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Axel Droog

Axel Droog is a contestant from the Xtreme stories and the Fuzzy Memories stories. A man widely seen as an unlikable prick due to his hostile personality, he comes from a Dark and Troubled Past that has led to him having quite a few emotional issues. Despite suffering from often being underestimated, the world seemingly being against him, and having basically no social skills, he has gone on to widely be one of the most popular and well known characters of the entire franchise.

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"...I’m a real piece of shit for this...Just...The absolute worst...Really think about it. I’m a shitty person who only ever seems to make things worse for everyone around me. It’s honestly just better if I leave. At least then, they might have a chance, and if they did lose...At least they’d die happy knowing I wasn’t around ruining everything. So, what do you want me to say, because that shit I just said is how I feel! I’m a selfish, uncaring prick who has only ever hurt the other people here, or drove them away due to my horrible personality. I never am able to get anything done without making another person’s life worse in the process, I actively discouraged the others and probably only hurt their chances of being happy in the future, and every time I have ever even tried to get better, I just come out as being worse...I’m a fucking disgrace. It isn’t a facade! This is the real me...As much as I don’t want it to be."

Axel Droog, labeled The Jerkass Facade, and later on The Temperamental Anti-Hero, was a contestant during Total Xtreme Action, which he went on to become the official winner of. He later went on to qualify for the last season of the series, Total Xtreme Refresh, which he continues to compete in.

Droog can best be described as someone who you'd immediately assume many things about. Whether it be that he's just another punk who disrespects authority, or that he's a troublemaker doomed for an awful life, or that he's just another bastard son of a whore, the usual consensus is that he isn't a very likable person by any definition of the word. On some level, their assumptions are indeed true, but despite this, Droog is not a very simple man. In fact, he's someone who in order to find the true personality of, you'd have to peel back layer after layer, and even then, it's hard to guarantee you'd find anything that's actually accurate to who he truly is, as even he doesn't seem to be entirely sure of that.

Droog's Info

General Info

Full/Real Name: Axel Droog
Species: Scolipede(formerly a Venipede and Whirlipede)
Gender: Male
Age: 18(TXA); 19(TXR)
Birthday: October 13th
Eye Color: Yellow
Body Colors: Ruby-Red; Purple; Black
Nationality: Swiss-Australian
Occupation: Game Show Winner; None(formerly)

Series Info

Labeled: The Temperamental Anti-Hero; The Jerkass Facade(formerly)
Total Number of Wins: TBA
Total Number of Votes: TBA
Total Days in Competition: TBA
Total Number of Appearances: 24(23 in TXA; 1 in TXR)

Teams

Total Xtreme Action: The Screeching Spiritomb; The Great Grovyle

Elimination

Total Xtreme Action: "And the Award Goes to..."

Placement

Total Xtreme Action: 1st Place(Official Winner)

Main Series Interactions

Family: Unnamed Mother; Unnamed Father
Relationship: Alia(broken-up; began in "Field of the Raging Losers", ended in "Confessions and Contestants")
Friends: Indigo, Kai, Kanaya, Sage
Enemies: Alia(on his side), Ashley, Bari, Chad, Cynthia, Hercule, Hyde, Rest, Reyna, Starrk, Thunder

Tropes that apply to Droog in the Xtreme Series include:

