Zeb Orrelios is unfortunately often the most overlooked and under-appreciated rebel in the Ghost Crew. And I just can't stand for that. So, here are four reasons why you should appreciate Spectre Four.
He's smarter than you think
While Zeb often gets dismissed at the dumb brawny one or simple comedic relief, there's actually some brains there that people often forget about. He didn't become Captain of the Lasan Honor Guard for no reason, after all. While Zeb doesn't get to let his intelligence shine as often as other characters, we see it in episodes like "Legends of the Lasat", "The Wynkathu Job"and "Warhead." Zeb's smarts save the day almost as much as his muscle, even if he doesn't get as much recognition for the former.
He's strong and resilient
Though Zeb is a character that is frequently the butt of jokes or cracking them himself, his story is deeply tragic. Zeb has suffered through being the near-sole survivor of the genocide of his people, people that he feels responsible for as the Captain of Lasan's Honor Guard. He faces other losses in his life, as we see in season 4 of Star Wars Rebels too. Yet Zeb is able to stay strong through all of it, and that's something extremely admirable about him.
He seems fun to hang out with
I've mentioned a few times how Zeb is frequently a part of comedic relief scenes in Rebels. And it's true! He's a very funny guy (though maybe not always on purpose), and so I think that he'd be really fun to hang out with. As long as you don't touch his space waffles. Or are 14-year-old Ezra Bridger.
He cares about his family
Finally, the thing that I adore most about Zeb is how much he loves his family, the other Spectres. He's protective of all of them (especially Sabine and Ezra, being the kids), and he definitely seems to me like he'd be a shoulder to lean on when they need it. He's almost always willing to help them out when they need it, and ready to fight for their honor if someone hurts them.