Quote1 Maya Hansen was in here earlier, shouting at me. She always shouts. Never happy. Quote2
-- Aldrich Killian src

Dr. Maya Hansen was a brilliant scientist working for the FuturePharm Corporation in Austin, Texas alongside Dr. Aldrich Killian. Together they developed Extremis, an attempt to create a new super soldier. The Extremis is a techno organic virus that completely rewrites the body’s genetic code. It replaces entire organs making them more efficient. The virus also gives the body a sort of healing factor. The original Extremis granted superhuman strength, speed, endurance, reflexes and the ability to project electricity and breathe fire.[2]

When the samples were stolen and given to domestic terrorists, Maya contacted Tony Stark, with whom she had studied with in college. Later it was revealed that she was the one who let the samples go.[2] After a brief period in jail, Tony broke her free just to fix his brain.[3] Later she was paroled and worked under Tony at S.H.I.E.L.D..[4][5]

Years later, she was kidnapped by A.I.M., who forced her to recreate the Extremis virus in order to create their own super humans, when she tried to escape, she was killed by one of A.I.M.'s, now superpowered, agents. A failsafe plan she had if this happened was put in march few moments before her death, alerting Tony about the Extremis being on the loose once more.[6]




  • Super-Genius Intelligence: She is considered to be one of the smartest people on the planet. She is brilliant scientist responsible for creating Extremis a techno organic virus that can rewrite DNA itself.[7]

  • According to The Mandarin, Maya possess the genetic sequence that would allow her to survive the exposure to Extremis.
  • Maya joked that she had a 'third PhD in Botany', raising the possibility that she has at least two genuine PhDs.[1]

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