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Maximum Ride and her other Flock members are in danger. Max and Fang tell the others that they've located Iggy's parents. Iggy decides he wants to be. A description of tropes appearing in Maximum Ride. is illegal and to get down right now so they can have their parents called. People love to have the Flock meet Tobias, since they're both bird/human. .. The main characters are six kids with wings and were all created by lab experiments and claim to be only 2% bird. This is a list of characters in the Maximum Ride young adult fiction book series by James Patterson. Contents. 1 Maximum Ride; 2 Fang; 3 Iggy; 4 Nudge; 5 The Gasman (Gazzy); 6 Angel Max is one of the two members of the Flock who found her parents; Iggy is the other. Yet she is the only one to love her parents, Iggy.
Plus, he knows how to cookin contrast to de facto leader Max. The kids are all able to hotwire cars with ease, thanks to training their sort-of adopted sort-of dad, Jeb, gives them.
While Max tells the readers that it works nothing like how it's shown on TV, she refuses to go into specifics for fear of inspiring a bunch of readers to steal cars.
Max has a "Voice" Went from Mad Scientist to helpful parental figure back to mad scientist, and he's been attempting to play the father figure again lately. Although another possibility is that he's been good the whole time and that his daughter Max refuses to let go of her hatred and accept that. Sadly, not long after this, he expires and dies. The Flock and Jeb hold a funeral for him. The number of these is disturbingly high. But that's kind of the point of School's Out — Forever.
Max at least has noticed that Fang's track record involves this.Maximum Ride Manga ~ Episode 2 [FANDUB]
The villains in School's Out — Forever. They replace Max with a clone and have her infiltrate the flock. Apparently they forgot that Angel whom they gave the power to can read minds. I Just Want to Be Normal: In fact, in Max, she so desperately wants to go to a "normal" school, that she's willing to cut her own wings off. She doesn't, though, because Max lets her go.
After a while, she comes back, wings and all. Max herself is pretty desperate, hence why she is so attached to Dr. Martinez and Ella the only two people besides Jeb and the Flock to act like an actual family to her. She also is desperate enough to move closer to "normal" at one point that she tries to hack a chip in her arm out with a jagged piece of sea shell and nearly bled to death.
Max says this to Angel after the two have a chat about how beautiful the leader is: The clone meant to replace Max has little knowledge of the flock, which means she doesn't know that Iggy is the Team Chef despite being blind, while she is supposed to be a terrible cook. Her cover is blown by the fact that six-year-old Angel is a mind readerand was never fooled in the first place.
Fang is supposed to be silent and expressionless. He's described as a "brick wall" multiple times. However, he is no less talkative than the other characters, and expresses emotion normally most of the time. In the few cases he doesn't, the narrator doesn't fail to point it out. She has to get drugged up to get rid of the chip in her arm. I love you sooo much!!! It is also the day Max and Company find out that [[ Wham Episode: The Final Warning was essentially a page Author Filibuster about global warming.
In The Angel Experiment, Angel is very upset when the scientists experimenting on her continue to refer to her as "it". Fang can make himself blend in so much that people have to focus really hard to notice him. Fang was veering dangerously close to this territory earlier on in the series.
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He flirted blatantly with several girls other than Max over the course of the series, but when she dated someone else, of course he became jealous. Not to mention the fact that when she finally complained to him about it for real, he acted as though nothing had happened and basically disregarded what she said.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She can be particularly rude and such to other people, but she undeniably cares about the Flock and her mom and biological sister. Knight Templar Big Sister: She's normally a calm and easy-going person. However, she treats the flock like her own brothers and sisters. If you're foolish enough to threaten one of themyou're gonna regret it. The series suffers heavily from this, especially in the later books. Pretty close to everything in the entire series is still unresolved, and each book creates more mysteries at a furious pace.
It would be a lot easier to list what actually has been resolved, or at least handwaved. Total says this in MAX, before walking away with Akila.
