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{{Character Enemy| name Name = Axel| image = [[Image:Axel.png|320px|center''Axel'']]
| alignment = Neutral
| appears in = ''[[Rayman 2: The Great Escape|Rayman 2]]'', ''| location = [[Rayman RevolutionThe Sanctuary of Water and Ice]]'' | sex = Male| species resistance = Unknown<ref>The [[resistance]] of Axel is only known to be greater than 6 hit points and less than or equal to 13 hit points.</ref>| status attacks = GuardianIcicle throw
}}
''‘Who {{quote|text=Who is it that dares disturb the tranquility of this place?’'' —Axel, |sign=Axel|source=''[[Rayman 2: The Great Escape]] '' (PlayStation version)''}}
'''Axel''', also known as '''the Guardian of [[the Sanctuary of Water and Ice]]''', is a boss character from ''[[Rayman 2]]''. He is the Guardian of [[Four Masks of Polokus|the first mask of Polokus]].
'''Axel''' is a boss from ==In ''[[Rayman 2: The Great Escape]]'' and is ==Unlike most bosses in [[Rayman (series)|the Guardian series]], Axel only takes one hit to be destroyed, making him less powerful than some of the other Guardians. He attacks by throwing icicles at [[the Sanctuary Rayman]], who has to get to him by swinging across a series of Water and Ice[[Purple Lum]], s in which the first air. Once close enough, [[Rayman]] shoots an overhanging icicle with his [[Four Masks magic fist]], causing it to fall on to Axel's head, defeating him in a single hit. In most versions of Polokus|Mask the game he explodes and evaporates into the air with a roar of Polokus]] is hiddenrage; in the PlayStation version, the icicle sticks on his head and he slowly sinks into the fountain below him, where he dissolves.
Axel does not appear to be an inherently evil being; like the other Guardians, he was created by [[Polokus]] to guard [[Four Masks of Polokus|his four magical masks]] and prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. The PlayStation version of the game contains additional cutscenes in which [[Rayman]] engages in dialogue with the Guardians Axel, [[Umber]] and [[Foutch]]; in the conversation with Axel, it is revealed that he regards [[Rayman]] as a thief who threatens the safety of [[Four Masks of Polokus|the first mask]]. When Axel attacks [[Rayman]], he is ultimately acting under the instructions of [[Polokus]].
== Role Like the other Guardians, Axel's name is not given in the games ==PlayStation version. Axel does not appear in ''[[Rayman 2 Forever]]'', the Game Boy Color version of the game; neither do any of the other bosses.
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 swinging across a series of [[Purple Lum]]'s in the air. Once close enoughFrench name, Rayman shoots an overhanging icicle with his [[magic fist]], causing it to fall on to Axel's head''Aglagl''', defeating him in a single hit. In most versions of the game he explodes and evaporates into is an onomatopoeia for the air with a roar feeling of rage; in the PlayStation version, the icicle sticks on his head and he slowly sinks into the fountain below him, where he dissolvescold.
<gallery widths="320px" heights="240px">TheSanctuaryofWaterIceDCAxel.jpg|Axel does not appear to be an inherently evil being; like the other Guardians, he was created is surrounded by [[Polokus]] to guard [[Four Masks of Polokus|his four magical Masks]] and prevent them from falling into a yellow glow in the wrong handsDreamcast version.Axel (Rayman Revolution). The PlayStation version of the game contains additional cutscenes jpg|Axel in which ''[[RaymanRevolution]] engages in dialogue with the Guardians Axel, [[Umber]] and [[Foutch]]; in the conversation with Axel, it is revealed that he regards Rayman as a thief who threatens the safety of the first Mask. When Axel attacks Rayman, he is ultimately acting under the instructions of Polokus''.</gallery>
Like the other Guardians, Axel's name is not given in the PlayStation version ''[[Rayman 2: The Great Escape|Rayman 2]]''. Axel does not appear in ''[[Rayman 2 Forever]]'', the Game Boy Color adaptation of the game; neither do any of the other bosses.==Notes==<references />
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== Trivia ==[[fr:Aglagl]][[de:Aglagl]]* Of the three mask guardians that appear in the PS version of Rayman 2, [[pl:Axel is the only one to not recieve a direct reference prior to his appearance. He is also the only one whom Ly did not attempt to converse with (the reason for this is unknown) {{R2characters}}]]
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