|Previous Affiliation||Harold West Company|
|Occupation||Servant and bodyguard of Prince Soma|
|Manga Debut||Volume 3, Chapter 14|
|Anime Debut||Episode 13|
|Japanese Voice||Hiroki Yasumoto|
|English Voice||Patrick Seitz|
Agni is a tall Indian man with dark, olive skin, slate-gray eyes, and short white hair that has two braids which are adorned with beads. His head wrapped in a plain turban, and he dresses in a green sherwani with a yellow and white sash-over churidars. For accessories, he wears silver hoop earrings and a decorative bindi. He keeps his right hand and forearm wrapped in bandages, which he only unwraps when calling on the power of his faith in his goddess Kali to accomplish difficult tasks.
Agni is a kind, caring, and capable individual who fulfills to his greatest to make others feel welcomed, useful, and needed, when the time is given to him; he demonstrates this trait when he identifies the Phantomhive servants' strengths and assigns them compatible tasks, while Sebastian Michaelis would instead dismiss them as delinquents. Agni is exceptionally humble, and he frequently dismisses praise as if he is unworthy of it.
Additionally, Agni admires and adores Soma, who he believes is a god, and will do anything to make him happy. Even when appearing to betray Soma, he did so only to protect and aid Soma, and is deeply grieved by his own actions. He does his best to remedy any wrong he commits, even at the insistence of others that he forget it.
In the past, when his name was Arshad, Agni and his family were part of a high caste of Brahmins, whom of which were reportedly able to serve God. However, as a child, he witnessed his father indulge in luxury and material items, which triggered Agni to lose his faith in God. Alike his father, he yielded to his desires, and took advantage of his prestigious social class to commit sins on a daily basis. After hurting a lot of people, he was eventually called to pay for his crimes by the means of execution.
During his execution, he, who had lost all lingering affection for the world as well as his faith for God, was prepared to die. However, Prince Soma then arrived, having heard of that Agni was very strong, and nominated him as his sparring partner. His attendants told Soma that his proposal is not allowed, as Agni had already been scheduled to be executed. In response, Soma cut the hair of Agni's head, and said that he is to be reborn with a new name and a new life. Agni accepted this offer because he felt that God existed in Soma.
Curry Contest ArcEdit
Agni and Soma first encounter Sebastian, Ciel Phantomhive, Sebastian Michaelis, and Lau in the East End, when a group of Indians attacked the latter group. Soma, initially, sides with the Indians, and orders Agni to attack Sebastian. Agni complies, but Sebastian manages to avoid his blows, although he comments that Agni moves very quickly. An Indian man enters the battle, trying to attack Sebastian from behind, but Agni unintentionally punches him and he apologizes. Their fight resumes, and Agni deliberately strikes Sebastian's vital points (an advanced technique named marma adi). He notes that Sebastian's arm should be paralyzed and questions how he is still able to fight.
Agni and Soma soon learn that the Indians are the ones at fault, as they have attacked the Englishmen for only destruction's sake, and by Soma's orders, Agni single-handedly defeats them. Later that evening, the two of them arrive at Ciel's London townhouse; they justify their residence by stating that they have saved them. Agni offers to prepare tea, and Ciel demands that they leave but they refuse.
The following morning, Agni cheerfully wakes up Ciel, much to the latter's annoyance. He has also taken the liberty to prepare the food, wash the clothes, and tend the garden, and Sebastian is impressed. At breakfast, Soma reveals that he and Agni are looking for a maidservant named Meena. Subsequently, they pray to the statue of the goddess Kali, and Agni explains her significance. When Soma learns that Ciel will not spend the day with him, he and Agni follow him around to each of their lessons. At the fencing lesson, Ciel and Soma confront one another, but Agni interferes, out of fear of Soma getting in danger, and inadvertently injures Ciel's arm. Because of this, he and Sebastian duel. They end up being evenly matched, and and the duel ends in a draw.
However, this event puts Sebastian behind schedule, so he goes to take over Baldroy's cooking duties. Agni offers his assistance, and he is put in charge of making the berry sauce and cottage pie. Sebastian dismisses Baldroy as a nuisance, and when Agni quickly finds a task that Baldroy can help with (i.e. chopping the onions) and respectfully regards him as the "chef supervisor." After learning of Finnian's immense strength, he puts that to use by assigning him the task to smash the potatoes with a spoon. He prevents Mey-Rin from falling and advises her to retrieve plates from high places at an unhurried pace. Sebastian is surprised that Agni was able to let them be of use, and commends his capability. Agni denies as such, and tells Sebastian of his history and his old contemptible self that had nearly gotten him executed until Soma rescued him.
That evening, Agni and Soma go out to search for Meena and return to the townhouse late at night. However, Agni leaves a second time, this time to the residence of Harold West. Soma, Ciel, Sebastian, and Lau follow him there, and they learn he is working with Harold for an important matter that involves Meena. Soma bursts in and requests information, but Agni is forced to attack him on Harold's orders. Soon after, Ciel, Sebastian, Lau, and Soma flee the place.
