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This article is about the demon based on Egyptian mythology. For the Persona in Persona -trinity soul-, see Seth (Persona -trinity soul-).
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Set as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei II

"You are not the one...who is to judge. I cannot forgive...one of contrary existence."
—Seth, Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2

Seth (セト?) is a demon in the series.

HistoryEdit

Set, also spelled Seth or Sūtaḫ, is a deity from Egyptian mythology. Set is the deity of deserts, storms and chaos and served as one of the greatest deities in Egyptian myth. Set was married to the goddess Nephthys, who was also his sister. He killed and dismembered his brother Osiris out of jealousy. Isis, Osiris' wife and sister, reassembled him and Osiris became the ruler of the dead. Isis gave birth to Osiris's child, Horus, who became an enemy of Set. In earlier myths, Set fought Apep each night as Ra journeyed through the underworld. Set had been demonized to some extent, and the Greeks interpreted him to be a force of evil, which may be one of the reasons he is viewed as an antagonistic force in the original novels.

ConfusionEdit

Seth was one of the earliest major Egyptian deities to be demonized. Already associated with the uncertainties and hardships of the open desert, he had a bad, but not ignoble reputation. Due to Set's ties with his mortal enemy Apep, the two became ironically intertwined. Because of this, especially in the western world, conceptions of Set began to take on the serpentine features of Apep. This is further confounded by the inability of archeologists to identify a specific animal-form to Set, so instead the label "Typhonic" was adopted, like-Typhon of Greek mythology, which is to say of many forms, primeval, and generically serpentine. It is not impossible to see how it was Set became likened to serpents, even while no such relationship exists. It is even possible because Set's animal-head often adorns staves, the long slender snake-like shape of a staff was attributed to Set, such as when Moses transmutes a staff into a snake in the Old Testament. And even in modern times images of Set have been probably more influenced by the fictional demi-god 'Set' of Conan fame than any actual representation of Set. All of this comes to a head in the second Digital Devil Story novel which features Set, Typhon, and Apeps (plural), and in league with one another.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Digital Devil Story: Megami TenseiEdit

Set only appears briefly at the end of Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei. Ohara accidentally summons him while attempting to contact Loki. He is insulted that he was summoned yet Ohara was calling for Loki instead. Set's appearance is mostly foreshadowing of his role in the second book.

Megami TenseiEdit

Set is revived by Lucifer and serves as one of his servants. He governs the Sea of Flames, the second-to-last dungeon. He can only be reached if Nakajima has obtained Ruth's Bottle; if Purski's Neigh has also been obtained, it will occasionally stun him, from taking his turn during the battle. When defeated, he drops the Lion Shield, the strongest shield in the game.

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

Seth acts as the final boss of the main episode's storyline where Setsu transforms into him during Act 19. The first encounter is designed to fail with either the player running out of time or dying. Players are then given a ring to boost their damage against him by the leader of their respective alignment. The final fight against him within the main story is a timed encounter.

After completing Side A of the extra chapter, players are able to follow the Side B quest where they are brought back to the place of their first encounter with Seth to fight an even stronger form. This battle against Seth takes place in a void above the earth, surrounded by stars and meteorites and is comprised of three different forms, ending with a timed fight against its final form. In this instance, Seth can use a variety of ailments that can drastically reduce a player's HP and MP depending on their actions in the fight, such as using attacks of a movement type he's disabled or not defeating mobs he's summoned within a window of time. Players are able to cure this ailment with the Purski's Neigh consumable, acquired by giving a Purski crystal to the Slime NPC in Second Home. By defeating Seth, players are able to obtain items to acquire his plug-in. He is a triple fusion of the three alignment act bosses leading up to his fight-- Chimera, Isis, and Gabriel.

