Axel appears as an enemy in the August 2018 NEW XIII Event. Like other Organization members, he wears basic black gloves and boots. X-E-M, N-A-S. Axel telling Sora about Organization XIII's leader, Xemnas. Axel, however, follows her to the town and steals her away again, but not long afterward she is taken captive by Saïx who was under orders to give Axel something to actually worry about. At the end of the battle, Axel pretends to be defeated and confuses Sora with the words "It was worth saving you after all," and vanishes. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. He was once Axel, a member of Organization XIII who served as its assassin, until the destruction of both Axel and his Heartless that allowed Lea to be reborn. Heading to Castle Oblivion, Axel was informed by Saïx that some of the members at the castle were planning a coup d'etat; he was to eliminate them. Axel's trademark quote is "Got it memorized?" With him and Roxas not on speaking terms, Axel soon becomes torn between his attempt to save them both from Xemnas's intent to do with any one of them; he saves them from killing each other in Halloween Town, effectively mending the friendship between the three of them. After a week or so passes, Axel rejoins Roxas at the train station; he suggested that even if it's against Xemnas's orders, they'll search every world they know how to get to find her. His eyes are a bright emerald color and he has a purple reverse-teardrop shaped marking under each eye, which is similar to Reno's facial markings. Realizing the Dusks' overwhelming numbers, Axel puts his entire being and essence into one, powerful attack, which destroys the Nobodies at the expense of his life. Leais one of the major characters of theKingdom Hearts series. From the Kingdom Hearts Wiki: A world of information not accessible by Gummiship, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original Soundtrack, Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance Original Soundtrack,, Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories characters, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance characters. A few weeks later, Axel rescues Xion and Roxas from being manipulated into killing each other at Halloween Town, causing all three of them to become distrustful of the Organization and Saïx. Even at his worst points (his earlier days as a Nobody), Axel still valued friendship, as despite Saïx's vast change, he was still the closest to him out of the Organization XIII and was willing to risk treason by helping him rise through the ranks. However, Axel is hurt from his previous encounter with Roxas and fights him and his dual Keyblades (which Axel apparently didn't know Roxas could do). Axel made one final appearance to Roxas, right before the latter's mental battle with Sora, where he gives a final farewell to his best friend. ), is the Nobody of Lea, and is Rank VIII within the original Organization XIII. However, it backfired the next day when Xemnas revealed Xion's defection. He sincerely apologizes to Sora for getting Kairi involved. When he learns Xion's true nature as a replica, Axel was left conflicted about what to do. Despite their previous collaboration, Axel says that Zexion had "just found out way too much". This page was last edited on 7 September 2020, at 02:35. After Zexion is defeated by Riku, he retreats and meets with Axel. Xemnas decided to take his leave and Axel later greeted Sora. Axel's personality changes drastically in between Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts II because of his friendship with Roxas and Xion. Well, I'm sick of it! Axel is also present when Xion joins the Organization, but is sent to Castle Oblivion to deal with the traitorous Marluxia soon after Xion's induction. Axel is a powerful member of the Organization, arguably even stronger, or at least a better fighter, than Saïx. Got it memorized? Axel, Roxas, and Xion are seen sitting happily together on the Clock Tower with sea-salt ice cream. You just keep running, but I'll always be there to bring you back! Eventually, Axel discovered that Xion is an imperfect replica of Roxas and keeps the truth from him, sometimes he would lie to him to keep him from worrying, but couldn't help but feel bad for deceiving him. Having received these orders through Saïx, the second-in-command to Xemnas, it would appear that Axel also planned to eliminate one other member who could stop their plans to overthrow the Organization: Zexion who learned of Marluxia's scheme alongside Vexen and Lexaeus, the three devise their own counter with Riku. In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, when Axel bids his final farewell to Roxas, it can be seen upon closer inspection that the teardrop at the end of the scene belongs to Axel, which displays his emotional capacities. Roxas is dumbfounded by Axel's appearance, as he lacks any memories of the Organization member. They find Xion there, but she fled after the Imposter blocks their way. Axel revealed to have a very kind, heartful side, which he only displayed to his closest friends, Roxas and Xion, acting like an older brother towards them and being their main source of advice and wisdom. When he is first introduced at the beginning of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Axel has a mysterious, stoic, and calm demeanor on par with that of Marluxia. During Sora's travels through the different worlds, Axel appears before Kairi on a beach in Destiny Islands, intending to kidnap her. In his final moments, Axel urges Sora to proceed and rescue Kairi, then opens a passageway to the World That Never Was before disappearing into the darkness. Though initially seeming unrepentant for his actions, he soon apologizes for kidnapping Kairi. Upon throwing the first battle with Sora, giving him a card to progress further, Axel admits to testing the Keyblade master's strength. Vexen's cries for mercy only receive a cruel "Aren't you happy to die?" From a scene in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, it is shown that he can set his Chakrams on fire from afar, acting as a remote detonator. Axel utilizes two Chakrams, named "Eternal Flames". Roxas confronted him on why he just let her go and reveals that Xion is a replica and that they can't