Final boss of The King of Fighters 2001. He is 56 years old although his beauty makes him appear much younger. His handsome and youthful appearance was specifically created at the sponsors' request. He becomes the leader of NESTS after he kills his father (funnily named Nests). He is voiced by Wakamoto Norio.
Igniz hosts the KOF 2001 tournament in hopes of becoming a new god, deciding to test his new found power against the finalists. His hopes were short-lived when he is defeated. Cursing his failure and declaring himself a demon instead, Igniz attempts to destroy those who oppose him by plummeting NESTS' main headquarters out of orbit. However, the fortunate passengers in the falling station survive the heat inside it (apparently thanks to Ron). Igniz's death signals the end of the NESTS cartel and its saga.