A «Lesser Taurus Striker» (レッサートーラス・ストライカー, Ressā Tōrasu Sutoraikā?) is one of the Taurus-type monsters found in the Labyrinth of the 2nd Floor of Aincrad in Sword Art Online.


The Lesser Taurus Striker is a bipedal monster with a muscular upper body that resembles a human body, but has a bull head, legs and tail.[1] The monster is dressed in only underwear[1] and a strap-type armour[2]. It also has a nose ring and is armed with a hammer.[2]


Aincrad ArcEdit

Rondo of a Fragile BladeEdit

Kirito and Asuna came across a Lesser Taurus Striker while mapping the 2nd floor of the 2nd Floor's Labyrinth. After Asuna saw the monster, she threatened it not to come closer. As it ignored her warning, Asuna charged at the monster with «Parallel Sting». After the first hit of the skill, instead of retreating to avoid the attack, she went in closer and dealt the second hit of the attack, finishing off the monster. Asuna then complained that the appearance of the monster was like a sexual harassment.


  • Like all Taurus-type monsters, the Lesser Taurus Striker is based on the Minotaur myth from Greek mythology.


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