This is an article about Leon, Zeo's younger brother. For the article about the real Zeo Zagart, see Zeo Zagart (actual).
Zeo Zagart (ザガート レオン Zagāto Reon) is a recurring character in the Original Series, consisting of Beyblade: V-Force. He becomes a member of the Bladebreakers temporarily and later, Team Zagart. His Bit-Beast and Beyblade is Burning Kerberous.
Zeo is a boy with long and jagged turquoise hair, and darker turquoise eyes. As a child, he wore a plain magenta shirt with simple blue jean shorts and dark blue socks. Later on, he wears a white and purple suit with white gloves, and matching pants. Attached to his top and pants are four dark green and gold clasps, and he wears a dark green metallic attachment beneath his suit.
Zeo is a mild-mannered boy with respect for others. He deeply idolizes Tyson and strives to be a great blader like him someday. Zeo is optimistic and is a very determined person when it comes to reaching goals. He displays great perseverance in battle, even when he knows he'll lose.
When his father, Dr. Zagart explains his plans to steal the Bladebreakers's bit-beasts, Zeo became devastated, showing a high degree of honor for others' spirits and disapproving of theft. However, after Dr. Zagart tells Zeo the truth, he turns into a more devastating character with a sinister mindset. This fades after Tyson defeats him and becomes the two-time World Champion, allowing Zeo to change back into his old self.
When Tyson first meets Zeo, Zeo saves him from a four on one battle with the Saint Shields. Zeo is inexperienced, with a slight lack of confidence and a huge fan of Tyson. He becomes great friends with the Bladebreakers but when he learns that his father, Dr. Zagart, is the man who wants to steal the Bladebreakers' Bit-Beasts, his father reveals the truth to Zeo: he is a robotic duplicate of the real Zeo who died in an accident.
Zeo takes this very badly and decides that he will never be able to fit in with other kids and fears that Tyson and the others will reject him for being an android, so he announces to them that they are now enemies. His father provides him with a powerful Rock Bit-beast (from the stolen rock) called Cerberus. Zeo trains hard to control Cerberus and enters the tag team tournament with Gordo as his partner.
The final rounds of the World Championships had begun. After the opening ceremony, Tyson confronts Zeo to try and find the kid he once knew and was friends with, but fails. When he enters the tournament, he battles Ozuma and beats him badly to everyone's shock. Meanwhile, Kenny discovers a weird anomaly that occurs when Zeo battles. When Zeo battles Kai, he loses and Zeo steals Dranzer from him. After the fight there was a small conversation between Tyson and Zeo. Zeo predicted that he would beat Tyson in the final and take away Dragoon. He also made it clear to Tyson that he would never get Dranzer back. Because Zeo was clear that he is not fighting for any team, but only for himself. And Zeo believes that he is only because of that strong. In the final match he battles Max and wins unexpectedly by combining Cerberus's power with Dranzer and steals Draciel. He has to fight Tyson in the tie breaker match. During his battle with Tyson, part of his body short circuits and reveals to everyone that he is a machine. Zeo attacked Tyson without pausing, using the power of Dranzer and Draciel. Cerberus power was now well above the limit. Tyson and Zeo gave everything, but in the end Zeo could no longer withstand the pressure against Dragoon and lost. The battle ends with Tyson winning and Dranzer and Draciel being released. And after Tyson's encouragement Zeo learns to accept himself for what he is and stops trying to get the Bladebreakers Bit-Beasts. In the Japanese version, Zeo recognizes his potential as a robot and thanks his father for creating him.
In the final ending of G-Revolution (a slide show revealing what happens to characters from other series), Zeo is seen with shorter hair, holding a violin and staring out a window while his Cerberus blade sits on a table.
