Axel (エックスエル,Ekkusueru?) is an jockelephantvillager. His name may be a reference to vehicles, particularly rally cars or lorries (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." His first appearance is in Animal Forest, but he was absent in Wild World. He later appeared in and on the box art of City Folk.
Axel is a dark blue elephant with orange tipped feet and trunk like Dizzy . He has a paintbrush-tipped tail, with a jade/emerald color to go with his shirt. His initial clothing is the fresh shirt, which is white at the upper top, and blue-green or "mintish" colored. 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.
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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 egotistical 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 uchi 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 space man and a rocket. He has a blue wall and a polka-dot floor. His stereo plays K.K. Dixie.
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!