The Axis Powers is a group of allies from the anime/web comic/manga Hetalia. It's made up of North Italy (Feliciano Vargas), Germany (Ludwig) and Japan (Honda Kiku). They seem to get into quite a few awkward situations; different views call for different behaviors.
They are often seen retreating. Or, at least Italy is.
Person 1: Oh man, the Axis Powers are so lame!
Person 2: Oh do shut up.