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|“||Fetch me their souls!||„|
|~ Samantha as she deploys the Hellhounds.|
|“||I'm not a bad person, Weaver. I am a good soul. I know what I have to do... I'm sorry. This is the only way.||„|
|~ Samantha to Grigori Weaver, preparing to stop the Forsaken.|
Samantha Maxis is a major antagonist turned-protagonist in the Call of Duty: Black Ops series' zombie mode. She serves as the secondary antagonist of Aether storyline before redeeming herself, and becoming a major protagonist onward. She is the daughter of Dr. Ludvig Maxis, and becomes focused on getting revenge on Dr. Edward Richtofen for causing the death of her father.
She is voiced by Julie Nathanson, and Grace Kaufman in the Black Ops II map, Origins.
Samantha Maxis was the daughter of scientist Ludvig Maxis and stepdaughter of his assistant Sophia, the woman who gave birth of Samantha died. Samantha was neglected by her father due to his research, and was experimented on by his fellow colleague, Dr. Edward Richtofen. When Richtofen trapped her in the teleporter along with her dog Fluffy, Samantha was taken to Griffin Station, and accidently came into contact with the M.P.D. Samantha took control of the M.P.D. and started leading the zombies, but Groph and Schuster took her to Dr. Maxis to get her out. Dr. Maxis then killed himself and told Samantha to kill all of Group 935 and Dr. Richtofen, which sent her over the edge.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Samantha continues to attack the Ultimis crew, which includes Tank Dempsey, Nikolai Belinski, Takeo Masaki and Ricthofen. Ricthofen then comes up with a plan of taking over the M.P.D. which results in Samantha being trapped in his body, allowing him to control the zombies.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Samantha is mentioned by Richtofen in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, as he often speaks to Stuhlinger and has the zombies attack him. Samantha is left in Richtofen's body after the events on the Moon, but is freed when her father's plan come in his favor on the map "Buried". Samantha's soul was taken to Agartha with Maxis, where she sees the dark Aether's affect on him, and she decides to contact her father in Dimension 63 to free her. When a zombie outbreak begins at the excavation site in France, Samantha manages to convince the Primis crew to free her.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
In Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Samantha's soul traveled with Maxis to The House to live in a perfect universe, alongside the child versions of Dempsey, Richtofen, Masaki and Belenski. Samantha stays with the children, and personally befriended the young Richtofen.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Samantha returns as a major character in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, having returned to her vengeful ways when her father is killed by Dr. Monty to prevent the cycle of the universe from being broken again. She appears as the demonic announcer in the map "Classified", but returns as a protagonist to help Primis and Ultimis stop Dr. Monty. When the Victis crew gathered the Agarthan device for Primis Nikolai, Samantha by as she saw the rest of Primis and Ultimis die from the poisoned alcohol they had just consumed. Primis Nikolai then tasked Samantha to kill him so the cycle could end, and Samantha and Eddie were able to walk out of the Dark Aether into a new universe.
- She is similar to Alma Wade from the FEAR franchise.