Zane is a Tier 1 character, and the player can attempt to have him be a possible partner for the Tag Force tournament in Part 2. Upon getting his heart level to full, he gifts the player with a "Power Bond" card.
During Part 2, he partners with Syrus during the Tag Force tournament if not partnered with the player. During Part 3, he will Duel the player and their partner alongside with the Shadow RiderCamula. After the player defeats Kagemaru, he compliments the player for winning the duel.
Tag Force 2
Zane is a Tier 2 character in Tag Force 2. There are two versions of this character: him as an Obelisk Blue student, and as Dark Zane. The former can be unlocked by defeating him in Jaden Yuki's fifth story event, and the latter will become a roaming opponent after finishing Syrus' story.
Tag Force 3
Zane is a Tier 1 character once again in Tag Force 3, with the same two possible versions from the previous game as different stories. To unlock Obelisk Blue Zane, however, the player must beat Dark Zane's story first.