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Ignacio "Iggy" Reál is the son of Reina Real and brother of Gabi Real.


Being born with a weak immune system, Iggy spent the first month of his life in the intensive care unit.

Sal & Gabi Duology

Sal & Gabi Break the Universe

His family is celebrating one month of him being alive. His elder sister takes Sal Vidón to see him. When Sal sticks his hand in a sterile glove, he grabs his pinky.

Gabi Reál, his sister

The next day his condition gets worse but stabilizes the following day. His sister and Sal see him hooked up to multiple machines and are upset at him having to go through this at such a young age.

On Saturday his condition is stable. However, on Sunday night his immune system shuts down and he is going to die soon. His family says their goodbyes and he is unhooked from his equipment and wrapped in a blanket. When his mother leaves to let his sister say goodbye to him she gives him a kiss. When it is just him, Gabi, and Sal, his sister begs Sal to switch him out with a healthier version of himself. Sal is against this as if he does then that Iggy would be a stranger to her and that the dying baby in her arms is one of a kind. Gabi relents and Sal agrees to search the multiverse for a cure. They find another universe where Floramaria Vidón is hosting a prayer session to cure an alternate version of himself who is dying of neonatal meningitis that was caused by a staph infection. When they learn this about the two Iggys, they concentrate to exchange certain parts of them to help them heal which is a success.

A few days later his sister finds a cat that she names Meow-dad that is using him as a portal to the other Reál family. Gabi takes him to the Coral Castle and they get no Calamitrons.

Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe

After the Rememberation Machine is activated, Bonita takes him and Gabi to the Vidóns. Gabi has Bonita pretend to run into him and, realizing Gabi is trying to film his reaction and the act and that Bonita would not hurt him or the Reál children, he stands his ground and Bonita does not hit him. They say good morning to each other as Gabi is explains the device he is in, hoping to make money off of it but she says all funds from it will go to a college fund for Iggy. Soon Sal's parents come out and greet the Reáls. He is held by Lucy and Gustavo, falling asleep in the latter's arms, but cries when they go inside. He soon stops and the others wondering what to do next, Sal suggests they wait until it happens again, which it does. Iggy stops when he exits the house and Bonita takes him to the hospital after giving her detailed notes. He is released later with the doctors finding nothing wrong with him, as well as no evidence of his immunodeficiency disorder.

The following day, his sister's friends come over to his house to work on the play for their school's parents-teacher conference. He is passed around between them. After Yasmany learns the Reáls are going to adopt him, he is held by Sal as everyone goes in for a group hug.

During parent-teacher conference, he and his family are dressed as Lewis Carroll and Sal changes him when he has an accident. After Sal finishes he barfs up rogue Gabi. He safeguards him as she taunts Sal, when Sal pretends to use Iggy as a communication device, he barfs out Meow-dad.


Iggy is shown to be quite small for a baby with visible veils. Within a few weeks of his recovery, he resembles a normal healthy baby.


  • Interdimensional Doorway: After Sal saves his life, Iggy's body acts as a gateway to an alternate universe, with an alternate version of himself receiving having the same ability.


  • In an alternate universe, Grizzly Dad’ums is shown during a prayer session begging Floramaria to save Iggy, who he refers to as his son. Whether the two are biological father and son or he is just saying this as a member of the dads is currently unclear.
Sal & Gabi Duology
Books: Sal & Gabi Break the Universe | Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe
Main Characters: Sal Vidón | Gabi Real | Yasmany Robles | Gladis Machado | Floramaria Vidón | Entropy-sweeper | FixGabi
Secondary Characters: Gustavo Vidón | Lucy Vidón | Dulce Sotolongo | Ignacio Real | Gloria Torres | Vorágine
Minor Characters: Reina Real | Gabi’s Fathers | Mr. Milagros | Dr. Doctorpants | Coach Lynott | Daniel Miranda Rivero | Juan Carlos Chaviano | Octavio Murillo | Mrs. Waked | Aventura Rios | Mr. Zacto | Adam Hoag | Mr. Cosquillas | Ydania
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