Seth (also known as Set or Sutekh) is the immortal Egyptian god of chaos and confusion and a villain in the Tomb Raider series. He is often depicted as a man with the head of a mysterious animal; sometimes interpreted as anteater or simply a snake. He made his appearance in The Last Revelation where Lara accidentally set him free when visiting his tomb. At the end of the game he appears as a final boss in the level "Temple of Horus".


Seth is the son of Nut and the brother of Osiris, Isis and Nephthys. It is said that Seth murdered his brother Osiris, causing a long, violent fight with his nephew Horus over who should be the earthly ruler. Finally other gods were called to judge and they decided that Horus should rule over the living. He mysteriously appeared in the Temple of Horus, probably travelling in non-corporeal, accompanied by a swarm of locusts - as said in the prophecy - before assuming his God form as shown in the image. Seth destroyed the Armour of Horus, to stop Horus from being summoned by the archeologist Lara Croft who assembled the armour. The armour was destroyed but the Amulet of Horus was knocked into the surrounding water and retrieved by Lara. He is invincible, and Lara escaped the temple by dodging his attacks which consisted of energy missiles and beams. Once Lara climbed out of the temple, she used the Amulet of Horus to close a trap door and seal the evil Seth within the temple for all time.

Powers and Abilities

Seth himself is a powerful and dangerous deity. He shoots green bolts from his gauntlets, he is able to fly and also attack anyone or anything with some very harmful melee attacks such as bouncing or impaling, this attack can be a "finalization" like if Lara's health is too low and she suffers this attack; he will get Lara by her neck and shortly after release. Seth also has power over not only the dead but also the mythological creatures existed within the Egyptain mythology, and he can also possess other beings including humans, like he did with Werner von Croy.



  • Seth's name is as same as that of an Egyptian god.