Asuna (real name Asuna Yuuki) is the main female protagonist of the anime and light novel series, Sword Art Online. Aside from being the second in command of the Knights of the Blood Oath, the strongest guild in Aincrad, she is also the adoptive mother of Yui and the love interest of Kirito. Asuna comes from a wealthy family consisting of her parents and older brother, where her father is the President of RECT. Inc. Since childhood, she grew up with Sugou Nobuyuki, but unknownst to her parents, she secretly hates him as he sexually harasses Asuna. Eventually at some point, Asuna's parents decided he would be her future partner while still completely oblivious of his true nature. Asuna has a complicated relationship with her family as she has a strained relationship with her mother, but is more close to her father. Asuna also had a close bond with her grandparents on her mother's side, always going to their home for summer holidays. As for education, she attended an all-girls school. On the day Sword Art Online was released, Asuna's brother intended to buy the game for himself, but had to attend business meetings, and thus allowed Asuna to enjoy the game instead. Due to this, Asuna along with everyone became trapped in Sword Art Online. In the beginning, Asuna hated being trapped in the game, crying herself to sleep and tried her hardest to stay alive, not wanting to die in-game as well as losing her identity of who she is.
She first met Kirito and Agil with Diavel. While being trapped in SAO, Asuna put all her time and effort into becoming one of the strongest player, gaining the nickname "Lighting Flash". She later joined the Knights of the Blood Oath, a medium-sized guild acknowledged as the strongest guild in Aincrad and eventually became second in command. Throughout her time in SAO, Asuna made several friends, including her best friend Lizbeth while gaining the attention of many admirers. Being extremely attractive and one of the few girls that play SAO, she received many marriages proposals, but always turned them down. Asuna and Kirito also developed a somewhat strained relationship in the beginning as both had different perspectives of being trapped in SAO. Originally, Asuna hated being trapped in the virtual world, believing the more they were trapped it was another day lost in the real world until she was inspired by Kirito, showing her life could still be enjoyed. The relationship between them quickly began to change, and as time passed, the two fell in love and they soon married in-game. Once they got married in-game, Asuna and Kirito quickly take a leave of absence from the Knights of the Blood Oath and decide to honeymoon on the 22nd floor, buying a cabin together.
The two agree to help and with Yulier and Yui, they go to rescue Thinker.
During this time, they met a lost little girl named Yui. Asuna is greatly concerned about Yui and the safety of her family and is upset to learn of Yui's amnesia. Despite the circumstances, Asuna and Kirito quickly come to develop a strong and close bond with Yui and begin living together as a real family much to Asuna's happiness. However, Asuna remains concerned about Yui's amnesia and well being, and becomes upset knowing they must soon leave her once finding her family. But she is reassured by Kirito and together they begin searching for Yui's family. As a start, the married couple decided to take Yui to the 1st floor of Aincard to the Town of Beginnings, but encounter problems with the Liberation Army guild. Asuna and Kirito learned of the Army's corruption from the second in command, Yulier, who begs of Kirito and Asuna's assistance in rescuing her husband and the guild's leader, Thinker, from a secret underground dungeon. The two agree to help and with Yulier and Yui, they go to rescue Thinker. Eventually, they manage to locate Thinker, but are attacked by a ridiculously strong boss monster. Asuna and Kirito attempt to fight the boss and order Yulier and Thinker to teleport to safety with Yui. However, the boss was too strong and nearly kills Asuna and Kirito, until surprisingly, they are saved by Yui. She reveals herself to be an AI and was suppose to be a counselor to those suffering in the game, but to unknown problems wasn't allowed to interact with the players.
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During the two years she watched how everyone was suffering, but noticed that Asuna and Kirito were different and wanted to meet them. Realizing Yui truly has real human qualities despite being an AI, Asuna and Kirito become her adoptive parents. However, due to saving her adopting parents, Yui is now unorganized by the Cardinal System and is ordered to be deleted. Asuna is devastated and completely breaks down into tears as Yui is deleted from the system. Thankfully, Kirito manages to prevent Yui from being deleted, turning her into a game object. And for the rest of the Aincrad Arc, Yui's heart is worn around Asuna's neck as a necklace. Since then, Asuna and Kirito return to their lig cabin to enjoy the rest of their honeymoon, but are ordered to return to face a deadly boss fight as the game was shown to have become more dangerous. Shortly after the boss fight, Kirito unraveled shocking news to everyone, revealing that Commander Heathcliff of Knights of the Blood Oath was Akihiko Kayaba. While Asuna along with the rest of the players who were paralyzed, Akihiko Kayaba gives Kirito a chance to free everyone from SAO, promising their freedom if he manages to defeat him.
During their final moments together, Asuna and Kirito reveal their real world names to each other.
