Max Payne is the hero of the series that bears his name. Beyond this, few know anything about Max Payne except that his name sounds like "max pain," which means "the most pain that you could possibly ever feel in any given instance." The mere thought of "max pain" can intimidate even the bravest GameFAQs users. This is no doubt the reason why he beat Gordon Freeman in 2003 (though GFNW may also have had something to do with it).
In 2013, nine years since his last contest appearance, Max Payne received enough nominations to get into the Summer 2013 Contest, mainly due to Max Payne 3 coming out in 2012. Max proved to now be complete fodder as he finished dead last in a poll featuring Guybrush Threepwood.