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Janner Igiby (born Janner Wingfeather) is the 12-year old firstborn son of Esben Wingfeather and Nia (Igiby) Helmer. As the oldest child, he is expected by his parents to protect his two younger siblings, Kalmar Igiby, nicknamed Tink, and Leeli Igiby. Because he is the oldest child in the Annerian royal family, he is the Throne Warden of Anniera, whose duty is to protect his younger brother the king.
Janner is a brave and well-read boy who tries his best to watch out for his siblings throughout the Wingfeather Saga.
Janner was born in the Castle Rysen on the Shining Isle of Anneira. When he was just three years old, Gnag the Nameless and his army invaded Anneira, and he was forced to flee to Skree with his two siblings, his mother Nia and his grandfather Podo Helmer. The family then lived in hiding from Gnag in Glipwood Township.
Nine years later, Janner and his family were discovered by Commander Gnorm, the local leader of the Fangs. The Igibys were captured by the Fangs, but before they could be put in the Black Carriage, Peet the Sock Man aided in their escape.
Janner followed his family to the cellar of Anklejelly Manor, where Podo Helmer and Artham Wingfeather made a stand against the Fangs. Afterward, Janner and his family retreated to the temporary safety of Peet’s treehouse.
When the Fangs advanced again, however, they moved on to Dugtown. While in Dugtown, Janner was separated from his family. He was captured and taken to work at the dreaded Fork Factory. There he met Sara Cobbler, who helped him escape. He then made his way to Kimera with the Strander Maralay. There he met up with Nia, Leeli, and Podo.
From the Green Hollows, Janner and his brother Kalmar infiltrated Gnag the Nameless's castle and attempted to stop him. However, their mission failed and they were captured by Gnag, who took them and their sister Leeli to Castle Rysen. There Gnag used Janner and his siblings' powers to open the Fane of Fire, from which Gnag retrieved a large portion of Holoré. Janner and his siblings returned with Gnag to Ban Rona, where, with the help of the sea dragons, they defeated Gnag.
After Gnag the Nameless was defeated, Janner sacrificed himself to un-Fang Kalmar and the rest of the Annierans. However, Artham set out with the Wingfeathers to find the First Well to discover if its water could heal Janner.