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Pairing: Capable/Nux
Alternative name(s): Nux/Capable, Nuxable
Gender category: Het
Fandom: Mad Max: Fury Road
Canonical?: Yes
Prevalence: Common
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Capable/Nux is the het pairing of Capable, one of the women escaping from tyrant Immortan Joe, and Nux, a War Boy in Joe's army/cult in the 2015 movie Mad Max: Fury Road. In the film, they forge a close relationship.

Relationship in canon

Nux and Capable

Nux originally is part of the war party that is hunting down the rig carrying Capable and her sister-wives. Although he initially attempts to stop them and return them to Joe, Capable convinces him to switch sides, and he becomes a loyal ally. As their journey comes to an end, Nux sacrifices himself to give Capable and the other women a chance to escape their enemies.

Nicholas Hoult, who plays Nux, explains his character and his relationship with Capable: "Nux is at the point where he's lost everything... It literally couldn't get any worse for him. And then he meets Capable. She looks after him and makes him realize that the things he was trying to die for and believing in weren't necessarily all there is in the world. Nux has never had that sort of affection from anyone. And he falls head over heels in love with her instantly."[1]

Nux: Three times the gates were open to me.

Capable: What gates?
Nux: I was awaited in Valhalla. They were calling my name. I should be walking with the Immortan. Feasting with the heroes of all time.

Capable: I'd say it was your manifest destiny not to.


Cover of Manifest Destiny

This is a popular ship. As of March 2016, there are 245 stories under the Capable/Nux tag on AO3.[2] Fics for this couple are often alternate universe or fix-it.

Nux's partner Slit is sometimes added into the equation; this threesome is called Snuxable.







  1. The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road. Published May 19, 2015. Page 112.
  2. Capable/Nux (Mad Max) tag on AO#. Accessed March 29, 2016.
  3. Burn It All Away Posted 2015-05-31.