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Although it only ran for two seasons, Mighty Max has a rather colorful cast of characters.

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Professor MacDougall

Voiced by: Miriam Flynn

A scientist who discovered that werewolves were real and immortal protectors of nature. Naturally, being a Mad Scientist, she decided to do the only rational thing and kidnap every werewolf in Scotland, then drain their blood to try and become immortal herself. The rampant murder sprees brought on by her serum attracted the Mighty One's attention, and he eventually teams up with Cameron, the last werewolf not yet captured by the professor, in order to take her down.

MacDougall appears in the episode "Werewolves of Dunneglen." She is loosely inspired by Werewolf, from the horror head "Mighty Max Hounds Werewolf."

  • Ax-Crazy: Unlike most cases of Jekyll & Hyde, MacDougall is completely aware of the murderous rampages her "Hyde" form goes on and seems to be perfectly happy with them. She even cheerfully refers to Max and Cameron as "breakfast" before transforming for the final battle.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Her transformation is even larger than other werewolves!
  • I'm a Humanitarian: It's never made clear whether she eats the humans she kills or just tears them to pieces, but if her final line to Max is any indication, she's not opposed to the idea.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: In her case, "Hyde" is a beast only loosely related to the werewolves she draws her power from. Her transformation is about twice the size of a normal werewolf, with four arms and three heads.
  • Mad Scientist: Her goal was originally to try and create an Immortality Inducer from werewolf blood. It's not clear when or why she decided to switch to killing people for fun, but it clearly happened.
  • Only Sane Man: Subverted. She seems to be this early on, as she's the only person arguing for the innocence of the three people the constable has locked up in the station house. It's quickly revealed her real goal is much more evil. See A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, below.
  • Pet Monstrosity: Not MacDougall herself, but the villain she's based on has two of them: the Horror Hounds.
  • Shout-Out: MacDougall's three-headed wolf form may be a shoutout to the mythical Cerberus.
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Quite literally, given what she turns into. She's originally introduced as the Only Sane Man (or woman, in this case) and seems genuinely nice. She's notably the only person arguing for the innocence of the wrongly accused Cameron. We later find out she's a Mad Scientist, and she's only arguing for Cameron to be freed from jail so she can abduct him the same way she has the rest of his pack.


Introduced as a potential alternate Mighty One after one of Virgil's summons accidentally brought him to Tibet, Maximilian competes to determine who is the real cap-bearer in the Season 2 episode "Max vs. Max."

Needless to say, Maximilian is NOT the cap-bearer. What isn't so obvious at first is that he is The Mole being controlled by Skullmaster. His job was to ingratiate himself with the heroes, follow them into the Lost City, and steal the cap to let Skullmaster in so he could steal the Lemurian Arcana and repair the Crystal of Souls.

  • Dirty Coward: He pretty much cements his place as this when he abandons Max to be killed by a yeti, mere seconds after Max saved his life from the same yeti. It ends up getting Subverted, though, because it wasn't actually cowardice. He was trying to get Max killed, because that was part of his job as The Mole.
  • Evil Brit: Although his evilness doesn't become obvious until later, his Britishness is established heavily from the start.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Virgil is pretty much the only person involved who honestly believes Maximilian might be the rightful bearer of the cap. Max knows better, Norman knows better, and the audience definitely knows better.
  • Insistent Terminology: His parents are not ambassadors; they're special envoys. Justified, as while normal people might not know the difference an ambassador and a special envoy are actually very different things. note 
  • Mind Control: Thanks to a magical amulet, which is also how he communicates with his boss.
  • The Mole: And a relatively successful one. The only thing he doesn't manage to do is kill Max and/or get away.
  • Spoiled Brat: His parents are "special envoys" to Tibet, and his upper-class upbringing has clearly made him more than a little pompous. He gets better after he's freed from Skullmaster's control.

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