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Quotation1 Giving bad news is actually the one thing I enjoy. Quotation2
Zor, Sonic Lost World[1]
Zor
Deadly Six ZOR
Zor - Making Life a Misery
Appearances
First appearance

Sonic Lost World

Appearances
in other media

Sonic Halloween Comic Fest 2013

Voice actor(s)
English
voice actor(s)

Sam Riegel

Japanese
voice actor(s)

Yūki Tai

Biographical overview
Age

112[2]

Physical description
Species

Zeti

Gender

Male

Height

80 cm (2' 7.5")[2]

Weight

14 kg (30.9 lb)[2]

Hair

Purple

Skin

White, black, sky blue

Eyes

Sky blue irises with pale yellow sclera

Attire

Black fingerless gloves

Alignment and character traits
Alignment

Evil

Affiliation
Likes
  • Other people's sadness
  • Pain
Dislikes
  • Happiness
  • Sonic
Skills, abilities and powers
Skills
  • Magnetic field manipulation
  • High physical strength
  • Enhanced jump
  • Energy ball projection
  • Flight
  • Darkness manipulation
  • Longevity

Zor (ゾア Zoa?) is one of the primary antagonists in Sonic Lost World. He is a Zeti and a member of the Deadly Six, serving as the group's spy. When Dr. Eggman came to the Lost Hex, Zor and the other members of the Deadly Six were forced into serving the doctor due to the effects of the Cacophonic Conch. After Sonic the Hedgehog arrived and got rid of the conch, Zor and the others rebelled against Eggman and took control of his forces. Afterwards, Zor followed Zavok's plans to make him and the other Deadly Six stronger by using Eggman's Extractor, while destroying Earth, but was ultimately defeated by Sonic.

Appearance

Zor is one of the most diminutive of the Deadly Six, being only slightly taller than Master Zik. This may be in part due to Zor's poor posture, as he always stands with a heavy slouch. Zor's upper body is white, while his body from the waist down is black. He has short, skinny legs with two cyan claws, with a third smaller claw on each heel. Zor has a thin, rat-like tail that's white in coloration. His arms are thin and gangly, while he has five-fingered hands with cyan nails. Unlike most of the other Deadly Six, Zor wears fingerless black gloves on each hand. Zor's head is oblong-shaped, and the majority of it is covered in vibrant purple hair, with one bang covering the right side of his face. Zor has blue eyes with yellow sclera, (which are always angled to give the impression that he's depressed) and black markings around his eyes. He has large purple lips with dark grey freckles above them. On the top of his head Zor has a pair of horns that curve backwards, with an alternating black and cyan coloration. Zor seems to always carry a blue rose with him.

History

Many years prior to the events of Sonic Lost World, Zor was brought into the Deadly Six when Master Zik formed the group.

Shortly before the events of Sonic Lost World, Zor and the other Deadly Six met Dr. Eggman, who used a Cacophonic Conch to enslave them. Zor then begrudgingly assisted Eggman in his latest scheme for world domination by capturing the animals Eggman needed to build an army of Badniks.

When Eggman returned to his factory, Zor was there when Eggman showed him and the other Deadly Six how to make Badniks and when he revealed his intention for him and the other Deadly Six to help defeat Sonic the Hedgehog. Not long after, he witnessed Zazz head out to fight Sonic.

Later on, as Zor was with Eggman and the other Deadly Six in Windy Hill, Sonic found them. When Eggman then left Zazz to finish Sonic, Zor and the remaining Deadly Six left with Eggman. After their leave, Zor and the others resumed gathering animals for Eggman. However, the animals they got were deemed underwhelming by Eggman, and Zor and the other Deadly Six were punished with the Cacophonic Conch when Zavok spoke up.

Some time later in Desert Ruins, Zor and the other Deadly Six were scolded by Eggman for their failures and were punished by hearing the Cacophonic Conch again. However, Sonic then appeared and knocked the conch away. Now free to use their powers, Zor and the other Deadly Six took control of Eggman's Badniks and used them to attack everyone, forcing Orbot, Cubot, Sonic and Tails to flee.

After being liberated by Sonic, Zor and the other Deadly Six took control of Eggman's operations on the Lost Hex, but Sonic still opposed them. When Zavok then enacted his plan to destroy the Earth with Eggman's Extractor and use the energies that it harnessed to make himself and the Deadly Six stronger, which in turn would kill Eggman as punishment for their enslavement, Zor went with Zavok's plan.

Zor being threaten by Sonic

Zor being threatened by Sonic in Silent Forest.

