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Name:

Seth (セト)

Gender:

Male

Birthday:

January 7th

Height:

169 cm (5'6½")

Weight:

49 kg (108 lbs)

Bloodtype:

O

Affiliations

Alias:

The Assassin (暗殺者(アサシン))

Organization:

Night Blade

Battle Style

Ability:

The EXS of Excavation: Kerykeion

Weapon:

Twin Swords: The Eliminator

Voice Acting

Japanese Voice

Yuuki Kaji
Aimi (Young)

English Voice

Mark Whitten[1] [2]

"You ran away from your destiny once...
Why return to the Hollow Night now?"
Seth (セト) is an assassin of the Night Blade and the wielder of the Eliminator who is currently working for an unknown client.

He is one of the twelve characters introduced in the original version of UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH.

Background

The Assassin who Wanders the Night

A young boy feared from those who know him as the "Assassin". He appears before certain power users, challenging them to duels, but no one knows why. Or, for that matter, who he is. However, the moment he heard the name, "Princess of the Night Blade", his attitude changed. His emotionless face was no longer so. Since that day, he wanders the town, searching for the princess, not on anyone's orders.[3]

Information

Seth is a 1st year student in the same high-school as Hyde. To some he's mainly known as the "Assassin" (暗殺者).

Appearance

Seth is a teenager with grey eyes and short black hair, although about one-fourth of it is white on the front of his left side. He wears a high-collared double-breasted black coat with a tattered end sticking out behind his right leg, blue pants and black shoes.

Personality

Seth is an extremely serious individual and never shows any emotion beyond stoicism. Although his cold attitude may come off as insensitive, he is greatly burdened by the mistakes of his ancestor and feels that if he fulfills Linne's wish for death, he can redeem his family name and free himself of the past. In Yuzuriha's story, her optimistic way of life despite her family's history briefly causes Seth to question his path and his individuality.

Seth does attend school and has above average grades. He's bad at communicating and tries to avoid contact with his classmates in order to keep them from "getting involved"[4]. His presence is rarely noted in the classroom and Seth pretty much free to come and go as he pleases. He lives alone and it skilled with all the housework as he has been helping his family since he was young[4].

Story

Years ago people within the Night Blade started to think that people should be allowed to do whatever they want to do with their abilities. This resulted a rebellion and internal fighting within the Night Blade - Seth's ancestor was one of these rebels.

Seth has been trying to fix the mistakes Night Blade made in the past, which has led him to lead an aimless existence cleaning up after himself and killing off whatever is within the confines of both his power and his contract. He's aiming to claim the Indulgence of Insulation and remove the "curse" placed on Linne and Kuon using that sword. This would naturally put him at conflict with Hyde due to the weapon being in his possession.

Abilities

Seth's ability is the "EXS of Excavation" (穿鎖のEXS): Kerykeion (ケーリュケイオン). It allows him to create "chains" that pierce the opponent's flow of EXS and temporary seal their abilities[4]. It is an extremely rare ability. It's effect could directly be applied to a weapon, but Seth unfortunately lacks the skill to harness his ability in this way. Instead, Seth developed his whole fighting style around the way in which it's easiest for him to use his ability[4]. That's how he ended up with his current style of creating small balls that shoot the "chains" in the midst of Seth's high-speed sword attacks.

Seth was entrusted with the Twin Swords: Eliminator (双剣・エリミネーター) from Kuon as a part of his deal with Chaos. The other name of the blades is the Indulgence of Elimination (封滅の免罪符). Their relation to Hyde's sword with a similar name haven't been explained yet, but they are told to have to the opposite power to that of Hyde's sword. Before getting the Indulgence Weapon, Seth is told to have had expertise in a normal pair of daggers during his time of assassinating.

So far, Seth has displayed abilities in moving within the shadows along with basic stealth skills, and is able control a small level of darkness in the form of either creating a mote that fires a stunning arrow or an afterimage. Most of the time he focuses on his agility to be able to cleanly cut down his target with finesse and speed.

Musical Theme

Title Description
Monochrome Memory Seth's theme
Mutual Situation Hyde VS Seth theme

Title Description
Monochromatic Memory Seth's theme
Mutual Rivalry Hyde VS Seth theme

Composer Commentary

Monochrome Memory (Seth)

Monochrome Memory (Seth)

Monochrome Memory
Seth's basic themes are "solitude" and "grief".

I create the tunes for UNI with high importance on the song intro. But Seth's intro was created with guitar riffs from the start. That intro riff lead me all the way to the refrain during the creation. But talking of the distribution of feelings, instead of going all-out with the refrain, I put some weight to express the sorrowfulness in the second verse. If the refrain is too complex, the song would lose its momentum.

Instruments are simple drums, bass, guitar, piano and synthesizer. Without putting too much emphasis on it and making the song too sparkling. [5]

Mutual Situation (Hyde vs Seth)

Mutual Situation (Hyde vs Seth)

Mutual Situation
"Combine Hyde's refrain melody with Seth's intro riffs and you'll get something this cool!!?" is how I started up with this. I don't usually take stuff like this into calculations when creating theme songs for each character.

