Axl Low




Axl is a time traveler of British descent. He is actually from the twentieth century. Born in the slums, he placed himself in the middle of gang warfare to bring peace to the town, and with his extraordinary physical prowess he was able to achieve his goal, without any casualties, in six months time. Some time later, he was forced to travel 150 years in the future. Hoping to gain passage back to his time, he entered the tournament. Instead, he was sent to another time period for a year's time. During that period, he was bounced around in the time-space continuum for an equivalent of three years. Through his journey, he learned that in each time period, there were always rumors of another time traveler like him. Axl believed that by pursuing the traveler known as "the man," he could come upon a way to go back to his time. Sensing the presence of "the man" behind the incident with the Gear, he decides to check it out himself. Axl's design is loosely based on Axl Rose of Gun's & Roses.

During the Guilty Gear XX timeline, Axl meets up with I-No, among other people, while wandering about. As is the case with many other characters, I-No is the catalyst that causes the events that follow. In the first ending, he meets up with "That Man" and finds out from him that Raven is the cause of his timeslipping, and it is implied that Raven is the other existence Axl that was diagnosed by Faust. In another, Axl fights with Zappa, and afterward begins to wonder how Megumi is faring. In his third ending, he ends up fighting a future version of himself; he also asks "himself" that if he can return to Megumi, but receives no answer. This allegedly has something to do with actions performed by Axl later on. Perhaps more light will be shed on this in later games. Interestingly, since the three endings have nothing to do with each other, and don't contradict each other in any way, it is entirely possible that they all happened.

In Guilty Gear Xrd, Axl finds himself tumbling through time once again. After a confrontation with I-No, he is informed that he carries a message that only That Man will understand. I-No takes him to That Man and Axl lets off a string of gibberish (represented in subtitles with PlayStation button symbols) that neither he nor I-No understand. However, That Man acknowledges his message.

In Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-,
Axl decides to find I-No, hypothesizing that due to her own time travel powers that she can send him back to 1998 London. Jack-O' reveals to Axl that sending him back would be impossible because Axl, like I-No, is in fact an existence that shouldn't exist from a future that could have been. Depressed due to the unlikelihood of ever finding home, Axl contemplates what to do as he feels like anything he could do would be running away. I-No, shockingly, comforts him, reminiscing about her own past in which she used her powers to make people happy, but ultimately ending in any achievement being wiped clean. She tells Axl if he ever feels like joining her he's free to do so. In the climax of the Story Mode Axl uses his powers to stop time itself, allowing Sol to activate his Dragon Install in order to fuse Jack-O' and Aria at the cost of Axl never being able to go back to his own time.
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Guilty Gear


Guilty Gear X, Guilty Gear XX, Guilty Gear X Advance, Guilty Gear X2 #Reload, Guilty Gear XX Slash, Guilty Gear Judgment, Guilty Gear: Isuka, Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core, Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core Plus, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Guilty Gear -Strive-

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Page Updated:  June 8th, 2022

I grew up listening to 80's/90's rock... so I know my Guns N' Roses. Axl Rose *cough* Low is a pretty cool character at first glance, although I always thought his weapon is a bit unpractical... (well think about it, one mistake and he kills himself with his own weapon, lol). Something about Axl's appearance works for the Guilty Gear series (especially the look), but he definitely isn't the flashiest or most exciting Guilty Gear character.

As one of the main long range "keep away" characters, Axl's fighting style is pretty interesting and balances out the roster. His upgraded outfit in GGX was cool for a period of time, but I don't think it has the lasting qualities of other threads from the series. In the long-running GGXX era, I thought Axl's outfit got a bit stale. Axl's redesign in GGXrd redesign is sort of a mix between his original and GGX costume... not a bad comeback I'd say. I guess Axl wants to show everyone that he still shaves his legs. lol.

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