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Axel is a recurring character in the second season of Stranger Things. He is a member of Kali's gang.

History

Background

At some point, Axel met Kali and became a member of her gang, along with Mick, Funshine, and later Dottie. The gang would pursue and kill the people from their pasts who had wronged them.

1984

On October 29, 1984, the gang had traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After they successfully killed one of their targets, they were quickly pursued by the police. After entering a tunnel, Kali used her abilities to manipulate an officer into believing the tunnel had collapsed, allowing them to get away by causing a massive car crash. The gang then fled to Chicago, residing in an abandoned warehouse.

When Eleven came to the warehouse searching for Kali, Axel was the first of the gang to acknowledge her. When she revealed the image of Kali she possessed, Axel threatened her with a knife, demanding to know where she acquired it. He stopped when Kali made him see an illusion of a horde of spiders crawling on his arm.

After speaking with Eleven, Kali decided that they should use Eleven’s powers to pursue another target. Axel and Mick believed this was a bad idea, as they still needed to lay low from their recent crime in Pittsburgh. However, Kali didn’t listen to them.

The following day, Kali introduced Eleven to the gang, telling her of their goal in getting revenge on the people who had hurt them. Later, Axel and the rest of the gang watched as Kali taught Eleven how to channel her anger in order to make her powers strong enough to move a train car. When she succeeded, Axel appeared somewhat apprehensive while Mick, Dottie, and Funshine cheered. They then took Eleven to a room where she identified an image of Ray Carroll as the one who had hurt her mother.

After the gang gave Eleven a makeover, they went to a gas station to stock up on supplies. While the clerk was distracted by one of Kali’s allusions, the gang began robbing the store. When the clerk discovered what they were doing, he pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot Kali. After Eleven rendered the clerk unconscious by throwing him against a wall, the gang escaped in their van.

When they arrived at Ray’s residence, Kali and Eleven interrogated him while Axel and Dottie began robbing the house. Upon entering a room, they discovered Ray’s daughters, who were calling the police. As the police began to arrive, the gang fled back to the warehouse.

However, the police soon found them, surrounding the warehouse. Kali was able to get the gang to their van using her abilities. It was then that Eleven decided to leave them in order to save her friends in Hawkins. As Eleven ran away, the gang managed to evade the police.

Personality

Appearances

Season Two appearances
MADMAX Trick or Treat Freak The Pollywog
Will the Wise Dig Dug The Spy
The Lost Sister The Mind Flayer The Gate

Trivia