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A list of Accel World characters primarily associated with the monstrous Chrome Disaster.
The Armor of Catastrophe
The armor is eventually revealed to be a warped fusion of "The Destiny" of the Seven Arcs (an Armor of Invincibility intended as a reward for those who penetrated the defences of the Imperial Palace) and "Star Caster" (a high-level sword item), bound together by the hatred of a deceased Burst Linker named Chrome Falcon.
- All Your Powers Combined: Retains imprints of the powers of all its past hosts, though only one user was capable of bonding with the armor deeply enough to use them.
- Armor of Invincibility: The armor "The Destiny" originally granted its wearer incredible defensive abilities, including the ability to reflect light-based attacks. In its corrupted state it has lost its reflective properties and its stats have shifted to focus more on attack power.
- Clingy Costume: Infects the mind of its wearer with Chrome Falcon's hatred, and is almost impossible to separate from them. Even if a Disaster retains enough control that they can take the armor off, some of it will remain bonded to them, altering their base appearance to incorporate some of the armor's Spikes of Villainy.
- Demon of Human Origin: Was originally a normal duel avatar, until he went insane and fused together with two high-level items through incredibly strong negative Incarnation.
- Enemy Scan: The sword Star Caster is capable of analysing enemy attacks, determining their properties, threat level and probable trajectory (the latter giving its wielder a form of Spider-Sense).
- Item-Drop Mechanic: Can survive the death of its host by adding itself to the inventory of one of the duel avatars that killed it.
- Legacy Character: Each user of the armor takes up the name "Chrome Disaster".
- Life Drain: The armor is capable of absorbing health from enemies; it's unclear whether or not it had this property when it was The Destiny.
- No-Sell: Being made of chrome, it's unaffected by corrosion attacks.
- Portmanteau: Its name as an item, "The Disaster", is a combination of the names of its components - "The Destiny" and "Star Caster".
- Public Domain Artifact: Discussed in volume 19, where the characters conclude that based on its placement and its original gleaming appearance, it was likely meant to represent the Yata Mirror (one of the Imperial Regalia of Japan).
- Red Is Violent: Wields a red weapon, and has manifested red eyes for some of its wearers. The "Over Rays" generated when it uses the Incarnate System are also red.
- Shout-Out: Has a number of similarities to the Venom symbiote, including its "Future Prediction Calculation" ability, and its introduction where it's bonded to someone who swings between skyscrapers on grappling hooks. Most notably, the two potential methods for separating it from its host involve fire and the sound of a bell, correlating to Venom's heat/sound weaknesses and how Spider-Man originally rid himself of it by exposing himself to loud church bells.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Capable of communicating with its host and spurring on their negative emotions, even when they're not playing Brain Burst.
- You Kill It, You Bought It: Rewards itself as loot to anyone who kills the current Chrome Disaster. Unfortunately, defeating a Chrome Disaster usually requires a large party, and the item could appear in the inventory of anyone who participated in the battle (who may choose to simply lie about it). And even when no one receives the item, it can bypass the inventory system and embed itself in an avatar directly.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Compared to avatars like Silver Crow, he doesn't have any obvious falcon traits and his connection to them seems mostly thematic.
- Despair Event Horizon: He became the first Chrome Disaster due to reaching this when his lover, Saffron Blossom, was deleted from the game.
- Dungeon Bypass: Managed to enter the Imperial Palace without going through its heavily-guarded gates, simply by jumping into the gravity moat and spamming Flash Blink teleports until he'd reached the other side (taking advantage of the continuous damage to constantly charge his Special Meter). The properties of the moat changed shortly after this, seemingly as a result of Brain Burst's developer noticing Falcon's method and patching it out.
- Dying Curse: He leaves one to those who would seek out the Disaster Armor, doubling as a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the ruthlessly competitive players he hated.I'll leave my rage and Blossom's suffering to this armor, to the Disaster. The next time someone craves power and puts it on, they will become something that attacks all Burst Linkers, destroys them, devours them. They will eat them and steal their powers and become infinitely strong. Until they are the last one. Until the end when only one remains in the wasteland of the infinitely vast Accelerated World.Because that is the true nature of your desire.I curse this world. I defile it. Even if I disappear temporarily here, my rage and hatred will come back to life any number of times.
- Flash Step: His signature ability, "Flash Blink".
- Fragile Speedster: Chrome Falcon's potential lies entirely in a single ability, whereas otherwise, his Duel Avatar is very weak. In this case, said ability is a pseudo-teleport/Flash Step ability.
- Love Makes You Evil: It was his love for Saffron Blossom that motivated him so strongly. When he lost her, the results... were not pretty.
- Posthumous Character: Has long since been deleted from Accel World, but his effects (specifically the Disaster Armor) are still felt years afterwards.
