|Age:||16 (as of 2007)|
|Allegiance:||New York werewolf pack|
|Family:||Daniel Roberts † (brother)|
|“||I'm from New Jersey. I was born in toxic sludge.||”|
–Maia to Clary, City of Ashes
Early life Edit
Maia was born in New Jersey, which she constantly called a toxic sludge. Maia spent her childhood in a conservative neighborhood, which, due to her being biracial, made her early life hard due to racism within the community. Her parents had always favored her "beautiful" older brother Daniel who abused her, resulting in her distrust of "beautiful boys". Daniel later died in a hit-and-run.
Soon after, she met Jordan Kyle who treated her like a goddess. While the first few months of their relationship seemed perfect, Jordan began to become possessive and physically hurt her. Finally, she broke up with him and kissed another boy one night to prove her point, not knowing that it would be the first night Jordan Changed into a werewolf. That night, Maia was followed by Jordan who has lost control of himself and bit her, turning her into a werewolf, claiming her. While Jordan and his family left, Maia, after her first full moon, ran away to Manhattan. She went through a few lycanthrope packs until she found the one in New York.
Maia became good friends with Bat Velasquez, and two other werewolves named Steve and Gregg. Once, in a park, they ran into some vampires sucking on blood bags under a bridge. They got into a fight, during which they witnessed the vampires ripping Gregg in half and eating him when his insides fell out. Another time, two teenage boys armed with knives had tried to grab her while she was walking through Central Park one night after she'd first come to the city, and only Bat had kept her from killing them both.
At one point, she and Bat began dating. However, she realized that she wasn't ready for a real relationship, and Bat decided to break up with her and give her space, despite what he really felt. They remained good friends, even after Bat began dating a "witch" named Eve.
Meeting the Conclave Edit
Fifteen-year-old Maia was sitting beside her friend, and ex-boyfriend, Bat when Jace Herondale walked into the Hunter's Moon in September 2007. Maia noted that Jace was beautiful and had immediately hated him because of his similarity to her brother, Daniel. Maia watched when a fight broke out, and when their pack leader Luke came and stopped the fight, Maia tried to tend to the trashed bar and the injured. Intending to tell Luke that Magnus Bane had arrived, Maia met Simon outside Pete's office.
Maia is then introduced to Clary at Luke's. As Clary was in a foul mood, Simon talked it up with Maia before she left.
One evening, Maia was attacked and poisoned by a Drevak demon outside Luke's home, leaving thin black needles poking out of her skin. Luke had Clary and Simon call for help from the Institute. With Luke out moving his truck, Maia was alone when Simon came in to check up on her. When Simon handed her a glass of water, they touched and Maia realized that Simon was a vampire. In the ensuing confrontation, Maia vented at Simon for being a monster. While Simon tried to calm her down, Maia ended up scratching his face and was stopped by Clary.
Jace and Alec soon arrived with Magnus. Her poison daze ended after Luke pulled the needles out of her arm. Maia went to to the kitchen and she talked to Clary about wanting to apologize to Simon. Clary asked Maia about who turned her into a werewolf and Maia told her it was her ex-boyfriend, Jordan. Maia went to go sleep in Luke's room.
Blood sacrifice Edit
Maia sneaked out of Luke's house and she decided to go to Simon's house to aplogize to him about her behavior. Before she can get to his house, Maia is intercepted by Agramon, the Demon of Fear disguised as her brother, Daniel. Daniel criticized Maia for not crying at his funeral and being happy that he was gone. Maia collapses in fear and nearly dies. Valentine stepped in and stops Agramon and he takes Maia to his ship in the East River. Maia is locked up in a room along with Simon.
Maia talks to Simon about her behavior and how she hated vampires because one of them killed a friend of hers named Gregg. Maia and Simon reconcile a friendship with each other and they realize that Valentine wants to use their blood Infernal Conversion. Valentine enters the room and he makes Maia choke with silver powder, causing her to extreme pain as she watched as Valentine slice Simon's throat with the Mortal Sword. Clary, Luke, the New York Conclave and the Lightwoods infiltrate Valentine's ship to save her and Simon. Clary finds Maia and she tearfully tells Clary that Simon is dead, however Simon is saved and he became a Daylighter due to him drinking Jace's blood. Clary helps Maia escape the ship and get to safety for Valentine can't use her blood to complete the Infernal Conversion.
