Max Harollson is a thirteen year old human male and the brother of Mika, Milly, and Mae Harollson. He helped run the cottage/trading station in Trixton Pass with his sisters and once dreamed of being a monster hunter. Having witnessed the death of his parents at the hands of monsters when he was young, he initially held great hatred towards them, but as of meeting Lelu and Grace, he's come to see there are good monsters in the world — and very cute ones at that.
Max has messy brown hair and brown eyes. His wardrobe consists of brown boots and torn blue overalls with rips at the knees. The reason for his messy appearance is usually due to the labor he puts into his chores around Trixton Pass.
As a young teenager, Max begrudgingly does the chores around his home while dreaming about life outside Trixton Pass. However, despite his quiet grumblings, he is quite friendly and mature and always tries to act so around passing customers and travelers. He is hardworking and doesn't mind watching over the cottage while his sisters are off on monster hunts.
Being isolated out in The Outerlands and far from other cities or settlements, he often felt lonely not having other kids his age to talk to or hang out with. All of this changes in Act IX.
Like his sisters, Max possess a great sense of kindness and sympathy for people in trouble or who have faced tragedy. The death of his parents, which happened right in front of him when he was young, seems to have given Max the desire to help people in hopes that they don't suffer the same way he and his sisters did. This is evidenced by how he assisted Lelu and Grace after they lost their homes and mothers.
Also like his sisters, Max once possessed a deep hatred towards monsters for killing his parents. When Lelu first arrived at Trixton Pass, Max was angry and threatened her to leave (with a spoon). After hearing of her misfortune, however, Max, begrudgingly, chose to give Lelu a chance and allowed her to stay. This act of humanity on Max's part not only enlightened him to the fact that some monsters can be kind, but also gained him a loyal friend (one who wishes to be more than just his friend).
And, of course, there's his developing attraction towards the female body. Being the lone boy amongst three lovely and well-developed sisters, Max tries to act modest and polite when it comes to women. However, despite his best efforts, he often finds himself in highly promiscuous situations with his sisters and other girls: e.g. being smothered by breasts or unintentionally gazing at alluring figures.
Mika and his Sisters
On the whole, Max and his sisters have what some may view as a typical brother/sister relationship. They occasionally tease and argue like real siblings, but they obviously care about each other very deeply. Mika, Milly, and Mae will sometimes order Max to do chores, and Max may be annoyed by his sisters' joking sometimes, but that's just the way they've become accustomed to. It’s how they show their love.
After losing their mother and father to monsters, the four siblings grew up helping and depending on one another, whether in hunting monsters or running the store in Trixton Pass.
As an emerging teenager, Max is becoming more and more drawn to the female body, though he does make an effort to stay modest and polite. This is made all the more difficult because his sisters, when they're not hunting monsters or helping customers, often walk around the cottage in their underwear, or, in some cases, completely naked. Interestingly, despite being practically or completely nude, none of the sisters seem to mind being around Max while doing so — much to his awkward blushing.
Additionally, Max once had a sexual daydream involving Milly (Act VIII). She was portrayed as a damsel, swooning to Max and offering herself to him to do whatever would please him. When Lelu asked if Max ever once thought of being intimate with his sisters, Max denies it but remembers several suggestive situations that actually happened.
But, unbeknownst to Max, there is one incident involving his sister, Mika, that did happen. Before Max earned Lelu's love, he unintentionally received the love of one of his own sisters.
Two months before the events of Act X, when Milly and Mae were absent from Trixton Pass, Max was home alone with Mika. Unable to control her growing urges anymore, Mika asked her brother to have a cup of tea with her, which she had laced with a sedative. With Max unconscious, Mika confessed her love to him and engaged in an act of incest. Luckily for her, she didn't become pregnant as a result. The guilt of the act, however, remained.
As things currently stand, Max has no idea he's no longer a virgin.
Ever since his parents' death, Max held nothing but contempt for monsters, viewing them as most humans do. As such, when Lelu rushed unannounced into his home, Max was angry and threatened the young centaur to leave.
"I'll spoon you so hard!"(that being he used an actual spoon. . .)
However, a few short seconds were all it took for Max to see Lelu in a different light. Upon hearing about her mother's death and seeing her cry upon the floor, Max felt sorry for Lelu, for he too understood the pain of losing a parent. Reluctantly at first, Max allowed Lelu sanctuary in exchange for assisting him with his chores. As the day went on, he learned a few things about Lelu, and vise versa. Instead of the vicious, lustful monster Max expected, he saw Lelu was actually a very nice girl who was simply misinformed about humans. And though bewildered by her fetish about wanting to be eaten alive, Max tolerated her and encouraged her to overcome her strange habit.
Whether or not he's aware of her growing feelings for him (and he'd have to be a fool if he wasn't), Max has received many acts of affection from Lelu, most of which involve kind words and hugs that envelope the boy's head in the centaur's large, soft bosom. But the thing that stands out the most is Lelu giving Max his very first kiss (at least to his knowledge), all in thanks for his kindness and laying her mother to rest.
After his first day with her in Act IX, Max became much more comfortable with Lelu in Act X, talking to her like a real friend. He was also touched by how much she cares when she embraced him after he was almost raped by the copycats.
Max may not realize it, but he's as lucky as Daniel and Daemon. He has a beautiful, kind-hearted girl who more or less loves him for the person he is — not for being powerful or intimidating, but because he showed her humanity and treated her like a person.
Much like what happened with Lelu, Grace came into Max's company through surprising and tragic circumstances. Having fallen right out of the kitchen ceiling through a magical gateway, Max took Grace up to his bed to rest. And from the moment she wakes up, things get even crazier for Max's life.
Grace wastes no time in displaying her aggressive, volatile nature towards Max and Lelu, both out of sadness over her mother's death and anger towards Max's connection with monster hunters. Regardless of her insults and bad temper, however, Max feels sorry for Grace and tries to get her to calm down. And in spite of her bad attitude and even her forcing him to become her servant after she saved his and Lelu's life from the copycats, Max remains polite to the new girl in his company, speaking to her with as much calmness as possible, or perhaps simply because he doesn't want to test how far Grace's anger could be pushed, seeing as she exploded when given a salad for lunch.
As of Act X, Grace is less a friend to Max and more of an unwanted acquaintance. Whether they'll improve in friendship, or even love, will require time as well as patience on both sides.
- In Aeon's alternate future, Max was to be raped by the copycats posing as his sisters and taken away to be used as a breeder for two months, only to die later from exhaustion. This was prevented by Grace, who saved him and Lelu.
- Max: "My sisters are going to kill me."
VelRyan: "Why's that?"
Max: "Because my best friend is a centaur."
~Act XI, Ch.12