Originally known as Lea before losing his heart the day Radiant Garden fell into darkness, Axel is Organization XIII's eighth member who was assigned as Roxas's caretaker. But Axel's time with Roxas and Sora, whom he encountered while at Castle Oblivion, left an impression on him and became friends with Roxas at the cost of having a falling out with Saïx, the Nobody of his former self's friend Isa. When Roxas left the Organization, Axel followed suit after a failed attempt to save his friend from Diz's plan to integrate him into Sora. Eventually, after unknowingly giving the Organization a bargaining chip in Kairi, Axel sacrifices himself to enable Sora to save her. Axel's demise leads to his restoration into Lea who eventually gains his own Keyblade.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least High 4-C | Possibly 3-A
Name: Axel (As a Nobody), "Number Vlll: The Flurry of Dancing Flames", Lea (While having a heart)
Origin: Kingdom Hearts
Age: About 26 (Should be around the age of Ventus)
Classification: Nobody of Lea (after Birth by Sleep, when he was still whole, and before KH:3D, when he became whole once again), Former Number VIII of Organization XIII, Keyblade Wielder-in-Training
Powers and Abilities:
Nobody Physiology, Summoning (Can summon his main weapons. Can summon hordes of Nobodies and Heartless. His Nobodies hold standard Nobody Physiology. His Heartless hold standard Heartless Physiology), Self-Sustenance (Type 1. Can breathe in space), Immortality Negation (Type 5, Can destroy the skeletal forms of the piratesdespite them being neither alive nor dead), Flight, Magic, Fire Manipulation, Teleportation, Healing, Expert Chakram Wielder, Power Nullification (Can break cards with the card break system by using cards with equal or higher values, which includes attacks and Resistances)
Ice Manipulation, Cosmic Radiations, Darkness Manipulation, Corruption (His Black Coat protects him from the corrupting influence of the Darkness), Time Stop (Can move inside of the Realm of Darkness), Information Manipulation (Should scale to his fellow Nobodies who were unaffected by Namine's powers), Power Nullification (Can keep up with the Power Nullification of others in Castle Oblivion with his cards), Nonexistent Physiology Existence Erasure (Can take hits from Heartless, which can do this with any attack), Madness Manipulation (Type 3), Mind Manipulation, Memory Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Willpower Manipulation (The Realm of Darkness has been stated to eradicate existence itself within it, and anyone who's traveled there have never returned, Ansem the Wise by being in the Realm of Darkness was losing his sense of self and memories, having to give into his hatred to survive, Aqua not long after being in the Realm of Darkness lost the will to continue, and needed to stay true to her friends to fight it), Fire Manipulation (Unaffected by his own power), Possible Resistances to Void Manipulation, Attack Nullification, Power Nullification, Perception Manipulation, Attack Reflection (Via Nothing to Fear), Spatial Manipulation, Gravity Manipulation (Via Space in Its Place), Wind Manipulation, Paralysis Inducement (Via Flagging Winds), Ice Manipulation (Via Ice Breaker), Earth Manipulation (Via Down to Earth), Mind Manipulation/ Illusion Creation, Pocket Reality Manipulation, Sealing, BFR, Power Mimicry, (Via Lose Your Illusion), Power Nullification (Via Sighing of the Moon), Water Manipulation, Life Manipulation (Via Parting of Waters), Time Manipulation, Transmutation (Via Test of Time), Blindness, Death Manipulation, Curse Manipulation (Via Flowers Athirst), Electricity Manipulation (Via Stolen Thunder), Light Manipulation (Via Dying of the Light), and Resistances to all of the above via Master's Circle
All Previous abilities except for Nobody Physiology, and Nobody Summoning, Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Upgraded Summoning (In addition to his original weapons Lea is also able to summon his Keyblade), Competent Keyblade Wielder, Telepathy (The Keyblade can react accordingly to what its user wants to do), Flight (The Keyblade is capable of Flight), Portal Creation (The Keyblade can create portals), Dimensional Travel, Power Bestowal (The user of a Keyblade can grant a variation of it to somebody else who is worthy of a Keyblade on purpose or accident by letting them touch it), Non-Physical Interaction (Can harm Nobodies, which have Nonexistent Physiology), Nonexistent Physiology Existence Erasure (Can cause Nobodies to fade from existence, which have Nonexistent Physiology), Regeneration Negation (Unknown, can harm Heartless in a fashion that prevents them from coming back), Possible Causality Manipulation (Possibly possesses the Power of Waking, which allowed for Sora to rewrite the entire timeline), Immortality (Type 6. Can insert his heart into others to live indefinitely), Possession (The Keyblade allows its user to send their own "heart" free, which can then proceed to possess the target), Sealing/BFR (The Keyblade can seal things by locking the Keyhole of it, which includes pathways to other places), Sealing Negation (Keyblades can open the seals of multiple things, including the gates between "worlds"), Curse Removal (It was heavily implied that the Keyblade could remove Calypso's curse of being bound in a mortal body), Immortality Negation (Types 5 and 8. The Keyblade is the only weapon capable of releasing the "hearts" of the Heartless, and it was shown that it also can destroy the skeletal forms of the pirates despite them being neither alive nor dead), Resistance to Existence Erasure (Can take hits from Heartless, which can do this with any attack), Absorption, Death Manipulation (Unaffected by Heartless, which passively kill and absorb things around them), Data Manipulation (Ansem The Wise stated that the "heart" cannot be contained by data, and that the process itself would be incalculable), Magic-based Time Stop (The Keyblade grants Resistance to Magic-based Time Stop), Curse Manipulation, Law Manipulation (Due to not being apart of the worlds he travels in, Lea is unaffected by the laws of those worlds, such as when the curse medallion did nothing to Sora, Goofy, and Donald, despite the latter being greedy.)
