It's tough to get a read on what Ignis' true thoughts about Ara are. On the surface, she seems to be a morality chain of sorts for him, but things are never quite so simple when it comes to the Lord of Torment. Does he genuinely care for her, or is that just a facade to placate her while he utilizes the depths of her true abilities? Only Ignis knows.
One wouldn't expect someone as kind and gentle as Ara to have such deep feelings for someone so murderous and cruel, but Ignis has somehow managed to earn her favor. It helps that he was always nice to her and always so eager to aid and protect Umbra... she can't help but have a soft spot for him. Besides, she can see the good in everyone. She doesn't believe Ignis is irredeemable!
Ignis is one of the few people who knows about her status as a Superior Being, so it's clear that she has more trust in him than anyone ever should. She views him as a father figure and always seems eager to help him.
She isn't as naive as she appears to be, but the the power of love isn't easily surmounted.
A pretty cool dude, even by Ignis's standards! His interactions with Bunny are usually memorable, and anyone with his level of aloof chillness has to be respected. Has a feeling that there's more to Bunny than meets the eye, but that goes without being said.
Bunny thinks Ignis is a pretty cool dude! He's spent a lot of time just idly hangin' around him. He can really respect a guy who does whatever he wants and doesn't afraid of anything. They're totally bros. :3
Arguably, Dicro is the closest thing to an actual friend that Ignis has. Most individuals within Ignis' sphere of influence are either underlings who would not dare to challenge him in the way Dicro does or higher beings that even Ignis must placate to maintain their relationship. Dicro is... neither of those things. The dynamics of their relationship are difficult to determine when Ignis refuses to speak on the subject.
So one day Dicro is minding his business watching a magic show in the middle of a death game when Fray starts acting weirder than usual. He delves into her subconscious, and this ominous purple guy's just hanging out in there like "mwahaha I'm so evil and basically Satan etc etc don't mind me."
For most people this would be a problem. For Dicro, not so much. He kinda embraced it, in fact, and wound up giving Ignis a bunch of advice on conquering Entirety since he saw it as a win-win: Opine gets knocked out of power so the Test Reality stays safe, Ignis does whatever Ignis does, and Dicro gets to go on cool subconscious adventures! Right on!
Then Dicro started working at Ignis' fancy maid mansion, and now they carpool to a college in Hell. It's definitely been a wild ride, but all in all Dicro's been pretty satisfied with it. That's not to say that being chummy with Ignis hasn't caused a number of moral and existential crises to bloom in his already-fragile psyche, but what else is new am I right guys????? hahaha
Dicro overall enjoys Ignis' presence, and despite the downsides that come with befriending Purple Satan Dicro kinda feels like he's better off because of meeting him. He's become a lot more confident, and if he wasn't around then he might not have ever wound up at Hell College, which is an experience he wouldn't take back for the world. He has a weird amount of trust in Ignis, at least with the right subjects.
Inherent spaghetti aside, Dicro isn't really intimidated by Ignis at all. He doesn't take being set on fire personally and can't really take any threats personally thanks to the fact that being horribly tortured and murdered is what Dicro does for fun. He doesn't hesitate to snark at Ignis like anyone else, call him out on things, or keep him from pushing him around too much. Though Dicro would never say it out loud, he's well aware that their unique circumstances mean that Dicro has pretty much all of the power in their relationship, so what does he have to lose?
also he's seen ignis naked too many times and has become wary of doors because of this. also also he still owes dicro like two favors. when will ignis learn to keep his pants on? when will dicro use his favors?? the answers to both are likely "never" but stay tuned for the next episode of dragon ball z regardless
Now on one hand Ignis is pretty cool, but on the other hand he's a total mind creeper. You ever have a malevolent deity hanging around in your head so he can watch people kill each other and then poke around to go into other people's heads afterward using your head as a jumping-off point?? Probably not.
He's not the WORST ever person who could be a mind creeper, but he has a lot to learn about anime spirit and treating people decently. Fray's confident that she can handle that first part, but MAN Ignis can't go like five seconds without saying something intimidating and/or super evil. He needs to get some friends. Fray's willing to make the sacrifice, however hesitantly. If she's gonna have to put up with him for the rest of eternity, then she'd better do whatever she can to make him tolerable!!
Ignis genuinely respects Hadris's accomplishments in the field of being an all-conquering overlord, particularly his early work. Proposing an alliance was only natural for Ignis... as was the expectation that Hadris would soon enough find said alliance distasteful. What better way to discourage hostilities than letting your potential rival know just what you're capable of?
Placing Hadris firmly on Black's bad side was just an added bonus.
