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 >.<
By the way, I'm new, so, hi!