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So what I'm doing now leads to a future of misery and destruction? It's all I could've ever hope for.

— Zor, Sonic the Hedgehog #26

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


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 is 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 is 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.



At some point in the past, a man named Dr. Eggman invaded the Lost Hex with his many Badniks. He enslaved Zor and the other members of the Deadly Six with an ancient relic. Soon, he was freed unwillingly by Sonic the Hedgehog and thus exacted his revenge with his 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.[1] ollowing their defeat, the Deadly Six took over one of Eggman's bases he left in Lava Mountain Zone and remade it in their image, calling it Zeti Castle.[2]

The Last Minute

One day at Zeti Castle, Zor reported to Zavok how the Eggnet was in chaos due to Dr. Eggman's doings on the world down below. The two were soon visited by a person named Dr. Starline. He introduced himself as an assistant to Eggman and requested that the Deadly Six help them with a current crisis that they were in. Starline let Zavok know that Eggman did not actually know he was on the Lost Hex but told him that working with the Eggman Empire once again would give the Deadly Six an opportunity to make amends with the doctor, command incredible power and destroy Sonic. Hearing all of this made Zavok accept Starline's proposal. After the doctor left however, Zavok confided in Zor how Starline made a mistake and that they would capitalize on it.[2] Zavok soon assembled the entire team to inform them of Starline's offer and how they would immediately betray him, though Zor was not paying attention and was instead sleeping. Zeena 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.[3][4]

All or Nothing

Zor enjoys the misery of Orchardville, 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. Following this, Starline presented the Cacophonic Conch and blew into it to try and control the Zeti. 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. 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. Equipped with an owl mech, Zor took the blue Chaos Emerald and set out to Orchardville. There, while he took control over several Zombots, he decided to recite poetry in light of him enjoying his victims' misery. He soon viewed a farmer trying to protect a child from a few Zombots but he only grinned and recited more poetry, knowing that it was a pointless act.[5]

As Zor continued to wander through Orchardville on his owl mech, he was confronted by Silver the Hedgehog, who told him that he wanted his Chaos Emerald and his future actions would have negative effects on his future. Zor managed to break out of Silver's psychokinetic grasp and as he began to create his shadow clones, he found the idea of a miserable future to be intriguing. Zor recognized Silver from spending time on Eggnet and was interested in him being from the future. While the Zeti had his shadow clones attack Silver, he expressed happiness again in knowing that the future would be in ruin due to him. The hedgehog told him that he was messed up and asked him how he could be this way, a question which the Zeti reversed, asking how Silver could be so disgustingly selfless and heroic; Silver told him that it was due to his faith in others and believing that things would get better. He also mentioned that he had a "guardian angel" watching over him. Following this, Zor is hit in the chest by a laser shot from Whisper the Wolf's Variable Wispon, removing his Chaos Emerald. This catches Zor off guard and makes him lose concentration over the shadow clones that were holding Silver. Now free, Silver grabbed the Chaos Emerald and destroyed Zor's owl mech, forcing him to fall onto the ground below. As Silver and Whisper fled the scene, Zor called out after them saying that they could not leave him surrounded by Zombots they were supposed to be heroes. Realizing that he was trapped and powerless, and the situation he was in was inhumane, Zor happily accepted his grim fate.[6][7]

Out of the Blue

Zor enjoying his situation, 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. The villagers in Orchardville decided to cautiously search for Zor. One of the villagers named Glen went off on their own during this search. They did run afoul of Zor but he managed to overpower them and continue hiding, though he did enjoy the fact that he was being hated and hunted and was desperate and alone.[8]

Zeti Hunt!

Eventually, Zor was found by Master Zik. Joining him and Zeena, they would soon after meet up with Zavok, Zazz and Zomom. He 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.[9] Zor and his pack hit Restoration HQ soon after. While there, they defeated the local guards and caused a lot of damage. They then tried to get into the control room, but then Sonic showed up to challenge them.[10]

Although Zor waited for the right moment to strike Sonic, an impatient Zavok would literally throw him into the fight. However, Zor was hit by Whisper's Variable Wispon before reaching his target. Despite this, Zor managed to help his pack overpower Sonic. However, he ended up being neutralized by a Zeti Zapper when Tails arrived in time to save Sonic and joined the fight.[11]> Forced to surrender, Zor and his pack were deported back to the Lost Hex in the Zeti Launcher by Sonic and Tails. Arriving in the Lava Mountain Zone, Zor and his teammates then watched as the Zeti Launcher self-destructed and their Zeti Zappers deactivated. Zavok then consoled Zor 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.[12]


Zor is a gloomy individual that finds joy in the misery of others, though he is not known to outright express feelings anyway. He enjoys reciting poetry and is known to get bored of anything quite easily. He also dislikes beauty very much. Though Zor likes the suffering of others, this applies to himself as well. As such, when he suffers himself and find himself in hopeless situations, he cannot help by enjoy his own agony.[5][6][7][8]

Like all of the other members of the Deadly Six, he is malicious, enjoys violence, and does not care for the well being of anyone other than his fellow Zeti. Zor 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 them, as evidenced when he 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.[5][1][3][7]

Powers and abilities

Although Zor is smaller than the other Deadly Six. he makes up for his lack of size with the ability to create shadowy clones of himself, which he can control and use to fight and incapacitate opponents. Zor had also proven himself strong enough to break out of Silver's psychokinetic holds.[6][7]

Like all Zeti, Zor has the ability to manipulate magnetic fields, which he can use to control machinery with his mind.[1]


When Zor had a Chaos Emerald lodged to his torso via a Chaos Emerald Siphon, it exaggerated his natural abilities and granted him immunity to the Metal Virus.[5]


Like all other Zeti, Zor's powers are greatly inhibited when the Cacophonic Conch is blown, which causes him great pain.[5] His electromagnetic capabilities are as well hindered by EM shielding.[13]


Deadly Six

The Deadly Six are the only people that Zor trusts as allies. Despite their differing personalities, they all have the same hunger for power, carnage, and destruction.[3]

Silver the Hedgehog

Zor became acquainted with the profile of Silver the Hedgehog on the Eggnet, and took his presence as a good sign that the destruction that the Deadly Six had done was felt even after two hundred years. Zor in particular loathes Silver's optimism and does not understand how he can be so heroic and selfless. Zor was also at first indignant about how Silver left him at the mercy of the Zombots, but he soon took delight in his own suffering.[6][7]



See also


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


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #20, "Crisis City, Part 2"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #21, "The Last Minute, Part 1"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #22, "The Last Minute, Part 2"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #24, "The Last One Out"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Sonic the Hedgehog #25, "A Sudden Shift"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Sonic the Hedgehog #26, "All or Nothing, Part 1"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Sonic the Hedgehog #28, "All or Nothing, Part 3"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #30, "Cured"
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog #41, "Zeti Hunt, Part 1"
  10. Sonic the Hedgehog #42, "Zeti Hunt, Part 2"
  11. Sonic the Hedgehog #43, "Zeti Hunt, Part 3"
  12. Sonic the Hedgehog #44, "Zeti Hunt, Part 4"
  13. Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys #2, "Smash & Grab"

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