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Quote1 No, I just haven't spoken to my family in a long time. They're not supportive of my time at Crucible. Because Crucible sees my potential as a leader, as an individual who can change things for the better. The only potential my family sees in me is my ability to bear children. Quote2
-- Maxima src

Maxima was a member of the Almeracian Royal Family. Because Almerac's population was dwindling, she was expected to do her part to repopulate the planet by choosing a mate and bearing children. Maxima was disgusted by it, and became estranged from her family.[1]

Maxima was chosen as a student by Crucible Academy, an intergalactic school which exists to train potential heroes. There, she made friends with other students like Supergirl.

During a mission, Maxima was tasked by one of her teachers, Lys Amata with the mission to bring Superboy back to Crucible.[2] Kara tried to stop her, and Maxima declared she did not want to fight her but she would carry out her orders. When Supergirl put Amata and Crucible in question, Maxima reiterated she trusted their Preceptor and her commitment to peace. Supergirl was not convinced, but Superboy agreed to go with Maxima willingly. However, Amata was being manipulated by Preceptor Korstus. Once Kon arrived at Crucible, Korstus took over the Academy, captured Amata and Maxima and got ready to extract Kon's DNA and create an army of Kryptonian clones.[3]

Maxima was freed when Supergirl and other students to rebelled against Korstus, and fought alongside the Girl of Steel. In the aftermath of the battle, she became vice-Preceptor of the school to help rebuild Crucible.

Later on Supergirl was heading back to Earth. Maxima said goodbye to her friend and confessed she liked Kara, although she knew her feelings were unrequited.[4]

Several months later Maxima was ambushed and put in stasis by an Almeracian soldier who accused her from being undeserving of the "Maxima" title on the grounds that she forsook her destiny. The older woman proposed to claim the "Maxima" title and erase the memory from the former Maxima by attacking her friends and allies. "Maxima" went after Supergirl first, striking her and Superwoman, but Maxima tracked her down. Maxima, Supergirl and Superwoman worked together to defeat the Almeracian pretender and Maxima went back to Crucible afterwards.[5]

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