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Ignis is a playable hero in Paradigm.
Ignis is a dragonoid inventor from one of the Paradigm's cluster dimensions. A struggling scientist, Ignis never had reason to showcase his technology, as his realm was already thriving. However, when Earth invaded and converted the Paradigm to a tourist trap- a hotbed for many unsightly individuals- Ignis saw it was time. Not only could he protect his home, but he could show his newest invention: the Wing Pack.
Ignis is a purple, reptilian creature on two legs. His body has somewhat angular scale markings here and there. His snout is elongated, and while no teeth are visible, the mouth itself is jagged. At the end are flared nostrils, and back at his head are a pair of read eyes and pointed "ears". From the top of his head and down part of his back, a line of rough, lavender hair can be seen. Around his neck is also a scruffy lavender plumage, with some red, fiery streaks. Ignis' hands and feet are adorned with dark claws, and the end of his talk has a spike ball of the same coloring.
Ignis' Wing Pack is a cybernetic chest plate that wraps around his front and back, almost acting like a robotic torso. The front has a red, round jewel in the front, and around the edges there is white trim. Extending off the shoulders are also white pads. The wings themselves are white, skeletal constructs. When activated, long hardlight "feathers" appear, bringing the wings to life.
Due to his lack of success and the takeover of his home, Ignis' personality, while intelligent, can seem abrasive, especially in combat. Overall, though, he means well.
Ignis is a crowd-control focused character, and his strong tools reflect this. Flame Carpet, his most prominent ability, can not only block certain doorways or passages, but it can also simply cause a group of enemies to scatter. Ignis' Heavy attack can further catch grouped enemies, as it hits around him self and can even be directed.
Flight mode further extends his playstyle, in that he can hassle the enemy team from the air, further allowing him to control crowds, while also making up for his poor ground mobility and lackluster defenses. However, it has its limits. While airborne, Flame Carpet becomes a ranged fireball, which itself can leave smaller flames haphazardly. Finally, his powerful Paradigm Shift not only covers a large area, but can leaven flames just like his fireball.
Overall, his flames can feasibly blanket an area, forcing opponents to tread slowly and carefully or stay still. If the dare venture into the fire, high overall team damage awaits them.
|Whenever art gets made, recolors will show up. If you guys wanna do skins for him, that's cool, too.|
- Ignis, while being generally an original idea from his creator's head, has some inspiration in the design department, namely Ridley from Metroid, Yveltal from Pokemon, and Mercy from Overwatch. Furthermore, Ignis' Flame Carpet is directly inspired by and named after Riptor's from Killer Instinct.