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“A Knight that sings and cooks and is as big as a house.”
Merlok 2.0 about Axl in "Knights of the Realm - Part 1"

Sir Axl is one of the Nexo Knights from the small mining town of Diggington. Much larger than the rest of his family because of his extreme diet, he always strived to be a Knight, but his father didn't approve of it.


Prior to the series

Axl grew up in a mining town within the country. His family owns an inn and hoped that Axl would take over the business. However, Axl had other plans; wanting to become a knight. He trained all day in axe wielding and becoming stronger. At one point, his father was threatened by bandits over the food served, prompting Axl to step in and beat up the bandits. His father eventually agreed to let Axl be a knight.

Sir Axl... the Ever-Hungry

During the usual night in the Fortrex, the knights wait for dinner and Axl have the biggest portion, much to the uneasiness of the knights, having bad table manners as he had flung an apple core right at Clay and a bone at a bot. However, the monsters attacked and got mad by them destroying his dinner. He transforms to his ultimate form and defeats the monsters with ease.


Axl is a gentle giant who loves food. Despite his gluttonous personality, he is good at cooking, as he was seen working with Chef Éclair on the right ingredients during the cook-off. It is revealed in "Fright Knight" that Axl fears missing out on a meal he is aware of.


Axl has black mohawk hair. He is usually seen with a faint smile with a bottom tooth sticking out.

Like all the other Nexo Knights, he has a newly-molded helmet and shoulder armor. His visor has horns. His suit's torso and legs are a grey colour, while his massive arms are a silver and his hips and shoulders an orange colour. He is complete with silver highlights.



  • Tower Carrier
  • Rumble Maker
    • A tank with large, powerful drills at the front. The drills can convert to jets and become a flying vehicle.
    • It first appeared in "The Gray Knight."
  • Rolling Arsenal
    • A massive tank with a Critter Trapper and the Jestroyer for Jestro's use.
    • It was intended to appear in the unproduced Season 5.
  • Catapoultry
    • A smaller vehicle with large catapults on either side of the vehicle.
    • It was intended to appear in the unproduced Season 5.

Official descriptions


Axl grew up in a rustic, little town in mining country. He is big, strong and always hungry. Sometimes for fighting, but mostly for something to eat. All that training knight stuff, playing the electrical lute or a computer game with Aaron, can really work up an appetite. Axl doesn’t talk so much, but he is always ready for a little snack. And a big one. And ten more.[1]


Axl is the giant muscle man on the NEXO KNIGHTS team. When he swings his huge battle axe, enemies tremble and tumble. But an axe is not the only thing that Axl swings. He swings huge amounts of food into his mouth to soothe his never-ending hunger. He swings his electric lute on stage to let out the music in his heart. And he swings the controller in his attempts to beat Aaron at their newest video game. How does he swing everything so powerfully you ask? He works out and eats and eats and eats right.[2]

Ultimate Axl

Ultimate Axl is always hungry—and now the heavyweight knight can't wait to get stuck into Jestro and the Lava monsters. For starters, punch your way into the thick of the action with the giant fists! Then draw the enemies in with the magnetizer club for maximum damage, or set the spinning top's blades flying! Upgrade your skills by scanning shields to obtain 3 NEXO Powers for your digital collection of unique abilities and outsmart Jestro and the Lava monsters in the free LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™: MERLOK 2.0 app. Scan for 3 NEXO Powers: Fist Smash, Magnetize and Stone Stun.[3]

The Book of Monsters

DEAR KING HALBERT, Axl is not just big, he's big-hearted. One time, I was eating all by myself in the castle dining hall. I felt so alone until Axl joined me-and he wouldn't leave until we'd finished every plate! I'd love to hug him, but if he hugged me back he'd probably break my spine. And I need my spine. It holds up my head and makes my shirts fit properly.



Nexo Knights

Season 1: The Book of Monsters

Season 2: Books of Power

Season 3: Storm Over Knighton

Season 4: The End



  • 1. "Knights of the Realm - Part 1"
  • 2. "Knights of the Realm - Part 2"



  • His name may be a pun on the word "axe" and "XL", meaning extra large, referencing his size.
  • He replaced Clay on the products page at
  • Axl's role was similar to Cole from Ninjago, as they were both generally obsessed with eating.



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Nexo Knights: Merlok 2.0 · Clay Moorington · Lance Richmond · Aaron Fox · Macy Halbert · Axl · Robin Underwood
Allies: Ava Prentis · Jestro · King Halbert · Queen Halbert · Herb Herbertson · Alice Squires
Squirebots: Aaronbot · Axlbots · Chili Vanilla · Claybots · Cowbots · Éclair · Haute FancyPants · Kingbot · Lotta Fun · Lotta Budget · Macybot · Manuel · Persnickety Marge · Riccardo
Merry Mechs: Robot Hoodlum · Dennis · JohnBot
Tighty Knighties: Jorah Tightwad · Shia LaBlade · Jousting Bieber · Brickney Spears · The Blok
Lava Monsters: Mayor Magmar · Beast Master · Lavaria · Whiparella · Moltor · Flama · Burnzie · Sparkks · Bookkeeper · Infernox · Ash Attackers · Crust Smashers · Flame Throwers
Stone Monsters: Monstrox · Stone Colossus · Ruina Stoneheart · Krakenskull · Garg · Roberto Arnoldi · Three Brothers (Roog · Reex · Rumble) · Harpies (Hilda · Ingrid · Ulrika) · Roguls · Gargoyles · Grimrocs · Stone Stompers · King statues · Museum scupltures · White stone statue · Bedrock Monster
Tech Monsters: Monstrox · Dragov · Ruina Stoneheart · Fred · Pola · Cezar · Berserker · MechaByter · MegaByter · VanByter No. 307 · VanByter No. 407 · CyberByters · InfectoByters
Forest Monsters: Mushlord · Baron Badwood · Dame Flora · Bramblina · Loggerhead · Deadwood & Knot · Elm of the Dark Realm
Sea Monsters: Behemoth of Brine · Marquis de Seaweed · Siren · Sharkerado · Mate Squiddybeard · Savage · Poop & Deck
Order of the Eight: Augustin Halbert · Reginald Brickland · Therence Richmond
Other: Aaron's father · Aaron's mother · Arthur Eaglewing · Axlina · Cheddarton · Chopper · Coughmeyer · Cuthbert Richmond · Dustin Hoffmeier · Edvard Evanson · Fletcher Bowman · Gobbleton Rambley · Goldie Richmond · Griffiths · Hadda Hammerin · Hamletta · Izzy Richmond · Jack Shields · Jebediah Hazard · Jestro cosplayer · Jestro cosplayer's grandmother · Jokes Knightly · Jurgen von Stroheim · Knightmares · Lance cosplayer · Mama Axl · Maynard · Mooper · Morty · Ned Knightly · Papa Axl · Princess · Robin Hood · Roger the Scrubber · Roger van Nelsing · Royal Soldiers · Slab Rockowski · Swordmore Brickland · Thinneous Halbert II · Trix Taylor · Woody Carverer