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Seth, "The Puppet Master", is the CEO of Shadowloo's weapons division, S.I.N. His body has been modified using cutting-edge technology. Seth is the 15th of 26 enhanced beings that use data collected from the world warriors to create a deadly style of martial arts. Seth claimed to be superior, as a result of his humanity, while the others are merely puppets.

After Bison's apparent death during the events of Street Fighter II, Seth planned to take control of the remnants of Shadaloo through S.I.N. He attempted to manipulate Juri, who was enhanced with a bionic eye that he created. Juri confronted Seth and offered to work for him, and he agreed. He hosted the World Warrior tournament in an effort to lure Ryu to complete his BLECE project. Later, Seth learned that Bison had returned from death and soon encountered Bison in combat. Bison defeated Seth, and told him that everything that has happened has gone according to his original plans.

After Bison leaves, Juri revealed to Seth that she intended to make them fight each other, and was disappointed that Seth wasn't more of a challenge for Bison. Then, Juri crushed his Tanden Engine, destroying him. Bison commanded the remaining "puppets" to destroy the fighters in and around the S.I.N. compound. Ryu encountered another "Seth" and defeated him after destroying the BLECE machine with a Shoryuken. After the tournament, C. Viper informed her superiors that the "remaining 26" are in her sights.

In Street Fighter V, due to serious systematic errors that occurs with the integration of his brain and the body of Doll Unit Zero, Seth's personality is drastically affected, showing signs of severe psychosis. he becomes obsessed with hunting down M. Bison to the point that he becomes delusional, resulting in mistaking both Falke and Ed (due to their exposure to and use of Psycho Power) as Bison during their confrontation.

After the events of Street Fighter IV, the remnants of Seth's biological brain paired with the body of one of the Dolls, specifically Doll Unit Zero. I n their character story, Doll Unit Zero is activated by Juri, working on the behest of an unidentified party. Unexpectedly, the doll awakens with Seth's personality, much to her surprise. However the system within Doll Unit Zero alerts of systematic errors concerning the personality integration with the body, which results in Seth becoming mentally unstable and bent on finding and defeating Bison. Later, Seth confronts Ed and Falke, both of whom he mistakes for Bison, and fights them. Afterwards, Falke realizes that Seth was drawn by her and Ed's use of Psycho Power, making him see only the shadow of Bison. With this in mind, Falke and Ed leave, while the delusional Seth continues to claim his superiority.
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Street Fighter 4


Super Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4: 3D Edition, Super SF4: Arcade Edition, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

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Page Updated:  Oct. 30th, 2023

In SF4, Seth a ridiculous and awkward looking character... but somehow he managed to be an effective boss for the game. He looks strikingly reminiscent of Urien or Gill (and will perhaps tie in SF3's plot with SF2's). On that note, both Gill and Urien were much better characters in my opinion, but maybe the development team thought the SF4 "series" just wasn't ready for those guys yet. Seth is an interesting mix of past SF designs, but I think his animations in SF4 could've been much better.

Seth's main draw is his use of other "iconic" characters' moves in his own fashion. Capcom took this idea to the next level in SFV, enabling the new (female-looking) version of Seth to install moves from her opponents. Capcom even threw in moves from Darkstalkers' Demitri and JJBA's Dio, connecting the Capcom fighting universe in an interesting way. Gotta hand it to Capcom... they made Seth pretty interesting in SFV. Seth is still on the awkward side visually, though.

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