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!! The Predator

The titular extraterrestrial hunter from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' franchise. The Predator's depiction in ''Wildlands'' is primarily based on [[Film/{{Predator}} the first film in the series]]. It appears his spaceship has crash-landed in Bolivia and he's been taking advantage of the regional chaos to hunt combatants from all sides in the conflict.
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* BonusBoss: He's an optional encounter and ''a lot'' tougher than any other opponent in the game.
* GuestFighter: A rather unexpected one, though one that somewhat fits with the jungle warfare aesthetic of the game.
* LaserSight: His plasma caster has a prominent one when he's aiming it at you. It lets you know that you need to get into cover ''immediately''.
* MadeOfIron: It takes about 22 shots from the HTI .50 BMG anti-materiel rifle to kill him. Bear in mind the HTI is the most powerful normal (non-Tier 1) weapon in the game and can kill any other infantry unit, including the most durable boss, with one shot to the pinky toe.
* OneHitKill: Both his plasma-caster and smart disc will knock you into the dying state with one hit.
* TeleportSpam: His primary fighting style is this; cloaking, using his superhuman jumping ability to leap around the area, and unclocking to attack.
* TurnsRed: The Predator's attacks become increasingly more frequent as he takes more damage.
* VisibleInvisibility: Fitting, considering he's one of the [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifiers]].
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[[folder: Other Characters]]
!! The Predator

The titular extraterrestrial hunter from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' franchise. The Predator's depiction in ''Wildlands'' is primarily based on [[Film/{{Predator}} the first film in the series]]. It appears his spaceship has crash-landed in Bolivia and he's been taking advantage of the regional chaos to hunt combatants from all sides in the conflict.
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* BonusBoss: He's an optional encounter and ''a lot'' tougher than any other opponent in the game.
* GuestFighter: A rather unexpected one, though one that somewhat fits with the jungle warfare aesthetic of the game.
* LaserSight: His plasma caster has a prominent one when he's aiming it at you. It lets you know that you need to get into cover ''immediately''.
* MadeOfIron: It takes about 22 shots from the HTI .50 BMG anti-materiel rifle to kill him. Bear in mind the HTI is the most powerful normal (non-Tier 1) weapon in the game and can kill any other infantry unit, including the most durable boss, with one shot to the pinky toe.
* OneHitKill: Both his plasma-caster and smart disc will knock you into the dying state with one hit.
* TeleportSpam: His primary fighting style is this; cloaking, using his superhuman jumping ability to leap around the area, and unclocking to attack.
* TurnsRed: The Predator's attacks become increasingly more frequent as he takes more damage.
* VisibleInvisibility: Fitting, considering he's one of the [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifiers]].
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[[folder: Narco Road]]

!!El Invisible[=/=]El Zamuro[=/=][[spoiler:Mr. Sonrisa]][=/=][[spoiler:Jose Vargas]]
The BigBad of the ''Narco Road'' DLC campaign, El Invisible is the mysterious chief coordinator behind Santa Blanca's smuggling network. No one knows El Invisible's identity or even what he[=/=]she looks like, as they are a master hacker who never deals with anyone face-to-face and uses a voice modulator to conceal their identity.

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[[folder: Narco Road]]

!!El Invisible[=/=]El Zamuro[=/=][[spoiler:Mr. Sonrisa]][=/=][[spoiler:Jose Vargas]]
Other Characters]]
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The BigBad Predator

The titular extraterrestrial hunter from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' franchise. The Predator's depiction in ''Wildlands'' is primarily based on [[Film/{{Predator}} the first film in the series]]. It appears his spaceship has crash-landed in Bolivia and he's been taking advantage
of the ''Narco Road'' DLC campaign, El Invisible is regional chaos to hunt combatants from all sides in the mysterious chief coordinator behind Santa Blanca's smuggling network. No one knows El Invisible's identity or even what he[=/=]she looks like, as they are a master hacker who never deals with anyone face-to-face and uses a voice modulator to conceal their identity.conflict.



* DiabolicalMastermind: His actions are much more "next-level supervillain shit" compared to the Cartel bosses from the main game.
* TheFaceless: No one knows what El Invisible looks like.
* FinalBoss: Of the ''Narco Road'' DLC. He fights you in an AceCustom military helicopter that's significantly more durable than normal. He's also the only boss of the DLC who isn't a CutsceneBoss.
** PostFinalBoss: [[spoiler: The ''real'' El Invisible is assassinated in the epilogue, living in a humble shack in the Grand Canyon without any security or protection other than a pistol. You basically just kick in his door and blow him away.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: His [[spoiler: hacking of the CIA's mainframe and divulging all of their dirty laundry on the internet]] results in the Bolivian government hiring the Los Extranjeros mercenary group to help purge all CIA spies operating inside their country, leading to the events of ''Fallen Ghosts''.
* ManipulativeBastard[=/=]TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were AllAccordingToPlan for him, as he ''wanted'' you to steal his PDA and bring it back to CIA headquarters so the virus hidden inside it could hack their network.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were all set up by El Invisible so he could hack the CIA's servers and disclose all their dirty laundry over the internet. It's strongly implied he did this as revenge for a loved one, "Rosebud", who was an innocent bystander killed during a CIA operation. The CIA, in turn, hunt him down and execute him as revenge for screwing with them.]]
* TreacherousQuestGiver: [[spoiler: The real El Invisible turns out to be Mr. Sonrisa, the informant who's been helping you throughout the DLC. He was manipulating you all along.]]

!! Eddie Escovado
The leader of the "Los Kamikazes" gang, a boisterous, adrenaline-addicted playboy and social media star.
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* AffablyEvil: Eddie's very friendly towards you throughout your time working for him, although sometimes obnoxiously so. Even when you turn on him at the end, he only remarks that your behavior is "kinda rando" but still compliments your bravado.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: When he learns that he is about to be captured by the CIA mid-skydive, he opts to film himself taking off his parachute backpack and free falling to death, claiming it to be "immortalization".]]
* FlippingTheBird: Does this with both hands to the Ghost [[spoiler: while free falling to his death]].
* HookersAndBlow: Is a fan of both, stating his fondness for the former when introducing himself.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Although nominally a gang leader, Eddie never actually seems to actually take part in any of Santa Blanca's criminal activities, instead spending all his time partying. He ''buys'' plenty of drugs for his parties, but doesn't seem to be involved in the actual drug business.
* PoseOfSupplication: [[spoiler: After his suicide, he is found dead on his private beach face down, with his butt protruding upwards ''a la'' Johnny Sasaki despite slamming into the sand at terminal velocity.]]
* TheStoner: Is obviously high whenever you meet him, even in the middle of an UNIDAD ambush.
* SlaveToPR: ''Everything'' he does is for the sake of increasing his social media views. [[spoiler: Even his suicide.]]
* TalkativeLoon: Incessantly attempts to make [[OrphanedPunchline bizarre]] [[TooMuchInformation conversations]] with the Ghost [[spoiler: while being driven away from an UNIDAD ambush]].

!! Arturo Rey

The leader of the "Death Riders" motorcycle gang and a fanatical believer in Santa Muerte.
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: After he fails to kill the Ghost, he sets himself on fire and rides off on his motorcycle to his death.]]
* BlingBlingBang: He fights with a gold-plated Desert Eagle during the UNIDAD raid against his HQ in one of the missions where you work for him.
* CoolBike: Owns one with an exhaust system that makes the rear wheel appear to be engulfed in flames.
* Cult: His motorcycle gang doubles as one for Santa Muerte.
* CutsceneBoss: While all the ''Narco Road'' bosses are disposed of in cutscenes, Rey's the only one who actually fights the Ghost, [[spoiler: getting into a short melee duel with the Ghost before taking a scythe to the shoulder and deciding to set himself on fire and ride off into the sunset.]]
* HellSeeker: By the time the Ghost meets him, he is convinced that Santa Muerte wishes for him to personally serve her in hell. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for those around him, he's looking for servants for himself in hell as well.]]
* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler: Attempts to get servants in hell by blowing up hundreds of civilians and later trying to kill the Ghost. He fails both times due to the Ghost.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: How he ultimately dies.]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler: Is remarkably unfazed by having a scythe lodged in his arm by the Ghost.]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: [[spoiler: Once his gang members discover his HumanSacrifice plot, they take the side of the Ghost over him, opening up an opportunity for the Ghost to take him down. In fact he had so much trouble getting enough Santa Blanca members to agree to his crazy mass murder scheme that he ends up having to hire Los Sin Almas gang members instead to carry out his plan.]]

!! Tonio Mateos
The loud and obnoxious leader of the "Crazy Riders" muscle car gang, who speaks exclusively in hip hop rhythm.
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* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Suffers this when the Ghost shoots him while he's piloting a plane.]]
* ClusterFBomb: Comes with his mode of speaking.
* HairTriggerTemper: Is constantly threatening the Ghost even while they're getting work done for him.
* JerkAss: While the DLC's other two gang leaders are both AffablyEvil towards you, Tonio insults and belittles you throughout your entire time working for him. Once you finally seem to earn his respect, it literally takes him less than half a minute to decide you're a threat to his power and challenge you to a showdown.
* JiveTurkey: Always speaks like he is rapping.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: Doesn't get to finish describing what he intends to do to the Ghost when he gets shot.]]

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[[folder: Fallen Ghosts]]

!! Los Extranjeros

A South American [=PMC=] composed of elite soldiers from across Latin America. They were hired by UNIDAD to help them purge Bolivia of CIA influence, however they took the opportunity to take over the cocaine production infrastructure left over after the downfall of Santa Blanca.
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* AnimalMotifs: Their logo consists of a roaring jaguar in front of a combat knife and a silhouette of South America and their combat uniform camouflage consists of yellow, black and gray spots, dots, camo stripes and solid colors.
* ContinuityNod: Los Extranjeros are a Latin-American [=PMC=] utilizing gear and deploying soldiers who are on a similar level to the Ghosts, which is similar to the unnamed group of Latin-American mercenaries encountered towards the end of ''Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2''. They also use troops that have mobile jammers that inflict InterfaceScrew on your HUD, which is similar to the mobile jammers in both ''Advanced Warfighter'' games and the jamming effect in the ''Future Soldier'' mission "Ember Hunt". Finally, they have troops that use [[InvisibilityCloak active camouflage]] like the Ghosts and Bodark do in ''Future Soldier''.
* EliteMooks: The Los Extranjeros are to UNIDAD what UNIDAD are to Santa Blanca. They also have a number of specialist units, including elite snipers and drone jammer troops. Also, their Covert Ops and Armored units are likely the most dangerous infantry units in the entire game.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Los Extranjeros" translates to "The Foreigners", a fitting if enigmatic title given they're an international [=PMC=].
* InvisibilityCloak: One class of Los Extranjeros utilizes active camouflage like the Ghosts themselves do in ''Ghost Recon: Future Soldier''. They have no presence on the mini-map when cloaked either and can only be seen through thermal vision.
* OneHitKill: Both their Elite Snipers and Covert Ops units can take you down to 1% health in one shot on normal difficulty and straight up kill you in one shot on the higher difficulties.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: They were hired by the Bolivian government to reinforce UNIDAD and to eliminate or subdue the remnants of the Kataris 26, the Santa Blanca cartel and to kill any CIA agents in the country.
* PsychoForHire: The Los Extranjeros commanders, natch. One is using slave labor to restart Bolivia's cocaine production, another is persecuting Bolivia's Christian population and a third is having Santa Blanca mooks fight to the death for his entertainment.

!! Colonel Juan Ignacio Merlo
The commander of Los Extranjeros and the main antagonist of the DLC.
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* BigBad: As the leader of the Los Extranjeros, he's this for the ''Fallen Ghosts'' DLC.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Fallen Ghosts'', as well as of the ''Ghost Recon Wildlands'' story as a whole.
* FlatCharacter: Merlo only has one or two lines of dialogue and you learn very little about him or his personality other than him being the leader of Los Extrajneros, a former war criminal of South America's many brushfire conflicts, and the game's final assassination target.
* FlunkyBoss: Colonel Merlo's a pretty standard opponent (he doesn't even have boss-level health and dies in just a couple shots), but you'll have to fight your way through an army of UNIDAD and Los Extranjeros troops including a fair share of EliteMooks to get to him.
* ZeroEffortBoss: Downplayed, he does fight back but with just a handgun and he is not even behind cover once you kick on the door. Even his lowly mooks give you a lot more trouble than he do. Nothing compared to his lieutenants who give you a hell of a fight.

!! Major Luis Rocha, "El Espectro"

A leader of Los Extranejeros and in charge of rebuilding the cocaine trade.
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* ColdSniper: Being a Covert Ops specialist, he even has the reputation. Most of his men also never had ever seen him in person.
* DirtyCoward: When you finally come after him, he runs off and you have to chase after him, eventually cornering him on top of a mountain. Since he's a Covert Ops unit equipped with a cloaking device, hunting him down is more complicated than usual.
* FlatCharacter: He don't have any speaking line unlike the other.
* KingMook: Of the Covert Ops
* ManipulativeBastard: He stands out from the others that he does the least KickTheDog of the three, mostly 'just' slave labor instead of pointless killing. But he performs well in it, the drug trafficking is back on business. He also operates from the shadows, both literally and figuratively.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Captain Ortega; Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine, while Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Downplayed; Rocha is mostly known for using slave labor to restore Santa Blanca's cocaine infrastructure, but it's not dwelled on as much as Captain Cruzar's massacre of Bolivian Christians.


!! Captain Tomas Ortega, "El Oso"

A leader of the Los Extranjeros and the one in charge of eliminating Santa Blanca's remnants.
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* BadBoss: When you encounter one of the kill list board, you can see in addition to killing civilians, he sometimes kill his own men who isn't up to his standards.
* BloodKnight: The main reason he loves his GladiatorGames. When the Ghosts mess up his operations big time, he just couldn't resist and challenges the Ghosts personally through the radio.
* BossBanter: Once you got his attention, he starts taunting the Ghosts through the radio.
* DuelBoss: You can't call your rebel backup during his boss fight. The gladiator area even take place in a forest area where it is almost impossible to bring a vehicle in.
* GladiatorGames: He runs a gladiatorial arena where former Santa Blanca sicarios fight each other to the death, in order to select out potential recruits for Los Extranjeros. To assassinate him, you're forced into the arena where you have to fight off waves of sicarios until Ortega and his squad finally show themselves.
* HeavilyArmoredMook: He's an Armored unit and therefore can only be killed with several headshots.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: He keeps a kill count on how many rebels he and his men has killed.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: One of the Ghosts point out that many of his targets are ex-Santa Blanca, and that at least he is doing one thing right.
* KingMook: He is one to the Armored Los Extranjeros.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Major Rocha; Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast, while Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine.
* TheSpartanWay: His GladiatorGames are his way of obtaining the best possible recruits for Los Extranjeros
* WolfPackBoss: He's an Armored unit that fights you alongside a handful of other Armored units as well as a Drone Jammer.

!! Captain Dante Cruzar, "O Diabo"

A murderous psychopath who is committing crimes against the Bolivian Christian population for no reason.
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* AxCrazy: The main reason he got fired from his previous job, he is just too bloodthirsty.
* CrushingThePopulace: In contrast to Santa Blanca's VillainWithGoodPublicity campaign, Cruzar uses pure terror tactics to ensure submission, massacring entire villages and desecrating holy sites to intimidate the populace into believing that Los Extranjeros are unkillable demons.
* DoomTroops: His specialty, while Los Extranjeros already look scary enough, he is the one who makes use of this to spread terror and make the people too afraid to fight back.
* ForTheEvulz: Seemingly the only reason he does anything he does.
* HollywoodAtheist: He's targeting the Bolivian Christians in the region on the simple basis that they are religious, and is doing everything from engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing to the destruction of religious icons. When confronted by the Ghosts, he taunts them by drawing them to a church where he's slaughtered several civilians, sarcastically mocking their belief in "God's protection" and declares that no man or God can judge him.
* KingMook: He one is to the Footman Extranjeros.
* ShroudedInMyth: Many people believe he and his men are unkillable, also why he is nicknamed "O Diabo" (The Devil).
* TheDreaded: While Rocha and Ortega are feared by the people in their own ways, they are both pale compared to Cruzar. He also [[KickTheDog kicked the dog]] a lot more than both of them combined, like pointlessly massacring a whole village just to make a point to the Ghosts.
* WolfpackBoss: Unlike Major Rocha or Captain Ortega, Captain Cruzar is a standard infantry unit (though he does have somewhat enhanced health), but he's accompanied by a ''massive'' death squad made up of EliteMooks that assault your position after leading you into an ambush. A really massive one at that which include armed vehicles support in a place with little cover.

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!! The Predator

The titular extraterrestrial hunter from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' franchise. The Predator's depiction in ''Wildlands'' is primarily based on [[Film/{{Predator}} the first film in the series]]. It appears his spaceship has crash-landed in Bolivia and he's been taking advantage of the regional chaos to hunt combatants from all sides in the conflict.
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[[folder:UNIDAD]]

The Bolivian military police that used to fight the cartel but have since made an alliance with them.

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[[folder: Narco Road]]

!!El Invisible[=/=]El Zamuro[=/=][[spoiler:Mr. Sonrisa]][=/=][[spoiler:Jose Vargas]]
The Bolivian military police that used to fight BigBad of the cartel but have since made an alliance ''Narco Road'' DLC campaign, El Invisible is the mysterious chief coordinator behind Santa Blanca's smuggling network. No one knows El Invisible's identity or even what he[=/=]she looks like, as they are a master hacker who never deals with them.anyone face-to-face and uses a voice modulator to conceal their identity.



* EliteMooks: Since the UNIDAD forces started out as a paramilitary force, they are better armed and equipped then the average cartel grunts. In fact the basic UNIDAD soldier is as tough as the Cartel's Elite Mooks.
* EnemyCivilWar: Santa Blanca may have UNIDAD on their payroll, but it's not exactly a firm alliance and both sides are quite willing to shoot at each other. In addition, some random encounters have Santa Blanca sicarios being held prisoner by UNIDAD forces.
* FacelessGoons: Most UNIDAD soldiers wear face concealing balaclava.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: UNIDAD is a paramilitary organisation originally set up by the Bolivian government to combat drug cartels, but now it is on Santa Blanca's payroll.
* OnlySixFaces: UNIDAD officers have a limited number of face models, even though ''several of them take part in in-game cutscenes'', which ends up giving the impression that UNIDAD is some kind of CloneArmy.
* RespawningEnemies: While they are tougher than Cartel Sicarios, the biggest threat posed by UNIDAD forces is the fact that, unless they're killed in stealth, fighting them will immediately trigger a UNIDAD alert resulting in infinite waves of UNIDAD reinforcements of steadily increasing difficulty.

!General Baro

The Bolivian Major General in charge of UNIDAD. He brokered the deal between Santa Blanca and the Bolivian government.

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* EliteMooks: Since DiabolicalMastermind: His actions are much more "next-level supervillain shit" compared to the UNIDAD forces started out as Cartel bosses from the main game.
* TheFaceless: No one knows what El Invisible looks like.
* FinalBoss: Of the ''Narco Road'' DLC. He fights you in an AceCustom military helicopter that's significantly more durable than normal. He's also the only boss of the DLC who isn't
a paramilitary force, they are better armed CutsceneBoss.
** PostFinalBoss: [[spoiler: The ''real'' El Invisible is assassinated in the epilogue, living in a humble shack in the Grand Canyon without any security or protection other than a pistol. You basically just kick in his door
and equipped then blow him away.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: His [[spoiler: hacking of
the average cartel grunts. In fact the basic UNIDAD soldier is as tough as the Cartel's Elite Mooks.
* EnemyCivilWar: Santa Blanca may have UNIDAD on
CIA's mainframe and divulging all of their payroll, but it's not exactly a firm alliance and both sides are quite willing to shoot at each other. In addition, some random encounters have Santa Blanca sicarios being held prisoner by UNIDAD forces.
* FacelessGoons: Most UNIDAD soldiers wear face concealing balaclava.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: UNIDAD is a paramilitary organisation originally set up by
dirty laundry on the internet]] results in the Bolivian government to combat drug cartels, but now it is on Santa Blanca's payroll.
* OnlySixFaces: UNIDAD officers have a limited number of face models, even though ''several of them take part in in-game cutscenes'', which ends up giving
hiring the impression that UNIDAD is some kind of CloneArmy.
* RespawningEnemies: While they are tougher than Cartel Sicarios,
Los Extranjeros mercenary group to help purge all CIA spies operating inside their country, leading to the biggest threat posed by UNIDAD forces is events of ''Fallen Ghosts''.
* ManipulativeBastard[=/=]TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: The events of
the fact that, unless they're entire DLC were AllAccordingToPlan for him, as he ''wanted'' you to steal his PDA and bring it back to CIA headquarters so the virus hidden inside it could hack their network.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were all set up by El Invisible so he could hack the CIA's servers and disclose all their dirty laundry over the internet. It's strongly implied he did this as revenge for a loved one, "Rosebud", who was an innocent bystander
killed in stealth, fighting them will immediately trigger during a UNIDAD alert resulting in infinite waves of UNIDAD reinforcements of steadily increasing difficulty.

!General Baro

CIA operation. The Bolivian Major General CIA, in charge of UNIDAD. He brokered turn, hunt him down and execute him as revenge for screwing with them.]]
* TreacherousQuestGiver: [[spoiler: The real El Invisible turns out to be Mr. Sonrisa,
the deal between Santa Blanca informant who's been helping you throughout the DLC. He was manipulating you all along.]]

!! Eddie Escovado
The leader of the "Los Kamikazes" gang, a boisterous, adrenaline-addicted playboy
and the Bolivian government.social media star.



* AFatherToHisMen: He cares for the men under his command, and after his capture, laments that the soldiers the Ghosts killed while doing so were good men.
* AntiVillain: Baro is a genuine patriot who only made a deal with the Cartel in order to avert further bloodshed once it became clear they were too entrenched and powerful for UNIDAD to defeat. He's even been trying to act against the Cartel once it became clear the violence and brutality they're inflicting upon Bolivia is just as bad as it would be if there was open war.
* DealWithTheDevil: Santa Blanca didn't try to moderate its activities after they made a deal with UNIDAD but made them much much worse.
* MoralityPet: His daughter is one to him.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Has this reaction to the Santa Blanca takeover of his country.
* PapaWolf: His response to the Ghosts finding and forcing his daughter to call him? Set up an ambush.
* PuppetKing: Despite being the commanding officer of UNIDAD, Baro has lost control of much of the organization, with many of his officers pursuing their own agenda and making deals with the Cartel, which also partially explains why UNIDAD continues to be just as hostile to you even after you [[spoiler: succeed in forming an alliance with him.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Despite threatening his daughter to draw him out, then kidnapping him, the Ghosts still treat Baro with the respect due to an officer of his rank. Though this is partly due to military courtesy and partly due to the Ghosts wanting to gain his assistance against the Cartel.

!"El Comandante" a.k.a. Lt. Colonel [[spoiler: Miguel De los Montreros]]

A lieutenant-colonel in UNIDAD, El Comandante is a legendary soldier, working closely with Santa Blanca. He and his men are responsible for the destruction of rebel forces in the area of Media Luna and turning it into a UNIDAD stronghold. He keeps his identity a tightly-controlled secret, and wears a black ballistic mask at all times. The Ghosts face him in the "UNIDAD Conspiracy" DLC.

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* AFatherToHisMen: He cares AffablyEvil: Eddie's very friendly towards you throughout your time working for him, although sometimes obnoxiously so. Even when you turn on him at the men under his command, and after his capture, laments end, he only remarks that the soldiers the Ghosts killed while doing so were good men.
* AntiVillain: Baro
your behavior is a genuine patriot who only made a deal with the Cartel in order to avert further bloodshed once it became clear they were too entrenched and powerful for UNIDAD to defeat. He's even been trying to act against the Cartel once it became clear the violence and brutality they're inflicting upon Bolivia is just as bad as it would be if there was open war.
* DealWithTheDevil: Santa Blanca didn't try to moderate its activities after they made a deal with UNIDAD
"kinda rando" but made them much much worse.
still compliments your bravado.
* MoralityPet: His daughter is one to him.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Has this reaction to the Santa Blanca takeover of his country.
* PapaWolf: His response to the Ghosts finding and forcing his daughter to call him? Set up an ambush.
* PuppetKing: Despite being the commanding officer of UNIDAD, Baro has lost control of much of the organization, with many of his officers pursuing their own agenda and making deals with the Cartel, which also partially explains why UNIDAD continues to be just as hostile to you even after you
BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: succeed in forming an alliance with him.When he learns that he is about to be captured by the CIA mid-skydive, he opts to film himself taking off his parachute backpack and free falling to death, claiming it to be "immortalization".]]
* WorthyOpponent: Despite threatening his daughter to draw him out, then kidnapping him, the Ghosts still treat Baro FlippingTheBird: Does this with the respect due to an officer of his rank. Though this is partly due to military courtesy and partly due both hands to the Ghosts wanting to gain his assistance against the Cartel.

!"El Comandante" a.k.a. Lt. Colonel
Ghost [[spoiler: Miguel De los Montreros]]

A lieutenant-colonel in UNIDAD, El Comandante is a legendary soldier, working closely with Santa Blanca. He and
while free falling to his men are responsible death]].
* HookersAndBlow: Is a fan of both, stating his fondness
for the destruction former when introducing himself.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Although nominally a gang leader, Eddie never actually seems to actually take part in any
of rebel forces Santa Blanca's criminal activities, instead spending all his time partying. He ''buys'' plenty of drugs for his parties, but doesn't seem to be involved in the area of Media Luna and turning it actual drug business.
* PoseOfSupplication: [[spoiler: After his suicide, he is found dead on his private beach face down, with his butt protruding upwards ''a la'' Johnny Sasaki despite slamming
into a the sand at terminal velocity.]]
* TheStoner: Is obviously high whenever you meet him, even in the middle of an
UNIDAD stronghold. He keeps ambush.
* SlaveToPR: ''Everything'' he does is for the sake of increasing
his identity a tightly-controlled secret, social media views. [[spoiler: Even his suicide.]]
* TalkativeLoon: Incessantly attempts to make [[OrphanedPunchline bizarre]] [[TooMuchInformation conversations]] with the Ghost [[spoiler: while being driven away from an UNIDAD ambush]].

!! Arturo Rey

The leader of the "Death Riders" motorcycle gang
and wears a black ballistic mask at all times. The Ghosts face him fanatical believer in the "UNIDAD Conspiracy" DLC.Santa Muerte.



* AnticlimaxBoss: Despite his impressive-looking armor and reputation as a legendary soldier, El Comandante isn't any tougher than any other normal boss in the game when you finally start gunning for him. Weaver even quips "Guess he wasn't as badass as he thought!" when you blow him away. The real challenge is that you have to hunt him down in the midst of a massive UNIDAD base swarming with soldiers.
* {{Archenemy}}: Is this to the rebels, having more or less defeated them by the time of the game.
* BonusBoss: Like La Cabra, he's a DLC assassination target and not part of the game's normal main quest progression.
* ColonelBadass: How he portrays himself. He's more like a FakeUltimateHero.
* TheFaceless: He's never without his black ballistic mask, even wearing it in official military documentation papers.
* EnemyMine: El Sueño does not like having a member of UNIDAD working so closely with the cartel, and would generally prefer to keep them out of cartel operations entirely. [[spoiler: It's later revealed he was justified in his suspicions; El Comandante is actively looking for ways to disrupt or destroy Santa Blanca to take over the cocaine trade himself.]]
* TheEvilPrince: [[spoiler: He turns out to be the son of one of Bolivia's top leaders, having been sent down to Cartel territory to covertly usurp Santa Blanca's cocaine production infrastructure away from them.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMan: To conceal his identity he wears a black ballistic mask with red paint on it that resembles claw marks.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Narco Road]]

!!El Invisible[=/=]El Zamuro[=/=][[spoiler:Mr. Sonrisa]][=/=][[spoiler:Jose Vargas]]
The BigBad of the ''Narco Road'' DLC campaign, El Invisible is the mysterious chief coordinator behind Santa Blanca's smuggling network. No one knows El Invisible's identity or even what he[=/=]she looks like, as they are a master hacker who never deals with anyone face-to-face and uses a voice modulator to conceal their identity.

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* AnticlimaxBoss: Despite his impressive-looking armor and reputation as a legendary soldier, El Comandante isn't any tougher than any other normal boss in the game when you finally start gunning for him. Weaver even quips "Guess he wasn't as badass as he thought!" when you blow him away. The real challenge is that you have to hunt him down in the midst of a massive UNIDAD base swarming with soldiers.
* {{Archenemy}}: Is this to the rebels, having more or less defeated them by the time of the game.
* BonusBoss: Like La Cabra, he's a DLC assassination target and not part of the game's normal main quest progression.
* ColonelBadass: How he portrays himself. He's more like a FakeUltimateHero.
* TheFaceless: He's never without his black ballistic mask, even wearing it in official military documentation papers.
* EnemyMine: El Sueño does not like having a member of UNIDAD working so closely with the cartel, and would generally prefer to keep them out of cartel operations entirely.
BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: It's later revealed After he was justified in fails to kill the Ghost, he sets himself on fire and rides off on his suspicions; El Comandante is actively looking for ways motorcycle to disrupt or destroy Santa Blanca to take over the cocaine trade himself.his death.]]
* TheEvilPrince: BlingBlingBang: He fights with a gold-plated Desert Eagle during the UNIDAD raid against his HQ in one of the missions where you work for him.
* CoolBike: Owns one with an exhaust system that makes the rear wheel appear to be engulfed in flames.
* Cult: His motorcycle gang doubles as one for Santa Muerte.
* CutsceneBoss: While all the ''Narco Road'' bosses are disposed of in cutscenes, Rey's the only one who actually fights the Ghost,
[[spoiler: He turns out to be getting into a short melee duel with the son of one of Bolivia's top leaders, having been sent down Ghost before taking a scythe to Cartel territory the shoulder and deciding to covertly usurp Santa Blanca's cocaine production infrastructure away from them.set himself on fire and ride off into the sunset.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMan: To conceal his identity HellSeeker: By the time the Ghost meets him, he wears a black ballistic mask with red paint on it is convinced that resembles claw marks.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Narco Road]]

!!El Invisible[=/=]El Zamuro[=/=][[spoiler:Mr. Sonrisa]][=/=][[spoiler:Jose Vargas]]
The BigBad
Santa Muerte wishes for him to personally serve her in hell. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for those around him, he's looking for servants for himself in hell as well.]]
* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler: Attempts to get servants in hell by blowing up hundreds of civilians and later trying to kill the Ghost. He fails both times due to the Ghost.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: How he ultimately dies.]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler: Is remarkably unfazed by having a scythe lodged in his arm by the Ghost.]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: [[spoiler: Once his gang members discover his HumanSacrifice plot, they take the side
of the ''Narco Road'' DLC campaign, El Invisible is Ghost over him, opening up an opportunity for the mysterious chief coordinator behind Ghost to take him down. In fact he had so much trouble getting enough Santa Blanca's smuggling network. No one knows El Invisible's identity or even what he[=/=]she looks like, as they are a master hacker Blanca members to agree to his crazy mass murder scheme that he ends up having to hire Los Sin Almas gang members instead to carry out his plan.]]

!! Tonio Mateos
The loud and obnoxious leader of the "Crazy Riders" muscle car gang,
who never deals with anyone face-to-face and uses a voice modulator to conceal their identity.speaks exclusively in hip hop rhythm.



* DiabolicalMastermind: His actions are much more "next-level supervillain shit" compared to the Cartel bosses from the main game.
* TheFaceless: No one knows what El Invisible looks like.
* FinalBoss: Of the ''Narco Road'' DLC. He fights you in an AceCustom military helicopter that's significantly more durable than normal. He's also the only boss of the DLC who isn't a CutsceneBoss.
** PostFinalBoss: [[spoiler: The ''real'' El Invisible is assassinated in the epilogue, living in a humble shack in the Grand Canyon without any security or protection other than a pistol. You basically just kick in his door and blow him away.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: His [[spoiler: hacking of the CIA's mainframe and divulging all of their dirty laundry on the internet]] results in the Bolivian government hiring the Los Extranjeros mercenary group to help purge all CIA spies operating inside their country, leading to the events of ''Fallen Ghosts''.
* ManipulativeBastard[=/=]TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were AllAccordingToPlan for him, as he ''wanted'' you to steal his PDA and bring it back to CIA headquarters so the virus hidden inside it could hack their network.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were all set up by El Invisible so he could hack the CIA's servers and disclose all their dirty laundry over the internet. It's strongly implied he did this as revenge for a loved one, "Rosebud", who was an innocent bystander killed during a CIA operation. The CIA, in turn, hunt him down and execute him as revenge for screwing with them.]]
* TreacherousQuestGiver: [[spoiler: The real El Invisible turns out to be Mr. Sonrisa, the informant who's been helping you throughout the DLC. He was manipulating you all along.]]

!! Eddie Escovado
The leader of the "Los Kamikazes" gang, a boisterous, adrenaline-addicted playboy and social media star.

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* DiabolicalMastermind: His actions are much more "next-level supervillain shit" compared to the Cartel bosses from the main game.
* TheFaceless: No one knows what El Invisible looks like.
* FinalBoss: Of the ''Narco Road'' DLC. He fights you in an AceCustom military helicopter that's significantly more durable than normal. He's also the only boss of the DLC who isn't a CutsceneBoss.
** PostFinalBoss:
BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: The ''real'' El Invisible is assassinated in the epilogue, living in a humble shack in the Grand Canyon without any security or protection other than a pistol. You basically just kick in his door and blow him away.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: His [[spoiler: hacking of the CIA's mainframe and divulging all of their dirty laundry on the internet]] results in the Bolivian government hiring the Los Extranjeros mercenary group to help purge all CIA spies operating inside their country, leading to the events of ''Fallen Ghosts''.
* ManipulativeBastard[=/=]TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were AllAccordingToPlan for him, as he ''wanted'' you to steal his PDA and bring it back to CIA headquarters so the virus hidden inside it could hack their network.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were all set up by El Invisible so he could hack the CIA's servers and disclose all their dirty laundry over the internet. It's strongly implied he did
Suffers this as revenge for a loved one, "Rosebud", who was an innocent bystander killed during a CIA operation. The CIA, in turn, hunt when the Ghost shoots him down and execute him as revenge for screwing with them.while he's piloting a plane.]]
* TreacherousQuestGiver: [[spoiler: The real El Invisible turns out to be Mr. Sonrisa, ClusterFBomb: Comes with his mode of speaking.
* HairTriggerTemper: Is constantly threatening
the informant who's been helping Ghost even while they're getting work done for him.
* JerkAss: While the DLC's other two gang leaders are both AffablyEvil towards you, Tonio insults and belittles
you throughout your entire time working for him. Once you finally seem to earn his respect, it literally takes him less than half a minute to decide you're a threat to his power and challenge you to a showdown.
* JiveTurkey: Always speaks like he is rapping.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: Doesn't get to finish describing what he intends to do to
the DLC. He was manipulating you all along.Ghost when he gets shot.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Fallen Ghosts]]

!! Eddie Escovado
The leader
Los Extranjeros

A South American [=PMC=] composed
of elite soldiers from across Latin America. They were hired by UNIDAD to help them purge Bolivia of CIA influence, however they took the "Los Kamikazes" gang, a boisterous, adrenaline-addicted playboy and social media star.opportunity to take over the cocaine production infrastructure left over after the downfall of Santa Blanca.



* AffablyEvil: Eddie's very friendly towards you throughout your time working for him, although sometimes obnoxiously so. Even when you turn on him at the end, he only remarks that your behavior is "kinda rando" but still compliments your bravado.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: When he learns that he is about to be captured by the CIA mid-skydive, he opts to film himself taking off his parachute backpack and free falling to death, claiming it to be "immortalization".]]
* FlippingTheBird: Does this with both hands to the Ghost [[spoiler: while free falling to his death]].
* HookersAndBlow: Is a fan of both, stating his fondness for the former when introducing himself.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Although nominally a gang leader, Eddie never actually seems to actually take part in any of Santa Blanca's criminal activities, instead spending all his time partying. He ''buys'' plenty of drugs for his parties, but doesn't seem to be involved in the actual drug business.
* PoseOfSupplication: [[spoiler: After his suicide, he is found dead on his private beach face down, with his butt protruding upwards ''a la'' Johnny Sasaki despite slamming into the sand at terminal velocity.]]
* TheStoner: Is obviously high whenever you meet him, even in the middle of an UNIDAD ambush.
* SlaveToPR: ''Everything'' he does is for the sake of increasing his social media views. [[spoiler: Even his suicide.]]
* TalkativeLoon: Incessantly attempts to make [[OrphanedPunchline bizarre]] [[TooMuchInformation conversations]] with the Ghost [[spoiler: while being driven away from an UNIDAD ambush]].

!! Arturo Rey

The leader of the "Death Riders" motorcycle gang and a fanatical believer in Santa Muerte.

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* AffablyEvil: Eddie's very friendly AnimalMotifs: Their logo consists of a roaring jaguar in front of a combat knife and a silhouette of South America and their combat uniform camouflage consists of yellow, black and gray spots, dots, camo stripes and solid colors.
* ContinuityNod: Los Extranjeros are a Latin-American [=PMC=] utilizing gear and deploying soldiers who are on a similar level to the Ghosts, which is similar to the unnamed group of Latin-American mercenaries encountered
towards you throughout the end of ''Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2''. They also use troops that have mobile jammers that inflict InterfaceScrew on your time working for him, although sometimes obnoxiously so. Even HUD, which is similar to the mobile jammers in both ''Advanced Warfighter'' games and the jamming effect in the ''Future Soldier'' mission "Ember Hunt". Finally, they have troops that use [[InvisibilityCloak active camouflage]] like the Ghosts and Bodark do in ''Future Soldier''.
* EliteMooks: The Los Extranjeros are to UNIDAD what UNIDAD are to Santa Blanca. They also have a number of specialist units, including elite snipers and drone jammer troops. Also, their Covert Ops and Armored units are likely the most dangerous infantry units in the entire game.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Los Extranjeros" translates to "The Foreigners", a fitting if enigmatic title given they're an international [=PMC=].
* InvisibilityCloak: One class of Los Extranjeros utilizes active camouflage like the Ghosts themselves do in ''Ghost Recon: Future Soldier''. They have no presence on the mini-map
when you turn on him at the end, he cloaked either and can only remarks that your behavior is "kinda rando" but still compliments your bravado.
be seen through thermal vision.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: When he learns that he is about OneHitKill: Both their Elite Snipers and Covert Ops units can take you down to be captured 1% health in one shot on normal difficulty and straight up kill you in one shot on the higher difficulties.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: They were hired
by the Bolivian government to reinforce UNIDAD and to eliminate or subdue the remnants of the Kataris 26, the Santa Blanca cartel and to kill any CIA mid-skydive, he opts agents in the country.
* PsychoForHire: The Los Extranjeros commanders, natch. One is using slave labor
to film himself taking off his parachute backpack restart Bolivia's cocaine production, another is persecuting Bolivia's Christian population and free falling to death, claiming it to be "immortalization".]]
* FlippingTheBird: Does this with both hands
a third is having Santa Blanca mooks fight to the Ghost [[spoiler: while free falling to his death]].
* HookersAndBlow: Is a fan of both, stating his fondness for the former when introducing himself.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Although nominally a gang leader, Eddie never actually seems to actually take part in any of Santa Blanca's criminal activities, instead spending all his time partying. He ''buys'' plenty of drugs
death for his parties, but doesn't seem to be involved in entertainment.

!! Colonel Juan Ignacio Merlo
The commander of Los Extranjeros and
the actual drug business.
* PoseOfSupplication: [[spoiler: After his suicide, he is found dead on his private beach face down, with his butt protruding upwards ''a la'' Johnny Sasaki despite slamming into the sand at terminal velocity.]]
* TheStoner: Is obviously high whenever you meet him, even in the middle of an UNIDAD ambush.
* SlaveToPR: ''Everything'' he does is for the sake of increasing his social media views. [[spoiler: Even his suicide.]]
* TalkativeLoon: Incessantly attempts to make [[OrphanedPunchline bizarre]] [[TooMuchInformation conversations]] with the Ghost [[spoiler: while being driven away from an UNIDAD ambush]].

!! Arturo Rey

The leader
main antagonist of the "Death Riders" motorcycle gang and a fanatical believer in Santa Muerte.DLC.



* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: After he fails to kill the Ghost, he sets himself on fire and rides off on his motorcycle to his death.]]
* BlingBlingBang: He fights with a gold-plated Desert Eagle during the UNIDAD raid against his HQ in one of the missions where you work for him.
* CoolBike: Owns one with an exhaust system that makes the rear wheel appear to be engulfed in flames.
* Cult: His motorcycle gang doubles as one for Santa Muerte.
* CutsceneBoss: While all the ''Narco Road'' bosses are disposed of in cutscenes, Rey's the only one who actually fights the Ghost, [[spoiler: getting into a short melee duel with the Ghost before taking a scythe to the shoulder and deciding to set himself on fire and ride off into the sunset.]]
* HellSeeker: By the time the Ghost meets him, he is convinced that Santa Muerte wishes for him to personally serve her in hell. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for those around him, he's looking for servants for himself in hell as well.]]
* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler: Attempts to get servants in hell by blowing up hundreds of civilians and later trying to kill the Ghost. He fails both times due to the Ghost.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: How he ultimately dies.]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler: Is remarkably unfazed by having a scythe lodged in his arm by the Ghost.]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: [[spoiler: Once his gang members discover his HumanSacrifice plot, they take the side of the Ghost over him, opening up an opportunity for the Ghost to take him down. In fact he had so much trouble getting enough Santa Blanca members to agree to his crazy mass murder scheme that he ends up having to hire Los Sin Almas gang members instead to carry out his plan.]]

!! Tonio Mateos
The loud and obnoxious leader of the "Crazy Riders" muscle car gang, who speaks exclusively in hip hop rhythm.

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: After he fails to kill BigBad: As the Ghost, he sets himself on fire and rides off on his motorcycle to his death.]]
* BlingBlingBang: He fights with a gold-plated Desert Eagle during the UNIDAD raid against his HQ in one of the missions where you work for him.
* CoolBike: Owns one with an exhaust system that makes the rear wheel appear to be engulfed in flames.
* Cult: His motorcycle gang doubles as one for Santa Muerte.
* CutsceneBoss: While all the ''Narco Road'' bosses are disposed of in cutscenes, Rey's the only one who actually fights the Ghost, [[spoiler: getting into a short melee duel with the Ghost before taking a scythe to the shoulder and deciding to set himself on fire and ride off into the sunset.]]
* HellSeeker: By the time the Ghost meets him, he is convinced that Santa Muerte wishes for him to personally serve her in hell. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for those around him, he's looking for servants for himself in hell as well.]]
* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler: Attempts to get servants in hell by blowing up hundreds of civilians and later trying to kill the Ghost. He fails both times due to the Ghost.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: How he ultimately dies.]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler: Is remarkably unfazed by having a scythe lodged in his arm by the Ghost.]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: [[spoiler: Once his gang members discover his HumanSacrifice plot, they take the side of the Ghost over him, opening up an opportunity for the Ghost to take him down. In fact he had so much trouble getting enough Santa Blanca members to agree to his crazy mass murder scheme that he ends up having to hire Los Sin Almas gang members instead to carry out his plan.]]

!! Tonio Mateos
The loud and obnoxious
leader of the "Crazy Riders" muscle car gang, Los Extranjeros, he's this for the ''Fallen Ghosts'' DLC.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Fallen Ghosts'', as well as of the ''Ghost Recon Wildlands'' story as a whole.
* FlatCharacter: Merlo only has one or two lines of dialogue and you learn very little about him or his personality other than him being the leader of Los Extrajneros, a former war criminal of South America's many brushfire conflicts, and the game's final assassination target.
* FlunkyBoss: Colonel Merlo's a pretty standard opponent (he doesn't even have boss-level health and dies in just a couple shots), but you'll have to fight your way through an army of UNIDAD and Los Extranjeros troops including a fair share of EliteMooks to get to him.
* ZeroEffortBoss: Downplayed, he does fight back but with just a handgun and he is not even behind cover once you kick on the door. Even his lowly mooks give you a lot more trouble than he do. Nothing compared to his lieutenants
who speaks exclusively give you a hell of a fight.

!! Major Luis Rocha, "El Espectro"

A leader of Los Extranejeros and
in hip hop rhythm.charge of rebuilding the cocaine trade.




* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Suffers this when the Ghost shoots him while he's piloting a plane.]]
* ClusterFBomb: Comes with his mode of speaking.
* HairTriggerTemper: Is constantly threatening the Ghost even while they're getting work done for him.
* JerkAss: While the DLC's other two gang leaders are both AffablyEvil towards you, Tonio insults and belittles you throughout your entire time working for him. Once you finally seem to earn his respect, it literally takes him less than half a minute to decide you're a threat to his power and challenge you to a showdown.
* JiveTurkey: Always speaks like he is rapping.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: Doesn't get to finish describing what he intends to do to the Ghost when he gets shot.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Fallen Ghosts]]

!! Los Extranjeros

A South American [=PMC=] composed of elite soldiers from across Latin America. They were hired by UNIDAD to help them purge Bolivia of CIA influence, however they took the opportunity to take over the cocaine production infrastructure left over after the downfall of Santa Blanca.

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\n* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Suffers this when the Ghost shoots him while he's piloting ColdSniper: Being a plane.]]
* ClusterFBomb: Comes with his mode of speaking.
* HairTriggerTemper: Is constantly threatening the Ghost
Covert Ops specialist, he even while they're getting work done for him.
* JerkAss: While
has the DLC's other two gang leaders are both AffablyEvil towards you, Tonio insults and belittles you throughout your entire time working for him. Once reputation. Most of his men also never had ever seen him in person.
* DirtyCoward: When
you finally seem come after him, he runs off and you have to earn his respect, it chase after him, eventually cornering him on top of a mountain. Since he's a Covert Ops unit equipped with a cloaking device, hunting him down is more complicated than usual.
* FlatCharacter: He don't have any speaking line unlike the other.
* KingMook: Of the Covert Ops
* ManipulativeBastard: He stands out from the others that he does the least KickTheDog of the three, mostly 'just' slave labor instead of pointless killing. But he performs well in it, the drug trafficking is back on business. He also operates from the shadows, both
literally takes him less than half a minute to decide you're a threat to his power and challenge you figuratively.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Captain Ortega; Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine, while Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Downplayed; Rocha is mostly known for using slave labor
to a showdown.
* JiveTurkey: Always speaks like he is rapping.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: Doesn't get to finish describing what he intends to do to the Ghost when he gets shot.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Fallen Ghosts]]

!! Los Extranjeros

A South American [=PMC=] composed of elite soldiers from across Latin America. They were hired by UNIDAD to help them purge Bolivia of CIA influence, however they took the opportunity to take over the
restore Santa Blanca's cocaine production infrastructure left over after infrastructure, but it's not dwelled on as much as Captain Cruzar's massacre of Bolivian Christians.


!! Captain Tomas Ortega, "El Oso"

A leader of
the downfall Los Extranjeros and the one in charge of eliminating Santa Blanca. Blanca's remnants.




* AnimalMotifs: Their logo consists of a roaring jaguar in front of a combat knife and a silhouette of South America and their combat uniform camouflage consists of yellow, black and gray spots, dots, camo stripes and solid colors.
* ContinuityNod: Los Extranjeros are a Latin-American [=PMC=] utilizing gear and deploying soldiers who are on a similar level to the Ghosts, which is similar to the unnamed group of Latin-American mercenaries encountered towards the end of ''Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2''. They also use troops that have mobile jammers that inflict InterfaceScrew on your HUD, which is similar to the mobile jammers in both ''Advanced Warfighter'' games and the jamming effect in the ''Future Soldier'' mission "Ember Hunt". Finally, they have troops that use [[InvisibilityCloak active camouflage]] like the Ghosts and Bodark do in ''Future Soldier''.
* EliteMooks: The Los Extranjeros are to UNIDAD what UNIDAD are to Santa Blanca. They also have a number of specialist units, including elite snipers and drone jammer troops. Also, their Covert Ops and Armored units are likely the most dangerous infantry units in the entire game.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Los Extranjeros" translates to "The Foreigners", a fitting if enigmatic title given they're an international [=PMC=].
* InvisibilityCloak: One class of Los Extranjeros utilizes active camouflage like the Ghosts themselves do in ''Ghost Recon: Future Soldier''. They have no presence on the mini-map when cloaked either and can only be seen through thermal vision.
* OneHitKill: Both their Elite Snipers and Covert Ops units can take you down to 1% health in one shot on normal difficulty and straight up kill you in one shot on the higher difficulties.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: They were hired by the Bolivian government to reinforce UNIDAD and to eliminate or subdue the remnants of the Kataris 26, the Santa Blanca cartel and to kill any CIA agents in the country.
* PsychoForHire: The Los Extranjeros commanders, natch. One is using slave labor to restart Bolivia's cocaine production, another is persecuting Bolivia's Christian population and a third is having Santa Blanca mooks fight to the death for his entertainment.

!! Colonel Juan Ignacio Merlo
The commander of Los Extranjeros and the main antagonist of the DLC.

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\n* AnimalMotifs: Their logo consists BadBoss: When you encounter one of a roaring jaguar the kill list board, you can see in front of a combat knife and a silhouette of South America and their combat uniform camouflage consists of yellow, black and gray spots, dots, camo stripes and solid colors.
* ContinuityNod: Los Extranjeros are a Latin-American [=PMC=] utilizing gear and deploying soldiers
addition to killing civilians, he sometimes kill his own men who are on a similar level isn't up to the Ghosts, which is similar to the unnamed group of Latin-American mercenaries encountered towards the end of ''Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2''. They also use troops that have mobile jammers that inflict InterfaceScrew on your HUD, which is similar to the mobile jammers in both ''Advanced Warfighter'' games and the jamming effect in the ''Future Soldier'' mission "Ember Hunt". Finally, they have troops that use [[InvisibilityCloak active camouflage]] like his standards.
* BloodKnight: The main reason he loves his GladiatorGames. When
the Ghosts mess up his operations big time, he just couldn't resist and Bodark do in ''Future Soldier''.
* EliteMooks: The Los Extranjeros are to UNIDAD what UNIDAD are to Santa Blanca. They also have a number of specialist units, including elite snipers and drone jammer troops. Also, their Covert Ops and Armored units are likely the most dangerous infantry units in the entire game.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Los Extranjeros" translates to "The Foreigners", a fitting if enigmatic title given they're an international [=PMC=].
* InvisibilityCloak: One class of Los Extranjeros utilizes active camouflage like
challenges the Ghosts themselves do in ''Ghost Recon: Future Soldier''. They have no presence on the mini-map when cloaked either and can only be seen personally through thermal vision.the radio.
* BossBanter: Once you got his attention, he starts taunting the Ghosts through the radio.

* OneHitKill: Both their Elite Snipers DuelBoss: You can't call your rebel backup during his boss fight. The gladiator area even take place in a forest area where it is almost impossible to bring a vehicle in.
* GladiatorGames: He runs a gladiatorial arena where former Santa Blanca sicarios fight each other to the death, in order to select out potential recruits for Los Extranjeros. To assassinate him, you're forced into the arena where you have to fight off waves of sicarios until Ortega
and Covert Ops his squad finally show themselves.
* HeavilyArmoredMook: He's an Armored unit and therefore can only be killed with several headshots.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: He keeps a kill count on how many rebels he and his men has killed.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: One of the Ghosts point out that many of his targets are ex-Santa Blanca, and that at least he is doing one thing right.
* KingMook: He is one to the Armored Los Extranjeros.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Major Rocha; Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast, while Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine.
* TheSpartanWay: His GladiatorGames are his way of obtaining the best possible recruits for Los Extranjeros
* WolfPackBoss: He's an Armored unit that fights you alongside a handful of other Armored
units can take you down to 1% health in one shot on normal difficulty and straight up kill you in one shot on the higher difficulties.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: They were hired by
as well as a Drone Jammer.

!! Captain Dante Cruzar, "O Diabo"

A murderous psychopath who is committing crimes against
the Bolivian government to reinforce UNIDAD and to eliminate or subdue the remnants of the Kataris 26, the Santa Blanca cartel and to kill any CIA agents in the country.
* PsychoForHire: The Los Extranjeros commanders, natch. One is using slave labor to restart Bolivia's cocaine production, another is persecuting Bolivia's
Christian population and a third is having Santa Blanca mooks fight to the death for his entertainment.

!! Colonel Juan Ignacio Merlo
The commander of Los Extranjeros and the main antagonist of the DLC.
no reason.



* BigBad: As the leader of the Los Extranjeros, he's this for the ''Fallen Ghosts'' DLC.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Fallen Ghosts'', as well as of the ''Ghost Recon Wildlands'' story as a whole.
* FlatCharacter: Merlo only has one or two lines of dialogue and you learn very little about him or his personality other than him being the leader of Los Extrajneros, a former war criminal of South America's many brushfire conflicts, and the game's final assassination target.
* FlunkyBoss: Colonel Merlo's a pretty standard opponent (he doesn't even have boss-level health and dies in just a couple shots), but you'll have to fight your way through an army of UNIDAD and Los Extranjeros troops including a fair share of EliteMooks to get to him.
* ZeroEffortBoss: Downplayed, he does fight back but with just a handgun and he is not even behind cover once you kick on the door. Even his lowly mooks give you a lot more trouble than he do. Nothing compared to his lieutenants who give you a hell of a fight.

!! Major Luis Rocha, "El Espectro"

A leader of Los Extranejeros and in charge of rebuilding the cocaine trade.

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* BigBad: As the leader of the Los Extranjeros, he's this for the ''Fallen Ghosts'' DLC.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Fallen Ghosts'', as well as of the ''Ghost Recon Wildlands'' story as a whole.
* FlatCharacter: Merlo only has one or two lines of dialogue and you learn very little about him or
AxCrazy: The main reason he got fired from his personality other than him being the leader of Los Extrajneros, a former war criminal of South America's many brushfire conflicts, and the game's final assassination target.
* FlunkyBoss: Colonel Merlo's a pretty standard opponent (he doesn't even have boss-level health and dies in
previous job, he is just a couple shots), but you'll have too bloodthirsty.
* CrushingThePopulace: In contrast
to fight your way through an army of UNIDAD Santa Blanca's VillainWithGoodPublicity campaign, Cruzar uses pure terror tactics to ensure submission, massacring entire villages and desecrating holy sites to intimidate the populace into believing that Los Extranjeros troops including are unkillable demons.
* DoomTroops: His specialty, while Los Extranjeros already look scary enough, he is the one who makes use of this to spread terror and make the people too afraid to fight back.
* ForTheEvulz: Seemingly the only reason he does anything he does.
* HollywoodAtheist: He's targeting the Bolivian Christians in the region on the simple basis that they are religious, and is doing everything from engaging in
a fair share campaign of ethnic cleansing to the destruction of religious icons. When confronted by the Ghosts, he taunts them by drawing them to a church where he's slaughtered several civilians, sarcastically mocking their belief in "God's protection" and declares that no man or God can judge him.
* KingMook: He one is to the Footman Extranjeros.
* ShroudedInMyth: Many people believe he and his men are unkillable, also why he is nicknamed "O Diabo" (The Devil).
* TheDreaded: While Rocha and Ortega are feared by the people in their own ways, they are both pale compared to Cruzar. He also [[KickTheDog kicked the dog]] a lot more than both of them combined, like pointlessly massacring a whole village just to make a point to the Ghosts.
* WolfpackBoss: Unlike Major Rocha or Captain Ortega, Captain Cruzar is a standard infantry unit (though he does have somewhat enhanced health), but he's accompanied by a ''massive'' death squad made up
of EliteMooks to get to him.
* ZeroEffortBoss: Downplayed, he does fight back but
that assault your position after leading you into an ambush. A really massive one at that which include armed vehicles support in a place with just a handgun little cover.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other Characters]]
!! The Predator

The titular extraterrestrial hunter from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' franchise. The Predator's depiction in ''Wildlands'' is primarily based on [[Film/{{Predator}} the first film in the series]]. It appears his spaceship has crash-landed in Bolivia
and he is not even behind cover once you kick on he's been taking advantage of the door. Even his lowly mooks give you a lot more trouble than he do. Nothing compared regional chaos to his lieutenants who give you a hell of a fight.

!! Major Luis Rocha, "El Espectro"

A leader of Los Extranejeros and
hunt combatants from all sides in charge of rebuilding the cocaine trade.conflict.



* ColdSniper: Being a Covert Ops specialist, he even has the reputation. Most of his men also never had ever seen him in person.
* DirtyCoward: When you finally come after him, he runs off and you have to chase after him, eventually cornering him on top of a mountain. Since he's a Covert Ops unit equipped with a cloaking device, hunting him down is more complicated than usual.
* FlatCharacter: He don't have any speaking line unlike the other.
* KingMook: Of the Covert Ops
* ManipulativeBastard: He stands out from the others that he does the least KickTheDog of the three, mostly 'just' slave labor instead of pointless killing. But he performs well in it, the drug trafficking is back on business. He also operates from the shadows, both literally and figuratively.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Captain Ortega; Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine, while Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Downplayed; Rocha is mostly known for using slave labor to restore Santa Blanca's cocaine infrastructure, but it's not dwelled on as much as Captain Cruzar's massacre of Bolivian Christians.


!! Captain Tomas Ortega, "El Oso"

A leader of the Los Extranjeros and the one in charge of eliminating Santa Blanca's remnants.
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* BadBoss: When you encounter one of the kill list board, you can see in addition to killing civilians, he sometimes kill his own men who isn't up to his standards.
* BloodKnight: The main reason he loves his GladiatorGames. When the Ghosts mess up his operations big time, he just couldn't resist and challenges the Ghosts personally through the radio.
* BossBanter: Once you got his attention, he starts taunting the Ghosts through the radio.
* DuelBoss: You can't call your rebel backup during his boss fight. The gladiator area even take place in a forest area where it is almost impossible to bring a vehicle in.
* GladiatorGames: He runs a gladiatorial arena where former Santa Blanca sicarios fight each other to the death, in order to select out potential recruits for Los Extranjeros. To assassinate him, you're forced into the arena where you have to fight off waves of sicarios until Ortega and his squad finally show themselves.
* HeavilyArmoredMook: He's an Armored unit and therefore can only be killed with several headshots.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: He keeps a kill count on how many rebels he and his men has killed.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: One of the Ghosts point out that many of his targets are ex-Santa Blanca, and that at least he is doing one thing right.
* KingMook: He is one to the Armored Los Extranjeros.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Major Rocha; Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast, while Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine.
* TheSpartanWay: His GladiatorGames are his way of obtaining the best possible recruits for Los Extranjeros
* WolfPackBoss: He's an Armored unit that fights you alongside a handful of other Armored units as well as a Drone Jammer.

!! Captain Dante Cruzar, "O Diabo"

A murderous psychopath who is committing crimes against the Bolivian Christian population for no reason.
----

* AxCrazy: The main reason he got fired from his previous job, he is just too bloodthirsty.
* CrushingThePopulace: In contrast to Santa Blanca's VillainWithGoodPublicity campaign, Cruzar uses pure terror tactics to ensure submission, massacring entire villages and desecrating holy sites to intimidate the populace into believing that Los Extranjeros are unkillable demons.
* DoomTroops: His specialty, while Los Extranjeros already look scary enough, he is the one who makes use of this to spread terror and make the people too afraid to fight back.
* ForTheEvulz: Seemingly the only reason he does anything he does.
* HollywoodAtheist: He's targeting the Bolivian Christians in the region on the simple basis that they are religious, and is doing everything from engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing to the destruction of religious icons. When confronted by the Ghosts, he taunts them by drawing them to a church where he's slaughtered several civilians, sarcastically mocking their belief in "God's protection" and declares that no man or God can judge him.
* KingMook: He one is to the Footman Extranjeros.
* ShroudedInMyth: Many people believe he and his men are unkillable, also why he is nicknamed "O Diabo" (The Devil).
* TheDreaded: While Rocha and Ortega are feared by the people in their own ways, they are both pale compared to Cruzar. He also [[KickTheDog kicked the dog]] a lot more than both of them combined, like pointlessly massacring a whole village just to make a point to the Ghosts.
* WolfpackBoss: Unlike Major Rocha or Captain Ortega, Captain Cruzar is a standard infantry unit (though he does have somewhat enhanced health), but he's accompanied by a ''massive'' death squad made up of EliteMooks that assault your position after leading you into an ambush. A really massive one at that which include armed vehicles support in a place with little cover.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other Characters]]
!! The Predator

The titular extraterrestrial hunter from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' franchise. The Predator's depiction in ''Wildlands'' is primarily based on [[Film/{{Predator}} the first film in the series]]. It appears his spaceship has crash-landed in Bolivia and he's been taking advantage of the regional chaos to hunt combatants from all sides in the conflict.
----

to:

* ColdSniper: Being a Covert Ops specialist, he even has the reputation. Most of his men also never had ever seen him in person.
* DirtyCoward: When you finally come after him, he runs off and you have to chase after him, eventually cornering him on top of a mountain. Since he's a Covert Ops unit equipped with a cloaking device, hunting him down is more complicated than usual.
* FlatCharacter: He don't have any speaking line unlike the other.
* KingMook: Of the Covert Ops
* ManipulativeBastard: He stands out from the others that he does the least KickTheDog of the three, mostly 'just' slave labor instead of pointless killing. But he performs well in it, the drug trafficking is back on business. He also operates from the shadows, both literally and figuratively.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Captain Ortega; Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine, while Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Downplayed; Rocha is mostly known for using slave labor to restore Santa Blanca's cocaine infrastructure, but it's not dwelled on as much as Captain Cruzar's massacre of Bolivian Christians.


!! Captain Tomas Ortega, "El Oso"

A leader of the Los Extranjeros and the one in charge of eliminating Santa Blanca's remnants.
----
* BadBoss: When you encounter one of the kill list board, you can see in addition to killing civilians, he sometimes kill his own men who isn't up to his standards.
* BloodKnight: The main reason he loves his GladiatorGames. When the Ghosts mess up his operations big time, he just couldn't resist and challenges the Ghosts personally through the radio.
* BossBanter: Once you got his attention, he starts taunting the Ghosts through the radio.
* DuelBoss: You can't call your rebel backup during his boss fight. The gladiator area even take place in a forest area where it is almost impossible to bring a vehicle in.
* GladiatorGames: He runs a gladiatorial arena where former Santa Blanca sicarios fight each other to the death, in order to select out potential recruits for Los Extranjeros. To assassinate him, you're forced into the arena where you have to fight off waves of sicarios until Ortega and his squad finally show themselves.
* HeavilyArmoredMook: He's an Armored unit and therefore can only be killed with several headshots.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: He keeps a kill count on how many rebels he and his men has killed.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: One of the Ghosts point out that many of his targets are ex-Santa Blanca, and that at least he is doing one thing right.
* KingMook: He is one to the Armored Los Extranjeros.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Major Rocha; Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast, while Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine.
* TheSpartanWay: His GladiatorGames are his way of obtaining the best possible recruits for Los Extranjeros
* WolfPackBoss: He's an Armored unit that fights you alongside a handful of other Armored units as well as a Drone Jammer.

!! Captain Dante Cruzar, "O Diabo"

A murderous psychopath who is committing crimes against the Bolivian Christian population for no reason.
----

* AxCrazy: The main reason he got fired from his previous job, he is just too bloodthirsty.
* CrushingThePopulace: In contrast to Santa Blanca's VillainWithGoodPublicity campaign, Cruzar uses pure terror tactics to ensure submission, massacring entire villages and desecrating holy sites to intimidate the populace into believing that Los Extranjeros are unkillable demons.
* DoomTroops: His specialty, while Los Extranjeros already look scary enough, he is the one who makes use of this to spread terror and make the people too afraid to fight back.
* ForTheEvulz: Seemingly the only reason he does anything he does.
* HollywoodAtheist: He's targeting the Bolivian Christians in the region on the simple basis that they are religious, and is doing everything from engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing to the destruction of religious icons. When confronted by the Ghosts, he taunts them by drawing them to a church where he's slaughtered several civilians, sarcastically mocking their belief in "God's protection" and declares that no man or God can judge him.
* KingMook: He one is to the Footman Extranjeros.
* ShroudedInMyth: Many people believe he and his men are unkillable, also why he is nicknamed "O Diabo" (The Devil).
* TheDreaded: While Rocha and Ortega are feared by the people in their own ways, they are both pale compared to Cruzar. He also [[KickTheDog kicked the dog]] a lot more than both of them combined, like pointlessly massacring a whole village just to make a point to the Ghosts.
* WolfpackBoss: Unlike Major Rocha or Captain Ortega, Captain Cruzar is a standard infantry unit (though he does have somewhat enhanced health), but he's accompanied by a ''massive'' death squad made up of EliteMooks that assault your position after leading you into an ambush. A really massive one at that which include armed vehicles support in a place with little cover.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other Characters]]
!! The Predator

The titular extraterrestrial hunter from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' franchise. The Predator's depiction in ''Wildlands'' is primarily based on [[Film/{{Predator}} the first film in the series]]. It appears his spaceship has crash-landed in Bolivia and he's been taking advantage of the regional chaos to hunt combatants from all sides in the conflict.
----



[[folder:Santa Blanca Cartel]]

A massive cocaine cartel that controls the nation of Bolivia. It has a Security, Propaganda, Production, and Smuggling divisions.

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\n[[folder:Santa Blanca Cartel]]\n\nA massive cocaine [[/index]]

[[folder:UNIDAD]]

The Bolivian military police that used to fight the
cartel that controls the nation of Bolivia. It has a Security, Propaganda, Production, and Smuggling divisions.but have since made an alliance with them.



* AffablyEvil: Pretends to be this but are actually FauxAffablyEvil.
* CardCarryingVillain: A DownplayedTrope example as Santa Blanca doesn't attempt to portray itself as anything BUT a cocaine cartel. In real life, the cartels pretended to be legitimate businesses.
* TheCartel: A direct and obvious example of the trope, taken to supervillain-esque levels.
* CowardlyMooks: Santa Blanca lieutenants will make a run for it once things get loud and will often grab the nearest vehicle to do it. Also, if the Ghosts manage to get close enough, they'll immediately surrender.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Despite being a Mexican cartel they include several Bolivians and Americans in their hierarchy, and there's also a mix of men and women in the organisation, including several female bouchons and one female underboss. Arguably, a DownplayedTrope example as while they have high-ranking women, El Yayo is the highest ranking Bolivian member and he has AuthorityInNameOnly.
* FiveBadBand: The five leaders of the Santa Blanca cartel.
** BigBad: El Sueno, TheDon of the Santa Blanca cartel.
** TheDragon: Nidia Flores, who is the only female cartel leader, and is in charge of trafficking the cartel's product outside of Bolivia. El Sueño calls her his Queen and considers her to be a surrogate daughter, crediting her with leading them from obscurity to dominance in Mexico's drug wars.
** TheEvilGenius: El Yayo, [[TheQuisling a Bolivian who joined the Santa Blanca cartel when they arrived in the country from Mexico]], and is in charge of producing the drugs the Santa Blanca cartel deals in. Like El Cardenal, he has no interest in the Cartel's more violent operations and only cares about producing the best cocaine possible in keeping with the traditions of his people.
** TheBrute: El Muro, [[FromCamouflageToCriminal a Mexican soldier turned bodyguard]] for El Sueño as well as his best friend and right-hand man, who is the de-facto head of all security for the Cartel.
** TheDarkChick: El Cardenal, a SinisterMinister who was kicked out of the Catholic Church, but is able to run the philanthropy and propaganda campaigns that cultivate the Santa Blanca cartel's public image with the populace. Unlike the other Cartel leaders he's not directly tied to Santa Blanca's criminal operations and is in charge of legitimizing the Cartel in the eyes of the populace.
* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Subverted as El Yayo and La Gringa hate each other, Nidia Flores hates El Pulpo, and everyone hates DJ Perico but El Sueno.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: It is mentioned that some of Santa Blanca's sicarios are ex-military. Santa Blanca also employs ex-military types to train their sicarios, including ex-special forces from South Africa, Israel, Russia and the United States.
* GreaterScopeVillain: While El Sueno is the undisputed leader of the Cartel, even he answers to a group of unidentified "investors" in Mexico, who in one scene are shown over the phone expressing their dissatisfaction with Nidia Flores' operations. It's implied that Santa Blanca in Bolivia is just one arm of a much larger organization.
* GunsAkimbo: Some sicarios are armed with twin Skorpion or MAC-11 machine pistols. While [[RealityEnsues inaccurate]], it's the [[MoreDakka volume of fire they put out]] that makes them a threat.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Santa Blanca has an entire region where they've kidnapped hundreds of people with even vaguely anti-cartel opinions, murdered them, and had their bodies dissolved. This is also their policy with virtually anyone who opposes them.
* NGO superpower[[NGOsuperpower]]: The Santa Blanca cartel controls an entire nation effectively, actively employing its military and exploiting its economy to its own ends. {{Subverted}} with the fact it folds like a deck of cards under assault from American military operatives working with the CIA and local rebels.
* TheRemnant: ''Fallen Ghosts'', which takes place after Operation: Kingslayer, has isolated pockets of Santa Blanca still operating inside of Bolivia, though between the decimation of their infrastructure by The Ghosts and Los Extranjeros coming in the resultant power vacuum, they're a shadow of their former selves.
* ReleasedToElsewhere: The Cartel doesn't hesitate to murder police or criminals publicly but prefer to "disappear" regular citizens.
* RuthlessForeignGangsters: They're a Mexican rather than Bolivian cartel despite the latter existing and once having been almost as dangerous as the Columbian ones.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: It's the trafficking in children which ultimately turns the citizenry of Bolivia against them.
** Publicly played straight as "Bostom" Reed believes (correctly) he'd be executed if people knew of his side business.
* TattooedCrook: The number of SB-affiliated characters ''without'' very prominent gang tats can be counted on one hand. Even [[MsFanservice Nidia Flores]] has some, which is highly unusual for a former beauty queen but shows just how deep she's in with the cartel.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: One of Santa Blanca's four divisions is entirely devoted to propaganda and public relations, and it appears to be quite successful. They go to some lengths to win the Bolivian populace's favor, like investing serious money in a refugee camp after a massive wildfire (which they were responsible for in the first place), a move that gained them a lot of favor with the common man. Doing stuff that hurts SB's polished image is a sure-fire way to a date with a hitman sent by the big boss.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Many low-ranking Santa Blanca sicarios are seen shirtless, in order to show off their [[TattooedCrook Santa Blanca tattoos]].
* WeHaveReserves: There are thousands of sicarios working for the gang and dozens of outposts, checkpoints, as well as bases for the organization.
* VillainBall: The cartel's child slavery can't bring in nearly as much as their cocaine trade yet is what helps bring the company down.
* YouHaveFailedMe: The Santa Blanca cartel, and in particular its leader El Sueno, are not tolerant of the lieutenants slipping up in their duties. This is shown in one trailer, where the Ghosts steal a cocaine shipment from a Santa Blanca lieutenant nicknamed "White Hat", but don't kill him, saying he's a "dead man walking". [[BrickJoke The end of the trailer]] reveals that White Hat was on the receiving end of a ColdBloodedTorture session of El Sueño himself, before he leaves two of his mooks to execute White Hat.

