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I feel like I'm losing the cherry on my sundae. The foam of my root beer.
~ Max Goof.

Maximillian "Max" Goof is a fictional character who is the teenage son of the popular Disney character Goofy. He first appeared in the 1992 television series, Goof Troop as the one of two main protagonists and is an 11½-year-old. He also stars in the spin-off movie, A Goofy Movie (1995), as at roughly 14-years-old; and 18-years-old in its direct-to-video sequel, An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) as one of the two main protagonists in both movies. He later appears in the direct-to-video, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999); and its sequel, Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004); and the 2001 TV series, House of Mouse (as a parking valet). Max is a playable character on the SNES video game, Goof Troop (1994), the PlayStation 2 video game Disney Golf (2002), and the PC video game Disney's Extremely Goofy Skateboarding (2001).

He is voiced by the late Bobby Driscoll in the classic Goofy shorts, the late Dana Hill (who also voiced Tank Muddlefoot) in Goof Troop, Shaun Fleming in Mickey's Once and Twice Upon a Christmas, and, currently, Jason Marsden (who also voices Chester McBadbat, Kovu and Nermal) since 1995 with Aaron Lohr doing his singing voice.

Appearance

Physical appearance

Max is an anthropomorphic dog with black fur, droopy ears, peach skin and his head appears to be shaped like a hot dog. He appears to have a striking resemblance to his father, Goofy, with some notable differences:

  • His spiky hairstyle
  • Eyebrows
  • A bigger head
  • And a smaller muzzle

Another notable difference, his facial skin is exposed more than Goofy's is. Also like his father, he possesses a humanoid body, as of hands and feet. One episode reveals his buttocks, although they're in a flesh tone instead of black.

Attire

As Goofy Junior, he wore overalls with a yellow shirt and white shoes. As Max Goof, he normally wears red.

Personality

When he was young, Max was mischievous. As he grew up, he drifted away from his father. Aside from that, he was very worrisome about his father messing up everything and often lies. He is also not above maturity, as he acts grown up. Other than acting mature, he

Powers and abilities

Physical abilities

Max has demonstrated throughout the series that he is an excellent skateboarder, pulling off various stunts and poses, even being creative in making a move of his own. As stated in the second film, he admitted that "it's [his] best event". He is also quite acrobatic and agile while not on his skateboard, doing a backflip off a brick wall and years later doing various stunts on the way home.

Besides being a good skateboarder, Max was a very athletic person. This trait was primarily in the sports videogames he appeared in, which consist of Basketball, Football, and of course, Skateboarding. He has also done Golf, a non-radical sport. In the X Games, he has done Skating and Biking as parts of the course.

In terms of strength, Max could not take out a bully (such as Leech) without the help of his best friend, P.J.; though it should be noted that in spite of his lack of strength, he is physically fast and durable. He survived severe accidents and never broke a bone. In the game, he went faster than his father Goofy.

Miscellaneous abilities

  • Technology skills: Max was able to rewire cable to record a video of himself and P.J. as well as plug in cords and install a game.
  • Max had some dancing skills posing as Powerline (though he might have been faking it). At the beginning of the film, he slow-danced on stage to impress Roxanne. Later, he danced with his father and impressed his own idol.

Temporary abilities

  • Magic: Max gained magical powers from a sentient magician's hat who settled on his head and manipulated him, but it seemed the hat needed to be on his head physically to channel his magic. After stopping the hat however, this eventually became undone.

Relationships

Family

Goofy

Goofy is his father, who also seems to be the opposite Max. While Max is mature, Goofy is wise, but doesn't always know what's going on. Max loves his dad, but sometimes, he lies to his father in order to keep his him from ruining his plans. He even went as far as changing the map his father and grandfather used for their trip to go to Los Angelos. This eventually led to a disagreement between them, eventually reconciling and making amends. However, Max still went at lying to his father, but after they beat Bradley, things seemed to finally settle by then.

In House of Mouse, Max thought his father's job was easy, and vice versa, but they both learned how hard each of their jobs were.

Debbie

Debbie is Max's cousin.

Peter "P.J." Pete Jr.

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P.J. is Max's best friend, and always has been since they met. When Max met P.J., he was startled. But eventually they started bonding. Through every circumstance, and every trial, they have remained best friends since then. While Max is the brains, P.J. is the muscle, and Max has manipulated him into doing stuff behind their fathers' backs. However, when one of his not-so-well-thought-through plans fail, P.J. has been shown berating him for it. 

Max has also been shown to be rude to P.J., having called him names and mocked him when he said something timid while trying to talk to his Uncle Bob. He even once believed that P.J. betrayed him and called off their friendship (though that was in a "non-canon" episode). But eventually he apologized to him for jumping conclusions and made amends. And whenever he doesn't know what's going on with P.J. (particularly when he doesn't show up to what they planned together), Max gets mad with him, but then gains empathy for him after finding out. Max also wrongly lashed out at him for something he did not do. But Max felt guilty, meaning he still cared about P.J.

When P.J. asked for help from Max, he did his best to help him. However, even though something happened with Max unintentionally, P.J. blamed Max for it. In a comic strips they got into a heated argument.

Roxanne

Max fell in love with her, but she didn't seem to notice him. He was willing to lie to her to keep her. Near the end of A Goofy Movie, she confessed that ever since his Goofy laugh, she loved him.

Robert "Bobby" Zimuruski

Bobby is Max's other best friend in high school.

Bradley Uppercrust III

When Max met Bradley in person, the moment was neutral.

Trivia

  • Ever since Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas, he didn't made a home media appearance in nearly 16 years until season 3 of DuckTales (2017).
  • The Goof Troop series never kept an exact timeline of Max's life, sometimes defying things like when they moved.
  • In his (so far) final appearance, Max is a young adult while Huey, Dewey and Louie are still kids.
  • Max does not appear in seven episodes of Goof Troop.
    • Unreal Estate
    • Pete's Day at the Races
    • Window Pains
    • Nightmare on Goof Street
    • Goofs of a Feather
    • Goof Fellas
    • The Good, the Bad and the Goofy

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