Zane, the local troublemaker, seems to think that he can get away with anything because his family is rich. Although he comes across as an arrogant jerk, Zane desperately wants to impress his father, a successful business man. Zane's on a mission to capture a mermaid... until a mermaid captures his heart.
Typical quote: "I don't like people making me look bad."
He is a prime antagonist to the girls throughout most of Season 1 because of his obsession with capturing mermaids after he spotted one. He enjoys teasing Lewis, Cleo and especially Rikki. Lewis once states that he "sees the glass as being half full", whereas Zane "sees it as something to hit people with". He gets a glimpse of Emma's tail when Mrs. Chatham's boat, Lorelei, begins to sink with him trapped inside. He catches his first look at a mermaid when he sees Emma while scuba diving. Fortunately Emma had decided she wanted a change from being 'dependable Emma' and had dyed her blonde
"The obnoxious stuff is just an act, he tries to keep people away." was once stated by Rikki. He's a very caring boyfriend, who is more than what a first impression can be made of him. Throughout the second season, Zane's personality begins to change slightly in a nice way, after discovering Rikki again as a mermaid where he tells her that "I was the only one around here that did believe in mermaids" and the two become a couple again, promising not to tell the girls' secret to the world. He also becomes friends with Lewis in order for help about his knowledge on mermaids, like in one episode when he bought a bottle of magic perfume, where he and Lewis discover its effect on mermaids. At first he and a new boy Ash, got into a big argument, causing Rikki and Emma to become angry with each other, but later on, he and Ash were able to discuss the situation and forgave each other. On some occasions Zane becomes more nice to the girls, and has helped Lewis protect the girl's secret from other people: mostly from Nate.
In season 3, Zane leaves the country for summer holidays and returns to Rikki with a surprise: he has bought the The Juice Net Cafe and converted it into "Rikki's". He hires his friend Nate as a singer to keep the cafe going, only to realize his lack of singing talents. Fortunately, new girl Bella decides to join in as their singer and saves the cafe from losing customers. When the cafe gets close to a bankrupt, Zane organizes a motorcycle race, in which he has Nate cheat for him to win all the participants' money. Rikki, however, disapproves the idea and makes him lose with Bella's help. At the end of the episode, Rikki puts Zane's motorcycle up for auction to save their finances. Zane is also present when Cleo's father, Don, marries a woman named Sam, and bids Lewis farewell when he leaves to study science in America. After feeling jealous about how Will Benjamin is always diving with the girls, he decides to offer his sister Sophie his sponsorship to help him into the Free-Diving Championship, but he is really aiming to challenge him. His vendetta almost kills Will until he calls for Rikki's help, though he secretly keeps his sponsorship for Will. Then at one of Wills swim competitions, Zane kisses Sophie, who has been after him for a long time. Rikki watches in mermaid form with Cleo and Bella. She then breaks up with him. The rest of the season he spends trying, in vain, to win her back. At the end Rikki still will not get back together with Zane, even though he still wants her back.
At first, Zane was thought to be dating Miriam, but later announced she actually isn't his girlfriend.
Zane's relationship with Rikki is best described as being volatile. Their on and off again relationship is usually caused by Zane's jealousy or plain foolishness.
Zane developed a crush on Rikki by the end of Series 1. They eventually started dating, but broke up at the end of the series.
Zane reappeared again in the second season. He and Rikki started dating again, and at first, Emma and Cleo weren't aware of it. After they found out, they didn't approve that much, but after all it was Rikki's choice.
In Season 3, after Rikki saw Sophie kissing Zane at Will's Free-Driving Championship, she broke off their relationship permanently. Zane tried to get back together with Rikki but so far none of his attempts have worked, though they have returned to speaking terms.