- “Mark is dead? I'll murder whoever killed him.”
- —Luke, finding out Mark DuFrenze was killed on a mission to kill Kymir Jhoeli.
Luke Maxis is an operative of the Office of Alliance Territorial Hegemony. Before working with the OATH, one of Maxis' most notable missions was researching a crashed quarian ship, a small part of the Flotilla. The research team had notable losses, as Luke was the only survivor.
Luke Maxis was born to Florentine Maxis and Jack Maxis sometime in 2153 CE, on the working class space station which guarded the Terminus Systems, Kilo Station. Maxis often got bored on the station, and would cause trouble, like opening the trash compactor when mechs were fixing it, or messing with the ventilation in the upper levels.
Around his fifteenth birthday, batarian raiders attacked Kilo Station, and Luke was in the upper levels, while his parents were working in the lower levels. His father was incinerated when a batarian boarding craft boarded near the magma pot he was guiding to mix with a batch of Element Zero. The magma pot fell on him, and Luke's mother was killed by batarians when she tried to get into an elevator. She had time to tell Luke to get out, but was killed afterwards.
Luke got in a dropship with Alliance soldiers, and was flown to the Citadel.