Zalgo (formerly known as Lord Zalgo) is one of the two main antagonists of 20th Century Fox's 1997 animated feature film, Geo Guy: The 1997 Movie
On July 27, 2004, on Something Awful website, a user named Goon Shmorky uploaded several versions of the comic Nancy and Archie in which the term Z̤͂â̢ḷ͊g̹̓ȯ̘ was used. On August 22, 2009, Shmorky explained the creation of Z̤͂â̢ḷ͊g̹̓ȯ̘ on the SomethingAwful forums, making a post in which he explains detailed the origin of Z̤͂â̢ḷ͊g̹̓ȯ̘. He claims that he likes how people are trying to solve the meme, while no one knows Z̤͂â̢ḷ͊g̹̓ȯ̘'s true origin. He goes on to say that he is the creator of Z̤͂â̢ḷ͊g̹̓ȯ̘ and that he just made it up.
Z̤͂â̢ḷ͊g̹̓ȯ̘ lives in a palace of tortured glass, served by legions of monsters forged from the tears of the undead, and each one clad in armor carved from the concentrated suffering from grieving mothers. He also is said to live within all mankind, waiting for the thin glass wall within them to crack, so that he may take over.