A Turbo powered boy and a functional Ultralink? This is my lucky day.

—Miles Dread

Miles Dread

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Gender Male
Alias Dread
Scary Man (By Steel)
Master Dread
Mister Dread
Father (By Morphos)
Species Human
Status Alive
Occupation Co-Founder of N-Tek
Age 34 (Season 1 and 2 and Trilogy of Movies)
36 (currently)
Homeworld Earth
Interests Feeding on Max’s Turbo Energy and having sole control of all the Turbo Energy that exists.[1]
Weapons Hand Blasters
Dredd Naughts
Robotic Bugs
Expert on controlling Turbo Energy, expansive capacity for evil[2]
Family Morphos
Allies Jason Naught
Dread Naughts
Enemies Maxwell McGrath
Molly McGrath
Commander Forge Ferrus
Jim McGrath
Katherine Ryan
Jefferson Smith
Extroyer (sometimes)
Evil Ultralinks
Blast, Chomp and Prism Link
Metal Elementor
Ultimate Elementor
Background Information
First Appearance Come Together Part One
Last Appearance Maximum Morphos
Turbo-Warriors (cameo)
Voiced By Mark Oliver

Miles Dread (sometimes mispelled as Dredd) is one of Max Steel's arch-nemesis and a major antagonist in Max Steel, also being the main antagonist during the first season. One of N-Tek's co-creators, Dread is one of Max's most powerful enemies as he is capable of harnessing Max's T.U.R.B.O. Energy for his own gain. Miles Dread debuted in Come Together Part One and is voiced by Mark Oliver.


Early Life

Not much is known about Dread's early life before N-Tek's creation. He possibly came from a rich family, as he has endless amounts of money to pay his henchmen, as Colonel Jasper F. Castle. Because of that, it is possible that he was N-Tek's financial banker.

Miles Dread was one of N-Tek's co-founders alongside with Jim McGrath, Molly McGrath and Forge Ferrus. The secret agency was created to protect Earth from Makino's upcoming invasion and together they worked in many projects to stop the villain and his armada. Known projects were the Turbo Star and Morphos, with the latter being cancelled due to its immense power (though it didn't stopped Dread from recreating him in the future). The team finally opted to use the Turbo Star.

During the first Ultralink invasion, Dread was absent. During an undetermined period of time and through unknown means, he contacted Makino and other Ultralinks nad managed to get their trust and become their ally.

After realizing the endless possibilities of Jim's T.U.R.B.O. Energy, Dread built a device that would be capable of harnessing his energy for his own gain. For the first minutes the test was doing well until Dread used his device to absorb Jim's energy. Things went horribly wrong, as the device got permanently stuck on Dread's chest, thus making him need T.U.R.B.O. Energy in order to survive, Jim was nearly killed and Steel was shut down. After this incident, Dread somehow managed to escape and wasn't seen again, implying by many N-Tek Agents that he was killed in the incident alongside with Jim. However, it turns out that Dread was still alive and secretly created THI, where he built a bio-android named Jason Naught to manage the company, while he was creating a plan that would be executed in the future after the new Max Steel merged.

Season 1

Come Together Part One

After 16 years, Dread managed to create an evil scheme. Jason was in charge of getting the only thing that would save Dread: an Ultralink, but every time that the Dread Naughts tried to get the device, N-Tek's forces came and destroyed their ships and themselves in the process. Angry, Dread knew that he wouldn't be able to get a T.U.R.B.O. Energy source and eventually would die, and his efforts would be in vain. Later, a THI Technician found a T.U.R.B.O. Energy source on Copper Canyon, who was Maxwell McGrath, Jim McGrath's son.

Instantly, Miles Dread asked to Fire Elementor get the T.U.R.B.O. Energy source. However, Fire Elementor fails in the mission and later Naught says the source disappeared. Once again angry, Dread sent Fire and Earth Elementor to Copper Canyon city to cause havoc and chaos in a intentional attempt of getting the T.U.R.B.O. Energy source. Eventually, despite Molly and Ferrus' efforts, Earth manages to capture Max.

