|Affiliation||Four Heavenly Kings|
|Partner||Dharma Horse, Toriko|
|Relatives||Ichiryuu (adoptive father)|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 123|
|Anime Debut||Episode 56|
|Japanese Voice||Kenji Matsuda|
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|“||There's nothing I hate more than people who're cocky.||”|
—Zebra, to Komatsu in Honey Prison.
AppearanceZebra is an incredibly large and muscular man. He is physically the largest of the Four Heavenly Kings, towering over the very large Toriko. He has slicked back dark purple hair and eyebrow (although the later are barely seen or directly not seen, being covered by Zebra's grin over his eyes almost always) and a large number of vertical wrinkles on his forehead, due in large part to his almost constant scowl.Mellow Cola and bargaining with Komatsu, Zebra stiched up the tear. However, the stitching was immediately undone when Zebra started shouting for food.
Anime and Manga differences
The manga has shown in different ocassions, that Zebra has indeed eyebrows, something that are quite absent in the anime.
Zebra clothes' colorscheme is different, too. While Zebra is almost always shown with a black sleveless shirt and military-patterned purple pants, the anime takes the colorscheme shown in the cover of the Volume 16 (the only ocassion where this colorscheme is used), with brown shirt and gray pants (the cover of the volume shows Zebra using military-patterned pants, the anime however, skips the pattern, most likely to animation issues). The black and white scheme seen in the manga confirms that the first colorscheme is the "correct" one, as Zebra's shirt is painted black and his pants are graytoned very dark.
Zebra is described as the most savage of the Four Heavenly Kings, someone who does not stop until even the 'seed' is annihilated. A single attack from Zebra caused all the scars on Match's body. Of the four kings, he only gets along with Toriko, who seems to understand him the best, as Sunny and even Coco blatantly refused to see him for his release when suggested to do so by Toriko. It seems to be more of a rivalry than a friendship and they like to compete with each other whenever they get the chance. Zebra especially hates "cocky people", and is shown to be hotheaded and belligerent, always wanting to fight or compete with Toriko.
Zebra is a violent, cruel fighter, especially when enraged, and cannot see a bad opportunity to pick a fight. After his release, he went back among the other inmates of the Honey Prison and killed the ones who had been talking about him behind his back, with names provided by Chupali. He reveals that he hates liars more than anything (partly because he can detect lies instantly through a person's breathing and pulse) as he considers lying "the biggest way to get cocky" because "Talking shit behind their back while you spout out some insincere flattery means you're a conceited bastard who thinks nothing bad will happen just as long as no one finds out".
In spite of his negative qualities, Zebra is not without his own code of honor in that he never harms innocent bystanders, or allowing them to come to harm in either. However, he typically claims such conduct for very personal reasons, like the perpetrator being "too cocky", or that civilians were in the way of battle. A battle where he usually acts as one of the belligerents.
Even compared to Toriko, Zebra has a massive appetite and little regard for how much he eats, having eaten 26 entire species into extinction and unlike the other four kings, Zebra never shows signs of gratitude towards his food and has never said the customary "Itadakimasu" (in the anime said once during the honey prison feast) with clasped hands before eating, despite this he somehow mastered Food Honor.
Due to his massive destructive capability, Zebra is considered as a Class-A dangerous creature, and his reputation alone is enough to make warring countries cease fighting each other and unite in order to defend against him. A regular person normally would run in fear of him and his release from Honey Prison had temporarily sent the world's economies into chaos.
Full Course Menu
Zebra had no interest in a Full Course Menu as he would eat anything that's tasty, but after Komatsu refused to be his partner unless he had a fantastic Full Course, Zebra decided to start making one that will impress Komatsu enough into becoming his partner. The Capture Levels of all of Zebra's dishes are extremely high, ranging from the high 80's to 90's, with two of them even having immeasurable levels, implying they are either from the Gourmet World or outside the IGOs jurisdiction. In either case, they are the first seen since the full course of Knocking Master Jiro.
|Zebra’s Full Course Menu|
|Hors d'Oeuvre||Kishin Intestines||91||Decided|
|Meat Dish||BBQ Island||Immeasurable||Decided|
|Dessert||Daruma Hermit's Tribute||Immeasurable||Decided|
Appearances in Other Media
One Piece x Toriko Crossover
Zebra makes an appearance near the end of the One Piece x Toriko Crossover manga special, where he along with several other characters from both franchises show up for the big dinner party prepared by Toriko and Luffy.
