MAD MAX 3,5: The Hero Max
By Daniel Peters


"Infinite lines, infinite universes... Infinite stories, infinite beginnings, infinite endings."

 

Space/Time LINE ONE

Sydney:Australia. Max stumbled into the ruins of Sydney. As he walked around the blackened ruins of the skyscrapers, he saw the distant lights of a fire. He walked to the ruins of the Sydney opera house, and saw Jedediah, Jedediah jr., and Savannah Nix, along with the rest of the children. "Max!" said Savannah, running to Max, and hugging him. "are you ok?". "I've been better" said Max as he sat down next to Jedediah. Savannah proceded to treat Max's wounds. "how did you survive out there?" said Savannah as she wiped him off with an old rag and some water. "well, i traveled only during the night, and I killed anything i could for food. I saw the outline of the city and figured this must've been the only place you could've gone. so, did you find any fuel? vehicles?" Jedediah popped up at the word vehicles. "yeah actually, I found a semi on the bridge, a little rusty, but it'll still work, with some deisel". "well then, lets find some deisel" said Max. "we could use the highway, get to the Gold Coast". "Are you crazy!" yelled Jedediah, "If the Scags don't kill us, the Militia there will!". Max remembered hearing about how some of the military groups in north Australia had killed off thier commanding officers, and set up their own "army". Max thought for a moment, then said "isn't there an armory somewhere, where fuel and guns were kept below the city?". "now that I think of it, there's a vault in the basement, its blocked by debris though" said Savannah.
The group headed down the dusty sairs, at least 70 feet below the main hall. After about an hour, they cleared away the rubble, to find the locks had been vaporized from the heat. they opened the door and looked in to see gallons of deisel fuel, gasoline, and guns, shotguns, rifles, and crosbows. "Jesus fucking Chirst" mumbled Jedediah as he picked up a Desert Eagle .50. "C'mon" sed Max as he grabed an all to familiar but brand spanking new sawed off shotgun and two bandoliers filled with shotgun shells. Max filled the old semi with desiel and filled the remaining spaces with extra tanks of it. Jedediah also filled his plane with fuel and guns. Max started up the semi with a satisfying roar. Jedediah used the highway to get his plane into the air.

Highway: somewhere in Australia. Max shifted into another gear as he slammed into the side of a black firebird. The driver barely got off a scream before he slammed into the ground, folding in on itself and exploding. "yeah!" said Jedediah as he examed from above in his airplane. he dropped a grenade out the window and it landed in the back of a blue rusty pickup and exploded, tearing the driver apart and causing the pickup to flip over. Max turned the semi around, and glared at the muscular black dodge charger, the driver of the charger stuck one arm out the window and started firing his pistol as he sped towards the semi. Max drove in reverse until the charger was a few feet away then he turned and slammed on the brakes. The charger salmmed into the side of the front of the semi, pushing the engine through the car, cutting the driver to ribbons. "bastard" mumbled Max as
he continued to drive down the road, with Jedediah flying above him.