  • Abusive Parents: His mother is an absolutely horrid woman, easily on terms with Hazel's father in terms of outright being terrible towards her son. She treats him like crap, couldn't care less where he was or if he was safe, actively belittles and insults him for little reason, and ended up physically and emotionally torturing him. It is heavily implied that she is the primary reason for Droog's misanthropic nature and horrible personality towards others.
  • The Ace: During challenges, Droog is an undeniably huge threat due to his massive size, surprising intellect, and naturally strategic mind.
  • Acrofatic: Despite his large size and naturally heavy weight due to his species, he still is surprisingly fast.
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: From the beginning of Droog's relationship with Alia until they broke up, Droog would occasionally suddenly grow a major ego that seemed to influence at least half of his actions throughout that time. Implied later on to have mostly been doing this on purpose to draw attention away from eliminating Alia, but after her elimination, it still did occasionally happen.
  • Adorkable: A large amount of Droog's Pet the Dog moments during the first half of Total Xtreme Action are due to how he reacts to and acts around Alia, with him showing a usually abnormally friendly and even kind of dorky side to her.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: When Droog finds out that his girlfriend had begun her relationship with him simply to piss off her parents, he's left in a state of total depression and grows more naturally hostile, but even then, the others can't help but sympathize with the guy.
  • Alcoholic Parent: His mother is an active drinker, and in these drunken states, she's somehow an even worse person, something that most people didn't believe could be possible considering hos terrible she already is to him.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Due to his need to finally find love after a life mostly devoid of feeling it, he tries to intentionally invoke this trope, hoping that girls would find him attractive due to his negative attitude and "bad boy" personality. It...Doesn't work at all.
  • All Men Are Perverts: After Droog began dating Alia, he spent a large amount of time constantly trying to get her to have sex with him, but even besides that, throughout a majority of the show, he actually makes a large multitude of incredibly suggestive and sexual comments whenever he possibly could. Whether it be referring to a person, or just making fun of something, he found a way to work one into a sentence.
  • Anti-Hero: In the final few episodes of Total Xtreme Action, Droog slowly became this, acting progressively less hostile towards the others and instead starts to play up his more snarky tendencies. Brought into the spotlight when he ultimately decides to come back and help the others when they're getting attacked during "And the Award Goes to..." despite most of the cast hating his guts.
  • Anti-Role Model: Droog is purposefully written to come across as a likable example of someone you should never aspire to be, deliberately committing horrible actions throughout the show. Even when he slowly undergoes his Heel–Face Turn, he still does pretty awful things for his own selfish reasons.
  • Arch-Enemy: Several people have become something similar to mortal enemies for Droog.
  • At Least I Admit It: Usually when others call him out for his horrid personality, Droog's first excuse is that he at least admits how awful of a person he is instead of lying about it like most of the cast.
  • The Atoner: At the end of Total Xtreme Action, Droog makes a promise to Kanaya to become a better person with his newfound wealth. He's making progress, but don't expect him to be completely redeemed, as he is still trying to make up for his many actions in the past.
  • Ax-Crazy: At times, Droog could come across as downright psychopathic and possibly even murderous towards the others, the most obvious example of which coming to light during "The Traitorous Private Droog".
  • Badass Boast: Occasionally during his more triumphant moments, Droog is prone to breaking out into a speech about how awesome he is and how he's gonna dominate, and oddly, after these moments, he usually does.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: He ends up winning Total Xtreme Action.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: All of his moves he can use in combat are based around poison and heavy damage, which obviously only help further imply he's a bad person in-universe.
  • Bastard Angst: Droog is notably depressed that he was born not only born out of his mother having a one night stand with one of her customers, but that she couldn't care less about him.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: The entireity of "The Day Before Tomorrow" is filled to the brim with Droog and Alia snarking at one another, while simultaneously flirting at the same time.
  • Berserk Button: ...There's a lot of them.
    • Notably, lying to him about your actual feelings to him seems to be the biggest one after an entire lifetime of people abusing him and his emotions relentlessly as if he didn't have feelings.
      • Similarly, lying to yourself about how he sees you seems to be another decently huge one, as if people even try to assume he's friends with them, his response is usually an insult alongside possibly even a "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
    • Snarking back at him unless you're one of his friends is a quick way for him to grow easily annoyed with you.
    • By the end of Total Xtreme Action, implying that he is in any way a good or even possibly redeemable person has become one.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: While never shown in the series, his tail as a Scolipede actually is just as much of a threat in terms of poisoning anything it punctures.
  • Big Bad: Droog's the main antagonist of Total Xtreme Action.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: During the first half of Total Xtreme Action, Droog is desperately trying to get the others to take him seriously as a villain, but in the end, he usually failed...Until Alia's eliminated that is, as from that point forward, he officially becomes the story's Big Bad!
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: He's eight feet tall! That makes him the tallest contestant of the series as a whole, and his role as a gigantic bug with a menacing look only causes him to bring about feelings of intimidation and fear on first sight.
  • Big Eater: Inverted; he's actually gotten so used to not being able to find much food that he's adapted and actually doesn't need to each much now. He actually eats very little compared to the rest of the cast due to this.
  • Birds of a Feather: Both Droog and Alia are punks who are anti-authority, leading to the two forming a bond over the third challenge and becoming a couple later on. Too bad that didn't end too well for them.
  • Blood Knight: He actually really enjoys fighting, even if he wasn't particularly good at it in his younger evolutions. In fact, one of the first things he'll usually try against something is attempting to fight it, which...Never goes very well for him.
