How Raphael and Zog met was fully revealed in the final issue of Tales volume 2, "Zog". Zog, delusional from lack of his own world's air, believed that a Triceraton (or perhaps simply a fossilized triceratops) skull was his commanding officer. Taking orders from this non-existent officer, he captured Raphael and a Foot Ninja. In order to free them both, the Foot Ninja convinced Raph to reach his yari (Japanese spear), which was out of the Ninja's reach, and hand it to him. Upon freeing himself, the Foot Ninja attempted to kill Raphael. Still chained upside-down, Raph subdued the Foot and used the yari to free himself as well. Before Zog returned, Raph placed the skull on his shoulders, pretending to have killed Zog's two captives, and using his "commander powers" to transform into a likeness of Raphael, telling Zog to call him "Zoraph".