Zappone believes he is a detective when really, he is none of the sort. Professor Layton and Luke Triton go to Zappone for help, believing he may be hiding valuable information, when really, he knows nothing.
Zappone wears a light brown blazer with a white shirt and red tie underneath. He also wears blue trousers, red shoes and a distinctive mustache.
Zappone gives the following puzzles in Professor Layton and the Curious Village:
"Zappone claims to be a detective and is elated to meet a fellow sleuth like Layton. He also claims to have the inside scoop, but he's really just clueless. What was Bruno thinking when he built this oddball?"