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  • The Ace: Despite the seed of doubt and insecurity Osiris had planted in his mind, it still remains that Seth is a very powerful god, and is currently the most powerful of the pantheon. He says so himself before the Ennead - none of the gods had even bothered to challenge him on his rule over Egypt until Horus, a brighter and shinier opponent, had come around.
  • Badass Boast: Gives one to Horus during their third fight:
    Seth: Do you really think you can escape me by flying away? I may not be allowed to attack you with sand, but I certainly can use it for anything else. The desert is my playground, after all.
  • Broken Ace: The seed Osiris planted in Seth's mind is very close to making Seth this. In fact, that is the seed's entire goal.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: He is married to Nephthys, his sister. Later, after Osiris's betrayal he offers Isis a chance for them to get revenge against Osiris together by offering to marry her, although he is refused by Isis. His brother, Osiris, also is obsessed with him and violated him.
  • Cain and Abel: Per usual between him and Osiris, although the reasons behind are much more complicated.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Seth genuinely does love Nephthys, though he does all too willingly crawl into Horus's bed of his own accord.
  • Driven to Suicide: Zig-zagged, and eventually averted. Seth attempts to kill himself to be free from Osiris' physical and mental abuse, but when Osiris tries to die with him as well, Seth figures out a loophole and murders Osiris.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Even after the news that Anubis isn't actually his son, Seth still tries to keep him out of harm's way during the competitions. He also can't bear to throw away Anubis' childhood sword.
  • Evil Redhead: Seth is depicted in the comic as having long red hair (which Osiris lovingly compliments).
  • Evil Uncle: The entire plot of the comic centres around him battling his nephew for the right to rule over Egypt, and he's willing to stoop to tricking Horus, wounding him lethally, and even attempting to rape him in an effort to keep the throne.
  • In Vino Veritas: In a flashback, a completely inebriated Seth confuses Horus for his son and laments on how horrible of a father he's been.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Seth was once a benevolent god, sworn to protecting the lands of Egypt. Then Osiris raped him, impregnated Nephthys, and stole Seth's ability to have a child, eventually leading to Seth becoming a cruel tyrant after murdering Osiris.
  • Papa Wolf: Despite being estranged from Anubis, Seth absolutely loses his shit whenever anyone threatens his not-actual son. When Horus tries to take Anubis hostage, Seth responds by attacking him with a whirlwind.
  • Sand Blaster: As the god of deserts, Seth primarily uses copious amounts of sand as a battle tactic.
  • The Trickster: Seth employs several underhanded tricks to try and win his battles against Horus during the three challenges given to them by the Ennead.
  • Weapon of Choice: While he transforms his sand into a variety of weapons, Seth notably prefers the khopesh (a long sickle-sword), which emphasizes both his cruelty and skill.

  • Animal Motifs: The falcon. He even has falcon wings that he flies around with.
  • Blow You Away: He's able to manipulate the wind. Later, it's shown he's able to dissolve into air as well.
  • Conflicting Loyalties: Horus is conflicted between his loyalty to Seth and his loyalty to his mother. As Sekhmet stated so bluntly herself: "Your mother almost killed herself raising you, only to have you betray her after sleeping with the enemy!"
  • Creepy Uncle: Inverted. Despite Seth coming onto Horus first, Horus is already very interested in his uncle.
  • Courtly Love: Horus is interested in Seth and is loyal to him, despite his and Isis's plan for revenge against him. He refuses to corner Seth when given the opportunity and even excuses it away, and Sekhmet also accurately states that he would be loyal to Seth and serve him for the rest of his days to pay for his sins. His sins being his violation of Seth.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He confesses to Anubis that he's jealous of the latter for receiving Seth's devoted love and affection.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Having been on the run for his entire childhood, this is one of the main reasons why Horus falls in love with his uncle.
  • Incest-ant Admirer: Horus is romantically interested in Seth, but the fact remains that he's the son of Seth's worst enemy.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: While never explicitly mentioned, it's clear from Horus' actions that he is completely besotted with Seth, and is willing to threaten and even attempt to murder Anubis to keep his uncle safe. Horus also shows no interest in Hathor's advances.
  • The Stoic: Rarely shows emotions, save for the time he absolutely crumples in guilt after realizing he had raped Seth.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Even as a young child, Horus shows absolutely no fear at walking right up to his uncle in their first meeting, given that Seth is surrounded by the corpses of young boys that he had just slaughtered. Later, in order to keep up the facade of being his son, Horus continously gives Seth wine to receive more of his affection.
  • Winged Humanoid: Falcon wings sprout from his back, although they're not actually part of his body.
  • You Killed My Father: Isis and Horus returned specifically to get their revenge against Seth and reclaim the throne Seth took from Osiris.

