“It is my charge. It is my hope. Sir Orson... Prepare yourself.”
—Seth, before fighting Orson in The Sacred Stones
Seth is General of the Knights of Renais, the elite cavalry force of the Renais Kingdom. Following the brutal invasion by the overwhelming forces of the Grado Empire, he, on Fado's orders, flees from the country in order to protect Princess Eirika, by conducting her to safety at the Kingdom of Frelia. He serves as protector and advisor to Eirika and Ephraim. He is also the man who Fado entrusted the secret of the bracelets to.
He is a very dedicated knight; the fact that he faces the fierce General Valter and continued to follow his orders shows how skilled and devoted he was to his country. Seth is also concerned with the situations of others and watches over the welfare of everyone.
Seth is best described as a 'duty comes first' man. He is stoic, honorable, polite, calm, and usually expressionless. Despite his seemingly cold outside, he is just and fair, and sometimes loosens up when talking to others, such as Franz and Natasha.
Seth also let his duties come first before his feelings, which can be seen in his A Support with Eirika, where he has difficulties expressing his feelings more to people that have a higher social status, showing a great deal of humility and honor.
| Sword - A|
Lance - A
* 85% for the Japanese version
- See also: Seth/Supports
Seth's starting stats are decent for a promoted unit, in addition to him having solid growths and being of the invaluable paladin class, granting him monstrous movement and rescue. He has the invaluable Anima affinity, which allows him to garner additional points of strength in addition to augmented defensive capabilities when paired with a support option, and is available from the start. He will be one of the strongest units for the first part of the game, and if you use him, he will not fall far behind your other units, though his stats will wind up particularly average, and may experience difficulties doubling certain enemies later in the game. He is already adept at using lances and swords, covering most of the weapon triangle, giving him an edge over most enemies. His ability to use lances is particularly useful because it gives him the option of using ranged combat with a Javelin, as well as melee fighting with lances and swords. Despite such capabilities, Seth still suffers from difficulties leveling up due to already being pre-promoted, which tends to give him some difficulties gaining adequate experience until the later parts of the game. Furthermore, while Seth may be very consistent at taking out enemies in the earlier parts of the game, his ability to do such in later parts of the game is rather watered down, as the enemies get tougher, though a good support option with Eirika, Franz, or Cormag will give him additional firepower to compensate for such shortcomings. Overall, despite having some flaws, Seth is still a good unit due to a combination of his availability, decent bases, his class choice, and decent growths, which allows him to be very useful in the beginning and stay decent towards the end of the game.
|Sword - B|
Lance - A
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
- Seth, the Silver Knight (真銀の聖騎士 Ma gin no Seikishi)
Seth returned to Renais with Ephraim and his fellow knights. His dedicated service made him the most trusted of the new king and queen's guardsmen, as well as the most famous of knights in all of Renais.
- (A Support with Eirika )
Upon their return to Renais, Eirika and Seth were wed, with the blessings of Ephraim and all of the Knights of Renais. The tale of the love that grew between a princess and her loyal knight became a beloved romance in Renais.
- (A Support with Natasha )
Natasha returned to Renais with Seth, where the two were wed. The reconstruction of Renais kept them busy, but when all the work was done, they settled down to live their days in peace and happiness.
“Urgh... My apologies. I must withdraw.”
—Defeat Quote in The Sacred Stones.
'Seth' is a Hebrew name meaning 'placed, appointed'. In the Bible, he was the younger brother of Cain and Abel, and the forefather of the entire human race. Also, 'Seth' could refer to the Egyptian god of the desert, evil and chaos more commonly spelled 'Set'.