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Yui

Yui

Yui pixie

Personal Information
Name (Kanji/Kana) ユイ
Name (Romaji)[?] Yui
In-Game Name[?] Yui-MHCP001
Gender Female
VR Played
Affiliation Cardinal System (Former) (SAO)
Family
  • Kirito (In-Game Foster Father)
  • Asuna (In-Game Foster Mother)
Occupation
  • «Mental Health - Counselling Program» (Former) (SAO)
  • «Navigation Pixie» (ALO)
Media
Voiced By (Japanese) Ito Kanae[1]
Voiced By (English) Stephanie Sheh[2][3]
First Appearance
Novel Volume 2, Morning Dew Girl
Manga Aincrad Manga Stage.009
Anime Episode 11









Yui (ユイ, Yui?) is an Artificial Intelligence (AI), found by Kirito and Asuna around the forests of the 22nd Floor of the floating castle: Aincrad.

Her official name is «Yui-MHCP001» (Mental Health Counseling Program 001).

AppearanceEdit

She has long, dark hair and bright black eyes. In her most common form, she wears a white one-piece dress. In her Navigation Pixie form she wears a long light-pink dress with detached sleeves and pink anklets. In both forms, she goes barefoot.

PersonalityEdit

As Yui was originally a girl without her memories, she felt insecure about not knowing who or where her "parents" were, so she assumed that Kirito was her father and Asuna was her mother. After the couple decides to play along as the girl's parents due to the girl's psychological condition, she begins to be very cheerful and shows great affection for her so-called "parents". According to Asuna, her behavior was like that of a baby, despite her young appearance. However she does not show any fear, regardless of the kind of danger she might be in and even shows signs of rebellion when Kirito tells her that she has to stay with Sasha when Kirito and Asuna wanted to go to a dungeon to rescue Thinker.

After she regained her memories, she told her in-game parents that she had become melancholic when the death game began, as she was not allowed to comfort players and was forced to continue monitoring their psychological parameters. After nearly 2 years of only seeing insanity, misery, and anger, she finally noticed a couple, Kirito and Asuna, who showed happiness and joy and, even though she was not allowed to interact with players, she continued monitoring them and even came to the forest near their home to be close to the two to experience their emotions. After being comforted by Kirito and Asuna, she regained her joy. Even though she was about to be deleted by the Cardinal System, Yui showed no sign of repentance, but tears of happiness, for she was able to be with her in-game parents.

Upon being reactivated in ALfheim Online she still displayed a deep attachment to Kirito and Asuna, continuing to act as a surrogate daughter. She also scolded Kirito when he received affection from other women aside from Asuna, stating her "papa" is "cheating," but she did, however, accept Leafa and later Sinon into Kirito's life.

ChronologyEdit

Aincrad ArcEdit

Morning Dew GirlEdit

Yui's Heart

Yui's Heart.

After hearing about a rumored "ghost" that has appeared on the forests around the 22nd floor, Kirito and Asuna decided to check it out themselves. There they met a young girl who suddenly fell unconscious. Initially, Asuna thought that the girl was the ghost and was scared, but Kirito rushed to Yui without hesitation. They immediately take her back with them and are faced with several concerns about her. They deduce that she is not an NPC, as she does not have a quest flag, and that picking her up did not result in a NPC harassment warning. She also lacked a player cursor, which every player has and is far too young to be a normal player as setting up the NerveGear signup forbid children below thirteen years old. Later, during a quest to find «The Army's» leader, Thinker in the dungeon of the «Black Iron Palace», Yui touches a stone cube at the center of the safe zone at the deepest part of the dungeon and immediately regains all her memories. She proceeded to defeat The Fatal Scythe using the GM console's «Object Eraser» function that materialized as a giant flaming sword.

Afterwards, Yui, now knowing her purpose as an AI who was going be erased now that the system recognized her as an "alien" due to having disobeyed the system's orders, expressed her gratitude to Kirito and Asuna for taking care of her. Just as she disappeared, Kirito used the still active admin access and his computer skills to retrieve her and store her core programming as an in-game item, shaped like tear crystal. The item was named «Yui's Heart» and Yui was saved as environmental data on Kirito's NerveGear.

Fairy Dance ArcEdit

Kirito finds Yui's heart

Kirito finds Yui's heart in his inventory.

After SAO, Kirito unknowingly transferred his SAO data to ALO. Most of his data was deemed unusable and corrupt, but he managed to retrieve Yui from his item window (she was listed as an item named «MHCP001» (Mental Health - Counseling Program) in the item window). 

Here, she is classified as a Navigation Pixie by the system, and she leads Kirito to the proper locations throughout the land. Yui also finds information, mainly maps stored within the game's database, along with detecting incoming players and giving some advice when needed to help Kirito find Asuna. She is still able to go back to her regular body, but only does so when alone with Kirito and Asuna.

