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    Maxwell "Max" McGrath 
Voiced by: Andrew Francis
Let's... Go TURBO!
Maxwell and Steel
The protagonist of the show. A normal teenager, who upon moving to a new town finds out is able to generate and control Tachyon Unlimited Radiate Bio-Optimized (or TURBO) energy.
  • Badass Biker: When using his TURBO cycle.
  • Badass Driver: When driving his TURBO car.
  • Badass in Distress: During the Come Together 3-parter and Uncle Sam Wants You. but he manages to break himself out on both occasions with some help.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's quite friendly, but if he's pushed far enough, it won't be pretty.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: A side-effect of seemingly talking to himself.
  • Cool Bike: The Turbo Cycle, a motorcycle made specifically for Max so it doesn't overload due to his power.
  • Cool Car: The Turbo Car, made from Max's lemon of a pickup truck which was overhauled by Berto.
  • Cool Gun: The Turbo Blaster.
  • Cool Plane: The Turbo Jet.
  • Cool Sword: The Turbo Blade.

Full Designation: N'Baro Akstteel X377
Voiced by: Samuel Vincent

A diminutive alien robot, known as an Ultralink. He is only able to function on TURBO Energy, without it he will permanently shutdown.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The main reason he's wanted by his own kind is that he willingly rebelled from Makino. Something that suppose to be impossible.
  • Deadpan Snarker: His main snark target being Max, though Max'll just snark right back so it's pretty even-sided.
  • Ditto Fighter: Mimic mode lets him mimic Turbo modes that Max is in at the time.
  • Generation Xerox: Max's father was Steel's former partner.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be quite obnoxious due to his snarkiness, but he genuinely cares for his friends.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Steel and the N-Tek personnel seem to have a history, one that Steel himself has no recollection of. He also has a history with the Elementors that he cannot recollect. Taken further when it's revealed that the Elementors are Ultralinks like himself. Also Extroyer's Ultralink as seen from its memories.
    • He finally learns about his past in Earth Under Siege. And he finds out the hard way.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Steel isn't too happy to learn that his species is an invading force responsible for the conquest of many worlds.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Small in stature, big in power.
  • Power Floats: Justified in that he doesn't have legs.
  • Power Limiter: Feeds on and regulates Max's Turbo energy.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: He's bonded to Max and feeds on his TURBO energy. He can also take control of his body at will.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Ferrus in Earth Under Siege:
    Ferrus: "Steel... I'm sorry for doubting you."
    Steel: "No, you're not! I know what I am to you, Forge. A Makino. Not to be trusted. You don't care about me and you never will. Sorry, Max, but from here on, I can't be a part of N-Tek."


Team Turbo

     Alejandro "Alex" Villar 
Voiced by: Adrian Petriw
A skilled soccer player and a member of Max's Team Turbo. Alex grew up as a only child and was raised by his grandmother in downtown Copper Canyon. His alter ego is La Fiera and his modes are animal-themed.
  • All There in the Manual: Alex's backstory is never explained in the show and is a part of it is only available in the official website.
  • Brainwashed: Alex, alongside with Rayne and C.Y.T.R.O., unwillingly becomes one of Mortum's 'Heralds of the Technopocalypse" and attempts to kill Max and Steel during the events of "Team Turbo Fusion-Tek".
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: La Fiera's modes are all animal-themed.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Alex is Latino and has a light shade of brown and black hair.
  • Powered Armor: The Connect-Tek suit that he wears gives him powers.
     Rayne Martinez 
Voiced by: Lili Beaudoin
Berto's younger sister and a member of Max's Team Turbo. She is often referred as "Little Thunder" by her brother. Her alter ego is Tempestra and her modes are weather-themed.
  • Action Girl: She is the only female member in Turbo Team.
  • All There in the Manual: Her backstory was never told in the show (yet Steel mentioned her brothers and Rayne herself revealed a little about her past when she used to play with Berto in a farm house that he had built), only in the official website.
  • Base-Breaking Character: While Rayne is loved by a part of the fandom (whom also wished she had her action figure), she is considered as annoying by other fans.
  • Berserk Button: When someone calls her by "Little Thunder" or simply little.
  • Brainwashed: Rayne is brainawashed alongside with Alex and C.Y.T.R.O. to become one of Mortum's 'Heralds of the Technopocalypse' and attempts to kill Max and Steel. In fact, she was the hardest member to defeat.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Rayne has short black hair with purple bangs.
  • Cute Bruiser: Yet Rayne is the smallest member of Team Turbo, she is very strog and could easily overpower dangerous villains, especially when she is angry.
  • The Chick
  • Elemental Powers: Her powers conist in controlling the weather.
  • Fanservice: With the exception in "Turbo-Warriors", all other movies have instances were the camera focuses on her butt. Her suit also is skin-tight and shiny, which accentuates her curves.
  • Foreshadowing: Before she became a member of Team Turbo, her hair and attire were purple, colors that later on would be the colors of her armor.
  • Powered Armor: The Connect-Tek suit that she wears gives her powers.
  • Punny Name: Her name is a nod to the word "rain", which makes an allusion to her weather-themed powers. Her alter ego, Tempestra, makes a reference to the word "tempest".
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: In "Team Turbo", she claims that she is an amazing markswoman (and that also she comes with her own killer robot). In the sequel, she is proven right, as she could take down many zombies with her blaster.
  • Tomboy
  • Toyless Toyline Character: She is the only member of Team Turbo who probably will never get an action figure according to the Word of God.
Voiced by: Colin Murdock
A battle android created by Berto. During the events of the Team Turbo movie, C.Y.T.R.O. gains his own conscience and eventually becomes a part of Max's Team Turbo.
  • The Big Guy: C.Y.T.R.O. is the largest member of the team and one the smartest alongside with Steel;
  • Brainwashed: During the events of "Team Turbo Fusion-Tek", C.Y.T.R.O. is brainwashed by Mortum and becomes one of his 'Heralds of the Technopocalypse' and attempts to kill Max and Steel.
  • Epic Flail: One of his new weapons in season two.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Cybernetic Tactical Robotic Operative.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Subsequent episodes after C.Y.T.R.O Attacks have the poor robot constantly beaten up or blown to pieces.
  • The Juggernaut: After being upgraded by Berto, the thing's nearly unstoppable. Missiles, brute strength, laser blasts don't do anything to him. Even Max's "Turbo Touch", which overloads any machine, has no effect on him.
  • Running Gag: Just how many times will they blow the damn robot up?!
  • The Worf Effect: The episodes' after C.Y.T.R.O Attacks. He still holds up for a while before going down.


     Sydney Gardner 
Voiced by: Sarah Edmondson

  • Almost Kiss: She and Max, interrupted by an "earthquake" caused by the Elementors coming for Max.
  • Badass Normal: Has no superpowers, but isn't afraid to stand up to the bad guys.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: In The Truth Hurts, an explosion during the fight with Ultimate Elementor makes her forget her short-term memory which includes learning Max is Max Steel..
  • Love Interest: To Max; despite only just meeting the previous day (being Max's first day at the new school and all), they go out on a date. They sure move fast, huh?
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Sydney appears for the last time on Maximum Morphos, where she confirms that she will help Max on his missions, despite she didn't returned in Team Turbo, which takes place after two years after the events of the film previously mentioned. She was also seen in the mini episode Hot Water, which is still unknown if it is cannon or not.

