|Alternative name(s):||Max/Furiosa, Rockafury, Maxiosa|
|Fandom:||Mad Max: Fury Road|
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Relationship in canon
In their first scene together, Max and Furiosa fight in a desperate battle against one another for control of the War Rig, the massive truck that Furiosa had been driving across the wasteland. Although Max wins this fight, when the rig stalls, he's forced to admit defeat and allow Furiosa and her wards, young women who she has freed from their rapist captor, back into the vehicle. As their journey progresses, they rely heavily on each others skills, developing a close relationship.
And suddenly, these two lonely people find themselves beside someone who can have their back. It’s dizzying to suddenly find someone who is just as strong as you are, and just as broken. Someone strong enough to protect themselves, and also sometimes you. Which means you are allowed to be vulnerable once in a while. Someone who knows what gun you need and can hand it to you, loaded, before you ask. Someone who doesn’t flinch when you wake up from a nightmare, who doesn’t ask you to explain, just knows to remind you you’re safe. Someone who can watch over you. An equal. A partner.
Depictions in fanon
- Angst and hurt/comfort
- Max stays/Max returns: Since Fury Road ends with Max's departure, some fix-it fics find ways to make him stick around the Citadel and develop his relationship with Furiosa.
- Power dynamics: Various tropes involving power dynamics are fairly common (e.g. D/s, A/B/O), most of which involve dominant Furiosa and submissive Max (alternatively alpha Furiosa and omega Max). Sometimes the dynamics are reversed.
- Dad Max
- Enemies to Lovers
- Orbit by Primarybufferpanel (ArwenLune) has the most kudos (2866 as of January 2018) of all the Furiosa/Max stories on AO3.
- The Length and Breadth of Fury Road by proprioception (sacrificethemtothesquid) - This post-canon story is the longest Furiosa/Max fic on AO3 and is also incredibly popular. It is more than 250,000 words long.
- two creams, one sugar by underwater_ow is a series of Furiosa/Max (with Capable/Nux) stories set in a coffee shop AU.
- mad max scene breakdown: “can i talk to you?” by fuck yeah i saw that
- Goals, Obstacles and Stakes: A Short Gif Set Filmmaking Lesson by fuck yeah i saw that
- Fanarts by youkaiyume
- Fanarts by ghostsjogging
- Fanart by pulvis
- Don't Breathe by kreugan
- Say Goodbye by daunt
- Battle babes, Max and Furiosa by meadowruedraws
Archives & Fannish Links
- Furiosa/Max works on AO3
- max, furiosa and loneliness Posted July 23, 2015. Accessed March 29, 2016.
- Furiosa/Max Rockatansky tag on AO3. Accessed August 19, 2017.