I think that Zaus being knocked out means that there is somebody that sneaked in and attacked zaus other that starjyun. and get away not being sensed, i think it could probably be the traitor of the 0th biotope. i don't think star is strong enough to knock somebody on Zaus level.
I agree with those who stated that Koisarou (the hermit looking guy) might be the one who knocked Zaus out. Otherwise I can't see an option for him going down in an instant. Staar is obviously not at that level even if he goes all-out.
And I'm really interested to see Setsuno fighting Chiyo. Would be a damn interesting fight, when Setsuno can reveal what ability he has apart from superhuman physical capabilities.
We've never seen Staarjun fight either, at least we saw Tommyrod fight, and well Grinpatch, judging from the reaction of Shigematsu and Mansam who directly went to serious mode, is definitely strong
Tommyrod seems to be weakest link in the Sous Chef group for now
The thing is the Sous Chef are a mixed bag of signals from Shima. He's shown just how unbelievably strong they are at times, but then again he's had to factor in some kind of loophole to power them down at times when they are facing the good guys.
Grinpatch wilted an entire field of those clovers which measure something's strength, he made the #2 & #3 guys of the Igo get into complete serious mode.
Staayjun was able to tame some immeasurable Gourmet World boss looking supersonic speed Shark and make it his underling. He also was so blindingly fast he could have killed Toriko countless times when they met up at that shoddy looking Burger joint.
Tommy Rod was holding back his entire fight with Toriko, and then when he got serious he pretty much dominated Toriko. That plus he exhausted a ton of his energy just playing around sending out a bunch of bugs. He also had to hold back on power in order to keep his top class bug under control. He's obviously the weakest of the 3 yet he still seemed more powerful than Toriko, plus he too has powered up as he states, just like the 4HK have.
What LoS is saying is what makes me think that some of the Bishokukai who haven't been showcased yet, may be alot stronger than we think. Or they may have certain specialties that make them perfect for fighting certain people. I think Elg and Limon, shown on the last page with Chiyo, are gonna surprise us. Even if they "lose" in the end, I think we'll see they aren't to be played with.
Zaus is not dead- that is just prob a Clone.
But then and again, maybe he's just an amazing chef with 0 fight ability like Komatsu...