Arnim Zola had long desired to create a robot body in hopes of transferring his consciousness into it to live for decades.
By 1943, Zola had already designed a set of blue prints for an android body. When Captain America infiltrated the HYDRA prisoner of war camp to free the prisoners, the Red Skull activated the self-destruct sequence to destroy the facility causing Zola rushed off to his office to save a number of his files and designs. The blue prints for the robotic body where the last designs he took.
One year later, Zola had managed to construct four functioning android bodies. Zola activated them after the Red Skull used the Tesseract to wake the Sleeper. Rogers later fought and destroyed all of them; the first in a chapel while attempting to rescue James Montgomery Falsworth and the other three in the main courtyard during the final battle with the Sleeper.
- The Zola Bot resembles Zola's android body from Marvel Comics.
- The designs for Zola's robot body can be seen briefly in Captain America: The First Avenger.
- The Zola Bot has the number 208 stamped on its back. This is most likely to a reference to Zola's first appearance in Captain America #208.