|“||"my noodle style is the same as my blading style... basic but with a bit of zing"||”|
| Max Tate|
|Age|| 12 (Beyblade 2000)|
13 (Beyblade: V-Force)
|Past Beyblade(s)||Draciel S|
|Current Beyblade(s)||Draciel MS|
|Past Team(s)||All Starz, Bladebreakers|
|Current Team(s)||BBA Revolution, G-Revolutions|
|Relatives|| Judy Tate (Mother) |
Taro Tate (Father)
|Behind the scenes|
|First anime appearance||Take It To The Max!|
|English voice actor||Gage Knox|
Max is a happy, good-natured kid who always sees the best in everything and everyone. He is like a brother to Tyson and loves to laugh at whatever life throws at him. Max is a highly skilled beyblader specializing in a defensive style. Max strongly believes that the key to beyblading lies in the blader and not the beyblade. His father, Taro Tate, owns a hobby shop and his mother, Judy Tate, is a beyblade researcher.
In Beyblade Max has blonde hair, blue eyes, white skin. He wears a orange overall tied with a black belt, inside he wears a green t-shirt with with white linings on his neck and arms, he wears big green wrist bands from his arms to hands, his white socks are folded between his ankles and his green and white shoes.
In Beyblade V-Force all characters received major modifications and designs. His hair becomes dark blonde, his eyes become darker blue.
He wears a lighter green t-shirt underneath, while his orange overall changes from orange to grey, he wears a blue t-shirt with yellow stars, he also wears blue and red shoes with red fingerless gloves.
In Beyblade G-Revolution there were minor changes his eyes are still blue, his hair becomes light blonde, he also wears a green and yellow t-shirt with an orange 'M' on his left chest the overall becomes darker orange as it is folded between his waist, the red gloves were replaced with dark green gloves, he also has beyblade container behind his trousers and he also wears green, white and orange shoes.
Max is mostly known for his perky, upbeat nature and his defensive beyblading skills which have won him many friends throughout the series. He is always seen with a smile on his face and is rarely ever sad. He is a very patient and enthusiastic person. He is also a ladies man as seen by his behaviour towards them.
BeybladeOne sees Max, in the first season, as a blader full of energy. Max was the first to befriend Tyson and Kenny. He meets them by the river when Tyson attempts to save a drowning dog, but fails; thus leading Max to come to the rescue. At first, Kenny is jealous because he showed up out of the blue with great Beyblading skills and was also somewhat jealous of his relationship with Tyson, but this soon passes. Max, along with Tyson and Kenny, agree to enter the Japan Qualifying Tournament being hosted by the BBA, and comes in first place in Block B. In the semi-finals, he faces Kai and loses. Even though he lost, he offers Kai his hand in order to congratulate him, but Kai scoffs and walks off; a sign of his disregard for Max's skills at the time. Once Tyson beats Ray and Kai and becomes the national champion, Mr. Dickenson forms them into a team, named "Bladebreakers" by Tyson. They then go off to compete in the world championships. He play's a significant role in the American Tournament in which he desires to compete in order to prove himself to his mom who is on the opposing team. All hope seem's lost for the Bladebreakers at Lake Baikal until Max jumps in and saves the day with his upgraded Beyblade having such high defences that it could hold off Kai's Black Dranzer for some time. During the battle with the Demolition Boys Max loses Draciel to them, then later Tyson defeats Tala and Draciel is returned back to his beyblade.
Throughout the season, Max is a usual beyblader for the team, and wins most of his battles. After the tournament, he moves back to America with his mom until a little later in Beyblade V-Force.
V-ForceAfter the end of the Beyblade World Championships, Max moves back to America with his mother Judy to help her with beyblade research.
Max is first seen walking in a parking lot listening to music when he is approached by a mysterious cloaked female beyblader (who is later revealed as Mariam) who challenges him to a battle. Max tells her he won't go easy on her just because he's a champion. When it looked like it was time for Max to go on the offensive, the female beyblader charges for Draciel and wins the battle. Stunned by his loss, Max emails Kenny about the incident and learns Tyson, Ray, and Kai have also been targeted by cloaked beybladers. They all lost their matches except Kai, who tied his match with his opponent, Dunga. This and another organization known as Team Psykick are targeting the Bladebreakers which prompts Mr. Dickenson to have the team reunite.
The Bladebreakers have their falling-outs this season, with Max trying to be somewhat of a voice of reason when others lose their way. He also grows a bond with the Saint Shield member, Mariam. At the end of the world championships, he and Tyson are crowned the winners.
G-RevolutionBright, cheerful and always ready to take on a new Beyblade challenge, Max returns in G-Revolution. He is the first to hear about the new tag-team format of the Beyblade World Championships and alerts the rest of the team to this development. Like Ray and Kai, Max realizes there is a chance he might not be able to compete if he fights with Tyson, so he leaves the Bladebreakers to join the PPB All Starz and gains a new partner, Rick Anderson. Max and his team tie with White Tiger X for fourth place. He seems to be a bit more serious this season than any other.
|Beyblade Listing - Category|
Max's Bit-Beast is Draciel. What it lacks in attack, it makes up for in defense.
- Draciel Gravity - Gravity Control. Ultra Gravity Control, Tidal Wave
HARD METAL SYSTEM
- Draciel Metal Shield - Aqua Shield
For a full gallery of images of Max, see Max Tate/Gallery.
- "We're a team!"
- "With Tyson around, he'll have those chefs working overtime."
- "I hope the hot sauce didn't spoil his blood."
- "You're such a wet blanket. You should loosen up and have some fun. Tyson's got the right idea."
- "I'd rather not."
- "Everyone looks like ants down there."
- "Hey don't forget about me!I want a battle with the world champ too you know."
- "Probably.He's got everything else down there."
- "Oh look, it's all so fake."
- "I can't decide if you're really brave or really dumb."
- "Um.I wonder which room is his?"
- "Chief said if you win, he'll take us out for a round of ice cold gelato!"
- "Take him down Tyson!"
- "This is a big day for us bladebreakers."
- "You...can tell?"
- Max seems to like the Saint Shield Blader, Mariam and has a soft spot for her.
- Max likes to put mustard on noodles which he then eats with a great relish.
- Max is somewhat of a playboy in the series, as stated by Kenny when he calls Hilary cute. Also in the dub of the Beyblade Movie, Fierce Battle, Ms. Kincaid's mother points out that Max dyes his hair to try to impress girls, causing Max to cover his head and sheepishly say, "You... can tell?" This may also explain why Max's hair is a darker blonde in V-Force than it is in Season 1 or G-Revolution.
- Max is the only beyblader who uses a mainly defensive style.
- It has been speculated by fans that the "M" on Max's shirt in G-Revolution does not not stand for his name but for Mayonnaise/Mustard, which would contribute to the running gag of the season.
- Max loses Draciel in Beyblade against the Demolition Boys and in Beyblade V-Force he lost Draciel again two times against Jim of the Psykicks and Zeo.
- Yu is like the Metal Saga counterpart of him, as well as Shisiya being the Zero-G counterpart, as they look similar.