Full Name: Maya Emily Mustang
Nickname(s)/Title(s): First Daughter
Date of Birth: December 22nd, 1919
» She began school at age 5, her parents enrolling her in a simple grammar school. Since Ishval was still in the stage of early rebuilding, the school was small and mostly Ishvalan dominated, leaving a lot of discrimination against Maya in the beginning of her schooling that she eventually overcomes. The school was very basic, but Maya was able to study further in her love for reading at home, also picking up knowledge from her parents.
» Once she moves to Central at age 12 when Roy becomes Fuhrer, she is enrolled in an elite private academy primarily for her new high status as First Daughter; however she is also fairly intelligent. The school, Kingston Academy, is for grades 6-12, and Maya is in her junior year (year 11) in the present time of her story.
Race/Ethnicity: 75% Amestrian; 25% Xingese
Xingese Zodiac: Sheep
Place of Birth: Central City, Amestris
Current Residence: Central City, Amestris
History of Residencies:
» Maya is born in Central City. Her parents reside in Ishval at this time, but are in Central for work related reasons when Riza goes into labor. Maya remains in Central for another one and a half months. She stays in the hospital a month after she's born, and once she's released her immune system still isn't well enough to leave the city and go to Ishval, so she stays in Central until she's able to handle the change.
» Maya lives in Solvira, Ishval from when she's an infant to age 12. She lives in a small house with her parents.
» Maya currently resides in Central living in the Fuhrer's Mansion with her parents.
Blood Type: A
Allergies: Dust and mold
Mental Problems: Dissociative amnesia
Medical Problems: Asthma and weak immune system
Notable Information: Born 6 weeks premature (scar tissue on right lung), had separation anxiety as a child, had appendix removed at age 15
Hair: Black hair that goes just above her chest; straight. Her hair is naturally coarse and thick, but soft when taken care of properly. Only really wears it down when she's in her nightgown, ready for bed.
Eye Color: Brown
Skin Tone: Caucasian; Pale
Weight: 135 lbs
Accessories: Silver rectangular dangling earrings (one on each ear) as well as a small, thick silver hoop on her right cartilage. Silver necklace with pink stones. Sometimes various other jewelry depending on the outfit.
Marks/Scars/Tattoos: Surgical scar on lower right side of her body from having her appendix removed; lighter in color than the rest of her skin and about four inches long.
Make-up Maya wears eye make-up (eyeliner and mascara) and paints her nails. When she's a bit older she'll start wearing lip gloss.
Body Type: Slender, but her hips are just a bit wide with little chest. She's a bit athletic from dance and defense training, but her body is naturally weak so it's hard to tell. Almost fully developed.
Style: Stylish and feminine, though tends to be on the simpler side. She prefers darker or bold colors, giving her wardrobe a serious air to it. Fashion is extremely important to her, putting much effort into her appearance.
Maya heavily revolves herself around her family, holding much admiration for what her parents have done for their country. She's come to be loyal and an idealist from their influence, wanting to help the country in her own way as well. When putting herself in comparison with her parents, she feels her actions to be insignificant and small; she feels a need to do more with her life to follow in their footsteps and make them proud. From this she tends to be overly ambitious, often biting more than she can chew. Maya, however, is not someone who can take initial action on her own; she's dependent of others to be a catalyst for her to be able to make the necessary steps in reaching her goals. She justifies her actions by assuring herself it's for her parents, and even though that's partly true, she subconsciously does this selfishly for herself as well to make herself feel more meaningful.
Maya is not someone who gives her trust away, and finds it hard to put trust in others, even in situations where it's needed. She can be a bit paranoid as well as overly cautious in what she does, usually overthinking things and favoring having a plan of some sort, becoming anxious when she feels she has no sense of control over a situation as well as sometimes even freezing up when things go wrong.
