Horlyo Tabaryet (Yatorobic: Ѧрꙙ Таварꙓт), who prefers to be called Zayats (Yatorobic: Заѣц), is the titular main protagonist in the Zayats franchise.
Before 1969, Zayats, or "Bunboy" before 1931, was a tall and teal-colored rabbit, he wore a completely black stringed outfit with suspenders and white shoes.
As of 1969, Zayats is now a small and chubby green-colored rabbit, he wears nothing more than a pair of shoes and a shirt with a white star on it, both of which are red.
Volk, as the main antagonist of the series, has a really strong hatred for Zayats as well as every single other rabbit existing, his plan is to get rid of the rabbit species as well as the human race.
Mano, Lucille and Leonidas are Zayats's friends and adventure companions, they usually spend time together when not trying to foil Volk's plans.
At the time Horo was introduced in 2004, Zayats and Horo shared a mass rivalry, which Volk created him specifically for, but briefly after Horo decided to take on the defeat of Volk, the friendship between him and Zayats slowly began to grow, albeit Zayats rarely sees him in person as Horo prefers to live in the burrows rather than how Zayats lives in a highly sophisticated house.
Arnab is Zayats's brother, who he is very trustful of.
Zayats makes efforts into helping his brother, but he sometimes finds it difficult for him to know what he needs help with as Arnab only speaks arabic.
Zayats is madly in love with Mirana, and will do anything for her, even if it means risking his own life.
Usually, when finding out Mirana is with another guy, Zayats doesn't take long before sprouting an intense rivalry with that guy.
- Prior to 1969, Zayats had a more adult personality than usual: He insisted in fighting as violently as possible, and usually, when he gets sad, he gets drunk likely to forget the problem. This was changed when Zayats was redesigned in 1969 due to controversy as Zayats's personality concerned many parents, specially because the series was watched more by children than by adults.
- His real name, as well as his parents, were revealed in the episode A special meeting.