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SOL Technologies (Former)
Kiyoshi Kogami (鴻上 聖, Kōgami Kiyoshi) is a character appearing in the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. He exists only as an avatar in the network after being dead for seven years, and as a member of the Knights of Hanoi with his son as its leader. When he was alive, he was known as the creator of the Ignis and a researcher at SOL Technologies.
Dr. Kogami is a sick man, who rests in a pod. He has tan skin and wears a grey outfit. Inside LINK VRAINS, Dr. Kogami is a tall man, who has fair skin. He has black and grey hair and mustache, and has yellow eyes. He wears a white coat with red outlines, a dark undershirt with red stripe, some black pants and a pair of brown shoes.
Like Revolver, Dr. Kogami believes Ai to be a threat. However, since he did construct Ignis beings, he has slight regret about destroying them.
Dr. Kogami can teleport himself inside LINK VRAINS. In addition, he has superior programming and hacking skills, even helping out his son in dire need from a remote distance.
Dr. Kogami, as a researcher at SOL Technologies, planned and executed the Hanoi Project 10 years prior to the start of the series. Dr. Kogami successfully gave free will to A.I. programs and named his creation Ignis. Three years after the Hanoi Project, he died, but his consciousness continued to exist in the network. His son, Revolver, is taking care of his body.
Dr. Kogami and Revolver discussed about a new program. He said that he worked on a few new ideas but he needed more time. After Blue Angel was defeated by Playmarker, Revolver was certain that Playmaker would have to comply to his demands. Dr. Kogami said Ignis had to be destroyed and Revolver was concerned about Kogami since he designed Ignis. Kogami told Revolver was a painful decision to destroy the AI, while Revolver reminded the importance of destroying Ignis and Cyberse.
Dr. Kogami watched the Duel between Playmaker and Revolver, and wished of the latter to take Ignis back. Much to his surprise, Playmaker summoned the "Firewall Dragon" and destroyed the "Skyfire Prison". Dr. Kogami was still pleased, as Playmaker had 600 LP left, and expected of Revolver to take him down.
Dr. Kogami was surprised how Playmaker wanted revenge for what had happened 10 years ago. Specter arrived, noting how scary the fate can be. As Revolver returned, Dr. Kogami was surprised how he let his guard down, seeing it was about that incident Playmaker spoke. Revolver apologized to him as his father, and as his hand recovered, claimed next time would be different. Dr. Kogami stated that Revolver didn't need to think of that, and seeing how they could not retrieve Ai, he went to execute the other plan, and needed time to make preparations for that.
Kogami and Revolver went to a deep pit where he showed Revolver a seed shaped like a data cube, which would grow into a "fruit" that would destroy the whole network, including LINK VRAINS. Kogami then released the seed, which fell into the pit.
Kiyoshi contacted Revolver, informing his son his program would soon be finished. Revolver was depressed, and told his father he wanted to confront someone. Kiyoshi sensed Revolver wished to face Playmaker and permitted this as long as it did not take too much time.
|Main||Aoi Zaizen • Go Onizuka • Yusaku Fujiki|
|Den City||Aoi Zaizen's robot • Den City orphanage owner • Eagle • Emma Bessho • Frog • Go Onizuka's manager • Hosoda • Isomaki • Makoto Kimishima • MC • Naoki Shima • Pigeon • Roboppy • Shoichi Kusanagi • Tanaka • Sato • Suzuki|
|SOL Technologies||Akira Zaizen • Bishop • Hayami • King • Knight • Kitamura • Pawn • Prototype Ai-A • Prototype Ai-B • Queen • Rook|
|The Knights of Hanoi||Doctor Genome • Faust • Kyoko Taki • Kiyoshi Kogami • Revolver • Specter|
|Other characters||Jin Kusanagi|