To express how the close combat takes them to their limits, I explained to sho-san that "This is where Hyde is attacking!" and "Here's Seth attacks", then he just ad-libbed the guitar parts for the first verse.

While mastering the expression of a close match, in the refrain their movements synchronize and become entangled as they fight like dancing. That's the kind of song this is. It ended up pretty much like I had first imagined it. [6]

Monochrome Memory
セトは「孤独」と「哀愁」を基本テーマにしています。

UNI楽曲は特にイントロを重要視して制作していますが、このセトもまずイントロありきでリフを思いつきました。そのイントロリフを元にサビまで連想で制作してますが、気持ちの配分でいくとサビよりもBメロの哀愁感に重きを置いてます。サビを複雑にすると曲の勢いがなくなるので。

楽器はシンプルにドラム・ベース・ギター・ピアノで、シンセは主張させずあまりキラキラさせないようにしました。

Mutual Situation
ハイドのサビメロとセトのイントロリフを重ねたらすごくカッコよくない!?と思いついてしまったのです。各テーマBGMをこういう風に使う想定で作ったとかではないです。

ギリギリの接戦を表現したくてAメロはshoさんに「ここはハイド攻め」「ここはセト攻め」みたいな感じでアドリブで弾いていただきました。

そんな混戦を極めながらサビではその戦いは舞の如くシンクロし絡み合う。そんな曲です。最初の思いつきがほぼイメージ通りに作れました。

Introduction Text

He wanders. Bound by the will and governing of an ancient family, but his emotions tremor.
The promise he made with a young girl shackles him in rusty chains he strives to sever. The
Night becomes a labyrinth, impeding his progress. Will he ever find the beacon he seeks?

He wanders -- Bound by the will and governing of an ancient family, but his emotions tremor.
The promise he made with a young girl shackles him, in rusty chains he strives to sever. The
Night becomes a labyrinth, impeding his progress. Will he ever find the beacon he seeks?

He strays. The whole family's rule and onself's will. It sways in the interval.
The promise with a girl ties. The least recently rusty chain hauled in and stopped.
The promise with a boy severs it. The grey wedge dug in compensation.
It turns into the labyrinth which confuses him a deep night. Is the lamplight to greet visible?

He had gone astray. The statute of the family and his own will. He sways in between.
The promise with the girl connects. Drawing the old rusty chain.
The promise with the boy is broken. The dull grey wedge penetrates for the compensation.
Deep nights turn into the labyrinth that deludes him. Will he see the light of acceptance.

Movelists

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH

Name Command
Unique Attacks
Unique Attack
特殊技
←← > ↓
Rapid Descent
急降下
Midair ↓↓ or ↓ + A+B
→ Additional Input
追加入力
→ + A or B or C
Aerial Backdash
空中バックダッシュ
Midair ←← or ← + A+B
Unique Attack
特殊技
↘ + B
Unique Attack
特殊技
→ + C
Unique Attack
特殊技
↘ + C
Unique Attack
特殊技
Midair ↓ + C
Unique Attack
特殊技
Midair → + C
Unique Attack
特殊技
C > C
Force Function
Geometry of Abyss Raid
淵侵のジオメトリー
Simultaneously B + C
Special Attacks
Segment of Stitch Binding
縫縛のセグメント
↓↘→ + A or B or C
*Air OK *EX Able
Vengeance of Twin Hooks
双鈎のヴェンジェンス
→↓↘ + A or B or C
*EX Able
Confusion of Vanishment
消失のコンフュージョン
↓↙← + A or B or C
→ Additional Attack 1
追加派生技1
A or B or C Near the Opponent
→ Additional Attack 2
追加派生技2
↑ + A or B or C Near the Opponent
Penetrate of Drill Passing
穿通のペネトレイト
Midair ↓↙← + A or B or C
*EX Able
Convict of Sinful Blame
罪咎のコンビクト
→↘↓↙←→ + A or B or C
*EX Able
Infinite Worth (Consumes 200% EXS)
Nefarious of Linked Chains
連鎖のネファリウス
←↙↓↘→ + D
Infinite Worth EXS (Consumes 200% EXS)
Distant of Boundary
境界のディスタント
A · B · C · D simultaneously
Usable when below 30% health

