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Character Profile
Name Lios
Gender Male
Class System Administrator
Media Information
Japanese Voice Tomomichi Nishimura
English Voice Bob Papenbrook
First Appearance .hack//Mutation
Name ?
Age ?
Gender Male

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

Lios (リョース) is a system administrator in The World and the leader of the debugging team. His administrator abilities allow him to appear as a shop keeper from any of the five servers.



Lios looks like a NPC shop character from the Delta Server. He is able to control any form that is legal within The World due to his Administrator privileges.


Lios is a pig-headed grouch. He blames everything that's going wrong in The World on hackers, with additional special hatred against Helba and the Twilight Bracelet that Kite possesses. His attitude gradually changes as the story proceeds.



.hack//Another Birth



  • Lios made his first official appearence in .hack//Mutation although it could be argued that he appeared, but not introduced, in .hack//Infection.
  • Lios is the name of the King of Light in the Epitaph of Twilight, or so Helba says, but in actuality, the King of Light was Apeiron.
  • Apeiron, possibly Lios in disguise, was a Heavy Axeman who traded the Book of Iron to Kite.
  • The word "Apeiron" is a theory of something eternal and ageless and that encompasses all the worlds. Now what in the world does that? Light of course.
  • Lios Alfar translates to "Light Elf" from Old Norse Mythology. Alfar translates roughly to elf or creatures of similar nature. Lios translates to Light.
  • The word Lios is also related to the Greek God of the Sun, Helios.
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