WEAPON & ATTACKS

Axel uses two Chakrams that are named "Eternal Flames." Each Chakram is red and circular, with silver spikes and circles around the edges. In the middle there are two black handles shaped like crosses. Each Chakram has eight different spikes on it - - - some say it isn't just ironic to his Organization number. Axel is very confident while using his weapon; he is able to throw them, use them as shields, and/or use them as melee weapons. He preforms unique attacks, including juggling them against an opponent, or throwing once across the entire battlefield continuously. He is a hard character to fight due to his skills with his Chakrams.

In history, a Chakram is sometimes called a "war quoit." It is a throwing weapon from India. It's shape is a flat metal hoop with a sharp outer edge from 5 to 12 inches in diameter. The Chakram was designed to be thrown but also be used in close one on ones. It's aerodynamic shape helps it to not be easily deflected by wind.

FUN FACTS:

1) Sora can equip a Keyblade from Axel called the "Bond of Flame." It is similar in appearance to Axel's Chakrams.
2) Axel's weapon does not bear the Nobody Symbol, which is not common among the Organization members. Most of their weapons do have the symbol.
3) Axel can use his Chakrams with his fire abilities, setting the tips, or even sometimes the whole Chakram on fire before throwing them at his target.

Since Axel is the Flurry of Dancing Flames, his Chakrams are very unique, also specializing in fire manipulation. He can summon pillars of flame at will and strike with rapid combos using his chakrams. He can also surround his chakrams in flame and throw them like boomerangs, spinning and looping them to hit opponents multiple times. Axel summons a circle of fire to surround him and Roxas in a battle during Kingdom Hearts II. He leaps into the flames throughout the battle to hide, emerging to strike with rapid attacks, and then leaping back to keep his opponents off guard. Axel puts a lot of effort into his battles.

During Axel's Final Limit, Axel combines his two flaming chakrams into one enormous flaming chakram. The explosion is a lot larger, and the effects after the attack do greater damage on opponents as well. The Kamikaze attack seen at the death of Axel at the end of Kingdom Hearts II is also an attack quiet similar to this one, except he puts all of his energy and being into one single attack.

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