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

Name Command
Smart Combos
Smart Combo 1
スマートコンボ1
A · A · A · A
Smart Combo 2
スマートコンボ2
B · B · B · B
Smart Combo 3
スマートコンボ3
Midair A · A
Special Attack
Special Attack 1
特殊技1
Press ↓ during ←←
Special Attack 1
特殊技1
Press → during ←←
Reversal Action
Acute Ambush
邀撃のアキュート
Simultaneously A + D
Skills
Captive Segment
縫縛のセグメント
↓↘→ + A or B
*Air OK
Dual Piercing Vengeance
双鈎のヴェンジェンス
↓↙← + A or B
Piercing Penetration
穿通のペネトレイト
Midair ↓↙← + A or B
→ Follow-up Attack
追加攻撃
A or B or C during A-version of Piercing Penetration
Extra Skills
EX Captive Segment
EX縫縛のセグメント
↓↘→ + C
*Air OK *Consumes Skill Gauge by 1
EX Dual Piercing Vengeance
EX双鈎のヴェンジェンス
↓↙← + C
*Consumes Skill Gauge by 1
EX Piercing Penetration
EX穿通のペネトレイト
Midair ↓↙← + C
*Consumes Skill Gauge by 1
Distortion Skill
Chained Nefarity
連鎖のネファリウス
↓↘→ + B · C simultaneously
*Consumes Skill Gauge by 2
Last Rite Execution
誅罪のエクセキュート
↓↙← + B · C simultaneously
*Consumes Skill Gauge by 2
Distortion Skill Duo
Chained Nefarity
連鎖のネファリウス
P during the main character's Distortion Skill
*Consumes Skill Gauge by 2
Astral Heat (Consumes Skill Gauge by 9 via Level 4 Resonance Blaze)
Distant Frontier
境界のディスタント
↓↓↓ + B · C simultaneously
Usable with only one partner remaining on both sides

Check the details about Seth's gameplay from here!

Gallery

Official Art
 
Profile-seth
Character Select
 
Victory-se
Victory Portrait
 
Sd-seth
SD Character
 
Seth clean
Character Select (Cross Tag Battle)
 
Ed seth
Arcade Mode Ending
 
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Chronicle Mode Event
 
Story-se0
Normal (通常)
 
Story-se1
Eyes Closed (目を閉じる)
 
Story-se2
Angry (怒)
 
Story-se3
Sad (哀)
 
Story-se4
Comfort (楽)
 
Story-se05
 
Story-yse00
 
Story-yse01
 
Story-yse02
 
Story-yse03
 
Story-yse04
 
Story-yse05
 
Story-yse06
Official Illustrations
 
Hb-set2013
Happy Birthday by Seiichi Yoshihara (2013)
 
Hb-set2014
Happy Birthday by Yuusuke Nakahara (2014)
 
Hb-set2015
Happy Birthday by Takehiko Wagatsuma (2015)
 
Hb-set2016
Happy Birthday by 6sec (2016)
 
Hb-set2017
Happy Birthday by Kara Osawa (2017)
 
Hb-set2018
Happy Birthday by Makoto Satou (2018)
 
Seth 2019
Happy Birthday by Seiichi Yoshihara (2019)
 
Hb-set2020
Happy Birthday by Seiichi Yoshihara (2020)
Guest Illustrations
 
El guest04
By Skullgirls Art Team
 
El guest06
By Sumeragi
Concept Art
 
Concept-set1
Design Sheets from Mook
 
Concept-set2
Design Sheets from Mook
 
08set-concept
Concept art from Exe:Late[cl-r] gallery
 
08set-design
Concept art from Exe:Late[cl-r] gallery
Store Icons
 
Character colors 2
Additional colors (Playstation Store)
 
Character colors 6
Additional colors 2 (Playstation Store)
 
Seth system voice
System Voice (Playstation Store)
 
System voice all in one
System Voice all-in-one (Playstation Store)
Videos
 
UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Seth Gameplay

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Seth Gameplay

Gameplay from 1.00 Build
 
UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe Late - Seth Introduction Video

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe Late - Seth Introduction Video

Gameplay Tutorial for Exe:Late

Creation & Development

Seth's design originally started from scrapped designs of Hyde. The producer Narita was originally against the addition of Seth as he felt like the game already had enough gloomy and dark characters. Yoshihara personally liked Seth's design and was determined to get him into the game. He polished the design and promised the producer that after Seth he'd draw as many cheerful characters as Narita wanted[7].

Yoshihara was careful to add colors like blue and silver that made Seth seem more like Hyde's rival. The key of Seth's design was to visualize "Assassin" and "Night Blade". His design has a lot of sharpness. In the mook interview, Yoshihara reflects that he wanted to brush-up the details of Seth's bottom half more as it felt a bit too simple[8].

Trivia

  • The term Kerykeion is an ancient winged scepter with two serpents coiling around the shaft, used as a symbol of medical profession and modeled on Hermes' staff.
  • Seth's name is written in katakana as "Seto" instead of the typical "Sesu". It is possibly as a reference to Set/Seth, the god of the desert, storms, disorder and violence in the Egyptian mythology.
  • The futon he uses to wrap Linne with in his Arcade Mode is apparently the one he sleeps in.
  • Seth's favorite food is fishes boiled in soy sauce, otherwise known as nitsuke (煮付け).

References

  1. (@mpwhitten) Hi there! Yep, that's me. I was wondering when that was going to drop. Good catch :)
  2. (@mpwhitten) I'm back as Seth in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle 2.0
  3. Introduction on the official site
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Confirmed during French-Bread Information Station on November 1st 2019
  5. Raito's Youtube Channel
  6. Raito's Youtube Channel
  7. Dengeki interview
  8. Start-up Navi interview

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