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General Reza Zaydan is the main antagonist of The Gilded Cage mission of HITMAN. A power hungry Moroccan general, he is scheming to launch a coup against the Rabat government.
Born into a life of privilege, young Reza Zaydan joined the Moroccan military and was part of the operation that apprehended "the Mongoose". He rose through the ranks equal parts due to his political saavy and nepotism, reaching the rank of general at the age of 49. Zaydan was adored by the public as a charming bachelor who dated a long line of celebrities.
However, Zaydan was truly an amoral scoundrel who would do anything for power. A member of Providence, he schemed with Swedish banker Claus Strandberg to take over the Rabat government. Strandberg's arrest for investment fraud threw a wrench into their plans and Zaydan was forced to break him out. Strandberg sought refuge in the Swedish embassy in Marrakesh, to the fury of the Moroccan citizens.
At the time of the mission, Zaydan was planning a strike on the protestors outside the Swedish embassy, under the cover of terrorist group Crystal Dawn.
Reza Zaydan's defining personality trait is his lust for power, willing to do anything to take over Morocco. He is also shown to be demanding and hot-tempered to his soldiers.
- Zaydan's brother is a diplomat, his sister a UN lawyer.