!El Sueno

The head of the Santa Blanca Cartel. He is a former peasant farmer who worked his way up through the Santa Blanca cartel to become its head before conquering the nation of Bolivia through narco-terrorism.

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* AffablyEvil: Pretends to be this but EliteMooks: Since the UNIDAD forces started out as a paramilitary force, they are actually FauxAffablyEvil.
* CardCarryingVillain: A DownplayedTrope example as Santa Blanca doesn't attempt to portray itself as anything BUT a cocaine cartel. In real life,
better armed and equipped then the cartels pretended to be legitimate businesses.
* TheCartel: A direct and obvious example of the trope, taken to supervillain-esque levels.
* CowardlyMooks: Santa Blanca lieutenants will make a run for it once things get loud and will often grab the nearest vehicle to do it. Also, if the Ghosts manage to get close enough, they'll immediately surrender.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Despite being a Mexican
average cartel they include several Bolivians and Americans in their hierarchy, and there's also a mix of men and women in grunts. In fact the organisation, including several female bouchons and one female underboss. Arguably, a DownplayedTrope example basic UNIDAD soldier is as while they have high-ranking women, El Yayo is the highest ranking Bolivian member and he has AuthorityInNameOnly.
* FiveBadBand: The five leaders of the Santa Blanca cartel.
** BigBad: El Sueno, TheDon of the Santa Blanca cartel.
** TheDragon: Nidia Flores, who is the only female cartel leader, and is in charge of trafficking the cartel's product outside of Bolivia. El Sueño calls her his Queen and considers her to be a surrogate daughter, crediting her with leading them from obscurity to dominance in Mexico's drug wars.
** TheEvilGenius: El Yayo, [[TheQuisling a Bolivian who joined the Santa Blanca cartel when they arrived in the country from Mexico]], and is in charge of producing the drugs the Santa Blanca cartel deals in. Like El Cardenal, he has no interest in
tough as the Cartel's more violent operations and only cares about producing the best cocaine possible in keeping with the traditions of his people.
** TheBrute: El Muro, [[FromCamouflageToCriminal a Mexican soldier turned bodyguard]] for El Sueño as well as his best friend and right-hand man, who is the de-facto head of all security for the Cartel.
** TheDarkChick: El Cardenal, a SinisterMinister who was kicked out of the Catholic Church, but is able to run the philanthropy and propaganda campaigns that cultivate the
Elite Mooks.
* EnemyCivilWar:
Santa Blanca cartel's public image with the populace. Unlike the other Cartel leaders he's may have UNIDAD on their payroll, but it's not directly tied exactly a firm alliance and both sides are quite willing to shoot at each other. In addition, some random encounters have Santa Blanca's criminal operations and is in charge of legitimizing the Cartel in the eyes of the populace.
Blanca sicarios being held prisoner by UNIDAD forces.
* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Subverted as El Yayo and La Gringa hate each other, Nidia Flores hates El Pulpo, and everyone hates DJ Perico but El Sueno.
FacelessGoons: Most UNIDAD soldiers wear face concealing balaclava.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: It UNIDAD is mentioned that some of a paramilitary organisation originally set up by the Bolivian government to combat drug cartels, but now it is on Santa Blanca's sicarios payroll.
* OnlySixFaces: UNIDAD officers have a limited number of face models, even though ''several of them take part in in-game cutscenes'', which ends up giving the impression that UNIDAD is some kind of CloneArmy.
* RespawningEnemies: While they
are ex-military. tougher than Cartel Sicarios, the biggest threat posed by UNIDAD forces is the fact that, unless they're killed in stealth, fighting them will immediately trigger a UNIDAD alert resulting in infinite waves of UNIDAD reinforcements of steadily increasing difficulty.

!General Baro

The Bolivian Major General in charge of UNIDAD. He brokered the deal between
Santa Blanca also employs ex-military types to train their sicarios, including ex-special forces from South Africa, Israel, Russia and the United States.
* GreaterScopeVillain: While El Sueno is the undisputed leader of the Cartel, even he answers to a group of unidentified "investors" in Mexico, who in one scene are shown over the phone expressing their dissatisfaction with Nidia Flores' operations. It's implied that Santa Blanca in Bolivia is just one arm of a much larger organization.
* GunsAkimbo: Some sicarios are armed with twin Skorpion or MAC-11 machine pistols. While [[RealityEnsues inaccurate]], it's the [[MoreDakka volume of fire they put out]] that makes them a threat.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Santa Blanca has an entire region where they've kidnapped hundreds of people with even vaguely anti-cartel opinions, murdered them, and had their bodies dissolved. This is also their policy with virtually anyone who opposes them.
* NGO superpower[[NGOsuperpower]]: The Santa Blanca cartel controls an entire nation effectively, actively employing its military and exploiting its economy to its own ends. {{Subverted}} with the fact it folds like a deck of cards under assault from American military operatives working with the CIA and local rebels.
* TheRemnant: ''Fallen Ghosts'', which takes place after Operation: Kingslayer, has isolated pockets of Santa Blanca still operating inside of Bolivia, though between the decimation of their infrastructure by The Ghosts and Los Extranjeros coming in the resultant power vacuum, they're a shadow of their former selves.
* ReleasedToElsewhere: The Cartel doesn't hesitate to murder police or criminals publicly but prefer to "disappear" regular citizens.
* RuthlessForeignGangsters: They're a Mexican rather than Bolivian cartel despite the latter existing and once having been almost as dangerous as the Columbian ones.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: It's the trafficking in children which ultimately turns the citizenry of Bolivia against them.
** Publicly played straight as "Bostom" Reed believes (correctly) he'd be executed if people knew of his side business.
* TattooedCrook: The number of SB-affiliated characters ''without'' very prominent gang tats can be counted on one hand. Even [[MsFanservice Nidia Flores]] has some, which is highly unusual for a former beauty queen but shows just how deep she's in with the cartel.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: One of Santa Blanca's four divisions is entirely devoted to propaganda and public relations, and it appears to be quite successful. They go to some lengths to win
the Bolivian populace's favor, like investing serious money in a refugee camp after a massive wildfire (which they were responsible for in the first place), a move that gained them a lot of favor with the common man. Doing stuff that hurts SB's polished image is a sure-fire way to a date with a hitman sent by the big boss.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Many low-ranking Santa Blanca sicarios are seen shirtless, in order to show off their [[TattooedCrook Santa Blanca tattoos]].
* WeHaveReserves: There are thousands of sicarios working for the gang and dozens of outposts, checkpoints, as well as bases for the organization.
* VillainBall: The cartel's child slavery can't bring in nearly as much as their cocaine trade yet is what helps bring the company down.
* YouHaveFailedMe: The Santa Blanca cartel, and in particular its leader El Sueno, are not tolerant of the lieutenants slipping up in their duties. This is shown in one trailer, where the Ghosts steal a cocaine shipment from a Santa Blanca lieutenant nicknamed "White Hat", but don't kill him, saying he's a "dead man walking". [[BrickJoke The end of the trailer]] reveals that White Hat was on the receiving end of a ColdBloodedTorture session of El Sueño himself, before he leaves two of his mooks to execute White Hat.

!El Sueno

The head of the Santa Blanca Cartel. He is a former peasant farmer who worked his way up through the Santa Blanca cartel to become its head before conquering the nation of Bolivia through narco-terrorism.
government.



* AffectionateNickname: Nidia Flores calls him "mi rey"[[note]]"my king"[[/note]]. He calls her "mi reina"[[note]]"my queen"[[/note]] in return.
* AGodAmI: Despite being deeply religious, El Sueno has no problem comparing himself to Moses when he describes leading Santa Blanca into Bolivia. This while standing in a massive mausoleum he's had built for himself, which he even claims outright to be fit for a god when Sandoval tells him it's fit for a king.
* AntiClimaxBoss: Not only is he TheUnfought, his (an therefore the whole game's) final mission is surprisingly easy in itself. It mostly consists of battering your way through countless hostiles to his mausoleum on a ten-minute timer, but there's a conveniently placed Humvee right next to you when said timer starts, so all you have to do is hop in and follow the plotted route without stopping or doing anything else. With a maxed-out Car Shield skill and a bit of luck, you can reach the destination without having to switch cars once and with 4-5 minutes to spare. Once you hit the door to his mausoleum, you're in the clear (at least until after the cutscene and the credits when you're dumped right back into the carnage, but that doesn't matter anymore anyway).
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Is attacked twice during the game and slaughters his opponents personally.
* BadBoss: El Sueno [[YouHaveFailedMe does not tolerate failure]], and tends to order the executions of those that do. While this is understandable to a degree, he ends up putting hits on some of his most trusted lieutenants who only failed due to him putting them in impossible situations, as well as shown to be willing to kill people over such things as harming the quality of the cartel's cocaine by diluting it. The Ghosts use this to their advantage, since most of the HVT's they capture know what they're in for [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal and aren't happy about it.]]
* BaldOfEvil: With a SkullForAHead in the back for added intimidation points.
* BigBad: El Sueno is Santa Blanca's Boss of Bosses, who also is the guy who personally tortured and killed Ricky Sandoval.
* DecapitationPresentation: He presents the Ghost the head of [[spoiler: Pac Katari]] dangling on a meat hook.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: He quotes the Bible, saying "I am not my brother's keeper" when justifying [[spoiler: ordering El Muro to execute his own brother]], even saying that El Muro is going against the bible when he refuses the order. Thing is, the quote is from Cain, ''the villain of the story'', and is not meant to be seen as something to be emulated. This showns that El Sueno's understanding of his own faith is... skewed, to say the least.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Unlike El Muro, who's extremely weary of making non-Mexicans into Bouchons (Bookhart being an exception due to having proved his worth as a badass), El Sueno has no problem elevating Bolivians like El Yayo or Madre Coca or even a white woman like La Gringa to Bouchon status. However, he represents a very dark twist on this trope, as Sueno is able to be so "tolerant" because he rules through fear and kills anyone who displeases him, in contrast to El Muro who seems to rule more through personal loyalty and thus feels the need to be more selective.
* EvilSoundsDeep: He's got a really deep, menacing voice.
* {{Expy}}: He's pretty much an unmasked Bane from Franchise/{{Batman}} combined, maybe, with [[Film/{{Scarface}} Tony Montana]]. He also has some elements of Pablo Escobar in how he runs the country as well as engages in narco terrorism.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He puts considerable effort into presenting himself as "tough but fair" as well as genuinely concerned for the welfare of the people of Bolivia; however, he's involved in some seriously cruel criminal activity including child trafficking and mass murder, and is an incredibly BadBoss.
* FluffyTheTerrible: El Sueno means "The Dream". It's the nom-de-guerre for a giant of a man with [[TattooedCrook prominent facial tattoos]] in charge of the biggest drug cartel in Bolivia.
* GeniusBruiser: Self-educated and capable of killing heavily armed assassins by himself.
* GildedCage: The good ending has Bowman saying that [[spoiler: even for all the immunity he gets and having a nice mansion in Florida, he's under 24-7 house arrest, and that the moment he tries to rebuild his empire, [[SequelHook the Ghosts will be there to take him down again.]]]]
* HiddenDepths: Despite his intimidating appearance and incredible brutality, El Sueno is actually a very intelligent man and is even familiar with classical literature, quoting Balzac at one point.
* HonoraryUncle: He seems to be this to Nidia Flores' daughter, as she refers to him as tio, which is Spanish for uncle, in one video. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop him from trying to kill both Nidia and her daughter.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: He bitterly calls Nidia Flores a sell-out for choosing to make a deal with the U.S. government instead of facing death with her head held high. He then ends up making the exact same deal for himself at the end of the game.]]
** [[spoiler: He also claims that he never lies, as it is a "crime to yourself". Despite this, he blatantly lies to El Cardinal's face about the cartel's child trafficking operations, though his ExactWords are to menacingly question El Cardinal as to whether he thinks El Sueno would actually do something so unforgivable, rather than to actually deny it.]]
** Talks extensively about how he's El Muro's brother and that he's his only true friend but orders him to kill La Plaga (El Muro's actual brother) for his screw ups.
** He also promised UNIDAD that the cartel would keep its killings it a minimum (i.e. only other criminals) but it effectively depopulates a region, employs mass slave labor, and kills everyone who criticizes the cartel before dissolving their body.
*** In short, everything out of his mouth is two faced double talk.
* KarmaHoudini: No matter how badly the Ghosts destroy his empire, [[spoiler: he's given full immunity by the Department of Justice for turning snitch on other groups he's worked with.]] The standard ending has this subverted with [[spoiler: Bowman shooting him dead.]] Played straight during the good ending with [[spoiler: Bowman knowing once all of his information dries up, he'll be let go in America or be transferred to a Mexican prison where he'll "escape."]]
* LargeAndInCharge: At 7' 2" and 330 pounds, he's basically [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bane]] with a bunch of facial tattoos, and is almost a full head taller than anyone else in the game.
* ManipulativeBastard: All of the conversations he has with his subordinates are full of him undermining their confidence, pretending to be their friend, and framing the worst possible actions in the best possible life.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: He bears some similarities with real-life Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar, such as using the same famous quote "plata o plomo" ("Silver or lead" in English, = [[DeadlyEuphemism "Either take the money or we will take your lives"]]), amassing an insane amount of wealth from his activities and performing charity projects.
* NoHonorAmongThieves: Treats his subordinates who turn on him with disgust [[spoiler: but is quick to make the same sort of deal.]]
* PragmaticVillainy: El Sueno does ''not'' like killing random civilians as a form of retaliation. Not because he's morally opposed to it, mind, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity but because it makes Santa Blanca look bad.]] [[spoiler: He orders La Plaga's execution for this reason.]] (In San Mateo you learn that Sueno has ordered his fair share of mass murder of civilians... the difference is, unlike La Plaga, ''he did it covertly rather than broadcast it to the world'', and did it to remove dissidents rather than to try to intimidate the populace at large.) He also doesn't tolerate any shortcuts that compromise the high quality of Santa Blanca's cocaine, as he's spent years building up Santa Blanca's brand as "a primo product for a primo price."
** Thoroughly averted when it comes to dealing with his subordinates as his WeHaveReserves and YouHaveFailedMe tendencies quickly cause a serious manpower drain. If he was willing to show an ounce of mercy then he probably could have salvaged most of the operations which the Ghosts wrecked.
* ReligionOfEvil: Whatever your opinion of Santa Muerte worship in real life, his version is a murder cult which he believes makes him rich and powerful in exchange for the victims he gives her.
* SharpDressedMan: This hulking mountain of tattooed muscle is almost never seen wearing anything other than a crisp suit, albeit with some concessions to his profession.
* SkullForAHead: The back of his head is tattooed into a skull face.
* SmugSnake: His plan for immunity goes terribly wrong in the Bad Ending as he underestimates just how far Karen Bowman will go to remove him from power.
** Even in the GoodEnding, he seems awfully confident for a man who just lost his entire organization.
* VillainousDemotivator: El Sueno's entire management strategy basically boils down to "beatings will continue until morale improves." If his subordinates don't produce the results he wants, he just threatens to kill them and their families if they continue to fail. This bites him in the ass ''multiple'' times, as it pushes his bouchons into taking stupid risks that end up getting them killed, or pushes them into a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal against him.
* VillainsNeverLie: He takes pride in the fact he never lies, describing it as "a crime against yourself" while all his other crimes are merely crimes against humanity. However, he apparently [[MetaphoricallyTrue doesn't count having others lie for him as "lying"]]. He also uses ExactWords and leaves out details enough that his claim is more or less just B.S.
* VisionaryVillain: He does not want Santa Blanca to merely be a powerful cartel, he wants Santa Blanca to turn Bolivia into a narco-state with Santa Blanca as its shadow government, a goal he's well on his way to accomplishing when the Ghosts show up. He literally believes Santa Muerte told him to do it, too.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: When you finally confront him face-to-face at the end of the game, it turns out he's already made a deal for full immunity with the U.S. government, much to the frustration of Agent Bowman and the Ghosts. [[MultipleEndings Depending on how much of the game is completed]], Karen either [[BoomHeadshot shoots El Sueño in the back of the head]] ([[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished and summarily gets tossed in jail herself for "murder"]]), or takes El Sueño in alive, [[LuxuryPrisonSuite who is given a Florida penthouse]] [[BoxedCrook and "helps" the United States]] [[TheStoolPigeon by ratting out countless crime organizations and terrorist cells]] ([[LetsYouAndHimFight i.e. getting the US government to shut down his rivals in the drug trade for him]]).]]
-->'''El Sueno:''' [[spoiler:You may want to answer your phone, ''Officer Bowman''.]]
* WeHaveReserves: Treats everyone in his organization as expendable and easily replaced. It's not that he ''can't'' do it but that he can't do it ''quickly'' and the cartel collapses due to the fact it is done in a manner that leaves him without his usual resources.
* VowOfCelibacy: El Sueno has taken one of these, being a deeply religious man. However, comments made from him over the course of the game strongly imply that he loves Nidia Flores in a romantic sense.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Trafficking division]]

!Nidia Flores

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Trafficking. Nicknamed "La Reina de Belleza" or "the Beauty Queen", her looks hide both immense intelligence and unadulterated violence.

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* AffectionateNickname: Nidia Flores calls him "mi rey"[[note]]"my king"[[/note]]. AFatherToHisMen: He calls her "mi reina"[[note]]"my queen"[[/note]] cares for the men under his command, and after his capture, laments that the soldiers the Ghosts killed while doing so were good men.
* AntiVillain: Baro is a genuine patriot who only made a deal with the Cartel
in return.
order to avert further bloodshed once it became clear they were too entrenched and powerful for UNIDAD to defeat. He's even been trying to act against the Cartel once it became clear the violence and brutality they're inflicting upon Bolivia is just as bad as it would be if there was open war.
* AGodAmI: DealWithTheDevil: Santa Blanca didn't try to moderate its activities after they made a deal with UNIDAD but made them much much worse.
* MoralityPet: His daughter is one to him.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Has this reaction to the Santa Blanca takeover of his country.
* PapaWolf: His response to the Ghosts finding and forcing his daughter to call him? Set up an ambush.
* PuppetKing:
Despite being deeply religious, El Sueno the commanding officer of UNIDAD, Baro has no problem comparing himself to Moses when he describes leading Santa Blanca into Bolivia. This while standing in a massive mausoleum he's had built for himself, lost control of much of the organization, with many of his officers pursuing their own agenda and making deals with the Cartel, which he even claims outright also partially explains why UNIDAD continues to be fit for a god when Sandoval tells him it's fit for a king.
* AntiClimaxBoss: Not only is he TheUnfought, his (an therefore the whole game's) final mission is surprisingly easy in itself. It mostly consists of battering your way through countless hostiles to his mausoleum on a ten-minute timer, but there's a conveniently placed Humvee right next
just as hostile to you when said timer starts, so all you have to do is hop in and follow the plotted route without stopping or doing anything else. With a maxed-out Car Shield skill and a bit of luck, you can reach the destination without having to switch cars once and with 4-5 minutes to spare. Once you hit the door to his mausoleum, you're in the clear (at least until even after the cutscene and the credits when you're dumped right back into the carnage, but that doesn't matter anymore anyway).
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Is attacked twice during the game and slaughters his opponents personally.
* BadBoss: El Sueno [[YouHaveFailedMe does not tolerate failure]], and tends to order the executions of those that do. While this is understandable to a degree, he ends up putting hits on some of his most trusted lieutenants who only failed due to him putting them
you [[spoiler: succeed in impossible situations, as well as shown to be willing to kill people over such things as harming the quality of the cartel's cocaine by diluting it. The Ghosts use this to their advantage, since most of the HVT's they capture know what they're in for [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal and aren't happy about it.forming an alliance with him.]]
* BaldOfEvil: With a SkullForAHead in WorthyOpponent: Despite threatening his daughter to draw him out, then kidnapping him, the back for added intimidation points.
* BigBad: El Sueno is Santa Blanca's Boss of Bosses, who also is
Ghosts still treat Baro with the guy who personally tortured respect due to an officer of his rank. Though this is partly due to military courtesy and killed Ricky Sandoval.
* DecapitationPresentation: He presents
partly due to the Ghost the head of [[spoiler: Pac Katari]] dangling on a meat hook.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: He quotes the Bible, saying "I am not my brother's keeper" when justifying [[spoiler: ordering El Muro
Ghosts wanting to execute gain his own brother]], even saying that El Muro is going assistance against the bible when he refuses the order. Thing is, the quote is from Cain, ''the villain of the story'', and is not meant to be seen as something to be emulated. This showns that El Sueno's understanding of his own faith is... skewed, to say the least.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Unlike El Muro, who's extremely weary of making non-Mexicans into Bouchons (Bookhart being an exception due to having proved his worth as a badass), El Sueno has no problem elevating Bolivians like El Yayo or Madre Coca or even a white woman like La Gringa to Bouchon status. However, he represents a very dark twist on this trope, as Sueno is able to be so "tolerant" because he rules through fear and kills anyone who displeases him, in contrast to El Muro who seems to rule more through personal loyalty and thus feels the need to be more selective.
* EvilSoundsDeep: He's got a really deep, menacing voice.
* {{Expy}}: He's pretty much an unmasked Bane from Franchise/{{Batman}} combined, maybe, with [[Film/{{Scarface}} Tony Montana]]. He also has some elements of Pablo Escobar in how he runs the country as well as engages in narco terrorism.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He puts considerable effort into presenting himself as "tough but fair" as well as genuinely concerned for the welfare of the people of Bolivia; however, he's involved in some seriously cruel criminal activity including child trafficking and mass murder, and is an incredibly BadBoss.
* FluffyTheTerrible: El Sueno means "The Dream". It's the nom-de-guerre for a giant of a man with [[TattooedCrook prominent facial tattoos]] in charge of the biggest drug cartel in Bolivia.
* GeniusBruiser: Self-educated and capable of killing heavily armed assassins by himself.
* GildedCage: The good ending has Bowman saying that
Cartel.

!"El Comandante" a.k.a. Lt. Colonel
[[spoiler: even for all the immunity he gets and having a nice mansion Miguel De los Montreros]]

A lieutenant-colonel
in Florida, he's under 24-7 house arrest, and that the moment he tries to rebuild his empire, [[SequelHook the Ghosts will be there to take him down again.]]]]
* HiddenDepths: Despite his intimidating appearance and incredible brutality,
UNIDAD, El Sueno Comandante is actually a very intelligent man and is even familiar legendary soldier, working closely with classical literature, quoting Balzac at one point.
* HonoraryUncle:
Santa Blanca. He seems to be this to Nidia Flores' daughter, as she refers to him as tio, which is Spanish and his men are responsible for uncle, the destruction of rebel forces in one video. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop him from trying to kill both Nidia the area of Media Luna and her daughter.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: He bitterly calls Nidia Flores a sell-out for choosing to make a deal with the U.S. government instead of facing death with her head held high. He then ends up making the exact same deal for himself at the end of the game.]]
** [[spoiler: He also claims that he never lies, as it is a "crime to yourself". Despite this, he blatantly lies to El Cardinal's face about the cartel's child trafficking operations, though his ExactWords are to menacingly question El Cardinal as to whether he thinks El Sueno would actually do something so unforgivable, rather than to actually deny it.]]
** Talks extensively about how he's El Muro's brother and that he's his only true friend but orders him to kill La Plaga (El Muro's actual brother) for his screw ups.
** He also promised UNIDAD that the cartel would keep its killings it a minimum (i.e. only other criminals) but it effectively depopulates a region, employs mass slave labor, and kills everyone who criticizes the cartel before dissolving their body.
*** In short, everything out of his mouth is two faced double talk.
* KarmaHoudini: No matter how badly the Ghosts destroy his empire, [[spoiler: he's given full immunity by the Department of Justice for
turning snitch on other groups he's worked with.]] it into a UNIDAD stronghold. He keeps his identity a tightly-controlled secret, and wears a black ballistic mask at all times. The standard ending has this subverted with [[spoiler: Bowman shooting him dead.]] Played straight during the good ending with [[spoiler: Bowman knowing once all of his information dries up, he'll be let go in America or be transferred to a Mexican prison where he'll "escape."]]
* LargeAndInCharge: At 7' 2" and 330 pounds, he's basically [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bane]] with a bunch of facial tattoos, and is almost a full head taller than anyone else in the game.
* ManipulativeBastard: All of the conversations he has with his subordinates are full of him undermining their confidence, pretending to be their friend, and framing the worst possible actions in the best possible life.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: He bears some similarities with real-life Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar, such as using the same famous quote "plata o plomo" ("Silver or lead" in English, = [[DeadlyEuphemism "Either take the money or we will take your lives"]]), amassing an insane amount of wealth from his activities and performing charity projects.
* NoHonorAmongThieves: Treats his subordinates who turn on him with disgust [[spoiler: but is quick to make the same sort of deal.]]
* PragmaticVillainy: El Sueno does ''not'' like killing random civilians as a form of retaliation. Not because he's morally opposed to it, mind, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity but because it makes Santa Blanca look bad.]] [[spoiler: He orders La Plaga's execution for this reason.]] (In San Mateo you learn that Sueno has ordered his fair share of mass murder of civilians... the difference is, unlike La Plaga, ''he did it covertly rather than broadcast it to the world'', and did it to remove dissidents rather than to try to intimidate the populace at large.) He also doesn't tolerate any shortcuts that compromise the high quality of Santa Blanca's cocaine, as he's spent years building up Santa Blanca's brand as "a primo product for a primo price."
** Thoroughly averted when it comes to dealing with his subordinates as his WeHaveReserves and YouHaveFailedMe tendencies quickly cause a serious manpower drain. If he was willing to show an ounce of mercy then he probably could have salvaged most of the operations which the
Ghosts wrecked.
* ReligionOfEvil: Whatever your opinion of Santa Muerte worship in real life, his version is a murder cult which he believes makes him rich and powerful in exchange for the victims he gives her.
* SharpDressedMan: This hulking mountain of tattooed muscle is almost never seen wearing anything other than a crisp suit, albeit with some concessions to his profession.
* SkullForAHead: The back of his head is tattooed into a skull face.
* SmugSnake: His plan for immunity goes terribly wrong in the Bad Ending as he underestimates just how far Karen Bowman will go to remove him from power.
** Even in the GoodEnding, he seems awfully confident for a man who just lost his entire organization.
* VillainousDemotivator: El Sueno's entire management strategy basically boils down to "beatings will continue until morale improves." If his subordinates don't produce the results he wants, he just threatens to kill them and their families if they continue to fail. This bites
face him in the ass ''multiple'' times, as it pushes his bouchons into taking stupid risks that end up getting them killed, or pushes them into a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal against him.
* VillainsNeverLie: He takes pride in the fact he never lies, describing it as "a crime against yourself" while all his other crimes are merely crimes against humanity. However, he apparently [[MetaphoricallyTrue doesn't count having others lie for him as "lying"]]. He also uses ExactWords and leaves out details enough that his claim is more or less just B.S.
* VisionaryVillain: He does not want Santa Blanca to merely be a powerful cartel, he wants Santa Blanca to turn Bolivia into a narco-state with Santa Blanca as its shadow government, a goal he's well on his way to accomplishing when the Ghosts show up. He literally believes Santa Muerte told him to do it, too.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: When you finally confront him face-to-face at the end of the game, it turns out he's already made a deal for full immunity with the U.S. government, much to the frustration of Agent Bowman and the Ghosts. [[MultipleEndings Depending on how much of the game is completed]], Karen either [[BoomHeadshot shoots El Sueño in the back of the head]] ([[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished and summarily gets tossed in jail herself for "murder"]]), or takes El Sueño in alive, [[LuxuryPrisonSuite who is given a Florida penthouse]] [[BoxedCrook and "helps" the United States]] [[TheStoolPigeon by ratting out countless crime organizations and terrorist cells]] ([[LetsYouAndHimFight i.e. getting the US government to shut down his rivals in the drug trade for him]]).]]
-->'''El Sueno:''' [[spoiler:You may want to answer your phone, ''Officer Bowman''.]]
* WeHaveReserves: Treats everyone in his organization as expendable and easily replaced. It's not that he ''can't'' do it but that he can't do it ''quickly'' and the cartel collapses due to the fact it is done in a manner that leaves him without his usual resources.
* VowOfCelibacy: El Sueno has taken one of these, being a deeply religious man. However, comments made from him over the course of the game strongly imply that he loves Nidia Flores in a romantic sense.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Trafficking division]]

!Nidia Flores

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Trafficking. Nicknamed "La Reina de Belleza" or "the Beauty Queen", her looks hide both immense intelligence and unadulterated violence.
"UNIDAD Conspiracy" DLC.



* AffectionateNickname: El Sueno calls her "mi reina"[[note]]"my queen"[[/note]]. She calls him "mi rey"[[note]]"my king"[[/note]] in return.
* BlatantLies: The people they send oversees for education are not being used as drug mules. Mind you, DJ Perico kind of droped that one on her.
* TheDragon[=/=]CoDragons: Of the Cartel's four sub-leaders, she and El Muro are the ones closest to El Sueno and the ones with the most authority and respect within the Cartel. El Sueno even credits her leadership with bringing Santa Blanca to prosperity and dominance back when the group was just one of the lesser of Mexico's narco gangs on the losing end of the country's drug wars.
* HellBentForLeather: Has a thing for tight, revealing black leather outfits.
* KarmaHoudini: Is one of the few cartel members to get complete immunity.
* MamaBear: She's very protective of her daughter, understandable considering the kind of life they're in. [[spoiler: She specifically tells the Ghosts when they rescue her that while they can do whatever they want to her, they better not lay a finger on her daughter. This said to the four guys who just destroyed a small army of sicarios gunning for her.]]
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler: Ends up turning snitch on the Cartel after El Sueño puts a hit out on her for [[YouHaveFailedMe failing him for the last time]]. However, her initial plan was to escape on her own and she only very reluctantly ends up helping the Ghosts after they capture her and make it clear El Sueno won't stop hunting her until she and her daughter are both dead.]]
* MsFanservice: A very attractive woman with a penchant for revealing, tight black leather outfits, it's no surprise she's basically become the game's Thumbnail.gif. Justified in-game as she's a former beauty queen whose fame and exceptional physical attractiveness is how she got involved with the Cartel in the first place and also aides in her role leading the Cartel's international trafficking.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Strongly resembles Claudia Ochoa Felix, an alleged hit squad leader for the Sinoloas who went viral for her Kim Kardashian-like looks and social media photos, and has kids and a husband allegedly in the business.[[note]]The husband, not the kids.[[/note]] Felix claims she's not really connected with the cartel.
** Also has some resemblance to Sandra Alvia Beltrane (aka the Queen of the Pacific) and another famous female cartel head who had lost loved ones to the violence.
* RichBitch: How she was called by her own mother ("Madonna") and many others because she refused to be disrespected.
* SelfMadeWoman: How she sees herself.
* StrawFeminist: Her radio broadcasts have an element of this as she basically encourages women to be bossy and rude because, otherwise, men will never take them seriously otherwise. A DownplayedTrope as it's not exactly wrong, especially for her line of work, and is mostly how others treat her.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Is the most respected woman in Bolivia....or else.
* UngratefulBastard: A thoroughly justified use of the trope as she's completely aware the only reason she needs rescuing by the Ghosts is because they're the ones who arranged for the destruction of her reputation as well as business.
* UnholyMatrimony: She isn't married to El Boquita but he is as devoted to her as any husband.

!Rolando "El Boquita" Villa
Nidia's underboss. "The Little Mouth" started trafficking since he was a child. Got smitten by Nidia Flores and, after a night of drunken sex, had a daughter with her.

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* AffectionateNickname: AnticlimaxBoss: Despite his impressive-looking armor and reputation as a legendary soldier, El Sueno calls her "mi reina"[[note]]"my queen"[[/note]]. She calls Comandante isn't any tougher than any other normal boss in the game when you finally start gunning for him. Weaver even quips "Guess he wasn't as badass as he thought!" when you blow him "mi rey"[[note]]"my king"[[/note]] in return.
* BlatantLies:
away. The people they send oversees for education are not being used as drug mules. Mind you, DJ Perico kind of droped real challenge is that one on her.
* TheDragon[=/=]CoDragons: Of
you have to hunt him down in the Cartel's four sub-leaders, she midst of a massive UNIDAD base swarming with soldiers.
* {{Archenemy}}: Is this to the rebels, having more or less defeated them by the time of the game.
* BonusBoss: Like La Cabra, he's a DLC assassination target
and El Muro are not part of the ones closest to game's normal main quest progression.
* ColonelBadass: How he portrays himself. He's more like a FakeUltimateHero.
* TheFaceless: He's never without his black ballistic mask, even wearing it in official military documentation papers.
* EnemyMine:
El Sueno and the ones Sueño does not like having a member of UNIDAD working so closely with the most authority cartel, and respect within the Cartel. would generally prefer to keep them out of cartel operations entirely. [[spoiler: It's later revealed he was justified in his suspicions; El Sueno even credits her leadership with bringing Comandante is actively looking for ways to disrupt or destroy Santa Blanca to prosperity and dominance back when take over the group was just one of the lesser of Mexico's narco gangs on the losing end of the country's drug wars.
* HellBentForLeather: Has a thing for tight, revealing black leather outfits.
* KarmaHoudini: Is one of the few cartel members to get complete immunity.
* MamaBear: She's very protective of her daughter, understandable considering the kind of life they're in. [[spoiler: She specifically tells the Ghosts when they rescue her that while they can do whatever they want to her, they better not lay a finger on her daughter. This said to the four guys who just destroyed a small army of sicarios gunning for her.
cocaine trade himself.]]
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: TheEvilPrince: [[spoiler: Ends up turning snitch on He turns out to be the son of one of Bolivia's top leaders, having been sent down to Cartel after El Sueño puts a hit out on her for [[YouHaveFailedMe failing him for the last time]]. However, her initial plan was territory to escape on her own and she only very reluctantly ends up helping the Ghosts after they capture her and make it clear El Sueno won't stop hunting her until she and her daughter are both dead.covertly usurp Santa Blanca's cocaine production infrastructure away from them.]]
* MsFanservice: A very attractive woman with MalevolentMaskedMan: To conceal his identity he wears a penchant for revealing, tight black leather outfits, it's no surprise she's basically become the game's Thumbnail.gif. Justified in-game as she's a former beauty queen whose fame and exceptional physical attractiveness is how she got involved ballistic mask with the Cartel in the first place and also aides in her role leading the Cartel's international trafficking.red paint on it that resembles claw marks.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Strongly resembles Claudia Ochoa Felix, an alleged hit squad leader for the Sinoloas who went viral for her Kim Kardashian-like looks and social media photos, and has kids and a husband allegedly in the business.[[note]]The husband, not the kids.[[/note]] Felix claims she's not really connected with the cartel.
** Also has some resemblance to Sandra Alvia Beltrane (aka the Queen
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Narco Road]]

!!El Invisible[=/=]El Zamuro[=/=][[spoiler:Mr. Sonrisa]][=/=][[spoiler:Jose Vargas]]
The BigBad
of the Pacific) and another famous female cartel head ''Narco Road'' DLC campaign, El Invisible is the mysterious chief coordinator behind Santa Blanca's smuggling network. No one knows El Invisible's identity or even what he[=/=]she looks like, as they are a master hacker who had lost loved ones to the violence.
* RichBitch: How she was called by her own mother ("Madonna") and many others because she refused to be disrespected.
* SelfMadeWoman: How she sees herself.
* StrawFeminist: Her radio broadcasts have an element of this as she basically encourages women to be bossy and rude because, otherwise, men will
never take them seriously otherwise. A DownplayedTrope as it's not exactly wrong, especially for her line of work, and is mostly how others treat her.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Is the most respected woman in Bolivia....or else.
* UngratefulBastard: A thoroughly justified use of the trope as she's completely aware the only reason she needs rescuing by the Ghosts is because they're the ones who arranged for the destruction of her reputation as well as business.
* UnholyMatrimony: She isn't married to El Boquita but he is as devoted to her as any husband.

!Rolando "El Boquita" Villa
Nidia's underboss. "The Little Mouth" started trafficking since he was a child. Got smitten by Nidia Flores and, after a night of drunken sex, had a daughter
deals with her.anyone face-to-face and uses a voice modulator to conceal their identity.



* AnticlimaxBoss: Despite his status as Nidia's Underboss, El Boquita has neither boss-level health or a unique weapon.
* BumblingDad: Is goofy and sweet to his daughter, which makes the fact you have to kill him all the more unpleasant.
* TheBrute: Is basically Nidia's henchman and loyal hanger-on.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Nidia finds Boquita alive, but kills him and saws his head off to present to El Sueno as a means of saving face, and herself. It does not work.]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: After you assassinate him (and you can even walk up to and play around with the body), a cutscene at the end of the mission shows he somehow survived, though riddled with bullets and mortally wounded, long enough to return to Nidia where she cuts off his head to give to El Sueno in hopes it would be enough to save herself.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Is probably right the best thing to do when things go south is escape with what money they have rather than try to work things out with the cartel.
* UnrequitedLove: Nidia has affection for him, at best, [[spoiler: but not enough that she won't kill him herself.]]
* UnwantedSpouse: Seems he was initially this. El Boquita is way below Nidia Flores' league, in fact he was previously just one of her more talented minions. She only married him because he ended up getting her pregnant during a one-time, one-night evening of pity sex. However, in the several years the two of them spent living together raising their daughter, it seems Nidia did come to care for the guy, considering [[spoiler: she seems genuinely grieving after she's forced to kill him in an unsuccessful attempt to assuage El Sueño's wrath by giving him El Boquita's head instead after the two of them [[YouHaveFailedMe fail El Sueño for the last time]].]]

!El Cerebro

El Cerebro was a reclusive genius in a university in California. Nidia Flores discovered his talents, and hired him as designer and manager of the cartel's fleet of drug-smuggling submarines.

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* AnticlimaxBoss: Despite his status as Nidia's Underboss, El Boquita has neither boss-level health or a unique weapon.
* BumblingDad: Is goofy and sweet to his daughter, which makes the fact you have to kill him all the
DiabolicalMastermind: His actions are much more unpleasant.
"next-level supervillain shit" compared to the Cartel bosses from the main game.
* TheBrute: Is basically Nidia's henchman and loyal hanger-on.
TheFaceless: No one knows what El Invisible looks like.
* OffWithHisHead: FinalBoss: Of the ''Narco Road'' DLC. He fights you in an AceCustom military helicopter that's significantly more durable than normal. He's also the only boss of the DLC who isn't a CutsceneBoss.
** PostFinalBoss:
[[spoiler: Nidia finds Boquita alive, but kills The ''real'' El Invisible is assassinated in the epilogue, living in a humble shack in the Grand Canyon without any security or protection other than a pistol. You basically just kick in his door and blow him away.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: His [[spoiler: hacking of the CIA's mainframe
and saws divulging all of their dirty laundry on the internet]] results in the Bolivian government hiring the Los Extranjeros mercenary group to help purge all CIA spies operating inside their country, leading to the events of ''Fallen Ghosts''.
* ManipulativeBastard[=/=]TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were AllAccordingToPlan for him, as he ''wanted'' you to steal
his head off to present to El Sueno as a means of saving face, PDA and herself. It does not work.bring it back to CIA headquarters so the virus hidden inside it could hack their network.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were all set up by El Invisible so he could hack the CIA's servers and disclose all their dirty laundry over the internet. It's strongly implied he did this as revenge for a loved one, "Rosebud", who was an innocent bystander killed during a CIA operation. The CIA, in turn, hunt him down and execute him as revenge for screwing with them.
]]
* NotQuiteDead: TreacherousQuestGiver: [[spoiler: After The real El Invisible turns out to be Mr. Sonrisa, the informant who's been helping you assassinate him (and throughout the DLC. He was manipulating you can even walk up to and play around with the body), a cutscene at the end of the mission shows he somehow survived, though riddled with bullets and mortally wounded, long enough to return to Nidia where she cuts off his head to give to El Sueno in hopes it would be enough to save herself.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Is probably right the best thing to do when things go south is escape with what money they have rather than try to work things out with the cartel.
* UnrequitedLove: Nidia has affection for him, at best, [[spoiler: but not enough that she won't kill him herself.]]
* UnwantedSpouse: Seems he was initially this. El Boquita is way below Nidia Flores' league, in fact he was previously just one of her more talented minions. She only married him because he ended up getting her pregnant during a one-time, one-night evening of pity sex. However, in the several years the two of them spent living together raising their daughter, it seems Nidia did come to care for the guy, considering [[spoiler: she seems genuinely grieving after she's forced to kill him in an unsuccessful attempt to assuage El Sueño's wrath by giving him El Boquita's head instead after the two of them [[YouHaveFailedMe fail El Sueño for the last time]].
all along.]]

!El Cerebro

El Cerebro was a reclusive genius in a university in California. Nidia Flores discovered his talents, and hired him as designer and manager
!! Eddie Escovado
The leader
of the cartel's fleet of drug-smuggling submarines."Los Kamikazes" gang, a boisterous, adrenaline-addicted playboy and social media star.



* AmbiguousDisorder: After he's captured, he begins casually speaking to the Ghosts with extreme detachment regarding his situation without any fear or concern for his safety, and starts going over his future plans out loud. When Bowman gets a hold of him, he goes on a long, rambling diatribe about the immortality of the rocks and whether or not rabbits concern themselves with the name of God. Bowman actually has to ask if he understands the situation he's in. [[spoiler: Of course, considering it's not actually El Cerebro, [[DecoyGetaway but a decoy meant to keep the Ghosts busy while he fled Bolivia]], it's possible the real El Cerebro doesn't have the same mental disorder, although background conversation between his sicarios seems to indicate he actually does]].
* ChildProdigy: Graduated high school at the age of 13, went on to graduate from college and join the Cartel not long after.
* DecoyGetaway: [[spoiler: Turns out, the guy you capture isn't El Cerebro, but the head of his submersible research. The real El Cerebro went into hiding long before you got to his decoy and escaped.]]
* EvilGenius: How he's described by his dossier.
* TheGhost: [[spoiler: We never actually encounter him in the game.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Gets away scott free.]]
* ProperlyParanoid: Makes a break for it with [[a decoy left behind as soon as he even gets a whiff of the Shosts]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: While [[DecoyGetaway using his lead designer to act as a decoy]], El Cerebro completely fled Bolivia before the Ghosts could shut down his operation.]]

!Boyer "Boston" Reed

Contrary to his nickname, Boyer Reed actually comes from Lexington, Massachusetts. He started adventuring after college, and soon after met El Boquita. "Boston" Reed since then became head of the pilots who make sure the drugs get flown around the world.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: After he's captured, he begins casually speaking to the Ghosts with extreme detachment regarding his situation without any fear or concern AffablyEvil: Eddie's very friendly towards you throughout your time working for his safety, and starts going over his future plans out loud. When Bowman gets a hold of him, he goes although sometimes obnoxiously so. Even when you turn on a long, rambling diatribe about him at the immortality of the rocks and whether or not rabbits concern themselves with the name of God. Bowman actually has to ask if end, he understands the situation he's in. only remarks that your behavior is "kinda rando" but still compliments your bravado.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled:
[[spoiler: Of course, considering it's not actually El Cerebro, [[DecoyGetaway but a decoy meant When he learns that he is about to keep be captured by the Ghosts busy while CIA mid-skydive, he fled Bolivia]], it's possible the real El Cerebro doesn't have the same mental disorder, although background conversation between opts to film himself taking off his sicarios seems to indicate he actually does]].
* ChildProdigy: Graduated high school at the age of 13, went on to graduate from college
parachute backpack and join the Cartel not long after.
* DecoyGetaway: [[spoiler: Turns out, the guy you capture isn't El Cerebro, but the head of his submersible research. The real El Cerebro went into hiding long before you got
free falling to his decoy and escaped.death, claiming it to be "immortalization".]]
* EvilGenius: How he's described by his dossier.
* TheGhost:
FlippingTheBird: Does this with both hands to the Ghost [[spoiler: We while free falling to his death]].
* HookersAndBlow: Is a fan of both, stating his fondness for the former when introducing himself.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Although nominally a gang leader, Eddie
never actually encounter him seems to actually take part in any of Santa Blanca's criminal activities, instead spending all his time partying. He ''buys'' plenty of drugs for his parties, but doesn't seem to be involved in the game.actual drug business.
* PoseOfSupplication: [[spoiler: After his suicide, he is found dead on his private beach face down, with his butt protruding upwards ''a la'' Johnny Sasaki despite slamming into the sand at terminal velocity.]]
* TheStoner: Is obviously high whenever you meet him, even in the middle of an UNIDAD ambush.
* SlaveToPR: ''Everything'' he does is for the sake of increasing his social media views. [[spoiler: Even his suicide.
]]
* KarmaHoudini: TalkativeLoon: Incessantly attempts to make [[OrphanedPunchline bizarre]] [[TooMuchInformation conversations]] with the Ghost [[spoiler: Gets while being driven away scott free.]]
* ProperlyParanoid: Makes a break for it with [[a decoy left behind as soon as he even gets a whiff
from an UNIDAD ambush]].

!! Arturo Rey

The leader
of the Shosts]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: While [[DecoyGetaway using his lead designer to act as a decoy]], El Cerebro completely fled Bolivia before the Ghosts could shut down his operation.]]

!Boyer "Boston" Reed

Contrary to his nickname, Boyer Reed actually comes from Lexington, Massachusetts. He started adventuring after college,
"Death Riders" motorcycle gang and soon after met El Boquita. "Boston" Reed since then became head of the pilots who make sure the drugs get flown around the world.a fanatical believer in Santa Muerte.



* AcePilot: It's why Santa Blanca hired him. When you finally track him down to assassinate him, he even shows up in an attack helicopter to fight you. [[InformedAttribute You can easily shoot him down without him getting off a single shot in return.]]
* CoolShades: Defeating him unlocks his Aviator Sunglasses for the player character. However, he's never actually seen wearing them since his one personal encounter with the Ghosts happens while he's piloting a helicopter that's promptly shot down.
* ProperlyParanoid: He only ever shows up for big deals or if an emergency is happening. His use of code names infuriates Nidia. Turns out his paranoia is actually pretty sensible, compared to the rest of Santa Blanca who openly brag about their criminal deeds on public radio.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Shares a nickname with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Jung George Jung]], a famous cocaine smuggler and subject of the film ''Film/{{Blow}}''.
* OnlySaneMan: Seems to be the only cartel member who objects to being publicly outed as one on the radio. Mind you, he publicly threatens to murder DJ Perico for saying so too.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: As if smuggling drugs for Santa Blanca wasn't enough, Reed also runs his own human trafficking ring on the side, something that not even Sueno and Nidia know about. It's this side-operation that helps the Ghosts track him down, since his partners don't even have Sueno's protection. You're also given the chance to kill one of his slaver cohorts (who talks matter-of-factly about selling people into slavery and harvesting them for their organs), and unlike other unarmed surrendering enemies the game doesn't penalize you for executing him.

!Octavio "El Pulpo" Allende
The chief accountant for Santa Blanca. He makes sure the cartel's money is clean.

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* AcePilot: It's why Santa Blanca hired him. When you finally track him down BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: After he fails to assassinate him, kill the Ghost, he even shows up in an attack helicopter to fight you. [[InformedAttribute You can easily shoot him down without him getting sets himself on fire and rides off a single shot in return.on his motorcycle to his death.]]
* CoolShades: Defeating BlingBlingBang: He fights with a gold-plated Desert Eagle during the UNIDAD raid against his HQ in one of the missions where you work for him.
* CoolBike: Owns one with an exhaust system that makes the rear wheel appear to be engulfed in flames.
* Cult: His motorcycle gang doubles as one for Santa Muerte.
* CutsceneBoss: While all the ''Narco Road'' bosses are disposed of in cutscenes, Rey's the only one who actually fights the Ghost, [[spoiler: getting into a short melee duel with the Ghost before taking a scythe to the shoulder and deciding to set himself on fire and ride off into the sunset.]]
* HellSeeker: By the time the Ghost meets him, he is convinced that Santa Muerte wishes for
him unlocks his Aviator Sunglasses to personally serve her in hell. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for the player character. However, those around him, he's never actually seen wearing them since his one personal encounter with looking for servants for himself in hell as well.]]
* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler: Attempts to get servants in hell by blowing up hundreds of civilians and later trying to kill
the Ghosts happens while he's piloting a helicopter that's promptly shot down.
* ProperlyParanoid:
Ghost. He only ever shows up for big deals or if an emergency is happening. His use of code names infuriates Nidia. Turns out his paranoia is actually pretty sensible, compared fails both times due to the rest Ghost.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: How he ultimately dies.]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler: Is remarkably unfazed by having a scythe lodged in his arm by the Ghost.]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: [[spoiler: Once his gang members discover his HumanSacrifice plot, they take the side
of the Ghost over him, opening up an opportunity for the Ghost to take him down. In fact he had so much trouble getting enough Santa Blanca who openly brag about their criminal deeds on public radio.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Shares a nickname with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Jung George Jung]], a famous cocaine smuggler
members to agree to his crazy mass murder scheme that he ends up having to hire Los Sin Almas gang members instead to carry out his plan.]]

!! Tonio Mateos
The loud
and subject obnoxious leader of the film ''Film/{{Blow}}''.
* OnlySaneMan: Seems to be the only cartel member
"Crazy Riders" muscle car gang, who objects to being publicly outed as one on the radio. Mind you, he publicly threatens to murder DJ Perico for saying so too.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: As if smuggling drugs for Santa Blanca wasn't enough, Reed also runs his own human trafficking ring on the side, something that not even Sueno and Nidia know about. It's this side-operation that helps the Ghosts track him down, since his partners don't even have Sueno's protection. You're also given the chance to kill one of his slaver cohorts (who talks matter-of-factly about selling people into slavery and harvesting them for their organs), and unlike other unarmed surrendering enemies the game doesn't penalize you for executing him.

!Octavio "El Pulpo" Allende
The chief accountant for Santa Blanca. He makes sure the cartel's money is clean.
speaks exclusively in hip hop rhythm.



* EnemyCivilWar: There was already plenty of bad blood between him and Nidia, but the Ghosts make sure it explodes into outright conflict.
* EscortMission: The final mission in his quest chain involves following him to the airport and protecting him from sicario hit squads sent by Nidia Flores. It's a particularly tough mission because you're supposed to be protecting him incognito, so instead of having any control over his movements you have to rely on his A.I. to dodge the hit squads while you follow him.
* FalseFlagOperation: The Ghosts pit him and Nidia against each other by making them look like they're stealing from each other.
* KarmaHoudini: The last we see of him, he's flying off back to Mexico. The Ghosts essentially pass up the chance to capture[=/=]kill him so he can damage Nidia's reputation.
* NiceHat: Wears one. Defeating him adds it to your character customization options.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once they've driven a wedge between him and Nidia, the Ghosts have to make sure he survives hit squads so he can get out of Bolivia and back to Mexico.

!Ricardo "El Gato" Godinez del Toro

One of the smuggling buchons, Ricardo Godinez del Toro is known for cheating death many times, earning him the nickname "El Gato", alluding to the belief that [[CatsHaveNineLives a cat has nine lives]].

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* EnemyCivilWar: There was already plenty of bad blood between BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Suffers this when the Ghost shoots him and Nidia, but the Ghosts make sure it explodes into outright conflict.
* EscortMission: The final mission in his quest chain involves following him to the airport and protecting him from sicario hit squads sent by Nidia Flores. It's a particularly tough mission because you're supposed to be protecting him incognito, so instead of having any control over his movements you have to rely on his A.I. to dodge the hit squads
while you follow him.
he's piloting a plane.]]
* FalseFlagOperation: The Ghosts pit him and Nidia against each other by making them look like ClusterFBomb: Comes with his mode of speaking.
* HairTriggerTemper: Is constantly threatening the Ghost even while
they're stealing getting work done for him.
* JerkAss: While the DLC's other two gang leaders are both AffablyEvil towards you, Tonio insults and belittles you throughout your entire time working for him. Once you finally seem to earn his respect, it literally takes him less than half a minute to decide you're a threat to his power and challenge you to a showdown.
* JiveTurkey: Always speaks like he is rapping.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: Doesn't get to finish describing what he intends to do to the Ghost when he gets shot.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Fallen Ghosts]]

!! Los Extranjeros

A South American [=PMC=] composed of elite soldiers
from each other.
* KarmaHoudini: The last we see of him, he's flying off back
across Latin America. They were hired by UNIDAD to Mexico. The Ghosts essentially pass up the chance to capture[=/=]kill him so he can damage Nidia's reputation.
* NiceHat: Wears one. Defeating him adds it to your character customization options.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once they've driven a wedge between him and Nidia, the Ghosts have to make sure he survives hit squads so he can get out of
help them purge Bolivia and back to Mexico.

!Ricardo "El Gato" Godinez del Toro

One
of CIA influence, however they took the smuggling buchons, Ricardo Godinez del Toro is known for cheating death many times, earning him opportunity to take over the nickname "El Gato", alluding to cocaine production infrastructure left over after the belief that [[CatsHaveNineLives a cat has nine lives]].downfall of Santa Blanca.



* BodyDouble: The Ghosts kill one of these on the first assassination attempt. Noticeably, the body double doesn't have boss-level enhanced health, while the real El Gato does.
* HandCannon: His custom weapon is a gold-plated .50 cal Desert Eagle with Incan engravings. His body double even carries an identical copy. It's even named "la Novena" (the Nine), again in reference to the "nine lives" trope.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: His surgeon father had a narco boss who died on the operating room table. Rather than have his father die of a long torture session, he killed him quickly.
* MadeOfIron: He's been shot, stabbed, blown up, garroted, drowned, poisoned and still came back. Not so much when the Ghosts catch up to him.

!Antonio Garcia-Taylor

The buchon in charge of managing Santa Blanca's cocaine stockpiles until they can be transported out of Bolivia. Antonio has become addicted to the coke he's supposed to be guarding, which has made him reactionary and paranoid.

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* BodyDouble: The Ghosts kill one AnimalMotifs: Their logo consists of these a roaring jaguar in front of a combat knife and a silhouette of South America and their combat uniform camouflage consists of yellow, black and gray spots, dots, camo stripes and solid colors.
* ContinuityNod: Los Extranjeros are a Latin-American [=PMC=] utilizing gear and deploying soldiers who are
on the first assassination attempt. Noticeably, the body double doesn't have boss-level enhanced health, while the real El Gato does.
* HandCannon: His custom weapon is
a gold-plated .50 cal Desert Eagle with Incan engravings. His body double even carries an identical copy. It's even named "la Novena" (the Nine), again in reference similar level to the "nine lives" trope.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: His surgeon father had a narco boss who died on
Ghosts, which is similar to the operating room table. Rather than unnamed group of Latin-American mercenaries encountered towards the end of ''Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2''. They also use troops that have his father die of a long torture session, he killed him quickly.
* MadeOfIron: He's been shot, stabbed, blown up, garroted, drowned, poisoned
mobile jammers that inflict InterfaceScrew on your HUD, which is similar to the mobile jammers in both ''Advanced Warfighter'' games and still came back. Not so much when the jamming effect in the ''Future Soldier'' mission "Ember Hunt". Finally, they have troops that use [[InvisibilityCloak active camouflage]] like the Ghosts catch up to him.

!Antonio Garcia-Taylor

and Bodark do in ''Future Soldier''.
* EliteMooks:
The buchon in charge of managing Los Extranjeros are to UNIDAD what UNIDAD are to Santa Blanca's Blanca. They also have a number of specialist units, including elite snipers and drone jammer troops. Also, their Covert Ops and Armored units are likely the most dangerous infantry units in the entire game.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Los Extranjeros" translates to "The Foreigners", a fitting if enigmatic title given they're an international [=PMC=].
* InvisibilityCloak: One class of Los Extranjeros utilizes active camouflage like the Ghosts themselves do in ''Ghost Recon: Future Soldier''. They have no presence on the mini-map when cloaked either and can only be seen through thermal vision.
* OneHitKill: Both their Elite Snipers and Covert Ops units can take you down to 1% health in one shot on normal difficulty and straight up kill you in one shot on the higher difficulties.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: They were hired by the Bolivian government to reinforce UNIDAD and to eliminate or subdue the remnants of the Kataris 26, the Santa Blanca cartel and to kill any CIA agents in the country.
* PsychoForHire: The Los Extranjeros commanders, natch. One is using slave labor to restart Bolivia's
cocaine stockpiles until they can be transported out of Bolivia. Antonio has become addicted production, another is persecuting Bolivia's Christian population and a third is having Santa Blanca mooks fight to the coke he's supposed to be guarding, which has made him reactionary death for his entertainment.

!! Colonel Juan Ignacio Merlo
The commander of Los Extranjeros
and paranoid.the main antagonist of the DLC.



* DomesticAbuse: He's known for hitting his wife, even right in front of other people.
* GetBackHereBoss: When the Ghosts finally find a lead on him, he's driving around the province in his super sports car and must be brought to a non-lethal stop before he can be captured. Depending on how well you do in waylaying him, this mission can rapidly devolve into a hectic car chase, and woe betide you if you don't have a very fast car on hand if he spots you too soon.
* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: Antonio has been stealing coke from the stockpiles for a while.
* HairOfTheDog: Bowman interrogates him by forcing him at gunpoint to do lines of coke until he either overdoses and dies or gives up information on Nidia's operation. Eventually his body can't handle it anymore and he cracks.
* OddNameOut: Most of the Cartel's buchons have colorful and intimidating nicknames, while Antonio is just known as... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Antonio]].
* TheParanoiac: His defining character trait thanks to his massive cocaine consumption. Almost the entirety of Bowman's briefing vid on him is dedicated to the ludicrous extremes his paranoia has grown to over the years.
* WouldHitAGirl: No Santa Blanca goon is averse to this, but he's the one most heavily associated with violence against women in particular. Aside from the DomesticAbuse mentioned above, he's also responsible for the kidnapping, torture, murder and enslavement of whole villages' worth of women from all over Bolivia.

!Dolores "La Cabra" Serrano de Perez

One of the smuggling buchons and a close childhood friend of Nidia Flores, "la Cabra" (the Goat) manages Santa Blanca's ties to Peru's druglords. Appears in the DLC mission "The Peruvian Connection".

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* DomesticAbuse: He's known for hitting his wife, even right in front of other people.
* GetBackHereBoss: When
BigBad: As the Ghosts finally find a lead on him, leader of the Los Extranjeros, he's driving around this for the province in his super sports car and must be brought to a non-lethal stop before he can be captured. Depending on how ''Fallen Ghosts'' DLC.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Fallen Ghosts'', as
well you do in waylaying him, this mission can rapidly devolve into as of the ''Ghost Recon Wildlands'' story as a hectic car chase, and woe betide you if you don't have a very fast car on hand if he spots you too soon.
whole.
* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: Antonio FlatCharacter: Merlo only has been stealing coke from the stockpiles for a while.
* HairOfTheDog: Bowman interrogates him by forcing him at gunpoint to do
one or two lines of coke until he either overdoses dialogue and you learn very little about him or his personality other than him being the leader of Los Extrajneros, a former war criminal of South America's many brushfire conflicts, and the game's final assassination target.
* FlunkyBoss: Colonel Merlo's a pretty standard opponent (he doesn't even have boss-level health
and dies or gives up information on Nidia's operation. Eventually his body can't handle it anymore in just a couple shots), but you'll have to fight your way through an army of UNIDAD and Los Extranjeros troops including a fair share of EliteMooks to get to him.
* ZeroEffortBoss: Downplayed, he does fight back but with just a handgun
and he cracks.
* OddNameOut: Most of
is not even behind cover once you kick on the Cartel's buchons have colorful and intimidating nicknames, while Antonio is just known as... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Antonio]].
* TheParanoiac: His defining character trait thanks
door. Even his lowly mooks give you a lot more trouble than he do. Nothing compared to his massive lieutenants who give you a hell of a fight.

!! Major Luis Rocha, "El Espectro"

A leader of Los Extranejeros and in charge of rebuilding the
cocaine consumption. Almost the entirety of Bowman's briefing vid on him is dedicated to the ludicrous extremes his paranoia has grown to over the years.
* WouldHitAGirl: No Santa Blanca goon is averse to this, but he's the one most heavily associated with violence against women in particular. Aside from the DomesticAbuse mentioned above, he's also responsible for the kidnapping, torture, murder and enslavement of whole villages' worth of women from all over Bolivia.

!Dolores "La Cabra" Serrano de Perez

One of the smuggling buchons and a close childhood friend of Nidia Flores, "la Cabra" (the Goat) manages Santa Blanca's ties to Peru's druglords. Appears in the DLC mission "The Peruvian Connection".
trade.




[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Influence division]]

!Gustavo "El Cardenal" Serrano

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Influence. The Cardinal was a priest, excommunicated from the Church for blasphemy - spreading the word of Santa Muerte. El Sueno took him in, and he continues his preaching to this day.

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\n[[/folder]]\n\n[[folder:Santa Blanca Influence division]]\n\n!Gustavo * ColdSniper: Being a Covert Ops specialist, he even has the reputation. Most of his men also never had ever seen him in person.
* DirtyCoward: When you finally come after him, he runs off and you have to chase after him, eventually cornering him on top of a mountain. Since he's a Covert Ops unit equipped with a cloaking device, hunting him down is more complicated than usual.
* FlatCharacter: He don't have any speaking line unlike the other.
* KingMook: Of the Covert Ops
* ManipulativeBastard: He stands out from the others that he does the least KickTheDog of the three, mostly 'just' slave labor instead of pointless killing. But he performs well in it, the drug trafficking is back on business. He also operates from the shadows, both literally and figuratively.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Captain Ortega; Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine, while Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Downplayed; Rocha is mostly known for using slave labor to restore Santa Blanca's cocaine infrastructure, but it's not dwelled on as much as Captain Cruzar's massacre of Bolivian Christians.


!! Captain Tomas Ortega,
"El Cardenal" Serrano

The
Oso"

A leader of the Los Extranjeros and the one in charge of eliminating
Santa Blanca cartel's head of Influence. The Cardinal was a priest, excommunicated from the Church for blasphemy - spreading the word of Santa Muerte. El Sueno took him in, and he continues his preaching to this day.Blanca's remnants.




* AffablyEvil: While he's the head of Santa Blanca's influence and propaganda, he still has strong moral and religious convictions. He tells La Santera that under no uncertain terms will he tolerate her cult's practice of human sacrifice, for instance, as it warps the worship of Santa Muerte. [[spoiler: He also strongly objects to the Cartel kidnapping and selling children, though he still backs down when El Sueno threatens to kill him.]]
* AntiVillain: He's only supporting Santa Blanca because of [[PetTheDog how they donate a large amount of their money to charities]], and he is also the most moral of Santa Blanca's leaders: while every other SB leader had personally engaged in criminal activities and murders, El Cardenal's worst criminal activity was helping to launder Santa Blanca's money [[spoiler: and [[TheAtoner he "confesses his sins"]] with little provocation from Bowman - in contrast, El Yayo and Nidia Flores both demand conditions from Bowman before they testify, and El Muro [[UndyingLoyalty refuses to say a word about El Sueno]], [[OnlyOneAllowedToKillYou even if it's because he wanted to kill Sueno himself]].]]
* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler: Played with, as the Ghosts don't use El Cardenal's words against him, they use Ramon Feliz's video of El Sueno's child trafficking ring, which El Cardenal was trying to claim was a hoax. This evidence turned the people against El Cardenal, and allowed the Ghosts to arrest him in the ensuing chaos.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: As stated above, he is disgusted by the practice of human sacrifice [[spoiler:as well as Santa Blanca's child trafficking.]]
** Played for laughs in the fact that he is okay with a massive drug cartel but is DISGUSTED by the DirtyCommunists in the country.
* TheHeretic: An actual unambiguous example as he's warped Christian doctrine to worship Santa Muerte as an actual god. Ironically, he believes she's a positive force for good while virtually all of his followers have turned it into a ReligionOfEvil.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Actually seems to think cocaine trafficking is a legitimate business and El Sueno is a man of the people rather than a CompleteMonster.
* MoralMyopia: More like willful blindness to the evils of Santa Blanca.
* ReligionOfEvil: Averted. He teaches Santa Muerte as a force for good and self-achievement.
* SinisterMinister: He dresses in the robes and vestments of a Catholic cardinal, despite the fact that he's been excommunicated and extols the virtues of Santa Muerte, whose worship the Catholic church has historically frowned upon. He also acts as El Sueño's spiritual adviser.
* TakeThat: One Kingslayer audio file is all about one of his priests asking him for advice on how to convince more people to join their congregation. El Cardenal admonishes him for the mere suggestion of going on a proselytization spree because they're not Mormons and don't hand out brochures like The Watchtower. He wants to win new followers by performing miracles and providing actual support to the people.
* TotalitarianUtilitarian: A DownplayedTrope example as he thinks cocaine trafficking is a good way to end poverty in Bolivia.
* VillainousFriendship: Is El Sueno's spiritual advisor--ironically, actually trying to get El Sueno to be a good and upstanding man.

!Ramon Feliz
El Cardenal's underboss. A former journalist who reported against Santa Blanca. El Sueño "pressured" him into blogging good things about the Cartel. [[spoiler:While he seems subservient to his new overlords, Ramon still has a few cards up his sleeve...]]

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\n* AffablyEvil: While he's BadBoss: When you encounter one of the head of Santa Blanca's influence and propaganda, he still has strong moral and religious convictions. He tells La Santera that under no uncertain terms will he tolerate her cult's practice of human sacrifice, for instance, as it warps the worship of Santa Muerte. [[spoiler: He also strongly objects to the Cartel kidnapping and selling children, though he still backs down when El Sueno threatens to kill him.]]
* AntiVillain: He's only supporting Santa Blanca because of [[PetTheDog how they donate a large amount of their money
list board, you can see in addition to charities]], killing civilians, he sometimes kill his own men who isn't up to his standards.
* BloodKnight: The main reason he loves his GladiatorGames. When the Ghosts mess up his operations big time, he just couldn't resist
and he is also challenges the most moral of Santa Blanca's leaders: while every other SB leader had Ghosts personally engaged in criminal activities and murders, El Cardenal's worst criminal activity was helping to launder Santa Blanca's money [[spoiler: and [[TheAtoner he "confesses through the radio.
* BossBanter: Once you got
his sins"]] with little provocation from Bowman - in contrast, El Yayo and Nidia Flores both demand conditions from Bowman before they testify, and El Muro [[UndyingLoyalty refuses to say a word about El Sueno]], [[OnlyOneAllowedToKillYou even if it's because attention, he wanted to kill Sueno himself]].]]
* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler: Played with, as
starts taunting the Ghosts don't use El Cardenal's words against him, they use Ramon Feliz's video of El Sueno's child trafficking ring, which El Cardenal was trying to claim was a hoax. This evidence turned through the people against El Cardenal, and allowed the Ghosts to arrest him in the ensuing chaos.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: As stated above, he is disgusted by the practice of human sacrifice [[spoiler:as well as Santa Blanca's child trafficking.]]
** Played for laughs in the fact that he is okay with a massive drug cartel but is DISGUSTED by the DirtyCommunists in the country.
* TheHeretic: An actual unambiguous example as he's warped Christian doctrine to worship Santa Muerte as an actual god. Ironically, he believes she's a positive force for good while virtually all of his followers have turned it into a ReligionOfEvil.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Actually seems to think cocaine trafficking is a legitimate business and El Sueno is a man of the people rather than a CompleteMonster.
* MoralMyopia: More like willful blindness to the evils of Santa Blanca.
radio.
* ReligionOfEvil: Averted. DuelBoss: You can't call your rebel backup during his boss fight. The gladiator area even take place in a forest area where it is almost impossible to bring a vehicle in.
* GladiatorGames:
He teaches runs a gladiatorial arena where former Santa Muerte as a force Blanca sicarios fight each other to the death, in order to select out potential recruits for good Los Extranjeros. To assassinate him, you're forced into the arena where you have to fight off waves of sicarios until Ortega and self-achievement.
his squad finally show themselves.
* SinisterMinister: HeavilyArmoredMook: He's an Armored unit and therefore can only be killed with several headshots.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame:
He dresses in keeps a kill count on how many rebels he and his men has killed.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: One of
the robes and vestments of a Catholic cardinal, despite the fact Ghosts point out that he's been excommunicated and extols the virtues of Santa Muerte, whose worship the Catholic church has historically frowned upon. He also acts as El Sueño's spiritual adviser.
* TakeThat: One Kingslayer audio file is all about one
many of his priests asking him for advice on how to convince more people to join their congregation. El Cardenal admonishes him for the mere suggestion of going on a proselytization spree because they're not Mormons targets are ex-Santa Blanca, and don't hand out brochures like The Watchtower. that at least he is doing one thing right.
* KingMook:
He wants to win new followers by performing miracles and providing actual support is one to the people.
Armored Los Extranjeros.
* TotalitarianUtilitarian: A DownplayedTrope example RedOniBlueOni: With Major Rocha; Ortega is known as he thinks cocaine trafficking a sadistic, raging beast, while Rocha is described as a good cold, ruthless machine.
* TheSpartanWay: His GladiatorGames are his
way to end poverty in Bolivia.
of obtaining the best possible recruits for Los Extranjeros
* VillainousFriendship: Is El Sueno's spiritual advisor--ironically, actually trying to get El Sueno to be WolfPackBoss: He's an Armored unit that fights you alongside a good and upstanding man.

!Ramon Feliz
El Cardenal's underboss.
handful of other Armored units as well as a Drone Jammer.

!! Captain Dante Cruzar, "O Diabo"

A former journalist murderous psychopath who reported is committing crimes against Santa Blanca. El Sueño "pressured" him into blogging good things about the Cartel. [[spoiler:While he seems subservient to his new overlords, Ramon still has a few cards up his sleeve...]]Bolivian Christian population for no reason.



* AntiVillain: Even moreso than El Cardenal, as he knows the Santa Blanca are evil, and openly railed against them in both the official newspapers, and then an underground blog. However, after El Sueño tracked Ramon down and tortured him, he's basically been forced to tell pro-Santa Blanca stories under pain of death.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Played with - he started to make pro-Santa Blanca stories after El Sueño tortured him, but Ramon still personally hates them, and hates being forced to publish "their truth" even more, [[spoiler: to the point he was almost DrivenToSuicide until given some last-minute info about SB's child-trafficking ring, and the second he got it, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight he quickly tried to publish it]] - [[HeelFaceDoorSlam unfortunately, the Cartel butchered him before he could publish his findings]], leaving it up to the Ghosts to find his work and reveal it for him.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Tortured, murdered and strung up on the wall of his apartment.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Very nearly, until he got some last-minute info about SB's child-trafficking ring. Considering what happened after, he probably should have went through with it.]]
* IntrepidReporter: He used to be one, starting out as one of Santa Blanca's most vocal opponents. Then he was forced to write propaganda for the cartel after El Sueño [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured him into working for him.]]
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: The Ghosts find him dead, strung up on a wall after he attempted to betray Santa Blanca to break the story on their child smuggling ring.]]

