Ryou Misaki *SPOILERS*

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Ryou Misaki *SPOILERS*

Postby Eridanus » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:56 pm

I've been sorting through some info and I'm trying to fully grasp what's going on with Ryou Misaki. Maybe you guys can help me completely understand?

So, Ryou Misaki originally played The World at the age of 10. He was the player behind the PC Sora. At the end of SIGN, Sora was Data Drained and became one with Skeith.

In QUARANTINE Sora, along with all the other Lost Ones, helped Kite defeat Morganna and after the defeat, Ryou regained consciousness. A little while after, there is a reunion of all the .hackers and a party is thrown in Net Slum to celebrate their victory. Sora is there and participates in the festivities.

A few years later he's seen at various points with Shugo and the gang. Happy and dandy as can be.

Ryou Misaki then gives up playing The World.

In 2017, Ryou picks up The World R:2 and begins to play as the PC Haseo. He has no memory of his time as Sora.

Now, while I perused the dothack wiki, I came across this:
He was once the player behind Sora, but lost all memory before and after The World after being Data Drained by Skeith. Meanwhile his character data continued on as an AI and eventually reunited him as Skeith.


What does this mean? He got amnesia after being Data Drained by Skeith during the conclusion to SIGN? Then how do the events of Unison and Legend of the Twilight Bracelet take place? He seems like he's pretty aware of things then. Yes, I know about the Vagrant AI Sora in .hack//ZERO (never read it, though >.<) so what is with the "his character data continued on as an AI and eventually reunited him as Skeith" line? It's not very clearly written, as wikis most of the time are. Reunited Ryou with Skeith? Reunited the Vagrant AI Sora with Skeith?

And just to throw it out there, I'm also not too clear on when or where it is revealed that Ryou Misaki is the player behind the PC Haseo. It's not in any of G.U. as far as I can tell. Was it a novel? Manga? I accept that as fact, but I'd just like to know when we're told this.

Thanks anyone. Hopefully my post didn't just confuse you all >.<

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Re: Ryou Misaki *SPOILERS*

Postby hidora » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:41 pm

Eridanus wrote:A few years later he's seen at various points with Shugo and the gang. Happy and dandy as can be.

Ryou never took part on Legend of Twilight as far as I know o.o

Eridanus wrote:What does this mean? He got amnesia after being Data Drained by Skeith during the conclusion to SIGN? Then how do the events of Unison and Legend of the Twilight Bracelet take place? He seems like he's pretty aware of things then.

If I recall correctly, the Sora in Unison is the AI Sora that plays along with Kite on Quarantine after the final battle against Morganna.
And as I said, Ryou never appeared in Legend of Twilight.

Eridanus wrote:And just to throw it out there, I'm also not too clear on when or where it is revealed that Ryou Misaki is the player behind the PC Haseo. It's not in any of G.U. as far as I can tell. Was it a novel? Manga? I accept that as fact, but I'd just like to know when we're told this.

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Re: Ryou Misaki *SPOILERS*

Postby Airon » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:36 pm

Actually, I think Unison is considered noncanon, no? If that still holds true then there you go. Also, I don't remember seeing Sora in the Legend of the Twilight manga, and if it was just a short cameo in the background, well take that to be a bit of fanservice at most. It could also have been a character that simply looked like Sora's model. Like Moonstone.
As I understand it, Ryou did get Amnesia after playing as Sora and getting Data Drained, has no memories of the time he played as Sora, or any memories of the World at all as far as I can tell. In 2017 he decides to play R:2, without knowing he'd played R:1, and because of the "connection" between Skeith and him he is compatible with Skeith and becomes an Epitaph User with Skeith as his avatar.
You're right that the line about character data is pretty ambiguous. Either it refers to the old Character data he had as Sora, or it could also refer to the AI Sora that remained and joined Kite. I think it refers here to the Skeith data that remained and was salvaged during the R.A Plan. That data of Skeith was connected with Sora and Ryou, so when Ryou logged in for the first time the Skeith data reunited with Ryou because they had already been united and compatible before.
One thing is certain is that Ryou does not remember ever being Sora after he woke up from his coma. Conclusion to be drawn is that Unison is either not canon, or the Sora shown is not the real Sora. I imagine it's not canon, because I'd wager Unison was merely an attempt to give the first series closure and it hadn't yet taken into account Ryou Misaki's backstory in G.U.

