Best Sword Art Online Characters

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The Top Ten

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

Oh, so someone thinks Kirito is the worst character in the history of anime? Dude, if you don't like him, don't complain about him here! Besides, I've seen worse in other anime series as well. Cough *Makoto* cough *Ito* cough. Finally, who doesn't love Kirito? Kirito is a good guy, just like Klein said. And Klein's right! Kirito may look overpowered, but don't forget it's not like he saved everyone. There were some people who he wasn't able to save, but he wasn't going to give up, because he will never give up for their sake. So Kirito haters, go to hell!

What is it with the haters? Sword Art Online wouldn't be as successful if it wasn't for Kirito. He is truly dedicated to protecting those he loves including Asuna and is willing to fight and protect her even at the cost of his life. So whoever called Kirito the worst character in the history of anime clearly has no brain. Besides, at least Kirito doesn't roll up and whine like a baby like that annoying Shinji Ikari.

Kirito is awesome. Whoever dislikes him because he's a "Gary Stu", just look at all the other male protagonists of other anime. Kirito was a Beta-tester which is why he's good at Sword Art Online, and being good at a game does NOT make you a Gary Stu. He has a nice balance of kindness and power, and he made relatable mistakes (like when he left Klein in the first episode). So I think he's one of the best anime characters ever. - HollyNight

Look at Kirito and look at the others. He has a different attitude towards anime and he is like THE BEST. To be honest, he is a good guy and he is Strong(and don't forget, he is also very pretty).

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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.

Easily my favorite character. So much development yet people say she is bland and boring, I don't get it. She goes from hard core training let's beat SAO to understanding how to love the awful situation from Kirito. Also Kirito dies at least 3 times without her, the crazy guild member, when they fought the dungeon boss as just the 2 of them and the final boss. Without her I feel Kirito wouldn't have been able to finish the game from will power or his own strength.

She is SO pretty and I love her attitude. She might seem mean the first time you see her in an episode, but in the other episodes she's really sweet and kind. (Did I mention she was REALLY pretty? )

Sword Art Online does not suck because of the characters. It sucks because of the haters thinking the characters made it suck. By the way, I love Kirito and Asuna, along with Sinon as well. As a lover of Sword Art Online, I have to say, "Shame on the haters for bothering to put hate comments on this list for the characters! ". Anyone who just comes here to hate on the characters should go to hell! Why do the haters even come here in the first place? Screw them! Asuna was a good character in the Aincrad and Mother's Rosario arcs!

I love Asuna! She's the perfect combination of badass, loyal, kind, and developed. Asuna gets hate for things that are no fault of hers. She gets hated for being a damsel in distress, when it wasn't her fault for getting kidnapped and locked up. She actually averts the stereotypical hero's love interest by showing she can be badass on her own.

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

Best girl and has more stuff in common with Kirito than Asuna does, people literally only watched season two because of Sinon and wished she would get her own show because of how interesting she is compared to Asuna.

Sinon is not all that bad but I hate the way she tries to get in kirito and asuna's way

I like Sinon but she gets in the way of kirito and asuna but she is really cool and an awesome sniper.

Well best in depth character I would have to say plus a bad ass character besides asuna

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

For a character who only had so much screen time in one arc, Konno Yuuki surprisingly has a lot of character development and has shown a very strong relationship with Asuna Yuuki. That's what makes a character like Konno Yuuki an unforgettable character. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

She was the only character that could beat Kirito in a fair duel. It was such a sad moment when she died..

Yuki didn't fall for Kirito even when he appeared that's an achievement

Kirito likely could've beaten Yuuki in a duel if he really tried, ie. if she had been trying to kill him in the original Aincrad. But let's not forget that even with her incredible skills, she was even stronger deep down. Life itself was her battle and even though her illness took her life, she was still happy so in a way she still won that battle.

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

Klein is hilarious! Really sweet and tries to help everyone. He is also the first person Kirito meets in SAO.

Klein is one of a million. A true good hearted person and understander as he was one of the few that knew how Kirito felt even when Kirito didn't say a word, he knew just basing on the little he knew of him. He's a character that inspires you comfort and cosiness in a way and you don't want him to suffer in any way. The only bad thing about this character is that the show didn't care of him that much.

Dude, how is it possible to hate him? I love Klein! I do wish he can get more screen time though! But it's because I love Klein. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Magic that's not the samurai way

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

Best supporting character. Incredible how she overcomes her feelings to be the support that inspires Kirito and gives him strength when in trouble.

I love her, one of the most interesting characters, I hate how all the interesting ones get the least screen time, Asuna has too much screen time..

I took pity on her. Never even thought of loving MY brother. I do love him as an elder brother, but NEVER, EVER romantically, really.

I ' adore sugu, she's so caring and loving and she accepted Asuna as Kirito's (unfortunately) girlfriend. in my opinion she is the best female character. she's so funny also

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7 Heathcliff

He managed to help Kirito once (and you'll have to watch to see when it happens).

