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Be it because of its outlandish sound or its harsh structure, there seems to be a trend of naming sci-fi villains—and especially stereotypical ones—after these three consonants (sometimes with a K instead of a G), with a random vowel in-between and possibly some letters before or after.

Compare Law of Alien Names, Xtreme Kool Letterz, Names to Run Away From Really Fast.

Examples of A Villain Named Zrg include:

Anime and Manga

  • King Zarkon from Voltron would be a near-example.
  • Zork from Yu-Gi-Oh!
    • Also the cards "Dark Master Zorc" and, flipping the letter order, "Gorz the Emissary of Darkness."

Comic Books


  • The Fifth Element: Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg. Especially significant as the whole movie is a reconstruction of sci-fi movies and comics of the 1970s and 1980s.
  • In the film Zathura, the evil lizard race are called the Zorgons.
  • A case of Aerith and Bob occurs in Betty Blue, where Zorg is a perfectly normal handyman in the France of the Eighties.


Live Action TV

Newspaper Comics

  • Inversion: Hans Zarkov from Flash Gordon, who's one of the good guys.


  • Transformers has the Decepticon Scorponok's head, Lord Zarak.

Video Games

Western Animation

  • The archnemesis of Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 2 is called Zurg. Another reconstruction, by the way.
  • Space Ghost's arch-nemesis Zorak.
  • The alien villain in Space Chimps is named Zartog.