Sword Art Online (SAO) is a light novel series by Reki Kawahara that has been adapted into manga and anime. The film is about a boy named Kirigaya Kazuto, a gamer who lives in the future with various VR games. Sword Art Online itself has a different story for each release, but time is still continuous.
Here are the 10 strongest rated characters in the Sword Art Online franchise so far:
10. Asada Shino (Sinon)
In 10th place is Sinon, this girl’s real name is Asada Shino. This character was first introduced in SAO: Gun Gale Online (GGO). Sinon was the one who taught Kirito many things in GGO. In the game, Sinon is known as an excellent marksman. She can shoot accurately at a distance of 100m. She was even able to obtain the PGM Ultima Ratio Hecate II, a rare weapon.
Later, in ALfheim Online and Project Alicization, Sinon appears as a formidable archer.
9. Bercouli Synthesis One
Bercouli is the leader of the Integrity Knights and the owner of the “Sword Through Time”. He was introduced in the Alicization section and became one of the characters Kirito and Eugeo had to defeat.
The weapon that Bercouli possessed was famous for being able to knock down an opponent with a single blow. In fact, he was able to defeat emperor Vecta in the Hell war. Thanks to Bercouli, the Human World had more time to prepare for war.
Next up is Kirito’s best friend in the Alicization storyline, Eugeo. Thanks to Kirito’s help, Eugeo became an excellent warrior, proficient in swordsmanship.
Eugeo’s main weapon is the Blue Rose Sword. He used this god-grade weapon to defeat several members of the Integrity Knights, including the leader Bercouli himself. Even so, Eugeo’s skills weren’t strong enough to defeat Quinella.
7. Kayaba Akihiko (Heathcliff)
Heathcliff is the main antagonist in the Aincrad series. He also appeared as a supporting role in Fairy Dance and Alicization. Heathcliff is the leader of the strongest guild called the Blood Knights.
But it turns out that Heathcliff is the mastermind behind the conflict in the Aincrad installment. His real name is Kayaba Akihiko, Game Master (GM) of the death game Sword Art Online. Heathcliff is also the designer of NerveGear, Cardinal System and The Seed.
6. Alice Zuberg
Alice Zuberg is introduced in Alicization, along with Eugeo. However, Alice lost her memories after becoming an Integrity Knight. Her main weapon is a sword called the Fragrant Olive Sword.
Thanks to her possession of a god-class weapon, Alice is one of the invincible characters. She was even able to defeat thousands of Emperor Vecta’s troops at once.
5. Asuna Yuuki
Yuuki Asuna became Kirito’s companion, as well as girlfriend, throughout the Sword Art Online series. Asuna first met Kirito through the death game SAO. Both are important figures for the safety of all those trapped there.
Asuna is the vice-captain of the Knights of the Blood and is nicknamed “Lightning Lightning”. This nickname is based on Asuna’s incredible speed.
Introduced as the main antagonist, Quinella or Administrator is the most powerful existence in Alicization. Quinella is the ruler of the Human empire in the Underworld and the highest authority in the Church of Justice.
As Administrator, Quinella has complete control over her world and is said to be functionally immortal. She is also a skilled swordsman capable of taking down Kirito with one hand.
3. Vassago Casals (PoH)
Vassago Casals or PoH is one of the villains that has appeared since the Aincrad part. He is the character behind the establishment of the Tieu Coffin Society. Not only that, PoH is also the mastermind behind the mass murder in SAO.
PoH is a cunning and brutal man. He does not hesitate to do various disgusting things to satisfy himself. PoH is a powerful warrior whose main weapon is the Mate Chopper.
2. Gabriel Miller
The second place on this list is Gabriel Miller. He was first introduced in Gun Gale Online (GGO) as a Subtilizer, then descended into the Underworld in Project Alicization as emperor Vecta.
After Vecta lost, Gabriel was displeased and logged back in with his Subtilizer account. He fought with Kirito and almost defeated the main character. However, everything changed after that. Gabriel also died.
1. Kirigaya Kazuto (Kirito)
Kirigaya Kazuto aka Kirito is the strongest character throughout the SAO franchise. He is known as an extremely excellent gamer when he has conquered a series of virtual reality online game products throughout this manga/anime series, starting with Sword Art Online and then ALfheim Online, Gun Gale Online , Underworld…
Kirito’s toughness comes from his adaptability in the game. He is the only character with the skill of using two-handed swords (Dual Blades). Kirito is a model solo player, nicknamed “Black Swordsman”.