|Base of Operations||Genosha Island Prison|
|Place of Birth||Texas|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
- Oh, please. I can get out of this god forsaken prison whenever I want. The thing is, I actually enjoy not being beaten up by superheroes. Some people in this prison are even more insane than people think they are if they actually want to go against heroes again just to lose and come right back here.
- Purple Man
When Zachary first discovered that he had the power to persuade people into doing whatever he told them, he decided to become famous with it. He soon became a spokesperson for several businesses such as regular businesses like McDonald's or Hallmark, but he eventually got his big break when Tony Stark himself offered Zachary a job to advertise Stark Industries.
Eventually, the constant use of his powers was beginning to have a physical effect on him. It wasn't long until his skin had become purple. He refused contact with anyone for nearly a week, trying to figure out what he would do. Eventually, Tony got worried so he paid Zachary a visit, but he used his powers on him in order to control his mind. He learned he could manipulate his decisions completely, and he decided he was going to profit from this discovery.
Turn to Villainy
He made Tony take him to his mansion where he browsed around and decided he liked his house and exclaimed he would be staying there from now on. He then decided to turn Iron Man into his assistant. He made Iron Man go on errands for him occasionally, at first it wasn't a big deal, but he soon made Tony begin stealing for him, which was giving Iron Man and Stark Industries a bad name. Soon, Tony managed to muster enough willpower to call the Defenders, but he soon fell prey to Zachary's powers once more.