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Backstory[edit | edit source]

Originally a security camera who was accidentally turned sentient by Professor M. Yoolip, Max quickly found a job with the Channel 7 Galactic News when that professor somehow slipped out of time. For years, Max happily caught the juiciest news from the most compromising angles.

When the war between the Ones and Zeroes broke out, Max developed a real taste for war reporting. Craving even bigger explosions and spectacle, Max decided it was time to start making the news himself and joined the Awesomenauts.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Theme Song Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Welcome to Channel 7 Galactic News! Tonight… Fighting erupts in the Ribbit IV warzone. Seven judges poisoned in Zork Industries scandal ruling. And, subdermal parasites. Our special reporter Max Focus is on the scene and in the thick of the most breaking of news. The biggest explosions! Hard News. Real Talk. Brought to you live from the Channel 7 Studio. Sponsored by Zork Industries.

Voice actor: Jonathan Hanst

Taunts[edit | edit source]

▶️"Breaking news: you're all idiots!"

▶️"This just in: enemy team set to lose!"

▶️"Polls indicate losses for enemy team!"

▶️"Enemy team losing credibility!"

▶️"Horoscopes: Today you will die!"

Help[edit | edit source]

▶️"Reporter under fire!"

▶️"Live from the warzone!"

▶️"Reporting from the trenches!"

▶️"Aid needed!"

Attack[edit | edit source]

▶️"News team, assemble!" - Reference to a line from Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues[1].

▶️"It's war!"


▶️"Fighting Erupts!"

▶️"Attacking Starts"

Defend[edit | edit source]

▶️"Peace treaty broken!"

▶️"Rushing to defend!"

▶️"Inhabitants rush to defend!"


▶️"Hostile takeover underway!"

Purchase[edit | edit source]

▶️"It's the Slap-Zork!" - A reference to "The Slap-Chop"[2], a food processing utensil that was featured in TV infomercials.

▶️"Tired of wiping your bullets?"

▶️"Boom, and the Solar is gone!" - A reference to a commercial for "Cillit-Bang"[3], the original phrase being "BAM! And the dirt is gone!"

▶️"Sponsored by Zork Industries!"

▶️"Limescale: Scourge of spaceships"

▶️"What an amazing discovery!"

▶️"Comes with a free set of knives!"

▶️"For this price, you get not one, but two!"

Teleporting[edit | edit source]

▶️"Back to you, Sharon!"

▶️"And back to the studio!"

▶️"This is Max Focus, signing off!"

▶️"And now, the weather!"

▶️"For more on this, stay tuned!"

Chosen[edit | edit source]

▶️"Special correspondent Max Focus is live at the scene!"

▶️"News flash!"

▶️"It's war!"

Drop Pod In[edit | edit source]

▶️"Live from the channel 7 studio!"

▶️"Special correspondent Max Focus is live at the scene!"

▶️"It's all coming into focus!"

▶️"Zoom in, cameraman!"

▶️"Fighting erupts in the Ribbit IV warzone!"

▶️"7 judges poisoned in Zork Industries scandal ruling!"

▶️"Subdermal parasites: the latest fashion in pets?"

▶️"Galactic president nearly chokes on salty snack!" - A reference to the "Bush Pretzel Incident"[4]

▶️"Network satellite down! Thousands deprived of animated gifs!"

▶️"The following images may be shocking!"

▶️"For this broadcast, we advise parental guidance!"

▶️"Channel 7, bringing you the biggest explosions!"

▶️"Tonight: news!"

Killing Blow[edit | edit source]

▶️"News flash!"

▶️"Breaking news!"

▶️"Kill confirmed!"

▶️"A real deadline!"

▶️"It's murder out there!"


▶️"Hard news!"

▶️"Real talk!"

▶️"Fact check!"

▶️"One dead!"

▶️"News at 11!"

Killing Spree[edit | edit source]

▶️"We now go live to the site of the killing spree!"

▶️"Bodies piling up everywhere!"

▶️"A chilling killing spree! Back to you!"

▶️"We can all rest easy now!"

▶️"Another violent night on the battlefield!"

▶️"And that's the way the cookie crumbles!"

Being Hit[edit | edit source]













On Death[edit | edit source]

▶️"We've lost the news!"

▶️"We seem to be having technical- *Powers down*"

▶️"Signing out!"

▶️"Reporter down!"

▶️"Stand by!"

▶️"B-b-back to you!"


Using Scene Illumination[edit | edit source]


▶️"Ready for closeup!"

▶️"Got you covered!"

▶️"All frequencies!"

▶️"Paparazzi flash!"

Using Slow-mo Shot[edit | edit source]

▶️"This just in!"

▶️"Hff, slow news day!"

▶️"Freeze frame!"

▶️"Let's see that again in slow motion!"

▶️"Mic drop!"

Using Flood Light[edit | edit source]




Malicious Max Quotes[edit | edit source]

Taunts[edit | edit source]

▶️"I spot a non-believer!"

▶️"I'm keeping my eye on you!"

▶️"An eye for an eye? Seems fair..."

▶️"I'll poke your eye out!"

▶️"So many eyes and yet... so blind!"

Help[edit | edit source]

▶️"There's something in my eye!"


▶️"Help my Fishy!"

▶️"They're after me!"

Attack[edit | edit source]

▶️"Eyes Forward!"


▶️"Attack! For Kethkar!"

▶️"Maybe attack? Mwahaha"

Defend[edit | edit source]

▶️"Scouting something foul!"

▶️"We should defend!"

