|“||I am N'Baro Atksteel X377... Just call me Steel, yeah?||”|
—Steel introducing himself
|Alias|| N'Baro Atksteel X377|
Drone (by Extroyer)
Toaster (by Max)
Ro-Bro (by Max)
|Age|| 326 mechcycles old (Season 1 and 2 and Trilogy of movies)|
328 mechcycles old (Max Steel: Team Turbo and Max Steel: Team Turbo Fusion-Tek)
|Interests|| Learn more about his past|
Save the day
|Allies|| Maxwell McGrath|
Commander Forge Ferrus
|Enemies|| Miles Dread|
Vin and Dwayne
Colonel Jasper F. Castle
Blast, Chomp and Prism Link
|First Appearance||Come Together Part One|
|Last Appearance||Max Steel: Team Turbo Fusion-Tek|
|Voiced By||Sam Vincent|
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Originally Steel was a part of Metallak's army. During the invasion on Planet Tachyon, he sees Jim McGrath and tries to bond with him, but he is stopped. Jim asks what they (the Takonians) have ever done for them (the Ultralinks) and Steel says that they are programmed to absorb and expand for the glory of Makino, but Jim says that there is no glory in destroying and ruining lifes of inocent people. Steel gets confused and says that it simply doesn't computes, but suddenly, a monster that Jim defeated minutes ago gets up, and attacks Steel. Before the monster could kill Jim, Steel bonds with him and saves his life. After presenting himself to Jim, they escape from Tachyon since it was too late to stop the invasion and they goes to Earth, Makino's next target.
After they arrived on Earth, they created N-Tek alongside with Molly McGrath, Miles Dread and Forge Ferrus. They were working on projects to stop Makino's invasion, including the Turbo Star and Morphos, the last cancelled due to its immense power, which would overpower Makino's abilities and become a bigger threat than him.
During the first invasion of Ultralinks, N-Tek was being defeated by Makino's forces until they released their secret weapon: Jim and Steel. They were unstoppabble: they managed to defeat Makino's forces and destroy the Makino Destroyer, later saving the day. During an undetermined period (which wasn't very well explained in the whole series), Jim and Steel also saved other planets from Makino's forces, which made him develop a very deep hate for Steel ruining his plans.
After Maxwell McGrath was born, Steel was used as a pacifier by him, which he didn't enjoyed. When Jim and Steel were about to test the Turbo Star, Dread used a device that he created that would be capable of absorbing Jim's T.U.R.B.O. Energy and harness it to his own gain, but it goes horribly wrong: Steel is shut down, Jim is nearly killed and Dread's device gets stuck on his chest. During the process, Steel somehow created a sphere and during 16 years, he was left deactivated on N-Tek as a part of Jim's legacy alongside with a hologram in his homage.
So far, Steel only had two hosts, being them:
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Unlike other evil Ultralinks, Steel was a pacifist, refusing to absorb and expand for Makino's glory and slightly clumsy, as seen when he wasn't capable of remembering the phrase "Absorb and Expand". Consequently, Steel was considered a traitor because of his mercy towards other "inferior beings" and planets. Like Jim, he wanted to seek justice for everyone and stop Makino's invasion, but this lead to him being shut down.
After 16 years, Steel wakes up and bonds with Max. Initially, both were very reluctant in needing each other to survive, especially Max, who said that he was married with a toast (Steel), but eventually became good friends with Max sometimes helping Steel with his difficulties of finding more about his past. Throughout the series, Steel develops a strong desire to know about who he was and essentially all of his past, which sometimes made Forge feel angry because of his behavior (mainly when he almost freed The Elementors from the N-Tek prison) that resulted in constant discussions. In Supermania, Steel even created a Turbo Super Mode based on stereotypical superheroes considered ridiculous and awkward by Max and other N-Tek agents which he says that he only created because the superheroes also don't know where they came from, which was the same situation that Steel was. Eventually, when Steel discovered a part from his past, he stayed a little upset and even said that would resign from N-Tek after discovering that he is a weapon made for mass destruction.
On the other hand, Steel is sassy, convinced, good with mechanics, is known to make clever and witty remarks and known to be sarcastic and usually appears talking with machines. He is provocative towards other people (in a friendly way and usually with Max), sometimes making jokes about them (like when Steel said that Berto's hair was weird). He also has a secret addiction to video games which he developed in Digital Meltdown.
