Maxixe is an older grit at the Fulcrum, originally named Arkete. One day at lunch, he joins Damaya and starts a one-sided conversation with her. She is initially wary but eventually opens up to him some, as he is likeable and gregarious. After this, however, the other grits begins a campaign of bullying Damaya, and Maxixe is involved.
Maxixe Character Timeline in The Fifth Season
The timeline below shows where the character Maxixe appears in The Fifth Season. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 11: Damaya at the fulcrum of it all
...punished if she’s wrong. The boys open their chests, and Damaya’s shoes are inside of Maxixe’s. He’s clearly confused, and Damaya follows his eyes as he immediately looks at Jasper—in this... (full context)