The main conflict in "Freak The Mighty" is two boys' battles with themselves and their respective disabilities. Kevin has an extraordinary intellect but has been crippled from birth and wears leg braces. Max is physically powerful but mentally weak. Together, they learn to overcome these shortcomings.
The two boys in the story become friends and learn that together, they are stronger than they could ever be on their own. They stand up to bullies, realize that they can be better than their pasts and learn how to be better people from each other. Together, they cultivate a strong friendship and form "Freak the Mighty."