He is basically a trolls god in red armor that completely rekt Kirito. However kirito came back and killed him because video games are legit

Kayaba Akihiko is great. The power to kill someone's real self through a VRMMO was pretty sinister, but if it weren't for his work, then Kirito and Asuna wouldn't have fallen in love, VRMMOs wouldn't have made it big, and Yuuki wouldn't have spent the last few years of her illness in pain. Also, he basically lived on as an AI because he uploaded his own consciousness. That's pretty cool. - Prospekt

Kayaba Akihiko is easily one of the best characters. To him, SAO wasn’t a death game to a life no different from reality but more magical. He stayed everyone after the game ended and saved them in game as Heathcliff. He could have just had everyone die after the game was cleared. Also he made the medicuboid.

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8 Yui Yui

Yui is so cute! When she disappeared I was so sad I started to cry just a bit though but still! And she made the series so better and she even saved Kirito and Asuna even though she would be deleted! Yui sacrificed her life, so I BETTER NOT SEE ANYMORE HATE ON YUI!

Okay, what's with the hate on Yui? She saved Kirito and Asuna one time even though she knew she would be deleted! What's to hate about that?

Even though she was just a program, Yui became real in them. A really heartwarming character.

No! just because her voice was weird means NOTHING

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

He helped out Kirito more than once

The only black character on the show. And who doesn't love Agil? Everyone loves Klein and Agil. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The best developed and only sane character

Only black dude

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10 Kirito (SAO Abridged) Kirito (SAO Abridged) Kazuto Kirigaya is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

He was a lot better than the original Kirito. He developed well, subtly but well. He was (somehow) relatable and hilarious, all tying into being a very satisfying character in general.

I can't believe this guy is on here. But let's be real, this one is better than the original. (Fight me, yeah come at me bro).

He has a tongue just as sharp as his sword, you could say. (And yes, I know he's not a canon character)

Lol, he is the best.

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The Contenders

11 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.

Why are Leafa and Suguha separate? Their the same person! - Coreylordo

I feel Leafa is kind of underrated. Although I think I can see why...

Why why she is so down I just love her so much I don't know why but I feel something Alec for her I don't know why but I love so much I can't even tell

Best girl deserves more love. So beautiful and a strong loyal sister.

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

SILICA IS SO CUTE! She loves animals! If I was a sao character everyone would definitely pick her for me.

Yes! I knew Silica would make the top ten she is the best character

Cutest little thing in the universe, I just wanna give her a hug. - FrozenHatingPokefan

SILICA IS the BOMB.She is a dragon trainer and fun and cute.She was "used" as a icon but she is more sass then cute.Though nice she has a heart for living things.She even saved her pet dragon! SHE REVIVED THE DEAD DRAGON.You can't get be better hearted then that

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13 Lizbeth

Well, at least she made the Dark Repulser sword for Kirito. If it wasn't for her, Kirito wouldn't have beaten The Gleam Eyes boss.

Lizbeth deserves way more attention and recognition than what she gets! She's a great character, she just needs her own story arc and more appearances in the anime/manga to get more attention. I feel like she would be a great aspect to the show, it's all Sinnon show now. Sinnon is cool, but she is a screen hog. She takes up all the screen time, and some of that screen time could be going to Lizbeth.

Her episode had dragon . What can I say.

Without Lisbeth, the game would have never been cleared. She made Asuna's rapier Lambent Light that Kirito used to defeat Heathcliff.

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

Sachi's death was, in my opinion, the saddest death in the series. Most of Kirito's development was because of Sachi and I was very sad to see her die. If Sachi stayed, we could have seen a weak, scared girl become a badass like Asuna.

She was very realistic and was a big part of Kirito's development. I personally favor her more than Asuna. - YanomiBaka

She was like Sword Art Online's very own dandere.

Kirito x Sachi is my OTP. Fight me.

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15 Recon Recon

The guy is a legend he never got the girl and had the most meaningless death in all of television

Sacrificed the most in the ALO arc, and still didn't get the girl.

16 Death Gun

Death by gun more like

Death gun sucks

boom boom

"It's showtime! " lol best catchphrase in the series for sure. Oddly it's spoken in English, even in the Japanese dub of the anime. O_o - Prospekt

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17 Eugeo

He hasn't been seen in the anime series yet, so he seems to only be seen in the light novel. At least until the new Sword Art Online III comes out this summer in 2016.

His death was sadder than both Sachi and Yuuki combined. RIP Eugeo

Soon, when Sao III comes out, Eugeo will start overtaking this area.

Why do all the awesome characters have to die?

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18 Alice

Alice is simply amazing if you ever read the LN. Is really strong, takes really good care of Kirito when he <spoiler>, and actually has her viewpoint unlike most other chars

Alice would be the third or fourth best character after Kirito and Asuna,her character development was impressive and she was a strong willed character.Let's admit it, someone who can pose a threat to Kirito x Asuna is not ordinary.

For Alice Schuberg(not Alice Synthesis Thirty)
"She amazing learning a lots of <<commands>> in one month"
for Alice Synthesis Thrirty
"She <<can adapt>> with other bodies(first Alice(above), second RW robot(due web novel))"

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20 Griselda

She's just a minor character. Though she kind of cemented the relationship of Kirito and Asuna together. I liked episode 10.

No one even has a reason for Griselda to be in the top 15 so...
If anyone can tell me a reason for her to be above silica, than be my guest.

She died

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