“Plan’s good, so you’re not the one I gotta punch.”
Strengths: Fighting, Physical Persuasion, Keeping his Father in Line, Solving Sudoku
Weaknesses: Verbal Intimidation, Socializing, People Skills
First Appearance: WB2014 Lord Crush - Part 1
He's a large, sweaty, physically imposing warlord, though not a Heavy. He's stoic and humorless, keen to battle and not afraid to physically assault his Ruler if he thinks it's in his Duty to his Side. He hides a keen mind behind his brutish and curt exterior, being able to solve complicated Mathamancy puzzles invented by Sudoku.
Axe's relationship to his father King Scrofula originally seems to have been one of passively obeying the whims of his father, uncomplainingly allowing himself to be renamed "Chief Salad" for an evening. Naturally inclined to being quiet and stoic, and being less valued by Scrofula as an intellectual equal and sounding board, he doesn't seem to have party to the King's decision to ally with Bullyclub. After finding Lord Crush's plan and becoming convinced it was a good one, he physically assaulted the king to within an inch of his life in order to "convince" him of the folly of his plan. After surviving that beatdown, Axe has been able to curb King Scrofula's poor decision making-- possibly through more threats of physical violence along with logical arguments.
Originally aloof and curt to the point of rudeness, Axe was uninterested in Crush's condolences for the death of his brother Prince Racket or his offer to return a loaned book. Upon finding Lord Crush's plan for how Squashcourt and the So-Be-It Union could double-cross Bullyclub, he verbally threatened the Prisoner before agreeing it was a good plan, and going to confront his father to change his mind. Afterwards, both became friends despite their very different temperaments and interests. Something probably helped by Axe having been able (unlike his father) to solve Lord Crush's Sudoku.
Real World References
- His name is a reference to Axe brand body spray, a type of deodorant frequently used by male athletes.
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