- Age: 51
- Height: 6′ 1″
- Weight: 182 lbs
- Origin: Rome, Italy
- History: With over 20 years of experience as a Centurion in Rome’s Army for multiple legions, Maximus is an experienced tactician when it comes to war. He was a military strategy adviser to Caesar until recent events changed his life forever. On the eve before a battle with Gaul, a group of soldiers attempted to flee the battlefield. These men did not want to fight and were terrified of their inevitable death to come. They were caught trying to flee by soldiers scouting the area as they tried to make their way into the woods a short distance from away camp.
Wanting to send a message to any soldier attempting to abandon their post, Maximus had the men executed the following day at sunrise. Little did he know, one of the men executed was the nephew of Caesar’s second wife. Caesar was furious when he found out what had happened. He nearly killed Maximus at that moment but somehow managed to show restraint. Instead he stripped Maximus of all military ranks and titles, and sentenced him to combat in the Colosseum. To this day, Maximus continues to fight in the Colosseum, praying that one day Caesar will forgive him.