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Maximus the horse (Disney's Tangled movie)

Maximus

(Disney's Tangled movie)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Rapunzel was the 2010 “Disney Princess”, starring in the movie Tangled. She is of course based on ye olde Rapunzel Brothers Grimm folk tale , though not closely. Many of the changes were meant to make this version of Rapunzel a more active character, with agency and personality.

My daughter loves this movie.

As to Maximus… he is not your average horse.


Background

  • Real Name: Maximus
  • Marital Status: N/A
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Royal Guard
  • Base Of Operations: Royal Palace
  • Height (at shoulder): 16 hh (5’4”) Weight: 1,000 lbs (05 APs)
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: White


Video

Rapunzel negotiates with Maximus.


Powers and Abilities

Maximus is a horse in his prime, a warhorse! He is slightly larger than the other horses in the Royal guard and his rider is the Captain of the Guard. Like his rider he demands the respect of those who follow him, be it horse or human.

One thing that makes Maximus unique, or should I say one more thing that makes Maximus unique is his ability to track like a blood hound. He can also amazingly use his teeth as a paper shredder.

Not only can Maximus understand humans but can pass on what he hears to other horses in a manner they can understand.


History

Maximus is the Head Horse of the Royal Palace Guard. After the Lost Princess’ Tiara was stolen by some no good thieves, Maximus went into action. He and his rider chased the bandits through the woods. Two were captured but one, Flynn Rider, evaded capture.

Maximus inspects soldiers with frying pans

Maximus had trouble picking up Flynn’s trail after the fall they took. But he eventually followed him to a tavern, the Snuggly Duckling. There he discovered a hidden passage and was again on the criminal’s trail. Flynn had gained a new companion, Rapunzel.

Maximus was intent on capturing them both. He led his human companions to the ledge of a cliff where Flynn dispatched all of them in melee combat. Unimpressed Maximus went into the fray, broadsword in his teeth!

Again, Rapunzel and Flynn found a way to escape him. But this time they were covered in flood waters and most likely drowned. However, Maximus is not the kind of horse to leave it to chance. He would continue his relentless pursuit, catching up to the duo again later.


Description

Maximus is a large and strong white stallion. He is dressed in brown and red royal saddle and bridle with the Royal emblem emblazoned on them. His tail and mane are bound up.


Personality

Maximus is stern, taking his job seriously as head horse. When Flynn Rider takes the Lost Princess’ crown, Maximus takes it upon himself to track him down alone and unlike his human companions, he never quits.

Maximus holds a boot in front of Rapunzel

Maximus is one of the good guys and tries very hard to do the right thing. Maximus rarely lets his guard down to let others know any other side to him other than his being a soldier.


Quotes

Maximus’ Rider: “Retrieve that satchel at any cost !”
The men: “Yes sir !”
Maximus: (Neighing the same command to the horses carrying those men)
The men’s horses: (Neighing in understanding.)

Maximus holds a sword in his mouth

Rapunzel: “Ahhhh. You are such a good boy, heh, yes you are.”
(Maximus begins wagging his tail like a dog)
Rapunzel: “You’re all tired from chasing the bad man all over the place ?”
(Maximus sadly nods in agreement)
Flynn Rider: “Excuse me ?”
Rapunzel: “Nobody appreciates you do they ? Do they !?”
(Maximus drops his head as if to say ’No’)
Flynn Rider: “He’s a bad horse.”
Rapunzel: “Oh, he’s nothing but a big sweetheart.”
(Maximus neighs happily)
Rapunzel: “Isn’t that right, Maximus.”
Flynn Rider: “You have got to be kidding me.”

Flynn Rider: “Hey Max.” (Flynn tosses a bag of apples to Maximus, who looks accusingly at him.)
Flynn Rider: “What ? I bought them.”
(Satisfied, Maximus happily begins eating them)
Flynn Rider: “Most of them.”

Flynn Rider: “Thanks to Maximus, crime in the kingdom disappeared almost overnight; as did most of the apples.”


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Maximus

A 318 points Character

Dex: 04 Str: 05 Bod: 05 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 03 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Head Horse of the Palace Guard
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 009 HP: 010

Powers:
Analytical Smell/Tracking Scent: 07, Density Increase: 03, Extended Hearing: 02, Jumping: 03, Running: 04, Speak With Animals: 03, Ultra Vision: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Density increase is Always On and Already Factored in
  • Speak with Animals only to speak with horses (-1)

Skills:
Weaponry (Melee): 05

Advantages:
Credentials (Royal Palace), Languages: Horse, (Maximus understands English but cannot speak it)

Connections:
Royal Palace Guard (High)

Drawbacks:
Minor Irrational Attraction to Responsibility of Power

Genre:
Action

By Ethan Roe

Source of Character: Disney’s 2010 animate film Tangled, character voiced by Frank Welker

Helper(s): Animals File from W.org, Wikipedia, Michael

Writeup completed on the 18th of November, 2011.

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