     Kirby Kowalski 
Voiced by: Richard Ian Cox

  • Demonic Possession: Gets possessed by the Cursed Blade of Murukami. Luckily, Max saves him.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Under the sword's influence, he's as fast and strong as any ninja.

     Molly McGrath 
Voiced by: Nicole Oliver
Max's mother and James' wife. A former N-Tek agent who is currently the executive of Trans Human Industries.
  • Action Mom: She is Max's mom and knows hand-to-hand combat as well.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: She's remarkably young-looking for a woman that's probably at least in her late 30s. Still dresses like a mom, is taller than Max, has "mom hair", and other mature features, which makes it easier to tell.
     Bartholomew "Butch" 
Voiced by: Brian Dobson

The bully on Copper Canyon High School. In My Best Friend is an Ultralink, Butch befriends Max, Sydney and Kirby and becomes best friends with Kirby.



     Forge Ferrus 
Voiced by: Michael Dobson

Commander of N-Tek and Max's uncle.

  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's gruff, abrasive, and secretive when it comes to N-Tek, but he genuinely cares for his troops.
  • Laser Blade: Frequently makes use of one.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: He constantly keeps Max and Steel in the dark about N-Tek, much to the latter's frustration. Earth Under Siege forces him to reveal that it was because he was afraid that Steel would reset to his Makino programming and turn on Max.
  • Major Injury Under Reaction: He takes the loss of an arm in pretty good stride.

     Roberto "Berto" Martinez 
Voiced by: Samuel Vincent

N-Tek's scientist.

  • Badass Bookworm: He is quite intelligent as a kind of Tony Stark, and can make his own gadgets. He fights enemies by using CYTRO via holo-controller.
  • Rage Quit: His reaction to Max beating all his robots.
  • Teen Genius: His actual age is unknown. Still, he has little cues (his over enthusiasm in beating Max in the testing and rage-quitting when Max beats all his robots, plus he travels around HQ on a skateboard) that help point out his youth and Forge treats him like a kid, too (Forge does value his genius though).
    • The website confirms he is 19.

    Jefferson Smith 
A highly respected N-Tek agent.

    Katherine "Kat" Ryan 
The highest ranking female N-Tek agent. She is proficient at xenobiology, as well as medicine, and is a skilled fighter in both hand-to-hand combat and long range.

Formerly a Major in the army under Colonel Castle. He joins N-Tek after finding out that Castle was working for Dredd and warning them. He is in charge of N-Tek's underwater base in the South Pacific.

The A.I. of the Turbo Jet

    James "Jim" McGrath/Ja'em Mk'rah 
Max's father and Molly's husband. Was Steel's previous partner. He died when Dredd sabotaged the TURBO Star.

He is an alien from the planet Tachyon, thus his son is an Half-Human Hybrid.

  • Human Alien: Looks entirely human save for the ability to produce TURBO Energy.
  • Interspecies Romance: Married Molly a human from Earth.
  • Living Battery: Of TURBO Energy.
  • Posthumous Character: Died before the start of the series.
    • Subverted; he was teleported into space and captured by Makino, and showed up in the series finale.



     Miles Dredd 
Voiced by: Mark Oliver
Former employee of N-Tek, Miles saw nothing but profit in Steel and TURBO Energy. As such, he created a TURBO Energy siphoning device. But it backfired, and wound up implanted in his chest. He now needs TURBO Energy to survive.
  • Arm Cannon: Can create one out of TURBO Energy.
  • Asshole Victim: Being forced to feed on TURBO energy is a terrifying fate, but considering what he did to Max's dad, it's hard to feel sorry for him.
  • Badass in Charge: Of THI until Molly replaces him.
  • Bad Boss: Frequently berates, threatens, and abuses Jason Naught.
  • Batman Gambit: He's a master at this. He usually pulls one Once an Episode.
    • Pulls one in Extroyer Unleashed where he lures Max to a missile silo and uses his TURBO energy to activate a TURBO nuclear missile.
    • In "Uncle Sam Wants You" he paid a corporal in the military lure Max with the prospect of recruiting him so they could get him away from N-Tek.
    • Earth Under Siege is his crowning moment. He lured N-Tek to his silos by launching his missiles, but he intentionally left the launch key in the device, correctly anticipating Max would use his Turbo energy to destroy the missiles. Once he did, Dredd activated the self-destruct on the missiles, causing the Turbo energy to hit every transmitter on Earth, disabling the defense grid around Earth and allowing the Makino to invade it.
    • And he pulls yet another one in the UltraLink Invasion 2-parter. After getting four UltraLinks to Earth under the cover of the meteor shower, he launches an attack on Copper Canyon with Chomp, Prism, and Blast only to retreat when N-Tek arrived, leaving behind the fourth UltraLink. Turns out that he intentionally did that with the full anticipation that N-Tek would take it back to their base and analyze it with their computer. The UltraLink would then take control of N-Tek's mainframe. The plan was narrowly thwarted thanks to Vengan.
    • And once more in Dredd Ascendant. He tricks Elementor into launching an attack on N-Tek while they rebooted their mainframe. While N-Tek was distracted, he had Extroyer break into Forge's computer and download a file on the TURBO Star.
  • Big Bad: Of the first half of the show, until Makino appears on-screen.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With the Elementors and by extension, the Makino.
  • The Chessmaster: Is working behind the scenes with the Elementors to help pave the way for the Makino invasion. And he gets more ingenious with each episode.
  • Classic Villain: Representing Ambition, Greed, Pride, and Wrath.
  • Les Collaborateurs: He becomes a servant to the Mechanos.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Until Molly takes over THI.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Let's see: he lost his company yet he still has an army of robots, a fleet of fighter jets and heavy aircraft, shell companies to hide his assets and experimental tech, a bunch of secret bases and compounds outside of Copper Canyon, he still seems to be insanely rich, and The Truth Hurts reveals that He has fake schematics of his tech in case of a double cross. Yeah, he definitely qualifies.
    • Lampshaded in Dredd Ascendant
    Extroyer: You think of everything.
    Dredd: I always do.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Defeats Extroyer, who up until then had defeated everyone in his path, with one attack.
  • Cursed With Awesome: The Siphon requires him to absorb TURBO Energy to live, but also grants him superhuman vitality and strength.
  • Darth Vader Clone: The armor, his strength and deep voice nail him as this.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: His mannerisms when draining Max's energy are unsettlingly reminiscent of a drug addiction. His appearance before he starts feeding looks frighteningly like a junkie in withdrawal.
  • The Dragon: To Makino.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: He's only working with him for as long as it suits him and plans to double cross him.
  • Jerkass: Even when he's being Faux Affably Evil, he's still a colossal dick.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Saves Jason's life in X Marks the Spot solely so he could repair the damaged transmitter they stole from N-Tek and access their defense grid.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Hamminess and Deadpan Snarker tendencies aside, anytime he shows up is marked by a significant change in the atmosphere.
  • Lack of Empathy: Feels no remorse for causing the accident that took Jim McGrath's life.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In the same vein as Max, despite being bulkier than him.
  • Made of Iron: Had to be to survive a direct hit from a missile and get sent flying into a forest. And more impressive, he managed to survive the destruction of the exploding Makino advance ship in Earth Under Siege without a scratch on him.
  • Man of Kryptonite: He can absorb TURBO energy and Max is a Living Battery of TURBO energy. Do the math.
  • Magma Man: His appearance when fully powered up invokes this.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Dredd seems to be a firm believer in the saying "Money makes the world go round" because there is literally no one he can't recruit. From petty thieves and criminals to employees and aliens, and even had a corporal in the U.S. military in his pocket. Kinda makes you wonder who else is on his payroll.
  • Names to Run Away From: Dredd
  • Not Quite Dead: Max overloads him with TURBO energy in their first fight. It didn't take, and he learns from it.
  • Not Quite Flight: Can hover by firing energy beams at the ground.
  • Playing with Fire: More like playing with TURBO Energy, but some of his attacks when fully powered resemble fire.
  • The Sociopath: Has no empathy for anyone but himself and is willing to sell out planet Earth to the Makino just so he could rule alongside them. Forge even calls him a raving psychopath.

