|“||To live or die...Make your choice!||”|
|Also known as||
Sardius Nickroke (Alternative Translation)
Unnamed Parents (Deceased)
Episode 1 (Flashback)
Christopher R. Sabat
Zagine Axeloake (ザジーネアクセルロック Zajīne Akuserurokku) was a skilled assassin who trained Train Heartnet after killing his parents.
Zagine was a tall, muscular, man with red eyes and blond hair that reached his ears. He mostly wore a black tattered coat and a grey scarf. Underneath it, he wore black pants and a black shirt with a chain necklace. He also wore crest-shaped earings.
His anime appearance is slightly different. His hair was grey and reached his shoulders. His clothes are the same except for his shirt, which is grey. He also did not wear the crest-shaped earings.
Cold-hearted and ruthless, Zagine was a merciless killer who saw that only the strongest could survive this world. This harsh and cruel side is demonstrated in his way of teaching Train. He also appeared to be calm when in serious situations, such as getting shot at, or on the brink of death.
Despite being an assassin, however, Zagine was not entirely evil. For example: he refused to kill children or people with kids. Whether or not this is due to him losing his parents from a young age is still a mystery. He also took it upon himself to raise Train after killing his parents and taught him how to survive.
Little is known about Zagine's past. As a child, he lost his parents in an accident. Later on, he quickly rose in the underworld.
Zagine Axelox was the man who killed Train's parents. Not knowing that they had a child, he let Train live and trained him in marksmanship and other killing techniques. He also gave Train milk to drink, telling him that it would make him strong, which might be the reason Train always drinks milk. He always pushed Train to be "the best" so that Train could finally get revenge on his parents' deaths.
One rainy day, Train returns from buying groceries to find Zagine bleeding. Train tells him that killing Zagine was his goal. Zagine then tells Train to live and become better than he ever was, then dies moments later.
In the Anime, an image of Zagine (which is only an illusion, and not the real Zagine) appears and attacks Train while he is trying to destroy Eden. Train manages to beat his old teacher and destroys Eden.
Equipment and Abilities
Marksmanship: Zagine was a highly skilled marksman, able to tear a target sheet from the inside out.
Guns: Zagine owned various types of guns, from simple handguns to rifles, which he collected on missions.
Zagine was Train's mentor. Originally, he was unaware of the boy's exisitance, and had not planned on encountering him after killing his parents. He gave Train the choice to either live or die, and took it upon himself to raise the child after he had chosen to live. For four months, he trained the boy in marksmanship and other killing techniques. To this day, Train does not know what the man's motives were. Zagine was very harsh on Train, and constantly pushed him to be the best, while berating the boy, especially if he made a mistake. His last words to Train was to become stronger than anyone else, and survive.
- In one of the English translations, his name is Sardius Nickroke.
- In chapter 68, he was reading what appeared to be The Art of War.
- He is similar to Saya: Both had died long before the start of the series (With the cause of death being murder), both were expert marksmen, both had suffered throughout their lives, and most importantly: Both played an essential role in Train's life.
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