Triton is an exchange student from Attilan helping Spider-Man deal with Molten Man at the waterfront. However, Triton is under the impression because he is such a good fighter in Attilan, he doesn't need any back up. Upon returning to the Triskelion, Triton is revealed to be mistrusted by the other students. However, the fish-like inhuman is thrown into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody by Nick Fury when Attilan is above New York and Medusa declares war. Being the only one who believes he is not a spy, Spider-Man convinces Nick Fury to give the two time to solve this matter peacefully. It is revealed that Maximus the Mad had taken control over the royal family, and the true mastermind behind the attack. However, Spider-Man and Triton are able to stop him. As an apology, Triton is made the Attilan ambassador.
Powers and Abilities
- Enhanced Condition: His natural strength, speed, stamina, reflexes, metabolism & senses are enhanced due to his inhuman physiology.
- Mind Control: Maximus has the ability to control the minds of others, imposing his thoughts on others and subverting their free will. His mind control is at its peak using his crown, which allow him to shoot pain inducing brainwaves that brainwash others, unless their will is too strong or they see it coming, as seen with Triton. He is able to use his mind control subtly (planting the seeds of his will in others that allow him to regain control over them after several years of cultivation) or overtly. His mind-control works on a great scale and he is able to manipulate and control many minds at the same time.
- Superhuman Intelligence: However, the most dangerous thing about Maximus is not his ability to control minds, but rather his own scheming mind. He is able to come up with incredible plans and schemes that not even Karnak have been able to spot. Further he possesses superhuman intelligence and has created a vast number of highly advanced weapons and gadgets.
- 318. "Inhumanity"
Appearances in other media
- Maximus appears in the Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. episode "Inhuman Nature".