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This page details the characters first introduced playing in the international MMO known as Gun Gale Online (GGO for short).
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Introduced in Phantom Bullet
Kyouji Shinkawa / Spiegel (GGO)
Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English), Rubén Felis (European Spanish), Alberto Bernal (Latin American Spanish)
Shino's best friend, and the one who introduced her to Gun Gale Online. His avatar in GGO is "Spiegel", a Min-Maxed AGI build.
In Hollow Realization, he appears in "Sword Art: Origin" under the avatar known as "Richter".
- Adaptational Early Appearance: In the canon plot line he only debuts in the Phantom Bullet arc. In the game adaptation, he shows up in Hollow Realizations, before Gun Gale Online is even introduced.
- Adaptational Jerkass: He's subjected to this in Hollow Realizations as Richter. In canon, he was at least a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing with enough acting skills to make himself seem like a Nice Guy that Shino trusted. In the games he's a full out Stalker with a Crush who thoroughly creeps Sinon out and attempted to destroy her friendship with Kirito and co by exposing her Dark and Troubled Past.
- Amazon Chaser: He became infatuated with Shino after having heard about how she killed someone in real life, loving how cold and distant she was. He heavily dislikes how her interactions with Kirito brings out her emotion and makes her seem more normal.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Kyouji was bullied when he was younger, something he shares with Shino.
- Beneath the Mask:
- Although usually he keeps up a kind Nice Guy demeanor, when he confronts Shino in her house after Death Gun's defeat, he loses all his calm demeanor and tries to rape her with a crazy look on his face.
- It's even more prominent in Hollow Realizations where he was more unhinged to begin with. After he learns Sinon has become more normal through being accepted by her friends, he tries to get the 'real' Sinon back by attacking her. His cursor turns orange showing he's become an Red Player, which he is gleefully proud of and finally understanding what his brother told him about. His face becomes twisted with crazy and he starts screaming like a mad man.
- Big Bad Friend: Worked with his older brother, a former Laughing Coffin member, to create Death Gun and was Sinon's Only Friend before Kirito and company came along.
- Big Damn Heroes: He arrives to save Shino from Endou and the other bullies by bluffing and claiming to be leading a police officer there. It turns out that he was stalking her, so his showing up wasn't a coincidence.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems quite friendly and supportive of Shino, and attempts to be there for her while she's trying to get over her past. Then it turns out he's the younger brother of XaXa of Laughing Coffin and helped set up the Death Gun incident, which he reveals as he's attacking Shino at home and trying to rape her. This is potentially foreshadowed earlier in the arc. When Shino first starts to become more assertive in the real world thanks to Kirito's influence, he starts acting slightly creepy. Most people would be happy that their best friend is becoming more capable and seemingly better able to take care of themselves. Kyouji instead wraps her into a hug and begs her to stop being assertive and angry and go back to her normal calm self so that he can protect her.
- It's even more evident in Hollow Realization, when at first he just comes across as a nervous guy who's friends with Shino in the real world and just doesn't feel comfortable around Kirito and his friends. As the events go on though, it becomes quite clear that he wants Shino to stay by his side only and not-so-subtly threatens Kirito to stay away. He even says Shino's secret about killing the robber with a handgun out loud in front of Kirito despite Sinon practically having a panic attack, and later attacks Sinon in an effort to make her "wake up" and be the "real" her again, becoming an orange player in the process.
- Casting Gag: Johnny Yong Bosch has played a nice guy who turns out to be a despicable person.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: He really doesn't like how Shino and Kirito are getting closer to each other. He flat-out tries to murder and rape Shino and nearly does kill Kirito after the BoB is over all because he thinks Shino will leave him for Kirito. In Hollow Realization, he not-so-subtly threatens Kirito similarly when Shino's out of earshot (though Kirito, not knowing him well, just thinks he's being way too overprotective). Later, he willingly attacks Sinon and becomes an orange player in an effort to make her "wake up" and fights Kirito when he tries to break it up, but is easily beaten. He also threatens Kirito that his "big brother" will come and kill him for this.