    Jason Naught 
Voiced by: Brian Dobson
The (former)executive of Trans Human Industries aka THI, he functions as the face of the company. Very wily and eccentric, he is The Dragon to Miles Dredd. He tries to present an air of control and confidence, but the truth is he's more a bumbling minion and verbal chew toy to Dredd.
  • The Dragon: To Dredd, though he's really not that competent.
  • Electronic Eyes Of Gold: A sign that he's not completely human.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Any politeness he exudes is a complete facade and is only for appearance's sake. When things don't go his way, he starts showing his true colors.
  • Glass Cannon: In human form.
  • Hypocrite: Inflicts an And I Must Scream on a guard for tipping off Extroyer about the tech deliveries, but an episode later, he's Trying to overthrow Dredd.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He tries to be threatening when he confronts Max and transforms into his robot form, but he gets dealt with by Max almost accidentally and very quickly, so he comes of as this instead. Though later episodes show that he can step up his game if motivated.
    • He's also a little sympathetic in the fact that he's working under the threat of death by Dredd all the time. Meaning that if he didn't get Dredd Turbo energy might actually mean his life.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In cyborg form.

    Dr. Tytus Octavius Xander/Toxzon 
Voiced by: Andrew Francis

I gave them my genius, and this is how they repay me? Unconscionable! They haven't heard the last of Tytus Octavius Xander. They haven't heard the last... of Toxzon!
Formerly an environmental researcher at THI, Dr. Xander was searching for a way to eliminate pollution from the world. Somewhere along the line, his sanity began to decay, to where he even held conversations with his plastic goldfish. Eventually this got him fired from THI. When he tried to poison the employees in retaliation, a confrontation with Max Steel caused him to fall into a vat of toxic waste, mutating him into the villain Toxzon, a mutant with the ability to manipulate various toxins. He now seeks revenge against Max Steel.
  • Adaptational Villainy: While Toxzon's classic counterpart was a Fallen Hero ( and by the end of "Monstrous Alliance", he is cured from his mutation and redeems himself), his rebooted counterpart is a full-fledged villain with no redeeming qualities, being completely evil and insane.
  • Ax-Crazy: Wasn't really sane to begin with, but becoming Toxzon only made it worse.
  • Badass Bookworm: Crazy he may be, but his environmental geinus is quite real.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wore this before he became Toxzon.
  • Batman Gambit: Pulls one in Pick Your Poison when he was recruited by N-Tek to help stop Elementor. He created a toxin that he claimed would neutralize him, but later reveals that it would actually bring him under Toxzon's control.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Yes, he's a gibbering nutball who talks to a plastic fish, but his capacity for destruction is dangerously real and he should not be underestimated.
  • Came Back Strong: Goin Fishin reveals he survived drowning in the ocean by absorbing canisters of Radioactive waste. This not only gives him the ability to survive in water, but amplified his powers considerably.
  • The Chessmaster: Both literally and figuratively. C.Y.T.R.O. Attacks!, Supermania, and Pick Your Poison show that he's quite capable of pulling off good plans. He even lampshades this.
    Toxzon: They say chess is a game about biding your time, and waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Well, the same's true for life.
  • Consulting Mister Puppet: His conversations with Fishy, especially from the perspective of everyone else.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He tries to poison the entire THI building just because he was fired, then tries to kill Max for accidentally causing him to drop Fishy. This dude really has issues.
    • Turns Molly in The Secret Admirer in to a Distaff Counterpart of himself because in his mind, her firing him caused his downward spiral.
    • Attempts to poison the oceans with radioactive waste in Goin' Fishin just to get Fishy back.
  • The Dragon: Considers himself to be one to Fishy.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He genuinely cares for Fishy and is fiercely protective of him. He nearly poisoned all of Earth's oceans just to force N-Tek to return him. So it's kind of a Tear Jerker when Fishy ends up Killed Off for Real in Toxic Relationship.
  • Evil Counterpart: His relationship with Fishy is one to the bond that Max and Steel share.
  • Evil Wears Black: When he absorbs an oil reserve in Toxic Relationship.
  • Exact Words: In Supermania he says he's gonna take Copper Canyon by storm. His plan to destroy the city? Douse it in acid rain.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: From a disgruntled scientist to a toxic mutant with a chip on his shoulder.
  • Genius Bruiser: When he becomes Toxzon.
  • Hidden Depths: Before he worked for THI, he once worked for N-Tek.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: All the chemicals that turned him into Toxzon? He was throwing those at Max Steel.
  • I Gave My Word: In Gone Fishin, he promises to return oceans he polluted with radioactive waste to normal if N-Tek returns Fishy to him. Once they do, he immediately holds up his end of the bargain. Too bad Fishy convinces him to use his newfound powers to destroy the gang.
  • Kill All Humans: Wants to cause the extinction of the human race, but would prefer to do it gradually so he can personally murder them and prolong their suffering.
  • Killed Off for Real: Not Toxzon himself, but rather Fishy, who drowns in the Arctic Ocean at the end of Toxic Relationship.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Knows when to run if the odds fall out of favor.
  • Laughably Evil: An utter spaz and a complete Omnicidal Maniac to boot.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Surprisingly agile for his size.
  • Mook Maker: He can create monsters called Goopanoids from his toxins.
  • Never Found the Body: Seems to drown in the ocean in The Secret Admirer. He actually survived as seen in Gone Fishin'.
  • Never My Fault: Toxzon blames Max Steel for his mutation.
  • Not Quite Flight: He can ride on his expelling toxin from his arms.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: At first he's your average, everyday Mad Scientist. Then he becomes the villain Toxzon and proves to be a deadly adversary against Max. Had it not been for Steel's quick thinking, he would've killed them. And his subsequent appearances build up his establishment as one of Max's more dangerous adversaries.
  • Playing with Fire: When he absorbs an oil reserve in Toxic Relationship, it gives him fire powers.
  • Poison Is Corrosive: Depending on the toxin.
  • Poisonous Person: From acid to radioactive waste to Toxic goo. If it's poisonous, Toxzon can control it.
  • Punny Name: Toxzon sounds like toxin.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His toxin in Secret Admirer and Pick Your Poison.
  • Sickly Green Glow: His default toxin.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: The acronym of his name, Tytus Octavius Xander, is part of his mutated form's name.
  • Talking to Himself: Toxzon frequently talks to his imaginary goldfish friend, both of whom are voiced by the same voice-actor.
  • Technicolor Toxin: Has gone from green to yellow-orange to purple to yellow-green then back to purple. When he is blue, he has no toxins.
  • That Man Is Dead: This exchange in Supermania.
    Prison Guard: Boy, you sure are a kook, Xander.
    Toxzon: I told you, the name is Toxzon!
  • Was Once a Man: Becomes a mutant after he enters in contact with a toxic substance.
  • Wild Card: The only major villain on the show that isn't directly affiliated with the Ultralinks.
  • Wolverine Claws: He can create them from his toxin release.
  • We Will Meet Again: The quote above that he says at the end of his debut episode.
  • You're Insane!: Molly mentions how his colleagues have noticed his Sanity Slippage.