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Timmy's in the well. If you know what I mean. Max has a headache, but swaps it out for "an overwhelming desire to set these animals free" when talking to Fang. He says to her that if they are both still alive in 20 years and the world was still in one piece, he will meet her at the top of the cliff where they met the hawks in The Angel Experiment. When Maya first arrives, he thinks this is a bad idea, making it even harder to be apart from Max, but he soon starts to notice differences and recognizes Maya as a unique individual.
He also mentions several times that he has felt attracted to her. Meanwhile, he is jealous of Dylan, who loves Max. He almost accepts him toward the end, saying that "he is trying to be a team player. He travels to North America, trying to find a girl who posted something on his blog. Fang soon has to fight erasers and comes across Dylan. Dylan tries to save him, but blacks out. Fang than has to fight off a few erasers. They tear off his left wing before being killed.
At the end, Dylan brings Fang back to life by killing himself. We also learn that Max and Fang slept with each other, leading to Max's pregnancy. Iggy[ edit ] Iggy is a year-old avian-human hybrid turns 15 in Fang. He is blind but has adjusted well. Like all the others [except for Max, Fang, and Angel] he has not developed gills, and thus cannot breathe underwater.
A Maximum Ride NovelIggy is described as six feet tall and skinny. He has really pale skin, strawberry-blonde hair, and light blue eyes. His wings span over fourteen feet and are a light grey in color, sometimes being considered as white when Angel once compares him to an albatross. He is sarcastic by nature. Iggy is blind because the Whitecoats at the School experimented on his eyes. He can distinguish the Flock members by their voice and foot steps. He is described as being a good cook. He loves explosives and is a skilled bomb-maker, usually working with the Gasman to destroy a target.
He is described as being very smart. In School's Out Forever Iggy learns about his past; his real name is James Griffiths and he was kidnapped by the School when he was four months old. He finds his parents and decides to leave the Flock; However, he soon returns after he learns that his parents were only interested in making money off his story.
When the Flock members reunite, they go to Dr. In AngelIggy is brainwashed by the Doomsday Group. Max, Dylan, and Angel snap him out of it by forcing him under cold water. In " Maximum Ride: Forever " Iggy learns that Ella is dead. He travels with Gazzy to America and find survivors there, but then Dylan tracks them down and seemingly kills them both.
It is later revealed that he is alive and help take down the Remedy. Nudge[ edit ] Nudge is an year-old avian-human hybrid turns 12 in Fang. She is fairly tall with curly brown hair, mocha colored skin, and dark-brown eyes. She is African American, as Max describes.
Nudge is a "motormouth" which Max says repeatedly, the flock calls her the Nudge channel because when she's awake it's all Nudge all the time. Nudge's wings are a tawny brown, sometimes described as cream in coloration. She doesn't like rats. Her real name is Monique; Tiffany-Krystal is her alternate name she likes it better than her real nameand her code is Ngnh. Nudge can sense old emotions, attract metal to her hand, and hack into almost any computer system.
Sensing old emotions has its disadvantages; she feels great distress when touching something which has seen great sadness, as she did at the Vietnam Memorial. Of all the Flock, Nudge is the one most determined to find her biological parents and exhibits a strong desire to be normal, up to the point where she even wishes to get rid of her wings which never happens. She is feminine, loves fashion, and is concerned with her appearance. Nudge is the most agreeable character, usually allied with Max.
She uncharacteristically leaves the Flock with Maxbut soon returns. The Gasman Gazzy [ edit ] Gazzy is an 8-year-old avian-human hybrid turns 9 in Fang. His wings resemble a barn owl 's in color, and his wingspan is 10 feet 3.
He earned his name because he frequently passes gas. Gazzy is Angel's older brother; they are the only members of the Flock who are blood relatives and share the same blue eyes and blond hair Gazzy has a cowlick. Gazzy has a fear of spiders. Gazzy is skilled in mimicry and ventriloquism. He can pass gas at will, giving off a mushroom cloud of green gas. He, along with Iggy, is skilled at making bombs and has a lot of knowledge about them, as Max states, "You could lock the Gasman in a padded cell with some dental floss and a bowl of Jell-O, and he'd find a way to make something explode.
