The Ignis (イグニス, Igunisu) are AI with free will from the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime, created by Dr. Kogami. They created the Cyberse. According to Revolver, the Ignis are trying to conquer the network. For this reason, the Knights of Hanoi led by Revolver are trying to kill all the Ignis with aid in this mission from Dr. Kogami's avatar. The Ignis are also desired by SOL Technologies.
Ignis are humanoid life forms that are smaller than a Duel Disk, though they can change their size and appearance at will. The only known Ignis is able to morph itself into a large, monstrous form with a single eye when it needs to devour data.
Many of the Ignis were captured by the Knights of Hanoi. One of the Ignis tried to rescue the others, but he was caught and eaten by "Cracking Dragon". He survived, but lost most of his data (including memories and body) and was reduced to an eye.
That Ignis eventually escaped into Den City where he was later captured by Yusaku Fujiki (Playmaker) and Shoichi Kusanagi. As he is an AI and an eye at the time, they decided to nickname him "Ai". Ai later reclaims his body from the Knights of Hanoi after Playmaker defeats Revolver.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 11: "Roar of the Magazine Varreload"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 2: "Seize the Wind! Storm Access"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 1: "My Name is Playmaker"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 12: "Impregnable Defending Dragon Firewall"