History LightNovel / SwordArtOnline

20th Jun '18 4:02:57 AM Snowy66
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** ''Memory Defrag'' makes continuity very confusing, as the main campaign is exactly the same as the canon story line, while the extra stories integrate video game continuity alongside canon material. In fact the implication is that the side stories take place inbetween the arcs shown in canon, which leads to a lot of problems when the continuities starts conflicting like Yuuki's death or [[SparedByTheAdaptation lack thereof]] in the video game continuity.


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** ''Memory Defrag'' makes continuity particularly confusing, as the main campaign is exactly the same as the canon story line, while the extra stories integrate video game continuity alongside canon material while treating ''both'' as valid. In fact the implication is that the side stories take place inbetween the canon arcs, which leads to a lot of problems when the continuities starts conflicting such as Yuuki's death or [[SparedByTheAdaptation lack thereof]] or the video game only characters like Strea, Rain, Seven .etc
19th Jun '18 9:55:21 PM Snowy66
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** ''Memory Defrag'' makes continuity very confusing, as the main campaign is exactly the same as the canon story line, while the extra stories integrate video game continuity alongside canon material. In fact the implication is that the side stories take place inbetween the arcs shown in canon, which leads to a lot of problems when the continuities starts conflicting like Yuuki's death or [[SparedByTheAdaptation lack thereof]] in the video game continuity.
17th Jun '18 3:35:50 AM Snowy66
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** ''Ordinal Scale'' further retcons the video games, by establishing the final boss of SAO is "The Incarnation of Radius" and not the Game Master avatar that Heathcliff used in Episode 1.


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** The first person Kirito decides to ask for help in GGO just happens to be Sinon, [[TheProtagonist female protagonist]] of the arc, the top sniper in GGO, and one of Death Gun's targets with the villain being who Kirito is hunting.
13th Jun '18 3:03:00 AM Snowy66
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* CombatMedic: Asuna's ALO build, playing as an Undine Healer, but also speccing for rapier sword skills, complementing her experience from SAO. There's a reason she's nicknamed "Berserk Healer."

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* ColorMotif: Almost all of the core SAO gang have a color associated with them. Kirito (Black), Asuna (White and Red), Leafa (Leaf Green), Sinon (Cyan and Olive Green), Lisbeth (Pink), Klein (Red), Agil (Emerald Green), and Yuuki (Purple).
** The only exception is Silica who has been inconsistently been given Red, Blue, and Yellow, without any one fixed color.
* CombatMedic: Asuna's ALO build, playing as an Undine Healer, but also speccing specializing for rapier sword skills, complementing her experience from SAO. There's a reason she's nicknamed "Berserk Healer."



** Lizbeth, Yui, and Silica, who all appear in Volume 2 during the 2-year span of the SAO incident, make their comeback in Volume 3 and Volume 4, still retaining their jobs: Silica is still a beast tamer, Lizbeth is still a blacksmith, and Yui is still an AI. %%As Volume 2 are side stories of Asuna and Kirito's lives in SAO during that 2-year span prior to meeting each other. And note that their names never appeared in Volume 1 of the light novels. %%What? What is the point of the last two sentences?

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** Lizbeth, Lisbeth, Yui, and Silica, who all appear in Volume 2 during the 2-year span of the SAO incident, make their comeback in Volume 3 and Volume 4, still retaining their jobs: Silica is still a beast tamer, Lizbeth Lisbeth is still a blacksmith, and Yui is still an AI. %%As Volume 2 are side stories of Asuna and Kirito's lives in SAO during that 2-year span prior to meeting each other. And note that their names never appeared in Volume 1 of the light novels. %%What? What is the point of the last two sentences?



* ContinuitySnarl: The video game depicts Gun Gale Online as existing during the Aincrad Arc. Problem is, GGO was developed from the Seed, which didn't exist until after the destruction of SAO.

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The video game depicts Gun Gale Online as existing during the Aincrad Arc. Problem is, GGO was developed from the Seed, which didn't exist until after the destruction of SAO.SAO.
** ''Integral Factor'' makes things even more complicated, indicating [=ALfheim=] Online had already existed alongside SAO, as Leafa and Yuuki are able to enter SAO using their ALO avatars just a few days after SAO's launch.
12th Jun '18 3:24:35 AM Snowy66
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** ''Integral Factor'', an MMORPG mobile game, follows the Aincrad arc, but with one key difference. The story focuses on a customized PlayerCharacter rather than Kirito. The event mostly follows the canon plot, but with the PlayerCharacter and their friend Koharu being present, leading to some notable differences and the plot diverging at times. There's also much more greater detail explored in SAO as a whole, as {{Time Skip}}s are averted, and seems to be adapting many of the stories from ''Progressive''. It diverges further from canon and seems to take after the game continuity with the introductions of Leafa, Sinon, and Yuuki into SAO.

