Zak Young is one of the main protagonists of the animated film Ferngully: The Last Rainforest. A former lumberjack, who resigned his position, after realising the consequences of the forest pollution, manifested by Hexxus' destructive nature. Upon being shrinked by Crysta, Zak Young joined forces with the fairies, in order to prevent Hexxus from taking over the Ferngully rainforest. Over the course of the original movie, he developed a romantic interest on Crysta, even though by the end of his adventure, he returned to his human sized form re-joined with the humans, leaving the rainforest for good. Zak Young also appears in Heroes vs. Villains War, as one of the shrinked humans, fighting alongside with Crysta and her friends in their battles against the forces of evil.