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The Zeti[1] are creatures that appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. They are a fabled race of demons that are native to the Lost Hex.



The Zeti are humanoid in terms of overall physical appearance, but possess some unique key features. Common physical characteristics Zeti share are five fingers with claw-like nails, two-toed feet with a claw-like appendage on each of their toes and heels, and tails. Each Zeti also possesses a number of striped horns on their head, with the number of the horns differing between each individual, though two appears to be the most common. The average height for a Zeti is about 118 centimeters (or roughly 3'10").

The skin color of the Zeti comes in vastly different varieties, which has been seen so far to be red, neon pink, yellow, blue, green-yellow, and white. They also possess equally distinct hair colors, which can range from between sky blue, purple, and green, though it can turn gray from aging. Common color characteristics Zeti share are black hips and legs, and yellow sclera.

The individual Zeti can have their own unique physical proportions and features; Zavok is muscular and bulky with a fairly standard humanoid shape, Zazz is very lanky and thin, and Master Zik's head and body come together in an indistinguishable spherical shape. Additionally, the Zeti's tails and horns can come in different sizes and shapes as well, and Zeti like Zavok and Zazz can have spikes on their bodies.

Characteristics and culture

The Zeti are a sinister and scary race. If the Deadly Six are representative of the Zeti race as a whole, it appears that the Zeti are an extremely malevolent, vengeful, and violent race of beings. Inherently malicious by nature, they find enjoyment and pride in performing hideous acts of violence, to the extent of destroying the occupants of entire planets without the slightest pangs of remorse for their atrocities. The only beings that Zeti do not seem to enjoy destroying are their own kind. They also appear to be quite vengeful, as they all retained their hate for Dr. Eggman and Sonic the Hedgehog following their defeat by the latter.[2]

Almost nothing of Zeti culture is known. In fact, the only Zeti culture implied is the apparent custom of naming with the first letter "Z," as every member of the Deadly Six has a name beginning with said letter.

Powers and abilities


Zavok takes control of Metal Sonic, from Sonic the Hedgehog #25.

All Zeti possess an innate ability to manipulate magnetic fields, which allows them to control electronics. This ability allows them to take control of robots and other kinds of machinery.

In terms of physical abilities, the Zeti are a very powerful race, possessing superhuman strength, speed, and agility. The Zeti are shown to have very long life spans, which can be over a thousand years of age. Even when over a century old, a Zeti's appearance is that of a young adult.

All Zeti are susceptible to the sounds from a Cacophonous Conch. When the Zeti hear a Cacophonous Conch's sound, their powers are inhibited; however, its effect is very excruciating to the Zeti, causing them great pain when they hear its sounds.

Known Zeti


See also


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog #20, "Crisis City, Part 2"
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog #22, "The Last Minute, Part 2"
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