Master Zik is the founder of the Deadly Six of which he is a high-ranking member.
At an unknown point in time, Master Zik founded the Deadly Six, but eventually passed the reigns on to Zavok while remaining a member and adviser to the younger Zeti. During the Shattered World Crisis, he and his teammates were enslaved by Dr. Eggman using the Cacophonic Conch. However, they were freed from this enforced servitude by Sigma, a villainous intelligence from another world who sought to dominate all reality. Grateful for his "rescue," Zik and the rest of the Deadly Six forced Eggman and later Dr. Wily to serve Sigma, building him a new body and his Unity Engines. The doctors also created armor to enhance the powers of the Deadly Six, which they then attempted to use to overthrow Sigma. However, Sigma had anticipated such a betrayal, and the armor also served to enslave the Deadly Six anew, this time to Sigma's will. Only short two of his "traditional eight commanders," Sigma divided the Deadly Six into two groups. Zik, Zomom, and Zazz traveled to Earth 20XX and attacked Mega Man. Zik proved the deciding party in the battle, using his abilities to force Mega Man to take himself down. (VG: SLW; SU: #76; WUB: MM)
Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog were soon converted into M'egga Man and Sonic Man and sent to attack Mobotropolis and Mega City, respectively. However, after Sigma's Unity Engines began merging the planets together, the two corrupted heroes began attacking each other. Sigma soon recognized that Eggman and Wily had double-crossed him, and sent Zik, Zomom, and Zeena to hunt them down. Due to Xander Payne's interference they lost the pair, and were soon reassigned to join Zavok, Zazz, and Zor in leading Sigma's Mechaniloid army against the Sky Patrol. Zik proved a formidable foe despite his small size, getting the drop on Rotor Walrus during the battle. After their robotic minions were dispatched, they used their powers to force the Maverick Hunters and Robot Masters to attack their allies. However, Zik and his teammates were rid of their Sigma Armor by the Egg-Wily Uppity Robot Scrambler Cannon, and afterwards collapsed from exhaustion. They were then placed in the brig of the Sky Patrol just prior to the ship falling under attack by a group of Time-Cloned Mavericks. Sigma's trip back through time was later undone, as well as Eggman's invasion, returning Zik and his comrades to the Lost Hex. (SB: #8, #9; MM: #50, #52; SU: #77; StH: #274)
Master Zik seems to be extremely confident in the experience granted him by his advanced age, and looks down upon younger, less-traveled beings.
Master Zik is incredibly powerful despite his small size, and capable of launching energy blasts at his enemies. He also has the curious habit of utilizing apples of various sizes in battle as weapons or means of transportation. Like other Zeti he also has the ability to control machines, a power enhanced by his armor but that also left him susceptible to Sigma's mind control.
- An unnamed version of Master Zik previously appeared in the Sonic Halloween Comic Fest 2013 issue alongside the other Deadly Six.