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A major weapon used by The Executioner, The Executioner (Red), The Ganado, Armaduras, Al Lester and Parker Luciani. It is generally portrayed as a slow but powerful weapon. Axes are not made available to the player in any game except for Resident Evil Outbreak File #2 (in which it is found in the Flashback scenario) and Resident Evil: Revelations (in which it is Parker's melee weapon in his B.S.A.A. attire).
Resident Evil Zero
The axe was going to be a weapon or item in Resident Evil 0 but was then scrapped in the final release of the game. The player can still get it in the trial edition by using cheat devices such as Action Replay or Gameshark.
Resident Evil Outbreak File #2
"A blood-covered rusty axe."
It is unbreakable and fairly powerful, especially against the plant boss at the end of the scenario. It is much more powerful when in the hands of Mark or Jim due to their ability to swing with power or swing faster, respectively. It does extra damage if one can get close enough to the boss, and can also permanently kill off the vines that grab the player's legs during the boss fight. The Axe is differently colored from the one the Axeman, Al Lester carries. This is the only way the playable version of Axeman can use an Axe.
The axe is found in one of three locations;
EASY and NORMAL; Auxiliary Building 2F hall, on the floor at the end of the hallway.
HARD; Maintenance Access Route, hidden behind one of the weeds; It requires the lighter to see.
VERY HARD; Main Building Rooftop, on the air vent.