FANDOM


Max Capricorn Cruiseliners. The fastest, the furthest. The best. And I should know, because... My name is Max!
~ Max Capricorn's signature phrase.
A retirement plan? Two thousand people on board this ship, six billion beneath us, all of them slaughtered and why? Because Max Capricorn is a loser!
~ Tenth Doctor rebuking Max Capricorn's villany.

Max Capricorn is the main antagonist of the 2007 Doctor Who Christmas special, "Voyage of the Damned". He is a cyborg and the disgraced former president of Max Capricorn Cruiseliners, as well as the leader of the Heavenly Hosts and the owner of the Titanic.

Max's trademark was a gold tooth that flashed—both on camera and in person—when he introduced himself. This amazed the Tenth Doctor, who remarked, "It really does that?"

He was portrayed by George Costigan.

History

Max Capricorn had spent 176 years running his company, and by Christmas 2008, all that was left of his real body was his head, all while relying on a life support machine to survive. Due to the extreme prejudice against cyborgs on the planet Sto, Max was forced to hide away while running Max Capricorn Cruiseliner via hologram. After running his company into the ground, Capricorn was voted out by his own Board of Directors. Furious, he stowed away onboard the Titanic, hiding himself undetected in an indestructible "impact chamber" on Deck 31, where he had control over the Heavenly Hosts, as well as the ship's engines. His plan was sabotage the Titanic's voyage and use the Host to kill all the survivors/witnesses, then crash the Titanic into Earth, where the ship's nuclear storm drive would wipe out all life on the planet. The Board of Directors would be subsequently framed and imprisoned for mass murder, effectively destroying Max Capricorn Cruiseliners. Capricorn, who would survive the Titanic's crash inside the impact chamber, would then have his men recover him from the wreckage, and then use his offshore accounts to retire in luxury to Penhaxico II, where the women were said to be very fond of metal.

Doctor Who 2005 1x11 001-0

The first part of his plan is successful when Captain Hardaker disables the ship's shields and magnetizes the hull, drawing a meteor shower towards the ship and severely damaging it. The Heavenly Host then proceed to kill off many of the survivors. However, Midshipman Alonso Frame manages to prevent the engines from failing (albeit temporarily), allowing the Doctor and a group of survivors to figure out the situation. The Doctor uses an override and a loophole in the rules to have the Host take him to Deck 31. The Doctor confronts Capricorn and tries to stop him, but Capricorn disables the engines by himself and restrains the Doctor, ordering the Host to execute him. Astrid Peth (one of the Titanic 's waitresses, who was acting as the Doctor's companion) however, stops him, defiantly announcing "I resign!" before driving a forklift into Max's life support. One of the Host, however, severs the forklift's brake line. Before the Doctor can save her, both she and Max fall over the edge to their deaths.

Trivia

  • Dennis Hopper was initially approached to play Max Capricorn. He expressed interest in the role, but the idea fell through and George Costigan was cast.
  • Capricorn was initally supposed to have two milky white eyes, but Costigan could not see through the contact lenses, leading to him wearing only one.

Navigation

           Doctor Who logo Villains

Daleks
Davros | Dalek Emperor | Dalek Prime Minister | Supreme Dalek | Special Weapon Dalek | Dalek Time Controller | Dalek Antibodies | Rusty | Metaltron
Cult of Skaro: Dalek Sec | Dalek Caan

Cybermen
Cyber Controller | Cyber Planner | John Lumic | Yvonne Hartman | Mercy Hartigan | Tobias Vaughn | Packer | Cybermats | CyberKing

The Master
Classic Era | Revival Era ("Harold Saxon")

Sontarans
General Staal | Commander Skorr | Commander Kaagh | Linx | Luke Rattigan