- Shadow Archetype: A Lethal Joke Character Duel Avatar with a metal color and named after a bird, and all of its potential put in a single powerful ability. Driven to protect a girl he loves, yet believes is completely out of his league. Abandoned by his parents. Low self-esteem and very timid, but capable of great determination. Chrome Falcon serves as a very disturbing look into what could happen to Haru if he ever lost Kuroyukihime.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: What Chrome Falcon did and became is a lot more disturbing when you find out he was eight years old. Justified with the Accelerated World's Year Inside, Hour Outside aspects (he claims that he's spent five years inside it and feels out of place among other kids his age), but still.
- Armor of Invincibility: Her armor "The Destiny", one of the Seven Arcs, boasts the highest defence of any equippable item in the game and is implied to let her absorb health from enemies.
- Disc-One Nuke: Due to Chrome Falcon finding an unintended way to sneak into The Very Definitely Final Dungeon, Blossom received "The Destiny" very early in the game's lifespan, with other players being completely unprepared for its power.
- Ill Girl: In real life, she suffered from a degenerative disease.
- Mercy Kill: Requests this of Chrome Falcon after the ARS subject her to being continuously resurrected and killed by the Legend Class Enemy Jörmungand, leaving with only a handful of Burst Points. He complies.
- Posthumous Character: Has long since been deleted from Accel World.
- Red Baron: Known among Burst Linkers as "Princess Sakuya".
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She wanted to live in the accelerated world with the boy she loved even if she couldn't live a full life in the real world, and establish an organization that would allow players to play without the fear of losing Brain Burst. Both dreams are cruelly taken away from her.
Magnesium DrakeA former rising star in the duelling circuit, who participated in the hunting of the original Chrome Disaster only to be taken over by his armour.
- Breath Weapon: Had the ability to breathe fire, which was later mimicked by the Disaster Armor.
- Draconic Humanoid: Resembled a spiky humanoid dragon.
- Posthumous Character: Died long before the start of the series, but is brought up by veteran Burst Linkers to point out the unnerving resemblance between him and Wolfram Cerberus.
Seri Suzukawa/Centaurea SentryA Master Swordsman and one of Saffron Blossoms eleven Children. After Drake was slain she became infected by a shard of the Armour, and hesitated too long in destroying it until she was taken over. She was eventually delivered a Mercy Kill by Blue Knight.
- Antiquated Linguistics: When speaking as Sentry she uses an antiquated, formal speech pattern, rendered in the official translation with 'tis and the Royal "We". She claims she started doing this to seem more imposing in the early days of Brain Burst, when female avatars were less likely to be taken seriously.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Unlocked the rare Feather Fall and Surface Walk abilities for her avatar through training.
- Clean Cut: The basic technique of the Omega style, referred to as the extreme, is one that focuses "the maximum on the minimum". By blotting out everything in the world except the hair-thin part of the target in contact with her sword, she can cut through even the sturdiest or slipperiest objects in a single blow.
- Close-Range Combatant: Haru describes her avatar as a shade of blue deeper than even Blue Knight himself, indicating an extreme focus on melee combat. Sentry herself jokes that her avatar's colour would probably be pure Blue if that slot wasnt already taken.
- Contralto of Danger: Has a naturally husky voice, even more so when "in-character", enough that Haru didnt realise she was a girl until meeting her.
- Flower Motifs: Themed after the cornflower (centaurea cyanus).
- Gratuitous Japanese: In the official translation when she names martial arts principles.
- Homing Boulders: Exploited by her Gou technique. Normally the Brain Burst engine compensates for lag by reading the player's intentions ahead of time (which is the source of Chrome Disaster's Spider-Sense ability). By utterly clearing her mind and striking without intent, she can make the world render her actions incorrectly, allowing her to fade from attacks like a mirage or cut an opponent while standing still.
- Implausible Fencing Powers: Capable of many feats including erasing her presence, walking on water, and cutting seemingly-indestructible enemies without even moving. While the Disaster Armor was described as inheriting her avatars swordsmanship abilities, the techniques Seri can use her avatar to perform turn out to be far beyond what such a berserker was capable of.
- Insistent Terminology: She hates people calling her sword style an Incarnate technique, claiming that it operates by a similar principle but opposite philosophy (seeking truth rather than imposing it). Despite this, she describes it in ways suspiciously similar to the elusive third stage of Incarnation (which, like Sentry's techniques, does not generate light).
- Lady of War: Her avatars design is described as "knightly", but also more minimalist and slender than others in that vein, while having obvious feminine traits.
- Master Swordsman: Creator of the "Omega-style Whole Blade" said to the the greatest fighting style in the accelerated world, with unique "lukewarm" movements that blur the distinction between attack and defence.
