|Appears in||Special Forces|
Zone is a character in the American comic series Special Forces.
Inspiration for the story and its lead character came from 2 incidents where autistic teens were recruited into the US military during the Iraq war.
He was recruited into the army by sergeant Ramirez under the false pretense that it would get him friends.
Zone is stated to be autistic multiple times within the comic. He thrives on military discipline and greatly enjoys menial tasks such as disassembling and reassembling a weapon or latrine duty. He has a list with everything he needs to do and follows it very strictly, even in face of danger. He also carries toy soldier everywhere, getting violent when it is taken and putting himself in danger to retrieve it. Felony exploits both these tendencies to keep Zone out of danger. He is very resistant to pain, continuing to get up after being shot multiple times to finish the tasks on his list.
- Baker, K., 2008, Special Forces Issue #1
- issue 2, "That's right. I picked an autistic kid's pocket."
- Baker, K., 2008, Special Forces Issue #2