  • All Love Is Unrequited: Isis still loves her husband Osiris, who is obsessed with Seth.
  • Blood Magic: She uses her own blood to create powerful curses.
  • Making a Splash: She is able to control the flooding of the Nile River and was responsible for its annual overturns on the human population.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Her backup revenge plan against the gods hinges on multiple events throughout the competition.
  • Pet the Dog: She doesn't hesitate to heal Anubis after Seth severely injures him.
  • Woman Scorned: She curses Osiris (along with Nephthys, Seth, and herself) after discovering his infidelity.

  • Affably Evil: Despite doing some very cruel and nefarious things in his effort to get Seth to come to Duat with him, Osiris is always polite, well-spoken, and benevolent enough that people just instinctively trust him.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Osiris is obsessed with Seth, noting that Seth would never look at him as anything more as his brother and his king.
  • Beneath the Mask: Osiris is an incredibly powerful god, the previous king of Egypt, and even held power over life itself. Beneath it all, he was internally tearing himself apart as to whether or not he would ever be anything more to Seth, and resorts to blackmail, sexual abuse, and taking Anubis' soul hostage to make Seth return his feelings.
  • Broken Ace: Once the most powerful of the gods, unchallenged even by Ra, he is now limited to Duat after his death and has to use Anubis' body to be able to move around freely.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: He is married to Isis, his sister. He also impregnated Nephthys, although whether he did so the old-fashioned way or by just giving her some of his seed is unclear. Lastly, he is in love with Seth to the point of violent obsession.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He grants Seth's and Nephthys' marriage... but then steals Seth's seed so that they would be unable to conceive, and impregnates Nephthys himself all because Seth didn't love Osiris instead.
  • Destination Host Unreachable: Now as the ruler over Duat and the god of Death, Osiris cannot stay around for too long and has to possess Anubis's body just to be able to move around longer and do the things he wants.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: A very dark version. He's not above using blackmail and sexual coercion to get Seth to stay with him, and chooses to kill himself when he mistakenly believes that Seth is dead.
  • Evil Is Petty: He incessantly mocks Seth for believing that Nephthys actually loved him.
  • The Good King: Osiris was much beloved by the gods and people alike when he was the king of Egypt, to the point that the Ennead now wishes for Horus, his son, to take over from Seth despite Horus not even being a god yet.
  • Good Powers, Bad People: He's able to resurrect and heal people, and has committed a number of atrocities throughout the story.
  • Incest-ant Admirer: Osiris desires Seth, and will stop at nothing to get him to come to Duat with him. Seth doesn't feel the same way.
  • Life/Death Juxtaposition: The god of life, and after Seth murdered him, became the god of death and ruler over Duat.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Osiris is usually calm and self-assured, but he absolutely freaks out after Seth attempts to kill himself to get away from him. This clues Seth in that Osiris is unable to resurrect other gods.

  • And I Must Scream: The real Nephthys has been trapped in a featureless void in Hathor's mirror for several centuries.
  • Happily Married: Sekhmet describes her, Seth, and Anubis as being one of the happiest families in Egypt for a time.

  • Animal Motifs: Her headdress is modeled off a lion's head.
  • For the Evulz: Sekhmet takes great joy from watching the Egyptian gods tear apart from the inside.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When Horus admits to wanting to let Seth keep the throne, Sekhmet reminds him of the sacrifices his mother had made.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • More Than Mind Control: How she phrases the suggestion of raping Horus to Seth. She points out that he was never under any mind control and fully decided to go along with it, even knowing that he would regret it afterwards, and that her words had no influence on his actions at all.
  • Slasher Smile: Sports a lot of these.

  • An Arm and a Leg: His left arm is severed off by Seth, who had confused him for Osiris.
  • Blade on a Stick: In his first appearance, Anubis fights against Horus with a spear on his father's orders.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: He's even physically smaller than his younger cousin, Horus, but goes toe-to-toe against him in their fight.

  • Armor-Piercing Question: During Seth's trial, Ra pointedly asks how the former was able to kill Osiris, an immortal god.
  • Gender Flip: Ra is typically depicted as male in mythology, but here the god is female.
  • The Gadfly: Seems to draw amusement from the inter-god conflict.
  • Top God: Despite Seth techically being the ruler, most of the gods defer to Ra for the final word.



  • Animal Motifs: In the hieroglyphic style, Thoth is depicted as having the head of an ibis. He also wears a small circlet bearing an ibis.
  • Mystical White Hair: He has long white hair and is the god of wisdom.

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