, immediately asked him if he was someone glorious and famous, only stopping when Ladybug assured her that Max was fit for the job.

As of "Party Crasher" and so on, the two continue on working together in helping their allies against Hawk Moth.

Nino Lahiffe/Carapace

In "Horrificator" Max helps Nino with his film by calculating the hours they have left to film it, as well as helping his classmate put together a boys-only party for Adrien by providing Nino with the dolls they need to "bribe" Adrien's bodyguard, and making the party itself a bit more exciting in "Party Crasher".

He and Nino have met as their alter egos in "Party Crasher", "Mega Leech" and "Ephemeral".

Luka Couffaine/Viperion

Max doesn't know Luka too well, even though Luka attended the boys-only party that Max helped Nino put together for Adrien in "Party Crasher".

When they assume their alter egos, Pegasus shows concern for Viperion when he gets captured by Party Crasher and works with him in "Ephemeral".

History

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Episodes


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Other


Trivia

Max's first appearance in earlier performances of Ladybug.

  • Max's name is of Latin origin and means "Greatest".
    • His family is from Mali, although the ethnic group is unknown.[6]
  • In "The Bubbler" and "Lady Wifi", Max appears without glasses.
    • Thomas Astruc noted the instance in the former episode as an animation mistake.[7]
  • 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.
  • Gamer reappears in the two-part special event "Heroes' Day".[8]
  • A statue of Gamer appears in the Musée Grévin in "The Puppeteer 2".
  • In the French dub, his superhero name is "Pegase" which is French for Pegasus.
  • Following Alya Césaire, Nino Lahiffe, Chloé Bourgeois, Nathalie Sancoeur, and Luka Couffaine, he is the sixth person to become a Miraculous holder and akumatized villain, excluding Gabriel Agreste, who akumatized himself.
  • He and Carapace are the only Miraculous holders who wears glasses and keep them even after transformation.
    • This is due to the fact that the Horse Miraculous are said glasses.
  • Max's superhero name stems from a mythical creature called Pegasus which is a winged horse from Greek Mythology.
  • He is the only member of team that doesn't wear a mask due to the Horse Miraculous being a pair of glasses but wasn't the first Miraculous holder to be seen without a mask.
  • Max is the first member of the team that doesn't give himself a superhero name. Instead, he was called Pegasus by Ladybug.
  • He is actually that third person of African origins to wield a Miraculous succeeding his Miraculous predecessor Mudekudeku who wielded the Ladybug Miraculous and his friend Carapace.
  • As seen in "Mr. Pigeon 72", Max has been akumatized into Gamer four times. ("Gamer", "Catalyst", "Gamer 2.0" and one off-screen akumization).
  • On Twitter, Miraculous creator Thomas Astruc confirmed that Max is asexual, meaning he doesn't experience sexual attraction stating "On va dire que Max est plutôt ace et Alix plutôt aro..." meaning "We will say that Max is kind of ace and Alix kind of aro ...".[9]

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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters

French Miraculous superhero team
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAdrien Agreste/Cat NoirAlix Kubdel/Bunnyx

Other Miraculous holders
Jessica Keynes/Eagle

Miraculous holders with other Miraculouses

Ladybug Miraculous
Adrien Agreste/Mister BugAlya Césaire/Scarabella

Cat Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Lady NoireAdrien Agreste/Cat Walker

Snake Miraculous
Adrien Agreste/Aspik

Mouse Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Multimouse

Dog Miraculous
Alix Kubdel/Canigirl

Unified Miraculous holders

Mouse and Fox Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Multifox

Mouse and Ladybug Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Multibug

Mouse and Cat Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Multinoir

Ladybug and Dragon Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Dragon Bug

Cat and Snake Miraculous
Adrien Agreste/Snake Noir

Butterfly and Peacock Miraculous
Gabriel Agreste/Shadow Moth

Ladybug and Bee Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Lady Bee

Ladybug and Horse Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Pegabug

Butterfly, Peacock and Cat Miraculous
Gabriel Agreste/Shadow Noir

Ladybug, Horse and Rabbit Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Pelibug

Villains
Gabriel Agreste/Monarch

Kwamis
BarkkDaizziDuusuFluffKaalkiLiiriLonggMulloNoorooOrikkoPlaggPollenRoaarSassStomppTikkiTrixxWayzzXuppuZiggy

Former Miraculous holders
Alya Césaire/Rena Rouge/Rena FurtiveAncient Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Ladybug Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Bee Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Dragon Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Horse Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Monkey Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Peacock Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Snake Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Turtle Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian Miraculous holderAncient European Cat Miraculous HolderBọ rùaCernunnosChloé Bourgeois/Queen BeeFélix Graham de Vanily/FlairmidableGabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth/Shadow MothHeraklesHēi MāoHippolytaHua MulanIvan Bruel/MinotauroxJeanne d'ArcJuleka Couffaine/Purple TigressKagami Tsurugi/RyukoLa CoccinelleLa Déesse CoccinelleLa MariquitaLê Chiến Kim/King MonkeyLuka Couffaine/ViperionMarc Anciel/Rooster BoldMax Kanté/PegasusMicazoyolinMudangbeolleMudekudekuMylène Haprèle/PolymouseNathalie Sancoeur/MayuraNathaniel Kurtzberg/CaprikidNino Lahiffe/CarapacePiáo ChóngPied Piper of HamelinRose Lavillant/PigellaSabrina Raincomprix/Miss HoundSasuke SarutobiSun WukongTentomushiTomoe GozenWang Fu/Jade TurtleYi Sun-sinZoé Lee/Vesperia