Hadris seldom has qualms working alongside other evil beings, but Ignis is a special case. On the surface Hadris has no issue with him, but a recent trip to the subconscious of Ignis' primary foe changed his opinion pretty quickly.
Hurting fairly innocent people is one thing, but Hadris' primary concern is that Ignis seems to be involved with forces Hadris wants no part of, especially while he has so many greater concerns to deal with.
At first, Istra was just a convenient magical test subject and means of grabbing power at Hell College wrapped up into one convenient, if not a little unsettling, package. As time went on, however, he started to appreciate Istra's quirks and oddities, especially when that meant that he could bribe them into helping out with various things. It's not like he could keep them away from Dicro in the first place, so taking advantage of the situation works out for everyone involved.
Ignis tends to tolerate Istra taking up residence in his various cupboards and eating all of his food, so Istra has a pretty high opinion of him. They don't mind doing things for him as long as they get something out of it, though to be fair that's not exactly an exclusive honor.
Still, Ignis is probably his 3rd favorite person after Dicro and Ansaiele. Might be a toss-up with Zhirael. Either way that's pretty good, all things considered.
Laejizhar can't claim to know much about Ignis despite having met him in person. There are certainly aspects of him that he can respect, but associating with Ignis seems to require getting involved in a mess that Laejizhar has no interest in being part of. He can only hope Hadris will mind his priorities as well.
An infrequent associate (read: partner-in-crime) with whom Ignis occasionally works. She's alright in his book, which by Ignis standards is saying something. Their joint ventures generally turn out successful, though obviously he maintains a certain degree of suspicion when she is involved with something. Such is the life of a career villain, especially considering the distrust is both warranted and mutual.
Ignis is one of those guys where they're not TIGHT tight, but by Larya's standards they're still pretty tight. It's, like, a villain thing, y'know? She likes his style and has worked for him before.
Larya doesn't totally trust him, but that's less a personal thing and more just knowing better. Villain thing again. Well, the Entirety-oriented part of her distrust is kinda personal, but who CAN you trust with Entirety, am I right?
There's few people whom he likes to visit more, in that he tends to have a great time burning down her shop and torturing both her and those closest to her! At first, it was just business, but it's much more personal these days, especially when it comes to incinerating the hired help.
The feeling is obviously mutual.
The absolute worst. He's trashed her shop and tortured and/or killed her friends entirely too many times. Part of her hopes she continues to never see him again, but another part of her really wants to bash in that smug face of his with her bat so hard that the stains never come out.
She's not very fond of him, to say the least.
His early interactions with Thyx involved cyberbullying, threats of fire, and no shortage of trolling. Ignis's opinions of Thyx were decidedly negative after that, which honestly didn't change all too much by the time that they ended up in the carpool together.
Ignis now considers Thyx something of a pet project, albeit one without much hope of a future. He is very much aware of what Thyx could be capable of if he somehow managed to harness his oress-inspired lightning abilites, and occasionally tries to nudge him down that path when an opportunity presents itself...and when all else fails, Thyx's regenerative capabilities and flammable nature make him a perfect option for venting frustration.
One time Ignis was being a total cyberbully, so Thyx really put him in his place!! And by that I mean he got trolled and his fiery death is impending.
Anyway, Thyx totally forgives him for all of that because Thyx is merciful and forgiving like any hero worth their salt! Now that they're carpool buds and Ignis has clearly redeemed himself by tolerating Thyx's presence that makes them, like, best friends! Right, Iggy? Igmaster? Igmeister Iggy Ig? Right???
As Umbra's longest-served non-Tested alliance member, Ignis takes a great deal of pride in his years of service under her. Despite some minor friction here and there with some of the other alliance members, he always made an effort to make himself useful to her cause, proving to be an extremely valuable asset and trustworthy confidante. So, in other words, not the usual behavior that one might expect out of Ignis.
It's generally not a good idea to press him more on the subject. No really, don't.
A member of her alliance who's been around for almost as long as it's been accessible to other Realities. Despite Ignis' incredible malevolence and untrustworthiness, he's proven himself to be one of the most valuable, loyal, and likeable members of her alliance. Umbra trusts him almost unconditionally, and her trust isn't something that's given away easily.
Though she wouldn't admit it out loud, Umbra has a considerable amount of personal investment in Ignis. Which is exactly how she'd phrase it if she had to. Those who continue prying beyond that point shouldn't count on their continued well-being. Because it's not like she likes him or anything. <a href="http://viremialite.tumblr.com/post/102486600082/ive-been-thinking-a-lot-about-why-umbra-has-any">Geez</a>.
