The longpaws will pay for this! They are not like my masters. My masters were good, and strong, and clever. But my masters are gone, and I am a Free Dog now. No creature keeps Axe in a cage!
— Axe in The Broken Path, page 263
Fierce Dogs[1]
Fierce Dogs[1]
Doberman Pinscher[2]
Names Member: Axe[1]
Family Unknown
Rank Positions
Rank Member[1]
Book Appearances
Living The Broken Path, The Endless Lake, Storm of Dogs
Dead Red Moon Rising (mentioned)

Axe is a huge,[4] large[1] dark[5] black-and-brown male Fierce Dog[1] with black eyes,[6] pricked,[5] trimmed ears, bare patches on his flank,[6] and a pointed snout.[5]


In the Original Series

The Broken Path

Axe is captured by longpaws and taken back to the Fierce Dog Garden. He is put in a Trap House with other animals. When he is rescued, he questions the group on who they are. Lucky asks if he is insulting them. Axe denies his claim but then thanks them and states that Lick must be a pup of Morningstar. After, he says he'll tear the longpaws apart for capturing and experimenting on him. Lick is in consensus with the other Fierce Dog that the longpaws should be punished for feeding the creatures ill water, but Lucky disagrees. The group tries to convince Axe not to confront the longpaws, and to simply go back to Blade's Pack. However, he doesn't agree, and they leave him after he gets captured once again by the longpaws.

The Endless Lake

Axe does not formally appear in The Endless Lake but is listed in the Pack List.

Storm of Dogs

Axe does not formally appear in Storm of Dogs but is listed in the Pack List.

In the Gathering Darkness Series

Red Moon Rising

When Thorn asks Storm about what exactly had happened to Fiery, Storm explains how the Wild Pack patrol found him and other animals trapped in a cage and freed them. Storm then begins to mention that there was a Fierce Dog from the Dog-Garden named Axe there. She stops, wondering if she should mention Axe, then decides that he is important to the story. The Fierce Dog explains how Axe was very loyal to Blade and, in his anger, wanted revenge on the longpaws. Storm can still picture Axe's enraged face, and she describes that they tried to stop him but he ran straight to their house and challenged them to come out. She finishes that the longpaws did came out with a loudstick and killed him. She cautions her Packmate of how dangerous loudsticks are, then finishes saying that with the longpaws busy with Axe, they managed to get Fiery away, although the big dog was later killed by Terror.
Thorn then observes that Fiery's death was the longpaws' fault, but Storm warns that there is no way for a dog to fight the longpaws. She points out how Axe tried, and ended up getting killed.


Lucky: "Are you insulting us? When we've just set you free?"
Axe: "No. I just never thought I'd be reduced to this."
Bella: "Oh, you're welcome."
—Axe, Lucky, and Bella The Broken Path, page 263

"So I've been rescued by... who? Or should I say, what?"
—Axe to his rescuers The Broken Path, page 262

Fiery: "My friend Lucky speaks sense. We're getting out of this awful place -- not hanging around to take vengeance and get caught again."
Axe: "Have you mutts gone mad? No longpaw gets away with treating a Fierce Dog like this! They've had us cowering here -- don't you care? Because I do, and I'll show them what real fear is!"
—Axe, Fiery, and Lucky The Broken Path, page 263

"You're one of Morningstar's pups, aren't you? Yet you're a traitor to your own kind! We Fierce Dogs do not take orders from lesser dogs!"
—Axe to Lick The Broken Path, page 264

"You're right. This dog Lucky is not to blame. I should turn my anger on the ones who deserve it. The longpaws who locked me in here!"
—Axe The Broken Path, page 265

Storm: "There was a Fierce Dog there. One of the Pack from the Dog-Garden, I think. He was called Axe. Axe was true follower of Blade, the Fierce Dog Alpha, and I don't think I've ever seen a dog so angry. He hated those longpaws, hated what they'd done to him, and he wanted revenge. We tried to stop him, but he was in such a rage...."
Thorn: "What happened to him? did he get his revenge?"
Storm: "He tried. He ran straight to their house, a house on wheels, and he challenged them to come out and face him, Well, they did. They came out with a loudstick, and they killed him with it."
—Storm to Thorn about Axe Red Moon Rising, pages 123-124

"But there's no way for any dog to fight the longpaws, Thorn. Axe tried it, and look what happened to him."
—Storm Red Moon Rising, page 125

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in The Broken Path Pack List
  2. Revealed on Warrior Cat Forums
  3. Revealed in Darkness Falls Pack List
  4. Revealed in The Broken Path, page 265
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed in The Empty City, page 218
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in The Broken Path, page 262