I-r0k is a gunter who sometimes hangs out in the Basement. Although he has a high-level avatar, Wade dismisses him as an “obnoxious poseur” who doesn’t really know anything about Halliday. I-r0k snitches on Wade and Aech, revealing to the world that they are students on Ludus and inadvertently leading IOI to discover Wade’s true identity.
I-r0k Character Timeline in Ready Player One
The timeline below shows where the character I-r0k appears in Ready Player One. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Level One: 0003
...teasing each other and arguing about Halliday’s interests. They are interrupted by the arrival of I-r0k, a gunter who Wade believes is an “obnoxious poseur.” Although I-r0k has completed a lot... (full context)
Level One: 0012
...and Wade refuses to give any; Aech smiles in response, unsurprised. Aech warns Wade that I-r0k has been telling people that Parzival is a student on Ludus. Wade wishes Aech luck,... (full context)
Level One: 0013
...The reinvigoration of the hunt means that half of the students and teachers are absent. I-r0k posts on the gunter message boards announcing that Wade and Aech are students on Ludus.... (full context)
Level One: 0015
...Aech discusses the Sixers descending on Ludus and says that he is going to kill I-r0k. When Wade tells Aech that IOI blew up Aunt Alice’s trailer, Aech promises: “We will... (full context)