The friendship between Damon Carter and Zig Novak, Dig (Damon/Zig), began long before their first appearances on the show. They appear to have been friends since early childhood, as Damon knows a lot more about Zig than anybody else, as well as being able to understand and speak his family's native language. The two ended their friendship, and it was unknown when they ended it, but most likely well before Watch Out Now. They have talked things through and renewed their friendship in The Kids Aren't Alright (2). Though they are friends again, they have remained a bit distant towards each other.
Since they treat each other like brothers, it is assumed that they have known each other since early childhood. The two are shown to be closer and more trusting of eachother than Zig was with his primary friend group and his girlfriend in grade 9. Both boys seem to guide eachother when one of them is struggling. However, they grew apart sometime between season 13 and 14, and joined rival gangs, causing a deep rift in their friendship. Their mutual respect for one another was further damaged when Damon stabbed Zig's friend and gang member Tiny Bell in a fight. When Zig threatens revenge, Damon and his gang break into and rob Maya Matlin's house, where Zig is living. Zig unknowingly drives the get-away car when Tiny's brother Vince, their gang leader shoots Damon in his home, as payback for stabbing Tiny. Damon's gang threatens revenge, but both boys are tired of the violence, leading Zig to call the police to turn in Vince, and Damon to call off his gang's revenge. Zig eventually goes to visit Damon in the hospital and the two apologize to eachother, and bond over hamburgers, mending their friendship. It is unknown whether the boys are as close as they once were, as Damon has not been seen or mentioned since season fourteen.
Season 12In Got Your Money (1), Damon is seen again in the Novak's store giving him advice for his date. After Zig asks to be with Tori for a class project and she rejects him, he works with Damon, who gives him advice on how to dine and dash on his date with Tori.
In Got Your Money (2), Damon is seen walking with Zig in the hall when the two discover that Officer Turner is checking lockers for the stolen dance ticket money. Damon asks Zig if he stole it, and Zig tells him to shut up. Later, Damon takes Tori to the convenience store that Zig's family owns, saying that she stalked him out at the dance and made him bring her to Zig. Tori thanks him as he leaves her and Zig alone.
In Karma Police (1), Damon is seen with Zig in French class. Later on, he is seen with him and Zig is telling him that he is going to cut class and Zig gets livid and trashes Madame Jean-Aux's car causing both of them to get detention even though Damon was not involved in that act. They are both later seen during detention. Because Zig wants to make peace with Madame, Damon suggests that he sings for the French Club.
In Karma Police (2), Damon reassures that Madame will love Zig's songs that he has prepared and that no one will ever know that he learned them off of YouTube. Damon laughs while Zig is performing and walks out after him into the hallway. When Zig walks away, Damon calls after him, "We're not staying for the cheese?" Damon later approaches Zig, who says that he is pissed at him because Damon knew that Zig would make himself look bad. Zig tells Damon that he doesn't have feelings for Madame and says he could have messed up her life. Zig admits that he hurt everyone he cared about when he tried to steal Cam's girlfriend, Maya, while dating Tori. Damon tells Zig that he is a good man, as shown that he cares by the fact that he is crying, and Damon punches him, so that Zig doesn't think that he is going soft on him.
Zig and Damon later arrive to French class together. At lunch, Damon tells Zig that he doesn't need Maya, Tori, and Tristan, but Zig replies that he actually does. Maya invites Zig and Damon to be extras in Eli's zombie movie with her, Tori, and Tristan, which makes Zig happy.
They don't really interact in Season 13, but it's possible it has something to do with Zig getting kicked out and being in a gang.
In The Kids Aren't Alright (2), Zig turns in Vince Bell for shooting Damon after Damon warns Zig of an upcoming attack on his gang. At the end of the episode, Zig visits Damon in the hospital, and they seem to have renewed their friendship.
- It is currently unknown how long the boys have known each other.
- Mrs. Novak thinks Damon is a bad influence (she told Zig that she worries when he is with him).
- They are both under-privileged children.
- Damon teases Zig for hanging out with the "preppy rich kids."
- Damon disliked Zig's girlfriend Tori Santamaria, referring to her as "Gossip Girl" and "Princess Tori."
- Zig has graduated, but it's unknown if Damon has or not.
- They were in the same French class.
- Damon found out about Maya's "pictures" before Zig.
- They both got clean up duty because Damon gave Zig a song to sing for French Club and it wasn't a "good one" for him.
- As of Watch Out Now, the two have a conflict. It is unknown when the conflict started but most likely started before Season 14.
- In Watch Out Now, Damon is seen fighting with Tiny and Zig right before he pulls out a knife and stabs Tiny and takes off. Later on in an end clip of Teen Age Riot, Damon is shot in retaliation by Vince. However, this was not revealed until The Kids Aren't Alright (1).