Come Together Part Two

On THI, Dread reveals to Max about his history, how he betrayed his best friend for an unlimited source of energy and also said about his plans of being powerful and later started to absorb the energy that Max generated after he got angry.

While Dread was absorbing lots and lots of T.U.R.B.O. Energy, Steel interupted him and linked with Max. They both fight and Max manages to defeat Dread, but when he tried to escape on his Turbo Flight Mode, Dread grabbed Max's leg and separated Steel from Max. Dread said to Jason that he was going to continue with his original plan, consisting in using the THI building as an antenna to get the vital energy of the citizens of Copper Canyon, using the city as an living battery for him. Max later invades the room wheer Dread was and separates Steel from the device, interupting Dread's plan. More powerful than ever, Dread starts to destroy everything with his powers, including Copper Canyon's police and N-Tek's forces. Before it was too late, Max realises that Dread couldn't absorb so much power and activates his Turbo Flight Mode and brings him to the stratosphere, where he manages to overload Dread with too much T.U.R.B.O. Energy and he explodes. He is rescued by Jason and vowed revenge.

Secret Identity Crisis

While Dread was updating his battle suit, Jason was in charge of discovering Max Steel's secret identity. However, Jason fails miserably every time and Dread, with his new and upgraded battle suit, decided to do it by himself. He followed the bus of Copper Canyon High School (the students were going to a trip) and destroyed the bridge. When the bus was about to fall off from the cliff, he went inside of the bus and forced the students to confess who was Max Steel, but Butch was the only person who answered and pointed to Max.

Dread instantly recognizes Max's face and says that he is the son of Jim and Molly McGrath. He launched Max from the bus, but he transformed into Max Steel. He tried to make Dread overload with his energy like the last time, but he later discovered that Dread's armor was updated and stronger than before, capable of harnessing endless amounts of T.U.R.B.O. Energy. Max activatesd his Turbo Strength Mode and launches many rocks on Dread, but later N-Tek's forces came and Dread and Max started to fight directly. Max successfully manages to launch Dread on a canyon, but he was later rescued by Jason. On his hideout, Dread said that this was only the beginning of everything.

The Thrill of the Hunt

Miles Dread later hires a mercenary named Troy Winter who would stole an Ultralink that N-Tek was transporting in one of their tanks. However, when Winter succesfully got the Ultralink and escaped, Dread, as a hologram, said that he only would pay him when he obtain the last piece that was located on the building of THI. Winter later stole the last piece of the Ultralink, but Max Steel followed Winter with the Turbo Cycle, and Dread then sents his henchmen, Fire Elementor and Earth Elementor, that succesfully distracted Max Steel and N-Tek's forces. Winter escaped, but when he realized the power that the Ulralink had, he stole it to himself, but of course, Dread already had already foreseen, and activated the Ultralink, that exploded and affected Troy, creating Extroyer.

Extroyer Unleashed

After Dread realizes that Troy was converted into a mutant named Extroyer and that he was destroying his warehouses, he decided to stop him and waited Extroyer invade one of his buildings and sent Earth Elementor, which Extroyer defeated with ease. Dread later appeared and launched a simple ray of T.U.R.B.O. Energy that defeated Extroyer and says that he needed his help to stop Max Steel. Dread used Extroyer as a bait to attract Max Steel to a prototype of a rocket launcher where Extroyer fought with Max, but in the end, Troy achieves his mission and Dread appears as a hologram. Laughing, Dread activates the launch of the missile, he explains that didn't had enough time nor T.U.R.B.O. Energy to explain about this affair. Later, when the missile was launched and was directly going to Copper Canyon, Max manages to dodge the missile to the space.

Season 2

Ultralink Invasion Part One

Ultralink Invasion Part Two

Dredd Ascendant

Full Metal Racket

Deep Turbo Blue Sea

Journey to the Center of Copper Canyon

Makino Strikes Part One

Makino Strikes Part Two

Got Turbo Star?

Me, Myself, and Extroyer

Miles' Turbo Star

Miles finished his own version of the Turbo Star.