- Crippling Overspecialisation: "Spiegel" is an AGI-heavy build, relying entirely on evasion and reaction speed. When the GGO metagame evolved to favor balanced STR/VIT builds, Kyouji was left with a severely underpowered character that lacked the STR to equip anything but the lightest guns. This, in turn, leads him to associate himself with his brother, who is an SAO survivor and created what would become the virtual serial killer, Death Gun.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Part of the reason behind his creation of Death Gun was that he wanted revenge on players like XeXeed who promoted AGI-only builds, which would later become heavily nerfed by the shifting metagame. This is despite the fact that the second strongest player in GGO has an AGI-only build.
- In Hollow Realization, his response to Kirito getting between him and Sinon is to basically threaten that he'll send his brother after him, though Kirito doesn't realize that him and XaXa are related.
- Dragon Their Feet: He's the last threat in the Phantom Bullet arc after his brother is defeated.
- Education Mama: His parents are high-ranking doctors and put a lot of pressure on him to succeed.
- Entitled to Have You: As the Phantom Bullet arc progresses Kyouji asks more and more like a jilted lover despite the fact that he and Shino aren't even dating. After giving a Love Confession he seems annoyed when Shino tells him that she has to focus on the BoB and she will give him an answer later. This reaches a head at the end of the arc when he demands to know what Shino thinks of him and that she promised to be his before he tries to rape her.
- Evil Counterpart: He's the Recon to Sinon, but then he's revealed to be part of a Big Bad Triumvirate.
- Evil Is Petty: He helped Shouichi murder XeXeeD because he lost out in Gun Gale Online thanks to the man's false information.
- Exact Words: Implied when he reassures Shino that he's getting the same grades that he did when he still attended school. In the light novel, he later reveals that he did poorly on the mock exam, so he never said those grades were good.
- False Friend: Is Shino's Only Friend in the real world but he only got close to her because of the stories about her killing the bank robber and he gets unhinged when she starts becoming more assertive in real life.
- To Shinichi having affections to Suguha. Both are friends of the lead heroine of the respective arcs, debut in said arcs and are holding a torch for the girls. However, what makes Kyouji the foil of Shinichi is the fact that Kyouji is so fervently in love with Sinon that he's willing to rape and kill her, unlike how Shinichi is truly Suguha's friend. More so, given that Shinichi was willing to kamikaze his character (which in game ruins your stats), to help Suguha help Kirito (in other words, he put his friendship with Suguha above his game character). Kyouji on the other hand, was so delusional at the end he wanted to PERMANENTLY escape reality with Sinon.
- He's also one to Shino. Both of them are bullied in real life, but while Shino hopes to one day conquer her own traumas, Kyouji has long since given up on the real world, and when his hopes of becoming the strongest in GGO are dashed, he begins a downward spiral.
- His first scene hints at his motive for the murders, his means of carrying them out and his accomplice, but the true significance of what he says only becomes evident later on.
- His character name is German for "mirror." The character name for Death Gun's character, Sterben, is also German.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Is particularly jealous of Kirito for catching Sinon's attention. In Hollow Realization, he acts like a jilted lover whenever he sees Kirito around Sinon and eventually starts making this dislike known right when she's there. He's perfectly willing to kill either him or Shino for it.
- If I Can't Have You...: Kyouji tries to kill Shino after he witnesses her crying in the arms of Kirito during the Bullet of Bullets tournament. Later on, he comes into her house right after she finished the BoB tournament, and threatens her with a dose of succinylcholine.
- I Just Want to Be Special: His motivation for creating Death Gun is to be powerful and feared. The fact that his AGI heavy character was nerfed by a shifting metagame makes this worse.
