- "No, no, please, God, no!"
- ―Max Payne sees Rose's corpse.
Rose was born on February 4, 1998 to Max and Michelle Payne.
On August 22, 1998, three green jumpsuit-wearing valkyr-pumped maniacs break into the Payne family's New Jersey house and wreck havoc to it, destroying property and holding Rose's terrified mother in her bedroom. Her father arrives at the Payne residence at the moment of its invasion and hears his wife screaming in terror for help. Although the detective rushes to her aid and kills the invaders, he arrives too late and, to his terror, finds Michelle and their daughter shot dead. She was only six months old when she died.
Michelle and Rose Payne's deaths are what sets Max Payne to begin his journey to get revenge on those who are responsible. He joins the Drug Enforcement Administration to build the valkyr trafficking case. After three years of investigation, he starts undercover work in the Punchinello crime family.
After her death, Rose was buried along with her mother at the Golgotha Cemetery.
Rose's and her mother's deaths deeply affected her father Max, the sole survivor of the massacre. Rose's death driven Max to find and bring justice to the people responsible, leading him to join the Drug Enforcement Administration and work undercover. Eventually, Max, with the help of the one-eyed senator Alfred Woden, discovered that Aesir Corporation CEO, Nicole Horne, was the one who ordered the deaths of the Payne family. Max stormed into the Aesir Corporation HQ, killing Horne in a final showdown on the building's roof.
Years later, in 2012, Max arrived to the cemetery, hours before leaving New Jersey for Brazil, saying his "goodbyes".
Behind the scenes
The name of the Payne daughter, Rose, was first revealed only in "After the Fall", a Max Payne 3 comic issue released 11 years after the first game. Her name was left unknown in the original Max Payne.
- Max Payne
- Max Payne 3
- Ain't No Reprievement Gonna Be Found (Gravestone only)
- Max Payne 3 comics
|Max Payne • Alex Balder • B.B. • Jim Bravura • Vincent Gognitti • Nicole Horne • Mona Sax • Vladimir Lem • Jack Lupino • Michelle Payne • Angelo Punchinello • Alfred Woden