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Masako
Ultor masako team
Masako agents, along with SWAT team members in Saints Row 2
Color

Orange

Leaders

Dane Vogel SR2
Mr. X SRIV[1]

Affiliations

Ultor

Weapons

Nightstick
Stun Gun
SKR-9 Threat
Tombstone
AR-40 Xtnd
AR-50 XMAC[2]
RPG Launcher[3]
Flashbang

Vehicles

Bear
FBI[4]
Five-O[2]
Oppressor[4]
Oppressor ULTOR[5]
Peacekeeper[5]
Toad
Tornado

Locations

Stilwater

Businesses

Law enforcement

Games

Saints Row 2
Saints Row IV

The Masako are a type of Law Enforcement in Saints Row 2 and briefly in Saints Row IV.[1]

OverviewEdit

The Masako are pledged to protect Ultor and its investments. Each Masako member is highly trained, and teams operate specifically in the Saint's Row and Nuclear Power Plant districts, only operating outside the area in certain missions.[2]

Masako agents' faces are hidden behind their helmets, and mostly use only gestures and hand signals to communicate. Masako teams are easily distinguishable from normal law enforcements, wearing bright orange fatigues with Ultor logos.

The Masako become common during the Ultor Epilogue missions. Outside of missions, the Masako only spawn in Ultor neighborhoods at roadblocks at level 3 Notoriety, and in vehicles at level 5 Notoriety.

They are referred to as a "private army" by Maero,[6] and a "SWAT team from hell" by Pierce.[7]

Saints Row IVEdit

The Masako are present in the simulation of Asha Odekar where they act as guards in the lair of Mr. X. When The Protagonist enters into the simulation, they witness Asha attacking a Masako guard trying to get information out of him on Mr. X's whereabouts, but ends up shooting him in the head when he refuses to cooperate. The Protagonist and Asha must shoot out lights and take out the guards in stealth. When The Protagonist and Asha confront Mr. X the Masako attack them along with Murderbots, but they eventually kill Mr. X.[1]

Weapons and VehiclesEdit

The Masako use advanced arsenal, including the AR-40 Xtnd assault rifle, the SKR-9 Threat sub-machine gun, the Tombstone shotgun, AR-50 XMAC,[4] Stun Gun and Flashbangs. Units arrive on the scene in Ultor-marked Bear APCs. For assaulting heavily armed perpetrators, the Tornado attack helicopter is used extensively.

TriviaEdit

  • The name "Masako" is an allusion to Volition's 2001 game, Red Faction, in which the final boss and main antagonist is named Masako, who is the head of the Ultor Corporation's mercenary force.
  • Civilians may randomly say "What the hell is a Masako anyway?".
  • One of the translations of the Japanese word "Masako" is "Justice". Another translation, 昌来, is "bright future", very similar to Ultor's slogan "A brighter future, and a better life".

GalleryEdit

  • A typical Masako agent
  • A typical Masako agent
  • Masako agents in an Oppressor
  • A group of Masako agents
  • A group of Masako agents in combat
  • A Maskao agent pinned down by Asha in Saints Row IV

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mission: The Case of Mr. X
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Mission: Picking a Fight
  3. Stronghold: Rounds Square Shopping Center
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Mission: Picking a Fight, "So a Gang Leader Walks In A Bar..." cutscene
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mission: Traffic Control
  6. Mission: Jail Bait, "Fool Me Once..." cutscene
    Your security guards look more like a private army.
    — Maero

  7. Mission: Picking a Fight, "A Bigger Threat" cutscene
    Yo, I signed on for killin' gang bangers not fightin' some SWAT team from hell...
    — Pierce

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