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Sword Art Online is a light novel and anime by Reki Kawahara and A-1 Pictures. It's a shounen fantasy about the a boy Kirito, who travels through various virtual-reality MMORPGs.

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What does Kirito say at the end of SAO?

At the end of Sword Art Online (episode 25, ~21:40), Kirito says something in the presence of Leafa, Yui, and Asuna. Despite being shown his lips moving, there is no sound and so the only hint is ...
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What MMOs influence Sword Art Online and Log Horizon?

I see that in SAO and LH, players can craft, buy houses, adhere to the holy trinity of MMO, etc. My first thought was that they might have WoW in Japan, but it doesn't seem to be as popular as it is ...
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Why does Kirito end up in the forest when he first enters Alfheim?

In the Sword Art Online anime, we see Kirito enter Alfheim Online first in episode 16. Although he is supposed to enter the Spriggan base when he first arrives, he instead encounters something like a ...
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Is there any proof that players really die in real life after dying in SAO?

So I watched the anime not too long ago, and it was the single most important rule in the game to not die, otherwise one would die in real life. However, I never encountered an episode where they ...
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Are Sword Art Online and Accel World related?

Recently, I have been hearing loads of theories about Sword Art Online and Accel World being related due to the fact that they refer to NerveGear and such in Accel World. I have also been hearing ...
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What are the PVP rules in the Sword Art Online MMORPGs?

The show, Sword Art Online has 2 Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games in it, Sword Art Online (SAO) and Alfheim Online (AFO). What are the player-vs-player rules in these 2 games? Sometimes ...
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What happened to people who committed crimes (such as killing) in SAO?

There are many people in SAO who committed crimes (such as doing PK), yet managed to survive until the end of the game. What happened to them after that? Did they go to trial and get sentenced to ...
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How does Kirito come back to life when he's fighting Heathcliff?

I was rewatching Sword Art Online and I notice that Heathcliff KILLS him and yet, he is able to come back and finish off Heathcliff, how is this so?
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What is Kirito's relationship with the girls of SAO?

In the first and second seasons of SAO, Kirito seemed to be interested in more than one girl at the same time. At the end they are all friends and such, but they are all jealous of him and he likes ...
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Why didn't Asuna die in real life when she died in the game?

Asuna died near the end of Sword Art Online. However, judging by the rules, why didn't she die in real life? Did Kayaba Akihiko lie about dying in the game?
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Who woke up Kirito in episode 9?

In Sword Art Online (season 1) episode 9, at about 16:00, someone with blue hair woke up Kirito. When he regains consciousness, it was Asuna. But she doesn't have blue hair! Here are some pictures. ...
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What are the stuffed toys in Suguha's room?

Kirigaya Suguha's room is often portrayed in the ALO arc of Sword Art Online. When Suguya is in her room, some stuffed toys are visible in the background. Penguins resemble those from Mawaru ...
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What would happen if the NerveGear was yanked from someone's head?

In the anime it is said that if you try to remove the helmet it would destroy the brain - so what if you pull it off quick enough that it doesn't have a chance to? Certainly, it's not impossible; and ...
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Where in the timeline of SAO did the battle vs. Laughing Coffin occur?

In episode of 6 of Sword Art Online (season 2), Kirito reveals that during the events of SAO, he and the front-liners confronted the Laughing Coffin guild at their headquarters. The result was that ...
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Are floors 76-100 still untouched?

At the end of the Aincrad arc, Kirito faced Skull Reaper (boss of the floor) and found out that the Guild Master of the Knights of the Blood was the GM himself. After beating him, Aincrad was ...
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What happened between Kirito and Asuna in those 2 years?

According to the 2nd episode, Kirito and Asuna met in the first month of SAO. Yet 2 years later, they meet again and it seems they are like complete strangers. What happened to them in those 2 years? ...
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Kirito's "light-saber" versus bullets

The first time we see a bullet hit Kirito's light-saber the bullet melts. Next episode we see this happen again although this time the sword cuts the bullet in 2 half's. How is this possible? Episode ...
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How does the NerveGear fallback battery work?

