|Voice Actor||Robin Sachs|
Zaeed Massani is one of the galaxy's most feared and respected mercenaries. He exercises extreme proficiency when using weapons and is often brutal in his methods. Zaeed is is a lethal veteran soldier.
Zaeed is one of the founding members of the Blue Suns Mercenary group. The Codex explains this history;
Founded in 2160 by the human mercenaries Zaeed Massani and Vido Santiago, the Blue Suns were initially a Skyllian Verge protection racket. As they expanded in numbers and influence, the two co-founders disagreed vehemently on many issues. Finally, after arguing about whether to recruit the slave-trading batarians into their ranks, Vido ambushed Zaeed and shot him in the head.
Believing Zaeed dead, Vido took full control of the Blue Suns and hired whatever batarians he pleased. Soon, he had crowned one named Solem Dal'serah as titular head of operations. It was a move designed to placate his batarian investors and draw fire from would-be assassins. It worked on both counts, and the partnership has lasted to this day.
Over the decades, the Suns grew into a fearsome combat force spanning dozens of planets in Citadel space, the Verge, and the Terminus Systems. Knowing that a good logistical team is key to fielding an army, Vido diversified the Suns, selling arms, training, and supplies as often as taking contracts to crack skulls. Even when the Suns suffered heavy losses, Vido's entrepenurial expertise ensured new recruits could replace the old. All that was lost was the truth - today, only a handful of trusted mercs even know who Vido Santiago is, let alone his old partner Zaeed.
Zaeed Massani is found awaiting Shepard's arrival at Omega's docking station. Zaeed was finishing up a previous job when Shepard arrives. He is found with a Batarian hostage, ready to claim the bounty before heading to the Normandy. Zaeed is heavily scarred after receiving a gunshot wound to the head years prior to meeting Shepard.
Zaeed has many conversations with Shepard, each dealing with his previous jobs. These include; sabotaging a Turian ship with a team of only 5 men and a fight between himself and a blood pack leader, with Zaeed taking the Krogan's helmet as a memorabilia. Zaeed reminisces about other previous jobs throughout the game.
He is also the only squad mate to personalize their living space, decorating it with an array of weapons and relics. He remarks that he never had to eject a heat sink from his old assault rifle, Jessie.
Apart from co-founding the Blue Suns, Zaeed also spend some time in the Alliance military, gaining training in various weapons. He has spent the past twenty years he has waged war for profit.
|From: Illusive Man
We've reached an agreement with veteran mercenary Zaeed Massani. You may know the name; Zaeed has been involved in some of the best known (and some utterly unknown) military operations in the Terminus Systems, and is feared as a ruthless and relentless bounty hunter. I felt you might need a man with his skills on your mission, so I arranged to have him join you.
You will find him on Omega, where he's wrapping up his current bounty. Don't worry about his fee; I've taken care of that personally.
|Disruptor Ammo - Requires Level 2 Concussive Shot|
|Inferno Grenade - Requires Loyalty|
 Mercenary Veteran
|Rank 1|| Health: +5.00%
Weapon Damage: +12.50%
|Rank 2|| Health: +10.00%|
Weapon Damage: +25.00%
|Rank 3|| Health: +15.00%|
Weapon Damage: +37.50%
|Rank 4|| Health: +15.00%|
Weapon Damage: +50.00%
|Mass Effect Games|
|Mass Effect | Mass Effect 2|Mass Effect 3|
|Mass Effect Squad Mates|
| Ashley • Garrus • Kaidan|
Liara • Tali • Wrex
|Mass Effect 2 Squad Mates|
| Garrus • Grunt • Jack • Jacob|
Kasumi • Legion • Miranda • Mordin
Morinth • Samara • Tali • Thane • Zaeed
|Mass Effect 3 Squad Mates|
| Ashley • EDI • Garrus • Kaidan |
James • Javik • Liara • Tali