Akhaten
Mummy | Vigil

Krillitanes
Mr. Finch

Adipose
Matron Cofelia

Clockwork Repair Droids
Half Face Man

Kahler-Jex
The Gunslinger

Order of St. Agnes
Gorgon

Family of Blood
Scarecrows

Great Intelligence
Whisper Men | Robot Yeti

Silents
Madame Kovarian

Slitheen Family
Jocrassa Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen | Sip Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen | Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen | Glune Fex Fize Sharlaveer-Slam Slitheen | Kist Magg Thek Lutiven-Day Slitheen | Korst Gogg Thek Lutiven-Day Slitheen | Dax Fex Fize Slitheen | Bloorm Vungah Bart Slitheen | Rahnius Slitheen | Asquith Slitheen | Chris Slitheen

Slitheen-Blathereen
Blathereen Family
Leef Apple Glyn Slitheen-Blathereen | Tree Lorn Acre Slitheen-Blathereen

Silurians
Alaya | Restac | Morka | Icthar

Sea Devils
Chief Sea Devil | Sauvix

Time Lords
Rassilon | Borusa | Omega | The Rani | The Valeyard | The Meddling Monk | The Eleven

Zygons
Bonnie | Broton

Androzani Major/Minor
Sharaz Jek | Morgus | Stotz | Jek's Androids | Smugglers

The Brethren
The Host | Father Angelo

Ice Warriors
Grand Marshal Skaldak | Lord Slaar | Lord Azaxyr | Sskel | Varga

Mentors
Sil | Lord Kiv

Carrionites
Lilith | Mother Doomfinger | Mother Bloodtide

Primords
Eric Stahlman | Harry Slocum | John Bromley | Private Wyatt

Autons
Nestene Consciousness | Mickey Auton

Republican Security Forces
John Benton

Robot Knights
Sheriff of Nottingham

Saturnyns
Rosanna Calvierri | Francesco

Abaddon | Abzorbaloff | Adam Mitchell | Adam Smith | Adolf Hitler | Arcturus | Androvax | Animus | Anne Droid | Antibodies | Autons | Azal | Baltazar | Beast | Beep the Meep | Bert Walker | Black Guardian | Boneless | Brynblaidd Cannibals | Captain Hardaker | Carrionites | Charles Grover | Charlie Duffy | Childeric | Colonel Manton | Colony Sarff | Count Grendel | De Flores | Dream Lord | Ed Morgan | Eddie Connolly | The Editor | Empress of the Racnoss | Emojibots | Eugene Tacitus | Fairies | Fearmonger | Fendahl | Fenric | Futurekind | Ganymede Systems | Garvin | Gelth | General Finch | Gray | Harrison Chase | Hawthorne | Headless Monks | Heavenly Hosts | Helen A | Hetocumtek | Henry Van Statten | High Priest Clovis | Hinks | House | Ice Governess | Ilin | Jagrafess | Jocelyn Stevens | Joshua Naismith | Judoon | Julius Grayle | Kal | Kandy Man | Kantrofarri | Karl | Kess | King Hydroflax | King Richard III | Klineman Halpen | Koquillion | Krasko | Lady Cassandra | Lady Peinforte | Leandro | Lieutenant Koenig | Light | Livilla | Lord Sutcliffe | Lucius Petrus Dextrus | Maaga | Macra | Manish | Marshal of Solos | Matron Casp | Maurice Caven | Mavic Chen | Max Capricorn | Medusa | Meglos | Melanicus | Mestor | Midnight Entity | Minotaur | Mona Lisa | Morax | Mr. Diagoras | Mr. Magpie | Mr. Seyton | Mr. Webber | Nephew | Ogrons | Oswald Danes | Peg Dolls | Pied Piper | Prisoner Zero | Professor Whitaker | Professor Zaroff | Ramón Salamander | Richard Lazarus | Richard Maynarde | Roboforms | Rutans | Shoal of the Winter Harmony | Seb | Sentris | Shockeye | Sisters of Plenitude | Dr. Skagra | Skovox Blitzer | Smilers | SniperBot | Solana | Solomon | Solomon's Robots | Sutekh | Sycoraxs | Tegana | The Child | The Figure | The Flood | The Foretold | The Hath | The Trickster | The Wire | Tia Karim | Time Beetle | Time Zombies | Toclafane | Tzim-Sha | Vespiform | Weeping Angels | Winifred Gillyflower | WOTAN | Yartek | Zagreus | Zephon | Zu-Zana |

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.