    Troy Winter/Extroyer 
Voiced by: Brian Drummond

I am vengeance... I am destruction... I AM EXTROYER!!
Formerly known as Troy Winter, he was a criminal hired by Dredd to steal pieces of an UltraLink from N-Tek and THI. He attempted to double-cross Dredd, but Dredd was prepared and had a bomb in the UltraLink. The resulting explosion bonded the UltraLink to his body, transforming him into the beastly Extroyer and granting him the ability to turn into any animal he wants by extracting their DNA.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Like other of Max's rogues on the reboot, Extroyer became a full-fledged villain unlike his classic counterpart who redeems himself on "Toxic Legion".
  • Animorphism: Can morph into animals by extracting their DNA or, as Steel puts it, "Extroying" them.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: A Giant Spider, a Wasp, and an UltraLink centipede in Season 2.
  • Ax-Crazy: Even before bonding with the Ultralink, he wasn't the most sane guy.
  • Badass Biker: In his debut episode.
  • Badass Boast: The above quote. It gets parodied and Played for Laughs in subsequent episodes.
  • Bad Boss: Frequently threatens his men and even traps them in the same room as his hungry pet tiger when they complain about their pay. His treatment of them got so bad that at the end of the episode Driven they decide to stop working for him and leave him for dead.
  • Bald of Evil: After bonding with the Ultralink.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: A frequent victim of this.
  • Berserk Button: Just mentioning Max's name is enough to get him angry.
  • BFG: Wielded one that fired sonic blasts.
  • Body Horror: Let's just say that bonding with the UltraLink was not a pleasant experience and the result's were not pretty. And in "Driven" the Body Horror gets taken up a notch when Steel runs him over with the TURBO Car just as he was transforming. This caused the DNA samples of various animals to spill on him, causing him to bulk up rather... grotesquely.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Was created by the explosion of a bomb embedding the UltraLink into his body.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments.
  • Disney Villain Death: Subverted. It looks like he's about to drown after falling of the nuclear missile, only for him to Extroy a nearby shark.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: Styles himself as one.
  • Expy: Hmm, a Psycho for Hire with the ability to transform into animals that styles himself as an Egomaniac Hunter and is recruited by the Big Bad only to betray him. It seems Khyber the Huntsman has a relative.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Has several purple fangs as Extroyer.
  • Genius Bruiser: Both before and after becoming Extroyer.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He's as volatile as a volcano, exploding at the slightest thing.
  • The Juggernaut: One of Max's more difficult opponents. Nearly all of Extroyer's defeats were usually due to some outside interference from Max's allies.
  • Killer Gorilla: A large gorilla in the episode Scrambled.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Episodes involving him are played more seriously than others. His debut episode was where N-Tek's secrets began coming to light.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Quite agile and very strong, even before bonding with the UltraLink.
  • Our Gryphons Are Different: In Making the Grade, by forcefully using Steel he can fuse the power of all the creatures he had "Extroyed" to that point to become this. The form comes undone when Steel is taken away.
  • Panthera Awesome: His first animal transformation was his pet tiger.
  • Perpetual Frowner: As Extroyer. It's kinda hard to tell if he even can smile with his mouth messed up like that.

Voiced by: Brian Dobson
A monster originally designed by N-Tek to defeat Makino, but once they realized he was just too powerful, they decided to cancel it. In the future, nonetheless, Miles Dread, Max's arch-nemesis, creates Morphos using his DNA, but the monster ultimately rebels against his own creator and now he constantly tries to prove that he is the most powerful villain that ever existed. He debuted in Dawn of Morphos.
  • Badass Boast: Morphos would constantly flaunt about how he managed to surpass the desing of his creator and how he is much better than the other villains.
    Morphos: (combining all of his modes into one) "Don't you understand!? I evolve, I improve! Your plan is hopeless!''"
  • Bodyof Bodies: His body is made out of distinct parts of different monsters.
  • Blob Monster: Morphos briefly becomes this after he absorbs the security device. He later on reforms himself and goes back to his regular, humanoid form.
  • Complete Immortality: Morphos is immortal and the official website states the he will be the "future ruler of Earth".
  • Creating Life: Based on the same formula that Dread created him, Morphos creates three clones that fought againt Max at Dread's gothic mansion.
  • Expy: Of Frankenstein, though the series openly acknowledge this. Morphos is brought under similar circumstances and is made out of parts of different monsters into a hideous abomination made with the sole purpose of destroying Max Steel. The hero even refers to him as "Stitchenstein", directly referencing the creature. The producers also play with the concept, as, while Frankenstein was rejected by society due to his appearance, Morphos quickly gains the admiration of Copper Canyon citizens and later on becomes their mayor.
  • Facial Horror: Morphos' face has a large opening surrounded by blue crystals in the mouth region.
  • Hybrid Monster: Morphos is effectively this due to the fact that he is made out of parts of other monsters. His final form in Maximum Morphos invokes this, as it is an amalgation of all the powers that he had previously absorbed.
  • Implacable Man: His second fight against Max counts as this. He gives Max a beating, reletlessly fighting against him and not giving the boy a break.
  • Shapeshifting: More of a Partial Transformation. Morphos has a long tentacle on his chest that when "bites" his foes, he instantly copies their powers. His arms and legs change into that of the oponent that he copied.
  • Lightning Can Do Anything: He is brought to life by Dread using lightning rays.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Morphos was solely created by Dread to have revenge on Max Steel and nothing else; in fact Dread planned to outright kill him after he had accomplished his goal. However, his security device fails and Morphos returns, now being able to fuse two powers at the same time or more. Not only he manages to frame Max Steel, he mutates the entire city into hideous creatures like him, which forces Max to team-up with his rogues to stop Morphos.
  • The Needless: According to his creator, Morphos does not need to sleep, rest and eat. As such, he considers the monster as the perfect organism.
  • Trash Talk: Morphos does this with Max's villains while beating them. He is aware of Extroyer's origins at the hands of Dread and uses this to tease him, considers Toxzon as "impurity" and thinks that the Elementors are wasting their powers.
    Professor Mortum 
Voiced by: Scott McNeil
"Brilliant, but useless!"

