Mona Sax is Max Payne's rival's sister. She is an enemy and a friend to Max Payne. Depending on what difficulty level you play Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne Mona is either killed or is found to have survived being shot in the back. If the player chooses the normal or hard difficulty setting Mona is shown to die in Max’s arms. If the player chooses the “Dead on Arrival” difficulty setting both Max and Mona are found alive by police and paramedics.