Perkins' mercenaries

Perkins' mercenaries
Founders Perkins
Leaders Perkins
Members See below
Status Dissolved
Appearances Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth

Perkins' mercenaries are a faction that appears in the 2011 novel Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth.

In the novel, the mercenary squad are hired by Norwegian businessman Tyr Henriksen and one of his employees Olivia Hzujak as they search for a long-lost labyrinth said to contain unknown treasures. The squad accompany Henriksen and Olivia into Diyu, the mythical fourth labyrinth, battling the Protectors of the Hidden Word as they venture into the maze system.


[edit] Background

Led by Perkins, the squad of mercenaries largely comprises of former military personal and are members of private security firms.[1]

[edit] Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth

In October, the private security firms that the squad members work for are hired by Phoenix Innovations, a weapons manufacturing company. The squad are needed because the CEO of Phoenix Innovations Tyr Henriksen, along with one of his employees Olivia Hzujak, are venturing into a labyrinth beneath Nanjing, China that is known as "Diyu"; Hell in Chinese mythology.[1]

The squad of mercenaries advance into the labyrinth along with Henriksen, Olivia, Olivia's stepdaughter Jadranka or "Jada", treasure-hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake and Henriksen's bodyguard Corelli. There is a lot of tension within the entourage and it soon becomes apparent as Olivia turns on Henriksen, revealing that the mercenaries and Corelli are working for her. The mercenaries are ordered to kill Nate, Jada and Henriksen, but Nate is able to kill Corelli by kicking him off a cliff into the raging ravine below. Before the mercenaries are able to respond, the whole group comes under attack from the Protectors of the Hidden Word, an enduring society set up to protect the secrets of the labyrinth.[1]

The mercenaries are equipped with a large cache of weapons, which gives them the upper-hand against the Protectors. However, the secret society is still able to kill Perkins and a number of other mercenaries. Former soldier Massarsky takes over for a brief period of time, as he and the last remaining mercenaries Garza and Suarez battle the deformed man known as the "Minotaur".[1]

The Minotaur kills both Massarsky and Garza, leaving just Suarez and Olivia to continue on and catch up with Nate, Jada and Henriksen, who are battling the final Protectors and the Mistress of the Labyrinth. Suarez is able to aid in defeating the final Protectors and escapes with Nate, Jada and Victor "Sully" Sullivan following the deaths of both Henriksen and Olivia. However, the wounds suffered by Suarez in the labyrinth are enough to kill the mercenary after escaping.[1]

With the death of Suarez, the only two mercenaries that remain are the ones left outside the labyrinth on sentry duty. The ultimate fate of these mercenaries is unknown, although it can be assumed that they returned to continue their work for their private security firms.[1]

[edit] Members

The squad of mercenaries is comprised of sixteen men and women, led by Perkins. For some time, the squad took orders from Norwegian businessman Tyr Henriksen and one of his employees Olivia Hzujak. Four members of the squad are mentioned by name:

  • Massarsky is a male ex-soldier. The largest member of the squad, Massarsky becomes the leader of the squad for a brief period of time following Perkins' death.
  • Garza is a female Latina. She is one of the final mercenaries to die, as she battles the Minotaur.
  • Suarez is an African-American male who is the final member of the squad to die.
  • Zheng is a squad member who is briefly mentioned as taking point alongside Massarsky.

[edit] Appearances

[edit] Behind the scenes

Perkins' mercenaries first appear 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 1.6 Golden, Christopher (2011). Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth. Del Rey Books. ISBN 978-0345522177.
Last edited by In Motion on 23 October 2011 at 07:34
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