A former scientist with a great fear of death, Mortum seeked Connect-Tek, a device capable of creating everything he could ever think of. Thanks to Max, the device is damaged and Connect-Tek explodes on Mortum's face and transforms him into a terryfing techno-zombie with a hunger for brainwaves.

  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: All of Mortum's modes are based off on terrorrific animals. For instance, his first form is a mix between a centipede, a scorpion and a spider.
  • Antagonist Abilities: Mortum's human and mutant form invokes this, especially the last one. For instance, Mortum's Turbo Ultimate Mode makes Team Turbo share their powers with Max in order to face Mortum.
  • Arc Villain: Mortum only appears during Team Turbo and Team Turbo Fusion-Tek. Yet he does not appear in the next films, he does make a cameo appearance on Turbo-Charged.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: His last form has a large sphere on Mortum's abdomen, which, needless to say, is his weak spot.
  • Ax-Crazy: Played straight with his mutant form.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: His last form invokes this. While Mortum's size grows considerably (being his largest and strongest mode), he has a giant sphere of energy on his abdomen that is is weak spot, which pretty much screams "hit here!".
  • Back from the Dead: The large explosion caused by the Connect-Tek kills Mortum, but the device links with Mortum's skull and revives him.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: In his first appearance, he proudly introduces himself as N-Tek's villain.
    Mortum: "Greetings, N-Tek! I'm Professor Mortum, and i'll be your villain on this morning."
  • Create Your Own Villain: By the end of Team Turbo, Max attempts to defeat Mortum while he was teleporting, but he only slices the side of the Connect-Tek, which results in a massive explosion that "kills" Mortum. However, this has no relevance in the story, as Mortum doesn't talks about it or simply don't mind, as he wanted to evolve himself and he could consider his mutation as an evolution.
  • Death Is Cheap: After the accident involving the Connect-Tek, Mortum's body is now completely made out of Connect-Tek technology. This means that if someone destroys him, he can recreate himself and keep coming back again. Even after the end of the Technopocalypse, Mortum keeps returning in different forms to take over the world.
  • Evil Uncle: Mortum and his nephew used to be very close before and they even used to work together, until Mortum became insane. He started to fear him and refers to him as "Master Mortum". In the end of Team Turbo, his nephew says he was worried, but he coldly ignores him. In the next film, Mortum attempts to transform his own nephew into a zombie and disturbingly refers to his brain as a 'dessert'.
  • Empty Shell: What Mortum becomes after the Connect-Tek incident.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Once a brilliant scientist and now a insane techno-zombie with a hunger for brains.
  • Godhood Seeker: Mortum wanted to become a god prior to his mutation by directly connecting the Connect-Tek onto his brain. This does happen, but with a slight change: the Connect-Tek becomes Mortum's brain, which results in catastrophic events, as foreshadowed by a hologram of Jim in the past film.
  • Hope Crusher: The following quote invokes this.
    Mortum: *with a smirk* "There is no hope, Max Steel! Haven't I made that obvious?"
  • Laughably Evil: In few occasions, Mortum shows his twisted sense of humor.
  • I Know Your True Name: After dissecting Steel, Mortum spents hours studying information of Max and his friends, including their secret identity.
  • Immortality Seeker: The main reason why Mortum became a villain. He didn't accepted the natural fact that he was a human and attempted to find ways to become immortal, which led to the events of the Team Turbo film.
  • Nightmare Fuel: In the end of the Team Turbo film, when the Connect-Tek is overloading on Mortum, his bones are partially shown while he screams in pain and agony. Mortum's mutant form also features this. For instance, he wasn't only killed by the Connect-Tek, but the device itself gets stuck on his skull. He also seems to be more focused on his goal and doesn't shows any compassion or empathy towards anyone at the point of almost converting his own nephew (apparently being his favorite prior to his insanity state and mutation) into a mindless zombie. His modes' designs also have a macabre tone to them and they are mostly based on creepy animals, such as centipedes, scorpions, bats, spiders and others more.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Mortum claims he seeks absolute peace by absorbing all minds into himself and perfecting the human animal by removing emphaty which he views as a weakness but this simply part of his Godhood Seeker thought process.
  • Obliviously Evil: As evidenced by the quote below.
    Mortum: "Ugh, why do you all resist? Look around this world. What do you see? People living in conflict, in chaos! I offer the better way: strength through unity. Strength through order. Mindless, obdients, to one ultimate overlord! I offer my way to the entire world!
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Mortum is transformed into a robot zombie after the accident involving the Connect-Tek.
  • Painful Transformation: Played straight with Mortum's transformation by the end of Team Turbo.
  • Punny Name: In Latin, "Mortum" means dead. It makes an allusion to his appearance, as he have black circles on his eyes (resembling a skull) and extremely pale skin, which is commonly seen on deceased corpses. This is played straight in his mutant form, as he becomes an undead.
  • Reason Why You Suck Speech: When Max is about to defeat Mortum, he invokes this.
    Max: You stole that power Mortum, It's not yours, It's not YOU! YOU'RE NOTHING!"
  • The Soulless: As lampshaded by his own nephew.
  • Was Once a Man: Mortum was once a famous scientist prior to becoming a robot zombie.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: Returning as a robot zombie, Mortum spreads his techno-virus over the entire earth at some point, thus transforming everyone into zombies like him.

Ultralink Armada

The leader and controlling force behind the UltraLinks. A Galactic Conqueror who seeks to make Planet Earth his new homeworld.

