Halo Alpha
Halo Alpha

“Be ignored. Live another day.”
— Zawaz's creed

Zawaz was a Covenant Grunt Minor, assigned as a foot soldier on board a Covenant cruiser in 2552.


Fall of Reach[]

Main article: Fall of Reach

During the Fall of Reach, Zawaz landed on Reach, along with the rest of the Covenant ground forces. He was supposed to be on the lookout for threats to the landing zone of a Covenant cruiser, but fell asleep on duty. He woke up dropping an expensive Covenant Motion Scanner. It still worked, so he was very grateful. He spotted three Banshees, but ignored them, because he thought that his commanding Sangheili officers might be angered, had it been a waste of time.[1]

Unfortunately for him, those Banshees were piloted by SPARTAN-IIs Frederic-104, Joshua-029, and Kelly-087.[2] The SPARTANs dropped tactical nukes on the ship's gravity lift, which took them inside the Cruiser, detonated the ship, and killed Zawaz, as well as all Covenant forces in the area.



  1. Halo: First Strike, page 26
  2. Halo: First Strike, page 27