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Kusabira

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The World Information
Class
Unknown
Race
AIDA
Gender
AI Female
Initial Weapon
N/A
Special Weapon
N/A
Guild Member(s)
N/A
Biographical Information
Real Name
AIDA <Tri-Edge>
Real Life Gender
None
Age
1
Occupation
N/A
Extra Information
English
Voice actor(s)
Janice Kawaye
Japanese
Voice actor(s)
Sumire Morohoshi
Appearances
.hack//G.U. Last Recode
Oh, Pardon me. I can't quite match faces to names.
— Kusabira

Kusabira is a mysterious girl who suddenly appears before Haseo during the events of Reconnection. She seems to know a thing or two surrounding the happenings at Lost Ground Q’ha Holme.

Online

Appearance

Kusabira looks strikingly similar to Zelkova, in both physical appearance and attire, with silver hair, horns and wearing Japanese-style clothing. Her kimono also shows a black pattern that is very reminiscent of AIDA, hinting on her true identity.

Personality

As AIDA<Tri-Edge> she was the first AIDA to become hostile toward humans. Its first target was Aina, but its attack was blocked by Ovan who became infected by it instead, transforming him into the very first AIDA-PC. Unlike most other AIDA, <Tri-Edge> is capable of speech by assuming control of Ovan's voice, using it to taunt him over his misdeeds, though due to the nature of their existence the difference between Ovan's actions and Tri Edges are at times blended.

As Kusabira, she is very quiet and polite, but often has issues to remember people, stating she has a problem to "match faces to names". She shows concern and caring towards Zelkova, who she calls her "brother", and Ovan, as she was connected to him during a long while infused into his arm as AIDA<Tri-Edge>.

Offline

Basic Info

Kusabira is an sentient AI, much like Aura and Zelkova, but carries the remnants of AIDA. She was created by the system after Ovan successfully purged all the existence of AIDA from the internet using Corbenik's Rebirth; however, leftover data of Tri-Edge (AIDA) remained, giving birth to Kusabira.

History

.hack//Roots

Residing inside of Ovan, Tri-Edge was fairly quiet. Except in a few cases where it broke free and created Signs Ovan was able to keep it mostly under control. However, when Ovan was captured by Naobi and Ender his character data was put under a complete scan. The scan caused Tri-Edge to awaken and destroy the containment area, allowing Ovan to escape. Fleeing to the Hulle Granz Cathedral Ovan tried to collect himself, but before he could get Tri-Edge back under control Shino appeared. Sensing the presence of another PC, Tri-Edge attacked her, turning her into a Lost One. Grief-stricken, Ovan fled the area and hid within the system for several months.

Attracted by Tri-Edge's data, Azure Flame Kite eventually succeeded in hunting down Ovan and attempted to defeat him using his Twilight Bracelet. Once again Tri-Edge revealed itself, and destroyed Azure Kite in a single attack. Realizing that this AIDA was something the regular defenders of the system couldn't handle, Ovan decided to place all of his hope on Haseo, the Epitaph User for Skeith. With this plan in mind, Ovan began making plans to strengthen Haseo to the point where he could defeat Tri-Edge.

.hack//G.U.

Unaware that Tri-Edge was actually Ovan, Haseo blindly chased after Azure Kite, who he believed to be the real Tri-Edge. To help Haseo grow stronger Ovan used Tri-Edge's influence over AIDA to supply AIDA to various people within The World R:2, such as Sakaki, the Captain of Moon Tree's Second Unit. After Sakaki's attempted coup d'état of Moon Tree; Haseo, Pi, and Atoli pursued him to Briona Gwydion where they were able to successfully defeat him. Azure Kite, accompanied by Azure Balmung and Azure Orca also came after Sakaki, but Ovan destroyed them using Tri-Edge's power. Taking Azure Kite's severed arm he entered Briona Gwydion himself, and went to talk with Haseo.

However, during their conversation Tri-Edge began to activate. Realizing he couldn't contain it Ovan revealed himself to Haseo, and easily PKed both Pi and Atoli. Fleeing to Inverted City Megin Fi, he was pursued by an enraged Haseo. The two began to fight, first as normal PCs, and then using their respective Avatars, Corbenik and Skeith. Though Skeith emerged victorious in the fight, its power was still not enough to cleanse Ovan of Tri-Edge. Soon after the fight Ovan reappeared before Haseo, once again telling him to grow stronger.

Later, Tri-Edge is once again revealed as Haseo fights him in The Creator's Room. After Haseo defeated Corbenik with a fully awakened Skeith, Ovan used the ability of his Avatar, the "Rebirth", to reinitialize all of network, eradicating most of the aggressive AIDA, seemingly including Tri-Edge.

.hack//G.U. Innocent Call

.hack//G.U. Last Recode

Kusabira appears in Volume 4 before Haseo, calling herself "Zelkova's 'sister'", and asking his help to save Zelkova from a monster known as Shadow Vegalta, which seeks to consume anything that is outside of the game specs. The monster attacked Zelkova in the Net Slum Tartarga, swallowing him and slowly consuming his data. Kusabira also states that she can help save Ovan in Q'ha Holme if this monster is defeated.

Haseo manages to defeat Shadow Vegalta, only for it to retreat and regenerate. With the help of Pi, Haseo manages to enter the Net Slum Tartarga again via Area Hacking, where she entrusts him with a program that can prevent Shadow Vegalta from regenerating. They destroy the monster and rescue Zelkova, who then helps Haseo by giving him back Skeith, this time successfully imbuing his PC with the power of all the Epitaphs, giving birth to his 5th Form.

Using this new power, Haseo manages to rescue Ovan from his ice cage, however, he remains unconscious. It is then revealed that after Ovan successfully purged all the existence of AIDA from the internet using Corbenik's Rebirth, leftover data of Tri-Edge (AIDA) remained, giving birth to Kusabira, a female AI which carried the remnants of AIDA. Kusabira then merges with Ovan, waking him from his coma.

Adaptions

.hack//G.U. +

.hack//G.U. (Novel)

.hack//G.U. Trilogy

Gallery

Trivia

"Yes, that's right...I'm the one who made your sister a Lost One."
— AIDA<Tri-Edge> speaking through Ovan —
Tri-true

Ovan, infected by Tri-Edge.


See also

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