- "He’s a dazzling spy and a master of seduction. But pray you don’t end up in his sights. Diego Necalli is a ruthless cutthroat. And no clue escapes his keen sense of observation."
- — Official Biography
Diego Necalli is a character appearing in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies. He is a playable character in Voyage of Despair, IX, and Ancient Evil as well as being pictured in Dead of the Night and playable as a skin in Blackout.
Diego Necalli played an important role as a rebel during the Mexican Revolution and was allegedly involved in the executions of several government officials. Additionally, he also writes a series of his adventures, which is allegedly exaggerated and overly dramatized. He also acted as an international spy, operating in foreign places like India and Denmark. Diego's life would change when he met a strange man named Alistair Rhodes in a saloon in Ciudad Juárez during the Revolution. Alistair told Diego he was looking for the greatest power mankind has ever known, and that he needed his medallion. Diego replied his medallion was a family heirloom and recounted that his mother told him it was part of something bigger that needed to be protected. He refused to give it to Alistair, before the two men were interrupted by the High Priest of Chaos and members of the Order, wearing normal clothes instead of their ceremonial dress, who were also looking for the medallion. A fight broke out and Diego was knocked unconscious while Alistair was captured by the Order. Alistair managed to steal a revolver from one of the cultists before being saved by Diego and the two men escaped using a carriage. Diego finally agreed to give his medallion to Alistair, hoping to have it returned one day, before telling him to leave the city for his safety. Having somehow managed to escape, Diego gave Alistair a gift, a medallion originally belonging to his mother. The medallion, in turn, was given by Alistair to his daughter, Scarlett.
The Unsinkable Ship
After Alistair was captured by the Order during a party at his manor, Scarlett attempted and failed to rescue her father. However, she had been given a letter prior by her father detailing three men who could help her find him. These three men were Diego, alongside Bruno Delacroix and Stanton Shaw. On April 10th, 1912, the four met in Southhampton, where Scarlett informed them they'd be stealing the Norse Artifact. They all agreed to help her find her father and the group embarked on the Titanic.
During the night of April 14th, 1912, the group started their plan to steal the Norse Artifact. Diego charmed one of the passengers, Lady McKendrick, and stole the key to the millionaire suite where Bruno and Shaw sent a gas into the cargo room using the pneumatic tubes in the suite. Once the guard was knocked out, Scarlett entered the room and using a device of her own invention to open the safe where the Artifact was kept. Unfortunately, the plan didn’t go as planned when a cultist, bearing the red mark on his forehead, stole the Artifact from Scarlett and took the medallion. While trying to flee, he was stopped by Bruno, Shaw and Diego who regrouped with Scarlett. Surrounded, the cultist activated the Norse Artifact but was kicked out of the protective circle by Scarlett and turned into a zombie like the rest of the passengers and crew. Soon after, the Titanic struck a massive iceberg allowing water to seep in. The team proceeded to complete the trial and beat the Eye of Malice and Despair. After the trial was completed, all the passengers and the crew turned back to normal and a vision of a doorway surrounded by two snake heads appeared in the cargo hold. Soon after, the Titanic started sinking and Scarlett, Bruno, Shaw and Diego took a lifeboat.
Journey through the Vapors
In the following days, the team traveled to Delphi in the Kingdom of Greece and ventured in a cave where they found a sealed door. The voice of an Oracle, the Pythia, invited them to breathe the vapors to find the knowledge they were seeking but warned them it was not intended for mortal man.
Upon breathing the vapors, the team was transported across millennia and woke up in an ancient Roman colosseum in Egypt. They watched the High Priest of Chaos activating the Egyptian Artifact in front of hundreds of cultists, all spared by the Prima Materia. The Priest forced slaves to complete a Sentinel Trial for him, and the crew were the next contenders. The team completed the trial, beat the Guardian, a zombified elephant named Fury, and Wrath, the Champion of the Nine, another elephant. Once the trial was completed, a portal appeared with the word "Poseidon". Upon reaching his hand into the portal, the High Priest was attacked by Prima Materia only to be saved by the glyphs under his mask. Scarlett ordered the High Priest to grant them clemency as dictated in the Novum Ignotum proclamation, but the High Priest ordered his cultists to behead them.
City of Delphi
After awakening from the hallucination, Scarlett immediately went towards a gate near them, placing her hand upon ancient symbols to open the gate. As the gate opened, it revealed a tunnel, revealing the ancient city of Delphi. Noticing the ropes to climb down to the city, the crew realized that they were not the first to tread upon this city. Whilst inside the city, they are led by the Pythia to the Temple of Apollo, where they found she was imprisoned within the city. She proclaimed that like her, Alistair was trapped in Delphi.
Whilst on their journey, the crew encountered Perseus, who has turned into the Zombie Warlord. The crew confronted the undead demigod, who took control of Pegasus by striking him with his sword. After killing both Pegasus and Perseus and retrieving the key, the crew returned to the Temple of Apollo to free the Oracle. Scarlett stayed with the Pythia while Diego, Bruno, and Shaw left to find Alistair, beneath the Temple. They discovered that Alistair alongside several members of the Order, was turned to stone. Diego realized the true intent of the Oracle, and rushed to save Scarlett as the Order-brainwashed Bruno and Shaw stayed behind. As Scarlett freed the dying Oracle, she became mesmerized by the Pythia which allowed her to gain knowledge of modern history. Diego confronted the Pythia, who revealed herself as Medusa. Diego hid behind a pillar as the Pythia attemped to attack him. She then released Scarlett, now in a comatose state, before picking up one of the cultist's mask and walked towards the Eternal Flame. Protected from the Prima Materia, she witnessed a vision in the Eternal Flame. As Diego hid with Scarlett behind a pillar, Medusa proclaimed that she would access the Library of the Nine, and that the Earth would be hers.
Diego is very quick to brag about his many adventures. He holds himself in very high regard and isn't afraid to let others know, boasting that hiding a face like his "would be a crime.". Diego holds attraction towards Scarlett, and is constantly complimenting her. Scarlett does not reciprocate these feelings however, and thinks of Diego as an idiot. Diego often wonders why Scarlett is so "stuck-up" compared to her father. Diego considers Shaw to be extremely amusing; he often misunderstands Shaw's broken Spanish as being completely literal, making him laugh. Despite this, he does show respect to Shaw, although he doubts his ability to fight. Diego has some amount of respect for Bruno, often offering to "team up" and form an alliance between the two in order to ensure their survival. Bruno however never returns the respect and often insults Diego, calling him "Mon petit Mexican". He is also seemingly the only one to worry about normal people. Sometimes remarking on the passangers of the ship for example.
In Ancient Evil, Diego seems to go through a slight change in personality, especially in regards to Scarlett - treating her with more respect instead of constantly attempting to flirt with her. He is still shown to deeply care about Scarlett, as when he realizes the Oracle's true motives he immediately rushes to save Scarlett.
Diego can be unlocked as a playable character in Blackout. To unlock him, the player must acquire the Pulp Magazine, which can sometimes be dropped by zombies when killed or it can be obtained through supply drops and supply stashes. The player must then kill an enemy player with a headshot, and finish the game with the Pulp Magazine in the player's inventory. Upon finishing the match and returning to the lobby, the player will unlock Diego.
- "Ah Bruno, my French friend... the lady will be so lost in my eyes and enthralled in my tales, she will not even notice when I make my move."
- — Diego
- "'Know thy self'... I really hope you know what you're doing, Scarlett."
- — Diego reading the Ancient Greek outside the Temple of Apollo in Ancient Evil