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Max Flex
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Max Flexer
Name (JP) マッチョサン (Matchosan)
- Meaning from "macho"-san i.e. "Mr. Macho"
First appearanceKirby: Right Back at Ya!
(Fitness Fiend)
Latest appearanceKirby Mass Attack (2011)
Copy abilityMike
CategoryKirby: Right Back at Ya!
Japanese voiceNobuo Tobita
Although your future's looking grim, very soon you will be slim!
— Max Flexer • Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Max Flexer (Macho San in Japan) is the hyperactive fitness-themed foe who first appears in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Max

Max Flexer doing his routine.

Max Flexer's first appearance in the series was as a monster who appears in the episode Fitness Fiend. He was ordered to do a fitness workout with King Dedede and Kirby after they overate a very tasty snack. His methods are both extremely dangerous and unorthodox. He uses a bunch of strange machines to whip his clients into shape while shouting and rhyming. During his exercises, his clients also have to fight to survive while exercising. Max Flexer's methods worked however, and he crushes Kirby's belly causing him to upchuck the snacks and return to normal. Kirby then inhaled Max Flexer's headset and became Mike Kirby. Kirby sang a terrible tune like he did in previous episodes. In the midst of all the singing, Max Flexer covers his ears but was still overwhelmed by the terrible singing. He finally couldn't take it anymore and is destroyed in a huge explosion that caused the castle to crumble.

Games

Kirby Mass Attack

KQ Max Flexer

Max Flexer faces off against Kirby once more.

After a long absence in the series, Max Flexer reappears in Kirby Mass Attack in the Kirby Quest sub-game, in Stage 17 of Chapter 2. Instead of acting as a regular foe, Max Flexer is faced in a bonus round of sorts, and thus doesn't counterattack. If the player misses during one of their turns, he will flee, ending the battle. He has 330 HP and gives a whopping 1400 if defeated.

His arena is based heavily off of his stage in the anime. In addition to the arena's visuals, the music that plays during the battle often uses the word "'はい" (Hai) in it, which was the main word that Max Flexer used in his song in the Japanese version of the anime. "Hai" is Japanese for "yes" or "yeah." The music remains the same in the overseas version of the game as well.

Physical Appearance

Max Flexer appears dressed as a traditional fitness instructor. Being a fitness instructor, he is also in great shape. He has curly pink hair, red wristbands, white shoes, and wears a retro-styled yellow jumpsuit with a red stripe running down it. He also wears a headset on the right side of his face and has brownish, tanned skin. He has stereotypical trainer's sunglasses that almost always have a shine on them. His mouth is very large, even larger than Kirby's, and is full of pearly white teeth.

Trivia

  • Max Flexer's voice, mannerisms, and profession make him an obvious parody of real-life fitness expert Richard Simmons.
  • While Max Flexer makes Dedede and Kirby exercise in the Japanese version, King Dedede's iconic theme can be heard in the background.
  • At the end of the exercise (Japanese), Kirby's Dream Land's credit song (Riding on the Spring Breeze) can be heard.
  • Max Flexer is one of the few monsters that can talk.
  • This is one of the few times monsters actually accomplish their purpose, the others are Hardy in A Dental Dilemma, Delivery Man in Delivery Dilemma, Paint Roller in Dedede's Monsterpiece, and Cold Virus in Something to Sneeze At.
  • Max Flexer is the only monster that has a last name.
  • Mike Kirby's singing is bad enough to actually crack Max Flexer's sunglasses.


Quotes

Treadmills are a lot of fun. You'll be fitter when we're done! Better keep on moving fast, or this race will be your last! [Japanese]: Unless you run, you'll be split in two. You'll join the other world if you don't run ahead. You'd better keep running if you want to live. Punishment heaven, Go go heaven!
— Max Flexer • Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Everybody dance!
— Max Flexer • Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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