Maia and Simon have become good friends and have been hanging together, and soon Maia develops a crush on him. Maia goes to Alicante as Luke called her and the rest of the Pack as he and the Shadowhunters were going to need their help. She saves Clary and Jace's life by killing a Behemoth demon. Maia, Clary and Jace go the Accords Hall where all the Shadowhunters were being gathered. Maia ran over to her Pack when she got into the Hall. After Simon got rescued by Clary, Jace and Alec from the Gard, Maia supplied blood for him.
Maia witnesses Alec kissing Magnus at the Accords Hall publicly acknowledging their relationship. Maia goes with Simon to deliver him to Raphael Santiago at Brocelind Forest to get the vampires to help them against Valentine's demons. Maia leaves Simon with Raphael and she heads back to Luke. Maia participated in the battle with the Shadowhunters and Downworlders against Valentine's demons which was victorious as it only lasted minutes.
Maia attends the victory party along with her friends at Angel Square. Maia befriends Aline Penhallow. Maia and Isabelle compete with one another for Simon's affections. Maia and her friends watch the fireworks in the end.
After the Mortal War, Maia has began dating Simon, who is also dating Isabelle at the same time. Maia goes with Simon to see Clary try on dresses for her mother, Jocelyn and Luke's wedding at the bridal shop. Maia talks to Luke when he comes into the bridal shop. Maia received a band flyer while at pack headquarters unknowingly from Jordan about Simon's band performance at the Alto Bar.
Maia arrived after the band performance ended and she finds out that Simon has also been dating Isabelle too at the same time with her. Maia and Isabelle are both angry at Simon and they break up with him and the two girls proceed to leave. Maia and Isabelle run into Jordan, Simon's roommate and Maia's ex-boyfriend. Maia attacks Jordan in a fiery rage and he doesn't defend himself. Isabelle pulled Maia off Jordan and held her till she started crying. Isabelle told Simon to take Jordan and leave.
Simon called Maia asking her if she was okay because he got a paper from an anonymous person to come to 232 Riverside Drive or his girlfriend will be killed. Maia told Simon that she didn't want to talk to Jordan or him and hung up the phone. Maia attends Jocelyn and Luke's reception party at the Ironworks. Maia learns from Isabelle that Jordan is a member of the Praetor Lupus. Maia ignores Jordan at the party. Maia talks to Simon at the party about their relationship and how Jordan came to New York to look for her as he hasn't stopped looking for her after she left New Jersey and turned her. Simon tells Maia to talk to Jordan and he leaves her alone to decide what to do. Maia helps Alec, Isabelle and Jordan look for Simon after he disappeared, and they go to Jordan and Simon's apartment to find out where he went.
Maia, Jordan, Isabelle and Alec find a card from a band promoter named Satrina Kendall, which is own of the names of the Greater Demon and mother of all warlocks, Lilith and they find an address on the Upper East Side and they go to search for Simon there. Maia, Jordan, Isabelle and Alec go inside the building to look for Simon and they search each floor. On one of the floors, Maia and the others find a dozen dead half-demon babies, which is connected to the Church of Talto, what Clary had found there and the dead half-demon baby at Beth Israel Hospital. Maia, Jordan, Isabelle and Alec fight off and killed the track suited cultists working for Lilith. Maia and Jordan are left behind on one of the floors as Alec and Isabelle are on the roof with Clary, Jace and Simon. Maia gets momentarily blinded by one of lights and she impulsively kisses Jordan. Alec finds them and they take the elevator down to the lobby. Maia and Jordan quickly leave the building as Maia is confused over her feelings for Jordan.
