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Max was a member of the Teal diplomatic corps who was assigned the death-watch over Deeta Tarrant prior to his duel as part of the Teal-Vandor Convention. Although kindly, he was nervous and prone to saying the wrong thing, although he said he wasn't usually so inept. He could only offer Deeta limited information on his opponent, Vinni, and Servalan's status as neutral arbiter. After Deeta's first meeting with Vinni, Max helped him test the neural net.

Max met with Del Tarrant, who Deeta had refused to see before the contest, and explained the rules of the contest to him and the way they could observe the combatants' experiences through the neural net. Max observed the contest from Deeta's point of view and saw his death. When Tarrant challenged Vinni in response, Max acted for him as he had for Deeta, arranging for the combat computer to control the contest, and observed Tarrant disintegrating Vinni.

Afterwards, Avon and Tarrant filled Max in on the truth: Vinni had been a robot planted by Servalan to break the terms of the convention. Max feared they would now go to war but Avon provided him with legal advice via Orac: Since Servalan had requested a medical examination that had never been completed, the result of the duel was void and would have to be replayed. He suggested Max have Servalan removed as arbiter and insist on medical examinations of both combatants prior to the contest. Max thanked the pair for their help and left to arrange it. (C: Death-Watch)

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