- Inadequate Inheritor: He points out to Sinon that his grades aren't nearly good enough for medical school, which is part of the reason why he gave up on the real world.
- In Love with Your Carnage: He became attracted to Shino after hearing about how she killed a bank robber.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: With the reveal that he was one of the people behind Death Gun, he's shown to have a Mask of Sanity and is actually dangerously unhinged underneath, being a Stalker with a Crush full of delusion.
- Kick the Dog: First there's him gloating to Shino that he created the Death Gun plot, and then there's him going completely off the deep end and his subsequent Attempted Rape on her.
- Last-Name Basis: He and Shino call the other "Asada-san" and "Shinkawa-kun," since while he's one of the few people Shino can really talk with, they're not exactly close friends. Shino does, however, refer to him by his first name, when his brother comes up in the conversation.
- Love-Interest Traitor: At the start of the Phantom Bullet arc he is shown having feelings for Shino and, in turn Shino seems to have some feelings for him as well. However as the arc progresses Kyouji's creepy behaviour starts freaking her out and he eventually reveals himself to be part of Death Gun which permanently kills any feelings Shino might have had for him.
- Love Makes You Crazy: Attempted to give a Love Confession to Shino, but the latter tells him to give her time to think about it. Then in episode 13, he's revealed to be one of the people helping Death Gun to kill people in real life, and develops an Ax-Crazy look when he attempts to have his way with her.
- Love Redeems: Or rather, Rehabilitates. Although it's likely he'll still spend the remainder of his adult life behind bars for his multiple counts of murder, Kyouji is at least showing hope of regaining his sanity and humanity by the Alicization Arc, due to Shino continuing to visit him in prison to give her love and support as a friend.
- The Man Behind the Man: It's revealed near the end of the Phantom Bullet arc that not only is he the brother of XaXa of Laughing Coffin, but Kyouji himself is the one who came up with the Death Gun plot in the first place.
- Madness Mantra: "Asada-san, Asada-san, Asada-san!" note
- Meaningful Name: His name contains the kanji for two, since he's a second son.
- Murder-Suicide: Once Death Gun is exposed and defeated by Kirito in GGO Kyouji goes to Shino and threatens to murder her with his dose of succinylcholine. He then starts talking about how the two of them can go to any world they want and get married before telling Shino to join him together in the next world. Fortunately Shino is able to escape her predicament and, with some help from Kirito, knock Kyouji out.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He insisted on doing the real world job for Shino himself, which left his brother, SAO survivor XaXa, to handle Sterben. This had two separate effects that led to Death Gun's downfall: A), letting XaXa confront Kirito and clue him into him being ex-Laughing Coffin; and B), letting Kirito recognize Death Gun as "Red-Eyed XaXa", breaking his concentration enough for Kirito to overcome him, thus stopping him from shooting Shino and thus stopping Kyouji from finishing the job. To be fair, considering XaXa has a personal beef with Kirito anyways he probably would have insisted on being the one to handle Sterben regardless.
- Obviously Evil: In Hollow Realization his Richter avatar makes it a lot more apparent he's not one of the good guys, with him often having a creepy expression on his face and talking in a stalkerish manner.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He tried to forcefully consummate his love for Shino before committing a murder-suicide so their "love" lasts forever. He is notable as the *only* attempted rapist in the franchise to NOT end up a dismembered freak, and on top of that actually shows hope of *recovering* his humanity while in prison.
- Stalker with a Crush: Towards Shino. In Hollow Realization she flat-out thinks he's a stalker after learning that he tried to buy info about her from Argo (though she didn't realize it was him at the time and tells him all he had to do was man up and talk to her after she does). Eventually though, she starts getting really disturbed with how much he wants to spend time with her, even if he never attempts anything. Borders on a Villainous Crush when it is revealed he was part of Death Gun all along. It also explains why he was able to conveniently help Shino with her bullies.
