"Zorran's gona stick his big smoke stack in and rurin everthing!"

Zug, Mixed signals


Zug is an ambitious, young tug, and one of the Z-Stacks switchers. He speaks with a Midwest Estonian accent.

Bio[edit | edit source]

He mainly works with Zip, and likes to think of himself as the intelligent one. Compared to Zip, he certainly is intelligent. Compared to anyone else, he's not. He comes up with devious plans for him and Zip to use (although the plans usually fail). Zug is Captain Zero's 4th tug, a harbour switcher who is used for a wide variety of tasks aroundBigg City Port. Zug is quite an ugly tug, and he and Zip are best friends. Zug basically commands Zip, who's too frightened to make any good suggestions. Zug's capabilities range from the towing of barges to liner docking operations. Like the rest of the Zero Marine, Zug is based on the Moran Fleet Tugs of the 1920's. His personality resembles Peter Lorre. He's sneaky, cowardly and he needs the other Z-Stacks around for courage. Zug is a scheming sort of tug, though his plans rarely if ever work as planned. Zug is intimidated by the main Z-Stack Zorranand has a tendency to be somewhat nervous and jittery around him. Zug and Zip are the Z-Stack equivalents of Ten Cents and Sunshine, in that they are the smaller tugs of the fleet, who work together and are plotting against the other two. Zug's whistle has a hooting quality that sounds very much like a squeeze horn, but deeper. Zug has major roles in most episodes, and a majority of stories focus on him as a major character in some way, usually concerning Zip.

Behind the sceens[edit | edit source]

Zug was voiced by British actor Nigel Anthony. In Salty's Lighthouse, he was first voiced by Scott McNeil. But despite the voice actor change, Zug still kept his original voice.

In the Japanese version he was voiced by Tarô Arakawa.

Zug sports a black, flat fedora with a white stripe.  

TriviaEdit[edit | edit source]

  • His model was sold to the Star tugs trust.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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