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** ''Integral Factor'', an MMORPG mobile game, follows the Aincrad arc, but with one key difference. The story focuses on a customized PlayerCharacter rather than Kirito. The event mostly follows the canon plot, but with the PlayerCharacter and their friend Koharu being present, leading to some notable differences and the plot diverging at times. There's also much more greater detail explored in SAO as a whole, as with {{Time Skip}}s are averted, being averted and seems to be adapting many of the stories from ''Progressive''. It diverges further from canon and seems to take after the game continuity with the introductions of Leafa, Sinon, and Yuuki into SAO.
10th Jun '18 11:54:32 PM Snowy66
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** ''Integral Factor'', an MMORPG mobile game, follows the Aincrad arc, but with one key difference. The story focuses on a customized PlayerCharacter rather than Kirito. The event mostly follows the canon plot, but with the PlayerCharacter and their friend Koharu being present, leading to some notable differences and the plot diverging at times. There's also much more greater detail explored in SAO as a whole, as {{Time Skip}}s are averted. It diverges further from canon and seems to take after the game continuity with the introductions of Leafa, Sinon, and Yuuki into SAO.

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** ''Integral Factor'', an MMORPG mobile game, follows the Aincrad arc, but with one key difference. The story focuses on a customized PlayerCharacter rather than Kirito. The event mostly follows the canon plot, but with the PlayerCharacter and their friend Koharu being present, leading to some notable differences and the plot diverging at times. There's also much more greater detail explored in SAO as a whole, as {{Time Skip}}s are averted.averted, and seems to be adapting many of the stories from ''Progressive''. It diverges further from canon and seems to take after the game continuity with the introductions of Leafa, Sinon, and Yuuki into SAO.
10th Jun '18 10:13:17 PM Snowy66
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** ''Integral Factor'', another mobile game, follows the Aincrad arc, but with one key difference. The story focuses on a customized PlayerCharacter rather than Kirito. The event mostly follows the canon plot, but with the PlayerCharacter and their friend Koharu being present, leading to some notable differences and the plot diverging at times. There's also much more greater detail explored in SAO as a whole, as {{Time Skip}}s are averted.

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** ''Integral Factor'', another an MMORPG mobile game, follows the Aincrad arc, but with one key difference. The story focuses on a customized PlayerCharacter rather than Kirito. The event mostly follows the canon plot, but with the PlayerCharacter and their friend Koharu being present, leading to some notable differences and the plot diverging at times. There's also much more greater detail explored in SAO as a whole, as {{Time Skip}}s are averted. It diverges further from canon and seems to take after the game continuity with the introductions of Leafa, Sinon, and Yuuki into SAO.
10th Jun '18 9:58:52 PM Snowy66
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** ''Integral Factor'', another mobile game, follows the Aincrad arc, but with one key difference. The story focuses on a customized PlayerCharacter rather than Kirito. The event mostly follows the canon plot, but with the PlayerCharacter and their friend Koharu being present, leading to some notable differences and the plot diverging at times. There's also much more greater detail explored in SAO as a whole, as {{Time Skip}}s are averted.
30th May '18 2:46:56 AM RedScharlach
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** ''Sword Art Online Alternative - Gun Gale Online'': A manga adaptation of the spin-off light novel series. (In progress, serialization began July 2016)

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** ''Sword Art Online Alternative - -- Gun Gale Online'': A manga adaptation of the spin-off light novel series. (In progress, serialization began July 2016)



** In Aincrad, one appears beneath the Black Iron Castle on the 1st floor after some of the higher floors are cleared. It features its very own BonusBoss, [[TheGrimReaper the Fatal Scythe]], which is far stronger than anything else seen in the game to that point, estimated by Kirito to have the abilities of a boss monster from the ninetieth level [[spoiler: , a full fifteen levels above where they actually end up reaching before the game is cleared]]. Fortunately enough, Kirito and Asuna end up skipping it [[spoiler: due to Yui's intervention]].