In Max he and Iggy turned the "dumb-bots" into "popcorn" at the Flock's safe house by shooting a lightning rod at a crowd of them. They dub this the "Gaz-Ig-Nart" technique, using it once more against a nuclear submarine when Dumb-bots attacked it. Gazzy also knows a lot of information about guns, which is briefly shown in Max when he and the rest of the flock are training at the Navy Base in Hawaii.
In AngelGazzy is traumatized after nearly allowing Jeb to die after a plane crash. Afterwards, he and Angel join the Doomsday Group as spies for the Flock. At the end of the book, Gazzy has seven minutes to disarm an arsenal of bombs and poison gas in Paris and is mostly successful. Angel[ edit ] Angel is the youngest of the flock, a 6-year-old avian-human hybrid has a birthday, her seventh, with the rest of the Flock in Fangbut said that she turned seven in Max.
She has curly blonde hair, blue eyes, and white wings that make her look angelic. According to Max, Angel "hit the genetic jackpot", developing a variety of powers throughout the series.
She is telepathic and can influence most people to do her will. Angel can breathe underwater, talk to animals, send animals mental messages, and change her appearance at will, although this power is mentioned only once or twice throughout the series. Angel is also a prophet, she forsees Fang's "death" and the end of the world.
Angel owns a small black Scottish Terrier named Total, whom she stole from the Institute for Higher Living, and a small stuffed bear dressed as an angel named Celeste. Although she is somewhat claustrophobic unlike the rest of the Flock, she also likes small cozy spaces. Max describes Angel's bed in their original house as "like a nest—full of stuffed animals, books, most of her clothes". She wants to replace Max and is more likely to disobey her than the others.
Angel disappeared after the explosion in Angel ; Max and the others mistakenly assume she is dead. In Nevermore, she was being held captive by the School. She was eventually rescued by the rest of the flock. In Forever, she ends up leading the mutant army to destroy the Remedy. He has the ability to leap great heights of up to fifteen feet or more and he can talk in English and French, and he could probably talk in more languages if he learned them.
Total seems to know more about recent history than the Flock does; he can identify Brad Pitt in Madame Tussaudsand opines that there were two shooters in the JFK assassination. He is refined, expressing disgust when Max refuses to stop and enjoy the sights of Paris. Total is devoted to Angel at first, gravitating towards Max as the series progresses. Angel never leaves Total behind; in the second book, the Flock returned to Anne's house for Total, although it was swarming with Erasers.
In the fourth book, Total falls in love with a white Malamute named Akila, who nearly dies in a hurricane. When he discovers she survived he licks her face, which she enjoys.
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However, Akila is a normal dog; she cannot understand Total when he speaks to her in English or French. Max talks to Total about this; Total says he can talk to Akila in his "native language" dog language. Total and Akila marry at the end of Fang. He reappears as a minor character in Angelstaying with Dr. Martinez and Ella while Akila visits her family after their honeymoon.
His small black wings, developed in The Final Warninghave grown to their full size, and he can fly without difficulty. She is also almost 5 years old. Like her parents, she is a human-avian hybrid with wings.
She is seen to be agile and smart, although exactly what abilities she inherited from her parents are currently unknown. Phoenix has brown eyes like Max and raven black hair and wings like Fang. Max says that although her name is Phoenix, she plans on giving her the ability to choose her own name like she did. She is only briefly spoken of in the last book of the series as she begins her first flying lessons with her family. Characters from the School[ edit ] Dr. Jeb Batchelder[ edit ] He is the mentor and teacher of the Flock, after helping the Flock escape, he leaves, supposedly dead.
When Angel is captured, the Flock sees him again, but as a white coat. Throughout the next few books, he is seen as one of the enemy whitecoats; at the end Saving the World and other Extreme Sportsit becomes clear that Jeb is a working as sort of a double agent for the Flock, though Max and her gang still see him as untrustworthy.
