Zart was the Keeper of the Track-hoes/Gardeners, and was one of the first Keepers that Thomas worked with. Sometimes, the other Gladers call him Zart the Fart. It is possible that he was named after the genius composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
He always appears at Gatherings, and was the one to lead the Banishment of Ben. In Thomas' Gathering for what to do with him, he supports Thomas for saving Minho and Alby in the Maze, thinking that he should not be punished. On the second day of the Griever attacks, he fell victim and didn't make it back.
In the Maze Runner film, Zart is present when Thomas arrives in the Glade. When Thomas starts to run, but trips and falls, Zart and the Gladers laugh at this. Later, when Gally stops Thomas from walking into the Maze, Zart and the Gladers join Gally in stopping Thomas from walking into the Maze. At night, at the bonfire, Zart watches Thomas and Gally wrestle before the latter sends the former to the ground, causing him to remember his name. The next morning, Ben gets stung by a Griever and attacks Thomas. Zart and the Gladers manage to get Ben off Thomas. Later, Zart and the Gladers banish Ben from the Glade. Later, Zart watches Thomas run into the Maze to help Minho and Alby, who have gone into the Maze to retrace Ben's steps, when Alby gets stung by a Griever. The next morning, Zart is present when Thomas, Minho, and Alby return to the Glade. Later, in the Homestead, during the Gathering, Zart is present when Gally suggests that Thomas should be punished for going into the Maze to help Minho and Alby. Zart is also present when Teresa arrives in the Glade. Later, Zart goes into the Maze with Thomas, Minho, Frypan, and Winston to investigate a dead Griever. Later, when the Grievers attacked the Glade, Zart hid in the corn fields with Thomas, Teresa, Jack, Mike, and Billy. A Griever grabbed Zart, pushing him to the ground. Thomas tried to grab Zart, but the Griever threw him away deeper into the cornfield, presumably killing him, as he is not seen again.
Physical Appearance and Personality
In The Maze Runner, Zart is described as a quiet, black-haired, tall, quite big and broody boy with a long face and droopy eyes that make him look as bored as possible. It is also mentioned that Zart smells like sour milk. In the film adaptation, Zart is played by Joe Adler, who has blond hair.
- "Hey, we got a Runner!" The Maze Runner (film)
- "That's disgusting." The Maze Runner (film)