Max is the son of the school principal at Hearst High and is the older brother of Mia. He is the main enemy from Hearst High of the school the player creates. When you meet Julian, Max has just joined the Hearst High football team and is the reason Julian is benched and subsequently transfers to the player's school in search of a team who will value him just as much as he values football itself. He is shown to be dating Kara, until she breaks up with him in the quest The Victory Banquet. Shortly after, he starts dating Lacey.
Max has blonde hair in a short tousled hairstyle, blue eyes and olive skin tone. He wears the Level 1 Jock outfit with color variation; orange, white and green to represent Hearst High.
Personality & Characteristics
Max has been described as a rude, selfish, vain and unkind person (a bully), who, along with Kara, is willing to go to great lengths to sabotage (though he has yet to succeed) your school's plans to stay open. He shows no affection for his sister, Mia, and this became obvious after she warned the MC's school about the schemes Hearst High cooked up, and then transferred to your school. But, it seems does actually care about his sister as in Mia's Story, he became angry at Julian and the MC after seeing them at the hospital Mia was staying at, thinking they had something to do with Mia's relapse. His softer side is also shown in his date quests as he was willing to do anything to gain the MC's approval and the look on his face when he was speaking about his childhood. This also gave some insight into why he is the way he is, most likely because his father, much like Julian's, is constantly pressuring him to be the best. He seems to like expensive designer clothing brands like Brooks Brothers and loves his luxurious lifestyle.
Max is Mia's older brother. In Life is a Beach, it is mentioned by Mia that she and Max used to spend a lot of time with each other and were very close until he became a football star and become a total jerk. This is evident by the bunk bed they used to share together in their vacation house and the childhood picture that Mia accidentally broke. In Mia's Story Max knows all about Mia's eating disorder and was worried when he found out what happened to her; even going to the hospital. Despite all of the misunderstanding between them and Mia transferring to the MC's school it's still evident that they still love one another and care for each other.
Back at Hearst High, Julian and Max were rivals and enemies. Max was the football captain so Julian had to do anything that Max wanted in order to get playing time on the field and even then, Julian did not get to play much. It is hinted at that the reason why Max didn't let Julian play is that he was threatened by Julian's talent. Julian and Max often get into fights, both physical and verbal, and still hate each other, even though they go to different schools.
Prior to the beginning of High School Story, she was dating Max and they were known as the "power couple" at Hearst High. Cracks in their relationship began appearing in the quest, Something Wicked, when Max refused to watch Kara in a production of MacBeth and his mistreatment of her. They break up after Kara defends herself and he moves on quickly and starts dating Lacey.
Max is Lacey's current boyfriend. When they first met, they began flirting with each other immediately even though Kara and Max were still together. Soon after he breaks up with Kara, he and Lacey start going out. They are similar; both are sometimes unnecessarily cruel and will resort to anything to get what they want.
- He is a big fan of Ezra's music, and has expressed a desire for him to transfer to Hearst.
- He does the P90X workout.
- He is Hearst High's Homecoming King, most likely due to his father's influence.
- During a date in the Fantasy Photo Booth, you find out cooking relaxes him.
- Mia mentions in Getting on Track that Max's birthday is October 13th, making him a Libra in western zodiac.
- He plays the Running Back position on Hearst's football team, as revealed in Hearst School Story.