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Does anyone know how many chapters this arc has and how it ended?
Alicization had 9 chapters (WEB 1-8 + Final). The LN have about 25% done of the entire WEB plot.
How Alicization Ended; MAJOR SPOILERS
-Alice got sent into Real Life as the ambassador for Underworld, struggling to get Fluctlights recognized as human beings (Fluctlights can also dive in VRMMOs, so the souls are the same). Human race being bastards as a whole, things does not look good for UW with plans to shut down the entire thing or brainwash/force UW into what humans want them to do.
-Kirito gives up on going to US to learn about computers. He felt he can do more good by staying in Japan, studying VR and Fluctlights. Asuna is still his partner/fiancee, though Alice does not give up on trying to be Kirito's partner.
-Higa makes a breakthrough in Fluctlight research, mainly due to a copy of Kirito's fluctlight. Kirito & Asuna stayed inside UW for 200 years in-setting to prevent UW ripping itself apart after the Pressure Experiment forcing them to fight. Upon leaving Kirito's Fluctlight was weary and old, and he asked himself and Asuna to be mind-wiped. Higa saved a copy of Kirito's Fluctlight before doing so, unable to grab Asuna's as well since he only had enough storage room hidden for one Fluctlight. 200YearOld!Kirito foresaw this possibility and told Higa he and Asuna made plans; if they both survived as old Fluctlights they would work towards peace between UW and RL!Earth, if Old!Asuna was the only one left she'd commit suicide as she wasn't strong to live without her partner. If only Old!Kirito survived... then all he would care about is UW's wellbeing, Real World be damned. Possible lead-in to Matrix/Skynet style invasion of VR tech.
-Arc ends with a cliffhanger for the next arc (yet to be written by author, he stopped the WEB series at this point in plot and started publishing SAO in LN form); Alice, Kirito and Asuna used a backdoor to re-enter UW, after military locked it down. Each of the three has DBZ-level Incarnation abilities by this point. In Old!Kirito's 200 year time in UW he 'broke' the system into making the continent UW was in into a planet and then into a solar system using The Seed, and upon leaving he left a prophecy that one day their King will return and the forces of UW will enter Reality. Kirito was known as the 'Star King', with his royal crest being his black sword 'Sword of the Night Sky' and Eugeo's 'Blue Rose Sword'. Alice, Kirito and Asuna entered just in time to save UW's space exploration forces being killed off by a Cosmic Horror spawned by the setting and about to invade the planet. UW progressed after a few hundred years into a spacefaring civilization with its Elites able to use Incarnation for space travel. None of the ones in UW were able to match Kirito and co in power however.
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