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.

He isn't op. He is gifted.

Eugeo is definitely second

He is the best character

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

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

I mean jumping off a building with one leg and shooting a man in the head is one unforgettabale act which myself have never seen happen!

She is like the best sniper you've ever seen, her backstory is one of my top favorites despite how sad it is, and she is just all around a good well made character. Like what's not to love, honestly.

Needs more love, her story is terrible. Which is what makes her one of the most memorable characters in SAO. The most memorable actually

She is better than Asuna

FiGHt mE

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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.

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? )

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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.

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

I love her "leave it to me sis" line. Also, where's Eugeo? He's the most cutest mochi and deserves to be on this list.

No she is 3 FiGhT mE

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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.

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).

Probably the only good character in the series. - Kuro

Best man with not enough screen time

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.

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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.

Sugu is Leafa. Stated in season 2~1

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.

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7 Heathcliff 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

The man's a badass KAYABA AKIHIKO for the win!

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8 Yui Yui

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

She's the only character than actually made me cry. He disappearance was easily the saddest part of the series. (still crying) - 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?

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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's just so funny and helps out kirito a lot

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

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10 Lizbeth

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

Why is she so far down the list? She's amazing and sweet, and cute. Her persona is awesome and honestly deserves so much more and better then Kirito. The Asuna and Kirito couple can go to hell for all I care.

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.

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The Contenders

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

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

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!

Even though I play a lot of fnaf silica is always better she reminds me of the human version of circus baby, she is the best and I hate it when people offend pina with the pina colada song SHOW PINA SOME LOVE

She is cute when she sings in sword art online the movie

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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.

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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13 Kirito Kirito Kazuto Kirigaya is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.
14 Shinozaki Rika

Lizabeth is agood player she helped kirito make a damn weapon

15 Eugeo

The most cutest mochi. I can believe no one added him...

Cutest mochi

Why.

The most relateable character with actual development. Not to mention how much of a smol bean he is!

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16 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.

This should be #0 or something, he is BETTER than SAO Kirito. SAOA Kirito for the win!

I reject your reality and substitute my own

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).

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

I loved Sachi... I liked her personality, and her dead was so sad... R.I.P. Sachi❤

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.

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18 Death Gun

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

boom boom

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19 Alice

I think she is wonderful! - NashiNextGen12

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 am trying to make Engel and Alice on top. If only Alice and Eugeo were in the Sword Art Online Episodes already...

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20 Alice Schuberg Alice Schuberg
21 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.

22 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

23 Seven

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...

24 Argo Argo

Best char ever

25 Quinella

So Sexy

26 Ronye
27 Sugou

Is Sugou the worst anime character ever? NO! He is the WORST THING EVER! This filthy pervert deserves no fans at all! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Sorry AnimeAmerica, no one on this list wants to put an evil perverted scumbag like Sugou at number 1. If you want Sugou to be number 1 on a list, he's number 1 on Worst Sword Art Online characters. I hope I've made your day. LOL. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Wow, you put the worst character on the show on this list? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Sugou's in last place. Right where he deserves to be. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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28 Sterben

Don't spoil it but sterben is a pretty hated character in sao.

Was it really necessary to spoil it for people who haven't watched the Phantom Bullet arc yet?

Spoiler alert: sterben is death gun

29 Shinkawa Kyouji

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.

Asada-san ASada-san ASADA-SAN ASADA-SAN ASADA-SAN

30 Pina Pina

It’s so cute

31 Pale Rider

Wasted badass

32 Selka (Kirito’s Sister)
33 Tiese
34 Kirigaya Kazuto Kirigaya Kazuto Kazuto Kirigaya is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

Add kirito to the list as many tims as possible

35 Yuna Yuna

Cool!

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