Gender Male
Born America
Nationality American
Status Deceased
Appearances Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth
Affiliation Perkins' mercenaries

Massarsky is a character that appears in the 2011 novel Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth.

In the novel, Massarsky is a member of a squad of mercenaries that escort Norwegian businessman through a labyrinth beneath the Chinese city of Nanjing known as "Diyu", or Hell. When ranking officer Perkins is killed in combat, Massarsky takes over as the squad leader.


[edit] Biography

Massarsky is a male member of a private security firm that comprises largely of former military personnel. He is an ex-soldier and a very large man with a thick neck.[1]

[edit] Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth

In October, the private security firm that Massarsky works for is hired by weapons manufacturing company Phoenix Industries. Massarsky is a member of the sixteen-strong squad of mercenaries that is sent to escort the CEO of Phoenix Industries, Norwegian businessman Tyr Henriksen through a labyrinth underneath the Chinese city of Nanjing, known as "Diyu" or Hell. Also with Henriksen are his bodyguard Corelli, Phoenix Industries employee Olivia Hzujak, her daughter Jadranka or "Jada", and treasure-hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake.[1]

Due to Massarsky being the largest member of the squad, ranking officer Perkins orders him to aid Nate when Nate needs a boost to get a better look at the entrance to Diyu. When the group enters Diyu, Massarsky takes point alongside Zheng. As the entourage advances further into Diyu, Olivia turns on Henriksen, revealing that Corelli and the mercenaries are actually loyal to her, contrary to what Henriksen believes. After Nate kills Corelli, Olivia orders Massarsky and his fellow mercenaries to execute Henriksen, Nate and Jada. As Massarsky prepares to carry out the execution, he shows compassion and apologises to Nate.[1]

However, before the mercenaries are able to carry out the execution, they are attacked by the group known as the Protectors of the Hidden Word, a secret society set up to guard Diyu and its three sister labyrinths around the world. This attack gives Henriksen, Nate and Jada the chance to escape, as the mercenaries open fire on the Protectors. In the ensuing skirmish, Perkins is killed and Massarsky takes over as the leader of the mercenaries.[1]

Massarsky is able to lead the mercenaries to victory, although at a high cost as a number of mercenaries are killed. Ultimately, only Massarsky and fellow mercenaries Garza and Suarez remain to escort Olivia to the heart of the labyrinth. There, Massarsky and the mercenaries engage the "Minotaur" in battle; the Minotaur is quick to kill Garza by snapping her neck, and Massarsky is killed by the beast a short time later.[1]

[edit] Appearances

[edit] Behind the scenes

Massarsky first appears in the 2011 novel Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth,[1] after being created for the novel by author Christopher Golden.

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Golden, Christopher (2011). Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth. Del Rey Books. ISBN 978-0345522177.
Last edited by In Motion on 24 October 2011 at 14:24
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