Character Portrait: Max

Full Name: Maxwell Carressa

Occupation: CEO of Carressa Industries

Gender: Male

Sexual Orientation: Hetero

Hair: Black

Eyes: Hazel

Height: 6′

Weight: 180 lbs

Hobbies: Running, boxing, reading, brooding

Background: After his mother died in a car accident when he was twelve, Max grew up under the brutal thumb of his terrible father, Lester Carressa. He took solace in books, which nurtured his genius-level intelligence but still left him feeling alone all his life. As a young man, he worked for his father’s company and grew it into a billion-dollar global powerhouse. Though the Carressa Industries board of directors recognized him as a financial prodigy critical to the company’s success, his sometimes-odd behavior made them wary of accepting his leadership after Lester’s mysterious death.

Beneath the Surface: Max’s tumultuous childhood makes him wary of trusting people or opening up to anyone, lest they see how damaged he actually is on the inside. As a result, he’s become a master at controlling himself so people only see the version of himself that he wants them to see – charming, calm, and collected. However, whenever his cool exterior cracks, the results are explosive.

Appears in: Vengeance, Retribution, Reckoning

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3 thoughts on “Character Portrait: Max”

  1. I am honestly hoping to one day become more than a hobby brooder but a professional brooder. I can imagine the pay is low but the fringe benefits have to be great. Seriously, I love the depth of character and development Shana’s characters have. Even when a throw away background could still somewhat push the story … there is still development and depth. Well played. Back to brooding …

      1. Biggest and most likely to post poorly thought out yet mildly humorous blog posts … that’s the kinda fan I am …

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