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The Face Of Evil: A Look At Ubisoft's Controversial Villain

Ubisoft Montreal may have worked itself into a corner. With Far Cry 3, the studio created an unhinged murder named Vaas Montenegro. This pirate leader was, unpredictable yet so charismatic that fans loved hating him. How could Ubisoft Montreal possibly up the ante with Far Cry 4? Their answer is a man named Pagan Min.

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Rainbowcookie1590d ago

They do make good bad guys at Ubi at least since the last one. Not really sure why gamers nowadays mostly have a problem with a characters race, sex or sexuality. Some gamers remembered a time when it was all about the gameplay . I never complained that mario is an overweight plumber nor that he is italian.

vishmarx1590d ago (Edited 1590d ago )

because we always need something controversial to bicker about .
race gender sexuality w/e
juicy stuff for gaming media to instigate and get hits

Army_of_Darkness1589d ago

"Terrifying, Evil But Weirdly Friendly"

That's the worst kind of villain... Friendly people that will back stab you in a heartbeat.

alexkoepp1589d ago

That's actually really good news, I felt bad for that other guy on the cover who was likely his service boy.

Pozzle1589d ago

"That's actually really good news, I felt bad for that other guy on the cover who was likely his service boy."

He wouldn't have been his service boy for very long then. He had a live grenade in his hand lol

DivineAssault 1589d ago (Edited 1589d ago )

we also didnt have such robust internet access to talk crap either... Im sure if there were more access to chatrooms, there wouldve been PLENTY of people talking junk online about everything.. Especially during the sega vs nintendo era..

On topic, i think this bad guy is kinda cool cuz hes unique.. so calm & psycho @ the same time.. I did think he was gay when i 1st seen him but after the trailer, i knew he was jus different from your average maniac.. Cant wait for this game!!! PS4 all the way

BX811589d ago (Edited 1589d ago )

I really didnt see anyone having a problem. Some gamers just prefer to play as certain characters. For instance I never pick a female character if given the choice, or I wouldn't want to play as a gay character. It's not because I'm against female characters in games, tomb raider is an excellent game. I just prefer playing as a male character. As for a gay character, I don't want to play as one, if I know he's gay then the devs made it an obvious thing through character interactions.

Edit: I know he's not a playable character. I was just commenting in general. Just for the record if the main villain was gay it's not a big deal to me. Evil and psycho is a bad combination no matter what!

Quagmire1589d ago

The Jackal in Far Cry 2 was pretty good imo. Not really a villain as much as your rival.

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JohnathanACE1590d ago

What? Didn't he seem friendly while he was stabbing that guy in the face?

Activemessiah1590d ago

Well... come to think of it... it is what friends do these days... back in my day, we gave each hobnobs.

XiNarutoUzumaki1589d ago (Edited 1589d ago )

Taking a selfie with the main character? That was friendly

-Foxtrot1590d ago (Edited 1590d ago )

He's not gay?

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

This is basically the same reaction you would get if you had a friend who is really camp, and I mean really camp, saying he's not gay.

Could of been a great opportunity for a gay villain

uncharted561589d ago

Why why do you feel he should be gay? Just cuz he dresses in a certain way makes him gay. Man people like you who judge others this way get on my nerves. I mean seriously he wears Pink so he must be gay or a douchebag because you know it is not a stereotype and its okay to believe in them and judge a book by its cover.

-Foxtrot1589d ago (Edited 1589d ago )

Pretty much, the way he dresses, the way he acts, the way talks or his attitude toward Ajay at the start of the game etc.

I'm sorry but if you have a video game character who wears a bright pink suit and has bleached blonde hair, in a weird styling not to mention a piercing (on top of the other stuff)...why wouldn't you think he's gay

This isn't hating or judging...hell I'm Bi so you know, not like I'm being homophobic, just sharing by opinion based on experience in the real world. He looks like someone you would find in the gay scene in town

Baccra171589d ago

Ubi wouldn't touch that with a 10 foot pole and probably just realized their mistake now and that's why Min isn't gay.

Could you imagine the headlines if Pagan Min was kept gay? I can see the news bites now, "Kids being taught to brutally kill Asian gays in a new videogame- tune in to find out which one."

or

"Before you head out to buy your child a videogame this Christmas season, find out which game celebrates and rewards players for killing gays next."

Pagan Min must stay straight.

-Foxtrot1589d ago

I was thinking that

I'm sure Ubisoft or someone else said he was gay. After the whole controversy with the female thing I wouldn't be surprised if they quickly changed it.

Baka-akaB1589d ago

Kept gay ? He didnt exactly exude a gay vibe in any of the feeds , and yu gusy seems to just base yourself on some cover with stuff plenty metrosexual and trend followers could wear , in parts of the world

ExiledBlitz1589d ago

How someone speaks or dresses has nothing to do with what gender they get hard for. Use your head before spouting such stereotypical bullshit.

-Foxtrot1589d ago

One thing on it's own...fair enough

One thing on top of another...and then another...it makes you think.

Don't get your panties in a twist

Baka-akaB1589d ago

but that's the issue , what things on top of another ?

We had a cover , then nothing but a dictorial sociopath . I'd like to hear what you consider to be clues

DeadlyFire1589d ago

I don't care if he is gay or not. Far Cry has gotten better over the years and FarCry 3 really tipped the series forward. Far Cry 4 is going to be awesome regardless.

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uth111589d ago

so he's just in denial then? /jk

Clown_Syndr0me1589d ago

He kinda reminds me of David Walliams lol...is that weird?

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