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With a 6 feet-per-second wind behind you and the sun at 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. 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 supervillain who controls a huge fighting robot.

In "Gamer 2.0", after being turned down by everybody to play his new video game, Max is once again akumatized into Gamer.

In "Party Crasher", Max received the Horse Miraculous. When the Miraculous is inhabited by Kaalki he becomes Pegasus, a horse-themed superhero who helps Ladybug and Cat Noir during "particularly difficult missions" in Season 3.

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

As Gamer, he has purple skin and red eyes. 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.

As Pegasus

As Pegasus, Max has much lighter brown hair, styled in multiple braided locks that is tied back, and he wears dark brown half-transparent glasses. He has a full body dark brown outfit with what appears to be the Horse Miraculous on his chest. He has 2 spikes that appears to come from the shoes which resembles the wings Hermes has on his helmet.

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 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, he shown to be very polite and he 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 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, such as 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.

In "Gamer 2.0", Gamer's powers allow him to summon many of the previously akumatized villains so that Ladybug, Cat Noir and himself may use them as avatars to fight. Gamer is also able to take the form of any of the akumatized villains and access their powers and abilities

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 his horseshoes during close combat.

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

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".

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.

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug

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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 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".

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.

As Pegasus, Max follows Ladybug's instructions and lead faithfully seen in "Party Crasher".

Markov

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Max defends Markov.

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 seen in "Syren" and "Party Crasher".

Nino Lahiffe

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 meet has their alter egos in "Party Crasher".

Luka Couffaine

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.

History

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Sightings

Episodes


Comics and books


Other


Trivia

Male Character Musical

Max's first appearance in earlier performances of Ladybug.

  • It's been implied that Max is of South African heritage from his last name, Kanté.
  • In "The Bubbler" and "Lady Wifi", Max appears without glasses.
    • Thomas Astruc noted the instance in the former episode as an animation mistake.[3]
  • 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".[4]
  • In the French dub, his superhero name is "Pegase" which is French for Pegasus.
  • Max's hair color changes when he becomes Pegasus.
    • Also his superhero ID came from a mythical creature called Pegasus which is a winged horse from Greek Mythology.
  • In "Gamer 2.0" he is re-akumatized more powerful than ever, with the ability to summon past akumatized villains.

Gallery

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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters
French Miraculous superhero team

Adrien Agreste/Cat NoirMarinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug

Reoccurring Miraculous holders

Chloé Bourgeois/Queen BeeAlya Césaire/Rena RougeLuka Couffaine/ViperionMax Kanté/PegasusNino Lahiffe/CarapaceLê Chiến Kim/King Monkey

Villains

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Guardians

Wang Fu

Kwamis

BarkkDaizziDuusuFluffKaalkiLonggMulloNoorooOrikkoPlaggPollenRoaarSassStomppTikkiTrixxWayzzXuppuZiggy

Previous Miraculous holders

Ancient Chinese Bee Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Ox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Peacock Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian LadybugAncient Egyptian Miraculous holderBọ rùaCernunnosLa CoccinelleHeraklesHēi MāoHippolytaJeanne d'ArcLa MariquitaMicazoyolinMudekudekuPiáo ChóngPied Piper of HamelinSasuke SarutobiSun WukongTentomushiTomoe Gozen

Future Miraculous holders

AspikBrazilian Miraculous holderDragon BugFuture Butterfly Miraculous holderJade TurtleAlix Kubdel/BunnyxLady NoirMister BugMultimouseMultimouse with Fox MiraculousSnake NoirKagami Tsurugi/Ryuko

Non-Miraculous superheroes
Doorman (hero)Camilla Hombee/VictoryKnightowlMajestiaSparrowUncanny ValleyUnnamed superheroes
Villains
Main villains

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk MothAkumaNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Akumatized villains

AnansiAnimaestroAnimanAntibugBackwarderBakerixBefanaThe BubblerCaptain HardrockCatalystChameleonChristmasterThe CollectorCopycatDarkbladeDark CupidDark OwlDespair BearDesperada • Destroyer • The EvillustratorFrightningaleFrozerGamerGigantitanGlaciatorGorizillaGuitar VillainHorrificatorIkari GozenKung FoodLady WifiMagician of MisfortuneMalediktatorThe MimeMiraculerOblivioParty CrasherThe PharaohMr. PigeonPixelatorPrime QueenPrincess FragranceThe PuppeteerOni-ChanQueen WaspReflektaRena RageReplayReverserRiposteRobostusRogercopSandboySanta ClawsSapotisShell ShockSilencerSilurusSimon SaysStoneheartStormy WeatherStyle QueenSyrenTimebreakerTroublemakerVanisherVolpinaWeredadZombizou

Other villains

Trash Krakken

Unknown and/or future villains

Apkli • Cat Blanc • Dr. Sadness • Hawk Moth (future) • Ignoblia • KwamibusterLoveaterMiracle Queen • Pain and Tears • Monsieur RatStartrainTimetaggerTrio of Punishers

Other characters
Teenagers

Miss Bustier's class (Ivan BruelJuleka CouffaineMylène HaprèleAlix KubdelNathaniel KurtzbergRose LavillantSabrina RaincomprixLila Rossi)
AdamAliMarc AncielAurore BeauréalMireille CaquetJean DuparcOndineKagami TsurugiWayhem

Children

AugustBoyElla CésaireEtta CésaireManon ChamackKenyaChris LahiffeMrs. Michelle's sonQuentin

Adults

Adrien's bodyguardEmilie AgresteArletteArt teacherThomas AstrucAugust's motherVincent AzaBanana ManThéo BarbotAndré BourgeoisAudrey BourgeoisBreakerCaline BustierButler JeanAlec CataldiMarlena CésaireNora CésaireOtis CésaireNadja ChamackSabine ChengWang ChengChris (performer)Clara ContardAnarka CouffaineMr. DamoclesArmand D'ArgencourtDoormanGina DupainRolland DupainTom DupainFire captainFishermanGhetto BlasterAndré GlacierSimon GrimaultFred HaprèleHowardJørgenKenya's fatherKillabeeMr. KubdelJalil KubdelMarianne LenoirLila's motherMaidMs. MendeleievMetal Face DMrs. MichelleClara NightingalePhilippePrince Ali's chaperonePublic EnemyRoger RaincomprixXavier RamierPenny RollingBob RothSanta ClausSarahShaolin SoulJagged StoneJean TretiensTomoe TsurugiVéroniqueVincent (Adrien's photographer)Wealthy womanXY

Animals

FangMinor animalsWhiskers

Groups

Kitty Section

Characters from the past

Darkblade (ancestor)MageOrder of the Guardians

Miscellaneous

AlbertMarkov

Future characters

Lindalee RoseSabine's motherVivica

Non-canon characters
Félix AgresteUnused Quantic Kids members (GavrocheKid MimeMelodieMercury) • Dany Boon
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