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Fine! If you're going to make me get my hands dirty...I'm gonna have some fun with it!

— Zeena, Sonic the Hedgehog #27

Zeena is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. She is a Zeti and a member of the Deadly Six.


Zeena is a green female Zeti, with a slender upper body that curves out into fairly wide hips. Zeena's upper body is lime green with two black stripes around her waist, while the lower half of her body is black. Zeena's small feet are tipped by small lime green claws, with a third smaller one on each heel. Zeena's tail is thin and curly, ending in a chameleon-like swirl (similar to Espio's tail). Her wrists have black stripes around them while her five-fingered hands are black, each digit tipped by a hot pink nail.

Zeena has long green hair that parts to the right, extending down to her lower legs. On the left side of her head Zeena has a single curved horn with an alternating black and hot pink coloration. Her circular eyes are surrounded by black rings, while her eyes are blue with yellow sclera and yellow-orange eyelids, and her lips are orange.



At some point in the past, a man named Dr. Eggman invaded the Lost Hex with his many Badniks. He enslaved Zeena and the other members of the Deadly Six with an ancient relic. Soon, she was freed unwillingly by Sonic the Hedgehog and thus exacted her revenge with her team by taking control of Eggman's Badniks with their electromagnetic powers. The Deadly Six were later stopped by Sonic, relinquishing their control of the Badniks.[3]

The Last Minute

Zavok later assembled the entire team to inform them of Dr. Starline's offer to help handle Dr. Eggman's crisis on the world below and how they would immediately betray him, though Zeena did not pay much attention to him. She initially showed dislike for the idea of going back to Eggman as it could very well be a trap. Zavok immediately snapped at this, saying that since they underestimated the doctor the first time, they were now well prepared. Zavok planned for them to punish Eggman for their humiliation, destroy Sonic for defeating them, and then destroy their world below. Soon enough, the Deadly Six were brought onboard Eggman's Faceship via Starline's Warp Topaz.[4][5]

All or Nothing

Zeena takes control of Sunset City, from Sonic the Hedgehog #25.

Upon seeing the Deadly Six, Eggman immediately sent Metal Sonic to attack them. Zavok swiftly used his electromagnetism to control the robot and tauntingly reminded Eggman how they were able to control robots. When Starline revealed the Cacophonic Conch in his possession, Zazz and Zeena attacked him, only to be stopped in their tracks when Starline blew into the conch. With the Zeti seemingly immobilized, Starline walked up to Zazz and ordered him and his fellows to get back in line, unaware that the Conch's effects rapidly wore off after it was no longer being blown. Once Zazz saw that Starline had left an opening after using the conch, he headbutted him which allowed Zeena to take the conch and give it to Zavok. With Eggman and Starline defenseless, Zavok commanded Metal Sonic to attack them; however, Starline hurriedly opened a Warp Portal that transported him, Eggman and Metal Sonic away. Zazz expressed frustration at this, but Zavok told him that they needed to refocus their attention for now. Noting that they were now left with the Faceship, the means to create Eggman's Metal Virus, and the fabled Chaos Emeralds, Zavok decided to remove an Emerald and place it on his chest to empower himself with it. He was met with praise for his intuition by Orbot, who claimed that he and Cubot were too spineless to turn on the Deadly Six; after Zavok commanded that the robot take them to the largest known pockets of survivors, Orbot complied but not before telling them that he will log their orders to keep them well coordinated. With this, Zavok plotted out the Deadly Six's new plan; each of them would take one Chaos Emerald to be empowered by so that they can control thousands of Zombots around the world instead of random, shambling masses. He planed to bring utter devastation to the world that Eggman and Sonic had been fighting over for so long; once every living thing had been infected and neither party had anywhere else left to run, they would give them mercy of a slow end by the Zombots themselves. Zeena took the red Chaos Emerald and set out to Sunset City. There, she took control of several Zombots and had them carry her around with a makeshift high chair. She found immense disappointment in the city's shopping offers, believing that it was a wasteland before she arrived. When Zeena asked an uninfected citizen why the shopping was not any better, he replied that nothing could suit something as radiant as her. She found this to be a good answer and told him that he would be spared for another hour, while the rest of them were to praise Zeena's name.[2]

Later, while Zeena had a few Zombots fan her, Cream the Rabbit arrived and demanded her Chaos Emerald; the Zeti instead took control of the robot that accompanied her, Gemerl, joking that Cream looked alone. Gemerl, now under Zeena's control, approached Cream. Cream pleaded to Gemerl, stating that he would not let someone else push him around and that he had a kind heart. These words reached Gemerl and he was able to temporarily regain control of himself, giving himself an opportunity to destroy his wireless receiver, thus disrupting the electro-magnetic signals. Annoyed by this turn of events, Zeena instead used her energy tether abilities in conjunction with her Chaos Emerald to control Gemerl's limbs, akin to a puppet. Unable to do anything, Gemerl urged Cream to attack Zeena directly, which she did, landing a direct hit with a Spin Dash. Enraged that the little rabbit was able to land a hit on her, Zeena aggressively slammed Gemerl into the ground and threw him to the nearby Zombots. In the panic, Cream let her guard down and got captured by Zeena. Seeing that Cream was in danger, Gemerl overpowered the Zombots piling on top of him and rushed to her aid, grabbing Zeena by the hair and smashing her to the ground. Gemerl attempted to fly Cream to safety, but Zeena used her tethering abilities once again, causing Gemerl to drop Cream. Before Zeena could fully utilize her abilities, Gemerl flew around her, tying her up with her own energy tethers allowing Cream to take her Chaos Emerald, substantially reducing Zeena's powers. Now defenceless, Gemerl approached Zeena from behind. Noting that she "hurt Cream", he grabbed the Zeti by her hair once again, this time swinging her around before throwing her to the Zombot masses, causing her to get infected with the Metal Virus.[1][6]

Out of the Blue

Zeena leaves Sunset City, from Sonic the Hedgehog #30.