City of Lost SoulsEdit
Maia and Jordan talk to Simon about avoiding his sister, Rebecca and they tell him to tell his sister about being a vampire which he objects. Maia agrees to patrol with Jordan at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in search of Jace and she leaves Jordan's apartment with Simon. Maia and Jordan patrolled at the Navy Yard and they were unsuccessful in finding Jace as he and Sebastian have been missing for two weeks. Jordan asked Maia if she still wanted to go to college at Stanford and he'll give her his tuition to pay for it, and he admits to Maia that he still loves her and he kisses her. Maia is left uncomfortable and she walks away from Jordan.
Maia finds out about Luke getting injured by Sebastian and also finding out from Magnus that Jace and Sebastian are bound together and that if one of them dies they both die. Maia goes to Jordan's apartment and she finds Isabelle there as well and thinks something happened between them but Isabelle tells her nothing happened as she came to talk to Simon and wound up sleeping in Simon's room. Maia asks for Jordan's help with the Praetor Lupus for they can help Luke. Maia tells Isabelle about Jace and Sebastian being bound together. Maia goes with Jordan to the Praetor Lupus headquarters at Long Island. Maia rides with Jordan in his truck as they head to the Praetor Lupus headquarters, but they make a detour. Jordan shows Maia a beautiful place where he would watch the sunrise when he was doing his training at the Praetor House. Jordan tells Maia that he's still in love with her and he doesn't want to be just her friend. Maia and Jordan begin kissing each other.
Maia and Jordan arrive at the Praetor House at Long Island. Jordan introduces Maia to Praetor Scott, the leader of the organization. Maia and Jordan tell Praetor Scott about their emergency with Luke and how he was injured by demon metal and they ask for his help. Maia and Jordan follow Praetor Scott to his office and they meet Rufus Hastings a member of the Praetor Lupus. Maia and Jordan watch as Praetor Scott sends Rufus away and Rufus glares at Maia and Jordan as he leaves Praetor Scott' office. Maia convinces Praetor Scott to help them for a cure for Luke by promising a Council voice because of Luke being the werewolf representative on the Council and he agrees. Praetor Scott allows Maia and Jordan to stay as Jordan's room is available. Praetor Scott tells Maia that her promise on Luke's name falls upon her head to make sure they follow through as she leaves the office.
Maia looks around Jordan's room and she finds a photo of her and Jordan two years ago during the summer. Maia learns about Jordan's roommate, Nick. Jordan goes to take a shower leaving Maia in his room. Maia goes into the bathroom and strips off her clothes and get into the shower with Jordan surprising him and they make out and have sex. Maia and Jordan are in bed together and Maia tells Jordan that she loves him. Maia and Jordan are called to Praetor Scott's office by another member of the organization and they get dressed and head toward Scott's office. Maia and Jordan are given a salve from Praetor Scott to help cure Luke. Maia and Jordan stay in the office when Praetor Scott talks to Raphael about the rogue vampire, Maureen Brown who been killing people uncontrollably in New York and Raphael wants to Praetor Lupus to stop her. Raphael tells Praetor Scott that if he doesn't find her soon as new-fledged Downworlders are his responsibility; he'll kill Maureen himself.
Maia and Jordan go to the pack headquarters at the abandoned police station and they give Luke the salve to cure his wound. Maia and Jordan go to Magnus's apartment with news about Luke, and they wonder what Alec, Magnus, Isabelle and Simon have been up to. Maia and Jordan learn from Magnus about what they did that night.
Maia and Jordan along with Alec, Magnus, Isabelle and Simon watch as Azazel appears inside the pentagram and demands a answer from the group. Magnus refuses Azazel's plan and he tries to banish him but fails. Simon runs into the pentagram when Chairman Meow ran into the pentagram. Simon let the cat down and Chairman Meow streaked out of the pentagram and went under a table to hide. Maia, Jordan, Alec, Magnus and Isabelle watch in shock as Azazel is shot backward because of Simon and his Mark of Cain. Azazel disappeared leaving a mess in Magnus's apartment. Maia, Jordan, Alec and Isabelle help clean up the destruction in Magnus's apartment left by Azazel's appearance. Simon talks to Magnus about him wanting to summon the Angel, Raziel to get a weapon that can sever the bond between Jace and Sebastian. Maia, Jordan, Magnus and Alec argue over Simon's plan to summon the Angel, Raziel as he talks to Isabelle privately and she agrees to let him do it. Isabelle tells the group that Simon is going to summon Raziel and they'll help him in any way they can. Maia and Jordan went to the police station to check on Luke.
