With the advantage of previous VR gaming experience and a drive to protect other beta testers from discrimination, he isolates himself from the greater groups and plays the game alone, bearing the mantle of "beater", a portmanteau of "beta tester" and "cheater". He had a silver plate worn on the left side of his coat, and a pair of black fingerless gloves. He wore a strap that went over his right shoulder and under it to wrap around his left side.
Asuna is a kind and helpful young woman who, similarly to Kirito, cannot abandon another in trouble. She takes the game very seriously and is determined to clear it before Kirito tells her to enjoy SAO a bit. Asuna is also somewhat proud and despite her kind personality, she will not hesitate to get physical with those that challenge her authority or make fun of her abilities, such as cooking.
She is one of the 10,000 players who were trapped in Sword Art Online, where she became a blacksmith and opened up her own store in Lindarth. Her blacksmith uniform looks more like the uniform of a waitress: a dark red top with puffed sleeves and a flared skirt of the same color, combined with a pure white apron on top of it, as well as a red ribbon atop her chest.
Silica is very kind, bright, cheerful, and supportive of her friends. She also has developed a deep attachment to her Tamed Monster Pina to the point that she was heartbroken to see it die and overjoyed when told that there was a way to revive it. At some point, Silica had become arrogant due to her fame, but realized her mistake after this led to her getting lost in the Forest of Wandering and losing Pina.
Sachi was a petite girl with shoulder-length black hair and a small mole right under the corner of her right eye. She wore a light blue tunic with a chest guard, a knee-length short skirt and grayish boots. In battle, her weapon was a two-handed long spear. Although she temporarily tried out wielding a sword and shield to help Tetsuo tank monsters, she eventually had to switch back to using a spear due to her fear of fighting monsters at close range.
Kirigaya Suguha was raised with Kazuto as siblings, since her parents took Kazuto in after his parents died in a traffic accident. Kazuto is Suguha's maternal first cousin, as his mother and Suguha's were sisters. They were taught kendo by their grandfather, who was a former policeman and a kendo champion. Kazuto gave up after two years and embraced the world of technology, leaving her behind. She continued with kendo and became a national quarterfinalist.
Yuuki was the kind of person willing to live life to the fullest even in her critical condition, when she died peacefully in happiness. She believed some things must be done in forceful means for the other party to understand. As a Medicuboid user, she was one of the few people who had more playtime than the "survivors from the SAO incident", having been logged on for over three years continuously. Kirito claimed that if Yuuki had played SAO, she would have been the one to receive the Dual Blades skill, as her reaction speed was greater than his.
She is a skilled Virtual Reality game player, who began playing Gun Gale Online based on the suggestion from her friend, Shinkawa Kyouji, in an attempt to overcome her trauma concerning guns. Nowadays Sinon's motto is "One Shot, One Kill". Her combat attire consists of a desert-colored military jacket, bulletproof armor of the same color, and combat boots, as well as a white muffler around her neck.
Strea is a Gnome. Gnomes originated from the Frost area in the north. Their capital is riddled with caves and is situated between the Leprechaun and Pooka territories. Gnomes are typically associated with the color brown. They are known for their ability in mining and their affinity with the Earth element. Strea considers Yui to be her older sister.
As a member of a Korean crime syndicate, Vassago was ordered to log into Sword Art Online after it had become a death game, in order to indirectly assassinate a person already trapped in the game. Harbouring resentment against East Asians due to his troubled past, Vassago as PoH decided to instigate other players to kill each other and eventually founded «Laughing Coffin», the most infamous player-killing guild in the game. Eventually, PoH betrayed his own guild by disclosing the location of its hideout to the Clearers to facilitate a massacre between the two groups, while he himself avoided the clash.
She is the daughter of Rulid Village's chief Gasupht Zuberg, as well as the childhood friend of Eugeo and Kirito. Due to accidentally breaking a clause of the Taboo Index in her childhood, Alice was apprehended by Deusolbert Synthesis Seven and taken to the Central Cathedral, where she was forced to become an Integrity Knight, named Alice Synthesis Thirty, with her memories sealed. Although her personality was serious, she was also adventurous and even mischievous.
She is a top-down Artificial Intelligence (AI) program that was originally developed by Argus to address player mental health concerns in Sword Art Online (SAO). However, when Kayaba Akihiko turned Sword Art Online into a death game, Yui was forbidden from interfering with players whatsoever by the Cardinal System, which led to her collapsing due to being forced to monitor player mental health without being able to fulfil her duties. After the Fairy Dance Arc, Yui's data was moved outside of Kazuto's NerveGear, granting her access to devices outside of games.
He was one of the 10,000 players who were trapped in Sword Art Online, where he was the guild leader of «Fuurinkazan», one of the clearer guilds. After learning the basics of the game from Kirito and learning that Sword Art Online had become a death game, Klein rejoined his friends in order to assist them, and later formed a guild with them. He was a stern supporter of Kirito, despite the general opinions of beta testers. Klein is a very loyal person, which is apparent in his friendship with Kirito, despite the latter usually treating him with coldness.
He was one of the 10,000 players who were trapped in «Sword Art Online» (SAO), where he was a veteran axe-wielder and a merchant who owned a shop in Algade, a city on the 50th Floor of «Aincrad». Andrew is a massive and bulky African-American man with a brown goatee and brown eyes. He is bald and wears two silver earrings on his left ear in both Sword Art Online and the real world. He also can be a leader on the battlefield and will help his comrades and friends no matter what the cost may be. Although he acted as if he only cared about the money, Kirito commented that Agil had spent all of his money helping mid-level players level up.
He was the development director and Game Master (GM) of «Sword Art Online», as well as the designer of the «NerveGear», the Cardinal System, and «The Seed». He was the owner of the first «Unique Skill», named «Holy Sword», and was considered to be strongest player in-game. He wielded the collective one-handed sword and tower shield called Liberator. Heathcliff is the only boss in Sword Art Online to have just one HP bar instead of multiple.
Griselda was a supporting character during the Aincrad Arc. She was one of the 10,000 players who were trapped in «Sword Art Online», the leader of the «Golden Apple» guild before its dissolution, and the wife of Grimlock both in-game and in the real world. Griselda and the other members of Golden Apple became embroiled in a dispute when they acquired a valuable agility-boosting ring from an unremarkable dungeon on the middle floors. At the end of a heated debate, five of the eight members, including Griselda and Grimlock, voted to sell the ring. Since the ring was too valuable to be sold to the merchants on the middle floors, Griselda left for a large city on the frontlines and stayed the night at an inn, planning to find a reliable auction house to sell the ring at the following day. At 1:00am that night, she was assassinated by members of Laughing Coffin, hired by her husband.