Maya's a perfectionist; she's very orderly and neat as well as methodical. She feels a need to keep up a good appearance and doing things perfectly, something that began when her father became Fuhrer, wanting to maintain a positive image for the sake of her parents. She can be easily irritable when someone moves or touches her things as well as when her appearance is ruined in any way. Maya hates being late and isn't flexible with her time, annoyed when people try to change her schedule. She's also rather picky; with the way she does things, the things she wears, even the foods she eats. Maya feels the need to always do well and puts a lot of pressure on herself in that aspect as well as leading her to become a hard worker. She's big on personal space, but doesn't seem to mind receiving affection from her parents and maybe a few close friends, even if she does get flustered over it. Her perfectionism, however, can also allow her to become easily distracted by things that feel out of place to her, as she feels an immediate need to fix them.
Maya was well disciplined by her parents; she's been raised to be polite and well-mannered as well as respectful. Maya has a rather serious nature, though she loves to tease playfully those close to her, including her parents. However, she's not one to talk back or disobey them; on the contrary she's rather obedient. She'll go against her parents though when she feels she needs to, especially if she feels in the end the outcome will be something that will benefit them. However, this sometimes can be selfish of her.
Maya is a very opinionated girl; she doesn't like being wrong and can be quite stubborn. She's headstrong when it comes to reaching what she wants to do, believing you should always put 100% of yourself in what you believe in and how you achieve it. Maya finds it difficult to accept the reality that she can't do everything on her own and that she needs the help, support, and trust of others to get her to where she wants to be. Though she possesses leadership qualities, Maya doubts herself in handling others, and feels uncomfortable with involving other people to help her. She finds herself unknowingly relying on others to gain the confidence she needs at times. Because of all of this as well as her perfectionism she's very hardworking and focused; though this can make her lose herself in what she's doing and be taken advantage of at times.
Maya's always had a natural curiosity that's allowed her to further her studies in order to learn more about things of interest to her; a factor to her high intelligence despite her low grammar education. She observes the world around her, becoming perceptive as well as more open-minded, especially growing up in Ishval during the earlier stages of the rebuilding, a rather unstable time. Her curiosity also makes her quite inquisitive; along with being a bit persuasive, she's good at being able to get information she needs from people through a bit of manipulation--her perception can make her clever. However, prying others and going into areas due to this curiosity can get her into troublesome situations and consequences.
Maya's a bit socially awkward and shy, causing her to usually keep to herself, especially at school; she only expresses herself to those close to her, though she tries to be initially friendly with anyone she may cross paths with. She focuses on her grades while at school, feeling out of place with her status as the Fuhrer's daughter. She's quite studious due to this as well as from her hardworking nature. Her mistrust and perfectionism make her feel a sense of insecurity at school due to how people act around her from her high status. She tries to lay low and withdrawn, though she has made a few friends.
Maya was well disciplined by her parents, and was simply raised to be well-mannered. And especially for the positions her parents are in, it's important for her to be polite. She has respect for those close to her as well as initial respect for strangers.
Maya's curious by nature, ever since her infancy. She's grown up with this natural curiosity and that lets her be very observant of the world around her; when she was younger she especially loved to explore. Her curiously also causes her to look deeper into things, wanting her to further learn about things she sees or is interested in.
Though Maya didn't go to a particularly good grammar school, her curiosity was something that helped factor into her intelligence, always reading and wanting to learn new things as well as having her parents educate her on various topics. As she gets older this helps her to be particularly perceptive.
» Family oriented
Family was always heavily emphasized in Maya's life, her parents being very affectionate with her since she was born. Seeing the close bond between her parents also helped influence Maya's close bond with them as well. Family is something Maya considers very important, it being what she trusts and depends on most. She highly admires her parents and feels protective of them, also wants to have a family of her own someday.
