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Breaking the Damage Limit (ダメージの限界突破, Damēji no Genkai Toppa?) is a story written by Kawahara Reki that was published on one of the Dengeki Story Trading Cards 2012. This trading card was released during the "Dengeki Bunko Butchigiri! Breaking Limits!! Fair" that celebrated the 20th anniversary of ASCII Media Works.Those who bought a Dengeki label volume with a special paper strip wrapping from specific bookshops would be randomly given a story trading card. This specific SAO trading card could be collected from the October activity.
Kirito and Asuna were discussing whether an upper limit for damage that could be taken in Sword Art Online existed, as traditional Role Playing Games (RPGs) had a maximum limit of 9,999 damage points. During this discussion, Kirito mentioned a number of different methods to increase the amount of damage that could be dealt at once with the help of numerous players. However, when Asuna asked about her role in that plan, Kirito responded that her help would not be needed. Asuna then stepped on his fifth toe and made him feel as if he had suffered 99,999 points of damage.