Oh, this should be fun once Kirito and Lyfa somehow find out who they really are...haha.
Also, Kawahara seems to like to write crazy, pure-evil villains.
I have to wonder if Asuna is going to actually do anything in this arc besides be trapped in a cage though.
Originally Posted by relentlessflame
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But, again, it should have been the very first thought she had upon seeing him for the first time. And in a world where people can randomize their appearance it's really even stranger for your brother's doppelganger to walks up to you out of the woods. The tentative recognition you mention didn't come until way after that.
I don't know about that -- look again at her reaction in that very first scene in Episode 16 when he crash lands. First she's surprised, then she gets a good look at him and does a double-take. I suppose they don't cut to inner thoughts there and go "wow! he looks just like my brother!"
, but again, we're not supposed to know who she is yet. So I don't know.
I think the whole Suguha should have recognized Kirito (as the viewer we know him as Kirito, but that's not his real name and Suguha probably doesn't know that too) thing is an adaptation problem instead of something from the novel. Due to the voice, we know who she is, but, in the novel, we probably didn't know until a little later on (like when Suguha logs out and we the poster of her online character). Also, looking at the novel illustations - Kazuto's avatar seems to have sharper facial feature which would sort mask who he is. There is also the possibility of voice-masking (I think relentlessflame pointed this out somwhere else) in the game too.