Zephyr is pretty shit…in the main show. They always made a point to depict him as a huge loser that’s too full of himself while pulling a sob story out of their ass as a last ditch attempt to make him sympathetic, but his previous behavior really just makes him anything but. Then there’s the fact that the staff made a big deal about how he’s so funny because he’s unlikable, then they showed he never learned by doubling down on his worst traits in Sparkle’s Seven.
The biggest problem with him however is…anything outside the main show actually shows that he can improve. Any appearance in the comics actually shows him putting the effort to improve, even going to make a public demonstration against all odds. Even in EQG, they managed to make his flirting with RD a lot more tolerable simply for the fact that he’s a lot more earnest. I mean the guy almost drowned from surfing just to try to impress RD, that actually takes guts