On the first episode of Sword Art Online we know about a microwaves device installed on the helmet. We learn that this device can damage to death the user's brain removing the limiter. Unplugging the ...
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What does the LED on the NerveGear mean?

I've noticed that all the various NerveGear iterations in Sword Art Online have three LED's on the left side, labeled POW, WAN, and BLK. I think it's safe to say that POW is the power, and WAN is the ...
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Why was Yui's Heart the only SAO item to work in Alfheim Online?

When Kirito enters Alfheim Online and notices his stats are from SAO, he quickly scrolls through the list of bugged items looking for Yui's Heart. He found it but it was renamed to something else, and ...
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Was there truly no magic in Sword Art Online?

In the first episode, when Kirito was showing Klein the ropes of combat, the conversation goes Kirito: However, there is no magic. Klein: An RPG without magic? That is a bold decision. However later ...
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Why did Sinon act strangely when Kirito grabbed her tail?

I noticed in an episode of Sword Art Online II (Calibur arc) that Sinon (a Cait Sith) reacted strangely when Kirito grabbed her tail. Silica (also a Cath Sith) noticed this but it seems that she too (...
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Why did Akihiko Kayaba make death permanent in Sword Art Online?

In Sword Art Online, why did Akihiko Kayaba make the game so as to make death permanent? Don't get me wrong, I know that in episode 1 he claims that he would like to "control this world's fate". ...
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Why did Kirito toss the sword away in episode 17 of the second season?

Towards the end of episode 17 (of the second season of SAO), after extricating Excaliber from the dais in the lowest level of Thrymheim, Kirito makes a comment about the sword "still being too heavy" ...
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What is causing Kirito's eyes to change colour?

In Sword Art Online, there are a number of times Kirito's eye colour changes. Originally in SAO and ALO, his eyes were kinda a grey colour: When Kirito is killed by Heathcliff though, his eyes go ...
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Death in SAO before Kayaba announcement

I was wondering if in the novel we knew about some deaths occurring before Kayaba announcement. I remember that in the anime, Kirito plays a bit with Cline before realizing that the log off option has ...
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Why didn't they take Asuna's NerveGear off?

I've recently gone through Sword Art Online and I must say it is by far one of the greatest anime I've seen. But there's one thing that bugs me. After SAO was cleared by Kirito and Asuna was found in ...
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How does Yuuki talk like a boy?

In Sword Art Offline 2 episode 7, Asuna comments that Yuuki not only is a rare tomboy female player but also talks like a boy. Now, I watched the English dub and didn't pick that up so I guess it is ...
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What was changed into an immortal object?

In the first arc of Sword Art Online (episode 14, ~9:40), the boss whom Kirito fights activates something in a system console, and then a notice is displayed: "Chaged[sic] into Immortal Object". ...
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How do online Nerve Gear games handle player authentication?

So there is a virtual reality device, the Nerve Gear, popularly used for MMOs. As far as I'm concerned, we never see SAO or Alfheim using any sort of login screen. Now, it makes sense for SAO to ...
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Where is Yui stored in SAO II?

We know that Yui was saved in Kirito's NervGear's local memory in the first season of Sword Art Online but in in the second season when Kirito is in Gun Gale Online, when everyone is watching Battle ...
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Did Kirito lie about being the *best* beta tester?

I watched SAO on Crunchyroll, where the subtitles for episode 2 have Kirito saying: I made it higher than anyone else during the beta test. The reason I knew the bosses skills is because I fought ...
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How is it that people in ALO didn't recognize Kirito?

So, I've been enjoying SAO quite a bit more than I thought I would. My only thing is, why has no one in ALO even questioned if Kirito is the same Kirito from SAO, especially his sister? I'm going on ...
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How did Kirito's Illusion actually kill?