With Yui's help Kirito was eventually able to unite and rescue Asuna from Sugou Nobuyuki (Oberon). When they met Asuna again, Yui returned to her regular body, and they shared a "family hug". Unfortunately, before they could escape, Sugou intervened and attempted to delete Yui, but she managed to escape to Kirito and Asuna's relief. Yui attempted to reunite with Asuna and Kirito afterwards, but she was only able to, after Kirito successfully destroyed Sugou's avatar and helped Asuna log out of the game.

While Yui was sad that Asuna had already left, she understood why Asuna had to return to the real world. Kirito promised Yui that both he and Asuna would visit her soon. Before Kirito left to meet Asuna in the real world, Yui informed Kirito that a rather large file («The Seed») had been transferred to his NerveGear's storage. Yui also informed Kirito that regardless of what happens to ALO, she will be fine because she always exists in Kirito's NerveGear.

Sometime later, Yui joined Kirito, Asuna, and their friends on a new adventure in ALO.

Phantom Bullet ArcEdit

Prior to Kirito entering GGO, she was mentioned in a conversation between Asuna and Kirito about the possibility of her having a "younger sister" in the future and how great it would be if Yui could cross over into the real world.

Later, during Kirito's final battle with Death Gun, Yui connected the Bullet of Bullets tournament broadcast to the heart beat monitor via Asuna's cell phone, which allowed Asuna and Nurse Aki see what is currently happening. After seeing that Kirito was losing the fight with his opponent, Yui tells Asuna to hold his hand, which helped Kirito remember of the gun that was still in the holster at his side.

Alicization ArcEdit

Alicization RunningEdit

After Kirito was critically injured by a former Laughing Coffin member, Johnny Black, and subsequently kidnapped by Kikuoka Seijirou, Asuna and her friends began to think there was no hope in locating Kirito. However, Yui convinced her mother not to give up, just like when Asuna was trapped by Sugou, Kirito refused to give up on finding Asuna. It was enough to restore Asuna's resolve and with Yui's help, along with Koujiro Rinko (the deceased Kayaba Akihiko's lover), Asuna was eventually successful in finding Kirito.

HardwareEdit

Yui is the first version of the «Mental Health - Counseling Program» of «Sword Art Online». She is a «Top-down AI» made to monitor the mental health of the players of SAO. She was made to be able to mimic emotions and be able to interact with the players of SAO. During the events of SAO she becomes self-aware and a fully realized artificial intelligence built from a program atop an existing computer architecture, which is why she usually appears in programs based on SAO. Top-down AIs can be considered as a cluster of binary.

Biprobe

VR probe

She later gains access to the real world through a VR probe (Audiovisual Bidirectional Communication Probe) designed and created by Kirito.

Her core program runs and is stored on Kirito's NerveGear local memory, and is about 3TB large.[4]

Image GalleryEdit

See:Yui/Image Gallery

TriviaEdit

  • The original way Yui was supposed to monitor players can be deduced from the opening animation.[5]
  • Yui's actual main thought routine is approximately 3 terabytes. The capacity of her external storage is unknown.[6]
  • Yui is also capable of accessing search engines and computer networks. Her thought processes are extremely effective, having an extraction rate of 95% of useful data.[6]
  • So far, the only girls in the entire series that Yui likes that are around Kirito (besides Asuna), are Suguha and Shino.
  • Yui thinks that Kirito's most annoying habit is him napping anywhere and everywhere, as she gets sleepy from them too.[6]
  • Yui enjoys communicating with Pina, as the familiar's intelligence is of a complex structure.[6]
  • Although Yui would like a younger brother or sister, so that she would have someone to talk to, she also wishes to monopolise her Papa and Mama.[6]
  • Yui is able to reproduce her original body in ALO, but only uses it when sleeping together with Kirito and Asuna, as her fairy body is more comfortable in many ways.[6]
  • Yui is able to hear other player's alarms.[7]
  • Yui's interest is breaking through firewalls.[4]

Spoiler Alert! The following pertains to Untranslated, or Non-Released Content!

