Now is the age of mechanical life-forms. We will rule over all humankind.

—Ziggy, Chapter 101


Ziggy (ジギー Jigī?), also known as the Demon King (魔王 Maō?), is a machine of Granbell, was Shiki Granbell's surrogate grandfather, the former ruler of the Sakura Cosmos,[2] and creator of machines such as the Four Shining Stars, Four Dark Stars, and E.M. Pino. Originally the leader of the warship Edens Zero, he currently uses the ship's successor, Edens One, in order to conquer humankind. He was also Xenolith's pupil, and the King of Robots.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Ziggy has a silver face vaguely reminiscent of a skeleton. He is made completely from metal and has black, metallic pieces covering his neck and surrounding his face. He wears a gold crown with a dark purple jewel in the middle and he has large, gold horns protruding from either side of the crown. He adorns himself with a large, red cape with gold trimmings with two gold skeletons on each shoulder. This cape covers his metallic body armor which has a beast with an open mouth and silver teeth adorned on the front.[3]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Ziggy was once a kind and caring robot, and seems to possess tremendous knowledge on a great many things, even those that lie outside the Granbell Kingdom. He seems to have deeply loved Shiki as his grandson, having brought him along with the Granbell Kingdom and teaching him everything he knew about the universe, the meaning of friendship, and how friends were the most important thing a person can have.[3] His caring nature was shown even further, as seen with him requesting the other robots to manipulate Shiki into leaving the island knowing that their batteries wouldn't last long and they would deactivate soon, leaving him all alone on the planet.[4]

After somehow revived by an unknown dark evil Ether, Ziggy turned cold and heartless, easily wanting to harm those he loved before without a second thought.[5][6][7][8] According to Xenolith, Ziggy was revealed to have fallen into the darkness of gravity.[9]

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Ziggy was built along with many other robots for the Granbell Kingdom back when it had many visitors. After the park was abandoned a century ago, he and the rest of the robots were left to fend for themselves. Sometime after Granbell was abandoned, Ziggy built the Edens Zero along with a group of four female machines to bring the ship to its full power: Witch Regret, Sister Ivry, Hermit Mio, and Valkyrie Yuna, who became known as the Four Shining Stars, with the goal of finding Mother.

During his quest to find Mother, Ziggy journeyed to the Aoi Cosmos and visited the planet Red Cave. He entered the Temple of the Mother Beacon without the Four Shining Stars and managed to survive the burning cave within the temple to reach the clue to find Mother on the far side.

During his travels, Ziggy met Elsie Crimson, the future captain of a fleet of space pirates, and became her benefactor. When close to finding Mother, Ziggy discovered an orphaned boy named Shiki, which caused him to give up his search for Mother, returned to Granbell to raise Shiki as his adoptive grandson, and taught him his signature Ether Gear: Satan Gravity.[10] Sometime before he broke down, Ziggy gave the Edens Zero to Elsie and requested her to give the ship to Shiki when it was time for him to leave Granbell. Sometime later, Ziggy had built E.M. Pino and left her on Norma for unknown reasons.

One day, while Ziggy, Shiki, and Michael were watching shooting stars believed to be a Dragon, Ziggy told Shiki of the importance of finding friends and traveling the universe.[3] Eventually, his robotic body broke down and he ceased to function sometime afterward, leaving Shiki to be looked after by the Granbell robots in his stead. Distraught, Shiki tried to repair Ziggy to save him, only to learn there was nothing he could do to save his adoptive grandfather. He passed away before he could teach Shiki the Gravity Comet technique. Before he ceased to function, however, he requested the other robots make Shiki leave them behind and send him to space by whatever means necessary as he knew that his adopted grandson would be all alone on the planet once their batteries died out.[4]

Back when Shiki was a kid, Ziggy was the one who told him that robots also have similar lifespans as humans, such as both only have one soul and memory of their past life that cannot be returned, even after their mechanical bodies are revived. Ziggy’s references to Shiki eventually foreshadowing the death of Valkyrie Yuna at Sun Jewel, who was the first known robot to die in the past before Shiki’s robot friends do in the present.[11]

Edens One arc[edit | edit source]

On the planet Granbell, Ziggy approaches Shiki and the others from behind, telling the machines of Granbell to rest in peace. Shiki and Hermit are happy to see Ziggy is alive. While Rebecca, Weisz, and Homura are confused as to how the previous Demon King is alive. Shiki then runs toward Ziggy in tears happy to see his grandpa alive. Suddenly, Ziggy then uses his Ether Gear to destroy the landscape much to Shiki and his friends' shock. Ziggy says to Shiki that he was wrong and that he never should have raised him or sent him to the skies. With a sneer, he calls humans, ugly, foolish creatures and then says that the age has come where mechanical life forms will rule over humankind as the Edens One descends from behind him.[12]

