Zem is an alien from Gasmoxia, and is one of Oxide's allies.
Crash Nitro Kart
Zem was only seen in
racing for Crash Nitro Kart Emperor Velo XXVII on the yellow team alongside Nitros Oxide and Zam.
Not much can be told about Zem's personality, but it is known that he does have a strong sense of humor (though not the nicest one), and with his constant burping in the races it is obvious that he was made to be disgusting. He probably likes to eat a lot, since his lines usually have to do with eating. His victory stance is him skipping while swinging his arms and stopping every so often and burping, while his losing animation depicts him picking his ear, sniffing his finger and then recoiling. He appears to be a cross between a troll and a goblin, as seen from his bald and grotesque looks.
"All this racin' makes me hungry!"
"Aw, come on, I won't bite!"
"Aw, like takin' candy from a baby!"
" Burp. Ah, tasty!"
" Burp. Ooh so sweet!"
"Feel the burp!"
"I feel sick!"
"I'm so close, (burps) you could taste it!"
"I'm workin' up an appetite!"
"Mmm mmm good!"
"Now you see me, now you don't!"
"Oh, you're a fiery one!"
"Ooh, wise guy, huh?!"
"Serving you up, extra crispy!"
"Sneaky sneaky sneaky!"
"Something to snack on!"
"Takes more than that to cook me!"
"Try to fry me, will ya!"
Zem did not appear in the GBA version of Crash Nitro Kart although his icon appeared in some screenshots, including on the back of the box.
Crash Nitro Kart
Racers ( Team Bandicoot Crash Bandicoot, Coco Bandicoot, Crunch Bandicoot, Fake Crash) | ( Team Cortex Doctor Neo Cortex, Doctor N. Gin, Tiny Tiger, Doctor Nefarious Tropy) | ( Team Oxide Nitros Oxide, Zem, Zam, Velo) | ( Team Trance N. Trance, Polar, Dingodile, Pura) | GBA Only ( Krunk, Nash, Norm, Geary, Spyro the Dragon) | Removed: ( Nina, Doctor Nitrus Brio, Rilla Roo, Komodo Brothers, Ripper Roo)
Bosses Krunk | Nash | Norm | Geary | Emperor Velo XXVII
Supporting characters Aku Aku | Uka Uka
Race tracks ( Terra Inferno Island, Jungle Boogie, Tiny Temple) | ( Barin Meteor Gorge, Barin Ruins, Deep Sea Driving (Crash Nitro Kart)) | ( Fenomena Out of Time, Clockwork Wumpa, Thunder Struck) | ( Teknee Assembly Lane, Android Alley, Electron Avenue) | ( Velo's Vault Gem Cups, Hyper Spaceway)
Battle Arenas Temple Turmoil | Frozen Frenzy | Desert Storm | Magnetic Mayhem | Terra Drome
Items Wumpa Fruit | ? Crates | Trophies | Crystals | Gems | Relics | CNK Tokens | Keys
Power Ups Missiles | Bowling Bombs | TNT Crates | Static Orbs | N. Tropy Clocks | Turbo | Ice Mines | Power Shields | Aku Aku/Uka Uka/Velo Masks | Tornado Tops | Invisibility | Super Engines | Red Eye Missiles | Removed: Voodoo Doll