Axel Pressbutton

Axel Pressbutton
Real name
Axel Pressbutton
Alignment
Affiliation
Partner of Mysta Mystralis
Universe

Characteristics
Gender
Hair
Unusual features
He's a cyborg
Status
Occupation
Mercenary
Origin
Origin
Eaten by plant
First appearance

Dark Star (1979)

History

Axel Pressbutton was a meek, unthreatening florist operating in Earth's future until he accidentally took delivery of a sentient, telepathic, anaesthetic carnivorous plant which began eating him from the feet upwards, all the while apologizing profusely and preventing him from feeling any pain. Axel was rescued but only his head, one arm and part of his torso remained intact so he was rebuilt as a cyborg, his missing arm replaced by a cleaver, and fitted with a button on his chest which, when pressed, would violently stimulate the pleasure centres of his brain (a kind of compensation for the loss of everything from the waist down). The embittered Pressbutton suffered a total personality change and became a violent, amoral spacefaring mercenary (partnered with the teenaged assassin Mysta Mystralis AKA Laser Eraser) with a deep-rooted phobia about vegetation of any kind.

Powers and abilities

Strength level

Male cyborg who gets regular exercise.

Weaknesses

Botanophobia.

Paraphernalia

Weapons

Cleaver arm.

Notes

Trivia

Facially, Axel was modelled on Ernest Borgnine.

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