First Appearances Z
  1. Calvin Zabo/Mr. Hyde. The character first appears in the comic book Journey into Mystery #99 (1963).
  2. Zabu. The character first appears in the comic book X-Men #10 (1965).
  3. Zaius. The character first appears in the novel The Planet of the Apes (1963).
  4. Zak (Neutrino). The character first appears in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series episode "Hotrodding Teenagers from Dimension X" (1987).
  5. Zaladane/"Zala Dane". The character first appears in the comic book Astonishing Tales #3 (1970).
  6. Zan/Wonder Twin. The character first appears in the Super Friends animated series episode segment "Joy Ride" (1977).
  7. Zannah/Zealot. The character first appears in the comic book WildC.A.T.s #1 (1992).
  8. Zant. The character first appears in the video game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006).
  9. Viktor Zangief. The character first appears in the arcade video game Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991). His given name is arbitrary.
  10. Zapdos. The character first appears in the video games Pokémon Red and Green Versions (1996).
  11. Hranok Zar. The character first appears, unnamed, in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine television series pilot episode "Emissary" (1993). His given name is established in the novelization of the episode, and his surname is established in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel Saratoga (1996).
  12. Zara (tracer). The character first appears in the Doctor Who audio drama The Judgement of Isskar (2009).
  13. Zarabeth. The character first appears in the Star Trek television series episode "All Our Yesterdays" (1969).
  14. Zarathos. The character first appears in the comic book Marvel Spotlight #5 (1972).
  15. Thomas "Tom" Zarek. The character first appears in the Battlestar Galactica television series episode "Bastille Day" (2004).
  16. Hans Zarkov. The character first appears in the initial Flash Gordon comic strip (1934).
  17. Zachary Zatara. The character first appears in the comic book Teen Titans #34 (2006).
  18. Zatanna Zatara. The character first appears in the comic book Hawkman #4 (1964).
  19. Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak. The character first appears in the The Golden Girls television series pilot episode "The Engagement" (1985).
  20. Lori Zechlin/Black Alice. The character first appears in the comic book Birds of Prey #76 (2005).
  21. Anton Zeck/Bebop. The character first appears in "Turtle Tracks", the pilot episode of the animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987). His real name is established in the episode "The Legend of Kuro Kabuto" of a later animated series also titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014).
  22. Galius Zed. The character first appears in the comic book Tales of the Green Lantern Corps #2 (1981).
  23. Winston Zeddemore. The character first appears in the film Ghostbusters (1984).
  24. Zek. The character first appears in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine television series episode "The Nagus" (1993).
  25. Zekrom. The character first appears in the video games Pokémon Black and White Versions (2010).
  26. Zelda/Tetra/Sheik. The character first appears in the video game The Legend of Zelda (1986). The Hero of Time incarnation, the first to use the Sheik disguise, first appears in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998). The sky era incarnation first appears in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011), the Tetra incarnation in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2002), the Twilight Era incarnation in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006), the Agahnim era incarnation in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991), the Hyrule Warrior incarnation in Hyrule Warriors (2014), and the trapped incarnation in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017).
  27. Zelgius/Black Knight. The character first appears in the video game Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005).
  28. Zelot of Ilia. The character first appears in the video game Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade (2002).
  29. Heinrich, Baron Zemo. The character first appears in the comic book Avengers #4 (1964).
  30. Helmut, Baron Zemo/Citizen V/Phoenix. The character first appears in Captain America #168 (1973).
  31. Zen (A.I.). The character first appears in the Blake's 7 television series episode "Cygnus Alpha" (1978).
  32. Zephiel of Bern. The character first appears in the video game Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade (2002).
  33. Zero/Ambient-Energy Dampening Actualization (ADAM) Unit Zero. The character first appears in the comic book New Mutants #86 (1990).
  34. Zero (Light-type). The character first appears in the video game Mega Man X (1993).
  35. Zeta/"Zee". The character first appears in the Batman Beyond animated series episode "Zeta" (2000).
  36. Doris Zeul/Giganta. The character first appears in the comic book Wonder Woman #9 (1944).
  37. Zeus/Jupiter. The character appears, perhaps first, outside oral tradition, in Hesiod's Theogony, written in antiquity.
  38. Yuri Zhivago. The character first appears in the novel Doctor Zhivago (1957).
  39. Morgan Ziegler/Zitz. The character first appears in the video game Battletoads (1991).
  40. Ziggy. The character first appears in greeting cards for the American Greetings in 1968.
  41. Gretel Zimmer. The character first appears, outside folklore, in the short story "Hansel and Gretel" in the collection Grimm's Fairy Tales (1812).
  42. Hansel Zimmer. The character first appears, outside folklore, in the short story "Hansel and Gretel" in the collection Grimm's Fairy Tales (1812).
  43. Lewis Zimmerman. The character first appears in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine television series episode "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (1997).
  44. Tracey "Sketchit" Zimmerman. The character first appears, as Kenji, in the Pokémon anime episode "Save [Lapras]! (1999). His English given name, and his alias surname of Sketchit, are established in the English adaptation of the episode, "The Lost Lapras" (2000). His real surname is arbitrary.
  45. Zipper (fly). The character first appears in the Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers animated series preview episode "Catteries Not Included" (1988).
  46. Zira. The character first appears in the novel The Planet of the Apes (1963).
  47. Eva Zivanovic. The character first appears in the Total Drama Island animated series pilot episode "Not-So Happy Campers, Part 1" (2007). Her surname is arbitrary.
  48. John Zoidberg. The character first appears in the Futurama animated series episode "The Series Has Landed" (1999).
  49. Zoisite/Zasi. The character first appears in the Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon manga Chapter "Act 3: Rei, Sailor Mars" (1992). His/her birth name is arbitrary.
  50. Henner Zoloft/Radion. The character first appears in the comic book Legionnaires #43 (1996).
  51. Hunter Zolomon/Zoom. The character first appears in the comic book The Flash: Secret Files & Origins #3 (2001). He first appears as Zoom in The Flash #197 (2003).
  52. Zordon. The character first appears in the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers pilot episode "The Day of the Dumpster" (1993).
  53. Kara Zor-El/Supergirl/Kara Kent. The character first appears in the comic book Action Comics #252 (1959).
  54. Kara Zor-L/Power Girl/Karen Starr. The character first appears in the comic book All-Star Comics #58 (1976).
  55. Victor Zsasz. The character first appears in the comic book Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1 (1992).
  56. Anthony "Little Mac" Zuccelli Jr. The character first appears, unnamed, in the arcade video game Punch-Out!! (1984). He is identified in the NES port of the game (1987). His real name is arbitrary.
  57. Andrea Zuckerman. The character first appears in the Beverly Hills 90210 television series pilot episode "Class of Beverly Hills" (1990).
  58. Danny Zuko. The character first appears in the musical stage play Grease (1971).
  59. Zummi Gummi. The character first appears in the Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears animated series pilot episode "A New Beginning" (1985).
  60. Zuras. The character first appears in the comic book Eternals #5 (1976). However, retroactively, a "Jupiter" appearing in Red Raven Comics #1 (1940) can be translated to Zuras, as the Mercury in that story has been retroactively established to be the Eternal Makkari.
  61. Zwarte Piet. The character first appears, apparently, outside folklore of the general role, in the book Sint Nikolaas en zijn Knecht (Saint Nicholas and His Servant) (1850).
  62. Zygarde. The character first appears in the video games Pokémon X and Y Versions (2013).
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