  • Adaptational Badass: Makino's original counterpart was a mediocre reporter prior to his mutation who was completely self-absorbed, arrogant and wanted nothing but fame and people's approval. In the reboot, he is a galactic conqueror and argubly the worst villain that Max has ever faced, almost killing him in the occasions that they met and came really close in devouring Earth if wasn't for Max, Ven Ghan and N-Tek's efforts.
  • The Assimilator: His powers consist in absorbing parts of technlogic devices on his body. He also uses his Alphalink to absorb planets and his Ultralinks are capable of linking with anything and enhance their abilities by assimilation.
  • Bad Boss: Makino abuses his Ultralinks "children". In "The Wrath of Makino", he proposes a competition where the remaining Ultralinks on Earth would obtain his head piece and become the new commander of the Ultralinks. After he finds his host ( Maxwell), he says he is glad that he didn't linked with any of his weak minions and then releases a shockwave that tosses them away.
  • Big Bad: The supreme leader of Ultralinks, The Man Behind the Man to most of villains in the show (especially Dredd), and his universal annihilation reign drives the entire plot of the series.
  • Blood Knight: Loves to circumvent and eradicate worlds across the cosmos almost as much as he enjoys battling worthy adversaries. In Makino Strikes Part One, he confesses how much he loves to torture his prey before crusing them.
  • Computer Voice: When he speaks, it has this effect to his voice.
  • Cyborg: His appearance invokes this.
  • Flat Character: The only reason why Makino was created in first place was to absorb and expand but he does have a personality albeit not a very complex one.
  • Hive Mind: Makino commands undying loyalty from (most) of his creations, the alien Ultralinks.
  • Horde of Alien Locusts: How he has decimated countless galaxies across the cosmos, by branching out and seeding worlds with his Link brethren to cyberformically host their indigenous lifeforms and other resources to pave the way for his arrival to their sector in the universe before swarming and consuming them, species and all.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Hoo boy! Despite not showing up in person, the "Earth Under Siege" 2-parter was the darkest episode in the show thus far, featuring an alien invasion that was narrowly thwarted and the episode ended with Ferrus losing his left arm.
  • Metamorphosis: Of an odd sort, unlike others of his kind their creator assimilates alternate elements from his surrounding into himself to bestow new powers and features onto himself, he can do this with his own Alpha-Link in order to strengthen himself growing ins size and power if need be.
  • Planet Eater: In truth unlike all other Ultra or Mega-Links, Makino is and isn't of a linked individual, for his personal link is connected to his much, much larger Alpha-Link. A Jovian class planetary body of shape shifting Ultralink and Mega-Link spawning extraterrestrial predator that Links With Entire PLANETS! Makino's main body is the sentient expression of this astrological horror with which he uses to "Absorb and Expand!!" by literally linking and consume the worlds he and his conquer.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: The original mecha leech of his entire race. Effectively speaking this is what attributes to his conquest of countless alien planets and cultures from all across the universe turning everything and everyone into his obedient minions once they've been Linked.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Makino in the second season opening, as he appears commanding an army of villains including Toxzon, Extroyer, Jason, Dread and other recurrent villains of the season.
  • Slasher Smile: Has been on the end of these since his first introduction to Earth, portraying a rather sadistic glee to when he was throttling Max Steel the entire way of their first fight.
  • The Man Behind the Man: To Dredd.
  • The Virus: What makes Makino so dangerous is his ability to churn out Ultralinks non-stop who in turn, branch out and link up with objects and people alike from different corners of the cosmos to add to his already impressive armada. And this is all before he and his Mothership swoop in to their midst to gobble it whole.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: His alliance with Dread can be described as this. Neither trust the other but they need each other to destroy Max Steel and N-Tek. They both know and understand that the alliance ends and they will turn on each other when that happens.
  • Tin Tyrant: A tech-armored Galactic Conqueror.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: In "The Wrath of Makino", Makino's past is revealed. He was created to absorb and expand, and upon he realized his immense power, he bonded with his own creator and killed his assistant and started to build his empire.
  • Zerg Rush: Since he can always spawn more Ultralinks which effectively do not tire, falter, quit and can constantly play musical chairs with who and what they link too due in part to being that the Alpha-Link can and is always in the process of creating and programming more and more of them with every passing second, he can restock his armies to easily swarm over designated worlds he comes to without much loss on his end.

The lethal symbiotic alien predators who have the ability to bond to and weaponize their hosts by molecular fusion. Capable of transforming anything to everything and everyone they come in contact with into another drone of the Ultralink invasion horde.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Like their name entails, Ultralinks initially start out small before linking with an intended target, transforming it and themselves into a massive siege engine of varying destructive potential- any one Ultralink can fuse to a number of elements to create a fully armed and primed host.
  • Viral Transformation: It's how they operate; first they designate a host to Ultralink with, then they merge turning them into a cybermorphic monster.

The deluxe version of of a typical Ultralink. While their weaker brethren come in the form of tiny techno-organic face huggers, a Mega-Link is a fully autonomous individual roughly humanoid in shape, sporting the bodies of a bipedal sentient entity.
  • You Will Be Assimilated: To an Ultra 0 Link the scariest thing their commanding officers can do is Annex them, meaning the weaker link is literally absorbed into the being of Mega-Link adding to their own power while robbing the assimilee of their freedom.

    The Elementors/Ultimate Elementor 
Voiced by: Andrew Francis (Fire and Air) and Brian Drummond (Earth and Water)

Don't you see? I have all the forces of nature at my command!

A race of Aliens that can control the elements who are allied with Dredd. Hard Water reveals that they are fellow Ultralinks, like Steel.