After Super Sonic and Super Silver had reversed the effects of the Metal Virus all around the world, the Zombots were no more and were cured. Zeena forcibly got up from her position, yelling for the nearby citizens of Sunset City to back away. Seeing as she could no longer control them and Zavok's plan failed, the Zeti decided to leave but warned that she will not forget what happened and they would suffer for her indignity.[7]

Zeti Hunt!

Eventually, Zeena was found by Master Zik. Joining him and Zor, they would soon after meet up with Zavok, Zazz and Zomom. She and the rest of the Deadly Six then decided to attack Restoration HQ. Before doing that however, they attacked Orchardville to trick their enemies in thinking that Sunset City was their next target so that Restoration HQ would be left vulnerable.[8] Zeena and her pack hit Restoration HQ soon after. While there, they defeated the local guards, whom Zeena quickly overpowered, and caused a lot of damage. They then tried to get into the control room, but then Sonic showed up to challenge them.[9]

Zeena proceeded to take part in the fight against Sonic. She also tried to take down Whisper and her Variable Wispon when she interfered, but got punched by Tangle's tail when she tried. She soon after helped Zavok overpower Sonic. However, when Tails came to Sonic's aid, Sonic managed to neutralize Zeena using a Zeti Zapper.[10] Forced to surrender, Zeena and her pack were deported back to the Lost Hex in the Zeti Launcher by Sonic and Tails. Arriving in the Lava Mountain Zone, Zeena and her teammates then watched as the Zeti Launcher self-destructed and their Zeti Zappers deactivated. Zeena then complained about coming home with nothing to show for it. However, Zavok consoled Zeena and the others by saying that they would not fall for such tricks anymore, and as the Zeti who has achieved more than all the others who came before them, they would learn from this experience and eventually enact their revenge with more brutality than ever.[11]


Zeena is known to be sassy and quite sarcastic when talking to others. She does not take as much interest in violence as the other members of her team but will still participate in fighting alongside them. She is very selfish and quite egotistical, meaning she likes to hear compliments about herself and can be slightly swayed if someone compliments her. She is also slightly lazy and prefers to take care of herself. Since she thinks so highly of herself, Zeena tends to underestimate those who oppose her.[1]

Like all of the other members of the Deadly Six, Zenna is malicious, will employ the use of violence when she cares to, and does not care for the well being of anyone other than her fellow Zeti. Zeena even finds the idea of people being kind, empathetic and compassionate “gross”.[9] She is also a very vengeful person and has no qualms in enslaving or destroying an entire world just to take revenge on someone that upset her, as evidenced when she and the other members of the Deadly Six tried to use the Metal Virus to turn every individual on Sonic's world into Zombots out of hatred for Dr. Eggman and Sonic.[2][3][4] Zeena only finds true fear from her leader, Zavok.[4]

Powers and abilities

Zeena is capable of producing red energy tethers from her hands that she can use in combat like whips and to latch onto opponents and control them like puppets. Additionally, Zeena has great strength, enough to let her deflect Sonic's Spin Attack.[6][10] When it comes to her fighting style, she mainly attacks with kicks.[9][10] She also has incredible speed and reflexes, being able to effortlessly dodge several laser shots from the Variable Wispon in succession.[10]

Like all Zeti, Zeena has the ability to manipulate magnetic fields, which she can use to control machinery with his mind.[3]


When Zeena had a Chaos Emerald lodged to her waist via a Chaos Emerald Siphon, it exaggerated her natural abilities and granted her immunity to the Metal Virus.[2]


Like all other Zeti, Zeena's powers are greatly inhibited when the Cacophonic Conch is blown, which causes her great pain.[2] Her electromagnetic capabilities are as well hindered by EM shielding.[12]


Deadly Six

The Deadly Six are the only people that Zeena trusts as allies. Despite their differing personalities, they all have the same hunger for power, carnage, and destruction.[4]

Cream the Rabbit

Cream the Rabbit exemplifies the kind of people Zeena hates: kind, helpful and ready to make friends with everyone. Although Zeena is aware that Cream has the moral high ground, she openly ridicules her attitude. Zeena was also notably cruel towards Cream, wanting to throw her into a horde of Zombots and reacting with increased aggression when she or Gemerl attacked her.[1][6]



See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Head writer Ian Flynn has revealed on Twitter that Zeena's measurements are the same as those of her game counterpart.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sonic the Hedgehog #26, "All or Nothing, Part 1"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Sonic the Hedgehog #25, "A Sudden Shift"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #20, "Crisis City, Part 2"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Sonic the Hedgehog #22, "The Last Minute, Part 2"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #24, "The Last One Out"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #27, "All or Nothing, Part 2"
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog #30, "Cured"
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog #41, "Zeti Hunt, Part 1"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #42, "Zeti Hunt, Part 2"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Sonic the Hedgehog #43, "Zeti Hunt, Part 3"
  11. Sonic the Hedgehog #44, "Zeti Hunt, Part 4"
  12. Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys #2, "Smash & Grab"

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