Zelkin is a warrior
of the bird people of Krondyke. An old rival of Hayato,
he works for the 4th Empire but helps them defeat Bilstein
for his own reasons. After a final duel with Hayato, he gives him a feather
from his head as a token of respect.
Zelkin is yet
another bizarre, yet somewhat interesting Star Gladiator design... in that sense, I suppose he fits
in with the roster. I don't know of many "bird men" characters, so he's
also somewhat original. Although, I do remember the He-Man series having
a few "bird" inspired people. lol. He also kinda reminds me of a character from Battle Beasts
(which I loved as a kid).