The lord of fire and chaos, whose hands represent both Betrayal and The Conqueror. He is a massive, muscular humanoid covered in leathery skin and shaggy fur, alight with magical, everburning flames that crest along his skin-less bovine skull and down his long, jagged obsidian horns.
Ifrit created the warmth of the planet as a gift to the Crystal, yet sought to destroy the workings of the other Eidolons by covering the planet in burning pitch and ash and soot. His betrayal was rewarded by being cast into the Abyss by Bahamut— a prison deep within the center of all cosmos. The story of his trickery and plays for power amongst the eidolons are recanted in Thought’s Stories of a Thousand Lifetimes — eventually, the god of fire was set free in the destruction caused by Diabolos’s reawakening, and brought pain and suffering to the world for many aeons. Later tales paint him as an amused and patronizing yet extremely powerful and mighty conqueror whose armies are far too little to match his blazing ambitions. Long before the War of the Magi, tales of Ifrit became less popular and ceased publication and distribution. Only the Stories of a Thousand Lifetimes and oral histories remain of the story of Ifrit, and the manuscripts depicting anything besides are locked deep within Ethos library-fortresses.
Locked away in a train and rumored to be the one who destroyed Banghor, his motives are unclear and his powers seemed to have waned. If Ifrit knows what happened or why he destroyed the town or under whose orders, he isn’t saying.