- Together in Death: His delusional dialog with Shino while he is at her house certainly paints himself as wanting to be with her "in the next world" once the Death Gun plan falls apart. Fortunately Shino has none of that and knocks him out before he can go through with his threat.
- Villain Ball: He's killed his enemies, established an alibi for himself, and only one thing stands between him and marrying his dream girl while his brother takes the fall for the murders: that creepy face he makes while proposing to Shino, which tips her off that there is something very wrong with him.
- Villainous Breakdown: Goes absolutely ballistic when Kirito throws him off of Shino, ranting at him maniacally before trying to kill him.
- Walking Spoiler: Shinkawa's true personality and ties with Death Gun becomes this due to the subtlety of his foreshadowing.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He was put under tremendous pressure by his parents, who expect him to be a doctor like them. He cannot withstand that pressure, and instead turns to playing GGO as a means of escape.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: While it doesn't justify what he's done, it's indicated that Kyouji has had a terrible life- suffering bullying, being unable to meet his parents' expectations and ultimately having his hopes of success in GGO dashed. In the end, even Shino feels sorry for him.
- Yandere: Has an extreme obsession towards Shino, to the point he was willing to rape and kill her when he thought she loved Kirito.
- You Called Me "X"; It Must Be Serious: Shortly before the BoB finals begin, he calls Sinon by her real name while making a Love Confession.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His GGO Avatar has grey hair.
Tamotsu Shigemura / XeXeeD (GGO)
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese), Grant George (English)
The winner of the second Bullet of Bullets tournament, XeXeeD was showcased in an interview when Death Gun suddenly appeared and shot his avatar, after which the former would mysteriously disconnect and be found dead in the real world, kickstarting the plot of Phantom Bullet arc.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Has a lot of confidence in winning the upcoming tournament solely on his build of choice and doesn't bother hiding it.
- Asshole Victim: He's the only victim of Death Gun who gets much characterization, and none of it makes him very sympathetic.
- Blatant Lies: He used his reputation as a professional player to promote AGI-only builds as the way to go while withholding knowledge of a forthcoming patch that would severely nerf them. This left his competitors without the STR to equip some of the newer and more effective guns, while he put just enough points into STR to equip the rare gun he would win BoB with.
- Dead Star Walking: A GGO champion voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya, himself known for voicing lead characters, making a statement on the upcoming BoB tournament... before biting the dust at the hands of the "Death Gun" five minutes into the arc's beginning.
- Hollywood Heart Attack: Just before he disconnects and dies, he is clutching his chest. This is the first hint Death Gun's actual killing method involves external help.
- Jerkass: In the short time he was on screen, the guy establishes himself as having an ego when he essentially calls all the players who followed his false information suckers and belittles the runner-up sitting next to him all while lecturing about the metagame shifting.
- Manipulative Bastard: He used his fame to scam countless players so he would have an edge in an upcoming tournament.
- Minor Major Character: The winner of the second BoB and one of GGO's top players, however he ends up being a Sacrificial Lamb after becoming Death Gun's first victim.
- Rare Guns: Used an XM-29 OICW assault rifle in GGO, which was as rare in-game as it was in reality.
- Sacrificial Lamb: His main role is to be Death Gun's first victim and showing the Serial Killer's mysterious ability of shooting players in-game which causes them to die in real life.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Kept on bragging about how AGI builds were the best while he had already switched to an STR build, knowing that a Nerf would hit the former class really hard. This unfortunately screwed over Kyouji (Spiegel), and, completely mad at seeing hundreds of hours of gameplay wasted because of that false information, swore revenge on XeXeed and paved the way for "Death Gun"'s creation.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His GGO Avatar has dark blue hair.
Voiced by: Satoshi Tsuruoka (Japanese), Dan Woren (English), Esteban Desco (Latin American Spanish), Rafael Ordóñez Arrieta (European Spanish)
The leader of Sinon's team, which is a PvP-oriented squad that targets low-risk opponents, usually monster-hunting parties. He also ends up participating in the Bullet of Bullets tournament.
