|Also known as:||My|
|Signature Monster(s):|| Harrier|
|Family:|| Laenna (Mother) |
|Friends:|| Ky Stax |
|Quote:||"I'm feeling Kairu energy. It's fluttering all over the place."|
|Behind the Scenes|
|Voiced by:||Jasmine Richards|
|First appearance:||The Fist of the Colossus|
Maya is one of the three main protagonists in the television series, Redakai: Conquer the Kairu. She is a member of Team Stax; a team consisting of Ky, Boomer and herself; three warriors learning to master Kairu. Her Signature Monsters are Harrier and Infinita.
Maya is a female that has blue hair in a type of dreadlock style like Ky. Though Ky's does not resemble dreadlocks as much. She has the markings of the Dark Master on her face, which resemble blue lightning bolts, and has a dark skin tone. She wears a black necklace with a yellow item on it around her neck. She also wears a green tank-top with a white belt with an artifact similar to Ky's attached to it, green dress-like cloth, dark pants with symbols on; one resembling the letter, "P", and dark boots.
Her appearance in season 2 doesnt change much. She replaces her green tank-top with a longer one and stops wearing her green cloth. She is also seen wearing a white and red vest.
Maya is talented and book smart. As the only female member of Team Stax and their voice of reason, she is the 'yin' to Ky's 'yang,' both complementing his skills and balancing his impulsiveness. She's gifted with an extra-sensory ability that allows her to sense when Kairu is nearby, which proves to be very useful on many of their adventures.
As a young child, Boaddai took Maya in after she was left on his doorstep, and she considers Boaddai to be like a grandfather. Her origins remain a mystery, and she longs to understand her past however, strange markings on her arm may someday give her answers to who she really is … answers she may struggle to comprehend.
It is later revealed during the second Kairu Tournament that Lokar is Maya's Grandfather. It was not stated where he parents were. Lokar knew he was Maya's grandfather and expected her to figure it out for herself. Lokar tried to get into Maya's mind and make her work for him, but in the end she refused.
Ky and Maya are the two perfect match for each other in the group. They are total opposites but get along great.
Maya and Boomer appear to be good friends.
Maya looks up to Boaddai as a grandfather/father-figure do to raising her. She is the only one who remembers his birthday. ("The Kairu Diary")
Lokar seems to have a personal interest in Maya hinting at him having something to do with her Background. He gave Lokar's Shadow to Zane in order to convert her to his side and made her team leader. When Maya is freed of Lokar's influence. Lokar tells his underlings that he has big plans for Maya. ("Maya Goes Bad") In Black Kairu Gold Metanoid, when Team Stax tries to sneak into Lokar's lair to save Boaddai, he sees right through Boomer's cloaking attack and adds, "You, Maya, of all people should know [about his Kairu sense]". In Kairu Visions, she has a vision of herself on the side of evil. In Clash of the Kairu Warriors: Part I, Lokar tells Maya he's her grandfather. How ever her parents still remain a mystery.
While normally enemies, Techris was impressed and was loyal to Maya while under Lokar's influence. He even wanted to learn how to sense Kairu energy. ("Maya Goes Bad")
Despite normally being Enemies Zair was impressed and was loyal to Maya while under Lokar's influence. She seems to think that Maya was a better leader than her brother was. Zair is considered the evil version of Maya due to them both being girls.
Zane and Maya are enemies through and through. Unlike his allies, while Maya was under Lokar's influence Zane felt no loyalty towards Maya, and wasn't sad to see Maya go like his 'friends.' He only put up with Maya do to it being on Lokar's orders. Zane was also trying to constantly outdo Maya, probably to regain leadership.
Maya made her first appearance in The Fist of the Colossus. She and her friends went to the South Pacific to find some Kairu energy but ended up running into Team Battacor. They managed to escape but were captured by the Gihox, who were having slaves look for the Fist of Colossus. Later, Maya is able to sense the Kairu energy underneath their feet and Ky levitates the Fist of Colossus out of the ground. After battling the Gihox and Team Battacor again, she and her friends claim the Kairu energy.
In Maya Goes Bad, her friends left her in a maze while looking for Kairu energy. She found the Kairu first but she was ambushed by the Radikors and challenged to a battle. After tiring her out, she was effected by Lokar's Shadow and turned evil. Her friends tried to save her but had to battle her to save her. It was thanks to Ky who used Lokar's Shadow against her and that brought her back to good. She then defeated the Radikors soundly.
