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Zarina Kassir

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Zarina Kassir
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Gender
Female
Role
Plucky Documentarian
Nationality/
Ethnicity
Lebanese American
DLC
Chains of Hate
Voice Actor
Unknown

Zarina Kassir is one of 22 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

She was introduced as the Survivor of CHAPTER XV: Chains of Hate, a Chapter DLC released on 10 March 2020.


Overview

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Zarina Kassir is a plucky documentarian, able to use her street smarts to avoid detection and greatly assist other Survivors.

Her personal Perks, Off the Record IconPerks offTheRecord.png, Red Herring IconPerks redHerring.png & For the People IconPerks forThePeople.png, help her remain hidden in the face of danger, create distractions, and quickly heal others by forgoing her own safety.

Difficulty rating: Intermediate
(based on only using her Unique Perks)







Lore

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Growing up in a Lebanese household in Brooklyn, Zarina struggled with two unique cultural identities. She felt that this cultural difference painted a target on her back. To avoid ridicule and bullies, she observed what popular kids liked and learnt to project the image they preferred. At school, she would go by the name "Karina", dye her hair lighter, and trash her "foreign" lunches.

At home, the news channel was always on. Urgent reports of injustice captivated Zarina, inspiring her to produce her own stories. When she was a teenager, she embraced her real name and roots, and borrowed her father's digital camera to interview members of her community in Bay Ridge. By posting her content online, she slowly built a loyal following. Each week, she picked a new issue and challenged people to speak their mind on camera.

When she heard a rumour that a fast-food restaurant owner was exploiting workers, she decided to go undercover and produce a hard-hitting film. She modified her look, faked an accent, and secured a waitress position at the restaurant. After three weeks of unpaid work, she was fired for demanding her paycheck. To retaliate, she posted clips of the restaurant owner's abusive behaviour and within hours, the news had picked up her story, but somehow spun it to create sympathy for the restaurant.

Embittered by the experience, Zarina, committed to become an independent producer and filmmaker. Her first feature film was for a competition at school inspired by an English class poem about Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian migrants controversially executed for murder. Her film won first prize and launched her as an uncompromising documentary filmmaker.

Months later, her world turned upside down. A public video surveillance camera filmed her father carrying two coffees at a street corner a few blocks from home. A tall, hooded man stood behind him. The man shouted something at her father, who took a step back, startled. Suddenly and unexpectedly, the man pushed him in the street as a car sped by.

His death caused a shock-wave of anger and pain, that left Zarina in pieces. The perpetrator — Clark Stevenson — was soon arrested and incarcerated for manslaughter.

Zarina became obsessed with Clark — his gang "IR-28", his short prison sentence, his apparent lack of remorse. A year went by and she had uncovered enough about Clark to shed more light on his crime. With the last of her inheritance, she bought a new camera and a plane ticket to Nebraska, and bribed the warden at Hellshire Penitentiary to let her interview Clark.

She filmed their first meeting and asked him about her father, and his gang, and his violent tendencies. Clark refused to talk; but, in the weeks that followed, she used her research to push his buttons and finally got a confession of a pre-meditated crime.

Zarina's film became a tribute to her father and the trail of blood left by gang violence. When the news finally picked up the story, it was because the film had gained international acclaim.

Some inmates contacted her when they heard about her documentary. Most of them shared eccentric anecdotes in hopes of being filmed, but one story stood out from the rest: an entire wing in Hellshire Penitentiary was sealed off because of the "Mad Mick Massacre." The official story was that an Irish outlaw had heartlessly slaughtered the warden and his guards.

From working on her Sacco and Vanzetti film, Zarina knew that the 'official' story wasn't always the 'true' story. She investigated Hellshire's records and found an Irish-born inmate sentenced to fifteen years for assault in 1860. According to the penitentiary's blueprint, the sealed off wing was part of Hellshire's original infrastructure. If she reached that sealed off section, she could shed some light on the Mad Mick story. All she needed was a way in.

The next morning, she was joining the Hellshire Penitentiary walking tour. She blended into the crowd of jet-lagged tourists, and veered off when they headed towards the kitchen. She had memorised the blueprint and knew exactly where to go and how to avoid surveillance cameras. An unexpected security detail nearly cut her investigation short, but she was able to hide under an old, dusty prison bed. When the guards disappeared, she continued her search and finally found Mick's cell.