Maia goes to Jordan's apartment after going to check on Luke and asked for his advice about what Raphael said about Maureen. Maia tells Jordan that they should talk about their relationship however, they end up making out instead. Jordan gets a call from the Praetor Lupus and learns that his roommate, Nick has been killed by Maureen. Maia attempts to comfort Jordan, but she gets a text from Magnus and Luke about a call to battle and they need to leave right away. Maia and Jordan meet up with the others at the New York Institute and they Portal to the Burren. Maia and Jordan participated in the battle at the Burren against Sebastian and his Endarkened. Maia and Jordan are definitely back together as mentioned by Simon at the end of the book.
Maia is with Simon and Jordan in their apartment when suddenly they are attacked by an Endarkened sent by Sebastian. Maia and Jordan fought off and killed the Endarkened. Jordan being Simon's Praetorian Guard told Simon to run only for him to be captured by Maureen's vampire clan. Maia called for Bat and the rest of the pack to help dispose of the dead Endarkened, while Jordan went out looking for Simon. Maia plans on breaking up with Jordan but continues to put it off. Jordan arrives back at the apartment and told her that Simon's still missing. Jordan gets a call from the Praetor and asking him to come to the Praetor House. Maia goes with Jordan to the Praetor House in an attempt to find Simon.
Maia and Jordan arrive at the Praetor House and finds the building completely burned down and destroyed. Maia and Jordan scoured the area and found young and old dead werewolves including Praetor Scott. While talking with Maia, Jordan is unexpectedly killed by Sebastian. Maia holds onto Jordan's bleeding body. Sebastian told Maia that since he was thwarted in London; he chose the burn down the Praetor House in retaliation. Maia's life is spared by Sebastian as he wants her to deliver a message to the Downworlders which, if any Downworlders decide to side with the Shadowhunters they'll be killed. Maia holds onto Jordan's dead body as Sebastian walks away.
Maia called Bat and told him about Sebastian having killed Jordan and the werewolves of the Praetor Lupus. Maia went to pack headquarters and went asleep in one of the rooms. Maia wakes up and finds Bat sitting on a chair by the bed. Bat told Maia that Simon is in Alicante with Luke and the Shadowhunters as he escaped with Raphael to Idris. Maia was told by Bat that Rufus Hastings was one of the few survivors from the massacre at the Praetor House and he has been staying with the pack as a guest. Bat told Maia that Rufus was taking to the rest of the pack questioning Luke's loyalty to pack as Rufus thinks Luke is more of a Shadowhunter and that some of the pack have listened to him. Maia told Bat that if Sebastian wipes out the Shadowhunters; he'll just come after them next.
Maia and Bat attend the funeral for the members of the Praetor Lupus at Rockaway Beach. Maia told Bat that she was planning on breaking up with Jordan on the day that he died but kept putting it off. Bat comforts Maia during the funeral.
Maia gets a pair of clothes from the newest member of the pack, Leila Haryana and they had a short conversation about loyalty to Luke. Maia talks to Bat about wanting to tell Rufus off. Maia and Bat find Rufus talking to the pack. Rufus hits Maia and Bat told Rufus to leave as he was a guest and he has overstayed his welcome. Rufus challenges Bat for leadership of the pack in the absence of Luke and Bat accepts. Bat walks out of the station and Maia follows after him. Maia tries to convince Bat to refuse Rufus's challenge but Bat tells her that a challenge had to accepted. Bat wants Maia to leave town for her own safety and gives her Jordan's keys to his truck. Bat admits to Maia that he still has feelings for her and that it didn't work out with Eve which startled and bewildered her.
