Full Name: Cho-Hsin Cheng (Mandarin), Cheuk Yan Cheng (Cantonese)
Chinese Name: 鄭焯昕 Zhčng Zhuó Xīn/Cheng Cheuk Yan
Hanbei (by Alex Pearson)
Birthday: Mar. 24, 1995
Height: 187cm (6'02")
Weight 75kg (165lb)
Blood Type: B
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Vincent Cheng (Father)
Jacqueline Cheng (Mother)
Bosco Cheng (Little brother)
Daniel Cheng (Future son)
Dennis Cheng (Future son)
Special Ability: None
Type Specialty: Varied
Hometown: Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Pokédex Holder Generation: III
Hobbies: Pokémon Battle, Piloting airplanes, Cooking, etc.
Founder, President & CEO of Eurasia Airlines, Pokémon Airlines, and Era Airways
Hoenn Pokémon League Champion
Councilor of Pokémon Association (Hoenn)
Head Counselor of Pokémon Association (Kanto/Johto)
Counselor of Pokémon Fan Club
Qualification and Awards:
Hoenn Pokémon League Tournament 2006 Champion and Hall of Fame
Pokémon World Tournament Driftveil 2013 World Champion and first Global Hall of Fame
Hoenn Pokémon League Honorary Trainer
Pokémon Association apporved Five-Star Pokémon Trainer
Number of Badges: 42
Stone Badge (July 2006)
Knuckle Badge (July 2006)
Dynamo Badge (July 2006)
Heat Badge (July 2006)
Feather Badge (July 2006)
Mind Badge (August 2006)
Rain Badge (August 2006)
Balance Badge (August 2006)
Plain Badge (March 2008)
Zephyr Badge (March 2008)
Hive Badge (March 2008)
Fog Badge (April 2008)
Storm Badge (April 2008)
Mineral Badge (April 2008)
Rising Badge (April 2008)
Earth Badge (June 2008)
Boulder Badge (June 2008)
Cascade Badge (June 2008)
Marsh Badge (June 2008)
Thunder Badge (June 2008)
Rainbow Badge (July 2008)
Soul Badge (July 2008)
Volcano Badge (July 2008)
Glacier Badge (May 2010)
Coal Badge (October 2010)
Forest Badge (October 2010)
Cobble Badge (October 2010)
Relic Badge (October 2010)
Fen Badge (October 2010)
Mine Badge (October 2010)
Icicle Badge (October 2010)
Beacon Badge (November 2010)
Trio Badge (March 2011)
Basic Badge (March 2011)
Insect Badge (March 2011)
Bolt Badge (March 2011)
Quake Badge (March 2011)
Jet Badge (March 2011)
Freeze Badge (March 2011)
Legend Badge (March 2011)
Toxic Badge (March 2013)
Wave Badge (March 2013)
Primary Residence: Goldenrod City, Johto, Japan
Personal theme: High Noon--Steve Oilver
Battle theme: You'll Never Guess This--HalcyonicFalconX (Epic Battle Fantasy 3)
Description: Max was born in Tseung Kwan O (Junk Bay), Hong Kong, China in 1995. His dad is a former Pokémon League Champion in Hong Kong who is also a professor in Taiwan in research for History of Pokémon and his mother is a Chinese medicine doctor. Because of that, he's been highly educated by his parents. He moved to Taiwan in 1999 and lived there until he started his travel in Japan.
Max showed highly interested on aviation and Pokémon ever since he was little. He is also a fast learner who can understand a lot of thing that was not even supposed to be learned by his age. In 2005, at the age of 10, his family suddenly won lottery of about NTD $400M (about USD $12.5M) and Max decided to use this money to create his own airline, Eurasia Airlines, in Hong Kong.
The business of Eurasia Airlines was a booming success. The airline promotes the supreme importance of costumer comfort in low prices. And the fact Max is the youngest CEO and President of the world made the world wonders and decided to try this "kiddy airlines". Within 3 years, Eurasia Airlines had grown into one of the largest airline in Asia.
In 2002, right after Red claimed championship in Indigo League, Max and his father Vincent visited Kanto for their summer vacation. His father brought him to Pallet Town where Max can get to know Professor Oak. There, he met Red and Green, who just came back from Indigo Plateau after the tournament. Max's knowledge toward Pokémon made deep impression to Red, who quickly became friend with Max. Max also received a Charmender from Professor Oak before he returned to Taiwan. That Charmender was named Charlie by Max and according to Professor Oak, Charlie is the little brother of Green's Charizard. Also, prior 2007, the way Max addresses Professor Oak was not "Professor Oak", but "Uncle Samuel".
