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They nodded, their eyes filled with equal parts fear and surprise. When I sent them a party invite the black-haired girl tapped a few options on her menu, probably dissolving her current party with Loki, and then their names materialized below my own. «Elise» and «Sheila» were their names and my anger outright tripled when I noticed that Sheila’s HP bar was not full.
~ Excerpt from SAOK: The Karma Scales, giving an example of one difference between the twins.
Momoko Tanaka
Momokoprofile
Personal Info
Real Name Momoko Tanaka
Kanji 桃子田中
Age 12
Gender Female
Height 137 cm (4'6")
Weight 31 kg (68 lbs.)
Family Akiye (twin)
Player Profile
Display Name Elise
Kanji (Display) 恵莉寿
VR Played «Sword Art Online»
Occupation Crafter
Affiliation «Brightscale»
Status Alive
Media
Appears In «Sword Art Online (Kenji)»


Momoko Tanaka (桃子田中), known by the username Elise (恵莉寿), was one of the 10,000 players trapped in «Sword Art Online». She was a founding member of a Clearer guild called «Brightscale» and supported her friends as a crafter. In-game Momoko ran the «Brightscale Eatery». Her twin sister was Akiye.

Momoko served as a frequently used supporting character in the author's work, especially in chapters focusing on Fujimaru Nakamura's point-of-view.

Appearance

Momoko is a petite dark-haired girl with a cheery disposition.[1] Shortly after joining Kenji she wore crafting gear similar to a standard civilian NPC.[2] When not crafting however Momoko has appeared with a different outfit almost every day, which were made whilst levelling her «Sewing» Skill.[3]

Outfits

The initial clothing she wore in Aincrad consisted of a plain woolen top, leather trousers, and plain black boots. Kenji noted this outfit to be entirely store-bought.[1]

At Kenji's insistence the twins adopted battle-centric equipment whenever they were questing with him. This consisted of a tunic with a protective metallic breast plate, a studded leather skirt, cloth leggings, and fur-lined boots and gloves. The suit was completed with a ridiculous looking brown leather cap.[2]

Seemingly in response to Kusaka's venting regarding the weight of the Tanking equipment his role required him to wear,[4] Momoko created a casual uniform rather than a strict battle uniform, allowing for the members of «Brightscale» to exhibit their own unique appearance when questing. The uniform she settled on was distinctly Eastern in design and consisted of a black-coloured kimono, white shitagi, black hakama, white ōbi, white tabi, waraji, and a simple armband with the «Brightscale» insignia emblazoned on its surface.[5] These uniforms were in use by the members of «Brightscale» by the 22nd of December 2022.[6] As a continuation of Kenji's insistence on protective equipment when the twins party up with him, Momoko wore several «Throwing Pick's» attached to her ōbi, whilst her shitagi was more thoroughly padded than those worn by her guild-mates.

Personality

Momoko is a trusting, energetic, innocent, and fun-loving young girl who often takes the lead over Akiye.[1] Although twins, the girls have their share of differences, just as they have a long list of similarities. Momoko is a morning person, exuding inexhaustible energy from the moment she wakes up, and is meticulous in her morning routine.[2] Conversely, she lacks Akiye's observational skills, but is better at speaking to others. Her sociable attitude often causes her to unintentionally ignore her message notifications so whenever Kenji needs to contact the twins it is usually Akiye he messages, rather than Momoko.[7]

In the wake of Loki's attempted robbery the girls came to greatly depend on Kenji; to the point they initially could not sleep without having him nearby, and found trusting others outside his core group difficult.[2] Despite this setback, Momoko's sociable attitude ultimately prevailed; she befriended both Ino Choyo and Fujimaru Nakamura of her own volition and without encouragement from her peers.[8][9] Momoko was supportive of her sister's bond with Fujimaru and helped the young man prepare a picnic and only asked that he take her for a ride on his gondola afterwards as payment.[3] As far as «Brightscale» was concerned, Momoko was friendly with Airi and saw in Yoshiro a parental figure. By the time «Brightscale» was established as an official guild Momoko had an impressive customer-base and product knowledge, with a marked preference for cooking and medicine.[10] One of her hobbies was mixing various materials with the intent of making increasingly better restorative potions for her combat-focused friends to use.[11]

Momoko is a fan of Disney's animated films, specifically Frozen and Moana. When she first met Kenji's friends she walked in on an impromptu party celebrating Kusaka and Sojiro reuniting, and sung various Disney songs alongside her sister.[1]

History

Synopsis

Main article -- Sword Art Online (Kenji).

Aincard arc

Part I

Inbetweeeners

Part II

Stats

Stat Value Time
Level 4.[1] December 6th, 2022.[1]
Level 6.[2] Evening of December 7th, 2022.[2]
Level 12.[Notes 1] In the time between December 7th and December 15th.[8]

Equipment

Weapons

Name Type Acquisition Notes
«Throwing Picks» Throwing Blade Bought by Kenji and given to Momoko on the morning of December 7th.[2] Used only when questing or farming mobs with Kenji.[2]

Crafting

Name Type Acquisition Notes
«Heirloom Sewing Kit» Crafting Gear Acquired as a rare drop from a «Bandit Tailor» on December 6th 2022, by Kenji and given to Momoko.[1] Comparable to shop-bought gear found on the 3rd Floor.[1]
«Cooking Utensils» Cooking equipment Already in Momoko's possession when she met Kenji.[1]
«Pestle and Mortar» Mixing equipment Acquired by Momoko after unlocking «Mixing».[2]

Accessories

Name Type Acquisition Notes
«Unnamed Agility earring» Earring Received December 19th, 2022,[8] as a reward for the «Jade Key» quest.[12] Grants +1 to Agility.[12]
«Sigil of Lyusula» Ring Received between December 26th and December 29th 2022,[8] from Yofilis, after the completion of the «Shipwright of Yore» quest.[13] Allows access to «Dark Elf» areas.[13]
Increases Skill proficiency gain.[12]
Grants +1 to Agility.[13]

Items

Name Type Acquisition Notes
«Vendor's Carpet» Mercantile mat Early Christmas present from Kenji.[8] Acquired after hitting level 12 and acquiring the «Equipment Appraisal» Skill.[10]

Skills

Momoko is a non-combatant. Instead of serving a battlefield role she supports her friends with crafting and maintenance.[14] When questing or farming with Kenji, however, she uses «Throwing Picks» to lightly injure a monster to increase her experience yield.[2]

Her initial skills included «Sewing» and «Cooking».[1] Her third skill, acquired during intensive questing and monster-farming whilst partying with Kenji, was «Mixing».[2] She reached her fourth skill slot in the time between December 7th and December 15th, with her fourth skill being «Equipment Appraisal».[8]

By the time «Brightscale» was established as an official guild, Momoko had built an impressive customer-base and product knowledge. Kenji's gift of a Vendor's Carpet allowed her to set up a shop in any safe-zone when her combat-focused comrades where questing or farming.[10]

Sword Art Online

SAO SKILL SLOTS
Sewing Cooking Mixing Equipment Appraisal
168 / 1000
132 / 1000
107 / 1000
102 / 1000

Author's notes

Behind the scenes

  • Momoko's height and weight measurements, including physical appearance, is modelled on Yuzu Kurosaki from Bleach.

Trivia

References & notes

References

Notes

  1. Momoko was able to «Appraise» equipment for their specific effects by December 15th, 2022. Since she did not remove any of her skills when forging new equipment for the members of «Brightscale» between the 15th and 17th of December, 2022, she had «Equipment Appraisal» in her fourth slot.
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