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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 the Horse Miraculous holder.
This article is about the character. You may be looking for the voice actor Max Mittelman or the webisode.

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 season 3 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.

Appearance

Physical appearance

Max is a short slender teenage boy, who has a medium-brown complexion, coily-kinky brown hair, and moderate tangelo eyes.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 their alter egos in "Party Crasher".

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.

History

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Sightings

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, 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 keeps 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.
  • 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]

Gallery

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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters
French Miraculous superhero team

Adrien Agreste/Cat NoirMarinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAlya Césaire/Rena RougeJuleka Couffaine/Purple TigressKagami Tsurugi/RyukoLê Chiến Kim/King MonkeyLuka Couffaine/ViperionMax Kanté/PegasusMylène Haprèle/PolymouseNino Lahiffe/CarapaceRose Lavillant/PigellaZoé Lee/Vesperia

Other Miraculous holders

Jessica Keynes/Eagle

Villains

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth/Shadow MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Kwamis

BarkkDaizziDuusuFluffKaalkiLiiriLonggMulloNoorooOrikkoPlaggPollenRoaarSassStomppTikkiTrixxWayzzXuppuZiggy

Former Miraculous holders

Ancient Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Ladybug Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Bee Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Peacock Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian Miraculous holderAncient European Cat Miraculous HolderBọ rùaCernunnosChloé Bourgeois/Queen BeeLa CoccinelleHeraklesHēi MāoHippolytaHua MulanJeanne d'ArcLa Déesse CoccinelleLa MariquitaMicazoyolinMudangbeolleMudekudekuPiáo ChóngPied Piper of HamelinSasuke SarutobiSun WukongTentomushiTomoe GozenWang Fu/Jade TurtleYi Sun-sin

Future Miraculous holders

Alix Kubdel/BunnyxBrazilian Miraculous holderFuture Butterfly Miraculous holderLadyLionLady ButterflyCaprikidCoq CourageMinotauroxTraquemoiselle

Order of the Guardians

Su-HanMonk

Others

Mage

United Heroez
Aeon/Uncanny ValleyAgent BlueAgent RedAgent YellowBarbara Keynes/KnightowlCamilla Hombee/VictoryDean Gate/DoormanHurricaneJessica Keynes/SparrowMercuryOlympia Hill/MajestiaSnowflakeStingThorn
Villains
Main villains

AkumaGabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth/Shadow MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Akumatized villains

AnansiAnimaestroAnimanAntibugBackwarderBakerixBefanaBubblerCaptain HardrockCat BlancCatalystChameleonChristmasterThe CollectorCopycatDarkbladeDark CupidDark OwlDespair BearDesperada • Destroyer • EvillustratorFeastFrightningaleFrozerFurious FuGamerGigantitanGlaciatorGorizillaGuitar VillainHeart HunterHorrificatorIkari GozenKing CashKung FoodKwamibusterLady WifiLiesMagician of MisfortuneMalediktatorMimeMiracle QueenMiraclonizerMiraculerOblivioOni-ChanParty CrasherPharaohMr. PigeonPixelatorPrime QueenPrincess FragrancePuppeteerQueen BananaQueen WaspReflektaRena RageReverserRiposteRobostusRocketearRogercopSandboySanta ClawsSapotisShell ShockSilencerSimon SaysSole CrusherStartrainStoneheartStormy WeatherStyle QueenSyrenTechlonizerTruthTimebreakerTimetaggerTroublemakerVanisherVolpinaWeredadWishmakerYanLuoShiZombizou

Sentimonsters

Banana Boom-BoomButterfly SentimonsterDormant SentimonsterGuiltripHack-SanLadybugLollipop SentimonsterLight EyeMega LeechOptigamiReflekdollRobostus sentimonsterSentialecSentibubblerSentinino/Senticarapace

Other villains

CashMike Rochip/Techno-PirateLila RossiBob Roth

Future villains

Apkli • Dr. Sadness • Future Hawk MothIgnoblia • Pain and Tears • Monsieur RatPsychomedianTimetagger

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

AugustBoyElla CésaireEtta CésaireManon ChamackChris LahiffeMrs. Michelle's sonQuentin

Adults

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

Animals

EdgarFangMinor animalsWhiskers

Groups

Kitty Section

Characters from the past

Darkblade (ancestor)

Miscellaneous

AlbertMarkov

Future characters

Didier RoustanHarry ClownLindalee 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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