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Trivia

  • Zen is a smoker, but he wants to quit.
    • His favorite cigarettes are from "Black Angel" which may be a reference to the real cigarettes "Black Devil".
  • He has a fan club.
  • Zen has sensitive hearing.[1]
  • Zen's phone number is +82)10-9211-%#XZ
  • According to the RFA Orientation Guidebook:
    • His email is zen@cheritz.com
    • His special talents include playing the piano, dancing and singing.
    • His most used app is the camera.
    • He likes ice cold beer fresh from the fridge and lamb kebab, and dislikes strange food such as snails and foie gras.
    • He desires a girlfriend or a chance to act on a bigger stage.
    • His favourite quote is: "You don't see love with your eyes, you see it with your heart."
    • He has been in a love triangle both with two girls that were best friends. In the end, he turned them both down.
    • His ideal type are go-getters.
    • For a first date, he would like to go to a theater show and surprise his date with a bouquet of flowers.
    • With women, he often looks at their hands to determine the type of job they do.
    • V considers Zen to be one of his muses and is frustrated that Zen looks even more handsome in photos than he does in real life.
  • Zen has psychic dreams which often come true.
  • Zen breaks the fourth wall three times:
    • When in a conversation with the MC he mentioned about having a weird dream in which they all were just computers, programmed to say certain things. [2]
    • In Jumin's route, day 8, the chat Jumin's Change (17:22/5:22 P.M.), if you and Seven tease him about the stuff he watches, he says "Whichever genre it is, it doesn't suit this game's rating."
    • In Jaehee's route, day 8, the chat Worried Zen (03:32 A.M.), you and Zen would talk about how much Jaehee is being overworked by Jumin until he has to leave. He says "It's bad to play games this late~"
  • He heals at an incredibly fast rate. It is noted by the RFA members that he has never caught a cold. [3]
  • He debuted as a musical actor at a small theater company when he was 15 (16 by Korean Age) and gained some publicity through the musical 'Tei's Tea Leaf' when he was 18 (19 by Korean Age). [4]
  • It has been 5 years since he last had a girlfriend. [5]
  • Zen's love of motorcycles may be a slight reference from a popular 1974 book titled "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance".
  • In a phone call, Zen reveals that he was unknowingly the cover model for the French magazine, "Vague." In the same call, he states a game company is creating an elf character based on himself and uses his name. [6]
    • Vague is a parody of Vogue.
  • Zen's Route has 29 visual novels in total from Day 5-11 (excluding the party visual novel), some being interactive and others being non-interactive.
    • He has the most visual novels out of the Casual Story characters.
    • Zen has the most visual novels on Day 7 (9 in total).
    • Zen is the only Casual Story character to have interactive visual novels.
  • GD Entertainment is Zen's agency. [7]
  • Zen's Zorro poster is referred to as LOL (Legend of Legend) by all the hard core fans. [8]
  • He always gets pranked on his birthdays. [9][10]
  • In April Fool's DLC, his login ID and password of the messenger are 'ZEN' and '1111' respectively. [11]
  • Jumin once gave Zen a hairball of Elizabeth the 3rd as a gift.[12]
  • Zen’s favorite cake is Red Velvet. [13]
  • Zen's lives at B1 431 Mysterious Tabcco St. in Jingerbread City, SEL 04047.
  • In Another Story, Zen is illiterate when it comes to modern electronic devices, and aside from his phone, he had outdated devices like the Walkingman and an old 386 computer running on Hindows98; both purchased at junk shops. Seven had to teach him how to use his smartphone and give him a laptop running on Hindows 7.
  • According to Saeran's Diary:
    • His behavioral pattern is Home - Studio - Stage Mall - Park - Home
    • His weaknesses are physical body and career damage
  • According to Rika's Scrapbook:
    • Rika thinks he can win over anybody so he'll be the face of the RFA.
    • Zen played as Jack in the musical Tei's Tea Leaf. In an interview, Zen's most important thing while he's on stage is to become the character itself. He chants himself that he is Jack before every performance.
    • Zen's belongings: smartphone loaded with selfies, earphones, money clip wallet, white hairband, towel, outfit for practice, hard copy of script, motorcycle and house keys, small mirror, Black Angel cigarette pack & lighter, and portable ashtray.

References

  1. Yoosung’s route, 9th Day, 10:14 - “Shocking facts”
  2. Casual Story, 4th day, 23:15 - “Weird Dream”
  3. Zen and Jaehee Route*
  4. Email from @musical (??)
  5. First day, 04:35 - “Zen's complaint”
  6. Deep Story, 4th Day, 15:15, Outgoing phone call “I'm in such a dilemma here”
  7. April Fools DLC*
  8. Deep Story, 3rd Day, 02:59 - “Zorro poster”
  9. April Fools DLC, 00:00, Zen’s outgoing phone call “Last April Fool's...”
  10. April Fools DLC, 12:31 - “This is all a dream”
  11. April Fools DLC, 23:50 - “Prep birthday party”
  12. April Fools DLC, 07:07 - Zen’s Incoming Call of missed chatroom - “Something ridiculous happened”
  13. 2020 Yoosung’s Birthday, - “Baking a 3-tier Cake”
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