Maya grew up in Ishval while it was still early in rebuilding. Since she can remember, she had been exposed to much violence and poverty among the streets of Ishval as well as the happiness, hope, and faith among the Ishvalans. She observes all of this, allowing her to become open-minded about different people and perspectives. Her parents, being in leadership positions of the country, also find it important to teach and stress this open-mindedness, so it became well embedded in Maya's mind as she continued to grow with it
Maya's loyal to her family, close friends, and to her country as well. This is something that was heavily influenced by her parents strong sense of loyalty.
Her parents are both very patriotic; she grew up with their influence and admires the work her parents are doing to make the country a better place with things like the rebuilding of Ishval she witnessed firsthand and now with the democracy they want to achieve when Roy becomes Fuhrer. She feels inspired to somehow help her country in her own way, especially feeling a close bond to Ishval.
She stays strong to her dreams and tends to dream bigger than what she knows how to accomplish. She feels determined to help others and her country in some way, but is not yet sure how to achieve this. She feels like she wants to do something bigger to make her parents proud after all that they've done for so many people. Once she has a dream or idea in her head she becomes stubborn about reaching it.
Something that rubbed off from her parents as well as something factoring from her perfectionism. She wants things done a certain way, and she needs to be able to stick to her schedule. Once her mind is set on something it can be difficult to change it.
Maya is someone who carries strong opinions and believes heavily in them and her ideals. She doesn't like being wrong and this is something that can make her quite stubborn.
Maya's irritability is something that develops as she enters her teenage years upon moving to Central when Roy becomes Fuhrer. The more complex lifestyle frustrates her at first, and she finds herself to become irritated by her new school and the new, fake attention she receives from classmates. Her perfectionism can also make her irritable when her appearance or other things become out of place. All of this can make her become more stubborn or in bad temper.
Something Maya was born with, starting with simple things like not liking formula or many types of baby food, staying with her as she grows up; she's also stubborn about trying new foods. In her teenagehood when she develops her perfectionism this applies with her appearance and organization as well.
» Somewhat paranoid
This is something that develops when she becomes the Fuhrer's daughter after an incident where she was held hostage. She becomes paranoid of being attacked or harmed, but this leads her to become more cautious than cowardice. Growing up in the unstable environment of Ishval also made her adapted to a sense of danger. She feels decent confidence in her self-defense skills and uses her make-up mirror to keep an eye out for any signs of threats. Riza and Roy made sure she learned how to look out for and handle these sorts of things.
» Can have a bad temperament
Her bad temperament is something that stems from her perfectionism, pickiness, and stubbornness. When she's like this she just becomes stubborn and can be difficult to deal with.
Maya's able to pry and probe people for information, her curiosity drives her and she's able to be clever with her perception making her a bit manipulative. She can take advantage of others when it's called for; she analyzes situations to help her do so.
Socially awkward: Maya's rather shy and isn't good at initiating conversation. She finds it hard to connect with people in her school, so she's usually unsure of what to say and keeps most of her thoughts inside. However, this social awkwardness just mainly applies in school, and she'll be friendly and polite with strangers and open and comfortable with those close to her. Though, in general, she does have a shyness to her. This develops from the separation anxiety she had as a child.
Insecure: Stemming from her perfectionism mostly and her want to maintain a good image for her parents. She gets insecure when she isn't wearing make-up or dressed properly, and this can cause her to be quiet, nervous, or anxious. This insecurity is worse in school, also factoring from wanting people to like her for her and not for her status as Fuhrer's daughter.
Perfectionism: She always has to have her appearance just so, always fixing and checking up on her looks to make sure they're just the way she wants them. She's easily distracted and bothered by little changes in her appearance (for this she hates things like rain or wind, or anything really that messes up her appearance) and also feels the need to immediately fix something if someone insults or simply makes a comment about any aspect of her appearance. Her perfectionism also makes her methodical and bothered by disorganization, and is annoyed when someone even just touches her belongings. On a more serious note, she feels the need to do things perfectly, working hard yet overthinking things and freezing up easily when things go wrong or not how she planned. This develops when Roy becomes Fuhrer, feeling a need to maintain a good image for her parents.
