Acxa is a former general of the Galra Empire and one of Prince Lotor's formal top generals. She was rescued by Keith after he found her ship trapped inside a Weblum. She is an excellent shot and seems to adhere to a code of honor, having an opportunity to kill Keith but choosing instead to spare him and leave with a share of scaultrite. After Lotor kills Narti she and the other generals question their loyalty to Lotor. Although she was the last one to remain loyal to Lotor, she was also the first one to betray him (not including Narti) by being the one to shoot and stun Lotor and attempt to turn him in to the Galra in hopes that her and the others lives will be spared in return. After Zarkon's death, she was imprisoned alongside Ezor and Zethrid, before being freed and recruited by Haggar. Her alliance with Haggar was a ruse as she was an undercover agent for Lotor since season 4. This re-alliance is only temporary, as Acxa and the other generals, break off their alliance with Lotor for good in the next fight. She and the others are ejected into space. Sometime between seasons 6 and 7, Acxa disagreed with Zethrid and Ezor's plans and went into her own path, therefore switching sides and helped both Coran and Keith, and ultimately vowed to help the Voltron Coalition.
Acxa is first seen in "The Belly of the Weblum" where she is stuck inside a fighter inside the belly of a Weblum when Keith unintentionally lands on the window. She does not talk at all during the meeting, and wears her helmet with the vizor tinted black, as to conceal her face. After a few rough moments she proves herself when she shoots a few of the Weblum's bacteria. From then on Acxa becomes Keith's ally in the Weblum, to the point that they have each others' backs against the streams of the bacteria. She betrays Keith's trust once they recover the scaultrite, however, when she points her gun at Keith and leaves with a bag of scaultrite
In season 3, Acxa first appears "Changing of the Guard" where she sits in the crowd in the gladiator arena. She is hidden and sits in formation around Throk and reveals herself once Lotor addresses him. Later, she is seen waiting for Lotor with the other generals.
In "Red Paladin", Acxa leads a coup to recapture Puig while sporting her black-tinted helmet. Afterwards she, along with Lotor and the other generals, are seen confronting the Puigian Leader, where she accuses him of speaking to Lotor without permission.
In "The Hunted", Acxa along with the other generals man the Royal Cruiser as Lotor tests out the Voltron Paladins. When the Paladins give chase, Lotor gets into his fighter and plans to lead Voltron to Thayserix, which Acxa reconfigures the fighter for the planet's unusual magnetic properties. She later is seen calling backup for Lotor.
In "The Journey" the Royal Cruiser keeps sending a signal that they're being followed, which confuses Acxa as the only way for the ship to detect something following them yet remain hidden is only if the they were Galra and had the Cruiser's protocols. She is last seen exclaiming that it was a Galra fighter who is following them.
Acxa is seen leading another coup with the other generals in "Tailing a Comet", where they attack Throk's base in the Ulippa System. There she is seen taking down a few of the guards and then admonishing Zethrid so she "stick[s] to the plan." After Narti defeats Throk and has him release the piece of the Teludav, which is what the generals were after, Acxa and the generals return to the Galra ship to find the Paladins there. The two teams engage in a fight, where Acxa locks weapons with Keith, and Keith gets a memory back to when they were allies. Ezor separates them and Acxa goes to attack Lance. Once the Paladins leave Acxa and Narti board their Sincline ship and pursue them and engages a fight with the Castle of Lions and Voltron to distract both from the Teludav under Lotor's supervision. When Lotor orders Acxa to shot Voltron, the beam accidentally hits the Teludav. Acxa is last seen in the season being admonished by Lotor who is very disappointed in her failure.
Acxa appears in "Code of Honor" where she informs Lotor that High Priestess Haggar is requesting his presence. She along with the other generals is present when Haggar admonishes Lotor for neglecting his duties as Emperor and stays hidden from sight.
In "Black Site" Acxa informs Lotor that Zarkon requests his presence on Central Command. Knowing that Zarkon intends to fire him, Lotor leaves her and Ezor in charge of overseeing construction of the Sincline ships while he along with Narti leave for Zarkon's Central Command. She is seen later after Haggar possesses Narti where she informs Lotor that 60% of the comet's ore has been used in the creation of the first two Sincline ships. After the Royal fleet attacks the Cruiser, she along with Lotor and the other generals are seen attempting to escape in the Sincline ships before Lotor attacks and attacks Narti. Leaving Narti and Kova behind, they escape on the ships while Zarkon declares Lotor and the generals as traitors to be killed on sight.
In "Begin the Blitz", Acxa is driving the Sincline ship to the coordinates that Lotor demands they visit when Ezor closes their communications and voices how Lotor is on the run and that they're in danger from the empire since they are his generals. Acxa shuts her down, saying that they must trust Lotor. At the mention of Narti, she backs down momentarily, before restating that as his generals Lotor will protect them. Later when they reach the ruins of planet Daibazaal and Lotor reveals his plans Acxa misleadingly states that she has never had a doubt in Lotor. After Lotor uses all of their concentrated quintessence in attempt to enter the gate in the rift, Acxa is visibly distressed. After the failure of the gate, Acxa is the first to betray Lotor by shooting in the back while stating it's "for Narti." Afterwards, she and the other generals intend to turn Lotor in to the empire, but he escapes. When Zethrid points out they lost their chance at redemption, Acxa is last seen stating that there's "one option left."