  • Boring, but Practical: During "Kyah BC", his strategy is...Honestly kind of underwhelming. He simply waited for someone else to take out a prehistoric Pokemon, and then when they left to go help the now kidnapped Kanaya, he just walked up to it, grabbed it, and then turned it in with nothing really extravagant going on during it. Sure, it wins him the challenge, but it was still a rather dull way of doing so.
  • Breakout Character: Despite coming out of a season that's seen as mostly just average, Droog ended up becoming not only the most memorable character of the season and the series as a whole, but became possibly one of the most beloved villains of the entire TPI fandom! What initially began as what most people believed would just be another generic asshole ended up proving himself to be far more than anyone could expect when he went through what most consider some of the best handled character development of the entire series. To date he's still absolutely adored, to a point where even people who have never read the series seem to know him in the TPI fandom.
  • Break the Haughty: Several events across Total Xtreme Action go on to actually seriously mentally and emotionally destroy Droog, who throughout the season was a gigantic Jerkass to almost everyone.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: While he does have a tendency to slack off from his responsibilities, it doesn't change just how intelligent he actually is, giving both Ace and Kirby a run for their money. He eventually does go on to drop the lazy part though after undergoing Character Development.
  • Broken Ace: After learning of Alia's true reasoning behind dating him, he is left completely emotionally destroyed. Sure, he's just as good at challenges as always, but it doesn't change just how clearly unstable he is in terms of both emotions and sanity.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl:
    • Droog spend a large amount of the game being a bratty jerk who kept to himself, but due to Alia's nice personality and friendly nature, he ended up falling for her pretty quick. However, this dynamic is quickly lost upon Droog breaking up with her.
    • Droog actually ends up bonding with Kanaya upon realizing she's the only person he's ever met who has completely put up with him despite everything he's done, treating him like an equal and a friend in the kindest way she can. This leads to them not only becoming friends, but Droog has gone on to personally consider her the closest friend he's ever had.
  • Brutal Honesty: At least when it comes down to insults and scathing comments, he is probably among the most honest contestants. Inverted in every other manner though.
  • The Brute: During his time on the Great Grovyles, Droog surprisingly acted as the main source of brute force and outright hostility, being just as much of a physical threat at his other teammates while having the ruthlessness to back it up.
  • The Bully: At several different points during the series, Droog acted as a major source of mockery towards certain contestants.
    • Bari was both his first and least important victim, referring to him several times as a disgusting mutt while mercilessly insulting his idiocy and horrid lack of personal hygiene.
    • Starrk was a more downplayed victim of Droog's; while he did constantly harass and insult Starrk throughout the series, Starrk was actually an Asshole Victim who was just as common the reason why the conflicts started. Regardless, Droog still did go out of his way to mock him.
    • Kanaya was probably the most depressing showcasing of just how awful Droog could be towards someone at times. Throughout their interactions, Droog actively belittled, insulted, and harassed her for no reason other than that she was trying to become friends with him, which he seemed to mistake as some sort attempt at trying to make him let his guard down so she could manipulate him. In the end though, unlike the other two cases, he ends up realizing he was in the wrong, and attempts to slowly make amends with her throughout the rest of Total Xtreme Action.
  • Butt-Monkey: Nothing ever seems to go right for Droog, with the world constantly kicking him while he's down, abusing him both physically and emotionally, traumatizing him, only further causing him all kinds of trust issues, putting him through unimaginable pain and torture, and more. He's the entire universe's punching bag at times it seems.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Early on, he is quick to continuously claim just how much of a bad boy he was, seeing being seemingly completely nonredeemable as an attractive trait that would convince girls to go out with him.
  • Chaotic Evil: During the third quarter of Total Xtreme Action, Droog completely loses any kind of redeeming qualities as he constantly begins to harass, belittle, and outright sabotage his competition around him for no other reason than seemingly hating all of them to ludicrous degrees and thus wanting to see them suffer, and due to Alia's elimination. Ultimately realized how awful he had become, and converted more into Lawful Evil territory.
  • Character Development: Undergoes arguably the most of any character across every story. Beginning Total Xtreme Action as a Jerkass intentionally acting cruel and ruthless in order to attract women, Droog went on to actually form a crush on and begin a relationship with Alia, who he slowly revealed a softer and slightly kinder side to. Through this, he eventually evolved twice over the season, and actually began to show signs of actually being a good person underneath that hard exterior of his through his interactions with Alia, forming a close enough bond with her that he actually begins to sabotage his own game by acting intentionally like an asshole towards the others so they'd take him out over her...But upon her leaving anyways, he is absolutely furious. Swearing revenge against them, Droog becomes the Token Evil Teammate of the Great Grovyles and of the cast as a whole, intentionally acting like a complete asshole towards the others and actively harassing them due to his own hatred. This continues...Until he learns the unfortunate truth that Alia had only began dating him in the first place in order to piss off her parents, causing him to go through a mental breakdown of sorts that puts him into a depression of sorts, as he only grew more bitter towards those around him. Continuing to act like an unlikable asshole, he ultimately insults Kanaya to a point of throwing her into a bit of emotional insanity, which finally makes him realize his actions. Deciding he doesn't want to become a bad person, Droog attempts to crawl out of what he believes to be an inescapable fate several times, each time ending with him believing he was incapable of becoming a good person. However, upon going through another breakdown, he finally realizes with some help from Indigo that he doesn't have to be the bad guy, and that more importantly...He doesn't want to. Pulling a Big Damn Heroes moment, he ultimately comes back to save everyone from Ronoc's attack. While he may have begun the story as an unlikable prick, he ultimately proved that in the end that even the worst people can change for the better.
  • Characterization Marches On: Begins the series as seemingly just a generic jerk with no real deeper personality. By his next appearance, this has changed to that of him just feigning his Jerkass personality in order to attract women. A subtler type of this was when he went from being a Comedic Sociopath during the pre-merge to an actually brutally serious interpretation of The Sociopath.
