|Status: Alive, mostly 'armless|
Active: Year 325 - ??
Seikou was a reploid designed by the eccentric scientist Hitomi Fujimoto, and originally intended to serve as a prototype of a new antivirus system. This system would "quarantine" any areas affected by the Maverick Virus, cutting them off from Seikou's systems beyond the bare minimum needed to function. This was meant to stop any infection from spreading.
However, in one combat, Seikou became infected. While the antivirus seemed to function perfectly, a system contradiction lead to its failure. An emergency system designed to reroute functions to necessary areas in low-power conditions ended up leeching power from the antivirus, causing the infection to spread quickly through Seikou's systems.
After a period of massacre, the antivirus managed to successfully re-contain the virus. However, Seikou was mentally traumatized by what he had done and fled to escape his past. While on the run, he would find himself drawn into the Cleft by a random rift opening and swallowing him up.
Seikou arrived in the Cleft of Dimensions in the year 323, just before the Forgotten Year event. Even so all seemed well. The virus seemed to be dormant at last, and Seikou quickly found a friend in reploid Variance, who helped him get into the Cleft variant of the Maverick Hunters. All seemed to be going well until a mission to the strange Magitek Factory wounded Seikou badly - causing the antivirus to fail once again.
While Seikou recovered from this, the event did not go unwitnessed - Vice decided to use Seikou against both himself and Variance. Though none involved could remember what happened for what was left of 323 and all of 324, due to the Forgotten Year event, early in 325 Vice managed to break Seikou's mental defenses by lying about Variance and a girl Seikou had met named Aura - claiming they were both dead. Seikou snapped yet again, although Aura and Variance succeeded in helping him. The incident left only two permanent signs: Variance now carried a minor strain of the Virus, and Seikou now wielded a black saber given to him by Vice instead of his characteristic polearm.
For a while, everything seemed to be back to normal. Seikou fell in love with Aura, and the two started a deep relationship, bonding quickly. The Hunters also went well, with neither Variance's or Seikou's strains of the Virus making themselves visible.
Until, of course, Vice screwed it up again. First he framed Aura for a massacre in Cosmo Canyon, and nearly succeeded in breaking Seikou until Variance disproved Aura's involvement. Then he actually went on a massacre in Rocket Town, and admitted this one to the Hunters. Seikou, witnessing the crime scene, finally gave up on protecting anyone - and deleted the Antivirus.
The infected Seikou posed as the real one for some time, even informing Variance in hysterical tones of a murder he had caused. However, he slipped up a few too many times and was imprisoned, with no seeming hope of recovery. Aura was eventually the one to help him as she left to find herself, providing him with a means of suppressing the Virus.
((Blah blah blah a lot of things here Arctic barely remembers because they were six years ago))
In the end, things seemed to end badly for Seikou. Aura left him against her will, trapped in the Mana Holyland with no apparent way out. Variance sacrificed himself in combat against a threat to the entire Cleft. Seikou was left alone with only one thing keeping him tied to life - Aura had left a child in his care, a child born somehow from a dream version of him. At first, Seikou resented the boy (who was named Ambience), disliking the enforced connection to life when he could have been joining Variance. Indeed, for a good year, Seikou seemed content to let himself rust and die, caring for the child but barely caring about himself. One of his arms just stopped working during this due to his total lack of regard for basic maintenance.
In the end, though, he realized he loved his on and decided to live on to see the boy grow. He took on a more nurturing and loving role and began to take proper care of himself (although the arm was sort of a lost cause). He has lived with the boy deep in the woods for years, mostly as a hermit, but he's gained a sort of contentment and peace that he never had before.
This, of course, probably means that it's all doomed.