Acxa appears at the end of "The Prisoner," where she is seen making an offer to Zarkon so she and the other generals can be pardoned for associating with Lotor.
Later on, she appears in "Blood Duel" where she along with Ezor and Zethrid are seen guarding Sam Holt as Zarkon announces a trade with Team Voltron - for Team Voltron to turn in Lotor, and in exchange, they get Sam Holt. Afterwards she along with her teammates and Zarkon arrive at the designated meeting place where the deal is exchange. There, she guards Lotor, who knocks her down and goes to attack Zarkon. She then joins Ezor and Zethrid inside the ship where they leave with the real Sam Holt. Pidge, Shiro, and Matt Holt follow her and the others and enter the ship where the two factions clash. She, Ezor, and Zethrid are defeated and ejected from the ship mid-flight and are last seen in the episode on the ground.
In "Postmortem," she and the other generals are seen locked up in a cell. She sulks that they'll never see the new regime, but then the door opens to reveal that Haggar plans to recruit them. Haggar gives her and the other generals the task to return with Sendak, and Haggar will pardon their past misdeeds. She appears at the end of the episode alongside the other generals with Sendak.
Afterwards in "Kral Zera," Haggar takes her, the other generals, and Sendak to the Kral Zera ceremony. She guards Haggar and protects her from enemy fire as the event descends into chaos after the explosives the Blade of Marmora set go off and the blame is placed on Lotor. When Commander Gnov attacks Keith, she intercepts the blow and shoots her in the hands, causing the commander to drop her blade. After Keith defeats Gnov, the two exchange an annoyed expression, after which she returns to Haggar, who declares the empire fallen.
She with the other generals appears in "White Lion," where she, Ezor, and Zethrid discuss while they wait for Haggar's orders. She shut downs Zethrid's idea on taking out commanders and staking out territory for themselves. They leave her behind to torment the ship's crew, and she's last seen being directed by Haggar to take them to Oriande.
Acxa appears in "Omega Shield," where Haggar directs her to take their ship as close as they can to Oriande.
She doesn't appear again until "The Colony," where she and Ezor arrive at the Castle of Lions to steal the other two Sincline ships. She takes off with the Sincline ship Allura helped build, but they are pursued by Team Voltron, who promptly form Voltron because Shiro, who has taken Lotor on a pod, is now with them.
"The Black Paladins" starts with the fight "The Colony" ended on, where Acxa and the other generals face off Voltron. Together, they take down Voltron and mess with its power core. Once Voltron is distracted, she and the others escape on Haggar's wormhole. Keith in the Black Lion follows them in. Acxa tells the other generals to escort Lotor to Haggar while she'll handle Keith. She and Keith fight, but as Keith is distracted by Shiro who Haggar had ordered to distract him, she returns to the main ship. There she and the other generals present Lotor to Haggar, who reveals to Lotor that she's Honerva. This surprises Acxa, who at the end of the exchange, shoots at Haggar. Lotor reveals that Acxa has been on Lotor's side the whole time, and the generals splitting from Lotor was part of his plan. Acxa tells Lotor that they will need to make multiple hyperspace jumps to return to Voltron at the ruins of Daibazaal.
She and the rest of Team Sincline appear in "All Good Things" where they arrive at the ruins of Daibazaal where they are awaited by Team Voltron. She tells Lotor that the rift gate is destroyed, and Lotor tries to negotiate peace between them and Team Voltron. Acxa becomes increasingly stressed as Lotor admits to killing Alteans, but still resolves to attack Voltron when Allura fires at Lotor. When it's clear that Allura refuses to side with Lotor, Lotor has Acxa and the generals attack Team Voltron, until Lotor admits that he plans to eradicate all his enemies, including the Galra. After her initial shock, Acxa resolves to cut ties with Lotor for good, and tells the other generals to follow her lead. They turn to leave the battle, but Lotor ejects them from the ship, ignoring Acxa's pleas. Acxa, Ezor, and Zethrid are last seen flying away from the now full combined Sincline.
In "The Road Home", Acxa and her companions had witnessed the battle between Voltron and Lotor with the former emerging from the Quintessence Field victorious, only to suddenly disappear in an explosion that sealed a massive time-space rift Lotor had inadvertently created. Marooned on an meteoroid for days, the three generals were eventually discovered by a Galra cruiser sent to investigate Lotor's disappearance and took it over. Zethrid and Ezor decided to become warlords but Acxa decided to find her own path.
