Zander Cruz

Zander is Sebastian’s rival. He is a spiritual man in the tech business who believes that Lilith is nothing but a robot. He is a flirtatious, controlling businessman who runs an AI biotech company that seeks to download human consciousness into robot bodies. Zander is a character created by the audience!

FIRST APPEARANCE
Episode 304: "Hidden Agendas"
SPECIES
Human
PORTRAYED BY
Dante Basco

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

SEBASTIAN

Sebastian is Zander’s oldest friend and longtime rival. They’ve known each other since they were kids. Growing up, they began to compete with each other to greater and greater degrees, eventually turning into sabotaging each other’s companies and constantly one-upping each other with new tech. Despite their rivalry, there is a semblance of respect between the two-- a game with rules that should not be broken.


ELLE

Elle is a young scientist that Zander attempts to steal from Sebastian. He sees her potential and wants her to join his company-- a request that gets quickly denied by Elle herself, who would prefer to work with Sebastian and the Lilith AI project.


LILITH

Lilith is an AI that Zander looks down upon as being soulless. Though he meets and interacts with her several times-- even going as far as teaching her spiritualism-- he ultimately believes she is an affront to humanity that does not need to exist.

APPEARANCES

Artificial Season 3

  • Episode 4: “Hidden Agendas”

  • Episode 5: “FWD: Consequences”

  • Episode 6: “A Chance Encounter”

  • Worldbuilding 5: “Build a Scene”

  • Episode 7: “Curious Circumstances”

  • Episode 8: “The Trial of Dr. Lin”

  • Episode 9: “Emotional Robotics”

  • Episode 10: “Sophie vs. Lilith”

  • Episode 11: “Trust Not Found”

  • Episode 12: “Lilith Lost”