Maxwell Swan
Portrayed By Ryan Reynolds
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12/16/1979
Age 30
Zodiac Sign Your mother.
Aliases Swan
Place of Birth Tuscon, AZ, USA
Current Location New York City, NY, USA
Occupation Situations are fluid.
Known Relatives Elena Swan (mother; deceased)
Significant Other Percocet, Harley Davidsons, Unfulfilled rage.
Known Abilities Magnetism
First Appearance Coffee, Digits, Stab

Be afraid. Be very afraid.


None of your business. Seriously. I'll kill you.

It's Not Who You Know…

  • Cody Baker - Though they met as co-workers, Max and Cody's relationship quickly progressed from purely professional to pleasurably personal. He respects her as a fellow warrior. And. Enjoys her company. And appreciates… You know what? Shut up.
  • Dr. Mohinder Suresh - Max believes that he and Doctor Suresh are like-minded, and Suresh is one of the few people he considers an intellectual peer. Never mind the fact that Suresh is probably much smarter than he is. Max genuinely likes the Doctor, and respects him for his scientific expertise and exquisite manners.
  • Molly Walker - Visited Max on more than one occasion while he was being held by the Company. He considers her an exceptionally bright child, and is very curious about her potential and her reasons for being under the organization's protection
  • Nova Armstrong - Agent Armstrong is responsible for both Max's capture and his subsequent recruitment, after which they spent a short time working as partners. He admires her bold, tenacious attitude and finds her physical prowess to be intriguing.
  • Identity Woods - Magic eight ball says, "Better not tell you now."


  • "If you give me some Percocet, I would be happy to tell you more about my gift."
  • "Did you know it takes more pressure to crush a beer can than a human throat?"
  • "Mmm. Yes, Sylar. Important fellow, I'm sure. Don't mind me, I'll just mop blood off of my own face."

Musical Selections

MP3s at the top of Max's playlist are as follows:

  • Megadeth - Crush 'Em
  • The Shins - New Slang
  • Rehab - Rattle My Cage
  • The Blues Brothers - She Caught The Katy
  • Cake - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
  • Offspring - Smash It Up

More to come, as always.


  • Max frequently overuses his abilities to the point of exhaustion. As a result, he suffers from near-chronic nosebleeds, aching joints and muscles, and a myriad of other major and minor conditions. He also takes frequent, heavy doses of prescription painkillers in an attempt to keep himself functional.
  • Max is the only individual known to have been tagged twice by the Company.
  • Has a prosthetic arm.
  • Lost his keys.
  • Kill count: 23
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