Top Ten Strongest Sword Art Online Characters

Comparing the strongest in their best conditions season 1-2

The Top Ten

1 Kirito (Kirigaya Kazuto)

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.

Kirito was holding back in a lot of his battles... when he wants to get serious he literally breaks the game and goes to huge speeds even when his level normally wouldn't let him be faster than a BOSS THAT WAS A HIGHER LEVEL THAN HIM! Also he didn't use 2 swords against yuki... I mean come on it's obvious he could beat her if he wanted to he did feats that she called impossible with absolute EASE!

He is stronger than Yuuki, just admit it. Even if Yuki was in SAO Kirito still would have received the Duel-Wielding Skill. The reason is is because Yuki would have lost the duel if Kirito was going all out and if there was no timer.

He beat both SAO and ALO

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2 Yukki (Zekken)

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?

She actually won Kirito 2 times. 2nd time he lose because timeup, BUT it was a loose anyway

First time Kirito didn't lose, they decided to end the fight since Kirito found out her secret. Second time he only used one sword. - Goku02


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3 Heathcliff (Kayaba Akihiko)

Duh this guy CREATED SAO. He's literally omnipotent there. - Goku02

He is the strongest because of his tankage and the fact that kirito game back from the dead to kill him lol

I don't think he should count cause I mean he is the creator

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 - Yunes

4 Asuna Asuna

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

Kirito = Damn his power
Asuna = Damn her power
they're baby =... SUPER STRENGTH

5 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.

6 General Eugene General Eugene

*Strongest ALO player before kirito arrival - Yunes

7 Sinon 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. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

8 Fairy King Oberon (Sugou Nobuyuki)
9 Klein Klein Ryoutarou Tsuboi is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.


He's quite underrated in seaosn 2 he eips thorugh tons of enemy guild members

10 Alice

She deserves a higher spot. If people had read the light novel, she would be much higher on the list. - Goku02

Alice should be higher like 3 or 4

The Contenders

11 Agil Agil Andrew Gilbert Mills is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.
12 Leafa (Kirigaya Suguha) Leafa (Kirigaya Suguha) 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.
13 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. - Goku02

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

Lol next joke

16 Yui Yui

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

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

17 Liz
18 Poh
19 Yuna

SPOILER : She's the number one player in Ordinal Scale and is designed to be immortal there. So she deserves higher - Goku02

20 Sakuya Sakuya
21 Kuradeel Kuradeel
22 Fairy King Truesdale

This guy made

23 Alicia Rue Alicia Rue
24 Lizbeth
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