Entering the dark, dilapidated cell, Zarina ran her hand across the old brick wall. Her fingers felt a marking and traced the letters: DEATH TO BAYSHORE. A loose brick fell, revealing a gap.

She inserted her hand. Fingers landed on a piece of cold, cracked metal. She fished it out... an old, rusty wrench. A damp chill ran down her spine and she looked down; a man lay at her feet, bleeding, his limbs contorted and his eyes, dark and terrified — her father's eyes. A pool of crimson blood on black pavement. Paralysed, black fog filled the cell and she shut her eyes to push these nightmarish visions out of her mind.

Zarina's Perks

These are Perks which start off only appearing in Zarina's Bloodweb IconHelp bloodweb.png. After achieving Level 30, Teachable versions of these Perks can be found:

  • Off the Record - Level 30
  • Red Herring - Level 35
  • For the People - Level 40

Once obtained, other Survivors will be able find Zarina's Perks in their respective Bloodwebs from that point onwards.

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Off the Record

You've learnt that a quiet approach is sometimes best.

Once you are unhooked or escape from the Hook IconHelpLoading hook.png, Off the Record activates for 60/70/80 seconds.

While Off the Record is active, your Aura IconHelp auras.png will not be shown to the Killer and Grunts of Pain caused by injuries are reduced by 100 %.

"Trust me, I investigate thoroughly and discreetly." — Zarina Kassir

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Red Herring

You've noticed that people pay attention to whatever makes the loudest noise.

After repairing a Generator IconHelpLoading generators.png for at least 3 seconds, it will be highlighted to you with a yellow Aura IconHelp auras.png. The Generator stays highlighted until it is fully repairing, or you repair a new Generator, or enter a Locker IconHelp lockers.png.

Entering any Locker will trigger a Loud Noise indicator for the Killer at the highlighted Generator's location.

Red Herring can only be triggered once every 100/80/60 seconds.

"The news edit out what is burdensome and complex, which is the truth." — Zarina Kassir

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For the People

You risk life and injury for others.

For the People is only active while at full health.

Press the Active Ability button while healing another Survivor without a Med-Kit IconItems firstAidKit.png to instantly heal them from Dying IconHelp dying.png to Injured IconHelp injured.png, or from Injured to Healthy IconHelp healthy.png.

You become Injured and receive the Broken IconStatusEffects broken.png Status Effect for 110/100/90 seconds.

You become the Obsession IconHelp obsession.png.

Decreases your chances of being the Obsession.

The Killer can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.

"We can write our own story and decide how it really ends." — Zarina Kassir


Achievements

Main article: Achievements

There is currently 1 Achievement which is related to Zarina.

Icon Name Description
Ach adeptZarina.png
Adept Zarina Escape with Zarina Kassir using only her Unique Perks: Off the Record IconPerks offTheRecord.png, Red Herring IconPerks redHerring.png & For the People IconPerks forThePeople.png.

Customisation

Players can customise their Character by choosing one outfit style from each category. Blood-stained attire is obtained after Zarina reaches Level 50 and prestiges.

Zarina's attire includes:

Default

Icon Name Body Rarity Description
US Head01.png Zarina CategoryIcon head.png Common A daring, modern, workaholic filmmaker, Zarina strove to reveal hidden truths.
US Torso01.png Loose Jacket CategoryIcon torso.png Common A loose jacket to conceal the recording devices she brings from improvised recordings and interviews.
US Legs01.png Tattered Jeans CategoryIcon legs.png Common Flexible denim pants to venture the streets of Brooklyn and brave any type of weather.

Prestige

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
US Head01 P01.png Bloody Zarina CategoryIcon head.png Rare A daring, modern, workaholic filmmaker, Zarina strove to share truths written in blood. 3rd Prestige Reward
US Torso01 P01.png Soaked Jacket CategoryIcon torso.png Rare A loose jacket to conceal the blood-smeared equipment she carries. 1st Prestige Reward
US Legs01 P01.png Bloodstained Jeans CategoryIcon legs.png Rare Flexible denim pants to venture Brooklyn and brave any type of... trouble. 2nd Prestige Reward

DLC

Icon Name Body Rarity Description DLC
US Torso01 01.png Leather Jacket CategoryIcon torso.png Common A weathered leather jacket to conceal the clunky recording devices she carries for impromptu interviews. CHAPTER XV: Chains of Hate

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CategoryIcon outfits.pngOutfits

