So I found this picture online and I noticed that like three girls in this shotvactually stay girls when the mirrors change them. I never noticed this before, but I have to wonder
What if some of those girls were trans? And they were using SAO as an escape from their male body into the form they feel they should have?
And it just makes me think, a false online identity isn’t always made with predatory intentions. Sometimes, it’s simply so a person can learn to accept themselves.