Most Overrated Sword Art Online Characters


The Top Ten

1 Shino Asada

"Sinon, the attractive sniper girl." I'm not saying she's a terrible character, but a lot of people only like her because she has a gun and because she looks "attractive" to them. Yes, she had a bad past, but that doesn't make her the best character in the series. - zerolamasta

Have to agree. Her character development is overrated, and people like her mostly because she uses a gun and looks badass. - Goku02

Yep, she is overrated.

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

How do I say this... She could be more but she's not. She simply isn't. The author killed it. Also, her relationship with Kirito? Yeah, about that, that's co-dependence. And even worse; she's way more co-dependant on him than him on her. And that's annoying because Asuna literally only lives and breathes for Kirito. And she doesn't even successfully do so because damn is she useless. She doesn't achieve anything in life, especially not without Kirito's help, and it's just sad.

Asuna is not alone in this because pretty much every other character outside of Kirito is useless. But it needs to be said: She is useless. I don't care that she's supposed to be Kirito's equal. What does it even matter if the story delegates her to background prop and damsel in distress. - Dollmaker

I HATE HER. She lets heee love for Kirito go way to over the top. She used to be Thai strong and powerful person, and then when Kirito and her got up, she got so weak and helpless and overrated because everyone just likes her for her looks and I'm completely sick of it! SAO would be such an upgrade if they just pulled her out, and put Sinon and Kirito into a package

She's too much of a Mary Sue, perfect girl-type, I mean seriously give her weaknesses... I don't really hate her but in some ways I feel that she is rushed and then the author is inexperienced so a lot more reason for her to have a PLOT ARMOR like hell. And considering their situation in SAO 1. What she felt for Kirito might not even be love but need... she might've needed him to stay sane not because she loved him... She isn't a bad character, I just don't like her.

3 Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya

Hey, Kirito shouldn't be on this list! He's so poorly-written that he doesn't even qualify as a character!

How the hell can people call him the best anime swordsman, when compared to Zoro, Kenshin, Ichigo, etc. And he doesn't deserve the title Black Swordsman. That title has and always will be awarded to Guts.

I gotta agree despite Kirito being my favorite anime character. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

100% agreed! He is my favourite in this series, but people overrate him a lot. - Goku02

4 Yui Yui

So about that: She could have been good but ended up being really boring. And then the author was so disappointed with the result he pulled Alicization lmao. But no, really, what was that? He already had an A.I. but then completely ignored her existence to write another story about A.I.'s.

Pointless character and perfectly wasted opportunity. She's an AI and she gets only used for moe! - Dollmaker

People only like her because she's cute. That's just to make up for the horrible script. Basically, she starts off as a helpless little girl but suddenly has a power to just... DELETE monsters? If you ask me, she kinda ruined the whole series.

So true! Yui is a pretty boring and dull character to me. People can't say she's a good character just because she looks 'cute'. - Goku02

5 Rika "Lisbeth" Shinozaki

Yeah, I'm tired of people saying Lisbeth is better than Asuna! Lisbeth couldn't even fight a dragon with Kirito together! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

What? Lisbeth is not overrated! She is overshadowed a lot. - Goku02

Everyone says she's the best character of all, but she really isn't. - zerolamasta

It's the opposite actually. She's the least popular of the girls. - Goku02

How in the world is Lisbeth "overrated"? No one even talks about her because the poor girl is overshadowed by Sinon, Leafa and Asuna who get more screentime. If anything she should be classified as underrated because she tends to go unnoticed, she has a small following in the sao fanbase. No reason she should be number 1 on this list and I bet shes only up here because of biased haters with no real substance of reasoning other than "I don't like her" lol. Lame.

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

What was even the point of her character? Her story is completely disconnected from the main plot. She only serves to give Asuna some screen time (not character development because Asuna's character is a mess). And Asuna becomes completely irrelevant to the story from this point onward so really there is no point to any of it. - Dollmaker

As much as I hate to admit it, it's true. Yuuki Konno is overrated. But it's hard not to love her in all that short time she has spent in her arc. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

She didn't really last long in the series. The fact that she died was sad, but that doesn't make her the best. - zerolamasta

Yuuki IS overrated. Especially her powers and skills. - Goku02

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

She did absolutely nothing useful. Her entire existence revolves around tentacles and flat chest jokes.

The fact that this worthless brat had her own dedicated episode, side-stories, spin-offs, and videogame routes while other important characters(Argo, Sachi, Klein) barely get focus is and shall always remain a crippling black mark in this series...

COMPLETELY USELESS AND DISGUSTING! She's only there for tentacles and flat chest jokes and claim anime fans are all closet pedos! Get rid of her and the series would be a whole lot better!

She thumped a monkey

8 Suguha "Leafa" Kirigaya

I do agree. Her avatar is a guilty pleasure. And especially in the home console games, if you know what I mean. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I honestly like her better than Asuna. - Coreylordo

People only like her because of her in-game appearance. - zerolamasta

She is not really overrated! She is hated a lot. I honestly don't get it, she's my 3rd favourite in the series, maybe even 2nd favourite. - Goku02

9 Eugeo

There is literally no reason why Eugeo should be on this list; if you are assuming things and actually HAVE NOT read the novels, then you have no right to complain.

Even so, Eugeo has probably the best character development in the whole series.
I see no reason for him to be here, and I see no explanations as to why.

I have nothing against Eugeo, but I'm pretty sure he will overtake the newer season. He might end up being the next Sinon. - zerolamasta

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

She's already on top of the list!

Sinon is just there for fan service of another kind. Plus, she's a murderer. Did people forget that?

The Contenders

11 Kirito Kirito Kazuto Kirigaya is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

Everyone calls him the best anime swordsmen

Dude, you do realize he was already on the list, so why feel the need to add him here again? He's already in the top 3, so why have him on here twice? It doesn't make sense. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

12 Sugou Nobuyuki Sugou Nobuyuki Sugou Nobuyuki is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara. He is the main antagonist of the Fairy Dance arc.

I put this guy on here not because I think he's overrated but because really nobody should actually like him in the first place

13 Alice

Again, she's a good character, but she might end up being overrated as well in the anime. - zerolamasta

14 Clime

WHO does not like clime
Sure he is not really good at fighting but he looks so sympathic
And he was kiritos first friend

15 Tiese
16 Ronye
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2. Shino Asada
3. Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya
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2. Rika "Lisbeth" Shinozaki
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