Maxwell is one of the main characters in Hamtaro.
He is a little bit taller than the other Ham-Hams, partially due to his tall ears. He is a brown and white hamster with brown eyes.
He always carries a book with him, and is often turned to for information. He seems to know a lot about science and literature due to his love of reading. Maxwell is like a big brother figure for most Ham-Hams.
- He has a crush on Sandy, though it is never initiated until Hamtaro tells him about Sandy's feelings.
- He and Snoozer share almost identical body patterns.
- Maxwell got his name from James Clerk Maxwell, a famous physician from England. He is also known for taking the first ever color photograph.
- He was temporarily leader of the Ham-Hams when Boss went away for a while.