FNKI[1] (pronounced "Funky") is a team of students at Atlas Academy; it is known to contain Flynt Coal and Neon Katt.

The team is seen in the 40th Vytal Festival Tournament, fighting against Yang Xiao Long and Weiss Schnee of Team RWBY in the doubles round. They were defeated by Team RWBY 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".


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


  • "Funky" may evoke multiple colors associated with disco music.
  • Both of the known members of Team FNKI seem to be inspired by internet memes, suggesting an inspirational basis for the remainder of the team.
    • 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.

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