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Zeek

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Zeek

YHWC Zeek 03.png
Artwork of Zeek.
Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

29[1][2]

Family

Kate (Lover)
Karla (Older sister)
Three unnamed elder sisters
Shigen (Nephew)

Starting class

Dark Knight

Appearance(s)
...There isn't a one among you who does not doubt me, is there? Take a look at what the Cult did to me!
Do you truly think I would go back?!

— Zeek

(Japanese: ジーク Zeek) is a playable character and boss appearing in TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles. He is a Dark Knight serving the Gerxel Cult, though he defects to Runan's army during Guenchaos's attack on the Temple of Mars.

TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles

Role

Pre-game

Zeek, his sister Karla, and his other siblings and parents were originally well-off merchants. However, one day, his family was arrested by Reevan soldiers due to his mother being Zoan.[3] Everyone in his family, aside from himself and his sister Karla, were executed. He and Karla were only spared due to their young age, and were instead made into slaves.[1] Zeek endured slavery for a long twenty-five years before being liberated from his Reevan masters by the Gerxel Cult.[2]

In-game

Zeek first appears accompanying Dagon's and Guenchaos's forces to the Temple of Mars. If Runan draws near, Zeek begins a conversation with Runan, claiming that he is a knight from Barge who had been enslaved by the Gerxel Cult when it was conquered five years ago;[4] he wishes to join Runan's forces to fight the cult. Runan and Eugen allow him to accompany them. Zeek's claims of being a Barge soldier are lies, his true intent is to locate and spy on the Water Shaman.[5]

Later, after the battle at the temple, Kate strikes up conversation with Zeek. She mentions that Raffin, another knight from Barge, was not familiar with Zeek. Zeek replies that he simply never met Raffin during his service, and is upset by the fact that the people in Runan's army do not trust him.[6] As proof of his abuse from the Zoans, Zeek shows Kate the scars on his back from numerous lashings in a slave camp.[7] He then tells Kate he began to serve as a Dark Knight to protect his family left behind in the camps.[8]

Zeek accompanies Runan and Holmes's forces through several battles, becoming more and more attached to Kate as time passes. He also apparently stops sending his reports on the activities of the Water Shaman, causing his sister to approach him in person to check on him. Zeek reassures her he is still loyal to the Cult, and she tells him that Guenchaos has requested his return.[5] Later, Runan and Eugen become concerned with Zeek's disappearance, with Runan finally putting his concerns about Zeek's reclusive behavior to voice.[9] Kate believes that Zeek has been kidnapped by the Gerxel Cult, though Runan does not have the heart to tell her of his suspicions.[10]

Zeek later appears to fight Holmes's forces, though he is defeated. Holmes, recognizing him as a deserter from his and Runan's troops, captures him. If Kate is in Holmes's party at this time, she frees Zeek. Otherwise, Karla appears and frees him. Either way, Holmes ends up very annoyed.

Kate later meets up with Zeek after following a group of Zoan Dark Soliders. Zeek is surprised, but happy, to see her. Kate tells him that he is free to return to Runan, and that they will keep him from being kidnapped. Before Zeek can say anything, Nevka appears and congratulates Zeek on capturing a hostage from the enemy army, and is amused that Kate thought Zeek wasn't with the Gerxel Cult. Nevka preemptively reminds Zeek that freeing an enemy hostage is treason.

Zeek makes his final appearance, and his last stand, to Runan's troops at the entrance of the Altar of Gods. He is killed by Runan's troops in the battle.

Starting stats and growth rates

Playable Boss, Map 31 Boss, Map 39

Portrait zeek 02 trs01.png
Dark Knight
Level 8
Recruitment: Map 5:, speak with Runan.

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is ps1 devil spear.png Devil Spear
Is ps1 poleax.png Poleax
Is ps1 see all skill.png See All
Is ps1 life and death skill.png Life and Death
Is ps1 continuation skill.png Continuation
Is ps1 elite.png Elite
Is ps1 frontier fighter.png Frontier Fighter
Is ps1 move again.png Move Again (Lv 14)
Weapons
PS1RankSword.png X mark.png PS1RankLance.png Yes check.png PS1RankAxe.png Yes check.png PS1RankBow.png X mark.png PS1RankStaff.png X mark.png
PS1RankFire.png X mark.png PS1RankThunder.png X mark.png PS1RankWind.png X mark.png PS1RankLight.png X mark.png PS1RankDark.png X mark.png

Analysis

This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.

