Mick Zaford is the leader of the Zaford clan. Mick himself distinguishes himself from the other Zafords with his green bowler hat.
As the leader of the Zafords, Mick holds an antagonistic disposition towards the Hodunks, the Zafords' bitter rivals. When the Hodunks commission the Vault Hunters to crash Lucky Zaford's memorial service, it is revealed that Lucky was Mick's son.
- Main article: Clan War: Zafords vs. Hodunks
- At the end of the Clan Wars arc, should a player side with the Hodunks, Mick has a chance to drop the legendary Jakobs revolver, Maggie.
- Mick appears in The Dust primarily for Clan War: Zafords vs. Hodunks, but also as a wandering NPC during Clan War: Wakey Wakey, and after Zafords vs. Hodunks if players choose to side with him against the Hodunks.
- Mick Zaford believes that a Hodunk drowned some Zaford kids in a river, which is his reason for the feud.
- As Tector Hodunk appears in the Tales from the Borderlands episode Zer0 Sum, whose events occur after Borderlands 2, it is implied that Mick Zaford was killed in the clan war.