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How are you not getting this?! My parents don't care about shit like this! They are NOT! COMING! EVER!

—"Parents' Day"

Max is a camper at Camp Campbell and the main protagonist of Camp Camp. His deeply cynical attitude about the camp clashes sharply with David's perky demeanor. His initial main goals included escaping the camp and "breaking David's façade". After Season 1, however, he has changed his focus to creating general mischief for his own amusement.

Appearance

Max is a relatively short kid with a thin build, poofy black hair, bluish-green eyes, and sunshade skin. He often has bags under his eyes. He wears a contrasting blue hoodie with a Camp Campbell yellow T-shirt underneath, blue jeans, and red shoes with white stripes and black laces.

Personality

A jaded ten-year-old that is extremely pessimistic and seems to despise a wide variety of things, especially Camp Campbell. Max has a colorful vocabulary that he is not afraid to use - especially around authority figures. Across the series, Max has said the most swears of all characters. He is a rather extreme troublemaker, evidenced by how he was more than happy to mentally traumatize Space Kid to stop his excitement about space in "Space Camp Was a Hoax" and use blackmail against Gwen just for the fun of it in "Gwen Gets a Job". He even stated himself that "There's only one camper at Camp Campbell worse than him, (Nurf) and it's me." Camp Counselor Gwen has referred to Max by the nickname "Satan".

Despite all of this he is much more mature than his fellow campers - to the point where Camp Counselor David and Gwen ask for only his assistance regarding difficult issues. For example, in the Halloween special "NIGHT OF THE LIVING ILL", when Gwen asks for the campers' help, she addresses them as "Max. Kids. We need you to go get medicine." In "Quartermaster Appreciation Day", David is running towards all of the campers and he shouts out "Max! Max! I think we have a problem!"

Due to his maturity, he does not engage in childish activities and shows a lack of fear in terrifying situations. He is also very smart, as he does not fall for the other camper's tricks but often uses his own to great effect. For example, Max was the only camper that Neil was unable to get addicted to his Chat Bot in "Anti-Social Network".

Even though Max is not the nicest camper, he is far from a horrible person. At the end of "The Order of the Sparrow," he manages to convince the entire camp to help him create the perfect summer camp just for David. He also shows surprise and horror when the Quartermaster kills the Squirrel King in "Mascot". In "Parent's Day," it's confirmed that Max's parents are neglectful towards him as Max's file reveals he wasn't signed up for any specific camp, which shows they didn't care enough to give him a purpose and sent him to Camp Campbell just to avoid him. The sign-up sheet is shown to only include his first name and his age, implying that his parents didn't care enough to put his last name or contact information if he got in trouble or was hurt.

He shows visible distress when the other camper's parents are seen to care for them, and even begins tearing up when his 'campless' status is revealed. Also in the same episode, Max actually shows interest and sympathy in Space Kid's parents' absence, until he finds out that his uncle, Buzz Aldrin, came instead and became angry.

Affiliation

Main article: Affiliation

Trivia

  • Unlike the other campers, Max's parents "didn't care" enough to sign him up for a specific camp, leaving him without a purpose at Camp Campbell. [1]
    • The fact that Max's parents just left his papers with only his first name and age written on it, without revealing his last name, contact number or any other information proves that his parents didn't care for him at all, to the point where if something bad were to happen to Max, the camp would not be able to contact his family about it or take him back.
    • Their neglect may also be why he hoped the other camper's parents would fail at supporting their children, insinuating that Max may be jealous of how the other kid’s parents care for them and his own don't.
  • While discussing Ered's nickname in "Camp Cool Kidz", Nikki calls Max a "first-part nicknamer", indicating that "Max" is not his full first name.
  • In "Camp Cool Kidz," Max reveals that his parents left their home country. This reveals that Max's ethnic background is not American. Another fact to prove this theory is that Max also claims that "People in sheets got [him] concerned," which is most likely a reference to the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist cult that hates and targets non-Caucasian ethnicities.
    • In "The Order of the Sparrow," Max is implied to be of Indian descent after David claims that he is like an Indian chief, which Neil replies to with "Like Max?" He was also offended by David's costume, saying "Wow, that is racist." in response to David's "WOWOWOWOWOWO!" This might be pointing out the fact that people constantly call Native Americans "Indians" by mistake, causing Max to get offended because he is actually Indian, not Native American.
  • Max, as shown in "Journey to Spooky Island," is not easily scared, although he is visibly disturbed in instances (such as when he witnesses Quartermaster and his friends taking part in sexual affairs in the dungeon underneath Campbell's Summer Home, or when he was forced to regurgitate a bunch of handkerchiefs connecting to Ered's skateboard, a rabbit and Quartermaster's hook, as well as when Jermy suddenly butts into their huddle in Jermy Fartz).
    • He also doesn't believe in the afterlife, cheerfully stating, "When you die, you're faced with eternal nothingness. It's gonna be great."
  • Max is skilled in knitting, as shown when he was able to knit a cloth dummy of himself in "Escape from Camp Campbell," as well as additional dummies for Neil and Nikki.
  • Max is also seen to be skilled in knot tying as shown in "Camp Cool Kidz" when David compliments his skills and comments on how he was torn at how he used these very skills to tie him and Gwen onto the flagpole.
  • Before Neil and Nikki, Max apparently had at least one friend in Camp Campbell, Chucky, whom he mentions he misses in "Reigny Day".
  • Max and David are the only characters whose ages have been clearly established. With Max's age (10) being revealed by Gwen in "Gwen Gets a Job", later confirmed in "Parents' Day". And with David's age (24) revealed in his Tinder profile in "Romeo and Juliet II: Love Resurrected".
  • Max is shown to have a habit of looking up "what boobies looked like" whenever he gets his hands on anything that's connected to the internet.
  • Max wears his blue hoodie over his yellow shirt as an act of rebellion and that he would rather sweat through it all day than show that he's from Camp Campbell.
  • Max has a teddy bear named Mr. Honeynuts.
  • Max and Neil share a tent. This is mentioned in "Reigny Day" when Max says "Well, more tent for me" after everyone assumed that Neil was dead, and later proven in "Mind Freakers" after he is seen waking up while Neil was eager to find out how Harrison did the trick.
    • Max and Neil also share a coffee maker that's propped up on a log.
  • It is a reasonable guess that Max has some form of depression, due to his neglectful parents, and the fact that he once stated that he cries himself to sleep in "Into Town."
  • Max has a habit of stealing and digging through David's personal information and belongings, such as when he asked for David's Social Security Number in exchange for his help to make Nurf behave in the episode "David Gets Hard", or when he uses David's credit card in order to pay for his pre-order of 500 cookies from the Flower Scouts in exchange for their help to get David and Bonquisha back together, or when he outright steals his phone for either pranking purposes or personal gain, examples of these is when he used it to lead Bonquisha on in the episode "Romeo & Juliet II: Love Resurrected" or simply to order himself pizza in "Parents' Day".
  • Max is so far the only character to have appeared in every episode of the show.
  • In "A Camp Camp Christmas, or Whatever," Max, along with Neil and Nikki, are shown to sing their first ever song in the series.
  • Max is shown to be able to sound suave enough for online women to think that they're actually talking to a man their age to the point where he leads them on and breaks their heart. When in fact they're only talking to a ten-year-old, as shown in "Romeo and Juliet II: Love Resurrected" when he snatches David's phone and messes with his Tinder.
  • Max is shown to have a sweet tooth, as revealed in "Foreign Exchange Campers", and more prominently shown in "Cameron Campbell the Camp Campbell Camper".

Gallery

To see the full gallery, go to Max/Gallery.

References

  1. Parents' Day