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This article is about a subject from outside Hideo Kojima's core "Metal Gear Saga." It has some level of canonicity within the continuity, but reader discretion is advised.[?]
At some point during the early 2010s, Zachary ended up experimented on by the Patriots, resulting in him becoming a cyborg. His left arm, in particular, was replaced with a cybernetic one, containing data from the Patriots.
After the Patriots' fall, he ended up joining the Denver Police Department, acting as a peace officer since at least World Marshal Inc. took control of the privatized police department thanks to small-government legislation passed by then-state senator Steven Armstrong.
- See also: Raid at World Marshal, Ambush in Africa, Abkhazian Coup, Investigation in Guadalajara, Raid in Denver, and Operation Tecumseh
In 2018, Zachary led a contingent of nine DPD cyborg cops to secure the area and prevent Raiden's arrival at World Marshal's HQ building, two of which secured the outer perimeter of the barrier, while he himself led five cyborg cops within the barrier. After surrounding Raiden, Zachary then informed him that Raiden was forbidden from being within Denver, and thus was in violation of both state and federal law. When Raiden suggests that he'd better arrest him, Zachary and the other cops proceeded to chuckle at Raiden's suggestion, before citing that he and the other cops are authorized to utilize lethal force on Raiden due to his "threatening" a peace officer, under law "18-3-104.7." However, despite this, Raiden managed to wipe him and his entire unit out, also taking Zachary's left arm in the process.
Behind the scenes
Zachary is a character in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, as well as one of thirty cyborgs to contain retrievable left arms in the game. He acts as the first cyborg commander in Chapter R-03. In fact, he is the first cyborg to attack Raiden in the chapter. He is also present in the immediate prior cutscene.
In the opening cutscene of Chapter R-03, Zachary mentions just before engaging Raiden that he is required to use deadly force on Raiden due to the law "18-3-107.4: Threatening a Peace Officer." This is actually refering to a real Colorado law, specifically Revised Statute 18-3-107 - 1st Degree Murder of a Police Officer, which provides the death penalty for anyone convicted of killing a police officer; Though section 4 of the law which he's specifically refering to is simply a declaration that should the death penalty be declared unconstitutional then all death sentences shall be comutted to life in prison. This is likely just oversight as the immedately proceeding section, section 3, provides the death penalty.