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Turbo Nova Mode is Maxwell McGrath and Steel's eighteenth Turbo Mode. According to Jim McGrath, it was designed to deep space environments, such as blackholes or heart of the stars. It debuted in The Wrath of Makino.

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The Wrath of Makino

During the competition to determine who would turn into the new commander of the Ultralinks, Makino created a giant dome to the competitors test their skills. When Max and Steel were about to enter in the dome, Berto advises that the duo wouldn't be capable of handling its extreme conditions. In order to get in, Jim McGrath helps Steel to remember about Turbo Nova Mode, a mode that was designed to extreme spacial environments and that should be perfect for the situation.

The duo goes inside the dome and eventually are forced to fight against many mental projections of Makino. After Max realizes that Metal Elementor was about to win the competition, he decides to separate Steel from him and tells him to go after the "prize". Though reluctant at first, Steel goes and Max, with some difficulty, manages to defeat the clones and prevent the other competitors from winning, including Metallak. Eventually, Max reaches a chamber where Makino's head piece was. He tries to advise Steel that he had found the prize, but after he touches, the unit reveals to be Makino himself, who forcibly links with Max and instantly deactivates his Turbo Nova Mode.

Eventually, after Makino's defeat, Max uses the Turbo Nova Mode to reach the Sun, where he tosses the alien to its demise.


  • Superhuman Strength: This mode is strong enough to withstand the extreme conditions inside Makino's dome. 
  • Superhuman Durability: Considering the fact that this mode was specifically designed to explore black holes, the center of a star and the outer reache of space, it is meant to be much more durable than the other modes. It also could handle many of blows from Makino's mental projections.
  • Flight: The cannons that the armor offers can be used to flight.
  • Cannons: Max Steel gets a total of threee cannons, with two for hands and one at the top of his head. They can release powerful T.U.R.B.O. Energy bursts and can be used to fly.


  • It requires large portions of T.U.R.B.O. Energy in order to be activated.


The Gallery of Turbo Nova Mode can be seen Here.


  • The second season finale was originally titled "Turbo Nova", implying that this mode could have appeared. At the time, there was also a tournament featured in the Official Website where this mode was shown before its debut on the TV series.
  • This is the second mode where Turbo Base Mode is inside of some kind of armor, the first being Turbo Cannon Mode.
  • Though that Steel remembered about this mode when Jim touched him, he didn't knew how to use its cannons.
  • Like to Turbo Flight Mode and Turbo Rocket Mode, this mode can reach the space.
  • When the screens shows Max Steel's point of view, the Steel Screen shows an image of Turbo Rocket Mode in the top of the screen rather than a image of this mode.
Transformations in Max Steel (2013 TV Series)
Max Steel's Turbo Modes Turbo Base Mode · Turbo Strength Mode · Turbo Flight Mode · Turbo Camouflage Mode · Turbo Scuba Mode · Turbo Super Mode · Turbo Speed Mode · Turbo Stealth Mode · Turbo Cannon Mode · Turbo Clone Mode · Turbo Mimic Mode · Turbo Heat Mode · Turbo Rocket Mode · Turbo Spike Mode · Turbo Cannon Spike Mode · Turbo Hydro Heat Mode · Turbo Sonic Flight Mode · Turbo Nova Mode · Turbo Annihilation Mode · Turbo Titan Mode · Turbo Exo Strength Mode · Turbo Hammer Claw Mode · Turbo Prime Mode · Turbo Hunter Mode · Turbo Mega Mode · Turbo Armor Mode · Turbo Jet Pack Mode · Turbo Wave Blast Mode · Turbo Sniper Mode · Turbo Rocket Launcher Mode · Turbo Mountain Attack Mode
La Fiera's Turbo Animal Modes Turbo Base Mode · Turbo Tiger Mode · Turbo Eagle Mode · Turbo Raptor Mode
Tempestra's Turbo Storm Modes Turbo Base Mode · Turbo Thunderstorm Mode · Turbo Ice Storm Mode
C.Y.T.R.O.'s Turbo Vehicle Modes Turbo Base Mode · Turbo Chopper Mode · Turbo Wrecking Ball Mode · Turbo Drill Mode
Mortum's Turbo Modes Turbo Trap Mode · Turbo Ultimate Mode
Ja'em Mk'rah's Turbo Modes Turbo Base Mode · Turbo Aerial Strike Mode · Turbo Sonic Mode · Turbo Gauntlet Mode · Turbo Annihilation Mode
Miles Dredd's Transformations Miles Dread Main Mode · Miles Dread T.U.R.B.O. Energy Mode · Miles Dread Makino Mode
Toxzon's Transformations Toxzon Main Mode · Toxzon Neutralized · Toxzon Acid · Toxzon Toxic Bacteria · Toxzon Radioactive · Toxzon Hypnosis Serum · Toxzon Mysterious Orange Toxin · Toxzon Flaming Fuel
Extroyer's Transformations Extroyer Main Mode · Extroyer Black Tiger · Extroyer Spider · Extroyer Shark · Extroyer Black Cobra · Extroyer Saber-Tooth Tiger · Extroyer Mutant · Extroyer Gorilla · Extroyer Demon · Extroyer Tyrannosaurus Rex · Extroyer Wasp · Extroyer Worm Link · Extroyer Scorpion · Extroyer Turbo Strength Mode
Makino's Transformations Makino Main Mode · Makino Jet Mode · Makino Tank Mode · Makino Giant Mode · Maxino (unofficial name) · Turbo Annihilation Mode
Morphos' Transformations Morphos Main Mode · Morphos Turbo Flight Mode · Morphos Turbo Strength Mode · Morphos C.Y.T.R.O Mode · Morphos Miles Dread Mode · Morphos Fusion Mode · Morphos Metal Elementor Mode · Morphos Fire Elementor Mode · Morphos Toxzon Mode · Morphos Extroyer Mode
Jason Naught's Transformations Jason Naught Human Mode · Jason Naught Robot Mode
The Elementors' Transformations Ultimate Air Elementor · Ultimate Water Elementor · Ultimate Earth Elementor · Ultimate Fire Elementor · Mega Metal Elementor · Mega Air Elementor · Mega Water Elementor · Mega Fire Elementor · Mega Earth Elementor · Earth and Air Elementor · Water and Fire Elementor · Firestorm Elementor
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