What triggered Max to decide to start his own journey was in 2003 when he was in 3rd grade of his school. Ever since Max started 2nd grade he had been heavily bullied. And it reached the peak during his 3rd grade. That day, Max was chased into a supply closet by 2 bullies who accused him for tempering with their jackets, and shot projectiles like blooms, mops, etc. toward him. On the other hand, their Pokémon also used heavily Water-type attack to torture Charlie while their Trainers were torturing Max. It caused Charlie to fallen sick for 2 years and remained scared from Water-type Pokémon ever since until his evolution under his father's training. Max, on the other hand, was totally traumatized by the incident and he transferred school. He determined to become strong, like his father, on his own and started planning for his own journey. With the help with Vincent, he was finally be able to move out of Taiwan, settled in Littleroot Town, Hoenn, and started his own journey. Max left Charlie in Kaohsiung so he can be trained under Vincent to strengthen himself.
The main reason Vincent chose Hoenn for Max to start with is Vincent and Professor Birch are friends met during a scientific conference in 2002. Max himself personally knows Professor Birch and Sapphire for a while before he moved to Hoenn. Since Max first met Sapphire before the Salamence Incident, he was totally shocked at how Sapphire became wild. Max departed from Littleroot before Sapphire did because he rushed out right after he heard about how Ruby ran away from home. Of course, Max received his Pokémon: A Torchic whom he named Brendan, and his own Pokédex before he departed.
Max took a total of 80 days from his departure to collect all 8 badges in Hoenn region. When Max, along with Ruby and Sapphire, rescued by Juan and brought to Mirage Island, he accepted Juan's special training to strengthen himself in Single Battle and received Mind and Rain Badge at the same time for finishing his training. It was about 2 weeks before Ruby and Sapphire woke up. After Sootopolis Incident, he captured the Weather Trio and used them in the Championship battle against Wallace, and stayed as one part of Max's party ever since.
Max announced the establishment of Pokémon Airlines on Sep. 20, 2006, the day that Ruby and Sapphire's 80 Days Challenge ends. He also challenged Hoenn Pokemon League shortly after and successfully defeated Wallace, claimed the title of Hoenn Champion during the Hoenn Pokémon League Tournament 2006 after a 5 hour battle between Max and Wallace. Max holds the title ever since and made Wallace the Champion with shortest term in Hoenn's history, with a little bit over 2 months.
Max stayed inactive during the FireRed/LeafGreen arc. When Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, and Silver were petrified in Sevii Island on Apr. 2007, Max was called by Professor Oak to meet him in Sevii Island under the recommendation of his dad. He took the news hard, for Red and Green were his friends before he became a Trainer. He was also the one who provided the information about Jirachi to Oak in order to help revive the seniors. He also trained under Kimberly with Gold and Crystal to learn the Ultimate Attack. He was the fastest among the three to finish the training. With a record of 3 days, Max is the sixth fastest Pokédex Holder to finish Kimberly's training, after Silver, Blue, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. During the Emerald chapter, Max returned to Hoenn with Gold and Crystal on July 6, 2007, during the sixth day of Emerald's Frontier challenge under Oak's dispatch plan to help fight Gulie Hideout and revive the seniors.
After becoming Hoenn Champion, Max decided to start studying for how can human and Pokémon communicate freely. He designed a device that can help human speak with Pokémon. He called it Pokétranslater. He seeks help from Professor Birch, who then directed him to Kanto region to ask for technical help from Silph Co. With help from Silph Co, Max finally completed the Pokétranslater in 2010 and he was being called "Communicator" by Professor Oak with the huge contribution in human-Pokémon communication.
In order to complete his Pokétranslater research and to seek a business chance to expand his aviation business into Japan, Max traveled in Johto and Kanto region in 2008. He again decided to start over and get himself his third Pokémon party. He also went to Silph Co. in Saffron city to finish his invention of Pokétranslater.
Max's third Legendary capture also happened in Johto.He found Mewtwo in Cerulean Cave and captured him, named him William. William is still one of Max's most important Pokémon he has.
