Appearance[edit | edit source]
- Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Lone Marebito: Major Character, Antagonist
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Abe Seimei is a descendant of Abe no Seimei and like his ancestor, he practices onmyodo. He is also a Devil Summoner who works for the Yatagarasu and is sent by the crows to protect the same girl as Raidou, with the two first meeting at Raidou's school.
However, the truth is that he is the one behind the Lone Marebito project and has been trying to kidnap the girl they are meant to protect. He reveals his true role as the mastermind after faking being stabbed by Atavaka. It is revealed later that when he was a child he was murdered, but came back to life thanks to Clarion. The entity had changed him and infected him with the twisted philosophy of sacrificing the weak to protect the weak.
Despite having been infected by Clarion, he was able to resist most of its influence, only losing complete control when stabbed by Raidou. His eye is revealed to be the part of his body that came from Clarion and grows massive as it takes control of him. He sought to use the feelings of loneliness, superiority and misery that gave rise to poisonous magnetite to summon Clarion, turning one of his demons into Behemoth to be sacrificed in its summoning and bring what he believes is salvation to the world.
After his final defeat, his soul appears briefly to Raidou as the sun begins to come up. The two reach out for the other as Abe fades away.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- There is a strong possibility that the role of Abe Seimei in the manga is based on the protagonist Yasunori Kato from the Teito Monogatari novel series, the same character that Raidou Kuzunoha was heavily inspired by.
- While Raidou inherits the appearance of the protagonist in the novels, Abe's true role in the story is actually reflected upon the more sinister aspects of Yasunori's real nature.
- Additionally, Abe wears white gloves with the Seimen pentagram symbols on its backside, which are also trademark gloves used by Yasunori.
- Abe wearing the same uniform design as Raidou (which is based on Yasunori's uniform) further complements this reference.
- This connection would be ironic though as Abe is a descendant of Abe no Seimei, while Yasunori in the novels opposes another descendant of the same lineage.
- Abe is shown to have an abnormally huge appetite in the story. Whether it is because of Clarion infecting him or it is merely a common manga gag is uncertain.