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Maxwell the Smart
Race: Men
Faction: Haffaton
Class: Caster (Thinkamancer)

Proposed Canon

First Mentioned: IPTSF Text 54

First Appearance: Hvs.tCF 279

Maxwell was a Thinkamancer in service to the Side of Haffaton. He was said to have held the Side together. He croaked long ago. Everyone's relationship with him was complex, in part because he liked to experiment with Thinkamancy and caster links while intoxicated.

Isaac called him Mad Max and the second worst Baddie ever seen. Wanda didn't know him as Mad Max but said he was called Maxwell the Smart when honorifics were used.Hvs.tCF 279 She also didn't recall Maxwell to have any limitations in entering and leaving Magic Kingdom that a Baddie would have.

He was presumably the Thinkamancer responsible for the original casting of the Summon Perfect Warlord Spell.

It was during some of these link ups that Wanda's Box of Tricks and the Heroine buds were created, and Wanda was inspired to start her memorial stones after one with him and Komatsu.IPTSF Text 55

His death, while not actively done by Olive, was passively facilitated; according to Wanda, Maxwell experimented with his Thinkamancy and lost himself in it, and Olive "denied him the way back" and "would not rescue him."IPTSF Text 55


Calling Maxwell a Baddie may be an exaggeration made by Isaac, given the nature of Maxwell's Signamancy, especially since the Great Minds did not punish him as harshly as Bunny was.

Link-Up Creations

Through his link-ups, Maxwell helped create the following:

Casters Item
Barton A Sentient Scarecrow
Barton A Living Lion from a Cloth Golem
Barton Mannequin Sentries
Komatsu A Sentient Metal Golem
Hero Buds
Box of Tricks

Real World References

Dr. Maxwell Cade was an English physicist in the 1970s who was doing psycho-biological research on meditation and the altered states of the consciousness. In addition to research, he codeveloped the "Mind Mirror", a portable EEG machine that could monitor the alpha, beta, delta and theta rhythms from each brain hemisphere simultaneously.

A simpler reference is to Maxwell Smart of the television series Get Smart, given the conceptual link between thinking (Thinkamancy) and being smart. "Would you believe..." and "That's the second <most adjective> <noun> I've ever seen!" are catchphrases of Maxwell Smart that Isaac uses when talking about Maxwell.

This may also be a reference to James Clerk Maxwell and his famous thought experiment, Maxwell's demon.

The Mad Max moniker and the look refers to the Mad Max movie franchise, in particular Mad Max 2.

Preceded by:
Chief Caster of Haffaton Succeeded by:
Olive Branch