Axel Gear is Sparkster's rival and a major antagonist in the Rocket Knight video game series. Sparkster defeats him, but somehow, he always comes back.
Axel Gear was taken in by an old fellow named Mifune Sanjulo. Mifune taught Axel Gear the ways of being a Rocket Knight. Mifune then adopted another child, Sparkster. Axel was jealous of Sparkster, as Mifune always liked Sparkster best. After years and years of hate, Axel finally killed Master Mifune and stole a secret book of Rocket Knight techniques. With it, he brought together the Black Knights, Rocket Knights that went rogue. Sparkster and Axel Gear clashed in an epic battle, which Sparkster emerged the victor. Sparkster banished Axel from the kingdom, and Axel Gear went into hiding.
Rocket Knight Adventures
Axel Gear later reemerged as an agent of the Devotindos Empire. Axel assisted the Empire in their invasion of the Kingdom of Zephyrus, kidnapping Princess Sherry to blackmail the King of Zephyrus into surrender. However, the Devotindos Empire was repelled by Sparkster and Axel Gear was defeated by the Rocket Knight.
Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures
Axel Gear eventually returned again, this time working for King Gedol and the Gedol Empire. Axel Gear kidnapped Princess Cherry, the cousin of Princess Sherry, and fought against Sparkster, only to be defeated again.
Axel Gear later allied with Generalissimo Lioness and her army and aided them in their conquest of Zephyrus. He was defeated again along with the rest of Lioness' army.
Axel Gear wears red armor. He has a purple sword, and a jetpack on his back. His sword has eight prongs on it, four on each side. There is a cable that is attached to his jetpack, allowing him to shoot fire out of his sword. Axel Gear's black hair runs out of his helmet.
Axel Gear makes bosses and cameos appearances in the Games and TV:
Rocket Knight Adventures, released for the Sega Genesis in 1993.
Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2, the sequel to Rocket Knight Adventures, also released for the Sega Genesis in 1994.
Sparkster (SNES), a game that was released for the Super Nintendo in 1994, unrelated to Rocket Knight Adventures 2.
Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius: Forever With Me, makes the Cameo Appearance on the rollercoaster and was makes a the Parody of Rocket Knight in the Asumenent Park, The Exclusive Stage A is "Zephyrus Land" (Rocket Knight Parody). Those Three Exclusive Stages was released for the Sega Dreamcast only in 2000. (is Released for the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn in 1997)
Yume Parodius DX (Anime 2002-2006), In the Island Conquer Penguin, and the Asumenent Park, Axel Gear makes cameo appearance in the Galan Penta Eye's Concrete Spectacular to bidding a the Villains of Konami Videogames.