Max knew that going with your gut was a risky move, one that could very easily turn out for the worse. But Max is a risky man, and he knew that risks needed to be taken in order to advance. And this risk turned out to be quite fruitful.
Cyrus may have neglected Max, but although their methods may have differed, Cyrus was aiming for the same goal as Max; Cornering the Trickster, putting pressure on them, and ultimately letting them reveal themselves. He was quite impressed by Cyrus’ attempt, although it was to be expected that the infinite politician had a way with words.
But then Zachary decided to speak up, first apologizing to jezebel, and then Peering at Max. Their intense glares must have probably seemed very intimidating to the others, it at least daunted Felix enough to take a step back. But in the moment, Max was solely focused on Zachary, who refuted Max’s claims with such confidence that it almost convinced Max. In any case, this was going nowhere, and the last thing that Max wanted, was to stall the trial.
The next topic that was brought up by Alice surprised Max, he found the truth bullet about parker’s testimony quite weird, as there was no parker here. But the fact that she was a carnage sister who’s goal was to get as many people killed so she can escape!? It spelled trouble, and it concerned Max even more that Alice and Shaun talked about it so casually; as if they would help this parker.“I would like to meet this…Parker after we finish the trial. And I do not have a wallet on me, there is really no need for one while recovering in Axis Mundi.”
He pulled his pockets inside-out to show that it contained nothing.“Same, it’d be weird to keep it in your pockets while you’re in a hospital bed anyway.”
Said Felix while giving a grinning glance towards Cyrus.
Both Felix and Max sighed in response to Monokuma and the sister’s tiring commentary, but that sigh quickly turned to disappointment as Jezebel desperately tried to protect Zachary; they had been pretty close, but this was just embarrassing. Anyone could find the flaws in jezebel’s arguments, which Krista neatly summarized. All Max could do, was sigh and shake his head in disappointment.“Jezebel, what is it you're trying to accomplish? Throwing these wild accusations and flawed arguments at us does nothing but embarrass you. Is it to protect Zachary? I admire you looking out for your friends, but you are only worsening his position right now.”
Max was talking a bit like how a disappointed dad would talk to his kid, but he now looked at Zachary again.“And you. Are you really that pathetic? to let a woman cover for you because you refuse to man up?”