Top 10 Ways to Fix Sword Art Online

Hoxton
Even though I like it and say it's decent let's make it better then shall we

The Top Ten

1 Remove the fan service Remove the fan service V 1 Comment
2 Tone down the Harem

Please do so. He's married and has a daughter. These women should be developing personalities rather than feelings for Kirito. Make them characters first and not cliches. - RoseRedFlower

Kirito doesn't have all of the other girls fall in love with him. I would really appreciate a strong friendship.

Does anyone even know what an ACTUAL harem is like? I would like to point out that Kirito is already with Asuna, Silica sees Kirito as an OLDER BROTHER, Lisbeth does have feelings for Kirito, but respect his and Asunas relationship, Leafa gets over her feelings for Kirito and Sinon NEVER had feelings for Kirito. An actual harem has to have at least 3 women fighting over him, which never happens. - Coreylordo

Its good if you want to ship him with people but you could do that even if they don't like him. Poke.on has this problem too in my opinion. - HeavyDonkeyKong

3 Make Kirito less of a Gary Stu

Kirito is cool and all, but he's TOO cool. Kirito, at no point in the series, faces anything remotely resembling a character-changing event. He's the same "quiet, tall, dark, powerful cool dude" for the entire series. He should evolve as the story progresses. - Jackamalio

Yeah, and give him a consistent personality. Many people hate Eren Jaeger and Light Yagami, but they are 3 dimensional fleshed out characters, even if they aren't what many people want them to be. Same with Issei from High School dxd. He was consistent and simple, and I hated that, but I liked that I hated that. Kirito should at least be that. Not a skin for a viewer to wear.

He's lost a few fights and wasn't able to win some fights without help, he HAS depth, like feeling guilt over killing people as seen in the Gun Gale Online arc, people say he's PERFECT at everything when he's not. - Coreylordo

The biggest problem with Sword Art Online is it's ultra perfect, wish fulfillment protagonist. I can NOT take Kirito seriously because he has no real personality and is just too good at everything.

4 Have a darker story Have a darker story

Thousands of people died in SAO but the people in the game aren't really worried. That fisherman didn't care that he was trapped in a game and none of the other characters seem to treat it that way. - RoseRedFlower

The story is pretty dark though. - HeavyDonkeyKong

My gosh, do something darker like Akame Ga KIll... I swear.. They killed everyone off--but I continued to watch it! It was awesome!

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5 Remove some characters Remove some characters

Oh yes, I would REALLY love it if they removed Sugou. I despise that pedophile. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Please remove Sugou, he sucks so bad, I even made a list of how much he sucks. The show would be better without this pervert. - AnimeDrawer

Am I the only one who wished that kazuto killed that a--hole in that parking lot fight scene?! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Like Sinon and Sugou - Sinon-AsadaShinoSucks

6 Make Asuna Yuuki more badass

Please do. There is so much potential in her character but she always relied on Kirito to save her. - RoseRedFlower

YES! In the first half of the aoncrad arc she was the GREATEST!
Then they actually got together and then they became painfully cheesy with Asuna Yuuki also becoming a ditzy damsel. - HeavyDonkeyKong

7 Don't reuse the princess rescue story
8 Give characters that don't get much screen time more screen time V 1 Comment
9 Have better pacing

Yeah the pacing was all over the pace. Especially after the two year time skip in SAO. It makes me wonder why the government couldn't hack the game from the outside but Kirito could from the inside. - RoseRedFlower

I think this is a major issue with the first arc. It was confusing seeing Kirito jump through so many levels, with little development in between.

The first arc could have and also should have lasted several seasons. - HeavyDonkeyKong

10 Give Klein a girlfriend

Yeah! Let Klein date Sinon so she'll stop messing with Kirito. I love her character but I hate when she gets flirty with Kirito, he has Asuna.

I semiship kirito with Sinon. But since he has asuna, Klein can have her lolol. - HeavyDonkeyKong

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The Newcomers

? Have a Esports Arc

This would work really good in the story by adding new characters and developing old ones and making kirito and friends work as a proper team.

The Contenders

11 Get rid of the incest

The fairy dance arc was kind of good but I hated the incest. - HeavyDonkeyKong

12 Give it an author who isn't a horny teenager

Reki Kawahara was the worst person to do anything. He created this story just so he could add in a romance to completely steal the show's screentime from the plot, he added Suguha so he could entertain his creepy incest fantasies, he added that weird tentacle dude so he could attempt to rape Asuna to entertain more of his weird fetishes, he added Sugou to ACTUALLY rape Asuna, because he thought if he used rape as a PLOT DEVICE, he could increase shock value. That's just disgusting. Every female, upon introduction, is a very mysterious and interesting character, but then they just fall in love with Kirito, lose their independence, and be useless from then on forever. Also, once Reki Kawahara realized his "masterpiece" SUCKED, he added a girl who had AIDS as a plot device to make people sad and think it was actually good, even though that arc was just filler. So yeah. To fix Sword Art Online, all you need to do is start over from the very beginning. With a DIFFERENT AUTHOR.

13 Use an actual writer from great developers
14 Talk about Kirito's parents and how they died
15 Improve the looks of some characters

My god they need to improve Kirito's looks because there are 2 scenes I've seen that Kirito looks like someone else (In the extra edition he looks like Roy Mustang and in the Beater episode(episode 2) he looks like Eren Yeager making that creepy face - Hoxton

16 Make it more bloody
17 Hire a game director to help

Hire someone like Hideo Kojima or Hidetaka Miyazaki for this one - Hoxton

18 Remove the weird parts

So what I mean by "weird" parts are these naked scenes. It goes way too far at that point.

19 Give Kirito a male best friend

No I don't mean Klein or Agil. Create another badass male character that can start as Kirito's rival, but then later becomes his best friend. Who knows? This guy can even make all the girls fight over him instead of Kirito.

20 Not make it an anime
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1. Remove the fan service
2. Tone down the Harem
3. Make Kirito less of a Gary Stu
RoseRedFlower
1. Have a darker story
2. Remove some characters
3. Remove the fan service
Hoxton
1. Make Kirito less of a Gary Stu
2. Remove the fan service
3. Tone down the Harem
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