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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 Kanté 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 "Gamer 2.0", after being turned down by everybody to play his new video game, Max is once again akumatized into Gamer.
In "Startrain", in order to save his mom who was akumatized into the titular villain and his friends, Max receives 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.
Max is a short slender teenage boy with dark skin, curly brown hair, and brown eyes.
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, 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, Max has much lighter brown hair, styled in multiple braided locks that are tied back. He has a full body dark brown outfit with the Horse Miraculous weapon on his back. He has two wings that appear to come from the shoes which resemble the wings Hermes has on his helmet.
Max is a gamer and a fan of technology. 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.
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.
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 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, 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 vehicles 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, inside which is a real world video game. 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.
= Gender Unknown
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.
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 and after his deakumatized Max took her offer 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 then 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.
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".
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 being Kaalki rather picky about holders, she immediately asked him if he was someone glorious and famous, only to stop when Ladybug assured her that Max was fit for the job. As of "Party Crasher", the two continue on working together in helping their allies against Hawk Moth.
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 their alter egos in "Party Crasher".
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.
|Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Theme Song:||Appears|
|1. "The Bubbler":||Background||14. "Princess Fragrance":||Background|
|2. "Mr. Pigeon":||Background||15. "Ladybug & Cat Noir":||Appears|
|3. "Stormy Weather":||Absent||16. "Stoneheart":||Appears|
|4. "Timebreaker":||Appears||17. "Animan":||Appears|
|5. "Copycat":||Background||18. "Simon Says":||Absent|
|6. "The Pharaoh":||Absent||19. "Pixelator":||Background|
|7. "Lady Wifi":||Background||20. "Guitar Villain":||Absent|
|8. "The Evillustrator":||Background||21. "Kung Food":||Absent|
|9. "Rogercop":||Appears||22. "Gamer":||Appears|
|10. "Dark Cupid":||Appears||23. "Reflekta":||Appears|
|11. "Horrificator":||Appears||24. "The Puppeteer":||Absent|
|12. "Darkblade":||Background||25. "Antibug":||Background|
|13. "The Mime":||Absent||26. "Volpina":||Background|
|Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Theme Song:||Appears|
|1. "Santa Claws":||Background||14. "Frightningale":||Pictured|
|2. "The Collector":||Appears||15. "Syren":||Appears|
|3. "Prime Queen":||Absent||16. "Zombizou":||Appears|
|4. "Despair Bear":||Appears||17. "Frozer":||Absent|
|5. "Riposte":||Absent||18. "Style Queen":||Background|
|6. "Befana":||Appears||19. "Troublemaker":||Pictured|
|7. "Robostus":||Appears||20. "Queen Wasp":||Background|
|8. "The Dark Owl":||Appears||21. "Reverser":||Absent|
|9. "Gigantitan":||Absent||22. "Anansi":||Absent|
|10. "Glaciator":||Pictured||23. "Malediktator":||Background|
|11. "Sapotis":||Absent||24. "Sandboy":||Absent|
|12. "Gorizilla":||Absent||25. "Catalyst":||Appears|
|13. "Captain Hardrock":||Absent||26. "Mayura":||Appears|
|Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Theme Song:||Appears|
|1. "Chameleon":||Appears||14. "Stormy Weather 2":||Flashback|
|2. "Animaestro":||Absent||15. "Kwamibuster":||Appears|
|3. "Bakerix":||Absent||16. "Feast":||Absent|
|4. "Backwarder":||Absent||17. "Reflekdoll":||Absent|
|5. "Gamer 2.0":||Appears||18. "Ikari Gozen":||Absent|
|6. "Weredad":||Absent||19. "Desperada":||Absent|
|7. "Silencer":||Absent||20. "Startrain":||Appears|
|8. "Oni-Chan":||Absent||21. "Timetagger":||Absent|
|9. "Miraculer":||Absent||22. "Cat Blanc":||Absent|
|10. "Oblivio":||Background||23. "Félix":||Appears|
|11. "Party Crasher":||Appears||24. "Ladybug":||Background|
|12. "Christmaster":||Absent||25. "Heart Hunter":||Absent|
|13. "The Puppeteer 2":||Pictured||26. "Miracle Queen":||Appears|
|Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Theme Song:||Absent|
|"Miraculous New York":||Appear||"Miraculous Shanghai":||Absent|
|"Miraculous Football Special":||Absent||"Ladybug in Halloween":||Absent|
|1. "Marinette in Paris":||Background||19. "Alix":||Appears|
|2. "Marinette and Fashion":||Background||20. "Sabrina":||Appears|
|3. "Ladybug as seen by Adrien":||Absent||21. "Ivan":||Background|
|4. "Ladyblog":||Background||22. "Marinette as seen by Chloé":||Background|
|5. "Adrien's Double Life":||Background||23. "Lila":||Appears|
|6. "Marinette and Alya":||Background||24. "Hawk Moth and the Akumatized Villains":||Absent|
|7. "Marinette's Double Life":||Absent||25. "Family":||Absent|
|8. "Cat Noir as seen by Marinette":||Absent||26. "Kagami as seen by Marinette":||Absent|
|9. "My Birthday Party":||Appears||27. "Kagami as seen by Adrien":||Absent|
|10. "Marinette and Adrien":||Background||28. "Luka as seen by Marinette":||Absent|
|11. "Master Fu":||Absent||29. "New Powers":||Absent|
|12. "Tikki":||Absent||30. "New Heroes":||Appears|
|13. "Plagg":||Absent||31. "Mayura and the Sentimonsters":||Background|
|14. "Friends":||Appears||32. "Chloé as seen by Marinette":||Background|
|15. "Nino":||Background||33. "Nathalie as seen by Gabriel":||Absent|
|16. "Max":||Appears||34. "Feelings":||Absent|
|17. "Mylène":||Appears||? "Gabriel":||Unknown|
|18. "Rose":||Absent||? "Nathaniel & Marc":||Unknown|
|Tales from Paris|
|1. "The Notebook":||Absent||4. "Busy Day":||Absent|
|2. "Inspiration":||Absent||5. "Homework Essay":||Absent|
|"Happy Birthday to You!":||Background||Miraculous Ladybug OVA:||Unknown|
|Ladybug & Cat Noir Awakening:||Unknown|
Comics and books
|"Issue 1":||Absent||"Issue 5":||Unknown|
|"Issue 2":||Appears||"Issue 6":||Unknown|
|"Issue 3":||Absent||"Issue 7":||Unknown|
|"Issue 4":||Absent||"Issue 8":||Unknown|
|The Mini Menace Ladybug:||Absent||Ladybug PV:||Absent|
|First CGI promotional videos:||Absent||Korean musical:||Appears|
- Max's name is of Latin origin and means "Greatest".
- 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.
- 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".
- In the French dub, his superhero name is "Pegase" which is French for Pegasus.
- He and Carapace are the only Miraculous holders who wears glasses and keeps them even after transformation.
- Max's superhero name stems from a mythical creature called Pegasus which is a winged horse from Greek Mythology.
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