Maya the Echidna is a millenias-old echidna and the long-lost daughter of Tikal the Echidna. She is currently residing in the far future, where she is travelling with Drake the Hedgebat after he saved her from perminant cryogenic stasis.
Maya was born during the Knuckles Tribe's war on the neiboring tribes. A soldier approached the princess Tikal and forced her into having an affair with him. This small affair was what gave birth to a small girl. Tikal named the girl "Maya", which in the Echidna language meant "peace". As Maya grew up, she learned to follow the examples and beliefs of her mother, and learn to get along with others, including the Chao. She enjoyed playing with teh Chao and being near the Master Emerald altar.
One day, she accidentally learned of her powers over light and the Chaos Emeralds, as well as Master Emerald, when she unintentionally hit a light blast and destroyed a nearby village. Realizing that her father--the Knuckles Tribe Chief Pachacamac--would use her to expand his empire and dominate the lands, Maya was prohibited from ever coming to the Knuckles tribe villages by her mother. However, when the Chaos crisis came, her tribe was nearly exterminated and she was frozen in time for all eternity by Chaos, as her mother sealed herself and Chaos in the Master Emerald.
Over four thousand years later, Maya was found and released from her cryogenic prison by a heartless and powerful Drake the Hedgebat. It was at this moment Maya felt a debt of gratitude to him and began travelling with him as he continues to prove to the world how dominant he truly is.
Like her mother, Maya is a morely peaceful person who often tries to avoid a confrontation or fighting. She tries to be polite and nice to all that she meets, and is more open-hearted than some of her friends and enemies. Maya has also been shown to be naive and curious, as she does not fully understand several things in the modern ages she travels to. Maya also believes that there is at least some good in every person, especially Drake, no matter how much of a jerk he may seem or act like.
- Drake the Hedgebat (love interest)
- E-123 Omega
- Shine the Hedgehog (occasionally)
- Fetalia the Dark (occasionally)
- Shadow the Hedgehog
- Rouge the Bat
- Knuckles the Echidna
- E-102 Gamma
- Rik The Spidermonkey
- Nina the Fox
- Fetalia the Dark
- Shine the Hedgehog
- Shade the Echidna
- Eggman Nega
- Dr. Eggman
- Nazo the Hedgehog
- Metal Shine
- Metal Sonic
- Nina the Fox (friendly rival)
- Luna the Hedgehog
- Dawn of The Darkness
- Control (Part 2)
- Attack on Downtown
- Summer Beach Party
- Burst the Hedgehog: The Series
- The Goddess' Maiden
- New Year Madness
- Sonic Fanon Colors
- Maya is named after the ancient civilization that was destroyed thousands of years ago. Her mother, Tikal, is named after one of its cities.
- A running joke in most of Maya's appearances is being mistaken for Tikal, due to their similar looks. This misunderstanding just slightly irritates Maya.