Maia goes back to Jordan and Simon's apartment and changes back to her normal clothes. Maia grabs a vile of holy water which she held in her pocket as the doorbell rings and she finds the vampire, Lily, whom she called. Maia tells Lily that Sebastian is targeting the Downworlders and she makes the suggestion that the vampires and werewolves should form a alliance. Lily leaves as she tells Maia that when she becomes the pack leader to call her and she walks off. Maia decides to go and interfere in the challenge for pack leader.
Bat and Rufus have their challenge for leadership of the pack at Prospect Park with Leila acting as the referee. Rufus gets the upper hand on Bat and nearly kills him when, Maia arrives and issues a challenge to Rufus despite Leila's objection as she wouldn't be able to stop the fight. Maia threw dirt and grass into Rufus's eyes temporarily blinding him and she sinks her claws into his eyes and brain killing him. Maia becomes the new leader of the New York werewolf pack. Maia goes over to Bat and he speaks to her and comments to her that she fought dirty.
Fully accepting of Maia as the new leader of the pack, Bat explains to her about wolf pack administrations. The warlocks, Malcolm Fade and Catarina Loss tell Maia and Bat and the rest of the pack about Luke and the other Downworld representatives including Jocelyn being kidnapped by Sebastian. Catarina and Malcolm decide to help Maia to convince to other Downworlders to side with the Nephilim against Sebastian and also sending a message to the Shadowhunters. Maia wrote a note to Lily as she wants to meet with Maureen and sends one of young cubs to deliver the message.
Maia along with Bat and some of the younger wolf cubs accompany her to meet with Maureen at the Toys R Us store. Maia talks to Maureen about Sebastian and them having to working together against him. However, Maureen wants to side with Sebastian against the Shadowhunters as she believe he'll win the war. Maia agrees with Maureen to side against the Shadowhunters despite Bat's objection and she makes Maureen drink her blood to seal the deal. Maureen drinks Maia and she turns into ashes and dies as Maia had put holy water into her veins which was a ploy for Lily can take over the New York vampire clan.
Maia and Lily, the new leader of the vampire clan along with Bat discuss the alliance between the werewolves and vampires at the police station although Bat has a slight problem with vampires. Maia, Bat and Lily discuss that if the Shadowhunters weren't in Idris and then the Downworlders would do whatever they wanted. Malcolm arrives at the station and tells that Catarina needs their help at the hospital as she has a demon problem and also tells them to bring a cage.
Maia, Bat and Lily arrive with a cage at Beth Israel hospital's morgue. Maia and Bat work together to temporarily subdue the dandelion demon with Catarina's magic. Lily films the incident to show that the Shadowhunters are need in the world to get rid of the demons. Maia, Bat, Lily and Catarina learn from the dandelion demon that Sebastian and his army will attack Alicante.
Maia wrote a note to the Consul, Jia Penhallow which is send by Catarina by fire message. Maia warns Jia that Sebastian and his Endarkened army will be attacking Alicante.
After the Dark War, Maia has moved into Jordan and Simon's old apartment and plans on going through their things. But at the moment, Maia looks at the package she received from the Consul which included a letter with a bronze seal of the Praetor Lupus with the words, Begin again. In addition to being the new leader of the New York werewolf pack; Maia will also have the responsibility of restarting the Praetor Lupus and being the new werewolf representative on the Council.
Maia along with their friends and the other Shadowhunters and Downworlders attended Jocelyn and Luke's wedding at Three Arrows Farm. Due to the new alliance with the vampire clan, Maia invited Lily and the other vampires of the clan. Maia is seen talking to Aline and she hugs Simon when he shows up at the wedding. Maia and Bat and their friends; Clary, Jace, Simon, Isabelle, Alec and Magnus go down by the lake. Maia and Bat are both seemingly putting effort into resuming their previous relationship when they are seen holding hands near the lake at the end.
Maia is a brave, determined, and enthusiastic werewolf, often described as a headstrong werewolf who is passionate about the ones she love. Maia is also sarcastic and quite humorous. It is stated that it is difficult to earn her trust. Because of her experiences with her abusive older brother, who usually went unpunished because he looked so innocent to their parents, Maia is initially wary of beautiful people, as is reinforced when she took an instant dislike to Jace.
