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Quotation1 So what I'm doing now leads to a future of misery and destruction? It's all I could've ever hope for. Quotation2
— 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 Cacophonous 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]


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 dislikes beauty very much. Though Zor likes the suffering of others, this applies to himself as well, such as when he allowed himself to get surrounded by Zombots. Like all of the other members of the Deadly Six, he is a malicious character that 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 turn every individual on Sonic's world into Zombots with the Metal Virus just because they despised Dr. Eggman and Sonic.[5][1][3][7]

Powers and abilities

Zor has the ability to manipulate magnetic fields, which he can use to control machinery with his mind.[1] He can also create shadow clones of himself. Zor had proven himself strong enough to break out of Silver's psychokinetic holds.[6]


Like all other Zeti, Zor's powers are greatly inhibited when the Cacophonous Conch is blown, which causes him great pain.[5]


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.



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 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 Sonic the Hedgehog #25, "A Sudden Shift"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #26, "All or Nothing, Part 1"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #28, "All or Nothing, Part 3"
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