"Good day to you partner! I'm Gheed and I can already tell that I'll be your best friend in this forsaken camp. A spare weapon, some gold, a small gem, is all I want in exchange of the equipment you'll need on whatever quest you might undertake. Now, now, now...Don't be shy. All of my items are guaranteed for life and come with a two day warranty!"
Gheed is a traveling merchant. He is a large blonde man with a bushy mustache and beard. Though he gives off a jovial manner, a calculating glint can be seen in his eyes. Necromancers are the bane of his life, but for anyone else, he'll greet them with a warm smile and a firm handshake.
Gheed appears in Diablo II as a character located in the Rogue Encampment. He sells items and provides gambling. He's greedy, opportunistic, and cowardly. Most of the Rogues have no love for him (in the words of Kashya: "Gheed is a pig. I was tempted to throw him out of the camp many times."), with Charsi being the only exception who takes comfort in Gheed. Gheed says he keeps Charsi's prices low by filling her head with stories of adventurers and he is secretly raking in all the cash. Gheed bears a special hatred towards Warriv, and will often make snide remarks about him. In Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, a unique grand charm titled Gheed's Fortune derives its name from the NPC. It adds to the player's percent chance of finding magical items, increased gold drops, and reduced vendor prices.
Gheed also seems very wary of the Necromancer who shows up at the camp. It can be inferred that Gheed has encountered necromancers before, though it is unclear if his fear is derived from anything a necromancer did or simply a fear of his craft.
At one point, he also says he is going with Warriv's caravan to Lut Gholein, but does not appear there in Act II. He stays at the Rogue Camp, and if the player returns from a later Act, he would complain that he is unable to sell anything since the rogues started moving back into the monastery.
Akara and Kashya are Sisters in the Order of the Sightless Eye, but they are worlds apart. Akara is a slow river of magic, and Kashya, a viper of war. They're both deeply devoted to their religious order, yet the corruption of their Sisters pains them both to no end.
Gheed does not appear in Diablo III, though his daughter, Kadala, appears in the game's Adventure Mode in Reaper of Souls. She does not specify who her mother was, but states that her father 'was a great man... before he lost his fortune'. She also asks the Nephalem if they had ever heard of Gheed, implying that he could have been quite famous across the land.