Zal has a rather thick-average build, and fair skin. He also has rather broad facial features and wide eyes that appear to be light-reflective. He almost always has stubble on his face and keeps his hair neatly pulled back in a ponytail. He is also usually smoking cigarettes. Over all, he appears to be rather humanoid. His mutant attributes however, are rather prominent; he has two twisted grey horns atop his head, clawed fingertips, and a prehensile tail. He may also have other mutant deformities he's hiding.
He often wears grey over-alls which are rather dirty and stained with oil, button-down shirts, and boots. He also wears a carpenters belt with a few simple tools like a screwdriver and a hammer in it. When outdoors, he wears a brown duster over-top of his outfit, presumably to hide his tail.
Zal appears to be a true mutant, due to his rather jarring and mis-matched mutations. Any other details about Zal's life are completely unknown by most of the cast.
Zal seems to be the 'man with the plan' and is often looking for various opportunities in life (usually to do with money). He talks smoothly and acts like a charming jackass, seemingly to make up for his appearance. However, he also appears to be arrogant, and something of a materialist. Despite this, Zal has a sense of honor about himself and what he does - he has no qualms about asking for help on his big heists, or splitting the loot with the people who help him. He's also incredibly resourceful and rather talented with machines and firearms. He's even more rough-and-tumble than most people found on the wrong side of the tracks, but not so harsh that he can't make wise-cracks or do things with a classy, dramatic flourish.
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Abilities and Powers
His non-mutant abilities seem to be an uncanny ability to repair any machines or vehicles. He is also quite good with firearms, especially shotguns.
Weaknesses and Flaws
Other than being materialistic he seems to have no notable weaknesses or flaws.
- The brand of cigarettes Zal smokes are called 'Ace Cut Cigs' and are commonly found in mobster circles.
- Zal appears to act much older than he looks.
- He may have some feline and primate attributes, due to the way he can run.
- His tail seems to resemble that of a lemur.
- Zal wears a belt buckle that has a yellow smiley face on it. It seems to be his favorite possession.
- He enjoys hanging upside-down and can seemingly stay upside-down for hours.
- He is named after Zal in the Shahnameh, though the characters have nothing in common.