Spoilers for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - A Criminal Past follow!
A native of Detroit, Zenga was going to become a stand-up comedian, but ran afoul of the law through an unfortunate series of downward spirals, questionable moral choices, and many illegal activities. He was eventually arrested by Adam Jensen in 2022 at The Howie Bazaar Club for sex with underage prostitutes. While attempting to flee, Zenga fell down a flight of stairs, hitting his head on each stair on the way down. He has held a grudge against Jensen ever since, though he cannot recall Jensen's real name.
Some time after the Aug Incident, Zenga is transferred to the newly opened "Pent House" prison in Arizona along with many other augmented convicts. When Jensen goes to this prison for an undercover mission by posing as a convict, Zenga tries to convince the other inmates that Jensen is a cop, and tries hard to remember Jensen's name.
Zenga will appear near the end of the game refusing Jensen usage of a mission-critical elevator. If Jensen talks to Zenga three times, Zenga finally remembers Jensen's real name, at which point he goes hostile.
An email found in the administrative offices of Pent House indicates that the state parole board has denied Zenga's final parole hearing request of the calendar year, on the grounds that Zenga poses a high risk of re-offending and has not shown signs of rehabilitation.
- Killing Zenga early will not change the story in any way, or bring any consequences to you, except that it will preclude the confrontation at the elevator. Zenga carries a magnum revolver firing armor-piercing bullets, and more bullets and a praxis kit, all of which can be looted if he is incapacitated.
- "You threw me down a flight of stairs. My head hit. Every. Fucking. Step. You don't forget something like that."
- "What the fuck are you doing here, Jonson? Nah, it wasn't Johnson. What the hell was it? Johansen?"