Only the brave or foolish enter the Southern Plateau, a wasteland where little grows but where evil is said to thrive. This is also the home of Zoma. It is said he uses the life energies of captured travelers to sustain himself in this bleak environment.

Zoma served as an advisor to the king of Lustan, a kingdom which bordered the plateau in the ancient days. Zoma's lust for power finally forced the king to banish his former minister to the plateau. Through the centuries, Zoma has been content to live off of the energies of his prisoners. However, the announcement of the Golden Axe has stirred his lust for power once again. Zoma has stated that he will rule the continent "without mercy" when he wins.

Golden Axe: The Duel

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Page Updated:  Feb. 27th, 2023

Zoma is the obvious "freak" of Golden Axe: The Duel. You almost want to write him off as a typical run-of-the-mill bad guy sorcerer, and in some ways he is. As a fighting game character though, he actually delivers with some cool mannerisms and interesting moves. His creepy air-walking maneuver, spinning staff move, and super move with those crazy snake-like projectiles were pretty memorable. Not to mention he can turn his opponents into a freakin' toad (and they can still fight). Pretty good stuff from Sega back then.

My respect for the design increased even more when I discovered Zoma's official character artwork (badass artwork right there). He's actually a cool looking character that stands the test of time. I can remember some much much lamer "sorcerer designs" from back in the 90's.

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