In 2009, after Max finished his journey in Kanto and Johto, he deicded to live in Goldenrod City while making the city as his hub for Eurasia Airlines, Pokémon Airlines, and his new Era Airways. He built a new office building, which he named Eurasia Plaza, in Goldenrod City for him to handle his worldwide business. That is the reason why Eurasia Airlines Group has 2 working headquarters currently: Eurasia Airlines Center, located in Chap Lap Kok, Hong Kong, China, and Eurasia Plaza, located in Goldenrod City, Johto, Japan.
Max visited Sinnoh region in 2010 to pursue Sird, the Team Galactic undercover in Team Rocket who caused the petrification of seniors and near-destruction of Hoenn Battle Frontier three years earlier after he received intel of her presence in Sinnoh. He crossed path with Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum occasionally and fought Team Galactic alongside with them. Furthermore, Max took the responsibility with Riley to train Diamond in Iron Island under the request of Byron, the Canalave City Gym Leader. During his time in Sinnoh Max continued to collect Pokémon for his battle team and Gym badges in Sinnoh during his investigation on Team Galactic, and successfully collected all 8 Sinnoh badges. Max revealed his Champion identity to Sinnoh Trio and Cynthia after the trio released the Lake Guardian and escorted them to the Spear Pillar, where he finally located and confronted Sird. Sird escaped, but Max managed to injure her heavily. Despite of being regret that he let Sird escape, but he was glad that he avenged Red and others, as a Pokédex Holder, for their year-long suffering, and the Hoenn region, as its Champion, for the damage Sird indirectly caused.
While Diamond and Pearl departed after Spear Pillar in 2010, Max and Platinum headed to the Battle Frontier and assisted Platinum for her Frontier challenge as well as investigating for Distortion World. In fact, while Platinum was challenging Battle Factory, Max, along with Platinum and his own Pokémon, teamed up in a 12-Pokémon crew to save Buck and Looker. He also followed Palmer and Platinum and entered Distortion World, reunited with Paka and Uji, and joined the battle against Charon-controlled Garatina. With Dia on Dialga, Pearl on Palkia, and Platinum on Cresselia, Max chased Garatina and Charon on Raymond as well. After Flint and Volkner dealt their last attack on Garatina, Max captured him right before he returned to the Distortion World and named him Gary. In other words, Flint and Volkner did Max one of the biggest favor unknowingly.
Max traveled to Unova region in New York, United States during March 2011. This time was the first time he had a partner with him: Bosco, his little brother, and Hilbert, the new Pokédex Holder from Nuvema Town. The three traveled in the region together, with the goal of conquering Gyms in the region, and ended up fighting head-to-head with Team Plasma. Max himself defeated Ghetsis as a result and reformed N.
Max planned his return to Unova to participate the Pokémon World Tournament 2013 with Alex Pearson.
Personality: Max is intelligent and quick-wited. He tends to observe everything around him due to his curious and sometimes unsafe mind. Max is also extremely royal and supportive toward his friends and relatives. He is also very organized and likes to organized things his own way. He dozes of sometimes and fell into daydreaming. Max is also somewhat forgotive on minor things, he can completely forget what other tells him within seconds. He is also fluent of Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and English. Through his Pokétranslater he can understand Pokémon language as well.
He is a justified, brave young men who always stands on the front lines. However, unlike most brave people, Max doesn't have the reckless trait that usually came along with braveness. He knows his limitations and won't push through the limit if he could. His motto, "Don't wear a hat larger then your head," clearly describes his clam, analytical personality that prevents him from pushing the limits too far.
He is sometimes seen laid lack, but don't let that appearance fool you. Under his quiet, laid back appearance hides his sharp instinct and unique perceptions of many things, especially during crisis or facing important decision. He is also a critical thinker who analyzes and consider things in a much different way then a normal person does.
Socially he tends to be a loner and prefers doing things solo. He has a strong determination that he can't rest until he achieve what he set out to do. He is also surprisingly patient and can wait a long time without frustration. Unfortunately, sometimes his patience can be lost equally surprisingly fast. In other words, he is unpredictable on patience depending on his mood and priority. He also take things rather serious at times even when people around him are joking. That makes other people usually think Max has a lack of sense of humor.
Although he doesn't seem like it, but Max sometimes has a surprisingly short temper that he can go very indignant when it bursts. He would normally try to restrain his temper, but if he was provoked and frustrated whoever provoked him would have to pay dearly. So far, according to Max himself, this had happened about 4 times.
In fact, his personality can be explained by his slight mental disorder. He was diagnosed with Autism-Asperger, a mental disorder that enhances the paitent's intelligence but hinders their social skills. Thus he often has difficulties to make friends for his loner personality.
