This article discusses a spoiler about the Marvel’s Inhumans character Maximus as he is depicted in the IMAX and ABC presentation of the series. Read on at your own risk.
If Marvel’s Inhumans is inspired by any one comic book line, it is very clearly Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee’s 1998 limited series Inhumans. But the TV show makes one major change from that source material, which is making Royal Family villain Maximus human instead of Inhuman.
In the TV show, Maximus reveals that his Terrigenesis transformation rendered him human instead of granting him any special abilities. This is a major shift from the comics, which see him gifted special mental abilities and a superhuman intellect.