Ep 9 – “Death Gun” / “Desu· Gan” (デス·ガン)
Sinon shoots at Death Gun, but he dodges the bullet and then kills Pale Rider with his pistol. Death Gun then introduces himself and his gun to the spectators, finishing his monologue with a catchphrase used by PoH, the founder of Laughing Coffin. Kirito’s friends, who are watching BoB in ALO, realize that Death Gun was part of Laughing Coffin, and Asuna logs out to find Kikuoka for answers. Meanwhile, Sinon attempts to find out Death Gun’s name, but he was not shown on the satellite scan, thus Sinon assumes that he traveled through the battlefield underwater. She and Kirito then decide to follow Death Gun, eventually going to the Lost City. However, since they could not find him along the way, they look for him during the next scan. Seeing that two players, Sterben and Gunner X (銃士Ｘ?), were present in the city, they decide to go after Gunner X, as his name sounded like Death Gun (死銃 Shijū?) backwards. During the scan, they find Gunner X at a stadium, while Sterben abruptly vanishes from the city. The two rush to the stadium and, after confirming that there was a sniper, decide to split up. However, before Sinon could take a sniping position, she is suddenly shot with a stun bullet. Death Gun, who is actually Sterben, appears and proclaims that he is going to kill her. Sinon tries to defend herself, but then sees that Death Gun is carrying the Type 54 Black Star, the same weapon she used to kill the robber at the post office.