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Ubisoft Just Confirmed A Popular Far Cry Villain Theory

Ubisoft Just Confirmed A Popular Far Cry Villain Theory

Took them long enough

Imogen Mellor

Imogen Mellor

The best bit of the Far Cry games are the villains. That's sort of just fact at this point. It's not really about the protagonist because most of the time the person we want to hear more about, or discover the deep dark secrets of are the people who are going to put you through hell. But there is one exception to the rule, one instance where a protagonist and antagonist are just as interesting as each other, and that's because they're the same person.

Fans have always thought that the villain of Far Cry 2, The Jackal was actually the protagonist of the original Far Cry, Jack Carver, and now we know that to be true. In an interview with IGN, the creative director of Far Cry 2, Clint Hocking has confirmed the longstanding fan theory.

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He says: "The Jackal is actually supposed to be Jack Carver from the original Far Cry.... Jack Carver in the original Far Cry was this shifty, smuggler, gun runner kind of crook. The idea was [The Jackal] is just him, 10 years later or something, after he's seen whatever he saw on this island [in Far Cry]. Maybe it was drug-induced, maybe it's post-traumatic stress disorder, or maybe it's real. But the idea is, a decade later, he has levelled up his smuggling game, and he's gotten embroiled in this conflict."

Fans were right on the money the whole time. They theorised that these two individuals were the same because of two key reasons. The first is that the two characters have the same background. Military and illegal weapons are present in both backstories. The second hint was that many of The Jackal's files in the game had Jack Carver's name attached such as '' according to Game Informer. And although these two things are obviously a massive clue to the identity of The Jackal, it wasn't ever confirmed until now. Well, at least that's out of the way right?

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Topics: Far Cry