Best Sword Art Online Characters
The Top Ten
I've always liked his style of clothing and his edgy and calm personality. I'm a bit of a Kirigaya fanboy but he just looks badass. Sure he's a bit OP but he still has personality and emotions. - darthvadern
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!
He isn't a good character, he's just good. He doesn't have any character to him - styLIShT
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
Sinon may seem weak at the start but she is the only girl in the show to grow. Sinon was scared of a gun and afraid of many things. Through when Kirito helped her and spoke true words it help Sinon realise living in the past wasn't always gonna to be good and she had to take one step forward. Sinon has the most grown personality between all of the female anime girls in the show
As a person who identifies as Sinon and has changed there name to shino asada in real life she inspires me to be stronger to conquer my real life fears in video games because of tragic things that happen in my real life she still moves on despite it like I do so could you still pull the trigger though?
The only two good things to come out of SAO were Ignite and Sinon - RaidenRain
The first developed character in SAO with a backstory and one of my favourites. It's amazing how they made the real life version and video game avatar of Shino so different yet you felt they were the same. But I mean you couldn't imagine the real life Shino ragequitting at Kirito like in a video game. Great character. - darthvadern
The only thing I hate about her is her "you dummy" line in the dub
She is pretty, fierce and KICKS ASS. No other words needed. So get out haters. - NashiNextGen12
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? )
This is the best character. The most tragic and 3D-dimensional character in the series and her death is the only one that has made me cry. Despite only appearing in the Mother's Rosario arc and in six episodes, she is more developed and relatable than any other character. - darthvadern
Well written character with a good story. It's incredible how this girl had more charisma, personality and development than the main character.
Yuuki is at least number 3 if not higher, I mean look at that face
It's not true that she was weaker than Kirito. He was apparently fighting at his hardest in the middle of the battle, but lost anyway.
She took the Stu out of Kirito. He was a large Gary Stu, and I will admit that. She's awesome. As a person hoping to be an official author soon, I can tell you that making a good character is very difficult. But she was the perfect combination of all of the spices, a firework that died away at the end. It was the grand finale. She was just the embodiment of a good TEMPORARY character. If she had stayed it would have been a bit boring after a while.
But while she was there, the death still left me shocked. THAT'S a good character. Kirito's "death" left me bored and emotionless, and he sprung back up anyway. It's not that I HATE him, but he was just a bit of a bland Stu in my opinion.
Yuuki, though, was just a perfect combination in the recipe of a character. It was a beautiful part of it. She was important in the series' development.
He isn't a focused character but he does help Kirito move forward.
Klein and Agil are like the least relevant main characters in Aincrad but at the same time they are the most funny and reallistic ones of the bunch. It's disappointing how the show was teasing us thinking Klein would be the "best friend" of Kirito but then rarely appeared but hey he's good. - darthvadern
Scientific Evidence why Klein is the best character:
1) a good player, while not OP.
2) Not gravely in love with Kirito
3) A genuinely nice guy
4) not a total creep (most of the time)
5) has a semi-unique Sword skill (katanas).
He, alongside Agil, are the only characters in the entire show that behave like a human would. You know, instead of a Harem Girl #69 or Count Edgelord Deathdark. Using this setting, with Klein as the main character, and the absolute removal of Kirito, it could have been a significantly more interesting show.
His skill would bring him to the front line in SAO, yet he's not particularly brave, and so the grim nature of the game would have been far more relevant with his likely constant fear of death. It also wouldn't have been a terrible harem anime with him in charge, either.
Decently written character and relatable for people with incest problems. Although the name is too close to Kirito's arch-nemesis Sugou. Just why? - darthvadern
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.
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
The man's a badass KAYABA AKIHIKO for the win!
Although she should've just died in Ep. 12 of Aincrad and not getting revided, that doesn't mean I depise the character though because ironically she was one of the best things of Aincrad. But after the arc she was just fan-service and served no purpose. That being said her "death" was likely the second-most sad of the series. - darthvadern
Sure, her "Mommy" gig can be a little annoying, but everything else about her is just beautiful. She is willing to do anything for Kirito and Asuna. Although she's just an AI character, she's the smartest and most helpful AI I've ever seen in a game. - Solacress
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?