While Naught watches Max's victory over Extroyer and despises the fact that he won the battle, Dread says that he was happy and had built his own version of the Turbo Star. He reveals that he would be capturing Max Steel in order to power the device, as his dark energy wouldn't be capable of doing so.

The Great Turbo Star Caper

The Final Countdown Part One

Alongside with Naught, Prism, Blast, Extroyer and Toxzon, Dread was arrested on N-Tek's prison while the Makino invasion occured.

The Final Countdown Part Two

Alongside with the other villains, Dread was in N-Tek's prison, but they is eventually freed when the Alphalink started to consume Earth.

Animated Films

Dawn of Morphos

Maximum Morphos


Miles Dread's helmet (Turbo-Warriors)

Monstro seeing Dread's helmet.

Dread makes a cameo appearance in this film, where his helmet is seen in Team Turbo's vault, alongside with a painting of him and the device that he used in an attempt of killing Morphos.

Powers and Abilities


  • T.U.R.B.O Energy Absorption: Miles can absorb endless amounts of T.U.R.B.O. Energy using his hands and the more energy he absorbs, the more powerful he gets. Originally he could absorb a limited amount of energy, but he later had himself upgraded so he could absorb Max's T.U.R.B.O Energy with no limits. He has stated that with his energy levels at peak capacity he is capable of fighting all of N-Tek forces for hours. He can turn red without even absorbing T.U.R.B.O Energy from anyone.
  • T.U.R.B.O Energy Convertion: When he absorbs T.U.R.B.O Energy, he automatically transforms it into Negative T.U.R.B.O Energy.
    • Negative T.U.R.B.O. Energy Projection: Miles can project the energy absorbed in different forms and for different purposes:
      • Flight: Dread can use fly using his hands and feet as jet boots propelled with T.U.R.B.O. Energy.
      • Negative T.U.R.B.O. Energy Blasts: He can project blasts of anti T.U.R.B.O. Energy from his hands in order to fight, with great destructive power. He has also shown to shoot out energy like tentacles from his hands.
      • Negative T.U.R.B.O. Energy Ball: He can generate a large ball of negative T.U.R.B.O energy that can inflict way more damage than his negative blasts.
    • Superhuman Strength: He has shown to be as strong and sometimes even stronger than Max Steel. He is strong enough to crush rocks, as seen in Secret Identity Crisis when he and Max Steel fight to make Dread weak.
    • Superhuman Durability: He can withstand blows from Max's attacks, energy blasts and even the high water pressures from the deep ocean.
    • Superhuman Reflexes
    • Superhuman Speed: With his latest upgrade he can run, move and react as fast and even faster than Max in his Turbo Speed Mode.
  • Weaponized Body: Dread can make turn his hand into a powerful blaster.


  • Super-Genius class Intelligence: Quite apart from the powers granted him by the Negative T.U.R.B.O. Energy, Miles Dread is far more than a mechanical engineering prodigy. He is easily one of the smartest people on earth. He is one of the co-founders of N-Tek, and a real genius He alone created a device to helps to absorb the T.U.R.B.O Energy, his Dredd Naughts, the bio-Android Jason Naught, and a wide ray of evil state of the art devices. Even Air Elementor has stated that he is smarter than he looks.
  • Expert Businessman: Dread was extremely well-respected in the business world, who created the THI, a very successful company specialized in almost all kinds of technology, especially weapons. His company was a multi-million dollars company.
  • Expert Tactician: He is a brilliant tactician capable of formulating battle strategies, like being able to elaborate different complex plans in order to defeat his enemies and even make them the responsibility for their own failure like when he tricked Max Steel and N-Tek into using Max's T.U.R.B.O. Energy to destroy his missiles, which ended in Max destroying N-Tek Transmitters leaving earth unprotected before the Ultralinks Invasion. Another sxample of his ability to manipulate situations can be seen when he tricked the Ultralinks so they would attack N-Tek's Copper Canyon base during their system upgrade in which they would be vulnerable due to their defense systems being down, but in actuallity they were fully prepare for any attack at the moment and used the Ultralinks' attack as a decoy to help Extroyer escape from his prison and retrieve intel about the Turbo Star from Forge's computer. He uses a similar strategy when giving them fake informaton about a tachion missile in an underwater base near the first piece of the Turbo Star, using the attack to cover his presence.
  • Skilled Combatant: As shown plenty of times during his battles with Max Steel and N-Tek, Miles is a capable fighter who has managed to overcome Max Steel more than once.


