Maksim was born on May 30th, 2008, to his father Vladimir Valentin II, and his mother, Fiona Valentin (nee Irving), in Narragyambie, Australia. From the very beginning, the little boy was always a handful, constantly getting himself into tricky situations and mischief at every turn. Vladimir could not quite understand where his little boy got the behaviour from, but when he considered the boy's love and affection for Anastasia and Viktoriya, and Fiona's own propensity for mischief when she was young, he supposed it all made sense.
Maksim's first appearance of magical capability happened on the day his little sister was born. When Maksim went to the hospital to see Mum and the baby, Maksim had been enchanted with Kat's little button nose and her chubby little hands trying to grasp at things. He told his parents that Kat needed bubbles to play with, and when he clapped his hands together, tiny bubbles appeared in the air, with which the little girl reached for. Maksim took his sister's happiness and safety very seriously.
That didn't mean that she was off the hook, however, and as the two of them got older, Maksim would play little tricks on her to bug her. Maksim never made his sister cry once.
Because he began to manifest his magic at a young age, Vladimir decided that there was no better alternative than for the boy to begin at the Whitlam Bilby wing of Tallygarunga. Maksim had been more than excited to start school, even though he didn't really pay as much attention as he should.
Maksim enjoyed learning new things, he just didn't like being tested on all of it. When Ekaterina began at the school too, Maksim did his best to make sure that his sister was safe, and that no one messed with her. He never failed a single year, and is now about to enter Grade 4 before he finally will get to move on to the bigger school itself.