Monday, 29 September 2014 13:42

Far Cry 4's Charismatic Nemesis Is Back: Pagan Min In All His Eccentricity

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Ubisoft has released a new trailer featuring Pagan Min, Far Cry 4's chilling yet charming antagonist. Sadistic dictator.

Psychopath. Best dressed man in Kyrat. These are just a few traits on Pagan Min's lengthy resume as the self-appointed King of Kyrat. Take a look into one of the most complex personalities gamers will encounter worldwide on November 18 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

Pagan Min was born in Hong Kong, the son of a mid-level drug boss in the Golden Triangle. His father was a small fish in a big pond and even as a young man, Pagan was as ambitious as he was flamboyant. This peacocking drove a wedge between them. Pagan worked for his father, hated him, and was frustrated as a lieutenant, seeing his father as a dinosaur. Nobody knows how his father died, but it wasn't natural causes. After his father's unfortunate passing Pagan inherited his small piece of the pie. He then left his old identity behind and adopted the moniker "Pagan," naming himself after an old Burmese king who murdered his family to take control. Of course, he changed the pronunciation to be western so that he'd be more unique. Pagan quickly started carving himself more of the pie he believed that he deserved. He built considerable assets, a small private army, and started angering his allies in the heroin trade. He didn't fit in and he knew he couldn't kill them all; it was only a matter of time before the old guard decided to have him killed.


This is when his eyes fell upon Kyrat, a small failed state with multiple warring factions in the wake of the collapse of its monarchy. He allied himself with the Royalists, propping up a distant heir to the throne who he used to swell his ranks and to remove all opposing faction in the country. After a few bloody months, Pagan and the united Royalists took the palace by storm, but Pagan betrayed the Royalists by murdering the heir and seizing the throne for himself. He then started a purge of anyone who didn't fall in line, executing his opposition. The betrayal led to the formation of the Golden Path, a small resistance movement dedicated to overthrowing Pagan.

For all the game fans, UBICollectibles brings a new collector's piece named "Pagan Min: King of Kyrat". This figurine represents the self-proclaimed ruler Pagan Min, leaning confidently against an old brick wall with a tiger graffiti painted on it. Gun in hand, he's ready to demonstrate his dominion over the oppressed Kyrat people. At the back of the figurine, players will discover a new and mysterious character from the Golden Path: Bhadra. Depicted as an adventurous young woman, she is thought to be the new Tarun Matara, the real-life incarnation of the Bride of Banashur from Kyrat mythology.

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Lance Karrasch

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