Seth also appears as one of the four bosses governing the Abyss Tower instance accessed through the alternate Shinjuku Babel. This variation of him can inflict his special ailments through his unique attack Megido Fire. The battlefield where he is fought is a wide expanse of sand with a pyramid in the background. His minions in this instance are Anubis and Sphinx.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

"The Egyptian god of the desert, chaos, and evil.
He murdered his brother Osiris and tried to become chief god, but was castrated by Osiris' son, Horus.
"
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Compendium

Seth is a demon that can only be fused after beating it in battle. And it only appears when the protagonist has access to Enemy Search C.

Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Seth appears in the Challenge Quest, Isis' Search for the Coffin. He steals Osiris coffin and tosses it into the waters, which brings it to Naraku. He attempts to stop Flynn from delivering the Sarcophagus to Isis and respawns even if he is defeated. He is able to stop Isis from resurrecting Osiris before the Challenge Quest Osiris Resurrection by stealing Osiris body and tearing it apart and scattering it across the desert areas of Tokyo. He attempts one more futile battle against Flynn after he retrieves Osiris parts to prevent Osiris Resurrection, but is defeated.

Persona 4Edit

Seth returns as a Persona of the Moon Arcana in Persona 4. He can be summoned once the Protagonist reaches Lv. 68 or above. Alternatively, the Persona Seth can also be obtained via Shuffle Time in Magatsu Mandala.

Devil Children White BookEdit

Seth is sent by Moloch to assassinate Masaki Kuzuha.

DemiKidsEdit

"A demon with a long beak that is best-suited for picking the bones of a fallen enemy."
Demonary, DemiKids

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2Edit

"YOU WHO FIGHT AGAINST FATE...WHY DO YOU CHOOSE TO WALK THE PATH OF THORNS...?"
—Seth, during the middle of his optional battle

Seth appears as an optional boss who can be fought in the Sun.

StatsEdit

Megami TenseiEdit

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Race Level HP EXP Macca MAG
Tyrant 85 2500 254 254 0
Strength Intelligence Hit Agility Defense Location
18 19 16 20 19 Rotting Sea of Flames
List of Skills
Blizzardon Drain Gaboatto


Megami Tensei IIEdit

Seth Megami Tensei II
Race Level HP MP
Vile 66 600 -
Formations CP Macca Item Drops
1 132 1584 -
Stamina Intelligence Attack Agility Defense Luck
19 12 26 17 16 14
List of Skills
Poison Gas 3 Glare 2 Petra


Kyūyaku Megami TenseiEdit

Megami TenseiEdit

Seth
Race Level HP MP CP NOA
Tyrant 85 1117 112 - All
Vitality Intellect Strength Speed Luck Defense
26 27 24 25 25 36
Location Exp Macca MAG Drop
Sea of Flames 10880 162 170 Lion Shield
Resistances Resist: Sword, Ice, Elec, Force, Expel; Null: Death, Ailments; Reflect: Fire
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Maragidyne Massive Fire damage (all enemies)
Bufudyne Massive Ice damage (2-4 enemies)
Energy Drain Lowers the level of human targets


Shin Megami TenseiEdit

Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Vile Dark-Law 69 722 146 36
NOH Strength Intelligence Magic Vitality Agility Luck
1-3 33 16 22 18 16 6
Attack Hit Defense Evasion MPower MEffect Drop
152 20 86 18 24 18
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect


Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

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Race Alignment Level HP MP Growth Inheritance
Vile Law 96 1552 622 Master Hagalaz Death
Strength Magic Vitality Intelligence Speed Luck Force Slot
123 118 62 72 73 45 2
Close Long Spell Support Phys Def Mag Def Critical Crit Def
107 79 101 74 37 36 30 30
Features Electricity Boost, Magic Torrent, A Feather in the Wind, Wind Rider, (Post-mitama: Whirlwind of Envy) See Also (demon)
Default Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Fierce Fang - A charge affinity basic attack.
Poison Gas Breath 11% HP Special skill. Breathe Poison Gas and hit all enemies in front of you with magic-based damage and the Poison effect.
Absolute Zero 12% HP Special skill. Reduces the temperature in the area to Absolute Zero and inflicts ice-based damage and frozen effect upon enemies.
Numb Bite 5% HP Special skill. Bites and numbs enemy's central system with poison. Inflicts charge damage and stun on the enemy.
Lightning Cannon 15 MP + 5 MAG Shots Lighting Cannon and inflicts electric-based damage on an enemy. Slow moving shot.
Gale Force 2 MP The user prepares to dodge and negate Shot and Rapid damage, inflicting stun effect on enemies.
Petra Eyes 10 MP Stares with magical eyes to inflict Stone effect.
Zandyne MP 28 + 10 Mag Magic for generating a shockwave that inflicts force-based damage and Stun status on an enemy.
Learned Skills
Skill Lvl Cost Effect
Megido Fire I 98 40 MP, 180 MAG Shoots flames of ruin from user's mouth. Deals almighty damage in a straight line. Damage will not affect cast but knockback can.
Megido Fire II 98 40 MP, 180 MAG Shoots flames of ruin from user's mouth. Deals almighty damage to all enemies in front of user. Damage will not affect cast but knockback can.


Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

Level Race Alignment HP MP ST MA AG VI LC
85 Vile Dark-Law 697 378 59 55 53 54 49
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/Stone(5%) - - - Weak Null Null - Null -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
- - - - - - - - - -
Natural Skills
Stone Breath War Cry Madness Nails
D-Source Skills
War Cry Void Elec Void Wind
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Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Race Level HP MP ST DX MA AG LU
Vile 85 898 179 113 100 78 91 74
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Elec Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - Weak Null Null - Null
Ailment resistance -
Normal attack Phys x1 hit, 1 enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Madness Nails 26 MP 1 to 3 hits of heavy physical damage to multiple foes. Innate
Panic Voice 15 MP 70% panic to all foes. Innate
War Cry 45 MP Debuffs all foes' attack and defense by 1 level. 86
Maziodyne 32 MP Heavy elec damage to all foes. 87


Last Bible IIIEdit

LB3 Seth
Level HP MP Attack Defense
38 680 220 120 56
Strength Endurance Intelligence Speed Luck
25 24 22 14 19
Equipment Weapon, Accessory Card Location -
List of Skills
Maragion Makajamil
Mudoon


Persona 2: Innocent SinEdit

"I am Seth... Evil and death are my work... You must understand how I feel. About how worthless this world is..."
Arcana LevelTypeBonus
Tower 68 Water Vi +1
Traits Foolish
One of the nine Egyptian gods of the desert and foreigners.
SP Cost Atk Def MAtk MDef St Vi Dx Ag Lu
43 234 260 186 196 49 62 66 50 44
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - Nu - - - - - Nu Nu - St St
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 272 Tarot Card Symbol 2 Tower Cards
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Straight Slash Deal medium Sword damage to one enemy.
2 Aquadyne Deal high Water damage to one enemy.
4 Mudoon Deal instant Dark kill to all enemies.
5 Makakaja Increase one ally's magical attack.
6 Icy Fury Deal low Sword + Ice damage to all enemies.
8 Fear Torrent Deal high Water damage to all enemies.


Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

Arcana LevelTypeBonusReturns °
Tower 68 Water VIT+1 Lightning Card
Traits Foolish
SP Cost Atk Def MAtk MDef STR VIT TEC AGI LUC
42 215 254 186 196 49 62 66 50 44
Reflect Absorb Void Strong Weak
- - Water, Holy, Darkness - -
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 272 Tarot Card Symbol 2 Tower Cards
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Straight Slash Inflicts small Sword damage to an enemy.
2 Aquadyne Inflicts large Water damage to an enemy.
4 Mudoonn Renders all enemies Unconscious (high probability of success). [Dark-element]
5 Maka Kaja Increases a character's magic power.
6 Death Bound Inflicts small Sword damage to all enemies.
8 Aquary Tide Inflicts huge Water damage to all enemies.
Mutation Trial of Darkness Inflicts large Dark damage + Unconscious effect to all enemies.
Unknown Power
Attack Type Deals 500 or 250 non-elemental damage to all enemies.


