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Axl as he appears
in Mega Man X8.
|First Appearance||Prologue: Doomsday|
|Species:||New Generation Reploid Prototype|
|Primary Weapons:||Axl Bullets|
|Secondary Weapons:|| Special Arms|
|Energy Manipulation:||Solar Energy|
|Affiliations and Positions|
|Affiliations:|| Red Alert(former)|
17th Elite Unit
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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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.