- Multi-Melee Master: Possesses twenty Enhanced Armament swords in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, though while training Silver Crow she sticks to a Western-style longsword named Claíomh Solais.
- Rapunzel Hair: Platinum-coloured as Centaurea Sentry.
- Red Baron: Known by names such as "Ruthless", "Asura" and "Omega Weapon".
- Shout-Out: Her nickname of "Omega Weapon" is implied to be an In-Universe reference to the recurring Final Fantasy enemy, though most of the cast are too young to understand it. Akira explains it as simply "if you encounter her, it's over".
- Spirit Advisor: After taking up the sword, Haru starts hearing Sentry's voice in intense situations, guiding his movements to cut more effectively. In book 24 she manages to recombine her Virtual Ghost with her amnesiac real-world self, allowing her to train Haru in person.
- Stern Teacher: Her training for Crow includes killing him over and over, and flicking his forehead while calling him "imbecile". She still clearly has his best interests at heart, though, and admits that her rough approach is mostly because she doesn't have a lot of experience in teaching.
- Walk on Water: One of the techniques she unlocked for her avatar through training, referred to as "Surface Walk".
- World's Best Warrior: Likely the greatest pure swordsman in Brain Burst, rivalled only by Blue Knight, Graphite Edge and Platinum Cavalier.
- An Axe to Grind: Is shown to wield a brutal-looking axe.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: A huge, long-limbed avatar, with a long neck that looks somewhat like a mutated centipede.
- No Name Given: The name of this Disaster is never given, though in book 24 theyre referred to in passing with the nickname Devourer.
- Posthumous Character: Is depicted only in a Flash Back.
- Technicolor Blade: Its axe is blood red.
The "Parent" of Scarlet Rain, the second Red King. Once it became clear that he couldn't catch up with Yuniko, he sank into despair and resorted to using the Disaster Armor to gain more power.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Volume 19 clarifies that "Rook" referred to the bird. Within Prominence, fellow animal-themed avatar Thistle Porcupine was rather fond of him for this reason.
- Cyber Cyclops: As Chrome Disaster, has a single glowing red eye. His original form has a more conventional face.
- Foil: To Haruyuki. Both of them want to get stronger to stay close to the person they're closest with; in Haru's case, it's his guardian, while in Cherry's case, it's his Child. Cherry ends up being consumed by the Armor and has to be put down, while Haru is ultimately able to be purified.
- Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Haru angrily tells him that his need to get stronger doesn't justify putting on the Armor of Catastrophe, or the resulting rampage against fellow Burst Linkers. After all, all other Burst Linkers want the same thing.
- Grappling-Hook Pistol: His signature ability, "Wire Hook", launches an invisibly thin wire from his palm, ending in a hook. To those unfamiliar with the ability, it can seems like he's flying or drawing in opponents through telekinesis.
- In a Single Bound: His "Super Jump" ability.
- Not Quite Flight: The combination of his Wire Hook and Super Jump grants him great mobility, which motivates Rain to track down Silver Crow to corner him.
- Obsolete Mentor: Was the one to introduce Niko to Brain Burst, but rapidly saw her outshine and overtake him.
- One-Handed Zweihänder: Wields a heavy triangular-shaped sword in one hand.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Is only every known in story as Cherry Rook, his real name is never known or spoken.
- Parental Abandonment: Like Yuniko, he doesn't have parents. The fact that he gets adopted by relatives and ends up having to leave the facility only exacerbates his issues about Scarlet Rain surpassing him.
- Put on a Bus: He gets adopted by relatives and taken far away from Niko(which had been the catalyst for his desperation to become stronger), although they promise to keep in touch.
- Technicolor Blade: Its sword is blood red.
- Tragic Villain: He's not a bad person, but merely desperate to be strong enough that he can stay close to Scarlet Rain. Unfortunately, in the process, he ends up making a mistake that leads to him being corrupted and kicked off Brain Burst.
- Unwitting Pawn: He ends up being used in Yellow Radio's scheme to defeat Scarlet Rain. By infecting a member of Prominence and ending up driving Yellow Legion memberst to point loss, Radio could use it as a pretext to demand the Red King's head.
Silver CrowSee the Nega Nebulus section for more details
- All Your Powers Combined: Bonds with the armor so completely that they can wield the combined abilities of all previous Chrome Disasters, though this has the side effect of making their fighting style much more sloppy and predictable.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: The armor grants them a sharp tail as one of its abilities, emerging from the fragment of Cherry Rook's Wire Hook that became lodged in their back.
- Black Swords Are Better: In contrast to the previous Chrome Disasters, their weapon takes the form of a black sword with red veins.
- That Man Is Dead: When challenged to a duel, starts to announce their name and affiliation, only to decide they have no right to them any more, simply introducing themselves as "Sixth Chrome Disaster".