Zebedee is used for a variety of tasks around Bigg City Port. Like the other Z-Stacks, Zebedee is based on the NYC Moran Fleet tugs from the 1920's. His personality resembles Shemp Howard. Zebedee is one of the more complex TUGS characters, an easy-going tug who winds up the Star Fleet for a reason or another mean and vindictive on the outside, but on the inside there is much to his personality. Beneath his tough exterior is the only Z-Stack to have a conscience.
In the episode High Winds, his guilty conscience proves he has good in him when he helps the Star Fleet tow the liner Princess Alice. He was once offered to join the Star Fleet but refused, saying he's a Z-Stack at heart. Zebedee's lighter side was never examined again in the series, but it was an interesting factor that might have been further revealed if the series had continued.
Zebedee's whistle produces a single flat note. Zebedee also has the deepest whistle of the Z-Stacks.
In the animated series Salty's Lighthouse, Zebedee was voiced by Ian James Corlett, giving him a Brooklyn accent. His name is always pronounced as "Zeebee", although his original nameplate is left uncensored.
- His model was sold to The Star Tugs Company (formerly The Star Tugs Trust).
- He is often called "Zeb" by Zak. Also is sometimes called "Zebby" as a nickname by the tramp steamer gangster, Johnny Cuba.
- Sunshine (cameo)
- Jinxed (cameo)
- High Winds
- High Tide
- Regatta (cameo)
- Bigg Freeze (cameo)
Books and Annual Stories
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