Three years later, she intercepted a transmission from the missing Paladins and learns that Zethrid and Ezor had captured the Paladins and infiltrates their cruiser to rescue them. She rescues Coran, who managed to evade initial capture. Acxa devised a plan to fire the ion cannon sitting in the same hanger as the Lions in order to force a lock down of all the hangers while Coran rescues his companions. As she was charging the cannon, the Galra pirate whose uniform Coran stole, woke up and sounded the alarm, forcing Acxa to fire, flushing the Lions into space. She managed to escape the compromised hanger and came face-to-face with Zethrid and Ezor and fought against them. Eventually, her foes managed to overpower her before Keith came to her rescue; Ezor and Zethrid teased her apparent affection for Keith. Eventually, Acxa and Keith are thrown into a room full of synthian nitrate canisters. Keith orders the Lions to fire on his location as he grabs Acxa and flies them to safety. Once their party had found safety on a barren planet, Acxa was surprised to hear that the Paladins were unaware of the time had past. She updated her new friends over everything that has happened in the past three years. She then regrets having supported Lotor and vows to help the Voltron Coalition to make up for her sins.
Acxa’s appearance is in line with the Galra standard. She has pale blue skin and purple hair kept away from her face by a series of formidable-looking clips. She has yellow sclerae and pointed ears like the Galra, but her pupils are dilated and she’s shorter than the average soldier.
Her original outfit is consistent with the uniforms of her fellow generals. It’s comprised of fragmented black armor with orange and blue highlights over a grey bodysuit. Acxa’s outfit has boots with a ridge on the top of the foot designed to inflict more acute pain, as well as additional armor on her ankles, neck and wrists.
Her hair becomes longer and outfit changes to a Coalition-based one come season 7. The aesthetics include a burgundy colored suit and crop-top jacket with long boots.
Calm, focused, competent; these are words that define not only Acxa's approach to her line of work, but also her demeanor in general. She is the most level-headed of Lotor's generals, usually the one keeps the others concentrated and in line. Acxa is serious, usually balancing out Zethrid's blood lust, Narti's haunting affect, and Ezor's playfulness.
She is also arguably the most competent of Lotor's handpicked subordinates, remaining calm and in control of her emotions at almost all times, save for when Lotor has been insulted, questioned, or challenged. This shows her formal immense personal loyalty to the prince. This is shown how in throughout s4-6, she executes his plan to split her and the other generals from him so that he could "join" Team Voltron and trick them. However, Acxa is not completely blind to Lotor's actions, and when it's revealed that Lotor has killed thousands of Alteans, she begins to judge her loyalty to him. When Lotor declares that he will eradicate all Galra, she resolves to break ties with him for good and takes the other generals with her, suggesting that she values her life and that of her friends over her complete blind loyalty to Lotor.
Acxa changes in season 7, after her split from Ezor and Zethrid. Here, she shows a different side of her, one that's more heroic, which was supplanted during her service to Lotor. "The Way Forward" reveals that Acxa was always motivated to help the universe, but was mislead by Lotor's lies. Her moral code is so strong that she doesn't hesitate to fight her former allies if it means that she is able to save Voltron. Her seriousness, once clouded by blind loyalty, is much more subdued and personal, as demonstrated in the fireside chat she has with Team Voltron at the end of the episode.
Skills and Abilities
Acxa is a master markswoman, typically using her Galran energy blaster with lethal proficiency and taking out her enemies. Due to her extensive experience with her comrades, Acxa is capable of executing complex maneuvers and tactics with them, using their varied abilities to take control of the battlefield. Typical for a Galra, Acxa emphasizes speed over raw power in a fight, charging headfirst into enemy fire, using her superior speed to evade their projectiles by incredibly thin margins deliberately. This shows her knack for strategy, as such moves conserve her stamina while letting her get as close to her enemies as quickly as possible. Her strategic mindset is unsurprising due to her being one of Lotor's personal generals, given that he emphasizes on using strategy over brute force in his battles.
Her fighting style in a lot of ways resembles that of Keith's, where both are reliant on quick, deliberate attacks with high avoidance. In fighting Keith himself, Acxa is evenly matched, as she and Keith both are unable to break away from the lock their weapons get into when they clashed and needed outside intervention to separate them.
Acxa is also adept at using various forms of technology to aid her in battle. In "Red Paladin," she uses energized markers on the ground to create a barrier that is turned on from her wrist band to entrap hostages on Puig. In "The Way Forward", she uses a sort of whip source from her arm computer to trap Ezor's leg and drop her onto the floor. In addition to combat, Acxa uses this arm computer to hack into technology and view the layout of the ship she's aboard on, as seen in "The Way Forward." In "The Belly of the Weblum," she uses it to make her trapped fighter explode.
- It was revealed in the episode "Tailing a Comet" that she was the Galra pilot that helped Keith and Hunk in "The Belly of the Weblum".
- She is the shortest of the generals, just standing a little below Narti in height.
- Acxa is a word in Esperanto, which, when translated into English, means "dreadful."
- In "Tailing a Comet", she accidentally blows up the cargo ship with the shot originally intended to aim at Voltron (though Voltron was intending to blow it up anyway in order to prevent Lotor's forces from using it), which resulted in Lotor disappointed in her doing so. This implies that she was dreadful at following his orders to destroy Voltron in order to stop it from destroying the cargo ship.
- When Keith first met her in "The Belly of the Weblum", he assumed she was a male.