And we get Ryou's name from multiple "Outside" sources. You're right to say that it doesn't appear in game, but it's given in other sources where the real world actually comes into play, like G.U. +, the G.U. Novels, etc.

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Re: Ryou Misaki *SPOILERS*

Postby azureeagle » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:41 am

From what Airon said that is true. Ryou lost all memories of him playing The World after being data drained by Skeith, so he never returned. However, his character data was trapped within Skeith and as a result, when Skeith was salvaged and Ryou started playing as Haseo, the two met up due to the prior connection.
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Re: Ryou Misaki *SPOILERS*

Postby (Phantom) Thief » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:11 pm

Unison is canon. From what I remember there was a small explanation offered on the Sora AI in Old Testament. After Ryou was Data Drained by Skeith the remainder of his memories were transferred to his character data, which attached to Skeith. Then by the time ZERO finished, or was suppose to, the two were already connected. In the novel Ryou regains his memories after he accepts Skeith (Sora) as a deeper piece of himself. A similar situation occurs in the game but it was never explored...

That aside there is an image in the fourth volume of Haseo and Sora. Supposing I find it then I'll post it later.

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Re: Ryou Misaki *SPOILERS*

Postby Airon » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:38 pm

(Phantom) Thief wrote:Unison is canon. From what I remember there was a small explanation offered on the Sora AI in Old Testament. After Ryou was Data Drained by Skeith the remainder of his memories were transferred to his character data, which attached to Skeith. Then by the time ZERO finished, or was suppose to, the two were already connected. In the novel Ryou regains his memories after he accepts Skeith (Sora) as a deeper piece of himself. A similar situation occurs in the game but it was never explored...

That aside there is an image in the fourth volume of Haseo and Sora. Supposing I find it then I'll post it later.


Hmm, I see, interesting work around. But now I have to question what Haseo thinks of his Sora persona now that he knows about it. It's probably something that never goes on to be answered but considering the differences between Sora's attitude and Haseo's, it's an interesting thing to think about.
Would it be too much to ask if Haseo ever met Sora in Link?

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Re: Ryou Misaki *SPOILERS*

Postby (Phantom) Thief » Sun May 08, 2011 3:34 pm

I've had some trouble with my PSP. But I don't believe there was a scenario. You can still check their affection towards each other if you place them in the same area in the game.

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Re: Ryou Misaki *SPOILERS*

Postby mavrosheep » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:49 am

i remember in roots when haseo said that the reason he started playing the world 2 was because a friend of his used to play the the world and said that it was good, soo, idk whats going on there

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Re: Ryou Misaki *SPOILERS*

Postby TheSorrow » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:09 am

mavrosheep wrote:i remember in roots when haseo said that the reason he started playing the world 2 was because a friend of his used to play the the world and said that it was good, soo, idk whats going on there

That's the reason why he started playing the game again...since he lost all his prior memories, for Ryou it was like playing The World for the first time, even though in reality it was his second playthrough in The World (and in some manga or novel...or even in Roots itself i guess, he does mention that everything seems familiar to him).
After Ryou awoke from his coma, he indeed lost all his memories of The World and didn't remember ever playing the game, and because all his parents knew was that his little kid played that The World game too much and then suddenly found him comatose while still wearing the FMD, they easily assumed that such game almost got their poor little child killed so they never mentioned the game again and did their best to make sure he never played such "dangerous" game. And they did succeed for a couple of years...until for whatever reason, Ryou ended up living alone and probably doing nothing more amusing with a computer aside from watching 3D porn, until some random friend from his random highschool mentioned The World to him and, having nothing else to do, Ryou started playing it once again.
That's what's going on there o3o
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