Category: Human, Mutant, Murderer
Origin: Pittsfield, VA
Habitat: Pittsfield, VA
General Description: At first glance, Max Harden might seem like a typical rebellious teenager. But don’t let his appearance fool you, for at some point of his life, Max has discovered a cave that mysteriously gave him an ability to move at incredible speeds at will. This ability, however, is temporary and diminishes with time, which forces Max to frequently visit the cave in order to “recharge.” Due to generally addictive nature of super-human abilities, Max is unable to live a normal life and is pretty much doomed to live the remainder of his life as a typical light-speed-junkie – killing cops, cheating on midterms, and using mid-nineties teenage slang.
Friends, Associates, and Sidekicks: Chastity Raines, Tony Reed
Sworn Enemies: Fox Mulder, Dana Scully
Special Powers: Ability to move at speeds approaching the speed of light, which allows Max to virtually stop time at will and perform various villainous acts undetected by human eye.
Weapons of Choice: Flash light
Weaknesses: Moving at enormous speeds slowly deteriorates Max Harden’s body. The more often he "recharges" the faster his body destroys itself.
Best Lines: - [to Scully] You must’ve been a Betty back in the day
Total Estimated Power Rating: 9
3 Intellect Points + 3 Base Physical Strength Points + 3 Points for Time Continuum Control
Danger Level: High. Max is quite unbalanced even by teenager standards. Remember that any object moving at the speed of light is a dangerous weapon, whether it’s a flash light, grain of sand, or an unruly teenager.
Identification: Watch Max closely - his body will appear to be blurred for a fraction of a second when he employs his super powers. His high speed movements can also be recorded on video, manifesting themselves as a slight blur in one of the frames.
How to Avoid: It really depends on whether Max wants to avoid you or not. Being home-schooled and avoiding any contact with teenagers is a good place to start, although nothing can truly guarantee your safety.
Suggested Actions in Case of Encounter: Try not to get his attention in any way. You don’t want him to be your enemy or your friend, for both types of relationship maybe deadly. Deadly for you that is.
Suggested Killing Techniques: If possible – just stay low and wait, Max does not have regenerating abilities and sooner or later he will self-destruct. If encounter is inevitable, try to find the cave that gives him his special powers and attempt to strike him before he recharges. For some pseudo-scientific reasons, this method will not work if you happen to be an adult.
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Movies and Books Featuring the Character:
- Rush (The X Files - Season 7 (1999))