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===Appearance===
 
===Appearance===
 
Lios normally looks like a NPC shop character from the [[Delta Server]], though he is able to assume any form that is legal within [[The World]] due to his Administrator privileges.
 
Lios normally looks like a NPC shop character from the [[Delta Server]], though he is able to assume any form that is legal within [[The World]] due to his Administrator privileges.
 
 
===Personality===
 
===Personality===
 
Lios is a stubborn grouch. He blames everything that's going wrong in [[The World]] on hackers, with special hatred towards [[Helba]] and the [[Twilight Bracelet]] that [[Kite]] possesses. His attitude gradually changes as the story progresses.
 
Lios is a stubborn grouch. He blames everything that's going wrong in [[The World]] on hackers, with special hatred towards [[Helba]] and the [[Twilight Bracelet]] that [[Kite]] possesses. His attitude gradually changes as the story progresses.
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==Offline==
 
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===Basic Info===
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In the real world, Lios is a system administrator working for [[CC Corp]].
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===[[Games|.hack//Games]]===
 
===[[Games|.hack//Games]]===

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Character Profile
Lios.PNG
Online
Name Lios
Gender Male
Class N/A (Shop NPC)
Media Information
Japanese Voice Tomomichi Nishimura
English Voice Bob Papenbrook
First Appearance .hack//Mutation
Offline
Name ?
Age ?
Gender Male





"We are not twiddling our thumbs, I assure you."
— Lios —

Lios (リョース) is the head system administrator for the Japanese version of The World. His administrator abilities allow him to appear as a shop keeper from any of the five servers.



Online

Lios can appear in various forms.

Appearance

Lios normally looks like a NPC shop character from the Delta Server, though he is able to assume any form that is legal within The World due to his Administrator privileges.

Personality

Lios is a stubborn grouch. He blames everything that's going wrong in The World on hackers, with special hatred towards Helba and the Twilight Bracelet that Kite possesses. His attitude gradually changes as the story progresses.

Offline

Basic Info

In the real world, Lios is a system administrator working for CC Corp.

History

.hack//Games

As a system administrator, Lios saw the illegal player Kite as a grave threat to the security of The World and tried numerous times to delete him. Every time he was foiled by the high amount of protection surrounding Kite's character data. He eventually tricked Kite into entering a sealed-off area, where he planed on deleting him personally. However, Helba, the legendary hacker, appeared and spoke on Kite's behalf. Realizing that Kite could prove useful, Lios decided to hire him as an assistant. Kite soon grew tired of Lios' overbearing nature and continued investigating on his own, creating several incidents when he ran into the Phase Innis and Cubia. Angry, Lios followed Kite to Net Slum where he would attempt to delete him one last time. The sudden arrival of Magus ruined Lios' plan, and also exposed him to the real enemy that had been corrupting The World.

Realizing that he would need Lios' help in his fight Kite sought him out, and proved himself to Lios by completing a special trial that Lios had created. Lios agreed to join up with Kite, and helped him by using his administrator powers to search for pieces of Morganna in The World's system. Though his work was mostly behind the scenes, Lios became a crucial member of the .hackers. Their victory over Morganna could never have been accomplished without his aid.

.hack//Another Birth

Lios is a system administrator in The World. Lios always has to hide his identity from other player by presenting himself as an NPC shopkeeper , so that it does not cause a disturbance to other players. Many times, he arranges to have meetings at shops with Kite and Blackrose.

He is so stubborn that he is called a 'pig-head' by Helba and Blackrose. Blackrose dislikes Lios very much because Lios had at first tried to prevent the investigation she and Kite were doing on the coma victims. She also dislikes him because she felt Lios treated Kite and her as tools. Blackrose expressed her frustrations a few times to Mistral and Kite. Since Kite still wanted to keep in touch of Lios to get more information, Blackrose did not definitely break off with Lios.

The situation of virus infection deteriorated, to the point Lios finally had to form an alliance with Helba, Kite, and Blackrose. Lios was responsible for tracking abnomalities in fields, Helba was responsible for giving backup while Kite and Blackrose were the main force to beat down Data Bugs and the eight Phases.

.hack//Kamui

In Kamui's recollection of the Twilight Incident in .hack//Kamui, it is revealed that after Albireo's collapse, the Cobalt Knights were placed directly under the command of Lios.

.hack//XXXX

.hack//Unison

In Unison, Lios was also invited to the party located at Net Slum. In the chat with Helba, the mistress of Net Slum, Lios offered legalising Net Slum as an official root town. Nonetheless, at that moment, Helba declined the suggestion with great courtesy because she wanted to keep Net Slum as a peaceful, non-disturbed home for Vagrant AIs and lost data.

Trivia

  • Lios is the word for the Kingdom of Light used in the Epitaph of Twilight. This is where the codename for the server administrator of The World comes from, though Lios himself was completely oblivious to this fact.
  • The word "Apeiron" is a theory of something eternal and ageless and that encompasses all the world. Light is such a thing.
  • In the Japanese version of the Epitaph of the Twilight, Apeiron is the king of Lios (Light) and Helba is the queen of Dokk (Dark). Both words come from Northern Germanic mythology.
  • Lios' character design is based on the Mad Hatter.
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