Overthinks: This develops from her perfectionism as well as her paranoia. She can be too slow to think about things, and this can cause her harm. She's also easily distracted by thinking too much about her appearance being messed up and things of the like. However, it helps her to be cautious and refrain from being too impulsive.
Dependent: Maya can't take initiative on her own and is dependent of others to act as a catalyst for her actions. Because of her position as First Daughter she's limited of what she can do on her own, forcing her to often rely on others in certain situations. She also possesses insecurities that require the help of others to help increase her confidence.
Sweets: She has a sweet tooth, liking things like ice cream, pastries, etc., especially if they involve strawberries.
Dancing: Maya started dancing at age five. She often watched Ishvalans dancing and saw how happy and connected it made them through that sort of expression, and wanted to dance to also create happiness and express herself. She was also influenced by watching her parents dance at home, seeing the close wordless bond it expressed. She thinks dancing makes powerful ties between people by showing feelings and culture. As a teenager, she now loves to express herself and relieve stress through dancing, finding it the only way to show all of the bad feelings she has as the First Daughter without needing words.
Fashion: Keeping a good appearance is important to Maya due to her perfectionism as well as wanting to maintain a good image for her parents. She also feels good when she knows she looks good.
Reading: She particularly likes romance/mystery novels. She's a sap for romance, but at the same time loves putting her analytical mind to work. But she also always loves a good adventure story. Her parents always used to read to her as a child, so she's grown to love it.
Culture Maya was raised in Ishval, being engulfed into their culture since she can remember. As she grew older, she loved reading and learning more about different cultures, and she enjoys traveling with Roy and Riza if she can come with them to another country for work related reasons or for when they take vacations.
Children: Maya can be very affectionate (she grew up in an affectionate environment), and growing up as such has made her to be rather nurturing. She'll later teach children dance and hopes to have a child of her own someday.
Warm weather: Growing up in the desert has caused her to grow a tolerance to the heat and has adapted to it; when she's in Central hot weather reminds her of Ishval.
Outdoors: When she was younger she loved exploring, and although she's calmed down since then, she still has a like for the outdoors, enjoying just taking a simple walk and window shopping (with her dog, Helios) or just sitting outside to relax. When she's in Ishval she especially enjoys walking around the market places and wondering the lesser developed areas.
Shopping: Maya loves clothes, and this is something she can do to just have fun in the midst of her hectic schedule. She also enjoys the quality time she can spend with Riza and or Rebecca when she shops. Even just window shopping is something she finds fun.
Family: Family is what she has always had and always been able to trust. Her family is an extension of herself, and considers them as close friends. She will put her family before herself and do what she can to do good for them or protect them.
Chess/Board games: Something she does with her family in down time. She enjoys it for the time she can spend with them and finds them fun in general.
Storms: She's afraid of thunder and lightning, but dislikes just the rain and wind in general due to the fact that it messes up her appearance.
Bitter/Spicy foods: She just simply doesn't have a taste for them, something she always wishes she did since spicy foods are common in Ishval.
Cold Weather: She's not used to colder weather from growing up in the desert, and it causes her stamina to shorten as well as more easily triggering her asthma symptoms.
Crowds: All the people make her feel uncomfortable. When she's with someone in a crowd, she's nervous of being separated from them, stemming from the separation anxiety she had as a child. She also doesn't like invasion of her personal space.
Rudeness/Bad Manners: She was brought up to be polite and thus finds herself to have an intolerance to rudeness, her irritability making her particularly bothered by it.
Sports: She doesn't like getting dirty or sweaty if she doesn't have to, and finds watching sports to be boring. She's the type that would go to a sporting event and bring a book.
Messes: Her perfectionism makes her a very cleanly and organized person, so she becomes extremely bothered by messes of any sort and feels a need to fix or avoid them.
