Name: Ignis F. Lecter
Age: N/A




Cannibalistic serial killer.




Alive and thriving - in Will's mind-scape.


Male: Bartek Borowiec / Hugh Dancy

Female: Alaina Huffman / Emilia Clarke

Ignis is William's subsonscious - like with Hannibal, Ignis acts as William's Wendigo, and can sometimes be seen as a physical beast.

ˈɪgnɪs ˈfætjʊəs. ˈɪgniːz ˈfætjʊˌaɪ. - Misleads or Deludes; an Illusion.


Mirroring the canonverse and Twitterverse Wendigo that is Hannibal's subconscious being, Ignis is Will's own subconscious beast. Ignis is something of a mystery to the greater crowds, the subcon almost being exposed when Will suffered a heat cycle during the final week of October.

Ignis Fatuus, literally translates to fire and foolish, but the broader meaning of Ignis is; "A phosphorescent light that hovers or flits over swampy ground at night, possibly caused by spontaneous combustion of gases emitted by rotting organic matter."

Ignis Faatus is also known as; friar's lantern, jack-o'-lantern, will-o'-the-wisp, wisp. The term for "Willow" - an extension for the name, Will - was coined by both the writer for William and the writer for Hannibal.

Another reason for Ignis being created by the writer, as Will's subcon, is the fact that his mindscape must be both a terrifying and beautiful place. Will-o'-the-wisp is visually represented as a flickering phosphorescent light seen at night chiefly over marshy ground. If mindscapes could be painted as a picture, this is how Will's would be represented.

In true Twittibal nature, much the same with Hannibal's Wendigo, Ignis can also be seen as a physical subconscious, guiding and helping William along, whether it be getting Will back on track, or pushing him further towards murdering and indulging in bouts of cannibalism that he has indulged in plenty of times by now. Another meaning for Ignis Fatuus is; "Something that misleads or deludes; an illusion."

As has been established plenty of times before, both by William and the writer, Ignis is mated and bonded with Hannibal's Wendigo, on a deeply primal level, both having coupled plenty of times before - a bond that is on a level far surpassing anything Will has ever experienced before, making his relationship with Hannibal a very special one indeed.