!Marco "DJ Perico" Garcia
Host of Radio Santa Blanca. A Latino-American rapper that wanted to make his own stand in the music scene, Perico eventually joined the Cartel as a Sicario, where his "talents" - rather the lack of it - was noted by El Sueño.

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* AntiVillain: Even moreso than El Cardenal, as he knows the Santa Blanca are evil, and openly railed against them in both the official newspapers, and then an underground blog. However, after El Sueño tracked Ramon down and tortured him, he's basically been forced to tell pro-Santa Blanca stories under pain of death.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Played with - he started to make pro-Santa Blanca stories after El Sueño tortured him, but Ramon still personally hates them, and hates being forced to publish "their truth" even more, [[spoiler: to the point he was almost DrivenToSuicide until given some last-minute info about SB's child-trafficking ring, and the second
AxCrazy: The main reason he got it, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight he quickly tried to publish it]] - [[HeelFaceDoorSlam unfortunately, the Cartel butchered him before he could publish fired from his findings]], leaving it up previous job, he is just too bloodthirsty.
* CrushingThePopulace: In contrast
to the Ghosts to find his work and reveal it for him.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Tortured, murdered and strung up on the wall of his apartment.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Very nearly, until he got some last-minute info about SB's child-trafficking ring. Considering what happened after, he probably should have went through with it.]]
* IntrepidReporter: He used to be one, starting out as one of
Santa Blanca's most vocal opponents. Then he was forced VillainWithGoodPublicity campaign, Cruzar uses pure terror tactics to write propaganda for ensure submission, massacring entire villages and desecrating holy sites to intimidate the cartel after El Sueño [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured him populace into working for him.]]
believing that Los Extranjeros are unkillable demons.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: The Ghosts find him dead, strung up on a wall after DoomTroops: His specialty, while Los Extranjeros already look scary enough, he attempted to betray Santa Blanca to break is the story one who makes use of this to spread terror and make the people too afraid to fight back.
* ForTheEvulz: Seemingly the only reason he does anything he does.
* HollywoodAtheist: He's targeting the Bolivian Christians in the region
on the simple basis that they are religious, and is doing everything from engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing to the destruction of religious icons. When confronted by the Ghosts, he taunts them by drawing them to a church where he's slaughtered several civilians, sarcastically mocking their child smuggling ring.]]

!Marco "DJ Perico" Garcia
Host of Radio Santa Blanca. A Latino-American rapper
belief in "God's protection" and declares that wanted no man or God can judge him.
* KingMook: He one is to the Footman Extranjeros.
* ShroudedInMyth: Many people believe he and his men are unkillable, also why he is nicknamed "O Diabo" (The Devil).
* TheDreaded: While Rocha and Ortega are feared by the people in their own ways, they are both pale compared to Cruzar. He also [[KickTheDog kicked the dog]] a lot more than both of them combined, like pointlessly massacring a whole village just
to make his own stand a point to the Ghosts.
* WolfpackBoss: Unlike Major Rocha or Captain Ortega, Captain Cruzar is a standard infantry unit (though he does have somewhat enhanced health), but he's accompanied by a ''massive'' death squad made up of EliteMooks that assault your position after leading you into an ambush. A really massive one at that which include armed vehicles support in a place with little cover.

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[[folder: Other Characters]]
!! The Predator

The titular extraterrestrial hunter from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' franchise. The Predator's depiction in ''Wildlands'' is primarily based on [[Film/{{Predator}} the first film
in the music scene, Perico eventually joined series]]. It appears his spaceship has crash-landed in Bolivia and he's been taking advantage of the Cartel as a Sicario, where his "talents" - rather regional chaos to hunt combatants from all sides in the lack of it - was noted by El Sueño.conflict.



* ConspiracyTheorist: One of his broadcasts questions if Santa Blanca was ''really'' behind the bombing of the US Embassy that set the campaign into motion. [[spoiler: Later it turns out ''he's right.'' Sandoval bombed the Embassy himself and blamed Santa Blanca for it.]]
* DumbassDJ: The host and DJ of Radio Santa Blanca. He's also very annoying and ''very'' stupid.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: When he was a sicario in the early days of the Santa Blanca Cartel, he very quickly managed to piss off just about everyone through his annoying personality and total incompetence. The only reason he didn't end up killed was because El Sueño thought he was funny and took a liking to him.
* {{Hypocrite}}: One of his PSA's to his sicario listeners is on the importance of gun safety, in spite of the below-listed incident involving the assault rifle version of a shotgun bong.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: He once tried to turn an AR-15 into an improvised bong, which ended up going off and killing his former bodyguard's dog.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: When Perico was originally given a job as a sicario, he was tasked with shooting two men in a truck. Despite shooting in the windows, [[EpicFail Perico somehow completely missed BOTH of his targets]] while killing their dog instead, a fuckup that even left Bowman utterly exasperated with Perico's incompetence.
* IsThisThingStillOn: As one Op:Kingslayer file reveals, he cussed out several Santa Blanca buchons, including El Sueño himself, while still live on the air when one of his engineers accidentally left his mic on after his show. The file ends with him receiving a ''very'' ominous phone call from El Sueño.
* KarmaHoudini: Apart from being threatened and interrogated for his station's encryption key, he suffers no real comeuppance from the Ghosts and is allowed to continue broadcasting.
** The difference being he now has to broadcast statements made by Pac Katari on behalf of the rebels. Comments made by NPC's indicate that Perico is now a laughingstock because of this.
* KickedUpstairs: El Sueño understood Perico didn't know how to shoot a gun, but knew how to shoot his mouth, and so "promoted" him to being the host and DJ of Radio Santa Blanca, so he could spread the word of the cartel on pirate radio.
* MeaningfulName: "Perico" is Spanish for "Parakeet" or "Parrot", it's also a slang term for cocaine. Appropriate, given the subject matter of his broadcasts and his ceaseless chattering on them.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Let's put it this way: most of the buchon's respond with anger or fear at being captured, and threaten and plead with the Ghosts when confronted. Perico's response? Chide the Ghosts for harming him ''because he's famous.''
* YouWillBeSpared: El Sueño lets him off the hook for his screw-ups a surprising number of times, which is quite notable considering how ruthlessly Sueño enforces YouHaveFailedMe with his other subordinates.

!Maria "La Santera" del Rocio Mendez
Underboss. Maria del Rocio Mendez is head of the cartel's Santa Muerte cult, author of Santa Muerte's version of the Bible, as well as the buchon in charge of Santa Blanca's gold mining operations. Nicknamed the "Saintmaker".
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* BadHabits: She dresses like a nun, with the only standout difference from the standard vestments being a wreath of brightly-colored flowers on her head.
* HumanSacrifice: Practices it, much to the offense of her boss El Cardenal.
* ReligionOfEvil: Her version of Santa Muerte worship, which includes among other things human sacrifice rituals. Her sicarios are also described as being fanatically devoted to her.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Thanks to the Ghosts' efforts in sabotaging her gold mining operations, El Sueño has her captured and slated for execution, which the Ghosts rescue her from.

!Javier Coronel "Carzita" Vallardo
An international playboy who makes sure celebrities and politicians not only party with the cartel, but generously donate.
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* {{Antivillain}}: Carzita isn't anywhere near the worst of Santa Blanca's lieutenants and mostly is just a party-host and resort manager.
* {{BFG}}: Carzita is a complete and utter NonActionGuy, yet his personal weapon is Llamativo, a [[BlingBlingBang blinged-out]], heavily upgraded [[MoreDakka Mk249 machine gun]], which is one of the most powerful guns in the game. While the base model can be made slightly more powerful overall, unlocking it and all its top-tier upgrades is one hell of a lot more difficult than taking Carzita out of the picture, especially since his personal mission isn't even the last and most difficult in his province.
* HookersAndBlow: Pretty much the way he provides Santa Blanca with an endless number of political friends.
* KarmaHoudini: The Ghosts talk about how even though he's screwed with the cartel, he'll pop back up doing the same thing for another group.
** YouHaveFailedMe: Then again, the montage after El Cardenal is brought down shows Carzita face down on the ground as though dead, and given El Sueno's policy on failure it's likely that Sueño had him executed both for his colossal fuck-up in Agua Verde and for [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer being useful to his operation]].
* UpperClassTwit: Carzita is the high-living socialite son of a Mexican telecom mogul. Bowman even describes him as a "meppie"; a Mexican preppie (or a "prep-sican", if you prefer).

!Marcelo "El Chido" Rios
An extremely popular (and supposedly cool, thus "el Chido") Narcocorrido singer on Santa Blanca's payroll.
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* AntiVillain: El Chido is just a singer and correctly points out that nothing he's done is illegal. He's not even ideologically loyal to Santa Blanca, and just likes to sing and give his audience a good time. Unfortunately for him, the CIA still have full sanction to "disappear" him, so he folds ''really'' fast to make a deal with them and save his ass.
* TheCasanova: Even ''Bowman'' finds him incredibly sexy.
* CoolCar: One of the missions in his province consists of stealing his heavily guarded muscle car in order to damage his macho rep. Even the Ghosts think the ride is awesome.
* DirtyCoward: He tries to make a run for it if he's alerted during his final mission, but given that he's a civilian without any combat training, this reaction is pretty justified.
* GangstaRap: Although his music is guitar based, during the briefing video about him Bowman compares narcocorridos to gangsta rap.
* TheHeroSucksSong: You can find a song that has him singing about the Ghosts.
* VillainSong: He composes songs that are ballads for the buchons of the cartel.

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[[folder:Santa Blanca Production division]]
!Rudolfo "El Yayo" Yana

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Production. A Bolivian master coca planter, El Yayo knows what types of coca to plant to produce quality cocaine.
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* {{Antivillain}}: Is a cocaine producer, true, but really just wanted to produce coca leaves according to his belief system.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: According to El Sueño, El Yayo only grew coca as part of Bolivia's ancient native heritage, and never actually processed it into cocaine until the American-backed "Dignity Project" resulted in the destruction of most of the coca fields, forcing El Yayo to turn to cocaine production to preserve his livelihood.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He is fiercely defensive of his family, and he's working for the Santa Blanca to ensure they will be protected. He even has [[OverlordJr one of his grandsons working as a buchon under his command]]. However, this quickly turns to haunt El Yayo [[spoiler: as his grandson is DrivenToSuicide [[WellDoneSonGuy over shaming his grandfather]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero after the Ghosts dismantle his operation]], [[IHaveYourWife and two other members of El Yayo's family are taken hostage by the Santa Blanca to force him to continue working as the production branch keeps getting dismantled]]]].
* EvilOldFolks: One of the oldest members of the Santa Blanca cartel, Yayo is an old-school [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocalero cocalero]] who is considered a master coca grower and cocaine producer.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Once the Ghosts sufficiently disrupts the cartel's operations, [[spoiler: El Sueño will force El Yayo to drastically increase cocaine production to make up for the financial losses caused by the Ghosts. In order to do this, El Yayo is forced to rush production and cut his cocaine with filler; unfortunately, El Sueño considers selling an inferior product to be damaging to Santa Blanca's brand reputation, and puts out a hit on El Yayo, which persuades El Yayo to make a deal with the Ghosts for protection.]]
* PuppetKing: El Yayo only has nominal authority over his Santa Blanca subordinates; a collectible audio log showing a conversation between him and his own bouchon El Wey shows that El Yayo has no actual control over El Wey or his sicarios.
* UngratefulBastard: The Ghosts consider El Yayo and his family to be this, as they continue to be quite vitriolic towards the Americans even after the Ghosts save them from Santa Blanca. However, if you're familiar with the very shady history of American CIA intervention in Bolivia in the 90's, [[spoiler:not to mention that the Ghost's actions directly led to El Yayo's grandson El Emisario's suicide]], their anger towards the Yanquis is actually pretty understandable.

!Katrine "La Gringa" Svensden
El Yayo's underboss. A well-known medical prodigy who joined a charity aid in Bolivia, now stuck in a limbo due to the charity organisation being involved in a government funding scandal. El Sueño bribed her into producing cocaine for him, promising higher pay.
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* AntiVillain: Even more so than El Chido. Everything she did in service to Santa Blanca, she did to survive after she was left stranded in a foreign country with no job, no way home, her reputation in tatters, and finally being given [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse an offer she couldn't refuse]] by El Sueño. Just about every Kingslayer file about her and every cutscene she appears in makes it clear how little she wants to be part of the cartel and its business. She also secretly patches up wounded civilians and even rebels, and she never displays any jerkass behavior, either.
* BreakTheCutie: She started off as a woman with a bright future in medicine, working for charity and loved by the people of Bolivia. Then her charity organization was exposed as a CIA scam, her colleagues lost all respect for her, and she found herself stuck in Bolivia with nowhere to go and with very few prospects.
* BrokenPedestal: Once people discovered that the NGO La Gringa was a part of was actually a front for the CIA, it utterly destroyed her reputation, both to the people she used to help and her colleagues.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Svensden's fall from grace and her eventual transformation into La Gringa is solely the CIA's fault. It was their front company that annihilated her reputation when it blew up and left her with no choice but to accept El Sueño's offer to work for him. It also makes Bowman's contemptuous treatment of her all the worse.
* DamselInDistress: Her final mission is a fairly complex one and revolves around saving her life in several ways. First she must be extracted from her house while it's under siege by a small army of sicarios. When she's found in the basement, she's already taken a bullet to the shoulder and is slowly bleeding out, forcing the Ghosts to rush her to a nearby rebel doctor within a set time limit. While the doctor is patching her up, more sicarios attack the clinic in an effort to kill her, turning the mission into a HoldTheLine scenario. Finally, when she's fit for transportation again, the Ghosts extract her and hand her over to Bowman who performs even more emergency surgery on her, accompanied by an awful amount of gloating (see below) while the poor woman screams and whimpers in agony.
* HotScientist: A smoking-hot blonde with a Mensa-level IQ who fills out a lab coat like nobody's business. Sadly, there's a huge difference between her gorgeous cutscene looks and her actual in-game model.
* ReformedButRejected: Even after her secret involvement with the rebels is revealed, Bowman has no sympathy for her and even gloats to her about how much PrisonRape she has to look forward to.

!Gonzalo "El Emisario" Yana

One of Santa Blanca's production buchons, and the grandson of Production head El Yayo. "The Emissary" greatly respects and admires his grandfather and doesn't want to disappoint him.
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* {{Antivillain}}: Averted. We see just how far Gonzalo is willing to go when he attacks a hospital to turn it into a drug lab.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:After the Ghosts continually disrupt the production labs in his charge, he hangs himself out of shame for letting El Yayo down, while taking the blame for the loss of the labs.]]
* KickTheDog: His aforementioned attack on a hospital.
* {{Nepotism}}: Is more or less stated to not know the first thing about cocaine production but is very good at convincing people to buy it. Despite that, he is in charge of the production section under his grandfather.
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler: El Emisario kills himself and writes a note to El Sueno taking full responsibility for the loss of the production labs, in the hopes that Sueño won't blame El Yayo. Unfortunately, all Sueño cares about is the production numbers for his cocaine, and blames El Yayo regardless for any drop in production.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Gonzalo desperately wants his grandfather's approval, to the point of doing everything for him.

!Ruperta "Madre Coca" Faro
Head of the coca harvesting operation in Tabacal. An elderly woman with a reputation for violence and ruthlessness.
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: ''Nobody'' likes Madre Coca. When the Ghosts arrive, the cocaleros under her rule are on the verge of open revolt, and even the other cartel members seem to have an intense dislike of her. [[spoiler: When the Production part of the cartel is taken down, Madre Coca is shown being dragged through the streets, Mussolini-style.]]
* EvilOldFolks: Possibly the worst person in the cartel after El Sueno.
* {{Irony}}: Her son died due to a cocaine overdose after a long-time addiction. Her way of coping was to become a cocaine producer herself, eventually becoming the head of the Santa Blanca cartel's coca harvesting operation.
* NeverMessWithGranny: While she's advanced in age, Madre Coca is anything but a doting old woman, and has a well-earned reputation as a ruthless cartel buchon. This is reflected in her weapon of choice: [[MoreDakka a personalized PKP Pecheneg medium machine gun]]. Her response when a U.S Special Forces team abducts her favorite lieutenant? Personally lead an ambush against them under the guise of a deal.
* ReplacementGoldfish: She's come to dote on her favored lieutenant, Salazar, because he reminds her of her deceased son.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Uses forced labor and horrific working conditions despite the fact the cartel rakes in billions.

!Marcus Jensen

A skilled American chemist headhunted by La Gringa straight out of university, he oversees Santa Blanca's coca production and trains the Cartel's members in the art of making cocaine.
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* BlackAndNerdy: He was a dean's list chemistry major and trains Santa Blanca's "students" as if he were a university professor, complete with classroom labs and graded test papers.
* BullyingADragon: After he's captured by the Ghosts, he tries to worm his way out of it with both the letter of the law ("I'm here on a legitimate work visa and ''you'' don't even have legal jurisdiction here!") and an arrogant rant about choices and "personal liberty". Bowman turns it back on him by pointing out that, since the Ghosts are operating completely outside the law, they aren't bound by the letter of it and will exercise their "personal liberty" to blow Jensen's brains out and bury his body in a ditch if he doesn't cooperate. Jensen folds quickly.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears a pair of NerdGlasses and is an unrepentantly greedy sociopath.
* {{Greed}}: Just about everything Jensen does is motivated by the promise of financial gain. It's why he went into chemistry and why he joined the cartel. [[spoiler: When he refuses to tell the Ghosts the details of his cocaine production methods, it isn't out of loyalty or fear of the cartel, but because it's "proprietary information." As mentioned above, he doesn't hold onto this for long once Bowman informs him he can either reveal the info or be shot and buried in a shallow grave.]]
* JerkJustifications: Tries to rationalize knowingly helping a powerful drug cartel ramp up it's cocaine production by saying that "If it's not me, it's just gonna be someone else. So it might as well be me, right?" and "''I'' didn't force anyone to take the drugs. People make their own choices, so it's ''their'' fault the cartel is so powerful." The Ghosts are less than impressed with his flimsy excuses.

!Pedro "El Wey" Gil

The Gil family is a lineage of pyrolusite miners. Pedro has greater ambitions - to improve pyrolusite production so that he can create the best quality cocaine ever. As well as make money out of it. Things got explosive in between, and El Wey is stuck with a disfigured face.
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* AffablyEvil: Despite his intimidating looks, he's described as an affable guy. Ricky Sandoval, when he met him, even remarked that his can-do attitude and friendly mannerisms might have made his post-accident life good for an inspirational story, were it not for the fact that he's a murderous cartel thug. [[spoiler: When the Ghosts capture him, he's rather even-tempered about the whole thing, and even regards the Ghosts as professionals and states his respect.]]
* BerserkButton: Don't ever talk about his face.
* CallingCard: He uses shotgun shells with melted-down Mexican pesos in the place of shot. It's later used by the Ghosts to frame him for the murder of a UNIDAD officer.
* FacialHorror: The left side of his face was burned in a lab accident.
** TwoFaced
* WorthyOpponent: He's pleased to learn that the men sent after him are professionals, and seems to hold the Ghosts in high regard.

!White Hat

A production buchon of the Cartel. The Ghosts were tasked with dealing with him in the announcement trailer.
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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: What does White Hat wear?
* [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Game]]: He only appeared in the announcement trailer for the game. [[spoiler:His lab/church compound was used by an unnamed chemist in the final game]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Security division]]
!Francisco "El Muro" Munguia

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Security, and a childhood friend of El Sueno.
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* TheDragon[=/=]CoDragons: El Muro has been best friends with El Sueño since childhood, and as the head of Santa Blanca's Security division a decent portion of the Cartel's sicarios are personally loyal to him instead of El Sueno. [[spoiler: This helps create a rift when El Muro turns against El Sueno.]]
* BigBadWannabe: He thinks he's going to kill El Sueno and the Ghosts both, even after being captured.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Calls Bowman a whore and says he'll kill them and the Ghosts despite the fact they managed to capture him in the middle of an armed military base.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He's very protective of his little brother, La Plaga. [[spoiler: He betrays El Sueno to protect his brother from his wrath, and when La Plaga is killed (unbeknownst to him by the Ghosts), he turns on Sueño to avenge his death.]]
* GeneralFailure: Should be the man taking out the Ghosts but he's too caught up in his family issues (which start from the very first mission) to do much work against them. Indeed, he's actively rebelling against El Sueno soon after.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: He's a former member of the Mexican Army's special forces, and it's heavily implied that he was working for the country's narco-bosses pretty much from the beginning.
* HonorBeforeReason: [[spoiler: Despite wanting to kill El Sueno, he refuses to rat on him out of revenge or even for his own sake, as being a snitch would make him less of a man, even against the man who killed his brother.]]
* {{Irony}}: La Plaga was killed by the Ghosts rather than El Sueno but they, obviously, never tell him and El Sueno doesn't bother to correct him.
* {{Misblamed}}: El Muro blames El Sueno for La Plaga's death.
* NamesToRunAwayFrom: "The Wall" can fire a gun and fuck your day up if you as much as rub him the wrong way.
* OnlyOneAllowedToKillYou: [[spoiler: Holds this attitude towards El Sueño after their falling out.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: After La Plaga is killed, he attempts to kill El Sueño, thinking he's the party responsible.]]
* SchizoTech: The guy wears chainmail under his tactical vest when he's captured. While RealLife militaries and police forces [[TruthInTelevision really are experimenting]] with modern takes on this ancient gear, it's still something you don't see everyday.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He basically believes he can handle El Sueno but his rebellion is a complete failure.
** The UNIDAD team hired to take El Sueno out is slaughtered and the corpse of their leader stabbed multiple times with dollar bills on the knives.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We don't know what happens to El Muro after his capture. Given his refusal to cooperate, it's probable he simply went to jail.

!Ignacio "La Plaga" Perez Cervantes

El Muro's underboss and half-brother, and Santa Blanca's head sicario. His socially-active facade goes side-by-side with his tendencies to commit violent executions - [[WouldHurtAChild even kids]] - and he isn't shy to brag about it. He recruited La Yuri and El Polito after they saved his life by performing surgery to remove the bullets he got from a shootout.
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* CoolHat: Wears a nifty black cowboy hat. Kill him and it's yours.
* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Santa Blanca spends billions of dollars of their drug money maintaining a VillainWithGoodPublicity position in the country and does all of its murders of innocents discreetly with a man who dissolves their bodies. So, what does La Plaga do? Murders innocents at random and puts the video on the internet. No wonder El Sueno wanted to kill him.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler: One of the videos he posts on social media features him executing the child of a Santa Blanca lookout who apparently failed his duties. This contributes to El Sueno's decision to have him disposed of.]]
* TheHedonist: Is described as this, with a social media feed consisting of his partying antics [[BreadEggsMilkSquick interspersed with videos of executions of the cartel's enemies.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFrom: You'd avoid La Plaga like [[{{Pun}} the Plague]] had he not be the charming sociable party boy he's fronting as.
* StupidEvil: His posting of retaliatory executions of civilians in response the actions of the Ghosts enrages his boss, because El Sueno knows that taking it out on the populace will just alienate the people and drive them into the arms of their enemies, rather than scare them into silence.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Plays a big role in the fall of Santa Blanca as a cartel because after he screws up by advertising the cartel's murder of innocents, El Sueno orders his death, which turns El Muro against him, and basically ends up destroying their security apparatus when they need it most. The Ghosts may have been able to do their job regardless but it certainly made it a lot easier.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Averted but just barely. His brother and DJ Perico seemed to like him, at least. Everyone else in Bolivia seems to have despised him.

!Zapatero "El Polito" Gonzales and Gloria "La Yuri" Fernandez

Santa Blanca's chief interrogators. El Polito and La Yuri were a surgeon and nurse team at a local hospital when saved La Plaga's life after he was injured in a shootout, which La Plaga repaid them for by bringing them into the Santa Blanca cartel. The torture and execution of Ricky was their doing.
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* BattleCouple: You face these two together.
* CoolCar: Polito owns what is essentially a 5th generation Lamborghini supercar.
* FatAndSkinny: Polito is the skinny to Yuri's fat.
* GatlingGood: Yuri jumps behind a conveniently placed minigun emplacement at the beginning of the boss fight, which combined with her significantly enhanced health make her quite a decent threat.
* ILoveTheDead: In a rather graphic audio recording, La Yuri takes the pants off of one of her recently-expired victims, and proceeds to fawn over the size of his manhood.
* ItsPersonal: For Bowman and Pac Katari, they were involved in both Sandoval's interrogation and Amaru's torture, making them priority one on Kingslayer's hit list.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Killing either one will send the other into a desperate rage, [[RealityEnsues though it doesn't actually give them more resistance, damage, or anything like that]].
* SickeningSweethearts: These two fawn over each other nonstop, which Amaru claims to have felt more painful than their actual torture of him. You get to witness a truly disturbing example of their amorous gushing while stalking them in their TortureCellar, if you don't feel like interrupting them.
* SoftSpokenSadist: A lovey dovey husband and wife who clearly revel in the horrors they inflict and have their own private torture room.
* StarterVillain: They're your first major targets in the Cartel leadership hierarchy.
* StoutStrength: Yuri is a very large woman and also happens to be the most durable enemy in the game [[{{Kevlard}} for some reason.]] She's able to withstand about twice as much damage as a regular boss enemy; it can take up to 15 shots to the chest or multiple headshots to drop her, or up to two dozen shots if you use a suppressed weapon. Combined with her use of a minigun turret, and she can actually mow down your entire A.I. controlled Ghost Squad by herself if you send them in against her without backing them up.
* TortureCellar: A ''multilevel'' one beneath a creepy hunting lodge in the Bolivian mountains. To give you a sense of what awaits in that evil place, the whole facility seems directly inspired by ''[[Franchise/{{Saw}} Saw]]'' and ''Film/TheHumanCentipede''.
* TortureTechnician: The two are in charge of torturing enemies of the cartel.

!Carl Bookhart

Chief of training for Santa Blanca's elite sicarios. He's a former Army Ranger who defected after an IED injured his squad and got him kicked out of the military.
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* BeardOfEvil: Sports one of the longest in the game.
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Was a sergeant with the Third Battalion of the [=75th=] Ranger Regiment, until he had to retire after getting caught in an IED blast in Iraq.
* EliteMooks: Bookhart's responsible for training the elite sicarios you encounter in the later parts of the game, and he's personally protected by a large number of them as well as several [[HeavilyArmoredMook Heavy troopers]].
* EvilFormerFriend: Nomad mentions having previously served with Bookhart in the Rangers, and is understandably disturbed when learning that he's a Cartel leader.
* {{Foil}}: To Nomad. Both are [[BadassBeard mustachioed]] former Rangers. The difference being Carl is now joining a cartel as a military instructor, while Nomad is in a black ops taskforce sent to destroy the cartel. To top it off, your A.I. teammates tend to not follow you into Bookhart's inner sanctum due to pathing issues, so in single player Nomad usually ends up facing off against Bookhart solo.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: Lapsed back into criminal activity after his forced retirement from the US Army, ultimately joining the Santa Blanca Cartel.
* GlassCannon: Bookhart himself has standard boss health and can be gunned down pretty quickly with any automatic weapon, but he's got amazing aim and incredible [=DPS=] with his custom [=M4A1=], and can mow you down surprisingly fast in turn. He's also really fond of throwing grenades.
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: His first test for new sicarios involves giving them a weapon (a gun, a knife, or a machete) and ordering them to kill a prisoner with it, prisoners who are often children. Any who refuse will be next in line to die.
* InHarmsWay: It's indicated that his primary motive in joining the Cartel as a combat instructor was so he could still feel useful, the military being the only thing he was ever good at and being unable to continue serving with the US Army after his injuries in Iraq.
* MoreDakka: Bookhart's got a minigun turret covering the hallway leading to him, as well as two minigun turrets backing him up inside his boss room.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Bookhart was given a medical discharge from the Army after he exhibited signs of PTSD and psychotic behavior. Unable to readjust to civilian life, he had frequent run-ins with the law and was unable to hold a job for more than a few weeks. During a chance meeting with El Muro in Mexico, El Muro recognized Bookhart's talent and gave him a job training Santa Blanca's elite sicarios.
* TheSpartanWay: The training program he runs for the Santa Blanca Cartel's elite sicarios, with use of live ammunition and real knives during training. As a result, more candidates are permanently injured or killed in training than graduate, but those who do are forces to be reckoned with.
* TradingBarsForStripes: Was given the choice of joining the Army or jail time at the age of 18, and chose the former.
* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife: After killing him, the Ghosts remark that it's a lousy way for an Army Ranger to die.
* WouldHarmAChild: As part of their training, Bookhart's sicarios are forced to murder an innocent so that they will know what it's like to kill. Sometimes the victim is a man, sometimes it's a woman, and sometimes it's a ''child''. Sicarios who refuse to participate are killed themselves by their fellow recruits.

!Raul "El Pozolero" Murillo

The man responsible for disposing of the bodies of Santa Blanca's victims in order to hide the evidence of the murders, which he does by dissolving them in sodium hydroxide, which has earned him the nickname "the Stewmaker".
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* AffablyEvil: Aside from assisting in the disposing of bodies, doesn't commit any crimes and is pleasant to a fault.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Does not find death or dead things distressing. Also is a grown man who talks to his teddy bear.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is a oddball who has disposed of literally hundreds of corpses for the cartel, if not thousands.
** Also a CloudCuckoolander who loves his teddy bear but insists he's not afraid of the dark. He just worries the teddy bear will get lonely without him.
* TheDreaded: The Cartel's sicarios are terrified of him, and even the Ghosts are concerned about confronting him after seeing how much he's got the sicarios spooked.
** MistakenForBadass: El Pozolero turns out to be [[spoiler: a mild-mannered man with the innocent mind of a child. The sicarios think he's a terrifying psycho because of how horrifying his work is, but the truth is his mind simply isn't developed enough to grasp how disturbing it all really is.]]
* ManChild: [[spoiler: Turns out to be one of the non-psychopathic variety. When the Ghosts kidnap him he even tells them he can't be gone for too long or else his teddy bear will wonder what happened to him.]]
* NoBodyLeftBehind: His work involves not only dissolving a human body to soup, but then destroying whatever bones or teeth couldn't be melted down into a fine powder.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: "El Pozolero" is based on [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/26/AR2009012602190.html a real life criminal who was active in the Mexican drug wars]], even using the same nickname, [[spoiler:though the real life version wasn't developmentally disabled]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:UNIDAD]]

The Bolivian military police that used to fight the cartel but have since made an alliance with them.
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* EliteMooks: Since the UNIDAD forces started out as a paramilitary force, they are better armed and equipped then the average cartel grunts. In fact the basic UNIDAD soldier is as tough as the Cartel's Elite Mooks.
* EnemyCivilWar: Santa Blanca may have UNIDAD on their payroll, but it's not exactly a firm alliance and both sides are quite willing to shoot at each other. In addition, some random encounters have Santa Blanca sicarios being held prisoner by UNIDAD forces.
* FacelessGoons: Most UNIDAD soldiers wear face concealing balaclava.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: UNIDAD is a paramilitary organisation originally set up by the Bolivian government to combat drug cartels, but now it is on Santa Blanca's payroll.
* OnlySixFaces: UNIDAD officers have a limited number of face models, even though ''several of them take part in in-game cutscenes'', which ends up giving the impression that UNIDAD is some kind of CloneArmy.
* RespawningEnemies: While they are tougher than Cartel Sicarios, the biggest threat posed by UNIDAD forces is the fact that, unless they're killed in stealth, fighting them will immediately trigger a UNIDAD alert resulting in infinite waves of UNIDAD reinforcements of steadily increasing difficulty.

!General Baro

The Bolivian Major General in charge of UNIDAD. He brokered the deal between Santa Blanca and the Bolivian government.
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* AFatherToHisMen: He cares for the men under his command, and after his capture, laments that the soldiers the Ghosts killed while doing so were good men.
* AntiVillain: Baro is a genuine patriot who only made a deal with the Cartel in order to avert further bloodshed once it became clear they were too entrenched and powerful for UNIDAD to defeat. He's even been trying to act against the Cartel once it became clear the violence and brutality they're inflicting upon Bolivia is just as bad as it would be if there was open war.
* DealWithTheDevil: Santa Blanca didn't try to moderate its activities after they made a deal with UNIDAD but made them much much worse.
* MoralityPet: His daughter is one to him.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Has this reaction to the Santa Blanca takeover of his country.
* PapaWolf: His response to the Ghosts finding and forcing his daughter to call him? Set up an ambush.
* PuppetKing: Despite being the commanding officer of UNIDAD, Baro has lost control of much of the organization, with many of his officers pursuing their own agenda and making deals with the Cartel, which also partially explains why UNIDAD continues to be just as hostile to you even after you [[spoiler: succeed in forming an alliance with him.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Despite threatening his daughter to draw him out, then kidnapping him, the Ghosts still treat Baro with the respect due to an officer of his rank. Though this is partly due to military courtesy and partly due to the Ghosts wanting to gain his assistance against the Cartel.

!"El Comandante" a.k.a. Lt. Colonel [[spoiler: Miguel De los Montreros]]

A lieutenant-colonel in UNIDAD, El Comandante is a legendary soldier, working closely with Santa Blanca. He and his men are responsible for the destruction of rebel forces in the area of Media Luna and turning it into a UNIDAD stronghold. He keeps his identity a tightly-controlled secret, and wears a black ballistic mask at all times. The Ghosts face him in the "UNIDAD Conspiracy" DLC.
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* AnticlimaxBoss: Despite his impressive-looking armor and reputation as a legendary soldier, El Comandante isn't any tougher than any other normal boss in the game when you finally start gunning for him. Weaver even quips "Guess he wasn't as badass as he thought!" when you blow him away. The real challenge is that you have to hunt him down in the midst of a massive UNIDAD base swarming with soldiers.
* {{Archenemy}}: Is this to the rebels, having more or less defeated them by the time of the game.
* BonusBoss: Like La Cabra, he's a DLC assassination target and not part of the game's normal main quest progression.
* ColonelBadass: How he portrays himself. He's more like a FakeUltimateHero.
* TheFaceless: He's never without his black ballistic mask, even wearing it in official military documentation papers.
* EnemyMine: El Sueño does not like having a member of UNIDAD working so closely with the cartel, and would generally prefer to keep them out of cartel operations entirely. [[spoiler: It's later revealed he was justified in his suspicions; El Comandante is actively looking for ways to disrupt or destroy Santa Blanca to take over the cocaine trade himself.]]
* TheEvilPrince: [[spoiler: He turns out to be the son of one of Bolivia's top leaders, having been sent down to Cartel territory to covertly usurp Santa Blanca's cocaine production infrastructure away from them.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMan: To conceal his identity he wears a black ballistic mask with red paint on it that resembles claw marks.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Narco Road]]

!!El Invisible[=/=]El Zamuro[=/=][[spoiler:Mr. Sonrisa]][=/=][[spoiler:Jose Vargas]]
The BigBad of the ''Narco Road'' DLC campaign, El Invisible is the mysterious chief coordinator behind Santa Blanca's smuggling network. No one knows El Invisible's identity or even what he[=/=]she looks like, as they are a master hacker who never deals with anyone face-to-face and uses a voice modulator to conceal their identity.
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* DiabolicalMastermind: His actions are much more "next-level supervillain shit" compared to the Cartel bosses from the main game.
* TheFaceless: No one knows what El Invisible looks like.
* FinalBoss: Of the ''Narco Road'' DLC. He fights you in an AceCustom military helicopter that's significantly more durable than normal. He's also the only boss of the DLC who isn't a CutsceneBoss.
** PostFinalBoss: [[spoiler: The ''real'' El Invisible is assassinated in the epilogue, living in a humble shack in the Grand Canyon without any security or protection other than a pistol. You basically just kick in his door and blow him away.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: His [[spoiler: hacking of the CIA's mainframe and divulging all of their dirty laundry on the internet]] results in the Bolivian government hiring the Los Extranjeros mercenary group to help purge all CIA spies operating inside their country, leading to the events of ''Fallen Ghosts''.
* ManipulativeBastard[=/=]TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were AllAccordingToPlan for him, as he ''wanted'' you to steal his PDA and bring it back to CIA headquarters so the virus hidden inside it could hack their network.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were all set up by El Invisible so he could hack the CIA's servers and disclose all their dirty laundry over the internet. It's strongly implied he did this as revenge for a loved one, "Rosebud", who was an innocent bystander killed during a CIA operation. The CIA, in turn, hunt him down and execute him as revenge for screwing with them.]]
* TreacherousQuestGiver: [[spoiler: The real El Invisible turns out to be Mr. Sonrisa, the informant who's been helping you throughout the DLC. He was manipulating you all along.]]

!! Eddie Escovado
The leader of the "Los Kamikazes" gang, a boisterous, adrenaline-addicted playboy and social media star.
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* AffablyEvil: Eddie's very friendly towards you throughout your time working for him, although sometimes obnoxiously so. Even when you turn on him at the end, he only remarks that your behavior is "kinda rando" but still compliments your bravado.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: When he learns that he is about to be captured by the CIA mid-skydive, he opts to film himself taking off his parachute backpack and free falling to death, claiming it to be "immortalization".]]
* FlippingTheBird: Does this with both hands to the Ghost [[spoiler: while free falling to his death]].
* HookersAndBlow: Is a fan of both, stating his fondness for the former when introducing himself.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Although nominally a gang leader, Eddie never actually seems to actually take part in any of Santa Blanca's criminal activities, instead spending all his time partying. He ''buys'' plenty of drugs for his parties, but doesn't seem to be involved in the actual drug business.
* PoseOfSupplication: [[spoiler: After his suicide, he is found dead on his private beach face down, with his butt protruding upwards ''a la'' Johnny Sasaki despite slamming into the sand at terminal velocity.]]
* TheStoner: Is obviously high whenever you meet him, even in the middle of an UNIDAD ambush.
* SlaveToPR: ''Everything'' he does is for the sake of increasing his social media views. [[spoiler: Even his suicide.]]
* TalkativeLoon: Incessantly attempts to make [[OrphanedPunchline bizarre]] [[TooMuchInformation conversations]] with the Ghost [[spoiler: while being driven away from an UNIDAD ambush]].

!! Arturo Rey

The leader of the "Death Riders" motorcycle gang and a fanatical believer in Santa Muerte.
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: After he fails to kill the Ghost, he sets himself on fire and rides off on his motorcycle to his death.]]
* BlingBlingBang: He fights with a gold-plated Desert Eagle during the UNIDAD raid against his HQ in one of the missions where you work for him.
* CoolBike: Owns one with an exhaust system that makes the rear wheel appear to be engulfed in flames.
* Cult: His motorcycle gang doubles as one for Santa Muerte.
* CutsceneBoss: While all the ''Narco Road'' bosses are disposed of in cutscenes, Rey's the only one who actually fights the Ghost, [[spoiler: getting into a short melee duel with the Ghost before taking a scythe to the shoulder and deciding to set himself on fire and ride off into the sunset.]]
* HellSeeker: By the time the Ghost meets him, he is convinced that Santa Muerte wishes for him to personally serve her in hell. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for those around him, he's looking for servants for himself in hell as well.]]
* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler: Attempts to get servants in hell by blowing up hundreds of civilians and later trying to kill the Ghost. He fails both times due to the Ghost.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: How he ultimately dies.]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler: Is remarkably unfazed by having a scythe lodged in his arm by the Ghost.]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: [[spoiler: Once his gang members discover his HumanSacrifice plot, they take the side of the Ghost over him, opening up an opportunity for the Ghost to take him down. In fact he had so much trouble getting enough Santa Blanca members to agree to his crazy mass murder scheme that he ends up having to hire Los Sin Almas gang members instead to carry out his plan.]]

!! Tonio Mateos
The loud and obnoxious leader of the "Crazy Riders" muscle car gang, who speaks exclusively in hip hop rhythm.
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* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Suffers this when the Ghost shoots him while he's piloting a plane.]]
* ClusterFBomb: Comes with his mode of speaking.
* HairTriggerTemper: Is constantly threatening the Ghost even while they're getting work done for him.
* JerkAss: While the DLC's other two gang leaders are both AffablyEvil towards you, Tonio insults and belittles you throughout your entire time working for him. Once you finally seem to earn his respect, it literally takes him less than half a minute to decide you're a threat to his power and challenge you to a showdown.
* JiveTurkey: Always speaks like he is rapping.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: Doesn't get to finish describing what he intends to do to the Ghost when he gets shot.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Fallen Ghosts]]

!! Los Extranjeros

A South American [=PMC=] composed of elite soldiers from across Latin America. They were hired by UNIDAD to help them purge Bolivia of CIA influence, however they took the opportunity to take over the cocaine production infrastructure left over after the downfall of Santa Blanca.
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* AnimalMotifs: Their logo consists of a roaring jaguar in front of a combat knife and a silhouette of South America and their combat uniform camouflage consists of yellow, black and gray spots, dots, camo stripes and solid colors.
* ContinuityNod: Los Extranjeros are a Latin-American [=PMC=] utilizing gear and deploying soldiers who are on a similar level to the Ghosts, which is similar to the unnamed group of Latin-American mercenaries encountered towards the end of ''Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2''. They also use troops that have mobile jammers that inflict InterfaceScrew on your HUD, which is similar to the mobile jammers in both ''Advanced Warfighter'' games and the jamming effect in the ''Future Soldier'' mission "Ember Hunt". Finally, they have troops that use [[InvisibilityCloak active camouflage]] like the Ghosts and Bodark do in ''Future Soldier''.
* EliteMooks: The Los Extranjeros are to UNIDAD what UNIDAD are to Santa Blanca. They also have a number of specialist units, including elite snipers and drone jammer troops. Also, their Covert Ops and Armored units are likely the most dangerous infantry units in the entire game.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Los Extranjeros" translates to "The Foreigners", a fitting if enigmatic title given they're an international [=PMC=].
* InvisibilityCloak: One class of Los Extranjeros utilizes active camouflage like the Ghosts themselves do in ''Ghost Recon: Future Soldier''. They have no presence on the mini-map when cloaked either and can only be seen through thermal vision.
* OneHitKill: Both their Elite Snipers and Covert Ops units can take you down to 1% health in one shot on normal difficulty and straight up kill you in one shot on the higher difficulties.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: They were hired by the Bolivian government to reinforce UNIDAD and to eliminate or subdue the remnants of the Kataris 26, the Santa Blanca cartel and to kill any CIA agents in the country.
* PsychoForHire: The Los Extranjeros commanders, natch. One is using slave labor to restart Bolivia's cocaine production, another is persecuting Bolivia's Christian population and a third is having Santa Blanca mooks fight to the death for his entertainment.

!! Colonel Juan Ignacio Merlo
The commander of Los Extranjeros and the main antagonist of the DLC.
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* BigBad: As the leader of the Los Extranjeros, he's this for the ''Fallen Ghosts'' DLC.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Fallen Ghosts'', as well as of the ''Ghost Recon Wildlands'' story as a whole.
* FlatCharacter: Merlo only has one or two lines of dialogue and you learn very little about him or his personality other than him being the leader of Los Extrajneros, a former war criminal of South America's many brushfire conflicts, and the game's final assassination target.
* FlunkyBoss: Colonel Merlo's a pretty standard opponent (he doesn't even have boss-level health and dies in just a couple shots), but you'll have to fight your way through an army of UNIDAD and Los Extranjeros troops including a fair share of EliteMooks to get to him.
* ZeroEffortBoss: Downplayed, he does fight back but with just a handgun and he is not even behind cover once you kick on the door. Even his lowly mooks give you a lot more trouble than he do. Nothing compared to his lieutenants who give you a hell of a fight.

!! Major Luis Rocha, "El Espectro"

A leader of Los Extranejeros and in charge of rebuilding the cocaine trade.
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* ColdSniper: Being a Covert Ops specialist, he even has the reputation. Most of his men also never had ever seen him in person.
* DirtyCoward: When you finally come after him, he runs off and you have to chase after him, eventually cornering him on top of a mountain. Since he's a Covert Ops unit equipped with a cloaking device, hunting him down is more complicated than usual.
* FlatCharacter: He don't have any speaking line unlike the other.
* KingMook: Of the Covert Ops
* ManipulativeBastard: He stands out from the others that he does the least KickTheDog of the three, mostly 'just' slave labor instead of pointless killing. But he performs well in it, the drug trafficking is back on business. He also operates from the shadows, both literally and figuratively.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Captain Ortega; Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine, while Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Downplayed; Rocha is mostly known for using slave labor to restore Santa Blanca's cocaine infrastructure, but it's not dwelled on as much as Captain Cruzar's massacre of Bolivian Christians.


!! Captain Tomas Ortega, "El Oso"

A leader of the Los Extranjeros and the one in charge of eliminating Santa Blanca's remnants.
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* BadBoss: When you encounter one of the kill list board, you can see in addition to killing civilians, he sometimes kill his own men who isn't up to his standards.
* BloodKnight: The main reason he loves his GladiatorGames. When the Ghosts mess up his operations big time, he just couldn't resist and challenges the Ghosts personally through the radio.
* BossBanter: Once you got his attention, he starts taunting the Ghosts through the radio.
* DuelBoss: You can't call your rebel backup during his boss fight. The gladiator area even take place in a forest area where it is almost impossible to bring a vehicle in.
* GladiatorGames: He runs a gladiatorial arena where former Santa Blanca sicarios fight each other to the death, in order to select out potential recruits for Los Extranjeros. To assassinate him, you're forced into the arena where you have to fight off waves of sicarios until Ortega and his squad finally show themselves.
* HeavilyArmoredMook: He's an Armored unit and therefore can only be killed with several headshots.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: He keeps a kill count on how many rebels he and his men has killed.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: One of the Ghosts point out that many of his targets are ex-Santa Blanca, and that at least he is doing one thing right.
* KingMook: He is one to the Armored Los Extranjeros.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Major Rocha; Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast, while Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine.
* TheSpartanWay: His GladiatorGames are his way of obtaining the best possible recruits for Los Extranjeros
* WolfPackBoss: He's an Armored unit that fights you alongside a handful of other Armored units as well as a Drone Jammer.

!! Captain Dante Cruzar, "O Diabo"

A murderous psychopath who is committing crimes against the Bolivian Christian population for no reason.
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* AxCrazy: The main reason he got fired from his previous job, he is just too bloodthirsty.
* CrushingThePopulace: In contrast to Santa Blanca's VillainWithGoodPublicity campaign, Cruzar uses pure terror tactics to ensure submission, massacring entire villages and desecrating holy sites to intimidate the populace into believing that Los Extranjeros are unkillable demons.
* DoomTroops: His specialty, while Los Extranjeros already look scary enough, he is the one who makes use of this to spread terror and make the people too afraid to fight back.
* ForTheEvulz: Seemingly the only reason he does anything he does.
* HollywoodAtheist: He's targeting the Bolivian Christians in the region on the simple basis that they are religious, and is doing everything from engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing to the destruction of religious icons. When confronted by the Ghosts, he taunts them by drawing them to a church where he's slaughtered several civilians, sarcastically mocking their belief in "God's protection" and declares that no man or God can judge him.
* KingMook: He one is to the Footman Extranjeros.
* ShroudedInMyth: Many people believe he and his men are unkillable, also why he is nicknamed "O Diabo" (The Devil).
* TheDreaded: While Rocha and Ortega are feared by the people in their own ways, they are both pale compared to Cruzar. He also [[KickTheDog kicked the dog]] a lot more than both of them combined, like pointlessly massacring a whole village just to make a point to the Ghosts.
* WolfpackBoss: Unlike Major Rocha or Captain Ortega, Captain Cruzar is a standard infantry unit (though he does have somewhat enhanced health), but he's accompanied by a ''massive'' death squad made up of EliteMooks that assault your position after leading you into an ambush. A really massive one at that which include armed vehicles support in a place with little cover.

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[[folder: Other Characters]]
!! The Predator

The titular extraterrestrial hunter from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' franchise. The Predator's depiction in ''Wildlands'' is primarily based on [[Film/{{Predator}} the first film in the series]]. It appears his spaceship has crash-landed in Bolivia and he's been taking advantage of the regional chaos to hunt combatants from all sides in the conflict.
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[[folder:Kataris 26]]

A mostly defeated communist resistance against the Bolivian government that is reluctantly allied with the Ghosts. [[spoiler: At least at first.]]

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[[folder:Kataris 26]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Cartel]]

A mostly defeated communist resistance against the Bolivian government massive cocaine cartel that is reluctantly allied with controls the Ghosts. [[spoiler: At least at first.]]nation of Bolivia. It has a Security, Propaganda, Production, and Smuggling divisions.



* {{Archenemy}}: El Commandante.
** La Cardinale is also the only cartel member who actively seems to care they exist.
* BackFromTheBrink: The Ghosts provide them enough war material and stolen money to become a serious threat to Santa Blanca as well as the Bolivian government as a whole.
** [[spoiler: Becomes AllForNothing as the death of Pac Katari as well as the Bolivian government hiring the Los Extranjeros results in them being crushed again.]]
* ChummyCommies: They become very friendly to the Americans once they start eliminating the bosses.
** [[spoiler: Becomes DirtyCommunists after they turn on you under Pac Katari's orders.]]
* EnemyMine: The rebels are willing to accept any help they can get against UNIDAD and Santa Blanca.
* {{Expy}}: One for M-19, which was a party in Columbia's war against Pablo Escobar.
* FiveFingerDiscount: The majority of their supplies come from the Ghosts stealing them from Santa Blanca and UNIDAD.
* HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection: They never explictly claim to be communists but their Che inspired uniform (available as an outfit) and leader's dialogue make it clear.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Were in a conflict with UNIDAD and the cartel well before the Ghosts were involved. It didn't work out for them.
* OddFriendship: An anti-colonialist communist resistance is allied with a unit of American Special Forces.
* TheRemnant: They were defeated by El Commandante a year before the events of the game and are reduced to a handful of fighters under Pac Katari's control.
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler: Their entire revolt more or less just amounts to a footnote in the Ghost's destruction of the Santa Blanca cartel.]]
* UnderestimatingBadassery: They seem to think they can take on El Sueno's forces themselves once he's discovered. [[spoiler: They're wrong.]]
* UngratefulBastard: A {{Downplayed}} trope example. They are very grateful and often sing your praises in ambient dialogue. [[spoiler: They also don't hesitate to turn on you at Pac Katari's orders.]]

!Pac Katari

Your primary liaison with the Kataris 26 rebels, providing additional intel on specific targets and operations of the Santa Blanca.

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* {{Archenemy}}: El Commandante.
** La Cardinale is also the only cartel member who actively seems
AffablyEvil: Pretends to care they exist.
be this but are actually FauxAffablyEvil.
* BackFromTheBrink: The Ghosts provide them enough war material and stolen money to become a serious threat to CardCarryingVillain: A DownplayedTrope example as Santa Blanca doesn't attempt to portray itself as well as anything BUT a cocaine cartel. In real life, the Bolivian government as a whole.
** [[spoiler: Becomes AllForNothing as
cartels pretended to be legitimate businesses.
* TheCartel: A direct and obvious example of
the death of Pac Katari as well as the Bolivian government hiring the Los Extranjeros results in them being crushed again.]]
* ChummyCommies: They become very friendly
trope, taken to the Americans once they start eliminating the bosses.
** [[spoiler: Becomes DirtyCommunists after they turn on you under Pac Katari's orders.]]
supervillain-esque levels.
* EnemyMine: The rebels are willing to accept any help they can get against UNIDAD and Santa Blanca.
* {{Expy}}: One for M-19, which was a party in Columbia's war against Pablo Escobar.
* FiveFingerDiscount: The majority of their supplies come from the Ghosts stealing them from
CowardlyMooks: Santa Blanca and UNIDAD.
* HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection: They never explictly claim to be communists but their Che inspired uniform (available as an outfit) and leader's dialogue
lieutenants will make a run for it clear.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Were in a conflict with UNIDAD
once things get loud and will often grab the cartel well before nearest vehicle to do it. Also, if the Ghosts were involved. It didn't work out for them.
manage to get close enough, they'll immediately surrender.
* OddFriendship: An anti-colonialist communist resistance is allied with EqualOpportunityEvil: Despite being a unit of American Special Forces.
* TheRemnant: They were defeated by El Commandante a year before the events of the game
Mexican cartel they include several Bolivians and are reduced to Americans in their hierarchy, and there's also a handful mix of fighters under Pac Katari's control.
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler: Their entire revolt more or less just amounts to a footnote
men and women in the Ghost's destruction organisation, including several female bouchons and one female underboss. Arguably, a DownplayedTrope example as while they have high-ranking women, El Yayo is the highest ranking Bolivian member and he has AuthorityInNameOnly.
* FiveBadBand: The five leaders
of the Santa Blanca cartel.]]
* UnderestimatingBadassery: They seem
cartel.
** BigBad: El Sueno, TheDon of the Santa Blanca cartel.
** TheDragon: Nidia Flores, who is the only female cartel leader, and is in charge of trafficking the cartel's product outside of Bolivia. El Sueño calls her his Queen and considers her
to think be a surrogate daughter, crediting her with leading them from obscurity to dominance in Mexico's drug wars.
** TheEvilGenius: El Yayo, [[TheQuisling a Bolivian who joined the Santa Blanca cartel when
they can take on arrived in the country from Mexico]], and is in charge of producing the drugs the Santa Blanca cartel deals in. Like El Sueno's forces themselves once Cardenal, he has no interest in the Cartel's more violent operations and only cares about producing the best cocaine possible in keeping with the traditions of his people.
** TheBrute: El Muro, [[FromCamouflageToCriminal a Mexican soldier turned bodyguard]] for El Sueño as well as his best friend and right-hand man, who is the de-facto head of all security for the Cartel.
** TheDarkChick: El Cardenal, a SinisterMinister who was kicked out of the Catholic Church, but is able to run the philanthropy and propaganda campaigns that cultivate the Santa Blanca cartel's public image with the populace. Unlike the other Cartel leaders
he's discovered. [[spoiler: not directly tied to Santa Blanca's criminal operations and is in charge of legitimizing the Cartel in the eyes of the populace.
* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Subverted as El Yayo and La Gringa hate each other, Nidia Flores hates El Pulpo, and everyone hates DJ Perico but El Sueno.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: It is mentioned that some of Santa Blanca's sicarios are ex-military. Santa Blanca also employs ex-military types to train their sicarios, including ex-special forces from South Africa, Israel, Russia and the United States.
* GreaterScopeVillain: While El Sueno is the undisputed leader of the Cartel, even he answers to a group of unidentified "investors" in Mexico, who in one scene are shown over the phone expressing their dissatisfaction with Nidia Flores' operations. It's implied that Santa Blanca in Bolivia is just one arm of a much larger organization.
* GunsAkimbo: Some sicarios are armed with twin Skorpion or MAC-11 machine pistols. While [[RealityEnsues inaccurate]], it's the [[MoreDakka volume of fire they put out]] that makes them a threat.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Santa Blanca has an entire region where they've kidnapped hundreds of people with even vaguely anti-cartel opinions, murdered them, and had their bodies dissolved. This is also their policy with virtually anyone who opposes them.
* NGO superpower[[NGOsuperpower]]: The Santa Blanca cartel controls an entire nation effectively, actively employing its military and exploiting its economy to its own ends. {{Subverted}} with the fact it folds like a deck of cards under assault from American military operatives working with the CIA and local rebels.
* TheRemnant: ''Fallen Ghosts'', which takes place after Operation: Kingslayer, has isolated pockets of Santa Blanca still operating inside of Bolivia, though between the decimation of their infrastructure by The Ghosts and Los Extranjeros coming in the resultant power vacuum, they're a shadow of their former selves.
* ReleasedToElsewhere: The Cartel doesn't hesitate to murder police or criminals publicly but prefer to "disappear" regular citizens.
* RuthlessForeignGangsters:
They're wrong.]]
a Mexican rather than Bolivian cartel despite the latter existing and once having been almost as dangerous as the Columbian ones.
* UngratefulBastard: A {{Downplayed}} trope example. SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: It's the trafficking in children which ultimately turns the citizenry of Bolivia against them.
** Publicly played straight as "Bostom" Reed believes (correctly) he'd be executed if people knew of his side business.
* TattooedCrook: The number of SB-affiliated characters ''without'' very prominent gang tats can be counted on one hand. Even [[MsFanservice Nidia Flores]] has some, which is highly unusual for a former beauty queen but shows just how deep she's in with the cartel.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: One of Santa Blanca's four divisions is entirely devoted to propaganda and public relations, and it appears to be quite successful.
They go to some lengths to win the Bolivian populace's favor, like investing serious money in a refugee camp after a massive wildfire (which they were responsible for in the first place), a move that gained them a lot of favor with the common man. Doing stuff that hurts SB's polished image is a sure-fire way to a date with a hitman sent by the big boss.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Many low-ranking Santa Blanca sicarios
are very grateful seen shirtless, in order to show off their [[TattooedCrook Santa Blanca tattoos]].
* WeHaveReserves: There are thousands of sicarios working for the gang
and often sing your praises dozens of outposts, checkpoints, as well as bases for the organization.
* VillainBall: The cartel's child slavery can't bring
in ambient dialogue. [[spoiler: They also nearly as much as their cocaine trade yet is what helps bring the company down.
* YouHaveFailedMe: The Santa Blanca cartel, and in particular its leader El Sueno, are not tolerant of the lieutenants slipping up in their duties. This is shown in one trailer, where the Ghosts steal a cocaine shipment from a Santa Blanca lieutenant nicknamed "White Hat", but
don't hesitate to turn on you at Pac Katari's orders.]]

!Pac Katari

Your primary liaison with
kill him, saying he's a "dead man walking". [[BrickJoke The end of the Kataris 26 rebels, providing additional intel trailer]] reveals that White Hat was on specific targets and operations the receiving end of a ColdBloodedTorture session of El Sueño himself, before he leaves two of his mooks to execute White Hat.

!El Sueno

The head
of the Santa Blanca.Blanca Cartel. He is a former peasant farmer who worked his way up through the Santa Blanca cartel to become its head before conquering the nation of Bolivia through narco-terrorism.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: In addition to his endgame betrayal of you, various collectible audio logs and background conversations reveal he's a much more ruthless and manipulative figure than his "heroic rebel leader" persona would suggest. It turns out he already tried to dispose of Amaru before by leaking his location to Santa Blanca (which is how Amaru ended up kidnapped at the beginning of the game), and in various conversations with the Ghosts he strongly hints at his plans to take over the cocaine trade in Bolivia despite his public propaganda broadcasts condemning Santa Blanca for their drug trade. In Ricky Sandoval's confession, it's also strongly indicated that Katari helped with the false flag bombing of the U.S. Embassy and knew all along that the Ghosts were brought to Bolivia on false pretenses.]]
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler: At the end of the game, he first kills his mentor, Amaru, for being too soft and idealistic. Soon after, he betrays the Ghosts in order to kill El Sueño for himself and prove to the world that the Kataris 26 are not slaves to the American government.]]
** One of Ricky Sandoval's tapes reveals that [[spoiler: Katari was the one responsible for leaking Amaru's location to Santa Blanca, which is how Amaru ended up captured at the beginning of the game in the first place. So Katari had actually been plotting to get rid of Amaru for a long time. Sandoval decides to go along with it since Amaru was extremely anti-American while Katari was more pragmatic and willing to work with the Yankees.]]
* ChummyCommies: Downplayed. His talk of an "Agrarian proletariat" and theories of revolution [[HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection imply pretty heavily]] that he's some sort of Communist, and he is allied with the players. However, he openly dislikes the Ghosts and other Americans, and is only working with them to fight their [[EnemyMine mutual foe]] in Santa Blanca. [[spoiler:Then, after the Ghosts destabilize the cartel and it seems that El Sueño is on his last legs, he drops the Chummy part and [[DirtyCommies turns on the Ghosts]].]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: If enough rebel ops are successfully completed, he eventually, carefully, asks the Ghosts if they could stop destroying so much cocaine and the facilities that produce it, foreshadowing part of his real motives long before he makes an open move to that end.
* GeneralFailure: When the Ghosts first get into Bolivia, the rebellion is fractured and on the verge of defeat. While this is understandable to a degree, given that the Kataris 26 have had to deal with the full might of both Santa Blanca and the Bolivian government coming down on them, Pac then proves to be an ineffective leader even after that. The Ghosts do the majority of the work dismantling the cartel, while Katari mostly asks for favors and complains that the Ghosts aren't working fast enough, or doing things the way he likes. [[spoiler: The one time he is seen actually doing something, it ends in his gruesome death at the hands of El Sueño]]. Still, he can at least inspire people to action with his rhetoric.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Named himself after famous South American indigenous anti-colonial revolutionary Tupac Katari.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: At the end of the game he turns against the Ghosts solely so he can be the one to kill El Sueño personally. For his trouble he gets his head pulled off by El Sueño with a meat hook.]]
* PetTheDog: Pac's not a complete asshole, and without prompting from the Ghosts he independently sends a squad of rebels to protect La Gringa from a Santa Blanca hit squad out of gratitude for her medical help for their cause, even though by that point she had already [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived her usefulness]] to both the rebels and the cartel.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He's initially very reluctant to help the Ghosts, partially out of resentment that one American's death provides only four soldiers, while hundreds of his fighters died and yet they never received any support. Katari does get much friendlier if the Ghosts perform a large number of sidequests to strengthen the rebels, and he's shown to be one of the more open-minded rebels when it comes to working with the Americans, unlike Amaru and some of the other rebels who don't want anything to do with the Yankees.
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler: Despite all of your assistance to his cause, he betrays the Ghosts in order to prove the Kataris 26 can stand on its own by killing El Sueño himself, telling you to leave the country then ordering his rebels to kill you when you chase after him and Sueño instead.]]

!Amaru
One of the founders of the Kataris 26, whose ideas helped shape the rebellion. Your first mission upon touching down in Bolivia is to rescue him.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: In addition AffectionateNickname: Nidia Flores calls him "mi rey"[[note]]"my king"[[/note]]. He calls her "mi reina"[[note]]"my queen"[[/note]] in return.
* AGodAmI: Despite being deeply religious, El Sueno has no problem comparing himself
to his endgame betrayal of you, various collectible audio logs and background conversations reveal he's a much more ruthless and manipulative figure than his "heroic rebel leader" persona would suggest. It turns out Moses when he already tried to dispose of Amaru before by leaking his location to describes leading Santa Blanca (which is how Amaru ended up kidnapped at the beginning of the game), and into Bolivia. This while standing in various conversations with the Ghosts he strongly hints at his plans to take over the cocaine trade in Bolivia despite his public propaganda broadcasts condemning Santa Blanca a massive mausoleum he's had built for their drug trade. In Ricky Sandoval's confession, himself, which he even claims outright to be fit for a god when Sandoval tells him it's also strongly indicated fit for a king.
* AntiClimaxBoss: Not only is he TheUnfought, his (an therefore the whole game's) final mission is surprisingly easy in itself. It mostly consists of battering your way through countless hostiles to his mausoleum on a ten-minute timer, but there's a conveniently placed Humvee right next to you when said timer starts, so all you have to do is hop in and follow the plotted route without stopping or doing anything else. With a maxed-out Car Shield skill and a bit of luck, you can reach the destination without having to switch cars once and with 4-5 minutes to spare. Once you hit the door to his mausoleum, you're in the clear (at least until after the cutscene and the credits when you're dumped right back into the carnage, but
that Katari helped with doesn't matter anymore anyway).
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Is attacked twice during
the false flag bombing game and slaughters his opponents personally.
* BadBoss: El Sueno [[YouHaveFailedMe does not tolerate failure]], and tends to order the executions of those that do. While this is understandable to a degree, he ends up putting hits on some of his most trusted lieutenants who only failed due to him putting them in impossible situations, as well as shown to be willing to kill people over such things as harming the quality
of the U.S. Embassy and knew all along that the cartel's cocaine by diluting it. The Ghosts were brought use this to Bolivia on false pretenses.their advantage, since most of the HVT's they capture know what they're in for [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal and aren't happy about it.]]
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: BaldOfEvil: With a SkullForAHead in the back for added intimidation points.
* BigBad: El Sueno is Santa Blanca's Boss of Bosses, who also is the guy who personally tortured and killed Ricky Sandoval.
* DecapitationPresentation: He presents the Ghost the head of
[[spoiler: At Pac Katari]] dangling on a meat hook.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: He quotes
the end Bible, saying "I am not my brother's keeper" when justifying [[spoiler: ordering El Muro to execute his own brother]], even saying that El Muro is going against the bible when he refuses the order. Thing is, the quote is from Cain, ''the villain of the game, story'', and is not meant to be seen as something to be emulated. This showns that El Sueno's understanding of his own faith is... skewed, to say the least.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Unlike El Muro, who's extremely weary of making non-Mexicans into Bouchons (Bookhart being an exception due to having proved his worth as a badass), El Sueno has no problem elevating Bolivians like El Yayo or Madre Coca or even a white woman like La Gringa to Bouchon status. However,
he first represents a very dark twist on this trope, as Sueno is able to be so "tolerant" because he rules through fear and kills anyone who displeases him, in contrast to El Muro who seems to rule more through personal loyalty and thus feels the need to be more selective.
* EvilSoundsDeep: He's got a really deep, menacing voice.
* {{Expy}}: He's pretty much an unmasked Bane from Franchise/{{Batman}} combined, maybe, with [[Film/{{Scarface}} Tony Montana]]. He also has some elements of Pablo Escobar in how he runs the country as well as engages in narco terrorism.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He puts considerable effort into presenting himself as "tough but fair" as well as genuinely concerned for the welfare of the people of Bolivia; however, he's involved in some seriously cruel criminal activity including child trafficking and mass murder, and is an incredibly BadBoss.
* FluffyTheTerrible: El Sueno means "The Dream". It's the nom-de-guerre for a giant of a man with [[TattooedCrook prominent facial tattoos]] in charge of the biggest drug cartel in Bolivia.
* GeniusBruiser: Self-educated and capable of killing heavily armed assassins by himself.
* GildedCage: The good ending has Bowman saying that [[spoiler: even for all the immunity he gets and having a nice mansion in Florida, he's under 24-7 house arrest, and that the moment he tries to rebuild
his mentor, Amaru, for being too soft and idealistic. Soon after, he betrays empire, [[SequelHook the Ghosts will be there to take him down again.]]]]
* HiddenDepths: Despite his intimidating appearance and incredible brutality, El Sueno is actually a very intelligent man and is even familiar with classical literature, quoting Balzac at one point.
* HonoraryUncle: He seems to be this to Nidia Flores' daughter, as she refers to him as tio, which is Spanish for uncle,
in order one video. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop him from trying to kill El Sueño for himself both Nidia and prove to the world that the Kataris 26 are not slaves to the American government.her daughter.]]
** One of Ricky Sandoval's tapes reveals that * {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: Katari was the one responsible He bitterly calls Nidia Flores a sell-out for leaking Amaru's location choosing to Santa Blanca, which is how Amaru ended up captured at the beginning of the game in the first place. So Katari had actually been plotting to get rid of Amaru for make a long time. Sandoval decides to go along with it since Amaru was extremely anti-American while Katari was more pragmatic and willing to work deal with the Yankees.U.S. government instead of facing death with her head held high. He then ends up making the exact same deal for himself at the end of the game.]]
* ChummyCommies: Downplayed. His talk of an "Agrarian proletariat" and theories of revolution [[HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection imply pretty heavily]] ** [[spoiler: He also claims that he's some sort of Communist, and he never lies, as it is allied with a "crime to yourself". Despite this, he blatantly lies to El Cardinal's face about the players. However, he openly dislikes the Ghosts and other Americans, and is only working with them to fight their [[EnemyMine mutual foe]] in Santa Blanca. [[spoiler:Then, after the Ghosts destabilize the cartel and it seems that El Sueño is on cartel's child trafficking operations, though his last legs, ExactWords are to menacingly question El Cardinal as to whether he drops the Chummy part and [[DirtyCommies turns on the Ghosts]].thinks El Sueno would actually do something so unforgivable, rather than to actually deny it.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: If enough rebel ops are successfully completed, he eventually, carefully, asks the Ghosts if they could stop destroying so much cocaine ** Talks extensively about how he's El Muro's brother and the facilities that produce it, foreshadowing part of he's his real motives long before he makes an open move only true friend but orders him to that end.kill La Plaga (El Muro's actual brother) for his screw ups.
** He also promised UNIDAD that the cartel would keep its killings it a minimum (i.e. only other criminals) but it effectively depopulates a region, employs mass slave labor, and kills everyone who criticizes the cartel before dissolving their body.
*** In short, everything out of his mouth is two faced double talk.
* GeneralFailure: When KarmaHoudini: No matter how badly the Ghosts first get into Bolivia, the rebellion is fractured and on the verge of defeat. While this is understandable to a degree, given that the Kataris 26 have had to deal with the full might of both Santa Blanca and the Bolivian government coming down on them, Pac then proves to be an ineffective leader even after that. The Ghosts do the majority of the work dismantling the cartel, while Katari mostly asks for favors and complains that the Ghosts aren't working fast enough, or doing things the way he likes. destroy his empire, [[spoiler: he's given full immunity by the Department of Justice for turning snitch on other groups he's worked with.]] The one time he is seen actually doing something, it ends in his gruesome death at the hands of El Sueño]]. Still, he can at least inspire people to action standard ending has this subverted with [[spoiler: Bowman shooting him dead.]] Played straight during the good ending with [[spoiler: Bowman knowing once all of his rhetoric.information dries up, he'll be let go in America or be transferred to a Mexican prison where he'll "escape."]]
* LargeAndInCharge: At 7' 2" and 330 pounds, he's basically [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bane]] with a bunch of facial tattoos, and is almost a full head taller than anyone else in the game.

* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Named himself after ManipulativeBastard: All of the conversations he has with his subordinates are full of him undermining their confidence, pretending to be their friend, and framing the worst possible actions in the best possible life.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: He bears some similarities with real-life Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar, such as using the same
famous South American indigenous anti-colonial revolutionary Tupac Katari.
quote "plata o plomo" ("Silver or lead" in English, = [[DeadlyEuphemism "Either take the money or we will take your lives"]]), amassing an insane amount of wealth from his activities and performing charity projects.
* OffWithHisHead: NoHonorAmongThieves: Treats his subordinates who turn on him with disgust [[spoiler: At but is quick to make the end same sort of the game he turns against the Ghosts solely so he can be the one to kill El Sueño personally. For his trouble he gets his head pulled off by El Sueño with a meat hook.deal.]]
* PetTheDog: Pac's not PragmaticVillainy: El Sueno does ''not'' like killing random civilians as a complete asshole, and without prompting from the Ghosts he independently sends a squad form of rebels retaliation. Not because he's morally opposed to protect La Gringa from a it, mind, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity but because it makes Santa Blanca hit squad out of gratitude look bad.]] [[spoiler: He orders La Plaga's execution for her medical help for their cause, even though by this reason.]] (In San Mateo you learn that point she had already [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived her usefulness]] to both Sueno has ordered his fair share of mass murder of civilians... the rebels difference is, unlike La Plaga, ''he did it covertly rather than broadcast it to the world'', and did it to remove dissidents rather than to try to intimidate the cartel.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He's initially very reluctant to help the Ghosts, partially out of resentment
populace at large.) He also doesn't tolerate any shortcuts that one American's death provides only four soldiers, while hundreds of his fighters died and yet they never received any support. Katari does get much friendlier if compromise the Ghosts perform a large number high quality of sidequests to strengthen the rebels, and Santa Blanca's cocaine, as he's shown to be one of the more open-minded rebels spent years building up Santa Blanca's brand as "a primo product for a primo price."
** Thoroughly averted
when it comes to working dealing with the Americans, unlike Amaru his subordinates as his WeHaveReserves and some YouHaveFailedMe tendencies quickly cause a serious manpower drain. If he was willing to show an ounce of mercy then he probably could have salvaged most of the operations which the Ghosts wrecked.
* ReligionOfEvil: Whatever your opinion of Santa Muerte worship in real life, his version is a murder cult which he believes makes him rich and powerful in exchange for the victims he gives her.
* SharpDressedMan: This hulking mountain of tattooed muscle is almost never seen wearing anything
other rebels than a crisp suit, albeit with some concessions to his profession.
* SkullForAHead: The back of his head is tattooed into a skull face.
* SmugSnake: His plan for immunity goes terribly wrong in the Bad Ending as he underestimates just how far Karen Bowman will go to remove him from power.
** Even in the GoodEnding, he seems awfully confident for a man
who just lost his entire organization.
* VillainousDemotivator: El Sueno's entire management strategy basically boils down to "beatings will continue until morale improves." If his subordinates
don't produce the results he wants, he just threatens to kill them and their families if they continue to fail. This bites him in the ass ''multiple'' times, as it pushes his bouchons into taking stupid risks that end up getting them killed, or pushes them into a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal against him.
* VillainsNeverLie: He takes pride in the fact he never lies, describing it as "a crime against yourself" while all his other crimes are merely crimes against humanity. However, he apparently [[MetaphoricallyTrue doesn't count having others lie for him as "lying"]]. He also uses ExactWords and leaves out details enough that his claim is more or less just B.S.
* VisionaryVillain: He does not
want anything Santa Blanca to merely be a powerful cartel, he wants Santa Blanca to turn Bolivia into a narco-state with Santa Blanca as its shadow government, a goal he's well on his way to accomplishing when the Ghosts show up. He literally believes Santa Muerte told him to do with the Yankees.
it, too.
* UngratefulBastard: TheUnfought: [[spoiler: Despite all of your assistance to his cause, he betrays When you finally confront him face-to-face at the Ghosts in order to prove end of the Kataris 26 can stand game, it turns out he's already made a deal for full immunity with the U.S. government, much to the frustration of Agent Bowman and the Ghosts. [[MultipleEndings Depending on its own by killing how much of the game is completed]], Karen either [[BoomHeadshot shoots El Sueño himself, telling you to leave in the country then ordering his rebels to kill you when you chase after him back of the head]] ([[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished and summarily gets tossed in jail herself for "murder"]]), or takes El Sueño instead.]]

!Amaru
One
in alive, [[LuxuryPrisonSuite who is given a Florida penthouse]] [[BoxedCrook and "helps" the United States]] [[TheStoolPigeon by ratting out countless crime organizations and terrorist cells]] ([[LetsYouAndHimFight i.e. getting the US government to shut down his rivals in the drug trade for him]]).]]
-->'''El Sueno:''' [[spoiler:You may want to answer your phone, ''Officer Bowman''.]]
* WeHaveReserves: Treats everyone in his organization as expendable and easily replaced. It's not that he ''can't'' do it but that he can't do it ''quickly'' and the cartel collapses due to the fact it is done in a manner that leaves him without his usual resources.
* VowOfCelibacy: El Sueno has taken one of these, being a deeply religious man. However, comments made from him over the course
of the founders game strongly imply that he loves Nidia Flores in a romantic sense.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Trafficking division]]

!Nidia Flores

The Santa Blanca cartel's head
of the Kataris 26, whose ideas helped shape the rebellion. Your first mission upon touching down in Bolivia is to rescue him.Trafficking. Nicknamed "La Reina de Belleza" or "the Beauty Queen", her looks hide both immense intelligence and unadulterated violence.



* ActionSurvivor: Though he can't fight, he's stubborn as a tree. Your rescue of him shows how he's able to survive the Santa Blanca's torture with enough spunk to mock how cringy El Polito and La Yuri's behavior was.
* ChummyCommies: Like Pac above. While he's initially much more civil towards the Ghosts than Pac, the audio logs reveal that he was completely opposed to working with Americans, while Katari was much more pragmatic and willing to work with the Yankees to achieve the rebels' objectives.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: The mission to take El Sueno down has the Ghosts finding his dead body. It's later in the mission you learn Pac Katari killed him, feeling he was too soft for the Revolution.]]
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Took his name from Tupac Amaru, an Andean King.
* NonActionGuy: He's an old man without a proper place on the battlefield, but nonetheless inspires the rebellion.
* UnwantedRescue: A DownplayedTrope example but he isn't happy the Ghosts are the people to pick him up.
* WeHardlyKnewYa: Only appears in the first mission and never makes another appearance. [[spoiler: Except as a corpse.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Cartel]]

A massive cocaine cartel that controls the nation of Bolivia. It has a Security, Propaganda, Production, and Smuggling divisions.

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* ActionSurvivor: Though he can't fight, he's stubborn as a tree. Your rescue of AffectionateNickname: El Sueno calls her "mi reina"[[note]]"my queen"[[/note]]. She calls him shows how he's able to survive "mi rey"[[note]]"my king"[[/note]] in return.
* BlatantLies: The people they send oversees for education are not being used as drug mules. Mind you, DJ Perico kind of droped that one on her.
* TheDragon[=/=]CoDragons: Of
the Cartel's four sub-leaders, she and El Muro are the ones closest to El Sueno and the ones with the most authority and respect within the Cartel. El Sueno even credits her leadership with bringing Santa Blanca's torture with enough spunk Blanca to mock how cringy El Polito prosperity and La Yuri's behavior was.
dominance back when the group was just one of the lesser of Mexico's narco gangs on the losing end of the country's drug wars.
* ChummyCommies: Like Pac above. While he's initially much more civil towards HellBentForLeather: Has a thing for tight, revealing black leather outfits.
* KarmaHoudini: Is one of the few cartel members to get complete immunity.
* MamaBear: She's very protective of her daughter, understandable considering the kind of life they're in. [[spoiler: She specifically tells
the Ghosts than Pac, the audio logs reveal when they rescue her that he was completely opposed to working with Americans, while Katari was much more pragmatic and willing they can do whatever they want to work with her, they better not lay a finger on her daughter. This said to the Yankees to achieve the rebels' objectives.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: The mission to take El Sueno down has the Ghosts finding his dead body. It's later in the mission you learn Pac Katari killed him, feeling he was too soft
four guys who just destroyed a small army of sicarios gunning for the Revolution.her.]]
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Took his name from Tupac Amaru, an Andean King.
* NonActionGuy: He's an old man without a proper place
MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler: Ends up turning snitch on the battlefield, but nonetheless inspires Cartel after El Sueño puts a hit out on her for [[YouHaveFailedMe failing him for the rebellion.
last time]]. However, her initial plan was to escape on her own and she only very reluctantly ends up helping the Ghosts after they capture her and make it clear El Sueno won't stop hunting her until she and her daughter are both dead.]]
* UnwantedRescue: MsFanservice: A very attractive woman with a penchant for revealing, tight black leather outfits, it's no surprise she's basically become the game's Thumbnail.gif. Justified in-game as she's a former beauty queen whose fame and exceptional physical attractiveness is how she got involved with the Cartel in the first place and also aides in her role leading the Cartel's international trafficking.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Strongly resembles Claudia Ochoa Felix, an alleged hit squad leader for the Sinoloas who went viral for her Kim Kardashian-like looks and social media photos, and has kids and a husband allegedly in the business.[[note]]The husband, not the kids.[[/note]] Felix claims she's not really connected with the cartel.
** Also has some resemblance to Sandra Alvia Beltrane (aka the Queen of the Pacific) and another famous female cartel head who had lost loved ones to the violence.
* RichBitch: How she was called by her own mother ("Madonna") and many others because she refused to be disrespected.
* SelfMadeWoman: How she sees herself.
* StrawFeminist: Her radio broadcasts have an element of this as she basically encourages women to be bossy and rude because, otherwise, men will never take them seriously otherwise.
A DownplayedTrope example but he as it's not exactly wrong, especially for her line of work, and is mostly how others treat her.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Is the most respected woman in Bolivia....or else.
* UngratefulBastard: A thoroughly justified use of the trope as she's completely aware the only reason she needs rescuing by the Ghosts is because they're the ones who arranged for the destruction of her reputation as well as business.
* UnholyMatrimony: She
isn't happy the Ghosts are the people married to pick him up.
* WeHardlyKnewYa: Only appears in the first mission and never makes another appearance. [[spoiler: Except
El Boquita but he is as devoted to her as any husband.

!Rolando "El Boquita" Villa
Nidia's underboss. "The Little Mouth" started trafficking since he was
a corpse.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Cartel]]

A massive cocaine cartel that controls the nation
child. Got smitten by Nidia Flores and, after a night of Bolivia. It has drunken sex, had a Security, Propaganda, Production, and Smuggling divisions.daughter with her.



* AffablyEvil: Pretends to be this but are actually FauxAffablyEvil.
* CardCarryingVillain: A DownplayedTrope example as Santa Blanca doesn't attempt to portray itself as anything BUT a cocaine cartel. In real life, the cartels pretended to be legitimate businesses.
* TheCartel: A direct and obvious example of the trope, taken to supervillain-esque levels.
* CowardlyMooks: Santa Blanca lieutenants will make a run for it once things get loud and will often grab the nearest vehicle to do it. Also, if the Ghosts manage to get close enough, they'll immediately surrender.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Despite being a Mexican cartel they include several Bolivians and Americans in their hierarchy, and there's also a mix of men and women in the organisation, including several female bouchons and one female underboss. Arguably, a DownplayedTrope example as while they have high-ranking women, El Yayo is the highest ranking Bolivian member and he has AuthorityInNameOnly.
* FiveBadBand: The five leaders of the Santa Blanca cartel.
** BigBad: El Sueno, TheDon of the Santa Blanca cartel.
** TheDragon: Nidia Flores, who is the only female cartel leader, and is in charge of trafficking the cartel's product outside of Bolivia. El Sueño calls her his Queen and considers her to be a surrogate daughter, crediting her with leading them from obscurity to dominance in Mexico's drug wars.
** TheEvilGenius: El Yayo, [[TheQuisling a Bolivian who joined the Santa Blanca cartel when they arrived in the country from Mexico]], and is in charge of producing the drugs the Santa Blanca cartel deals in. Like El Cardenal, he has no interest in the Cartel's more violent operations and only cares about producing the best cocaine possible in keeping with the traditions of his people.
** TheBrute: El Muro, [[FromCamouflageToCriminal a Mexican soldier turned bodyguard]] for El Sueño as well as his best friend and right-hand man, who is the de-facto head of all security for the Cartel.
** TheDarkChick: El Cardenal, a SinisterMinister who was kicked out of the Catholic Church, but is able to run the philanthropy and propaganda campaigns that cultivate the Santa Blanca cartel's public image with the populace. Unlike the other Cartel leaders he's not directly tied to Santa Blanca's criminal operations and is in charge of legitimizing the Cartel in the eyes of the populace.
* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Subverted as El Yayo and La Gringa hate each other, Nidia Flores hates El Pulpo, and everyone hates DJ Perico but El Sueno.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: It is mentioned that some of Santa Blanca's sicarios are ex-military. Santa Blanca also employs ex-military types to train their sicarios, including ex-special forces from South Africa, Israel, Russia and the United States.
* GreaterScopeVillain: While El Sueno is the undisputed leader of the Cartel, even he answers to a group of unidentified "investors" in Mexico, who in one scene are shown over the phone expressing their dissatisfaction with Nidia Flores' operations. It's implied that Santa Blanca in Bolivia is just one arm of a much larger organization.
* GunsAkimbo: Some sicarios are armed with twin Skorpion or MAC-11 machine pistols. While [[RealityEnsues inaccurate]], it's the [[MoreDakka volume of fire they put out]] that makes them a threat.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Santa Blanca has an entire region where they've kidnapped hundreds of people with even vaguely anti-cartel opinions, murdered them, and had their bodies dissolved. This is also their policy with virtually anyone who opposes them.
* NGO superpower[[NGOsuperpower]]: The Santa Blanca cartel controls an entire nation effectively, actively employing its military and exploiting its economy to its own ends. {{Subverted}} with the fact it folds like a deck of cards under assault from American military operatives working with the CIA and local rebels.
* TheRemnant: ''Fallen Ghosts'', which takes place after Operation: Kingslayer, has isolated pockets of Santa Blanca still operating inside of Bolivia, though between the decimation of their infrastructure by The Ghosts and Los Extranjeros coming in the resultant power vacuum, they're a shadow of their former selves.
* ReleasedToElsewhere: The Cartel doesn't hesitate to murder police or criminals publicly but prefer to "disappear" regular citizens.
* RuthlessForeignGangsters: They're a Mexican rather than Bolivian cartel despite the latter existing and once having been almost as dangerous as the Columbian ones.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: It's the trafficking in children which ultimately turns the citizenry of Bolivia against them.
** Publicly played straight as "Bostom" Reed believes (correctly) he'd be executed if people knew of his side business.
* TattooedCrook: The number of SB-affiliated characters ''without'' very prominent gang tats can be counted on one hand. Even [[MsFanservice Nidia Flores]] has some, which is highly unusual for a former beauty queen but shows just how deep she's in with the cartel.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: One of Santa Blanca's four divisions is entirely devoted to propaganda and public relations, and it appears to be quite successful. They go to some lengths to win the Bolivian populace's favor, like investing serious money in a refugee camp after a massive wildfire (which they were responsible for in the first place), a move that gained them a lot of favor with the common man. Doing stuff that hurts SB's polished image is a sure-fire way to a date with a hitman sent by the big boss.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Many low-ranking Santa Blanca sicarios are seen shirtless, in order to show off their [[TattooedCrook Santa Blanca tattoos]].
* WeHaveReserves: There are thousands of sicarios working for the gang and dozens of outposts, checkpoints, as well as bases for the organization.
* VillainBall: The cartel's child slavery can't bring in nearly as much as their cocaine trade yet is what helps bring the company down.
* YouHaveFailedMe: The Santa Blanca cartel, and in particular its leader El Sueno, are not tolerant of the lieutenants slipping up in their duties. This is shown in one trailer, where the Ghosts steal a cocaine shipment from a Santa Blanca lieutenant nicknamed "White Hat", but don't kill him, saying he's a "dead man walking". [[BrickJoke The end of the trailer]] reveals that White Hat was on the receiving end of a ColdBloodedTorture session of El Sueño himself, before he leaves two of his mooks to execute White Hat.

!El Sueno

The head of the Santa Blanca Cartel. He is a former peasant farmer who worked his way up through the Santa Blanca cartel to become its head before conquering the nation of Bolivia through narco-terrorism.

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* AffablyEvil: Pretends to be this but are actually FauxAffablyEvil.
* CardCarryingVillain: A DownplayedTrope example
AnticlimaxBoss: Despite his status as Santa Blanca doesn't attempt to portray itself as anything BUT Nidia's Underboss, El Boquita has neither boss-level health or a cocaine cartel. In real life, the cartels pretended to be legitimate businesses.unique weapon.
* TheCartel: A direct BumblingDad: Is goofy and obvious example of sweet to his daughter, which makes the trope, taken to supervillain-esque levels.
* CowardlyMooks: Santa Blanca lieutenants will make a run for it once things get loud and will often grab the nearest vehicle to do it. Also, if the Ghosts manage to get close enough, they'll immediately surrender.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Despite being a Mexican cartel they include several Bolivians and Americans in their hierarchy, and there's also a mix of men and women in the organisation, including several female bouchons and one female underboss. Arguably, a DownplayedTrope example as while they
fact you have high-ranking women, El Yayo is to kill him all the highest ranking Bolivian member more unpleasant.
* TheBrute: Is basically Nidia's henchman
and he has AuthorityInNameOnly.loyal hanger-on.
* FiveBadBand: The five leaders OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Nidia finds Boquita alive, but kills him and saws his head off to present to El Sueno as a means of saving face, and herself. It does not work.]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: After you assassinate him (and you can even walk up to and play around with the body), a cutscene at the end
of the Santa Blanca cartel.
** BigBad: El Sueno, TheDon of the Santa Blanca cartel.
** TheDragon:
mission shows he somehow survived, though riddled with bullets and mortally wounded, long enough to return to Nidia Flores, who is the only female cartel leader, and is in charge of trafficking the cartel's product outside of Bolivia. El Sueño calls her where she cuts off his Queen and considers her head to give to El Sueno in hopes it would be a surrogate daughter, crediting her with leading them from obscurity enough to dominance in Mexico's drug wars.
** TheEvilGenius: El Yayo, [[TheQuisling a Bolivian who joined the Santa Blanca cartel when they arrived in the country from Mexico]], and is in charge of producing the drugs the Santa Blanca cartel deals in. Like El Cardenal, he has no interest in the Cartel's more violent operations and only cares about producing
save herself.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Is probably right
the best cocaine possible in keeping thing to do when things go south is escape with what money they have rather than try to work things out with the traditions of his people.
** TheBrute: El Muro, [[FromCamouflageToCriminal a Mexican soldier turned bodyguard]] for El Sueño as well as his best friend and right-hand man, who is the de-facto head of all security for the Cartel.
** TheDarkChick: El Cardenal, a SinisterMinister who was kicked out of the Catholic Church, but is able to run the philanthropy and propaganda campaigns that cultivate the Santa Blanca cartel's public image with the populace. Unlike the other Cartel leaders he's not directly tied to Santa Blanca's criminal operations and is in charge of legitimizing the Cartel in the eyes of the populace.
cartel.
* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Subverted as El Yayo and La Gringa hate each other, UnrequitedLove: Nidia Flores hates El Pulpo, and everyone hates DJ Perico has affection for him, at best, [[spoiler: but El Sueno.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: It is mentioned
not enough that some of Santa Blanca's sicarios are ex-military. Santa Blanca also employs ex-military types to train their sicarios, including ex-special forces from South Africa, Israel, Russia and the United States.
she won't kill him herself.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: While UnwantedSpouse: Seems he was initially this. El Sueno Boquita is the undisputed leader of the Cartel, even he answers to a group of unidentified "investors" in Mexico, who in one scene are shown over the phone expressing their dissatisfaction with way below Nidia Flores' operations. It's implied that Santa Blanca league, in Bolivia is fact he was previously just one arm of her more talented minions. She only married him because he ended up getting her pregnant during a much larger organization.
* GunsAkimbo: Some sicarios are armed with twin Skorpion or MAC-11 machine pistols. While [[RealityEnsues inaccurate]], it's the [[MoreDakka volume
one-time, one-night evening of fire they put out]] that makes them a threat.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Santa Blanca has an entire region where they've kidnapped hundreds of people with even vaguely anti-cartel opinions, murdered them, and had their bodies dissolved. This is also their policy with virtually anyone who opposes them.
* NGO superpower[[NGOsuperpower]]: The Santa Blanca cartel controls an entire nation effectively, actively employing its military and exploiting its economy to its own ends. {{Subverted}} with the fact it folds like a deck of cards under assault from American military operatives working with the CIA and local rebels.
* TheRemnant: ''Fallen Ghosts'', which takes place after Operation: Kingslayer, has isolated pockets of Santa Blanca still operating inside of Bolivia, though between the decimation of their infrastructure by The Ghosts and Los Extranjeros coming
pity sex. However, in the resultant power vacuum, they're a shadow several years the two of them spent living together raising their former selves.
* ReleasedToElsewhere: The Cartel doesn't hesitate to murder police or criminals publicly but prefer to "disappear" regular citizens.
* RuthlessForeignGangsters: They're a Mexican rather than Bolivian cartel despite the latter existing and once having been almost as dangerous as the Columbian ones.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: It's the trafficking in children which ultimately turns the citizenry of Bolivia against them.
** Publicly played straight as "Bostom" Reed believes (correctly) he'd be executed if people knew of his side business.
* TattooedCrook: The number of SB-affiliated characters ''without'' very prominent gang tats can be counted on one hand. Even [[MsFanservice
daughter, it seems Nidia Flores]] has some, which is highly unusual did come to care for a former beauty queen but shows just how deep the guy, considering [[spoiler: she seems genuinely grieving after she's forced to kill him in with the cartel.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: One of Santa Blanca's four divisions is entirely devoted
an unsuccessful attempt to propaganda and public relations, and it appears to be quite successful. They go to some lengths to win the Bolivian populace's favor, like investing serious money in a refugee camp assuage El Sueño's wrath by giving him El Boquita's head instead after a massive wildfire (which they were responsible for in the first place), a move that gained two of them a lot of favor with the common man. Doing stuff that hurts SB's polished image is a sure-fire way to a date with a hitman sent by the big boss.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Many low-ranking Santa Blanca sicarios are seen shirtless, in order to show off their [[TattooedCrook Santa Blanca tattoos]].
* WeHaveReserves: There are thousands of sicarios working for the gang and dozens of outposts, checkpoints, as well as bases for the organization.
* VillainBall: The cartel's child slavery can't bring in nearly as much as their cocaine trade yet is what helps bring the company down.
* YouHaveFailedMe: The Santa Blanca cartel, and in particular its leader El Sueno, are not tolerant of the lieutenants slipping up in their duties. This is shown in one trailer, where the Ghosts steal a cocaine shipment from a Santa Blanca lieutenant nicknamed "White Hat", but don't kill him, saying he's a "dead man walking". [[BrickJoke The end of the trailer]] reveals that White Hat was on the receiving end of a ColdBloodedTorture session of
[[YouHaveFailedMe fail El Sueño himself, before he leaves two of for the last time]].]]

!El Cerebro

El Cerebro was a reclusive genius in a university in California. Nidia Flores discovered
his mooks to execute White Hat.

!El Sueno

The head
talents, and hired him as designer and manager of the Santa Blanca Cartel. He is a former peasant farmer who worked his way up through the Santa Blanca cartel to become its head before conquering the nation cartel's fleet of Bolivia through narco-terrorism.drug-smuggling submarines.



* AffectionateNickname: Nidia Flores calls him "mi rey"[[note]]"my king"[[/note]]. He calls her "mi reina"[[note]]"my queen"[[/note]] in return.
* AGodAmI: Despite being deeply religious, El Sueno has no problem comparing himself to Moses when he describes leading Santa Blanca into Bolivia. This while standing in a massive mausoleum he's had built for himself, which he even claims outright to be fit for a god when Sandoval tells him it's fit for a king.
* AntiClimaxBoss: Not only is he TheUnfought, his (an therefore the whole game's) final mission is surprisingly easy in itself. It mostly consists of battering your way through countless hostiles to his mausoleum on a ten-minute timer, but there's a conveniently placed Humvee right next to you when said timer starts, so all you have to do is hop in and follow the plotted route without stopping or doing anything else. With a maxed-out Car Shield skill and a bit of luck, you can reach the destination without having to switch cars once and with 4-5 minutes to spare. Once you hit the door to his mausoleum, you're in the clear (at least until after the cutscene and the credits when you're dumped right back into the carnage, but that doesn't matter anymore anyway).
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Is attacked twice during the game and slaughters his opponents personally.
* BadBoss: El Sueno [[YouHaveFailedMe does not tolerate failure]], and tends to order the executions of those that do. While this is understandable to a degree, he ends up putting hits on some of his most trusted lieutenants who only failed due to him putting them in impossible situations, as well as shown to be willing to kill people over such things as harming the quality of the cartel's cocaine by diluting it. The Ghosts use this to their advantage, since most of the HVT's they capture know what they're in for [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal and aren't happy about it.]]
* BaldOfEvil: With a SkullForAHead in the back for added intimidation points.
* BigBad: El Sueno is Santa Blanca's Boss of Bosses, who also is the guy who personally tortured and killed Ricky Sandoval.
* DecapitationPresentation: He presents the Ghost the head of [[spoiler: Pac Katari]] dangling on a meat hook.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: He quotes the Bible, saying "I am not my brother's keeper" when justifying [[spoiler: ordering El Muro to execute his own brother]], even saying that El Muro is going against the bible when he refuses the order. Thing is, the quote is from Cain, ''the villain of the story'', and is not meant to be seen as something to be emulated. This showns that El Sueno's understanding of his own faith is... skewed, to say the least.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Unlike El Muro, who's extremely weary of making non-Mexicans into Bouchons (Bookhart being an exception due to having proved his worth as a badass), El Sueno has no problem elevating Bolivians like El Yayo or Madre Coca or even a white woman like La Gringa to Bouchon status. However, he represents a very dark twist on this trope, as Sueno is able to be so "tolerant" because he rules through fear and kills anyone who displeases him, in contrast to El Muro who seems to rule more through personal loyalty and thus feels the need to be more selective.
* EvilSoundsDeep: He's got a really deep, menacing voice.
* {{Expy}}: He's pretty much an unmasked Bane from Franchise/{{Batman}} combined, maybe, with [[Film/{{Scarface}} Tony Montana]]. He also has some elements of Pablo Escobar in how he runs the country as well as engages in narco terrorism.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He puts considerable effort into presenting himself as "tough but fair" as well as genuinely concerned for the welfare of the people of Bolivia; however, he's involved in some seriously cruel criminal activity including child trafficking and mass murder, and is an incredibly BadBoss.
* FluffyTheTerrible: El Sueno means "The Dream". It's the nom-de-guerre for a giant of a man with [[TattooedCrook prominent facial tattoos]] in charge of the biggest drug cartel in Bolivia.
* GeniusBruiser: Self-educated and capable of killing heavily armed assassins by himself.
* GildedCage: The good ending has Bowman saying that [[spoiler: even for all the immunity he gets and having a nice mansion in Florida, he's under 24-7 house arrest, and that the moment he tries to rebuild his empire, [[SequelHook the Ghosts will be there to take him down again.]]]]
* HiddenDepths: Despite his intimidating appearance and incredible brutality, El Sueno is actually a very intelligent man and is even familiar with classical literature, quoting Balzac at one point.
* HonoraryUncle: He seems to be this to Nidia Flores' daughter, as she refers to him as tio, which is Spanish for uncle, in one video. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop him from trying to kill both Nidia and her daughter.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: He bitterly calls Nidia Flores a sell-out for choosing to make a deal with the U.S. government instead of facing death with her head held high. He then ends up making the exact same deal for himself at the end of the game.]]
** [[spoiler: He also claims that he never lies, as it is a "crime to yourself". Despite this, he blatantly lies to El Cardinal's face about the cartel's child trafficking operations, though his ExactWords are to menacingly question El Cardinal as to whether he thinks El Sueno would actually do something so unforgivable, rather than to actually deny it.]]
** Talks extensively about how he's El Muro's brother and that he's his only true friend but orders him to kill La Plaga (El Muro's actual brother) for his screw ups.
** He also promised UNIDAD that the cartel would keep its killings it a minimum (i.e. only other criminals) but it effectively depopulates a region, employs mass slave labor, and kills everyone who criticizes the cartel before dissolving their body.
*** In short, everything out of his mouth is two faced double talk.
* KarmaHoudini: No matter how badly the Ghosts destroy his empire, [[spoiler: he's given full immunity by the Department of Justice for turning snitch on other groups he's worked with.]] The standard ending has this subverted with [[spoiler: Bowman shooting him dead.]] Played straight during the good ending with [[spoiler: Bowman knowing once all of his information dries up, he'll be let go in America or be transferred to a Mexican prison where he'll "escape."]]
* LargeAndInCharge: At 7' 2" and 330 pounds, he's basically [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bane]] with a bunch of facial tattoos, and is almost a full head taller than anyone else in the game.
* ManipulativeBastard: All of the conversations he has with his subordinates are full of him undermining their confidence, pretending to be their friend, and framing the worst possible actions in the best possible life.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: He bears some similarities with real-life Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar, such as using the same famous quote "plata o plomo" ("Silver or lead" in English, = [[DeadlyEuphemism "Either take the money or we will take your lives"]]), amassing an insane amount of wealth from his activities and performing charity projects.
* NoHonorAmongThieves: Treats his subordinates who turn on him with disgust [[spoiler: but is quick to make the same sort of deal.]]
* PragmaticVillainy: El Sueno does ''not'' like killing random civilians as a form of retaliation. Not because he's morally opposed to it, mind, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity but because it makes Santa Blanca look bad.]] [[spoiler: He orders La Plaga's execution for this reason.]] (In San Mateo you learn that Sueno has ordered his fair share of mass murder of civilians... the difference is, unlike La Plaga, ''he did it covertly rather than broadcast it to the world'', and did it to remove dissidents rather than to try to intimidate the populace at large.) He also doesn't tolerate any shortcuts that compromise the high quality of Santa Blanca's cocaine, as he's spent years building up Santa Blanca's brand as "a primo product for a primo price."
** Thoroughly averted when it comes to dealing with his subordinates as his WeHaveReserves and YouHaveFailedMe tendencies quickly cause a serious manpower drain. If he was willing to show an ounce of mercy then he probably could have salvaged most of the operations which the Ghosts wrecked.
* ReligionOfEvil: Whatever your opinion of Santa Muerte worship in real life, his version is a murder cult which he believes makes him rich and powerful in exchange for the victims he gives her.
* SharpDressedMan: This hulking mountain of tattooed muscle is almost never seen wearing anything other than a crisp suit, albeit with some concessions to his profession.
* SkullForAHead: The back of his head is tattooed into a skull face.
* SmugSnake: His plan for immunity goes terribly wrong in the Bad Ending as he underestimates just how far Karen Bowman will go to remove him from power.
** Even in the GoodEnding, he seems awfully confident for a man who just lost his entire organization.
* VillainousDemotivator: El Sueno's entire management strategy basically boils down to "beatings will continue until morale improves." If his subordinates don't produce the results he wants, he just threatens to kill them and their families if they continue to fail. This bites him in the ass ''multiple'' times, as it pushes his bouchons into taking stupid risks that end up getting them killed, or pushes them into a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal against him.
* VillainsNeverLie: He takes pride in the fact he never lies, describing it as "a crime against yourself" while all his other crimes are merely crimes against humanity. However, he apparently [[MetaphoricallyTrue doesn't count having others lie for him as "lying"]]. He also uses ExactWords and leaves out details enough that his claim is more or less just B.S.
* VisionaryVillain: He does not want Santa Blanca to merely be a powerful cartel, he wants Santa Blanca to turn Bolivia into a narco-state with Santa Blanca as its shadow government, a goal he's well on his way to accomplishing when the Ghosts show up. He literally believes Santa Muerte told him to do it, too.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: When you finally confront him face-to-face at the end of the game, it turns out he's already made a deal for full immunity with the U.S. government, much to the frustration of Agent Bowman and the Ghosts. [[MultipleEndings Depending on how much of the game is completed]], Karen either [[BoomHeadshot shoots El Sueño in the back of the head]] ([[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished and summarily gets tossed in jail herself for "murder"]]), or takes El Sueño in alive, [[LuxuryPrisonSuite who is given a Florida penthouse]] [[BoxedCrook and "helps" the United States]] [[TheStoolPigeon by ratting out countless crime organizations and terrorist cells]] ([[LetsYouAndHimFight i.e. getting the US government to shut down his rivals in the drug trade for him]]).]]
-->'''El Sueno:''' [[spoiler:You may want to answer your phone, ''Officer Bowman''.]]
* WeHaveReserves: Treats everyone in his organization as expendable and easily replaced. It's not that he ''can't'' do it but that he can't do it ''quickly'' and the cartel collapses due to the fact it is done in a manner that leaves him without his usual resources.
* VowOfCelibacy: El Sueno has taken one of these, being a deeply religious man. However, comments made from him over the course of the game strongly imply that he loves Nidia Flores in a romantic sense.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Trafficking division]]

!Nidia Flores

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Trafficking. Nicknamed "La Reina de Belleza" or "the Beauty Queen", her looks hide both immense intelligence and unadulterated violence.

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* AffectionateNickname: Nidia Flores calls him "mi rey"[[note]]"my king"[[/note]]. He calls her "mi reina"[[note]]"my queen"[[/note]] in return.
* AGodAmI: Despite being deeply religious, El Sueno has no problem comparing himself to Moses when he describes leading Santa Blanca into Bolivia. This while standing in a massive mausoleum
AmbiguousDisorder: After he's had built captured, he begins casually speaking to the Ghosts with extreme detachment regarding his situation without any fear or concern for himself, which his safety, and starts going over his future plans out loud. When Bowman gets a hold of him, he even claims outright goes on a long, rambling diatribe about the immortality of the rocks and whether or not rabbits concern themselves with the name of God. Bowman actually has to be fit for a god when Sandoval tells him ask if he understands the situation he's in. [[spoiler: Of course, considering it's fit for not actually El Cerebro, [[DecoyGetaway but a king.
* AntiClimaxBoss: Not only is he TheUnfought, his (an therefore
decoy meant to keep the whole game's) final mission is surprisingly easy in itself. It mostly consists of battering your way through countless hostiles to his mausoleum on a ten-minute timer, but there's a conveniently placed Humvee right next to you when said timer starts, so all you have to do is hop in and follow Ghosts busy while he fled Bolivia]], it's possible the plotted route without stopping or doing anything else. With a maxed-out Car Shield skill and a bit of luck, you can reach the destination without having to switch cars once and with 4-5 minutes to spare. Once you hit the door to his mausoleum, you're in the clear (at least until after the cutscene and the credits when you're dumped right back into the carnage, but that real El Cerebro doesn't matter anymore anyway).
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Is attacked twice during
have the game same mental disorder, although background conversation between his sicarios seems to indicate he actually does]].
* ChildProdigy: Graduated high school at the age of 13, went on to graduate from college
and slaughters his opponents personally.
* BadBoss: El Sueno [[YouHaveFailedMe does
join the Cartel not tolerate failure]], and tends to order long after.
* DecoyGetaway: [[spoiler: Turns out,
the executions of those that do. While this is understandable to a degree, he ends up putting hits on some of his most trusted lieutenants who only failed due to him putting them in impossible situations, as well as shown to be willing to kill people over such things as harming the quality of the cartel's cocaine by diluting it. The Ghosts use this to their advantage, since most of the HVT's they guy you capture know what they're in for [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal isn't El Cerebro, but the head of his submersible research. The real El Cerebro went into hiding long before you got to his decoy and aren't happy about it.escaped.]]
* BaldOfEvil: With a SkullForAHead in the back for added intimidation points.
EvilGenius: How he's described by his dossier.
* BigBad: El Sueno is Santa Blanca's Boss of Bosses, who also is the guy who personally tortured and killed Ricky Sandoval.
* DecapitationPresentation: He presents the Ghost the head of
TheGhost: [[spoiler: Pac Katari]] dangling on a meat hook.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: He quotes the Bible, saying "I am not my brother's keeper" when justifying [[spoiler: ordering El Muro to execute his own brother]], even saying that El Muro is going against the bible when he refuses the order. Thing is, the quote is from Cain, ''the villain of the story'', and is not meant to be seen as something to be emulated. This showns that El Sueno's understanding of his own faith is... skewed, to say the least.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Unlike El Muro, who's extremely weary of making non-Mexicans into Bouchons (Bookhart being an exception due to having proved his worth as a badass), El Sueno has no problem elevating Bolivians like El Yayo or Madre Coca or even a white woman like La Gringa to Bouchon status. However, he represents a very dark twist on this trope, as Sueno is able to be so "tolerant" because he rules through fear and kills anyone who displeases him, in contrast to El Muro who seems to rule more through personal loyalty and thus feels the need to be more selective.
* EvilSoundsDeep: He's got a really deep, menacing voice.
* {{Expy}}: He's pretty much an unmasked Bane from Franchise/{{Batman}} combined, maybe, with [[Film/{{Scarface}} Tony Montana]]. He also has some elements of Pablo Escobar in how he runs the country as well as engages in narco terrorism.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He puts considerable effort into presenting himself as "tough but fair" as well as genuinely concerned for the welfare of the people of Bolivia; however, he's involved in some seriously cruel criminal activity including child trafficking and mass murder, and is an incredibly BadBoss.
* FluffyTheTerrible: El Sueno means "The Dream". It's the nom-de-guerre for a giant of a man with [[TattooedCrook prominent facial tattoos]] in charge of the biggest drug cartel in Bolivia.
* GeniusBruiser: Self-educated and capable of killing heavily armed assassins by himself.
* GildedCage: The good ending has Bowman saying that [[spoiler: even for all the immunity he gets and having a nice mansion in Florida, he's under 24-7 house arrest, and that the moment he tries to rebuild his empire, [[SequelHook the Ghosts will be there to take him down again.]]]]
* HiddenDepths: Despite his intimidating appearance and incredible brutality, El Sueno is
We never actually a very intelligent man and is even familiar with classical literature, quoting Balzac at one point.
* HonoraryUncle: He seems to be this to Nidia Flores' daughter, as she refers to
encounter him as tio, which is Spanish for uncle, in one video. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop him from trying to kill both Nidia and her daughter.the game.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: He bitterly calls Nidia Flores a sell-out for choosing to make a deal with the U.S. government instead of facing death with her head held high. He then ends up making the exact same deal for himself at the end of the game.Gets away scott free.]]
** * ProperlyParanoid: Makes a break for it with [[a decoy left behind as soon as he even gets a whiff of the Shosts]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
[[spoiler: He also claims that he never lies, as it is a "crime to yourself". Despite this, he blatantly lies to El Cardinal's face about the cartel's child trafficking operations, though While [[DecoyGetaway using his ExactWords are lead designer to menacingly question act as a decoy]], El Cardinal as to whether he thinks El Sueno would actually do something so unforgivable, rather than to actually deny it.]]
** Talks extensively about how he's El Muro's brother and that he's his only true friend but orders him to kill La Plaga (El Muro's actual brother) for his screw ups.
** He also promised UNIDAD that the cartel would keep its killings it a minimum (i.e. only other criminals) but it effectively depopulates a region, employs mass slave labor, and kills everyone who criticizes the cartel
Cerebro completely fled Bolivia before dissolving their body.
*** In short, everything out of his mouth is two faced double talk.
* KarmaHoudini: No matter how badly
the Ghosts destroy his empire, [[spoiler: he's given full immunity by the Department of Justice for turning snitch on other groups he's worked with.]] The standard ending has this subverted with [[spoiler: Bowman shooting him dead.]] Played straight during the good ending with [[spoiler: Bowman knowing once all of his information dries up, he'll be let go in America or be transferred to a Mexican prison where he'll "escape."]]
* LargeAndInCharge: At 7' 2" and 330 pounds, he's basically [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bane]] with a bunch of facial tattoos, and is almost a full head taller than anyone else in the game.
* ManipulativeBastard: All of the conversations he has with his subordinates are full of him undermining their confidence, pretending to be their friend, and framing the worst possible actions in the best possible life.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: He bears some similarities with real-life Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar, such as using the same famous quote "plata o plomo" ("Silver or lead" in English, = [[DeadlyEuphemism "Either take the money or we will take your lives"]]), amassing an insane amount of wealth from his activities and performing charity projects.
* NoHonorAmongThieves: Treats his subordinates who turn on him with disgust [[spoiler: but is quick to make the same sort of deal.]]
* PragmaticVillainy: El Sueno does ''not'' like killing random civilians as a form of retaliation. Not because he's morally opposed to it, mind, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity but because it makes Santa Blanca look bad.]] [[spoiler: He orders La Plaga's execution for this reason.]] (In San Mateo you learn that Sueno has ordered his fair share of mass murder of civilians... the difference is, unlike La Plaga, ''he did it covertly rather than broadcast it to the world'', and did it to remove dissidents rather than to try to intimidate the populace at large.) He also doesn't tolerate any shortcuts that compromise the high quality of Santa Blanca's cocaine, as he's spent years building up Santa Blanca's brand as "a primo product for a primo price."
** Thoroughly averted when it comes to dealing with his subordinates as his WeHaveReserves and YouHaveFailedMe tendencies quickly cause a serious manpower drain. If he was willing to show an ounce of mercy then he probably
could have salvaged most of the operations which the Ghosts wrecked.
* ReligionOfEvil: Whatever your opinion of Santa Muerte worship in real life, his version is a murder cult which he believes makes him rich and powerful in exchange for the victims he gives her.
* SharpDressedMan: This hulking mountain of tattooed muscle is almost never seen wearing anything other than a crisp suit, albeit with some concessions to his profession.
* SkullForAHead: The back of his head is tattooed into a skull face.
* SmugSnake: His plan for immunity goes terribly wrong in the Bad Ending as he underestimates just how far Karen Bowman will go to remove him from power.
** Even in the GoodEnding, he seems awfully confident for a man who just lost his entire organization.
* VillainousDemotivator: El Sueno's entire management strategy basically boils down to "beatings will continue until morale improves." If his subordinates don't produce the results he wants, he just threatens to kill them and their families if they continue to fail. This bites him in the ass ''multiple'' times, as it pushes his bouchons into taking stupid risks that end up getting them killed, or pushes them into a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal against him.
* VillainsNeverLie: He takes pride in the fact he never lies, describing it as "a crime against yourself" while all his other crimes are merely crimes against humanity. However, he apparently [[MetaphoricallyTrue doesn't count having others lie for him as "lying"]]. He also uses ExactWords and leaves out details enough that his claim is more or less just B.S.
* VisionaryVillain: He does not want Santa Blanca to merely be a powerful cartel, he wants Santa Blanca to turn Bolivia into a narco-state with Santa Blanca as its shadow government, a goal he's well on his way to accomplishing when the Ghosts show up. He literally believes Santa Muerte told him to do it, too.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: When you finally confront him face-to-face at the end of the game, it turns out he's already made a deal for full immunity with the U.S. government, much to the frustration of Agent Bowman and the Ghosts. [[MultipleEndings Depending on how much of the game is completed]], Karen either [[BoomHeadshot shoots El Sueño in the back of the head]] ([[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished and summarily gets tossed in jail herself for "murder"]]), or takes El Sueño in alive, [[LuxuryPrisonSuite who is given a Florida penthouse]] [[BoxedCrook and "helps" the United States]] [[TheStoolPigeon by ratting out countless crime organizations and terrorist cells]] ([[LetsYouAndHimFight i.e. getting the US government to
shut down his rivals in the drug trade for him]]).]]
-->'''El Sueno:''' [[spoiler:You may want
operation.]]

!Boyer "Boston" Reed

Contrary
to answer your phone, ''Officer Bowman''.]]
* WeHaveReserves: Treats everyone in
his organization as expendable and easily replaced. It's not that he ''can't'' do it but that he can't do it ''quickly'' and the cartel collapses due to the fact it is done in a manner that leaves him without his usual resources.
* VowOfCelibacy: El Sueno has taken one of these, being a deeply religious man. However, comments made
nickname, Boyer Reed actually comes from him over the course of the game strongly imply that he loves Nidia Flores in a romantic sense.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Trafficking division]]

!Nidia Flores

The Santa Blanca cartel's
Lexington, Massachusetts. He started adventuring after college, and soon after met El Boquita. "Boston" Reed since then became head of Trafficking. Nicknamed "La Reina de Belleza" or "the Beauty Queen", her looks hide both immense intelligence and unadulterated violence.the pilots who make sure the drugs get flown around the world.



* AffectionateNickname: El Sueno calls her "mi reina"[[note]]"my queen"[[/note]]. She calls him "mi rey"[[note]]"my king"[[/note]] in return.
* BlatantLies: The people they send oversees for education are not being used as drug mules. Mind you, DJ Perico kind of droped that one on her.
* TheDragon[=/=]CoDragons: Of the Cartel's four sub-leaders, she and El Muro are the ones closest to El Sueno and the ones with the most authority and respect within the Cartel. El Sueno even credits her leadership with bringing Santa Blanca to prosperity and dominance back when the group was just one of the lesser of Mexico's narco gangs on the losing end of the country's drug wars.
* HellBentForLeather: Has a thing for tight, revealing black leather outfits.
* KarmaHoudini: Is one of the few cartel members to get complete immunity.
* MamaBear: She's very protective of her daughter, understandable considering the kind of life they're in. [[spoiler: She specifically tells the Ghosts when they rescue her that while they can do whatever they want to her, they better not lay a finger on her daughter. This said to the four guys who just destroyed a small army of sicarios gunning for her.]]
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler: Ends up turning snitch on the Cartel after El Sueño puts a hit out on her for [[YouHaveFailedMe failing him for the last time]]. However, her initial plan was to escape on her own and she only very reluctantly ends up helping the Ghosts after they capture her and make it clear El Sueno won't stop hunting her until she and her daughter are both dead.]]
* MsFanservice: A very attractive woman with a penchant for revealing, tight black leather outfits, it's no surprise she's basically become the game's Thumbnail.gif. Justified in-game as she's a former beauty queen whose fame and exceptional physical attractiveness is how she got involved with the Cartel in the first place and also aides in her role leading the Cartel's international trafficking.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Strongly resembles Claudia Ochoa Felix, an alleged hit squad leader for the Sinoloas who went viral for her Kim Kardashian-like looks and social media photos, and has kids and a husband allegedly in the business.[[note]]The husband, not the kids.[[/note]] Felix claims she's not really connected with the cartel.
** Also has some resemblance to Sandra Alvia Beltrane (aka the Queen of the Pacific) and another famous female cartel head who had lost loved ones to the violence.
* RichBitch: How she was called by her own mother ("Madonna") and many others because she refused to be disrespected.
* SelfMadeWoman: How she sees herself.
* StrawFeminist: Her radio broadcasts have an element of this as she basically encourages women to be bossy and rude because, otherwise, men will never take them seriously otherwise. A DownplayedTrope as it's not exactly wrong, especially for her line of work, and is mostly how others treat her.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Is the most respected woman in Bolivia....or else.
* UngratefulBastard: A thoroughly justified use of the trope as she's completely aware the only reason she needs rescuing by the Ghosts is because they're the ones who arranged for the destruction of her reputation as well as business.
* UnholyMatrimony: She isn't married to El Boquita but he is as devoted to her as any husband.

!Rolando "El Boquita" Villa
Nidia's underboss. "The Little Mouth" started trafficking since he was a child. Got smitten by Nidia Flores and, after a night of drunken sex, had a daughter with her.

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* AffectionateNickname: El Sueno calls her "mi reina"[[note]]"my queen"[[/note]]. She calls him "mi rey"[[note]]"my king"[[/note]] in return.
* BlatantLies: The people they send oversees for education are not being used as drug mules. Mind you, DJ Perico kind of droped that one on her.
* TheDragon[=/=]CoDragons: Of the Cartel's four sub-leaders, she and El Muro are the ones closest to El Sueno and the ones with the most authority and respect within the Cartel. El Sueno even credits her leadership with bringing
AcePilot: It's why Santa Blanca hired him. When you finally track him down to prosperity and dominance back when the group was just one of the lesser of Mexico's narco gangs on the losing end of the country's drug wars.
* HellBentForLeather: Has a thing for tight, revealing black leather outfits.
* KarmaHoudini: Is one of the few cartel members
assassinate him, he even shows up in an attack helicopter to get complete immunity.
* MamaBear: She's very protective of her daughter, understandable considering the kind of life they're in. [[spoiler: She specifically tells the Ghosts when they rescue her that while they
fight you. [[InformedAttribute You can do whatever they want to her, they better not lay easily shoot him down without him getting off a finger on her daughter. This said to the four guys who just destroyed a small army of sicarios gunning for her.single shot in return.]]
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler: Ends up turning snitch on the Cartel after El Sueño puts a hit out on her for [[YouHaveFailedMe failing CoolShades: Defeating him unlocks his Aviator Sunglasses for the last time]]. player character. However, her initial plan was to escape on her own and she only very reluctantly ends up helping he's never actually seen wearing them since his one personal encounter with the Ghosts after they capture her and make it clear El Sueno won't stop hunting her until she and her daughter are both dead.]]
happens while he's piloting a helicopter that's promptly shot down.
* MsFanservice: A very attractive woman ProperlyParanoid: He only ever shows up for big deals or if an emergency is happening. His use of code names infuriates Nidia. Turns out his paranoia is actually pretty sensible, compared to the rest of Santa Blanca who openly brag about their criminal deeds on public radio.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Shares a nickname
with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Jung George Jung]], a penchant for revealing, tight black leather outfits, it's no surprise she's basically become the game's Thumbnail.gif. Justified in-game as she's a former beauty queen whose fame famous cocaine smuggler and exceptional physical attractiveness is how she got involved with the Cartel in the first place and also aides in her role leading the Cartel's international trafficking.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Strongly resembles Claudia Ochoa Felix, an alleged hit squad leader for the Sinoloas who went viral for her Kim Kardashian-like looks and social media photos, and has kids and a husband allegedly in the business.[[note]]The husband, not the kids.[[/note]] Felix claims she's not really connected with the cartel.
** Also has some resemblance to Sandra Alvia Beltrane (aka the Queen
subject of the Pacific) and another famous female cartel head who had lost loved ones to the violence.
film ''Film/{{Blow}}''.
* RichBitch: How she was called by her own mother ("Madonna") and many others because she refused OnlySaneMan: Seems to be disrespected.
* SelfMadeWoman: How she sees herself.
* StrawFeminist: Her radio broadcasts have an element of this as she basically encourages women to be bossy and rude because, otherwise, men will never take them seriously otherwise. A DownplayedTrope as it's not exactly wrong, especially for her line of work, and is mostly how others treat her.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Is the most respected woman in Bolivia....or else.
* UngratefulBastard: A thoroughly justified use of the trope as she's completely aware
the only reason she needs rescuing by cartel member who objects to being publicly outed as one on the Ghosts is because they're the ones who arranged radio. Mind you, he publicly threatens to murder DJ Perico for the destruction of her reputation as well as business.
saying so too.
* UnholyMatrimony: She isn't married to El Boquita but he is as devoted to her as any husband.

!Rolando "El Boquita" Villa
Nidia's underboss. "The Little Mouth" started
SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: As if smuggling drugs for Santa Blanca wasn't enough, Reed also runs his own human trafficking ring on the side, something that not even Sueno and Nidia know about. It's this side-operation that helps the Ghosts track him down, since he was a child. Got smitten by Nidia Flores and, after a night his partners don't even have Sueno's protection. You're also given the chance to kill one of drunken sex, had a daughter with her.his slaver cohorts (who talks matter-of-factly about selling people into slavery and harvesting them for their organs), and unlike other unarmed surrendering enemies the game doesn't penalize you for executing him.

!Octavio "El Pulpo" Allende
The chief accountant for Santa Blanca. He makes sure the cartel's money is clean.



* AnticlimaxBoss: Despite his status as Nidia's Underboss, El Boquita has neither boss-level health or a unique weapon.
* BumblingDad: Is goofy and sweet to his daughter, which makes the fact you have to kill him all the more unpleasant.
* TheBrute: Is basically Nidia's henchman and loyal hanger-on.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Nidia finds Boquita alive, but kills him and saws his head off to present to El Sueno as a means of saving face, and herself. It does not work.]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: After you assassinate him (and you can even walk up to and play around with the body), a cutscene at the end of the mission shows he somehow survived, though riddled with bullets and mortally wounded, long enough to return to Nidia where she cuts off his head to give to El Sueno in hopes it would be enough to save herself.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Is probably right the best thing to do when things go south is escape with what money they have rather than try to work things out with the cartel.
* UnrequitedLove: Nidia has affection for him, at best, [[spoiler: but not enough that she won't kill him herself.]]
* UnwantedSpouse: Seems he was initially this. El Boquita is way below Nidia Flores' league, in fact he was previously just one of her more talented minions. She only married him because he ended up getting her pregnant during a one-time, one-night evening of pity sex. However, in the several years the two of them spent living together raising their daughter, it seems Nidia did come to care for the guy, considering [[spoiler: she seems genuinely grieving after she's forced to kill him in an unsuccessful attempt to assuage El Sueño's wrath by giving him El Boquita's head instead after the two of them [[YouHaveFailedMe fail El Sueño for the last time]].]]

!El Cerebro

El Cerebro was a reclusive genius in a university in California. Nidia Flores discovered his talents, and hired him as designer and manager of the cartel's fleet of drug-smuggling submarines.

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* AnticlimaxBoss: Despite EnemyCivilWar: There was already plenty of bad blood between him and Nidia, but the Ghosts make sure it explodes into outright conflict.
* EscortMission: The final mission in
his status as quest chain involves following him to the airport and protecting him from sicario hit squads sent by Nidia Flores. It's a particularly tough mission because you're supposed to be protecting him incognito, so instead of having any control over his movements you have to rely on his A.I. to dodge the hit squads while you follow him.
* FalseFlagOperation: The Ghosts pit him and Nidia against each other by making them look like they're stealing from each other.
* KarmaHoudini: The last we see of him, he's flying off back to Mexico. The Ghosts essentially pass up the chance to capture[=/=]kill him so he can damage
Nidia's Underboss, El Boquita has neither boss-level health or reputation.
* NiceHat: Wears one. Defeating him adds it to your character customization options.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once they've driven
a unique weapon.
* BumblingDad: Is goofy
wedge between him and sweet to his daughter, which makes Nidia, the fact you Ghosts have to kill him all the more unpleasant.
* TheBrute: Is basically Nidia's henchman
make sure he survives hit squads so he can get out of Bolivia and loyal hanger-on.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Nidia finds Boquita alive, but kills him and saws his head off
back to present to El Sueno as a means of saving face, and herself. It does not work.]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: After you assassinate him (and you can even walk up to and play around with the body), a cutscene at the end
Mexico.

!Ricardo "El Gato" Godinez del Toro

One
of the mission shows he somehow survived, though riddled with bullets and mortally wounded, long enough to return to Nidia where she cuts off his head to give to El Sueno in hopes it would be enough to save herself.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Is probably right
smuggling buchons, Ricardo Godinez del Toro is known for cheating death many times, earning him the best thing nickname "El Gato", alluding to do when things go south is escape with what money they have rather than try to work things out with the cartel.
* UnrequitedLove: Nidia has affection for him, at best, [[spoiler: but not enough
belief that she won't kill him herself.]]
* UnwantedSpouse: Seems he was initially this. El Boquita is way below Nidia Flores' league, in fact he was previously just one of her more talented minions. She only married him because he ended up getting her pregnant during
[[CatsHaveNineLives a one-time, one-night evening of pity sex. However, in the several years the two of them spent living together raising their daughter, it seems Nidia did come to care for the guy, considering [[spoiler: she seems genuinely grieving after she's forced to kill him in an unsuccessful attempt to assuage El Sueño's wrath by giving him El Boquita's head instead after the two of them [[YouHaveFailedMe fail El Sueño for the last time]].]]

!El Cerebro

El Cerebro was a reclusive genius in a university in California. Nidia Flores discovered his talents, and hired him as designer and manager of the cartel's fleet of drug-smuggling submarines.
cat has nine lives]].



* AmbiguousDisorder: After he's captured, he begins casually speaking to the Ghosts with extreme detachment regarding his situation without any fear or concern for his safety, and starts going over his future plans out loud. When Bowman gets a hold of him, he goes on a long, rambling diatribe about the immortality of the rocks and whether or not rabbits concern themselves with the name of God. Bowman actually has to ask if he understands the situation he's in. [[spoiler: Of course, considering it's not actually El Cerebro, [[DecoyGetaway but a decoy meant to keep the Ghosts busy while he fled Bolivia]], it's possible the real El Cerebro doesn't have the same mental disorder, although background conversation between his sicarios seems to indicate he actually does]].
* ChildProdigy: Graduated high school at the age of 13, went on to graduate from college and join the Cartel not long after.
* DecoyGetaway: [[spoiler: Turns out, the guy you capture isn't El Cerebro, but the head of his submersible research. The real El Cerebro went into hiding long before you got to his decoy and escaped.]]
* EvilGenius: How he's described by his dossier.
* TheGhost: [[spoiler: We never actually encounter him in the game.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Gets away scott free.]]
* ProperlyParanoid: Makes a break for it with [[a decoy left behind as soon as he even gets a whiff of the Shosts]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: While [[DecoyGetaway using his lead designer to act as a decoy]], El Cerebro completely fled Bolivia before the Ghosts could shut down his operation.]]

!Boyer "Boston" Reed

Contrary to his nickname, Boyer Reed actually comes from Lexington, Massachusetts. He started adventuring after college, and soon after met El Boquita. "Boston" Reed since then became head of the pilots who make sure the drugs get flown around the world.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: After he's captured, he begins casually speaking to the BodyDouble: The Ghosts with extreme detachment regarding his situation without any fear or concern for his safety, and starts going over his future plans out loud. When Bowman gets a hold kill one of him, he goes these on a long, rambling diatribe about the immortality of first assassination attempt. Noticeably, the rocks and whether or not rabbits concern themselves with the name of God. Bowman actually has to ask if he understands the situation he's in. [[spoiler: Of course, considering it's not actually El Cerebro, [[DecoyGetaway but a decoy meant to keep the Ghosts busy while he fled Bolivia]], it's possible the real El Cerebro body double doesn't have boss-level enhanced health, while the same mental disorder, although background conversation between his sicarios seems to indicate he actually does]].
* ChildProdigy: Graduated high school at the age of 13, went on to graduate from college and join the Cartel not long after.
* DecoyGetaway: [[spoiler: Turns out, the guy you capture isn't El Cerebro, but the head of his submersible research. The
real El Cerebro went into hiding Gato does.
* HandCannon: His custom weapon is a gold-plated .50 cal Desert Eagle with Incan engravings. His body double even carries an identical copy. It's even named "la Novena" (the Nine), again in reference to the "nine lives" trope.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: His surgeon father had a narco boss who died on the operating room table. Rather than have his father die of a
long before you got to his decoy torture session, he killed him quickly.
* MadeOfIron: He's been shot, stabbed, blown up, garroted, drowned, poisoned
and escaped.]]
* EvilGenius: How he's described by his dossier.
* TheGhost: [[spoiler: We never actually encounter him in the game.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Gets away scott free.]]
* ProperlyParanoid: Makes a break for it with [[a decoy left behind as soon as he even gets a whiff of the Shosts]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: While [[DecoyGetaway using his lead designer to act as a decoy]], El Cerebro completely fled Bolivia before
still came back. Not so much when the Ghosts could shut down his operation.]]

!Boyer "Boston" Reed

Contrary
catch up to his nickname, Boyer Reed actually comes from Lexington, Massachusetts. He started adventuring after college, him.

!Antonio Garcia-Taylor

The buchon in charge of managing Santa Blanca's cocaine stockpiles until they can be transported out of Bolivia. Antonio has become addicted to the coke he's supposed to be guarding, which has made him reactionary
and soon after met El Boquita. "Boston" Reed since then became head of the pilots who make sure the drugs get flown around the world.paranoid.



* AcePilot: It's why Santa Blanca hired him. When you finally track him down to assassinate him, he even shows up in an attack helicopter to fight you. [[InformedAttribute You can easily shoot him down without him getting off a single shot in return.]]
* CoolShades: Defeating him unlocks his Aviator Sunglasses for the player character. However, he's never actually seen wearing them since his one personal encounter with the Ghosts happens while he's piloting a helicopter that's promptly shot down.
* ProperlyParanoid: He only ever shows up for big deals or if an emergency is happening. His use of code names infuriates Nidia. Turns out his paranoia is actually pretty sensible, compared to the rest of Santa Blanca who openly brag about their criminal deeds on public radio.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Shares a nickname with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Jung George Jung]], a famous cocaine smuggler and subject of the film ''Film/{{Blow}}''.
* OnlySaneMan: Seems to be the only cartel member who objects to being publicly outed as one on the radio. Mind you, he publicly threatens to murder DJ Perico for saying so too.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: As if smuggling drugs for Santa Blanca wasn't enough, Reed also runs his own human trafficking ring on the side, something that not even Sueno and Nidia know about. It's this side-operation that helps the Ghosts track him down, since his partners don't even have Sueno's protection. You're also given the chance to kill one of his slaver cohorts (who talks matter-of-factly about selling people into slavery and harvesting them for their organs), and unlike other unarmed surrendering enemies the game doesn't penalize you for executing him.

!Octavio "El Pulpo" Allende
The chief accountant for Santa Blanca. He makes sure the cartel's money is clean.

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* AcePilot: It's why DomesticAbuse: He's known for hitting his wife, even right in front of other people.
* GetBackHereBoss: When the Ghosts finally find a lead on him, he's driving around the province in his super sports car and must be brought to a non-lethal stop before he can be captured. Depending on how well you do in waylaying him, this mission can rapidly devolve into a hectic car chase, and woe betide you if you don't have a very fast car on hand if he spots you too soon.
* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: Antonio has been stealing coke from the stockpiles for a while.
* HairOfTheDog: Bowman interrogates him by forcing him at gunpoint to do lines of coke until he either overdoses and dies or gives up information on Nidia's operation. Eventually his body can't handle it anymore and he cracks.
* OddNameOut: Most of the Cartel's buchons have colorful and intimidating nicknames, while Antonio is just known as... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Antonio]].
* TheParanoiac: His defining character trait thanks to his massive cocaine consumption. Almost the entirety of Bowman's briefing vid on him is dedicated to the ludicrous extremes his paranoia has grown to over the years.
* WouldHitAGirl: No
Santa Blanca hired him. When you finally track him down goon is averse to assassinate him, he even shows up in an attack helicopter to fight you. [[InformedAttribute You can easily shoot him down without him getting off a single shot in return.]]
* CoolShades: Defeating him unlocks his Aviator Sunglasses for the player character. However,
this, but he's never actually seen wearing them since his the one personal encounter most heavily associated with violence against women in particular. Aside from the Ghosts happens while DomesticAbuse mentioned above, he's piloting a helicopter that's promptly shot down.
* ProperlyParanoid: He only ever shows up
also responsible for big deals or if an emergency is happening. His use of code names infuriates Nidia. Turns out his paranoia is actually pretty sensible, compared to the rest of Santa Blanca who openly brag about their criminal deeds on public radio.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Shares a nickname with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Jung George Jung]], a famous cocaine smuggler
kidnapping, torture, murder and subject enslavement of whole villages' worth of women from all over Bolivia.

!Dolores "La Cabra" Serrano de Perez

One
of the film ''Film/{{Blow}}''.
* OnlySaneMan: Seems to be the only cartel member who objects to being publicly outed as one on the radio. Mind you, he publicly threatens to murder DJ Perico for saying so too.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: As if
smuggling drugs for buchons and a close childhood friend of Nidia Flores, "la Cabra" (the Goat) manages Santa Blanca wasn't enough, Reed also runs his own human trafficking ring on Blanca's ties to Peru's druglords. Appears in the side, something that not even Sueno and Nidia know about. It's this side-operation that helps the Ghosts track him down, since his partners don't even have Sueno's protection. You're also given the chance to kill one of his slaver cohorts (who talks matter-of-factly about selling people into slavery and harvesting them for their organs), and unlike other unarmed surrendering enemies the game doesn't penalize you for executing him.

!Octavio "El Pulpo" Allende
The chief accountant for Santa Blanca. He makes sure the cartel's money is clean.
DLC mission "The Peruvian Connection".



* EnemyCivilWar: There was already plenty of bad blood between him and Nidia, but the Ghosts make sure it explodes into outright conflict.
* EscortMission: The final mission in his quest chain involves following him to the airport and protecting him from sicario hit squads sent by Nidia Flores. It's a particularly tough mission because you're supposed to be protecting him incognito, so instead of having any control over his movements you have to rely on his A.I. to dodge the hit squads while you follow him.
* FalseFlagOperation: The Ghosts pit him and Nidia against each other by making them look like they're stealing from each other.
* KarmaHoudini: The last we see of him, he's flying off back to Mexico. The Ghosts essentially pass up the chance to capture[=/=]kill him so he can damage Nidia's reputation.
* NiceHat: Wears one. Defeating him adds it to your character customization options.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once they've driven a wedge between him and Nidia, the Ghosts have to make sure he survives hit squads so he can get out of Bolivia and back to Mexico.

!Ricardo "El Gato" Godinez del Toro

One of the smuggling buchons, Ricardo Godinez del Toro is known for cheating death many times, earning him the nickname "El Gato", alluding to the belief that [[CatsHaveNineLives a cat has nine lives]].

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* EnemyCivilWar: There was already plenty of bad blood between him and Nidia, but the Ghosts make sure it explodes into outright conflict.
* EscortMission: The final mission in his quest chain involves following him to the airport and protecting him from sicario hit squads sent by Nidia Flores. It's a particularly tough mission because you're supposed to be protecting him incognito, so instead of having any control over his movements you have to rely on his A.I. to dodge the hit squads while you follow him.
* FalseFlagOperation: The Ghosts pit him and Nidia against each other by making them look like they're stealing from each other.
* KarmaHoudini: The last we see of him, he's flying off back to Mexico. The Ghosts essentially pass up the chance to capture[=/=]kill him so he can damage Nidia's reputation.
* NiceHat: Wears one. Defeating him adds it to your character customization options.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once they've driven a wedge between him and Nidia, the Ghosts have to make sure he survives hit squads so he can get out of Bolivia and back to Mexico.

!Ricardo
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Influence division]]

!Gustavo
"El Gato" Godinez del Toro

One
Cardenal" Serrano

The Santa Blanca cartel's head
of Influence. The Cardinal was a priest, excommunicated from the smuggling buchons, Ricardo Godinez del Toro is known Church for cheating death many times, earning blasphemy - spreading the word of Santa Muerte. El Sueno took him the nickname "El Gato", alluding in, and he continues his preaching to the belief that [[CatsHaveNineLives a cat has nine lives]].this day.



* BodyDouble: The Ghosts kill one of these on the first assassination attempt. Noticeably, the body double doesn't have boss-level enhanced health, while the real El Gato does.
* HandCannon: His custom weapon is a gold-plated .50 cal Desert Eagle with Incan engravings. His body double even carries an identical copy. It's even named "la Novena" (the Nine), again in reference to the "nine lives" trope.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: His surgeon father had a narco boss who died on the operating room table. Rather than have his father die of a long torture session, he killed him quickly.
* MadeOfIron: He's been shot, stabbed, blown up, garroted, drowned, poisoned and still came back. Not so much when the Ghosts catch up to him.

!Antonio Garcia-Taylor

The buchon in charge of managing Santa Blanca's cocaine stockpiles until they can be transported out of Bolivia. Antonio has become addicted to the coke he's supposed to be guarding, which has made him reactionary and paranoid.

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* BodyDouble: The Ghosts kill one of these on AffablyEvil: While he's the first assassination attempt. Noticeably, the body double doesn't have boss-level enhanced health, while the real El Gato does.
* HandCannon: His custom weapon is a gold-plated .50 cal Desert Eagle with Incan engravings. His body double even carries an identical copy. It's even named "la Novena" (the Nine), again in reference to the "nine lives" trope.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: His surgeon father had a narco boss who died on the operating room table. Rather than have his father die
head of a long torture session, he killed him quickly.
* MadeOfIron: He's been shot, stabbed, blown up, garroted, drowned, poisoned and still came back. Not so much when the Ghosts catch up to him.

!Antonio Garcia-Taylor

The buchon in charge of managing
Santa Blanca's cocaine stockpiles until they can be transported out of Bolivia. Antonio influence and propaganda, he still has become addicted strong moral and religious convictions. He tells La Santera that under no uncertain terms will he tolerate her cult's practice of human sacrifice, for instance, as it warps the worship of Santa Muerte. [[spoiler: He also strongly objects to the coke Cartel kidnapping and selling children, though he still backs down when El Sueno threatens to kill him.]]
* AntiVillain: He's only supporting Santa Blanca because of [[PetTheDog how they donate a large amount of their money to charities]], and he is also the most moral of Santa Blanca's leaders: while every other SB leader had personally engaged in criminal activities and murders, El Cardenal's worst criminal activity was helping to launder Santa Blanca's money [[spoiler: and [[TheAtoner he "confesses his sins"]] with little provocation from Bowman - in contrast, El Yayo and Nidia Flores both demand conditions from Bowman before they testify, and El Muro [[UndyingLoyalty refuses to say a word about El Sueno]], [[OnlyOneAllowedToKillYou even if it's because he wanted to kill Sueno himself]].]]
* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler: Played with, as the Ghosts don't use El Cardenal's words against him, they use Ramon Feliz's video of El Sueno's child trafficking ring, which El Cardenal was trying to claim was a hoax. This evidence turned the people against El Cardenal, and allowed the Ghosts to arrest him in the ensuing chaos.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: As stated above, he is disgusted by the practice of human sacrifice [[spoiler:as well as Santa Blanca's child trafficking.]]
** Played for laughs in the fact that he is okay with a massive drug cartel but is DISGUSTED by the DirtyCommunists in the country.
* TheHeretic: An actual unambiguous example as
he's supposed warped Christian doctrine to worship Santa Muerte as an actual god. Ironically, he believes she's a positive force for good while virtually all of his followers have turned it into a ReligionOfEvil.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Actually seems to think cocaine trafficking is a legitimate business and El Sueno is a man of the people rather than a CompleteMonster.
* MoralMyopia: More like willful blindness to the evils of Santa Blanca.
* ReligionOfEvil: Averted. He teaches Santa Muerte as a force for good and self-achievement.
* SinisterMinister: He dresses in the robes and vestments of a Catholic cardinal, despite the fact that he's been excommunicated and extols the virtues of Santa Muerte, whose worship the Catholic church has historically frowned upon. He also acts as El Sueño's spiritual adviser.
* TakeThat: One Kingslayer audio file is all about one of his priests asking him for advice on how to convince more people to join their congregation. El Cardenal admonishes him for the mere suggestion of going on a proselytization spree because they're not Mormons and don't hand out brochures like The Watchtower. He wants to win new followers by performing miracles and providing actual support to the people.
* TotalitarianUtilitarian: A DownplayedTrope example as he thinks cocaine trafficking is a good way to end poverty in Bolivia.
* VillainousFriendship: Is El Sueno's spiritual advisor--ironically, actually trying to get El Sueno
to be guarding, which a good and upstanding man.

!Ramon Feliz
El Cardenal's underboss. A former journalist who reported against Santa Blanca. El Sueño "pressured" him into blogging good things about the Cartel. [[spoiler:While he seems subservient to his new overlords, Ramon still
has made him reactionary and paranoid.a few cards up his sleeve...]]



