History YMMV / MightyMax

14th Feb '16 10:36:18 AM AsherTye
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** Made worse because it's hinted that the portals are all one way. When Virgil and Norman used Max to get them to Greece so Norman could take his immortality trials, they took a rather convoluted path, only pushing Max himself through the final portal so he'd wouldn't have to be present if Norman lost. Max, being Max, determined to go back, but had to use the same chain of portals from before, rather than leap back through the portal that had sent him home.
9th Jan '16 9:34:19 PM SirSapphire
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* GeniusBonus: The concept of Lemuria comes primarily from Helena Blavotsky's ''The Secret Doctrine'', published in 1888, in which she describes Lemurians as darkly colored, non-mammalian, and reproducing via eggs. So it makes sense that the Lemurian Virgil would be a bird. It doesn't explain Skullmaster, unless he's Lemurian by nationality and not by ethnicity.

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* GeniusBonus: The concept of Lemuria comes primarily from Helena Blavotsky's ''The Secret Doctrine'', published in 1888, in which she describes Lemurians as darkly colored, non-mammalian, and reproducing via eggs. So it makes sense that the Lemurian Virgil would be a bird. It doesn't explain Skullmaster, unless he's Lemurian by nationality and not by ethnicity. Or he did... ''something'' to himself after betraying them.
3rd Dec '15 5:55:54 AM wrm5
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* FridgeHorror: The portals themselves. It's ludicrously easy for Max or anyone who happens to be near Max to blunder into them, especially since the portals are said to be invisible ([[VisibleInvisibility except to the audience]]). At the very least we've ''seen'' Max and some of his friends blunder into them. The fact that Max could just blunder into a portal and end up on the other side of the planet is already pretty scary, but now consider that some of the portals lead to places like over the open ocean (or at the bottom of it, one is said to go to the bottom of the Marianas Trench), or to the center of the Earth, or even into outer space. Yeah... imagine, just walking past some kid on the street and suddenly you find yourself halfway past Jupiter.
21st Mar '15 12:39:42 PM wrm5
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* GeniusBonus: The concept of Lemuria comes primarily from Helena Blavotsky's ''The Secret Doctrine'', published in 1888, in which she describes Lemurians as darkly colored, non-mammalian, and reproducing via eggs. So it makes sense that the Lemurian Virgil would be a bird. It doesn't explain Skullmaster, unless he's Lemurian by nationality and not by ethnicity.
11th Mar '15 8:57:07 AM erforce
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* HilariousInHindsight: How does a race of highly evolved, technologically superior brain-sucking aliens store their plans for an invasion of earth? On ''a floppy disk.'' Said disk can also be reprogrammed (by a teenager no less) to cause the entire ship to self destruct, which sounds similar to a certain [[IndependenceDay film]] that involved uploading a virus into an alien mothership.
* MagnificentBastard: Skullmaster.

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* HilariousInHindsight: How does a race of highly evolved, technologically superior brain-sucking aliens store their plans for an invasion of earth? On ''a floppy disk.'' Said disk can also be reprogrammed (by a teenager no less) to cause the entire ship to self destruct, which sounds similar to a certain [[IndependenceDay [[Film/IndependenceDay film]] that involved uploading a virus into an alien mothership.
* %%* MagnificentBastard: Skullmaster.
24th Dec '14 11:38:13 AM ACW
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** Skullmaster, the EvilOverlord BigBad was always a terrifying villain whenever he appeared. Skullmaster overthrew his previous master and took control of his subterranean kingdom from where he plots world domination. Skullmaster is a sadist, reveling in physical and psychological torture, and engages in both short term brutality and long term gambits. One of his most vile acts was vowing to save an ancient civilization from sinking beneath the sea, lying about it and trapping their souls as his slaves before in present day, sending them after Max's head "attached to the body or not." Responsible for the deaths of multiple heroes throughout the story, Skullmaster even attempted to blackmail Max for his mentor and friend Virgil's life by surrendering his magical cap. When Max turned it over, Skullmaster brutally killed Virgil anyways.

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** Skullmaster, the EvilOverlord BigBad [[BigBad Skullmaster]] was always a terrifying villain whenever he appeared. Skullmaster overthrew his previous master and [[EvilOverlord took control of his subterranean kingdom kingdom]] from where he plots world domination. {{world domination}}. Skullmaster is a sadist, {{sadist}}, reveling in physical [[ColdBloodedTorture physical]] and psychological [[MindRape psychological]] torture, and engages in both short term brutality and long term gambits. One of his most vile acts was vowing to save an ancient civilization from sinking beneath the sea, lying about it and trapping their souls as his slaves before in present day, sending them after Max's head "attached to the body or not." Responsible for the deaths of multiple heroes throughout the story, Skullmaster even attempted to blackmail Max for his mentor and friend Virgil's life by surrendering his magical cap. When Max turned it over, Skullmaster brutally killed Virgil anyways.



