Nice view, even though it's restricted only to Premium Members

Nice view, even though it’s restricted only to Premium Members

It’s time for the final confrontation…

… but before that:

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Ah, Kirito, always a gamer at his heart. Your beloved may be in danger of becoming a puppet and you will be banned the second Sugou learns of what’s going on, but yeah, let’s stop and rage at the devs for no implementing the final quest. Priorities *snickers*

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Finally, the long-awaited reunion of our hero with Asuna. It was kinda sweet (those Asuna eyes, d’awwww), have to admit it, but obviously it didn’t last long… After all, *somebody* has to kick Sugou’s ass, ne?

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Words can’t describe what a comical character Sugou has become. Really, it’s been a while since I’ve seen such a cheesy performance – the expressions combined with Koyasu Takehito’s voice has created a potent mix of cheese and comedy, amplified by the otherwise serious tone of the show. “I am the God of this world!”, eh?

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Kayaba Ex Machina

In what is perhaps the most literal rendition of the Deus Ex Machina trope, Kayaba Akihiko’s soul/consciousness/AI descends to motivate Kirito to stand up and fight by granting him the most powerful weapon in a game…

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… the system admin privileges. Even an admin cannot withstand the power of a developer. Slaughter ensues.

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K.O.

K.O.

Ouch, that had to hurt, especially with the pain inhibitors set to 0. Then again, the guy had it coming. Unlike Heathcliff, Oberon doesn’t deserve any respect at all. I wonder how such virtual injuries affected him in real life.

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Oh? A sequel, perhaps? I know that there are still a few novels out there, and Sword Art Online is doing great in BD sales, so I wouldn’t be really surprised if it happened. Also, the later novels are supposedly better, so I guess I’m gonna be looking forward to SAO 2.

 

 

 

 

 

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