He is the father of Ariwho was turned into an Eraser when his father took the Flock from the School. Relations between the two become strained after this episode.
However, Jeb still demonstrates that although he may not be the best of fathers, he still loves his son. Also at the end of the third book, it is revealed that Jeb is Max's father: He and Max both had dirty blond hair as well as Aribut Jeb, unlike Max, has blue eyes.
Ari Batchelder[ edit ] The School made him hunt the Flock. He is the most wolf-like of the Erasers—always in a partially morphed state, he was once mistaken for Wolverine by a young boy at Disney World. Ari is illiterate; he, like Max, hears a Voice in his head too. As the son of Jeb Batchelder, he is Max's half-brother. When he was three years old his father disappeared with the Flock, leaving Ari in the care of the School's genetic scientists. His features before the transformation were dirty blond hair and blue eyes.
Despite his desire for Max's death, Ari admires her. He is willing to do anything to kill the entire group, especially Fang. The School saves him by realigning his spine and grafts a pair of wings onto his back. Ari also appears in "Schools Out Forever" when he plans to kidnap Max in order to win her approval and attention.
Ari's greatest desire is to have Jeb be proud of him; he is jealous of how his father dotes on Max. He expresses a desire to choke his father, and Jeb realizes he ought to pay more attention to him. He does not talk much, "as if he didn't think he had a right to an opinion.
In the middle of the fight, he suddenly dies. Jeb and the Flock attend Ari's makeshift funeral, each tossing dirt onto the casket; most say a few words. Max, Nudge, Total and Angel break down and cry. In the fifth book the Flock's new enemy, Mr. Chucreates an Ari lookalike robot in an attempt to frighten Max; it is destroyed in Iggy and Gazzy's explosion. In Nevermore, a clone of Ari that Jeb creates because he felt he could try to go back and correct his mistakes with Ari, brutally beats up Maya and she dies while in Fang's arms.
Ari has dirty blonde hair and blue eyes. In School's Out Forever, Max is kidnapped and replaced by Max II; however, she is exposed by announcing she was going to cook despite the fact that Max doesn't like to cook or can't cookby her ignorance of the Flock, and by Angel's mind-reading Angel very conveniently forgot that she could read minds until both Maxes were in the same room.
She had been spying on the Flock aided by Ari because they annoyed her. At the end of School's Out Forever, Max II fights what is supposed to be a death match with the original Max, who spares her because she regards her clone as another person. Max II seems convinced that the original Max is self-confident, but speaks with empathy when observing her. In Saving the World and Other Extreme Sportsthe Flock finds her at the headquarters of Itex in Germany with other mutants preparing for termination.
She warns the original Max about how fast Itex is killing the mutants and says that they have a day before they too are terminated. There are also clones of Nudge and Angel, but they are never mentioned again.
She returns in Angel where she has changed her name to Maya, gained a tolerance for teenage antics and a romantic interest in Fang, taken a pixie cut, added a magenta streak to her hair, and joined Fang's new group. Fang, at first, has some problems with Maya due to her resemblance to Max; he has to force himself not to kiss her.
Throughout the book, she tries to establish that despite being Max's clone, she has her own personality and feelings. Fang eventually appreciates this. In Nevermore, Maya falls while fighting Clone Ari; Fang catches her, but Ari suddenly elbows her in the rib cage, killing her in Fang's arms. As she dies, she tells Fang that she loves him.
Fang simply responds with, "I know," not reciprocating her love due to his true feelings of loving Max. Anne Walker[ edit ] Anne pretends to be and maybe an FBI agent, whom the Flock meets shortly after an attack which forces Fang to be taken to a hospital for treatment.
She offers the Flock who are disguised as children of missionaries protection in exchange for a chance to study them in "non-painful, noninvasive" ways. Anne also enrolls the Flock in a school without their knowledge.
