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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 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 worlds. Now what in the world does that? Light of course.
  • 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.