Maui was born to human parents centuries before the events of the film. Disgusted and apparently wanting nothing to do with their son, Maui was thrown into the sea as an infant and left for dead. He was saved by the gods, who raised and granted Maui supernatural abilities, immortality, and a giant, magical fish hook that allows him to shape-shift. Despite his demigod status, Maui's cruel upbringing would forever scar him. He felt inadequate to humans and used his powers to benefit mankind in any way they pleased as a means to earn the love and validation he was denied by his parents; he pulled islands from the sea to provide them with homes, extended their days by pulling back the sun, and stole fire from the bottom of the earth to provide them with warmth on cold nights, among many feats. As a result, Maui became one of the most acclaimed figures of Oceania history.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-B, possibly 4-C
Age: At least one thousand years old.
Classification: Demi-God, Demigod of the Wind and Sea, Hero of Men and Women.
Attack Potency: At least City level, possibly Star level (Maui pulled islands out of the sea and dragged the Sun closer to Earth, although it's unknown what size the Sun was according to Polynesian Mythology)
Lifting Strength: At least Class G, possibly Stellar (He pulled islands from the Sea, and dragged the Sun)
Striking Strength: At least City Class, possibly Star Class
Durability: Unknown. Possibly City level to Star level
Stamina: Very High (He is a Demi-God)
Range: Extended melee range, Thousands of kilometers with his Fishhook (Pulled the Sun)
Standard Equipment: Maui's Fishhook
Intelligence: Seemingly average
Weaknesses: Losing his Fishhook will render him unable to shapeshift.