Zara was the girlfriend of Viktor Skobel and spends most of her time at his side not saying anything.
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Who's Who Edit
Zara commands all the power that her beauty allows. Her looks are her commodity; she uses them to get what she desires. Providing she keeps her mouth shut, Zara makes the perfect accessory for Viktor: a fate she can handle as long as the price is right.
Zara is first seen in the beginning cutscene of the mission, Under Ground Activity. When Nadya Prushnatova, Yuri Gorsoy and Alexei arrive at Viktor's mansion, Zara opens a door into Viktor's private room within the mansion and allows them to enter. Viktor is not seen at this point. She is later seen getting into a car with Viktor outside the Skobel bank. This occurs when Sam Thompson arrives just outside the bank in order to get her laptop back and break into the bank. Zara gets into the same car as Viktor and they drive off. This happens in the mission, Trespass. Finally she is seen in the mission, The Vor. When Eddie O'Connor chases Nadya and Viktor out of the factory, Viktor flees into his mansion and onto the rooftops. When Eddie arrives, he is forced to kill a number of Viktor's men. Inside the mansion, there are a lot of innocent girls running around. Some of the gangsters even use them as human shields. One of the girls inside the mansion is Zara. Eddie encounters her in the third room of the mansion, after he heads up a set of stairs leading up towards the rooftops. Zara is held hostage by one of Viktor's men and used as a human shield. This shows just how little Viktor or his men care about her.
What happens to Zara is down to a player choice. Eddie can either choose to save Zara, by aiming at the gangsters head who has her held as a hostage. Zara then breaks free and will flee downstairs to take cover. Alternatively, she can be killed by Eddie or any gangster during the crossfire. Eddie can even kill her personally if she manages to break free from being held hostage. What happens to her has no effect on the games' storyline, and she is not seen again. If she survives, it is possible she was arrested by the police for being involved in the gang seen as she was Viktor's girlfriend. The police arrive after the shootout at the mansion meaning she would have been taken into police custody. It is also possible that she was allowed to walk free.
Zara is a member of the highest echelon of the Thieves in Law. She does not take a villainous role, and never says a word throughout the game. In addition, her full name is never mentioned. Ultimately, she is just the main antagonist, Viktor Skobel's girlfriend, who is seen in some of the game cutscenes. She never speaks once in the entire game which is most likely due to being scared of Viktor.
Zara's actor, Jo Lawden, describes Zara in a behind the scenes video, and says "Zara is seen, but is definitely not heard."
- Zara becomes a playable character in Free Roaming, after having completed the mission, Beginning of the End. She drives a blue Mercedes Benz (Brabus) and you can see this car when playing as her in Free Roaming.
- Zara has no actual dialogue in the game.
- Zara was played by Jo Lawden, who is a real life model.
- Zara is Viktor Skobel's girlfriend, although this is never made clear in the actual game.
- Zara is considered an innocent civilian, so it's optional whether Eddie kills her or not. Her death has no effect on the games' storyline.