I deeply believe that Max had to fake his death and abandon all contacts. The Clone in his place was submitted. I think Max has been moved up the ranks. He will be underground (No pun intended) for deeper Nazi Projects. The Max we knew just like Michael Prince, it could come to question just how many Max clones were always living out his mainstream life and how they could have been changed out without anyone noticing. Max clones has had many sightings and the technology exists from the Clone and cycborg factories that all memories of even up to the moment updates can be downloaded into the new look alikes right down to the personal touch where even Loved ones may not be able to tell the difference and if they know they could be under gag order not to disclose. Clones, Synthetics and Cyborgs are quite common actually within the Military Industrial Complex and Hollywood. We must consider the possibility the Max Spiers we have known for the last 5 years may have not be the first or original. This may upset some who felt close to Max but haven't most of us been around to know better with all the whistle and research how easy this could be true? They do clone all supersoldier. How would Max be an exception? Think about it. How do we really know anything for sure with what has already been revealed on a larger picture?