Lake became the face model for the title character and he even got his mother to portray Nicole Horne, the game's main antagonist. As a result, Lake, along with other Remedy programmers, artists and staff played the roles. Start a Wiki. Categories : Action video game characters Fictional alcohol abusers Fictional American people in video games Fictional bodyguards in video games Fictional characters from New York City Fictional characters with neurological or psychological disorders Fictional Drug Enforcement Administration personnel Fictional mass murderers Fictional painkiller addicts Fictional New York City Police Department detectives Male characters in video games Max Payne Fictional police officers in video games Video game characters in comics Video game characters in film Video game characters introduced in Video game protagonists Vigilante characters in video games. Max's relationship with Mona Sax was considered to be one of the most "disastrous game romances" by GamesRadar in Views Read Edit View history.