In Episode 19 - The Lugru Corridor, Kirito and Leafa are blocked from entering Lugru by Salamanders and are forced to fight with them. In the middle of the fight, Yui tells Leafa to use all her magic ...
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Why does Kirito have access to Sachi's inventory?

in Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, Kirito has access to Asuna's inventory, as expected since they married before Floor 75, but also he has access to Sachi's inventory which contains a Teleport ...
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What is the meaning of Rosario and why did Yuuki name that skill "Mother's Rosario"?

In the second season of Sword Art Online, Yuuki had an 11-hit Original Sword Skill. She passed it down to Asuna before she died. She named the skill, "Mother's Rosario". Can anyone tell me what ...
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Was SAO originally designed to be community-driven?

Generally in most MMORPGs1 the role of shopkeepers are assigned to pre-programmed NPCs. However in SAO we see Agil and Lisbeth run their own stores. Was SAO's community-driven nature (i.e. players ...
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Who is the idol Yuna in Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale?

In Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale, Shigemura is the creator of Ordinal Scale and is trying to recreate his dead daughter Yuna as an AI. Now, during the movie, we see two versions of Yuna. The first ...
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Can people log into SAO after the initial trapping?

Obviously in SAO anyone who was in the game on the first day was trapped inside. My question is, could someone on the outside a day (or whenever) later join in? I would imagine it would be tempting ...
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How do you get games on a NerveGear?

I noticed that in the beginning of the anime Kirito was downloading something on his computer, and then played SAO with the NerveGear after it was finished downloading. so my question is how would ...
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In terms of sales, how popular was Sword Art Online II?

A pretty straight forward question, what were the sales and/or projected sales of Sword Art Online season two? How popular was it compared to season one, which was really popular?
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How did Asuna and Kirito survive?

In the last episode of Aincrad arc of Sword Art Online, how did Asuna survive even though her avatar disintegrated after being attacked by Kayaba? Also Kirito was stabbed by Kayaba as well. How did he ...
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What happened to the Resurrection Item?

In the Sword Art Online anime, after getting the Resurrection Item Kirito gives it to Klein, as Kirito wanted it to bring Sachi back to life, but for it to work it had to be administered within 10 ...
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How/When did Liz learn about Kirito's Duel Wield?

Near the end of Episode 9 after Kirito killed The Gleam Eyes, he's complaining about how he can't go back to his place because everyone is hounding him about his Dual Wield Skill, Liz then shows up ...
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Why did Cardinal block Yui from relating with players?

I just finished watching SAO, and I'm not sure if this is ever explained: Yui is a program that supports the psychological health of the players. She states that, for some reason, Cardinal did not ...
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Did Griselda really die?

At the end of episode 6 she appears next to her tomb and both main characters seem to see her. So either there really are ghosts in SAO or she was alive, and if she was alive, why didn't she appear ...
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What happened to Argo the Rat by the end of SAO Aincrad?

What happened to Argo the rat by the end of SAO (that is, the end of Aincrad)? Did she survive? Or was she killed before that? I can't seem to find anything about her fate in the novel. Did Kawahara-...
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What other Beaters were there in Sword Art Online?

In Episode 8 - Black and White Sword Dance, after Kirito got Asuna to agree to cook the Ragout Rabbit, Asuna dismissed Kuradeel and got refused: Kuradeel: I can not leave you alone with a shady ...
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What are the Norse Mythology References in Alfheim Online?

In one of Yui's Trivia Corner Segments from Sword Art Offline 6, she says that Alfheim Online is mainly based off of Norse Mythology, so there are a number of references to it in ALO. The only ...
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Do you have to say anything to activate a NerveGear?

I was wondering if you had to say anything to activate a NerveGear. I remember Kirito saying something before he went into the SAO world but I can't remember what. I thought he might have said ...
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