Zeek is a great unit all around, and one of if not the best characters in the game. However, despite his early join time he is not available to the player for the entirety of the game. For the time he is available he is an excellent unit with virtually no weaknesses, possessing excellent stats, growth rates, and a large pool of skills.

Some opt to not use Zeek due to his, quite good, stats carrying over to his first boss appearance. However, due to the presence of units such as Yoda, Shigen, and Vega, and the useful weapons like the Rukuud, Brave Sword, and Gattling Bow, defeating Zeek is not too difficult even if he has capped all his stats. For this reason, benching Zeek while he's avaliable is not recommended.

In his second appearance as a boss, Zeek's stats are fixed and do not carry over from his prior appearances.

Personality and character

Zeek holds a deep hatred of Reeve for its murder of his family[2] and considers himself to be Zoan, like his mother. He believes that the Zoans and the Gerxel cult are only acting in self defense against their persecutors.[11] His goal, one that is shared with his sister, is to make a world where the children of Zoans can live free of persecution.

During his time as a spy within Runan's group, he eventually falls in love with Kate and becomes more open with the others, though he ends up closing himself off again; he is willing to get along with others, but his loyalty to Zoa and his love of Kate are two things he cannot have at once. He eventually chooses Zoa over Kate, though he regrets this and asks Kate to think of him as nothing more than another soldier of the Gerxel Cult and to forget him.

Supports

Quotes

Battle quotes

It's you lot... Sorry, but you have to die.
— Zeek as an enemy during Map 32
Kate... You would stand against me, too...?
— Zeek as an enemy fighting Kate during Map 32
Zeek: Is that you, Kate? I see you managed to escape...
Kate: Zeek...You betrayed me...! I will never forgive you!
Zeek: This was the only way it could end, Kate. Now, come! Let's finish this!

— Zeek as an enemy fighting Kate during Map 39

Death Quotes

Zeek: No... How could I...?
Karla: Zeek, what are you doing...? You cannot fall here when there's so much left to do!

— Zeek when defeated in Runan's or Holmes's army
No... How could I...?
— Zeek when defeated as an enemy during Map 5
Urk... Damn... I let my guard down...
— Zeek when defeated as an enemy during Map 32
Forgive me... Karla, and Kate... I couldn't be the person that either of you wanted me to be....
— Zeek when defeated as an enemy during Map 39
Kate: Zeek... I have to know... Did you pretend to love me?
Zeek: Forget about me... Kate... I'm just a... Dark Knight of Gerxel... Nothing... more... That's all I... deserve to be... in your memories... I'm sorry... Kate...
Kate: No... Zeek...! You can't do this to me! Answer me, Zeek! Zeeeeek!

— Zeek as an enemy if killed by Kate during Map 39

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)
• Zeek
• Zieg
• Sieg
• Used in the TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles fan translations.
Japanese ジーク Officially Romanized as Zeek.

