Setesh the Punisher

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Setesh the Punisher (formerly known as Seto) is a boss in Dragon Quest VII. He and his band of monsters are behind the curse of darkness in Al-Balad.

Characteristics[edit]

Setesh the Punisher is a bipedal, anthropomorphic dragon with purple skin, blue spines down his back, and grey wing webbing. He has a large pair of wings, a long tail, and a pair of black horns on his head. Setesh wields a cutlass with a gold guard and handle and a round silver shield with a gold border. He also wears a silver headpiece, breastplate, and a pair of gold bracers and anklets.

Story[edit]

When the people of Al-Balad began to construct the Likeness in honor of the god, the Spirit of the Land, it drew the attention of nearby monsters, led by Setesh. They ordered the people to change their monolith as a tribute to the Demon King himself instead. When construction finished for the Likeness of the Great Evil, a pair of Blood Rubies were set into the eye sockets of the Demon King's face, placing a curse of darkness on the land of Al-Balad. The rubies from the Likeness also provide Setesh with even greater power. They also demanded a yearly sacrifice of a young maiden from the people, but Queen Fertiti offered herself instead.

Eventually Hadeed and the party make their way to the Likeness after reviving the great Serpent and crossing the river Nihil. Hadid attempts to take on Setesh by himself, but is defeated. The party then arrives at the scene and is able to defeat him and with the help of Queen Fertiti herself, remove the pair of Blood Rubies from the Likeness.

Boss Encounter[edit]

Setesh the Punisher (セト Seto)
Original (PSX)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility Tame Rate
DQVII Setesh the Punisher.png 900 8 650 250 80 59 40 Cannot be tamed.
Bestiary No. 297 (3DS version only)
Spell(s) Sap
Skill(s) Attacks twice
Flails his weapon wildly (125% damage)
Frenzy
Muster Strength
Location(s) Likeness of the Great Evil
Item(s) Dropped None
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
264 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Poof Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Sap Resistance * Poison Resistance *
100% 100% 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Stun Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance Fire Breath Resistance * Cool Breath Resistance * Strike/Rock Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Army Resistance *
0% 100% 15% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Remake (3DS)
Sprite Notable Changes
None


Etymology[edit]

Setesh the Punisher's original name, Seto, is a reference to the Egyptian deith Set, also known as Seth. Set is a god of the desert, storms, disorder, violence, and foreigners in Egyptian mythology. He is sometimes interpreted as a dragon in popular media, such as the Shin Megami Tensei series.

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