- Amaya – “We'll defeat whatever evil comes, together”
- Zari – “I like that”
- — Closeness
Zari meets the Legends and tricks them into helping her get her brothers totem out of an ARGUS facility. When she activates it, Amaya's totem, back on the Waverider, begins to glow. She begins to feel stress since she doesn't know what's activating the totem. When Amaya has a vision of the spirit world, which she entered in order to figure out what's wrong with her totem. The manifestation of her ancestors tells her that she must find a girl that needs her protection. Specifically a totem bearer. After waking from her trance and escaping the Time Bureau, Amaya joins Ray and Zari in fighting Kauasa.
After fighting Kuasa, Amaya thanks Nate for helping her with her totem. Nate becomes disappointed because this means that she's leaving the ship. Amaya tells him that she can't leave yet, because her fate is entwined with someone else's. Zari's. Nate informs her that they're dropping Zari off in 2042. Amaya quickly leaves him to go talk to her. Mick takes Zari back to her home, but before he leaves her, Amaya shows up, telling Zari to wait. She explains to Zari that her necklace is a totem like her own, and it links them in some way. She then offers Zari a place on the Waverider. Zari thinks that the offer is nice and weird, but is hesitant to take it. Amaya replies that totem's have possibly guided them to each other. Zari looks at Amaya, briefly thinking it over, then offers Amaya her hand. Amaya takes it, Zari officially joining the Legends.
Return of the Mack
During breakfast Amaya tells Zari that she’s glad she left 2042 to be with them, but Zari wants to talk about the possibility of going back, or 2041. Amaya looks at her shocked and hurt at the suggestion, but Zari doesn’t notice, too focused on the idea of changing history to save her family. Amaya, Stein and Sara explain that they can correct the past, but they can’t change it, because they could create changes that could damage the timeline beyond their control. Amaya enters Zari’s room, and apologizes, mistaking Zari looking for her earring, for praying. She says she wanted to talk about Zari not being allowed to save her family. She thinks that Zari should be comforted that her brother wanted her to have the wind totem and that it’s her birthright. Zari angrily tells Amaya to stop talking about her family, since she can’t save them, and her totem begins to glow. Amaya’s also begins to glow, and they connect briefly. Zari asks what that was, and Amaya explains that the reason she stayed on the Waverider instead of going back home, and that she asked Zari to stay. They’re connected and she was hoping they would be able to find out why together.
The Legends crash a party for the Order of the Shrouded compass. Amaya notices the tigers head mounted to the wall, disturbed that anyone would hunt one for sport. Zari is more concerned that they’re at a point in history where women can’t vote, and the internet doesn’t exist. When Stein’s ancestor makes an appearance, the two look at each other, remarked at the resemblance between the two. When Madame Eleanor comes in and makes the lights flicker, Zari whispers to Amaya her amusement in people buying the trick. Eleanor calls Zari to her table and makes contact with her dead brother. Zari becomes upset at what Eleanor is doing and Amaya tells her to stop. Their cover ends up getting blown and they have to fight the party guests. Post mission Zari sits in her room staring at a picture of her family, when Amaya walks in. She tells Zari that she’s concerned about her, since she thinks Eleanor channeled her brother. Zari tells Amaya about the night that A.R.G.U.S. came for her family. Instead of staying and fighting she became scared and had run away. She take off the necklace and gives it to Amaya, saying she doesn’t want it, and doesn’t care what’s going on with it. Amaya tries to remind her that it’s the only remaining connection Zari has to her brother, but Zari doesn’t see it that way. She see’s it as a reminder that she should have died instead. Amaya wants to comfort her but Zari leaves before she has a chance.
When the ship gets put on lockdown, Amaya asks where Zari is, no one on the ship realising she had gone to see Madame Eleanor. When Sara starts up the weapons on the Waverider, the team thinks she’s going to blow up the building that has Damian Dahrk in it. Amaya tells her that Zari is most likely in there. As the missiles are beginning to fire up, Amaya asks what Sara is doing since Zari is in that building, stress clear in her voice. During the fight with Damian Dahrk, Eleanor is about to use the air totem against Amaya. When Zari’s sees this she yells that the totem is hers and it flies into her hand. Amaya see’s this and smiles at Zari. The two stand next to each other after the battle looking around at the damage Dahrk and Eleanor had done. Zari is playing Mortal Combat in her room, when Amaya opens the door. Zari pauses the game and invites Amaya in. Despite thinking that she’ll sound weird, she tells Amaya that when the totem came back to her, she felt her brother’s presence with her. Amaya says that it doesn’t sound weird. She then tells Zari about how the vision she had of her ancestor told her about the totem’s become more powerful, the more powerful the threats they face are. Zari sarcastically replies with a “Fantastic”. Amaya believes what her ancestor meant was that they’ll be able to defeat the evil they face as long as their together. Zari likes that idea.
