Zigzag is a very thin, long-legged, mottled gray-black tom, with flint-green eyes. His right ear has a nick in it.
- Zigzag first appears as a timid loner hiding in the bushes. A thunderstorm rises and he sees a kit named Kojo wandering about, and he scoops her into his hiding place to take shelter. The storm grows fiercer and they huddle together, Zigzag guarding her until she is warm and dry. When the storm finally passes over they get out of hiding, and he tells her to go home to her mother before dark. Zigzag then jumps into a tree, that creaks and groans even though he is very light. Confused, Zigzag goes down to examine the problem and the tree snaps in half, crushing him under the branches.
- Kojo leaps in to the rescue, grabbing his scruff, and hauling the skinny loner out of the branches. He stands up, assuring her that he is okay, but his neck and ear are oozing with blood. Kojo treats him with incredible herbs and methods, like a sorcerer. Zigzag deeply respects her for these talents and will forever be in debt because she saved his life.
- Nervous, timid, blazing fast (so fast it seems like he's flying), and gentle. His light weight and swift paws make him an excellant hunter.