When Iggy and Gazzy set off bombs in their new home she gives them hot chocolate and cookies, annoying Max. Living alone, she is unaccustomed to domesticity and struggles to cook and make her new guests comfortable. Her greatest success was the Flock's first Thanksgiving meal and she offers to adopt them—unsettling Max, who is jealous of Anne's position with the Flock. The Flock calls her the Nudge Channel because when she's awake it's "all Nudge, all the time.
Nudge can hack into computers with her ability to sense leftover emotions, also called psychometric, and she can draw metal towards her by will, like a magnet. Of the flock, Nudge is the one who most longs for the normality of the lives of other kids their age; in MAX, when Jeb offers the Flock to stay at a day and night school, Nudge wants to stay and get her wings cut off.
He is Angel's biological older brother, and they are the only blood related siblings of the Flock. He has a mischievous nature and makes fun of Max sometimes. He and Iggy are experts at constructing and setting off bombs and explosives, as Max states, "You could lock the Gasman in a padded cell with some dental floss and a bowl of Jell-O, and he'd find a way to make something explode. The Gasman's most useful ability is to perfectly mimic any voice. Max and Fang find a picture of baby Gazzy when they go check out what they think was Gazzy and Angel's old residence; the Flock sees the picture many times accidentally and sometimes purposefully throughout the series.
He is called The Gasman because he passes gas a great deal, owing to a problem with his digestive system. Additionally, he later develops a "skill": Angel[ edit ] Angel is 6 years old 7 in Max, Fang, Angel, and Nevermorewith blue eyes and curly blonde hair.
Angel is also the biological sister of The Gasman Gazzy. She obtains seemingly random powers at random times, but her most eminent power, lasting throughout the series, is the ability to read and control minds.
In The Angel Experiment, she uses her powers to convince a woman to buy her an expensive teddy bear that she names Celeste.
She acquires the ability to hold her breath underwater and swim in deep water at pressures that would crush a normal human as well as change her appearance into a 'bird of paradise' form and change her skin and eye color; however, after the initial introduction, this power is never mentioned again, except when she gets trapped under a snow pile in The Final Warning, but the attempt was unsuccessful. She is usually mistaken to be powerless and innocent, but she is truly extremely intelligent and dangerous.
Her ability to control people's minds gives her extreme power. In Fang, Angel believes that she is the strongest of the Flock, and holds a vote, temporarily kicking Max out of the group. She also has a 'Voice' in her head, like Max, but the Flock is unaware of this. Angel is portrayed as calculating, ruthless, and unstable in Fang, and has pointed a gun at Max to make enemies back off. In Angel, she seems to have calmed some of the extreme changes of her personality that occurred in Fang, and helps Max to balance her feelings for Fang and Dylan.
She appears to be content with her role and no longer bids for power, but advises Max, who is still suspicious of her. In the end, she volunteers to go undercover in a new evil organization The Doomsday Group.
She goes missing after she and Gazzy fail to defuse a bomb, and the others think she is dead. In fact, she is being held captive in an unknown location, and is continually told she is "most superior". In Nevermore, Angel is captured by The School again.
After many tests, they show Angel a video. Angel starts to cry as she realizes the video is of Iggy's operation that has left him permanently blind.
She watches the scientists prod and cut open Iggy's eyes until a whitecoat tells her they will be performing the same operation on her. After the operation, Angel loses her sight temporarily and nearly dies in a fire until Max and the Flock come to save her. When they escape to a 'tropical paradise', the world is being destroyed and she admits to Max she is the Voice, and she has been for years.
In Maximum Ride Forever, Angel, at first distrusted by Max but eventually called her "little prophet", leads an army of survivors and mutants against the Remedy after being shown visions on the apocalypse the Remedy caused.
Dylan[ edit ] Dylan is an avian-human hybrid who joins the Flock in Fang. He is said to be Max's "perfect other half", causing Max to refer to him as "Mr. Perfect", although Max and Fang are quite in love when they meet. He is six foot two inches tall with a foot wingspan and chocolate colored wings, and is usually described as handsome, with dark-blond hair and turquoise eyes, and is said to have a beautiful singing voice.
