Character Look-Alikes – Zsadist From The Black Dagger Brotherhood

by Maryse on October 27, 2011 · 24 comments

in Character Look-Alikes, J.R. Ward

And with that latest J.R Ward Tidbits and News post, it gave me the perfect opportunity to show you what I found (well my friend Sherry found it, but I said MINE!!). It’s mostly just silly fun, but when I find THE perfect picture, I need to immortalize it on my blog forever, so that I can pull it up and *swoon* whenever I want. It’s the most perfect example of my version of Zsadist!

It is no secret that “Z” is my most favorite-est of all book characters (human, vampire or other). Nobody beats him. A strong alpha-male, that is so broken inside that he won’t let a soul near him. He’s a protector. A fearless fighter (although deep inside, he is slowly losing his own fight). Part of an intricate, closely knit group of vampire warrior “Brothers”, and yet, he always remains in the shadows, distant from everyone that tries to love him. Always at arms length. No humor, no happiness, no hope. But despite his personal hatred of himself, he hides a fierce loyalty to his group, and fights side by side with them, without fail.

“You need to stay away from him…My twin’s not broken. He’s ruined”

But then, he finds someone that needs him, even more than his own need to suffer alone. And she slowly pulls him out of his darkness. And this is the story that I fell in love with. His relentless resistance is titillating, exciting and adrenaline inducing, but his reluctant acceptance of love is addicting. I. LOVED. THIS. CHARACTER.

And here is what he looks like to me… (model Ruben Cortada)

Okay… okay, I know officially he is an identical twin to Phury, and that this picture doesn’t at all resemble my “Phury” look (I’ll show you that next week ;) ). And yes, officially his scars, tattoos and shaved head will be about the only difference between the two, but I’m sticking with this! I’ve decided they’re fraternal! True?

Oh and now I just found this one online (care of another author who’s a big fan of Z and dedicated a post to him too) I don’t know who this model is, but Yup. That’s a perfect Z.

Tee hee!!!

Oh!! And you know that ummm… that cell phone commercial? You know what. Lemme find it…..

Ahhh here it is (see video below)!! Here is another excellent version of Z for me (except he doesn’t look angry enough ;) Not the same guy as the model, of course, but when this commercial would play on TV I was all…. WHOA! ):

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Ummm.. did I just totally dork-out by posting that? I mean, it’s pretty bad when I search and search for “that darn commercial that had that guy in it that looked like Z”. But I had to do it. And I found it!! Now, I never have to search again.

Lover Awakened (A quick “Book Review Rewind” —> check out my book review here – another old one from 2009! Oh… how I’ve changed)

Okay so… who does Zsadist look like to you? Am I close? Or is mine just too pretty? Nahhh he’s not too pretty. No way! ‘Cause the real “Z” is gorgeous.. just “marred” and so angry his gorgeousness turns into fierce and scary. ;)

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Sherry ;) October 27, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Yummy :D

Maryse October 27, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Ditto ;)

patricia nesbitt October 27, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Oh sweet jesus……………..I am going to have to do hail marys come Sunday…where do you find these wonderful species of men……….and have you found your version of BARRONS………

Penny October 27, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Yummy may not be enough to cover it, we appreciate any hot man postings at any time!!

Tori October 27, 2011 at 10:26 PM

YUM!!! If I thought Zsadist looked like that, I’d probably have swooned over him the way you did, Maryse! I think a re-read with this image in mind is a must.

Maryse October 27, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Do it Tori!!! You’ll see it totally works…

But for real, y’all this was how I saw him in my mind when reading, and then I started seeing him everywhere!

Maryse October 27, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Penny, these are quite fun to prepare, so I promise there’ll be many more of ‘em ;)

Maryse October 27, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Patricia.. Hrmmmm I do have a good image of Barrons in my head, but I will see what I can come up with, and devote one to him too! Good idea.