* DomesticAbuse: He's known for hitting his wife, even right in front of other people.
* GetBackHereBoss: When the Ghosts finally find a lead on him, he's driving around the province in his super sports car and must be brought to a non-lethal stop before he can be captured. Depending on how well you do in waylaying him, this mission can rapidly devolve into a hectic car chase, and woe betide you if you don't have a very fast car on hand if he spots you too soon.
* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: Antonio has been stealing coke from the stockpiles for a while.
* HairOfTheDog: Bowman interrogates him by forcing him at gunpoint to do lines of coke until he either overdoses and dies or gives up information on Nidia's operation. Eventually his body can't handle it anymore and he cracks.
* OddNameOut: Most of the Cartel's buchons have colorful and intimidating nicknames, while Antonio is just known as... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Antonio]].
* TheParanoiac: His defining character trait thanks to his massive cocaine consumption. Almost the entirety of Bowman's briefing vid on him is dedicated to the ludicrous extremes his paranoia has grown to over the years.
* WouldHitAGirl: No Santa Blanca goon is averse to this, but he's the one most heavily associated with violence against women in particular. Aside from the DomesticAbuse mentioned above, he's also responsible for the kidnapping, torture, murder and enslavement of whole villages' worth of women from all over Bolivia.

!Dolores "La Cabra" Serrano de Perez

One of the smuggling buchons and a close childhood friend of Nidia Flores, "la Cabra" (the Goat) manages Santa Blanca's ties to Peru's druglords. Appears in the DLC mission "The Peruvian Connection".

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* DomesticAbuse: He's known for hitting his wife, even right in front of other people.
* GetBackHereBoss: When
AntiVillain: Even moreso than El Cardenal, as he knows the Ghosts finally find a lead on Santa Blanca are evil, and openly railed against them in both the official newspapers, and then an underground blog. However, after El Sueño tracked Ramon down and tortured him, he's driving around basically been forced to tell pro-Santa Blanca stories under pain of death.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Played with - he started to make pro-Santa Blanca stories after El Sueño tortured him, but Ramon still personally hates them, and hates being forced to publish "their truth" even more, [[spoiler: to
the province in his super sports car point he was almost DrivenToSuicide until given some last-minute info about SB's child-trafficking ring, and must be brought the second he got it, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight he quickly tried to a non-lethal stop publish it]] - [[HeelFaceDoorSlam unfortunately, the Cartel butchered him before he can be captured. Depending on how well you do in waylaying him, this mission can rapidly devolve into a hectic car chase, could publish his findings]], leaving it up to the Ghosts to find his work and woe betide you if you don't have a very fast car reveal it for him.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Tortured, murdered and strung up
on hand if he spots you too soon.
* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: Antonio has been stealing coke from
the stockpiles for a while.
* HairOfTheDog: Bowman interrogates him by forcing him at gunpoint to do lines
wall of coke his apartment.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Very nearly,
until he either overdoses and dies or gives up information on Nidia's operation. Eventually his body can't handle it anymore and got some last-minute info about SB's child-trafficking ring. Considering what happened after, he cracks.
* OddNameOut: Most of the Cartel's buchons
probably should have colorful and intimidating nicknames, while Antonio is just known as... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Antonio]].
* TheParanoiac: His defining character trait thanks to his massive cocaine consumption. Almost the entirety of Bowman's briefing vid on him is dedicated to the ludicrous extremes his paranoia has grown to over the years.
* WouldHitAGirl: No Santa Blanca goon is averse to this, but he's the one most heavily associated
went through with violence against women in particular. Aside from the DomesticAbuse mentioned above, he's also responsible for the kidnapping, torture, murder and enslavement it.]]
* IntrepidReporter: He used to be one, starting out as one
of whole villages' worth of women from all over Bolivia.

!Dolores "La Cabra" Serrano de Perez

One of the smuggling buchons and a close childhood friend of Nidia Flores, "la Cabra" (the Goat) manages
Santa Blanca's ties most vocal opponents. Then he was forced to Peru's druglords. Appears write propaganda for the cartel after El Sueño [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured him into working for him.]]
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: The Ghosts find him dead, strung up on a wall after he attempted to betray Santa Blanca to break the story on their child smuggling ring.]]

!Marco "DJ Perico" Garcia
Host of Radio Santa Blanca. A Latino-American rapper that wanted to make his own stand
in the DLC mission "The Peruvian Connection".music scene, Perico eventually joined the Cartel as a Sicario, where his "talents" - rather the lack of it - was noted by El Sueño.



[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Influence division]]

!Gustavo "El Cardenal" Serrano

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Influence. The Cardinal was a priest, excommunicated from the Church for blasphemy - spreading the word of Santa Muerte. El Sueno took him in, and he continues his preaching to this day.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Influence division]]

!Gustavo "El Cardenal" Serrano

The
* ConspiracyTheorist: One of his broadcasts questions if Santa Blanca was ''really'' behind the bombing of the US Embassy that set the campaign into motion. [[spoiler: Later it turns out ''he's right.'' Sandoval bombed the Embassy himself and blamed Santa Blanca for it.]]
* DumbassDJ: The host and DJ of Radio Santa Blanca. He's also very annoying and ''very'' stupid.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: When he was a sicario in the early days of the Santa Blanca Cartel, he very quickly managed to piss off just about everyone through his annoying personality and total incompetence. The only reason he didn't end up killed was because El Sueño thought he was funny and took a liking to him.
* {{Hypocrite}}: One of his PSA's to his sicario listeners is on the importance of gun safety, in spite of the below-listed incident involving the assault rifle version of a shotgun bong.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: He once tried to turn an AR-15 into an improvised bong, which ended up going off and killing his former bodyguard's dog.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: When Perico was originally given a job as a sicario, he was tasked with shooting two men in a truck. Despite shooting in the windows, [[EpicFail Perico somehow completely missed BOTH of his targets]] while killing their dog instead, a fuckup that even left Bowman utterly exasperated with Perico's incompetence.
* IsThisThingStillOn: As one Op:Kingslayer file reveals, he cussed out several Santa Blanca buchons, including El Sueño himself, while still live on the air when one of his engineers accidentally left his mic on after his show. The file ends with him receiving a ''very'' ominous phone call from El Sueño.
* KarmaHoudini: Apart from being threatened and interrogated for his station's encryption key, he suffers no real comeuppance from the Ghosts and is allowed to continue broadcasting.
** The difference being he now has to broadcast statements made by Pac Katari on behalf of the rebels. Comments made by NPC's indicate that Perico is now a laughingstock because of this.
* KickedUpstairs: El Sueño understood Perico didn't know how to shoot a gun, but knew how to shoot his mouth, and so "promoted" him to being the host and DJ of Radio Santa Blanca, so he could spread the word of the cartel on pirate radio.
* MeaningfulName: "Perico" is Spanish for "Parakeet" or "Parrot", it's also a slang term for cocaine. Appropriate, given the subject matter of his broadcasts and his ceaseless chattering on them.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Let's put it this way: most of the buchon's respond with anger or fear at being captured, and threaten and plead with the Ghosts when confronted. Perico's response? Chide the Ghosts for harming him ''because he's famous.''
* YouWillBeSpared: El Sueño lets him off the hook for his screw-ups a surprising number of times, which is quite notable considering how ruthlessly Sueño enforces YouHaveFailedMe with his other subordinates.

!Maria "La Santera" del Rocio Mendez
Underboss. Maria del Rocio Mendez is head of the
cartel's head of Influence. The Cardinal was a priest, excommunicated from the Church for blasphemy - spreading the word Santa Muerte cult, author of Santa Muerte. El Sueno took him in, and he continues his preaching to this day.Muerte's version of the Bible, as well as the buchon in charge of Santa Blanca's gold mining operations. Nicknamed the "Saintmaker".



* AffablyEvil: While he's the head of Santa Blanca's influence and propaganda, he still has strong moral and religious convictions. He tells La Santera that under no uncertain terms will he tolerate her cult's practice of human sacrifice, for instance, as it warps the worship of Santa Muerte. [[spoiler: He also strongly objects to the Cartel kidnapping and selling children, though he still backs down when El Sueno threatens to kill him.]]
* AntiVillain: He's only supporting Santa Blanca because of [[PetTheDog how they donate a large amount of their money to charities]], and he is also the most moral of Santa Blanca's leaders: while every other SB leader had personally engaged in criminal activities and murders, El Cardenal's worst criminal activity was helping to launder Santa Blanca's money [[spoiler: and [[TheAtoner he "confesses his sins"]] with little provocation from Bowman - in contrast, El Yayo and Nidia Flores both demand conditions from Bowman before they testify, and El Muro [[UndyingLoyalty refuses to say a word about El Sueno]], [[OnlyOneAllowedToKillYou even if it's because he wanted to kill Sueno himself]].]]
* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler: Played with, as the Ghosts don't use El Cardenal's words against him, they use Ramon Feliz's video of El Sueno's child trafficking ring, which El Cardenal was trying to claim was a hoax. This evidence turned the people against El Cardenal, and allowed the Ghosts to arrest him in the ensuing chaos.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: As stated above, he is disgusted by the practice of human sacrifice [[spoiler:as well as Santa Blanca's child trafficking.]]
** Played for laughs in the fact that he is okay with a massive drug cartel but is DISGUSTED by the DirtyCommunists in the country.
* TheHeretic: An actual unambiguous example as he's warped Christian doctrine to worship Santa Muerte as an actual god. Ironically, he believes she's a positive force for good while virtually all of his followers have turned it into a ReligionOfEvil.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Actually seems to think cocaine trafficking is a legitimate business and El Sueno is a man of the people rather than a CompleteMonster.
* MoralMyopia: More like willful blindness to the evils of Santa Blanca.
* ReligionOfEvil: Averted. He teaches Santa Muerte as a force for good and self-achievement.
* SinisterMinister: He dresses in the robes and vestments of a Catholic cardinal, despite the fact that he's been excommunicated and extols the virtues of Santa Muerte, whose worship the Catholic church has historically frowned upon. He also acts as El Sueño's spiritual adviser.
* TakeThat: One Kingslayer audio file is all about one of his priests asking him for advice on how to convince more people to join their congregation. El Cardenal admonishes him for the mere suggestion of going on a proselytization spree because they're not Mormons and don't hand out brochures like The Watchtower. He wants to win new followers by performing miracles and providing actual support to the people.
* TotalitarianUtilitarian: A DownplayedTrope example as he thinks cocaine trafficking is a good way to end poverty in Bolivia.
* VillainousFriendship: Is El Sueno's spiritual advisor--ironically, actually trying to get El Sueno to be a good and upstanding man.

!Ramon Feliz
El Cardenal's underboss. A former journalist who reported against Santa Blanca. El Sueño "pressured" him into blogging good things about the Cartel. [[spoiler:While he seems subservient to his new overlords, Ramon still has a few cards up his sleeve...]]

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* AffablyEvil: While he's BadHabits: She dresses like a nun, with the head only standout difference from the standard vestments being a wreath of Santa Blanca's influence and propaganda, he still has strong moral and religious convictions. He tells La Santera that under no uncertain terms will he tolerate brightly-colored flowers on her cult's practice of human sacrifice, for instance, as it warps the worship of Santa Muerte. [[spoiler: He also strongly objects head.
* HumanSacrifice: Practices it, much
to the Cartel kidnapping and selling children, though he still backs down when offense of her boss El Sueno threatens to kill him.]]
* AntiVillain: He's only supporting Santa Blanca because of [[PetTheDog how they donate a large amount of their money to charities]], and he is also the most moral of Santa Blanca's leaders: while every other SB leader had personally engaged in criminal activities and murders, El Cardenal's worst criminal activity was helping to launder Santa Blanca's money [[spoiler: and [[TheAtoner he "confesses his sins"]] with little provocation from Bowman - in contrast, El Yayo and Nidia Flores both demand conditions from Bowman before they testify, and El Muro [[UndyingLoyalty refuses to say a word about El Sueno]], [[OnlyOneAllowedToKillYou even if it's because he wanted to kill Sueno himself]].]]
* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler: Played with, as the Ghosts don't use El Cardenal's words against him, they use Ramon Feliz's video of El Sueno's child trafficking ring, which El Cardenal was trying to claim was a hoax. This evidence turned the people against El Cardenal, and allowed the Ghosts to arrest him in the ensuing chaos.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: As stated above, he is disgusted by the practice of human sacrifice [[spoiler:as well as Santa Blanca's child trafficking.]]
** Played for laughs in the fact that he is okay with a massive drug cartel but is DISGUSTED by the DirtyCommunists in the country.
* TheHeretic: An actual unambiguous example as he's warped Christian doctrine to worship Santa Muerte as an actual god. Ironically, he believes she's a positive force for good while virtually all of his followers have turned it into a ReligionOfEvil.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Actually seems to think cocaine trafficking is a legitimate business and El Sueno is a man of the people rather than a CompleteMonster.
* MoralMyopia: More like willful blindness to the evils of Santa Blanca.
Cardenal.
* ReligionOfEvil: Averted. He teaches Her version of Santa Muerte as a force for good and self-achievement.
* SinisterMinister: He dresses in the robes and vestments of a Catholic cardinal, despite the fact that he's been excommunicated and extols the virtues of Santa Muerte, whose worship the Catholic church has historically frowned upon. He
worship, which includes among other things human sacrifice rituals. Her sicarios are also acts described as El Sueño's spiritual adviser.
* TakeThat: One Kingslayer audio file is all about one of his priests asking him for advice on how
being fanatically devoted to convince more people to join their congregation. El Cardenal admonishes him for the mere suggestion of going on a proselytization spree because they're not Mormons and don't hand out brochures like The Watchtower. He wants to win new followers by performing miracles and providing actual support her.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Thanks
to the people.
* TotalitarianUtilitarian: A DownplayedTrope example as he thinks cocaine trafficking is a good way to end poverty
Ghosts' efforts in Bolivia.
* VillainousFriendship: Is El Sueno's spiritual advisor--ironically, actually trying to get El Sueno to be a good and upstanding man.

!Ramon Feliz
El Cardenal's underboss. A former journalist who reported against Santa Blanca.
sabotaging her gold mining operations, El Sueño "pressured" him into blogging good things about has her captured and slated for execution, which the Cartel. [[spoiler:While he seems subservient to his new overlords, Ramon still has a few cards up his sleeve...]]Ghosts rescue her from.

!Javier Coronel "Carzita" Vallardo
An international playboy who makes sure celebrities and politicians not only party with the cartel, but generously donate.



* AntiVillain: Even moreso than El Cardenal, as he knows the Santa Blanca are evil, and openly railed against them in both the official newspapers, and then an underground blog. However, after El Sueño tracked Ramon down and tortured him, he's basically been forced to tell pro-Santa Blanca stories under pain of death.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Played with - he started to make pro-Santa Blanca stories after El Sueño tortured him, but Ramon still personally hates them, and hates being forced to publish "their truth" even more, [[spoiler: to the point he was almost DrivenToSuicide until given some last-minute info about SB's child-trafficking ring, and the second he got it, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight he quickly tried to publish it]] - [[HeelFaceDoorSlam unfortunately, the Cartel butchered him before he could publish his findings]], leaving it up to the Ghosts to find his work and reveal it for him.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Tortured, murdered and strung up on the wall of his apartment.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Very nearly, until he got some last-minute info about SB's child-trafficking ring. Considering what happened after, he probably should have went through with it.]]
* IntrepidReporter: He used to be one, starting out as one of Santa Blanca's most vocal opponents. Then he was forced to write propaganda for the cartel after El Sueño [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured him into working for him.]]
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: The Ghosts find him dead, strung up on a wall after he attempted to betray Santa Blanca to break the story on their child smuggling ring.]]

!Marco "DJ Perico" Garcia
Host of Radio Santa Blanca. A Latino-American rapper that wanted to make his own stand in the music scene, Perico eventually joined the Cartel as a Sicario, where his "talents" - rather the lack of it - was noted by El Sueño.

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* AntiVillain: Even moreso than El Cardenal, as he knows {{Antivillain}}: Carzita isn't anywhere near the Santa Blanca are evil, and openly railed against them in both the official newspapers, and then an underground blog. However, after El Sueño tracked Ramon down and tortured him, he's basically been forced to tell pro-Santa Blanca stories under pain of death.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Played with - he started to make pro-Santa Blanca stories after El Sueño tortured him, but Ramon still personally hates them, and hates being forced to publish "their truth" even more, [[spoiler: to the point he was almost DrivenToSuicide until given some last-minute info about SB's child-trafficking ring, and the second he got it, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight he quickly tried to publish it]] - [[HeelFaceDoorSlam unfortunately, the Cartel butchered him before he could publish his findings]], leaving it up to the Ghosts to find his work and reveal it for him.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Tortured, murdered and strung up on the wall of his apartment.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Very nearly, until he got some last-minute info about SB's child-trafficking ring. Considering what happened after, he probably should have went through with it.]]
* IntrepidReporter: He used to be one, starting out as one
worst of Santa Blanca's lieutenants and mostly is just a party-host and resort manager.
* {{BFG}}: Carzita is a complete and utter NonActionGuy, yet his personal weapon is Llamativo, a [[BlingBlingBang blinged-out]], heavily upgraded [[MoreDakka Mk249 machine gun]], which is one of the
most vocal opponents. powerful guns in the game. While the base model can be made slightly more powerful overall, unlocking it and all its top-tier upgrades is one hell of a lot more difficult than taking Carzita out of the picture, especially since his personal mission isn't even the last and most difficult in his province.
* HookersAndBlow: Pretty much the way he provides Santa Blanca with an endless number of political friends.
* KarmaHoudini: The Ghosts talk about how even though he's screwed with the cartel, he'll pop back up doing the same thing for another group.
** YouHaveFailedMe:
Then he was forced to write propaganda for again, the cartel montage after El Cardenal is brought down shows Carzita face down on the ground as though dead, and given El Sueno's policy on failure it's likely that Sueño [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured had him into working executed both for him.]]
his colossal fuck-up in Agua Verde and for [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer being useful to his operation]].
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: The Ghosts find UpperClassTwit: Carzita is the high-living socialite son of a Mexican telecom mogul. Bowman even describes him dead, strung up as a "meppie"; a Mexican preppie (or a "prep-sican", if you prefer).

!Marcelo "El Chido" Rios
An extremely popular (and supposedly cool, thus "el Chido") Narcocorrido singer
on a wall after he attempted to betray Santa Blanca to break the story on their child smuggling ring.]]

!Marco "DJ Perico" Garcia
Host of Radio Santa Blanca. A Latino-American rapper that wanted to make his own stand in the music scene, Perico eventually joined the Cartel as a Sicario, where his "talents" - rather the lack of it - was noted by El Sueño.
Blanca's payroll.



* ConspiracyTheorist: One of his broadcasts questions if Santa Blanca was ''really'' behind the bombing of the US Embassy that set the campaign into motion. [[spoiler: Later it turns out ''he's right.'' Sandoval bombed the Embassy himself and blamed Santa Blanca for it.]]
* DumbassDJ: The host and DJ of Radio Santa Blanca. He's also very annoying and ''very'' stupid.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: When he was a sicario in the early days of the Santa Blanca Cartel, he very quickly managed to piss off just about everyone through his annoying personality and total incompetence. The only reason he didn't end up killed was because El Sueño thought he was funny and took a liking to him.
* {{Hypocrite}}: One of his PSA's to his sicario listeners is on the importance of gun safety, in spite of the below-listed incident involving the assault rifle version of a shotgun bong.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: He once tried to turn an AR-15 into an improvised bong, which ended up going off and killing his former bodyguard's dog.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: When Perico was originally given a job as a sicario, he was tasked with shooting two men in a truck. Despite shooting in the windows, [[EpicFail Perico somehow completely missed BOTH of his targets]] while killing their dog instead, a fuckup that even left Bowman utterly exasperated with Perico's incompetence.
* IsThisThingStillOn: As one Op:Kingslayer file reveals, he cussed out several Santa Blanca buchons, including El Sueño himself, while still live on the air when one of his engineers accidentally left his mic on after his show. The file ends with him receiving a ''very'' ominous phone call from El Sueño.
* KarmaHoudini: Apart from being threatened and interrogated for his station's encryption key, he suffers no real comeuppance from the Ghosts and is allowed to continue broadcasting.
** The difference being he now has to broadcast statements made by Pac Katari on behalf of the rebels. Comments made by NPC's indicate that Perico is now a laughingstock because of this.
* KickedUpstairs: El Sueño understood Perico didn't know how to shoot a gun, but knew how to shoot his mouth, and so "promoted" him to being the host and DJ of Radio Santa Blanca, so he could spread the word of the cartel on pirate radio.
* MeaningfulName: "Perico" is Spanish for "Parakeet" or "Parrot", it's also a slang term for cocaine. Appropriate, given the subject matter of his broadcasts and his ceaseless chattering on them.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Let's put it this way: most of the buchon's respond with anger or fear at being captured, and threaten and plead with the Ghosts when confronted. Perico's response? Chide the Ghosts for harming him ''because he's famous.''
* YouWillBeSpared: El Sueño lets him off the hook for his screw-ups a surprising number of times, which is quite notable considering how ruthlessly Sueño enforces YouHaveFailedMe with his other subordinates.

!Maria "La Santera" del Rocio Mendez
Underboss. Maria del Rocio Mendez is head of the cartel's Santa Muerte cult, author of Santa Muerte's version of the Bible, as well as the buchon in charge of Santa Blanca's gold mining operations. Nicknamed the "Saintmaker".

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* ConspiracyTheorist: One of his broadcasts questions if AntiVillain: El Chido is just a singer and correctly points out that nothing he's done is illegal. He's not even ideologically loyal to Santa Blanca was Blanca, and just likes to sing and give his audience a good time. Unfortunately for him, the CIA still have full sanction to "disappear" him, so he folds ''really'' behind the bombing fast to make a deal with them and save his ass.
* TheCasanova: Even ''Bowman'' finds him incredibly sexy.
* CoolCar: One
of the US Embassy missions in his province consists of stealing his heavily guarded muscle car in order to damage his macho rep. Even the Ghosts think the ride is awesome.
* DirtyCoward: He tries to make a run for it if he's alerted during his final mission, but given
that set he's a civilian without any combat training, this reaction is pretty justified.
* GangstaRap: Although his music is guitar based, during
the campaign into motion. [[spoiler: Later it turns out ''he's right.'' Sandoval bombed briefing video about him Bowman compares narcocorridos to gangsta rap.
* TheHeroSucksSong: You can find a song that has him singing about
the Embassy himself and blamed Ghosts.
* VillainSong: He composes songs that are ballads for the buchons of the cartel.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Production division]]
!Rudolfo "El Yayo" Yana

The
Santa Blanca for it.]]
* DumbassDJ: The host and DJ of Radio Santa Blanca. He's also very annoying and ''very'' stupid.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: When he was a sicario in the early days of the Santa Blanca Cartel, he very quickly managed to piss off just about everyone through his annoying personality and total incompetence. The only reason he didn't end up killed was because El Sueño thought he was funny and took a liking to him.
* {{Hypocrite}}: One of his PSA's to his sicario listeners is on the importance of gun safety, in spite of the below-listed incident involving the assault rifle version of a shotgun bong.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: He once tried to turn an AR-15 into an improvised bong, which ended up going off and killing his former bodyguard's dog.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: When Perico was originally given a job as a sicario, he was tasked with shooting two men in a truck. Despite shooting in the windows, [[EpicFail Perico somehow completely missed BOTH of his targets]] while killing their dog instead, a fuckup that even left Bowman utterly exasperated with Perico's incompetence.
* IsThisThingStillOn: As one Op:Kingslayer file reveals, he cussed out several Santa Blanca buchons, including El Sueño himself, while still live on the air when one of his engineers accidentally left his mic on after his show. The file ends with him receiving a ''very'' ominous phone call from El Sueño.
* KarmaHoudini: Apart from being threatened and interrogated for his station's encryption key, he suffers no real comeuppance from the Ghosts and is allowed to continue broadcasting.
** The difference being he now has to broadcast statements made by Pac Katari on behalf of the rebels. Comments made by NPC's indicate that Perico is now a laughingstock because of this.
* KickedUpstairs: El Sueño understood Perico didn't know how to shoot a gun, but knew how to shoot his mouth, and so "promoted" him to being the host and DJ of Radio Santa Blanca, so he could spread the word of the cartel on pirate radio.
* MeaningfulName: "Perico" is Spanish for "Parakeet" or "Parrot", it's also a slang term for cocaine. Appropriate, given the subject matter of his broadcasts and his ceaseless chattering on them.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Let's put it this way: most of the buchon's respond with anger or fear at being captured, and threaten and plead with the Ghosts when confronted. Perico's response? Chide the Ghosts for harming him ''because he's famous.''
* YouWillBeSpared: El Sueño lets him off the hook for his screw-ups a surprising number of times, which is quite notable considering how ruthlessly Sueño enforces YouHaveFailedMe with his other subordinates.

!Maria "La Santera" del Rocio Mendez
Underboss. Maria del Rocio Mendez is head of the
cartel's Santa Muerte cult, author head of Santa Muerte's version Production. A Bolivian master coca planter, El Yayo knows what types of the Bible, as well as the buchon in charge of Santa Blanca's gold mining operations. Nicknamed the "Saintmaker".coca to plant to produce quality cocaine.



* BadHabits: She dresses like a nun, with the only standout difference from the standard vestments being a wreath of brightly-colored flowers on her head.
* HumanSacrifice: Practices it, much to the offense of her boss El Cardenal.
* ReligionOfEvil: Her version of Santa Muerte worship, which includes among other things human sacrifice rituals. Her sicarios are also described as being fanatically devoted to her.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Thanks to the Ghosts' efforts in sabotaging her gold mining operations, El Sueño has her captured and slated for execution, which the Ghosts rescue her from.

!Javier Coronel "Carzita" Vallardo
An international playboy who makes sure celebrities and politicians not only party with the cartel, but generously donate.

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* BadHabits: She dresses like {{Antivillain}}: Is a nun, with the cocaine producer, true, but really just wanted to produce coca leaves according to his belief system.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: According to El Sueño, El Yayo
only standout difference from grew coca as part of Bolivia's ancient native heritage, and never actually processed it into cocaine until the standard vestments being a wreath of brightly-colored flowers on her head.
* HumanSacrifice: Practices it, much to
American-backed "Dignity Project" resulted in the offense destruction of her boss most of the coca fields, forcing El Cardenal.Yayo to turn to cocaine production to preserve his livelihood.
* ReligionOfEvil: Her version EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He is fiercely defensive of his family, and he's working for the Santa Muerte worship, which includes among Blanca to ensure they will be protected. He even has [[OverlordJr one of his grandsons working as a buchon under his command]]. However, this quickly turns to haunt El Yayo [[spoiler: as his grandson is DrivenToSuicide [[WellDoneSonGuy over shaming his grandfather]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero after the Ghosts dismantle his operation]], [[IHaveYourWife and two other things human sacrifice rituals. Her sicarios members of El Yayo's family are also described as being fanatically devoted to her.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Thanks to
taken hostage by the Ghosts' efforts in sabotaging her gold mining Santa Blanca to force him to continue working as the production branch keeps getting dismantled]]]].
* EvilOldFolks: One of the oldest members of the Santa Blanca cartel, Yayo is an old-school [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocalero cocalero]] who is considered a master coca grower and cocaine producer.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Once the Ghosts sufficiently disrupts the cartel's
operations, [[spoiler: El Sueño has her captured will force El Yayo to drastically increase cocaine production to make up for the financial losses caused by the Ghosts. In order to do this, El Yayo is forced to rush production and slated for execution, cut his cocaine with filler; unfortunately, El Sueño considers selling an inferior product to be damaging to Santa Blanca's brand reputation, and puts out a hit on El Yayo, which persuades El Yayo to make a deal with the Ghosts rescue her from.

!Javier Coronel "Carzita" Vallardo
An international playboy who makes sure celebrities and politicians not
for protection.]]
* PuppetKing: El Yayo
only party has nominal authority over his Santa Blanca subordinates; a collectible audio log showing a conversation between him and his own bouchon El Wey shows that El Yayo has no actual control over El Wey or his sicarios.
* UngratefulBastard: The Ghosts consider El Yayo and his family to be this, as they continue to be quite vitriolic towards the Americans even after the Ghosts save them from Santa Blanca. However, if you're familiar
with the cartel, but generously donate.very shady history of American CIA intervention in Bolivia in the 90's, [[spoiler:not to mention that the Ghost's actions directly led to El Yayo's grandson El Emisario's suicide]], their anger towards the Yanquis is actually pretty understandable.

!Katrine "La Gringa" Svensden
El Yayo's underboss. A well-known medical prodigy who joined a charity aid in Bolivia, now stuck in a limbo due to the charity organisation being involved in a government funding scandal. El Sueño bribed her into producing cocaine for him, promising higher pay.



* {{Antivillain}}: Carzita isn't anywhere near the worst of Santa Blanca's lieutenants and mostly is just a party-host and resort manager.
* {{BFG}}: Carzita is a complete and utter NonActionGuy, yet his personal weapon is Llamativo, a [[BlingBlingBang blinged-out]], heavily upgraded [[MoreDakka Mk249 machine gun]], which is one of the most powerful guns in the game. While the base model can be made slightly more powerful overall, unlocking it and all its top-tier upgrades is one hell of a lot more difficult than taking Carzita out of the picture, especially since his personal mission isn't even the last and most difficult in his province.
* HookersAndBlow: Pretty much the way he provides Santa Blanca with an endless number of political friends.
* KarmaHoudini: The Ghosts talk about how even though he's screwed with the cartel, he'll pop back up doing the same thing for another group.
** YouHaveFailedMe: Then again, the montage after El Cardenal is brought down shows Carzita face down on the ground as though dead, and given El Sueno's policy on failure it's likely that Sueño had him executed both for his colossal fuck-up in Agua Verde and for [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer being useful to his operation]].
* UpperClassTwit: Carzita is the high-living socialite son of a Mexican telecom mogul. Bowman even describes him as a "meppie"; a Mexican preppie (or a "prep-sican", if you prefer).

!Marcelo "El Chido" Rios
An extremely popular (and supposedly cool, thus "el Chido") Narcocorrido singer on Santa Blanca's payroll.

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* {{Antivillain}}: Carzita isn't anywhere near AntiVillain: Even more so than El Chido. Everything she did in service to Santa Blanca, she did to survive after she was left stranded in a foreign country with no job, no way home, her reputation in tatters, and finally being given [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse an offer she couldn't refuse]] by El Sueño. Just about every Kingslayer file about her and every cutscene she appears in makes it clear how little she wants to be part of the worst cartel and its business. She also secretly patches up wounded civilians and even rebels, and she never displays any jerkass behavior, either.
* BreakTheCutie: She started off as a woman with a bright future in medicine, working for charity and loved by the people of Bolivia. Then her charity organization was exposed as a CIA scam, her colleagues lost all respect for her, and she found herself stuck in Bolivia with nowhere to go and with very few prospects.
* BrokenPedestal: Once people discovered that the NGO La Gringa was a part of was actually a front for the CIA, it utterly destroyed her reputation, both to the people she used to help and her colleagues.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Svensden's fall from grace and her eventual transformation into La Gringa is solely the CIA's fault. It was their front company that annihilated her reputation when it blew up and left her with no choice but to accept El Sueño's offer to work for him. It also makes Bowman's contemptuous treatment of her all the worse.
* DamselInDistress: Her final mission is a fairly complex one and revolves around saving her life in several ways. First she must be extracted from her house while it's under siege by a small army of sicarios. When she's found in the basement, she's already taken a bullet to the shoulder and is slowly bleeding out, forcing the Ghosts to rush her to a nearby rebel doctor within a set time limit. While the doctor is patching her up, more sicarios attack the clinic in an effort to kill her, turning the mission into a HoldTheLine scenario. Finally, when she's fit for transportation again, the Ghosts extract her and hand her over to Bowman who performs even more emergency surgery on her, accompanied by an awful amount of gloating (see below) while the poor woman screams and whimpers in agony.
* HotScientist: A smoking-hot blonde with a Mensa-level IQ who fills out a lab coat like nobody's business. Sadly, there's a huge difference between her gorgeous cutscene looks and her actual in-game model.
* ReformedButRejected: Even after her secret involvement with the rebels is revealed, Bowman has no sympathy for her and even gloats to her about how much PrisonRape she has to look forward to.

!Gonzalo "El Emisario" Yana

One
of Santa Blanca's lieutenants production buchons, and mostly is just a party-host the grandson of Production head El Yayo. "The Emissary" greatly respects and resort manager.
* {{BFG}}: Carzita is a complete
admires his grandfather and utter NonActionGuy, yet his personal weapon is Llamativo, a [[BlingBlingBang blinged-out]], heavily upgraded [[MoreDakka Mk249 machine gun]], which is one of the most powerful guns in the game. While the base model can be made slightly more powerful overall, unlocking it and all its top-tier upgrades is one hell of a lot more difficult than taking Carzita out of the picture, especially since his personal mission isn't even the last and most difficult in his province.
* HookersAndBlow: Pretty much the way he provides Santa Blanca with an endless number of political friends.
* KarmaHoudini: The Ghosts talk about how even though he's screwed with the cartel, he'll pop back up doing the same thing for another group.
** YouHaveFailedMe: Then again, the montage after El Cardenal is brought down shows Carzita face down on the ground as though dead, and given El Sueno's policy on failure it's likely that Sueño had him executed both for his colossal fuck-up in Agua Verde and for [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer being useful
doesn't want to his operation]].
* UpperClassTwit: Carzita is the high-living socialite son of a Mexican telecom mogul. Bowman even describes him as a "meppie"; a Mexican preppie (or a "prep-sican", if you prefer).

!Marcelo "El Chido" Rios
An extremely popular (and supposedly cool, thus "el Chido") Narcocorrido singer on Santa Blanca's payroll.
disappoint him.



* AntiVillain: El Chido is just a singer and correctly points out that nothing he's done is illegal. He's not even ideologically loyal to Santa Blanca, and just likes to sing and give his audience a good time. Unfortunately for him, the CIA still have full sanction to "disappear" him, so he folds ''really'' fast to make a deal with them and save his ass.
* TheCasanova: Even ''Bowman'' finds him incredibly sexy.
* CoolCar: One of the missions in his province consists of stealing his heavily guarded muscle car in order to damage his macho rep. Even the Ghosts think the ride is awesome.
* DirtyCoward: He tries to make a run for it if he's alerted during his final mission, but given that he's a civilian without any combat training, this reaction is pretty justified.
* GangstaRap: Although his music is guitar based, during the briefing video about him Bowman compares narcocorridos to gangsta rap.
* TheHeroSucksSong: You can find a song that has him singing about the Ghosts.
* VillainSong: He composes songs that are ballads for the buchons of the cartel.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Production division]]
!Rudolfo "El Yayo" Yana

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Production. A Bolivian master coca planter, El Yayo knows what types of coca to plant to produce quality cocaine.

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* AntiVillain: El Chido is {{Antivillain}}: Averted. We see just a singer and correctly points out that nothing he's done how far Gonzalo is illegal. He's not even ideologically loyal willing to Santa Blanca, and just likes go when he attacks a hospital to sing and give his audience turn it into a good time. Unfortunately for him, the CIA still have full sanction to "disappear" him, so he folds ''really'' fast to make a deal with them and save his ass.
drug lab.
* TheCasanova: Even ''Bowman'' finds him incredibly sexy.
* CoolCar: One of the missions in his province consists of stealing his heavily guarded muscle car in order to damage his macho rep. Even
DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:After the Ghosts think continually disrupt the ride is awesome.
* DirtyCoward: He tries to make a run
production labs in his charge, he hangs himself out of shame for it if he's alerted during his final mission, but given that he's a civilian without any combat training, this reaction is pretty justified.
* GangstaRap: Although his music is guitar based, during
letting El Yayo down, while taking the briefing video about him Bowman compares narcocorridos to gangsta rap.
* TheHeroSucksSong: You can find a song that has him singing about the Ghosts.
* VillainSong: He composes songs that are ballads
blame for the buchons loss of the cartel.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Production division]]
!Rudolfo "El Yayo" Yana

The Santa Blanca cartel's head
labs.]]
* KickTheDog: His aforementioned attack on a hospital.
* {{Nepotism}}: Is more or less stated to not know the first thing about cocaine production but is very good at convincing people to buy it. Despite that, he is in charge
of Production. A Bolivian master coca planter, the production section under his grandfather.
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler: El Emisario kills himself and writes a note to El Sueno taking full responsibility for the loss of the production labs, in the hopes that Sueño won't blame El Yayo. Unfortunately, all Sueño cares about is the production numbers for his cocaine, and blames
El Yayo knows what types regardless for any drop in production.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Gonzalo desperately wants his grandfather's approval, to the point
of doing everything for him.

!Ruperta "Madre Coca" Faro
Head of the
coca to plant to produce quality cocaine.harvesting operation in Tabacal. An elderly woman with a reputation for violence and ruthlessness.



* {{Antivillain}}: Is a cocaine producer, true, but really just wanted to produce coca leaves according to his belief system.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: According to El Sueño, El Yayo only grew coca as part of Bolivia's ancient native heritage, and never actually processed it into cocaine until the American-backed "Dignity Project" resulted in the destruction of most of the coca fields, forcing El Yayo to turn to cocaine production to preserve his livelihood.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He is fiercely defensive of his family, and he's working for the Santa Blanca to ensure they will be protected. He even has [[OverlordJr one of his grandsons working as a buchon under his command]]. However, this quickly turns to haunt El Yayo [[spoiler: as his grandson is DrivenToSuicide [[WellDoneSonGuy over shaming his grandfather]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero after the Ghosts dismantle his operation]], [[IHaveYourWife and two other members of El Yayo's family are taken hostage by the Santa Blanca to force him to continue working as the production branch keeps getting dismantled]]]].
* EvilOldFolks: One of the oldest members of the Santa Blanca cartel, Yayo is an old-school [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocalero cocalero]] who is considered a master coca grower and cocaine producer.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Once the Ghosts sufficiently disrupts the cartel's operations, [[spoiler: El Sueño will force El Yayo to drastically increase cocaine production to make up for the financial losses caused by the Ghosts. In order to do this, El Yayo is forced to rush production and cut his cocaine with filler; unfortunately, El Sueño considers selling an inferior product to be damaging to Santa Blanca's brand reputation, and puts out a hit on El Yayo, which persuades El Yayo to make a deal with the Ghosts for protection.]]
* PuppetKing: El Yayo only has nominal authority over his Santa Blanca subordinates; a collectible audio log showing a conversation between him and his own bouchon El Wey shows that El Yayo has no actual control over El Wey or his sicarios.
* UngratefulBastard: The Ghosts consider El Yayo and his family to be this, as they continue to be quite vitriolic towards the Americans even after the Ghosts save them from Santa Blanca. However, if you're familiar with the very shady history of American CIA intervention in Bolivia in the 90's, [[spoiler:not to mention that the Ghost's actions directly led to El Yayo's grandson El Emisario's suicide]], their anger towards the Yanquis is actually pretty understandable.

!Katrine "La Gringa" Svensden
El Yayo's underboss. A well-known medical prodigy who joined a charity aid in Bolivia, now stuck in a limbo due to the charity organisation being involved in a government funding scandal. El Sueño bribed her into producing cocaine for him, promising higher pay.

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* {{Antivillain}}: Is ZeroPercentApprovalRating: ''Nobody'' likes Madre Coca. When the Ghosts arrive, the cocaleros under her rule are on the verge of open revolt, and even the other cartel members seem to have an intense dislike of her. [[spoiler: When the Production part of the cartel is taken down, Madre Coca is shown being dragged through the streets, Mussolini-style.]]
* EvilOldFolks: Possibly the worst person in the cartel after El Sueno.
* {{Irony}}: Her son died due to
a cocaine producer, true, but really just wanted overdose after a long-time addiction. Her way of coping was to produce coca leaves according to his belief system.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: According to El Sueño, El Yayo only grew coca as part of Bolivia's ancient native heritage, and never actually processed it into
become a cocaine until producer herself, eventually becoming the American-backed "Dignity Project" resulted in the destruction of most head of the Santa Blanca cartel's coca fields, forcing El Yayo to turn to cocaine production to preserve his livelihood.harvesting operation.
* NeverMessWithGranny: While she's advanced in age, Madre Coca is anything but a doting old woman, and has a well-earned reputation as a ruthless cartel buchon. This is reflected in her weapon of choice: [[MoreDakka a personalized PKP Pecheneg medium machine gun]]. Her response when a U.S Special Forces team abducts her favorite lieutenant? Personally lead an ambush against them under the guise of a deal.

* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He is fiercely defensive ReplacementGoldfish: She's come to dote on her favored lieutenant, Salazar, because he reminds her of his family, her deceased son.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Uses forced labor
and he's horrific working for conditions despite the Santa Blanca to ensure they will be protected. He even has [[OverlordJr one of his grandsons working as a buchon under his command]]. However, this quickly turns to haunt El Yayo [[spoiler: as his grandson is DrivenToSuicide [[WellDoneSonGuy over shaming his grandfather]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero after fact the Ghosts dismantle his operation]], [[IHaveYourWife and two other members cartel rakes in billions.

!Marcus Jensen

A skilled American chemist headhunted by La Gringa straight out
of El Yayo's family are taken hostage by the Santa Blanca to force him to continue working as the production branch keeps getting dismantled]]]].
* EvilOldFolks: One of the oldest members of the Santa Blanca cartel, Yayo is an old-school [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocalero cocalero]] who is considered a master coca grower and cocaine producer.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Once the Ghosts sufficiently disrupts the cartel's operations, [[spoiler: El Sueño will force El Yayo to drastically increase cocaine production to make up for the financial losses caused by the Ghosts. In order to do this, El Yayo is forced to rush production and cut his cocaine with filler; unfortunately, El Sueño considers selling an inferior product to be damaging to
university, he oversees Santa Blanca's brand reputation, coca production and puts out a hit on El Yayo, which persuades El Yayo to make a deal with trains the Ghosts for protection.]]
* PuppetKing: El Yayo only has nominal authority over his Santa Blanca subordinates; a collectible audio log showing a conversation between him and his own bouchon El Wey shows that El Yayo has no actual control over El Wey or his sicarios.
* UngratefulBastard: The Ghosts consider El Yayo and his family to be this, as they continue to be quite vitriolic towards the Americans even after the Ghosts save them from Santa Blanca. However, if you're familiar with the very shady history of American CIA intervention in Bolivia
Cartel's members in the 90's, [[spoiler:not to mention that the Ghost's actions directly led to El Yayo's grandson El Emisario's suicide]], their anger towards the Yanquis is actually pretty understandable.

!Katrine "La Gringa" Svensden
El Yayo's underboss. A well-known medical prodigy who joined a charity aid in Bolivia, now stuck in a limbo due to the charity organisation being involved in a government funding scandal. El Sueño bribed her into producing cocaine for him, promising higher pay.
art of making cocaine.



* AntiVillain: Even more so than El Chido. Everything she did in service to Santa Blanca, she did to survive after she was left stranded in a foreign country with no job, no way home, her reputation in tatters, and finally being given [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse an offer she couldn't refuse]] by El Sueño. Just about every Kingslayer file about her and every cutscene she appears in makes it clear how little she wants to be part of the cartel and its business. She also secretly patches up wounded civilians and even rebels, and she never displays any jerkass behavior, either.
* BreakTheCutie: She started off as a woman with a bright future in medicine, working for charity and loved by the people of Bolivia. Then her charity organization was exposed as a CIA scam, her colleagues lost all respect for her, and she found herself stuck in Bolivia with nowhere to go and with very few prospects.
* BrokenPedestal: Once people discovered that the NGO La Gringa was a part of was actually a front for the CIA, it utterly destroyed her reputation, both to the people she used to help and her colleagues.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Svensden's fall from grace and her eventual transformation into La Gringa is solely the CIA's fault. It was their front company that annihilated her reputation when it blew up and left her with no choice but to accept El Sueño's offer to work for him. It also makes Bowman's contemptuous treatment of her all the worse.
* DamselInDistress: Her final mission is a fairly complex one and revolves around saving her life in several ways. First she must be extracted from her house while it's under siege by a small army of sicarios. When she's found in the basement, she's already taken a bullet to the shoulder and is slowly bleeding out, forcing the Ghosts to rush her to a nearby rebel doctor within a set time limit. While the doctor is patching her up, more sicarios attack the clinic in an effort to kill her, turning the mission into a HoldTheLine scenario. Finally, when she's fit for transportation again, the Ghosts extract her and hand her over to Bowman who performs even more emergency surgery on her, accompanied by an awful amount of gloating (see below) while the poor woman screams and whimpers in agony.
* HotScientist: A smoking-hot blonde with a Mensa-level IQ who fills out a lab coat like nobody's business. Sadly, there's a huge difference between her gorgeous cutscene looks and her actual in-game model.
* ReformedButRejected: Even after her secret involvement with the rebels is revealed, Bowman has no sympathy for her and even gloats to her about how much PrisonRape she has to look forward to.

!Gonzalo "El Emisario" Yana

One of Santa Blanca's production buchons, and the grandson of Production head El Yayo. "The Emissary" greatly respects and admires his grandfather and doesn't want to disappoint him.

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* AntiVillain: Even more so than El Chido. Everything she did in service to Santa Blanca, she did to survive after she was left stranded in a foreign country with no job, no way home, her reputation in tatters, and finally being given [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse an offer she couldn't refuse]] by El Sueño. Just about every Kingslayer file about her and every cutscene she appears in makes it clear how little she wants to be part of the cartel and its business. She also secretly patches up wounded civilians and even rebels, and she never displays any jerkass behavior, either.
* BreakTheCutie: She started off as a woman with a bright future in medicine, working for charity and loved by the people of Bolivia. Then her charity organization was exposed as a CIA scam, her colleagues lost all respect for her, and she found herself stuck in Bolivia with nowhere to go and with very few prospects.
* BrokenPedestal: Once people discovered that the NGO La Gringa
BlackAndNerdy: He was a part of was actually a front for the CIA, it utterly destroyed her reputation, both to the people she used to help dean's list chemistry major and her colleagues.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Svensden's fall from grace and her eventual transformation into La Gringa is solely the CIA's fault. It was their front company that annihilated her reputation when it blew up and left her with no choice but to accept El Sueño's offer to work for him. It also makes Bowman's contemptuous treatment of her all the worse.
* DamselInDistress: Her final mission is a fairly complex one and revolves around saving her life in several ways. First she must be extracted from her house while it's under siege by a small army of sicarios. When she's found in the basement, she's already taken a bullet to the shoulder and is slowly bleeding out, forcing the Ghosts to rush her to a nearby rebel doctor within a set time limit. While the doctor is patching her up, more sicarios attack the clinic in an effort to kill her, turning the mission into a HoldTheLine scenario. Finally, when she's fit for transportation again, the Ghosts extract her and hand her over to Bowman who performs even more emergency surgery on her, accompanied by an awful amount of gloating (see below) while the poor woman screams and whimpers in agony.
* HotScientist: A smoking-hot blonde with a Mensa-level IQ who fills out a lab coat like nobody's business. Sadly, there's a huge difference between her gorgeous cutscene looks and her actual in-game model.
* ReformedButRejected: Even after her secret involvement with the rebels is revealed, Bowman has no sympathy for her and even gloats to her about how much PrisonRape she has to look forward to.

!Gonzalo "El Emisario" Yana

One of
trains Santa Blanca's production buchons, "students" as if he were a university professor, complete with classroom labs and graded test papers.
* BullyingADragon: After he's captured by
the grandson Ghosts, he tries to worm his way out of Production head El Yayo. "The Emissary" greatly respects it with both the letter of the law ("I'm here on a legitimate work visa and admires ''you'' don't even have legal jurisdiction here!") and an arrogant rant about choices and "personal liberty". Bowman turns it back on him by pointing out that, since the Ghosts are operating completely outside the law, they aren't bound by the letter of it and will exercise their "personal liberty" to blow Jensen's brains out and bury his grandfather and body in a ditch if he doesn't want cooperate. Jensen folds quickly.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears a pair of NerdGlasses and is an unrepentantly greedy sociopath.
* {{Greed}}: Just about everything Jensen does is motivated by the promise of financial gain. It's why he went into chemistry and why he joined the cartel. [[spoiler: When he refuses
to disappoint him.tell the Ghosts the details of his cocaine production methods, it isn't out of loyalty or fear of the cartel, but because it's "proprietary information." As mentioned above, he doesn't hold onto this for long once Bowman informs him he can either reveal the info or be shot and buried in a shallow grave.]]
* JerkJustifications: Tries to rationalize knowingly helping a powerful drug cartel ramp up it's cocaine production by saying that "If it's not me, it's just gonna be someone else. So it might as well be me, right?" and "''I'' didn't force anyone to take the drugs. People make their own choices, so it's ''their'' fault the cartel is so powerful." The Ghosts are less than impressed with his flimsy excuses.

!Pedro "El Wey" Gil

The Gil family is a lineage of pyrolusite miners. Pedro has greater ambitions - to improve pyrolusite production so that he can create the best quality cocaine ever. As well as make money out of it. Things got explosive in between, and El Wey is stuck with a disfigured face.



* {{Antivillain}}: Averted. We see just how far Gonzalo is willing to go when he attacks a hospital to turn it into a drug lab.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:After the Ghosts continually disrupt the production labs in his charge, he hangs himself out of shame for letting El Yayo down, while taking the blame for the loss of the labs.]]
* KickTheDog: His aforementioned attack on a hospital.
* {{Nepotism}}: Is more or less stated to not know the first thing about cocaine production but is very good at convincing people to buy it. Despite that, he is in charge of the production section under his grandfather.
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler: El Emisario kills himself and writes a note to El Sueno taking full responsibility for the loss of the production labs, in the hopes that Sueño won't blame El Yayo. Unfortunately, all Sueño cares about is the production numbers for his cocaine, and blames El Yayo regardless for any drop in production.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Gonzalo desperately wants his grandfather's approval, to the point of doing everything for him.

!Ruperta "Madre Coca" Faro
Head of the coca harvesting operation in Tabacal. An elderly woman with a reputation for violence and ruthlessness.

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* {{Antivillain}}: Averted. We see just how far Gonzalo is willing to go AffablyEvil: Despite his intimidating looks, he's described as an affable guy. Ricky Sandoval, when he attacks a hospital to turn met him, even remarked that his can-do attitude and friendly mannerisms might have made his post-accident life good for an inspirational story, were it into not for the fact that he's a drug lab.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:After
murderous cartel thug. [[spoiler: When the Ghosts continually disrupt capture him, he's rather even-tempered about the production labs in whole thing, and even regards the Ghosts as professionals and states his charge, he hangs himself out of shame for letting El Yayo down, while taking the blame for the loss of the labs.respect.]]
* KickTheDog: His aforementioned attack on a hospital.
* {{Nepotism}}: Is more or less stated to not know the first thing
BerserkButton: Don't ever talk about cocaine his face.
* CallingCard: He uses shotgun shells with melted-down Mexican pesos in the place of shot. It's later used by the Ghosts to frame him for the murder of a UNIDAD officer.
* FacialHorror: The left side of his face was burned in a lab accident.
** TwoFaced
* WorthyOpponent: He's pleased to learn that the men sent after him are professionals, and seems to hold the Ghosts in high regard.

!White Hat

A
production but is very good at convincing people to buy it. Despite that, he is in charge buchon of the production section under his grandfather.
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler: El Emisario kills himself and writes a note to El Sueno taking full responsibility for the loss of the production labs,
Cartel. The Ghosts were tasked with dealing with him in the hopes that Sueño won't blame El Yayo. Unfortunately, all Sueño cares about is the production numbers for his cocaine, and blames El Yayo regardless for any drop in production.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Gonzalo desperately wants his grandfather's approval, to the point of doing everything for him.

!Ruperta "Madre Coca" Faro
Head of the coca harvesting operation in Tabacal. An elderly woman with a reputation for violence and ruthlessness.
announcement trailer.



* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: ''Nobody'' likes Madre Coca. When the Ghosts arrive, the cocaleros under her rule are on the verge of open revolt, and even the other cartel members seem to have an intense dislike of her. [[spoiler: When the Production part of the cartel is taken down, Madre Coca is shown being dragged through the streets, Mussolini-style.]]
* EvilOldFolks: Possibly the worst person in the cartel after El Sueno.
* {{Irony}}: Her son died due to a cocaine overdose after a long-time addiction. Her way of coping was to become a cocaine producer herself, eventually becoming the head of the Santa Blanca cartel's coca harvesting operation.
* NeverMessWithGranny: While she's advanced in age, Madre Coca is anything but a doting old woman, and has a well-earned reputation as a ruthless cartel buchon. This is reflected in her weapon of choice: [[MoreDakka a personalized PKP Pecheneg medium machine gun]]. Her response when a U.S Special Forces team abducts her favorite lieutenant? Personally lead an ambush against them under the guise of a deal.
* ReplacementGoldfish: She's come to dote on her favored lieutenant, Salazar, because he reminds her of her deceased son.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Uses forced labor and horrific working conditions despite the fact the cartel rakes in billions.

!Marcus Jensen

A skilled American chemist headhunted by La Gringa straight out of university, he oversees Santa Blanca's coca production and trains the Cartel's members in the art of making cocaine.

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: ''Nobody'' likes Madre Coca. When the Ghosts arrive, the cocaleros under her rule are on the verge of open revolt, and even the other cartel members seem to have an intense dislike of her. [[spoiler: When the Production part of the cartel is taken down, Madre Coca is shown being dragged through the streets, Mussolini-style.]]
ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: What does White Hat wear?
* EvilOldFolks: Possibly the worst person [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Game]]: He only appeared in the cartel after El Sueno.
* {{Irony}}: Her son died due to a cocaine overdose after a long-time addiction. Her way of coping
announcement trailer for the game. [[spoiler:His lab/church compound was to become a cocaine producer herself, eventually becoming used by an unnamed chemist in the head of the final game]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Security division]]
!Francisco "El Muro" Munguia

The
Santa Blanca cartel's coca harvesting operation.
* NeverMessWithGranny: While she's advanced in age, Madre Coca is anything but a doting old woman,
head of Security, and has a well-earned reputation as a ruthless cartel buchon. This is reflected in her weapon childhood friend of choice: [[MoreDakka a personalized PKP Pecheneg medium machine gun]]. Her response when a U.S Special Forces team abducts her favorite lieutenant? Personally lead an ambush against them under the guise of a deal.
* ReplacementGoldfish: She's come to dote on her favored lieutenant, Salazar, because he reminds her of her deceased son.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Uses forced labor and horrific working conditions despite the fact the cartel rakes in billions.

!Marcus Jensen

A skilled American chemist headhunted by La Gringa straight out of university, he oversees Santa Blanca's coca production and trains the Cartel's members in the art of making cocaine.
El Sueno.



* BlackAndNerdy: He was a dean's list chemistry major and trains Santa Blanca's "students" as if he were a university professor, complete with classroom labs and graded test papers.
* BullyingADragon: After he's captured by the Ghosts, he tries to worm his way out of it with both the letter of the law ("I'm here on a legitimate work visa and ''you'' don't even have legal jurisdiction here!") and an arrogant rant about choices and "personal liberty". Bowman turns it back on him by pointing out that, since the Ghosts are operating completely outside the law, they aren't bound by the letter of it and will exercise their "personal liberty" to blow Jensen's brains out and bury his body in a ditch if he doesn't cooperate. Jensen folds quickly.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears a pair of NerdGlasses and is an unrepentantly greedy sociopath.
* {{Greed}}: Just about everything Jensen does is motivated by the promise of financial gain. It's why he went into chemistry and why he joined the cartel. [[spoiler: When he refuses to tell the Ghosts the details of his cocaine production methods, it isn't out of loyalty or fear of the cartel, but because it's "proprietary information." As mentioned above, he doesn't hold onto this for long once Bowman informs him he can either reveal the info or be shot and buried in a shallow grave.]]
* JerkJustifications: Tries to rationalize knowingly helping a powerful drug cartel ramp up it's cocaine production by saying that "If it's not me, it's just gonna be someone else. So it might as well be me, right?" and "''I'' didn't force anyone to take the drugs. People make their own choices, so it's ''their'' fault the cartel is so powerful." The Ghosts are less than impressed with his flimsy excuses.

!Pedro "El Wey" Gil

The Gil family is a lineage of pyrolusite miners. Pedro has greater ambitions - to improve pyrolusite production so that he can create the best quality cocaine ever. As well as make money out of it. Things got explosive in between, and El Wey is stuck with a disfigured face.

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* BlackAndNerdy: He was a dean's list chemistry major TheDragon[=/=]CoDragons: El Muro has been best friends with El Sueño since childhood, and trains as the head of Santa Blanca's "students" as if he were Security division a university professor, complete with classroom labs and graded test papers.
* BullyingADragon: After he's captured by the Ghosts, he tries to worm his way out of it with both the letter
decent portion of the law ("I'm here on a legitimate work visa and ''you'' don't even have legal jurisdiction here!") and an arrogant rant about choices and "personal liberty". Bowman turns it back on Cartel's sicarios are personally loyal to him by pointing out that, since the Ghosts are operating completely outside the law, they aren't bound by the letter instead of it and will exercise their "personal liberty" to blow Jensen's brains out and bury his body in a ditch if he doesn't cooperate. Jensen folds quickly.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears a pair of NerdGlasses and is an unrepentantly greedy sociopath.
* {{Greed}}: Just about everything Jensen does is motivated by the promise of financial gain. It's why he went into chemistry and why he joined the cartel.
El Sueno. [[spoiler: When he refuses to tell the Ghosts the details of his cocaine production methods, it isn't out of loyalty or fear of the cartel, but because it's "proprietary information." As mentioned above, he doesn't hold onto this for long once Bowman informs him he can either reveal the info or be shot and buried in This helps create a shallow grave.rift when El Muro turns against El Sueno.]]
* JerkJustifications: Tries BigBadWannabe: He thinks he's going to rationalize knowingly helping kill El Sueno and the Ghosts both, even after being captured.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Calls Bowman
a powerful drug cartel ramp whore and says he'll kill them and the Ghosts despite the fact they managed to capture him in the middle of an armed military base.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He's very protective of his little brother, La Plaga. [[spoiler: He betrays El Sueno to protect his brother from his wrath, and when La Plaga is killed (unbeknownst to him by the Ghosts), he turns on Sueño to avenge his death.]]
* GeneralFailure: Should be the man taking out the Ghosts but he's too caught
up in his family issues (which start from the very first mission) to do much work against them. Indeed, he's actively rebelling against El Sueno soon after.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: He's a former member of the Mexican Army's special forces, and
it's cocaine production by saying heavily implied that "If he was working for the country's narco-bosses pretty much from the beginning.
* HonorBeforeReason: [[spoiler: Despite wanting to kill El Sueno, he refuses to rat on him out of revenge or even for his own sake, as being a snitch would make him less of a man, even against the man who killed his brother.]]
* {{Irony}}: La Plaga was killed by the Ghosts rather than El Sueno but they, obviously, never tell him and El Sueno doesn't bother to correct him.
* {{Misblamed}}: El Muro blames El Sueno for La Plaga's death.
* NamesToRunAwayFrom: "The Wall" can fire a gun and fuck your day up if you as much as rub him the wrong way.
* OnlyOneAllowedToKillYou: [[spoiler: Holds this attitude towards El Sueño after their falling out.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: After La Plaga is killed, he attempts to kill El Sueño, thinking he's the party responsible.]]
* SchizoTech: The guy wears chainmail under his tactical vest when he's captured. While RealLife militaries and police forces [[TruthInTelevision really are experimenting]] with modern takes on this ancient gear,
it's not me, still something you don't see everyday.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He basically believes he can handle El Sueno but his rebellion is a complete failure.
** The UNIDAD team hired to take El Sueno out is slaughtered and the corpse of their leader stabbed multiple times with dollar bills on the knives.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We don't know what happens to El Muro after his capture. Given his refusal to cooperate,
it's just gonna be someone else. So it might as well be me, right?" probable he simply went to jail.

!Ignacio "La Plaga" Perez Cervantes

El Muro's underboss
and "''I'' didn't force anyone to take the drugs. People make their own choices, so it's ''their'' fault the cartel is so powerful." The Ghosts are less than impressed half-brother, and Santa Blanca's head sicario. His socially-active facade goes side-by-side with his flimsy excuses.

!Pedro "El Wey" Gil

The Gil family is a lineage of pyrolusite miners. Pedro has greater ambitions -
tendencies to improve pyrolusite production so that commit violent executions - [[WouldHurtAChild even kids]] - and he can create the best quality cocaine ever. As well as make money out of isn't shy to brag about it. Things got explosive in between, He recruited La Yuri and El Wey is stuck with Polito after they saved his life by performing surgery to remove the bullets he got from a disfigured face.shootout.



* AffablyEvil: Despite his intimidating looks, he's described as an affable guy. Ricky Sandoval, when he met him, even remarked that his can-do attitude and friendly mannerisms might have made his post-accident life good for an inspirational story, were it not for the fact that he's a murderous cartel thug. [[spoiler: When the Ghosts capture him, he's rather even-tempered about the whole thing, and even regards the Ghosts as professionals and states his respect.]]
* BerserkButton: Don't ever talk about his face.
* CallingCard: He uses shotgun shells with melted-down Mexican pesos in the place of shot. It's later used by the Ghosts to frame him for the murder of a UNIDAD officer.
* FacialHorror: The left side of his face was burned in a lab accident.
** TwoFaced
* WorthyOpponent: He's pleased to learn that the men sent after him are professionals, and seems to hold the Ghosts in high regard.

!White Hat

A production buchon of the Cartel. The Ghosts were tasked with dealing with him in the announcement trailer.

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* AffablyEvil: Despite his intimidating looks, he's described as an affable guy. Ricky Sandoval, when he met him, even remarked that his can-do attitude CoolHat: Wears a nifty black cowboy hat. Kill him and friendly mannerisms might have made his post-accident life good for an inspirational story, were it not for it's yours.
* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Santa Blanca spends billions of dollars of their drug money maintaining a VillainWithGoodPublicity position in
the fact that he's country and does all of its murders of innocents discreetly with a murderous cartel thug. man who dissolves their bodies. So, what does La Plaga do? Murders innocents at random and puts the video on the internet. No wonder El Sueno wanted to kill him.
* WouldHurtAChild:
[[spoiler: When One of the Ghosts capture him, he's rather even-tempered about videos he posts on social media features him executing the whole thing, and even regards the Ghosts as professionals and states child of a Santa Blanca lookout who apparently failed his respect.duties. This contributes to El Sueno's decision to have him disposed of.]]
* BerserkButton: Don't ever talk about his face.
* CallingCard: He uses shotgun shells
TheHedonist: Is described as this, with melted-down Mexican pesos in a social media feed consisting of his partying antics [[BreadEggsMilkSquick interspersed with videos of executions of the place cartel's enemies.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFrom: You'd avoid La Plaga like [[{{Pun}} the Plague]] had he not be the charming sociable party boy he's fronting as.
* StupidEvil: His posting
of shot. It's later used by retaliatory executions of civilians in response the actions of the Ghosts to frame him for enrages his boss, because El Sueno knows that taking it out on the populace will just alienate the people and drive them into the arms of their enemies, rather than scare them into silence.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Plays a big role in the fall of Santa Blanca as a cartel because after he screws up by advertising the cartel's
murder of a UNIDAD officer.
* FacialHorror: The left side of
innocents, El Sueno orders his face was burned in a lab accident.
** TwoFaced
* WorthyOpponent: He's pleased to learn that the men sent after him are professionals,
death, which turns El Muro against him, and seems to hold the Ghosts in high regard.

!White Hat

A production buchon of the Cartel.
basically ends up destroying their security apparatus when they need it most. The Ghosts may have been able to do their job regardless but it certainly made it a lot easier.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Averted but just barely. His brother and DJ Perico seemed to like him, at least. Everyone else in Bolivia seems to have despised him.

!Zapatero "El Polito" Gonzales and Gloria "La Yuri" Fernandez

Santa Blanca's chief interrogators. El Polito and La Yuri
were tasked with dealing with him a surgeon and nurse team at a local hospital when saved La Plaga's life after he was injured in a shootout, which La Plaga repaid them for by bringing them into the announcement trailer.Santa Blanca cartel. The torture and execution of Ricky was their doing.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: What does White Hat wear?
* [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Game]]: He only appeared in the announcement trailer for the game. [[spoiler:His lab/church compound was used by an unnamed chemist in the final game]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Security division]]
!Francisco "El Muro" Munguia

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Security, and a childhood friend of El Sueno.

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: What does White Hat wear?
BattleCouple: You face these two together.
* [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Game]]: He only appeared CoolCar: Polito owns what is essentially a 5th generation Lamborghini supercar.
* FatAndSkinny: Polito is the skinny to Yuri's fat.
* GatlingGood: Yuri jumps behind a conveniently placed minigun emplacement at the beginning of the boss fight, which combined with her significantly enhanced health make her quite a decent threat.
* ILoveTheDead: In a rather graphic audio recording, La Yuri takes the pants off of one of her recently-expired victims, and proceeds to fawn over the size of his manhood.
* ItsPersonal: For Bowman and Pac Katari, they were involved in both Sandoval's interrogation and Amaru's torture, making them priority one on Kingslayer's hit list.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Killing either one will send the other into a desperate rage, [[RealityEnsues though it doesn't actually give them more resistance, damage, or anything like that]].
* SickeningSweethearts: These two fawn over each other nonstop, which Amaru claims to have felt more painful than their actual torture of him. You get to witness a truly disturbing example of their amorous gushing while stalking them in their TortureCellar, if you don't feel like interrupting them.
* SoftSpokenSadist: A lovey dovey husband and wife who clearly revel
in the announcement trailer for the game. [[spoiler:His lab/church compound was used by an unnamed chemist horrors they inflict and have their own private torture room.
* StarterVillain: They're your first major targets
in the final game]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Security division]]
!Francisco "El Muro" Munguia

Cartel leadership hierarchy.
* StoutStrength: Yuri is a very large woman and also happens to be the most durable enemy in the game [[{{Kevlard}} for some reason.]] She's able to withstand about twice as much damage as a regular boss enemy; it can take up to 15 shots to the chest or multiple headshots to drop her, or up to two dozen shots if you use a suppressed weapon. Combined with her use of a minigun turret, and she can actually mow down your entire A.I. controlled Ghost Squad by herself if you send them in against her without backing them up.
* TortureCellar: A ''multilevel'' one beneath a creepy hunting lodge in the Bolivian mountains. To give you a sense of what awaits in that evil place, the whole facility seems directly inspired by ''[[Franchise/{{Saw}} Saw]]'' and ''Film/TheHumanCentipede''.
* TortureTechnician:
The two are in charge of torturing enemies of the cartel.

!Carl Bookhart

Chief of training for
Santa Blanca cartel's head of Security, Blanca's elite sicarios. He's a former Army Ranger who defected after an IED injured his squad and a childhood friend got him kicked out of El Sueno.the military.



* TheDragon[=/=]CoDragons: El Muro has been best friends with El Sueño since childhood, and as the head of Santa Blanca's Security division a decent portion of the Cartel's sicarios are personally loyal to him instead of El Sueno. [[spoiler: This helps create a rift when El Muro turns against El Sueno.]]
* BigBadWannabe: He thinks he's going to kill El Sueno and the Ghosts both, even after being captured.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Calls Bowman a whore and says he'll kill them and the Ghosts despite the fact they managed to capture him in the middle of an armed military base.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He's very protective of his little brother, La Plaga. [[spoiler: He betrays El Sueno to protect his brother from his wrath, and when La Plaga is killed (unbeknownst to him by the Ghosts), he turns on Sueño to avenge his death.]]
* GeneralFailure: Should be the man taking out the Ghosts but he's too caught up in his family issues (which start from the very first mission) to do much work against them. Indeed, he's actively rebelling against El Sueno soon after.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: He's a former member of the Mexican Army's special forces, and it's heavily implied that he was working for the country's narco-bosses pretty much from the beginning.
* HonorBeforeReason: [[spoiler: Despite wanting to kill El Sueno, he refuses to rat on him out of revenge or even for his own sake, as being a snitch would make him less of a man, even against the man who killed his brother.]]
* {{Irony}}: La Plaga was killed by the Ghosts rather than El Sueno but they, obviously, never tell him and El Sueno doesn't bother to correct him.
* {{Misblamed}}: El Muro blames El Sueno for La Plaga's death.
* NamesToRunAwayFrom: "The Wall" can fire a gun and fuck your day up if you as much as rub him the wrong way.
* OnlyOneAllowedToKillYou: [[spoiler: Holds this attitude towards El Sueño after their falling out.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: After La Plaga is killed, he attempts to kill El Sueño, thinking he's the party responsible.]]
* SchizoTech: The guy wears chainmail under his tactical vest when he's captured. While RealLife militaries and police forces [[TruthInTelevision really are experimenting]] with modern takes on this ancient gear, it's still something you don't see everyday.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He basically believes he can handle El Sueno but his rebellion is a complete failure.
** The UNIDAD team hired to take El Sueno out is slaughtered and the corpse of their leader stabbed multiple times with dollar bills on the knives.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We don't know what happens to El Muro after his capture. Given his refusal to cooperate, it's probable he simply went to jail.

!Ignacio "La Plaga" Perez Cervantes

El Muro's underboss and half-brother, and Santa Blanca's head sicario. His socially-active facade goes side-by-side with his tendencies to commit violent executions - [[WouldHurtAChild even kids]] - and he isn't shy to brag about it. He recruited La Yuri and El Polito after they saved his life by performing surgery to remove the bullets he got from a shootout.

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* TheDragon[=/=]CoDragons: El Muro has been best friends with El Sueño since childhood, and as the head of Santa Blanca's Security division a decent portion BeardOfEvil: Sports one of the Cartel's longest in the game.
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Was a sergeant with the Third Battalion of the [=75th=] Ranger Regiment, until he had to retire after getting caught in an IED blast in Iraq.
* EliteMooks: Bookhart's responsible for training the elite
sicarios are you encounter in the later parts of the game, and he's personally loyal to him instead protected by a large number of El Sueno. [[spoiler: This helps create a rift them as well as several [[HeavilyArmoredMook Heavy troopers]].
* EvilFormerFriend: Nomad mentions having previously served with Bookhart in the Rangers, and is understandably disturbed
when El Muro turns against El Sueno.]]
* BigBadWannabe: He thinks
learning that he's going a Cartel leader.
* {{Foil}}: To Nomad. Both are [[BadassBeard mustachioed]] former Rangers. The difference being Carl is now joining a cartel as a military instructor, while Nomad is in a black ops taskforce sent
to kill El Sueno and destroy the Ghosts both, even cartel. To top it off, your A.I. teammates tend to not follow you into Bookhart's inner sanctum due to pathing issues, so in single player Nomad usually ends up facing off against Bookhart solo.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: Lapsed back into criminal activity
after being captured.his forced retirement from the US Army, ultimately joining the Santa Blanca Cartel.
* GlassCannon: Bookhart himself has standard boss health and can be gunned down pretty quickly with any automatic weapon, but he's got amazing aim and incredible [=DPS=] with his custom [=M4A1=], and can mow you down surprisingly fast in turn. He's also really fond of throwing grenades.

