>>191462627>but then here comes the original guy's rape fetish at the end.
Don't fucking talk to me about how much he dropped the ball on that arc. Phantom Bullet had a pretty good setup. Remove Kirito from it and you have the beginnings of a great story. A mystery to draw us in, and a protagonist trying to get over a troubled past with an actual goal in mind. Sinon is the only character SAO (main series) has had (in what I've read of it, I dropped off after the first Alicization novel).
But nope. Introduce Kirito and have him steal the show for no reason. Remove all tension. Fail to give a satisfying conclusion to Sinon's character arc. Fail to give a satisfying answer to the mystery of Death Gun. Just generally fuck up every step of the way.