History Characters / MaxPayne

13th Jan '17 4:31:07 PM Ahearne
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* {{Sadist}}: Mona describes him as such. He also tortured his wife to death (possibly due to him suspecting her being involved in Mona's attempt to kill him), with Max noting from the state of the corpse that he likely enjoyed doing so.

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* {{Sadist}}: Mona describes him as such. He [[spoiler:He also tortured his wife to death (possibly due to him suspecting her being involved in Mona's attempt to kill him), with Max noting from the state of the corpse that he likely enjoyed doing so.]]
13th Jan '17 4:27:53 PM Ahearne
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* MeaningfulName: Punchinello (originally Pulcinella in Italian) was a stock character in Neapolitian puppetry. [[spoiler:Angelo Punchinello is also figuratively a puppet.]]


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* {{Sadist}}: Mona describes him as such. He also tortured his wife to death (possibly due to him suspecting her being involved in Mona's attempt to kill him), with Max noting from the state of the corpse that he likely enjoyed doing so.
28th Dec '16 6:11:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Max spends most of his time doing one of two things: [[HeroicSelfDeprecation Tearing himself down]], and [[OneManArmy tearing other guys to shreds]].
18th Dec '16 3:11:32 PM DrakeClawfang
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* RuleOfSymbolism: The first game has a strong theme of Norse mythology. Max fills the role of a Berserker - fighters that used their incredible rage to become unstoppable in combat, and were said to be Odin's best warriors. Accordingly, Max is driven by his thirst for vengeance and is recruited by Woden to help fight Nicole Horne. For bonus points, the berserkers were said to wear no armor in battle yet were impervious to iron and fire, and Max goes the entire game in a leather coat and undershirt as all weaponry fails to stop him.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: The first game has a strong theme of Norse mythology. Max fills the role of a Berserker - fighters that used their incredible rage to become unstoppable in combat, and were said to be Odin's best warriors. Accordingly, Max is driven by his thirst for vengeance and is recruited by Woden to help fight Nicole Horne. For bonus points, the berserkers were said to wear little or no armor armor[[note]]Historians disagree on if "berserker" means "bear-shirt" as in battle they wore animal hides, or "bare-shirt" as in they wore no armor.[[/note]] yet were impervious to iron and fire, and fire -- Max goes the entire game in a leather coat and undershirt as all weaponry fails his enemies attack him with a variety of firearms to stop him.no lasting effect.
16th Oct '16 12:56:06 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->'''Vinnie Gognitti''': Are ya freakin' kidding me?!! He's just one lousy cop! Ya better be freakin' kidding me! Whack 'im! What's the freakin' problem? Hello? Answer me! Hello?\\
'''Nicole Horne''': What do you mean, he's unstoppable? You are superior to him in every way that counts. You are better trained, better equipped. You outnumber him at least 20 to 1. ''Do. Your. Job.''\\

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-->'''Vinnie Gognitti''': Are ya freakin' kidding me?!! He's just one lousy cop! Ya better be freakin' kidding me! Whack 'im! What's the freakin' problem? Hello? Answer me! Hello?\\
Hello?\\\
'''Nicole Horne''': What do you mean, he's unstoppable? You are superior to him in every way that counts. You are better trained, better equipped. You outnumber him at least 20 to 1. ''Do. Your. Job.''\\''\\\
13th Oct '16 8:04:27 PM infernape612
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* WhyWontYouDie: On the receiving end of these speeches several times.
-->'''Vinnie Gognitti''': Are ya freakin' kidding me?!! He's just one lousy cop! Ya better be freakin' kidding me! Whack 'im! What's the freakin' problem? Hello? Answer me! Hello?\\
'''Nicole Horne''': What do you mean, he's unstoppable? You are superior to him in every way that counts. You are better trained, better equipped. You outnumber him at least 20 to 1. ''Do. Your. Job.''\\
'''[[spoiler:Vladimir Lem]]''': What the fuck is wrong with you, Max?! Why don't you just die?! You hate life! You're miserable all the time, afraid to enjoy yourself even a little! Face it, you might as well be dead already! Do yourself a favor! Give up!
11th Oct '16 9:17:31 AM infernape612
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He genuinely loves his son, and is heartbroken and livid when Max shoots him.


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* RevengeMyopia: He wants to kill Max and Raul for killing his son, even though it was his son that started the fight.
17th Aug '16 4:01:47 PM TomTheEducator
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* AxCrazy: They get ''real'' enthusiastic when they get to kill someone.

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* AxCrazy: They get ''real'' enthusiastic when they get to kill someone. Max says that they'd "have hung the heads of their enemies over the manor gates", if only their boss would let them.


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* ShroudedInMyth: Rico is apparently a "real Keyser Soze spook story" to the New York underworld, though we don't see much of the reason why in his one and only fight.


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* KnightTemplar: Seems to see himself as this, protecting "good people" by wiping out the bad. But when he starts [[spoiler: massacring the homeless and disenfranchised for their organs, not to mention hiring his militia out as an assassination squad]], he's arguably become just as bad as the men he's after.


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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: Had the chance to blow Max and Passos out of the sky after the firefight at the stadium, but decided against it because he was being paid to retrieve the money, not kill two nobodies. Suffice to say, that comes back to bite ''everybody'', including him.]]
5th Aug '16 8:17:59 PM DrakeClawfang
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'''The spoilers were like an old road map, the blood of my wife staining the grids. I could see some of the roads, but others were a blur, lost beneath crimson smudges. I guess there are things one can't know everything about. Ruins the fun of experiencing it.'''

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'''The spoilers were like an old road map, the blood of my wife staining the grids. I could see some of the roads, but others were a blur, lost beneath crimson smudges. I guess there are things one can't know everything about. Ruins the fun "fun" of experiencing it.'''
5th Aug '16 8:09:57 PM DrakeClawfang
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** Throughout the series, Max is shot up, blown up, drugged, set on fire, beaten, and falls several stories often to a hard landing. He usually just pops some painkillers and walks it off. In the third game he gets nicked by a sniper's bullet, and despite bleeding profusely he stays on his feet and walks (albeit pausing to rest a few times) a fair distance until Raul can patch him up, at which point Max seems just fine for the rest of the level. However, nothing tops the climax of the second game, where he ''gets shot in the head at point-blank range with a Desert Eagle'', and all it does is knock him unconscious. Within a few hours he's alive and ready to storm the final level full of dangerous commandos.

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** Throughout the series, Max is shot up, blown up, drugged, set on fire, beaten, and falls several stories often to a hard landing. And he tends to do several of these in the span of 24 hours at a time. He usually just pops some painkillers and walks it off. In the third game he gets nicked by a sniper's bullet, and despite bleeding profusely he stays on his feet and walks (albeit pausing to rest a few times) a fair distance until Raul can patch him up, at which point Max seems just fine for the rest of the level. However, nothing tops the climax of the second game, where he ''gets shot in the head at point-blank range with a Desert Eagle'', and all it does is knock him unconscious. Within a few hours he's alive and ready to storm the final level full of dangerous commandos.
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