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Seto Kaiba
Seto Kaiba

Age

16 at debut 18 at series end 28-29 in GX

Relatives

Younger brother: Mokuba Kaiba

Adoptive father: Gozaburo Kaiba

Adoptive brother: Noah Kaiba

Voiced By

Eric Stuart (US)

Seto Kaiba (海馬 瀬人, Kaiba Seto?) is a fictional character from the manga and anime series Yu-Gi-Oh!. As the majority shareholder and CEO of his own multi-national company, KaibaCorp, Kaiba (as he is most frequently referred to by the other characters) aims to become the world's greatest player of the Duel Monsters card game. To accomplish this goal, he must defeat his arch-rival, the main protagonist of the series, Yugi Mutou, who has defeated him on several occasions.

BackgroundEdit

Throughout the anime, Kaiba's role in the events of the past are constantly hinted, but not explained it detail. In the fifth season of the anime, Kaiba is revealed to be the reincarnation of the ancient Egyptian priest Seto (named for the Egyptian deity Set), cousin to the pharaoh Atem, whose spirit inhabits the body of Yugi Mutou in the present day. Holder of the Millennium Rod, Seto was one of the most dedicated followers of the pharaoh, but his father, Akhenaden, hoped that one day, Seto would rule Egypt. When the Pharaoh came under threat from Thief King Bakura, Seto had many villagers gathered together that he might identify those with powerful "Ka" - monsters created by the power of their souls - that might help to defend the Pharaoh's rule. This act, however, was performed without the Pharaoh's knowledge, as was the decision to have the prisoners fight to the death to strengthen their Ka and find the single most powerful one. One of the prisoners was a girl named Kisara, whose Ka was the Blue-Eyes White Dragon. Subsequently, when Akhenaden was empowered by the demon Zorc Necrophades, he killed Kisara and extracted her Ka. When Zorc was then defeated by the Pharaoh, Akhenaden committed suicide and his spirit possessed Seto, forcing him into a duel with the Pharaoh, during which he called on the power of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon. Seto was poised to win, but Kisara's spirit was able to purge Akhenaden from Seto's mind; the pharaoh went on to sacrifice himself to seal away the magic of the Millennium Items, and appointed Seto as his successor. Their duel, however, was forever preserved on a massive stone tablet depicting the two combatants.

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