In "Agatha Heterodyne and the Electric Coffin", Zon is one of a gang of abandoned constructs going from village to village, carrying out frauds. They would then evade pursuit through the apparent death, and subsequent surreptitious revival, of the member of the gang carrying out their fraud in any given village. Despite their general success at running the con, he and his comrades Torsti Lechwa, Luilla and Garon, were starting to show strong signs of lack of proper maintenance.
He was mistrustful of Agatha Heterodyne's offer of an escape from this precarious life and attacked her. She defeated, and subsequently revived him, thus convincing him that her offer was genuine.