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** In Aincrad, one appears beneath the Black Iron Castle on the 1st floor after some of the higher floors are cleared. It features its very own BonusBoss, [[TheGrimReaper the Fatal Scythe]], which is far stronger than anything else seen in the game to that point, estimated by Kirito to have the abilities of a boss monster from the ninetieth level [[spoiler: , a level, [[spoiler:a full fifteen levels above where they actually end up reaching before the game is cleared]]. Fortunately enough, Kirito and Asuna end up skipping it [[spoiler: due [[spoiler:due to Yui's intervention]].



* EstablishingShot: A pretty one from episode one, of the Tokyo skyline. It's also used quite often since -- this series loves its scenery porn quite a bit.

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* EstablishingShot: A pretty one from episode one, of the Tokyo skyline. It's also used quite often since afterwards -- this series loves its scenery porn quite a bit.



** Kirito and Lizbeth, upon realizing that the cave they took shelter in is the nest of a high-level dragon boss... and it's coming home for breakfast (i.e., them).

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** Kirito and Lizbeth, upon realizing that the cave they took shelter in is the nest of a high-level dragon boss... and it's coming home for breakfast (i.e., them).



* SexyDiscretionShot: Kirito and Asuna are about to have sex in chapter 16[[labelnote:*]].5[[/labelnote]] and at the end of Episode 10. The scene is cut off by a FadeToBlack in both the officially publised novels and the anime. However, there ''is'' an infamous chapter detailing the scene in graphic detail... [[IkeaErotica and with questionable quality.]]

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* SexyDiscretionShot: Kirito and Asuna are about to have sex in chapter 16[[labelnote:*]].5[[/labelnote]] and at the end of Episode 10. The scene is cut off by a FadeToBlack in both the officially publised published novels and the anime. However, there ''is'' an infamous chapter detailing the scene in graphic detail... [[IkeaErotica and with questionable quality.]]



** ''Sword Art Online Alternative - Gun Gale Online'', which takes place in GGO, but with completely different characters that are unrelated and unaffiliated with Kirito at all.

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** ''Sword Art Online Alternative - -- Gun Gale Online'', which takes place in GGO, but with completely different characters that are unrelated and unaffiliated with Kirito at all.



* StarScraper: Castle Aincrad is so big, it's essentially a world within a world (though it's actually the entire ''playable'' world of the in-universe SAO game). The largest floor is 10 kilometers in diameter, and each one is 100 meters high. Given that there are 100 floors, that makes it 10 kilometers high.[[note]]For comparison, the summit of Mt. Everest is just under 9 km high.[[/note]] But then, that's not counting the fact that it all ''floats in the sky''. The anime also depicts a massive structure extending almost as far ''down'', below the first floor.

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* StarScraper: Castle Aincrad is so big, it's essentially a world within a world (though it's actually the entire ''playable'' world of the in-universe SAO game). The largest floor is 10 kilometers in diameter, and each one is 100 meters high. Given that there are 100 floors, that makes it 10 kilometers high.[[note]]For [[note]] For comparison, the summit of Mt. Everest is just under 9 km high.[[/note]] But then, that's not counting the fact that it all ''floats in the sky''. The anime also depicts a massive structure extending almost as far ''down'', below the first floor.
18th May '18 9:15:48 PM Snowy66
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** ''Memory Defrag'', the mobile phone game, seems to be a hybrid of these. Though the main campaign follows the original SAO anime, up through the GGO arc, the extra stories seem to follow the other games, with Strea, Philia, Rain, Seven, and Yuuki being common characters, and Ordinal Scale also featuring. Both story lines are treated as canon, leading to unusual scenes like Rain and Seven being involved in Ordinal Scale. Special events and character stories also give completely original story lines exclusive to the mobile game, along with occasional original characters. Notably, Yui is a playable character with the explanation that Kirito converted her into an avatar capable of combat.

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** ''Memory Defrag'', the mobile phone game, seems to be a hybrid of these. Though the main campaign follows the original SAO anime, up through the GGO arc, the extra stories seem to follow the other games, with Strea, Philia, Rain, Seven, and Yuuki being common characters, and Ordinal Scale also featuring. Both story lines are treated as canon, leading to unusual scenes like Rain and Seven being involved in Ordinal Scale. Special events and character stories also give completely original story lines exclusive to the mobile game, along with occasional original characters. Notably, Yui is a [[PromotedToPlayable playable character character]] with the explanation one event that Kirito converted changed her into an avatar capable of combat.to being combat capable.
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