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I don't know how he managed to drag me along. Maybe deep down, I really wanted to celebrate too. It's so ironic, the first time I'd ever decided to reward myself was for something imperfect, an A-. I think that was when I began to realize, reputation isn't everything. I should focus less on how others perceive me and more on what makes me happy. Because in the end, I have to live for myself. John, you are truly extraordinary.

- Seraphina to John


Seraphina (nicknamed Sera) is a third-year student of Wellston High. She is the deuteragonist and one of the main protagonists in unORDINARY. She is the first ranked student in Wellston and held the prestigious titles of Queen of Wellston, and later Ace of Wellston, temporarily losing this title during her ability loss.


Appearance

Seraphina is a third-year student at Wellston Private High School. She is moderately tall. Prior to John's arrival, Seraphina lacked the greenish-yellow streaks in her magenta hair and overall had a respectable appearance. She would wear her long, hip-length hair in a ponytail, and had her attire in order, wearing her jacket properly, doing her tie accordingly, and had her shirt buttoned all the way to the top button. Her uniform had no to few wrinkles in the past.

At some point after meeting John, Seraphina cut her hair short, added light green highlights to it, and started using hair extensions regularly. Her outfit is notably more disheveled than before, most of her clothing full of wrinkles as she does not care about how she is perceived anymore.

Her thought bubbles are the same magenta color as her hair, and her eyes glow sky-blue when using her ability.

Personality

Seraphina's past, perfectionist self & current, laidback self

Though the model student of Wellston Private High School and one of the few god-tiers, Seraphina's personality is not like that of her peers; she has a rather relaxed personality and doesn't really care for much; she often finds herself bored due to how good she is at everything. Due to her reputation as the "perfect student," Seraphina is often the center of attention in Wellston, but unlike most high-tiers, she does not care for her punctuality nor her reputation and has even gone as far as making friends with a supposed cripple. Though she rarely lets the opinions of others get under her skin, Seraphina is not above asserting her power with people who get into her business.

Around her best friend, John, Seraphina tends to be playfully sarcastic, and often pokes fun at his supposed powerlessness and optimism. However, Seraphina looks up to John for said optimism and has adopted many of his ideologies as her own.

In the past, Seraphina always strove to be perfect in the eyes of others and did not tolerate anyone getting in her way, but she did harbor doubts on the purpose of being perfect. After meeting John, she realized that it doesn't matter what others think of her and stopped trying to be perfect.

After losing her ability, Seraphina initially kept her usual calm, nonchalant visage. However, she was privately worried about how long she would remain powerless. After her ability-loss was exposed and the entire school turned on her, she finally broke down and admitted that she is scared of her ability being permanently gone, revealing that she ties her worth as a human being to her ability. Despite overwhelming odds though, she has taken steps to improve herself and learn how to live like a cripple. As time passes, she also becomes more aware of the inequality and injustices lower tiers face on a daily basis.

Seraphina, at first, considered William Doe's Unordinary to paint an absurd vision of the world. However, when she later answered that she didn't agree with the book's message, she was surprised to hear this claim was a lie. Indeed, Seraphina found herself trying to intervene during incidents of bullying throughout the school. Unfortunately, her newfound altruism is offset by the sobering realization that she could not do much to act on it following her ability loss. Seraphina has even felt that she deserved to be a cripple for having ignored the plights of the lower tiers for so long.

History

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Growing up, Seraphina had a very close relationship with her elder sister, Leilah. With their unreasonably strict parents dictating their lives, they were forced to stick together to make the best of things. They spent much of their free time together, and cried on each other's shoulders during the worst of times.

Unfortunately, the stress of living with her demanding parents eventually got to Leilah, and she ran away from home five years prior to the start of the series. Leilah left without saying good-bye to her little sister, and their already abusive parents started to treat Seraphina even worse. Seraphina was resentful for being abandoned so suddenly.[3][4] But as bitter as she was, Seraphina also missed her big sister terribly. She once looked at a picture of the two of them with a forlorn look on her face.[5]

Perfection

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Technically, the skirt isn't her fault.

