Top Ten Strongest Sword Art Online Characters

Comparing the strongest in their best conditions season 1-2

The Top Ten

1 Kirito (Kirigaya Kazuto)

I really think kirito is the strongest and best I mean he can protect others and homeostasis the main character so anyone who consent believe is a DOPE, okay?

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.

Could of won against heath cliff if system hadn't saved him and if he was fighting for his life he could defeat yuki easy

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!

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2 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 ...more

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

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3 Yukki (Zekken)

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.

Stronger than Asuna but not Kirito

Even Kirito said in S2, if Zekken play SAO, she will be the one who has the dual-wielder skill not him.

She beat kirito in a fight.

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4 Asuna 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.

She should be together with Kirito and why is her blue

I love Asuna she's badass

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.

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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 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 hate oberon I mean first he's keeping asuna alive because he loves and she is keeping her in all so that she can't object to her wedding and he almost rapes her back but thank god for akohyko kiyaba because if he had not given his admin profile kirito(kazuto kirigaya) never would have taken his power away put the pain absorber to zero and killed Oberon(in game)

7 Yui Yui


I agree she is BADASS and I mean she can see any attack coming so if kirtito and asuna didn't have her they would probably die multiple times and so she doesn't need to die she's so cute and did y'all know if Sao was this time period he would be ten and asuna would be eleven asuna was born 2007 kirtito was not 2008 so yea and if you don't believe me then look up their birthdays because I swear it's true!


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

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

Sniping skills are through the roof

Best sniper in ggo because she killed a minygun guy when falling from a building how is that not op

Sinon is the best!

She is cool

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

8x combo sword...

*Strongest ALO player before kirito arrival - Yunes

The Contenders

11 Klein 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.


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

12 Leafa 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.

Leafa they didn't add her in Ordinal Scale since she could beat Eiji easily but since Kirito is God they chose him

13 Alice

If people learned to read, Alice would we tope 4

Way too low on this list.

She deserves to be in the top 4 but yeah Kirito is much stronger than Alice

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

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14 Eugeo

Resurrect this boy

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.

he man

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

15 Izuku Midoriya Izuku Midoriya

He should be number 1. Way stronger than kirito

Why is he here

Why is he her

He ain't SAO

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16 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

17 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

18 Liz

She should be higher

19 Meliodas Meliodas

He's better than SAO characters and stronger

He should be Number 1

Lol obv best SAO character. He'll just full counter their asses.

I good demon for sao strong as kiritio

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

This guy is my best friend when I wasn’t poisoned

He's a prick

Complete hypocrite he says he is Asuna body gruard then almost kills her

23 Yuna

I want to add her

She does deserve higher she is higher than kuradeel for sure

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

24 Alicia Rue Alicia Rue
25 Lizbeth

The embodiment of smugness and banter

26 Quinella

She is the emperor of the underworld

Literally the god in SAO III


27 Sakuya Sakuya
28 Dragon Emperor Life Destructor (Ryuga)
29 Bercouli

Really? No one added him until me?

30 Llenn
31 Alice Zuberg

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

32 Fairy King Truesdale

This guy made

33 Nautilus

The wimp aka Eiji in ordinal scale. In SAO Eiji was too afraid to ever fight or even leave the safe zone. He was part of the Knights of the Blood Oath

34 Raku Ichijou

He handled many girls~♡

*Just kidding* NEXT!

35 Kirigaya Midori

Kirito's Adoptive mom and Aunt

Said she was into mmo when she was young

Not as addicted as Kirito

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1. Kirito (Kirigaya Kazuto)
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3. Fairy King Oberon (Sugou Nobuyuki)
1. Heathcliff (Kayaba Akihiko)
2. Kirito (Kirigaya Kazuto)
3. Yukki (Zekken)
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