Persona 3Edit

Level Arcana St Ma En Ag Lu
66 Moon 48 53 46 34 40
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Fire Dark - - Fire Light
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Agidyne 12 SP Deals heavy Fire damage to one foe. Innate
Maragidyne 24 SP Deals heavy Fire damage to all foes. Innate
Fire Amp Passive Greatly strengthens Fire attacks by 50%. 68
Fire Break 40 SP Reduces 1 foe's Fire resistance to average. 69
Repel Light Passive Reflects Light attacks. 71


FES / PortableEdit

Level Arcana St Ma En Ag Lu
66 Moon 48 53 46 34 40
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Fire Dark - - Fire Light
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Agidyne 12 SP Deals heavy Fire damage to one foe. Innate
Maragidyne 24 SP Deals heavy Fire damage to all foes. Innate
Fire Amp Passive Greatly strengthens Fire attacks by 50%. 68
Fire Break 40 SP Reduces 1 foe's Fire resistance to average. 69
Null Ice Passive Nullifies damage from Ice attacks. 71
Repel Light Passive Reflects Light attacks. 72


Persona 4Edit

Level Arcana St Ma En Ag Lu
68 Moon 46 51 40 39 35
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Wind - - - Ice Elec
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Magarudyne 22 SP Deals heavy Wind damage to all foes. Innate
Garudyne 12 SP Deals heavy Wind damage to 1 foe. Innate
Wind Break 15 SP Nullifies 1 foe's Wind resistance (for 3 turns). 71
Null Light Passive Becomes immune to Light attacks. 72
Wind Amp Passive Strengthens Wind attacks by 50%. 73
Evade Elec Passive Triples evasion rate against Elec attacks. 74


Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

Level Arcana HP + SP + Inherit Extract Fragment
70 Moon 150 42 Myriad Arrows Claw Shard
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Wind Wall 16 SP Raise Wind resistance for 3 turns. (Party) Innate
Myriad Arrows 130 HP 6-8 light Stab attacks at random, with low accuracy. (All enemies) Innate
Kamikaze Strike 135 HP A heavy Cut + Wind attack. (1 enemy) 71
Death Chaser 124 HP User may follow-up user's row's attacks, for 3 turns. 72
Magarudyne 64 SP A heavy Wind attack. (All enemies) 73
Warrior Title Passive Raise critical hit rate. 74
Wind Amp Passive Raise Wind attack strength. 75


Devil Children White BookEdit

Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
Common Water Good 15 164 75
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
13 12 15 14 11 13
List of Skills
MudoPoison ScratchParaladyne
TetrakarnDouble HitBufula


DemiKids Light & DarkEdit

Demiseth
Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
Common Wind Good 26 8 85 48
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
11 9 9 11 8 10
List of Skills
Skill Element Cost Effect
Hex Coma Dark 10 MP Small dmg +Faint. 1 Foe
Venom Claw Dark 10 HP Small dmg +Poison. 1 Foe
Hex Bind Dark 35 MP Hit +Paralyze. 1 Foe
Reflect Dark 25 HP Reflect Power Damage
Double Hit Dark 10 HP Hit x2. 1 Foe
Chaos Foam Water 25 HP Medium dmg +Confuse. 2 Foes


Devil Children Fire/Ice BookEdit

Demiseth
Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
Common Wind Good 26 8 85 48
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
11 9 9 11 8 10
List of Skills
MudoPoison ScratchParaladyne
TetrakarnDouble HitNiji no Awa


GalleryEdit

 
Seth
Artwork from Devil Children White Book.
 
Seth
Seth in Kyūyaku Megami Tensei (MT)
 
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Seth in Kyuyaku Megami Tensei (MTII)
 
Seth 01
Seth's sprite in Shin Megami Tensei II
 
Seth 02
Seth's second sprite in Shin Megami Tensei II
 
Set Card
Seth's sprite in Card Summoner

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