Ziggy calls out to Pino telling her that she belongs with him.[13] He tells her that she was created to follow his orders and that she has no will of her own. He tells her that if she joins him he will tell her why he made her. He then uses his Ether Gear to destroy Granbell Kingdom.[14] After Shiki helps Pino return to her senses, Ziggy tells her to stay here and rot with her humans. Ziggy then proceeds to float up toward the Edens One and board it inside. As he does so he calls Hermit telling her that he no longer needs her or other Shining Stars. He then unleashes another wave of destruction with Satan Gravity upon the surface of Granbell.[15] After cleaning himself up back to his original appearance, Ziggy tells them that the Edens Zero is a prototype for the Edens One. He then says with the One now awakened, the Zero will cease to exist.[16]

Ziggy then introduces the Crew of Edens to the Demon King's Four Dark Stars a more advanced generation of Four Shining Stars. Ziggy then says that he will leave Shiki the blessing of dying with his friends.[17] While confirming Valkyrie Yuna’s death due to Homura’s presence as her human successor, Ziggy orders a recently reluctant Connor to kill all the people on Edens Zero. Ziggy remained quiet when Connor tries to reason with him and tells the captain to sink the ship which the latter complies.[18] When the Star Bringer of the Edens One is about fire at the Edens Zero, Ziggy declares that this is destiny.[19] However, Elsie’s Skull Fairy intervenes and manages to rescue the Edens Zero on time, causing Ziggy to order Captain Connor to retreat for now and says that Edens One has no chance of emerging unscathed from fighting one of the Oración Seis Galáctica at its present stage.[20]

Foresta arc[edit | edit source]

After arriving in the Aoi Cosmos, Ziggy hacks into the systems of Foresta and broadcasts himself to the human and machine population of the Verdant Planet. He declares that robots will rule over humans and states that he will start with Foresta, where the machines suddenly started attacking the humans and enslaving or killing them, causing a huge panic on the planet that has lasted a week.[21]

After watching Shura's public announcement across the Aoi Cosmos, Ziggy muses that it is the kind of Nero's son to react as exactly as he expected. When Wizard asks if he means about the robot massacre, the Demon King explains that if Shura wants to destroy all of the robots at once, then he has one option. He reveals the "All Link System", the last resort allowed only to the rulers of Nero 1: The Temple, and this is what he has been waiting for.[22]

Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Satan Gravity (サタングラビティ Satan Gurabiti): Ziggy taught Shiki his Ether Gear, Satan Gravity, which allows him to control and manipulate gravity.[23] Ziggy's mastery over this ability allows him to perform feats such as destroying an entire city around him without moving from the spot he is standing, and levitate into the air.[24] Over time Ziggy's gravity was able to destroy the surface of Granbell, completely altering its shape.[25]

Immense Heat Resistance: Ziggy's mechanical body boasts an impressive degree of resistance to heat, surpassing the bodies of the Four Shining Stars, which allowed him to traverse through the intense flames of Red Cave and return alive all by himself.[28]

Mechanical Engineering: Ziggy was shown to have a great degree in mechanical engineering, going as far as to be able to build other androids such as The Four Shining Stars, Pino and The Four Dark Stars. His skill was great enough to build a ship such as the Edens Zero and later the Edens One.[16]

Transformation: By activating his Ether and having it spread across and throughout his body, Ziggy is able to transform himself into a more menacing form befitting the Demon King.[29]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Edens Zero (エデンズ・ゼロ Edenzu Zero?): A large spaceship owned by Ziggy before giving it to Elsie Crimson so she can pass it on to Shiki.[30]

Edens One (EDENS(エデンズ) ONE(ワン) Edenzu Wan?): A large spaceship he created to be the successor of the Edens Zero.[16]

Manga Appearances[edit | edit source]