  • Achilles' Heel: Striking the orbs on their foreheads will stun them.
  • All Your Powers Combined: After fusing together and forming the Ultimate Elementor, he is able to use the powers of all the four Elementors as well as some new abilities of his own.
  • Ambiguously Evil: While it is clear they are the villains of the show, their level of villainy is somewhat questionable. Particularly with the Water Elementor who despite his methods, only wanted to return to his homeworld. As of The Truth Hurts they lose the ambiguous part, though the full extent of their motives remains a mystery. And as of Earth Under Siege, they drop the ambiguity all together.
  • An Ice Person: The Ultimate Elementor by combining Water and Air.
  • Badass Baritone: Thanks to Andrew Francis and Brian Drummond.
  • Badass Boast: The Elementors are capable of pulling out perfectly synchronized boasts by simply Finishing Each Other's Sentences.
    Earth Elementor: No more running, Max Steel!
    Water Elementor: We'll flush you out!
    Fire Elementor: Turn up the heat!
    Air Elementor: And leave you gasping for air!
  • Badass Bookworm: The Air and Water Elementors.
  • Batman Gambit: The Air Elementor purposely lost the fight so he could enter N-Tek and free his cohorts. They would then release the other Ultralinks to build an army, but their bickering causes their plans to change.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Dredd.
  • Blood Knight: The Fire Elementor.
    Fire Elementor: Yes! Make this interesting for me!
  • Blow You Away: The Air Elementor.
  • Brainwashed: Ultimate Elementor is brought under Toxzon's control briefly in "Pick Your Poison". And they aren't happy to find out when the effect wears off.
  • Crazy-Prepared: The Air Elementor had a Stasis Inhibitor to free himself and his cohorts.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: This is the nicest way you can describe the Ultimate Elementor's first fight with Max. He basically mops the floor with him. And even though Max fares better in their second fight, he still had the advantage. Had it not been for Max's quick thinking, he would've won.
    • And when they finally start working together, they regularly hand these out to Max.
  • Decomposite Character: The version from the older series was a single character who could turn into several elementsnote . In this series, Elementors are Mooks of one element each. Subverted in Elements of Surprise where they fuse into one being.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: The Earth Elementor.
  • Dumb Muscle: The Earth Elementor.
  • Elemental Baggage: The Ultimate Elementor can switch from an equal volume of each element. Inverted by the Air Elementor, when he disperses his element to ground airborne opponents.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: All of the Elementors have deep voices, with the Earth Elementor's being the deepest voice of the bunch.
  • Fusion Dance: A freak accident with the Air Elementor's stasis inhibitor causes them to merge into one being.
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences: When fused together, they have a tendency to do this after the episode Split Decisions.
  • Genius Bruiser: The Water Elementor, having constructed a spaceship from pieces of ships he took. The Air Elementor is also one.
  • Green Thumb: The Earth Elementor, and the Ultimate Elementor.
  • Healing Factor: The Earth Elementor can regenerate lost limbs from whatever earth is around.
  • Intangible Man: The Air and Water Elementors due to being made out of, well, air and water.
  • Joker Immunity: They are one of the most popular characters of the franchise. Despite they were supposedly killed in Team Turbo thanks to a combined attack from Max's Team Turbo, they return in Turbo-Warriors, alive and well. Nonetheless, Killed Off for Real they are killed in the latter film.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The Air Elementor is this, in his first appearance he took on Max Steel and all of N-Tek by himself and purposely lost so he could free his brother Ultralinks. And it gets taken to further levels after the Fusion Dance.
  • Large and in Charge: The Air Elementor is the largest Elementor in the group and the strongest of them all.
  • The Leader: The Air Elementor.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The Elementors are remarkably strong and agile despite their size.
  • Made of Air: The Air Elementor, obviously.
  • Making a Splash: The Water Elementor.
  • Mind Hive: The accident causes the Elementors's minds to fuse into one body, causing them to constantly vie for control. The Air Elementor is the dominant personality.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Metal Elementor's constant putdowns gave them the motivation to hand over the first piece of the Turbo Star even though it was clearly not in Metal Elementor's or Makkino's interest for them to hand it over.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: The Ultimate Elementor
  • Playing with Fire: The Fire Elementor.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: As with all Ultralinks.
  • Shock and Awe: The Ultimate Elementor and the Air Elementor.
  • Taken for Granite: The Water Elementor was defeated when Max Steel mixed clay and limestone in him making cement and heat dried with a blast of TURBO energy.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: They spend more time arguing with Dredd and each other than they do fighting Max. Ultimately deconstructed in the episode Split Decisions. When their arguing becomes too intolerable, the Air Elementor decides to hold a contest to settle it once and for all. Using a device, they would split into their original forms and separately hunt for Max. The winner would be The Leader. Their contest ends in a stalemate as none of them could capture Max, but it teaches them that it would be more productive to work together instead of arguing.
  • Took a Level in Badass: All four of them do when they combine, proving to be more than a match for Max. And they take an even further level when they actually start working together as one, regularly handing Max his ass.
  • Tunnel King: The Earth Elementor can dig through the ground at tremendous speed.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Extinguishing the Fire Elementor's flames will cause him to pass out.

     Chomp, Blast and Prism 
Three Ultralinks who were introduced in Season 2. Chomp bonded with a Venus flytrap, Blast bonded with a laser blaster and Prism bonded with diamond.

     Metal Elementor 
A Megalink who bonded with a statue made of metal. Debuted in Season 2.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: His body is made of various metals.
  • Fusion Dance: Absorbs Ultimate Elementor to form Mega Elementor after Ultimate Elementor's failures.
  • Bad Boss: Constantly bashing on Ultimate Elementor's constant failure.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: As with all Ultralinks.

An Ultralink who accidentally linked with Fishy.

A Megalink that linked with a gaming console and forcibly served as Toxzon's ally.

     X 376 
Steel's evil clone created by Makino to upload a reprogrammation virus on Steel, thus forcing him to be evil.
  • Evil Knockoff: To Steel.
  • Killed Off for Real: After "Reprogrammed", X376 was never seen again, but he was still alive in the sewers, leaving his fate ambiguous.

     Reaper Links 
A pair of Ultralinks that bonded with grim reaper statues in Definetely Fear the Reaper.

Black Star Council

Voiced by: Giles Panton
An alien bounty hunter who hunts down Ultralinks to bring them to justice for the Council.
  • All There in the Manual: Ven-Ghan's backstory never was told in the second season and it was only revealed on a webpage on Cartoon Network months prior to the release of the second season.
  • Portal Network: Uses one to hold his equipment and fight.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He first appears trying to capture Steel for his crimes, but eventually understands that Max and him are fighting in the same same side and decide to team-up with him and N-Tek to stop Makino once for all.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: After the events of "Final Countdown Part Two", Ven Ghan wasn't seen again nor mentioned by any character. His last appearance (but non-canon) was in the mini episode "The Captive".

Another Alien Bounty hunter in the Black Star Council's employ and Vangan's former Teacher turned nemesis after his employers outed him as a traitor.
  • It's Personal: A long while back, Ven Ghan snubbed him on a bounty once, He took rather personally and has had a knife aimed at his former pupil ever since.


     Lord Nexus 
Voiced by: Charles Zuckermann
The leader of the enigmatic Nexus legion. He plans on deprive humanity's acess to technology, so he would force them to join his society.
    Dr. Prometheus Halifax/Terrorax 
Voiced by: Mark Oliver
A highly influent member of the Nexus organization and the founder of the Halifax Industries. He led a project to exploit Max's Turbo Energy's real potential, which eventually led to the creation of the Terror Energy. He debuted on Turbo-Charged.

