Rael Mercury

aka Kyle Whelan. Rael is Max’s older, long-lost cousin. Appears to be angry and guarded until Max comes back into his life.

When he was a teenager, he ran away from home due to a traumatic event. Years later, by chance he runs in to Max again and is determined to rekindle their close, brotherly relationship. He finds Max a job, a place to live, and tries to support the band in any way he can, believing he can “make up” for lost time.