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Portrait zeek 01 trs01.pngPortrait zeek 02 trs01.pngPortrait zeek 03 trs01.png Dark Knight Dark Solider*
Bs trs01 zeek dark knight lance.png
Lance
(Devil Spear)
Bs trs01 zeek dark knight axe.png
Axe
(Poleax)
Bs trs01 zeek dark soldier lance.png
Lance
(Devil Spear)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "You and I were four and seven, and Reevan law prohibited the execution of children under thirteen... So we were thrown in the prison camps." — Karla talking to Zeek, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Karla: It was unforgivable, what they did to you. Looking at all the scars on your body, I still don't know how you managed to survive through all of that for twenty-five brutal years...
    Zeek: It was my anger and my prayers to Gerxel that sustained me through it all. "I will have revenge on them." That thought alone kept me going.
    " — conversation between Karla and Zeek, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
  3. "You were too young to remember, but even successful merchants like our parents were subjected to wanton discrimination. Then, one day, Reevan soldiers invaded our home and arrested us... All seven of us were taken, just because our mother was a Zoan..." — Karla telling Zeek of the arrest of their family, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
  4. "Raffin is a knight of the now-fallen Kingdom of Barge. His late father was a good friend of mine, so when Barge was conquered five years ago, Raffin came to me seeking asylum. Out of respect for his father, I decided to adopt Raffin as my son." — Marlon to Eugen, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Karla: I started to get worried when you stopped sending your regular reports, so I thought I'd pay you a visit. You haven't abandoned your mission, have you?
    Zeek: Of course not... His Excellency has asked me to keep watch on the Shaman of Water, and that's what I've been doing. You should have more faith in me, Sis.
    Karla: Whatever you say, Zeek... Regardless, His Excellency wanted me to tell you that your mission is complete. There are more pressing tasks for us ahead, and we need every one of our warriors.
    Zeek: I... understand...As His Excellency commands.
    " — conversation between Zeek and Karla, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
  6. "Kate: Say, Zeek... Were you really a knight of Barge? Sir Raffin said he didn't recognize you...
    Zeek: I never met Sir Raffin during my service, so that's not surprising. ...There isn't a one among you who does not doubt me, is there?
    " — conversation between Kate and Zeek, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
  7. "Kate: Oh my goodness... I've never seen so many scars in my life... Are these... lashings...?
    Zeek: That's right. Back when I was first captured by the Cult, I was taken to a work camp in the Zoa Valley.
    " — conversation between Kate and Zeek, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
  8. "The pain was nothing compared to what they did after that. I was forced to watch the brother I'd protected receive the exact same punishment.He died because of me. They brought my older sister in after that. I couldn't bear the screams anymore. I begged my torturers for forgiveness and swore eternal loyalty to Gerxel in order to protect them." — Zeek to Kate, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
  9. "Well, thanks to Lady Kate, it seemed that Zeek was starting to become more open. He would talk with others, and he genuinely appeared to be enjoying himself. But several weeks ago, he started pushing everyone away again, even Lady Kate. I can't help but feel that this is related..." — Runan to Eugen, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
  10. "Kate: It must've been the Cult of Gerxel! They've kidnapped him for deserting them! Please, Lord Runan! We have to rescue him!
    Runan: Lady Kate...
    " — Kate to Runan about Zeek, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
  11. "Everything we've ever done has been for self-defense, for self-preservation! If they would only stop their mindless persecution of the Zoan people, I know that we could live together peacefully!" — Zeek to Kate, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
Playable characters AlfredAliciaAttromArkisBartsBillfordBudEnteh (Muse) • EstherEzekielFrauGaroHagarHolmesJuliaKateKatri (Neuron) • KreissKrishnaLeeLeteenaLionelLionheartLoffaruLyriaMaerhenMahterMarujuMelMeriahMintzNarsusNarronNortonPlumRaffinRaquelRebeccaReneeRennieRinaRishelRogerRukaRunanSamsonSashaSennetSharonShigenShirouSierraSunThomasTiaVegaVernaXenoYodaYuniZachariaZeek
Non-playable characters EugenEzenbahGuenchaosMarlonMiradonaMorseSylphisTemzinYutona
Bosses BeromDagonDolkDommesEritzGerxelJuliusNeyfa (Rakis) • NevkaRogerRussTeeta (Kranion) • YazamZeek
Personal and weapons Aura RainBlack RainBreak Evil StaffBrenthunderCanaan LanceDefense StaffDolharkenDullahanHoly Sword CanaanHoly Sword LedaHoly Sword ReeveHoly Sword SaliaLeda LanceMagic StaffMainstarMemory StaffPower StaffPreludeRepair StaffRukuudSalia LanceShrammSilence StaffStarlightSylpheedWarp StaffWundergustZahhak
Maps 1: Arrival at Wellt • 2: Subduing the Bandits • 3: The Encounter • 4: Tragic Soldiers • 5: Beyond the Legend • 6: Across the River • 7: Liberation of Wellt • 8: Holy Dragon Neuron • 9: Two Paths • 10: Freedom and JusticeSkirmish 1 • 11: Mage of Leda • 12: A Youth of Blood • 13: Sea Serpent of Sene • 14: Holmes the Hero • 15: The Oasis of BloodSkirmish 2 • 16: Dark Beasts • 17: Hero of the Plains • 18: The Dark Forest • 19: A Chance EncounterSkirmish 3 • 20: Frontier Battle • 21: The Demon Dragon Kranion • 22: General Zacharia • 23: The Maiden's TearsSkirmish 4 • 24: The Great River of Reeve • 25: Desert Storm • 26N: Ghost Operation • 26S: Dark Prince • 27: The Sea Lion • 28: Battle for Granada • 29: Sea Lion's Flag • 30: The Legendary SwordsmanSkirmish 5Skirmish 6 • 31: Traitor... • 32: Temple of Salia • 33: Holy Sword of Salia • 34: Total War • 35: Julius... • 36: City of Love and Sorrow • 37: Holy Sword of Reeve • 38: Fading Life • 39: In the Darkness... • 40: The Evil God and the Goddess
Locations Lieberia (CanaanLedaReeveSaliaZoa) Jugd
Groups, objects and concepts DakruonEmiyuRing of CanaanRing of LedaRing of ReeveRing of Salia
Related topics Name chartPre-release information (Demo buildUnused content)