As a grade-school student, Seraphina, like many high-tiers, was trained in the ways of self-defense and was assigned an instructor at the request of her parents. Once her ability started to develop, however, she began to focus on honing her nigh-unstoppable ability, Time Manipulation. Her power and intelligence allowed Seraphina to enroll in the most prestigious school in the area, Wellston. At Wellston, Seraphina was always viewed as the ideal student; she was not only the most powerful student, but also the most intelligent. At some point, Seraphina took the position as the Queen of Wellston and participated in the Turf Wars. Agwin's King Broven recalled a time she "instantly took down their entire roster".[6]

But due to her flawless reputation, those around her, including her family, placed extremely high expectations on her. She always felt pressured to be perfect and worked hard to please everyone, except herself. She always put others above her, since she cared way too much about other's opinions. If she did anything imperfect, her peers would criticize her behind her back, but she would always try to ignore what they had to say about her.

First Day

First time we see Seraphina crying.

Seraphina was present when John introduced himself to the class. She and every other student in the classroom shunned John when he admitted that he was a cripple.[7]

While John found himself cornered by Crail and Lin to be "educated" on his position in the school hierarchy, Seraphina ignored John's pleas for help. The cripple sarcastically "thanked" Seraphina for just standing there.[8]

On the same day, Seraphina wanted a slice of Wellston's famous Triple Chocolate Cake and forced John to give her last slice. John initially refused, but Seraphina threatened to use her ability to take it by force. In defiance of her bullying, John pretended to hand the cake over, dropping it in the process, which prompted Seraphina to beat him and break down emotionally.[9]

Project Partners

Well in the end, they’re friends and will always be (probably)

In class, Seraphina was thinking about why John made her emotionally unstable at that moment, while the teacher was assigning a project. John and Seraphina were forced to be partners for a three-part literature project, much to the reluctance of both parties. Seraphina decided that she would complete the project alone, and John would merely read directly from her note cards during the presentation. However, John refused and chose to do his own work as well.[10]

During the presentation, John proceeded to improvise most of the presentation by fabricating information, resulting in him and Seraphina receiving a B-. Enraged with her below-perfect score, Seraphina stormed out of the classroom while John followed. At the library, John suggested establishing a stronger rapport, but Seraphina was still angered by her grade and threatened to make his life a hell on earth. John was completely unfazed and surprised Seraphina with his defiance as he introduced to her the concept that instead of living for her reputation, she should do as she wished, just as he did.[11]

Seraphina teaching John arithmetic.

With the second part of the project, this time on Spearshake's McBetch, looming over them, both decided to head to the library to work. Despite their arguments and John's inability to interpret Spearshake, their efforts resulted in an A-. John was more than happy with this, but Seraphina was not pleased with her below-perfect grade. This left John wondering why she was never satisfied.[12]

Overhearing two girls criticizing Seraphina, John stepped in to defend her, but the girls started beating him up. Moved by John's selflessness, Seraphina stepped in to protect him from further harm. Unfortunately, John was already injured and needed to go to the infirmary.[12]

"This is a wall."

It was not until the third part of the project, when Seraphina and John were working on Julio and Romiette, that John became more diligent with his work and asked Seraphina for help interpreting some of the lines.[13]

On the day of the presentation, John's overly serious demeanor caught the attention of Seraphina, prompting her to ask what was wrong. John responded that he disliked the judgmental attitude of other students and apologized for all the flak

Remi celebrates her ascension to Queen/Jack with Seraphina.

At some point, Seraphina ascended from Queen of Wellston to Ace of Wellston, and Cecile took her former position. She was also present when Remi officially dethroned Cecile and later selected the straight-forward Blyke to be the next Jack, despite Arlo's objections. Arlo was furious with her decision, seeing it as a betrayal of the hierarchy; ever since his relationship with Seraphina soured.[14]

Bonus Episodes

Introduction

Seraphina is introduced by Uru-chan as a super cool person who plays games on her phone.

App Store

Seraphina teaches Uru-chan how to find fun games: searching "Pigs" on the App Store.

