The Monster Reborn
Previous RPC Profile:
Star Heart, The Flurry of the Dancing Flames, Baldur: God of Rage
Axel is a tall gentleman with fiery red hair and piercing emerald green eyes. The hair is heavily spiked and fairly long, with the spikes being as long as an entire foot extending from the head. Though his figure is quite lanky, his musculature is chiseled; as solid as a rock. It is clear to anyone who beholds his physique that he possesses great speed and strength, only adding to the aura of power he emits through his confident, powerful stance. Confidence is the only emotion conveyed, however, as it his expression comes across as cold and emotionless. This coldness is only further accentuated by his pale white complexion, which starkly contrasts with his vividly colored hair.
Of course, his appearance is greatly concealed by his attire, which consists of a full body black hooded cloak with a silver zipper down the middle and a black belt around the center. He typically wears the hood up and only lowers it when necessary. His hands are adorned with matching black gloves and boots. On his back, he has his broadsword, Kenny’s housekeeper, holstered diagonally with the handle over his left shoulder. On his belt, he has holstered his dart launchers, Ebony and Ivory.
When Axel opens the celestial gates, his appearance changes drastically, as a result of the special effect of his armor, Devil Trigger. His hair becomes much shorter and changes shade to a snowy white. His jacket also changes shape in addition to color, becoming a red trench coat with a white undershirt. In this appearance, he is still wearing the same boots, gloves and belt as before, but now a pair of black slacks are visible.
S Ranked Missing Ninja
Neo Horizon (Ex-Sato)
Katon (Fire) and Fuuton (Wind)
Axel prefers to fight fast and hard, relying on a minimalistic defensive and more in the theory of "The Best Defense is a Good Offense". Keeping the opponent on the ropes with fast, powerful and constant attacks will prevent them, in many cases, from being able to mount a solid offensive against him.
There are basically four tennants of Axel's fighting style that are the cornerstones of his strategy. These are hand to hand combat, swordplay, ranged combat, and destruction. Each serves their own niche in combat for him, giving him an overall balanced strategy against most opponents.
In hand to hand combat, Axel is surprisingly effective. His gauntlets, Pain and Suffering have clawed fingertips that allow him to use his hands as blades, and are configured to function as a sound creating weapon, allowing him to use vibrating sound drill with most of his melee attacks if he so desires. While wearing the gauntlets, he is also capable of casting Painful Skyleg with a punch rather than an axe-kick. However, the gauntlets are only part of Axel's hand to combat strategy. It is important to also remember his focus on both Speed and Strength, making even his most standard melee attacks difficult to endure. With both the gauntlets and his swords, he can also utilize Wind layer to augment their slicing power substantially.
There are situations of course where hand to hand combat is impractical, but close combat is still the preferred method of engagement. In those cases, Axel's sword Kenny's Housekeeper opens a variety of options to him. It can be wielded as a broadsword, or separated into dual swords, depending on his needs. Like the gauntlets, it is a sound creating weapon. It is also fuuton tuned, allowing him to cast a variety of wind element techniques through the blade. While most of his melee taijutsu techniques can be utilized as effectively with the gloves, Axel also has several techniques specific to utilizing his swords that will also be useful.
When opponents actively avoid close combat, or start out at a range, Axel can rely on ranged combat to keep the flow of battle in his favor. He is arguably the world's most known practitioner of the Spitting Toothpick technique, improved upon by his Toothpick Sniper technique and made deadly thanks to his Hellzone Grenade, which produces toothpicks that explode on impact.
To complement the toothpicks, he also wields dual dart launchers: Ebony and Ivory. Each is capable of rapid fire, and their spring-loaded launching design allows the darts to fly just a little faster than if he'd thrown them, unsealing the next dart into position to fire the second he pulls the trigger. Depending on the ammunition he utilizes, he can achieve a variety of effects in line with standard shinobi side weaponry.
Beyond these two ranged weapons, Axel also has special Fuuma Shuriken called Chakrams. These are much heavier than normal Fuuma Shuriken, allowing them to deal more damage than normal when thrown due to higher velocity resulting from the weight. Of course, wielding them is no problem for him thanks to his great strength, but he can put some extra power into throwing them thanks to his Fastball Special and can even ignite them before throwing them thanks to Firebomb. He also has access to several techniques that utilize shuriken.
There are situations where causing large area of effect damage is useful, particularly in tight spots or against large, formidable enemies. Axel has two combinations he can utilize in such situations. He can combine Daitoppa: Grand Blast with Fireblast, which is essentially a fire variation of the former to create a much larger fiery explosion, enhancing the latter's power due to the elemental strengths and weaknesses of the two effects. This covers a large area directly in front of Axel, which can be effective for keeping allies in a "safe zone". However, in situations where he is surrounded or need not concern himself with the well-being of allies, he has greatly improved upon the use of Painful Skyleg, which he can use with either a kick or a punch, thanks to his gauntlets. Either way, he can charge Hellfire Skyleg before using it to create a dome of fire that covers the affected area, as well as bursts from each crack in the ground, and Highwind Skyleg can be charged before using painful skyleg to unleash a dome of concussive wind that sends things flying. Using the two enhancements together can unleash even greater destruction as the wind will also fuel the flames.
Peripheral to his actual methods of damage dealing, there are several utility effects Axel has at his disposal. Navigating the battle field is simple for him as he can use Rise to leap high into the air, Wind burst to jump in midair, and Glide to move freely in the air, almost like flying. Thanks to wind burst, the user can even give himself a sudden burst of speed in the air via a midair jump, gain lost height, or rapidly change directions to "do a barrel roll" and evade attacks.
Another utility effect Axel has at his disposal is access to several techniques that greatly enhance his already beastly physical attributes. The Celestial Gates augment, among other things: Strength, Speed and to a lesser extent, Endurance. They have great costs, but when a fight escalates, Axel can open these to gain a decided advantage he previously did not have. His signature fighting style: Inner Demon: The Dancing Flames Fury augments any effect that increases Strength, Speed or Stamina, and also makes him able to operate at 100% in spite of any pain or injuries he has (Provided that the body part in question is not injured beyond practical use).
Sati (Fluent), Common (Accent), Hyougan (Accent), Nagarian (Accent)