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Zach Mitchell
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Appearances

Jurassic World

Species

Human

Portrayed by

Nick Robinson

Status

Alive

Family

Gray Mitchell (younger brother)
Karen Mitchell (mother)
Scott Mitchell (father)
Claire Dearing (aunt)

Born

1999[1]

Zachary "Zach" Mitchell is a teenage boy who was present for the incident at Jurassic World, with his younger brother, Gray. He is the older son of Karen and Scott, as well as the older nephew of Claire Dearing, the Park Operations Manager of Jurassic World.

StoryEdit

Trip to Jurassic World & Isla Nublar Incident (2015)Edit

The mother of Zach and his brother Gray allowed the two to take a trip to the dinosaur park Jurassic World, that their aunt Claire Dearing, was operations manager.[2][3][4] They were supervised by Claire's personal assistant, Zara, as Claire was too busy to spend time with her nephews. Their known actions while visiting include being spectators in the Mosasaurus Feeding Show and going on a Gyrosphere ride. However, the park's latest attraction, a genetic hybrid named Indominus rex, escaped during their trip. She attacked Zach and his brother while they were still in their Gyrosphere, but did not kill them.[5] Some point after this attack he and his brother went into the restricted area of Isla Nublar where they found the ruins of the Visitor Center.[6]

At one point amidst the chaos, Zach and Gray made it to Main Street only for a mixed flock of Dimorphodon and Pteranodon that were freed from their enclosure to attack the humans in the area. During this assault, they witnessed a Pteranodon pick up Zara and fly off with her, which led to Zara falling into the Mosasaurus' containment tank and both her and the Pteranodon being consumed by the aforementioned reptile.[7] When the Indominus rex arrived Owen Grady protected them from the hybrid.[5]

PersonalityEdit

Zach initially came across as highly aloof and uninterested towards anything in general, with the exception of attractive women. He expressed difficulty in showing any emotion beyond indifference, to the point he was unwilling to tell his girlfriend he loved her before he departed for the park. He is calm, level-headed and composed even in life and death situations; like when he and his younger brother Gray were attacked by the Indominus rex, he did not panic. Zach is the far more mature of the two siblings; when he learned from Gray that their parents are getting divorced, although he is upset about it, he knows there is nothing they can do about it. This awareness does not prevent him from behaving overly cold towards Gray, something which deeply saddens their mother. Over the course of the park disaster however, the danger he faces alongside his brother brings out his more caring side, proving he will do anything to protect his little brother no matter what.

RelationshipsEdit

Gray MitchellEdit

Gray is Zach's younger brother, but he easily gets annoyed with his childish behavior. He occasionally teases Gray, and was originally unconcerned with his emotional responses. When they were sent to visit their aunt Claire at Jurassic World, Zach doesn't feel too keen to look after Gray at first, but after they barely escape from the Indominus rex, he knows they'll need to rely on each other to survive, and becomes more devoted to protecting his younger brother.

Zara YoungEdit

Though Zara was assigned to look after Zach along with Gray, during his visit, she was unenthusiastic about the task and preferred to discuss her wedding details on her phone, which resulted in them leaving her and nearly getting killed by the Indominus rex. Despite this, Zach was horrified when Zara is devoured by the Mosasaurus.

Claire DearingEdit

Unlike Gray, Zach seems largely uninterested in spending time his Aunt Claire, and is completely unphased at her inability to spend any time with them. After the containment breach forces the group to stick together however, he slowly begins to grow closer to her.

Owen GradyEdit

Zach was immediately impressed by Owen's skills in handling the Jurassic World disaster. He quickly realized that Owen was the key to their survival, and expressed heavy reluctance to leave his side as the situation deteriorated.

GalleryEdit

Jurassic World: The GameEdit

Zach provides the player missions in Jurassic World: The Game. He first appears in the third episode "Family Ties".

LEGO Jurassic WorldEdit

A minifigure of Zach is included in the LEGO Jurassic World set 75919 Indominus rex Breakout. He has a double-sided face, one side showing him happy while the other shows him distressed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. According to Zach's profile on the LEGO Jurassic World website, Zach is 16 during the events of Jurassic World, which takes place in 2015. So his year of birth can be calculated to be around 1999.
  2. http://www.jurassicworld.org/index.php?id=214#comments
  3. The Telegraph - Jurassic World: everything you need to know about Colin Trevorrow's dinosaur sequel (2015, February 03) Retrieved from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/11253428/Jurassic-World-need-to-know.html
  4. CinemaBlend - Judy Greer May Have A Bigger Role In Jurassic World Than Expected (2015, January) Retrieved from http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Judy-Greer-May-Have-Bigger-Role-Jurassic-World-Than-Expected-69375.html
  5. 5.0 5.1 Jurassic World
  6. Jurassic World: What We Saw On Set - IGN (April 28, 2015) Retrieved from http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/04/28/jurassic-world-what-we-saw-on-set?page=3
  7. http://orig05.deviantart.net/c618/f/2015/140/4/1/zarastruggling_by_kyle_dove-d8u45b5.gif

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