In The Kairu Diary, she told her friends that Master Boaddai's birthday was tomorrow and they tried to come up with something for him before Mookee picked up a signal in Alaska. Ky wanted to go there, thinking his Dad might be there, but Master Boaddai says no and Maya and Boomer agree with him. After finding out Ky snuck away in the night, she and Boomer go to Alaska put get captured by the Radikors. At that moment, Ky saves them and they battle the Radikors and win. She is last seen with Boaddai and her friends laughing at Mookee's dancing.
In The Cataclysm Stone, he was training with her friends when Boomer suddenly had trouble with his Kairu. Master Boaddai sends the team to Mexico, where she and her friends encounter the Radikors. After they escaped them, Maya tried to sense the Kairu energy around them but she could not sense anything - commenting this had never happened before. After meeting the locals, she reveals that the problem is the Cataclysm Stone. But before she and her friends can do anything, they are forced to surrender (due to being drained of Kairu) but escape from the quicksand the Radikors stuck them in and challenged them again. In a desperate situation, she and Boomer transferred their remaining Kairu to Ky and he was able to defeat the Radikors and seal off the Cataclysm Stone for good.
In The Guardian of the Souls, she was seen with her friends practicing a Mind Weld but were having trouble. Later, they had to Romania where she has a vision of souls warning them. She and her friends then encounter the Imperiaz. During the battle, she and Boomer see Koz surrendering to Ky but Ky attacking him anyway, not knowing Ky was under the influence of a Mirage attack. Ky is immediately removed from Team Stax and she and Boomer moved on. On the way there, they encounter the souls again who are friendly and lead them to the Enterity Key. However, they encounter the Guardian of the Souls and are having trouble. After some help from Ky, they send the Guardian into his own vortex and challenge the Imperiaz again. However, she is forced to defend herself from Boomer, who was under the Imperiaz's influence and making him think Maya was the Guardian. Ky then arrived and broke the effect on Boomer and together, all three of them defeated the Imperiaz.
In The Valley of the Banyan, she and her friends just lost against the Battacors and were trapped in a ice chamber. After Mookee saves them, they head back to the monastery where Master Boaddai just sensed a massive Kairu deposit and they head there. Later, she sees that the merchants are selling a lot of figs and suggests that maybe the new trees the merchant talked about might be related to the relic (Banyan tree). She, along with Ky and Boomer, are forced into battle after Mookee ignores the tactic of stealth. But before Maya but due to Mookee's mishap, he and his friends lost again. They later get trapped by the tree roots and Boomer manages to escape their hold on him and saves her and Ky. They battle the Battacors again and were winning but due to another Mookee mishap, she is taken out along with Boomer. In the end, however, Ky and Mookee are able to win and she gets a new Rock monster (Gran-ite). She is also tells Mookee that the Banyan tree is a she as they collect the Kairu.
She also appeared in Neptune's Reef.
She also appeared in Black Kairu Gold Metanoid.
She appeared in The Chalice.
Cards in Maya's Possession
- Blinding Light
- Screech Whirlwind
- Banshee Scream
- Psionic Rage
- Cold Beam Attack
- Heat Beam Attack
- Laser Claw
- She somewhat resembles a bit of Piper from the Canadian television series, Storm Hawks.
- She bears resemblance to Katara from the American television series, Avatar: The Last Airbender.
- Maya loves the Banshee Scream and Hyper Hurricane of Harrier, with Infinita providing her with all the back-up monster power she needs.
- Even though it says that Harrier is her signature monster, she has used Infinita more than Harrier.
- Maya is the only member of Team Stax that remembers Master's Boaddai's birthday.
- Maya seems to be able to talk to nature easily, when she corrected Mookee on the tree being a she.
- She only used Green Infinita once when she got it
- Maya is the only female character with blue hair.
- She has appeared in every episode.
- She is the only female character who has an extra-sensory ability.
- She has melissophobia - a fear of bees.
- Do to being Lokars granddaughter she can use Shadow Kairu attackes better than her teammates but they can make her lose control.
- Her ability to control Shadow Kairu in When Dark Roots Take Hold seemed to surpass Lokar expectations.
- She is the only protagonist to have been turned evil multiple times - first in Maya Goes Bad then in Clash of the Kairu Warriors: Part II and Shadow Ekayon.