Max is always jolly and caring toward his brother Bosco. The Cheng brothers have a similar personality. But in compare, Max is a little bit more inward then Bosco. And Max also has a little bit less control on anger management.
His battle strategy was completely balanced. His Pokémon usually know moves from different types so he can handle any opponents. But because of that, his Pokémon were actually needs longer training time then other trainer because he wants his Pokémon be evenly trained to have their battle power averaged. That also gives him advantage because that increased the difficulty of defeating him.
Max is a good friend with Alex Pearson, Red's little cousin who lived in Goldenrod City. The duo met each other during Alex's Trainer School's cosplay competition. The duo usually train together and they gave each other nicknames of "Hanbei" and "Kanbei".
Clothing: Max wears a brown jacket with the word "Eurasia" and Eurasia's logo on it in autumn and winter. He wears a white polo with red, green, blue, and green stripes crossing the middle, also with Eurasia logo and name on it in spring and summer. Sometimes he would wear a red or grey shirt with various colored t-shirt. He wears a pair of jeans and carries a snapback all year long. He also wears a pair of glasses with green legs and no glass frame.
Personal Laptop: Max can't travel with out it. His laptop is basically his most important travel equipment. It's an Acer Aspire One laptop with his Pokémon Storage System, Poké Radar, and Item Storage. It also has a fully functional Pokédex updated with latest information. He can also manage Eurasia Airlines from the laptop as well.
Pokémon Storage System: Max installed this system with the help of Bill in 2010. This is the world's first portable Pokémon Storage ever created. The system is directly linked to Pokémon Storage System in Bill's house so Max can manage his team wherever and whenever he is.
Pokédex: Max's Pokédex is the exact same model (Model III, Generation 3A) as Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. His Pokédex was intended to be Emerald's Pokédex when Emerald met Professor Oak in Goldenrod City. After Oak rejected Emerald the Pokédex was transferred to Hoenn to Professor Birch. Birch provisionally decided to give this third Pokédex, which was reserved to Emerald, to Max after Ruby and Sapphire got their Pokédex, and he duplicated a new one for Emerald (which was being flushed away during a flood and became Wally's temporary Pokédex). It was being repaired and upgraded by Professor Oak in 2011. During the time of repair, he and Professor Oak installed a temporary Pokédex inside his laptop and Max used this temp Pokedex in Unova region until his dad brought him his original Pokédex.
Item Storage: This handful application inside the laptop is connected with a transfer pod. Max can obtain or deposit Items from meds to tents into or from his laptop. His Poké Balls are being managed with this pad, too.
Poké Radar: When Max is looking for a Pokémon, Poké Radar's the thing Max relies the most. It has real-time GPS technology that uses satellite to do real-time scanning that can cover anywhere in the globe with calculation error of less then a meter.
Pokégear: Max got this Pokégear after he settled in Johto region. He used it to replace the Pokénav he used in Hoenn region. It has map, video phone, and radio function.
As of March 2013, Max had a collection of over 37 Pokémon from 5 different regions and they are still under his disposal. He would choose six of them as his "Main Party" and carries them around. Here is the list of the members of Main Party currently:
Nature: Abundant, Likes to fight
Held Item: Amulet Coin
Learned Moves: Blaze Kick, Bounce, Sky Uppercut, Blast Burn
Regional Team: Hoenn
Summery: One of Max's Starters, Brendan is the second Pokémon under Max's procession, little brother of Sapphire's Toro. He has a strong sense of justice and strong urge of battle, has a superior kicking ability, often lost in thought and reckless. He shares a strong bond of friendship with Luther and William. The three often seen training together in strengthen of their Fighting-type power. Brendan and Phillip were constantly bickering at each other for Amber ever since their initial encounter, the two can still be seen fighting until Amber made her decision.
Nature: Modest, Mischievous
Held Item: Air Balloon
Learned Moves: Thunderbolt, Tri-Attack, Magnet Rise, Flash Cannon
Regional Team: Hoenn
Summery: Marvin joined Max's party as a Magneton in New Mauville as New Mauville's guardian before it can be discovered by Konkonsai(ancestor of Trick Master)'s descendants. Marvin is one of the most mischievous Pokémon in Max's party and he always acts like the mood maker of the team as a Magneton. He evolved in Mt. Cornet right after the Spear Pillar Incident in 2007. His mischievousness stayed after evolving, yet he became a little more short tempered when he became mad.
