"I still remember the first time I met Axl. It was in the vents. I was tiny Atom. He was a big rat. And he tried to eat me."
Ray Palmer talking about Axl[src]

Axl (1776-unknown) was a rat that Ray Palmer gave Mick Rory for Christmas. He is seen many times on the Waverider after his first appearance, and in Doomworld as Ray's pet. His name becomes an aberration, being changed to Josh Groban due to R&R never becoming popular, however, the aberration is soon fixed. During this mission, Axl died from ingesting poison. As an effect of the Death Totem, his ghost roamed the Waverider and faded away a few minutes later, passing on to the afterlife.



Axl was found in the vents of the Waverider by Ray Palmer. He later gave it to Mick Rory as a Christmas present.[1]

Rewritten reality

In a reality made by the Legion of Doom, Axl was Ray Palmer's pet.[2]


During one of the Legends' mission, Axl died from ingesting poison. His body was found by his owner. Ray Palmer, Sara Lance and Rory later all attend the rat's funeral. Axl later returns as a ghost because of the Death Totem and Rory bids farewell before he disappears.[3]


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Behind the scenes

  • In the slightly altered reality where Elvis Presley was committed to an asylum, Axl's name was Josh Groban. Josh Groban is both an actor and singer famous for winning several Platinum awards.


  1. "Turncoat"
  2. "Doomworld"
  3. "Amazing Grace"