  • Hand Blaster: As stated above, he can use his hand as a weapons by turning it into a blaster.
  •  Dredd Naughts: Miles also possess an almost unlimited army of robots.
  • Robot Bugs: He has a swarm of robotic bugs that comes from his chest


  • Overloading (formerly): During his first battle against Max Steel he was overloaded by the unlimited amount of energy he stole from him getting overloaded..However after this encounter, he upgraded himself so he can absorb as much energy as he can produce.
  • Loss of T.U.R.B.O Energy: When losing his T.U.R.B.O Energy, he is rendered weak and powerless.
  • The T.U.R.B.O Energy-Absorbing Chamber: When he was in his new upgraded mode and was tricked by Steel, Max used Turbo Cannon Mode and then he pushed Dread into the chamber, which absorb all the energy and then it was destroyed by the energy.


Miles Dread is a tall man with almost pale, white skin. He has straight, brown hair and red eyes. In the flashbacks, he was never seen with an N-Tek uniform like the rest of the N-Tek Agents, but he's been seen most of the times wearing black clothing consisting of black pants, a black suit, and black shoes.

He wears a suit that helps him control the T.U.R.B.O. Energy that he absorbs. The main mode of the suit is black with a few blotches with red in it (The Negative T.U.R.B.O. Energy) on the armor, which are locked on his knuckles, chest, shoulders, legs, arms, and head. The shoulders of the armor have sharp edges. In the center of his chest, he has a device that helps him siphon the T.U.R.B.O Energy, which has a diamond shape. He also has more of these diamond-shaped siphoning openings on the palm of his hands and the mouth piece of his helmet. His helmet has a sharp edge on the bottom that makes it look like a goatee.

In the T.U.R.B.O Energy mode of the suit, Miles Dread is increased in mass. The body armor has decreased in this mode, with only pieces a little bit of the armor all over the body. In his mode, Miles Dread is only able to siphon energy through his mouth and chest. The device is altered in this mode, with it showing the Negative T.U.R.B.O Energy inside (But still has its diamond shape). Also, the suit is surrounded by waves of Negative T.U.R.B.O Energy. He is also much more taller than his previous mode, having a similar height to Turbo Strength Mode.

In the upgraded version of the T.U.R.B.O Energy mode of his suit, he has much more mass increased than the previous mode and is a little bit more strength. He has a few pieces of his body armor, but everything is altered. Some of the pieces of armor have blotches of Negative T.U.R.B.O Energy. The device on his chest is also altered to a star-like shape (having four points and looking like an X), which is the same for the siphoning devices on the palm of his hands. As well as the helmet, having most of its armor in the mouthpiece and back, making it look like a samurai helmet. When absorbing energy, only the mouthpiece and three devices open (which make him look creepy). Almost, he has waves of Negative T.U.R.B.O Energy surrounding his body.


Miles Dread is a sociopathic, cold and megalomaniac villain obsessed over power and could to anything in order to get it. For instance, after he realized the endless possibilities of Jim's T.U.R.B.O. Energy, he nearly kills one of his friends, Jim McGrath, just to harness his energy for his personal gain. Dread has little regard for other people other than himself and wants to get all the existing T.U.R.B.O. Energy, not caring how he is going to obtain it. He doesn't cares with who he is dealing or who is interacting with, always being confident and charismatic when doing deals with other individuals. He is also shown to be very rigid and authoritarian towards his henchmen and overreacts when they fail on their missions.