Soon after, Zor and the other Deadly Six set up a trap to capture Sonic so they could turn him into a robot in their service. When Zor learned they had caught something, he thought Sonic had fallen for the trap. However, he later met Sonic, who demanded Tails, who they had actually caught, back. Uninterested in Sonic, Zor left to tell the others the news, though not before fighting and being beaten by Sonic. He eventually got back to the Deadly Six and told them the news, only hear they already knew. Returning to Silent Forest, Zor - sickened by Sonic's upbeat attitude - attacked him, but was defeated again.

Zor facing Sonic in Lava Mountain

Zor facing Sonic in Lava Mountain.

Some time later, Zor faced Sonic with Zavok and Zeena when Sonic was making his way through Lava Mountain. Upon meeting him, Zor was not happy about his dismay at seeing them, before they revealed that they had seemingly turned Tails into a robot servant. When Sonic refused to serve them, Tails was ordered to kill Sonic, but Zor was caught off guard and forced to retreat when Tails attacked them, having only pretended to be their robotic slave. After escaping, Zor was confronted by Sonic, but despite having his strength enhanced by the energy from the Extractor, he was defeated for good. What happened to Zor afterwards is unclear.[3]

Personality

Zor is described as being "one with the shadows", both physically and mentally. Believing that everything and everyone are pointless in the cosmic scheme of things, Zor has given up on hope, happiness and life. As such, he is a pessimistic and depressing individual that is moody, rude, indifferent towards everything and cannot be impressed by anything.[4] He often whines about how and why everything seems meaningless, and has low expectations for everything as he does not find them worth enough to be bothered about. His conviction about everything's meaninglessness also gives him a suicidal attitude, given that he at one point exclaims that he "longs for death's cold embrace". 

Despite his nihilistic perspective, Zor still intends to go through with his assignments and duties, though he does not know why he does it and has no interest in a successful outcome. Ironically, he does not like to hear others whine, as he wants whining to be his deal, and he tends to give some things more value than others.

Zor has an extremely dislike towards happiness in general, believing that it is such views on life that are wrecking the world for others. He even becomes sick in the face of positive attitudes and gets pains in his face when smiling. As such, he will personally take action himself to ruin things for others, even going as far as to harm others, to ensure the end of their happiness.

Zor has displayed a masochist side of himself, finding comfort and even happiness (despite his aversion to it) in the pain that is inflicted on him. When he does smile, thereby causing himself pain, Zor finds it cool, and when he receives harm from Sonic's attacks he openly welcomes it.

Like the other members of the Deadly Six, Zor is inherently malicious and violent. Despite not being particularly violent (compared to the other members of the Deadly Six) and claiming that nothing makes him happy, Zor openly enjoys the sadness and misery of others. He enjoys giving others bad news and making their lives a misery, inflicting pain and physical punishment, and even killing others, which are some of the few things that can make him smile. He also has no qualms about causing massive genocide or widespread destruction for his own benefits. Zor also comes off as vengeful, given that once he was freed from Eggman's enslavement by Sonic, he launched an attack on the scientist with the other Deadly Six.

Powers and Abilities

Zor possesses a high amount of physical strength, enough to let him completely shatter rocks with his bare fists. He also has incredible jumping skill, allowing him to leap high into the air and across very large distances in an instant.

Zor has the ability to utilize dark and forbidden powers that none of the other members of the Deadly Six dare to use.[4] He is able to manifest flocks of black bats with one red eye that are made of shadows, which he is able to command, and can even make these bats amalgamate into shadowy clones of himself, which seemingly possess the same abilities that the real Zor has. Additionally, Zor has the ability to project purple energy blasts from the palm of his hand and is capable of flight.

As a Zeti, Zor possesses the innate ability to manipulate magnetic fields, which allows him to take control over electronics. This allows Zor to take control of and command robots, such as Badniks, by touching his forehead and then using his hands to issue commands, and to remotely pilot mechs without using physical control interfaces.[5]

Battle

Main article: Zor (boss)
SLW Wii U Zor Fight 01

Zor on top of a giant, robotic owl.

Zor is encountered at Silent Forest in the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World. His boss battle involves him riding on top of a giant, robotic owl that shoots missiles at Sonic. Using the Kick attack, Sonic can kick the missiles away. There are three locations to this boss fight; the first one takes place an Zone One of Silent Forest; Zone Two has a fight with Zor controlling an robotic owl; and in Zone 4 has a 2D perspective with everything colored black, excluding the background.

