- "Come on. We have to move."
- —Amir to Kyle Crane.
Amir Ghoreyshi (Persian: امير قريشى) is a minor character featured in Dying Light.
Little is known about Amir's early life. He is an agent with the Global Relief Effort and was sent to Harran following the outbreak as part of their mission in the quarantine zone. During the epidemic, he allied himself with Harris Brecken and his survivors at the Tower. During this time, he developed a relationship with kickboxing world champion Jade Aldemir.
Events of Dying Light
During the main story quest Awakening, Amir and Jade rescue Kyle Crane immediately after his failed airdrop into the city; set upon by thugs and infected, Amir swoops in to get Crane off the street. However, the infected follow them and he is killed attempting to hold them off inside Mikla's Bikes.
It is later revealed that Amir, like Kyle, was a Global Relief Effort agent operating on their behalf in the city. He was tasked with escorting Doctors Camden and Imran Zere out of the city, but they were seperated and Ghoreyshi and Zere took up residence at the Tower. While Camden remained trapped in Old Town, a group of survivors led by Spike agreed to protect Zere and his mobile laboratory within a secure courtyard.
Shortly after rescuing Kyle Crane, Amir holds back a horde of Infected attempting to pursue Crane and Jade. However, he is only able to hold the biters off long enough for the other two to escape, at which point he is overwhelmed and killed by Infected.
- "GET THE DOOR OPEN!"
- —Amir to Jade.
- "Go, RUN!"
- —Amir to Jade and Kyle.
Appearance and personality
Amir's build is of a large man; tall and muscular. He is seen wearing boots and cargo pants with knee-pads, as well as a short-sleeve shirt. During his brief appearance, he was armed with a machete.
Amir came across as a dedicated and straight-forward person. Jade described him fondly, and many at the Tower would remember him as a skilled runner and valuable asset to the enclave.
- Amir was voiced by Roy Vongtama, who also voiced the warlord Afran in Dead Island, also developed by Techland.
- His surname is of Iranian origin.