Top 10 Strongest Sword Art Online Characters

The Top Ten
1 Kirito (Kirigaya Kazuto) Kazuto Kirigaya is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

Kirito is the strongest. Even better than Yuuki. Why did I say so? It was explained that the medicuboid enhances your diving experience in order to help the user (medical patient) ease their pain; which explains Yuuki's faster reaction time. Also, her 3-year full dive experience isn't even purely of swordsmanship (compared to Kirito's 2 year and a half of pure swordsmanship). It was mentioned that in her 3-years of diving, she also went onto different games (like the insect bite etc). If we sum it up, it still all goes down to Kirito's sword experience in SAO. I could also say that speed isn't everything in a fight, I am aware that Yuuki is faster than Kirito but the skill and experience with wielding the weapon is far different. When you fight with your sword and with your life on the line... you gain wisdom in fighting. That is what Yuuki lacks, that is why I highly believe Kirito is still the strongest warrior out there.

He is the strongest character. Indeed, Heathcliff's health bar never dipped into yellow but that is only because the system protects him. Heathcliff created the game, he knows all of the bosses and all of their moves as well the sword skills and items. When Kirito fought him, he admitted to having to use the system to beat kirito. Heathcliff most likely gave himself his gear using the system as well as his special sword skill, whereas Kirito had to work for his special sword skill as well as his normal skills and gear. Heathcliff had the advantage because of the system and his knowledge of the game.
Regarding Yuuki, Kirito did say that she was faster and stronger than him, but was she really? Kirito has never glorified himself and given himself credit for his strength, he usually avoids talking about his skill. So, it would make sense if Kirito was just giving her more credit than he deserves so some of the glory would get off of his back. Another thing, it was also revealed by ...more

Kirito is the strongest charakter, without a doubt! He has the ability to win fights where everyone else would give up and that's his most powerful skil.
Some say Yuuki is stronger than him, I think in their last fight he let her win to give her a nice last memory. If they would fight all out and he uses two swords (not duel wielding) he would definitely win. I mean he defeated the equivalent of god twice in SAO and ALO, he cheated death against Heathcliff just with his will and if he fights for Asuna and his friends there is nothing and no one who can defeat him!

Let's be honest, he beat Heathcliff the first time, Heathcliff himself said he had to engage some support mode to beat Kirito. Kirito had him beat. Second, in his fight with Sinon he said he doesn't like beating girls and asked if she could surrender. Now, the fight against Yuuki, he wasn't at his best, she was and plus Kirito doesn't like beating girls therefore he lost because he wasn't at his best and he was probably holding back. In the tournament he was fighting with one sword and almost beat Yuuki, without the time limit he would've beat her. If we take Kirito at his best, in the death game with his dual wield, AND if he wasn't holding back, Yuuki would lose, easily. Therefore, KIRITO IS THE STRONGEST, END OF DISCUSSION!

2 Asuna

Asuna was a well put together character and is the strongest of SAO and ALO due to her incredible sword skills, her willpower, confidence, intelligence, powerful magic, and she was an amazing mom to Yui. I honestly believe that they gave Asuna a better character and Kirito's abilities are honestly very illogical compared to Asuna.

Asuna is my favorite and one of the quickest and skilled characters in SAO. When she joins ALO her magic is unbelievable and better than leafa by far.

She's stronger than all the other harem girls with Kirito.

She was nicknamed 'Lightning Flash' in SAO season 1 right?

3 Yui

I personally liked her when she was in SAO. she had almost full control over the entire system and she was an immortal item.

Even though she accessed the cardinal system you have to admit she's pretty badass and adorable

4 Konno Yuuki Yuuki Konno is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

For the people who say that kirito let yuuki win in their 2nd duel, do you realize that even if time wasn't up, yuuki would win. Based on her fight with asuna, she was able to block asuna's quadruple pain wich is a very fast sword skill wich is faster then how kirito was going at yuuki at the end and also, in sword art online alicization rising steel, they fight again in a tournament and yuuki won even there so yuuki is clearly the strongest character in sao, besides the God mode bullcrap. Case closed

She beat both Kirito and Asuna making Kirito say himself that if they dueled for unique skills he would have definitely lost his dual wielding skill

It's sad she died in real life from a sickness. Asuna was like a sister to her before she died.

Yuuki is obviously the strongest swordsmen. She beat Asuna!

5 Heathcliff (Kayaba Akihiko)

Someone cited that Kirito would have beat Heathcliff in the duel if it hadn't been for Heathcliff activating the system. But that was a duel where the winner was the one who landed the first hit; that's all. That's not indicative of strength. Kirito simply landed first blood.

1) He made the game. Yes, that gives him an unfair advantage. He knows the systems and can predict the patterns of the sword skills. But the question is who is the strongest character, not who is the strongest while on an even playing field.

2) "No one's ever seen the Commander's HP bar dip down into the yellow zone before" (Asuna, S01E10). We've seen Kirito's go down into the Red before against dungeon bosses; The Gleam Eyes in particular.

