桐ヶ谷和人, Kirito, The Black Swordsman, Beater
Birthday: October 7 Age: 14 Beginning of Aincrad 16 End of Aincrad Fairy Dance 17 Phantom Bullet Alicization 18 Unital Ring Height: 172 cm Weight: 59 kg Weapons of choice: Anneal Blade 1st Level Queens Knightblade 9th Level Elucidator 50th level and Dark Repulser forged by Lisbeth Kirito is the main protagonist of the series. He is a solo player a player who hasnt joined a guild and usually works alone. He is also one of the very few people to have had the privilege to play in the beta testing period of Sword Art Online. His game alias Kirito is created by taking the syllables of the first and last Kanji of his real last and first names respectively: Kirigaya Kazuto. In the real world he lives with his mother and younger sister in a family of 3. When Kayaba announced the start of the death game he is surprised but unlike everyone else he quickly gets over it and accepts it to an extent. He invited his friend Klein to go with him but Klein had to find his friends in the game. He was invited to join them but he declined as he couldnt take the pressure of protecting them even with his beta testing knowledge of the game. Kirito tends to use a single handed straight sword. The blade that he uses most often would is the Elucidator. Later on he acquires a second blade called Dark Repulser that was made by his blacksmith friend Lisbeth.