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Utai Shinomiya (四埜宮 謡, Shinomiya Utai) is a Level 7 Burst Linker associated with the element of fire and was a member of Nega Nebulus before Black Lotus' disappearance. She was in the group known as Elements. She does however rejoin Nega Nebulus after meeting Kuroyukihime again. She's a fourth grader attending Matsunoki Elementary. Utai uses BIC so that she can communicate with others after the shock of her brother's death.[1]

Appearance Edit

Utai has black, mid-length hair and brown eyes (bright pink in the anime). She is slightly shorter than Haruyuki.

Background Edit

Utai was the 'Fire' of the Elements, a group of element-themed Burst Linkers loyal to Black Lotus until her disappearance.

She was born in a family of Noh performers and started performing at a very young age. Utai enjoyed doing the performance and thought that she would be able to perform even when she is older. However, her family traditions do not allow a female to perform after a certain age which deeply saddens her. Her brother, Mirror Masker, tried to cheer her up by installing Brain Burst program onto her. However, the Ardor Maiden turned out to be from Utai's wish to continue being a performer.

Mirror Masker then felt guilty for installing the Brain Burst program into his sister and went to beg his family to allow his sister to continue to perform. That was when huge mirrors fell onto him killing him. Utai who witnessed the scene lost her ability to talk except for the two brain burst commands as well as her life as a Noh performer.[1]

Plot Outline Edit

Shrine Maiden of the Sacred Fire Edit

Utai found a Northern White-faced Owl and had trouble getting a place to take care of it. She then asked Kuroyukihime for help which caused Kuroyukihime to lend her a sports uniform in Umesato High School. There she meets Haruyuki who was one of the animal caretakers due to a misunderstanding.

Avatar Edit

Ador Maiden Edit

Ardor Maiden

Ardor Maiden

Her Duel Avatar, Ardor Maiden, has a Japanese priestess-like figure. The avatar was said to born from her sadness of not being able to be a Noh performer when she is older. She is unique among Duel Avatars as she made of not one but two colors, with her upper-body being white and lower-body red. This is due to her having suffered extreme trauma from her brother's death after the avatar was already created, causing its color to change.

Abilities Edit

Ardor Maiden can cleanse avatars of objects with parasitic attributes and bestow supportive buffs.

Enhanced Armaments Edit

Ardor Maiden's main Enhanced Armament is «Flame Caller», a fire attribute bow.

Special Moves Edit

  • Flame Torrent: The compartment in her left sleeve slides down which ignites a flame. The flame can then be grasped and placed in «Flame Caller», after which the flame turns into a normal arrow. While aiming, a visor appears around her left eye to improve her aim. One to three digital target circles then appear in front of the arrow, ranging from big to medium to small, which then acts like a lock-on target function. Once fired, the arrow can scatter in a flaming barrage to take down a large number of foes. Also, when it doesn't hit, it sometimes creates small patches of fire around the area.
  • Superluminal Stroke: Wields a flaming arrow & shoots it off from her bow. Fires a strong ray beam to penetrate through its targets in it's straight path.

Incarnation Edit

She is also a skilled user of the Incarnate System, possessing several powerful area-of-effect abilities. One of them creates a fire that burns everything around her to the point that the ground becomes molten lava. However, it takes a long time to activate due to its complexity.

Trivia Edit

  • She makes a cameo appearance at the end of Episode 24 in her shrine maiden outfit in real life.
  • Ardor Maiden had a brief meeting with Scarlet Rain before the first generation Nega Nebulus disbanded when Sky Raker threw Ardor Maiden right in front of Scarlet Rain during the territory battles.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Accel World Light Novel Volume 11

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