Scary Movie

After John is scared by a horror movie jump-scare, Seraphina freezes time to take an embarrassing photo of him.

Boob Envy

Seraphina enviously compares her breasts to Rein's.

Levels and Tiers

During Uru-chan's lesson on ability levels, Seraphina is given as an example of a god-tier in the tier descriptions. Near the end of the lesson, Seraphina was revealed to be playing on her phone the whole time.

Powers & Abilities

Time Manipulation: Seraphina, as the Ace of Wellston, is known as the strongest ability user in the entire school. She has the ability to stop time[15] and reverse time to a certain extent. [16]

Once her ability manifested, most of Seraphina's time went into honing her ability to near perfection and focused on three qualities above all else: "endurance, focus, and pain tolerance."[17] With her ability, Seraphina seldom lost battles and has even bested superior numbers on her own; this is best shown when she instantly took down Agwin's entire roster.[6] With a level of 8.0, Seraphina has the highest level revealed in the series so far.

Physical Abilities

Seraphina also appears to be physically strong as she is capable of sending Gavin flying back in his powered-up form, and breaking Arlo's barrier, although this is augmented by her ability as she moves faster relative to anyone else when in a time-frozen environment, which greatly increases her momentum. According to Uru-chan, she can destroy the wall of a house with one punch.

She also uses her ability for pranks,[18] and she is also skilled at games which may have something to do with her ability.

Initially, Seraphina had some self-defense skills during her grade school years, but most of her time went into honing her abilities. During her power loss,[19] John taught her enough self-defense to handle the likes of lower-tiered students such as Hower.

Intelligence

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Seraphina is also extremely intelligent, scoring within the 90% to 100% ( A's to A+'s) range on all of her tests.

Quotes

  • (To herself) "I must be stronger than everyone! I must be smarter than everyone! I must be perfect!"
  • "When you're constantly perfect, it no longer becomes an accomplishment. Perfect becomes an expectation."
  • "I do everything that's expected of me. But what do I get in return?"
  • (thinking about her first encounter with John) "Then this kid showed up."
  • (To John) "I work so hard every single day! You think you can just waltz in and humiliate me like this?!"
  • (To John) "Do you feel safer... Now that he's dead?"
  • (To Gavin) "Don't waste my time."
  • (To John) "There’s no need to argue with a weakling to prove a point."
  • (To Narisa [her mom]) "Oh, and I only fly first class. After all, I am your daughter."
  • (To John) "I'm sick of being disappointed. I don't want to sit around and lie to myself anymore."

Notes & Trivia

  • Seraphina was jealous of Rein's bust size.[18]
  • She likes pig-themed games such as Slappy Pig and Angry Pigs as she thinks that pigs are cool; when uru-chan asked her how to find cool games, she searched "Pigs".[18]
  • The name Seraphina comes from the word seraph, which is an angel of the highest order.
  • Sera's present hair was supposed to be completely purple. When Uru-chan drew her for the first time, she was playing around with effects and accidentally blotched some green into her hair. She thought it looked cool, so she kept it. [20]
  • Originally, as shown in a draft he posted on Twitter, it was she, not Remi, who challenged Arlo for the last piece of cake.
  • Seraphina lost her ability in Chapter 68, and regained it in Chapter 222.
  • Seraphina is the most powerful known character so far.


Cameos

Recognized by the great Stan Lee himself!

  • In Chapter 77 of walkingnorth's webtoon Always Human, John and Seraphina were seen kissing in Starclimber Station.[21]
  • In Episode 21 of Quimchee's webtoon I Love Yoo, John and Seraphina were waiting in line to play a game of Fabio Kart.[22]
  • In Episode 18 of VivianDarlin's webtoon Kind Of Confidential, Seraphina was seen on the TV at the Train Intercharge Station, talking about Skyboy's disappearance.[23]
  • In My Dear Chibis - 1 of lifelight's webtoon My Dear Cold-Blooded King, Seraphina was seen talking with Lyra and Mei about ships.[24]

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