The two walk onto the bridge, Amaya asking what’s going on. They explain that Stein and Jax have swapped bodies. Zari responds simply with cool. This is pretty much Tuesday for the team. When they reach Hollywood, Amaya and Zari disguise themselves as members of the crew, and stay near each other. The two look on together as two men start a fight over Helen of Troy. After Helen gets taken away by a studio executive, Amaya runs up to Zari, asking what happened. At a party where Helen is, Zari feels pain in her leg. Amaya asks what’s wrong, Zari asks back if they can go back in time to murder whoever invented stockings. Amaya laughs at the remark, and goes to search the party for Helen. After the party, the girls head to Rotherberg’s mansion to take Helen to the Waverider. Sara gets in the front of a truck while Zari and Amaya wait in the back together.
Sara pulls up the driveway, and one of the security men head to the back to check out what the delivery is. He see’s Zari and Amaya in the back and thinks they’re prostitutes. The two are offended and Amaya punches him in the face, knocking him out. They then meet Helen and offer to take her back to Troy. She agrees after Coleson and Rotheberg start a shoot out over her. Sara tells Zari and Amaya to stop the men from killing one another. Back on the Waverider the two tell Helen that they have to leave her on the ship while they go save Hedy Lamar. Amaya informs Zari that they have to lock the doors manually, and Zari leaves to do so. As she locks the door, Kuasa enters the Waverider and begins to choke her. Amaya arrives ordering Kuasa to let Zari go. Kuasa obeys but knocks Zari out in the process.
No Country for Old Dads
Zari and Amaya get ready to mediate. Zari picks up the leyoga root, asking if eating it will cause the vision quest. Amaya takes it out of her hand before she eats it explaining that that much would kill her, and the tea would be enough. A mix of that and Zari's totem should be enough to search for Amaya's. The two then toast their cups and take a sip.
The two then enter the spirit realm. Zari looks around at the desolate wasteland, confused as Amaya said that it was beautiful. Amaya says it was, but somethings wrong. They walk around, Zari suggesting that they should leave, but Amaya can feel her totem everywhere, but it's different. Zari's totem then glows, and Amaya's ancestor appears. She explains how they need to get the totems back to stop Mallus. The totem then falls to Nora's power, and Zari tells Amaya they have to go, but Amaya says no. Her ancestor then disappears and the world turns dark.
- Zari voices her conclusions about the team, stating that Nate and Amaya have a will they, won’t they thing. Amaya starts denying it as soon as Zari is finished.
- Amaya compliments Zari's superhero outfit, but all Zari does is complain about how it's even possible to fight in it.
Welcome to the Jungle
- Amaya questions why Zari wouldn't take Helen back to Troy.
- Amaya follows behind Zari as they trail through the jungle.
- Zari look back at Amaya when the screech hits them.
- Amaya looks back to Zari as they head to Grodd's temple.
- Zari becomes concerned about Amaya taking down Grodd.
- Zari looks to Amaya as their pulled away by the soldiers.
- Amaya tries to save Grodd, the same way Zari saved Helen.
- Zari moves towards Amaya when Grodd when he grabs at Amaya.
- Amaya and Zari are placed next to each other while under arrest.
Crisis on Earth-X
- Zari and Amaya take down several Nazi's from Earth-X, when rescuing several of their teammates and members of Team Flash and Team Arrow
- Amaya compliments Zari on her new outfit. Zari replies that she didn't want to feel left out
- Amaya and Zari team up with Frost to take out the Earth-X Waverider
- Nate asks Zari to tell Amaya that talking to Kuasa is a bad idea. Zari just says no.
The Curse of the Earth Totem
- Amaya compliments Zari on her new hairstyle. Zari admits she's not very fond of it.
No Country for Old Dads
- Amaya and Zari stand next to each other during the team meeting.
- Amaya suggests that she and Zari meditate to find her totem.
- Zari tells Wally to leave after he brings up Amaya and Nate's break up.
- Amaya and Zari hold hands as they meditate.
- Zari places her hand on Amaya's arm.
- Zari and Amaya look to each other as they talk to Amaya's ancestor.
- Amaya and Zari walk onto the bridge together.
- The two both hug Ray.
