"The Axe" is an episode of Wander Over Yonder.
Lord Hater fires Commander Peepers, who is shocked to find how well Hater does without him.
At Hater's spaceship, he contacts the owner of a planet to complain about not owning it any more. She tries to explain that, since he didn't visit them that much, they thought they weren't conquered any more. Hater thinks it's either Emperor Awesome, The Black Cube of Darkness and even Lord Dominator, but it turns out to be Sourdough, who is at the planet right now. He mocks Hater since the planet now belongs to the sandwich, and it shows in the leader board that Hater-who had only one planet-lost it and is out of the 50th place.
After failing to turn off the TV in frustration and being scolded by Peepers, Hater comes to the conclusion that Peepers is the reason why he's not higher in the leader board and fires him.
Later, at Peepers' room, the commander is in denial that he was fired, but it soon turns out to be true once Hater visits him. After being asked three times about crucial things to do, and also being told to delete-and then crop himself out of-some pictures of past events, Peepers decide to wait until Hater messes up.
However, in a montage, Hater manages to conquer a couple of planets without much trouble. Having been convinced he's not needed any more, Peepers, with his helmet replaced by a paper bag, sadly walks to the exit and onto a taxi, which drives away just before Sourdough's armada arrives.
Back inside, Hater celebrates his victory before Sourdough crashes the party. The sandwich scolds Hater for only establishing flags and not leaving an armada behind, or any infrastructure that shows he conquered the planet. Then, after being angered, Hater launches a missile at Sourdough's ship, but it doesn't take long before it is destroyed.
Hater then escapes just as the armada shoots and goes after him, all while Sourdough continues mocking the skeletal humanoid.
Back at the taxi cab, Peepers tries to find a new job to do before Hater, thanks to his ship's long tongue, manages to catch up to him. He asks him what to do in a dogfight with a sandwich and that is when a laser reveals the entire armada is behind the cab. The battle continues as Peepers waits until Hater says he's sorry, and tries to do it just as Sourdough launches a missile at the ship.
Once Hater says he's sorry he's having trouble saying sorry, Peepers decides to go back to the ship and punches the missile out before ordering the Watchdogs to use the "Eye-Fighters" against the armada. Then, when he activates the shield, he also says that since Sourdough left his planets completely vulnerable, then they can now take them over.
Excited to do something, Hater is told by Peepers to crash into the main ship. Once he does that, he blasts Sourdough with an electric blast. Then, after headbutting Sourdough's ship away, Peepers and Hater dances to the montage music from before.
Afterward, it shows the leader of the planet Lord Hater lost in the beginning thanking Hater for conquering them again while being aimed at point-blank. Hater then says that he couldn't have done it without himself, much to Peepers annoyance.
However, the walking eyeball rejoices when Hater places a Peepers statue right next to his own. Peepers then hugs him and continues to do so after being warned by Hater that he could fire him again before the episode ends.
Hater acts like a robot, down to pretending to shut down and Peepers oiling him.
- First episode in which Wander and Sylvia do not make an appearance.
- Fourth episode where the title card's font is different ("The Pet", "The Hero", "The Brainstorm").
- Sourdough's voice is considerably lower than his previous appearance.
- Although the montage shows that Hater ends up as high as 39th in the leaderboard, during the party, the leaderboard shows he's in the 46th position.
- Keith Ferguson as Lord Hater, Cab Driver, Watchdogs, Additional Voices
- Tom Kenny as Commander Peepers, Watchdogs, Additional Voices
- Rich Fulcher as Sourdough the Evil Sandwich
- Tara Strong as Hater's Ex (credited as "Additional Voices")