  • The Chessmaster: Throughout the merge, Droog is constantly able to avoid elimination despite everyone targeting him by manipulating the other contestants, winning challenge after challenge, tricking the others into providing him with valuable information or even actual immunity idols through various means, and more.
  • Child Hater: Absolutely despises children due to finding them incredibly loud and annoying to be around.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He already knows for a fact that against most of the competition, regardless of his strength advantage, he'd most likely lose to in a fair fight. What's his solution? Use the environment around him to get the upper hand, taking advantage of moments of weakness, abusing loopholes in rules, etc.
  • Comedic Sociopath: Along of his more cruel actions and personality traits are played for laughs during the pre-merge of Total Xtreme Action. However, this ends up 'completely inverted by the time of the merge, where this part of his personality disappears and is instead replaced with a more serious look into a mind of a potential sociopath.
  • Crapsack World: Droog sees the world as one big "fuck-you" towards him and everyone else on the planet, believing it's a world where people don't really care about each other, that others will betray you in a moment's notice, that affection will only lead to heartbreak and hurt, and that you're doomed to a short life while everyone else frolics around you as you fade away. To say that he's see the world in the worst possible way is an understatement.
  • Creepy Centipedes: His species is a type of giant centipede, and he certainly has the intimidation factor to give off an eerie vibe with him.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Due to his Obfuscating Stupidity, most are quick to underestimate him early on, and his originally very small height did nothing to prove that he was anything other than soon to be fodder who would be useless in challenges. However, several times throughout the game, he proves that he is far smarter than he first appears, basically masterminding the entire merge and gaining several notable victories under his belt.
  • Cruel Mercy: Sure, he was spared from elimination in "The Rotom Identity!", but this ended up actually causing the elimination of his girlfriend at the time.
  • The Cynic: His view of the world is...Not a very positive one.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Born as the son of a whore who didn't want him and ended up neglecting him his entire life would already establish him as having one of the most depressing backstories of any character in the series, but adding onto that his attempts to live on his own only resulting him in becoming homeless several times, his misanthropy coming as a direct result of being abused all of his life by everyone around him, and his lack of general morality being due to his poor social skills and lack of being taught by anyone what was good or bad only further dig the hole.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: The main reason why Alia began dating Droog in the first place is due to the fact that she knows her parents won't approve of their relationship and wanted to make them mad. Droog is quick to end the relationship with her upon learning this.
  • Deadpan Snarker: One of the first thing he'll usually do to a person in order to counter a point they make or insult them is to simply snark and make sarcastic comments towards them. He's probably one of the most notable examples in the cast though, since post-Heel–Face Turn, this is really the only way he is able to find a way of insulting someone.
  • Death Glare: Can pull off a pretty intimidating glare in times of extreme anger upon evolving.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Was intentionally written to completely break down the concepts of the "guy acting horribly to try and find love" and the "act of pretending to be far worse that you actually are". Throughout the series, he went on to truly show just how unhealthy these acts truly are on your psyche and personality, especially if you're already going through problems yourself.
  • Defiant to the End
  • Despair Event Horizon
  • Determinator
  • Disappeared Dad: He has never met, and as far as he's aware, never will meet his father, as he was born out of wedlock due to his father sleeping with a whore to give birth to him and leaving soon after.
  • Driven to Suicide: Word of God has confirmed that Droog several times in the past attempted to end his life due to his own misery, with him always somehow surviving beyond any reasonable luck.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Basically nobody respected or even gave much of a damn about him throughout a majority of the pre-merge of Total Xtreme Action to his growing annoyance. However, this is ultimately inverted upon the contestants realizing just how much of a threat he truly is.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending
  • Easily Forgiven
  • Establishing Character Moment
  • Even Evil Can Be Loved
  • Everyone Has Standards
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Completely inverted; during his time as a Whirlipede, Droog was easily at his absolute weakest, because he could only spin and roll in order to get around without other's assistance.
  • Evil Is Petty
  • Face of a Thug
  • Faster Than They Look
  • Fatal Flaw
  • Flat-Earth Atheist
  • For the Evulz: The entire reason he spends so much of his time each day mocking Starrk is just because he finds it absolutely hilarious to witness and experience Starrk's over-the-top reactions.
  • Freudian Excuse
  • Friendless Background: Due to having never gone to school and growing up mostly homeless, he never actually met anyone his own age until Total Xtreme Action, and along with that, everyone he's ever met regardless has treated him like garbage, so to say he's never had a friend in his life would only be speaking the truth.
  • Friendly Rivalry: After bonding with her during a challenge, Droog's relationship with Sage became far more friendly despite the two still actively trying to get the other eliminated. They even leave with some nice parting words after Droog is barely able to get her out.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Due to his status as the Token Evil Teammate of the Grand Grovyle, nobody really liked him too much besides Alia, but they still kept him around due to his astounding strength and skill in challenges.
  • Friends Are Chosen, Family Aren't
  • Good Is Not Nice: Even after undergoing his Heel–Face Turn, Droog still isn't the nicest guy. He still maintains his snarky tendencies for insults and his intimidating presence, along with still being quite a bit of an asshole to his enemies, even outright despising Alia despite her attempts to apologize. However, Droog is undeniably a far better person now than before, even committing a Heroic Sacrifice during a challenge during "Xtremely Brutal Battle Royale!", something the old him would never have done for anyone besides Alia. Really shows just how far he's come.
  • Grumpy Bear
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Harmless Villain
  • Heel–Face Turn
  • Heel Realization
  • Heroic Sacrifice: During an "Xtremely Brutal Battle Royale", Droog actually takes a hard hit for Kanaya from Ashley, effectively knocking himself out of the challenge but keeping her in for a good amount of time afterwards.

