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"Lady Mipha! Watch THIS! I, Seggin, the aptly named Demon Sergeant, shall strike down the Divine Beast Vah Ruta!"
— Seggin

Demon Sergeant Seggin is a character in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He is a Zora Elder who can be found at Zora's Domain in the Lanayru Wetlands region of Hyrule. He is the father of Bazz who trained under Link and grew up to be Captain of the Zora Royal Guard in Zora's Domain.

Biography

Background

Seggin was once a Sergeant of the Zora Knights who served the Zora Royal Family and was the one who taught Princess Mipha how to fight with a spear, whom he eventually came to view as if she was one of his own kin. As a member of the Zora Royal Guard Knights he was known as the Demon Sergeant Seggin presumably due to his strong resistance to electricity, exposure to which is usually fatal to the aquatic Zora. Through his instruction, Mipha became a talented warrior and was chosen by Hyrule's King Rhoam Bosphoramus Hyrule to pilot the Divine Beast Vah Ruta as a member of the Champions who were charged with the task of defeating Calamity Ganon. However Vah Ruta was corrupted by Ganon's Malice and Mipha was killed by Waterblight Ganon.

Seggin was devastated by Mipha's death which he and most of the elder Zora came to blame on the Hylians, specifically the Hylian Champion Link who, he blamed due to his failure to protect Lady Mipha, Seggin's beloved student.

Story

"Oh! And thanks to you, my father... the Demon Sergeant Seggin... is also in good health. However, the Demon Sergeant... Sorry, the FORMER Demon Sergeant... Well, he is as he ever was. He is, even now, training to extremes by poking shock arrows to up his tolerance. He does so for Lady Mipha's sake. Electricity is banned for all Zora, and for good reason. Although he is adamant, I am sure even he has his limits."
Bazz

100 years after the Great Calamity, Seggin though retired aided Mipha's younger brother Prince Sidon in confronting the Divine Beast Vah Ruta which had reappeared after 100 years of dormancy. Using knowledge of the Vah Ruta provided by Princess Zelda's research into the Divine Beasts, Seggin and Sidon planned to use Shock Arrows to activate the mechanisms that controlled the flow of water from Vah Ruta, which threatened to break the East Reservoir Lake and flood Zora's Domain endangering both the Zora and the rest of Hyrule if not stopped. As most Zora are incapable of touching let alone firing Shock Arrows, the former Demon Sergeant Seggin was called upon due to his electrical resistance to fire Shock Arrows at the divine beast in the hopes it would stop the flow of water. Seggin managed to hit one with a Shock Arrow, which slowed the water down a bit, however despite his resistance Seggin was unable to fire enough Shock Arrows to completely stop the flow of water and the flow of water eventually returned to full strength.

Prince Sidon decides the Zora require the help of other races more resilient to electricity and eventually settles on finding a Hylian willing to help them. However Seggin pridefully rejects the idea of seeking the help of Hylians and stubbornly starts training to increase his shock resistance enough wield enough Shock Arrow to strike down Vah Ruta.

When Link encounters first him in Zora's Domain, he finds Seggin touching a Shock Arrow and screaming in pain as he does so. His son Bazz reveals to Link that his father is training to build up his shock resistance by poking Shock Arrow. Though he points out his father is adamant he will succeed, Bazz is sure that Seggin has is limits.

If Link talks to Seggin, he will recognize Link who he holds in contempt like most of the Zora Elders Link encounters and even threatens to cut him down in revenge, though is caught off guard by Link's confusion due to his memory loss. When Link states he won't fail Mipha again, Seggin scoffs at the notion of the Zora seeking Link's help in stopping Vah Ruta and boldly tells Link to stay out of his way as he will be the one to strike down Vah Ruta.

Personality & Abilities

"So says I, Seggin, the Demon Sergeant! Even if this body of mine is destroyed... I will drown Ruta in shock arrows myself! And in doing so, Lady Mipha's regrets shall be alleviated. If you understand anything of courage, then get out of my way at once!"
— Seggin

As a Zora, Seggin is a talented swimmer, though unlike his fellow Zora, Seggin possesses a strong resistance to electricity, allowing him to touch and wield Shock Arrows which would normally be impossible and fatal for aquatic Zora. Seggin is a talented warrior and knight of the Zora Royal Guard who earned the title Demon Sergeant Seggin and was selected to train Princess Mipha in the ways of the spear. It is implied that he is a talented spearman and archer. However 100 years after the Great Calamity, Seggin has apparently weakened with age and bitter towards the Hylians and Link over their role in Mipha's death whom Seggin viewed as like a surrogate daughter. Though he is still capable of wielding Shock Arrows, even his resistance has its limits, as he is unable to fire enough Shock Arrows at Vah Ruta to shut down the flow of water completing. He is shown to be both stubborn and proud, refusing the idea of Link aiding the Zora in stop Vah Ruta and determined to stop the beast himself in order to alleviate Mipha's regrets even if it means destroying himself in the process.

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