Kirito

Aka: Kazuto KIRIGAYA, Kito

Gender: Male
Hair Color: Black
Rank #12
Rank #17
Kirito

Kirito is one of 10,000 players trapped in the MMORPG known as Sword Art Online. He's recognized as a “Beater” to others for having restricted beta access before the death game started, and is harshly criticized for this unfair advantage. The skilled swordsman has condemned himself to a life of solitude as a result, and is determined to stay alive and reach Floor 100 to clear the game.

Though he refuses to join a guild and has made enemies along the way, Kirito also has gained several allies: Asuna, who he briefly partnered with, and Klein, a newbie player he helped train at the start of the game. Unlike the majority of Sword Art Online's players who only look out for themselves, Kirito lends a hand to those in need.

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Anime Roles

Eromanga Sensei Minor
He Wei Dao x Sword Art Online: Alicization Main
Sword Art Online Main
Sword Art Online: Alicization Main
Sword Art Online: Alicization - Recollection Main
Sword Art Online: Alicization - Reflection Secondary
Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Main
Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld: Part II Main
Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Recap Secondary
Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Minor Non-Speaking Role
Sword Art Online: Extra Edition Main
Sword Art Online II Main
Sword Art Online II: Debriefing Main
Sword Art Online II: Sword Art Offline II Main
Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale Main
Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale - Sword Art Offline Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive Main
Sword Art Online: Sword Art Offline Main
Sword Art Online: Sword Art Offline - Extra Edition Main

Manga Roles

Sword Art Online 4-koma Main
Sword Art Online: Aincrad Main
Sword Art Online: Aincrad Night of Kirito Main
Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Main
Sword Art Online: Calibur Minor
Sword Art Online: Celeste no Yousei (Light Novel) Main
Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance Main
Sword Art Online: Girls' Ops Minor
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Main
Sword Art Online (Light Novel) Main
Sword Art Online: Mother's Rosary Minor
Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Main
Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive - Barcarolle of Froth Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive - Kuraki Yuuyami no Scherzo Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive (Light Novel) Main
Sword Art Online: Project Alicization Main
Sword Art Online Side Stories (Light Novel) Main
Sword Art Online SS: Calibur SS-han (Light Novel) Main

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SnowySpirit Jan 16, 2021

I really don't get the hate for Kirito at all. He's not  a Gary Stu and he's not overpowered. That just seems to be a fan conspiracy theory. He can be annoying, I will say that and he can be a brat, but he was very well developed and carried the story to a really good pace. He's a well written character. It's sad to see so much hate for him..

bromomento Dec 30, 2020

annoying ass ugly bitch

HitlersArtTeacher Dec 29, 2020

I would argue Kirito is not as overpowered as viewers believe him to be, albeit he is certainly overpowered. Somebody has to be at the top, and somebody has to be the most powerful; he simply happened to be this person. He beta-tested Sword Art Online and invested the majority of his time into gaming, so he had an advantage from the beginning.

Nevertheless, there are several characters in the series he was unable to overpower. For example, he was able to weaken Quinella, but he needed Eugeo and Chudelkin's assistance to defeat her. He was never able to surpass Yuuki, and Asuna's power level is relatively equal to his. He would have died by Kuradeel's hands without Asuna's aid, and he could not save Sachi or the other members of the Moonlit Black Cats. Most crucially, if one pays close attention to the body language and emotional nuances of the final battle in Aincrad, it will be evident Kayaba allowed Kirito to beat him out of pity.

Everybody has a breaking point, and Kirito reached his after the battle against Quinella. I believe his incapacitation was necessary to humanize his character; among other flaws, Kirito was very unrealistic from the beginning, so this added more dimension to his character. He is not a well-written character, but given the aforementioned examples and arguments, I do not see him as overpowered. There are a few "ass-pulls" scattered throughout the narrative involving his character, but otherwise, his power level is acceptable.

Everybody is free to develop and harbor any opinion towards Kirito they wish. These are merely my points, and I am open to rebuttals.

HM9K Dec 27, 2020

how is THIS GUY so high up for most liked characters? yall wild 

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