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   :                    A Max Payne PC Character Faq                     :
   :=================By I-M-INDIAN18 (aka Aditya Singh)==================:
   :=====================Copyright 2006 Aditya Singh=====================:
   :              Public Email: t2_people18@rediffmail.com               :
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        This Max Payne Character Faq is made solely by I-M-INDIAN18, aka 
Aditya Singh, Copyright (c) 2006 Aditya Singh.

        I hold the rights for this Faq. This may be not be reproduced under 
any circumstances except for personal, private use. You cannot reproduce this 
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violation of copyright.

        All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by 
their respective trademark and copyright holders.
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Contents
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        Use the numbers to 'Find (ctrl+f)' any sections quickly.

  1) Introduction =================================================(100)
  2) Story --------------------------------------------------------(200)
  3) Characters ===================================================(300)
        i) A Few Good Men -----------------------------------------(320)
       ii) A Few Bad Men ==========================================(340)
      iii) TV, Cartoon & Radio Characters -------------------------(360)
       iv) Other Things Worth Knowing =============================(380)
  4) Question Hour ------------------------------------------------(400)
  5) Version History ==============================================(500)
  6) Sites where you can find this Faq/Walkthrough ----------------(600)
  7) My other Faqs/Walkthroughs ===================================(700)
  8) Credits ------------------------------------------------------(800)
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 1) Introduction                                                    (100)
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        In this Character Faq, I have described most of the characters, good 
or bad, which have made an appearance in the game, Max Payne. A couple of 
really un-important characters have not been included here. All the 
characters have been accompanied by a quote from the game, either said by 
them or said about them. This Character Faq is, actually, a section in my 
faq/walkthrough for this game. I have decided to make it into a separate Faq 
altogether for people who may want to familiarize themselves with the 
wonderful characters of Max Payne, without having to go through the big guide 
of the game.

        I welcome you to the wonderful and brutal world of Max Payne. The 
protagonist of this game, Max Payne, lives in a world full of hundreds of 
mafia members, drug addicts (known as junkies), and government assassins, who 
combine their forces to make your life as difficult as a hellhole. You, as 
Max Payne, go through an incredible journey full of emotional losses, 
setbacks, revenge, and finally, redemption.

        The world of Max Payne is incredibly scarce of normal, law-abiding 
citizens since the entire story takes place in a timeline in which the city 
is hit by the fiercest storm in the recorded history. But the story is so 
well told, that you will instantly believe any given circumstances throughout 
the game.

        The story of Max Payne is the crux of this game (besides gameplay). 
It is told through a number of cut-scenes and graphic novels (ala Sin City). 
The writer has done a wonderful job of crisp and witty writing which greatly 
serves the purpose of keeping the players at the edge of their seats 
throughout the game. Both, the cut-scenes and the graphic novels, are nicely 
done and maintain the dark mood and the intense atmosphere of the game.

        All said and done, this game will always be remembered for its story, 
its unique and stylish gameplay, its great characters, and its memorable lead 
protagonist, Max Payne.

        Get ready to taste the Payne.
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 2) Story                                                           (200)
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        The story is told in flashback by the character you play as, Max 
Payne. A NYPD Detective (New York Police Department), Max Payne is shown as a 
family caring man who has refused a job offered by the DEA(Drug Enforcement 
Agency) because he then, may have had to go undercover which would have been 
bad for his family.

        One day, Max returns home to find his house ransacked and his wife 
and baby daughter murdered by junkies high on the designer drug V-Valkyr. It 
happened on a fateful summer evening three years ago. Now, three years on, he 
is shown working as a DEA undercover cop trying to uncover the mystery behind 
the drug V.

        While on the job, his best friend and fellow partner gets killed by 
the Mafioso and Max gets framed for the kill. Now, he is a fugitive running 
away from law while trying to get the real killers of his friend and 
uncovering the mystery behind the drug V.

        The conspirators weren't ready to face the Payne!!!
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 3) Characters                                                      (300)
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        Right through this amazing game, you will meet characters, good and 
bad, which will remain with you long after you have finished the game. The 
dialogues, story, etc. all serve the purpose of establishing memorable 
characters that take the story forward without jarring. Let's take a look at 
some of the characters---

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 A Few Good Men                                                     (320)
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1) Max Payne: You play the character of Max Payne, a NYPD Detective (New York 
Police Department), Max Payne is shown as a family caring man who has refused 
a job offered by the DEA(Drug Enforcement Agency) because he then, may have 
had to go undercover which would have been bad for his family. His family 
gets killed by junkies. Now, three years on, he is shown working as a DEA 
undercover cop trying to uncover the mystery behind the drug V. 

"That was three years ago.
 Everything ripped apart in a New York Minute."
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2) Michelle Payne: Max's wife who gets killed by junkies.

"Max, something happened at the office today...
 A strange memo, something about Vikings..."
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3) Max's Daughter (name not known): She too gets killed by junkies.