3) Heathcliff, by his own admission, was said to be the boss on Floor 100. When his true identity was revealed, they were on floor 75 where they lost 14 people to the Skull Reaper, and Heathcliff's HP stayed green the whole time. The players had a hard ...more

He literally can be invincible and kill you right there on the spot.

He is also just OP with the Cardinal System.

Creator of sao and leader of KoB
Shown incredibles fights against kirito (winner in the second fight ignoring kirito unwanted skill activation), and great, actualy the best performance agaisnt the 75th floor

6 Yukki (Zekken)

If you all keep defending Jesus-kun (Kirito), then you are just naive, because Yuuki is stronger than Kirito, like many people said. If she was in SAO, she would've gotten the dual wielding skill, not Kirito, and he even said it himself! And in all their fights, Yuuki won both of them. In the first one, they both weren't trying, and in the second one, it isn't canon because, if you read the light novels, it says they both used their OSS and Yuuki's beat Kirito. And before you say, "Oh, but the time ran out!" No, it didn't. There was no time limit in the light novels or one to be spoken of. Even if you say, "But post-Alicization Kirito would beat Yuuki," Reki even said himself as Kirito that he would lose. The only way he would win is if he used Excalibur as one of his swords, but he would only win 2 out of ten fights. So, shut up.

Yuuki is stronger than Kirito, that is a fact. People are saying that Kirito is stronger when he fights for his life but Yuuki could be the same as well. Kirito admits that he is slower and weaker than Yuuki and that if she had been in SAO, the duel wielding skill would've gone to her instead of himself. Another thing people say is that she only won because she has an 11 hit combo, but she created that skill without the system's assistance whilst Kirito has yet to be able to create such a skill.

It's mentioned several times in the light novel that Kirito will never be at his best again, because he's no longer fighting in a game of death. He's still a strong character, but things have changed from SAO. In the Alicization arc, light novel, he comments on Asuna being the stronger of the two of them. So honestly I think Asuna should be first for the series overall, given Yuuki dies, but out of all characters, living or dead, Yuuki is the strongest.

Didn't Asuna mention (when Yuuki died) that she IS the greatest swordsman of all time? Kirito's duel wielding skills were given to him because he was the strongest in SAO, but what if Yuuki was in SAO? Would the power of duelwielding been given to her instead?

7 Rain (SAO Lost Song)
8 Alice

She deserves a higher spot. If people had read the light novel, she would be much higher on the list.

Considering she can match/overpower both Kirito and Asuna and destroy entire armies, Alice definitely should be in top 4 here

Way too low on this list.

9 Sinon Shino Asada is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

Come on, you forgot Sinon? She's got skill with that Hecate II anti-material rifle of hers.

Now and arrow king

Sinon is the best!

10 Death Gun

It's clearly him. He planned out an assassination within a game, therefore using a creator for his own deeds. Much deeper than the plot of Kayaba. Also, he bent the game's limits for his purposes, he didn't create them to fit himself.

The Contenders
11 Yuna

SPOILER : She's the number one player in Ordinal Scale and is designed to be immortal there. So she deserves higher

I want to add her

12 Eugeo

He has supreme willpower, and is kind of like a copy of Kirito with more potential. He is also emotionally stronger. Honestly, I think he's just a better written version of Kirito all in all.

He's an essential copy of Kirito with more emotions. Arguably stronger than non-SAO mode Kirito due to his emotional intensity. Kirito admits his potential is higher, but Kirito hasn't taught him everything and hasn't dual wielded in the Underworld, even when given the chance.

Resurrect this boy

Eugeo is Best Boi definitely powerful and deserves more recognition. I love him so much, he's so precious :3

13 Klein Ryoutarou Tsuboi is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

The only guild leader who survived the game with the whole Fuurinkazan members.

He's the best. If this was just the SAO survivors he would be 3rd at least.

Kline is beast

14 Leafa Leafa is the in-game avatar of Suguha Kirigaya, who is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.
15 Bercouli

Really? No one added him until me?

16 Silica Keiko Ayano is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.
17 Quinella

She has almost godlike power. If it weren't for Eugeo, Kirito and Alice wouldn't have stood a chance. But she didn't have any willpower, which is ultimately why she died.

18 Suguha

If this is in real life, Suguha is the strongest of them all. She's actually muscular and is a national quarter-finalist in kendo. Even with his incredible skills with swords in games, Kirito is no match for her in real life.

19 Agil Andrew Gilbert Mills is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.
20 Alice Zuberg

Remember how she ragdolled kirito and shrugged of eugeo's perfect weapon control like it was nothing?

She's the culmination of all VR players, meaning she has everyone's experience and emotions.

21 General Eugene
22 Liz

She should be higher

23 Sakuya
24 Poh
25 Fairy King Oberon (Sugou Nobuyuki)

He can go die in a hole, wait he's already dead.

He is so bad I hate him

I don't like him

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