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The Zealot was a ferocious Locust Kantus unleashed upon the Coalition of Ordered Governments during the early years of the Locust War


The lead scientist of the Locust Horde, Ukkon, harnessed the power of Imulsion to build his army. Resulting experiments with the Locust Kantus led to the creation of the deadly Zealot.

These enhanced Kantus formed the fierce and unrelenting front-line of Ukkon's army.



Each Zealot wore an injection harness that delivered a continual flow of Imulsion into their bodies, amplifying the power of their attacks and granting them increased resilience and strength.

Like their unpowered brethren, these Kantuses heal and buff surrounding Locusts with the added durability enhancements and toxic explosion upon death. As such, they should be the first to be targeted and eliminated as a combined Zealot and Disciple duo is a dangerous combination indeed.

Full body view of the Zealot

Behind the Scenes[]

  • Like the Disciple, it is unknown why Ukkon decided to inject Imulsion into the Locust, given the fact that the threat of Lambency was widely known amongst the Horde by the time Gears Tactics took place. Injecting these Locust with a mutagenic organism that infects the host against their own kind seems counterproductive to the Locust Horde.
    • It's possible Ukkon was attempting to replicate, or even enhance his own unique ability into the Locust's forces, using Imulsion.
    • The Zealot made its Multiplayer debut in Gears 5‘s Operation 6.


Hollow and Enemy Creatures
Locust Horde
Berserker (Matriarch) · Boomer (Butcher, Flame Boomer, Grinder, Mauler, Mauler Elite, Savage Boomer, Tremor) · Drone (Beast Rider, Bolter, Cyclops, Disciple, Flame Drone, Grappler, Gunner, Miner, Savage Drone, Savage Hunter, Savage Marauder, Sniper, Spotter) · Grenadier (Flame Grenadier, Grenadier Elite, Hunter, Hunter Elite, Savage Grenadier, Savage Grenadier Elite, Ravager) · Kantus (Armored Kantus, Savage Kantus, Zealot) · Rager · Sire · Theron (Cleaver Theron, Palace Guard, Savage Theron, Theron Elite, Theron Sentinel)
Hollow Creatures
Bloodmount · Brumak · Corpser (Shibboleth) · Digger · Gas Barge · Heart Leech · Kraken · Kryll · Leviathan · Mangler · Nemacyst (Ink Grenade) · Nemacyte · Reaver (Assault Barque, Hydra) · Riftworm · Rockworm · Rock Shrew · Seeder · Serapede · Siegebeast · Tempest (Shrieker) · Ticker · Torture Barge · Wretch
Former · Lambent Berserker · Lambent Brumak · Lambent Bull · Lambent Dog · Lambent Drone (Lambent Drudge) · Lambent Grenadier · Lambent Gunker · Lambent Leviathan · Lambent Polyp · Lambent Stalk · Lambent Theron · Lambent Wretch
Canker · Carrier · DeeBees (Bastion, Reject, Stump) · Drone (Elite Drone, Grenadier, Elite Grenadier, Hunter, Elite Hunter, Imago, Sniper, Elite Sniper) · Flock (Leech) · Hive Beast · Juvie (Screamer, Popper) · Kraken · Locust (Drone · Matriarch · Sire) · Scion (Armored Scion, Heavy Scion, Scion Elite, Warden) · Snatcher (Pouncer) · Swarmak
DR-1 · Shepherd (Deadeye) · Tracker (Shock Tracker) · Watcher (Guardian, Sentinel)