Team FNKI[1] (pronounced "Funky") is a team of students at Atlas Academy. The team comprises Flynt Coal and Neon Katt, as well as Kobalt and Ivori.

The team is seen attending the 40th Vytal Festival Tournament, fighting against Yang Xiao Long and Weiss Schnee of Team RWBY in the doubles round. They were defeated by the two in "Never Miss a Beat".

Flynt and Neon later help fight against the Grimm invasion of Vale alongside many other student teams in "Battle of Beacon".

The whole team is seen battling Jaune Arc, Nora Valkyrie, Oscar Pine and Lie Ren in the training room of Atlas Academy in "Sparks".


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Flynt Coal is the leader of Team FNKI.
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Neon Katt is a member of Team FNKI.
Kobalt is a member of Team FNKI.
Ivori is a member of Team FNKI.


  • "Funky" may evoke multiple colors associated with disco music. However, they are the only team so far that does not imply a specific color.
  • The members of Team FNKI are inspired by various internet memes.
    • Flynt is a reference to Flynt Coal, a running joke and fictional character created by the Achievement Hunters during their Let's Play Minecraft series. His name is derived from the Achievement Hunters repeatedly getting confused between the game items "Flint" and "Coal".
    • Neon is a reference to rave parties, as well as the internet sensation, Nyan Cat.
    • Kobalt wears black and blue and Ivori is clad in white and gold, referencing an infamous dress that was in the former color scheme but was perceived by some to be colored the other way.

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