One autumn day in 2046, Haruyuki has an encounter with Kuroyukihime, the prettiest girl in his school. For the middle school boy who is often bullied, the meeting changes his life. Through a mysterious piece of software from her, Haruyuki learns of the existence of the virtual Accel World. In that moment, the lowest of the “school caste” becomes “Burst Linker”, a knight defending a princess.
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Kuroyukihime (黒雪姫?, lit. Black Snow Princess) is the leader of the Nega Nebulus legion. Her real name is unknown (although Sky Raker calls her “Sacchan”). Her pseudonym is Japanese word play with Snow White (Shiroyukihime (白雪姫?, lit. White Snow Princess)).[improper synthesis?] Beautiful and popular, she is also the Student Council Vice-President at Umesato Junior High School. She has been a Burst Linker since she was eight years old. Kuroyukihime was formerly the Black King, although she was driven into hiding after beheading the first Red King, Red Rider, while trying to defeat the other kings to reach level 10. She values Haru as more than a subordinate and is often the voice of reason to him when he is willing to go to extremes to protect her. Prior to her hospitalization, she confesses to Haru that she fell in love with him. Her non-accelerated avatar is her real-world self dressed in black and sporting red and black butterfly wings. She is estranged from her family since she injured her sister, who is also the White King, out of anger after learning that she was tricked by her.
Associated with the element of water, Aqua Current (アクア・カレント Akua Karento?) (real name Akira Himi (氷見 あきら Himi Akira?)) is a Burst Linker who works as a “bodyguard” tag match partner for players level 2 and under. Initially, her gender is unknown. After Haru accidentally trips over her bag, he as well as the customers in the dining area of their meeting place distinguish her as female. Her avatar on the non-accelerated network is a bespectacled weasel with a necktie. Her duel avatar is Aqua Current, a mass of water with a feminine form, possessing properties of pure water such as being an excellent insulator against electrical attacks. Aqua Current is endowed with great skill and experience, proving the rumors about her helping players with dangerously low Burst Point levels.
Sky Raker (スカイ・レイカー Sukai Reikā?) (real name Fuuko Kurasaki (倉崎 楓子 Kurasaki Fūko?)) is a retired Burst Linker associated with the element of wind. She is also the vice-commander of Nega Nebulus. Sky Raker is Ash Roller’s “parent” (the one who gave him Brain Burst) and the only person in Accel World he shows respect towards. Before Silver Crow existed she was known as “the person closest to the sky” in the Accelerated World, gaining the nicknames “Astro”, “ICBM” and “Icarus“. She became obsessed with the desire to fly and as a result was abandoned by her friends and “parent.” Eventually, she gets the help of her only remaining friend and master Black Lotus to reach level 8. Having spent several level up bonus points trying to obtain the ability to fly, she eventually asks Black Lotus to cut off her avatar’s legs to reduce her avatar’s weight and increase her will. She is introduced to Silver Crow by Ash Roller in the Unlimited Neutral Field to help him control his willpower and use the Incarnate System to fly without his wings. After meeting her in the real world, Haru realizes she has mechanical prosthetic legs. Sky Raker later rejoins Nega Nebulus before the Hermes’ Cord Vertical Race and regains her legs near the end of the race.
Purple Thorn (パープル・ソーン Pāpuru Sōn?), also known as Empress Voltage, serves as the Purple King. She was Red Rider’s lover. Her staff is one of the Seven Arcs, ‘beta’ The Tempest. Purple Thorn is voiced by Kaori Mizuhashi in Japanese and Jessica Straus in English.
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