- The Bus Came Back: He makes a return in Ordinal Scale after being absent since the Phantom Bullet arc.
- Dirty Coward: Sinon thinks of him as one given his and his team's preference for ambushing and killing opponents who don't put up much of a fight, and how easily he considers giving up when he faces an opponent who actually gives him trouble.
- Hypocrite: Complains about how the teams he hunts down (i.e. monster hunters) have no pride, particularly when they hire a "bodyguard" to protect them. He then gets half his squad taken out by Behemoth and seriously considers logging out rather than letting them gloat (Sinon has to tell his ass off to get him to keep fighting).
- Nice Hat: Dons a cowboy hat as part of his avatar.
- Oh, Crap!: He wasn't expecting Pale Rider to have amazing acrobatic skills.
- Right Behind Me: Just before the finals for the Bullet of Bullets, there's a guy in the hub talking smack about Dyne and how he'd be lucky to place fifteenth. Dyne taps him on the shoulder and he has an Oh, Crap! moment.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: A subversion; with the unexpected appearance of Behemoth foiling the usual ambush, Dyne contemplates logging out to preserve his points, but then Sinon convinces him and the rest of the team to keep on fighting until the very end.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He talks a big game, but he's revealed to be a Dirty Coward. Though he's still a decent person when push comes to shove.
- Taking You with Me: Near the end of Phantom Bullet's introductory raid, he blows himself up with a grenade to clear out the remaining monster hunters, leaving only Sinon and Behemoth to duel each other.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Although Sinon is part of his PK squad and obediently carries out his orders, it's evident she secretly holds little respect for him and his reckless decisions. She vows that if they were ever on different sides she would finish him off quick.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: He's this with Sinon in spades. Sinon considers him a friend, but she has a large batch of complaints over his attitude and incompetence, not afraid to berate him whenever she gets annoyed at him.
Pale Rider (GGO)
One of the participants in the Bullet of Bullets tournament. Uses an agility based Shotgun build with high acrobatic skill, give him superb mobility.
- Combat Parkour: Uses a lot of acrobatics to get close to Dyne.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Dyne failed to get a single hit on him.
- Flat Character: We know nothing about him aside from the fact he's skilled at acrobatics and uses a shotgun.
- Fragile Speedster: Pale Rider appears to have built his character this way, eschewing as much gear as he can save for a single shotgun so that he can take advantage of his low encumbrance to perform all sorts of fancy acrobatics that allow him to win his fight against Dyne. Not so helpful when the real Death Gun hits Pale Rider with a paralyzation dart so Death Gun can get up close to kill him, both in the game and in the real world.
- Gun Fu: Leaps, twirls, and flips all over the field before blasting Dyne with his rifle.
- Heroic Second Wind: Gets back up after Death Gun's sniper Stun bullet's paralysis effect wears off, thanks to a missed shot from Sinon distracting Death Gun delaying the shot from his pistol. Unfortunately, just as he points his shotgun at "Death Gun", the effects of a lethal drug dose kicks in, and his avatar falls, before being forcibly disconnected due to his Amusphere detecting critical vital signs, signaling that the player has been killed
- Hidden Badass: He doesn't look out of the ordinary and carries a shotgun. Then he performs astounding acrobatic feats on a long bridge and wipes the floor with Dyne without a scratch. Even Sinon was impressed.
- Implacable Man: Does not stop pursuing Dyne until he catches and kills his target. Pity, he stood no chance against Death Gun.
- The Quiet One: He never says anything, even when dying from a heart attack.
- Rare Guns: His shotgun is an AR-17. It's quite impressive that Kawahara even knows of this weaponnote , considering only about 2,000 were ever produced in real life back in the 1960s. The NRA Museum has one gold-plated version, and the most recent public appearance of the gun was a modernized version that was shown at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
- Red Herring: His handle is an allusion to the fourth horseman of the apocalypse, identified as "Death" in the Book of Revelation. This initially makes him stand out on the list of players suspected of being Death Gun. It's not him.
