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|Family|| Maximum Ride (mother) |
Valencia Martinez (grandmother)
Jeb Batchelder (grandfather)
Ari Batchelder (uncle)
Ella Martinez (aunt)
|Appearances||Maximum Ride Forever|
After a "much-too-long" childbirth in the underground bunker of Himmel, Max gives birth to Phoenix towards the end of the novel.
They spend about four years underground, and then fly south. On their way to Peru, the Flock is flying over a giant crater left by the apocalypse-triggering meteor from Nevermore. Phoenix asks her mother what they were going to do. Max smiles, squeezes her hand, and says that they'll begin again.
Some time later, the Flock is seen playing with Phoenix on a rocky slope. The little girl, now almost five years old, yells for Max to watch her run down the hill; as she does, Max remarks how it's surprising to see her eyes staring back at her. The whole Flock helps raise and teach her, though Max and Fang spend the most time with her. The book ends as they prepare to take her for her first real flight, above the Peruvian rain forest.
Like her father, Phoenix's wings and hair are a shade of deep blue-black. She has the same eye color as Max and quiet tendencies as Fang.
She seems to have adapted too many of Max's own characteristics, such as her defiance toward her mother and how she can be obstinate when she believes she is right. Max states at some point that Phoenix smirks just like her father, and has the same look in her eyes as he does.
- Total and Nudge call her "Fifi", and the boys call her "Ninja Nix".
- In ancient mythology, the phoenix is a fiery bird that, when it dies, turns into ash; a new phoenix then rises from the ashes. This could be a reference as to how Phoenix was born amidst the ruins of the apocalypse, and has Fang's invincibility gene. Max says that the name indicates that Phoenix helped them all "rise from the ashes," but Phoenix will be allowed to pick her own name one day.