Max Gibson, gifted hacker and Terry’s confidante, from Batman Beyond
Description: Picspam of Max Gibson, gifted hacker and Terry’s confidante, in various scenes from Batman Beyond.
02. Maxine Gibson [Batman Beyond]
There is nothing that is not awesome about Max. She’s hella smart, with both intelligence and common sense. She’s funky. She’s got short pink hair - real short, not like ‘hey this is above the neck that means short right?’. She’s sassy, she’s supportive, she has a sweet side. She’s fun. She’s an amazing friend, and platonic boy-girl friendships are so rare in media. I love every second of her interaction with Terry, and with Dana, ok I love every sencond of her interaction everywhere. She also kicks ass. Hasn’t had much training but she’s a fighter, she can hold her own - but she doesn’t rush into things, she’s not stupid.
And she’s still human. She has human faults and human shit that’s happened to her. She wants a real family, she wants recognition for her achievements. But once again, she isn’t stupid about it. It’s just a part of her.
Also, she’s curvy and not-white and not at all stereotypical, for anything. She’s just great. And she totally needs to be Terry’s batgirl or batwoman, until she retires Babs-style to the internets and then kicks some more ass with her computer mojo.
Also also, she put together who Batman was and then wasn’t a dick about it. She also wasn’t a dick about being told that she can’t Robin/Batgirl yet, because hey - she knows it’s dangerous! But she helps in whatever way she can. OK TL;DR MAX IS WONDERFUL.
I’ve always appreciated her characterization. One of the sad things about losing Batman Beyond was losing her.