"Who is it that dares disturb the tranquility of this place?" — Axel, Rayman 2: The Great Escape (PlayStation version)
|Appears in||Rayman 2, Rayman Revolution|
Axel is a Grolem and a boss from Rayman 2: The Great Escape and is the Guardian of the Sanctuary of Water and Ice. Unlike most bosses in most video games, Axel only takes one hit to be destroyed, making him less powerful than some of the other guardians. He attacks by throwing icicles at Rayman, who has to get to him by shooting at Purple Lums in the air. Once there, Rayman then shoots a giant icicle, causing it to fall on to Axel's head, defeating him.
Despite being a boss to defeat who tries to kill you, he is not entirely evil as he is just guarding the Sanctuary of Water and Ice and the 1st Mask, which is one of the four masks to awaken Polokus. Axel guards the 1st Mask under Polokus's orders so that it not put into the wrong use.