He is in love with Max, but he was programmed by the scientists to feel that way. Because of this, he and Fang do not see eye-to-eye until the end of Nevermore.
He was also made in a lab, created from a clone of a boy who had died in a car accident in the country of Canada. He is 8 months old in Fang. He learns how to fly when Max teaches him by pushing him off a roof.
His relationship with Max is complicated, but she does eventually start to like him. In Fang he is portrayed as somewhat meek, but appears to grow a backbone, even arguing with Max in Angel. The most notable argument in Angel starts at the beginning of the book with Dylan and Max arguing about how miserable Max has been since Fang left her. Dylan can heal himself almost instantly by placing his own saliva on his wounds and putting pressure on it.
In addition, he has extremely good vision and clairvoyance. In Angel, Max finds a new appreciation for Dylan, and a romance is sparked, though Max is usually confused and therefore harsh.
The first time Max allows Dylan to comfort her is in the desert where they embrace. Although she is confused, she allows him to get closer and closer to her. Later, in the book Nevermore, Dylan is told by a 'Voice' that he must capture Max's heart with all his might, so he takes her to a treehouse he made himself and kisses her then. Later, Fang re-appears after his own clan had been destroyed and Max realizes her mistake, choosing to be with Fang instead of a clone with programmed feelings.
Dylan goes on a rampage, destroying part of a town and even attempting to kill Fang. Dylan is nowhere to be seen, so Dr. Martinez seizes her chance and whisks the original flock to a tropical paradise. Dylan appears and states that he will be there for Max when the world ends so they would die together. Max is irked but doesn't respond to him. Since a meteor is coming to demolish the planet, Dylan goes to herd mutant hybrid kids into elaborate underground caves. In the end, Dylan helps pull Max from the water after the apocalypse.
In Maximum Ride Forever, Dylan is seemingly killed but in reality is kidnapped by the Remedy and turned into a Horseman. However, he becomes aware that the transformation was not successful as he still has free will; when tasked to kill the flock, instead of doing so, he fakes their deaths so that no other Horseman will be sent to truly kill them.
Eventually, Dylan despairingly but solemnly accepts that Max will always love Fang and he cannot be with her. He decides to sacrifice himself to bring Fang back to life in order to make Max happy. Phoenix has Fang's black hair and wings and Max's brown eyes, though her wings are more blue-ish and her eyes are light.
The series ends with Phoenix receiving her first flying lesson. He is described to have the characteristics of a Scottish terrier. When Total is rescued from the Institute, he is described as looking similar to Toto from The Wizard of Oz, which would make him a Cairn terrier. Total's character is not fully developed until School's Out Forever, when it is discovered that he has the ability to talk.
He is often humorous and dramatic, exemplified when he gets shot in the tail and isn't hurt largely, but still exaggerates the injury. Despite his dramatic nature, he can be mature when he wants to be and will not tolerate getting treated like a normal dog- even going as far as eating at the table with the rest of the flock. He is known to be a fan of culture, including theater and cuisine.
He has the ability to jump to great heights, and eventually grows his own tiny wings. Total is very loyal to Angel because she is the one that found him in an underground lab in N.
She belongs to Dr. Papa, one of the scientists on the boat that the flock took to Antarctica. Akila is killed by Cryenas in the final book in the series, "Maximum Ride Forever".
Jeb Batchelder[ edit ] Jebediah Batchelder is a scientist, and part of the group the 'School' that experimented on Max and the rest of the flock. He is 73 in the series, but that isn't confirmed by any character. He used to work at the School where the Flock was experimented on, but felt compassion for them and later broke them out and let them live with him. He lived with the Flock deep in the mountains for two years, where he taught them basic survival skills and how to fight so they can defend themselves.
Max refers to Jeb as the closest thing she had ever had to a father, although later her feelings for him are mixed. Jeb then disappeared, leaving the Flock alone to fend for themselves.