Axel with his new armor in episode 4
Name Axel
Gender Male
Species Human
Latest Known Status Alive
Affiliation Jesse's Gang,
The New Order of the Stone,
Allies Jesse,
Reuben (Pig),
Soren (Formerly),
Enemies Ivor (formerly),
The Wither Storm,
Lukas (formerly),
Hostile Mobs,
Nohr (determinant)
First Appearance "The Order of the Stone"
Latest Appearance "Hero in Residence"
"Um... my source, uh, doesn't, uh, exist. You guys are my only friends."
—Axel to Olivia, Reuben, and Jessesrc

Axel is a protagonist in Minecraft: Story Mode. He is a large and strong human who is known to be a prankster, and is one of Jesse's best friends. He is voiced by Brian Posehn. He first appeared in ​"The Order of the Stone".



Axel is muscular and tall in appearance and has short black hair along with a unibrow. He has a 2.5 Block Build. He wears a green jacket, dark fingerless gloves, tan pants and sandals. Later, he also gains a helmet similar to Magnus the Rogue's, a chestpiece similar to his former shirt, gloves and brown boots.


Axel is portrayed to be a joker who enjoys making people laugh. Throughout the game, he acts as a source of comic relief throughout the story, making lots of sarcastic quips and short one-liners.

Axel is revealed to be a bit of a coward, but he is very fierce when defending his friends and will do a great deal to protect them. Axel is also revealed to be a kleptomaniac, as he tries to steal small items whenever he can.



Axel is one of Jesse's best friends and is very protective of Jesse. He always tries to help and support Jesse, and encourages him/her in all of their endeavors. Axel is also always tells Jesse to "lighten up" as he feels he/she is too serious. He is willing to save Jesse from harm, since he ran forward in the mob grinder to pull Jesse back as he/she was launched forward by the water, which would've resulted in Jesse being killed or gravely injured if Axel had not stepped in.


Axel and Olivia are often portrayed to be at odds. However, both of them never shy away from helping each other in times of need.

Reuben (Pig)

Axel loves playing pranks on Jesse and the gang, including Reuben. However, he does like Reuben a lot, and even got him an Ender Dragon costume to wear for EnderCon. Unlike Olivia, Axel always believed in Reuben's abilities. Axel is seen heartbroken when Reuben dies.

Magnus the Rogue

Axel is a huge fan of Magnus the Rogue, and sees him as his hero and mentor. He wants to be just like him, which can be seen in his attire and attitude as well. He is sad if Magnus dies.


At first, Axel doesn't like Lukas, thinking he's a coward at first. Axel gets angry when Lukas got scared, and blames him for Petra's presumed death in the beginning. If Jesse chooses to save the Amulet in Episode 3, Lukas saves Axel and Reuben, causing Axel to accept Lukas.


Axel and Petra are presumably close friends, as Axel shows concern for her safety and health, especially when she gets trapped. Axel also hugs Petra if you go to Boom Town and save her from the Wither Storm. He is also one of the first to notice that she is sick if you save her.


Axel didn't like Ivor at first. But after the defeat of the Wither Storm, he thought differently about Ivor. He even liked his Lava House, and thought it was "cool."