Physical description Edit
Maia Roberts is a curvy biracial teenager with light brown skin and dark brown eyes. Maia often wears her brown-gold hair in curls. She has a tattoo of a butterfly on her back, and a big scar on her neck from where she was bitten.
Being a lycanthrope, Maia possesses the ability to transform into a werewolf. Along with the Change, she gained enhanced strength and speed, more grace in her movements, and accelerated healing ability.
Love Interests Edit
|“||You're mine now. You'll always be mine.||”|
–Jordan to Maia after turning her, City of Ashes
Jordan Kyle is Maia's boyfriend. During the first time they dated, Jordan was turned into a werewolf; driven by the changes he was experiencing as a new werewolf, Jordan became abusive and temperamental, scaring Maia. On his first full moon, Jordan bit and turned Maia. Although Jordan had no control over himself and immediately came to regret this, the Praetor Lupus prevented him from seeing her.
Years after their last encounter, Jordan found Maia with a new vampire, Simon, whom he accepted as an assignment for the Praetor so he can be close to Maia. Eventually, they reunite, bitterly as Maia still holds a grudge against him for turning her then disappearing. Eventually though, Maia forgives him and they become amicable and reconcile through their friends, although Maia still struggles internally regarding her feelings for him. After sharing a kiss and traveling to the Praetor Lupus together, they finally mend their relationship and are back together.
However, Maia found herself unable to fully forget the things she has associated to Jordan for so long. She felt that Jordan saw her as part of his path to forgiveness and redemption and decided to breakup with him. Before she could get around to telling him, however, he died in the hands of Sebastian Morgenstern.
|“||Bat says I shouldn't be so hard on you. He says guys do stupid things when girls are involved. Especially geeky ones who previously haven't had much luck with women.||”|
Maia seemed to get along well with Simon the most out of the group, and develops a crush on him. Although later—after getting attacked by a demon—she finds out he is a vampire, she wanted to kill him explaining that it was vampires and werewolves have a history of not getting along. But when Maia leaves Luke's apartment to see Simon to apologize for nearly attacking him, she is kidnapped by Valentine Morgenstern so he can use her werewolf blood in a spell, and then he kidnaps Simon shortly after as well. Later on, it seems as if the two had kindled their relationship, as it was written that the two were hanging out. At the end of City of Glass, they go to the victory party together. She’s in competition with Isabelle Lightwood for his attention.
In City of Fallen Angels, she is in a non-exclusive relationship with Simon, who is also dating Isabelle at the same time in a similar fashion. She and Isabelle find out about Simon's "cheating" at one of his band's performances and both break up with him. Eventually, she stops being angry at him, and even admits that Simon technically was not cheating on her. They seem to be friends now.
Bat and Maia dated for a brief time after Maia came to New York. With the pain from her experiences with Jordan still quite fresh, she felt that she was not ready for a serious relationship and broke up with Bat. Bat gave her her space and even began dating a witch named Eve. Later, after Jordan's death, Bat comforted and stayed with Maia throughout, as well as when Maia became the new leader of the pack. Slowly, the pair rekindled their relationship to a point where Maia felt comfortable enough to at least let Bat hold her hand.
Daniel was the older brother of Maia who used to abuse her before his death. When Daniel died in an accident, Maia could not bring herself to mourn for him.
Maia did not seem particularly close or attached to her parents, both of whom had favored Daniel, unaware of his true behavior. When Maia tried to convince her parents of his abusive behavior, they did not believe her.
- City of Ashes (first appearance)
- City of Glass
- City of Fallen Angels
- City of Lost Souls
- City of Heavenly Fire
- Apparently, while neither seemed to be aware, months before they are formally introduced, Maia had encountered Clary at the Pandemonium Club the night she saw the Shadowhunters kill a demon. Maia was dancing when Clary, pointing at Jace and Alec Lightwood, almost hit her. Maia glared at her and Clary subsequently apologized.
- In some copies of City of Ashes, Daniel is referred to as Maia's twin brother.