- Reused Character Design: His character design is based on Silver Crow from Accel World, another series written by SAO's author, Reki Kawahara.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Presented as quite a competent player, but his only real purpose is to add another victim to Death Gun's growing list.
- Shotguns Are Just Better: The only weapon we get to see him use. Thanks to extremely good skills at dodging and acrobatics, as well as a fast run speed, he' was able to get from side of a suspension bridge, to the other, where Dyne had taken up position to shoot him, dodging all of his shots until he was in effective range to use his shotgun.
- Spared By Adaptation: In Fatal Bullet, Sinon narrowly manages to save Pale Rider by instead choosing to shoot him rather than Death Gun, allowing him to die in-game before Death Gun could shoot him and cause him to die in real life.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: His only appearance consists of him eliminating Dyne with style, before getting sniped by the "Death Gun" and subsequently murdered, both avatar and in the real world.
- The Worf Effect: He is one of the most impressive players in the third BoB. Then he's promptly killed by Death Gun just to show how many leagues above the villain is.
Voiced by: Gou Shinomiya (Japanese), Chris Tergliafera (English)
One of the top contestants in the third Bullet of Bullets tournament, Yamikaze scored second in the previous BoB, right behind XeXeeD.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: According to Sinon, XeXeed beat him quickly due to the nerf.
- Informed Ability: Is regarded as being a top-ranked player yet his skills never get properly showcased.
- Meaningful Name: Yamikaze literally means "Darkwind". As he's an experienced GGO player, and one that uses the classic Agility Focus builds, he has amazing run speeds. His playstyle and attire makes him more like a Cyberpunk ninja, and was able to run at the 9:45 P.M. scan from his position, a total of 6 km in a few minutes to reach Kirito's location.
- Mercy Kill: Gets taken out by Sinon just so Death Gun cannot orchestrate his possible death.
- Minor Major Character: A top GGO player and the runner-up in the previous BoB, but we barely see any of him and he gets quickly taken out by Sinon sniping him.
- More Dakka: He got his hands on a rare sub-machine gun that is at once powerful enough to participate in BoB and light enough to be handled by a pure AGI character.
- Red Baron: Some players call him by his epithet, the "Run-Gun Demon".Kirito: Run-Gun?
- Red Herring: Gets a lot of focus throughout the arc and his standing in GGO indicates a bigger role. He gets offed before we see his skills.
- Rare Guns: Uses a Calico M-900A carbine.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He's enough of a high-level player that Kirito and Sinon mark him as a possible target for Death Gun, so Sinon takes him out from range to avoid the possibility. Only a sniper's first shot from a prone position lacks a Prediction Line, so when she promptly locates Death Gun, the Line gives him enough warning to react and counter-fire, which leads him to a drawn-out battle with Kirito, which directly leads to Kirito figuring out who's under the mask. Yamikaze surviving long enough to be at risk leads directly to the climax of the BoB.
- Weak, but Skilled: According to Sinon, many players regarded Yamikaze being far more skilled than XeXeed even though the latter won. He also seems to be aware when he tells XeXeed there is more to winning than just stats.
- The Worf Effect: Hyped up in-universe as a top player, but he gets quickly sniped by Sinon just to reestablish her as GGO's greatest sniper.
Musketeer X (GGO)
Voiced by: Hibiku Yamamura (Fatal Bullet)
A female GGO player and contestant in the third Bullet of Bullets who made it to the finals.
- Ascended Extra: Fatal Bullet has her Suddenly Voiced and we actually find out a bit more about her personality.
- Flat Character: By virtue of having no lines at all, she's literally just 'female GGO player carrying sniper rifle and smoke grenades'.
