|Occupation:||SeeD cadet, Gunblade Specialist|
|Relationships:|| Squall and Zell Dincht (enemies/rivals); Quistis Trepe (former teacher);|
Rinoa Heartilly (former love interest);
Adel, Ultimecia (boss);
Fujin and Raijin (friends);
Roxas, Olette, Pence, Hayner (rivals)
Vivi (fan, follower)
|Fandom:||Final Fantasy VIII, Kingdom Hearts|
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Seifer Almasy is a SeeD cadet along with Final Fantasy VIII protagonist Squall Leonhart. After failing the SeeD exam, he attempts to help Rinoa and Squall on their mission, but instead chooses to join the service of Sorceress Edea. After that point, Seifer becomes an antagonist in the game as Sorceress Edea's -- and Ultimecia's -- knight.
As a SeeD cadet, Seifer is the head of the Disciplinary Committee, along with his friends Fujin and Raijin. After he becomes a knight, Fujin and Raijin follow him, but have serious questions about his motivation and whether they're doing the right thing. Seifer is arrogant, attention-seeking, and can be a bully (particularly to Zell Dincht). He and Squall gave each other matching scars during a training fight, and are the only two students to specialize in gunblades.
As with Sephiroth in the preceding game, many fans have speculated that Seifer's villainous behavior was not fully of his own will and sound mind, and could have been supernaturally influenced by the Big Bad's manipulation.
Fan works often explore Seifer's loneliness and inferiority complex. He may get the Draco in Leather Pants treatment.
In game canon, Seifer and Rinoa canonically had a relationship before the beginning of the story. He is commonly shipped also with Quistis, followed by Squall. There are also a number of works involving Seifer being seduced by Ultimecia. He is sometimes shipped with others such as Fujin, Selphie, and Zell.
- Seifer Almasy/Ellone
- Seifer Almasy/Fujin
- Seifer Almasy/Quistis Trepe (commonly known as Seiftis; also Seitis or Quiner)
- Seifer Almasy/Rinoa Heartilly
- Seifer Almasy/Selphie Tilmitt
- Seifer Almasy/Squall Leonhart
- Seifer Almasy/Zell Dincht