—Maya while undergoing torment
Maya is a character played by Maria Arcé, introduced in the 5th episode "The Essence" of Mortal Kombat: Conquest, though she was ironically called "Servant Woman" as seen at the episode's end credits. She is a native of Edenia, which has been merged with Outworld by the warlord Shao Kahn. She is a royal servant to Princess Kitana alongside her mistress Qali and is about 10,000 years old.
Maya was one of the many Edenians whose peaceful home was another world fallen victim to Shao Kahn's aggression and they lived under his iron fist.Maya was last seen at the throne room of Shao Kahn's Palace, being tortured at the hands of one of the Shadow Priests who have been interrogating her about the whereabouts of the Essence of Edenia while branding her with a hot poker.
Maya was so not fortunate as she was killed by the Shadow Priest with a blade when his master Shao Kahn ordered him to "shut her up". She was murdered in front of both Shao Kahn and Qali, the same woman who cared for the girl under her tutelage for years, and yet did nothing to save her. Her fate was just a reminder of the Konqueror's unrelenting cruelty. Her soul was presumably stolen as well placing it eternal torment.
- The innocent Edenian girl's name, Maya, comes from one of the Earth's oldest civilizations, the Mesoamerican culture known as the Maya.
- Mortal Kombat: Conquest ~ The Essence