Appearances in Other Media

Archie Comics

Zor Comics

Zor in the Archie Comics.

Zor made a brief appearance in Sonic Halloween Comic Fest 2013 and Sonic Super Special Magazine #9 published by Archie Comics, which are both comic book prequels to Sonic Lost World. In the comics, after Dr. Eggman had enslaved the Deadly Six with his Cacophonic Conch, Zor and the other members of the Deadly were rounded by Zavok, and went down to Earth to capture animals for Eggman.

Quotes

"Sigh. Everything seems so pointless."
—Zor in Silent Forest.
"Man, this day just keeps getting lamer and lamer... Whatever. I've gotta go tell the others the bad news. Giving bad news is actually the one thing I enjoy."
—Zor heading out to tell the Deadly Six that they had failed to catch Sonic.
"I'll deal with you later, Loser."
—Zor telling Sonic off.
"Maybe all these death traps and robots will kill Sonic, maybe they won't. Does it really matter in the cosmic scheme of things? We're all gonna die eventually..."
—Zor during Silent Forest Zone 2.
"Just give up, Sonic! That's what I do! As a matter of fact, I've given up on hope, happiness, success... Come to think of it, what am I still doing here? I should just crawl back into bed..."
—Zor during Silent Forest Zone 2.
"I suppose we're gonna have to fight now."
—Zor when about to fight Sonic in Silent Forest Zone 2.
"Look at him, all "I'm so fast" and stuff. Ugh, makes me sick. Time to knock him down a peg."
—Zor observing Sonic.
"He's so upbeat I wanna beat him up! It won't make me happy... but to be fair, nothing makes me happy."
—Zor during Silent Forest Zone 4.
"Smiling hurts my face. When I hurt your face, I'll smile. So in the end, I'll just be hurting myself... cool."
—Zor during Silent Forest Zone 4.
"Another pointless conflict is about to begin..."
—Zor when about to fight Sonic in Silent Forest Zone 4.
"Only the Reaper wins in the end."
—Zor after being defeated in Silent Forest Zone 4.
"Don't be so whiny, man! That's MY deal."
—Zor after Sonic expressed his dislike of the Deadly Six.
"Look at that hedgehog with all his trying and positive attitude. It's people like that who are wrecking this world for the rest of us."
—Zor during Lava Mountain Zone 3.
"Sonic's doing better than I expected, but I have pretty low expectations... about everything. I mean, really, why bother?"
—Zor during Lava Mountain Zone 3.
"Do you realize how meaningless we all are? Well, mostly you."
—Zor when about to fight Sonic in Lava Mountain Zone 3.
"In this pain I finally find comfort!"
—Zor during his fight with Sonic in Lava Mountain Zone 3.
"I long for death's cold embrace!"
—Zor after being defeated by Sonic in Lava Mountain Zone 4
"I suppose I should care Sonic's heading my way to hand me a beating. But caring would cut into my sulking time!"
—Zor when Sonic is approaching him.

Trivia

  • Zor sometimes carries his rose in his mouth. 
  • Zor is the youngest member of the Deadly Six at the age of 112 years.
  • Despite Zor having his rose with him almost all the time it clearly does not show much significance to him as in his first encounter he merely tosses it without a second thought and he is not seen with it again.
  • In the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World, Zor is shown with the ability to levitate in the air at will, but in the Nintendo 3DS version, he is shown to fly by flapping his arms.

Gallery

Sonic tshirt head (1) An image gallery is available for
Zor.




References

  1. Zor in the cutscene before Silent Forest Zone 2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 [1]
  3. Exactly what becomes of Zo after his final battle is not clear: In Wii U version, Zor falls into a lava pit and in the Nintendo 3DS, he fled after his final defeat. However, Eggman's final words to Sonic at the end of both versions of the game imply that Zor and his fellow Zeti survived their battle with Sonic and that Zor seemingly fled after his final defeat.
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.sonicthehedgehog.com/lostworld/?t=en_gb&console=wii Retrieved on 2008-10-06.
  5. http://www.sonicstadium.org/2013/08/nintendo-direct-shows-new-sonic-lost-world-footage-wii-u-3ds/

Start a Discussion Discussions about Zor

  • Zor's emo!

    10 messages
    • Stardust327 wrote:Zor's dream job would be to tell families at the hospital that their family member didn't make it.  ...Cruelty at its worst.
    • I thought Shadow was the emo.But Zor makes him look like he's sweeter than Cream...Why is this here?We all knew it

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