Zeta the Sorceress is a former antagonist in Shimmer and Shine.
Zeta is Princess Samira's rival, who will do anything to become the most powerful person in Zahramay Falls. She is not very skilled at being evil. Her plans are always thwarted by the genies. Zeta hates being called a genie and is quick to correct people who mistake her for one. Her plans are almost always thwarted by Shimmer, Shine, and Leah. However, her own arrogance and ignorance can cause her to foil her own schemes as well.
When she and Princess Samira were kids, they were best friends and studied together under Empress Caliana. Zeta still cherishes their friendship and keeps a framed photo of herself and Princess Samira smiling together.
Despite the trouble she causes, the girls and Zac don't hold it against her and generally try to be friendly towards her when not foiling her schemes. Though she tends to be antagonistic towards Leah and her genies, she can be civil towards them at times and even work with them such as when she finds herself and/or Nazboo in danger usually when her schemes backfire, which usually results in them saving her.
Before becoming a sorceress, she was a genie-in-training under Empress Caliana along with Samira, whom Zeta befriended when she was a new student, though later quit school due to her jealousy of Samira and decided to become a sorceress instead, though despite her current rivalry with Samira is shown to cherish their past friendship as she held onto a feather pen Samira gave her when they first met along with a picture of the two of them together when they were both still friends.
Zeta has green eyes and purple hair. As a sorceress, she wears green heels shoes and a dark blue train, with dark purple leggings that go down to her shins. As a genie, she wears blue glasses and a teal outfit. Her Zahramay Skies outfit consists of a bright neon green dragon-like train which is very similar to her regular blue train. Her hair is purple/dark blue with bangs hanging to the left side with braided hair at the back. Her leggings are the same, except they are a purple/blue color. She also wears green/teal studded fingerless gloves and green ballet shoes.
Her swimsuit in "Freeze-amay Falls," "Waterbent," and other episodes is a purple sleeveless top with a teal skirt, purple panties beneath it, and open-toed sandals.
Zeta debuts in "Welcome to Zahramay Falls," which is the first CGI episode and the first episode set in Zahramay Falls. She appears in the majority of the episodes afterward, usually playing a major role as the antagonist. From the Zahramay Oceanea episodes onwards, she is an anti-hero rather than a villain.
- Zeta inflates in "Potion Control".
- Zeta is the only character living in Zahramay Falls who is not a genie.
- Zeta drives a flying scooter with a sidecar for Nazboo.
- Zeta's voice actress, Lacey Chabert, previously provided the voice of Eliza on The Wild Thornberrys and Meg on the first season of Family Guy.
- Zeta and Samira were once best friends when they were young.
- She is often a bit rude or sarcastic.
- In the episode, Zeta's Sister, Zeta's parents are never seen, but it is revealed that she has a sister named Gigi who is a genie.