Asuna is against the deal and becomes devastated when Kirito requests so she can't commit suicide if he died from failing to gain everyone's freedom. But just as Kirito was about to be killed, Asuna sacrifices herself to save him from a killing blow by Heathcliff, leaving Kirito devastated and almost no will left to fight. However, Kirito soon managed to regain his strength and defeated Heathcliff, but died in the process and found himself above Aincrad and reunited with Asuna and met Akihiko Kayaba. During their final moments together, Asuna and Kirito reveal their real world names to each other. Kirito breaks down into tears, apologizing to Asuna for not fulfilling his promise to save her and return to the real world. Asuna assures Kirito as she is already happy with the time she got to spend with him and once again declares her love to Kirito as they disappear. However, much to his surprise, Kirito discovers he and Asuna didn't actually die, discovering their death was only in-game and not in the real world. Asuna remains in a coma after the events of Sword Art Online. Despite the completion of SAO, Asuna didn't wake up, including 299 other players.
Asuna imprisoned by Sugou in ALfheim Online.
While everyone believed Akihiko Kayaba was keeping them imprisoned for reasons unknown, the real truth was more sinister and evil. Sugou Nobuyuki, Asuna's arranged fiance had gained access to the SAO servers and routed 300 players, including Asuna so he could secretly experiment with the human mind. He began working on illegal experiments to manipulate the human mind, emotions, memories etc and would sell the information he gained from the experiments to other companies in the United States. However, unlike the captive 299 players, he didn't experiment with Asuna's mind and instead decided to keep her imprisoned in the virtual world, ALfheim Online, a game owned by Asuna's father's company. Sugou's plan was to keep Asuna trapped in order to marry her in the real world and thus gain complete control of her father's company since her family believed she wouldn't have long to live since she remained in her coma. Since her capture, Sugou forced Asuna to play the role of Titania the Queen of the Fairies while he played Oberon the Fairy King. Asuna remained a prisoner at the top of the World Tree inside a bird cage and was constantly visted by Sugou. He tried to force her to accept the marriage between them, knowing they would soon be married in the real world despite her coma while continuing to sexually harass her. Asuna imprisoned by Sugou in ALfheim Online. However, Asuna remains strong during her captivity and vows once escaping ALO and returning to the real world, she will inform the police of his illegal experiments.
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Asuna strongly believes Kirito will somehow managed to save her while constantly refusing Sugou's advances, but is element if whether Kirito is alive after the events from SAO. In attempts to crush Asuna's hopes of being rescued by Kirito, Sugou reveals his knowledge and awareness of their love for each other, but also his beliefs that Kirito will never again use the NerveGear in fear, ultimately believing Kirito is no threat in stopping him. Sugou further his attempts to emotional hurt Asuna, revealing he met Kirito in the real world and informed him of their upcoming wedding, trying to make Asuna believe she will never be with Kirito again. However, instead Asuna is greatly relieved to learn of Kirito's survival and upon secretly witnessing Sugou entering the codes to her cage, Asuna is even more greatly determined to escape and reunite with Kirito. With Sugou gone and after buying her time, Asuna makes her first attempt to escape from ALfheim Online. While trying to locate the game console of ALO and log out, Asuna instead finds a room where experiments are performed on the 300 comatose SAO survivors. Asuna realizes Sugou has built a secret lab within ALfheim Online to secretly perform the experiments without causing suspicion towards himself in the real world while still keeping his plot a secret.
Asuna is absolutely shocked and horrified of the discovery and promises to save the players, but is forced to hide away upon noticing two slug scientists nearby. While in hiding, Asuna manages to find the game console and is nearly successful in freeing herself, but was caught during her escape attempt by the two slug scientists. Asuna attempts to trick them, but to no avail and is almost molested but manages to defend herself. The scientists recognize Asuna as the girl Sugou keeps hostage at the Top of the World Tree and report of her attempted escape to Sugou. After being informed, Sugou instructs the pair to bring Asuna back to her cage, but also change the code to her cage and must now keep constant watch on her. Despite her recapture, Asuna doesn't lose hope in escaping and vows she will never stop until she finds a way to be free and reunite with Kirito. Asuna is also revealed to have secretly managed to steal the an access card to the game console. Asuna and Kirito realize how close they are, but are still so far apart.
Shortly sometime after the events, Asuna hears Yui calling out to her. Asuna is both shocked and relieved to hear Yui's voice, causing her to realize Kirito and Yui are nearby and are close to rescuing her. Wanting to assure them of her location, Asuna quickly thinks and manages to throw down the Admin Access Card she managed to acquire during her escape attempt. Due to this, Asuna manages to assure Kirito and Yui of her location and her awareness of their quest to rescue her. Everntually, after gaining help from several allies during his quest, Kirito finally managed to get to the top of the World Tree and was at long last reunited with Asuna. Yui and Asuna share a heartfelt tearful reunion since the events of SAO and Asuna and Kirito happily reunite with each other after being apart for so long. However, Yui reveals Asuna is unable to log out as her status is blocked with complicated codes and can only be freed with a system console. Asuna attempts to inform them of the console she found in the experiment laboratory, but the trio are suddenly ambushed with an unknown strong force holding them down. Yui is unable to remain and is forced to disappear, but not before warning Asuna and Kirito of an unknown danger approaching. Asuna and Kirito attempt to reach out for one another, but the unknown force is too strong and they remain separated.