Maxima is the queen of the planet Almerac.
Born to the royal family on planet Almerac, she visited Earth to pursue Superman as the only man worthy to be her husband. After his rejection, she went on a rampage forcing him to take her down. She was later locked up in the D.E.O. headquarters.
At the D.E.O., the entire compound are now under the influence of the Myriad project, which has also taken over National City. Non used the mind control to order Lucy Lane to release all prisoners except for the White Martian. Maxima was convinced to side with Non as his new partner, making her escape. However, Supergirl arrived to intercept her. Maxima used a kryptonite bullet to slow her down, but Kara was able to destroy the computer terminal, preventing the prisoners from escaping and thus locking Maxima inside the D.E.O.
Powers and abilities
- Super strength: Maxima's strength is equal to that of a Kryptonian's.
- Invulnerability: Maxima's body is denser and more resilient than a human's, but not as durable as a Kryptonian's.
- Expert hand-to-hand combatant: Maxima is an expert in unarmed combat. Combined with her raw physical power, she was able to physically restrain Supergirl.
Behind the scenes
- Maxima is an alien conqueror and queen on the planet, Almerac. She first appeared in Action Comics #645 (September, 1989) and was created by Roger Stern and George Perez. She has been frequently used as a love interest of Superman. In the modern DC universe, though, Maxima has an unrequited crush on Supergirl as seen in Supergirl (Volume 6) #40