He... had never met or interacted with the man until he got pulled into the hellmess of a situation he's currently in right now. How did Ignis find out abut him in the first place?
Naturally he was very suspicious at first, but he wasn't sure he would've exactly been able to turn down the job. All he knows right now is he feels very conflicted about things. And also feels bad vibes about Ignis at the moment. About the entire thing, really. Currently, he is very stressed out about everything.
He hasn't worked alongside another being since the Alola region a long, long time ago. This will probably affect his willingness to work with others to some degree. Despite being present and paying attention during the initial plan discussion, he still feels like he knows very little about the actual situation. He's already very wary of the man, and wants absolutely nothing to do with whatever he's planning. Because of this, it may be possible to get him placed in the opposing side.
Haha just wait until he runs into Ignis at Hell College, am I right?
He hasn't actually met Flann in person, but she seems to be the type that he would have a great time making super uncomfortable. Such a shame that he won't be able to utilize her rather admirable talents in the future...
The man she was indirectly working for on a mission that ended in explosions, grotesque death, and the revelation that it was all for naught because Hadris discovered he's more trouble than he's worth. Needless to say, despite having never met him personally, Flann doesn't have a very high opinion of Ignis.
never forget floor 2.
also apparently this dude really fucked with the doll shop in timelines she doesn't remember well so that's pretty rude, but the two times she ran into him (once naked) he seemed cordial enough. her opinion is mostly just floor 2 though.
A former student of his at Hell College, as well as his current TA. Poe is a rarity in that he excelled in Ignis' courses, leading to the aforementioned job offer. Ignis has high hopes for Poe and places a great deal of faith in him for someone not under his traditional employ. That isn't to say that he hasn't tried recruiting Poe in a more typical sense, though... perhaps the next time a Procurator position is on the table...
His former professor and current employer; Poe is Ignis' TA. He handles grading and other monotonous tasks for him, and tends to tutor half of his students since his classes are pretty brutal. Poe managed to excel in them, though, and has nothing but admiration for him. And maybe a little fear, but that's normal. Habitually refers to him as "sir" 99.999999% of the time.
Has been considering his various offers, but... not that he doesn't trust Ignis - well, I mean, he doesn't Totally, Ignis is a successful demon, after all - but giving up your soul is kind of a big deal. And a permanent one.
The worst!!!!!!! The actual worst, ever!!!!!!!! Ignis is the bane of Cel's existence, second to Opine... you know what? Maybe not even second to Opine! At least Opine isn't personally killing her friends for fun! All Ignis ever does is set her house on fire, kill her friends, and torment anyone she expresses interest in... and then he laughs about it! He's, like, peak evil! Cel doesn't hate easily, but she doesn't see anything redeemable about him! Good thing he's locked away in some prison somewhere and can never get out or do anything to impact the outside world ever again, right? Right...? Right?!
elemon spent a disproportionate amount of time lost in ignis' estate because there were two near-identical mansions and one had orange and one didn't and he looks exactly like an infernal and just. listen. he doesn't like to talk about it alright.
The boss is a pretty cool guy. Chaurus wasn't sure about working for him at first since he had a sweet deal at home... but, hell, if Poe hangs around him so much and Lureus was already sold, why not take the excuse to stay in the community he's become invested in? He's enjoyed his time under Ignis' employment so far and feels it provides the perfect amount of challenge for him - not to mention his co-workers are in clear and desperate need of his reminders to drink water and get some rest - so Chaurus doesn't plan on going anywhere any time soon.
Not that he really can, given the whole soul-selling deal, but y'know. It's the principle of the thing.
Ignis is just the best! Always gives him plenty of things to eviscerate, and now he's got tons of fun co-workers to train with! Lureus doesn't regret offering up his soul to Ignis in the slightest; his family probably isn't too happy about the sacrilegious act of sharing his soul with someone other than Nyarlathotep, but hey, the ol' cat hasn't come knocking yet! And he could probably take Nyarlathotep at this point with everything he's learned from Ignis, anyway. Point is, cult leadership is booooring, and he'd much rather be in the service of someone fun than being at the top of the chain preaching all day or whatever.
There's no one, absolutely no one, not a single soul in Entirety she despises more than Ignis Phasmatis. He's been nothing but a thorn in her side since day one, interfering with her creations, laying claim to everyone and everything in the Test Reality as though he belongs there, and warping everyone's minds to desire Opine overthrown. He's such an unexpected spanner in the works that she can't help be reminded of Her, though at least She had the decency to stay out of Opine's sight and not make things personal.
At this point she's gone back to the drawing board, so many of her plans ruined by Ignis that now her priority must be figuring out how to rid herself of him before it's too late...