  • At the end of the web novels Yui has evolved into a Bottom-Up AI.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Episode 11 credits.
  2. http://www.swordart-onlineusa.com/staff/index.html
  3. Was announced on the Official US Twitter for Sword Art Online
  4. 4.0 4.1 Web version, EX00 Face to Face
  5. https://twitter.com/kunori/status/246992804151181313
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Q&A session in the third popularity contest held by Kawahara Reki as Kunori Fumio, 2005
  7. Volume 2, Morning Dew Girl

NavigationEdit

Characters
Major Characters
Alice Schuberg - Asuna - Eugeo - Kayaba Akihiko - Kikuoka Seijirou - Kirigaya Suguha - Kirito - Klein - Lisbeth - Silica - Sinon - Yui
SAO Players
Aincrad Liberation Force/ALS Joe - Kibaou - Kobatz - Thinker - Yulier
Divine Dragon Alliance/DKB Lind - Schmitt - Shivata - Yamata
Fuumaningun Isuke - Kotaru
Fuurinkazan Dale - Dynamm - Harry One - Issin - Klein - Kunimttz
Golden Apple Caynz - Grimlock - Griselda - Schmitt - Yolko
Knights of the Blood Asuna - Daizen - Godfree - Heathcliff - Kirito - Kuradeel
Laughing Coffin Johnny Black - Kuradeel - PoH - Shinkawa Shoichi
Legend Braves Beowulf - Cu Chulainn - Enkidu - Gilgamesh - Nezha - Orlando
Moonlit Black Cats Ducker - Keita - Kirito - Sachi - Sasamaru - Tetsuo
Titan's Hand Rosalia
Others Agil - Argo - Ashley - Coper - Diavel - Kashiwazaka Hiyori - Lisbeth - Morte - Nishida - Rossa - Sasha - Silica
Beta-Tester Argo - Coper - Diavel - Morte - Kirito
NPC Angel - Kizmel - NPC Orchestra - Pina - Ruru - Tilnel - Yui
Non-Canon Aaaa - Leafa - Philia - Sinon - Strea - Yuuki
ALO Players
Cait Sith Alicia Rue - Silica - Sinon
Gnome Agil - Thatch
Imp Yuuki
Leprechaun Lisbeth - Taruken
Pooka Sasha
Salamander Eugene - fastuosa - Gtacs - Jun - Kagemune - Klein - Mortimer - UxperXJ
Spriggan Kirito - Kuro - Nori
Sylph Erika - Leafa - Recon - Sakuya - Sigurd
Undine Asuna - Chrysheight - Sieunee - Thinker - Yulier
NPC/Navigation Pixie Angel - Leviathan - Nerakk - NPC Orchestra - Pina - Thor - Tonkii - Urðr - Yui - Þrym
Non-specified/ Special case Marinca - Saitou Shoichi - Sugou Nobuyuki
GGO Players
Dyne's Squad Arashi - Dyne - Ginrou - Jin - Miso - Sinon
BoB Participants Dyne - Fernil - Garett - huuka - Kakouton - Kirito - Lion King Richie - Masaya - Musketeer X - No-No - Pale Rider - Ricolo - Shishigane - Sinon - Sterben - Stinger - Subtilizer - Uemaru - Yamikaze - XeXeeD
Death Gun Victims Garett - Pale Rider - Usujio Tarako - XeXeeD
Others Behemoth - Spiegel
Underworld Resident
Human World Rulid Village Alice Schuberg - Bercouli - Doyke - Eugeo - Garitta - Gasupht Schuberg - Jink - Kirito - Nigel Balbossa - Orick - Sadina Schuberg - Selka Schuberg - Sister Azariya
Zakkaria Banou Wolde - Egome Zakkalight - Kelgam Zakkalight - Telin Wolde - Telulu Wolde - Toriza Wolde
Centoria Azurika - Cardinal - Quinella - Sadore
Sword Mastery Academy Azurika - Eugeo - Frenica Szeski - Gorgolosso Baltoh - Humbert Zizek - Kirito - Raios Antinous - Ronye Arabel - Sortiliena Serlut - Tieze Shtolienen - Uolo Levanteinn - Zobun
Central Cathedral Cardinal - Charlotte - Chudelkin - Elevating Operator - Fizel - Linel - Quinella
Integrity Knight Alice Schuberg - Bercouli - Dakira - Deusolbert - Eldrie Woolsburg - Eugeo - Fanatio - Fizel - Giro - Hobren - Jeis - Linel
Dark Territory Goblins Oroi - Ugachi
From RW Rath Kirito
Reality/Other Games
Rath Aki Natsuki - Higa Takeru - Koujiro Rinko
Others Cel - Clovis - Doctor Kurahashi - Endou - Kirigaya Midori - Konno Aiko - Merida - Yuuki Kouichirou - Yuuki Kyouko - Yuuki Shouzou

Start a Discussion Discussions about Yui

  • Resemblance to Sachi

    8 messages
    • like since the anime adaption of A.W and SAO, people are saying how similar Asuna and Kuroyukihime are, hence what started the rumours... my ...
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  • Yui trivia

    3 messages
    • Yui is a common name to begin with. This "Trivia" is more of an amusing fact, than something relating to her at all.
    • Yeah... I figured that it was likely a common name. All the more reason to dismiss that the placement of the keyboard keys is unrelated to the name.

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