Maximilian Charles Victor Alexandro Hayes X, more widely known as Emperor Charles XXIV, is the 53rd and current emperor of the Solarian Empire.
Charles was born in 4276 in the Earth city of Carolopolis as the son of Emperor Maximilian III and Countess Regina of Procyon. As the son of the infamous Emperor Maximilian III, Charles was constantly exposed to Maximilian's debauchery and despotism. At an early age, Charles promised that he would not rule like his father. Charles was made exarch of the distant Crimean Sector-Grid by Maximilian in order to get rid of him.