  • Adapted Out: Terrorax is the rebooted version of Psycho (or heavily inspired by him), who had a key role on Max Steel's origins on the classic series. He was completely absent from the reboot (albeit Dread replaces him as Max's arch-nemesis in the new series) until the 2017 films, in which he is the one responsible for the origins of Max's new green Turbo powers.
  • Arc Villain: Terrorax appears as the main villain of Turbo-Charged and Turbo-Warriors.
  • Achilles' Heel: His weak point is Max's green T.U.R.B.O. Energy, which he ironically forced the hero to create.
  • Big "NO!": When Max ruins his plans by the end of Turbo-Charged.
  • Black Shirt: Terrorax was extremely loyal to Nexus and wanted to serve him by any means. Following his crushing defeat on "Turbo-Charged", Terrorax returns and obssesed to satisfy Nexus, and this obsession eventually leads to his death.
  • Break Them by Talking: Max does this to Terrorax in their last battle by the end of Turbo-Charged. Terrorax was so desperate that he started to shake while trying to retaliate Max's arguments.
  • Captain Obvious Reveal: At some point on Turbo-Charged, Prometheus puts his mask on and he is revealed to be the one who stole Max's Turbo Energy in the beginning of the film.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: He does this with Max in the beginning of "Turbo-Charged". Besides permanently unlinking Steel from him, he makes the hero generate so much energy that he unloks a new variation of his power. After Terrorax obtains the T.U.R.B.O. Energy examples from Max, he commands the Nexus agents to electrocute Max's friends, just to see the demise of their friend and leader.
  • The Dragon: To Nexus.
  • Hoist By His Own Petard: Terrorax dies by falling in a green T.U.R.B.O. energy current. Ironically, he forced Max to create this energy, so he pretty much died in the hands of his own creation.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Invoked with Terrorax's mutant form and his dragon form, which has a much deeper voice than usual.
  • Evil Laugh: He does this when he is activating Team Terror.
  • Giggling Villain: In his human form, Prometheus tended to giggle a lot.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: In the end of Turbo-Warriors, Terrorax burns to ashes while screaming.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Terrorax's mouth is full of pointy teeths. His toy form (resembling a cross between a clown, gargoyle and a demon) has its mouth full of fangs.
  • I Know Your True Name: Terrorax, alongside with a legion of people, knows about Max, Steel and Team Turbo's secret identities.
  • Kickthe Dog: Briefly seen by the end of Turbo-Warriors. After fighting for a while against Max, Terrorax confesses that his powers were incredible and attempts to make him see the world dominated by Nexus. In this vision, the world fell on anarchy and chaos, Team Turbo were killed (they also shown their dead bodies and they were presumably killed by Max), and Max, Terrorax, and lord Nexus rulling the humanity with few Nexus agents gloryfing them. Not mentioning Terrorax's evil laugh when the aforementioned trio is shown.
  • Mad Doctor: He was once a doctor before he allied with the Nexus legion.
  • Moral Event Horizon: After Terrorax tortures Max and corrupts his energy and finally creates his own version used for mass destruction, Max gets extremely angry with him and says what he had done was unforgivable. After defeating him (which causes him to left his body deformed and with a hole in the chest), his base starts to fall apart, and Max and his team rescue Night Howl, Snare and Monster, yet Terrorax is left behind to perish.
  • Obviously Evil: In his first appearance, Prometheus wears a mask resembling a demon with a permanent evil grim. Not mentioning his attire with dark colors. And later on, when Max and Alex invades his building, he is with a smirk on his face and saying that he knew that Max was there all along.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Terrorax shows various similiarities with Miles Dread, as he is voiced by the same person, is a billionaire, is obsessed over Max's Turbo Energy, and used it for evil purposes.
  • Slasher Smile: His toy form invokes this, as he has a permanent evil grim (which resembles his classic counterpart). Originally, Terrorax's model would be always smiling.
  • Satanic Archetype: While his animated counterpart doesn't exactly looks like a demon, his toy line counterpart does. And really well.
  • The Man Behind the Man: To Nexus. He is firstly presented as the main antagonist of Turbo-Charged before Max and his team discover that Nexus is the man behind the Nexus legion.
  • Villainous Breakdown: "NO, I'M TERRORAX! AND YOU...YOU'RE NOTHING!"
  • Was Once a Man: He injects Terror Energy into himself and transforms into a monster. First character of the show to deliberately cause his own mutation too.
  • Would Hit a Girl: At some point in Turbo-Charged, Terrorax violently grabs Tempestra and squeeze her until she transforms back to her Turbo Base Mode and finally tosses her like a ragdoll.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Terrorax's toy line form and animated form are completely different from each other; in fact, only their colors and the spike patterns are similar.
    Team Terror
Terrorax's terrible twisted minions!
Team Turbo's evil counterparts. Night Howl is a mechanically enhanced predator, Snare is a assassin robot who is constantly seeking for ways of eliminate the human life and Monstro is an aberration of science that suffers with a genetic metamorphosis.
  • Adaptational Curves: Night Howl's animated counterpart has a more slightly muscular build compared to his toy line counteraprt, while Snare looks bigger unlike his animated version who is very thin.
  • Adorable Evil Minions: The creatures that Monstro expels are cute rather than terryfing, yet appearances may deceive: they kill people by eating them alive.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Snare. He turned against his own creator and killed him. Ironically though, he was created to find multiple methods to execute the human race, and since he executed his own creator, it surely worked.
  • The Brute: Monstro.
  • Diagonal Cut: In "Turbo-Charged", Max defeats Monstro by slicing him in three.
  • Killed Off for Real: The entire team is individually taken down by Max and La Fiera in Turbo-Warriors.
  • Killer Robot: Snare, the evil counterpart of Tempestra, is a robot programmed with more than six million ways of exterminating the human life and stated that no one ever managed to escape from his cold hands, even his creator.
  • Serial Killers: Team Terror are confirmed to be assassins according to the spanish trailer of Turbo-Charged. Yet Night Howl and Monstro didn't stated that they murdered people, Snare confirmed that he killed many persons.
  • Off with His Head!: With Snare in "Turbo-Warriors".
  • Pokémon Speak: Zigzagged with Monstro, as the only word he can say is his name, but he can perfectly shout the Nexus legion's battle cry.
  • The Psycho Rangers: They are the oppose of Team Turbo. Night Howl is La Fiera's evil counterpart, Snare is Tempestra's evil counterpart and Monstro is C.Y.T.R.O.'s evil counterpart.
  • Meaningful Name: Night Howl's name makes an allusion to the fact that he is a wolf, whom are animals that emit howls and have night habits. Monstro was only nicknamed by Terrorax, as the word "monstro" is the only word he can say. Snare's name makes an allusion to his traps that he uses to execute his victims.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Snare.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: Monstro, likely due to his proportions, remained as a character exclusive for the animation.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Night Howl and Snare's designs are much different than their animated counterpart, especially with the latter, whom looks like a completely new character.
    Nexus Agents 
"We Are Legion, We Are One, We Are Nexus!"
The members of the Nexus legion. All of them wear masks.
  • The Blank: Their masks are completely blank. They only have holes for the eyes and a stretched letter N on the region of the eyes.
  • Evil Minions: Some of them doesn't fight. The ones seen in the Halifax building are an example.
  • Faceless Goons: All of them wear a mask with a stretched letter N in the region of the eye.
  • Malevolent Masked Men
  • Masquerade Ball: When Max and Alex goes to the Halifax Industries building, they find various Nexus agents in a party/reunion.
  • Mooks: Some of them carry weapons, such as blasters, but as expected, they are easily defeated by Max.
  • White Mask of Doom: The men and women on the Halifax Industries building were using these. There are few Nexus agents that wear white masks also.

Minor Characters

    Alien Scientist 
Voiced by: Brian Drummond

A mysterious alien scientist who was working on floating technology and eventually created Makino, whom was made to absorb and expand. Upon Makino realized his immense power, he bonded with his own creator and killed his assistant and proceeded to start his destructive path through the galaxies.

  • Bad Boss: To his assistant.
  • For the Evulz: Probably the reason why he created Makino in first place.
  • Killed Off for Real: In "Final Countdown Part Two", his body (which is Makino's main form) is oblitared thanks to a massive explosion of T.U.R.B.O. Energy.
     Commander Kilgore 
Voiced by: Andrew Francis

A one-time character introduced in Team Turbo Fusion Tek. He is the commander of USA's nation forces.

  • Talking to Himself: In a scene of the film, Max talks with Kilgore, whose voice is not so different from Max's, just a little deeper.
     Copper Canyon Mayor 
Voiced by: Brian Dobson

The unnamed mayor of Copper Canyon. Not much is known about him, but he was elected eleven years prior to the series' events.

    Dr. Thornhill 
Voiced by: Michael Dobson

Max's teacher.


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