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 Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya

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

He's not in the 1st place? - edgequeen

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

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.

I can't watch Sword Art Online in the house anymore because of her. I don't want my parents to know I watch this kind of stuff. She flips this anime into a romance when all I watched this for is the action. I'm even a girl and actually honestly don't care about this stuff in this anime. She is a TOTAL damsel in distress in Alfhiem Online and it just annoys me cause she used to be so strong and independent but now she's relying on her beloved boyfriend to come save her when she can even do some sweet uppercut then call for help. Instead she just stays there waiting for her knight in shining armour. Even me and my brother talk to the T.V. about a million different ways to escape instead of causing poor Kirito to go through all of that. She just loses her independence as the series goes.

Why does everyone like her so much? She is sassy, has big boobs and its boring whenever she fights. Whenever Kirito does the fighting it's always awesome and there's always something new like the "Dual Weilding" skill. Asuna turned an epic action/adventure anime into a romance. I know some people say she's sweet and stuff but I think Kirito was more awesome as a Solo Player.

I agree that Kirito is more awesome as a Solo Player, but I love Asuna as well. I don't find her fights to be boring at all, don't you think that her lightning fast skills with her Lambent Light are badass? In my opinion she's a great character, she's very strong and determined, and she's actually useful unlike most female leads. - Goku02

Honestly I've looked at 5 lists of "best waifus of all time" and Asuna always topped the rankings which I frankly find odd. She's a lame character, dependent from Kirito and gives you the feels of being there just for the fanservice. She ruined the first half of the first season because of that fake romance which was represented in an extremely unrealistic and cheesy way. In the second half she didn't even fight anymore, but was just there in a cell waiting for her knight to come and save her.

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4 Yui Yui

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

Dumb and overatted

She's ADORABLE! - Coreylordo

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.

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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.

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

The feels... - Coreylordo

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.

She thumped a monkey

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!

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...

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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

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 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 - samanime

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

The Contenders

11 Alice

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

12 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

13 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

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

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

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