|“||Beautiful isn't it?. Alexander was a magnificent man. Warrior, leader, I wish I would have been alive then to know him||„|
|~ Zyke talking about Alexander the Great|
Zyke is the main antagonist of the 1995 film Young Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Peacock's Eye.
Zyke was a German fortune hunter who wanted a diamond called the Peacock's Eye which originally belonged to Alexander the Great. In 1918 in the closing minutes of World War I, Zyke got into a heated exchange in No Man's Land with Rajendra Sing, a corporal suspected of exchanging munitions with the Germens. Zyke shot Sing but before he could take a map to the Peacock's Eye from him, he was chased away by Indiana Jones and Remy Baudouin.
Whilst posing as a sketch artist, Zyke caught up with Jones and Baudouin in Alexandria at the reconstructed tombstone of Lycomedes. Zyke later managed to get the map off the two after sending two men to attack them in their hotel room. Jones and Baudouin followed Zyke onto a ship going to Java where, Zyke burned the map after uncovering the Peacock's Eye's location.
In Java, Zyke searched for the diamond, unaware that Jones and Baudouin were in pursuit. When the two found a box at the site believed to have the diamond inside it. Zyke attacked the two and took the box, but Indy and Remy had the key.
The two later found Zyke dead in his hotel room and the box gone and they later learned that he was killed by his former partner Lily who he was going to kill.