"[Izanagi are] into whatever makes money, and they protect themselves with an elite corps of Merc soldiers, fanatically loyal to the corporation, who call themselves "Ghost Warriors"."
John Dalton

The Ghost Warriors are a mercenary force that works for the Izanagi Corporation.

Overview Edit

Izanagi Ghost Warriors are the strike force of the Izanagi Corporation. They directly appear only in Unreal II, however, there are multiple references to them throughout the whole Unreal series. Ghost Warriors are mercenaries and are hired by Izanagi and work for money. Their rival counterparts are the Liandri Angels, who work for the Liandri Corporation.

There are three classes of Ghost Warriors: Heavy, Medium, and Light.

Light Ghost Edit


The Light Izanagi is the weakest but the most maneuverable and fast. They also will retreat to cover themselves. Both Izanagi classes use a variety of different weapons rather than just one, although the light Ghost warriors tend to use light weapons.

Medium Ghost Edit


The medium Izanagi carries medium weapons such as shotguns.

Heavy Ghost Edit


The heavy Izanagi carries heavy weapons such as the rocket launcher.

Involvement in the games Edit

Ghost warriors first appear in Unreal II on Acheron, where they attempt to dig out an Artifact from a living planet. They were probably planning to sell the Artifact later on. On Severnaya, Ghost Warriors defend the Minkovsky Dam from an assault by NEG Marines. On Sulferon, Ghost Warriors defended the secret Izanagi research base and the valuable information there. On Janus, Ghost Warriors are attacking Axon Research Corporation's research facility in order to capture two Artifacts that are being held there. They use any methods that could help them reach the Artifacts, even torturing scientists. On Na Koja Abad, Ghost Warriors defend Izanagi scientists while they research new weapons and find a way to obtain another Artifact. However, they see little to no action there and seem to be bored.

Trivia Edit

  • In Unreal Tournament 2004, some of the Assault levels are remakes of real conflicts from the Corporation wars. Izanagi Ghost Warriors made an appearance in AS-BP2-Jumpship, where they successfully captured a Liandri prototype jumpship and escaped back into Izanagi-ruled space. Strangely, in AS-Glacier, Izanagi Ghost Warriors never showed up, even though Lamdon 3 facility was an important one. Instead, the facility was defended by NEG Thunder Crash force, maybe because they were elite warriors and Izanagi were in need of better protection.
  • In Unreal Tournament 3, the Ronin team is a part of Izanagi Ghost Warriors. They work directly for the Izanagi corporation, but the sole reason of joining the Izanagi strike force was to get revenge on the Necris (a side reason, though, was that the leader, Reaper, was injured and an Izanagi hospital was the closest). Ronin is probably a part of the Ghost Legion, wears red armor and has a Japanese-styled base.

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See also Edit

Unreal II: The Awakening creatures
Mercenaries: Light Izanagi - Medium Izanagi - Heavy Izanagi - Light Angel - Medium Angel - Heavy Angel
Aliens: Izarian - Light Skaarj - Medium Skaarj - Heavy Skaarj - Light Araknid - Medium Araknid - Heavy Araknid - Light Drakk - Medium Drakk - Drakk Boss - Drakk Droid - Tosc
Passive creatures: Mukhogg - Seagoat - Rammer - Snipe - Kai