Axel

Axel
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Axel, as seen in Twisted Metal 2.
Debut Appearance Twisted Metal 2
Latest Appearance Twisted Metal (2012)

Axel is a character from the Twisted Metal series who made his debut in Twisted Metal 2 and has been in every game since. He is easily identified as a person in a vehicle with two huge wheels, while his body is left in the open. Axel is the name of both the person and the vehicle.

Axel will make a return in Twisted Metal (2012), but only his vehicle will be in it.

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[edit] Twisted Metal 2

Before Twisted Metal, Axel's father imprisoned him in a large two wheeled vehicle. Axel would enter the tournament to get the strength to finally confront his father.

[edit] Character Profile

"For 20 years, I've been stuck in this hellish contraption; hiding and waiting for the day when I would be brave enough to fight back. If I win, I'm asking for the strength to confront the man who did this to me. I promise you, I won't be a freak forever."

[edit] Vehicle Stats

Handling: Intermediate
Armor: 3
Special Weapon: 3
Speed: 2

[edit] Special Weapon

Axel's special weapon is the Supernova Shockwave. The Shockwave will fire a blue energy ring that will send cars flying.

[edit] Ending

Once Axel has won the tournament, he encounters his father and isn't happy to see him. Axel demands to be released but his father says he needs another decade because "you were always too slow, too damn stupid and still are!"

Axel would then rip his arms free from the vehicle. Once free, Axel replied that he was no longer his son and ran off.

[edit] Twisted Metal 3

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Axel would return in Twisted Metal 3, disfigured from when he freed himself from his vehicle.

[edit] Character Profile

Many years ago, my father forced me into this terrible machine. When I finally freed myself, I was permanently disfigured. My torment was not over. I'm climbing back into my machine one last time. When I win, I'll finally be free!

[edit] Vehicle Stats

Handling: Sluggish
Armor: 3
Special Weapon: 3
Armor: 2

[edit] Special Weapon

Axel's special weapon remains the Supernova Shockwave. It will shoot a ring of energy that will electrify nearby vehicles.

[edit] Ending

Axel would wish to be apart of his machine. Calypso would grant this wish and turn Axel more into an contraption. Axel is turned into the center of a wrist watch, his arms and legs act as the clocks face and arms.

[edit] Twisted Metal 4

Axel would appear in Twisted Metal 4 as Super Axel, a metallic-armored vehicle with spikes on both sides of the wheels. He would appear first as the boss for the Amazonia 3000 level.

His special weapon would remain as the Supernova, which fires out an energy ring from underneath the vehicle and burns any vehicles too close to it.

Axel has no storyline or ending in this game due to being a boss.

[edit] Twisted Metal: Small Brawl

Axel appears as an unlockable character in Twisted Metal: Small Brawl. He can be unlocked on the Playground Peril level by shooting the middle swing and capturing the icon. His ending would be removed due to offensive content, but the driver of Axel is the one on the wheelchair.

[edit] Character Profile

Axel would enter the Twisted Metal contests to display his skills as the mater of a two-wheeled RC combat.

[edit] Vehicle Stats

Handling: 10
Armor: 6
Acceleration: 5
Top Speed: 5

[edit] Special Weapon

Axel will first fire a missile, after it hits an enemy, Axel will spin wildly, and fire multiple missiles at the targeted enemy.

[edit] Ending

In Axel's deleted ending, Axel is revealed to be the kid in the wheelchair that Calypso kicks down the hill. His wish for winning the tournament is to be able to walk again, Calypso grants the wish with robotic legs, but Calypso would have control with a remote and make Axel walk into racks that are scattered around.

[edit] Twisted Metal: Head-On

Axel returns in Twisted Metal: Head-On. After tearing himself out of his vehicle, he soon finds out he can't live without the vehicle that he has been a part of for so long. He would meet with a doctor that would construct him cybernetic arms and feet, that would allow Axel to drive his vehicle once again with one condition. He would have to turn over his wish to the doctor, once he has won the Twisted Metal contest. he would be unlocked once you have beaten the Shooting Rink mini-game in Russia.

[edit] Character Profile

More than a decade ago, Axel was trapped in a massive two wheeled contraption by his father. At the end of Twisted Metal 2, he confronted his father and was told to spend another decade imprisoned. In a show of defiance, he tore his arms free of the contraption and dissappeared. Even though he was now free, he found he couldn't live without the thing he'd been a part of for so long. He truly felt like he'd lost a part of his body. Axel then met a doctor that constructed cybernetic arms and feet who would let Axel drive his two-wheeled vehicle once again, on the condition that he turn over his wish to the doctor should he win Twisted Metal.

[edit] Vehicle Stats

Handling: 5
Armor: 6
Special Weapon: 6
Speed: 4

[edit] Special Weapon

Special Weapon: Shockwave - Axel will shoot a shockwave that will send any nearby enemy flying.

[edit] Ending

When Axel wins the tournament, Axel finds the doctor already waiting when Axel returns to Calypso. Axel tells the doctor that he won't turn his wish over, because he wants to wish for peace. The doctor would trap and shock Axel as he makes his wish, instead of saying "peace", he would say "peace-AHH!", which Calypso purposely "mistakes" for "pizza". He grants the wish, as a pizza appears in front of Axel. The doctor would tell Axel that he would free him, if he won the next Twisted Metal contest and then asks Calypso if he wants a slice.

[edit] Twisted Metal: Black

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Axel is an unlockable character in Twisted Metal: Black. For this game, Axel is the one who has built his vehicle, due to the fact of him feeling guilty about his wife's death.

[edit] Vehicle Stats

Axel's vehicle would have low speed and armor ratings, while his control and special ratings would be average.

[edit] Special Weapon

His special would his Shockwave attack that is seen in previous Twisted Metal games, and the Encasement Rage, that will combine his wheels into one for increased damage, but the controlling is made harder.

[edit] Ending

Axel will find out that Sweet Tooth killed his wife. Axel will began to blame himself for his wife's death, until Sweet Tooth says she didn't die easily and begged for Axel as he killed her. Axel shoots Sweet Tooth, killing him. Axel would drive off, staying in his vehicle.

[edit] Twisted Metal (2012)

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Axel returns in Twisted Metal (2012). Anyone who pre-order the game early, would get Axel free of charge before other players.

His special weapon the Shockwave is set to make a return in this game. It will have a meter that allows the player to charge it and make it stronger or weaker. The vehicle will also have a second special called the War Wheel. It will combine the wheels together and shield the player as they use the wheels to cause significant damage to any players who get in the way.

He is able to jump higher than any other vehicle in the game, though his special weapon takes the longest to recharge because of this. This shows how evenly created the vehicles were done in Twisted Metal (2012).

Last edited by Gotenks on 18 February 2012 at 22:38
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