* DefiantToTheEnd: Calls Bowman IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: His first test for new sicarios involves giving them a whore weapon (a gun, a knife, or a machete) and says he'll ordering them to kill them and a prisoner with it, prisoners who are often children. Any who refuse will be next in line to die.
* InHarmsWay: It's indicated that his primary motive in joining
the Ghosts despite Cartel as a combat instructor was so he could still feel useful, the fact they managed to capture him in the middle of an armed military base.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He's very protective of his little brother, La Plaga. [[spoiler: He betrays El Sueno to protect his brother from his wrath, and when La Plaga is killed (unbeknownst to him by
being the Ghosts), he turns on Sueño to avenge his death.]]
* GeneralFailure: Should be the man taking out the Ghosts but he's too caught up in his family issues (which start from the very first mission) to do much work against them. Indeed, he's actively rebelling against El Sueno soon after.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: He's a former member of the Mexican Army's special forces, and it's heavily implied that
only thing he was working for the country's narco-bosses pretty much from the beginning.
* HonorBeforeReason: [[spoiler: Despite wanting to kill El Sueno, he refuses to rat on him out of revenge or even for his own sake, as
ever good at and being a snitch would make him less of a man, even against the man who killed his brother.]]
* {{Irony}}: La Plaga was killed by the Ghosts rather than El Sueno but they, obviously, never tell him and El Sueno doesn't bother
unable to correct him.
* {{Misblamed}}: El Muro blames El Sueno for La Plaga's death.
* NamesToRunAwayFrom: "The Wall" can fire a gun and fuck your day up if you as much as rub him the wrong way.
* OnlyOneAllowedToKillYou: [[spoiler: Holds this attitude towards El Sueño after their falling out.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: After La Plaga is killed, he attempts to kill El Sueño, thinking he's the party responsible.]]
* SchizoTech: The guy wears chainmail under his tactical vest when he's captured. While RealLife militaries and police forces [[TruthInTelevision really are experimenting]]
continue serving with modern takes on this ancient gear, it's still something you don't see everyday.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He basically believes he can handle El Sueno but his rebellion is a complete failure.
** The UNIDAD team hired to take El Sueno out is slaughtered and
the corpse of their leader stabbed multiple times with dollar bills on the knives.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We don't know what happens to El Muro
US Army after his capture. Given injuries in Iraq.
* MoreDakka: Bookhart's got a minigun turret covering the hallway leading to him, as well as two minigun turrets backing him up inside
his refusal to cooperate, it's probable boss room.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Bookhart was given a medical discharge from the Army after
he simply went to jail.

!Ignacio "La Plaga" Perez Cervantes

El Muro's underboss
exhibited signs of PTSD and half-brother, psychotic behavior. Unable to readjust to civilian life, he had frequent run-ins with the law and was unable to hold a job for more than a few weeks. During a chance meeting with El Muro in Mexico, El Muro recognized Bookhart's talent and gave him a job training Santa Blanca's head sicario. His socially-active facade goes side-by-side elite sicarios.
* TheSpartanWay: The training program he runs for the Santa Blanca Cartel's elite sicarios,
with his tendencies to commit violent executions - [[WouldHurtAChild even kids]] - use of live ammunition and he isn't shy real knives during training. As a result, more candidates are permanently injured or killed in training than graduate, but those who do are forces to brag about it. He recruited La Yuri be reckoned with.
* TradingBarsForStripes: Was given the choice of joining the Army or jail time at the age of 18,
and El Polito after chose the former.
* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife: After killing him, the Ghosts remark that it's a lousy way for an Army Ranger to die.
* WouldHarmAChild: As part of their training, Bookhart's sicarios are forced to murder an innocent so that
they saved his life by performing surgery will know what it's like to remove kill. Sometimes the bullets victim is a man, sometimes it's a woman, and sometimes it's a ''child''. Sicarios who refuse to participate are killed themselves by their fellow recruits.

!Raul "El Pozolero" Murillo

The man responsible for disposing of the bodies of Santa Blanca's victims in order to hide the evidence of the murders, which
he got from a shootout.does by dissolving them in sodium hydroxide, which has earned him the nickname "the Stewmaker".



* CoolHat: Wears a nifty black cowboy hat. Kill him and it's yours.
* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Santa Blanca spends billions of dollars of their drug money maintaining a VillainWithGoodPublicity position in the country and does all of its murders of innocents discreetly with a man who dissolves their bodies. So, what does La Plaga do? Murders innocents at random and puts the video on the internet. No wonder El Sueno wanted to kill him.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler: One of the videos he posts on social media features him executing the child of a Santa Blanca lookout who apparently failed his duties. This contributes to El Sueno's decision to have him disposed of.]]
* TheHedonist: Is described as this, with a social media feed consisting of his partying antics [[BreadEggsMilkSquick interspersed with videos of executions of the cartel's enemies.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFrom: You'd avoid La Plaga like [[{{Pun}} the Plague]] had he not be the charming sociable party boy he's fronting as.
* StupidEvil: His posting of retaliatory executions of civilians in response the actions of the Ghosts enrages his boss, because El Sueno knows that taking it out on the populace will just alienate the people and drive them into the arms of their enemies, rather than scare them into silence.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Plays a big role in the fall of Santa Blanca as a cartel because after he screws up by advertising the cartel's murder of innocents, El Sueno orders his death, which turns El Muro against him, and basically ends up destroying their security apparatus when they need it most. The Ghosts may have been able to do their job regardless but it certainly made it a lot easier.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Averted but just barely. His brother and DJ Perico seemed to like him, at least. Everyone else in Bolivia seems to have despised him.

!Zapatero "El Polito" Gonzales and Gloria "La Yuri" Fernandez

Santa Blanca's chief interrogators. El Polito and La Yuri were a surgeon and nurse team at a local hospital when saved La Plaga's life after he was injured in a shootout, which La Plaga repaid them for by bringing them into the Santa Blanca cartel. The torture and execution of Ricky was their doing.

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* CoolHat: Wears a nifty black cowboy hat. Kill him and it's yours.
* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Santa Blanca spends billions of dollars of their drug money maintaining a VillainWithGoodPublicity position
AffablyEvil: Aside from assisting in the country disposing of bodies, doesn't commit any crimes and does all of its murders of innocents discreetly with is pleasant to a fault.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Does not find death or dead things distressing. Also is a grown
man who dissolves their bodies. So, what does La Plaga do? Murders innocents at random and puts talks to his teddy bear.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is a oddball who has disposed of literally hundreds of corpses for
the video on cartel, if not thousands.
** Also a CloudCuckoolander who loves his teddy bear but insists he's not afraid of
the internet. No wonder El Sueno wanted to kill dark. He just worries the teddy bear will get lonely without him.
* WouldHurtAChild: TheDreaded: The Cartel's sicarios are terrified of him, and even the Ghosts are concerned about confronting him after seeing how much he's got the sicarios spooked.
** MistakenForBadass: El Pozolero turns out to be
[[spoiler: One of a mild-mannered man with the videos he posts on social media features him executing the child innocent mind of a Santa Blanca lookout who apparently failed child. The sicarios think he's a terrifying psycho because of how horrifying his duties. This contributes work is, but the truth is his mind simply isn't developed enough to El Sueno's decision to have him disposed of.grasp how disturbing it all really is.]]
* TheHedonist: Is described as this, with a social media feed consisting of his partying antics [[BreadEggsMilkSquick interspersed with videos of executions ManChild: [[spoiler: Turns out to be one of the cartel's enemies.non-psychopathic variety. When the Ghosts kidnap him he even tells them he can't be gone for too long or else his teddy bear will wonder what happened to him.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFrom: You'd avoid La Plaga like [[{{Pun}} the Plague]] had he NoBodyLeftBehind: His work involves not be the charming sociable party boy he's fronting as.
* StupidEvil: His posting of retaliatory executions of civilians in response the actions of the Ghosts enrages his boss, because El Sueno knows that taking it out on the populace will just alienate the people and drive them into the arms of their enemies, rather than scare them into silence.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Plays
only dissolving a big role in the fall of Santa Blanca as a cartel because after he screws up by advertising the cartel's murder of innocents, El Sueno orders his death, which turns El Muro against him, and basically ends up human body to soup, but then destroying their security apparatus when they need it most. The Ghosts may have been able to do their job regardless but it certainly made it whatever bones or teeth couldn't be melted down into a lot easier.
fine powder.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Averted but just barely. His brother and DJ Perico seemed to like him, at least. Everyone else in Bolivia seems to have despised him.

!Zapatero
RippedFromTheHeadlines: "El Polito" Gonzales and Gloria "La Yuri" Fernandez

Santa Blanca's chief interrogators. El Polito and La Yuri were
Pozolero" is based on [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/26/AR2009012602190.html a surgeon and nurse team at a local hospital when saved La Plaga's real life after he criminal who was injured active in a shootout, which La Plaga repaid them for by bringing them into the Santa Blanca cartel. Mexican drug wars]], even using the same nickname, [[spoiler:though the real life version wasn't developmentally disabled]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:UNIDAD]]

The torture and execution of Ricky was their doing.Bolivian military police that used to fight the cartel but have since made an alliance with them.



* BattleCouple: You face these two together.
* CoolCar: Polito owns what is essentially a 5th generation Lamborghini supercar.
* FatAndSkinny: Polito is the skinny to Yuri's fat.
* GatlingGood: Yuri jumps behind a conveniently placed minigun emplacement at the beginning of the boss fight, which combined with her significantly enhanced health make her quite a decent threat.
* ILoveTheDead: In a rather graphic audio recording, La Yuri takes the pants off of one of her recently-expired victims, and proceeds to fawn over the size of his manhood.
* ItsPersonal: For Bowman and Pac Katari, they were involved in both Sandoval's interrogation and Amaru's torture, making them priority one on Kingslayer's hit list.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Killing either one will send the other into a desperate rage, [[RealityEnsues though it doesn't actually give them more resistance, damage, or anything like that]].
* SickeningSweethearts: These two fawn over each other nonstop, which Amaru claims to have felt more painful than their actual torture of him. You get to witness a truly disturbing example of their amorous gushing while stalking them in their TortureCellar, if you don't feel like interrupting them.
* SoftSpokenSadist: A lovey dovey husband and wife who clearly revel in the horrors they inflict and have their own private torture room.
* StarterVillain: They're your first major targets in the Cartel leadership hierarchy.
* StoutStrength: Yuri is a very large woman and also happens to be the most durable enemy in the game [[{{Kevlard}} for some reason.]] She's able to withstand about twice as much damage as a regular boss enemy; it can take up to 15 shots to the chest or multiple headshots to drop her, or up to two dozen shots if you use a suppressed weapon. Combined with her use of a minigun turret, and she can actually mow down your entire A.I. controlled Ghost Squad by herself if you send them in against her without backing them up.
* TortureCellar: A ''multilevel'' one beneath a creepy hunting lodge in the Bolivian mountains. To give you a sense of what awaits in that evil place, the whole facility seems directly inspired by ''[[Franchise/{{Saw}} Saw]]'' and ''Film/TheHumanCentipede''.
* TortureTechnician: The two are in charge of torturing enemies of the cartel.

!Carl Bookhart

Chief of training for Santa Blanca's elite sicarios. He's a former Army Ranger who defected after an IED injured his squad and got him kicked out of the military.

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* BattleCouple: You face these two together.
* CoolCar: Polito owns what is essentially a 5th generation Lamborghini supercar.
* FatAndSkinny: Polito is
EliteMooks: Since the skinny to Yuri's fat.
* GatlingGood: Yuri jumps behind
UNIDAD forces started out as a conveniently placed minigun emplacement at paramilitary force, they are better armed and equipped then the beginning of average cartel grunts. In fact the boss fight, which combined with her significantly enhanced health make her basic UNIDAD soldier is as tough as the Cartel's Elite Mooks.
* EnemyCivilWar: Santa Blanca may have UNIDAD on their payroll, but it's not exactly a firm alliance and both sides are
quite a decent threat.
* ILoveTheDead: In a rather graphic audio recording, La Yuri takes the pants off of one of her recently-expired victims, and proceeds
willing to fawn over the size of his manhood.
* ItsPersonal: For Bowman and Pac Katari, they were involved in both Sandoval's interrogation and Amaru's torture, making them priority one on Kingslayer's hit list.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Killing either one will send the other into a desperate rage, [[RealityEnsues though it doesn't actually give them more resistance, damage, or anything like that]].
* SickeningSweethearts: These two fawn over
shoot at each other nonstop, which Amaru claims to other. In addition, some random encounters have felt more painful than their actual torture of him. You get to witness a truly disturbing example of their amorous gushing while stalking them in their TortureCellar, if you don't feel like interrupting them.
Santa Blanca sicarios being held prisoner by UNIDAD forces.
* SoftSpokenSadist: A lovey dovey husband and wife who clearly revel in the horrors they inflict and have their own private torture room.
FacelessGoons: Most UNIDAD soldiers wear face concealing balaclava.
* StarterVillain: They're your first major targets in the Cartel leadership hierarchy.
* StoutStrength: Yuri
FromCamouflageToCriminal: UNIDAD is a very large woman and also happens to be the most durable enemy in the game [[{{Kevlard}} for some reason.]] She's able to withstand about twice as much damage as a regular boss enemy; it can take paramilitary organisation originally set up to 15 shots to the chest or multiple headshots to drop her, or up to two dozen shots if you use a suppressed weapon. Combined with her use of a minigun turret, and she can actually mow down your entire A.I. controlled Ghost Squad by herself if you send them in against her without backing them up.
* TortureCellar: A ''multilevel'' one beneath a creepy hunting lodge in
the Bolivian mountains. To give you a sense of what awaits in that evil place, the whole facility seems directly inspired by ''[[Franchise/{{Saw}} Saw]]'' and ''Film/TheHumanCentipede''.
* TortureTechnician: The two are in charge of torturing enemies of the cartel.

!Carl Bookhart

Chief of training for
government to combat drug cartels, but now it is on Santa Blanca's elite sicarios. He's payroll.
* OnlySixFaces: UNIDAD officers have
a former Army Ranger who defected after an IED injured his squad limited number of face models, even though ''several of them take part in in-game cutscenes'', which ends up giving the impression that UNIDAD is some kind of CloneArmy.
* RespawningEnemies: While they are tougher than Cartel Sicarios, the biggest threat posed by UNIDAD forces is the fact that, unless they're killed in stealth, fighting them will immediately trigger a UNIDAD alert resulting in infinite waves of UNIDAD reinforcements of steadily increasing difficulty.

!General Baro

The Bolivian Major General in charge of UNIDAD. He brokered the deal between Santa Blanca
and got him kicked out of the military.Bolivian government.



* BeardOfEvil: Sports one of the longest in the game.
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Was a sergeant with the Third Battalion of the [=75th=] Ranger Regiment, until he had to retire after getting caught in an IED blast in Iraq.
* EliteMooks: Bookhart's responsible for training the elite sicarios you encounter in the later parts of the game, and he's personally protected by a large number of them as well as several [[HeavilyArmoredMook Heavy troopers]].
* EvilFormerFriend: Nomad mentions having previously served with Bookhart in the Rangers, and is understandably disturbed when learning that he's a Cartel leader.
* {{Foil}}: To Nomad. Both are [[BadassBeard mustachioed]] former Rangers. The difference being Carl is now joining a cartel as a military instructor, while Nomad is in a black ops taskforce sent to destroy the cartel. To top it off, your A.I. teammates tend to not follow you into Bookhart's inner sanctum due to pathing issues, so in single player Nomad usually ends up facing off against Bookhart solo.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: Lapsed back into criminal activity after his forced retirement from the US Army, ultimately joining the Santa Blanca Cartel.
* GlassCannon: Bookhart himself has standard boss health and can be gunned down pretty quickly with any automatic weapon, but he's got amazing aim and incredible [=DPS=] with his custom [=M4A1=], and can mow you down surprisingly fast in turn. He's also really fond of throwing grenades.
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: His first test for new sicarios involves giving them a weapon (a gun, a knife, or a machete) and ordering them to kill a prisoner with it, prisoners who are often children. Any who refuse will be next in line to die.
* InHarmsWay: It's indicated that his primary motive in joining the Cartel as a combat instructor was so he could still feel useful, the military being the only thing he was ever good at and being unable to continue serving with the US Army after his injuries in Iraq.
* MoreDakka: Bookhart's got a minigun turret covering the hallway leading to him, as well as two minigun turrets backing him up inside his boss room.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Bookhart was given a medical discharge from the Army after he exhibited signs of PTSD and psychotic behavior. Unable to readjust to civilian life, he had frequent run-ins with the law and was unable to hold a job for more than a few weeks. During a chance meeting with El Muro in Mexico, El Muro recognized Bookhart's talent and gave him a job training Santa Blanca's elite sicarios.
* TheSpartanWay: The training program he runs for the Santa Blanca Cartel's elite sicarios, with use of live ammunition and real knives during training. As a result, more candidates are permanently injured or killed in training than graduate, but those who do are forces to be reckoned with.
* TradingBarsForStripes: Was given the choice of joining the Army or jail time at the age of 18, and chose the former.
* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife: After killing him, the Ghosts remark that it's a lousy way for an Army Ranger to die.
* WouldHarmAChild: As part of their training, Bookhart's sicarios are forced to murder an innocent so that they will know what it's like to kill. Sometimes the victim is a man, sometimes it's a woman, and sometimes it's a ''child''. Sicarios who refuse to participate are killed themselves by their fellow recruits.

!Raul "El Pozolero" Murillo

The man responsible for disposing of the bodies of Santa Blanca's victims in order to hide the evidence of the murders, which he does by dissolving them in sodium hydroxide, which has earned him the nickname "the Stewmaker".

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* BeardOfEvil: Sports one of AFatherToHisMen: He cares for the longest in the game.
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Was a sergeant with the Third Battalion of the [=75th=] Ranger Regiment, until he had to retire after getting caught in an IED blast in Iraq.
* EliteMooks: Bookhart's responsible for training the elite sicarios you encounter in the later parts of the game,
men under his command, and he's personally protected by a large number of them as well as several [[HeavilyArmoredMook Heavy troopers]].
* EvilFormerFriend: Nomad mentions having previously served with Bookhart in the Rangers, and is understandably disturbed when learning that he's a Cartel leader.
* {{Foil}}: To Nomad. Both are [[BadassBeard mustachioed]] former Rangers. The difference being Carl is now joining a cartel as a military instructor, while Nomad is in a black ops taskforce sent to destroy the cartel. To top it off, your A.I. teammates tend to not follow you into Bookhart's inner sanctum due to pathing issues, so in single player Nomad usually ends up facing off against Bookhart solo.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: Lapsed back into criminal activity
after his forced retirement from capture, laments that the US Army, ultimately joining soldiers the Ghosts killed while doing so were good men.
* AntiVillain: Baro is a genuine patriot who only made a deal with the Cartel in order to avert further bloodshed once it became clear they were too entrenched and powerful for UNIDAD to defeat. He's even been trying to act against the Cartel once it became clear the violence and brutality they're inflicting upon Bolivia is just as bad as it would be if there was open war.
* DealWithTheDevil: Santa Blanca didn't try to moderate its activities after they made a deal with UNIDAD but made them much much worse.
* MoralityPet: His daughter is one to him.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Has this reaction to
the Santa Blanca Cartel.
takeover of his country.
* GlassCannon: Bookhart himself has standard boss health PapaWolf: His response to the Ghosts finding and can be gunned down pretty quickly with any automatic weapon, but he's got amazing aim and incredible [=DPS=] with forcing his custom [=M4A1=], and can mow you down surprisingly fast in turn. He's also really fond of throwing grenades.
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: His first test for new sicarios involves giving them a weapon (a gun, a knife, or a machete) and ordering them
daughter to kill a prisoner with it, prisoners who are often children. Any who refuse will be next in line to die.
call him? Set up an ambush.
* InHarmsWay: It's indicated that his primary motive in joining the Cartel as a combat instructor was so he could still feel useful, the military PuppetKing: Despite being the only thing he was ever good at commanding officer of UNIDAD, Baro has lost control of much of the organization, with many of his officers pursuing their own agenda and being unable to continue serving making deals with the US Army Cartel, which also partially explains why UNIDAD continues to be just as hostile to you even after his injuries you [[spoiler: succeed in Iraq.
* MoreDakka: Bookhart's got a minigun turret covering the hallway leading to him, as well as two minigun turrets backing him up inside his boss room.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Bookhart was given a medical discharge from the Army after he exhibited signs of PTSD and psychotic behavior. Unable to readjust to civilian life, he had frequent run-ins
forming an alliance with the law and was unable him.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Despite threatening his daughter
to hold a job for more than a few weeks. During a chance meeting with El Muro in Mexico, El Muro recognized Bookhart's talent and gave draw him a job training Santa Blanca's elite sicarios.
* TheSpartanWay: The training program he runs for the Santa Blanca Cartel's elite sicarios, with use of live ammunition and real knives during training. As a result, more candidates are permanently injured or killed in training than graduate, but those who do are forces to be reckoned with.
* TradingBarsForStripes: Was given the choice of joining the Army or jail time at the age of 18, and chose the former.
* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife: After killing
out, then kidnapping him, the Ghosts remark that it's a lousy way for an Army Ranger to die.
* WouldHarmAChild: As part of their training, Bookhart's sicarios are forced to murder an innocent so that they will know what it's like to kill. Sometimes
still treat Baro with the victim respect due to an officer of his rank. Though this is partly due to military courtesy and partly due to the Ghosts wanting to gain his assistance against the Cartel.

!"El Comandante" a.k.a. Lt. Colonel [[spoiler: Miguel De los Montreros]]

A lieutenant-colonel in UNIDAD, El Comandante
is a man, sometimes it's a woman, legendary soldier, working closely with Santa Blanca. He and sometimes it's a ''child''. Sicarios who refuse to participate his men are killed themselves by their fellow recruits.

!Raul "El Pozolero" Murillo

The man
responsible for disposing of the bodies destruction of Santa Blanca's victims rebel forces in order to hide the evidence area of Media Luna and turning it into a UNIDAD stronghold. He keeps his identity a tightly-controlled secret, and wears a black ballistic mask at all times. The Ghosts face him in the murders, which he does by dissolving them in sodium hydroxide, which has earned him the nickname "the Stewmaker". "UNIDAD Conspiracy" DLC.



* AffablyEvil: Aside from assisting in the disposing of bodies, doesn't commit any crimes and is pleasant to a fault.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Does not find death or dead things distressing. Also is a grown man who talks to his teddy bear.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is a oddball who has disposed of literally hundreds of corpses for the cartel, if not thousands.
** Also a CloudCuckoolander who loves his teddy bear but insists he's not afraid of the dark. He just worries the teddy bear will get lonely without him.
* TheDreaded: The Cartel's sicarios are terrified of him, and even the Ghosts are concerned about confronting him after seeing how much he's got the sicarios spooked.
** MistakenForBadass: El Pozolero turns out to be [[spoiler: a mild-mannered man with the innocent mind of a child. The sicarios think he's a terrifying psycho because of how horrifying his work is, but the truth is his mind simply isn't developed enough to grasp how disturbing it all really is.]]
* ManChild: [[spoiler: Turns out to be one of the non-psychopathic variety. When the Ghosts kidnap him he even tells them he can't be gone for too long or else his teddy bear will wonder what happened to him.]]
* NoBodyLeftBehind: His work involves not only dissolving a human body to soup, but then destroying whatever bones or teeth couldn't be melted down into a fine powder.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: "El Pozolero" is based on [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/26/AR2009012602190.html a real life criminal who was active in the Mexican drug wars]], even using the same nickname, [[spoiler:though the real life version wasn't developmentally disabled]].

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* AffablyEvil: Aside from assisting AnticlimaxBoss: Despite his impressive-looking armor and reputation as a legendary soldier, El Comandante isn't any tougher than any other normal boss in the disposing of bodies, doesn't commit any crimes and is pleasant to a fault.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Does not find death or dead things distressing. Also is a grown man who talks to his teddy bear.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is a oddball who has disposed of literally hundreds of corpses
game when you finally start gunning for him. Weaver even quips "Guess he wasn't as badass as he thought!" when you blow him away. The real challenge is that you have to hunt him down in the cartel, if not thousands.midst of a massive UNIDAD base swarming with soldiers.
** Also a CloudCuckoolander who loves his teddy bear but insists he's not afraid * {{Archenemy}}: Is this to the rebels, having more or less defeated them by the time of the dark. He just worries the teddy bear will get lonely without him.
game.
* TheDreaded: The Cartel's sicarios are terrified of him, and even the Ghosts are concerned about confronting him after seeing how much he's got the sicarios spooked.
** MistakenForBadass: El Pozolero turns out to be [[spoiler: a mild-mannered man with the innocent mind of a child. The sicarios think
BonusBoss: Like La Cabra, he's a terrifying psycho because DLC assassination target and not part of how horrifying the game's normal main quest progression.
* ColonelBadass: How he portrays himself. He's more like a FakeUltimateHero.
* TheFaceless: He's never without
his work is, but black ballistic mask, even wearing it in official military documentation papers.
* EnemyMine: El Sueño does not like having a member of UNIDAD working so closely with
the truth is cartel, and would generally prefer to keep them out of cartel operations entirely. [[spoiler: It's later revealed he was justified in his mind simply isn't developed enough suspicions; El Comandante is actively looking for ways to grasp how disturbing it all really is.disrupt or destroy Santa Blanca to take over the cocaine trade himself.]]
* ManChild: TheEvilPrince: [[spoiler: Turns He turns out to be the son of one of the non-psychopathic variety. When the Ghosts kidnap him he even tells them he can't be gone for too long or else his teddy bear will wonder what happened Bolivia's top leaders, having been sent down to him.Cartel territory to covertly usurp Santa Blanca's cocaine production infrastructure away from them.]]
* NoBodyLeftBehind: His work involves not only dissolving MalevolentMaskedMan: To conceal his identity he wears a human body to soup, but then destroying whatever bones or teeth couldn't be melted down into a fine powder.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: "El Pozolero" is based
black ballistic mask with red paint on [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/26/AR2009012602190.html a real life criminal who was active in the Mexican drug wars]], even using the same nickname, [[spoiler:though the real life version wasn't developmentally disabled]].it that resembles claw marks.



[[folder:UNIDAD]]

The Bolivian military police that used to fight the cartel but have since made an alliance with them.

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[[folder:UNIDAD]]

[[folder: Narco Road]]

!!El Invisible[=/=]El Zamuro[=/=][[spoiler:Mr. Sonrisa]][=/=][[spoiler:Jose Vargas]]
The Bolivian military police that used to fight BigBad of the cartel but have since made an alliance ''Narco Road'' DLC campaign, El Invisible is the mysterious chief coordinator behind Santa Blanca's smuggling network. No one knows El Invisible's identity or even what he[=/=]she looks like, as they are a master hacker who never deals with them.anyone face-to-face and uses a voice modulator to conceal their identity.



* EliteMooks: Since the UNIDAD forces started out as a paramilitary force, they are better armed and equipped then the average cartel grunts. In fact the basic UNIDAD soldier is as tough as the Cartel's Elite Mooks.
* EnemyCivilWar: Santa Blanca may have UNIDAD on their payroll, but it's not exactly a firm alliance and both sides are quite willing to shoot at each other. In addition, some random encounters have Santa Blanca sicarios being held prisoner by UNIDAD forces.
* FacelessGoons: Most UNIDAD soldiers wear face concealing balaclava.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: UNIDAD is a paramilitary organisation originally set up by the Bolivian government to combat drug cartels, but now it is on Santa Blanca's payroll.
* OnlySixFaces: UNIDAD officers have a limited number of face models, even though ''several of them take part in in-game cutscenes'', which ends up giving the impression that UNIDAD is some kind of CloneArmy.
* RespawningEnemies: While they are tougher than Cartel Sicarios, the biggest threat posed by UNIDAD forces is the fact that, unless they're killed in stealth, fighting them will immediately trigger a UNIDAD alert resulting in infinite waves of UNIDAD reinforcements of steadily increasing difficulty.

!General Baro

The Bolivian Major General in charge of UNIDAD. He brokered the deal between Santa Blanca and the Bolivian government.

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* EliteMooks: Since DiabolicalMastermind: His actions are much more "next-level supervillain shit" compared to the UNIDAD forces started out as Cartel bosses from the main game.
* TheFaceless: No one knows what El Invisible looks like.
* FinalBoss: Of the ''Narco Road'' DLC. He fights you in an AceCustom military helicopter that's significantly more durable than normal. He's also the only boss of the DLC who isn't
a paramilitary force, they are better armed CutsceneBoss.
** PostFinalBoss: [[spoiler: The ''real'' El Invisible is assassinated in the epilogue, living in a humble shack in the Grand Canyon without any security or protection other than a pistol. You basically just kick in his door
and equipped then blow him away.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: His [[spoiler: hacking of
the average cartel grunts. In fact the basic UNIDAD soldier is as tough as the Cartel's Elite Mooks.
* EnemyCivilWar: Santa Blanca may have UNIDAD on
CIA's mainframe and divulging all of their payroll, but it's not exactly a firm alliance and both sides are quite willing to shoot at each other. In addition, some random encounters have Santa Blanca sicarios being held prisoner by UNIDAD forces.
* FacelessGoons: Most UNIDAD soldiers wear face concealing balaclava.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: UNIDAD is a paramilitary organisation originally set up by
dirty laundry on the internet]] results in the Bolivian government to combat drug cartels, but now it is on Santa Blanca's payroll.
* OnlySixFaces: UNIDAD officers have a limited number of face models, even though ''several of them take part in in-game cutscenes'', which ends up giving
hiring the impression that UNIDAD is some kind of CloneArmy.
* RespawningEnemies: While they are tougher than Cartel Sicarios,
Los Extranjeros mercenary group to help purge all CIA spies operating inside their country, leading to the biggest threat posed by UNIDAD forces is events of ''Fallen Ghosts''.
* ManipulativeBastard[=/=]TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: The events of
the fact that, unless they're entire DLC were AllAccordingToPlan for him, as he ''wanted'' you to steal his PDA and bring it back to CIA headquarters so the virus hidden inside it could hack their network.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were all set up by El Invisible so he could hack the CIA's servers and disclose all their dirty laundry over the internet. It's strongly implied he did this as revenge for a loved one, "Rosebud", who was an innocent bystander
killed in stealth, fighting them will immediately trigger during a UNIDAD alert resulting in infinite waves of UNIDAD reinforcements of steadily increasing difficulty.

!General Baro

CIA operation. The Bolivian Major General CIA, in charge of UNIDAD. He brokered turn, hunt him down and execute him as revenge for screwing with them.]]
* TreacherousQuestGiver: [[spoiler: The real El Invisible turns out to be Mr. Sonrisa,
the deal between Santa Blanca informant who's been helping you throughout the DLC. He was manipulating you all along.]]

!! Eddie Escovado
The leader of the "Los Kamikazes" gang, a boisterous, adrenaline-addicted playboy
and the Bolivian government.social media star.



* AFatherToHisMen: He cares for the men under his command, and after his capture, laments that the soldiers the Ghosts killed while doing so were good men.
* AntiVillain: Baro is a genuine patriot who only made a deal with the Cartel in order to avert further bloodshed once it became clear they were too entrenched and powerful for UNIDAD to defeat. He's even been trying to act against the Cartel once it became clear the violence and brutality they're inflicting upon Bolivia is just as bad as it would be if there was open war.
* DealWithTheDevil: Santa Blanca didn't try to moderate its activities after they made a deal with UNIDAD but made them much much worse.
* MoralityPet: His daughter is one to him.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Has this reaction to the Santa Blanca takeover of his country.
* PapaWolf: His response to the Ghosts finding and forcing his daughter to call him? Set up an ambush.
* PuppetKing: Despite being the commanding officer of UNIDAD, Baro has lost control of much of the organization, with many of his officers pursuing their own agenda and making deals with the Cartel, which also partially explains why UNIDAD continues to be just as hostile to you even after you [[spoiler: succeed in forming an alliance with him.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Despite threatening his daughter to draw him out, then kidnapping him, the Ghosts still treat Baro with the respect due to an officer of his rank. Though this is partly due to military courtesy and partly due to the Ghosts wanting to gain his assistance against the Cartel.

!"El Comandante" a.k.a. Lt. Colonel [[spoiler: Miguel De los Montreros]]

A lieutenant-colonel in UNIDAD, El Comandante is a legendary soldier, working closely with Santa Blanca. He and his men are responsible for the destruction of rebel forces in the area of Media Luna and turning it into a UNIDAD stronghold. He keeps his identity a tightly-controlled secret, and wears a black ballistic mask at all times. The Ghosts face him in the "UNIDAD Conspiracy" DLC.

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* AFatherToHisMen: He cares AffablyEvil: Eddie's very friendly towards you throughout your time working for him, although sometimes obnoxiously so. Even when you turn on him at the men under his command, and after his capture, laments end, he only remarks that the soldiers the Ghosts killed while doing so were good men.
* AntiVillain: Baro
your behavior is a genuine patriot who only made a deal with the Cartel in order to avert further bloodshed once it became clear they were too entrenched and powerful for UNIDAD to defeat. He's even been trying to act against the Cartel once it became clear the violence and brutality they're inflicting upon Bolivia is just as bad as it would be if there was open war.
* DealWithTheDevil: Santa Blanca didn't try to moderate its activities after they made a deal with UNIDAD
"kinda rando" but made them much much worse.
still compliments your bravado.
* MoralityPet: His daughter is one to him.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Has this reaction to the Santa Blanca takeover of his country.
* PapaWolf: His response to the Ghosts finding and forcing his daughter to call him? Set up an ambush.
* PuppetKing: Despite being the commanding officer of UNIDAD, Baro has lost control of much of the organization, with many of his officers pursuing their own agenda and making deals with the Cartel, which also partially explains why UNIDAD continues to be just as hostile to you even after you
BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: succeed in forming an alliance with him.When he learns that he is about to be captured by the CIA mid-skydive, he opts to film himself taking off his parachute backpack and free falling to death, claiming it to be "immortalization".]]
* WorthyOpponent: Despite threatening his daughter to draw him out, then kidnapping him, the Ghosts still treat Baro FlippingTheBird: Does this with the respect due to an officer of his rank. Though this is partly due to military courtesy and partly due both hands to the Ghosts wanting to gain his assistance against the Cartel.

!"El Comandante" a.k.a. Lt. Colonel
Ghost [[spoiler: Miguel De los Montreros]]

A lieutenant-colonel in UNIDAD, El Comandante is a legendary soldier, working closely with Santa Blanca. He and
while free falling to his men are responsible death]].
* HookersAndBlow: Is a fan of both, stating his fondness
for the destruction former when introducing himself.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Although nominally a gang leader, Eddie never actually seems to actually take part in any
of rebel forces Santa Blanca's criminal activities, instead spending all his time partying. He ''buys'' plenty of drugs for his parties, but doesn't seem to be involved in the area of Media Luna and turning it actual drug business.
* PoseOfSupplication: [[spoiler: After his suicide, he is found dead on his private beach face down, with his butt protruding upwards ''a la'' Johnny Sasaki despite slamming
into a the sand at terminal velocity.]]
* TheStoner: Is obviously high whenever you meet him, even in the middle of an
UNIDAD stronghold. He keeps ambush.
* SlaveToPR: ''Everything'' he does is for the sake of increasing
his identity a tightly-controlled secret, social media views. [[spoiler: Even his suicide.]]
* TalkativeLoon: Incessantly attempts to make [[OrphanedPunchline bizarre]] [[TooMuchInformation conversations]] with the Ghost [[spoiler: while being driven away from an UNIDAD ambush]].

!! Arturo Rey

The leader of the "Death Riders" motorcycle gang
and wears a black ballistic mask at all times. The Ghosts face him fanatical believer in the "UNIDAD Conspiracy" DLC.Santa Muerte.



* AnticlimaxBoss: Despite his impressive-looking armor and reputation as a legendary soldier, El Comandante isn't any tougher than any other normal boss in the game when you finally start gunning for him. Weaver even quips "Guess he wasn't as badass as he thought!" when you blow him away. The real challenge is that you have to hunt him down in the midst of a massive UNIDAD base swarming with soldiers.
* {{Archenemy}}: Is this to the rebels, having more or less defeated them by the time of the game.
* BonusBoss: Like La Cabra, he's a DLC assassination target and not part of the game's normal main quest progression.
* ColonelBadass: How he portrays himself. He's more like a FakeUltimateHero.
* TheFaceless: He's never without his black ballistic mask, even wearing it in official military documentation papers.
* EnemyMine: El Sueño does not like having a member of UNIDAD working so closely with the cartel, and would generally prefer to keep them out of cartel operations entirely. [[spoiler: It's later revealed he was justified in his suspicions; El Comandante is actively looking for ways to disrupt or destroy Santa Blanca to take over the cocaine trade himself.]]
* TheEvilPrince: [[spoiler: He turns out to be the son of one of Bolivia's top leaders, having been sent down to Cartel territory to covertly usurp Santa Blanca's cocaine production infrastructure away from them.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMan: To conceal his identity he wears a black ballistic mask with red paint on it that resembles claw marks.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Narco Road]]

!!El Invisible[=/=]El Zamuro[=/=][[spoiler:Mr. Sonrisa]][=/=][[spoiler:Jose Vargas]]
The BigBad of the ''Narco Road'' DLC campaign, El Invisible is the mysterious chief coordinator behind Santa Blanca's smuggling network. No one knows El Invisible's identity or even what he[=/=]she looks like, as they are a master hacker who never deals with anyone face-to-face and uses a voice modulator to conceal their identity.

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* AnticlimaxBoss: Despite his impressive-looking armor and reputation as a legendary soldier, El Comandante isn't any tougher than any other normal boss in the game when you finally start gunning for him. Weaver even quips "Guess he wasn't as badass as he thought!" when you blow him away. The real challenge is that you have to hunt him down in the midst of a massive UNIDAD base swarming with soldiers.
* {{Archenemy}}: Is this to the rebels, having more or less defeated them by the time of the game.
* BonusBoss: Like La Cabra, he's a DLC assassination target and not part of the game's normal main quest progression.
* ColonelBadass: How he portrays himself. He's more like a FakeUltimateHero.
* TheFaceless: He's never without his black ballistic mask, even wearing it in official military documentation papers.
* EnemyMine: El Sueño does not like having a member of UNIDAD working so closely with the cartel, and would generally prefer to keep them out of cartel operations entirely.
BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: It's later revealed After he was justified in fails to kill the Ghost, he sets himself on fire and rides off on his suspicions; El Comandante is actively looking for ways motorcycle to disrupt or destroy Santa Blanca to take over the cocaine trade himself.his death.]]
* TheEvilPrince: BlingBlingBang: He fights with a gold-plated Desert Eagle during the UNIDAD raid against his HQ in one of the missions where you work for him.
* CoolBike: Owns one with an exhaust system that makes the rear wheel appear to be engulfed in flames.
* Cult: His motorcycle gang doubles as one for Santa Muerte.
* CutsceneBoss: While all the ''Narco Road'' bosses are disposed of in cutscenes, Rey's the only one who actually fights the Ghost,
[[spoiler: He turns out to be getting into a short melee duel with the son of one of Bolivia's top leaders, having been sent down Ghost before taking a scythe to Cartel territory the shoulder and deciding to covertly usurp Santa Blanca's cocaine production infrastructure away from them.set himself on fire and ride off into the sunset.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMan: To conceal his identity HellSeeker: By the time the Ghost meets him, he wears a black ballistic mask with red paint on it is convinced that resembles claw marks.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Narco Road]]

!!El Invisible[=/=]El Zamuro[=/=][[spoiler:Mr. Sonrisa]][=/=][[spoiler:Jose Vargas]]
The BigBad
Santa Muerte wishes for him to personally serve her in hell. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for those around him, he's looking for servants for himself in hell as well.]]
* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler: Attempts to get servants in hell by blowing up hundreds of civilians and later trying to kill the Ghost. He fails both times due to the Ghost.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: How he ultimately dies.]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler: Is remarkably unfazed by having a scythe lodged in his arm by the Ghost.]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: [[spoiler: Once his gang members discover his HumanSacrifice plot, they take the side
of the ''Narco Road'' DLC campaign, El Invisible is Ghost over him, opening up an opportunity for the mysterious chief coordinator behind Ghost to take him down. In fact he had so much trouble getting enough Santa Blanca's smuggling network. No one knows El Invisible's identity or even what he[=/=]she looks like, as they are a master hacker Blanca members to agree to his crazy mass murder scheme that he ends up having to hire Los Sin Almas gang members instead to carry out his plan.]]

!! Tonio Mateos
The loud and obnoxious leader of the "Crazy Riders" muscle car gang,
who never deals with anyone face-to-face and uses a voice modulator to conceal their identity.speaks exclusively in hip hop rhythm.



* DiabolicalMastermind: His actions are much more "next-level supervillain shit" compared to the Cartel bosses from the main game.
* TheFaceless: No one knows what El Invisible looks like.
* FinalBoss: Of the ''Narco Road'' DLC. He fights you in an AceCustom military helicopter that's significantly more durable than normal. He's also the only boss of the DLC who isn't a CutsceneBoss.
** PostFinalBoss: [[spoiler: The ''real'' El Invisible is assassinated in the epilogue, living in a humble shack in the Grand Canyon without any security or protection other than a pistol. You basically just kick in his door and blow him away.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: His [[spoiler: hacking of the CIA's mainframe and divulging all of their dirty laundry on the internet]] results in the Bolivian government hiring the Los Extranjeros mercenary group to help purge all CIA spies operating inside their country, leading to the events of ''Fallen Ghosts''.
* ManipulativeBastard[=/=]TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were AllAccordingToPlan for him, as he ''wanted'' you to steal his PDA and bring it back to CIA headquarters so the virus hidden inside it could hack their network.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were all set up by El Invisible so he could hack the CIA's servers and disclose all their dirty laundry over the internet. It's strongly implied he did this as revenge for a loved one, "Rosebud", who was an innocent bystander killed during a CIA operation. The CIA, in turn, hunt him down and execute him as revenge for screwing with them.]]
* TreacherousQuestGiver: [[spoiler: The real El Invisible turns out to be Mr. Sonrisa, the informant who's been helping you throughout the DLC. He was manipulating you all along.]]

!! Eddie Escovado
The leader of the "Los Kamikazes" gang, a boisterous, adrenaline-addicted playboy and social media star.

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* DiabolicalMastermind: His actions are much more "next-level supervillain shit" compared to the Cartel bosses from the main game.
* TheFaceless: No one knows what El Invisible looks like.
* FinalBoss: Of the ''Narco Road'' DLC. He fights you in an AceCustom military helicopter that's significantly more durable than normal. He's also the only boss of the DLC who isn't a CutsceneBoss.
** PostFinalBoss:
BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: The ''real'' El Invisible is assassinated in the epilogue, living in a humble shack in the Grand Canyon without any security or protection other than a pistol. You basically just kick in his door and blow him away.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: His [[spoiler: hacking of the CIA's mainframe and divulging all of their dirty laundry on the internet]] results in the Bolivian government hiring the Los Extranjeros mercenary group to help purge all CIA spies operating inside their country, leading to the events of ''Fallen Ghosts''.
* ManipulativeBastard[=/=]TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were AllAccordingToPlan for him, as he ''wanted'' you to steal his PDA and bring it back to CIA headquarters so the virus hidden inside it could hack their network.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were all set up by El Invisible so he could hack the CIA's servers and disclose all their dirty laundry over the internet. It's strongly implied he did
Suffers this as revenge for a loved one, "Rosebud", who was an innocent bystander killed during a CIA operation. The CIA, in turn, hunt when the Ghost shoots him down and execute him as revenge for screwing with them.while he's piloting a plane.]]
* TreacherousQuestGiver: [[spoiler: The real El Invisible turns out to be Mr. Sonrisa, ClusterFBomb: Comes with his mode of speaking.
* HairTriggerTemper: Is constantly threatening
the informant who's been helping Ghost even while they're getting work done for him.
* JerkAss: While the DLC's other two gang leaders are both AffablyEvil towards you, Tonio insults and belittles
you throughout your entire time working for him. Once you finally seem to earn his respect, it literally takes him less than half a minute to decide you're a threat to his power and challenge you to a showdown.
* JiveTurkey: Always speaks like he is rapping.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: Doesn't get to finish describing what he intends to do to
the DLC. He was manipulating you all along.Ghost when he gets shot.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Fallen Ghosts]]

!! Eddie Escovado
The leader
Los Extranjeros

A South American [=PMC=] composed
of elite soldiers from across Latin America. They were hired by UNIDAD to help them purge Bolivia of CIA influence, however they took the "Los Kamikazes" gang, a boisterous, adrenaline-addicted playboy and social media star.opportunity to take over the cocaine production infrastructure left over after the downfall of Santa Blanca.



* AffablyEvil: Eddie's very friendly towards you throughout your time working for him, although sometimes obnoxiously so. Even when you turn on him at the end, he only remarks that your behavior is "kinda rando" but still compliments your bravado.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: When he learns that he is about to be captured by the CIA mid-skydive, he opts to film himself taking off his parachute backpack and free falling to death, claiming it to be "immortalization".]]
* FlippingTheBird: Does this with both hands to the Ghost [[spoiler: while free falling to his death]].
* HookersAndBlow: Is a fan of both, stating his fondness for the former when introducing himself.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Although nominally a gang leader, Eddie never actually seems to actually take part in any of Santa Blanca's criminal activities, instead spending all his time partying. He ''buys'' plenty of drugs for his parties, but doesn't seem to be involved in the actual drug business.
* PoseOfSupplication: [[spoiler: After his suicide, he is found dead on his private beach face down, with his butt protruding upwards ''a la'' Johnny Sasaki despite slamming into the sand at terminal velocity.]]
* TheStoner: Is obviously high whenever you meet him, even in the middle of an UNIDAD ambush.
* SlaveToPR: ''Everything'' he does is for the sake of increasing his social media views. [[spoiler: Even his suicide.]]
* TalkativeLoon: Incessantly attempts to make [[OrphanedPunchline bizarre]] [[TooMuchInformation conversations]] with the Ghost [[spoiler: while being driven away from an UNIDAD ambush]].

!! Arturo Rey

The leader of the "Death Riders" motorcycle gang and a fanatical believer in Santa Muerte.

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* AffablyEvil: Eddie's very friendly AnimalMotifs: Their logo consists of a roaring jaguar in front of a combat knife and a silhouette of South America and their combat uniform camouflage consists of yellow, black and gray spots, dots, camo stripes and solid colors.
* ContinuityNod: Los Extranjeros are a Latin-American [=PMC=] utilizing gear and deploying soldiers who are on a similar level to the Ghosts, which is similar to the unnamed group of Latin-American mercenaries encountered
towards you throughout the end of ''Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2''. They also use troops that have mobile jammers that inflict InterfaceScrew on your time working for him, although sometimes obnoxiously so. Even HUD, which is similar to the mobile jammers in both ''Advanced Warfighter'' games and the jamming effect in the ''Future Soldier'' mission "Ember Hunt". Finally, they have troops that use [[InvisibilityCloak active camouflage]] like the Ghosts and Bodark do in ''Future Soldier''.
* EliteMooks: The Los Extranjeros are to UNIDAD what UNIDAD are to Santa Blanca. They also have a number of specialist units, including elite snipers and drone jammer troops. Also, their Covert Ops and Armored units are likely the most dangerous infantry units in the entire game.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Los Extranjeros" translates to "The Foreigners", a fitting if enigmatic title given they're an international [=PMC=].
* InvisibilityCloak: One class of Los Extranjeros utilizes active camouflage like the Ghosts themselves do in ''Ghost Recon: Future Soldier''. They have no presence on the mini-map
when you turn on him at the end, he cloaked either and can only remarks that your behavior is "kinda rando" but still compliments your bravado.
be seen through thermal vision.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: When he learns that he is about OneHitKill: Both their Elite Snipers and Covert Ops units can take you down to be captured 1% health in one shot on normal difficulty and straight up kill you in one shot on the higher difficulties.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: They were hired
by the Bolivian government to reinforce UNIDAD and to eliminate or subdue the remnants of the Kataris 26, the Santa Blanca cartel and to kill any CIA mid-skydive, he opts agents in the country.
* PsychoForHire: The Los Extranjeros commanders, natch. One is using slave labor
to film himself taking off his parachute backpack restart Bolivia's cocaine production, another is persecuting Bolivia's Christian population and free falling to death, claiming it to be "immortalization".]]
* FlippingTheBird: Does this with both hands
a third is having Santa Blanca mooks fight to the Ghost [[spoiler: while free falling to his death]].
* HookersAndBlow: Is a fan of both, stating his fondness for the former when introducing himself.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Although nominally a gang leader, Eddie never actually seems to actually take part in any of Santa Blanca's criminal activities, instead spending all his time partying. He ''buys'' plenty of drugs
death for his parties, but doesn't seem to be involved in entertainment.

!! Colonel Juan Ignacio Merlo
The commander of Los Extranjeros and
the actual drug business.
* PoseOfSupplication: [[spoiler: After his suicide, he is found dead on his private beach face down, with his butt protruding upwards ''a la'' Johnny Sasaki despite slamming into the sand at terminal velocity.]]
* TheStoner: Is obviously high whenever you meet him, even in the middle of an UNIDAD ambush.
* SlaveToPR: ''Everything'' he does is for the sake of increasing his social media views. [[spoiler: Even his suicide.]]
* TalkativeLoon: Incessantly attempts to make [[OrphanedPunchline bizarre]] [[TooMuchInformation conversations]] with the Ghost [[spoiler: while being driven away from an UNIDAD ambush]].

!! Arturo Rey

The leader
main antagonist of the "Death Riders" motorcycle gang and a fanatical believer in Santa Muerte.DLC.



* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: After he fails to kill the Ghost, he sets himself on fire and rides off on his motorcycle to his death.]]
* BlingBlingBang: He fights with a gold-plated Desert Eagle during the UNIDAD raid against his HQ in one of the missions where you work for him.
* CoolBike: Owns one with an exhaust system that makes the rear wheel appear to be engulfed in flames.
* Cult: His motorcycle gang doubles as one for Santa Muerte.
* CutsceneBoss: While all the ''Narco Road'' bosses are disposed of in cutscenes, Rey's the only one who actually fights the Ghost, [[spoiler: getting into a short melee duel with the Ghost before taking a scythe to the shoulder and deciding to set himself on fire and ride off into the sunset.]]
* HellSeeker: By the time the Ghost meets him, he is convinced that Santa Muerte wishes for him to personally serve her in hell. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for those around him, he's looking for servants for himself in hell as well.]]
* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler: Attempts to get servants in hell by blowing up hundreds of civilians and later trying to kill the Ghost. He fails both times due to the Ghost.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: How he ultimately dies.]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler: Is remarkably unfazed by having a scythe lodged in his arm by the Ghost.]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: [[spoiler: Once his gang members discover his HumanSacrifice plot, they take the side of the Ghost over him, opening up an opportunity for the Ghost to take him down. In fact he had so much trouble getting enough Santa Blanca members to agree to his crazy mass murder scheme that he ends up having to hire Los Sin Almas gang members instead to carry out his plan.]]

!! Tonio Mateos
The loud and obnoxious leader of the "Crazy Riders" muscle car gang, who speaks exclusively in hip hop rhythm.

to:

* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: After he fails to kill BigBad: As the Ghost, he sets himself on fire and rides off on his motorcycle to his death.]]
* BlingBlingBang: He fights with a gold-plated Desert Eagle during the UNIDAD raid against his HQ in one of the missions where you work for him.
* CoolBike: Owns one with an exhaust system that makes the rear wheel appear to be engulfed in flames.
* Cult: His motorcycle gang doubles as one for Santa Muerte.
* CutsceneBoss: While all the ''Narco Road'' bosses are disposed of in cutscenes, Rey's the only one who actually fights the Ghost, [[spoiler: getting into a short melee duel with the Ghost before taking a scythe to the shoulder and deciding to set himself on fire and ride off into the sunset.]]
* HellSeeker: By the time the Ghost meets him, he is convinced that Santa Muerte wishes for him to personally serve her in hell. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for those around him, he's looking for servants for himself in hell as well.]]
* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler: Attempts to get servants in hell by blowing up hundreds of civilians and later trying to kill the Ghost. He fails both times due to the Ghost.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: How he ultimately dies.]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler: Is remarkably unfazed by having a scythe lodged in his arm by the Ghost.]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: [[spoiler: Once his gang members discover his HumanSacrifice plot, they take the side of the Ghost over him, opening up an opportunity for the Ghost to take him down. In fact he had so much trouble getting enough Santa Blanca members to agree to his crazy mass murder scheme that he ends up having to hire Los Sin Almas gang members instead to carry out his plan.]]

!! Tonio Mateos
The loud and obnoxious
leader of the "Crazy Riders" muscle car gang, Los Extranjeros, he's this for the ''Fallen Ghosts'' DLC.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Fallen Ghosts'', as well as of the ''Ghost Recon Wildlands'' story as a whole.
* FlatCharacter: Merlo only has one or two lines of dialogue and you learn very little about him or his personality other than him being the leader of Los Extrajneros, a former war criminal of South America's many brushfire conflicts, and the game's final assassination target.
* FlunkyBoss: Colonel Merlo's a pretty standard opponent (he doesn't even have boss-level health and dies in just a couple shots), but you'll have to fight your way through an army of UNIDAD and Los Extranjeros troops including a fair share of EliteMooks to get to him.
* ZeroEffortBoss: Downplayed, he does fight back but with just a handgun and he is not even behind cover once you kick on the door. Even his lowly mooks give you a lot more trouble than he do. Nothing compared to his lieutenants
who speaks exclusively give you a hell of a fight.

!! Major Luis Rocha, "El Espectro"

A leader of Los Extranejeros and
in hip hop rhythm.charge of rebuilding the cocaine trade.




* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Suffers this when the Ghost shoots him while he's piloting a plane.]]
* ClusterFBomb: Comes with his mode of speaking.
* HairTriggerTemper: Is constantly threatening the Ghost even while they're getting work done for him.
* JerkAss: While the DLC's other two gang leaders are both AffablyEvil towards you, Tonio insults and belittles you throughout your entire time working for him. Once you finally seem to earn his respect, it literally takes him less than half a minute to decide you're a threat to his power and challenge you to a showdown.
* JiveTurkey: Always speaks like he is rapping.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: Doesn't get to finish describing what he intends to do to the Ghost when he gets shot.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Fallen Ghosts]]

!! Los Extranjeros

A South American [=PMC=] composed of elite soldiers from across Latin America. They were hired by UNIDAD to help them purge Bolivia of CIA influence, however they took the opportunity to take over the cocaine production infrastructure left over after the downfall of Santa Blanca.

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\n* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Suffers this when the Ghost shoots him while he's piloting ColdSniper: Being a plane.]]
* ClusterFBomb: Comes with his mode of speaking.
* HairTriggerTemper: Is constantly threatening the Ghost
Covert Ops specialist, he even while they're getting work done for him.
* JerkAss: While
has the DLC's other two gang leaders are both AffablyEvil towards you, Tonio insults and belittles you throughout your entire time working for him. Once reputation. Most of his men also never had ever seen him in person.
* DirtyCoward: When
you finally seem come after him, he runs off and you have to earn his respect, it chase after him, eventually cornering him on top of a mountain. Since he's a Covert Ops unit equipped with a cloaking device, hunting him down is more complicated than usual.
* FlatCharacter: He don't have any speaking line unlike the other.
* KingMook: Of the Covert Ops
* ManipulativeBastard: He stands out from the others that he does the least KickTheDog of the three, mostly 'just' slave labor instead of pointless killing. But he performs well in it, the drug trafficking is back on business. He also operates from the shadows, both
literally takes him less than half a minute to decide you're a threat to his power and challenge you figuratively.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Captain Ortega; Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine, while Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Downplayed; Rocha is mostly known for using slave labor
to a showdown.
* JiveTurkey: Always speaks like he is rapping.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: Doesn't get to finish describing what he intends to do to the Ghost when he gets shot.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Fallen Ghosts]]

!! Los Extranjeros

A South American [=PMC=] composed of elite soldiers from across Latin America. They were hired by UNIDAD to help them purge Bolivia of CIA influence, however they took the opportunity to take over the
restore Santa Blanca's cocaine production infrastructure left over after infrastructure, but it's not dwelled on as much as Captain Cruzar's massacre of Bolivian Christians.


!! Captain Tomas Ortega, "El Oso"

A leader of
the downfall Los Extranjeros and the one in charge of eliminating Santa Blanca. Blanca's remnants.




* AnimalMotifs: Their logo consists of a roaring jaguar in front of a combat knife and a silhouette of South America and their combat uniform camouflage consists of yellow, black and gray spots, dots, camo stripes and solid colors.
* ContinuityNod: Los Extranjeros are a Latin-American [=PMC=] utilizing gear and deploying soldiers who are on a similar level to the Ghosts, which is similar to the unnamed group of Latin-American mercenaries encountered towards the end of ''Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2''. They also use troops that have mobile jammers that inflict InterfaceScrew on your HUD, which is similar to the mobile jammers in both ''Advanced Warfighter'' games and the jamming effect in the ''Future Soldier'' mission "Ember Hunt". Finally, they have troops that use [[InvisibilityCloak active camouflage]] like the Ghosts and Bodark do in ''Future Soldier''.
* EliteMooks: The Los Extranjeros are to UNIDAD what UNIDAD are to Santa Blanca. They also have a number of specialist units, including elite snipers and drone jammer troops. Also, their Covert Ops and Armored units are likely the most dangerous infantry units in the entire game.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Los Extranjeros" translates to "The Foreigners", a fitting if enigmatic title given they're an international [=PMC=].
* InvisibilityCloak: One class of Los Extranjeros utilizes active camouflage like the Ghosts themselves do in ''Ghost Recon: Future Soldier''. They have no presence on the mini-map when cloaked either and can only be seen through thermal vision.
* OneHitKill: Both their Elite Snipers and Covert Ops units can take you down to 1% health in one shot on normal difficulty and straight up kill you in one shot on the higher difficulties.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: They were hired by the Bolivian government to reinforce UNIDAD and to eliminate or subdue the remnants of the Kataris 26, the Santa Blanca cartel and to kill any CIA agents in the country.
* PsychoForHire: The Los Extranjeros commanders, natch. One is using slave labor to restart Bolivia's cocaine production, another is persecuting Bolivia's Christian population and a third is having Santa Blanca mooks fight to the death for his entertainment.

!! Colonel Juan Ignacio Merlo
The commander of Los Extranjeros and the main antagonist of the DLC.

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\n* AnimalMotifs: Their logo consists BadBoss: When you encounter one of a roaring jaguar the kill list board, you can see in front of a combat knife and a silhouette of South America and their combat uniform camouflage consists of yellow, black and gray spots, dots, camo stripes and solid colors.
* ContinuityNod: Los Extranjeros are a Latin-American [=PMC=] utilizing gear and deploying soldiers
addition to killing civilians, he sometimes kill his own men who are on a similar level isn't up to the Ghosts, which is similar to the unnamed group of Latin-American mercenaries encountered towards the end of ''Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2''. They also use troops that have mobile jammers that inflict InterfaceScrew on your HUD, which is similar to the mobile jammers in both ''Advanced Warfighter'' games and the jamming effect in the ''Future Soldier'' mission "Ember Hunt". Finally, they have troops that use [[InvisibilityCloak active camouflage]] like his standards.
* BloodKnight: The main reason he loves his GladiatorGames. When
the Ghosts mess up his operations big time, he just couldn't resist and Bodark do in ''Future Soldier''.
* EliteMooks: The Los Extranjeros are to UNIDAD what UNIDAD are to Santa Blanca. They also have a number of specialist units, including elite snipers and drone jammer troops. Also, their Covert Ops and Armored units are likely the most dangerous infantry units in the entire game.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Los Extranjeros" translates to "The Foreigners", a fitting if enigmatic title given they're an international [=PMC=].
* InvisibilityCloak: One class of Los Extranjeros utilizes active camouflage like
challenges the Ghosts themselves do in ''Ghost Recon: Future Soldier''. They have no presence on the mini-map when cloaked either and can only be seen personally through thermal vision.the radio.
* BossBanter: Once you got his attention, he starts taunting the Ghosts through the radio.

* OneHitKill: Both their Elite Snipers DuelBoss: You can't call your rebel backup during his boss fight. The gladiator area even take place in a forest area where it is almost impossible to bring a vehicle in.
* GladiatorGames: He runs a gladiatorial arena where former Santa Blanca sicarios fight each other to the death, in order to select out potential recruits for Los Extranjeros. To assassinate him, you're forced into the arena where you have to fight off waves of sicarios until Ortega
and Covert Ops his squad finally show themselves.
* HeavilyArmoredMook: He's an Armored unit and therefore can only be killed with several headshots.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: He keeps a kill count on how many rebels he and his men has killed.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: One of the Ghosts point out that many of his targets are ex-Santa Blanca, and that at least he is doing one thing right.
* KingMook: He is one to the Armored Los Extranjeros.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Major Rocha; Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast, while Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine.
* TheSpartanWay: His GladiatorGames are his way of obtaining the best possible recruits for Los Extranjeros
* WolfPackBoss: He's an Armored unit that fights you alongside a handful of other Armored
units can take you down to 1% health in one shot on normal difficulty and straight up kill you in one shot on the higher difficulties.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: They were hired by
as well as a Drone Jammer.

!! Captain Dante Cruzar, "O Diabo"

A murderous psychopath who is committing crimes against
the Bolivian government to reinforce UNIDAD and to eliminate or subdue the remnants of the Kataris 26, the Santa Blanca cartel and to kill any CIA agents in the country.
* PsychoForHire: The Los Extranjeros commanders, natch. One is using slave labor to restart Bolivia's cocaine production, another is persecuting Bolivia's
Christian population and a third is having Santa Blanca mooks fight to the death for his entertainment.

!! Colonel Juan Ignacio Merlo
The commander of Los Extranjeros and the main antagonist of the DLC.
no reason.



* BigBad: As the leader of the Los Extranjeros, he's this for the ''Fallen Ghosts'' DLC.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Fallen Ghosts'', as well as of the ''Ghost Recon Wildlands'' story as a whole.
* FlatCharacter: Merlo only has one or two lines of dialogue and you learn very little about him or his personality other than him being the leader of Los Extrajneros, a former war criminal of South America's many brushfire conflicts, and the game's final assassination target.
* FlunkyBoss: Colonel Merlo's a pretty standard opponent (he doesn't even have boss-level health and dies in just a couple shots), but you'll have to fight your way through an army of UNIDAD and Los Extranjeros troops including a fair share of EliteMooks to get to him.
* ZeroEffortBoss: Downplayed, he does fight back but with just a handgun and he is not even behind cover once you kick on the door. Even his lowly mooks give you a lot more trouble than he do. Nothing compared to his lieutenants who give you a hell of a fight.

!! Major Luis Rocha, "El Espectro"

A leader of Los Extranejeros and in charge of rebuilding the cocaine trade.

to:

* BigBad: As the leader of the Los Extranjeros, he's this for the ''Fallen Ghosts'' DLC.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Fallen Ghosts'', as well as of the ''Ghost Recon Wildlands'' story as a whole.
* FlatCharacter: Merlo only has one or two lines of dialogue and you learn very little about him or
AxCrazy: The main reason he got fired from his personality other than him being the leader of Los Extrajneros, a former war criminal of South America's many brushfire conflicts, and the game's final assassination target.
* FlunkyBoss: Colonel Merlo's a pretty standard opponent (he doesn't even have boss-level health and dies in
previous job, he is just a couple shots), but you'll have too bloodthirsty.
* CrushingThePopulace: In contrast
to fight your way through an army of UNIDAD Santa Blanca's VillainWithGoodPublicity campaign, Cruzar uses pure terror tactics to ensure submission, massacring entire villages and desecrating holy sites to intimidate the populace into believing that Los Extranjeros troops including are unkillable demons.
* DoomTroops: His specialty, while Los Extranjeros already look scary enough, he is the one who makes use of this to spread terror and make the people too afraid to fight back.
* ForTheEvulz: Seemingly the only reason he does anything he does.
* HollywoodAtheist: He's targeting the Bolivian Christians in the region on the simple basis that they are religious, and is doing everything from engaging in
a fair share campaign of ethnic cleansing to the destruction of religious icons. When confronted by the Ghosts, he taunts them by drawing them to a church where he's slaughtered several civilians, sarcastically mocking their belief in "God's protection" and declares that no man or God can judge him.
* KingMook: He one is to the Footman Extranjeros.
* ShroudedInMyth: Many people believe he and his men are unkillable, also why he is nicknamed "O Diabo" (The Devil).
* TheDreaded: While Rocha and Ortega are feared by the people in their own ways, they are both pale compared to Cruzar. He also [[KickTheDog kicked the dog]] a lot more than both of them combined, like pointlessly massacring a whole village just to make a point to the Ghosts.
* WolfpackBoss: Unlike Major Rocha or Captain Ortega, Captain Cruzar is a standard infantry unit (though he does have somewhat enhanced health), but he's accompanied by a ''massive'' death squad made up
of EliteMooks to get to him.
* ZeroEffortBoss: Downplayed, he does fight back but
that assault your position after leading you into an ambush. A really massive one at that which include armed vehicles support in a place with just a handgun little cover.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other Characters]]
!! The Predator

The titular extraterrestrial hunter from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' franchise. The Predator's depiction in ''Wildlands'' is primarily based on [[Film/{{Predator}} the first film in the series]]. It appears his spaceship has crash-landed in Bolivia
and he is not even behind cover once you kick on he's been taking advantage of the door. Even his lowly mooks give you a lot more trouble than he do. Nothing compared regional chaos to his lieutenants who give you a hell of a fight.

!! Major Luis Rocha, "El Espectro"

A leader of Los Extranejeros and
hunt combatants from all sides in charge of rebuilding the cocaine trade.conflict.



* ColdSniper: Being a Covert Ops specialist, he even has the reputation. Most of his men also never had ever seen him in person.
* DirtyCoward: When you finally come after him, he runs off and you have to chase after him, eventually cornering him on top of a mountain. Since he's a Covert Ops unit equipped with a cloaking device, hunting him down is more complicated than usual.
* FlatCharacter: He don't have any speaking line unlike the other.
* KingMook: Of the Covert Ops
* ManipulativeBastard: He stands out from the others that he does the least KickTheDog of the three, mostly 'just' slave labor instead of pointless killing. But he performs well in it, the drug trafficking is back on business. He also operates from the shadows, both literally and figuratively.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Captain Ortega; Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine, while Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Downplayed; Rocha is mostly known for using slave labor to restore Santa Blanca's cocaine infrastructure, but it's not dwelled on as much as Captain Cruzar's massacre of Bolivian Christians.


!! Captain Tomas Ortega, "El Oso"

A leader of the Los Extranjeros and the one in charge of eliminating Santa Blanca's remnants.
----
* BadBoss: When you encounter one of the kill list board, you can see in addition to killing civilians, he sometimes kill his own men who isn't up to his standards.
* BloodKnight: The main reason he loves his GladiatorGames. When the Ghosts mess up his operations big time, he just couldn't resist and challenges the Ghosts personally through the radio.
* BossBanter: Once you got his attention, he starts taunting the Ghosts through the radio.
* DuelBoss: You can't call your rebel backup during his boss fight. The gladiator area even take place in a forest area where it is almost impossible to bring a vehicle in.
* GladiatorGames: He runs a gladiatorial arena where former Santa Blanca sicarios fight each other to the death, in order to select out potential recruits for Los Extranjeros. To assassinate him, you're forced into the arena where you have to fight off waves of sicarios until Ortega and his squad finally show themselves.
* HeavilyArmoredMook: He's an Armored unit and therefore can only be killed with several headshots.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: He keeps a kill count on how many rebels he and his men has killed.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: One of the Ghosts point out that many of his targets are ex-Santa Blanca, and that at least he is doing one thing right.
* KingMook: He is one to the Armored Los Extranjeros.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Major Rocha; Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast, while Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine.
* TheSpartanWay: His GladiatorGames are his way of obtaining the best possible recruits for Los Extranjeros
* WolfPackBoss: He's an Armored unit that fights you alongside a handful of other Armored units as well as a Drone Jammer.

!! Captain Dante Cruzar, "O Diabo"

A murderous psychopath who is committing crimes against the Bolivian Christian population for no reason.
----

* AxCrazy: The main reason he got fired from his previous job, he is just too bloodthirsty.
* CrushingThePopulace: In contrast to Santa Blanca's VillainWithGoodPublicity campaign, Cruzar uses pure terror tactics to ensure submission, massacring entire villages and desecrating holy sites to intimidate the populace into believing that Los Extranjeros are unkillable demons.
* DoomTroops: His specialty, while Los Extranjeros already look scary enough, he is the one who makes use of this to spread terror and make the people too afraid to fight back.
* ForTheEvulz: Seemingly the only reason he does anything he does.
* HollywoodAtheist: He's targeting the Bolivian Christians in the region on the simple basis that they are religious, and is doing everything from engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing to the destruction of religious icons. When confronted by the Ghosts, he taunts them by drawing them to a church where he's slaughtered several civilians, sarcastically mocking their belief in "God's protection" and declares that no man or God can judge him.
* KingMook: He one is to the Footman Extranjeros.
* ShroudedInMyth: Many people believe he and his men are unkillable, also why he is nicknamed "O Diabo" (The Devil).
* TheDreaded: While Rocha and Ortega are feared by the people in their own ways, they are both pale compared to Cruzar. He also [[KickTheDog kicked the dog]] a lot more than both of them combined, like pointlessly massacring a whole village just to make a point to the Ghosts.
* WolfpackBoss: Unlike Major Rocha or Captain Ortega, Captain Cruzar is a standard infantry unit (though he does have somewhat enhanced health), but he's accompanied by a ''massive'' death squad made up of EliteMooks that assault your position after leading you into an ambush. A really massive one at that which include armed vehicles support in a place with little cover.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other Characters]]
!! The Predator

The titular extraterrestrial hunter from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' franchise. The Predator's depiction in ''Wildlands'' is primarily based on [[Film/{{Predator}} the first film in the series]]. It appears his spaceship has crash-landed in Bolivia and he's been taking advantage of the regional chaos to hunt combatants from all sides in the conflict.
----

to:

* ColdSniper: Being a Covert Ops specialist, he even has the reputation. Most of his men also never had ever seen him in person.
* DirtyCoward: When you finally come after him, he runs off and you have to chase after him, eventually cornering him on top of a mountain. Since he's a Covert Ops unit equipped with a cloaking device, hunting him down is more complicated than usual.
* FlatCharacter: He don't have any speaking line unlike the other.
* KingMook: Of the Covert Ops
* ManipulativeBastard: He stands out from the others that he does the least KickTheDog of the three, mostly 'just' slave labor instead of pointless killing. But he performs well in it, the drug trafficking is back on business. He also operates from the shadows, both literally and figuratively.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Captain Ortega; Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine, while Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Downplayed; Rocha is mostly known for using slave labor to restore Santa Blanca's cocaine infrastructure, but it's not dwelled on as much as Captain Cruzar's massacre of Bolivian Christians.


