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Character Info
Kanji フレィル
Gender Male   Male.png
Status Active
Voice Actor(s) Kenji Nomura (Japanese)
Bryan Massey (English)
Technical Info
Type Third Generation
Professional Status
Affiliation Special Fire Force Company 3
Knights of the Ashen Flame
Occupation Fire Soldier
Manga The Origins of Fire Force Company 8 — Part One

Flail (フレィル) is a former member of the Knights of the Ashen Flame, who formerly served as a Fire Soldier in the Special Fire Force Company 3.


Flail is an older man with wrinkles, who ties his dark coloured hair in a bun. His most noticeable feature is his beard, which he has grown out since meeting Akitaru Ōbi. While a Fire Soldier, Flail wore his force's standard attire which included bunker gear and a helmet with his brigade's emblem on it. As a member of the White Hoods, he wears white clothing with the cross of the Sol God symbol on his chest, and also wears a hooded cape.


Flail using his Ignition Ability.

In the White Hoods, Flail is recognised as an elite soldier, who specialises in combat.[1] Being a Third Generation, he can use his Ignition Ability on his chain to create a spiked flail, which he can freely control. The weapon can range in size, from the size of a normal flail, to larger than Flail himself, which he can use to swing down onto an individual to crush and burn them.


Before he joined the Fire Force, he was already a member of the White Hoods along with other cultists who had already infiltrated the Special Fire Force Companies. His mission along with the other White Hoods was to gather top secret information from the Special Fire Force Companies, gathering cutting edge materials from Haijima and other markets for the White Hoods technology, and secretly create artificial infernals on non-ignition ability users to create chaos. Flail and the spies under him abused their privileges as fire soldiers, leading some people from other companies and the military to recognize the corruption within the Special Fire Force Companies. Alongside the Special Fire Force Company 3, Flail commanded his brigade when dealing with an Infernal incident. On arrival to the scene, Flail received a report of the situation from Akitaru and dismissed him. When Akitaru spoke up and questions his brigades plans with dealing with the Infernals, Flail justified their rationality before departing the scene. However, he was secretly upset that Akitaru and Takehisa interfered with the White Hoods true objectives with the Preacher.[2]


Vulcan's Workshop arc

Flail facing Arthur.

After Giovanni returned from meeting with Vulcan, he tasked Flail and Mirage with killing everyone in Vulcan's Workshop, and to make it appear to be an Infernal incident. After changing out of their bunker gear and into their White Hood attires, Flail and Mirage arrive at the workshop alongside a small army of clones that Mirage created with his Ignition Ability. Arthur Boyle exists the workshop, and attacks the pair with a slash of his ignited sword, leading to Flail dodging. Questioning who the boy is, Flail uses his Ignition Ability to attack Arthur, but Arthur overpowers him with his own.

As Mirage distracts Arthur with a look-alike clone of himself, Flail attacks the distracted boy. When Giovani returns and enters the workshop, Flail and Mirage prevent Arthur from entering, but is unable to stop Shinra Kusakabe from entering. When Hibana arrives, she attacks the pair with her Ignition Ability, leading to Flail groveling on the ground. Soon after as Shō Kusakabe arrives and defeats Shinra, he orders Flail to take the teenager to the Preacher, but is immediately knocked back by an explosion coming from Vulcan's Workshop. Standing amongst the smoke, Flail ask Mirage when their targets are, to which he is told that Shō is pursing them. After the ordeal, Flail, Mirage and Giovanni leave their brigade, and go to the Netherworld.

Netherworld arc

Flail confronts Maki.

Upon the Special Fire Force Company 8 entering the Nether World in search for the White Hoods, Mirage and Jonah separate the brigade, leading to Flail and other special elite soldiers confronting Maki Oze alone. Saying he'll show her something fearsome, Flail has one of his soldiers attack Maki, but they are swiftly defeated. As the rest of the soldiers are defeated by Maki, Flail attacks her with his flail in the name of the Preacher. Attempting to crush her with his weapon, he is attacked by Maki's Iron Owls, followed by the girl attacking him herself. Immediately after, Maki attacks Flail with her Iron Owls again, leading him to comment that her attacks won't work. Enraging Maki, she attacks him with a single strike, leading to him falling to the ground in defeat.


  • Like other members of the White Hoods, Flail shares his name with his ability.


  1. Fire Force Manga: Chapter 68, Page 11
  2. Fire Force Manga: Chapter 37, Pages 2 - 6

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