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Zygarde's 10%, 50%, and Complete Formes may be inspired in part by the three children of {{wp|Loki}} and {{wp|Angrboða}}: {{wp|Fenrir}}, {{wp|Jörmungandr}}, and {{wp|Hel (being)|Hel}}. The order of these Formes may also reflect the relative power of their inspirations,: Fenrir and Jörmungandr being below gods, and Hel being on equal-footing with the gods.
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Zygarde 50% Forme's appearance is based on a serpent in the shape of the letter Z. It may also draw inspiration from Jörmungandr, a sea serpent that encircles the earth, and {{wp|Níðhöggr}}, a dragon that gnaws at the roots of {{wp|Yggdrasill}}, the world tree. Jörmungandr in particularspecifically is a classicalclassic example of an {{wp|ouroboros}}, a symbol used to represent cyclicality. The patterns spread across Zygarde 50% Forme's body are very similar to {{wp|ribose}} and {{wp|deoxyribose}} molecules. Its tail's shape is possibly based on {{wp|base pair}} {{wp|codons}}, the essential building blocks of the {{wp|DNA}} {{wp|double helix}}.
Zygarde Complete Forme couldmay be based off of Hel, the ruler of {{wp|Hel (location)|Helheim}}, the realm of the dead in Nordic myth. She is often depicted as a half alive and half dead being, which may have inspired Zygarde's theme of the balance between life and death. The uppermost section on Zygarde Complete Forme resembles a crown with jewels embedded within it, which may be a reference to Hel's title of Queen Hel in {{wp|Bartholomeus saga postola}}. The colors on Complete Forme's chest match the colors of the real-world {{wp|flag of France}}, the country which inspired the [[region]] of [[Kalos]]. The red and blue markings on either side of Zygarde Complete Forme may represent Yveltal and Xerneas, as this Forme exceeds both of their powers.
Zygarde Cell and Zygarde Core are based on both cells and {{wp|flatworm}}s, specifically {{wp|Planarian|planaria}}. Planaria and other similar flatworms are notable for their regenerative abilities, and will eventually form into multiple creatures if split apart. The fact that many Zygarde Cells make up a single larger creature may be in reference to this. Some planarians' {{wp|ocelli}} also resemble eyes, which may have inspired the designs for the Cell and Core Zygarde. The hexagons within them likely represent a {{wp|cell nucleus}}.