The Violence and Villains of Little Orphan Annie
The Mysterious Axel
One thing which separates Axel from the previous villains in the strip is
his demeanor. While most of the other villains attempt their actions
with emotion-filled rancor, Axel is detached, like a scientist dissecting
bodies with no disgust. Killing, for him, is just another chore, like taking
out the garbage.