Real Name: Zachary Ellis
SAO Name: Rin
«One-handed Straight Sword»
«Two Handed Straight Sword»
Zachary lives with his father, his parents having divorced many years ago when he was only a child. He doesn't often see or hear from his mother, something that hits deep for him. Because of this, he puts himself forward to take care of those weaker than himself, almost with a parental touch. Zach has an older brother who he looks up to a lot, since he is a professional gamer, which is something that Zachary aspires to be. His father was one of the Graphic Designers who worked on SAO and was gifted with two sets of NerveGear and two copies of Sword-Art-Online for each of his sons on completion of the game and it's release to the public. Zachary is one of the first people to enter the world of Aincrad.
His knowledge of MMOs is quite vast and knows how to play as a Solo player rather efficiently. However, that is also how his brother, Jake, plays. And so, to separate himself from his older brother, Zach leaned more toward the leadership role. During his time playing MMOs such as WoW, Guild Wars and RaiderZ, Zachary has made a name for himself as a ruthless but kind guild leader. Something that he intends to copy over to Sword-Art-Online. Using his age old gamer pseudonym 'Rin', he hopes to attract gamers from other MMOs to join him in their newest gaming adventure.
Zachary is 5'8" almost 5'9" in height. He has medium-length, Brunette hair and striking, Sapphire eyes. His body is not as athletically trained as his brother's (who, despite his gaming lifestyle, very much likes to keep in shape) but he has conditioned himself somewhat at his father's advice, prior to playing the game. In the many months before the game was released, Zachary underwent a rather passive training regime to keep his body in good check and hopefully give him a leading edge within SAO.