|Rank||No. VIII (8)|
|Featured In||Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, RE: Com, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days|
Axel is a member of the Organization XIII. In Kingdom Hearts: Chain Of Memories, Axel pretends to join with Larxene and Marluxia in their plan to take control of the Organization. To gain their trust, he assassinates Vexen when ordered by Marluxia. Eventually, Axel confronted Marluxia, prepared to destroy him. Marluxia used Naminé as a shield to get away, claiming that he was willing to harm Naminé, which angered Sora who then fought with Axel. Sora defeated Axel, and he starts fading but he did not die. It appears that he just tricked Sora. After Marluxia is defeated by Sora, Axel goes to the basement level of Castle Oblivion to aid the Riku replica. With Axel's help, he kills Zexion to take his power.
In Kingdom Hearts II, Axel attempts to rescue Roxas from DiZ's virtual Twilight Town. In Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+, Xemnas tells him that if he can't bring back Roxas, he must kill him. Despite Axel's efforts, Roxas merges with Sora. Later Axel starts acting on his own to reach his goal. He wants to see Roxas. In his attempts he kidnaps Kairi to lure Sora to him. However, Saïx takes her away so the Organization can use her to fuel Sora's anger. During a visit to Twilight Town, Saïx warns Sora that Axel desires to turn him into a Heartless. Axel appears after the Heartless invasion of Hollow Bastion to Sora, and informs him that Organization XIII has been using Sora to slay Heartless to gain hearts for Kingdom Hearts. Axel later finds Sora in a pathway to the World That Never Was and chooses to fight Nobodies with him. The numbers get overwhelming and Axel performs a suicide attack to save Sora. Fading away, Axel apologizes for kidnapping Kairi and asks Sora to rescue her. When asked what he was trying to do, Axel admits he wanted to see Roxas, who made him feel like he had a heart, and Sora made him feel the same way. With the last of his strength, Axel opens an entrance to the World That Never Was.
In Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days, Axel is Roxas' and Xion's best friend. During some of the events in 358/2 days, however, Axel is assigned to Castle Oblivion, where the events in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories take place. When he returns he and Roxas befriend Xion. When he figures out she is an imperfect replica of Sora and is ordered to capture her, their friendship begins to fall apart. Axel later lets Xion go, then returns to find Roxas leaving the Organization. He tries to persuade Roxas to stay, but he doesn't listen. Axel is left alone and heartbroken, his only friends gone, yet to find a special present in his room.
 Journal Entries
 Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
 Sora's Story
A mysterious figure who stands in Sora's path. Hard to read, half the time Axel seems to just be messing around... but for all we know, he's done more thinking than everyone else put together. He knows a lot more than he let's on.
No. 8 in the Organization. He is a Nobody whose intentions and secrets are hidden from all. Axel has no qualms about exploiting others to suit his needs. He used Sora and Naminé to silence Marluxia and halt his plot against the Organization. Axel claims he and Sora have something in common, but that connection is unclear.
 Kingdom Hearts II
Organization XIII's Number VIII. He commands fire and carries a uniquely-shaped weapon. He is the former mentor of Roxas. He would give anything to get him back. He has proven to be an odd duck of sorts within the Organization, lashing out against treachery, yet stirring troubles with his own betrayals all the while. He claims he and Sora share some sort of bond, but Sora can't imagine what that might be.
 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
No. VIII AXEL An assassin who puts his own agenda first, and everything else on the back burner. Wields fire. Weapon: Chakrams
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