Maxim is the protagonist and main character of Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals as well as its remake, Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals. He is also a playable character in Lufia & the Fortress of Doom, but is only usable in the prologue of the game.
Maxim is at first a monster hunter in the small town of Elcid. He grew up with a knack for battle, and although it is unexplained why, he is soon set forth on a mission to test those skills. While he is out on a mission to retrieve a town key from a devious lizardman, a mysterious woman by the name of Iris approaches Maxim and explains to him that his destiny is much greater than being a local sword-for-hire. Not sure why the strange meeting between him and Iris just occurred, Maxim heads north, out of his hometown, to search for some answers.