The mask of Zen-Aku eventualy reformed, and Zen-Aku was brought back to life, no longer needing a host to live in this world. He went after Merrick to try and merge with him and regain the power they had as one. Merrick was victorious, and destroyed Zen-Aku again. After the final battle againstMaster Orgwas over, Merrick left totravelthe world. Surprisingly, he was approached by Zen-Aku, who had once again come back to life. This time however, he was not out to do evil. He sought redemption for his evil deeds, just like Merrick, and joined him on his journeys across the globe.