Axel (エックスエル,Ekkusueru?) is an jockelephantvillager who first appeared in Animal Forest. He was absent in Wild World, but later appeared in and on the box art of City Folk. As of New Horizons, he is the only jock elephant in the series. His name may be a reference to vehicles, particularly rally cars or trucks (due to his species, known for their weight and stamina) which appear in some sports, hence his characteristics. His initial phrase, "whonk," is a play on the word "honk." He has the fitness hobby.
Axel is a dark blue elephant with a white stomach, orange-tipped feet and trunk like Dizzy. He has a paintbrush-tipped tail, with a jade/emerald color to go with his shirt. He has a white, round stomach that hangs out from underneath his clothes. The green on the end of his ears is the same green on his shirt and tail. He has a toothy grin on his face, and his mouth is actually in the middle rather than on the side, unlike other elephants. He has curly hair at the top and big eyes and a trunk that goes up. His initial clothing is the Fresh Shirt, which was changed to the Kanji Tee in New Horizons.
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Axel has a jock personality and has a great interest in sports and bodybuilding. Jock villagers are hyperactive and motivated, but often come across as self-centered and dense. As a jock villager, Axel is very interested in his hobby, and may compete against the player at catching bugs and fish. Jock villagers get along with peppy, cranky and sisterly villagers, but conflict with the laid-back lifestyle of lazy villagers. Snooty villagers may also be difficult to get along with for Axel.
In Animal Forest and Animal Crossing, Axel's house has a tropical feel to it. He has a large collection of plants and drums. He also has a Piano, which stands at the back of the room with a collection of gyroids, which includes a Dingloid, Fizzoid, Rustoid, and a Timpanoid. Axel has the ivy wall and the meadow floor in his house.
In City Folk, Axel has the ivy wall and the meadow floor. He also has a daffodil chair, a garbage pail, an exotic end table, a pine chair, a kiddie bureau and table, a pineapple bed and a lovely dresser.
In New Leaf, Axel has a kiddie wardrobe, a kiddie wall clock, a kiddie table, a kiddie stereo, a ping-pong table, a kiddie couch, a candy machine, a spaceman, and a rocket. He has a blue wall and a polka-dot floor. His stereo plays K.K. Dixie.
In New Horizons, Axel's house is blue with white trim, has a slate blue common door, and an orange curved shingled roof. The interior has the blue playroom wall and the simple blue flooring. He has a green billiard table, a blue throwback rocket, a blue candy machine, a blue throwback race-car bed, a blue toy box, and a blue digital alarm clock. He also has a vivid wooden-block bookshelf, a vivid wooden-block bench, a pastel wooden-block stool, a vivid wooden-block stereo. A blue throwback wall clock hangs on the wall.
Axel is a 15,000-pound African elephant who spends all day eating. He doesn't need to thin trees in his village since he can eat a couple a week! Now if he could just get some dental floss for those branches stuck between his teeth!