Ability: Shift Swim
Nature: Lonely, Likes to thrash about
Held Item: Mystic Water
Learned Moves: Ice Punch, Crunch, Waterfall, Surf
Summary: A battle-hunger kid who lived alone near Valley Windwork as a Buizel. He liked to challenge pass-by travelers to strengthen himself because he didn't have anyone to battle with in his surroundings. He looked tough on the outside but he is soft inside. Due to his loneness in Valley Windwork he is a little bit antisocial and tends to keep everything to himself, though he started to open his heart to other Pokémon as he travels. Shares a strong bond with his travel companion Lucas the Luxray and considers him the only real friend he has. He also shares strong partnership with Luther, Thomas, and Samantha. Edison's life-long rival, the two never gets along.
Ability: Inner Focus
Nature: Naughty, Quick Tempered
Held Item: Dragon Fang
Learned Moves: Fly, Roost, ExtremeSpeed, Outrage
Regional Team: Kanto/Johto
Summery: Drake was obtained as a Dratini in Blackthorn City after passing the elder's test. He's a special Dragonite who know the move ExtremeSpeed and he is always considered a back-up double of Raymond. Extremely mischievous, Drake has a naturally optimistic nature with a laid-back personality. However he has a short temper with an un-controllable, destructive anger.
Nature: Quiet, Mischievous
Held Item: Wise Glasses
Learned Moves: Phystrike, Aura Sphere, Shadow Ball, Recover
Regional Team: Johto/Kanto
Summary: After defeating Blaine in a Gym Battle in 2010, Blaine told Max about Mewtwo, who dwelled alone in Cerulean Cave waiting for a new Master to come. Max already heard about Mewtwo from other Pokédex Holders since 2007 and he wanted to have him in his team. After a serious battle Max captured William with a Master Ball. If Lawrence can initially consider antisocial, William would be even worse. William used to close himself completely from others and only obey Max's command during battle. Until Luther the Lucario figured out both Luther and William's Aura are in similar wavelength and offered Aura training. Thanks to Luther, William had opened his heart and getting closer to other Pokémon and people alike. He is the strongest Pokémon under Max's procession and he is also Max's bodyguard. Luther is also William's best friend and partner. The two always train together.
Ability: Mold Breaker (Dream Ability)
Nature: Adamant, Quick tempered
Held Item: BrightPowder
Learned Moves: Rock Slide, X-Scissor, Shadow Claw, Earthquake
Regional Team: Unova
Summery: Hilbert's birthday gift to Max during his 17th birthday from Unova region, Edison is the newest addition to Max's party. Edison's also the first Pokémon under Max's procession with Dream Ability. Edison has a bad attitude toward Max normally, yet he somehow devotes himself on Max's order without question. The two of them often shares an odd yet implicated relationship, which they often shares the same idea yet often disagrees with each other. Lawrence's life-long nemesis due to their equal competitive nature (or they just simply don't like each other).
Other Pokémon in rotation:
-Max is the first non-Japanese Pokédex Holder.
-Max is the first Pokédex Holder not born in any region of Pokémon Japan.
-Max is the first Pokédex Holder with Ledgendary Pokémon in his team.
-Max is the first Pokédex Holder who became a full-time League Champion.
-Max is the third Pokédex Holder who received approval for Five-Star Trainer, after Red and Green.
-Max, Steven, and Wallace are nicknamed "The Three Giants of Hoenn", with Max in the lead as the current Champion.
-Max is the world's youngest CEO, in the age of 17 as of 2012.
-Max is one of the only four trusting human of William, other then Blaine, Red, and Yellow.
-Max's collection of Gym Badges is larger then every other Pokédex Holders combined, with a total of 40 in 2012.
-Max speaks standard English with Cantonese accent, or Kong Kong English, since he's a Hong Konger.
-Max has a yellow-green-belt rating on Taekwondo when he was 9. Vincent wanted Max to learn Taekwondo for his self-defense, but Max dropped out due to his foot pain.
Okay, I just stumbled on Justice League when I turned on my TV this morning, and right onto the scene when someone turned Diana into a pig, Batman fighting the one who's responsible, and wanted a bargain with her in exchange of Diana reverting to normal. And well, she said she wants something precious, something that can never regain once lost, something that he's been trying to conceal---singing "Am I Blue"???
I don't know about DC stuff, but is it true that Batman is good at singing but he never admits it?