Seras stands at an imposing 6 feet in game, a trait that is quite common amongst his race. His pale white skin is offset by his dark indigo hair hanging in a mess about his head, though short enough to never hide his lighter purple eyes from view, despite being behind a pair of glasses tinted to match the colors of his race. He is far slimmer than other imps, but under his clothing hides an impressive physique that has as much power as his larger brethren. Dressed in purple, he wears a light indigo tee shirt with the neck tied loosely by black rope, topped by his preferred armored coat, also in Imp purple with black lining and silver plate. He also wears a pair of dark purple slacks covered by black chaps and silver grieves topping his black leather boots. At his hip is his long sword, held in place by a wide black belt with a silver buckle. He usually wears his armored coat opened in towns, only closing it when questing. The coat ends short of his waist by a few inches, with a high collar around Seras' neck.Real World Appearance:
Katsuo is an unassuming young man with dark black hair, trimmed short though always in a mess. He is usually seen wearing a pair of black rimmed glasses which house a portable computer screen that he uses to stay in touch with his guild at all times. When not working, he wears a black coat with purple lining, a mandarin collar hiding a scar along the left side of his neck at all times. He is almost always wearing a nerdy tee shirt under his coat, and never the same one twice. He tends to wear dress slacks, even when not working, finding them to be the most comfortable pants he could choose. While his avatar might be tall and built like a warrior, Katsuo is shorter at 5'10" with a lankier build, though he stays fit by practicing free running.In-Game Personality:
After his extended stay in Sword Art Online, Seras is an independent soul with the compassion to help any he feels deserves it. He will fight till his very last hit point if it means the survival of his party, and while he is more than happy to assist most new players in training their skills, he has very few people on his friends list. He is also incredibly proud of his status as a <<Clearer>>, being a member of every boss raid since the first level of Aincrad. Quiet and reserved, he truly comes alive in life or death situations within the game, giving his all at all times. The only time he ever seems to be truly at peace and with a true smile on his face, however, is when he is playing music on his lute.Real World Personality:
Quite, shy, and reserved, Katsuo is always proper around most people he meets, and constantly sporting a smile and bright eyes. However, those that really know him know of the fire that burns deep within him. He is quite outgoing around his friends, and quite the life of the party when truly relaxed, often providing the entertainment with his bass guitar. Only his true friends know why he is so outgoing though, and know the sadness that all that hides. However, Katsuo is also extremely proud, and would never admit to the horrors that he's experienced, and would never allow himself to break down in front of those he cares about.Skills:
- One-Handed Straight Sword
- Battle Healing
- Light Metal Equipment
- Dark Magic (Racial Bonus)
- Night Vision <<Racial Bonus>>
- X-Ray Vision
- Equipment Appraisal
- Musical Instrument
- Extended Weight Limit
- Night Vision
- Dark Magic
- Wall Run
- <<Shadow Bringer>> A One-Handed Long Sword. The blade of this sword is colored in a dark purple with a bright silver edge extending down to the guard, which is also formed of the blade. The hilt is wrapped in black leather, with a pommel shaped like a flower bud. Quest Reward for defeating the area boss <<Moon Mother>> in the Imp territory quest <<Moon Well's Secret>>
- <<Winter's Regret>> Light Armor Coat. A dark purple coat with silver plate added on the chest, shoulders, forearms, and neck. Offers ice damage reduction.
- <<Shaded Glory>> Head Accessory. A pair of black semi-rimmed glasses with light purple lenses. Grants bonus to <<Night Vision>> skill. Player Made.
- <<Wolf Hide Gloves>> Leather Gloves. A pair of black gloves topped with silver plates on the back of the palms. Fingerless. Player Made.
Katsuo had always loved computers, ever since his father bought him his first for his 10th birthday. Since then, Katsuo rarely spent his time away from technology of some kind, and built a compact computer that he could have on him at all times due to his love. As an extension to his love of computers, he also got into digital gaming of all types, particularly MMORPGs. He found that he could be something he couldn't be in real life in these games, offering him an escape from being an average tech geek who could barely manage to come out of his shell around people. It wasn't long until he got drawn into the idea of virtual MMOs, and ended up buying Sword Art Online on the release day.
After logging into SAO for the first time, it was quickly discovered that he could not log out. During his extended stay in the game, Seras, as he became known in the game, quickly took to assisting in the training of players to help them stay alive in the death game. While he wouldn't normally have been so apt to approach others in games, proffering solo attempts at the various bosses, the stakes of the game were quite apparent, and he knew there was no way he could survive alone. The best use of his skills as a gamer were to assist those without them.
Outside the game, unbeknownst to Katsuo, his father had gone insane due to the "loss" of his child. Rather than "let his boy suffer" in the death game, he tried to slice Katsuo's throat, only stopped thanks to a neighbor checking in after seeing the news. Katsuo was moved to the hospital, where they stitched up the wound, though it would always leave a scar. Inside the game, Katsuo continued training with lower level players while staying on the front lines of the game, wanting to push through the challenge and prove that all games are beatable, even a game of death.
As the two years in the game passed, Katsuo became known as "The Mentor" amongst those who wished to leave the first floor of Aincrad. He created a dojo that he ran daily to help teach basic sword skills to anyone brave enough to leave the first floor. He put every Col into bettering his students' equipment, only using item drops in his raids.
Upon leaving SAO, Katsuo initially had trouble reconnecting to the online world, fearing that it would leave his real body defenseless once more. However, one of his friends from the death game finally convinced him to give it another shot after he showed Katsuo a world that had limitless possibilities. Seras has been a common sight in Imp territories ever since.