|Appearances||Zoids: New Century|
|Debut||Zoids: New Century episode 4|
|Primary Zoids||Zaber Fang|
|Japanese Name||ポルタ (Poruta)|
|Voice Actors|| Kouichi Nagano (Japanese)
Scott McNeil (English)
Major Polta is the leader of the Backdraft Group's Gold Team. He is a rather cowardly person, relying heavily on the cheating principles of the Backdraft. He faces the Blitz Team several times, but loses every time. He cheated by using four Zoids against the Blitz Team's two during their first encounter, but was defeated by the sudden appearance of Brad Hunter (who had earlier decided to leave the battle to his teammates since he knew the Backdraft battles promised no prize money). Polta later interrupted the Blitz Team's second battle with the Fluegel Team, with intent to get revenge on Leon Toros for interrupting his earlier match, but Leon and Bit Cloud were able to take out all 30 of his men with their Liger Zoids, with Naomi Fluegel personally taking out his own Rev Rapter with her Gun Sniper. He began to appear less in battles in the final episodes, where he was instead placed in charge of operating the Backdraft's Charged Particle Gun at their headquarters.
Polta dislikes the standard rules of the Zoid Battle Commission, feeling the Backdraft's rules were more entertaining. Polta tends to overreact to many situations, seeking revenge on personal errands, or gloating when in front of a battle. He attempts to hold an air of superiority, but often has to break this when plunged into unexpected scenarios. Examples of this usually serve as gags during the series. Polta is usually in a "yes man" type of position, where he does the bidding of those higher up than him. Although he usually has no hesitations in accepting commands, he does show doubt when being ordered by Sarah to shoot down Zoid Battle Commission Judge Satellites. Especially when Altile questions Sarah's motives.
Ability as a Zoid PilotEdit
Polta often cheats in battle, so it is not possible to tell how good his skills would be in a legitimate fight. However, from what is seen of him, he appears to lose easily, a contributing factor here is that he uses a Rev Rapter as his main Zoid. In his first appearance he piloted a Zaber Fang which could turn invisible, an Elephander in an off-screen battle, and a Maccurtis in episode 22. He is shown nearly defeating Naomi Fluegel, and the Blitz Team on two separate occasions, but both times is defeated when an extra Zoid participates against him (Leon's Blade Liger, and Brad's Command Wolf respectively).
Polta has the following relationships with these people:
Altile: Being in the Backdraft Group, Altile is Polta's boss.
Sarah: After the Count cast Altile aside, he placed Sarah in charge, making her Polta's new boss.
Leon: In episode 16, Polta developed a grudge against Leon for interrupting his match and saving Naomi Fluegel, and tried to get revenge 'a hundred fold', but didn't get to. It appeared he dropped his grudge in the later episodes, as he didn't seem to pester the red Blade Liger pilot anymore.
Zoids Legacy Database EntryEdit
The following text pertains to information sourced from the game Zoids Legacy. This game used a translation format that differs from the one used by the Zoids Wiki. It also contains grammatical and typographical errors. As such, any quoted content that appears to be incorrect should be cross-referenced with the game before being edited.
- "Back Draft's Zoids warrior. He helps search Terra Geist's Juno at Alteil's request, but captures Juno, outwitting Leviathe."