FANDOM


Max Lobo is a major supporting character, as well as a journalist in Banana Fish.

ProfileEdit

AppearanceEdit

Max has short, light brown hair, and thin eyebrows above his blue eyes. He usually wears a greenish blue jacket over an unbuttoned white shirt with a red collar.

PersonalityEdit

A kind-hearted, brave, and often times funny man, Max is caring and affectionate, and would do anything for his friends, family, and those he is loyal to.

History Edit

He served in the United States army alongside his friend Griffin, and was in part of the NYPD for a while.

Story Edit

Main Article: Max Lobo/Synopsis

Abilities Edit

Being a former soldier from the Vietnam war (Iraq in the anime), Max Lobo has expertise in both hand to hand combat and marksmanship, and is physically adept in all of these despite years of being off any battle.

His fighting ability is more than proven when he was able to confront Ash in a fistfight that ended in a stalemate, and is seen repeatedly when Ash is forced to fight hostiles.

His quick-thinking has saved him and Ash in multiple occasions, making Max one of Ash's greatest allies.

Relationships Edit

Griffin Edit

Max and Griffin served together in Vietnam (Iraq in the anime). When Griffin began abruptly firing into and killing their fellow squad members, Max shot him in the legs to incapacitate him. He looked into a dazed Griffin's face and asked him if he recognised his buddy.

Jessica Randy Edit

Max's ex-wife who greets him with a shotgun when they meet again. Despite their friction they share the love of their son, and reconcile after a dangerous incident.

Ash Lynx Edit

Max is shown to cooperate well with Ash but not so much as when they first met in jail. The two develop a deep respect for each other as the series progresses. Max even admits that Ash is like a son to him. They go to a gay bar together and pretend to be a couple.[1] Max has shown to be one of the people with the most understanding of Ash, as seen during Ash's seeming betrayal and was able to realize that it was because Eiji's life was in danger without Ash confirming it. Max is also caring of Ash's deep sexual abuse trauma and burned all the recordings and photos of Ash's mistreatments both in order to avoid using it as evidence that would expose his miserable times for the world to see, but also to give Ash respite.

Eiji Okumura Edit

He considers Eiji to be nice, and is keenly aware of his significance to Ash. At the same time he notes Eiji to be Ash's Achilles heel.

Shunichi Ibe Edit

Max defends Ibe and they escape together from Golzine's mansion when imprisoned.

Etymology Edit

Episode AppearancesEdit

Image Gallery Edit

Main Article: Max Lobo/Image Gallery

Quotes Edit

"1" ― 2[source]
(To Jessica) "We need to stay apart so at least one of us survives."

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Episode 21 The Undefeated

NavigationEdit

Banana Fish
People
Main Characters Ash Lynx | Eiji Okumura
Ash's and Eiji's affiliates Max Lobo | Shunichi Ibe | Griffin Callenreese | Jessica Randy | Alexis Dawson
Corsican Mafia Dino Golzine | Frederick Arthur | Abraham Dawson | Mannerheim | Blanca | Eduardo L. Fox | Marvin Crosby
Chinese Mafia Yut-Lung | Shorter Wong | Sing Su Rin | Lao Yen Tai
Street Kids Alex | Skip | Bones | Kong | Cain Blood
New York City Police Department Jenkins | Charlie Dickinson
MEDIA
Chapters 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 15 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40
Episodes 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24
Music Found & Lost | Prayer X | FREEDOM | RED
Volume 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19
Side Stories Fly Boy in the Sky | Ura Banana | Private Opinion | Angel Eyes (Side Story) | Garden of Light | Angel Eyes (Art Book)
LOCATIONS New York | Cape Cod | Los Angeles | The National Mental Health Institute | Rownme Dalion Bank | Izumo | Pier Four