Outskirts of North Australia. Max slowed his semi, now a war machine, with an old car chained to the front. "Jed, u there?" called Max over his rusty c.b. radio "right here Max, u sure u wanna do this, i've heard some pretty gruesome things about whats happened here." "I'm sure" said Max as he started his semi again and headed down the road. Max saw what he thought no longer existed, a skyline, an actual lit skyline. He almost didn't believe it until he saw Jedediah fly his plane past it. He stopped the truck outside a thick concrete wall. He loaded his shotgun with shells and checked over his bandoliers, 46 shels, more than enough to handle any situation. He scaled the wall and peered over to see troops in full camo, they each had an AK-47. They seemed to be monitoring people digging. He holstered his shotgun and pulled out his large bowie knife, he jumped over the wall and slid behind a building. He came up behind a soldier, and promptly slit his throat ear to ear. Before the man hit the ground Max had already taken his rifle and clips. He saw the guard across the ditch and fired a single shot right into his head. The workers screamed and looked at the man clothed in black leather. "M-Max?" rasped one man as he looked at Max. "Do i know you?" said Max as he peered at the man with a shovel in chains. Max's face suddenly went blank as he realized who he was looking at. "Gyro Captain? what happened!?" said Max in disbelief as he looked at his old ally. "Max, we thought we would never see you again" said another voice. It was none other than the Feral Kid, now grown to be about 17. "We arrived at the city, we were offered food, water, and shelter, but it was all a trick. They killed most of us on the spot, and kept who they thought were of some use, the women are being used as whores for the soldiers. But you're here now" said the Gyro Captain. Max barely got off a word before he was hit from behind. Max woke up in a large hall with decorations and fountains everywhere, cold running water, he was in the lobby of a massive skyscraper, he hadn't seen a skyscraper since he was a kid. He was dragged into an elevator, and was taken to the top floor. The elevator opened and he was dragged into a large penthouse overlooking the "city". Max was thrown to the floor to see the back of a tall man with a small path of blonde hair and a flowing crimson cape, he turned around, and Max nearly screamed. "surprised to see me Max? I knew you would. I know, you thought I was dead, so did I, as you can see, being trapped in a pickup and having it set on fire by a punk with a lighter around his neck doesn't leave nice marks". "Goose, how did you, I mean you were barely alive". "I know Max, but I healed, and when Fifi died, I took over, MFP worked out a little deal with the soldiers in the reserves, we killed off the "decent" generals and took over, in a few short days, we plan to drive across the whole continent, scouring the country of the vermin we hear of another city run by some woman in the Wastelands, well, when we're done with it, it'll be nothin but the Wasteland that surround it". "I can't let you do that Goose" said Max, still in disbelief at who he was looking at. "I'll make a deal with you Max, since we're old buddies, work with me, you're the best driver i know, and we could use someone who can manuever a tank like you can a car. Max though for a moment, about the Gyro Captain, and Jedediah and with one quick motion, he disarmed te guard behind him and pointed the machine-gun right at Goose. "you go to hell" said Max as he quickly stepped into the elevator and rode it back down. He didn't stop at the ground floor, but went to the basement, where he found the "garage". He saw an assortment of APC's, Jeeps, and tanks, all armed with rockets and machine guns. He quietly got inside a tank, and turned it on, the soldiers looked at the tank in confusion, and had barely enough time to get out a word before Max fired a shell at one of the APC's. The vehicle blwe apart and Max drove out into the streets, driving thorugh buildings and killing as many soldiers ans possible. Goose rounded up his troops and they all entered vehicles and chased after Max. Max hit the higway after picking up the Gyro Captain and Feral "Man" now. The military vehicles closed in on Max, when Feral poped out of the hatch and let a stream of bullets fly at one of the jeeps. The jeep exploded into a thousand metal shards as the gas tank blew inside. Jedediah had also been called via C.B. radio and was flanking with grenades. Goose was also driving a tank, and locked on to Jedediah, firing a round straight into the back of the plane. Jedediah bailed out as the plane lost altitude and exploded on the highway, taking out another jeep. A large APC rumbled next to Max's tank, and was slammed into by Max, the top heavy vehicle rolled over, and slmmed into the other APC, causing both to explode on the highway. "I want him for myself, pull back!" said Goose as he charged his tank forward. "Get out of the tank Cap, I have an old friend that i need to 'talk' with" said Max, as he turned around the tank and let out his to partners. Gyro Captain and Feral Man could only nod and Max sped off straight towards Goose. Neither tank swayed an inch, especially Max's because he removed the steering controls, Goose and Max drove right at each other until Goose realized Max was not going to budge. The tanks slammed into each other, Max's shearing Goose's in half, before it flipped over. Max crawled out, barely alive, he stood up, and looked at the twisted metal carnage in front of him. Her walked over to Goose's wrek and saw Goose's torn, bloody body impaled on the barrel of Max's gun. Mad Max looked of into the horizon, where he could still see the city, and started walking.