Bia October 28, 2011 at 1:55 AM

Ok, you are sooooo right …I also have read gazillions of Vampire, humans, demons, weres books, and from all the million books ( I’m just like you, AVID READER X 2, hehe) ZHADIST is the BEST, SADDEST, HOTTEST AND DEFINETELY GORGEOUS! I have to agree with you, he’s by far and far my favorite character in all the books I’ve ever read, second is TEGAN, from THE MIDNIGHT BREED SERIES by Lara Adrian ( love this series as much as BDB, and Sookie). TEGAN’s also very, but very similar in personality and darkness as Z! I love both, but Z still my favorite. Oh! Eric from Sookie’s series is my third! Who can forget Eric? And in my mind, on HBO’s True Blood, he’s exactly like that! HOT, HOT, AND HOTTER! sorry…my comment was long! Loved your Blog bybthe way! I Would number all 3 series above

lisa October 28, 2011 at 4:22 AM

I think you did Good….

Tina October 28, 2011 at 7:55 AM

Z is my favorite tortured vampire. Hot Damn. This video is still my favorite for what the cast possibly looks like. I think I may need to reread them all soon.

If you click on my name here it should redirect you to the video. Enjoy.

patricia nesbitt October 28, 2011 at 8:51 AM

@36 and after watching that video I am expeirencing hot flashes ( at least that’s what I am sticking with I am suppose to be working after all) my favorite one was where he had his hand dipped in choclate and guess what ladies it was not ” vanilla”……..I could see myself pulling a sub for all of those brothers…….crap

Bia October 28, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Tina, this video is my favorite too for the BDB. I always envisioned those characters when I’m re- reading the series..and yes, even V licking th chocolate looks o hot, that it makes our mouths water, right? I always also, have on m mibd that Bella is extremely gorgeous, model like for Z,,,,not sure why..I guess it was when Mary described her when we meet them for the first time at Marys backyard…

Bia October 28, 2011 at 11:25 AM

To Maryse:

This is a photo of same model above…he is Z!!! you are so right…this photo made my mouth water…what can I say? ZZZZZZZ!!! we love You, true?

Kathryn Hughett October 28, 2011 at 11:43 AM

I want to oil him up and bite his nipples.

Tina October 28, 2011 at 1:18 PM

OMG Kathryn! I just spit lemonade all over my screen. Can I please please steal your comment for my sequel? I have to see that in print one day.

Maryse October 28, 2011 at 1:22 PM


You guys are hilarious!!

And yes Bia – THAT IS him, in your link. Very nice find ;) Perfect, ain’t he?

Bia October 28, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Maryse, yes, he’s the PERFECT ZHADIST !!! yumeeee

Bia October 28, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Maryse..forgot something..when I looked him on Google to see him in more photos, there were quite a lot with him in long hair…maybe your ” twin” issue would be solved, since Phurys hair is longer..right? Check it on Google under his name…thanks

Maryse October 28, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Bia! Yup I considered that, but despite my love for long-haired males, this is the one model that I don’t like it on, at all…

His shaved head/skull trim look is his best (in my opinion) ;)

I do have another Phury… that’s coming soon enough!

Bia October 28, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Maryse, you know…I totally agree with you..even some of his photos I didn’t like..the one you picked above, and the one link I sent you, were Z’s, n the only reason I to, you, it was because they ate twins…huh..actually, Gabriel Aubry always pop into my mind when I read Phury.

Nelly November 29, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Maryse, I’ve been quietly perusing your blog for many months now but found I myself laughing out loud at work today over this post and comments! Just finished the first 2 BDBs and am on to Z. Was picking up Showalter’s latest but 3 pages in, I am putting it down for Z.

My heart is doing flips in anticipation! Thanks for the first Z look-alike. I vehemently approve!

Bia November 29, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Aghhhh!!! Maryse, look at this new Z…absolutely PERFECT!! I love, love Z. HEHE

Jenasylum June 13, 2014 at 9:04 PM

I see Zsadist as more of a Wentworth Miller. ;)

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