Dread is also extremely intelligent (being capable of outsmarting N-Tek more than once), manipulative and treacherous. He displays an obsession towards Max Steel due to the fact that he generates T.U.R.B.O. Energy, which is vital to Dread's survival. He once called him as his "new best friend" after capturing him and maintaning him as a captive and draining his energy. Dread also uses euphemisms to describe the rush that Max's energy makes him feel and fights vigorously once he gets it, nearly being able to kill the hero almost every time they fought.

In Dawn of Morphos, Miles shows to have a maniac, insane and merciless side, as seen when he sent Morphos to fetch Molly's head. In the same film, it is also shown that Dread may use extreme methods to accomplish his revenge, as he created Morphos, who wasn't only a threat to Makino himself, but to the entire galaxy - and he was just created due to Miles' persistance on his revenge against Max and N-Tek. In Maximum Morphos, Dread reveals that he likes the goth style and shows a slightly more comic side, as when he made jokes about how much Morphos talks about his evil plans, just like him. In the same film, it is shown that Dread has many paintings and statues of himself, which reveals that he is narcissistic.



Dread and Morphos' relationship was very unstable. Dread saw him as the ultimate weapon that could kill Max Steel and take down N-Tek and its agents, considering also the main reason of why Morphos is alive. Meanwhile, Morphos sees him as his father and wanted his respect. Dread and Morphos constantly argued with each other. After Morphos failed in defeating Max and Dread was aware that he was developing his own conscience, Dread betrays him and attempts to kill him, yet it only makes him stronger. This makes his creation develop a grudge and a deep hatred on him at the point of torturing Dread and mutating his left hand.

Ironically, despite that Morphos attempted to eliminate Dread multiple times, after the creature manages to transform the entire Copper Canyon into mutants, Dread stated that he was proud of him, but he would be more if he didn't tried to destroy him.

Max Steel

Max Steel is Dread's arch-nemesis. Due to the fact that Max generates T.U.R.B.O. Energy, Miles became obsessed with him and constantly tried to obtain this energy and nearly killed him many times.


Dread and Makino's relationship was very unstable. Dread had a deal with Makino consisting in him serving after his attack on Earth alongside with Jason Naught, even though that Dread secretly wanted to betray and force Makino to obey him with the Turbo Star. It is also known that Miles had a very deep hate for Makino.

Jim McGrath

Not much is known about Miles and Jim's relationship, but they seemed to be best friends prior to the accident that almost took Jim's life. In Maximum Morphos, they meet after a long time and they are now both enemies, as Jim knows that Dread was responsible for the accident.

Jason Naught


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The Gallery of Miles Dread can be seen Here.


  • He seems to speak with british accent.
  • Dread hates Makino so much, as seen in Ultralink Invasion Part One, when he got a message from him and he formed a tight fist secretly at him. Although that Dread hates him, it is unknown why he hates Makino so much.
  • His online bio on the official Max Steel page states that he is 34 years old. When compared to other the other N-Tek co-founders, he was the youngest of them, having only 18 years during N-Tek's creation, while Forge had 21 and Molly 20.
  • Miles Dread made his own version of the structure of the Turbo Star, as was seen in Me, Myself, and Extroyer.
  • His name was constantly misspelled as "Miles Dread" in many official websites of Max Steel. In 2015, his name was officially changed to Dread, thus making a reference to John Dread, one of the biggest enemies that the original Max Steel ever faced.
  • He is seen as a father by Morphos.
  • After Morphos came to live, he shouted out the line, "It's alive! It's alive!", which is an reference to Frankenstein.
  • Considering that Dread has the ability of creating his own modes and control his own energy, he is somehow the evil counterpart of Max Steel.
  • It is possible that Dread may be an artist, as he has many paintings of himself (and also of Morphos) on his mansion.
  • Miles Dread's first T.U.R.B.O. charged mode bore a resemblance with Krytus' design, a character from Hot Wheels Battle Force 5. It also is similar to Blaze, the main antagonist of Mortal Kombat Armageddon.


