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Forsaken Lover
08-24-2014, 08:15 AM
So this guy was introduced as being known for swooping in, kidnapping women and then taking them to his airship where they are at his mercy to do with as he pleases.......

Okay to be fair, it wasn't presented in anything resembling a creepy light - more like he was an eccentric playboy and his potential "victims" were willing enough. It's highly romanticized. But I hear this whole bit of characterization or backstory or whatever is never brought up again.

True?

Wolf Kanno
08-24-2014, 08:46 AM
Setzer is a bit complicated and a bit of his personality gets lost in certain translations. He did it because he wanted to and he's incredibly fatalistic, his only joys in life are gambling, opera, and his airship but I never felt he really intended to marry either Maria or Celes, just get his kicks and in the case of Celes I felt he did the marriage ploy as a bluff to test Celes' resolve. By the time of the WoR, his backstory is broadened and we learn that he lost the person he really card the most about years ago and he's still shaken by it. It's why he quickly went along with Celes and the others on their mission, he doesn't really care anymore what happens to him per se though he still cares about his ship and who knows he might have fun. He tries to act carefree but in reality he's broken inside.

The whole opera mess I felt just kind of showed his over-dramatic personality but its a cover to the quieter and more thoughtful moments you see with him later. That and an excuse to have the opera scene in the first place. ;)

Sephex
08-29-2014, 10:05 AM
By the time of the WoR, his backstory is broadened and we learn that he lost the person he really card the most about years ago...


Not sure if typo or genius level pun.