34 - "When the Meteors Fall"
Final Appearance: "Be
Emperor of Buff, Zuou had somehow raised the ire of military Supreme
Commander Doba, who sees the Ideon
as a way of taking command of the Buff Empire. He was not a well man,
needing medication. Zuou also became interested in acquiring the Sixth
Civilisation's technology, and dispatched Rukuku
to get it for him. However, she was killed in the attempt.
is killed when his palace was struck by a meteorite, as Buff was destroyed
by the Ide. His spirit is later shown with Doba, expressing respect for
what Zuou had done to piss Doba off so much is never explained. Indeed,
Zuou is limited to a silent, barely glimpsed cameo in the TV series, and
just a brief death scene (plus his spirit) in Be Invoked. He's
more of a catalyst explaining the actions of Doba and Gindoro
than a character.