Hīrōbites – Silica, The Beast Tamer

Hīrōbites – Silica, The Beast Tamer

Let’s celebrate Silica’s birthday

In Sword Art Online Silica was one of the 10,000 players who was trapped in the game ‘Sword Art Online’. Her real name is Ayano Keiko. When we met her she was a dagger-wielding Beast Tamer. She was the first player to tame a Feathered Little Dragon, which she named Pina (after her cat in the real world). A great feat for someone who’s very first VRMMO was Sword Art Online. She used to belong to a party that treated her like a mascot, rather than take her seriously as a gamer and only used her prestige as the first Feathered Little Dragon Tamer.

We meet her in The Black Swordsman Arc when she leaves her party in the middle of a hunt after a dispute. She went through the forest alone and was attacked by multiple Drunken Apes. Pina took a hit for Silica and died and when things looked dire, Kirito appeared and saved her, mainly because she reminded him of his sister. Kirito told the devastated Silica that he knew of a way to resurrect Pina and they both went on a quest to save the Feathered Little Dragon.

In real life, her family follows a weird tradition naming their children. Her grandfather was a chemist and named her father Tetsuhiko, after Iron (Tetsuhiko was born 6 February and the 26th element in the periodic table is Iron). Tetsuhiko followed his father’s naming tradition, naming Keiko (Silica) who was born October 4th, but reverting the 10 and 4 to 14 , not naming her after the 104th element Rutherfordium since it is a bad name for a girl. Her display name in-game, Silica, means Silicon Dioxide (SiO2). She chose this name for her player character because her name is based on Silicon, the 14th element on the periodic table. She chose Silica instead of Silico because it sounded cuter.

Silica & Pina Wallpaper (size 1920 x 1080)

Silica and Pina

Silica and Pina

Anime Character Birthdays Week 1 of October

Let’s look at the Anime Character Birthdays for this week. Who knows maybe someone shares a birthday with one of us!

Anime Birthdays (October 03,2016 – October 09, 2016)

October 2016

03 Minto Aizawa/Mew Mint (Tokyo Mew Mew)
04 Sugoroku Mutou/Grandpa (YuGiOh), Silica (Sword Art Online)
05 Shigen Naoe (The Last Blade)
06 Trafalgar Law (One Piece)
07 Kirito (Sword Art Online)
08 Pegasus J. Crawford (Dub Name: Maximillian Pegasus) (YuGiOh!)
09 Kondo Isami (Bakumatsu Rock)

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