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Morte (モルテ, Morute?) was one of the 10,000 players who were trapped in Sword Art Online and one of the 1,000 beta testers for the game. He was one of the beta testers who called himself a Beater.

AppearanceEdit

Sword Art Online AvatarEdit

Morte was a thin man[1] wore a dark gray scale mail that was not metallic but had close-fitting scales that clung to his torso and gleamed wetly.[2] He also wore gloves and boots of the same material and had a chain mail coif dangling from his head to his shoulders.[2] The border of the metal hood was torn and ragged, with tendrils of chain that hung down like locks of hair.[2] Morte had two weapon sets: his main set consisted of a round shield and a one-handed axe, named Harsh Hatchet; his second set consisted of an Anneal Blade.[2]

PersonalityEdit

Superficially, Morte is a cheery though curt man who liked frequently joking. However, he is actually a manipulative and deceptive person, who would help two opposing sides and spread misinformation to get them to conflict with each other, such as how he did with the Aincrad Liberation Squad and Dragon Knights Brigade on the 3rd Floor, or indirectly threaten and trick people into playing into his hands, such as tricking Kirito into duelling him in an attempt to abuse the duel system to kill him without being regarded as an orange player. Even in battle, Morte uses a variety of tricks to get the advantage over his opponent.

ChronologyEdit

Aincrad ArcEdit

Concerto of Black and WhiteEdit

Kirito first saw Morte on December 15, 2022 when the latter was guiding Kibaou's party through the Queen Spider's Nest in search of an item needed for the guild creation quest, while Kirito's party was hiding from them with the help of Kizmel's cape. However, the group encountered Nephila Regina and had to retreat to the entrance.

Later that day, Kirito saw Morte helping Lind's party with the first quest for the Elf War campaign. Morte informed the group that the elf they side with would eliminate the other elf once their party's hit points reached the yellow zone, thus the party focused on defence as they sided with the forest elf. After the forest elf defeated the dark elf in a suicide attack, the party proceeded to the Forest Elf Base at the north side of the forest.

Several days later, on December 19, Morte waited near the Forest Elf Camp using his Hiding skill, expecting that Kirito would come there. As Morte was discovered, he threatened Kirito into dueling him in half-finish mode to not disrupt his quest. Just before the timer reached zero, signalling the beginning of the duel, Morte began by assaulting with «Sonic Leap». As his surprise attack failed, Morte kicked up a wave of water to cover him as he changed his loadout with «Quick Change», and counterattacked Kirito, who had been deceived into charging at Morte.

Having his hit points reduced to just slightly above the halfway mark with Morte's «Double Cleave», Kirito realised that Morte might have intentionally controlled his damage in an attempt to kill him without becoming an orange player by abusing the dueling system. With this in mind, Kirito used a surprise attack with «Senda» to disarm Morte of his shield and used «Sharp Nail» to even the difference in their hit points. Morte was about to launch another attack, but suddenly stopped. Claiming that he was out of time, Morte collected his gear and departed, with their duel ending in a draw.

Known EquipmentEdit

Sword Art OnlineEdit

Name Type Acquisition Notes
«Anneal Blade» One-Handed Sword Secondary weapon.
«Harsh Hatchet»[2] One-Handed Axe Main weapon.
Upgraded to +6 (6H).[2]
Unnamed rounded shield[2] Shield

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Agil - Alicia Rue - Asuna - Eugene - Gabriel Miller - Hirono Takashi - Jun - Kirito - Klein - Leafa - Lisbeth - Moonphase - Nori - Sakuya - Silica - Sinon - Siune - Tecchi - Vassago
Asuka Empire Players
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NPC Kitsune-masked child
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