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Haseo

The World Information
Class
Adept Rogue
Race
Human
Gender
Male
Initial Weapon
Spin Gai Gu
Broad Legged
Scythe Shouxiao
DG-X
Special Weapon
Ticking Death
Shadowy Death
Guild Member(s)
Twilight Brigade (Disbanded)
Canard
Biographical Information
Real Name
Ryou Misaki
Real Life Gender
Male
Age
17 (.hack//Roots)
18-19 (.hack//G.U. Last Recode)
Occupation
Sophomore student
Extra Information
English
Voice actor(s)
Andrew Francis (.hack//Roots)
Yuri Lowenthal (.hack//G.U.)
Japanese
Voice actor(s)
Takahiro Sakurai
Appearances
.hack//Roots
.hack//G.U. series
.hack//CELL
.hack//GnU


There's only one thing that's real about this world. And that's us the players! Getting stronger and defeating your opponent; those are the ways that all of us keep connected! That's the way this game is played!
— Haseo


Haseo (ハセヲ, Hasewo) is an Adept Rogue known as the "Terror of Death" (死の恐怖, Shi no Kyōfu). Haseo is the main character in the anime .hack//Roots and the .hack//G.U. games. He is in search of the PK known as Tri-Edge.





Online

Appearance




Personality

Haseo initially was very friendly when joining The World R:2, until being tricked by a group a PKers who took advantage of his naivety. After this event, he becomes cold and self-centered, although he holds a soft spot for Shino. He finds it hard to get close to people, as his previous experience with the PKers resulted in him being betrayed. When Shino was attacked by Tri-Edge, he stopped at nothing to find out what happened to her and tried get his revenge. As he progressed, Haseo learned to trust his new friends and grew as a person. Though not as warm, he is a great leader and is willing to risk everything for those he hold dear. Also, despite his profession as the PKKer "Terror of Death" in Roots, Haseo hates rumors and forums, disdainfully calling it "idle chatter". His preferred sources for information are PKs and "professional victims" like Bordeaux and Midori, respectively, as they are far more likely to encounter the mysterious PKer, Tri-Edge, than the rumor-mills on the BBS.

Offline

Basic Info

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Haseo's player, Ryou Misaki (三崎亮), is a sophomore student attending a famous private high school. He lives alone in Tokyo, and his dad owns a major company. He visits Shino, who is in a coma, at the hospital everyday. He decided to play The World R:2 after talking to a friend who used to play its previous version, The World. He was once the player behind Sora, but lost all memory of it and The World after being Data Drained by Skeith. Meanwhile, Sora's data continued on as a vagrant AI and eventually reunited him as Skeith.

After the events of Redemption, Ryou takes a job at NAB to get information on Ovan's player.

History




Gameplay

Haseo is an Adept Rogue, a class capable of wielding multiple weapons. In his case, he picked proficiency in Dual Swords, Broad Sword and Scythe, giving him a very balanced and versatile arsenal capable of dealing with different types of enemies.

In Volume 1, Haseo intially has access to Dual Swords until completing the special Job Extend quest that allows him to use his second weapon, the Broadsword. In Volume 2 he undergoes the second Job Extend quest that allows him to use the Scythe. In Volume 3, Haseo's PC is hacked by Zelkova, unlocking a third Job Extend that grants him the Xth Form, which allows the use of a fourth weapon, the Dual Guns.

Being an Epitaph User, Haseo acquires a Lost Weapon during Volume 2 as part of the main storyline: a rare Scythe called "Ticking Death" (which is renamed to "Shadowy Death" once evolved to its final form), which absorbs 1/4 of normal attack damage as both SP and HP, with a 50% success rate.

In Volume 4, Haseo undergoes another transformation known as the 5th Form, where he uses a whip-like sword called "Gate of Ouroboros", which is infused with the power of all the Epitaphs; it is capable of a powerful rapid-attack that can quickly build-up Rengeki, and also has the highest base attack of any other weapon in the game, with 66 physical attack bonus. While this form restricts him of using all his other previous weapons, his power is greatly enhanced, having access to eight new arts, each one related to 8 Phases: once he uses an art, he can follow up with a Double Trigger that allows him to use another art.

Stat-wise, Haseo has very balanced and above average parameters, and has the fourth highest HP in the game after Endrance, Piros the 3rd and Zelkova. However, being an Adept Rogue, his weapon skills take longer to level up compared to the rest of characters; on the other hand, the access to various weapon types makes him very flexible in combat (although in Volume 4 he only has access to one weapon after obtaining his 5th form).

Trivia

  • Haseo's Japanese voice actor, Takahiro Sakurai , also does the voice of Sieg.
    • Takahiro is also known for voicing Cloud Strife, from Final Fantasy VII, in all voiced his appearances (except for Ehrgeiz).
    • Both of Haseo's game voices are the same as Suzaku Kururugi from Code Geass. Takahiro Sakurai in Japanese and Yuri Lowenthal in English.
  • Haseo stars in a commercial for the game Keroro Gunsou: Meromero Battle Royal Z, where he literally kicks Keroro Gunsou , the mascot, off the screen.
  • "Haseo" is an alternate reading of the characters in a japanese poet's, Matsuo Bashou's, name. His disciple, Kawai Sora, was the inspiration for Sora's name.
  • Haseo is 5'8" (174 cm) tall.
  • Haseo's arena team is named "Team Haseo".
  • Haseo's starter weapons are Spin Gai Gu, Broad Legged, Scythe Shouxiao, and DG-X.
  • The weapons Haseo use in the prototype largely remain in the games; namely, scythe he uses (Scythe Hook, can be found in Reminisce) and obviously, the Spin Gai Gu. While the broadsword he uses is not as an equippable weapon, the shape of the sword featured in The World:R2's login screen heavily resembles it.
  • The Shopkeeper from .hack//LINK possesses a picture of Haseo in his collection.
  • A poll on CyberConnect2's website shows Haseo as the most popular character in .hack//G.U. and .hack//G.U. TRILOGY.
  • A notable coincidence is Haseo goes from having a black color scheme to white, while Shino goes from a white color scheme to black.
  • Haseo wears the poncho from Form Zero in LINK Twilight Knights.

See also

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