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He is the ruthless ruler of the TrollDragons who is obsessed with preventing his own death. He is also the archenemy of Charlemagne the Devourer.
He was voiced by James Hong, who also voiced Professor Chang in the 2003 Teen Titans TV series, Mandarin in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go! and Ho Chan in the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series.
Little is known about Zong-Shi's past. He was a longtime enemy of Charlemagne the Devourer, believing the Khronisfere to show him his death. Horrified on that he will die, he decided to prevent it in every possible way by using the Krohnisphere to figure out how he will die so he can find a way to prolong his life. He enslaved the TrollDragons, deprived them of basic needs, had them obtain magical stones so the Krohnisphere can still function, and isolated them from the outside world to the point where many TrollDragons have died, much to Zong-Shi's apathy as he gambles with the extinction of his own race if it means to prolong his own. He then began living in a replica of Trollmarket located under the Stonecarver Bridge in southern China.
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Years later, with the help of the Krohnisfere, he foresaw the approach of his old enemy Charlemagne, his son, Archie, and their friends, Blinky and Claire, and orders his guards to capture them. When they come to him, they ask him to give them the Krohnisfere, but he refuses. He then orders the deaths of Charlemagne, Blinky and Claire, while telling Claire that he will wear her armour like an Amulet. Archie however rushes in takes Krohnisfere, but Zong-Shi catches him with his hands but the Krohnisphere slipped through Archie's paws, to which a freed Blinky and Zong-Shi's guards go after.
Charlemagne then demands him to release, Archie while a paranoid Zong-Shi demands his guards to return it back to him so that he can know his fate, until Archie transforms into a fish and slips out of his hands and then taunts him. Archie then gets the Krohnisphere and they all escape, to which a furious Zong-Shi orders his men to go after them. During Bellroc's attack on the Stone Carver bridge, leaving debris falling from the ground, to which he manages to corner his enemies. Claire then sees the Krohnisfere and prevents Blinky's death, but after that, he manages to get the Krohnisfere back by hitting Claire with his tail and finds out how he is destined to die, whom immedietally after seeing it, he died as it showed he will, being crushed by falling debris from the Stone Carver Bridge, to which the Krohnisphere slips out from the hands of his dead body.
Following Zong-Shi's death, Blinky grabs the Khronisfere and they rush past his corpse with Blinky taunting him on that is why he never reads his horoscopes. Archie then decides to stay behind in the village of the TrollDragons so he can save his father from the TrollDragon soldiers loyal to Zong-Shi and then try taking over Zong-Shi's kingdom and try undoing his damage as a father-son time.
Zong-Shi is extremely paranoia, desperate to prevent his death, he hasn't averted his eyes from the Krohnisphere whenever he holds it and is willing to do desperate measures such as enslaving his entire race, depriving them of their basic needs while all they do is just mine and refine magical stones for the Krohnisphere. He is largely uncaring and dishonorable, willing to let the people around him die from the enslavement he inflicts just to prolong his, which also shows his selfishness. He is also very petty, planning to have Charlamagne's hide in his throne room and wear Claire's army as an amulet after he has them all executed, just because they refused to give the Khronisfere back to him.
Zong-Shi is a green TrollDragon, which has jade like textures, with golden patterns on his skin also that makes him resemble a dragon. On his head, he has 2 huge horns also. He is also very huge and tall and wears a blue silk robe with a broad brown cloth as a belt. He also has tall wing like projections on his back also. He also has golden eyes with yellow irises.
Zong-Shi is the only named antagonist (and character) to appear in the film that has not previously appeared on any TV series.
Of all the named antagonists, Zong-Shi has the least screen time. He has about 3 minutes of screen time in a movie.
Despite his most heinous crimes, Zong-Shi's death isn't played seriously, as Blinky makes a joke out of it by saying that, "and that's why I never read my horoscopes!" as the Khronisfere shows visions of the future and is what led to Zong-Shi's demise.