Axel Steel is a playable character in the Guitar Hero series. He is one of the more iconic characters in the series, appearing in every single game. He represents the genres of 70s and 80s heavy metal and hard rock. He is a somewhat large, built man with long dark hair, and in later games, a dark brown beard. He tends to wear casual, sometimes ripped clothing: t-shirts, jeans, denim vests, shorts, and sneakers.