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Zack is a DJ who entered the first tournament to increase his popularity and make a name for himself. He partly succeeds in his mission, and earns a high enough ranking in the tournament to earn a decent amount of prize money. His muscular strength and rare kick boxing style grabs the attention of all that witness his fighting. He is a self-taught genius of Thai boxing. He re-entered the "Dead or Alive World Combat Championship" to feed his hunger for public attention and to win the prize money. Because of his funky personality, his popularity is growing.
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Dead or Alive

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Dead or Alive 2, Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore, Dead or Alive 3, Dead or Alive 4, Dead or Alive 5, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Dead or Alive 6, Dead or Alive: Dimensions

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Page Updated:  Oct. 11th, 2018

Zack started off as a fairly interesting design in the first DOA, but in the sequels, he progressively became more and more goofy (to say the least). Besides being an obvious Dennis Rodman wannabe in DOA2, Zack has acquired some mildly entertaining moves & mannerisms over the years. However, he also has some of the sloppiest moves I've ever seen (especially in DOA5). There's fighting with personality, and then there's fighting like a total moron. Seriously, anyone who fights like Zack in a real fight would get their ass handed to them quickly (which oddly enough is what happened to Zack in the DOA5 storyline).

Zack just comes off as a weirdo more than anything else. Is that really what the DOA designers were going for? Doubt it. The direction of Zack's design just isn't clear.... He's the token black guy of the series, but for some reason, they thought giving him ridiculously awkward outfits would make him "interesting" somehow? Meh. Zack just might win the award for worst outfits of any fighting game character. His "Ronald McDonald" outfit in DOA5 might just take the cake. Zack also has one of the most annoying voices of all time. I actually used him in DOA2 a bit, but I don't find him to be a likeable character anymore.

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