- Fluctuation: Steel is able to float in mid-air, which is a common thing for other Ultralinks of his kind. In addition, he can also disable this function, as seen in Earth Under Siege Part One.
- T.U.R.B.O. Energy Control: Steel is capable of harnessing endless amounts of T.U.R.B.O. Energy to produce the Turbo Modes and feed himself. He can convert it into a weapon, being capable of releasing it through his arms of eyes.
- Turbo Modes Creation: Steel is able to create different transformations with many powers that can take advantage against the adversaries.
- Full Control: Steel can fully control Max's actions and movements. He usually have problems in controlling Max's legs and fingers, since he never had them.
- Weaponize the Host: Like others of his kind, Steel is able to arm or improve a host, mostly them being the weapons that Max uses, such as Turbo Sword, and Turbo Blaster. He also use the same process when connecting with Max when linked to the Turbo Interface.
- Scanner: As seen in My Best Friend is an Ultralink, Steel has a scanner that is able to localize other Ultralinks, which he was still trying to improve.
- GPS: Steel only remembered this function after Makino Strikes Part Two. This function helps Max to go to a specific location by giving him giving the directions.
- T.U.R.B.O. Energy Bank: Steel has a small chip in the center of his "forehead" responsible of storing limitless amounts of Max's T.U.R.B.O. Energy.
- Steel can be permanently deactivated if he runs out of T.U.R.B.O Energy. This usually happens when Steel is more than eight hours without linking with Max. When this happens, an image of a battery with one stripe appears on his screen.
- "No, I'm not like that. I ... It doesn't compute, none of it! But what can one Ultralink do against such reckless hate!?" - The Legend of Ja'em Mk'rah
|The Gallery of Steel can be seen Here.|
- According to a bonus clip, his favorite Turbo Mode is Turbo Super Mode, which was also the first to be copied when he unleashed the Turbo Mimic Mode, that is Steel's first Turbo Mode.
- When Maxwell McGrath was a baby, he used Steel as a pacifier.
- Steel has been kidnapped by lots of villains, such as Extroyer, Dread, Makino, the Elementors, Ragnok and Mortum.
- Sydney Gardner, and now a crush on T.J., though that she says that she doesn't like Ultralinks. Steel also constantly flirts with inanimated machines.
- Steel has an evil clone named X376, an Ultralink that was supposedly capable of bring Steel to the dark side. Although that he his clone, he didn't had a big role in the series, and was deactivated after the episode of its debut.
- As revealed in The Great Turbo Star Caper, Steel is able to connect in Max's chest, but stay totally visible, not as a logo.
- The concept of Steel linking in Max's chest is a reference to the original Biolink. In the last movies of the classic Max Steel, the Biolink was located on Max's chest, while in the first movies (like on Endangered Species and Forces of Nature) was mainly seen as a bracelet.
- Besides his behavior, Steel is seemingly different than any other Ultralink of his species. When he was about to link with Jim McGrath in The Legend of Ja'em Mk'rah, he projected hexagons, while other Ultralinks projects triangles. A hexagon pattern is also seen in the blue parts of Steel's body and transformations. Steel's eye is also slightly different from other evil Ultralinks.
- Ironically, despite Ven Ghan tried to capture Steel many times, his avatar on the game Max Steel: Turbo Warrior was him.
- Steel once had a profile in the Official Website, but it was removed in 2016 by unknown reasons. Instead of having a separate profile for Maxwell and Steel, they are treated as the same.
- Even though that Steel can perfectly control Max's body (like on Earth Under Siege Part Two), he had trouble controlling it in Reprogrammed when he switched bodies with host.
|Ultralinks and Megalinks on Max Steel (2013 TV Series)|
|Introduced on Season 1||Air Elementor · Bone Links · Centipede Links · Drone Ultralinks · Earth Elementor · Extroyer's Ultralink · Fighter Ultralinks · Fire Elementor · Gun Links · Makino · Stealth Ultralinks · Steel · Tank Links · Water Elementor|
|Introduced on Season 2||Avatak · Blast Link · Chomp Link · Green Spiny Ultralink · Reaper Links · Lizard Links · Makino Elite Ultralinks · Metal Elementor · Pink Stealth Ultralink · Plaztek · Prism Link · Purple Tweezer Ultralink · Raider Ultralinks · Rock Links · Stinger Ultralinks · Torbolt · Worm Links · X376|
Characters introduced on Season 2 appears in green.