In the manga, Zeo is actually a boy named Leon who is the younger brother of Zeo. The real Zeo was hit by a truck and died shortly after. He was trained by his father to believe that he was Zeo and battled Tyson to steal Dragoon, but was defeated and realized that he cannot live his life as the shadow of his older brother. Upon his defeat, he and his father leave together to live their true lives. In the Manga, Zeo is a skilled violin player.
Dr. Zagart is Zeo's father.
When Tyson first met Zeo, he saved him from a four on one battle with the Saint Shields. Zeo idolizes Tyson and was glad to get the chance to train and/or battle with him. Their friendship becomes strained when Zeo learned the truth about himself from his father and that Tyson's team had the bit-beasts needed to change him into who he should be. However, after Tyson defeated Zeo in the World Championship finals, they became friends again and Zeo accepted himself for who he really is.
As shown in the series, Zeo is a skilled blader with a strong spirit. He also has the ability to play the violin (which he ironically dislikes).
In the anime, his original Beyblade is a custom built Beyblade called Zeronix, which was destroyed many times by Sickle Weasel and Clarken, two Bit-Beasts from the stolen rock. After finding about the truth about himself from his father, Cerberus becomes his Bit-Beast with the powerful attack: Chain Storm. It is a powerful magnacore Blade with a triple bladed Attack Ring and a slim Balancing type for control at high speeds. Burning Kerberous was a Bit-Beast from the Ancient Rock named Cerberus. Cerberus is an extremely powerful Bit-Beast. Cerberus' Attack is Chain Storm.
|Saint Shields (Tag w/ Tyson)||Episode 30||Win|
|Anonymous Beyblader||Episode 31||Win|
|Tyson Granger||Episode 32||Lose|
|Tyson Granger||Episode 32||Draw|
|Tanner Conner's Partner||Episode 33||Win|
|Net (tag w/ Tyson)||Episode 34||Win|
|Denny (tag w/ Ray)||Episode 40||Win|
|Tanner Conner's Partner||Episode 41||Win|
|Gordo||Episode 42||Lose (various times)|
|Preliminary Beyblader||Episode 44||Win|
|Kai Hiwatari||Episode 48||Win|
|Max Tate||Episode 50||Win|
|Tyson Granger||Episode 51||Lose|
- Four against one isn't fair!
- You're Tyson? Tyson Granger, the world champion beyblader?
- Everyone, just leave me alone! just leave me alone! From now on, we're enemies, you got that? Forget that you even met me!
- And the next time we meet, We'll be in battle, Tyson!
- Things are different. From now on, we're enemies! I'm going to defeat all of you and take the four bit beasts! You Can't Stop Me!
- Listen to me, Tyson. The Zeo you knew before could never be a champion. So don't think of me as a friend if you want to protect Dragoon.
- "Dranzer's mine now! Your team, your friends, they're nothing! Once inside the stadium, a true blader fight alone. No one can help you out there. So if you want to win, fight for yourself!"
- The time has finally come, Tyson. I will do whatever it takes to get Dragoon!
- I know what I am, I'm a robot!
- The 3 colors on Ceberus' blade (blue, green, and red) all seem to represent the colors of the 3 Bit-Beasts he battled (Dragoon, Draciel, and Dranzer).
- Zeo Zagart shares the name "Zeo" with the Metal Saga character, Zeo Abyss. Also, Zeo Abyss was affiliated with Hades Inc., while Zagart's Beyblade is Cerberus.
- Zeo strongly resembles Ponzu from the anime Hunter x Hunter because they both have long turquoise hair and turquoise eyes.
- Zeo's story bears resemblance to that of Astro Boy, where Dr. Tenma created Astro Boy after his deceased son.
- Zeo attended the Beyblade School Phoenix.
- He gets violin lessons from his butler, but does not seem to like it.
- Zeo is the only character in the world of Beyblade who is a robot.
- At the end of Beyblade: V-Force, there seems to be a happy ending between him and his father.
- Zeo is the only member of Team Zagart who still has his bit-beast, as everyone else's bit-chips were destroyed.