There is a character (The hero) who uses a spell and this is the comment another character does on that spell.


My translation

A hero who had a spell which represents him, a rhyme with which he disciplines himself.


A hero who used a poem about himself as his spell.

How come it's not 持った but 持たせた?
What's the difference here?

持たせる=To have someone hold something; To allow someone to keep something



As is often the case in Japanese phrases and sentences, the key words come in kana and they are very short.

「A + + B + + [持]{も}たせる」


"to let A have B"

「持たせる」 is the causative form. You cannot use 「持った」 in this phrase with both に and を.

"A hero who let his self-expressing spell have rhymes to discipline himself."

「自らを律する韻」 is, by no means, a common phrase, so more context (lots of it, perhaps) would be needed for a better translation.

That fan-TL is a joke; you know much better than him/her.

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