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Quote1.png I am known by many names in many lands! I am the final fear of all who live! I am the ravager of both man and god! I am the destroyer of worlds! I am Seth, the Serpent-God of Death! Quote2.png


Early Life

Seth is son of Geb and Nut and brother of Osiris. Seth also mated with Neith and fathered the gods of the underworld. He began life as mortal while Osiris was Pharaoh of Egypt. He sought to usurp the throne and imprisoned brother in a coffin and hiding it, but when Isis found it, he dismembered his body into fourteen pieces and cast them to the winds. Isis collected the pieces and with the help of Anubis restored him to life. Horus, son of Osiris and Isis continued the feud against Seth.[citation needed]

Hyborian Age

At some point after Vanir adventurers had molded the e Hyborian Age, he settled in Stygia and impersonated the Elder God Set and stole his worshippers. He did this with the aid of Grog.[4]

Ancient Egypt

Circa 2950 BCE, Seth appeared before a young a young slave named En Sabah Nur, who later became Apocalypse. He did this in the form of a statue and spoke to him of a greater destiny.[5] Nur continued to be inspired by Seth using his shapeshifting abilities to take his form, causing war and chaos to accelerate the future of the human race.[6]

When Pharaoh Ramses was killed chasing Moses through the parted Red Sea. The sorcerer; Nephut-Sha sacrificed many people to Seth in his bid for revenge against the freed slaves. Seth transformed Nephut-Sha into the two demons Gog and Magog however when they began attacking the people of Egypt Merenptah and his men fought back imprisoning in two tombs for all eternity.[7]

In 30 BCE, Seth finally defeated and imprisoned some of his fellow gods for centuries.[8]

Modern Age

They were freed millennia later by Thor and Odin. In the fight against Odin, Seth lost his hand.[8]

He returned to Earth and attacked Donald Blake during an operation and fought Thor and the Thing.[9]

Within the last twenty years, Seth had rats gnaw on Yggdrasil. One of his servants guarding the rats, defeated by Balder and Sif, turned to ashes.[10]

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Seth possesses various superhuman abilities, some of which are common to all of the Gods Of Heliopolis.
Superhuman Strength: Seth is among the physical strongest of all of the Egyptian Gods and was capable of lifting about 70 tons. However, since the loss of his right hand, he cannot lift or throw tremendous amounts of weight.
Superhuman Speed: Seth is capable of running or moving at speeds much faster than that of even the finest human athlete.
Superhuman Stamina: Seth's muscles produce considerably less fatigue toxins than the muscles of human beings, even less than most other members of his race. He can exert himself at peak capacity for several days before fatigue begins to impair him.
Superhuman Durability: Seth's body is highly resistant to physical injury. He is capable of withstanding great impact forces, temperature and pressure extremes, and powerful energy blasts without sustaining injury.
Regenerative Healing Factor: If injured, Seth is capable of healing with superhuman levels of speed and efficiency. However, Seth is unable to regenerate missing limbs or organs.
Immortality: Like all other members of his race, Seth has not aged since reaching adulthood and is immune to the effects of aging. He is also immune to all known Earthly diseases and infections.
Energy Manipulation: Seth is capable of manipulating hellfire, much in the same way as Ghost Rider. Seth's favorite tactic is to burn an individual with the "Mark of Seth". The mark signifies that if Seth and the marked one meets again, one of them is fated to die. Seth is also capable of channeling highly destructive beams of force from his eyes, which is one of his preferred tactics since the loss of his right hand. Seth can also channel the energies of his body to cause an individual to die with a single touch. When he desires to, Seth is capable of teleporting himself across great distances or between dimensions.
Shapeshifting: Seth does possess at least some ability to change his physical form. It is known that he is capable of transforming himself into a gigantic serpent.


  • Super-Genius Intelligence: Seth has a brilliant mind rivaling the best in the Universe.[11]
  • Skilled Unarmed Combatant: Seth is a good hand to hand combatant. However, he is much more adept at using his energy powers in combat situations since the loss of his hand.[11]
  • Mystical Knowledge: He also has great knowledge of arcane and mystical lore.[11]

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