Attack Potency: At least Large Star level (Traded blows with Marluxia, although Marluxia was unlikely to be going all-out; was sent to Castle Oblivion by Xemnas with the intent of killing the rogue Organization XIII members; casually killed Vexen by snapping his fingers after he clashed with Sora; fought Sora a few times throughout the events of Chain of Memories, went up against Roxas after he regained his powers; is arguably either stronger than or is a better fighter than Saix as while the latter was defeated by Roxas, Axel was able to fight and defeat Xion who had much of Roxas's power at the time) | Possibly Universe level (Should be comparable to the other Guardians of Light)
Lifting Strength: At least Class M
Striking Strength: At least Large Star Class (Traded blows with Marluxia, Sora, Roxas, and Xion) | Possibly Universal
Durability: At least Large Star level (Took hits from Sora and Roxas, able to block an attack from Marluxia, survived all of his fights until using the last of his energy to help Sora save Kairi) | Possibly Universe level
Stamina: Very high (Managed to survive multiple fights with fellow members of the Organization and managed to incapacitate Xion, who had obtained most of Roxas's power, before passing out from continual fatigue after back-to-back missions)
Range: Extended melee range normally. Tens of meters with thrown weapons and flame attacks. Low Multiversal with the Corridors of Darkness.
Standard Equipment: The Eternal Flames (his dual chakrams) and his Keyblade.
Intelligence: Exceptionally high, as he was able to scheme his way through Castle Oblivion by manipulating Sora and assassinating his fellow Organization members who are all rather intelligent in their own right. He was also able to incapacitate Xion on two occasions despite the fact that she contained most of Roxas's power at the time and fights evenly with Saix, one of the more powerful members of the Organization and dares to threaten Marluxia himself who is rather powerful in his own right. Axel is pragmatic when it comes to achieving his goals, threatening to kill Namine if it meant eliminating Marluxia. As commander of the Assassin Nobodies, Axel is also particularly skilled at remaining hidden, hiding his thoughts, and generally keeping his foes guessing. After becoming whole again as Lea, he has also spent a year's worth of time training on how to summon and use his Keyblade, but lacked proficiency and even had trouble getting it to appear. By the third game, and an unknown period of training, he appears to be very proficient with the use of a Keyblade, even being able to swap between it and the Eternal Flames in combat.
Weaknesses: He can only use his Final Limit when he's hard-pressed, and stunning him with Light Magic will temporarily extinguish the flames that cover the floor of the ring he creates.
- Explosion: Axel's Limit Break, he engulfs his Chakrams in flames before throwing them at the enemy, generating a small explosion to deal heavy damage on impact.
- Great Explosion: As his Final Limit, Axel is able to combine his chakrams to form a larger Chakram many times larger than his normal ones, allowing him to ignite it before sending it careening at an enemy to annihilate them with a massive burst of fire.
- Ring of Flame: Axel is able to generate a ring of flame that acts as a physical wall for his foes, preventing their escape. The wall is completely opaque and virtually indestructible, only allowing Axel to pass through when he wills it. In doing so, Axel can make quick attacks and phase back through the flames, keeping his foes on their toes as they can never be sure where he's going to come from. In addition, the ring of flames will also ignite the floor, continually burning Axel's foes to ebb away their stamina. However, using Light Magic and throwing Axel to the floor to stun him will temporarily disperse some of the flames, giving Axel's target more breathing room.
Key: Up to Dream Drop Distance | Kingdom Hearts III