Future Miraculous holders
Brazilian Miraculous holderFuture Butterfly Miraculous holderLadyLionLadyBlue

Order of the Guardians
Su-HanMonk

Others
Mage
Other teams of superheroes

United Heroez

Aeon/Uncanny ValleyAgent BlueAgent RedAgent YellowBarbara Keynes/KnightowlCamilla Hombee/VictoryDean Gate/DoormanHurricaneJessica Keynes/SparrowMercuryOlympia Hill/MajestiaSnowflakeStingThorn

Future characters

Ghostforce
Andy Baker/FuryLiv Baker/MystMike Collins/Krush
Villains

Main villains
AkumaGabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth

Akumatized villains
AnansiAnimaestroAnimanAntibugBackwarderBakerixBefanaBubblerCaptain HardrockCat BlancCatalystChameleonChristmasterThe CollectorCopycatDarkbladeDark CupidDark OwlDespair BearDesperada • Destroyer • EphemeralEvillustratorFeastFrightningaleFrozerFurious FuGamerGigantitanGlaciatorGorizillaGuitar VillainHeart HunterHorrificatorIkari GozenKing CashKung FoodKwamibusterLady WifiLiesMagician of MisfortuneMalediktatorMimeMiracle QueenMiraclonizerMiraculerOblivioOni-ChanParty CrasherPenalty (Penalteam) • PharaohMr. PigeonPixelatorPrime QueenPrincess FragrancePrincess JusticePsycomedianPuppeteerQilinQueen BananaQueen WaspReflektaRena RageReverserRiposteRiskRobostusRocketearRogercopSandboySanta ClawsSapotisShell ShockSilencerSimon SaysSimplemanSole CrusherStartrainStoneheartStormy WeatherStyle QueenSyrenTechlonizerTruthTimebreakerTimetaggerTroublemakerVanisherVerity QueenVolpinaWeredadWishmakerYanLuoShiZombizou

Sentimonsters
Banana Boom-BoomButterfly SentimonsterDormant SentimonsterGabriel Agreste/The CollectorGuiltripHack-SanKuro NekoLadybugLollipop BoyLighteyeMega LeechOptigamiReflekdollRobostus sentimonsterSentialecSentibubblerSentinino/SenticarapaceStrikeback

Other villains
CashFélix Graham de VanilyMike Rochip/Techno-PirateNathalie SancoeurLila RossiBob RothSolitude

Future villains
Apkli • Dr. Sadness • Future Hawk MothIgnoblia • Pain and Tears • Monsieur Rat
Parisians

Teenagers
Miss Bustier's class (Adrien AgresteChloé BourgeoisIvan BruelAlya CésaireJuleka CouffaineMarinette Dupain-ChengLê Chiến KimMylène HaprèleMax KantéAlix KubdelNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffeRose LavillantSabrina RaincomprixLila Rossi) • Ms. Mendeleiev's class (Marc AncielAurore BeauréalMireille CaquetJean DuparcZoé Lee) • Kagami TsurugiLuka CouffaineOndineThéo BarbotVivicaWayhem

Children
AugustBoyChris LahiffeElla CésaireEtta CésaireFroggyManon ChamackMrs. Michelle's sonQuentinRythm

Adults
Adrien's bodyguardEmilie AgresteAnne-Jeanne Théoxanne du BocqualeArletteThomas AstrucAugust's motherVincent AzaMr. BananaAndréAndré BourgeoisAudrey BourgeoisCaline BustierButler JeanAlec CataldiMarlena CésaireNora CésaireOtis CésaireNadja ChamackSabine ChengChrisHarry ClownClara ContardAnarka CouffaineMr. DamoclesArmand D'ArgencourtDoormanGina DupainRolland DupainTom DupainSimon GrimaultFred HaprèleFire captainClaudie KantéAlim KubdelJalil KubdelMarianne LenoirMaidMs. MendeleievMrs. MichelleJean-Pierre MonlataingClara NightingalePhilippeRoger RaincomprixXavier RamierPenny RollingMrs. RossiBob RothDidier RoustanSanta ClausSarahJagged StoneJean TretiensTomoe TsurugiVéroniqueVincentXYDino Huggie

Animals
EdgarFangMinor animalsWhiskers

Groups
Kitty Section

Characters from the past
Darkblade (ancestor)

Miscellaneous
AlbertMarkov

Future characters
Lindalee Rose
Other characters

Teenagers
AliChungDelmarFélix Graham de VanilyJiaoKang

Adults
Amelie Graham de VanilyCashChun ChengPrince Ali's chaperoneShu Yin ChengWang ChengYen Cheng

Animals
Bastille

Prodigious Related
Fei Wu/LadydragonWu ShifuRenlings (Hou HouMa MaLong LongHu HuShe SheTang TangXiong XiongYing Ying) • Mei Shi

Others
Akumatized person with helmetIron Armor Akumatized Person
Non-canon characters
Adam/ReplayBreakerDany Boon/GagotorFisherman/SilurusGhetto BlasterHowardCharlotte Basquet/SculptiaJørgenKenyaKenya's father/Trash KrakkenKillabeeLibrarianMetal Face DPublic EnemyShaolin SoulUnnamed superheroesUnused Quantic Kids members (GavrocheKid MimeMelodie) • Wealthy woman
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