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Icon Name Rarity Description Contents Collection Price
US outfit 01 CV02.png Watchdog Reporter Common She explored her neighborhood looking to collect, report, and disseminate information on the current local issues. Convenient Jacket (Olive)

Dark Denims (Brown)

For the People AuricCells Icon.png 90

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

US outfit 01 CV01.png Undercover Reporter Common She explored her neighborhood looking to collect, report, and disseminate information on the current local issues. Convenient Jacket (Rusty)

Dark Denims (Teal)

For the People AuricCells Icon.png 90

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

US outfit 01 CV03.png Opinion Sampler Common She explored her neighborhood looking to collect, report, and disseminate information on the current local issues. Convenient Jacket (Blue)

Dark Denims (Auburn)

For the People AuricCells Icon.png 90

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

US outfit 01 CV04.png Corruption Reporter Common She explored her home facility, Bay Ridge Brooklyn to play an active role in collecting, reporting, and disseminating information on the latest local issues. Convenient Jacket (Pink)

Dark Denims (Grey)

For the People AuricCells Icon.png 90

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

US outfit 01 03.png New York Reporter Uncommon To move forward she started working on a new project, sampling the voices of her community. Unusual Blonde

Light Undercover Jacket

Taupe Dress Pants

Filmic Truth AuricCells Icon.png 270

Icon iridescentShards.png 5400

US outfit 01 04.png Brooklyn Interviewer Uncommon To move forward she started working on a new project, sampling the voices of her community. Ruby Red

Armored Undercover Jacket

Khaki Denim

Filmic Truth AuricCells Icon.png 270

Icon iridescentShards.png 5400

US outfit 01 02.png Bay Ridge Freelancer Uncommon To move forward she started working on a new project, sampling the voices of her community. Asymmetrical Pink

Undercover Jacket

Silver Synthetic Jeans

Filmic Truth AuricCells Icon.png 270

Icon iridescentShards.png 5400

US outfit 02.png Award Nominee Rare She had little chance of winning considering the giants she was up against. But this event gave her the opportunity to meet key people in the industry. Blonde Bowl Cut

Teal Suit Jacket

Teal Dress Pants

Independent Film Festival AuricCells Icon.png 675

Icon iridescentShards.png 13500

US outfit 02 01.png Award Presenter Rare Ceremonies were a superficial affair, but she minded little. What mattered was to use this opportunity to meet key people in the industry. Bleached Bowl Cut

Teal Suit Jacket

Teal Dress Pants

Independent Film Festival AuricCells Icon.png 810
US outfit 007.png Guerrilla Filmmaker Very Rare WIP Easy Beanie

Draped Cardigan

Urban Cargo Pants

Obsessive Project AuricCells Icon.png 1080

Icon iridescentShards.png 27600

US outfit 006.png Grant Applicant Very Rare Faced with the difficult reality that her film required expensive gear to be made, she sought funding to realize her project. Short Curls

Plaid Formal Shirt

White Denim

Budget Woes AuricCells Icon.png 1080

CategoryIcon head.pngHeads

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
US Head01 03.png Unusual Blonde Uncommon What better way to start new than freshly cropped hair. New York Reporter Filmic Truth AuricCells Icon.png 100

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

US Head01 04.png Ruby Red Uncommon What better way to start new than freshly cropped hair. Brooklyn Interviewer Filmic Truth AuricCells Icon.png 100

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

US Head01 02.png Asymmetrical Pink Uncommon What better way to start new than freshly cropped hair. Bay Ridge Freelancer Filmic Truth AuricCells Icon.png 100

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

US Head02.png Blonde Bowl Cut Rare She needed a bold look and that's exactly what she got. Award Nominee Independent Film Festival AuricCells Icon.png 250

Icon iridescentShards.png 4500

US Head02 01.png Bleached Bowl Cut Rare She needed a bold look and that's exactly what she got. Award Presenter Independent Film Festival AuricCells Icon.png 300
US Head007.png Easy Beanie Very Rare WIP Guerrilla Filmmaker Obsessive Project AuricCells Icon.png 400

Icon iridescentShards.png 7200

US Head006.png Short Curls Very Rare Waking up late for her appointment, she took a quick shower before heading out, wearing her natural curls. Grant Applicant Budget Woes AuricCells Icon.png 400

CategoryIcon torso.pngTorsos

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
US Torso01 CV02.png Convenient Jacket (Olive) Common To her interviewees and audience at ease, she would conceal her equipment to capture a candid interaction. Watchdog Reporter For the People AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