!! Captain Tomas Ortega, "El Oso"

A leader of the Los Extranjeros and the one in charge of eliminating Santa Blanca's remnants.
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* BadBoss: When you encounter one of the kill list board, you can see in addition to killing civilians, he sometimes kill his own men who isn't up to his standards.
* BloodKnight: The main reason he loves his GladiatorGames. When the Ghosts mess up his operations big time, he just couldn't resist and challenges the Ghosts personally through the radio.
* BossBanter: Once you got his attention, he starts taunting the Ghosts through the radio.
* DuelBoss: You can't call your rebel backup during his boss fight. The gladiator area even take place in a forest area where it is almost impossible to bring a vehicle in.
* GladiatorGames: He runs a gladiatorial arena where former Santa Blanca sicarios fight each other to the death, in order to select out potential recruits for Los Extranjeros. To assassinate him, you're forced into the arena where you have to fight off waves of sicarios until Ortega and his squad finally show themselves.
* HeavilyArmoredMook: He's an Armored unit and therefore can only be killed with several headshots.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: He keeps a kill count on how many rebels he and his men has killed.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: One of the Ghosts point out that many of his targets are ex-Santa Blanca, and that at least he is doing one thing right.
* KingMook: He is one to the Armored Los Extranjeros.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Major Rocha; Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast, while Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine.
* TheSpartanWay: His GladiatorGames are his way of obtaining the best possible recruits for Los Extranjeros
* WolfPackBoss: He's an Armored unit that fights you alongside a handful of other Armored units as well as a Drone Jammer.

!! Captain Dante Cruzar, "O Diabo"

A murderous psychopath who is committing crimes against the Bolivian Christian population for no reason.
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* AxCrazy: The main reason he got fired from his previous job, he is just too bloodthirsty.
* CrushingThePopulace: In contrast to Santa Blanca's VillainWithGoodPublicity campaign, Cruzar uses pure terror tactics to ensure submission, massacring entire villages and desecrating holy sites to intimidate the populace into believing that Los Extranjeros are unkillable demons.
* DoomTroops: His specialty, while Los Extranjeros already look scary enough, he is the one who makes use of this to spread terror and make the people too afraid to fight back.
* ForTheEvulz: Seemingly the only reason he does anything he does.
* HollywoodAtheist: He's targeting the Bolivian Christians in the region on the simple basis that they are religious, and is doing everything from engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing to the destruction of religious icons. When confronted by the Ghosts, he taunts them by drawing them to a church where he's slaughtered several civilians, sarcastically mocking their belief in "God's protection" and declares that no man or God can judge him.
* KingMook: He one is to the Footman Extranjeros.
* ShroudedInMyth: Many people believe he and his men are unkillable, also why he is nicknamed "O Diabo" (The Devil).
* TheDreaded: While Rocha and Ortega are feared by the people in their own ways, they are both pale compared to Cruzar. He also [[KickTheDog kicked the dog]] a lot more than both of them combined, like pointlessly massacring a whole village just to make a point to the Ghosts.
* WolfpackBoss: Unlike Major Rocha or Captain Ortega, Captain Cruzar is a standard infantry unit (though he does have somewhat enhanced health), but he's accompanied by a ''massive'' death squad made up of EliteMooks that assault your position after leading you into an ambush. A really massive one at that which include armed vehicles support in a place with little cover.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other Characters]]
!! The Predator

The titular extraterrestrial hunter from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' franchise. The Predator's depiction in ''Wildlands'' is primarily based on [[Film/{{Predator}} the first film in the series]]. It appears his spaceship has crash-landed in Bolivia and he's been taking advantage of the regional chaos to hunt combatants from all sides in the conflict.
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[[folder:The Ghosts]]

An elite spec-ops team of four operatives sent to Bolivia after the Santa Blanca's bombing of the U.S. Embassy and murder of the DEA undercover agent to dismantle and destroy the cartel.

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[[folder:The Ghosts]]

An elite spec-ops team of four operatives sent to Bolivia after the
[[Characters/GhostReconWildlandsUSPersonnel The Ghosts and US Personnel]]

[[Characters/GhostReconWildlandsSantaBlancaCartel
Santa Blanca's bombing of Blanca Cartel]]

[[Characters/GhostReconWildlandsUNIDADAndKataris26 UNIDAD and Kataris 26]]

[[Characters/GhostReconWildlandsDLC DLC Characters]]

[[Characters/GhostReconOther Other Characters]]

[[folder:Kataris 26]]

A mostly defeated communist resistance against
the U.S. Embassy and murder of Bolivian government that is reluctantly allied with the DEA undercover agent to dismantle and destroy the cartel.Ghosts. [[spoiler: At least at first.]]



!Tropes fitting the entire squad

* {{Antihero}}: The squadron is here to destabilize the Santa Blanca cartel and get revenge for its attack on a US embassy as well as the murder of a DEA agent. They are not here to fight the War on Drugs or liberate the populace and are fully aware that their intervention will make situation worse for civilian population. They also perform actions breaking Geneva Conventions and some of Squad plans go straight into {{Magnificentbastard}}territory
* ArmorIsUseless: If you want you can equip your Ghost with a ballistic helmet and vest, but you're no more protected than a Ghost wearing a baseball cap and t-shirt. Armor is strictly cosmetic.
* CombatPragmatist: The Ghosts have absolutely no intention of playing fair with Santa Blanca, and so they pull out every dirty trick you can think of including those that can get them court-martialed on the spot once the mission is over. Using the night so they can kill enemies in their sleep is one of the milder examples and something even the LoadingScreen advises you to do. Some of their tactics for getting to certain buchons are devious enough to surprise even Bowman. Nomad can be observed kicking enemies in the crotch in the melee takedown animation.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: As in ''Future Soldier'', it's actually in the player's favor. The AI Ghosts can't be spotted by enemies even if they're running full-tilt right in their line of sight, can magically teleport to keep up with the player if they get too far away (including straight into the player's vehicle if there's open seats) and will immediately respawn if they stay downed too long. In addition, they'll have pinpoint accuracy if they're riding in any vehicle, ground-based or airborne, allowing you to turn choppers into an aim-botting juggernaut. What really gives them an edge over RealLife team members is their ability to sync-shoot targets from ''anywhere'' regardless of line of sight, thus enabling attack vectors that no human team could pull off.
* DeadpanSnarker: All four operatives are prone to cracking sarcastic jokes aimed at the situation during random roadtrip conversations.
* DialogDuringGameplay: The Ghosts will talk with each other while traveling from place to place on topics ranging from discussing the mission at hand to sharing jokes.
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: You and your team are the best of the best, putting the scarcely armed rebels and even the nationwide cartel thugs to shame.
* FireForgedFriends: With Bowman. After [[spoiler:Pac Katari betrays them]], Holt says he'll burn down all of Bolivia if Bowman has been hurt, while admitting it's not something he'd normally say regarding a CIA officer.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Due to the mixed history between the United States and South America going back more than 200 years, all the locals including the Ghosts' own Rebel allies are heavily distrustful of them due to them being American agents.
* GoodIsNotNice: The Ghosts are an extrajudicial wetworks team inserted illegally into Bolivia with the purpose of killing hundreds of cartel members in order to punish Santa Blanca. They engage in everything from blackmail to kidnapping to even massacres of civilian targets. They are, however, fighting against some very bad people and .
** GoodIsNotSoft: Pleas for compassion from the various sicarios go unheeded.
* HopeBringer: Addressed during missions such as stopping child slavery; the people of Bolivia cannot go to the cops, they cannot get action, nothing would be done and they only open themselves up to be targeted by the cartel. The Ghosts and their brutal methods to stop such atrocities is exactly what they had been hoping for, according to Nomad and the team.
** HeroWithBadPublicity: They want to be heroes with ''no'' publicity and it's implied that they've aligned with Pac Katari in part so that all of the killings they've done can be attributed to the rebels instead. Ironically, it ends up backfiring in a big way as the above seriously irks the rebel leadership while neither UNIDAD or the cartel are fooled for very long. Unfortunately, these are the three groups they need to believe they are non-existent.
* InterserviceRivalry: The Ghosts, being members of the United States Army, crack plenty of jokes at the expense of the other service branches of the U.S. military and the various intelligence agencies, such as commenting that a medal handed out by the cartel looks like something you'd get from a box of cereal or the Air Force.
* MoralDissonance: When the Ghosts steal El Chido's CoolCar, one of them complains about this mission being "next-level shit." He's much more comfortable with kidnapping people instead.
** While they're generally disgusted by the cartel and their operatives, Nomad has a SympathyForTheDevil perspective on the Special Forces of other nations which choose to work for the cartels.
* OffscreenTeleportation: If you're unable to fit all four into a vehicle, the remaining squad will instantly show up wherever you drop off.
* SeinfeldianConversation: When you're on the road, the Ghosts will often talk about mundane things in a humorously serious manner, including food, sports, trying to download something, and so on; along with the current state of their mission and the activities of those around them.
* SupportingProtagonist: Since you play as a team of custom-generated characters, the main narrative of the game instead focuses on Agent Karen Bowman of the CIA, your primary field contact in Bolivia.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: At least initially, Pac Katari's rebels are really not happy about working with the Yanquis. This attitude will quickly fade if Kingslayer makes a point of bolstering the rebels through material and logistical means. [[spoiler: At least until the final mission, when the rebels believe they no longer need the Ghosts and betray them.]]
* UnflinchingWalk: AI Ghosts are FriendlyFireProof and don't care one bit about any explosives the player has set. It makes for some pretty cool scenes when Nomad blows up a warehouse full of coke while their squad is casually strolling out of the exploding building without looking back.
* UniversalDriversLicense: From bikes to light aircraft, if the Ghosts can find it, they can use it to travel across Bolivia.

!Nomad
->"''It's not enough to take out the Cartel, we have to send a message. [[GoodIsNotSoft The Santa Blanca is going down in flames.]]''"

'''Canonical Name:''' Anthony "Tony" Perryman

'''Age:''' 36

'''Rank:''' Major

'''Role:''' Team Leader/Support Gunner

Leader of the Ghost team sent to Bolivia and the PlayerCharacter. A major in the US Army, he was trained to leverage the expertise of each member of his squad for success. Nomad was deployed to Bolivia at the age of 36. He speaks fluent Spanish and is an expert in communications, as well as psychological and unconventional warfare. All of his perks come in particularly handy in his missions.

Born in Boston, Nomad was a military brat who spent his childhood moving from base to base. At the age of 18, he decided to enlist and became a member of Delta Force before the age of 24. After spending three tours with the counter-terrorist unit Task Force 88, he was then selected to become a Ghost thanks to his impressive feats. Nomad took part in many top secret operations all over the world, but it was only two years ago that he was promoted Ghost team leader.

Nomad remains completely calm, even under great pressure. He is the epitome of the strong, silent type, able to repress his emotions and to remain completely objective under every circumstance. Past teammates would joke about checking his pulse during parachute jumps to make sure he was alive.

During his initial briefing, Nomad saw surveillance footage of El Sueño executing the family of a Bolivian police officer. Stating that this footage has haunted him ever since, he made a vow to do everything he could to stop El Sueño.

Though Nomad's gender and appearance is fully customizable, this goes according to the official profile given by Ubisoft.

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!Tropes fitting * {{Archenemy}}: El Commandante.
** La Cardinale is also
the entire squad

only cartel member who actively seems to care they exist.
* {{Antihero}}: BackFromTheBrink: The squadron is here Ghosts provide them enough war material and stolen money to destabilize the become a serious threat to Santa Blanca cartel and get revenge for its attack on a US embassy as well as the murder of Bolivian government as a DEA agent. They are not here to fight whole.
** [[spoiler: Becomes AllForNothing as
the War on Drugs or liberate the populace and are fully aware that their intervention will make situation worse for civilian population. They also perform actions breaking Geneva Conventions and some death of Squad plans go straight into {{Magnificentbastard}}territory
* ArmorIsUseless: If you want you can equip your Ghost with a ballistic helmet and vest, but you're no more protected than a Ghost wearing a baseball cap and t-shirt. Armor is strictly cosmetic.
* CombatPragmatist: The Ghosts have absolutely no intention of playing fair with Santa Blanca, and so they pull out every dirty trick you can think of including those that can get them court-martialed on the spot once the mission is over. Using the night so they can kill enemies in their sleep is one of the milder examples and something even the LoadingScreen advises you to do. Some of their tactics for getting to certain buchons are devious enough to surprise even Bowman. Nomad can be observed kicking enemies in the crotch in the melee takedown animation.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: As in ''Future Soldier'', it's actually in the player's favor. The AI Ghosts can't be spotted by enemies even if they're running full-tilt right in their line of sight, can magically teleport to keep up with the player if they get too far away (including straight into the player's vehicle if there's open seats) and will immediately respawn if they stay downed too long. In addition, they'll have pinpoint accuracy if they're riding in any vehicle, ground-based or airborne, allowing you to turn choppers into an aim-botting juggernaut. What really gives them an edge over RealLife team members is their ability to sync-shoot targets from ''anywhere'' regardless of line of sight, thus enabling attack vectors that no human team could pull off.
* DeadpanSnarker: All four operatives are prone to cracking sarcastic jokes aimed at the situation during random roadtrip conversations.
* DialogDuringGameplay: The Ghosts will talk with each other while traveling from place to place on topics ranging from discussing the mission at hand to sharing jokes.
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: You and your team are the best of the best, putting the scarcely armed rebels and even the nationwide cartel thugs to shame.
* FireForgedFriends: With Bowman. After [[spoiler:Pac
Pac Katari betrays them]], Holt says he'll burn down all of Bolivia if Bowman has been hurt, while admitting it's not something he'd normally say regarding a CIA officer.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Due to
as well as the mixed history between Bolivian government hiring the United States and South America going back more than 200 years, all the locals including the Ghosts' own Rebel allies are heavily distrustful of them due to Los Extranjeros results in them being American agents.
* GoodIsNotNice: The Ghosts are an extrajudicial wetworks team inserted illegally into Bolivia with the purpose of killing hundreds of cartel members in order to punish Santa Blanca. They engage in everything from blackmail to kidnapping to even massacres of civilian targets. They are, however, fighting against some very bad people and .
** GoodIsNotSoft: Pleas for compassion from the various sicarios go unheeded.
* HopeBringer: Addressed during missions such as stopping child slavery; the people of Bolivia cannot go to the cops, they cannot get action, nothing would be done and they only open themselves up to be targeted by the cartel. The Ghosts and their brutal methods to stop such atrocities is exactly what they had been hoping for, according to Nomad and the team.
** HeroWithBadPublicity: They want to be heroes with ''no'' publicity and it's implied that they've aligned with Pac Katari in part so that all of the killings they've done can be attributed to the rebels instead. Ironically, it ends up backfiring in a big way as the above seriously irks the rebel leadership while neither UNIDAD or the cartel are fooled for very long. Unfortunately, these are the three groups they need to believe they are non-existent.
* InterserviceRivalry: The Ghosts, being members of the United States Army, crack plenty of jokes at the expense of the other service branches of the U.S. military and the various intelligence agencies, such as commenting that a medal handed out by the cartel looks like something you'd get from a box of cereal or the Air Force.
* MoralDissonance: When the Ghosts steal El Chido's CoolCar, one of them complains about this mission being "next-level shit." He's much more comfortable with kidnapping people instead.
** While they're generally disgusted by the cartel and their operatives, Nomad has a SympathyForTheDevil perspective on the Special Forces of other nations which choose to work for the cartels.
* OffscreenTeleportation: If you're unable to fit all four into a vehicle, the remaining squad will instantly show up wherever you drop off.
* SeinfeldianConversation: When you're on the road, the Ghosts will often talk about mundane things in a humorously serious manner, including food, sports, trying to download something, and so on; along with the current state of their mission and the activities of those around them.
* SupportingProtagonist: Since you play as a team of custom-generated characters, the main narrative of the game instead focuses on Agent Karen Bowman of the CIA, your primary field contact in Bolivia.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: At least initially, Pac Katari's rebels are really not happy about working with the Yanquis. This attitude will quickly fade if Kingslayer makes a point of bolstering the rebels through material and logistical means. [[spoiler: At least until the final mission, when the rebels believe they no longer need the Ghosts and betray them.
crushed again.]]
* UnflinchingWalk: AI Ghosts ChummyCommies: They become very friendly to the Americans once they start eliminating the bosses.
** [[spoiler: Becomes DirtyCommunists after they turn on you under Pac Katari's orders.]]
* EnemyMine: The rebels
are FriendlyFireProof willing to accept any help they can get against UNIDAD and don't care one bit about any explosives the player has set. It makes Santa Blanca.
* {{Expy}}: One
for some pretty cool scenes when Nomad blows up M-19, which was a warehouse full party in Columbia's war against Pablo Escobar.
* FiveFingerDiscount: The majority
of coke while their squad is casually strolling out of the exploding building without looking back.
* UniversalDriversLicense: From bikes to light aircraft, if
supplies come from the Ghosts can find it, they can use it to travel across Bolivia.

!Nomad
->"''It's not enough to take out the Cartel, we have to send a message. [[GoodIsNotSoft The
stealing them from Santa Blanca is going down and UNIDAD.
* HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection: They never explictly claim to be communists but their Che inspired uniform (available as an outfit) and leader's dialogue make it clear.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Were
in flames.]]''"

'''Canonical Name:''' Anthony "Tony" Perryman

'''Age:''' 36

'''Rank:''' Major

'''Role:''' Team Leader/Support Gunner

Leader of the Ghost team sent to Bolivia
a conflict with UNIDAD and the PlayerCharacter. A major in the US Army, he was trained to leverage the expertise of each member of his squad for success. Nomad was deployed to Bolivia at the age of 36. He speaks fluent Spanish and is an expert in communications, as cartel well as psychological and unconventional warfare. All of his perks come in particularly handy in his missions.

Born in Boston, Nomad was a military brat who spent his childhood moving from base to base. At the age of 18, he decided to enlist and became a member of Delta Force
before the age Ghosts were involved. It didn't work out for them.
* OddFriendship: An anti-colonialist communist resistance is allied with a unit
of 24. After spending three tours American Special Forces.
* TheRemnant: They were defeated by El Commandante a year before the events of the game and are reduced to a handful of fighters under Pac Katari's control.
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler: Their entire revolt more or less just amounts to a footnote in the Ghost's destruction of the Santa Blanca cartel.]]
* UnderestimatingBadassery: They seem to think they can take on El Sueno's forces themselves once he's discovered. [[spoiler: They're wrong.]]
* UngratefulBastard: A {{Downplayed}} trope example. They are very grateful and often sing your praises in ambient dialogue. [[spoiler: They also don't hesitate to turn on you at Pac Katari's orders.]]

!Pac Katari

Your primary liaison
with the counter-terrorist unit Task Force 88, he was then selected to become a Ghost thanks to his impressive feats. Nomad took part in many top secret Kataris 26 rebels, providing additional intel on specific targets and operations all over the world, but it was only two years ago that he was promoted Ghost team leader.

Nomad remains completely calm, even under great pressure. He is the epitome
of the strong, silent type, able to repress his emotions and to remain completely objective under every circumstance. Past teammates would joke about checking his pulse during parachute jumps to make sure he was alive.

During his initial briefing, Nomad saw surveillance footage of El Sueño executing the family of a Bolivian police officer. Stating that this footage has haunted him ever since, he made a vow to do everything he could to stop El Sueño.

Though Nomad's gender and appearance is fully customizable, this goes according to the official profile given by Ubisoft.
Santa Blanca.



* ActionDad[=/=]ActionMom: Nomad will briefly mention having a kid during the introductory chopper ride.
* {{Antivillain}}: Clarifies at the beginning of the game that they are here on a revenge mission, not to be heroes.
* BadassBeard: Official depictions of the character by Ubisoft show him having a rather impressive beard.
* BeingPersonalIsntProfessional: Not with the team, but with the environment. Nomad sees Operation Kingslayer as a revenge mission, and hopes to stay out of Bolivia's local squabbles as much as possible.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Nomad and Weaver are rather similar in personalities: practical, intelligent, and efficient. As such, the two easily bond.
* ClusterFBomb: Nomad swears like [[Literature/RogueWarrior Dick Marcinko]] or maybe [[Series/GameOfThrones Arya Stark,]] lending credence to s/he being...
* DullSurprise: The female Nomad is remarkably flat in their voice acting. It actually fits with the character, however.
* GlassCannon: The game tries to treat combat as realistically as possible, so while Nomad can mow down armies and lay waste to an entire country with the right tactics, they can't take more than a handful of hits in return. Maxing out the Bullet Resistance skill decreases the damage taken by 30%, which still won't save you if you screw up and end up caught in a crossfire. It's made worse by the game's total lack of body armor for the protagonists.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Nomad has the full trust of the squad. But look at the above quote, and tell us that sounds like someone merciful.
* HyperspaceArsenal: If there's another explanation for where Nomad keeps about a hundred guns, thousands of bullets, a teenager's weight in explosive ordnance and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of remote-controlled drones, it's never brought up in-game.
* TheLeader: Even before the events of ''Wildlands'', Nomad previously led many operations. In fact, it was only two years ago he finally became a Ghost leader.
* MajorlyAwesome: Nomad holds the rank of Major in the U.S. Army.
* MilitaryBrat: Described as one, having spent childhood moving from base to base before enlisting at the age of 18 and become a Delta Force member at 24.
* NervesOfSteel: Always remains completely calm, to the point where past teammates are reported to have joked about checking Nomad's pulse after helo-jumps to make sure he's actually alive.
* NotSoDifferent: While shutting down Santa Blanca training camps staffed by former special forces soldiers, a discussion between the Ghosts ensues, with your teammates shocked that men trained to such a high standard would be capable of joining a bunch of criminal scumbags like Santa Blanca and find the notion that any of them could work for guys like that incomprehensible. Nomad then points out that when they retire, all they have to look forward to is instructing the guys that will replace them, talking about how it used to be and ''maybe'' taking security work for the private sector. Working for Santa Blanca gives these former soldiers a chance to do the one thing they're good at again.
--> '''Nomad''': Fighters fight, gelders graze. [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Which are you?]]
* {{Omniglot}}: Nomad's fluent in Spanish, which will help a lot in Bolivia.
* OneManArmy: If you're a completionist, play the game solo and prefer to get shit done yourself instead of relying on your AI buddies, you can easily rack up 10,000+ kills in a single playthrough.
* ParentsAsPeople: Nomad laments that his kid doesn't seem to have lot respect, though keeping an elite military occupation a secret probably plays a role in that.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: If you're playing single-player as a female, you'll be the only woman on the team.
* StatuesqueStunner: A female Nomad is the same height as a male Nomad or the rest of the Ghosts, standing about 6 feet tall. This is especially noticeable when she's standing next to the native Bolivian women, who are a much more average 5 and a half feet tall.
* UngratefulBastard: One of the lines Nomad can spit out after being revived by a teammate is a very reproachful "what took you so long?", even if their buddies had to shoot their way through a hostile army just to reach them before they bleed out.
* VirtualPaperDoll: Being the PlayerCharacter, Their appearance fully customizable including sex, race, hair and clothing. This leads to some GameplayAndStorySegregation as a character wearing a full ghillie suit gets spotted as easily as one wearing bright white clothes and a character wearing full body armor takes as much damage as one wearing a t-shirt.
* WalkingArmory: Although Nomad has only three active weapon slots (two long arms and a handgun), they carry their entire arsenal with them at all times, which means that by the end of the game your player character is lugging around about a hundred guns in their backpack, many of which are [[{{BFG}} pretty damn huge]]. It's topped off with a wide array of grenades and other explosives of which they can carry quite a few per type.
* WeaponOfChoice: In the cutscenes, Nomad uses a stock M9 pistol and an [=ACR=] rifle with [=EXP3=] holographic sight, extended buttstock, and extended magazine. Promotional material and the cover art meanwhile sees him use a Knight's Armament Company LMG [=A1=] with a sling, foregrip and [=EXP3=] holographic sight with a [=3x=] magnifier.

!Holt
->"''If I die, burn my hard drive. Just burn it, drop it in the ocean, and bury it under a rock at the bottom of the sea. Just get rid of that shit. [[NoodleIncident And don't even think about looking at what's on it.]]''"

'''Canonical Name:''' Dom Moretta

'''Age:''' 33

'''Rank:''' Sergeant 1st Class

'''Role:''' Engineer

The Ghost teamís technology specialist. An expert in intel and data decryption, he is also an excellent drone pilot.

Born in Louisiana, Holt grew up in a family with a long history of service. He wanted to continue that legacy and make his career in the military since the age of 4. At the age of 18, he joined the army and became a sapper in the Rangers before the age of 21. Holt has always been obsessed with technology and developed a passion for engineering. This was one of the reasons he was selected to become a Ghost at the early age of 27.

Holt is not only a professional, top-tier operator in combat, heís also a joker at heart. He uses his humor to keep the situation under control during tense moments. When not on mission, Holt tends to get rowdy. He is known for drunkenly pushing a joke too far and getting into regular barfights. He would do anything to get his adrenaline fix. After working on several missions together, Holt quickly became Midasí best friend. He often drags him into disturbing situations, ones that never fail to create memorable stories.

Holt has seen the effect of drugs firsthand. He came from a community that was overrun with oxycodone and other illicit substances. Many of his friends and family either died or went to prison due to drugs. For him, his mission is all about stopping that from happening to even more neighborhoods.

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* ActionDad[=/=]ActionMom: Nomad will briefly mention having BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: In addition to his endgame betrayal of you, various collectible audio logs and background conversations reveal he's a kid during the introductory chopper ride.
* {{Antivillain}}: Clarifies
much more ruthless and manipulative figure than his "heroic rebel leader" persona would suggest. It turns out he already tried to dispose of Amaru before by leaking his location to Santa Blanca (which is how Amaru ended up kidnapped at the beginning of the game that they are here on a revenge mission, not to be heroes.
* BadassBeard: Official depictions of the character by Ubisoft show him having a rather impressive beard.
* BeingPersonalIsntProfessional: Not
game), and in various conversations with the team, but with Ghosts he strongly hints at his plans to take over the environment. Nomad sees Operation Kingslayer as a revenge mission, and hopes to stay out of Bolivia's local squabbles as much as possible.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Nomad and Weaver are rather similar
cocaine trade in personalities: practical, intelligent, and efficient. As such, the two easily bond.
* ClusterFBomb: Nomad swears like [[Literature/RogueWarrior Dick Marcinko]] or maybe [[Series/GameOfThrones Arya Stark,]] lending credence to s/he being...
* DullSurprise: The female Nomad is remarkably flat in
Bolivia despite his public propaganda broadcasts condemning Santa Blanca for their voice acting. It actually fits with the character, however.
* GlassCannon: The game tries to treat combat as realistically as possible, so while Nomad can mow down armies and lay waste to an entire country with the right tactics, they can't take more than a handful of hits in return. Maxing out the Bullet Resistance skill decreases the damage taken by 30%, which still won't save you if you screw up and end up caught in a crossfire. It's made worse by the game's total lack of body armor for the protagonists.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Nomad has the full trust of the squad. But look at the above quote, and tell us that sounds like someone merciful.
* HyperspaceArsenal: If there's another explanation for where Nomad keeps about a hundred guns, thousands of bullets, a teenager's weight in explosive ordnance and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of remote-controlled drones,
drug trade. In Ricky Sandoval's confession, it's never brought up in-game.
* TheLeader: Even before
also strongly indicated that Katari helped with the events false flag bombing of ''Wildlands'', Nomad previously led many operations. In fact, it was only two years ago he finally became a Ghost leader.
* MajorlyAwesome: Nomad holds the rank of Major in
the U.S. Army.
* MilitaryBrat: Described as one, having spent childhood moving from base to base before enlisting at the age of 18
Embassy and become a Delta Force member at 24.
* NervesOfSteel: Always remains completely calm, to the point where past teammates are reported to have joked about checking Nomad's pulse after helo-jumps to make sure he's actually alive.
* NotSoDifferent: While shutting down Santa Blanca training camps staffed by former special forces soldiers, a discussion between
knew all along that the Ghosts ensues, were brought to Bolivia on false pretenses.]]
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler: At the end of the game, he first kills his mentor, Amaru, for being too soft and idealistic. Soon after, he betrays the Ghosts in order to kill El Sueño for himself and prove to the world that the Kataris 26 are not slaves to the American government.]]
** One of Ricky Sandoval's tapes reveals that [[spoiler: Katari was the one responsible for leaking Amaru's location to Santa Blanca, which is how Amaru ended up captured at the beginning of the game in the first place. So Katari had actually been plotting to get rid of Amaru for a long time. Sandoval decides to go along
with your teammates shocked it since Amaru was extremely anti-American while Katari was more pragmatic and willing to work with the Yankees.]]
* ChummyCommies: Downplayed. His talk of an "Agrarian proletariat" and theories of revolution [[HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection imply pretty heavily]]
that men trained he's some sort of Communist, and he is allied with the players. However, he openly dislikes the Ghosts and other Americans, and is only working with them to such a high standard would be capable fight their [[EnemyMine mutual foe]] in Santa Blanca. [[spoiler:Then, after the Ghosts destabilize the cartel and it seems that El Sueño is on his last legs, he drops the Chummy part and [[DirtyCommies turns on the Ghosts]].]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: If enough rebel ops are successfully completed, he eventually, carefully, asks the Ghosts if they could stop destroying so much cocaine and the facilities that produce it, foreshadowing part
of joining a bunch his real motives long before he makes an open move to that end.
* GeneralFailure: When the Ghosts first get into Bolivia, the rebellion is fractured and on the verge
of criminal scumbags like defeat. While this is understandable to a degree, given that the Kataris 26 have had to deal with the full might of both Santa Blanca and find the notion that any of them could work for guys like that incomprehensible. Nomad then points out that when they retire, all they have to look forward to is instructing the guys that will replace Bolivian government coming down on them, talking about how it used Pac then proves to be and ''maybe'' taking security an ineffective leader even after that. The Ghosts do the majority of the work dismantling the cartel, while Katari mostly asks for favors and complains that the private sector. Working for Ghosts aren't working fast enough, or doing things the way he likes. [[spoiler: The one time he is seen actually doing something, it ends in his gruesome death at the hands of El Sueño]]. Still, he can at least inspire people to action with his rhetoric.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Named himself after famous South American indigenous anti-colonial revolutionary Tupac Katari.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: At the end of the game he turns against the Ghosts solely so he can be the one to kill El Sueño personally. For his trouble he gets his head pulled off by El Sueño with a meat hook.]]
* PetTheDog: Pac's not a complete asshole, and without prompting from the Ghosts he independently sends a squad of rebels to protect La Gringa from a
Santa Blanca gives these former soldiers a chance to do the one thing they're good at again.
--> '''Nomad''': Fighters fight, gelders graze. [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Which are you?]]
* {{Omniglot}}: Nomad's fluent in Spanish, which will
hit squad out of gratitude for her medical help a lot in Bolivia.
* OneManArmy: If you're a completionist, play the game solo and prefer to get shit done yourself instead of relying on your AI buddies, you can easily rack up 10,000+ kills in a single playthrough.
* ParentsAsPeople: Nomad laments that his kid doesn't seem to have lot respect,
for their cause, even though keeping an elite military occupation a secret probably plays a role in that.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: If you're playing single-player as a female, you'll be
by that point she had already [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived her usefulness]] to both the only woman on rebels and the team.
cartel.
* StatuesqueStunner: A female Nomad is the same height as a male Nomad or the rest of TeethClenchedTeamwork: He's initially very reluctant to help the Ghosts, standing about 6 feet tall. This is especially noticeable partially out of resentment that one American's death provides only four soldiers, while hundreds of his fighters died and yet they never received any support. Katari does get much friendlier if the Ghosts perform a large number of sidequests to strengthen the rebels, and he's shown to be one of the more open-minded rebels when she's standing next it comes to working with the native Bolivian women, Americans, unlike Amaru and some of the other rebels who are a much more average 5 and a half feet tall.
don't want anything to do with the Yankees.
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler: Despite all of your assistance to his cause, he betrays the Ghosts in order to prove the Kataris 26 can stand on its own by killing El Sueño himself, telling you to leave the country then ordering his rebels to kill you when you chase after him and Sueño instead.]]

!Amaru
One of the lines Nomad can spit out after being revived by a teammate is a very reproachful "what took you so long?", even if their buddies had to shoot their way through a hostile army just to reach them before they bleed out.
* VirtualPaperDoll: Being the PlayerCharacter, Their appearance fully customizable including sex, race, hair and clothing. This leads to some GameplayAndStorySegregation as a character wearing a full ghillie suit gets spotted as easily as one wearing bright white clothes and a character wearing full body armor takes as much damage as one wearing a t-shirt.
* WalkingArmory: Although Nomad has only three active weapon slots (two long arms and a handgun), they carry their entire arsenal with them at all times, which means that by the end
founders of the game your player character is lugging around about a hundred guns in their backpack, many of which are [[{{BFG}} pretty damn huge]]. It's topped off with a wide array of grenades and other explosives of which they can carry quite a few per type.
* WeaponOfChoice: In
Kataris 26, whose ideas helped shape the cutscenes, Nomad uses a stock M9 pistol and an [=ACR=] rifle with [=EXP3=] holographic sight, extended buttstock, and extended magazine. Promotional material and the cover art meanwhile sees him use a Knight's Armament Company LMG [=A1=] with a sling, foregrip and [=EXP3=] holographic sight with a [=3x=] magnifier.

!Holt
->"''If I die, burn my hard drive. Just burn it, drop it in the ocean, and bury it under a rock at the bottom of the sea. Just get rid of that shit. [[NoodleIncident And don't even think about looking at what's on it.]]''"

'''Canonical Name:''' Dom Moretta

'''Age:''' 33

'''Rank:''' Sergeant 1st Class

'''Role:''' Engineer

The Ghost teamís technology specialist. An expert in intel and data decryption, he is also an excellent drone pilot.

Born in Louisiana, Holt grew up in a family with a long history of service. He wanted to continue that legacy and make his career in the military since the age of 4. At the age of 18, he joined the army and became a sapper in the Rangers before the age of 21. Holt has always been obsessed with technology and developed a passion for engineering. This was one of the reasons he was selected to become a Ghost at the early age of 27.

Holt is not only a professional, top-tier operator in combat, heís also a joker at heart. He uses his humor to keep the situation under control during tense moments. When not on mission, Holt tends to get rowdy. He is known for drunkenly pushing a joke too far and getting into regular barfights. He would do anything to get his adrenaline fix. After working on several missions together, Holt quickly became Midasí best friend. He often drags him into disturbing situations, ones that never fail to create memorable stories.

Holt has seen the effect of drugs firsthand. He came from a community that was overrun with oxycodone and other illicit substances. Many of his friends and family either died or went to prison due to drugs. For him, his
rebellion. Your first mission upon touching down in Bolivia is all about stopping that from happening to even more neighborhoods.
rescue him.



* AllergicToRoutine: Dislikes it when things are too much like clockwork, so to him, the occasional barfight simply livens things up.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Often brings up humorous conversation topics when you're on the road, such as trying to download a recent sports match. In the intro cutscene, he talks about arriving in Bolivia on a bus while piss-drunk. This was far from an impulse; he was using his drunkenness to also help keep people along the way from trying to pry into his understandably top-secret business.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Implied to be this, given that he complains about Nomad not letting him drive anymore because of that [[NoodleIncidents one time]].
* TheEngineer: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's right there in his file.]] Holt's the more tech-savvy member of the team, [[SkewedPriorities even trying to download a sports match in the meantime]].
* FreudianExcuse: Holt's childhood of people dying or being imprisoned due to drug use fuels his motivation to bring down the Santa Blanca.
* NoodleIncident: Driving vehicles has him say how he's never allowed to drive because of that one time.
* OddFriendship: He and Midas are as different as it gets, yet maintained a strong bond for at least ten years.
* PermaStubble: Always has a 5 o'clock shadow.

!Midas
->"''Sueno should be wary. [[BadassBoast The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have arrived]].''"

'''Canonical Name:''' Rubio Delgado

'''Age:''' 31

'''Rank:''' Sergeant 1st Class

'''Role:''' Assault

If things go wrong and you are caught in crossfire, Sergeant 1st Class Midas is the partner you want by your side. Heís not only a skilled mechanic and a vehicles specialist, heís equipped with some seriously heavy weaponry, making him the perfect choice for intense assaults.

Born in San Diego, California, Rubio Delgado grew up in a religious family. He has strong Latin-American roots, as his father was originally from Honduras and his mother was born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Rubio almost became a priest, but he decided to leave the seminary and join the army, where he became a Ranger specializing in Military Intelligence. His deep knowledge of Latin America helped him during operations in Colombia, Peru, and El Salvador. His career achievements led to his position with the Ghosts at age 29.

Loud, boisterous, and aggressive, Midas is in a constant state of unrest. His deep religious roots make him the most emotional member of the team; he tends to care a little bit too much about everything. He feels like heís being driven by a higher power, and regularly attends church and gives spiritual counseling to fellow soldiers. Heís happily married with four kids and heís been Holtís best friend for ten years.

Midas is an expert in Latin American politics and culture, which gives him a unique insight into the drug trafficking of the region.

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* AllergicToRoutine: Dislikes it when things are too much like clockwork, so to him, the occasional barfight simply livens things up.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Often brings up humorous conversation topics when you're on the road, such
ActionSurvivor: Though he can't fight, he's stubborn as trying to download a recent sports match. In the intro cutscene, he talks about arriving in Bolivia on a bus while piss-drunk. This was far from an impulse; he was using his drunkenness to also help keep people along the way from trying to pry into his understandably top-secret business.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Implied to be this, given that he complains about Nomad not letting
tree. Your rescue of him drive anymore because of that [[NoodleIncidents one time]].
* TheEngineer: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's right there in his file.]] Holt's the more tech-savvy member of the team, [[SkewedPriorities even trying to download a sports match in the meantime]].
* FreudianExcuse: Holt's childhood of people dying or being imprisoned due to drug use fuels his motivation to bring down the Santa Blanca.
* NoodleIncident: Driving vehicles has him say
shows how he's never allowed able to drive because of that one time.
* OddFriendship: He and Midas are as different as it gets, yet maintained a strong bond for at least ten years.
* PermaStubble: Always has a 5 o'clock shadow.

!Midas
->"''Sueno should be wary. [[BadassBoast The Four Horsemen of
survive the Apocalypse have arrived]].''"

'''Canonical Name:''' Rubio Delgado

'''Age:''' 31

'''Rank:''' Sergeant 1st Class

'''Role:''' Assault

If things go wrong and you are caught in crossfire, Sergeant 1st Class Midas is the partner you want by your side. Heís not only a skilled mechanic and a vehicles specialist, heís equipped
Santa Blanca's torture with some seriously heavy weaponry, making him the perfect choice for intense assaults.

Born in San Diego, California, Rubio Delgado grew up in a religious family. He has strong Latin-American roots, as his father was originally from Honduras
enough spunk to mock how cringy El Polito and his mother was born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Rubio almost became a priest, but he decided to leave the seminary and join the army, where he became a Ranger specializing in Military Intelligence. His deep knowledge of Latin America helped him during operations in Colombia, Peru, and El Salvador. His career achievements led to his position with La Yuri's behavior was.
* ChummyCommies: Like Pac above. While he's initially much more civil towards
the Ghosts at age 29.

Loud, boisterous, and aggressive, Midas is in a constant state of unrest. His deep religious roots make him
than Pac, the most emotional member of the team; audio logs reveal that he tends was completely opposed to care a little bit too working with Americans, while Katari was much about everything. He feels like heís being driven by a higher power, more pragmatic and regularly attends church and gives spiritual counseling willing to fellow soldiers. Heís happily married work with four kids the Yankees to achieve the rebels' objectives.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: The mission to take El Sueno down has the Ghosts finding his dead body. It's later in the mission you learn Pac Katari killed him, feeling he was too soft for the Revolution.]]
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Took his name from Tupac Amaru, an Andean King.
* NonActionGuy: He's an old man without a proper place on the battlefield, but nonetheless inspires the rebellion.
* UnwantedRescue: A DownplayedTrope example but he isn't happy the Ghosts are the people to pick him up.
* WeHardlyKnewYa: Only appears in the first mission
and heís been Holtís best friend for ten years.

Midas is an expert in Latin American politics
never makes another appearance. [[spoiler: Except as a corpse.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Cartel]]

A massive cocaine cartel that controls the nation of Bolivia. It has a Security, Propaganda, Production,
and culture, which gives him a unique insight into the drug trafficking of the region.
Smuggling divisions.



* ActionDad: More so than Nomad, having four kids.
* BadassPreacher: He almost became a priest before joining the army and becoming a Ranger, and regularly gives spiritual counsel to soldiers in church.
* BoisterousBruiser: Doubling as the team's Assault specialist, Midas is more than content should things go loud.
* CoolMask: He wears a scarf over his lower face, adding to his aggressive look.
* OddFriendship: He and Holt are as different as it gets, yet maintained a strong bond for at least ten years.
* HappilyMarried: In contrast to everyone else, Midas maintains a peaceful marriage.
* ReligiousBruiser: He's not only an effective soldier, but also a deeply religious man. Midas can't shake the feeling that something is driving his along the path he walks.
* SouthOfTheBorder: His mother is from Mexico and his father, Honduras. Midas' roots in Latin-America gives him a greater and more personal connection with Bolivia, adding to his motivations.

!Weaver
->"''[[YouKnowWhatTheySay You know the old saying]]: When life gives you supply planes, you take those and give them to your rebel friends.''"

'''Canonical Name:''' Corey Ward

'''Age:''' 34

'''Rank:''' Master Sergeant

'''Role:''' Sniper

Master Sergeant Coray Ward, also known as Weaver, is a scholar armed with a sniper rifle. He takes down enemies silently and efficiently, never giving away his position. They say a single bullet can turn a battle around, and Weaver knows it far too well.

Coray Ward was born 34 years ago in Trenton, New Jersey. He excelled in his studies from an early age and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton before joining the Navy. He was accepted into DEVGRU and during this time he mastered his impressive aiming skills, serving multiple tours as a combat sniper. Weaver received numerous medals and accolades for various missions, including one for a confirmed 2,210-meter sniper kill. He became a Ghost at 30.

Due to his higher education, Weaver acts and talks like a professor, though he tries to downplay his sophistication and doesnít like to stand out. Conservative in his beliefs but libertarian at heart, he avoids talking politics with his teammates. Heís currently undergoing a difficult divorce, and counsels veterans suffering from PTSD when heís not deployed. He has a strong friendship with Nomad, making him the first person selected for the team.

Weaver considers the Cartel to be a terrorist group and believes stopping them is a matter of national security.

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* ActionDad: More so than Nomad, having four kids.
AffablyEvil: Pretends to be this but are actually FauxAffablyEvil.
* BadassPreacher: He almost became CardCarryingVillain: A DownplayedTrope example as Santa Blanca doesn't attempt to portray itself as anything BUT a priest before joining cocaine cartel. In real life, the army cartels pretended to be legitimate businesses.
* TheCartel: A direct
and becoming a Ranger, and regularly gives spiritual counsel to soldiers in church.
* BoisterousBruiser: Doubling as
obvious example of the team's Assault specialist, Midas is more than content should trope, taken to supervillain-esque levels.
* CowardlyMooks: Santa Blanca lieutenants will make a run for it once
things go loud.
get loud and will often grab the nearest vehicle to do it. Also, if the Ghosts manage to get close enough, they'll immediately surrender.
* CoolMask: He wears EqualOpportunityEvil: Despite being a scarf over Mexican cartel they include several Bolivians and Americans in their hierarchy, and there's also a mix of men and women in the organisation, including several female bouchons and one female underboss. Arguably, a DownplayedTrope example as while they have high-ranking women, El Yayo is the highest ranking Bolivian member and he has AuthorityInNameOnly.
* FiveBadBand: The five leaders of the Santa Blanca cartel.
** BigBad: El Sueno, TheDon of the Santa Blanca cartel.
** TheDragon: Nidia Flores, who is the only female cartel leader, and is in charge of trafficking the cartel's product outside of Bolivia. El Sueño calls her
his lower face, adding Queen and considers her to be a surrogate daughter, crediting her with leading them from obscurity to dominance in Mexico's drug wars.
** TheEvilGenius: El Yayo, [[TheQuisling a Bolivian who joined the Santa Blanca cartel when they arrived in the country from Mexico]], and is in charge of producing the drugs the Santa Blanca cartel deals in. Like El Cardenal, he has no interest in the Cartel's more violent operations and only cares about producing the best cocaine possible in keeping with the traditions of
his aggressive look.
* OddFriendship: He
people.
** TheBrute: El Muro, [[FromCamouflageToCriminal a Mexican soldier turned bodyguard]] for El Sueño as well as his best friend
and Holt are as different as it gets, yet maintained a strong bond right-hand man, who is the de-facto head of all security for at least ten years.
* HappilyMarried: In contrast
the Cartel.
** TheDarkChick: El Cardenal, a SinisterMinister who was kicked out of the Catholic Church, but is able
to run the philanthropy and propaganda campaigns that cultivate the Santa Blanca cartel's public image with the populace. Unlike the other Cartel leaders he's not directly tied to Santa Blanca's criminal operations and is in charge of legitimizing the Cartel in the eyes of the populace.
* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Subverted as El Yayo and La Gringa hate each other, Nidia Flores hates El Pulpo, and
everyone else, Midas maintains a peaceful marriage.
* ReligiousBruiser: He's not only an effective soldier,
hates DJ Perico but El Sueno.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: It is mentioned that some of Santa Blanca's sicarios are ex-military. Santa Blanca
also employs ex-military types to train their sicarios, including ex-special forces from South Africa, Israel, Russia and the United States.
* GreaterScopeVillain: While El Sueno is the undisputed leader of the Cartel, even he answers to
a deeply religious group of unidentified "investors" in Mexico, who in one scene are shown over the phone expressing their dissatisfaction with Nidia Flores' operations. It's implied that Santa Blanca in Bolivia is just one arm of a much larger organization.
* GunsAkimbo: Some sicarios are armed with twin Skorpion or MAC-11 machine pistols. While [[RealityEnsues inaccurate]], it's the [[MoreDakka volume of fire they put out]] that makes them a threat.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Santa Blanca has an entire region where they've kidnapped hundreds of people with even vaguely anti-cartel opinions, murdered them, and had their bodies dissolved. This is also their policy with virtually anyone who opposes them.
* NGO superpower[[NGOsuperpower]]: The Santa Blanca cartel controls an entire nation effectively, actively employing its military and exploiting its economy to its own ends. {{Subverted}} with the fact it folds like a deck of cards under assault from American military operatives working with the CIA and local rebels.
* TheRemnant: ''Fallen Ghosts'', which takes place after Operation: Kingslayer, has isolated pockets of Santa Blanca still operating inside of Bolivia, though between the decimation of their infrastructure by The Ghosts and Los Extranjeros coming in the resultant power vacuum, they're a shadow of their former selves.
* ReleasedToElsewhere: The Cartel doesn't hesitate to murder police or criminals publicly but prefer to "disappear" regular citizens.
* RuthlessForeignGangsters: They're a Mexican rather than Bolivian cartel despite the latter existing and once having been almost as dangerous as the Columbian ones.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: It's the trafficking in children which ultimately turns the citizenry of Bolivia against them.
** Publicly played straight as "Bostom" Reed believes (correctly) he'd be executed if people knew of his side business.
* TattooedCrook: The number of SB-affiliated characters ''without'' very prominent gang tats can be counted on one hand. Even [[MsFanservice Nidia Flores]] has some, which is highly unusual for a former beauty queen but shows just how deep she's in with the cartel.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: One of Santa Blanca's four divisions is entirely devoted to propaganda and public relations, and it appears to be quite successful. They go to some lengths to win the Bolivian populace's favor, like investing serious money in a refugee camp after a massive wildfire (which they were responsible for in the first place), a move that gained them a lot of favor with the common
man. Midas Doing stuff that hurts SB's polished image is a sure-fire way to a date with a hitman sent by the big boss.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Many low-ranking Santa Blanca sicarios are seen shirtless, in order to show off their [[TattooedCrook Santa Blanca tattoos]].
* WeHaveReserves: There are thousands of sicarios working for the gang and dozens of outposts, checkpoints, as well as bases for the organization.
* VillainBall: The cartel's child slavery
can't shake bring in nearly as much as their cocaine trade yet is what helps bring the feeling company down.
* YouHaveFailedMe: The Santa Blanca cartel, and in particular its leader El Sueno, are not tolerant of the lieutenants slipping up in their duties. This is shown in one trailer, where the Ghosts steal a cocaine shipment from a Santa Blanca lieutenant nicknamed "White Hat", but don't kill him, saying he's a "dead man walking". [[BrickJoke The end of the trailer]] reveals
that something is driving his along White Hat was on the path he walks.
* SouthOfTheBorder: His mother is from Mexico and his father, Honduras. Midas' roots in Latin-America gives him
receiving end of a greater and more personal connection with Bolivia, adding to his motivations.

!Weaver
->"''[[YouKnowWhatTheySay You know the old saying]]: When life gives you supply planes, you take those and give them to your rebel friends.''"

'''Canonical Name:''' Corey Ward

'''Age:''' 34

'''Rank:''' Master Sergeant

'''Role:''' Sniper

Master Sergeant Coray Ward, also known as Weaver, is a scholar armed with a sniper rifle. He takes down enemies silently and efficiently, never giving away his position. They say a single bullet can turn a battle around, and Weaver knows it far too well.

Coray Ward was born 34 years ago in Trenton, New Jersey. He excelled in his studies from an early age and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton
ColdBloodedTorture session of El Sueño himself, before joining he leaves two of his mooks to execute White Hat.

!El Sueno

The head of
the Navy. Santa Blanca Cartel. He was accepted into DEVGRU and during this time he mastered his impressive aiming skills, serving multiple tours as a combat sniper. Weaver received numerous medals and accolades for various missions, including one for a confirmed 2,210-meter sniper kill. He became a Ghost at 30.

Due to his higher education, Weaver acts and talks like a professor, though he tries to downplay his sophistication and doesnít like to stand out. Conservative in his beliefs but libertarian at heart, he avoids talking politics with his teammates. Heís currently undergoing a difficult divorce, and counsels veterans suffering from PTSD when heís not deployed. He has a strong friendship with Nomad, making him the first person selected for the team.

Weaver considers the Cartel to be a terrorist group and believes stopping them
is a matter former peasant farmer who worked his way up through the Santa Blanca cartel to become its head before conquering the nation of national security.
Bolivia through narco-terrorism.



* BirdsOfAFeather: He and Nomad are rather similar in personalities: practical, intelligent, and efficient. As such, the two easily bond.
* BlackAndNerdy: The only black member on the team (unless you make yourself black), and the most well-studied member.
* ColdSniper: He's the team's primary sniper, and he doesn't waste time making good work. His longest recorded kill was 2,210 meters[[labelnote:*]]1.37 miles[[/labelnote]] away.
* FootDraggingDivorcee: He's currently going through a nasty divorce.
* GeniusBruiser: Weaver's got a large formal education under his belt, and a high-powered rifle in his hands.
* GogglesDoNothing: Wears a pair over his eyes, which was interestingly never shown in official depictions.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a rather long scar going from his hairline, over his right eye (so his eye's still intact), down to his right cheek.
* MartialMedic: Thanks to his education, he helps counsel military vets suffering from PTSD when he's not on duty.
* {{Omniglot}}: Fluent in two other languages as well.

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* BirdsOfAFeather: AffectionateNickname: Nidia Flores calls him "mi rey"[[note]]"my king"[[/note]]. He and Nomad are rather similar calls her "mi reina"[[note]]"my queen"[[/note]] in personalities: practical, intelligent, and efficient. As such, the two easily bond.
return.
* BlackAndNerdy: The AGodAmI: Despite being deeply religious, El Sueno has no problem comparing himself to Moses when he describes leading Santa Blanca into Bolivia. This while standing in a massive mausoleum he's had built for himself, which he even claims outright to be fit for a god when Sandoval tells him it's fit for a king.
* AntiClimaxBoss: Not
only black member on is he TheUnfought, his (an therefore the team (unless whole game's) final mission is surprisingly easy in itself. It mostly consists of battering your way through countless hostiles to his mausoleum on a ten-minute timer, but there's a conveniently placed Humvee right next to you make yourself black), when said timer starts, so all you have to do is hop in and follow the plotted route without stopping or doing anything else. With a maxed-out Car Shield skill and a bit of luck, you can reach the destination without having to switch cars once and with 4-5 minutes to spare. Once you hit the door to his mausoleum, you're in the clear (at least until after the cutscene and the most well-studied member.
* ColdSniper: He's
credits when you're dumped right back into the team's primary sniper, and he carnage, but that doesn't waste time matter anymore anyway).
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Is attacked twice during the game and slaughters his opponents personally.
* BadBoss: El Sueno [[YouHaveFailedMe does not tolerate failure]], and tends to order the executions of those that do. While this is understandable to a degree, he ends up putting hits on some of his most trusted lieutenants who only failed due to him putting them in impossible situations, as well as shown to be willing to kill people over such things as harming the quality of the cartel's cocaine by diluting it. The Ghosts use this to their advantage, since most of the HVT's they capture know what they're in for [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal and aren't happy about it.]]
* BaldOfEvil: With a SkullForAHead in the back for added intimidation points.
* BigBad: El Sueno is Santa Blanca's Boss of Bosses, who also is the guy who personally tortured and killed Ricky Sandoval.
* DecapitationPresentation: He presents the Ghost the head of [[spoiler: Pac Katari]] dangling on a meat hook.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: He quotes the Bible, saying "I am not my brother's keeper" when justifying [[spoiler: ordering El Muro to execute his own brother]], even saying that El Muro is going against the bible when he refuses the order. Thing is, the quote is from Cain, ''the villain of the story'', and is not meant to be seen as something to be emulated. This showns that El Sueno's understanding of his own faith is... skewed, to say the least.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Unlike El Muro, who's extremely weary of
making good work. His longest recorded kill was 2,210 meters[[labelnote:*]]1.37 miles[[/labelnote]] away.
* FootDraggingDivorcee: He's currently going
non-Mexicans into Bouchons (Bookhart being an exception due to having proved his worth as a badass), El Sueno has no problem elevating Bolivians like El Yayo or Madre Coca or even a white woman like La Gringa to Bouchon status. However, he represents a very dark twist on this trope, as Sueno is able to be so "tolerant" because he rules through a nasty divorce.
* GeniusBruiser: Weaver's got a large formal education under his belt,
fear and a high-powered rifle kills anyone who displeases him, in his hands.
* GogglesDoNothing: Wears a pair over his eyes, which was interestingly never shown in official depictions.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a rather long scar going from his hairline, over his right eye (so his eye's still intact), down
contrast to his right cheek.El Muro who seems to rule more through personal loyalty and thus feels the need to be more selective.
* MartialMedic: Thanks to his education, he helps counsel military vets suffering EvilSoundsDeep: He's got a really deep, menacing voice.
* {{Expy}}: He's pretty much an unmasked Bane
from PTSD when Franchise/{{Batman}} combined, maybe, with [[Film/{{Scarface}} Tony Montana]]. He also has some elements of Pablo Escobar in how he runs the country as well as engages in narco terrorism.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He puts considerable effort into presenting himself as "tough but fair" as well as genuinely concerned for the welfare of the people of Bolivia; however,
he's not on duty.
* {{Omniglot}}: Fluent
involved in two some seriously cruel criminal activity including child trafficking and mass murder, and is an incredibly BadBoss.
* FluffyTheTerrible: El Sueno means "The Dream". It's the nom-de-guerre for a giant of a man with [[TattooedCrook prominent facial tattoos]] in charge of the biggest drug cartel in Bolivia.
* GeniusBruiser: Self-educated and capable of killing heavily armed assassins by himself.
* GildedCage: The good ending has Bowman saying that [[spoiler: even for all the immunity he gets and having a nice mansion in Florida, he's under 24-7 house arrest, and that the moment he tries to rebuild his empire, [[SequelHook the Ghosts will be there to take him down again.]]]]
* HiddenDepths: Despite his intimidating appearance and incredible brutality, El Sueno is actually a very intelligent man and is even familiar with classical literature, quoting Balzac at one point.
* HonoraryUncle: He seems to be this to Nidia Flores' daughter, as she refers to him as tio, which is Spanish for uncle, in one video. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop him from trying to kill both Nidia and her daughter.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: He bitterly calls Nidia Flores a sell-out for choosing to make a deal with the U.S. government instead of facing death with her head held high. He then ends up making the exact same deal for himself at the end of the game.]]
** [[spoiler: He also claims that he never lies, as it is a "crime to yourself". Despite this, he blatantly lies to El Cardinal's face about the cartel's child trafficking operations, though his ExactWords are to menacingly question El Cardinal as to whether he thinks El Sueno would actually do something so unforgivable, rather than to actually deny it.]]
** Talks extensively about how he's El Muro's brother and that he's his only true friend but orders him to kill La Plaga (El Muro's actual brother) for his screw ups.
** He also promised UNIDAD that the cartel would keep its killings it a minimum (i.e. only
other languages criminals) but it effectively depopulates a region, employs mass slave labor, and kills everyone who criticizes the cartel before dissolving their body.
*** In short, everything out of his mouth is two faced double talk.
* KarmaHoudini: No matter how badly the Ghosts destroy his empire, [[spoiler: he's given full immunity by the Department of Justice for turning snitch on other groups he's worked with.]] The standard ending has this subverted with [[spoiler: Bowman shooting him dead.]] Played straight during the good ending with [[spoiler: Bowman knowing once all of his information dries up, he'll be let go in America or be transferred to a Mexican prison where he'll "escape."]]
* LargeAndInCharge: At 7' 2" and 330 pounds, he's basically [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bane]] with a bunch of facial tattoos, and is almost a full head taller than anyone else in the game.
* ManipulativeBastard: All of the conversations he has with his subordinates are full of him undermining their confidence, pretending to be their friend, and framing the worst possible actions in the best possible life.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: He bears some similarities with real-life Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar, such
as well.
using the same famous quote "plata o plomo" ("Silver or lead" in English, = [[DeadlyEuphemism "Either take the money or we will take your lives"]]), amassing an insane amount of wealth from his activities and performing charity projects.
* NoHonorAmongThieves: Treats his subordinates who turn on him with disgust [[spoiler: but is quick to make the same sort of deal.]]
* PragmaticVillainy: El Sueno does ''not'' like killing random civilians as a form of retaliation. Not because he's morally opposed to it, mind, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity but because it makes Santa Blanca look bad.]] [[spoiler: He orders La Plaga's execution for this reason.]] (In San Mateo you learn that Sueno has ordered his fair share of mass murder of civilians... the difference is, unlike La Plaga, ''he did it covertly rather than broadcast it to the world'', and did it to remove dissidents rather than to try to intimidate the populace at large.) He also doesn't tolerate any shortcuts that compromise the high quality of Santa Blanca's cocaine, as he's spent years building up Santa Blanca's brand as "a primo product for a primo price."
** Thoroughly averted when it comes to dealing with his subordinates as his WeHaveReserves and YouHaveFailedMe tendencies quickly cause a serious manpower drain. If he was willing to show an ounce of mercy then he probably could have salvaged most of the operations which the Ghosts wrecked.
* ReligionOfEvil: Whatever your opinion of Santa Muerte worship in real life, his version is a murder cult which he believes makes him rich and powerful in exchange for the victims he gives her.
* SharpDressedMan: This hulking mountain of tattooed muscle is almost never seen wearing anything other than a crisp suit, albeit with some concessions to his profession.
* SkullForAHead: The back of his head is tattooed into a skull face.
* SmugSnake: His plan for immunity goes terribly wrong in the Bad Ending as he underestimates just how far Karen Bowman will go to remove him from power.
** Even in the GoodEnding, he seems awfully confident for a man who just lost his entire organization.
* VillainousDemotivator: El Sueno's entire management strategy basically boils down to "beatings will continue until morale improves." If his subordinates don't produce the results he wants, he just threatens to kill them and their families if they continue to fail. This bites him in the ass ''multiple'' times, as it pushes his bouchons into taking stupid risks that end up getting them killed, or pushes them into a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal against him.
* VillainsNeverLie: He takes pride in the fact he never lies, describing it as "a crime against yourself" while all his other crimes are merely crimes against humanity. However, he apparently [[MetaphoricallyTrue doesn't count having others lie for him as "lying"]]. He also uses ExactWords and leaves out details enough that his claim is more or less just B.S.
* VisionaryVillain: He does not want Santa Blanca to merely be a powerful cartel, he wants Santa Blanca to turn Bolivia into a narco-state with Santa Blanca as its shadow government, a goal he's well on his way to accomplishing when the Ghosts show up. He literally believes Santa Muerte told him to do it, too.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: When you finally confront him face-to-face at the end of the game, it turns out he's already made a deal for full immunity with the U.S. government, much to the frustration of Agent Bowman and the Ghosts. [[MultipleEndings Depending on how much of the game is completed]], Karen either [[BoomHeadshot shoots El Sueño in the back of the head]] ([[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished and summarily gets tossed in jail herself for "murder"]]), or takes El Sueño in alive, [[LuxuryPrisonSuite who is given a Florida penthouse]] [[BoxedCrook and "helps" the United States]] [[TheStoolPigeon by ratting out countless crime organizations and terrorist cells]] ([[LetsYouAndHimFight i.e. getting the US government to shut down his rivals in the drug trade for him]]).]]
-->'''El Sueno:''' [[spoiler:You may want to answer your phone, ''Officer Bowman''.]]
* WeHaveReserves: Treats everyone in his organization as expendable and easily replaced. It's not that he ''can't'' do it but that he can't do it ''quickly'' and the cartel collapses due to the fact it is done in a manner that leaves him without his usual resources.
* VowOfCelibacy: El Sueno has taken one of these, being a deeply religious man. However, comments made from him over the course of the game strongly imply that he loves Nidia Flores in a romantic sense.



[[folder:Other US personnel]]
!Karen Bowman

A CIA officer posing as an aid worker. Provides intel support for the Ghosts.

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[[folder:Other US personnel]]
!Karen Bowman

A CIA officer posing as an aid worker. Provides intel support for the Ghosts.
[[folder:Santa Blanca Trafficking division]]

!Nidia Flores

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Trafficking. Nicknamed "La Reina de Belleza" or "the Beauty Queen", her looks hide both immense intelligence and unadulterated violence.



* {{Antihero}}: To a much-much greater extent than Nomad. Karen is willing to do anything and everything necessary to stop the cartel.
* BreakThemByTalking: Karen uses a mixture of threats of torture(which she has no problem to follow throught with) and appeals to get her prisoners to speak, sparing no details about what horrible fates await them or those they love if they refuse to co-operate. It usually works.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: She's snarky, loves music extolling the virtues of drug smugglers in spite of spending her career fighting them and apparently [[NoodleIncident once snorted Italian roast.]] She's also a very good intel officer and a frighteningly efficient interrogator.
* ClusterFBomb: Bowman drops F-bombs in every other sentence, but when she's told that [[spoiler:El Sueno has been granted full immunity at the climax of the final story mission]], her next lines consist of nothing but her screaming "fuck", "fuck you" and some other choice words at the top of her voice.
* DeadpanSnarker: Her mission briefings have their fair share of snark.
* {{Expy}}: A snarky blonde woman in a covert business dressed in blue with surprising taste in music that is the playerís jerkass handler. Sheís Ubisoftís answer to Kirsten Geary from VideoGame/TheSecretWorld. They even make some of the same jokes.
* [[FanBoy Fangirl]]: Rather surprisingly, Karen is a big fan of narcocorrido music, telling the Ghosts that if they don't like it, "you're pussies and you're off my Christmas list."
* FemaleMisogynist: Karen has most of her her KickTheDog moments primarily aimed at women who don't deserve it. She also threatens PrisonRape and YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.
* KickTheDog: Karen has a number of these which go beyond PayEvilUntoEvil.
** Her treatment of La Gringa, threatening PrisonRape and worse seems particularly egregious and unnecessary compared to the way she treats other prisoners.
** She threatens to leave Gabrielle Garcia-Taylor to be killed by the cartel unless she shares intel about the cartels she may not actually have.
* ItsPersonal: Ricky Sandoval was her friend, and so she wants revenge on the Santa Blanca cartel, especially the ones who actually killed him.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: She threatens to do this to some of the prisoners captured by the Ghosts, such as [[{{Fingore}} cutting off their fingers with pliers]], [[KillItWithFire using a blowtorch]] [[FacialHorror to burn their face off]], or ordering Nomad [[BoomHeadshot to shoot them in the head since they refuse to talk]].
* {{Jerkass}}: She's not exactly the nicest of people. This especially prominent in her dealing with La Gringa, when Bowman is outright gloating about how much PrisonRape she has to look forward to.
* KickTheDog: Her handling of El Gringa is noticeably nastier than other characters despite the latter's {{Antivillain}} status.
* LaserGuidedKarma: She spends a good deal of the game interrogating prisoners in extreme matter and reveling in it, while in the bad ending [[spoiler:she gets sent to prison for executing El Sueno.]]
* MissionControl: Analyses intel and gives the Ghosts their objectives.
* Revengebeforereason: [[spoiler: She does this in the bad ending, killing El Sueno despite orders to take him into custody with full immunity, knowing full well it would earn her a murder charge because she's obsessed with vengeance.]]
* {{Squee}}: She's a huge El Chido {{Fangirl}}, so when the Ghosts finally drag him through her door, her usually businesslike demeanor drops in an instant and she starts fawning all over him. Once the meeting is over and the Ghosts have left the building, her post-mission radio chat actually begins with an overjoyed cheer and the confession that the Ghosts "made her a very happy woman".
* TakeThat: She describes [[AxCrazy La Plaga]] as the meanest motherfucker on the internet...
--> '''Bowman''': And yes, I've been on [[Website/FourChan 4Chan]].

!Ricardo "Ricky" Sandoval

An undercover DEA agent in the Santa Blanca cartel. His death and the means the Santa Blanca cartel used to accomplish it are the reasons why the Ghosts are being sent to Bolivia.

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* {{Antihero}}: To a much-much greater extent than Nomad. Karen is willing to do anything and everything necessary to stop the cartel.
* BreakThemByTalking: Karen uses a mixture of threats of torture(which she has no problem to follow throught with) and appeals to get her prisoners to speak, sparing no details about what horrible fates await them or those they love if they refuse to co-operate. It usually works.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: She's snarky, loves music extolling the virtues of drug smugglers in spite of spending her career fighting them and apparently [[NoodleIncident once snorted Italian roast.]] She's also a very good intel officer and a frighteningly efficient interrogator.
* ClusterFBomb: Bowman drops F-bombs in every other sentence, but when she's told that [[spoiler:El
AffectionateNickname: El Sueno has been granted full immunity at calls her "mi reina"[[note]]"my queen"[[/note]]. She calls him "mi rey"[[note]]"my king"[[/note]] in return.
* BlatantLies: The people they send oversees for education are not being used as drug mules. Mind you, DJ Perico kind of droped that one on her.
* TheDragon[=/=]CoDragons: Of
the climax of Cartel's four sub-leaders, she and El Muro are the final story mission]], her next lines consist of nothing but her screaming "fuck", "fuck you" ones closest to El Sueno and some other choice words at the top of her voice.
* DeadpanSnarker: Her mission briefings have their fair share of snark.
* {{Expy}}: A snarky blonde woman in a covert business dressed in blue
ones with surprising taste in music that is the playerís jerkass handler. Sheís Ubisoftís answer to Kirsten Geary from VideoGame/TheSecretWorld. They most authority and respect within the Cartel. El Sueno even make some of the same jokes.
* [[FanBoy Fangirl]]: Rather surprisingly, Karen is a big fan of narcocorrido music, telling the Ghosts that if they don't like it, "you're pussies and you're off my Christmas list."
* FemaleMisogynist: Karen has most of
credits her her KickTheDog moments primarily aimed at women who don't deserve it. She also threatens PrisonRape and YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.
* KickTheDog: Karen has a number of these which go beyond PayEvilUntoEvil.
** Her treatment of La Gringa, threatening PrisonRape and worse seems particularly egregious and unnecessary compared to the way she treats other prisoners.
** She threatens to leave Gabrielle Garcia-Taylor to be killed by the cartel unless she shares intel about the cartels she may not actually have.
* ItsPersonal: Ricky Sandoval was her friend, and so she wants revenge on the
leadership with bringing Santa Blanca cartel, especially to prosperity and dominance back when the ones who actually killed him.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: She threatens to do this to some
group was just one of the prisoners captured by lesser of Mexico's narco gangs on the Ghosts, such as [[{{Fingore}} cutting off their fingers with pliers]], [[KillItWithFire using a blowtorch]] [[FacialHorror to burn their face off]], or ordering Nomad [[BoomHeadshot to shoot them in losing end of the head since they refuse country's drug wars.
* HellBentForLeather: Has a thing for tight, revealing black leather outfits.
* KarmaHoudini: Is one of the few cartel members
to talk]].
get complete immunity.
* {{Jerkass}}: MamaBear: She's not exactly very protective of her daughter, understandable considering the nicest kind of people. This especially prominent in her dealing with La Gringa, when Bowman is outright gloating about how much PrisonRape she has to look forward to.
* KickTheDog: Her handling of El Gringa is noticeably nastier than other characters despite the latter's {{Antivillain}} status.
* LaserGuidedKarma: She spends a good deal of the game interrogating prisoners in extreme matter and reveling in it, while in the bad ending [[spoiler:she gets sent to prison for executing El Sueno.]]
* MissionControl: Analyses intel and gives the Ghosts their objectives.
* Revengebeforereason:
life they're in. [[spoiler: She does this in specifically tells the bad ending, killing El Sueno despite orders to take him into custody with full immunity, knowing full well it would earn Ghosts when they rescue her that while they can do whatever they want to her, they better not lay a murder charge because she's obsessed with vengeance.finger on her daughter. This said to the four guys who just destroyed a small army of sicarios gunning for her.]]
* {{Squee}}: She's a huge MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler: Ends up turning snitch on the Cartel after El Chido {{Fangirl}}, so when Sueño puts a hit out on her for [[YouHaveFailedMe failing him for the last time]]. However, her initial plan was to escape on her own and she only very reluctantly ends up helping the Ghosts finally drag him through after they capture her door, and make it clear El Sueno won't stop hunting her usually businesslike demeanor drops in an instant until she and she starts fawning all over him. Once the meeting is over and the Ghosts have left the building, her post-mission radio chat actually begins daughter are both dead.]]
* MsFanservice: A very attractive woman
with an overjoyed cheer a penchant for revealing, tight black leather outfits, it's no surprise she's basically become the game's Thumbnail.gif. Justified in-game as she's a former beauty queen whose fame and exceptional physical attractiveness is how she got involved with the confession that Cartel in the Ghosts "made first place and also aides in her a very happy woman".role leading the Cartel's international trafficking.
* TakeThat: She describes [[AxCrazy La Plaga]] as NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Strongly resembles Claudia Ochoa Felix, an alleged hit squad leader for the meanest motherfucker on the internet...
--> '''Bowman''': And yes, I've been on [[Website/FourChan 4Chan]].