Zebra makes an appearance in the anime's second crossover with One Piece. He is first mentioned by Toriko in passing as still being in jail and near the end of the special during Toriko and Luffy's fight with the Raochutan, he sends out a Roar Bullet to protect Komatsu from the attacking Raochutan.
One Piece x Toriko x Dragon Ball
In this special crossover featuring characters from Toriko, One Piece and Dragon Ball, Zebra appears fighting his counterparts Vegeta and Roronoa Zoro in a battle of ultimate strength. The only scene of the fight shows both the Heavenly King and the Pirate Hunter attacking Vegeta after being challenged by him with a Sound Bazooka and 108 Pound Hou respectively whereupon the Saiyan Prince counterstrikes them with a single-handed Garlick Hou in each hand. In fact, while the rest of the characters are contending in the race and capturing the Big Toro, they remain fighting.
Toriko: Gourmet Academy
In the manga spin-off Toriko: Gourmet Academy, a younger version of Zebra appears as a student at Gourmet Academy along with the rest of the Four Heavenly Kings and Komatsu.
Toriko: Gourmet Survival 2
Zebra makes his video game debut in Toriko: Gourmet Survival 2 as a playable character. In the game, he joins Toriko, Coco, Sunny and Komatsu's group a bit later in the story to help them in their ingredient expedition through the Gattsuki Continent where beasts from around the world and all capture levels reside.
Toriko: Gourmet Monsters
In Toriko: Gourmet Monsters, Zebra appears to along with the other Four Kings to take part in the Gourmet Royale beast bouts and during the game they visit several locations around the world looking for the strongest beasts they can find and tame for the bouts. Along the way, a legendary species of beasts that once almost destroyed the planet's ecosystem in ancient times have somehow been revived and the Four Heavenly Kings are called in to deal with the reborn Death Gores and the new monstrosity, the Death Gore Chimera.
- He ranked 4th in the first Popularity Poll with 1797 votes.
- Zebra scored 10 in Power, 3 in Speed, 3 in Intelligence, 10 in Appetite, and 10 in Special Abilities on his Capture Ability Data of Volume 15, by the events of Mellow Cola Arc.
- The cover of chapter 138 is one of the few ocassions where Zebra can be seen with his eyebrows visible.
|Four Heavenly Kings|
|Four Heavenly Kings||Toriko • Coco • Sunny • Zebra|
|Animal Partners||Terry Cloth • Ob • Kiss • Quinn • Dharma Horse|
|Related Articles||Komatsu • Toriko's Sweets House • Coco's House • Sunny's Helicopter • Full Course Menus • Allies|
|Four Heavenly Kings||Toriko • Coco • Sunny • Zebra|
|Gourmet God and Disciples||Acacia • Ichiryuu • Jirou • Midora|
|Others||Bishokukai • Bishokuya Bandit • Brubo • Chin Chinchin • Drunker • Gourmet Knights • Gourmet Yakuza • Guemon • Hatch • Manan • Morijii • Peck • Rapp • Ryoutei • Starjun • Safla • Sakura • Toll • Tsurara Mama • Yocchi • Zonge • Zonge's Followers|
|Honey Prison Staff||Love (Warden) • Ohban (Vice Warden) • Chupali (Receptionist) • Pricom (Guard Captain) • Honey Prison Guards|
|Execution Beasts||Convoysaurus • Growsaurus • Ore-Armored Fang Pig • Lizardsaurus • Batsaurus • Crocsaurus|
|Prisoners||Norisuke • Rick • Baidan • Joymal • Zebra (released) • Child Nitro (released)|
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