"It was Aiden! That punk!"
—Axel. src
"The spirit is willing, but the flesh is sad."
—Axel to Jesse. (Determinant)  src
"I felt all of that!"
—Axel when he tripped after the potion of slowness wears off. (Determinant) src
"After I watch one more chicken get owned."
—Axel to Jesse. src
"Isn't it weird how dispensers are carved to look like spooky little faces? What do you dispense, little guy?"
—Axel. src
"(Name of group)'s luck is changing. "
—Axel. src
"Magnus, we totally got caught by Magnus! I mean...I think we're gonna die now."
—Axel when first seeing Magnus the Rogue. (Determinant) src
"Dude, what a chicken!"
—Axel talking about Soren when he runs away. (Determinant) src
"I can't believe I just saw that! That was amazing! Why is no one freaking out!?"
—Axel to everyone. src
"Whoa, that is, without question, the coolest thing I have ever, ever seen!"
—Axel when Jesse shows him the weapon he/she made. src
"Petra might be dead because of you!"
—Axel threatening Lukas. src
—Axel. src
—Axel. src
"I would take that cactus with me, but I don't want to stick it in my pants."
—Axel to Jesse in Boom Town. (Determinant) src
"Oh, it's that guy from EnderCon who was afraid of chickens!"
—Axel to the Usher. src
"You mess with one member of the Order of the Stone."
—Axel defending Jesse to Hadriansrc
"I thought maybe you'd have like a cool motivational thing to say there, but... that's cool, that's cool."
—Axel to Jesse outside the Temple of the Old Builders. (Determinant) src
"It's just... I really love cake. "
—Axel to Jesse inside the Temple of the Old Builders. src
"That guy's voice is the worst. I can even hear it through the obsidian."
—Axel to Jesse about Hadrian's voice when Axel's in a obsidian prison. src


  • Axel is voiced by Brian Posehn who also voices Sour Cream in Steven Universe.
    • This further shown in Episode 3 when the first cave spiders attack him from the front.
  • Axel continuously falls onto Lukas as a gag in Episode 3. He does so four times throughout the game.
  • In "Order Up!", it is revealed Axel loves cake.
  • Axel is mentioned in Episode 6 and 7. This is the same with Olivia.
    • In Episode 6, Ivor mentions if they went through the Sky City Portal they would find Sky City destroyed by Hostile Mobs.
    • In Episode 7, PAMA tells Jesse that PAMA will make Axel and Olivia useful.
  • One of Axel's quotes, "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is sad." may refer to a similar quote in the Bible at Mark 14:38.
  • Sometimes, his legs are transparent as a glitch for some players.
  • Axel, along side Olivia, are the only members of Jesse's gang who didn't die and respawn in episode 8.
  • Axel, along side Slab, Reuben (Human), Clutch, Emily, Capital T, and the other Gladiators have big builds only in Minecraft: Story Mode.
  • In Episode 2, Axel can determinately have an arrow in his knee if Jesse chooses to visit Boom Town. This is a reference to a quote, "I used to be an adventurer like you, but then I took an arrow in the knee." by a guard from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Minecraft Story Mode
Jesse's Gang JesseOliviaAxelPetraReuben (Pig)Lukas
EnderCon EnderCon AnnouncerIvySiggeReuben (Human)OtisDJOwenLydia
The Order of the Stone Soren the ArchitectGabriel the WarriorEllegaard the Redstone EngineerMagnus the RogueIvor
Redstonia CalvinOld Farmer ManFarmer GloriaMabelDisco MickeySchoolboySandyRedstonists
Boom Town NohrTNT DustinDeath Bowl AnnouncerGriefers
The Blaze Rods AidenGillMaya
Sky City IsaMiloReginaldSky City GuardsPhillipeBenedictSky City Townspeople
The Mansion Cassie RoseWinslowThe White PumpkinTorqueDawg
YouTubers CaptainSparklezLDShawdowLadyStampy CatStacy PlaysDanTDM
Crown Mesa Harry (Human)PAMACrown Mesa Townspeople
The Old Builders HarperHadrianMeviaOtto
The Games NellEmilyHerzogSebastianCompetitorsGladiatorsSlab the ImmovableClutchFacemeatCapital T
Animals CowsChickensPigsSheepOcelotsHorsesBatsSquids
Monsters ZombiesSkeletonsSpidersCreepersWitchesEndermenEndermitesGhastsBlazesChicken JockeySpider JockeyThe Ender DragonThe Wither Storm
Utility Mobs Iron Golems
Alive characters appear in green. Deceased characters appear in red. Unknown characters appear in blue. Determinant characters appear in pink.

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