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Axl as he appears
in Mega Man X8.
Comic Information
First Appearance Prologue: Doomsday
Personal Information
Species: New Generation Reploid Prototype
Gender: Male
Age 11-12
Height: ~162cm
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Combat Information
Primary Weapons: Axl Bullets
Secondary Weapons: Special Arms
Copy Shot
Energy Manipulation: Solar Energy
Affiliations and Positions
Affiliations: Red Alert(former)
Maverick Hunters
17th Elite Unit
Allies: Maverick Hunters
Enemies: Maverick Forces

Axl in comatose, Prologue: Doomsday.

Axl is a main character of Mega Man X7 and Mega Man X8. He is a New Generation Reploid Prototype with unknown origins and once belonged to the vigilante syndicate Red Alert until he deserted to the Maverick Hunters, under strong disapproval of X. Years later, he would be one of the strongest Hunters in the unit and would bring down Sigma for one last time, along with Lumine's plans. However, Lumine's last attack put Axl in a comatose state that could not be fully understood by the medical team of the Maverick Hunters durnig the following months. 


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Two months after the Jakob's Incident, Axl is still unable to wake up, although his body has been repaired back to normal. He rests inside a laboratory of the 17th Unit Base and, as seen in Prologue: Doomsday, he is trapped in a nightmare with Lumine's speeches. When the Maverick attack happens, Shad finds Axl in his capsule and decides to kidnap him, but by doing so he actually saved Axl from being crushed by the collapsing building.

After Parade, Axl is seen in Saturn's hideout being analyzed by two Engineers, and they somehow quickly detect what is wrong with his body. The shard implanted by Lumine in Axl's crystal is slowly corrupting and exchanging his DNA. Hours later, the engineer Herbie got the approval to "feed" the shard and accelerate the corruption.

Two days later, Axl's body is already showing signs of modifications, as his skin is pale and his body parts have changed colors. Saturn realizes the nature of the shard and that it must belong to Lumine, who is trying to survive by becoming an Amorphic Matter parasite and taking over Axl's body. However, Lumine would not be able to fully erase Axl's mind since the Amorphic Transformation processes (A-Trans) preserve the mind of the original Reploid. Interesting in observing that unprecedented phenomena, Saturn decides to keep assisting the DNA exchange until the end.