Zahara is a new character Metal Slug Attack.
A childhood friend of Anastasia IV, Zahara is the current commander of the Guardian Unit after the previous commander fell in battle. She wields a fire and ice wand in combat; the fire wand allows her to conjure fireballs, while the ice wand allows her to create frozen copies of herself to evade incoming attacks.
Despite their friendship, Anastasia I notes that their relationship is similar to oil and water.
First appearing in "Task Force 12th", Zahara is blessed by both Anastasia I and IV and is bestowed special wands by both high priestesses. She is initially worried about her new role, which Anastasia I notes and subjects her to "special" training against the Rebel Army's Frozen Vortex. The training allows her to clear her mind and she successfully completes her training, returning to the temple with Anastasia I. When Anastasia IV begins scolding her great-grandmother for causing unnecessary worry, Zahara stands up for Anastasia I and starts arguing with Anastasia IV over her worries that she is sending her friends to die in her name.