"The deaths of your wife and daughter were necessary, inevitable.
 It is done. You cannot bring them back."
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4) Alex Balder: Max Payne's best friend who gets killed by mafia's and for 
whose murder Max is framed. He works for the DEA as a special agent.

"Crime-fighting comrades, the best in NYPD-DEA collaborative team."
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5) Transit Officer: An officer at the Roscoe Street Station who dies after 
helping Max on his way.

"A massacre...these armed thugs just appeared out of nowhere, we need to get
 help. I can make the call from the control room, one floor up. Can you take
 me there?"
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 6) Chemist: A chemist at the Cold Steel Laboratory who helps you get through 
the 'Decontamination' chamber.

"You're crazy! No way, the place is blowing up for Christ sakes!"
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7) Jim Bravura: A NYPD Deputy Chief who is after Max for the murder of Alex 
Balder.

"Apart from his suspicious food habits, I figured Bravura to be one of the
 good guys. Fate has just dropped us on different sides in this."
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8) Vladimir Lem: A Russian Gangster, biggest threat to Don Punchinello, who 
teams up with Max Payne after an agreement they couldn't refuse.

"I'm going to make you an offer you can't refuse..."
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9) Mona Sax: Don Punchinello's wife Lisa's twin sister who may or may not be 
trustworthy for Max. Is she really Max's love interests???

"Max, we gotta stop meeting like this."
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 10) Alfred Woden: A mysterious man who is part of the Inner Circle which 
funded the Project Valhalla. He helps Max on numerous occasions.

"You must hurry. The police are on their way. I will contact you again."
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 A Few Bad Men                                                      (340)
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1) Junkies: These are the valkyr-addicts. They are neither your friend nor 
your enemy. They won't notice you until you hurt them in any way.

"V had junkies that could go off without a warning. I had to be careful."
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2) The Finito Brothers: Joey and Vergilio Finito, they run Jack Lupino's 
shady hotel.

"The place was run by a couple of murdering mobsters, with sharksmiles...
 The Finito Brothers."
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3) Candy Dawn: A hooker working in Lupino's hotel. She secretly likes to make 
her clients' sex tapes and selling them to the highest bidder.

"...Had talks with the mystery hag over the phone again. Sent her the latest
 'One-eyed Alfred' tape. As long as the hag keeps paying for the tapes, the
 old man could come every day for all I care..."
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4) Rico Muerte: A gangster staying at the Finito Brothers' hotel. He is a big 
time hustler and everybody fears him.

"Rico Muerte was a regular Keyser Soze, a spook story told to keep the apes
 in line."
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5) Boris Dime: A gangster who betrayed Vladimir Lem and started working for 
Don Punchinello.

"Angie! Tell me, how much did Dime cost you? I bet it was more than his
 name."
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6) Vinnie Gognitti: Jack Lupino's right hand man who fears his boss and takes 
out his frustrations on under-age call girls.

"He had the brains to run the business but he lacked the balls, always
 falling short..."
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7) Jack Lupino: A Don in the Punchinello's family who doesn't fear the 
ultimate Don. He is shown to be insane who believes in occults and stuff.

"Jack's gone voodoo. Just the other night he shot Dino 'coz he wanted to see
 what his brains looked like splattered on the wall."
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8) Frankie 'The Bat' Niagara: A gangster working for Don Punchinello who 
likes to read violent comics and loves to use his baseball bat for a good 
beating.

"I love to watch cartoons.
 Cartoon violence's a fascinating thing."
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9) The Deadly Trio: Pilate Providence aka 'The Big Brother', Joe "Deadpan" 
Salem and Vince Mugnaio. These three work for the Don. They are his henchmen 
who would love decorate their mansion with the blood and skull of their 
victims.

"Upstairs the trio tangoed down the manor halls to the silent rhythm of their
 murderous hearts, the blood of their victims rust on their lips."
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10) Angelo Punchinello: He is the Head of the Punchinello Family. The 
ultimate Don who seems to fear someone high in the Government.

"No, wait! I was just doin' what I was told, couldn't refuse...
 She's someone high up, Government maybe, I don't know..."
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11) BB (Backstabbing Bastard): Another cop gone bad who betrays his friends.

"What the hell does B.B. stand for anyway? Backstabbing Bastard."
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12) Nicole Horne: The head of the Aesir Corp. who is behind the designer drug 
V. She is someone really high in the government who blackmails the inner 
circles into doing whatever she wants. She is your ultimate enemy who is 
behind everything.

"Nicole Horne is the President of Aesir Corporation.
 She has more than half the city in her pocket."
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       A few small-time villain and vamps have not been mentioned here.


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1) Kyra Silver: She is a News Reporter on TV. for the NYCNN news channel.
 
