A casual user might believe that all of the Golden Axe legend
passes the grade as far as believability is concerned, but this is far
from true. Certain inconsistencies exist within the game; unanswered
questions that beg to be asked. As a public service, the questions
will be provided here, with possible answers. Any further questions
or possible answers will be gladly accepted. Our questions thus far:
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exactly are in the Magic Pots?
Without question this is what
puzzles the majority of Golden Axe players. A magical elixir of some kind, but
what? How is it that by merely hurling Magic Pots into the air,
different spells can arise? Why is it that our heroes are dependant
on townsfolk and elves to provide this great weapon? Are they
incapable of distilling this potion themselves?
The Magic Pots are made of people, much like the dreaded Soilent
Green. As our heroes are above the evil of turning living creatures
into magical elixirs, they can only siphon these drinks from others--as
they themselves are unaware of what is inside.
What is the true
relationship between Gilius and the elves?
Though Gilius has
never admitted this, a careful observer notices a striking similarity
between Gilius and the countless elves that inhabit the magical lands of
Golden Axe. Is he a descendent of theirs, or it is the other way
around? If they are related, why does he stand helplessly by as they
are kicked and slashed by fellow heroes? Why in one moment do they
freely give him potions, only to see them get stolen back the next moment?
answer: Until the lab reports back with the genetic testing, it must
be assumed that Gilius is not related to the other elves.
the two-faced nature of the elves, a similar query to society
itself must be made. Like in our world, there are both good and
bad. Some wish to give freely, others wish to hoard their most
precious commodities. Unlike the Keebler elves, these elves can put
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Where do Dora's legs go when she climbs onto a
This mystery exists solely in GA:TRODA. Any time
Dora climbs onto a creature during the game, her horse-legs vanish to be
replaced in a brief flash of white-light by smooth-skinned human
legs. When she either falls off or jumps off the creature, her horse
legs immediately return. Why is that?
The answer: Being
a centaur, Dora already suffers from a low self-esteem as she is the only
of her kind in the Golden Axe universe. How dare you ask such a
question? What business is it of yours?
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Did Gilius explode
at the end of Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder?
very end of GA:TRODA, Gilius falls with the Death Adder from the winged
eagle on which they ride. Half way down their fall, they both
explode in a burst of fire and sound. If this is the case, how did
he return to the sequels on Genesis and how did he grandfather Gilius
Rockhead from the Golden Axe: The Duel?
The answer: Yes, he did
explode, most assuredly causing his death. Any subsequent sequels
where he might appear, must have either happened before his death
or in some kind of elaborate dream sequence.
If Gilius Thunderhead is
truly the grandfather of Gilius Rockhead (and the lab is yet to report
back on this) any conceptions must have taken place before his death
outside Death Adder's Castle.
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How is it Death Adder Never
At the end of each game, the Death Adder apparently
dies, be it by axe or sword or explosion. If he is truly dying, how
is it he comes back in games to fight again?
The answer: Taking a
close look at his name may provide an answer. He is the "Death
Adder," or, to say it another way, The Adder of Death. On
both the subjects of "death" and "adders" one might
suppose him to be an expert. This is merely conjecture as no one
knows for sure about the real Death Adder. Is he sad
inside? Does he long for days gone by?
But to answer the question:
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Isn't Golden Axe just a veiled message calling for the
introduction of a pure Communist society?
Hasn't each of us asked
this question? As heroes storm the castle, are we not to think back
to the Russian revolution? Don't the heroes move from town to town,
village to village, freeing the laboring class from the hand that would
oppress them? Couldn't the Death Adder be a symbol of capitalism,
and just as human greed will never leave the soul, so will the Death Adder
always rise again?
The answer: Quite possibly.
What's the deal with
The Death Bringer? How come this isn't called Death Bringer's
Castle? Where do I sign up for his army?
The Death Bringer makes his one-and-only appearance
at the end of the Sega Genesis version of Golden Axe as the brains and the muscle
behind the Death Adder. Only after defeating him are our heroes able
to vanquish evil from the land.
The Answer: The Death Bringer has a
long and storied past. Raised by gypsies under a wooden bridge, DB believed
he would someday become the leader of a great force of evil. After
graduating from the Vo-Tech, DB was temporarily handed the reins of Death
Adder's Army. Other than giving chicken-leg shaped bruises to our
heroes, he failed in all his endeavors and promptly moved to a senior
retirement community in Southern Florida. Does this not make
sense? Either does his presence at the end of Golden Axe. Any
further questions about DB will result in swift and immediate death.
What kind of
business is the Hokari Sweat shop?
At the end of the original arcade version of
Golden Axe, players see a Golden Axe machine erupt, sending the characters
of the game running down the street outside the arcade. One of the
buildings they pass in the background has a large neon sign, "Hokari
Sweat." What is behind the walls of that store?
This is perhaps the most interesting of
questions, as it harkens back to the very beginnings. Most players
think the shop sells one of two things. The first and most obvious
idea is that, as their name implies, they manufacture sweat.
This is wrong. Sweat manufacturing long ago proved itself a
A second guess might lead players to think they
are a "sweat shop," and force under-aged trolls to work long
hours for low pay. This is also untrue. The Death Adder would never
allow sweat-shops to exist in any kingdom he ruled. Death Adder
Rule #7: It is always more profitable to force people to work for
The Answer: The Hokari Sweat
shop in fact sells nothing. They are merely a clever front
for an underground society of techno-dancers lead by Tyris Flare
herself. Even Little Trix has wandered in on occasion. Do not
be fooled into thinking this is a place for anyone to stumble in and have
a good time. If you can't sustain a head-spin for at least five
seconds, you may never be heard from again.