ゼット, , Z
Z real name Z001332536893 is the principal antagonist of the third OVA series of Tenchi Muyo RyoOhki though his first onscreen appearance albeit in silhouette only was in the final minutes of the second OVAs quotZero Ryokoquot and the short clip quotHere Comes Jurai Part 2quot. Z is a being of great power even capable of punching holes through planets seemingly without effort and can destroy large powerful star fleets without much effort. Like Tenchi he can produce kyoku quotlighthawk wingsquot five of them to Tenchis three. However Zs strength would never have equaled Tenchis while he commands two more lighthawk wings than Tenchi Z does not possess Tenchis power of material conversion which allows energy to be converted to matter and vice versa. Z was originally an expert space fighter pilot. He his family and many other members of his people found and attacked the quottemplequot for lack of a better term where the Chousin are. This attack was most likely set up by Tokimis experiments to look for potential of a greater power being kami in the universe. During the battle the cruiser containing his family was destroyed and he was injured severely. Watching his family die caused him to unleash his untapped lighthawk wings for the first time which he used to heal himself and destroy the enemy fleet. It was at this time that Tokimi noticed him and he came into her service. Serving Tokimi he then takes on the role of the battle machines that he and his people had fought and lost too. With his five lighthawk wings he is easily able to overcome other races who send war fleets to attack the quottemple.quot Again this is done so that any being with the potential of producing lighthawk wings on their own will emerge from the battle. During a meeting with Tokimi and the Dimensional Supervisor D3 he notes that Dr. Clay has discovered the third dimension location of her older sisters Washu and Tsunami. It is here that the events of OAV 2 Ep. 5 episode 12 overall where Tenchi Masaki uses his own lighthawk wings to overcome a black hole are noticed as is the uniqueness of Tenchis power. Knowing that Z would likely challenge Tenchi Tokimi orders him to not touch Tenchi. This is reenforced with a warning from D3. He decides to obey the letter of the order... but not the spirit of it and he tampers with a communication from Galaxy Police Officer Mihoshi to her family he sets in motion a chain of deadly events that make up much of the story of the third OVA series. When his attempt to manipulate Mihoshis brother Misao into killing Tenchi fails Z attacks Tenchi directly in an attempt to eliminate him. In his mind hes doing Tenchi a service since he knows that Tsunami and Washu will bring him back to life only he will no longer be a freak of nature with unnatual abilities. In the process Z destroys much of the Earth and when testing Tenchis material conversion abilities destroys a large section of the moon. Since Tenchi only displayed three lighthawk wings Z canceled them with three of his own leaving him with two and Tenchi with none. He attempts to kill Tenchi but Tenchi manages to flee to Saturn. To stop Tenchi Z has pulled from the future the entity known as the Counteractor who also happens to be Empress Misaki. Seeing this Tokimi finally made a direct attempt to stop Z. However Z overcame her efforts with the help of the Counteractor at great cost to himself. He attempts to again kill Tenchi which causes Sasami to become Tsunami. Tsunami and Tokimis powers react to each other causing much of the galaxy was ruined. Washu who had resumed her Chousin form put an end to it and focused her sisters attention. Z explains things to Tenchi including the story of Zs past. Ryoohki attacks Z and is destroyed. Ryoko then attacks Z to save Tenchi. To prevent her from being killed Tenchi overcomes the Counteractor and places himself between Zs lighthawk wings and Ryoko. Tenchi is sliced open by Zs lighthawk wings however instead of dying a huge burst of energy emerged from the wound. Z was easily destroyed by this surge of Tenchis power. Z had been so blinded by hatred and anger at what Tokimi and indirectly Tsunami and Washu had done to him combined with his jealousy of Tokimis clear interest in Tenchi that he failed to notice that even after eliminating Tenchis lighthawk wings Tenchi still survived in the cold vacuum of space. Later when the Chousin had explained what had happened Tokimi realized that had she done things differently with Z she might have had a relationship with him that was similar to the one Tsunami and Washu had with Tenchi. She then recreated Z as an infant and sent him back into the past. Because Choushin cannot recreate the power he once had Z will now lead a life as a normal member of his race and hopefully a better one. source: Wikipedia