US Torso01 CV01.png Convenient Jacket (Rusty) Common To make her interviewees and audience at ease, she would conceal her equipment to capture a candid interaction. Undercover Reporter For the People AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

US Torso01 CV03.png Convenient Jacket (Blue) Common To put her interviewees and audience at ease, she would conceal her equipment to capture a candid interaction. Opinion Sampler For the People AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

US Torso01 CV04.png Convenient Jacket (Pink) Common To her interviewees and audience at ease, she would conceal her equipment to capture a candid interaction. Corruption Reporter For the People AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

US Torso01 03.png Light Undercover Jacket Uncommon Versatile jacket to infiltrate any kind of milieu, from exclusive to accessible. New York Reporter Filmic Truth AuricCells Icon.png 100

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

US Torso01 04.png Armored Undercover Jacket Uncommon Versatile jacket to infiltrate any kind of milieu, from exclusive to accessible. Brooklyn Interviewer Filmic Truth AuricCells Icon.png 100

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

US Torso01 02.png Undercover Jacket Uncommon Versatile jacket to infiltrate any kind of milieu, from exclusive to accessible. Bay Ridge Freelancer Filmic Truth AuricCells Icon.png 100

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

US Torso02.png Teal Suit Jacket Rare Wanting to be taken seriously, she wore a chic suit to project the image of someone committed to her work. Award Nominee Independent Film Festival AuricCells Icon.png 250

Icon iridescentShards.png 4500

US Torso02 01.png Plum Suit Jacket Shirt Rare Wanting to be taken seriously, she wore a chic suit to project the image of someone committed to her work. Award Presenter Independent Film Festival AuricCells Icon.png 300
US Torso007.png Draped Cardigan Very Rare WIP Guerrilla Filmmaker Obsessive Project AuricCells Icon.png 400

Icon iridescentShards.png 7200

US Torso006.png Plaid Formal Shirt Very Rare A smart shirt to project the confidence that would grant her the money she desperately needed. Grant Applicant Budget Woes AuricCells Icon.png 400

CategoryIcon legs.pngLegs

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
US Legs01 CV02.png Dark Denims (Brown) Common She participated in her film and took risks, offering a dynamic alternative to mainstream journalism. Watchdog Reporter For the People AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

US Legs01 CV01.png Dark Denims (Teal) Common She participated in her film and took risks, offering a dynamic alternative to mainstream journalism. Undercover Reporter For the People AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

US Legs01 CV03.png Dark Denims (Auburn) Common She participated in her film and took risks, offering a dynamic alternative to mainstream journalism. Opinion Sampler For the People AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

US Legs01 CV04.png Dark Denims (Grey) Common She participated in her film and took risks, offering a dynamic alternative to mainstream journalism. Corruption Reporter For the People AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

US Legs01 03.png Taupe Dress Pants Uncommon Sturdy jeans with enough pockets for her to travel without a cumbersome purse. New York Reporter Filmic Truth AuricCells Icon.png 100

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

US Legs01 04.png Khaki Denims Uncommon Sturdy jeans with enough pockets for her to travel without a cumbersome purse. Brooklyn Interviewer Filmic Truth AuricCells Icon.png 100

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

US Legs01 02.png Silver Synthetic Jeans Uncommon Sturdy jeans with enough pockets for her to travel without a cumbersome purse. Bay Ridge Freelancer Filmic Truth AuricCells Icon.png 100

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

US Legs02.png Teal Dress Pants Rare Elegant, clean-cut dress pants to avoid complicating a classic look. Award Nominee Independent Film Festival AuricCells Icon.png 250

Icon iridescentShards.png 4500

US Legs02 01.png Plum Dress Pants Rare Elegant, clean-cut dress pants to avoid complicating a classic look. Award Presenter Independent Film Festival AuricCells Icon.png 300
US Legs007.png Urban Cargo Pants Very Rare WIP Guerrilla Filmmaker Obsessive Project AuricCells Icon.png 400

Icon iridescentShards.png 7200

US Legs006.png White Denim Very Rare Her blue jeans were too casual and her black denims were in the laundry, so she picked the next best thing. Grant Applicant Budget Woes AuricCells Icon.png 400

DLC

Main article: Downloadable Content

Zarina is currently part of 1 DLC package:

Available DLC


Trivia

  • Zarina would go by the name of "Karina" during school to avoid ridicule and bullies.


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