 

Space/Time LINE TWO

Sydney:Australia. Max stumbled into the ruins of Sydney. He strained to walk due to his leg, he lost the brace in the head on collision with Ironbar. He slightly smiled as he remembered Ironbars last parting "expression". As he walked around the blackened ruins of the skyscrapers, he saw the distant lights of a fire. He walked to the ruins of the Sydney opera house, and saw Jedediah, Jedediah jr. and Savannah Nix, along with the rest of the children. "Max!" said Savannah, running to Max, and hugging him. "are you ok?". Max noticed that none of the children were wearing their animal pelts, but old, dusty clothes. "I've been better" said Max as he sat down next to Jedediah.
"so, did you find any fuel? vehicles"? Jedediah popped up at the word vehicles. " yeah actually, I found a semi on the bridge...".

Highway: somewhere in Australia. Max shifted into another gear as he slammed into the side of a black firebird. The driver barely got off a scream before he slammed into the ground, folding in on itself and exploding. "yeah!" said Jedediah as he examed from above in his airplane. He dropped a grenade out the window and it landed in the back of a blue rusty pickup and exploded, tearing the driver apart and causing the pickup to flip over. An old MFP patrol car pulled up along side Max's semi, but it had been repainted a stunning orange with blue flames. Max ducked as an arrow flew through his window and embeded itself ito the top of is semi cab. Max opened the door, pointed the shotgun at the tire, and shredded it with one shell. The driver lost control and his car collided into the side of the semi flipping the car into a barrel roll. Max blew the drivers face clean off as the driver side window passed by his door. The old XB coupe landed on top af a dune buggy, causing both to explode in a hail of hot metal. Max turned the semi around, and glared at the muscular black dodge charger, obviosly the leader of the gang considering the huge engine, not to mention he was the only one armed with a gun. The driver of the charger stuck one arm out the window and started firing his pistol as he sped towards the semi. Max drove in reverse until the charger was a few feet away then he turned and slammed on the brakes. The charger salmmed into the side of the front of the semi, pushing the engine through the car, cutting the driver to ribbons. "bastard" mumbled Max as he continued to drive down the road, with Jedediah flying above him.