Thunder and lightning: The loud sounds and flashing lights make her nervous
The dentist: She doesn't like invasion of her personal space. Also, all she sharp objects in her mouth make her uncomfortable and nervous.
Needles: Possibly something that resulted from all of the needles she had to be probed with due to her premature birth.
Bugs: She just finds them to be disgusting
Failing/Letting her parents down: Maya feels a need to maintain a good image for her parents and somehow help the country in her own way just as they are. Her parents are who she admires most and she wants to be able to make them proud with what she does in her life.
The safety of herself/ her family: This comes from her paranoia and her strong emotions for her parents. She knows that they can't afford for something to happen to them if they want to achieve their goal (the same could be said for herself), and at the moment with their status the three of them aren't in safe positions.
Things beyond her control: Maya is someone who likes having a plan; she thinks everything through and her perfectionism makes her very particular about how she goes about things. She becomes afraid and anxious when she goes into something without knowing what to do and when things happen that she cannot have any control over.
» Collecting cultural items
» Self- defense
» Fixing her bangs
» Fidgets with scarf or bottom of shirt with nervous/anxious
- To regain her memory
»Physical: She has good upper and lower body strength gained from self-defense classes and dancing; evasive and flexible.
»Mental: She's good at analyzing and observing situations and her surroundings; perceptive
»Physical: Her asthma causes poor stamina; endurance
»Mental: Overthinks things and situations; her perfectionism
Supernatural Ability: Alchemist
Favorite Food: Strawberries
Favorite Color: Salmon
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite Activity: Reading
Favorite Animal: Fox
Favorite School Subject: World History
Favorite Music Genre: Jazz
Favorite Time of Day: Afternoon
Father: Roy Mustang
Mother: Riza Mustang
Grandfather: Berthold Hawkeye
Grandmother: Emily Hawkeye
Grandfather: James Mustang
Grandmother: Liang Mustang
Great Grandfather: Former Fuhrer John Grumman
Great Grandmother: Andrea Grumman
Great Aunt: Christine Mustang
Pet(s): Kou (Shiba Inu)
- Maya thinks she looks "lame" using her inhaler in public, so when she's having asthma attacks she'll dismiss herself to use her inhaler in private, or if that's not an option, she'll silently suffer until she's able to use it secretly (of course, if it's bad to the point of being fatal, she'll use it publicly). Sometimes she'll ask someone she's with to turn away or cover their eyes.
- Maya started learning self-defense at age 12 due to her parents wanting her to have a way to protect herself. She doesn't particularly like it and she often complains when she has lessons she has to go to.
- Maya has a bad sense of humor
- Maya has a stuffed lion she's had since birth that was given to her by her parents named Emeka.
- Due to her weak immune system, Maya gets sick rather easily. As a young child especially, Roy and Riza had to keep a close eye on her, and she could never be outside for too long in colder weather.
- Her godparents are Rebecca and Jean Havoc; she views them as an aunt and uncle.
- Growing up closely with Riza as well as Rebecca, Maya expressed interest in getting her ears pierced from their influence. Unfortunately, Rebecca took this into her own hands and pierced Maya's ears herself when she was seven without telling Roy or Riza, and her ears ended up getting infected. Her cartilage was pierced at age 12, her Ishvalan friend, Ariella Wright, insisting upon it due to an Ishvalan belief that that metal piercings help purify the blood, often done for people who were sick or of bad health.
- Because she's the Fuhrer's daughter, Maya always has at least two guards following her inconspicuously when she leaves the mansion. Maya is sometimes unaware of their locations, during those times only showing themselves if someone actually threatens or shows signs of threatening her; she's actually rather close to her two personal guards, Eric Leech and Neil Cornell.
- Maya always keeps her purse on her, having to have her make-up, hairbrush, and inhaler on her at all times. She uses her make-up mirror to inconspicuously check her perimeter if she needs to, and uses her eyeliner to draw alchemy circles—though she rarely actually preforms alchemy. She also keeps a stiletto knife in her boot.