"New York City is in crisis tonight, with reports of Valkyr-related gang war
 in the streets of the Bronx. Apparently, Max Payne, wanted for questioning
 in connection with the slaying of a DEA Special Agent earlier tonight, is
 waging a one man war against his former partners in crime. Among the listed
 casualties so far, are notorious Mafia members, Joey and Virgillio Finito,
 as well as Rico Muerte, himself a fugitive from the law and a suspect for
 several murders in the Chicago area. The NYPD has been placed on full alert.
 A citywide APB has been put out on Max Payne. Deputy Chief Jim Bravura has
 promised to take whatever steps necessary to bring him to justice. What
 those steps may be remains to be seen. For NYCNN TV News, this is Kyra
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2) Radio News Broadcaster: You will throughout this game, get regular updates 
on the outside world through the radio news.

"In his press conference today, the Mayor stated that Valkyr represents a
 clear danger to New York, and called for drastic actions to eliminate the
 problem. On todays top story, the Valkyr crisis worsens with the murder of
 DEA Special Agent Alex Balder. Special Agent Balder had been shot repeatedly
 from a point blank range. The gunman has been identified as Max Payne. The
 noose is sure to tighten around this fugitive criminal, as more NYPD units
 join the search to apprehend him."
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3) Captain Baseball-Bat Boy: A character from a violent comic strip in the 
game.

"He's back...he's mean...
 and he's got a bat."
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4) Bicyclehelmet-Girl: Another character from the Captain Baseball-Bat Boy 
comic strip.

"Even my arch-enemy, Bicyclehelmet-Girl swoons at the sight of me."
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5) Lords and Ladies (a TV show): It has a couple of interesting characters 
like Lord Lawrence and Lady Amelia.

"My Lord, it is too dreadful. Do not force me to speak the words."
"My Lady, I beg of you, I must know. I would rather die than not know."
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6) Flamingo: Another character from another TV show, 'Address Unknown'.

"The flesh of fallen angels."
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1) Valkyr: It is a drug which plays a very crucial part in the story of Max 
Payne. The story closely revolves around this drug and the main character has 
a very personal score to settle with the drug and the people behind it. 
Valkyr has emerged as one of the biggest problem for the New York City 
Police, as it turns its addicts into freaking zombies from outer space!!!

"Valkyr had been meant to be a white-winged maiden that would lift you to a
 warrior's heaven...
 But it had turned out to be a one-way demon ride to hell. The devil was in
 the drug. I knew. I had met him..."
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2) Painkillers: These are found throughout the levels to help you relieve 
your pain.

"The pills would hold the pain back for a while."
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3) Helicopter (pilot): Nicole Horne's killer helicopter which stalks you a 
few times in the game. It has a machine gun attached to it.

"The unmarked chopper was Horne's pet guardian.
 Inhuman and flawless, it was stalking me."
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1) What is the time that the events in the game unfold in???

A: Two days and two/three nights. The prologue of the first chapter is based 
three years ago.
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2) Does this game have a sequel???

A: Yep. It's called Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. It was released in 
the fall of 2003. If you loved this game, then wait till you play the second 
one. It will blow you away.
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3) Is this game a PC Exclusive???

A: Nope. You can find this game for various consoles including Xbox, 
Playstation 2, and even handheld consoles.
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4) Can I email you for help or query???

A: You can. But make sure it's not about something stupid. And also, there's 
a high possibility that I won't answer you back.
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Released,
22 May, 2006.
Version 1.0
Max Payne Character Faq.
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 6) Sites Where You Can Find This Faq/Walkthrough                   (600)
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       These are the only sites that have my permission to use this Character
Faq:

1) http://www.supercheats.com
2) http://www.1up.com
2) http://www.neoseeker.com (submitted)
3) http://www.ign.com (submitted)

Those will be the only site for now.
If you find this Character Faq on any other site, please email me about it.
If you wish to host this Character Faq, then please email me regarding it, 
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 7) My Other Faqs/Walkthroughs                                      (700)
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This is my second attempt at writing a faq/walkthrough for any game. Hope you 
enjoyed it. Below is the list of all my faqs/walkthroughs:

 1) Max Payne Pc Faq/Walkthrough.
 2) Max Payne Pc Character Faq.

        Looking forward to writing a faq/walkthrough for the sequel of this 
game, Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne.
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 8) Credits                                                         (800)
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        I want to thank myself for writing this Character Faq. It was nice to 
work for a change.

        I also want to thank the following people:
My mom and dad, my brother, my sister, all my cousins and relatives for not 
helping me in creating this faq. I would have thanked my dog, but I don't 
have one. I would also have thanked my girl friend had she not broken up with 
me.

        I would put your name here too if you email me some information that 
I may have missed. Correct me if I have made a mistake somewhere.

        I thank the developers of this wonderful game, Remedy Entertainment, 
3D Realms, etc. for creating such a superior and fun product.

        This Max Payne Character Faq is made solely by I-M-INDIAN18, aka 
Aditya Singh, (c) 2006 Aditya Singh. I hold the rights for this guide. You 
cannot reproduce this Character Faq without my permission. You cannot 
reproduce this Character Faq without giving the credit to me and me alone. 
You cannot distribute this Character Faq on any site without my permission. 
You cannot claim to own any part of the Character Faq either.

        Thank You.
        And remember : Ask not what your country can do for you.
                       Ask what you can do for your country.
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