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Izanagi Corporation
The Izanagi is a broad-based conglomerate modeled on the ancient Japanese Kereitsu. They're 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 Izanagi Corporation, along with the Axon Research Corporation, seem to be the newest major corporation in the Unreal universe. While Liandri and Phayder are established in UT, their two main competitors were only introduced in Unreal II. Since their introduction, they have seen increasing use; however, Axon seems to be given preferential treatment over Izanagi, perhaps due to the simplicity of its name.

The Izanagi are one of the main antagonists of Unreal II, the other being Liandri (as the player works for Terran Colonial Authority, an offsout of NEG). Izanagi Ghost Warriors are by far the most common enemy encountered in the game.

In UT3 The Izanagi employ the Ronin team, including the main character Reaper.

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Ghost Warriors

Well trained. Some live by the old Samurai code. Others are just in it for the action.
Isaak of Unreal II
"Ghost Warriors" is the name of the fighting elite of the original Izanagi clan.
Aida in Unreal II

The Ghost Warriors are a mercenary group completely loyal to the Izanagi Corporation and, while billed as mercs, are not known to have taken any assignments from any other entity. The name "Ghost Warriors" was originally the name of the elite fighters of the Izanagi clan, before its days as a corporation, but it is unknown if they remained pure blooded or later took recruits.

By the time of UT2004, the Ghost Warriors are either gone or simply remain absent from Liandri's Tournament, though scenarios sparked by their aggressive involvement are re-enacted.

Ronin

The Ronin are a team of Izanagi Ghost Warriors. The members of the team joined the Izanagi corporation forces to avenge the Necris for the Twin Souls masacre. Ronin members are the main characters in the Unreal Tournament 3 campaign.

Involvement

Unreal II

In Unreal II, the Izanagi are after the Artifacts, competing directly against Liandri and NEG. Indeed, Izanagi held several artifacts in its possession, including two at a point of near extraction with heavy defenses at the mining sites.

Acheron

The Izanagi discovered the third artifact on Acheron. They had built a localized mining facility near its location, complete with paved roads and the beginnings of a terraforming project on the world. A large number of Ghost Warriors defended the site. The artifact's location was known and explosives were mounted and ready for its extraction, but it is unknown why they had not already removed it. The artifact and perhaps the entire facility was lost when John Dalton took the artifact, which caused the planet to attack other living beings inside and on its surface.

Severnaya

The Izanagi controlled the Minkovsky Dam on the surface of Severnaya. The dam was the target of an NEG Marine sabotage mission, however, the marines were routed after placing the charges and were not able to arm or detonate them. Dalton proceeded to enter the facility, arm the bombs, and destroyed the dam along with dozens of Ghost Warriors.

Sulferon

A secret research facility was on Sulferon. John Dalton infiltrated and routed the base, clearing the way for a marine-escorted technician to steal information on the detection of artifacts while the Ghost Warriors attempted unsuccessfully to re-take the base.

Janus

After the Izanagi Corporation learned that the Axon Polaris research facility on Janus housed two artifacts, they made a successful assault and occupation of the facility. However, they were unable to acquire the artifacts before Dalton arrived and eradicated the Warriors.

Na Koja Abad

An alien building was discovered on Na Koja Abad and the Izanagi built a facility around it. Housed deep inside the building was the sixth artifact. Exactly like on Acheron before, the Izanagi were close to acquiring the artifact, but John Dalton came and defeated them while stealing the artifact himself.

UT2004

Izanagi does not take a primary role in UT2004; instead, it is only referenced in a few minor descriptions. Its most major appearance in UT2004 is AS-Glacier.

Picard

Picard is an Tournament participant who stole secret space fighter designs from the Izanagi Corporation. He is immune to their pursuit while in the Tournament, though he is never seen.

Team SuperNova

For unknown reasons, SuperNova is indebted to the Izanagi Corporation. The mercenary outfit joined Liandri's Tournament hoping for a means to pay off their debt.

AS-BP2-JumpShip

During the Corporation Wars, Izanagi Ghost Warriors stole a prototype faster-than-light ship from Liandri and successfully jumped it to Izanagi space. The event was later re-enacted in Liandri's Tournament.

AS-Glacier

Axon agents infiltrated and destroyed the Izanagi base on Lamdon 3, stealing the prototype Ion Plasma Tank in the process. Curiously, the Izanagi base was defended by NEG-backed Thunder Crash forces; in Unreal II, Axon backed the NEG and both openly fought Izanagi. It is not known why the Ghost Warriors were not at the base.

Unreal Tournament 3

The Japanese-themed Ronin team is said to be Izanagi-backed in UT3.

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