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.
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
Through his link-ups, Maxwell helped create the following:
|Barton||A Sentient Scarecrow|
|Barton||A Living Lion from a Cloth Golem|
|Komatsu||A Sentient Metal Golem|
|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.
The Mad Max moniker and the look refers to the Mad Max movie franchise, in particular Mad Max 2.
|Chief Caster of Haffaton||Succeeded by:|