Igniz (KOF 2001/2002 UM)

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Igniz is the main antagonist and final boss of KOF 2001 & the big finale boss of the N.E.S.T.S. Saga. Much like many other final bosses in the franchise, he is well-known as one of the major cases of the SNK Boss Syndrome. Also in KOF 2002 UM as a possible final boss.

Why He Sucks

  1. Igniz doesn't have a super meter unlike the other playable characters, which means he can use his supers to his heart's content, much to his delight.
  2. Much like many other final bosses in fighting games, Igniz does gargantuan damage.
  3. Igniz's super moves can absolutely annihilate you. The first is a quadruple blast attack to keep you away, the second is his most-used fire pillars and the third and deadliest is Brutal God Project, a rush attack true to its name that deals from 80% of damage to simply being an instant kill depending on how many fighters & strikers you have left, so with more strikers, you can last longer, though not by much.
  4. Igniz has a reflector shield, meaning that you can't cheese your way to victory via spamming projectiles a la Goenitz.
  5. His whips deal enormous amounts of damage, and worst yet he can juggle you infinitely with them, granting him free wins in no time.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Like other fighting game bosses, playing as Igniz is pure broken fun.
  2. The unlimited supers were removed in KOF 2002 UM.
  3. Igniz can be unlocked in KOF 2002 UM, and he is one of the most useful characters (alongside Krizalid) if you want to unlock Rugal quickly.