Zealous and humourless, Commander Maxil was a member of the Gallifreyan Chancellery Guard.


Like all Time Lords, Maxil was taken from his family at the age of eight for the selection process in the Drylands. Staring into the Untempered Schism as part of a Time Lord initiation rite, Maxil was inspired by what he saw in the Schism. (PROSE: A Brief History of Time Lords)

Later in life, Maxil was working for the Gallifreyan Chancellery Guard, where he had attained the rank of Commander. During this time, he stunned the Fifth Doctor with a staser blast and confined him in a cell under the Capitol to await the judgement of Lord President Borusa and the High Council of the Time Lords. He also planted a listening device in the Doctor's TARDIS on the orders of the Castellan. (TV: Arc of Infinity)

He was promoted to Castellan shortly after the supposed death of Andred. (AUDIO: Lies, Imperiatrix) He regularly trained Wynter after President Romana appointed him Chapter Castellan of the Arcalian. (AUDIO: Lies)

After siding with Pandora and Inquisitor Darkel in the Gallifreyan Civil War, he was demoted back to Commander. (AUDIO: Appropriation)


After the Fifth Doctor's regeneration, his successor took on Maxil's appearance. (TV: The Caves of Androzani) The Sixth Doctor once mentioned the resemblance to Peri Brown. (AUDIO: Prime Winner)

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