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Zone with his Mind Distorter active.
March 20th, 2007
|Nationality||X-Virus Doom Weed Hybrid|
|Education||None, but he's still quite intelligent|
|Notable works||Transforming into Sorrow|
|Home town||Nightmare Crater|
|Known for||Containing Sorrow|
|Relatives||Raziel, The Antibodies|
Zone is a strange creature made entirely out of Doom Weed and the X-Virus. Having the appearance of a pale Sanity Human, he possesses an outrageous and unpredictable personality, making him very dangerous. He possesses a split personality depending on the mood he's in; either dispensing advice and giving out helpful information or zealously fighting someone with berserker-like fury for his own benefits. Zone is usually seen wearing black pants, a red tuxedo, and a red bow tie. The back of the tuxedo can fold upwards into bat-like wings, allowing Zone to achieve flight.
He originally swore allegiance to Darktan and his army but changes sides every now and then to suit his personal benefits, sometimes even turning against his own allies with ruthless efficiency. His loyalty is extremely questionable though not considered a real threat to Antarctica yet.
As of now, his allegiance is to Nightmare but it is unknown whether he will change to the side of good once he sees nothing of interest from Nightmare. His desires and personality are seen as twisted and bent by most, and is either loved or hated by most residents of the USA. He has however, shown a reasonable amount of charisma; enough charm to rally several penguins and creatures under his rule when needed or suggested. After the Nightmare Epic however, he turned to the good side and joined Antarctica's Protectors.
An X-Virus batch was made, but Nightmare demanded it be disposed once she tested it due to her claiming that batch was tainted and the virus would not work properly. She sent one of her minions to destroy it.
Nightmare's minion, Lizlord, accidently tripped and the tainted X-Virus smashed onto the ground. The oozing liquid trickled down the snow and was in the path of a nearby Doom Weed. Once the two elements touched, a dark chemical reaction occured and out of the festering plant and virus, Zone manifested from the remains.
Zone explored Antarctica to find out his true purpose, which was noticed by Darktan Anator. Zone, given the promise of power, swore allegiance to his new master despite him knowing Darktan would most likely be using him since a promise of power sounded too good to be true. However, Zone was bored and led Darktan's minions on several attacks on Antarctica anyway, mostly for his own amusement.
He started to notice that he was making a name for himself around Antarctica, so Zone decided to lay low for awhile until the heat about him died down. He was in the background; monitoring penguin lifestyle and the sides of good and evil. During the events of the Great Darktonian Pie War, Zone noticed Darktan losing to the side of good and knowing that Luce would be a powerful ally, backstabbed Darktan and decided to leak Darktan's plans to the High Penguins.
Believing that Zone has attoned for his previous crimes, the High Penguins accepted him into Arda, where he stayed for a while observing the populus. He was especially intrigued by the Elemental Amulets and wanted one for himself, but keeping his reputation at the same time. Zone noticed some artificial amulets and began crafting one for himself. He is now in possession of the Amulet of Deception.
Shortly after his work, he started using the amulet's powers to gain knowledge and secrets of Arda and the Darktonian Realm respectively. Near the end of the Great Darktonian Pie War, Zone got all the information he needed from both parties, and backstabbed Luce and the High Penguins by feeding Darktan information and temporarily stole The Silmarils, siphoning only a minute amount of the original essence of the dew from The Two Trees. The crown was returned a few days later by Zone himself, though the High Penguins are extremely suspicious that he tampered with it. He was captured by High Penguin soldiers, and sent to the GourdZoid Council Hall for trial.
Zone denied the allegations of him stealing and siphoning power from The Silmarils and claimed there was no proof. He used his home-made Amulet of Deception on the jury and was deemed not guilty despite the video footage of Zone stealing The Silmarils. He went back to working for Darktan's army, now under the control of the Conclave of Doom.
Returning to his original goal of finding his true purpose on Antarctica, Zone learned about the rising epidemic of the X-Virus, and wanted to find out about it. He came across Nightmare, who had more answers for Zone than he intentionally thought. Nightmare explained Zone's birth and many other things to him, like his multiple backstabbing of sides and his manipulative skills could be the result of the Doom Weed and the tainted X-Virus blending together. Since the Doom Weed was produced by Darktan and the X-Virus was produced by Nightmare, it led interesting results in Zone since Darktan and Nightmare hate each other, thus making the Doom Weed and X-Virus conflict with each other as well despite that the X-Virus is made out of Doom Weed leaves. However, since the X-Virus is not pure Doom Weed and does not have Darktan's essence, it will conflict with a pure Doom Weed.
Zone saw Nightmare as a fitting master, and thus today serves Nightmare with undying loyalty. Whether or not he will backstab Nightmare to join the new Darktan or some other side, is unknown to this point.
Shortly after finding out his orgins, he decided to create another one of his kind. The result was Kill.
 Tales of Deception
In the events of Tales of Deception, Kill gave Zone a power known as the Mind Distorter, which allowed him to command anyone to do what he wanted, and they would follow his orders to the letter. The Mind Distorter was first activated when Zone was surrounded by Pengolian guards, and Kill grabbed his hand. She initiated a contract between her and Zone, gifting him with the Mind Distorter power as long as he fulfils her one wish.