coexist together. After the invasion of Radiant Garden by the Heartless, Sora confronts Xemnas, the leader of the Organization. The next day, under orders, Axel tracks Xion to the Old Mansion in Twilight Town where he realizes her intentions, telling her that he's fed up with her and Roxas being selfish and doing whatever they want, before he manages to knock Xion unconscious. Tetsuya Nomura stated that this is done intentionally as an experiment. He also stated in an interview that the two are "different people, but subconsciously alike". In Kingdom Hearts II, Axel betrayed the Organization for his friendship with Roxas and acted of his own accord to try and help Sora, though he originally wanted to turn Sora into a Heartless to get Roxas back. Axel appears before Sora right after Xemnas exits and explains the Keyblade's ability to release the captive hearts that compose Heartless. A fierce fight ensues between Axel and Sora, and Sora emerges victorious. Deciding that a fight might bring back Roxas' old memories, Axel engages him in a duel, pulling his punches. Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. Xigbar teases him about it, calling him "Flamesilocks". ", and used in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. Even more confusing was that Roxas looked like Ventus, whom Axel had met years ago as Lea. He notes this in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories when he begins laughing, but catches himself and stops. He... was the only one I liked... he made me feel... like I had a heart. Axel remarks that Sora makes him feel the same way. While not being thrown, Axel's Chakrams spin rapidly, gathering fire. then roxas was created a fe. In his one on one battle with Roxas in Kingdom Hearts II, Axel also summons a circle of fire to surround them and leaps into the flames to hide, emerging to strike with rapid attacks, and then leaping back to keep his opponents off their guard. and a cocky "Goodbye" before Axel incinerates him without any hesitation. In Birth by Sleep, Lea is both childish and competitive, willing to disrupt Isa's schedule for his fight with Ventus. Similarly, in both Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Axel tends to avoid eye contact when lying. In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, it is shown that Axel does not like to talk about his past. Despite Axel's warning, Xion goes further into the castle. When Marluxia uses Naminé as a human shield against him, Axel confidently declares he would eliminate Naminé to get to Marluxia. Naminé's words, about those who are dear to them despite being Nobodies, strangely move him. Axel, who has enjoyed the time he spent with his best friend, is distraught by Roxas's decision as he tried to reason with him. Like other Organization members, Axel wears the basic black gloves and boots. The explosion after the attack is also much larger. Initially, Axel was unsure how to treat Roxas, as he acted like a \"zombie\" due to his lack of memories. Later, after Lea saves King Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and helps to rescue Queen Minnie, Mickey calls him Axel. The trio looks into the sunset, and Roxas and Xion say Sora's name. Oddly enough for Axel, Sora made him feel the same way (possibly since Sora and Roxas are one and the same) and used these final words to urge Sora on to rescue Kairi. Some of his answers were vague, but at times, he doesn't understand the question himself and is left rambling. Axel, who had enjoyed the time he had spent with his best friend, is distraught but is unable to stop Roxas from deserting. Axel is very adept in the use of his weapon; he can throw them, use them as shields, or use them as melee weapons. He also uses them in conjunction with his fire abilities, setting the tips or the whole on fire before throwing them. He performs some unique attacks, including juggling them against an opponent, or throwing one across the entire battlefield continuously. Axel even shares his voice actor with Reno over a variety of languages: Quinton Flynn in English, Jean Christophe Parquier in French, Víctor Martínez in Spanish, Philipp Brammer in German and Keiji Fujiwara in Japanese. He got to know to Xion for the person she became, not the copy of Sora that she's supposed to be. Axel himself is also easily distinguishable from other characters in terms of facial features, made easier by the fact that he rarely wears the hood of his coat up. By the time Roxas was made that was 5 years later cause ventus has been in Castle Obllvion since then. How will my inability to eat during the first trimester affect my baby? He even mocks his ability to feel during his death. The flames were removed for the English version. Afterward, Xigbar, Luxord and Saïx discuss Axel's foolish and senseless actions, in turning against the Organization for the sake of his friendship with Roxas. He is a person who does what is necessary to keep his actions, like those in Castle Oblivion, unnoticed by the rest of the Organization, so that he and his allies' goals are attained smoothly. He wields fire and enhances his weapons, twin chakrams, with his pyrokinesis to unleash powerful rapid attacks. Axel gives a final farewell to his best friend, as his body and soul reunite with his heart at Radiant Garden, reviving Lea. After Roxas joins the Organization, Saïx places him under Axel's tutelage. Axel sarcastically mocks Naminé in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. The Bond of Flame Keyblade, obtained from Axel, is similar in appearance to his Chakrams. While Sora and Riku wander Castle Oblivion, Axel works for the two parties of the already divided Organization members in the castle. This cruel nature persists even when Marluxia uses Naminé as a human shield against him: Axel confidently declares he would eliminate Naminé to get to Marluxia. Axel's signature Charkrams, the Eternal Flames. With the five members of the Organization finished off, Axel proceeds to carry out his orders to find the Chamber of Waking and retrieve Naminé, but fails to find the chamber and allows Naminé to escape, deeming her unnecessary. Axel opens the passageway to the World That Never Was with the last bit of strength he had in him before disappearing into darkness completely.