Axem Rangers

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Axem Rangers
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Leader Axem Red
Members
Axem Black
Axem Green
Axem Pink
Axem Red
Axem Yellow
First Appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)

AXEM RED: We fight for evil!
AXEM BLACK: We live for disorder!
AXEM GREEN: We like what we do!
AXEM PINK: We struggle for chaos!
AXEM YELLOW: We are...
...the AXEM RANGERS!!
Axem Rangers, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

The Axem Rangers are teenage[1] members of the Smithy Gang and appear in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. There are five Axem Rangers, each with their own distinct traits and abilities. However, all five of them wield a small axe in combat. Additionally, the Axem Rangers have their own battleship, the aptly named Blade. Axem Red is the leader of the group.

History[edit]

The Axem Rangers prepare for battle.

During the events of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Mario and his allies enter Barrel Volcano to locate the sixth Star Piece. Unbeknownst to the heroes, Smithy has ordered the Axem Rangers to recover the Star Piece as well. After Mario and company defeated the Czar Dragon, they discover the sixth Star Piece. However, before the heroes can claim it, Axem Red appears and swipes the Star Piece away from Mario. Then, the Axem Rangers escape to their battleship, Blade. He follows closely behind and jumps onto the deck of the airship. Thus, Mario and his companions engage the five Axem Rangers into battle. Eventually, each ranger is defeated, one-by-one. However, the Axem Rangers combine their strength with the Blade's Breaker Beam and begin firing devastating blasts at Mario's party. However, even this isn't enough. Ultimately, the Axem Rangers and Blade are defeated by Mario and his comrades. Blade explodes, defeating both the Axem Rangers and Blade, Mario then recovers the sixth Star Piece. Grey, Machine Made versions are later seen in the Factory.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オノ レンジャー Axe Ranger

Trivia[edit]

  • The Axem Rangers are a parody of the Super Sentai series in Japan, which is the basis for the Power Rangers series in the United States.
  • In battle, Blade is mistakenly referred to as "Axem Rangers" in the English version. The player actually fights the ship, not their combined forces.
  • Not counting Blade, the Axem Rangers are the only main Smithy Gang members (aside from Exor) who didn't appear in the parade.
  • Each Axem Ranger is designed around being an evil counterpart to someone in Mario's team. Axem Red, being the leader and having balanced stats across the board is Mario's counterpart. Axem Green, an offensive magic specialist, is Mallow's counterpart. Axem Black, a strong and quick fighter with poor defenses is Geno's counterpart. Axem Yellow, a powerful and resilient but slow fighter, is Bowser's counterpart. Axem Pink, the only woman and a healer with some offensive and status magic, is Toadstool's counterpart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Nintendo Player's Guide, page 4.