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Origin

The parents of Maxime and his twin sister, Manon, were both mutants, and because of this, the twins' powers manifested earlier than usual, so they joined Xavier Institute before puberty. At some point thereafter they were visited by Jean Grey and told her how their powers worked.[2]

Extermination

Five years later the twins were kidnapped and brainwashed by Ahab to create new Hounds for him.[2] Ahab then brought the twins from their time to present day to infiltrate the X-Men. As planned, they were discovered and "rescued" by the X-Men from a mob of anti-mutant protesters.[3]

After arriving in the Xavier Institute, Maxime and Manon transformed several X-Men into Hounds before they all escaped with Ahab.[1]

During the battle in X-Lantis, Maxime and Manon turned even more X-Men into Hounds, but eventually, thanks to the memory transfer from her younger version, Jean Grey learned how to defeat them and freed everyone from the twins' influence. Cable then asked Jean to take care of the twins, because they were good children before Ahab's interference, and now they needed a new home.[2]

Before Ahab kidnapped and brainwashed him, Maxime was a good, cheerful boy. He preferred to use his powers to make people around him happy.[2] After Ahab, Maxime became deceitful and cowardly.[4]

Powers

Maxime is a mutant.[2]

  • Empathy: Maxime can manipulate the emotions of those around him; with one touch he can easily make people feel what he wants them to feel.[2]
  • Mind Control: Working in tandem, the twins can transform other mutants into Hounds within seconds. They need only to both touch the same person and have Maxime pacify the target, allowing Manon to easily infiltrate their minds and implant several years' worth of torturous memories. The process is very quick and can successfully break and brainwash even strong-willed individuals like Storm, Logan, etc.[1][2]

Abilities

  • Bilingual: Maxime is fluent in French and most of the time prefers to use it, though he can also speak English.[2]



  • Both of his parents were mutants and were students of the Xavier Institute before him.[2]

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