Agni has actually joined the curry competition to win Harold a Royal Warrant, in order for Meena to be returned to Soma. In the competitor's room, he is astonished when he learns Sebastian has also entered the contest. Agni says that he has a reason for which he cannot lose, and Sebastian counters that he has one as well.
During the competition, with his "Right Hand of God," Agni impresses the crowd as he prepares the curry. On the other hand, the spectators are disgusted when Sebastian adds chocolate into his curry. Agni, however, remarks that they are wrong and that chocolate is a perfectly viable ingredient that is able to draw out the fragrance and the bitterness while leaving a smooth consistency. He notes that he has always known Sebastian was not an ordinary person, but he is determined to win, and he includes a blue lobster in his curry.
While the judges announce their curries as equal in quality, and thus a tie, Queen Victoria declares Sebastian the winner. Nevertheless, she later consoles Agni, saying that he did not lose and that she enjoyed his dish as well. After the competition, Soma finds Meena, who in turn is hostile to him—Agni has learned of Meena's true nature beforehand and wished to hide it from Soma; to protect him, he performed under Harold's orders. Soma, however, apologizes to Meena, then approaches Agni and asks if they can stay together. Afterward, Agni thanks Sebastian and says they are good friends, much to Sebastian's surprise.
The next day, Agni readily helps out at the townhouse, and when he learns that the dinner guests are the investigators on the Anglo-Indian case from Scotland Yard, he tries to confess that he was the perpetrator behind the Anglo-Indian attacks; this causes Sebastian to behave oddly as he works to prevent Agni from doing so. After dinner, Ciel reprimands him for almost getting him in trouble, and Soma forbids him from confessing. Soma decides he would like to stay with Ciel so he can become a good man, and Agni and Soma are given the duty of taking care of Ciel's townhouse.
Noah's Ark Circus ArcEdit
Ciel and Sebastian briefly stay at the London manor with Agni and Soma, while they begin the initial stages of their investigation. They leave for two days, while they infiltrate the circus, and when Ciel comes back sick, Soma and Agni prevent Ciel and Sebastian from leaving. Agni is able to convince Sebastian that going against orders, when it is a matter of protecting your master's health is part of a butler's duty. Sebastian and Agni allow themselves to be ordered by Soma while they take care of nursing Ciel back to health.
While Ciel rests, Agni carries an exhausted Soma out into the hall and talks with Sebastian. He apologizes for yelling at Sebastian and calls him a better butler than himself. Soma then tries to get Agni to lip sync with him while he calls Sebastian mean, and tells him he should fawn over Ciel, because Ciel does not have any parents available to fawn over him. He then flees from Sebastian, and Agni calls him kind.
That night, Ciel smiles and thanks Soma and Agni for taking care of him, which allows Sebastian and Ciel to escape from the townhouse to continue their investigation.
Later, when Ciel and Sebastian return to the Phantomhive's main manor without telling Soma and Agni, they follow them to the manor. There, they meet Elizabeth Midford, with Soma revealing to her that Ciel had recently been ill, prompting her to question why Ciel never tells her anything.
Phantomhive Manor Murder Case ArcEdit
Soma and Agni are still at the manor, and when Ciel asks how long they intend to stay there for, Soma replies that he intends to stay through the holidays. Soma then decides that he wants to play chess, but Ciel tells him that he is too busy and that Soma should practice more, which Soma and Agni leave to do.
We briefly see Soma and Agni at Ciel's London manor. Soma is worried about Ciel, but Agni reassures him that he is safe because he has Sebastian with him.
Later at Sebastian's funeral, Agni is one of the men who carries Sebastian's coffin. After he is buried, Agni is seen crying with the other servants. Sebastian then rings the bell to show he is still alive and Agni grabs a shovel and helps uncover him. He then thanks God for this miracle and says he is grateful.
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- "Everybody is born with different abilities and purposes in life with our calling and life being guided by god. Us humans just have to abide by god's will, naturally and slowly, in order to complete what we have to do."
- "Even if it costs my life, I will do anything to protect the prince who gave me a new lease on life. I hope to fulfill his wishes in any way I can!"
- "The evening sun as seen from the banks of Ganges, the evening sun seen in England. It has the same beauty."
- (To Sebastian Michaelis) "As a fellow butler... no, as your friend, I'll say this: your master's body is your first priority. Even though it goes against orders, don't you think considering Master Ciel's condition, you should have stopped him? It's for my master to be bright and healthy that I would risk my life. Isn't that what you would call a butler's aesthetics?!"
- His name, Agni, means a Hindu deity: he is the god of fire, who accepts sacrifices.
- His birth name is actually Arshad; the name Agni was given to him by Soma, and it symbolic of his new life. 
- When greatly distressed, Agni cries tears of blood.
- In the anime, when Agni calls on this power of faith to Kali the Goddess, his right hand glows light blue.