Flame (character)

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Flame
Flame
Names
English
  • Flame
Appearances
Anime debut Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 1: "Link into the VRAINS"
Appears in
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
Voice actors
Japanese Taku Yashiro[1]
Flame (character)

Flame (不霊夢フレイム, Fureimu) is a character from the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. He is one of the six Ignis, representing the FIRE-Attribute. He is introduced during the second season alongside his partner, Takeru Homura/Soulburner.

Design[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Full body view of Flame.

Like all Ignis, Flame is a small digital humanoid being. Like other Ignis, Flame has markings over his body, in shape of lines, circles, and "flaming shapes". Flame is a dark red in color, with bright red markings and glowing yellow eyes. In comparison to Ai's "pointed hat" shaped head, Flame's head resembles fire. During the prologue of the series, Flame's form is obscured in crimson energy.

Personality[edit]

Appropriately, Flame is described as hot-blooded by his voice actor, Taku Yashiro.[1]

Etymology[edit]

As explained by himself, his name is a pun, written as "indomitable soul dream" in Japanese Kanji, which when read sounds like the English word "flame". Takeru complained that he heard that explanation 10,000 times, but Flame deadpanned that it was only 37 times.[2]

Biography[edit]

History[edit]

Flame and the other Ignis were created by Dr. Kogami to be the saviors of humanity. Alongside his fellow Ignis, Flame evolved and they created the Cyberse and the Cyberse monsters. Their progress worried Dr. Kogami, who predicted the AI and humanity would become enemies.[3] Despite this, Flame and the other Ignis continued developing the Cyberse; Flame's sector becoming a large, active volcano. In Ai's words, the Ignis would never try to harm humanity, and would rather live in their own world.[4]

Flame and Windy are trapped.

Varis launched an attack on the Cyberse with three of his "Cracking Dragons". Flame and the other entities were sealed off and could not retaliate, except for Ai. Varis and one "Cracking Dragon" chased Ai, who escaped and severed the connection to Cyberse's location. Flame and the others realized that Ai meant to hide their world, at the price of being unable to return. Just as Ai succeeded and gloated about it, the pursuing "Cracking Dragon" devoured him.[5]

Neo Link VRAINS[edit]

After defeating the Gore, Soulburner and Flame met Playmaker and Ai again, and managed to enter the unknown world through its portal. Immediately after arriving, they were hit by strong winds, which forced Ai and Flame to protect them using Data Storms. At some point, the winds stopped, and they were able to reach a temple where they finally found the wind Ignis. After showing them the world he had build, the Ignis (who decided to call himself "Windy") explained how he did that in order to attract his fellow Ignis, and also to lure the responsible for destroying the Cyberse World. Despite not knowing who was the responsible, Flame pointed out they were after Bohman, who not only had stolen Jin's consciousness, but also had the card used to destroy the Cyberse World, and suggested he could've escaped to a world inside Windy's world. They then asked Windy to join them, which he promptly refused, as those statements had no evidence. However, Windy said he could weaken the winds near the area where Bohman supposedly escaped to, under the condition that Playmaker and Soulburner defeat the two invaders, Ghost Gal and an unknown partner.

Upon making contact with the girls, Blue Girl presented herself as actually being Blue Angel. Soulburner was happy to meet another savior of the old Link VRAINS, but Blue Girl stated they were actually seeking to retrieve the Ignis. While both Playmaker and Ghost Gal were willing to solve the situation without Dueling, Soulburner accepted Blue Girl's challenge.[6] From the very beginning of the Duel, Blue Girl was planning ahead to counter Soulburner's strategies of swarming the field with "Salamangreat" monsters, and his Skill. Soulburner was pushed into a corner by all accumulated burn damage caused by "Trickstar Divaridis" and "Trickstar Lycoris", and even "Salamangreat Heatleo" was unable to destroy them due to Blue Girl using "Trickstar Calobane". Despite making no progress, Flame still assured they had an advantage, since Soulburner had Flame himself by his side. After nearly being defeated by Blue Girl's Fusion Monster, "Trickstar Band Sweet Guitar", Soulburner listened to Flame's advice and used his Skill, managing to draw "Fusion of Fire". By using it, he fused "Heatleo" and Blue Girl's "Divaridis" into "Salamangreat Violet Chimera". In the final attack, Blue Girl attempted to reduce the damage by using "Calobane" again, but this was predicted and countered by Soulburner, who used the effect of "Violet Chimera" to double its ATK, and drop her LP to 0 in a single attack. After the Duel, he approached the fallen Blue Girl to compliment her for becoming much stronger, before forcing her log out. Ghost Gal then returned, amazed by the Duel's outcome and aware she wouldn't be able to go any further without her partner. Flame then gave her a copy of Blue Girl's evacuation program, allowing Ghost Gal to log out safely.[7]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Organization | [VRAINS] More Info On Season 2". YGOrganization. March 20, 2018. Retrieved April 22, 2018. 
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 49: "Duelist Clad in Flames"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 43: "Birth of the Ignis"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 45: "Duel in the Extreme Domain"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 1: "Link into the VRAINS"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 55: "To the Unknown World"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 56: "Blue Girl's First Battle!"