Sports Maxx (スポーツ・マックス Supōtsu Makkusu) is a secondary antagonist featured in the sixth part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Stone Ocean, specifically the "Kiss of Love and Revenge" story arc.
Sports Maxx is an inmate at Green Dolphin Street Prison and a gangster, as well as a Stand User wielding Limp Bizkit. He cooperates with Whitesnake to complete the latter's plan, and is Ermes Costello's arch-enemy, as he murdered her sister Gloria.
Sports Maxx is a man of average to above-average height and medium build.
He has short, sparse hair in soft spikes; and eyebrows in the shape of large, light circles, tapering into short tails. After transforming into a Zombie, his skin becomes paler and his features become more gaunt.
He wears a long, light coat with "GD St. JAIL" written on the back, a turtleneck shirt underneath it, and light pants, both the coat and pants being patterned by a dark paisley design.
Sports Maxx has displayed the behavior of a violent gang member prior to entering Green Dolphin Street Prison. When Foo Fighters mentions Ermes's story, she says that Sports Maxx killed someone by making the victim put a wooden stick in their mouth before violently stomping on them. He then had Gloria Costello killed for denouncing him to the police. Maxx has no guilt at all for what he did, blaming Gloria for sticking her nose in his "business" instead of admitting any wrong.
When he's turned into a revenant, Sports Maxx's violence only worsens as he begins to crave brains to eat, feeling it as an unknown thirst at first. During his fight against Ermes, he's abnormally violent and does things typical of a zombie like trying to bite into Ermes's skull. Due to a mix of anger and his inherent brutality, Maxx also threatens to suck Ermes's brains out and fill her head with feces just to spite her.
Sports Maxx maintains a respectable façade. He still takes drugs and goes to the prison's prostitutes for pleasure but also performs other, more respectable activities even if they're often related to death. His hobby seems to be taxidermy and he stuffs animals like birds or alligators, but he also cleans the graveyard and gives flowers to some of the graves. He also visits the chapel regularly, but it is revealed that it is because he cooperates with Whitesnake, with whom he acts more subservient and reasonable, though this is likely out of fear of the Stand's ability to take away his own Stand.
Sports Maxx has some tactical acumen. During his fight against Ermes, he was able to predict how she would use her stickers to lure him and exploited his undead nature to detach his head and attack in an unexpected way.
- Main article: Limp Bizkit
Maxx, given to him via Stand DISC, originally could only control the reanimated corpses of people and animals around him. However, after dying himself, his Stand preserved his body and spirit by allowing himself to exist as an undead zombie. This allowed Maxx to dismember his body without pain or injury while also giving him superhuman strength.
Sports Maxx is a car dealer by profession but is in fact a vicious member of the mafia, having committed over forty counts of various crimes. He murdered a man outside Gloria Costello's restaurant. He saw a girl running into the distance and missed another, who then had to call the police to protect her sister. He proceeded to have Gloria murdered before dumping her body into a gutter, escaping the police who needed a testimony.
Ermes Costello discovered Maxx's involvement in the murder and seeks revenge for the murder of her sister. Shortly after, Maxx is arrested but is only found guilty of tax evasion and extortion, for which he is sentenced five years at Green Dolphin Street Prison.
Maxx accustoms himself to the life in prison and builds his own schedule. He then meets Enrico Pucci and acquaints himself with Whitesnake, agreeing to helping him. At an unknown time frame, he is given the Stand Limp Bizkit by Pucci, who notices his potential for evil. When Whitesnake hands him a human bone, Maxx worriedly activates its power on the bone. The bone suddenly tears through Whitesnake's hand and vanishes, but Maxx feels it moving around near the Ultra Security House Unit.
One day at the workshop, Maxx sees the photo of Gloria Costello. Intrigued, he takes it and it doing so activates Ermes Costello's trap. When he takes the photo, Maxx peels off a sticker and makes the pipe and its hidden duplicate merge together, trapping Maxx. To seal the deal, Ermes creates another duplicate to cover the hole left by the merging and turns the pipe into a coffin for Maxx. Maxx then activates his Limp Bizkit. An alligator's Zombie breaks the pipe and allows "him" to escape through a hole. Leaving the workshop, Maxx doesn't remember what has happened.
Confused, Maxx barely remembers his mission and decides to let off some steam with a prostitute. However, the people around him act strange and ignore him. In the cemetery, Maxx searches an inmate who was knocked out during the confusion and finds his drug syringe but when he injects it, his body oozes with sewage. Maxx thus realizes his death and understands that his current longing is a longing for brains. He swears revenge on Gloria Costello's sister.
When Jolyne, Ermes and F.F. arrive, Sports Maxx summons a mob of invisible zombies. With the zombie of the prostitute he killed earlier, Maxx manages to take out Jolyne and focuses his attention on Ermes. He sics the zombies on Ermes so that they devour her and he can bite off her head from behind. However, Ermes splits her head with the stickers, protecting the original, and attacks. Maxx reveals that he's detached his head to throw off Ermes and overwhelms her thanks to his invisibility. However, as Ermes collapses and Maxx leaps to deal the finishing blow, the piece that he bit off burst out of his body. Ermes has peeled off the sticker on her head and lets the piece of head fly out of Maxx to see his current position. This allows Ermes to violently beat him up with Kiss. Maxx tries to flee but Ermes has put another sticker on his head, allowing her to track him. Ermes finishes off Maxx. The gangster is pummeled to the point that his Stand and memory DISCS are ejected. Without Limp Bizkit to preserve his zombified state, Maxx crumbles into mush and ceases to exist.
Maxx later returns briefly in the form of a memory through use of Under World to further explain the nature of it to Ermes.
Chapters / Episodes
- “Return with me...”
- “Limp Bizkit... That which is resurrected from the depths of the abyss... Darkness, together with joy!”
- “I'm... so fucking thirsty... (ノドが……渇いてしょうがねぇぜ………Nodo ga... kawaite shōgane ze...)”
- “Ugh... This smell...! This smell is...! The smell of the sewer!!!”
- “I...! I wasn't thirsty...! I want to eat!! I wanted to eat! To satisfy this appetite...! Brains...! (オレはッ！何か喉みたかったんじゃあねぇッ！………喰らいたかったんだ！！………喰ってこの満きをッ いやしたかったんだッ！脳ミソを……！Ore wa! Nanika nodo mitakatta n jā nē!... Kuraitakatta nda!!... Kutte kono mitsuruki o... iyashitakatta nda! Nō miso o...!)”
- “Listen... I'm gonna go ahead and sucks your brains out right now... and even if I rip out all the shit you've got in your stomach and fill your empty skill with it, I won't be satisfied!!”
Creation and Development
Sports Maxx appears as a stage gimmick in the stage Green Dolphin Street Prison. He uses Limp Bizkit to release an invisible alligator that attacks anyone in its way. The alligator has its own health bar, and can be fought and defeated.