▶️"Defend! Blast your eyes!"

▶️"Go defend us!"


Purchase[edit | edit source]

▶️"Do they sell contact lenses?"

▶️"Some feed for my Fishy?"

▶️"Eye-gouging prices!"

▶️"Alms for Kethkar!"

▶️"May I have this, my dark lord?"


Teleporting[edit | edit source]

▶️"Where's my monocle?"

▶️"Lemme flutter away for a sec."

▶️"Ugh. Forgot my wing clippers!"

▶️"Don't do anything Kethkar wouldn't do!"

▶️"Back in the blink of an eye!"

Chosen[edit | edit source]

Drop Pod In[edit | edit source]

▶️"I live for Kethkar!"

▶️"Come along, Fishy!"

▶️"I had my eye especially polished for this!"

▶️"I can't stop rubbing my eye!"

▶️"Me and my Fishy! So juicy sweet!" - A reference to Gollum's Fish Song[5].

▶️"It wasn't me! It was the one-eyed abomination!"

▶️"Freshly belched up from the spawning pits!"

▶️"Ready to spy on the non-believers!"

▶️"What's a life of servitude without some guilty pleasures?"

▶️"Don't call me 'awful', I'm an 'abomination'!"

▶️"Sound the trumpet for Kethkar's coming!"

▶️"People look at me sideways, which is rude!"

▶️"I'm all eyes! Um well, all eye!"

▶️"I spy with my little... Hey!"

Killing Blow[edit | edit source]

▶️"In Kethkar's name!"

▶️"Eye popping! Mwahahahahahaha!"

▶️"Hahahaha! Gotcha!"


▶️"Good, heh."

▶️"For Kethkar!"

▶️"Yes, my dark lord!"



▶️"Blub! Blub! Mwahahahaha!"

Killing Spree[edit | edit source]

▶️"Oops! I was supposed to spy, not slaughter everyone!"

▶️"Kethkar will be so pleased!"

▶️"Hahaha! Oooh! Kethkar! This one's for you!"

▶️"Mwahahahaha. Everyone's dead... Ahhh..."

▶️"For you, my dark lord!"

▶️"Nobody puts Fishy in a corner!" - A reference to Dirty Dancing.[6]

Being Hit[edit | edit source]













On Death[edit | edit source]

▶️"Urghhh... Dying..."


▶️"To hell in a handbasket..."

▶️"My dark lord... I'm... I am dying..."

▶️"I'm crying..." *Sobs*

▶️"Scout's Disonor..." - A reference to Scout Law[7], which is commonly referred to as Scout's Honor.

▶️"Fishy! You were supposed to protect me!"

Using Scene Illumination[edit | edit source]

▶️"Kethkar's light!"


▶️"Look at this, Fishy!"



Using Slow-mo Shot[edit | edit source]

▶️"Blast away!"

▶️"Now, Fishy!"

▶️"You can't keep up!"

▶️"Don't wait up!"

▶️"Slow down!"

Using Flood Light[edit | edit source]




Meeting Wraithlord Scoop[edit | edit source]

▶️"My master! Kethkar will be so pleased!"

Nauts In-Game Look[edit | edit source]

Default skin.
Default skin.
Malicious Max.
Malicious Max.

Minimap Icon[edit | edit source]

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Scoreboard Icon[edit | edit source]


Skin Information[edit | edit source]

Malicious Max[edit | edit source]

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The servants of Kethkar had gathered in the deepest, most sacred room of the hidden refuge known as the Blood Halls. There they awaited word from the Blood God, who would give all of them a purpose in this world.

And from his throne, Kethkar spoke to the first of them, a Wraithlord: "You will be my hand, and strike the non-believers from this world!". He then turned to Max, and spoke "And you will be my eyes! Find the non-believers and spy on them! Reveal their secrets to me!" And so Max found his new purpose, having reported on the news across many different worlds in the years before, he would now forevermore use his skills in service of the Blood God.

This DLC contains a custom skin for Max Focus in Awesomenauts, and comes with a fully customized voice set! - Official Steam Store description.

This skin turns Max into a fleshy eldritch horror, which looks like a large eyeball coming out of a mouth. He has a row of spines extending down his back and his fins are replaced with bat-like wings. His gun is turned into a strange creature, which he refers to as "Fishy".

Flood Light looks like green mucus and has new sound effects. The animation for Scene Illumination has Max extend his eyeball out of his mouth, and the bullets are green slime. Slow-mo Shot is a gigantic eyeball.

Being premium, this skin comes with unique voice acting.

Awesomenauts Showcase[edit | edit source]

Malicious Max Showcase[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Max is the first permanent flyer in Awesomenauts. His flight cannot be disabled by anything, manually or otherwise (except by Cocoon).
  • Initially, Overdrive was only meant to have three characters. However, due to community demand for Overdrive to have as much content as Starstorm, Max was developed as a fourth Overdrive 'Naut.
    • There are currently no plans for a 5th Overdrive 'Naut, however.[8]
  • Max was the first character revealed via Voltar's Vault since Ksenia.
  • Malicious Max has an alternate description, used on his Vault page.

Getting belched up from the spawning pits hurts like a dry eye, but Malicious Max is ready to serve his dark lord Kethkar. "What's that, my dark lork? Spy on these non-believers? Yes, right away!"

This Premium Max Focus skin will send chills down spines with his grotesque looks and creepy new voice.

  • Max is one of the "beginner nauts" and, as such, is can be played for free by players who are below profile level 8.

References[edit | edit source]