She was a pretty good character. Although the character to start the harem, she's pretty hilarious at times. - darthvadern
If you ever are down and need someone to motivate you, or if you're daydreaming too much, Llisbeth is the perfect character for you. Most underrated in the series, also she's a no-nonsense character too. - notbirdlandstew
Lizbeth is such a great character who was not nearly used enough
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.
The only black character on the show. And who doesn't love Agil? Everyone loves Klein and Agil. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
He helped out Kirito more than once
The best developed and only sane character
He's just so funny and helps out kirito a lot
Alice is just super gorgeous. She and Eugeo need to be together! - LuluKurosaki
If she were not such a new character she'd be top 5 easily. Maybe only behind Kirito and Asuna. - notbirdlandstew
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
I think she is wonderful! - NashiNextGen12
This is my Waifu she should be on top she is to cute to be on 11th place she should at least be over Sinon and just look at her alo skin CHANGE THIS! - HyperJ
I'm a Silica and Pina lover! I think she is the best. Me and Silica have a connection a bond! She is amazing at singing even better than me. Silica is THE strongest player. Anyone who does not love her is not living!
I'm surprised there are no hate comments here, for some despicable people think she's annoying. I'm glad to see people giving her some love. - Solacress
SILICA IS SO CUTE! She loves animals! If I was a sao character everyone would definitely pick her for me.
Honestly, throughout all of Alicization I was crying because of him and Alice. I never thought I'd like Eugeo at first until I watched the anime and fell in love with him instantly - LuluKurosaki
The most relateable character with actual development. Not to mention how much of a smol bean he is!
His death was sadder than both Sachi and Yuuki combined. RIP Eugeo
HOW IS HE SO LOW ON THE LIST! He sacrificed his life to save Kirito! His character development was the best that I've seen so far in this series. Come one guys, give Eugeo some appreciation. On another note, he's also super hot!
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.
Now she's incredibly overrated and her death was way overhyped but she was a good character. Some people are incredibly afraid of dying and she's good for relating. The sad thing is that she in the end passed away, even when Kirito promised she would live. This makes her death sad but more shocking in my opinion. - darthvadern
Sachi may only be in the show for a few episodes but she has a massive impact on Kirito and helps him grow the most.
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
Death by gun more like
Death gun sucks
"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
He was a pretty cool guy. I hate how he basically was absent after Fairy Dance because he was the best thing about it honestly. - darthvadern
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.
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.
It’s so cute
So uh she's a minor character in Lost Song, but she's considered... right? I personally like her. She's really cute in that Pooka avatar...
Best char ever
Oh, Sugou is so awesome! He's such a great character that deserves to be first in this list! *sarcasm* - Goku02
Wow Sugou is on this list. What sad pervert actually liked him enough to put him on this list. I laughed when Kirito was finished with him.
The donald trump of anime
Can this guy just commit Seppuku already? - Hoxton
Was it really necessary to spoil it for people who haven't watched the Phantom Bullet arc yet?
Don't spoil it but sterben is a pretty hated character in sao.
Spoiler alert: sterben is death gun
This is one of the few decent villians in Sword Art Online at all. In a nutshell he was basically Sugou done right and with an actual personality. He's INCREDIBLY creepy and unsettling, but seems to be like a nice gentleman to Shino who just wants to reveal his feelings for her, but then Episode 24 comes and proof comes that even the most civilized-looking people, can be legit psychopaths. he's revealed to be one of the Death Gun members. Unlike Sugo though, he has personality and his slight backstory is relatable and you feel bad for him, at the same time you fear him. - darthvadern
He's an awful ugly character. He molested Sinon! Sick ugly pervert.
He's not as bad as sugou witch made 50% of the sao haters hate sword art online - ikerevievs
Correction. He ALMOST molested Sinon. Then she hit him with a radio.
THEN Kirito made a joke with her and she nearly hit HIM with a radio because after getting over the gun PTSD, now she had that lovely image.