|“||I serve Thorne, my master user!||”|
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A Z-Lot is a corrupted computer program that is controlled by a higher power such as a virus. They used to be friendly innocent programs, faithful to their users, but due to corruption they become Z-Lots, mindless programs subservient to the the corruptive influences that changed them. They are fairly easy to derez.
The name "Z-Lot" is similar to the word "zealot" (although pronounced differently), meaning a person who uncompromisingly abides by a set of ideals. The similarity appears to be intentional as the Z-Lots exhibit behavior comparable to zealots.