Characters that have appeared in the ''.hack'' novels, {{anime}}, manga, and VideoGames. Players of a virtual reality MMORPG called "The World" that keeps [[MindRape mind raping]] them; but they keep playing.

'''Due to the nature of the series, spoilers are inevitable. Continue with caution.'''
!!Character subpages:
* [[Characters/DotHackFirstGeneration First Generation]]: The World R:1 and some Key Characters
* [[Characters/DotHackSecondGeneration Second Generation]]: The World R:2
* [[Characters/DotHackThirdGeneration Third Generation]]: The World R:X and The World FORCE:ERA