Outskirts of North Australia. Max slowed his semi, now a war machine, with a crumpled black dodge charger chained to the front. Max saw what he thought no longer existed, a skyline, an actual lit skyline. He almost didn't believe it until he saw Jedediah fly his plane past it. He stopped the truck outside a thick concrete wall. He loaded his shotgun with shells and checked over his bandoliers, 46 shels, more than enough to handle any situation. He scaled the wall and peered over to see troops in full camo, they each had an AK-47. They seemed to be monitoring people digging. He holstered his shotgun and pulled out his large bowie knife, he jumped over the wall and slid behind a building. He came up behind a soldier, and promptly slit his throat ear to ear. Before the man hit the ground Max had already taken his rifle and clips. He saw the guard across the ditch and fired a single shot right into his head. The workers screamed and looked at the man clothed in black leather. "M-Max?" rasped one man as he looked at Max. "Do i know you?" said Max as he peered at the man with a shovel in chains. Max's face suddenly went blank as he realized who he was looking at. "Gyro Captain? what happened!?" said Max in disbelief as he looked at his old ally. "Max, we thought we would never see you again" said another voice. It was none other than the Feral Kid, now grown to be about 17. Max barely got off a word before he was hit from behind. Max woke up in a large hall with decorations and fountains everywhere, cold running water, he was in the lobby of a massive skyscraper, he hadn't seen a skyscraper since he was a kid. He was dragged into an elevator, and was taken to the top floor. The elevator opened and he was dragged into a large penthouse overlooking the "city". Max was thrown to the floor to see the back of a tall man with a small path of blonde hair and a flowing crimson cape, he turned around, and Max nearly screamed. "surprised to see me Max? I knew you would. I know, you thought I was dead, so did I, as you can see, being trapped in a pickup and having it set on fire by a punk with a lighter around his neck doesn't leave nice marks". "Goose, how did you, I mean you were barely alive". Max continued to stare in disbelief at the scarred, twisted face of the man that he used to know as Goose... "I know Max, but I healed, and when Fifi died, I took over, MFP worked out a little deal with the soldiers in the reserves, we killed off the "decent" generals and took over, in a few short days, we plan to drive across the whole continent, scouring the country of the vermin that plague us. We hear of another city run by some woman in the Wastelands, well, when we're done with it, it'll be nothin but the Wasteland that surround it." "I can't let you do that Goose" said Max, still in disbelief at who he was looking at. "I'll make a deal with you Max, since we're old buddies, work with me, you're the best driver i know, and we could use someone who can manuever a tank like you can a car." Max though for a moment, about the Gyro Capitan, and Jedediah and with one quick motion, he disarmed te guard behind him and pointed the machine-gun right at Goose. "you go to hell" said Max as he quickly stepped into the elevator and rode it back down. He didn't stop at the ground floor, but went to the basement, where he found the "garage". He saw an assortment of APC's, Jeeps, and tanks, all armed with rockets and machine guns. He quietly got inside a tank, and turned it on, the soldiers looked at the tank in confusion, and had barely enough time to raise their weapons before Max fired a shell at one of the APC's. The vehicle blew apart and Max drove out into the streets, driving thorugh buildings and killing as many soldiers ans possible. Goose rounded up his troops and they all entered vehicles and chased after Max. Max hit the higway after picking up the Gyro Capitan and Feral "Man". The military vehicles closed in on Max, when Feral poped out of the hatch and let a stream of bullets fly at one of the jeeps. The jeep exploded into a thousand metal shards as the gas tank blew inside. Jedediah had also been called via C.B. radio and was flanking with grenades. Goose was also driving a tank, and locked on to Jedediah, firing a round straight into the back of the plane. Jedediah bailed out as the plane lost altitude and exploded on the highway, taking out another jeep. A large APC rumbled next to Max's tank. Gyro Captain turned the turret and fired a round into the side of the APC. The force of the blast pushed the shattered APC off it's wheels and it slammed into the other APC, causing both to explode on the highway. "I want him for myself, pull back!" said Goose as he charged his tank forward. Goose continued to pursue Max and his crew, until they reached an old "abandoned" airfield. Max leapt out of the tank to see two old American harrier fighter jets painted with the militias gray and crimson colors. Gyro Captain got in the back and Max took control of the guns. Goose got there to see the harrier taking off into the sky. He climbed into his own and went after. The two planes were soon over the city and the slaves and soldiers watched as a dogfight ensued. Max was not doing well, the concept of the airplane was new to him. Goose fired a stream of bullets and one punched through the glass, nailing Gyro Captain in the shoulder. He yelled in pain, "sonofabitch! Max, lets teach this motherfucker a lesson!" yelled Gyro. "couldn't agree with you more" said Max. Goose lined up on the tail of Max's plane. Max started flying staight toward the skyscraper, he was only 20 feet away when he cut his engines, dropped the nose, turned aound, and flew past Goose in the other direction. Goose saw his penthouse suite for a split second before his plane collided into it, blowing the top three floors of the building to rubble. Max landed his plane, and the soldiers, seeing their leader dead, knelt in front of him.

 

Space/Time LINE THREE

"I want him for myself, pull back!" said Demogoose as he charged his tank forward. Sad Max turned his tank around and told Copter Captain and Feral Woman to get out of the tank. "good luck" said Feral Woman. Max drove the tank down the old highway. Both tanks drew nearer and nearer until Demogoose realized Max was not goin' to budge. He attempted to turn the tank at the last second, and both tanks collided into each other in a twisted wreck of metal. Sad Max crawled out of the tank, and looked at Demogooses tank. Demogooses miscalculation had cost him his life. The side of the tank was torn open and Demogoose had been impaled on the barrel of Maxes cannon. George Miller landed his plane and the others got inside, flying back to the city.

 

Space/Time LINE FOUR

"I want him for myself, pull back!" said Goose as he charged his tank forward. Goose pulled his tank up next to Max's and slammed into the side of his tank. the force roled Max's tank over, and crashed into Gooses tank. Max and Goose crawled out of their tanks and they checked their weapons, Max had one last shell, hi-explosive. they turn around and fired their weapons, the hi-ex shell blew Gooses scarred pug-ugly head clean off his shoulders, but not before Gooses MP-5 punches 6 rounds into Max's stomach. Max stumbled once, then fell. The last great Road Warriors journey had finally come to an end, Max could even see his old house, with his wife and son, now a young boy, playing on the beach.
It looked so peaceful.

 

THE END(?)

Written by Daniel Peters and supervised by Tiziano Caliendo.