- Maya is properly trained to use a gun for safety emergencies; she does not have the license to carry one around and does not do so.
- When she was a young child, Roy and Riza often refer to her as a princess, going off on the "king and queen" concept from Roy's chess board. Roy sometimes still refers to her as this more humorously, Maya more unamused by it.
- She has a very close relationship with her dog, Kou. She lets him sleep in her bed under her covers (sometimes even using him as a pillow) and often shares food with him (including foods like ice cream).
- Maya poorly disciplined her dog (being too young to have a good sense of it) so he now reflects his master's stubborn personality.
- She doesn't like having her picture taken.
- She's a very light sleeper
- She collects cultural items; when going to new places or even just sees things she thinks are cool when wondering Ishvalan shopping areas, she gathers souvenirs that she places in her room as a decorative collection.
Maya was born in Central City on December 22nd, 1919. Her premature birth lead to health complications that will stay with Maya for the rest of her life, providing obstacles and limitations that she doesn’t always accept she has.
Growing up during the early rebuilding stages of Ishval, Maya was exposed to the violence and poverty that infected the newly reborn land. Her home was often targeted by Ishvalans bitter of military occupation, but through her fear her parents would explain to her clearly their situation and why it was important that they were there. Maya's everyday life was a witness to hardships, and over time this slowly adapted to what she perceived to be normal. She grew to love Ishval; it was her home. She was able to see the pride, strength, and happiness expressed by the Ishvalan people as well as being immersed within their culture. At a point she was able to merely shrug off the discrimination she sometimes had to face with being an Amestrian.
Around the age of ten, Maya began showing interest in studying alchemy seriously. Having always had access to books on the subject, she found the seemingly mystical science to be captivating; it wasn’t until she was a bit older that she could better grasp the countless possibilities that could be done with it. Despite the environment she grew up in, she believed she could use alchemy to discover new ways to benefit others. Roy began guiding her through it, giving her readings and what help he could; his work kept him quite busy, so Maya was rather self-sufficient with her studies, often busying herself with the “homework” Roy would assign to her.
When Maya turned twelve, her father became the new Fuhrer of Amestris. The three moved to the Fuhrer's Mansion in Central City and Maya was enrolled in an elite school, Kingston Academy, halfway during the schooling year. Though Maya had anticipated this change, she found it sudden regardless and had difficulty adapting to her new and very different lifestyle. Overwhelmed, Maya began seeing her life in a different light; while she wasn't exactly happy with her new situation, she swallowed her bad feelings and tried to make the best of it, slowly learning acceptance—however she still looked forward to the day she could return back to Ishval.
In school she was rather quiet, focusing on her studies and not having much interest with those around her, sometimes leading her peers to believe that she thought more highly of herself over others. Even with her newly assigned body guards, she began taking self-defense classes to further help ensure her safety as First Daughter. When not occupied with school or other activities, she would spend most of her time at home alone reading or studying alchemy.
At the age of sixteen, Maya was involved in a hostage situation by a small independent group interested in negotiating her life for the release of a highly intelligent scientist that the military kept imprisoned. The military spent much time devising a plan to ensure her safe recovery without having to give into their demands, but it had little result with the whereabouts of the group being a complete mystery. Maya was kept in an unknown location for two weeks during this time, only found when an explosion had been heard in a neighboring town to Central and she was discovered at the scene in question. Any other people or information appeared to be lost, and when asked, Maya realized she had no memories of those two weeks she had gone missing.
Now, with the ADMC (Anti-Democracy Military Conservative) Party rising as a continuing threat for Roy’s plans to shift Amestris into a more democratic state, the country feels like a time bomb for conflict. With only one blurry memory of her time in captive, Maya feels that whatever happened to her holds significance to being able to help the country and hopes to find a way to provoke remembrance. But without full understanding, Maya will find that she’s dabbing into something much bigger than expected, and become involved with something that she won’t be able to turn back from.