He seems slow at first, but that's just a ruse to set you up for his mad dashes and long jump attacks. Using his axe, he'll march toward the player to do his dungeon-inhabiting job. It's not so much that he's hard to defeat, it's that the construction of his chamber makes it hard to maneuver around. The Executioner often plants himself on a platform right above you, swinging his axe wildly, leaving no way to escape. Try not to get cornered and you might have a fighting chance.
His appearance is similar to that of the previous game, except he wear a hood that completely masks his head and wield a huge club instead of an axe.
Despite his very low speed of movement, he is able to go as fast as the player by throwing him on for a short moment or to send him big stones that he will pull out of the ground. However, if the player is close enough to him, he can propel him away with a nudge and inflict him the curse effect by attacking him with his club.
He first appears at the start of the game when the player enters the Abandoned Castle for the first time. His weapon has changed into a ball and chain attached to his wrist. He'll attack by either swinging his arm in a full circle, spinning around to knock the player backward, or by slamming his maced hand into the ground. The damage he does depends on the difficulty of the game. For instance, in Crazy Mode, he only needs less than three or four, maybe even two, hits to wipe the player out. Later on, other Executioners will drop an Hamburger.