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Hair: Red
Eyes: Blue
Base: Almerac
Affiliations: Royal House of Almerac
Abilities: Super-Strength
Weaponry: Power bracelets
Voiced by: Sharon Lawrence

Maxima was the ruler of the planet Almerac.


Obsessed with finding a husband, Maxima devoted more of her time to searching for a suitable man, and fighting potential suitors in single combat, than seeing to the needs of her people. Seeing footage of Superman, she became enamored with him, and came to Earth to take him as her mate. When her secretary, Sazu, told Maxima that her ministers were expecting to get down to business and were waiting patiently for her appearance, the queen retorted to let them wait. Arriving on Earth, a few minutes of combat with Kal-El across Metropolis was enough to convince her that she had found "the one".

Maxima seduction

Maxima tries to seduce Superman.

After kidnapping Superman, she returned to Almerac with him, only to find that one of her defeated suitors, De'Cine, had seized control of the planet. He was aided by Sazu, who believed that Maxima had neglected the people too much in her obsession with finding a mate, to which Sazu also commented that the natives of Almerac were only too glad to be rid of a spoiled, do-nothing queen. However, Sazu soon learned that she was duped by DeCine as well. Once Maxima, Superman, and Sazu were sent down to the planet's dungeons, Maxima's first impulse was to execute Sazu for her treachery. Superman stopped her, telling her that, just as she could not take a husband by force, nor could she rule her people entirely through terror and violence. When Maxima said she could do what she wanted because she could, Superman retorted that leaders are bound by duty and service, and that the people were not put on Almerac to serve her; as queen she was responsible to protect them as their public servant.

The three of them managed to escape the dungeons and defeat De'Cine. Trying to show she had learned her lesson, Maxima refrained from ordering him killed, and instead proposed to lock him up someplace really nasty for a long time. Superman approved, though he insisted on returning to Earth.

Wistfully, Maxima watched him leave—and less than a minute later, the destructively rambunctious bounty hunter Lobo crashed through the ceiling, there to collect a bounty on De'Cine. With giddy delight, Maxima judged she had found an adequate substitute to woo in her violent ways.

Powers and abilities

Maxima possesses immense psionic powers which gives her super-strength and the power of flight. Her advanced mental powers also allow her to communicate telepathically with other beings, hypnotize them to do her bidding, and completely rearrange the molecules of living or inanimate objects. In addition, she can create mental duplicates of herself, each of which possesses her incredible array of powers. She was also seen to be capable of metal manipulation (seen when she turned a piece of metal into a sword) and opening teleportation portals with a high-tech bracelet.


Superman: The Animated Series

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