** [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr. MacDougal]] is the first fully human villain to qualify. A MadScientist who discovered the existence of werewolves, along with the fact they were peaceful guardians of Scotland.She captured the pack and hooked them up in a rather unpleasant situation where their blood was painfully extracted into a formula for her. After drinking it, Macdougal would achieve the ability to transform herself and used it solely to kill innocent people, becoming the scourge of the highlands. When Max, a ten year old, stumbled upon her lair, Macdougal locks him inside and takes her formula so she can kill him, gleefully referring to him as "Breakfast."

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** [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr. MacDougal]] [=MacDougal=]]] is the first fully human villain to qualify. A MadScientist who discovered the existence of werewolves, along with the fact they were peaceful guardians of Scotland.She captured the pack and hooked them up in a rather unpleasant situation where their blood was painfully extracted into a formula for her. After drinking it, Macdougal [=MacDougal=] would achieve the ability to transform herself and used it solely to kill innocent people, becoming the scourge of the highlands. When Max, a ten year old, stumbled upon her lair, Macdougal locks him inside and takes her formula so she can kill him, gleefully referring to him as "Breakfast."
24th Dec '14 11:30:05 AM ACW
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** [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr. MacDougal]] is the first fully human villain to qualify. A MadScientist who discovered the existence of werewolves, along with the fact they were peaceful guardians of Scotland.She captured the pack and hooked them up in a rather unpleasant situation where their blood was painfully extracted into a formula for her. After drinking it, Macdougal would achieve the ability to transform herself and used it solely to kill innocent people, becoming the scourge of the highlands. When Max, a ten year old, stumbled upon her lair, Macdougal locks him inside and takes her formula so she can kill him, gleefully referring to him as 'Breakfast.'

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** [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr. MacDougal]] is the first fully human villain to qualify. A MadScientist who discovered the existence of werewolves, along with the fact they were peaceful guardians of Scotland.She captured the pack and hooked them up in a rather unpleasant situation where their blood was painfully extracted into a formula for her. After drinking it, Macdougal would achieve the ability to transform herself and used it solely to kill innocent people, becoming the scourge of the highlands. When Max, a ten year old, stumbled upon her lair, Macdougal locks him inside and takes her formula so she can kill him, gleefully referring to him as 'Breakfast.' "Breakfast."
11th Dec '14 6:54:41 AM wrm5
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The SNES tie-in game was so horrible the publisher didn't even bother to put it on sale. It could only be rented at select Blockbuster stores.
** It could be bought, but it was sold packed with a tape of episodes. Presumably because they knew they needed to sweeten the pot to move copies of that stink-burger.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The There were three licensed games: two handhelds made by Tiger Electronics and Systema which were generally considered SoOkayItsAverage by LCD handheld standards and faded into obscurity, and the much more notorious ''The Adventures Of Mighty Max'' for the SNES tie-in game and Sega Genesis. ''The Adventures Of Mighty Max'' was so horrible that the publisher didn't even bother to put it on sale. It sale in most markets; it could only be rented at select selected Blockbuster stores.
** It could be bought, but
stores. In markets where it was sold available, it was packed with a tape tapes of episodes. Presumably the episodes ("Day of the Cyclops" for the SNES version, and "Let Sleeping Dragons Lie" for the Genesis version) presumably because they knew they needed to sweeten the pot to move copies of that stink-burger.copies.
29th Jul '14 4:19:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: Skullmaster, the EvilOverlord BigBad was always a terrifying villain whenever he appeared. Skullmaster overthrew his previous master and took control of his subterranean kingdom from where he plots world domination. Skullmaster is a sadist, reveling in physical and psychological torture, and engages in both short term brutality and long term gambits. One of his most vile acts was vowing to save an ancient civilization from sinking beneath the sea, lying about it and trapping their souls as his slaves before in present day, sending them after Max's head "attached to the body or not." Responsible for the deaths of multiple heroes throughout the story, Skullmaster even attempted to blackmail Max for his mentor and friend Virgil's life by surrendering his magical cap. When Max turned it over, Skullmaster brutally killed Virgil anyways.

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* CompleteMonster: CompleteMonster:
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Skullmaster, the EvilOverlord BigBad was always a terrifying villain whenever he appeared. Skullmaster overthrew his previous master and took control of his subterranean kingdom from where he plots world domination. Skullmaster is a sadist, reveling in physical and psychological torture, and engages in both short term brutality and long term gambits. One of his most vile acts was vowing to save an ancient civilization from sinking beneath the sea, lying about it and trapping their souls as his slaves before in present day, sending them after Max's head "attached to the body or not." Responsible for the deaths of multiple heroes throughout the story, Skullmaster even attempted to blackmail Max for his mentor and friend Virgil's life by surrendering his magical cap. When Max turned it over, Skullmaster brutally killed Virgil anyways.
16th Apr '14 3:47:33 PM QueenofSwords
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*** In Australia, the Mega Drive game was sold by itself. I have it, never owned tapes aside from bought ones. Don't recall seeing it with a tape.
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