Intro arc
1. Into the Sky Where Cherry Blossoms Flutter Debut
2. A Girl and Her Blue Cat Mentioned
3. Adventurers Absent
Norma arc
4. Norma Absent
5. A Man Named Weisz Absent
6. Thief Absent
7. Iron Tears Mentioned
8. Clash!! The Sibir Family Absent
9. vs. The Foote Brothers Absent
10. We're Friends, Aren't We? Absent
11. Machina Maker Mentioned
Skull Fairy arc
12. The Skull Fairy Mentioned
13. Shiki vs. Elsie Flashback
14. Born Again Visually
Guilst arc
15. Warship of the Demon King Mentioned
16. Sister Mentioned
17. The Collection Visually
18. Wind Howls on the Highway Absent
19. Geniuses at Coming Up with Fun Ideas Mentioned
20. Planet Guilst Absent
21. Soul Blade Absent
22. The Great Naked Escape Absent
23. Million Bullets Absent
24. Sister Ivry Absent
25. Take Aim Absent
26. Two Sisters Absent
27. The Great Guilst Escape Absent
28. New Friends Mentioned
Digitalis arc
29. Iron Hill Mentioned
30. The Super Virtual Planet Absent
31. The People of Digitalis Mentioned
32. Mass Murderer Jamilov Mentioned
33. The Girl on the Hill Mentioned
34. Survive the Night Absent
35. The Girl and the Monster Mentioned
36. The G.I.A. Absent
37. Great Kaiju Shiki Absent
38. 22 Hits Absent
39. Spider the Genius Hacker Flashback
40. Operation C7 Absent
41. Fireworks Absent
42. Pino's Dream Absent
43. Smells Like Money Mentioned
Sun Jewel arc
49. Captain Connor Absent
50. Madame Kurenai Absent
51. Stones Absent
52. Kurenai's Gauntlet Absent
53. Wibble Wobble Ruby Bobble Absent
54. The Truth Is in the Cube Absent
55. Black Rock Absent
56. Reset Absent
57. My Mother, the Machine Absent
58. A Silent Reunion Absent
59. I Know You Can Keep Pressing On Mentioned
60. Until the Day it Turns to Strength Absent
61. Enter Arsenal Absent
62. The Legend of Me Absent
63. Taking Up the Torch Absent
64. Leaper Absent
65. The Swordswoman Incapacitated Absent
66. Gravity's Gonna Crush You Absent
67. Someone to Love Absent
68. Valkyrie Flashback
Belial Gore arc
69. Rebecca's Nightmare Absent
70. Belial Gore Absent
71. The Steel Sorceress Absent
72. The Element 4 Absent
73. Don't Shed a Tear Absent
74. Weisz vs. Laguna Absent
75. A Wind Blows Through the Sakura Cosmos Absent
76. Rebecca vs. Sylph Absent
77. The Winds that Bind Absent
78. No.29 Absent
79. That Which Obstructs and That Which Steals Absent
80. 60-Day Commemorative Coin Absent
81. Intercession Absent
82. Scolding Mentioned
83. The Shot Heard Round the Underworld Absent
84. A World Without Shiki Absent
85. Our Future Absent
86. EZ-Attack!! Absent
87. 4 on 4 Absent
88. Eye of God Absent
89. Hermit vs. Fie Absent
90. Sister vs. Daichi Absent
91. Homura vs. Sylph Absent
92. The Sword of Edens Absent
93. The Execution Site Absent
94. Shiki vs. Drakken Absent
95. Kris Rutherford Absent
96. A Young Man's Memories Absent
97. The Time Is Now Absent
98. Advent of the Demon King Absent
99. The Pendant Absent
Edens One arc
100. Edens One Appears
101. Singularity Appears
102. Time to Say Goodbye Appears
103. Clash of the Cosmos Appears
104. The Woman They Called Pirate Flashback
Red Cave arc
105. Dragonfall Absent
106. Prayer Council Flashback
107. A Planet Where Stars Fall Like Rain Absent
108. Nadia, Love of My Life Absent
109. Red Cave Mentioned
110. A Robot in Love Mentioned
111. The Sky of Days Long Past Absent
Foresta arc
112. When You Live Life on a Ship Mentioned
113. In the Doghouse Mentioned
114. Glue Mentioned
115. The Battle of Foresta Absent
116. The Sky Sweeper Absent
117. Shiki vs. Orc Mentioned
118. Star Drain Mentioned
119. Homura vs. Mora Absent
120. Rebecca vs. Britney Absent
121. Darling Little Piece of Junk Mentioned
122. Titanic Victory Mentioned
123. The Light of Justice Mentioned
124. Kiss & Die Absent
125. Heart of Gravity Absent
126. This Doctor, Armed and Dangerous Absent
127. The Doomsday System Absent
128. What's Important Mentioned
129. So We Can Smile Brighter Mentioned
130. Oceans 6 Flashback
131. VR-C Flashback
132. Chrono Witch Hologram
133. Following Ziggy's Path Appears
Sandra arc
134. Judgment Day Appears
135. Desert Oasis Mentioned
136. Goodwin Absent
137. Empire Dice Absent
138. Prelude to the Aoi War Mentioned
139. White Flash Absent


Quotes[edit | edit source]

We bots die just like humans do. That "death" is exactly what teaches us to appreciate life. We don't have the same lifespan as humans, and the values we attach to life might be different. But even so, we have life just like you, and that means...we have hearts.

—Ziggy, Chapter 68

Shiki... I was wrong. I should never have raised you. Or have sent you into the skies.

—Ziggy, Chapter 101

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 43, Page 10
  2. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 13, Page 16
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 1, Pages 2 - 5
  4. 4.0 4.1 Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 1, Pages 70 - 72
  5. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 101
  6. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 102
  7. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 103
  8. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 104
  9. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 126
  10. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 1, Page 30
  11. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 66
  12. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 101, Pages 11 - 18
  13. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 101, Page 19
  14. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 102, Pages 2 - 9
  15. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 102, Pages 12 - 15
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 102, Page 17
  17. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 102, Pages 17 - 18
  18. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 103, Pages 3 - 5
  19. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 103, Page 14
  20. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 103, Pages 17 - 19
  21. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 113, Pages 16 - 18
  22. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 134, Page 19
  23. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 1, Page 61
  24. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 102, Pages 6 - 13
  25. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 104, Page 19
  26. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 13, Page 13
  27. 27.0 27.1 Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 35, Page 6
  28. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 109, Page 5
  29. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 133, Page 20
  30. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 14, Page 6
  31. 31.0 31.1 Edens Zero Manga: Volume 9 Afterword

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