- This page is for the book series character. For the 2019 TV series character, see Max Evans (2019). For the 1999 TV series character, see Max Evans (1999).
Max Evans is a main character in the Roswell High book series. He is a senior in high school, and he's kept his origins as an alien a closely-guarded secret until he uses his powers to save Liz Ortecho's life.
Max's aura color is emerald green.
Max, Isabel, Michael, and Nikolas were in pods when their alien ship crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. A survivor of the crash moved their pods to safety in a cave. The four children remained in stasis for about forty years. Max and his twin sister Isabel emerged from their shared pod at the apparent age of seven. Nikolas and Michael had already separately awoken and wandered off alone. Max and Isabel wandered from their cave and were found by Mr. and Mrs. Evans, who adopted them.
Max developed a crush on his classmate Liz Ortecho, who's been his lab partner since sophomore year. When Liz is shot, Max heals her, exposing his secret that he's an alien to both Liz and Maria DeLuca.
Max is quiet and "kind of a loner." He is protective of his friends, such as saving Liz's life despite the immense personal risk to himself, and attacking Kyle Valenti when he insults Liz.
Max takes a leadership position in the group to get everyone to work together. When tensions escalate and Maria and Alex Manes risk exposing the secret to Sheriff Valenti, Max gets everyone to hold hands and uses his powers to form a connection, allowing for understanding and trust between them all. This forms a friendship between them and it gets everyone to work together. However, when Isabel starts seeing Nikolas who is reckless with his powers and cruel to their human friend, Max oversteps when he orders Isabel to stop seeing Nikolas, which backfires with Isabel pushing away.
Being an alien, Max potentially has use of all the various powers that aliens possess.
Healing: Max is notably skilled at healing, such as healing Liz from a fatal gunshot wound.
Mental connection: Max is able to form connections with others, and notably does this to form a group connection with Liz, Maria, Michael, Isabel, and Alex.
Appearance manipulation: Max is able to manipulate his appearance. He naturally does this as a child to blend in with humans, but he later learns to control it and can change his appearance at will.
Sense power use: Max can sense when another alien uses their powers.
For the 2019 Roswell, New Mexico television series, Max Evans is portrayed by Nathan Dean Parsons. Instead of being blond with blue eyes, the character has brown hair and brown eyes. Max and the other main characters are all aged up ten years, although they still went to high school together, and Max has become a deputy sheriff by the start of the series.