There are many ways to describe the man that is Maximus Havoc--Elementalist, Mage, Healer, Doctor, Pyromancer, Leader, Assassin, Husband, Father, Brother...Orphan--but the best way to describe him is Fiery.
Orphaned and separated from his twin brother Flynn Shadowfire, Max grew up on the streets learning to use his magic to help himself and the other children on the streets. When he was in his teens, Maximus took on a life of crime stealing and killing for money to feed those who couldn't feed themselves.
He gave up that life years ago. Now he is the Snow Leopard seat of the Phoenix Coalition, an adviser to his leaders, an assassin when he needs to be, but always a caring, lovable man.