The Mind Distorter (sometimes referred to as the "Power of Kings") is a power that differs between creature to creature, and changes the color of their right eye to a purple color, and their left eye to a red color with a strange insignia on the iris. Sometimes, the Mind Distorter can make both eyes red, which means that the caster has been fully consumed by its power. The Mind Distorter's power relates to psychological abilities; some with the Mind Distorter can use telekinesis, some can stop time for a creature, but in the case of Zone, his Mind Distorter manifests itself as "the power of absolute obedience," which allows him to plant commands within a person's mind upon direct eye contact. The ability cannot influence the same individual twice.
However, Zone lost his Mind Distorter powers when the King of Sorrow attacked Yoenah, Kill asked for Zone's one wish, which was for him to destroy the King of Sorrow. Zone refused since he wanted to keep his King of Sorrow powers for himself. Since he violated the terms of Kill's contract, Zone no longer has the Mind Distorter abilities.
Zone fighting Speeddasher
In a mixture of X-Virus and Doom Weed, near South Pole City
|Known for||Working for Nightmare, his King of Sorrow alter-ego|
Due to his personality and backstabbing reputation, Zone is either liked or hated by the penguin community. After 5 minutes of encountering him in the Coffee Shop, or even his own castle estate, you'll immediately know which side you are going to be a part of.
He possesses a few powers due to his Doom Weed and X-Virus fusion birth, plus gaining some from his artificial Amulet of Deception. Though not necessarily powerful enough to become a threat to the USA, he possesses a small amount of hypnotic and stealth powers. He doesn't abuse them and only uses them when needed, which brings even more confusion to whether he stands with the side of good or evil, since evil beings abuse their powers to a limitless extent;
Zone is an expert sword fighter, as shown during his fight with Speeddasher during the Nightmare Epic. His main weapons are two katanas which can deal massive damage if hit with. He's also very intelligent, possibly being the smartest member of Antarctica's Protectors. His most powerful abilities through are his mind warping powers. Using the Amulet of Deceptions he can send his victims into a hypnotic state, and make them do exactly as he commands. During the Nightmare Epic though, he regained his Mind Distorter ability that Kill had taken from him when he absorbed her, which is an even more potent weapon. He can also turn invisible at will, and (as seen in pictures) the back of his tuxedo folds upright into bat-like wings which allow him to fly for as long as he desires.
During the Power4U Affair (after he and the other protectors went through, atleast to them, a year of training in another dimension), Zone was able to upgrade his techniques to a whole new level. He was now able to use the Warp ability. This technique allows him to teleport anywhere within a 50 meter range, and combining it with his invisibility made it easy for him to take out his enemies. His most powerful ability by far though is the Mind Explosion technique. Basically it works similar to the Mind Distorter in which he looks his opponents in the eye to hypnotize them. The difference is when he snaps his fingers, everyone who was caught in the hypnotic state has their mind literally exploded. If the user's mind is strong enough, they can survive from this while only suffering some minor dizziness, but it's an instant kill for many others.
Zone also had the ability to transform into the King of Sorrow at one point, but he lost this ability after he had the demon ripped from his body.
While still very powerful, Zone's techniques do have a few weaknesses. First of all, his invisibility can be rendered useless through heat sensing goggles, or by simply spilling paint on him. Speed was also able to render this technique useless during their fight by sensing Zone's movement and the noises his wings made while flying. Zone was able to render these weaknesses useless during the Nightmare Epic when he learned teleportation however. Another weakness comes from his Mind Distorting and Mind Explosion powers. While they are some of the most powerful techniques any fighter in Antarctica has, they can only be effective if Zone's opponent is looking him in the eye. Granted not many fighters can fight with their eyes closed, but those that have trained enough to sense where their opponents are through their movements can easily avoid getting their mind scrambled.
- It is debatable whether or not Zone is an X-Antibody of a Doom Weed.
- Zone is fond of night time and will only attack during that period of the day.
- It should be noted that Zone is also a composer of music.
- Mectrixctic is currently trying to convince him to use his powers in excess for ultimate destruction. For the most part, she has been unsuccessful.
- Other villainous leaders he could align to would be Imperial Emperor, WishFlyX, Bugzy, or the Corruptor.
- 12yz12ab once tried to capture Zone so he could see if Kill had a form like the King of Sorrow (Queen of Sorrow?). She doesn't.
- Zone got his kantana swords from the finest quality materials in Diamond Falls.
- Shawn Jena usually calls him a human jar of mayonaise.
- Interestingly, the King of Sorrow, before manifesting in Zone, was trapped in what strongly resembles a human jar of mayonaise. Is it a coincidence that Shawn knows this? WE THINK NOT!
- During the Nightmare Epic, Zone developed the habit of calling Speeddasher "Old Man" when they first fought and when Speed was in prison. Speed wasn't fond of this at all.
- Zone is also the main character in Nightmare Epic: The Video Game.
Speeddasher and Zone fighting each other.
Speeddasher and Zone battling during the Nightmare Epic.
An edited picture of Zone that XTUX345 made of Zone.
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