    Fuzzy Memories Series 

"My name is Droog! How the hell did you get freaking ‘Larry’ of all things out of that?!"

Axel Droog, labeled The Hostile Punk, was an intern introduced in Fuzzy Memories: Total Drama Island during the episode, "Total Drama Drama Drama Drama Island". Due to his failure to be an effective staff member, he was fired during his introduction episode, but due to his surprising popularity with viewers, he qualified to compete in Fuzzy Memories: Total Drama Action.

While he received minimal screentime during his first appearance, what was shown revealed him to have something of a temper, immediately acting hostile and rude towards those around him at the smallest of things.

Droog's Info

General Info

Full/Real Name: Axel Droog
Species: Venipede
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Birthday: October 13th
Eye Color: Yellow
Body Colors: Ruby-Red; Purple; Black
Nationality: Swiss-Australian
Occupation: Total Drama Intern(formerly)

Series Info

Labeled: The Hostile Punk
Total Number of Wins: 0
Total Number of Votes: 0
Total Days in Competition: 0
Total Number of Appearances: 1(1 in FMTDI)

Teams

Fuzzy Memories: Total Drama Action: Unknown

Elimination

Fuzzy Memories: Total Drama Action: TBA

Placement

Fuzzy Memories: Total Drama Action: TBA

Main Series Interactions

Family: Unknown
Relationship: Unknown
Friends: Unknown
Enemies: Nova

Tropes that apply to Droog in the Fuzzy Memories Series include:

  • Accidental Misnaming: Falls victim to this when Nova mistakes his name for "Larry", simply because he sounded like a Larry.
  • Ascended Extra: Goes from just being an intern during Fuzzy Memories: Total Drama Island to becoming one of the contestants of Fuzzy Memories: Total Drama Action.
  • Berserk Button: Mistaking his name for something else seemed to be pretty effective at pissing him off.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Went from decently calm to immediately absolutely furious upon Nova simply mistaking his name for something else.
  • Jerkass: From what little we've seen of him, he isn't that nice of a fellow.
  • Out of Focus: Due to his status as an intern only introduced in the final episode of Fuzzy Memories: Total Drama Island, it really isn't any surprise that he wasn't given enough time to show off his personality.
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