Characters of Max Steel (2013 TV Series)
Team Turbo Max Steel · Alejandro Villar · Rayne Martinez · C.Y.T.R.O.
Allies Commander Forge Ferrus · Berto · Jefferson Smith · Kat Ryan · Molly McGrath · Jim McGrath · Commander Parker · Furbo and clones · Ven-Ghan · T.J. · Torbolt · Soldiers · Scientists · Sydney Gardner · Kirby Kowalski · Butch · Knockout · Power Wing · Quickfire · Professor Connors
Main Antagonists Miles Dread · Makino · Morphos · Professor Mortum · Dr. Prometheus Halifax · Lord Nexus · Extroyer · Toxzon and Fishy · The Elementors (Fire, Earth, Water, Air,Ultimate, Metal and Mega) · Jason Naught · Ultralinks (Drone, Fighter, Makino Elite, Raider, Stealth, Stinger, Spiny, and Tweezer)
Minor Antagonists Alien Scientist · Avatak · Axel · Blast Link · Bone Links · Butch Link · Centipede Links · Chomp Link · Colonel Jasper F. Castle and his army · Dread Naughts · Dwayne · Earth Elementor (Species) · Forge Link · Goopanoids (Acid, Green Toxin, Nano, Radioactive and Toxic Bacteria)  · Gun Links · Human Morphos Hybrids · Kirby Link · Lizard Links · Makino's Clones · Megalinks · Monster · Morphos' Clones · Murakami · N-Tek Link · Nexus Agents · Night Howl · Plaztek · Prism Link · Ragnok · Reaper Links · Robot Zombies · Rock Links · Sewer Monsters · Snare · Super Mud · Sydney Link · Tank Links · The Ninjas · Thieves · Toxic Zombies · Turbofied Dread Naughts · Vin · Worm Links · X376 · Zelak
Others Alien Scientist's Assistant · Cobrassaurus · Commander Kilgore · Copper Canyon High School Coach · Copper Canyon Mayor · Copper Squatch · Cute Girl · Dean · Dr. Thornhill · Dean · Firefighter · Georgina Romero · Hero-Man · Hot Dog Vendor · Intern · Jake · Jimmy Blaze · Johnny · Klean Kal · Laser-Lass · Lewis · Mama Moco · Martin · Max's Old Neighbors · Mortum's nephew · Mr. Jones · News Reporter · Police Officer · THI Security Guards · THI Technician · THI Workers · Tachyon Soldiers · The Black Star Council Councillor · The Ninjas · The Vendor · Toxic Piranhas · Toxic Seagull · Troy's Pet Tiger · Truck Driver · Unnamed Blonde Woman · Unnamed Copper Canyon High School Student
Season 2 Characters
Heroes and Allies Max Steel · C.Y.T.R.O. · Commander Forge Ferrus · Molly McGrath · Berto · Kat Ryan · Jefferson Smith · Sydney Gardner · Kirby Kowalski · Butch · Soldiers · Scientists · N-Tek Agents · Commander Parker (actual appearance) · Jim McGrath (actual appearance) · Furbo · Furbo's Clones · Tachyon Soldiers · Torbolt · Ven-Ghan · T.J.
Villains Miles Dread · Makino · Extroyer · Toxzon · Fire Elementor · Earth Elementor · Water Elementor · Air Elementor · Metal Elementor · Evil Ultralinks · Blast Link · Chomp Link · Prism Link · Dread Naughts · Jason Naught
Minor Villains N-Tek Link · Plaztek · Avatak · X376 · Thieves · Vin · Dwayne · Ragnok · Reaper Links · Member of Black Star Council · Fishy · Goopaniods · Centipede Links · Gun Links · Bone Links · Tank Links · Rock Links · Lizard Links · Extroyer's Ultralink · Sydney Link · Butch Link · Kirby Link · Forge Link · Worm Links
Others Dr. Thornhill · Axel · Mr. Jones · Klean Kal · The Vendor · News Reporter · Jimmmy Blaze · Jake · Dean · Police Officer · THI Workers · Copper Squatch · Tachyon Soldiers · Truck Driver · Unknown Copper Canyon Student · Mama Moco · Martin · Lewis

Characters introduced on Season 2 appears in blue.

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