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"Yeah, they took Zart and a few others."
Chuck, telling Thomas Zart's fate in The Maze Runner.

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.


The Fever Code[]

Zart was only mentioned as the newest greenie around the same time while George was going through the Changing.

The Maze Runner[]

In The Maze Runner, Zart was first introduced not only as the Keeper of the Track-hoes, but also as the only Glader willing to answer any question, despite the fact that he was not really talkative. He always appeared at the Gatherings, and was the one to lead the Banishment of Ben. At Thomas' Gathering for what to do with him, he supported Thomas for saving Minho and Alby in the Maze, thinking that he should not be punished. On one of the days Thomas was unconscious, he fell victim to the Griever Attack.


The Maze Runner[]

In the The Maze Runner, Zart was present when Thomas arrived in the Glade. When Thomas started to run, he tripped and fell, Zart, along with many other Gladers, laughed at this.

Later, when Gally stopped Thomas from walking into the Maze, Zart joined Gally and the other Gladers in stopping Thomas from walking into the Maze.

At night, at the bonfire, Zart, along with the other Gladers, watched Thomas and Gally wrestled before the latter sent the former to the ground, causing him to remember his name.

The next day, Ben, having been stung by a Griever, attacked Thomas. Zart, along with the other Gladers, managed to get Ben off Thomas.

At some point, Zart, with the other keepers, voted whether to banish Ben or not from the Glade. Later, Ben was banished from the Glade.

The next day, Zart, along with the other Gladers, watched Thomas run into the Maze to help Minho and Alby, who have gone into the Maze to retrace Ben's steps, when Alby got stung by a Griever.

The next day, Zart was present when Thomas, Minho, and Alby returned to the Glade.

In the Homestead, during the Gathering, Zart was present when Gally suggested that Thomas should be punished for going into the Maze to help Minho and Alby.

Zart was also present when Teresa arrived in the Glade.

Later, Zart, along with Thomas, Minho, Frypan, and Winston, went into the Maze to investigate a recently discovered dead Griever.

At night, when the Grievers attacked the Glade, Zart, along with Thomas, Teresa, Jack, Mike, and Billy, hid in the cornfields. A Griever grabbed Zart, yanking him to the ground. Thomas tried to grab Zart, but the Griever threw him away deeper into the cornfield, killing him, as he was not seen again.

The Death Cure[]

In the The Death Cure, Zart's name was engraved on the Memorial Rock along the names of the victims during the war against WCKD.

Physical Appearance & 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 was also mentioned that Zart smells like sour milk.

In the film adaptation, Zart is played by Joe Adler, who has blond hair.