Seto is a character from Final Fantasy VII, and Red XIII's father. He is one of the last of the wolf-lion creatures, a sentient race that is never named.

Story[edit | edit source]

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Red XIII had always thought of his father as a traitor and a coward, as he ran away from his son and mate during the Gi tribe's war against Cosmo Canyon.

Bugenhagen decides to show Red XIII the truth after he learns of these feelings. He leads Red XIII into the cave and reveals Seto was not fleeing, but was rushing to defend the cave's entrance. He was pierced by the Gi's poisoned arrows, but continued to defend the cave. After seeing his father's petrified body, still guarding the entrance to the cave, Red XIII acknowledges his father's courage for facing the Gi tribe alone. As Red XIII howls in honor of his father, tears fall from the stone Seto's eyes. Inspired by his father's courage, Red XIII joins the player party permanently.

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Musical themes[edit | edit source]

"The Great Warrior" (偉大なる戦士, Idai naru Senshi?) plays during scenes where Red XIII discovers the truth about Seto.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Set or Seth is a god of the desert, storms, disorder, violence and foreigners in ancient Egyptian religion. Set is usually depicted as a beast resembling no known creature, usually referred to as a Set animal.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Lucrecia also sheds a tear while trapped in crystal, similar to Seto.
  • Seto has the same tattoo as Red XIII on his front leg.
  • A character with a similar story to Seto is mentioned in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. M'aht was a Seeker of the Sun Miqo'te who served as one of the M tribe's two Nunhs. However, when the Garlean Empire invaded Gyr Abania, the tribe could not afford to have two Nunhs any longer, so he gave up his position and left with his son, M'zhet. Still determined to defend his home from afar, M'aht eventually fell in battle against a horde of savage beasts, with one of them striking him with a poison that eventually turned him to stone. As his limbs turned to stone, he used the last of his strength to block off the entrance to the cave that housed the beasts, trapping them inside. After his death, M'zhet came to believe that his father abandoned him and resented him for it, until the day that he eventually learned the truth.
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