|Japanese:||Ma-kku-su (translated: Max)|
Max is the character you play as, and leader of the Shining Force. You can name him what you like, as Max is just his default name. He only ever has one magic spell, egress and the only weapons he can use are swords.
Many people seem to be scared of fighting with him, in case he dies (when he dies, the Force retreats from battle and your total gold is halved). There’s no need to be so concerned though, Max is strong enough to defend himself, as long as you use him! Leave him behind in a battle and you’ll never see his true strength.
Statistics & Growth
The graphs below show the growth rate of this character’s statistics throughout the game, starting at level 1 (level 1 stats are based on growth rate if the character joined at any other level). Please note that the charts are based on a standard game, in which no extra training is given to any characters. The growth may vary with extra training, and even from game to game, due to the random level-ups.
Approximate Start/End Stats
Stat increases at a steady rate.
Stats begin high, growing quickly at first, then slowing down.
Stats begin low, growing slowly at first, then rapidly increasing.
Stats begin high, growing quickly, then levelling off before a final quick increase.
Stat does not apply to this character.
Swordsman (SDMN) Class Weapons
Can also be equipped following promotion
Hero (HERO) Class Weapons
Can only be equipped following promotion
Below is a list of the spells learned by this character, and at which level (in total, including levels gained before promotion) the character needs to be for the spell level to increase.
Note: promotion adds 1 to their total level.
Retreat from battle