- Amaya and Zari tell the team what they saw in the spirit realm.
Necromancing the Stone
- The two fist bump after being told that they're going on a mission together
- While walking into the library Amaya places her arm around Zari
- Amaya winks at Zari before leaving the medbay
- Amaya finds Zari on the engine room floor, searching for her even with a broken leg
- Amaya puts Zari in charge of training Mick to use his totem
- Amaya tells Wally that Zari's either training Mick or killing him
Guest Starring John Noble
- Zari suggests using the simulation she created to try and find a way to save Amaya's village
- Zari decides to not send Charlie to hell, because she shape shifted to look like Amaya
Wet Hot American Bummer
- Zari tells Charlie that she finds it unsettling that she's wearing Amaya's face when they have completely opposite personalities
Tender is the Nate
- Zari is annoyed at Charlie's impression of Amaya, and her insults towards her
Legends of To-Meow-Meow
- Zari sarcastically suggests that Charlie kept returning to look like Amaya, was because Amaya is hot.
- “We're bound together somehow, in a way that I have yet to understand”
- — Amaya
- Amaya – “I like what you've done with your hair”
- Zari – “Oh, really? I hate it”
- — Take the compliment Zari!
- Nate – “Z could you please tell Amaya that talking to Kuasa is a bad idea?”
- Zari – “No”
- — Daddy Darhkest
- Amaya – “I think what she meant is that you and I are gonna become great friends. And we'll defeat whatever evil comes, together”
- Zari – “I like that”
- — Return of the Mack
- Amaya – “Knock, knock”
- Zari – “That’s still not knocking”
- — Return of the Mack
- “Never gonna learn how to knock are you?”
- — Zari, on Amaya constantly entering her room
- “I'm glad you left 2042”
- — Amaya
- “Cool costume”
- — Amaya, complimenting Zari's outfit
- “This whole experience has made me realize that my fate is entwined with someone else's. Zari's.”
- — Amaya, deciding to stay
- Charlie – “Do you know why I kept coming back to this form?”
- Zari – “Because Amaya is very hot?”
- — Legends of To-Meow-Meow
Shippers were instantly drawn to the pairing. Many preferring the two together over Amaya with her current love interest, Nate. The connection between the two drew many shippers, as well as Amaya looking at Zari, led many to see these as instant heart eyes.
On AO3, Zamaya is the most written ship for Zari and the second most written for Amaya.
- They both have mystical totems from Zambesi. Amaya's is spirit, while Zari's is air.
- Zari has a tendency to wear blue when having to dress in period specific clothes, while Amaya tends to dress in red. This leans into the Red and Blue shipping theory.
- Their totems can be construed as opposites; Amaya's totem glows blue, while Zari's glows red.
- Zari has a tendency to take compliments that Amaya gives her, and respond to them either negatively or in a neutral way.
- When Gary compares the Legends to his D&D group, Amaya is akin to a druid, while Zari is akin to a Sorceress, which are both classes that use magic.
- Both of their families were doomed by the timeline, and ending up finding ways to save them.
- Their relationship to their families is also opposite of one another. Amaya is from the past and is trying to save her future family, while Zari is from the future and trying to save her past family.
- Both have had romantic relationships with Nate Heywood
- Amarlie refers to the ship between Amaya, Zari and Charlie
- Samari refers to the ship between Sara Lance, Amaya, and Zari
- Snowtotems refers to the ship between Caitlin Snow, Amaya and Zari
- SteelZamaya refers to the ship between Nate Heywood, Zari, and Amaya
- Zamaray refers to the ship between Zari, Amaya and Ray Palmer
- Zamixen refers to the ship between Zari, Mick Rory, and Amaya
Notes and references
|SHIPS||slash||Atomwave • ColdAtom • ColdRay • Coldwave • Constandes|
Constangreen • Hellstar • Hellwave • Naterad • SteelAtom • Steelwave • TimeHex
|het||Atomic Hawk • Canarrow • Captain Canary • Darhkblazer • Hawkmates|
Hellcanary • Hexari • Namaya • Snowatom • Superatom • Time Canary • Timeship • Vixenwave • Zaray
|poly||DarhkSteelAtom • DarhkWuSharpe • Snowtotems|
|femslash||Agent Canary • Avalance • Nyssara • Zamaya • Zava • Zelen|
|non-binary||Marlie • Zarlie|
|CHARACTERS||female||Sara Lance • Zari Tomaz|
|male||Ray Palmer • Mick Rory • John Constantine • Nate Heywood|