- Friendly Sniper: Carries a sniper rifle and is quite a nice person overall. She tried to introduce herself to Kirito in the BoB, but Kirito was in such a hurry he killed her and took her equipment to save Sinon.
- Gratuitous French: Fatal Bullet shows she likes throwing in a bit of French into her dialogue.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: She doesn't even get the honor of an onscreen defeat, as Kirito takes care of her while Sinon gets confronted by Death Gun.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes past her waist.
- Red Herring: She was one of the three potential candidates for Death Gun, due to being a new player and a name that is an allusion to "death", however Kirito quickly realizes it isn't her when he sees that she's a female.
- Stripperific: Her outfit is particularly revealing, even more so than Sinon's.
- Suddenly Voiced: She never says a word in the anime, however she gets voiced for the first time in Fatal Bullet.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: She gets defeated by Kirito completely offscreen and doesn't even get a voiced appearance.
A particularly well known mercenary player, Behemoth is a largely built man and a highly capable player who offers his services at a price to join other players squadrons as a bodyguard, typically the more lightly armed Mob Hunting squads to defend them from player killer squads . He's devoted most of his attributes to his strength score, carrying a massive Gatling gun.
- Ambiguous Situation: It's not really made clear what kind of relationship he has with Sinon and the other heroes, as their only interaction was on the battlefield where Sinon kills him. However in Ordinal Scale, he's one of the GGO players Yui called in to help take on the Final Boss and he fights alongside the other heroes.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Despite the mob hunting party he was a part of having its other supporting machine gunner eliminated by Sinon's first shot, he stayed calm and patiently waited for her second, and dodge out of the way the second the Bullet Path line appeared. Later on, he easily deduct's where Sinon was heading to reposition herself for another ambush, forces her out of that cover before she even get's another shot off, and even get's several hits on her left leg, temporarily disabling it when she tries jumping out of the building she was in.
- Awesome, but Impractical: His loadout. Yes, that gun is powerful. Yes, he can shoot through cover with it. Yes, he can destroy entire squads with it. However, it's heavy, applies a movement penalty to him, essentially roots him in place once he starts shooting, and even with his presumed high strength, only carries about 500 rounds of ammunition. To top this all off, his load outputs him over the Bullet of Bullets weight limit, thus he entirely relies on the pay from working as a squadron bodyguard. That said, if he gets respectable squad support, he is extremely powerful for both the damage and suppressing fire he can lay out.
- Chainsaw Grip BFG: As shown in the image, he carries his minigun this way.
- Gatling Good: Uses a GE M134 Minigun. That's 6 barrels of 7.62x51mm bullet spewing hell, and he carries the gun and ammo, and operates it, all by himself.
- Informed Attribute: Dyne says that he is "a macho prick" but there's no indication of this outside the fact that he is clearly enjoying the firefight. It's worth noting that he was one of the GGO players who helps take down the boss in Ordinal Scale. That being said, considering how Dyne somewhat hypocritically disapproves of the monster hunter party hiring him as a bodyguard, he's probably not entirely credible when it comes to Behemoth.
- Mighty Glacier: His weapon can tear through walls like paper and is powerful enough to where Sinon's team is terrified. However, it has a movement penalty bad enough that the party he is paid to guard is forced to slow down for him.
- Pride Before a Fall: Has a very confident grin when he starts shooting, and when he figures out where Sinon was heading during Dyne's squadron ambush and gives out a haughty laugh when he blasts the cover Sinon had to jump from to avoid, knowing he scored some hits on her and thinking he's won. What he didn't expect, was Sinon to survive those hits, still falling from a high height (though temporarily missing a leg from her game avatar) and moving too fast to adjust his aim in time and at too high of an angle. His hubris is rewarded with a .50 caliber Headshot at point blank range while Sinon was still mid-air.
- Spent Shells Shower: His Minigun produces this, with the added effect of the shells disappearing into light due to the way damaged items work in VRMMO games.