I have the same theory :D Max is better hero than Phoebe... Nothing against Phoebe ;)
It’s Not What You Think🙊
I have a theory that Max Thunderman is really the Main Character and the TRUE hero.
We all know and grown to love The Thundermans, especially Phoebe and Max, the two main characters. But i am beginning to think Max is actually the main character and he is telling the story of his life to us through his point of view.
I developed this theory when watching repeats on TV and one of the episodes was Phoebe VS Max from Season 1.
If you recall in that episode Max starts this prank war with Phoebe and after she humiliates him in front of the whole school. Max decides to prank her by making her paranoid. His tactic backfires when Phoebe pushes a self destruct button from paranoia that traps them in his lair.
As the self destruct mode is counting down, Max shares with us the real reason in why he wants to be a villain.
He wants to be a villain because he wants to be the best. (Remember this too)
Then another episode came on which was Aunt MisBehavin from Season 3. To summarize, Max is pretty much angry at Phoebe because she threw an ice skating party on the same day of his gig. But we all later on learn that he was actually hurt that Phoebe never shown up and he chooses to fight out his feelings than to express it.
Floral Support from Season 3 came on. And when Phoebe tells Max that she is done with him after the stunt he pulled, we go into what’s going on in Max’s head and all he sees is Phoebe when speaking to Dark Mayhem.
Blue Detective for the entire beginning of the episode we are seeing Max’s point of view on his date with Maddy.
And lastly, In Winter Thunderland we are seeing what Max is dreaming and thinking about for the entire episode
So you are probably thinking, why are those episodes so important and how does that explain anything. But here’s why…
Out of all the characters in The Thundermans we explore deeper into Max. Yes, other characters express themselves too especially Phoebe talks on their feelings and ideas and stuff. But for some odd reason we always go deeper into Max.
We don’t know why Phoebe and the others want to be heroes but we know why Max wants to be a villain.
We don’t know why Phoebe thought it would be okay to throw an ice skating party on the day of Max’s gig but we do know that it hurt Max
We don’t know what Phoebe’s thinking after saying she’s done with Max but we do know that Max can’t stop thinking about her.
Heck we the audience in the beginning of the episode, are seeing what’s going on with Max on his date with Maddy.
We don’t know what everyone else is dreaming about and their plans for Christmas but we do know what Max is dreaming about and we know about his plans to destroy Christmas
We always explore deeper on his thoughts and his feelings, because he’s always sharing his feelings and thinking to us. In a book, the narrator or main character shares their point of view which include thoughts and emotions, right?
And so as I began to notice this I began reading on main characters, protagonist and antagonist along with heroes and villains.
And I read some first and third person books and fanfics, then it struck me that the only character that does that is The Main Character or protagonist.
Hunger Games, Divergent, Maze Runner, you name it!
Now you are probably feeling really confused maybe even in denial or possibly a little angry. Because you’re thinking, “But.. Phoebe’s the main character. She’s the hero.”
I was thinking the same until I realized that this is all in Max’s point of view. So we are seeing it how Max does. He sees his sister as the main character and true hero, because that’s what he’s been told. Just like us.
We have been told repetitively just like Max that Phoebe is the best. We have been told that she is the hero. We have been told that she is the most powerful. While at the same time we have been told, Max is bad. We have been told he’s the sidekick. We have been told he’s the villain with a good heart.
Now that goes into my other theory that Max is the True Hero.
Phoebe is a distraction to us, yes she is a hero but not a TRUE hero like Max.
I began watching some more episodes and I began to notice that Max has been a villain for a long time and STILL has not done anything like destroy the human race and have dominion overall. But Phoebe has been evil before many times and has nearly done that before. For an example
Haunted Thundermans, Phoebe was possessed by the Green Ghoul
Winter Thunderland, in Max’s dream Phoebe ruled dominion over HiddenVille High
Thunder In Paradise, Dark Mayhem’s evil was controlling her.
And the only time Max was “evil” it was Secret Revealed from Season 3, but he turned good again. Okay, so now you’re thinking Phoebe changed him, so that makes her a hero.
But you gotta also think too, if someone was TRULY serious about being a villain, they would not be easily persuaded. Think about it… Was Phoebe easily persuaded when she was evil and Max attempted several times to help her?
Many times in other episodes, Max has proven to be a good hearted person when someone is in need and heroic when someone needs help. And he never boasts or teases the person, but if anything he’s humble and forgets about it.
Whereas Phoebe multiple times have shown signs of arrogance and cockiness because of her heroism. But this is constantly over looked with everyone including us.
I don’t think Phoebe is a villain, the chosen hero or the main character that everyone thinks she’s supposed to be. I believe she’s throwing us off from who the tv series is really revolved around.
It really is Max telling us HIS story as a Thunderman. And “The Thundermans” is the title of his story.
He’s telling us about his life in HiddenVille. His cringey evil rabbit. Irresponsible parents. His troublesome little siblings. His adorable baby sister. And his twin his best friend.
We should all talk about this theory.