!Ricardo "Ricky" Sandoval

An undercover DEA agent
Sinoloas who went viral for her Kim Kardashian-like looks and social media photos, and has kids and a husband allegedly in the Santa Blanca cartel. His death business.[[note]]The husband, not the kids.[[/note]] Felix claims she's not really connected with the cartel.
** Also has some resemblance to Sandra Alvia Beltrane (aka the Queen of the Pacific)
and the means the Santa Blanca another famous female cartel used head who had lost loved ones to accomplish it are the reasons why violence.
* RichBitch: How she was called by her own mother ("Madonna") and many others because she refused to be disrespected.
* SelfMadeWoman: How she sees herself.
* StrawFeminist: Her radio broadcasts have an element of this as she basically encourages women to be bossy and rude because, otherwise, men will never take them seriously otherwise. A DownplayedTrope as it's not exactly wrong, especially for her line of work, and is mostly how others treat her.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Is the most respected woman in Bolivia....or else.
* UngratefulBastard: A thoroughly justified use of the trope as she's completely aware the only reason she needs rescuing by
the Ghosts are being sent is because they're the ones who arranged for the destruction of her reputation as well as business.
* UnholyMatrimony: She isn't married
to Bolivia.El Boquita but he is as devoted to her as any husband.

!Rolando "El Boquita" Villa
Nidia's underboss. "The Little Mouth" started trafficking since he was a child. Got smitten by Nidia Flores and, after a night of drunken sex, had a daughter with her.



* BecomingTheMask: Quite a few of the Kingslayer files that contain his mission updates to Bowman have him voice his concerns that he's sliding too deep into Santa Blanca's affairs, and he admits that he needs to remind himself increasingly often that he's one of the good guys.
* TheExtremistWasRight: [[spoiler: The only way to end Santa Blanca's control over Bolivia was the Ghosts. Whether it was worth the cost is up for debate.]]
* EvilPaysBetter: He mentions in his reports to Bowman that the cartel recently paid him over two million dollars for a single coke shipment he oversaw as part of his cover identity - a fact that gets him thinking when he compares that to the meagre DEA pension benefits he can look forward to.
* FalseFlagOperation: [[spoiler: Is responsible for one that blames Santa Blanca for the crime of attacking a US embassy.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo:
** As part of his undercover job, he's heavily involved in the cartel's smuggling operations and therefore personably responsible for several tons of cocaine hitting the US markets. The realization causes him to wonder if he's still doing the right thing or went too far already.
** Later, [[spoiler:in his confession to Sueño, Ricky admits that he perpetrated the embassy bombing because he felt that his superiors were ignoring the situation in Bolivia, and that the only way to get them to commit the resources necessary to stopping the cartel would be to have them upgraded to narco-terrorists instead of just drug traffickers.]]
* PlotTriggeringDeath: His being tortured and killed is what gets the Ghosts called into action.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:After every cartel head but El Sueño has been taken down, you're tasked with locating the tape of Ricky's torture session, where he confesses to Sueño that he was the one who bombed the US embassy in La Paz, and that he acted alone, without the knowledge of the CIA or DEA, all to make the US serious about stopping the Santa Blanca Cartel.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Faked a terrorist attack on a US embassy to bring about US intervention.]]
* WorthyOpponent: He's fully aware that El Sueno is a murderous megalomaniacal nutjob, but he also respects him and even seems to be somewhat fond of him on a personal level.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kataris 26]]

A mostly defeated communist resistance against the Bolivian government that is reluctantly allied with the Ghosts. [[spoiler: At least at first.]]

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* BecomingTheMask: Quite AnticlimaxBoss: Despite his status as Nidia's Underboss, El Boquita has neither boss-level health or a few of unique weapon.
* BumblingDad: Is goofy and sweet to his daughter, which makes
the Kingslayer files that contain his mission updates to Bowman fact you have to kill him voice his concerns that he's sliding too deep into Santa Blanca's affairs, all the more unpleasant.
* TheBrute: Is basically Nidia's henchman
and he admits that he needs to remind himself increasingly often that he's one of the good guys.
loyal hanger-on.
* TheExtremistWasRight: OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: The only way Nidia finds Boquita alive, but kills him and saws his head off to end Santa Blanca's control over Bolivia was the Ghosts. Whether it was worth the cost is up for debate.present to El Sueno as a means of saving face, and herself. It does not work.]]
* EvilPaysBetter: He mentions in his reports to Bowman that the cartel recently paid him over two million dollars for a single coke shipment he oversaw as part of his cover identity - a fact that gets him thinking when he compares that to the meagre DEA pension benefits he can look forward to.
* FalseFlagOperation:
NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Is responsible for one that blames Santa Blanca for After you assassinate him (and you can even walk up to and play around with the crime body), a cutscene at the end of attacking a US embassy.the mission shows he somehow survived, though riddled with bullets and mortally wounded, long enough to return to Nidia where she cuts off his head to give to El Sueno in hopes it would be enough to save herself.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo:
** As part of his undercover job, he's heavily involved in the cartel's smuggling operations and therefore personably responsible for several tons of cocaine hitting the US markets. The realization causes him to wonder if he's still doing the
OnlySaneMan: Is probably right the best thing or went too far already.
** Later, [[spoiler:in his confession
to Sueño, Ricky admits do when things go south is escape with what money they have rather than try to work things out with the cartel.
* UnrequitedLove: Nidia has affection for him, at best, [[spoiler: but not enough
that he perpetrated the embassy bombing because he felt that his superiors were ignoring the situation in Bolivia, and that the only way to get them to commit the resources necessary to stopping the cartel would be to have them upgraded to narco-terrorists instead of just drug traffickers.she won't kill him herself.]]
* PlotTriggeringDeath: His being tortured and killed UnwantedSpouse: Seems he was initially this. El Boquita is what gets way below Nidia Flores' league, in fact he was previously just one of her more talented minions. She only married him because he ended up getting her pregnant during a one-time, one-night evening of pity sex. However, in the Ghosts called into action.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:After every cartel
several years the two of them spent living together raising their daughter, it seems Nidia did come to care for the guy, considering [[spoiler: she seems genuinely grieving after she's forced to kill him in an unsuccessful attempt to assuage El Sueño's wrath by giving him El Boquita's head but instead after the two of them [[YouHaveFailedMe fail El Sueño has been taken down, you're tasked with locating for the tape of Ricky's torture session, where he confesses to Sueño that he last time]].]]

!El Cerebro

El Cerebro
was the one who bombed the US embassy a reclusive genius in La Paz, a university in California. Nidia Flores discovered his talents, and that he acted alone, without the knowledge hired him as designer and manager of the CIA or DEA, all to make the US serious about stopping the Santa Blanca Cartel.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Faked a terrorist attack on a US embassy to bring about US intervention.]]
* WorthyOpponent: He's fully aware that El Sueno is a murderous megalomaniacal nutjob, but he also respects him and even seems to be somewhat fond
cartel's fleet of him on a personal level.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kataris 26]]

A mostly defeated communist resistance against the Bolivian government that is reluctantly allied with the Ghosts. [[spoiler: At least at first.]]
drug-smuggling submarines.



* {{Archenemy}}: El Commandante.
** La Cardinale is also the only cartel member who actively seems to care they exist.
* BackFromTheBrink: The Ghosts provide them enough war material and stolen money to become a serious threat to Santa Blanca as well as the Bolivian government as a whole.
** [[spoiler: Becomes AllForNothing as the death of Pac Katari as well as the Bolivian government hiring the Los Extranjeros results in them being crushed again.]]
* ChummyCommies: They become very friendly to the Americans once they start eliminating the bosses.
** [[spoiler: Becomes DirtyCommunists after they turn on you under Pac Katari's orders.]]
* EnemyMine: The rebels are willing to accept any help they can get against UNIDAD and Santa Blanca.
* {{Expy}}: One for M-19, which was a party in Columbia's war against Pablo Escobar.
* FiveFingerDiscount: The majority of their supplies come from the Ghosts stealing them from Santa Blanca and UNIDAD.
* HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection: They never explictly claim to be communists but their Che inspired uniform (available as an outfit) and leader's dialogue make it clear.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Were in a conflict with UNIDAD and the cartel well before the Ghosts were involved. It didn't work out for them.
* OddFriendship: An anti-colonialist communist resistance is allied with a unit of American Special Forces.
* TheRemnant: They were defeated by El Commandante a year before the events of the game and are reduced to a handful of fighters under Pac Katari's control.
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler: Their entire revolt more or less just amounts to a footnote in the Ghost's destruction of the Santa Blanca cartel.]]
* UnderestimatingBadassery: They seem to think they can take on El Sueno's forces themselves once he's discovered. [[spoiler: They're wrong.]]
* UngratefulBastard: A {{Downplayed}} trope example. They are very grateful and often sing your praises in ambient dialogue. [[spoiler: They also don't hesitate to turn on you at Pac Katari's orders.]]

!Pac Katari

Your primary liaison with the Kataris 26 rebels, providing additional intel on specific targets and operations of the Santa Blanca.

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* {{Archenemy}}: El Commandante.
** La Cardinale is also
AmbiguousDisorder: After he's captured, he begins casually speaking to the only cartel member who actively seems to care they exist.
* BackFromTheBrink: The
Ghosts provide them enough war material with extreme detachment regarding his situation without any fear or concern for his safety, and stolen money to become starts going over his future plans out loud. When Bowman gets a serious threat to Santa Blanca as well as hold of him, he goes on a long, rambling diatribe about the Bolivian government as a whole.
**
immortality of the rocks and whether or not rabbits concern themselves with the name of God. Bowman actually has to ask if he understands the situation he's in. [[spoiler: Becomes AllForNothing as Of course, considering it's not actually El Cerebro, [[DecoyGetaway but a decoy meant to keep the death of Pac Katari as well as Ghosts busy while he fled Bolivia]], it's possible the Bolivian government hiring real El Cerebro doesn't have the Los Extranjeros results in them being crushed again.same mental disorder, although background conversation between his sicarios seems to indicate he actually does]].
* ChildProdigy: Graduated high school at the age of 13, went on to graduate from college and join the Cartel not long after.
* DecoyGetaway: [[spoiler: Turns out, the guy you capture isn't El Cerebro, but the head of his submersible research. The real El Cerebro went into hiding long before you got to his decoy and escaped.
]]
* ChummyCommies: They become very friendly to the Americans once they start eliminating the bosses.
**
EvilGenius: How he's described by his dossier.
* TheGhost:
[[spoiler: Becomes DirtyCommunists after they turn on you under Pac Katari's orders.We never actually encounter him in the game.]]
* EnemyMine: The rebels are willing to accept any help they can get against UNIDAD and Santa Blanca.
* {{Expy}}: One for M-19, which was a party in Columbia's war against Pablo Escobar.
* FiveFingerDiscount: The majority of their supplies come from the Ghosts stealing them from Santa Blanca and UNIDAD.
* HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection: They never explictly claim to be communists but their Che inspired uniform (available as an outfit) and leader's dialogue make it clear.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Were in a conflict with UNIDAD and the cartel well before the Ghosts were involved. It didn't work out for them.
* OddFriendship: An anti-colonialist communist resistance is allied with a unit of American Special Forces.
* TheRemnant: They were defeated by El Commandante a year before the events of the game and are reduced to a handful of fighters under Pac Katari's control.
* ShaggyDogStory:
KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Their entire revolt more or less just amounts to a footnote in the Ghost's destruction of the Santa Blanca cartel.Gets away scott free.]]
* UnderestimatingBadassery: They seem to think they can take on El Sueno's forces themselves once he's discovered. ProperlyParanoid: Makes a break for it with [[a decoy left behind as soon as he even gets a whiff of the Shosts]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
[[spoiler: They're wrong.]]
* UngratefulBastard: A {{Downplayed}} trope example. They are very grateful and often sing your praises in ambient dialogue. [[spoiler: They also don't hesitate
While [[DecoyGetaway using his lead designer to turn on you at Pac Katari's orders.act as a decoy]], El Cerebro completely fled Bolivia before the Ghosts could shut down his operation.]]

!Pac Katari

Your primary liaison with the Kataris 26 rebels, providing additional intel on specific targets
!Boyer "Boston" Reed

Contrary to his nickname, Boyer Reed actually comes from Lexington, Massachusetts. He started adventuring after college,
and operations soon after met El Boquita. "Boston" Reed since then became head of the Santa Blanca.pilots who make sure the drugs get flown around the world.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: In addition to his endgame betrayal of you, various collectible audio logs and background conversations reveal he's a much more ruthless and manipulative figure than his "heroic rebel leader" persona would suggest. It turns out he already tried to dispose of Amaru before by leaking his location to Santa Blanca (which is how Amaru ended up kidnapped at the beginning of the game), and in various conversations with the Ghosts he strongly hints at his plans to take over the cocaine trade in Bolivia despite his public propaganda broadcasts condemning Santa Blanca for their drug trade. In Ricky Sandoval's confession, it's also strongly indicated that Katari helped with the false flag bombing of the U.S. Embassy and knew all along that the Ghosts were brought to Bolivia on false pretenses.]]
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler: At the end of the game, he first kills his mentor, Amaru, for being too soft and idealistic. Soon after, he betrays the Ghosts in order to kill El Sueño for himself and prove to the world that the Kataris 26 are not slaves to the American government.]]
** One of Ricky Sandoval's tapes reveals that [[spoiler: Katari was the one responsible for leaking Amaru's location to Santa Blanca, which is how Amaru ended up captured at the beginning of the game in the first place. So Katari had actually been plotting to get rid of Amaru for a long time. Sandoval decides to go along with it since Amaru was extremely anti-American while Katari was more pragmatic and willing to work with the Yankees.]]
* ChummyCommies: Downplayed. His talk of an "Agrarian proletariat" and theories of revolution [[HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection imply pretty heavily]] that he's some sort of Communist, and he is allied with the players. However, he openly dislikes the Ghosts and other Americans, and is only working with them to fight their [[EnemyMine mutual foe]] in Santa Blanca. [[spoiler:Then, after the Ghosts destabilize the cartel and it seems that El Sueño is on his last legs, he drops the Chummy part and [[DirtyCommies turns on the Ghosts]].]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: If enough rebel ops are successfully completed, he eventually, carefully, asks the Ghosts if they could stop destroying so much cocaine and the facilities that produce it, foreshadowing part of his real motives long before he makes an open move to that end.
* GeneralFailure: When the Ghosts first get into Bolivia, the rebellion is fractured and on the verge of defeat. While this is understandable to a degree, given that the Kataris 26 have had to deal with the full might of both Santa Blanca and the Bolivian government coming down on them, Pac then proves to be an ineffective leader even after that. The Ghosts do the majority of the work dismantling the cartel, while Katari mostly asks for favors and complains that the Ghosts aren't working fast enough, or doing things the way he likes. [[spoiler: The one time he is seen actually doing something, it ends in his gruesome death at the hands of El Sueño]]. Still, he can at least inspire people to action with his rhetoric.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Named himself after famous South American indigenous anti-colonial revolutionary Tupac Katari.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: At the end of the game he turns against the Ghosts solely so he can be the one to kill El Sueño personally. For his trouble he gets his head pulled off by El Sueño with a meat hook.]]
* PetTheDog: Pac's not a complete asshole, and without prompting from the Ghosts he independently sends a squad of rebels to protect La Gringa from a Santa Blanca hit squad out of gratitude for her medical help for their cause, even though by that point she had already [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived her usefulness]] to both the rebels and the cartel.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He's initially very reluctant to help the Ghosts, partially out of resentment that one American's death provides only four soldiers, while hundreds of his fighters died and yet they never received any support. Katari does get much friendlier if the Ghosts perform a large number of sidequests to strengthen the rebels, and he's shown to be one of the more open-minded rebels when it comes to working with the Americans, unlike Amaru and some of the other rebels who don't want anything to do with the Yankees.
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler: Despite all of your assistance to his cause, he betrays the Ghosts in order to prove the Kataris 26 can stand on its own by killing El Sueño himself, telling you to leave the country then ordering his rebels to kill you when you chase after him and Sueño instead.]]

!Amaru
One of the founders of the Kataris 26, whose ideas helped shape the rebellion. Your first mission upon touching down in Bolivia is to rescue him.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: In addition to his endgame betrayal of you, various collectible audio logs and background conversations reveal he's a much more ruthless and manipulative figure than his "heroic rebel leader" persona would suggest. It turns out he already tried to dispose of Amaru before by leaking his location to AcePilot: It's why Santa Blanca (which is how Amaru ended hired him. When you finally track him down to assassinate him, he even shows up kidnapped at the beginning of the game), and in various conversations with the Ghosts he strongly hints at his plans an attack helicopter to take over the cocaine trade fight you. [[InformedAttribute You can easily shoot him down without him getting off a single shot in Bolivia despite his public propaganda broadcasts condemning Santa Blanca for their drug trade. In Ricky Sandoval's confession, it's also strongly indicated that Katari helped with the false flag bombing of the U.S. Embassy and knew all along that the Ghosts were brought to Bolivia on false pretenses.return.]]
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler: At CoolShades: Defeating him unlocks his Aviator Sunglasses for the end of the game, he first kills player character. However, he's never actually seen wearing them since his mentor, Amaru, for being too soft and idealistic. Soon after, he betrays one personal encounter with the Ghosts in order to kill El Sueño for himself and prove to the world that the Kataris 26 are not slaves to the American government.]]
** One of Ricky Sandoval's tapes reveals that [[spoiler: Katari was the one responsible for leaking Amaru's location to Santa Blanca, which is how Amaru ended up captured at the beginning of the game in the first place. So Katari had actually been plotting to get rid of Amaru for a long time. Sandoval decides to go along with it since Amaru was extremely anti-American
happens while Katari was more pragmatic and willing to work with the Yankees.]]
* ChummyCommies: Downplayed. His talk of an "Agrarian proletariat" and theories of revolution [[HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection imply pretty heavily]] that
he's some sort of Communist, and he is allied with the players. However, he openly dislikes the Ghosts and other Americans, and is piloting a helicopter that's promptly shot down.
* ProperlyParanoid: He
only working with them ever shows up for big deals or if an emergency is happening. His use of code names infuriates Nidia. Turns out his paranoia is actually pretty sensible, compared to fight their [[EnemyMine mutual foe]] in Santa Blanca. [[spoiler:Then, after the Ghosts destabilize the cartel and it seems that El Sueño is on his last legs, he drops the Chummy part and [[DirtyCommies turns on the Ghosts]].]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: If enough rebel ops are successfully completed, he eventually, carefully, asks the Ghosts if they could stop destroying so much cocaine and the facilities that produce it, foreshadowing part
rest of his real motives long before he makes an open move to that end.
* GeneralFailure: When the Ghosts first get into Bolivia, the rebellion is fractured and on the verge of defeat. While this is understandable to a degree, given that the Kataris 26 have had to deal with the full might of both
Santa Blanca and the Bolivian government coming down who openly brag about their criminal deeds on them, Pac then proves to be an ineffective leader even after that. The Ghosts do the majority of the work dismantling the cartel, while Katari mostly asks for favors and complains that the Ghosts aren't working fast enough, or doing things the way he likes. [[spoiler: The one time he is seen actually doing something, it ends in his gruesome death at the hands of El Sueño]]. Still, he can at least inspire people to action with his rhetoric.
public radio.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Named himself after Shares a nickname with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Jung George Jung]], a famous South American indigenous anti-colonial revolutionary Tupac Katari.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: At the end
cocaine smuggler and subject of the game he turns against the Ghosts solely so he can film ''Film/{{Blow}}''.
* OnlySaneMan: Seems to
be the only cartel member who objects to being publicly outed as one to kill El Sueño personally. For his trouble he gets his head pulled off by El Sueño with a meat hook.]]
* PetTheDog: Pac's not a complete asshole, and without prompting from
on the Ghosts radio. Mind you, he independently sends a squad of rebels publicly threatens to protect La Gringa from a murder DJ Perico for saying so too.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: As if smuggling drugs for
Santa Blanca hit squad out of gratitude for her medical help for their cause, wasn't enough, Reed also runs his own human trafficking ring on the side, something that not even though by Sueno and Nidia know about. It's this side-operation that point she had already [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived her usefulness]] to both the rebels and the cartel.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He's initially very reluctant to help the Ghosts, partially out of resentment that one American's death provides only four soldiers, while hundreds of his fighters died and yet they never received any support. Katari does get much friendlier if
helps the Ghosts perform a large number of sidequests to strengthen the rebels, and he's shown to be one of the more open-minded rebels when it comes to working with the Americans, unlike Amaru and some of the other rebels who track him down, since his partners don't want anything to do with even have Sueno's protection. You're also given the Yankees.
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler: Despite all of your assistance to his cause, he betrays the Ghosts in order to prove the Kataris 26 can stand on its own by killing El Sueño himself, telling you to leave the country then ordering his rebels
chance to kill one of his slaver cohorts (who talks matter-of-factly about selling people into slavery and harvesting them for their organs), and unlike other unarmed surrendering enemies the game doesn't penalize you when you chase after him and Sueño instead.]]

!Amaru
One of
for executing him.

!Octavio "El Pulpo" Allende
The chief accountant for Santa Blanca. He makes sure
the founders of the Kataris 26, whose ideas helped shape the rebellion. Your first mission upon touching down in Bolivia cartel's money is to rescue him.clean.



* ActionSurvivor: Though he can't fight, he's stubborn as a tree. Your rescue of him shows how he's able to survive the Santa Blanca's torture with enough spunk to mock how cringy El Polito and La Yuri's behavior was.
* ChummyCommies: Like Pac above. While he's initially much more civil towards the Ghosts than Pac, the audio logs reveal that he was completely opposed to working with Americans, while Katari was much more pragmatic and willing to work with the Yankees to achieve the rebels' objectives.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: The mission to take El Sueno down has the Ghosts finding his dead body. It's later in the mission you learn Pac Katari killed him, feeling he was too soft for the Revolution.]]
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Took his name from Tupac Amaru, an Andean King.
* NonActionGuy: He's an old man without a proper place on the battlefield, but nonetheless inspires the rebellion.
* UnwantedRescue: A DownplayedTrope example but he isn't happy the Ghosts are the people to pick him up.
* WeHardlyKnewYa: Only appears in the first mission and never makes another appearance. [[spoiler: Except as a corpse.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Cartel]]

A massive cocaine cartel that controls the nation of Bolivia. It has a Security, Propaganda, Production, and Smuggling divisions.

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* ActionSurvivor: Though he can't fight, he's stubborn as a tree. Your rescue EnemyCivilWar: There was already plenty of bad blood between him shows how he's able to survive the Santa Blanca's torture with enough spunk to mock how cringy El Polito and La Yuri's behavior was.
* ChummyCommies: Like Pac above. While he's initially much more civil towards
Nidia, but the Ghosts than Pac, the audio logs reveal that he was completely opposed to working with Americans, while Katari was much more pragmatic and willing to work with the Yankees to achieve the rebels' objectives.
make sure it explodes into outright conflict.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: EscortMission: The final mission in his quest chain involves following him to take El Sueno down has the airport and protecting him from sicario hit squads sent by Nidia Flores. It's a particularly tough mission because you're supposed to be protecting him incognito, so instead of having any control over his movements you have to rely on his A.I. to dodge the hit squads while you follow him.
* FalseFlagOperation: The Ghosts pit him and Nidia against each other by making them look like they're stealing from each other.
* KarmaHoudini: The last we see of him, he's flying off back to Mexico. The Ghosts essentially pass up the chance to capture[=/=]kill him so he can damage Nidia's reputation.
* NiceHat: Wears one. Defeating him adds it to your character customization options.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once they've driven a wedge between him and Nidia,
the Ghosts finding his dead body. It's later in have to make sure he survives hit squads so he can get out of Bolivia and back to Mexico.

!Ricardo "El Gato" Godinez del Toro

One of
the mission you learn Pac Katari killed him, feeling he was too soft smuggling buchons, Ricardo Godinez del Toro is known for cheating death many times, earning him the Revolution.]]
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Took his name from Tupac Amaru, an Andean King.
* NonActionGuy: He's an old man without a proper place on
nickname "El Gato", alluding to the battlefield, but nonetheless inspires the rebellion.
* UnwantedRescue: A DownplayedTrope example but he isn't happy the Ghosts are the people to pick him up.
* WeHardlyKnewYa: Only appears in the first mission and never makes another appearance. [[spoiler: Except as a corpse.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Cartel]]

A massive cocaine cartel
belief that controls the nation of Bolivia. It [[CatsHaveNineLives a cat has a Security, Propaganda, Production, and Smuggling divisions.nine lives]].



* AffablyEvil: Pretends to be this but are actually FauxAffablyEvil.
* CardCarryingVillain: A DownplayedTrope example as Santa Blanca doesn't attempt to portray itself as anything BUT a cocaine cartel. In real life, the cartels pretended to be legitimate businesses.
* TheCartel: A direct and obvious example of the trope, taken to supervillain-esque levels.
* CowardlyMooks: Santa Blanca lieutenants will make a run for it once things get loud and will often grab the nearest vehicle to do it. Also, if the Ghosts manage to get close enough, they'll immediately surrender.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Despite being a Mexican cartel they include several Bolivians and Americans in their hierarchy, and there's also a mix of men and women in the organisation, including several female bouchons and one female underboss. Arguably, a DownplayedTrope example as while they have high-ranking women, El Yayo is the highest ranking Bolivian member and he has AuthorityInNameOnly.
* FiveBadBand: The five leaders of the Santa Blanca cartel.
** BigBad: El Sueno, TheDon of the Santa Blanca cartel.
** TheDragon: Nidia Flores, who is the only female cartel leader, and is in charge of trafficking the cartel's product outside of Bolivia. El Sueño calls her his Queen and considers her to be a surrogate daughter, crediting her with leading them from obscurity to dominance in Mexico's drug wars.
** TheEvilGenius: El Yayo, [[TheQuisling a Bolivian who joined the Santa Blanca cartel when they arrived in the country from Mexico]], and is in charge of producing the drugs the Santa Blanca cartel deals in. Like El Cardenal, he has no interest in the Cartel's more violent operations and only cares about producing the best cocaine possible in keeping with the traditions of his people.
** TheBrute: El Muro, [[FromCamouflageToCriminal a Mexican soldier turned bodyguard]] for El Sueño as well as his best friend and right-hand man, who is the de-facto head of all security for the Cartel.
** TheDarkChick: El Cardenal, a SinisterMinister who was kicked out of the Catholic Church, but is able to run the philanthropy and propaganda campaigns that cultivate the Santa Blanca cartel's public image with the populace. Unlike the other Cartel leaders he's not directly tied to Santa Blanca's criminal operations and is in charge of legitimizing the Cartel in the eyes of the populace.
* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Subverted as El Yayo and La Gringa hate each other, Nidia Flores hates El Pulpo, and everyone hates DJ Perico but El Sueno.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: It is mentioned that some of Santa Blanca's sicarios are ex-military. Santa Blanca also employs ex-military types to train their sicarios, including ex-special forces from South Africa, Israel, Russia and the United States.
* GreaterScopeVillain: While El Sueno is the undisputed leader of the Cartel, even he answers to a group of unidentified "investors" in Mexico, who in one scene are shown over the phone expressing their dissatisfaction with Nidia Flores' operations. It's implied that Santa Blanca in Bolivia is just one arm of a much larger organization.
* GunsAkimbo: Some sicarios are armed with twin Skorpion or MAC-11 machine pistols. While [[RealityEnsues inaccurate]], it's the [[MoreDakka volume of fire they put out]] that makes them a threat.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Santa Blanca has an entire region where they've kidnapped hundreds of people with even vaguely anti-cartel opinions, murdered them, and had their bodies dissolved. This is also their policy with virtually anyone who opposes them.
* NGO superpower[[NGOsuperpower]]: The Santa Blanca cartel controls an entire nation effectively, actively employing its military and exploiting its economy to its own ends. {{Subverted}} with the fact it folds like a deck of cards under assault from American military operatives working with the CIA and local rebels.
* TheRemnant: ''Fallen Ghosts'', which takes place after Operation: Kingslayer, has isolated pockets of Santa Blanca still operating inside of Bolivia, though between the decimation of their infrastructure by The Ghosts and Los Extranjeros coming in the resultant power vacuum, they're a shadow of their former selves.
* ReleasedToElsewhere: The Cartel doesn't hesitate to murder police or criminals publicly but prefer to "disappear" regular citizens.
* RuthlessForeignGangsters: They're a Mexican rather than Bolivian cartel despite the latter existing and once having been almost as dangerous as the Columbian ones.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: It's the trafficking in children which ultimately turns the citizenry of Bolivia against them.
** Publicly played straight as "Bostom" Reed believes (correctly) he'd be executed if people knew of his side business.
* TattooedCrook: The number of SB-affiliated characters ''without'' very prominent gang tats can be counted on one hand. Even [[MsFanservice Nidia Flores]] has some, which is highly unusual for a former beauty queen but shows just how deep she's in with the cartel.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: One of Santa Blanca's four divisions is entirely devoted to propaganda and public relations, and it appears to be quite successful. They go to some lengths to win the Bolivian populace's favor, like investing serious money in a refugee camp after a massive wildfire (which they were responsible for in the first place), a move that gained them a lot of favor with the common man. Doing stuff that hurts SB's polished image is a sure-fire way to a date with a hitman sent by the big boss.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Many low-ranking Santa Blanca sicarios are seen shirtless, in order to show off their [[TattooedCrook Santa Blanca tattoos]].
* WeHaveReserves: There are thousands of sicarios working for the gang and dozens of outposts, checkpoints, as well as bases for the organization.
* VillainBall: The cartel's child slavery can't bring in nearly as much as their cocaine trade yet is what helps bring the company down.
* YouHaveFailedMe: The Santa Blanca cartel, and in particular its leader El Sueno, are not tolerant of the lieutenants slipping up in their duties. This is shown in one trailer, where the Ghosts steal a cocaine shipment from a Santa Blanca lieutenant nicknamed "White Hat", but don't kill him, saying he's a "dead man walking". [[BrickJoke The end of the trailer]] reveals that White Hat was on the receiving end of a ColdBloodedTorture session of El Sueño himself, before he leaves two of his mooks to execute White Hat.

!El Sueno

The head of the Santa Blanca Cartel. He is a former peasant farmer who worked his way up through the Santa Blanca cartel to become its head before conquering the nation of Bolivia through narco-terrorism.

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* AffablyEvil: Pretends to be this but are actually FauxAffablyEvil.
* CardCarryingVillain: A DownplayedTrope example as Santa Blanca
BodyDouble: The Ghosts kill one of these on the first assassination attempt. Noticeably, the body double doesn't attempt to portray itself as anything BUT a cocaine cartel. In have boss-level enhanced health, while the real life, El Gato does.
* HandCannon: His custom weapon is a gold-plated .50 cal Desert Eagle with Incan engravings. His body double even carries an identical copy. It's even named "la Novena" (the Nine), again in reference to
the cartels pretended to be legitimate businesses.
"nine lives" trope.
* TheCartel: A direct KillTheOnesYouLove: His surgeon father had a narco boss who died on the operating room table. Rather than have his father die of a long torture session, he killed him quickly.
* MadeOfIron: He's been shot, stabbed, blown up, garroted, drowned, poisoned
and obvious example of the trope, taken to supervillain-esque levels.
* CowardlyMooks: Santa Blanca lieutenants will make a run for it once things get loud and will often grab the nearest vehicle to do it. Also, if
still came back. Not so much when the Ghosts manage catch up to get close enough, they'll immediately surrender.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Despite being a Mexican cartel they include several Bolivians and Americans in their hierarchy, and there's also a mix of men and women in the organisation, including several female bouchons and one female underboss. Arguably, a DownplayedTrope example as while they have high-ranking women, El Yayo is the highest ranking Bolivian member and he has AuthorityInNameOnly.
* FiveBadBand:
him.

!Antonio Garcia-Taylor

The five leaders of the Santa Blanca cartel.
** BigBad: El Sueno, TheDon of the Santa Blanca cartel.
** TheDragon: Nidia Flores, who is the only female cartel leader, and is
buchon in charge of trafficking the cartel's product outside of Bolivia. El Sueño calls her his Queen and considers her to be a surrogate daughter, crediting her with leading them from obscurity to dominance in Mexico's drug wars.
** TheEvilGenius: El Yayo, [[TheQuisling a Bolivian who joined the Santa Blanca cartel when they arrived in the country from Mexico]], and is in charge of producing the drugs the Santa Blanca cartel deals in. Like El Cardenal, he has no interest in the Cartel's more violent operations and only cares about producing the best cocaine possible in keeping with the traditions of his people.
** TheBrute: El Muro, [[FromCamouflageToCriminal a Mexican soldier turned bodyguard]] for El Sueño as well as his best friend and right-hand man, who is the de-facto head of all security for the Cartel.
** TheDarkChick: El Cardenal, a SinisterMinister who was kicked out of the Catholic Church, but is able to run the philanthropy and propaganda campaigns that cultivate the Santa Blanca cartel's public image with the populace. Unlike the other Cartel leaders he's not directly tied to
managing Santa Blanca's criminal operations and is in charge of legitimizing the Cartel in the eyes of the populace.
* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Subverted as El Yayo and La Gringa hate each other, Nidia Flores hates El Pulpo, and everyone hates DJ Perico but El Sueno.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: It is mentioned that some of Santa Blanca's sicarios are ex-military. Santa Blanca also employs ex-military types to train their sicarios, including ex-special forces from South Africa, Israel, Russia and the United States.
* GreaterScopeVillain: While El Sueno is the undisputed leader of the Cartel, even he answers to a group of unidentified "investors" in Mexico, who in one scene are shown over the phone expressing their dissatisfaction with Nidia Flores' operations. It's implied that Santa Blanca in Bolivia is just one arm of a much larger organization.
* GunsAkimbo: Some sicarios are armed with twin Skorpion or MAC-11 machine pistols. While [[RealityEnsues inaccurate]], it's the [[MoreDakka volume of fire they put out]] that makes them a threat.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Santa Blanca has an entire region where they've kidnapped hundreds of people with even vaguely anti-cartel opinions, murdered them, and had their bodies dissolved. This is also their policy with virtually anyone who opposes them.
* NGO superpower[[NGOsuperpower]]: The Santa Blanca cartel controls an entire nation effectively, actively employing its military and exploiting its economy to its own ends. {{Subverted}} with the fact it folds like a deck of cards under assault from American military operatives working with the CIA and local rebels.
* TheRemnant: ''Fallen Ghosts'', which takes place after Operation: Kingslayer, has isolated pockets of Santa Blanca still operating inside of Bolivia, though between the decimation of their infrastructure by The Ghosts and Los Extranjeros coming in the resultant power vacuum, they're a shadow of their former selves.
* ReleasedToElsewhere: The Cartel doesn't hesitate to murder police or criminals publicly but prefer to "disappear" regular citizens.
* RuthlessForeignGangsters: They're a Mexican rather than Bolivian cartel despite the latter existing and once having been almost as dangerous as the Columbian ones.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: It's the trafficking in children which ultimately turns the citizenry of Bolivia against them.
** Publicly played straight as "Bostom" Reed believes (correctly) he'd be executed if people knew of his side business.
* TattooedCrook: The number of SB-affiliated characters ''without'' very prominent gang tats can be counted on one hand. Even [[MsFanservice Nidia Flores]] has some, which is highly unusual for a former beauty queen but shows just how deep she's in with the cartel.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: One of Santa Blanca's four divisions is entirely devoted to propaganda and public relations, and it appears to be quite successful. They go to some lengths to win the Bolivian populace's favor, like investing serious money in a refugee camp after a massive wildfire (which they were responsible for in the first place), a move that gained them a lot of favor with the common man. Doing stuff that hurts SB's polished image is a sure-fire way to a date with a hitman sent by the big boss.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Many low-ranking Santa Blanca sicarios are seen shirtless, in order to show off their [[TattooedCrook Santa Blanca tattoos]].
* WeHaveReserves: There are thousands of sicarios working for the gang and dozens of outposts, checkpoints, as well as bases for the organization.
* VillainBall: The cartel's child slavery can't bring in nearly as much as their
cocaine trade yet is what helps bring stockpiles until they can be transported out of Bolivia. Antonio has become addicted to the company down.
* YouHaveFailedMe: The Santa Blanca cartel, and in particular its leader El Sueno, are not tolerant of the lieutenants slipping up in their duties. This is shown in one trailer, where the Ghosts steal a cocaine shipment from a Santa Blanca lieutenant nicknamed "White Hat", but don't kill him, saying
coke he's a "dead man walking". [[BrickJoke The end of the trailer]] reveals that White Hat was on the receiving end of a ColdBloodedTorture session of El Sueño himself, before he leaves two of his mooks supposed to execute White Hat.

!El Sueno

The head of the Santa Blanca Cartel. He is a former peasant farmer who worked his way up through the Santa Blanca cartel to become its head before conquering the nation of Bolivia through narco-terrorism.
be guarding, which has made him reactionary and paranoid.



* AffectionateNickname: Nidia Flores calls him "mi rey"[[note]]"my king"[[/note]]. He calls her "mi reina"[[note]]"my queen"[[/note]] in return.
* AGodAmI: Despite being deeply religious, El Sueno has no problem comparing himself to Moses when he describes leading Santa Blanca into Bolivia. This while standing in a massive mausoleum he's had built for himself, which he even claims outright to be fit for a god when Sandoval tells him it's fit for a king.
* AntiClimaxBoss: Not only is he TheUnfought, his (an therefore the whole game's) final mission is surprisingly easy in itself. It mostly consists of battering your way through countless hostiles to his mausoleum on a ten-minute timer, but there's a conveniently placed Humvee right next to you when said timer starts, so all you have to do is hop in and follow the plotted route without stopping or doing anything else. With a maxed-out Car Shield skill and a bit of luck, you can reach the destination without having to switch cars once and with 4-5 minutes to spare. Once you hit the door to his mausoleum, you're in the clear (at least until after the cutscene and the credits when you're dumped right back into the carnage, but that doesn't matter anymore anyway).
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Is attacked twice during the game and slaughters his opponents personally.
* BadBoss: El Sueno [[YouHaveFailedMe does not tolerate failure]], and tends to order the executions of those that do. While this is understandable to a degree, he ends up putting hits on some of his most trusted lieutenants who only failed due to him putting them in impossible situations, as well as shown to be willing to kill people over such things as harming the quality of the cartel's cocaine by diluting it. The Ghosts use this to their advantage, since most of the HVT's they capture know what they're in for [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal and aren't happy about it.]]
* BaldOfEvil: With a SkullForAHead in the back for added intimidation points.
* BigBad: El Sueno is Santa Blanca's Boss of Bosses, who also is the guy who personally tortured and killed Ricky Sandoval.
* DecapitationPresentation: He presents the Ghost the head of [[spoiler: Pac Katari]] dangling on a meat hook.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: He quotes the Bible, saying "I am not my brother's keeper" when justifying [[spoiler: ordering El Muro to execute his own brother]], even saying that El Muro is going against the bible when he refuses the order. Thing is, the quote is from Cain, ''the villain of the story'', and is not meant to be seen as something to be emulated. This showns that El Sueno's understanding of his own faith is... skewed, to say the least.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Unlike El Muro, who's extremely weary of making non-Mexicans into Bouchons (Bookhart being an exception due to having proved his worth as a badass), El Sueno has no problem elevating Bolivians like El Yayo or Madre Coca or even a white woman like La Gringa to Bouchon status. However, he represents a very dark twist on this trope, as Sueno is able to be so "tolerant" because he rules through fear and kills anyone who displeases him, in contrast to El Muro who seems to rule more through personal loyalty and thus feels the need to be more selective.
* EvilSoundsDeep: He's got a really deep, menacing voice.
* {{Expy}}: He's pretty much an unmasked Bane from Franchise/{{Batman}} combined, maybe, with [[Film/{{Scarface}} Tony Montana]]. He also has some elements of Pablo Escobar in how he runs the country as well as engages in narco terrorism.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He puts considerable effort into presenting himself as "tough but fair" as well as genuinely concerned for the welfare of the people of Bolivia; however, he's involved in some seriously cruel criminal activity including child trafficking and mass murder, and is an incredibly BadBoss.
* FluffyTheTerrible: El Sueno means "The Dream". It's the nom-de-guerre for a giant of a man with [[TattooedCrook prominent facial tattoos]] in charge of the biggest drug cartel in Bolivia.
* GeniusBruiser: Self-educated and capable of killing heavily armed assassins by himself.
* GildedCage: The good ending has Bowman saying that [[spoiler: even for all the immunity he gets and having a nice mansion in Florida, he's under 24-7 house arrest, and that the moment he tries to rebuild his empire, [[SequelHook the Ghosts will be there to take him down again.]]]]
* HiddenDepths: Despite his intimidating appearance and incredible brutality, El Sueno is actually a very intelligent man and is even familiar with classical literature, quoting Balzac at one point.
* HonoraryUncle: He seems to be this to Nidia Flores' daughter, as she refers to him as tio, which is Spanish for uncle, in one video. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop him from trying to kill both Nidia and her daughter.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: He bitterly calls Nidia Flores a sell-out for choosing to make a deal with the U.S. government instead of facing death with her head held high. He then ends up making the exact same deal for himself at the end of the game.]]
** [[spoiler: He also claims that he never lies, as it is a "crime to yourself". Despite this, he blatantly lies to El Cardinal's face about the cartel's child trafficking operations, though his ExactWords are to menacingly question El Cardinal as to whether he thinks El Sueno would actually do something so unforgivable, rather than to actually deny it.]]
** Talks extensively about how he's El Muro's brother and that he's his only true friend but orders him to kill La Plaga (El Muro's actual brother) for his screw ups.
** He also promised UNIDAD that the cartel would keep its killings it a minimum (i.e. only other criminals) but it effectively depopulates a region, employs mass slave labor, and kills everyone who criticizes the cartel before dissolving their body.
*** In short, everything out of his mouth is two faced double talk.
* KarmaHoudini: No matter how badly the Ghosts destroy his empire, [[spoiler: he's given full immunity by the Department of Justice for turning snitch on other groups he's worked with.]] The standard ending has this subverted with [[spoiler: Bowman shooting him dead.]] Played straight during the good ending with [[spoiler: Bowman knowing once all of his information dries up, he'll be let go in America or be transferred to a Mexican prison where he'll "escape."]]
* LargeAndInCharge: At 7' 2" and 330 pounds, he's basically [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bane]] with a bunch of facial tattoos, and is almost a full head taller than anyone else in the game.
* ManipulativeBastard: All of the conversations he has with his subordinates are full of him undermining their confidence, pretending to be their friend, and framing the worst possible actions in the best possible life.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: He bears some similarities with real-life Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar, such as using the same famous quote "plata o plomo" ("Silver or lead" in English, = [[DeadlyEuphemism "Either take the money or we will take your lives"]]), amassing an insane amount of wealth from his activities and performing charity projects.
* NoHonorAmongThieves: Treats his subordinates who turn on him with disgust [[spoiler: but is quick to make the same sort of deal.]]
* PragmaticVillainy: El Sueno does ''not'' like killing random civilians as a form of retaliation. Not because he's morally opposed to it, mind, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity but because it makes Santa Blanca look bad.]] [[spoiler: He orders La Plaga's execution for this reason.]] (In San Mateo you learn that Sueno has ordered his fair share of mass murder of civilians... the difference is, unlike La Plaga, ''he did it covertly rather than broadcast it to the world'', and did it to remove dissidents rather than to try to intimidate the populace at large.) He also doesn't tolerate any shortcuts that compromise the high quality of Santa Blanca's cocaine, as he's spent years building up Santa Blanca's brand as "a primo product for a primo price."
** Thoroughly averted when it comes to dealing with his subordinates as his WeHaveReserves and YouHaveFailedMe tendencies quickly cause a serious manpower drain. If he was willing to show an ounce of mercy then he probably could have salvaged most of the operations which the Ghosts wrecked.
* ReligionOfEvil: Whatever your opinion of Santa Muerte worship in real life, his version is a murder cult which he believes makes him rich and powerful in exchange for the victims he gives her.
* SharpDressedMan: This hulking mountain of tattooed muscle is almost never seen wearing anything other than a crisp suit, albeit with some concessions to his profession.
* SkullForAHead: The back of his head is tattooed into a skull face.
* SmugSnake: His plan for immunity goes terribly wrong in the Bad Ending as he underestimates just how far Karen Bowman will go to remove him from power.
** Even in the GoodEnding, he seems awfully confident for a man who just lost his entire organization.
* VillainousDemotivator: El Sueno's entire management strategy basically boils down to "beatings will continue until morale improves." If his subordinates don't produce the results he wants, he just threatens to kill them and their families if they continue to fail. This bites him in the ass ''multiple'' times, as it pushes his bouchons into taking stupid risks that end up getting them killed, or pushes them into a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal against him.
* VillainsNeverLie: He takes pride in the fact he never lies, describing it as "a crime against yourself" while all his other crimes are merely crimes against humanity. However, he apparently [[MetaphoricallyTrue doesn't count having others lie for him as "lying"]]. He also uses ExactWords and leaves out details enough that his claim is more or less just B.S.
* VisionaryVillain: He does not want Santa Blanca to merely be a powerful cartel, he wants Santa Blanca to turn Bolivia into a narco-state with Santa Blanca as its shadow government, a goal he's well on his way to accomplishing when the Ghosts show up. He literally believes Santa Muerte told him to do it, too.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: When you finally confront him face-to-face at the end of the game, it turns out he's already made a deal for full immunity with the U.S. government, much to the frustration of Agent Bowman and the Ghosts. [[MultipleEndings Depending on how much of the game is completed]], Karen either [[BoomHeadshot shoots El Sueño in the back of the head]] ([[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished and summarily gets tossed in jail herself for "murder"]]), or takes El Sueño in alive, [[LuxuryPrisonSuite who is given a Florida penthouse]] [[BoxedCrook and "helps" the United States]] [[TheStoolPigeon by ratting out countless crime organizations and terrorist cells]] ([[LetsYouAndHimFight i.e. getting the US government to shut down his rivals in the drug trade for him]]).]]
-->'''El Sueno:''' [[spoiler:You may want to answer your phone, ''Officer Bowman''.]]
* WeHaveReserves: Treats everyone in his organization as expendable and easily replaced. It's not that he ''can't'' do it but that he can't do it ''quickly'' and the cartel collapses due to the fact it is done in a manner that leaves him without his usual resources.
* VowOfCelibacy: El Sueno has taken one of these, being a deeply religious man. However, comments made from him over the course of the game strongly imply that he loves Nidia Flores in a romantic sense.

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* AffectionateNickname: Nidia Flores calls DomesticAbuse: He's known for hitting his wife, even right in front of other people.
* GetBackHereBoss: When the Ghosts finally find a lead on him, he's driving around the province in his super sports car and must be brought to a non-lethal stop before he can be captured. Depending on how well you do in waylaying him, this mission can rapidly devolve into a hectic car chase, and woe betide you if you don't have a very fast car on hand if he spots you too soon.
* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: Antonio has been stealing coke from the stockpiles for a while.
* HairOfTheDog: Bowman interrogates
him "mi rey"[[note]]"my king"[[/note]]. He calls her "mi reina"[[note]]"my queen"[[/note]] in return.
by forcing him at gunpoint to do lines of coke until he either overdoses and dies or gives up information on Nidia's operation. Eventually his body can't handle it anymore and he cracks.
* AGodAmI: Despite being deeply religious, El Sueno OddNameOut: Most of the Cartel's buchons have colorful and intimidating nicknames, while Antonio is just known as... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Antonio]].
* TheParanoiac: His defining character trait thanks to his massive cocaine consumption. Almost the entirety of Bowman's briefing vid on him is dedicated to the ludicrous extremes his paranoia
has no problem comparing himself grown to Moses when he describes leading over the years.
* WouldHitAGirl: No
Santa Blanca into Bolivia. This while standing in a massive mausoleum goon is averse to this, but he's had built the one most heavily associated with violence against women in particular. Aside from the DomesticAbuse mentioned above, he's also responsible for himself, which he even claims outright to be fit for a god when Sandoval tells him it's fit for a king.
* AntiClimaxBoss: Not only is he TheUnfought, his (an therefore
the kidnapping, torture, murder and enslavement of whole game's) final mission is surprisingly easy in itself. It mostly consists villages' worth of battering your way through countless hostiles to his mausoleum on a ten-minute timer, but there's a conveniently placed Humvee right next to you when said timer starts, so women from all you have to do is hop in and follow the plotted route without stopping or doing anything else. With a maxed-out Car Shield skill and a bit of luck, you can reach the destination without having to switch cars once and with 4-5 minutes to spare. Once you hit the door to his mausoleum, you're in the clear (at least until after the cutscene and the credits when you're dumped right back into the carnage, but that doesn't matter anymore anyway).
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Is attacked twice during the game and slaughters his opponents personally.
* BadBoss: El Sueno [[YouHaveFailedMe does not tolerate failure]], and tends to order the executions of those that do. While this is understandable to a degree, he ends up putting hits on some of his most trusted lieutenants who only failed due to him putting them in impossible situations, as well as shown to be willing to kill people
over such things as harming the quality Bolivia.

!Dolores "La Cabra" Serrano de Perez

One
of the cartel's cocaine by diluting it. The Ghosts use this to their advantage, since most of the HVT's they capture know what they're in for [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal smuggling buchons and aren't happy about it.]]
* BaldOfEvil: With
a SkullForAHead in the back for added intimidation points.
* BigBad: El Sueno is
close childhood friend of Nidia Flores, "la Cabra" (the Goat) manages Santa Blanca's Boss of Bosses, who also is ties to Peru's druglords. Appears in the guy who personally tortured and killed Ricky Sandoval.
* DecapitationPresentation: He presents the Ghost the head of [[spoiler: Pac Katari]] dangling on a meat hook.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: He quotes the Bible, saying "I am not my brother's keeper" when justifying [[spoiler: ordering El Muro to execute his own brother]], even saying that El Muro is going against the bible when he refuses the order. Thing is, the quote is from Cain, ''the villain of the story'', and is not meant to be seen as something to be emulated. This showns that El Sueno's understanding of his own faith is... skewed, to say the least.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Unlike El Muro, who's extremely weary of making non-Mexicans into Bouchons (Bookhart being an exception due to having proved his worth as a badass), El Sueno has no problem elevating Bolivians like El Yayo or Madre Coca or even a white woman like La Gringa to Bouchon status. However, he represents a very dark twist on this trope, as Sueno is able to be so "tolerant" because he rules through fear and kills anyone who displeases him, in contrast to El Muro who seems to rule more through personal loyalty and thus feels the need to be more selective.
* EvilSoundsDeep: He's got a really deep, menacing voice.
* {{Expy}}: He's pretty much an unmasked Bane from Franchise/{{Batman}} combined, maybe, with [[Film/{{Scarface}} Tony Montana]]. He also has some elements of Pablo Escobar in how he runs the country as well as engages in narco terrorism.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He puts considerable effort into presenting himself as "tough but fair" as well as genuinely concerned for the welfare of the people of Bolivia; however, he's involved in some seriously cruel criminal activity including child trafficking and mass murder, and is an incredibly BadBoss.
* FluffyTheTerrible: El Sueno means
DLC mission "The Dream". It's the nom-de-guerre for a giant of a man with [[TattooedCrook prominent facial tattoos]] in charge of the biggest drug cartel in Bolivia.
* GeniusBruiser: Self-educated and capable of killing heavily armed assassins by himself.
* GildedCage: The good ending has Bowman saying that [[spoiler: even for all the immunity he gets and having a nice mansion in Florida, he's under 24-7 house arrest, and that the moment he tries to rebuild his empire, [[SequelHook the Ghosts will be there to take him down again.]]]]
* HiddenDepths: Despite his intimidating appearance and incredible brutality, El Sueno is actually a very intelligent man and is even familiar with classical literature, quoting Balzac at one point.
* HonoraryUncle: He seems to be this to Nidia Flores' daughter, as she refers to him as tio, which is Spanish for uncle, in one video. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop him from trying to kill both Nidia and her daughter.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: He bitterly calls Nidia Flores a sell-out for choosing to make a deal with the U.S. government instead of facing death with her head held high. He then ends up making the exact same deal for himself at the end of the game.]]
** [[spoiler: He also claims that he never lies, as it is a "crime to yourself". Despite this, he blatantly lies to El Cardinal's face about the cartel's child trafficking operations, though his ExactWords are to menacingly question El Cardinal as to whether he thinks El Sueno would actually do something so unforgivable, rather than to actually deny it.]]
** Talks extensively about how he's El Muro's brother and that he's his only true friend but orders him to kill La Plaga (El Muro's actual brother) for his screw ups.
** He also promised UNIDAD that the cartel would keep its killings it a minimum (i.e. only other criminals) but it effectively depopulates a region, employs mass slave labor, and kills everyone who criticizes the cartel before dissolving their body.
*** In short, everything out of his mouth is two faced double talk.
* KarmaHoudini: No matter how badly the Ghosts destroy his empire, [[spoiler: he's given full immunity by the Department of Justice for turning snitch on other groups he's worked with.]] The standard ending has this subverted with [[spoiler: Bowman shooting him dead.]] Played straight during the good ending with [[spoiler: Bowman knowing once all of his information dries up, he'll be let go in America or be transferred to a Mexican prison where he'll "escape."]]
* LargeAndInCharge: At 7' 2" and 330 pounds, he's basically [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bane]] with a bunch of facial tattoos, and is almost a full head taller than anyone else in the game.
* ManipulativeBastard: All of the conversations he has with his subordinates are full of him undermining their confidence, pretending to be their friend, and framing the worst possible actions in the best possible life.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: He bears some similarities with real-life Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar, such as using the same famous quote "plata o plomo" ("Silver or lead" in English, = [[DeadlyEuphemism "Either take the money or we will take your lives"]]), amassing an insane amount of wealth from his activities and performing charity projects.
* NoHonorAmongThieves: Treats his subordinates who turn on him with disgust [[spoiler: but is quick to make the same sort of deal.]]
* PragmaticVillainy: El Sueno does ''not'' like killing random civilians as a form of retaliation. Not because he's morally opposed to it, mind, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity but because it makes Santa Blanca look bad.]] [[spoiler: He orders La Plaga's execution for this reason.]] (In San Mateo you learn that Sueno has ordered his fair share of mass murder of civilians... the difference is, unlike La Plaga, ''he did it covertly rather than broadcast it to the world'', and did it to remove dissidents rather than to try to intimidate the populace at large.) He also doesn't tolerate any shortcuts that compromise the high quality of Santa Blanca's cocaine, as he's spent years building up Santa Blanca's brand as "a primo product for a primo price."
** Thoroughly averted when it comes to dealing with his subordinates as his WeHaveReserves and YouHaveFailedMe tendencies quickly cause a serious manpower drain. If he was willing to show an ounce of mercy then he probably could have salvaged most of the operations which the Ghosts wrecked.
* ReligionOfEvil: Whatever your opinion of Santa Muerte worship in real life, his version is a murder cult which he believes makes him rich and powerful in exchange for the victims he gives her.
* SharpDressedMan: This hulking mountain of tattooed muscle is almost never seen wearing anything other than a crisp suit, albeit with some concessions to his profession.
* SkullForAHead: The back of his head is tattooed into a skull face.
* SmugSnake: His plan for immunity goes terribly wrong in the Bad Ending as he underestimates just how far Karen Bowman will go to remove him from power.
** Even in the GoodEnding, he seems awfully confident for a man who just lost his entire organization.
* VillainousDemotivator: El Sueno's entire management strategy basically boils down to "beatings will continue until morale improves." If his subordinates don't produce the results he wants, he just threatens to kill them and their families if they continue to fail. This bites him in the ass ''multiple'' times, as it pushes his bouchons into taking stupid risks that end up getting them killed, or pushes them into a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal against him.
* VillainsNeverLie: He takes pride in the fact he never lies, describing it as "a crime against yourself" while all his other crimes are merely crimes against humanity. However, he apparently [[MetaphoricallyTrue doesn't count having others lie for him as "lying"]]. He also uses ExactWords and leaves out details enough that his claim is more or less just B.S.
* VisionaryVillain: He does not want Santa Blanca to merely be a powerful cartel, he wants Santa Blanca to turn Bolivia into a narco-state with Santa Blanca as its shadow government, a goal he's well on his way to accomplishing when the Ghosts show up. He literally believes Santa Muerte told him to do it, too.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: When you finally confront him face-to-face at the end of the game, it turns out he's already made a deal for full immunity with the U.S. government, much to the frustration of Agent Bowman and the Ghosts. [[MultipleEndings Depending on how much of the game is completed]], Karen either [[BoomHeadshot shoots El Sueño in the back of the head]] ([[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished and summarily gets tossed in jail herself for "murder"]]), or takes El Sueño in alive, [[LuxuryPrisonSuite who is given a Florida penthouse]] [[BoxedCrook and "helps" the United States]] [[TheStoolPigeon by ratting out countless crime organizations and terrorist cells]] ([[LetsYouAndHimFight i.e. getting the US government to shut down his rivals in the drug trade for him]]).]]
-->'''El Sueno:''' [[spoiler:You may want to answer your phone, ''Officer Bowman''.]]
* WeHaveReserves: Treats everyone in his organization as expendable and easily replaced. It's not that he ''can't'' do it but that he can't do it ''quickly'' and the cartel collapses due to the fact it is done in a manner that leaves him without his usual resources.
* VowOfCelibacy: El Sueno has taken one of these, being a deeply religious man. However, comments made from him over the course of the game strongly imply that he loves Nidia Flores in a romantic sense.
Peruvian Connection".
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[[folder:Santa Blanca Trafficking division]]

!Nidia Flores

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Trafficking. Nicknamed "La Reina de Belleza" or "the Beauty Queen", her looks hide both immense intelligence and unadulterated violence.

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[[folder:Santa Blanca Trafficking Influence division]]

!Nidia Flores

!Gustavo "El Cardenal" Serrano

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Trafficking. Nicknamed "La Reina de Belleza" or "the Beauty Queen", her looks hide both immense intelligence Influence. The Cardinal was a priest, excommunicated from the Church for blasphemy - spreading the word of Santa Muerte. El Sueno took him in, and unadulterated violence.he continues his preaching to this day.



* AffectionateNickname: El Sueno calls her "mi reina"[[note]]"my queen"[[/note]]. She calls him "mi rey"[[note]]"my king"[[/note]] in return.
* BlatantLies: The people they send oversees for education are not being used as drug mules. Mind you, DJ Perico kind of droped that one on her.
* TheDragon[=/=]CoDragons: Of the Cartel's four sub-leaders, she and El Muro are the ones closest to El Sueno and the ones with the most authority and respect within the Cartel. El Sueno even credits her leadership with bringing Santa Blanca to prosperity and dominance back when the group was just one of the lesser of Mexico's narco gangs on the losing end of the country's drug wars.
* HellBentForLeather: Has a thing for tight, revealing black leather outfits.
* KarmaHoudini: Is one of the few cartel members to get complete immunity.
* MamaBear: She's very protective of her daughter, understandable considering the kind of life they're in. [[spoiler: She specifically tells the Ghosts when they rescue her that while they can do whatever they want to her, they better not lay a finger on her daughter. This said to the four guys who just destroyed a small army of sicarios gunning for her.]]
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler: Ends up turning snitch on the Cartel after El Sueño puts a hit out on her for [[YouHaveFailedMe failing him for the last time]]. However, her initial plan was to escape on her own and she only very reluctantly ends up helping the Ghosts after they capture her and make it clear El Sueno won't stop hunting her until she and her daughter are both dead.]]
* MsFanservice: A very attractive woman with a penchant for revealing, tight black leather outfits, it's no surprise she's basically become the game's Thumbnail.gif. Justified in-game as she's a former beauty queen whose fame and exceptional physical attractiveness is how she got involved with the Cartel in the first place and also aides in her role leading the Cartel's international trafficking.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Strongly resembles Claudia Ochoa Felix, an alleged hit squad leader for the Sinoloas who went viral for her Kim Kardashian-like looks and social media photos, and has kids and a husband allegedly in the business.[[note]]The husband, not the kids.[[/note]] Felix claims she's not really connected with the cartel.
** Also has some resemblance to Sandra Alvia Beltrane (aka the Queen of the Pacific) and another famous female cartel head who had lost loved ones to the violence.
* RichBitch: How she was called by her own mother ("Madonna") and many others because she refused to be disrespected.
* SelfMadeWoman: How she sees herself.
* StrawFeminist: Her radio broadcasts have an element of this as she basically encourages women to be bossy and rude because, otherwise, men will never take them seriously otherwise. A DownplayedTrope as it's not exactly wrong, especially for her line of work, and is mostly how others treat her.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Is the most respected woman in Bolivia....or else.
* UngratefulBastard: A thoroughly justified use of the trope as she's completely aware the only reason she needs rescuing by the Ghosts is because they're the ones who arranged for the destruction of her reputation as well as business.
* UnholyMatrimony: She isn't married to El Boquita but he is as devoted to her as any husband.

!Rolando "El Boquita" Villa
Nidia's underboss. "The Little Mouth" started trafficking since he was a child. Got smitten by Nidia Flores and, after a night of drunken sex, had a daughter with her.

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* AffectionateNickname: El Sueno calls her "mi reina"[[note]]"my queen"[[/note]]. She calls him "mi rey"[[note]]"my king"[[/note]] in return.
* BlatantLies: The people they send oversees for education are not being used as drug mules. Mind you, DJ Perico kind of droped that one on her.
* TheDragon[=/=]CoDragons: Of
AffablyEvil: While he's the Cartel's four sub-leaders, she and El Muro are the ones closest to El Sueno and the ones with the most authority and respect within the Cartel. El Sueno even credits her leadership with bringing head of Santa Blanca to prosperity Blanca's influence and dominance back when propaganda, he still has strong moral and religious convictions. He tells La Santera that under no uncertain terms will he tolerate her cult's practice of human sacrifice, for instance, as it warps the group was just one worship of the lesser of Mexico's narco gangs on the losing end of the country's drug wars.
* HellBentForLeather: Has a thing for tight, revealing black leather outfits.
* KarmaHoudini: Is one of the few cartel members to get complete immunity.
* MamaBear: She's very protective of her daughter, understandable considering the kind of life they're in.
Santa Muerte. [[spoiler: She specifically tells the Ghosts when they rescue her that while they can do whatever they want to her, they better not lay a finger on her daughter. This said He also strongly objects to the four guys who just destroyed a small army of sicarios gunning for her.Cartel kidnapping and selling children, though he still backs down when El Sueno threatens to kill him.]]
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: AntiVillain: He's only supporting Santa Blanca because of [[PetTheDog how they donate a large amount of their money to charities]], and he is also the most moral of Santa Blanca's leaders: while every other SB leader had personally engaged in criminal activities and murders, El Cardenal's worst criminal activity was helping to launder Santa Blanca's money [[spoiler: Ends up turning snitch on the Cartel after El Sueño puts a hit out on her for [[YouHaveFailedMe failing him for the last time]]. However, her initial plan was to escape on her own and she only very reluctantly ends up helping the Ghosts after [[TheAtoner he "confesses his sins"]] with little provocation from Bowman - in contrast, El Yayo and Nidia Flores both demand conditions from Bowman before they capture her testify, and make it clear El Muro [[UndyingLoyalty refuses to say a word about El Sueno]], [[OnlyOneAllowedToKillYou even if it's because he wanted to kill Sueno won't stop hunting her until she and her daughter are both dead.himself]].]]
* MsFanservice: A very attractive woman EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler: Played with, as the Ghosts don't use El Cardenal's words against him, they use Ramon Feliz's video of El Sueno's child trafficking ring, which El Cardenal was trying to claim was a hoax. This evidence turned the people against El Cardenal, and allowed the Ghosts to arrest him in the ensuing chaos.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: As stated above, he is disgusted by the practice of human sacrifice [[spoiler:as well as Santa Blanca's child trafficking.]]
** Played for laughs in the fact that he is okay
with a penchant for revealing, tight black leather outfits, it's no surprise she's basically become massive drug cartel but is DISGUSTED by the game's Thumbnail.gif. Justified in-game DirtyCommunists in the country.
* TheHeretic: An actual unambiguous example
as he's warped Christian doctrine to worship Santa Muerte as an actual god. Ironically, he believes she's a former beauty queen whose fame positive force for good while virtually all of his followers have turned it into a ReligionOfEvil.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Actually seems to think cocaine trafficking is a legitimate business
and exceptional physical attractiveness El Sueno is how she got involved with a man of the Cartel in people rather than a CompleteMonster.
* MoralMyopia: More like willful blindness to
the first place and also aides in her role leading the Cartel's international trafficking.evils of Santa Blanca.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Strongly resembles Claudia Ochoa Felix, an alleged hit squad leader ReligionOfEvil: Averted. He teaches Santa Muerte as a force for good and self-achievement.
* SinisterMinister: He dresses in the robes and vestments of a Catholic cardinal, despite the fact that he's been excommunicated and extols the virtues of Santa Muerte, whose worship the Catholic church has historically frowned upon. He also acts as El Sueño's spiritual adviser.
* TakeThat: One Kingslayer audio file is all about one of his priests asking him for advice on how to convince more people to join their congregation. El Cardenal admonishes him
for the Sinoloas who went viral for her Kim Kardashian-like looks and social media photos, and has kids and a husband allegedly in the business.[[note]]The husband, not the kids.[[/note]] Felix claims she's not really connected with the cartel.
** Also has some resemblance to Sandra Alvia Beltrane (aka the Queen
mere suggestion of the Pacific) and another famous female cartel head who had lost loved ones to the violence.
* RichBitch: How she was called by her own mother ("Madonna") and many others because she refused to be disrespected.
* SelfMadeWoman: How she sees herself.
* StrawFeminist: Her radio broadcasts have an element of this as she basically encourages women to be bossy and rude because, otherwise, men will never take them seriously otherwise. A DownplayedTrope as it's not exactly wrong, especially for her line of work, and is mostly how others treat her.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Is the most respected woman in Bolivia....or else.
* UngratefulBastard: A thoroughly justified use of the trope as she's completely aware the only reason she needs rescuing by the Ghosts is
going on a proselytization spree because they're not Mormons and don't hand out brochures like The Watchtower. He wants to win new followers by performing miracles and providing actual support to the ones who arranged for the destruction of her reputation people.
* TotalitarianUtilitarian: A DownplayedTrope example
as well as business.he thinks cocaine trafficking is a good way to end poverty in Bolivia.
* UnholyMatrimony: She isn't married VillainousFriendship: Is El Sueno's spiritual advisor--ironically, actually trying to get El Boquita but he is as devoted Sueno to her as any husband.

!Rolando "El Boquita" Villa
Nidia's
be a good and upstanding man.

!Ramon Feliz
El Cardenal's
underboss. "The Little Mouth" started trafficking since A former journalist who reported against Santa Blanca. El Sueño "pressured" him into blogging good things about the Cartel. [[spoiler:While he was seems subservient to his new overlords, Ramon still has a child. Got smitten by Nidia Flores and, after a night of drunken sex, had a daughter with her.few cards up his sleeve...]]



* AnticlimaxBoss: Despite his status as Nidia's Underboss, El Boquita has neither boss-level health or a unique weapon.
* BumblingDad: Is goofy and sweet to his daughter, which makes the fact you have to kill him all the more unpleasant.
* TheBrute: Is basically Nidia's henchman and loyal hanger-on.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Nidia finds Boquita alive, but kills him and saws his head off to present to El Sueno as a means of saving face, and herself. It does not work.]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: After you assassinate him (and you can even walk up to and play around with the body), a cutscene at the end of the mission shows he somehow survived, though riddled with bullets and mortally wounded, long enough to return to Nidia where she cuts off his head to give to El Sueno in hopes it would be enough to save herself.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Is probably right the best thing to do when things go south is escape with what money they have rather than try to work things out with the cartel.
* UnrequitedLove: Nidia has affection for him, at best, [[spoiler: but not enough that she won't kill him herself.]]
* UnwantedSpouse: Seems he was initially this. El Boquita is way below Nidia Flores' league, in fact he was previously just one of her more talented minions. She only married him because he ended up getting her pregnant during a one-time, one-night evening of pity sex. However, in the several years the two of them spent living together raising their daughter, it seems Nidia did come to care for the guy, considering [[spoiler: she seems genuinely grieving after she's forced to kill him in an unsuccessful attempt to assuage El Sueño's wrath by giving him El Boquita's head instead after the two of them [[YouHaveFailedMe fail El Sueño for the last time]].]]

!El Cerebro

El Cerebro was a reclusive genius in a university in California. Nidia Flores discovered his talents, and hired him as designer and manager of the cartel's fleet of drug-smuggling submarines.

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* AnticlimaxBoss: Despite his status AntiVillain: Even moreso than El Cardenal, as Nidia's Underboss, El Boquita has neither boss-level health or a unique weapon.
* BumblingDad: Is goofy
he knows the Santa Blanca are evil, and sweet to his daughter, which makes openly railed against them in both the fact you have to kill him all the more unpleasant.
* TheBrute: Is
official newspapers, and then an underground blog. However, after El Sueño tracked Ramon down and tortured him, he's basically Nidia's henchman been forced to tell pro-Santa Blanca stories under pain of death.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Played with - he started to make pro-Santa Blanca stories after El Sueño tortured him, but Ramon still personally hates them,
and loyal hanger-on.
* OffWithHisHead:
hates being forced to publish "their truth" even more, [[spoiler: Nidia finds Boquita alive, but kills to the point he was almost DrivenToSuicide until given some last-minute info about SB's child-trafficking ring, and the second he got it, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight he quickly tried to publish it]] - [[HeelFaceDoorSlam unfortunately, the Cartel butchered him before he could publish his findings]], leaving it up to the Ghosts to find his work and saws his head off to present to El Sueno as a means of saving face, and herself. It does not work.reveal it for him.]]
* NotQuiteDead: CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: After you assassinate him (and you can even walk up to Tortured, murdered and play around with strung up on the body), a cutscene at the end wall of the mission shows he somehow survived, though riddled with bullets and mortally wounded, long enough to return to Nidia where she cuts off his head to give to El Sueno in hopes it would be enough to save herself.apartment.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Is probably right the best thing to do when things go south is escape with what money they have rather than try to work things out with the cartel.
* UnrequitedLove: Nidia has affection for him, at best,
DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: but not enough that she won't kill him herself.Very nearly, until he got some last-minute info about SB's child-trafficking ring. Considering what happened after, he probably should have went through with it.]]
* UnwantedSpouse: Seems IntrepidReporter: He used to be one, starting out as one of Santa Blanca's most vocal opponents. Then he was initially this. El Boquita is way below Nidia Flores' league, in fact he was previously just one of her more talented minions. She only married him because he ended up getting her pregnant during a one-time, one-night evening of pity sex. However, in the several years the two of them spent living together raising their daughter, it seems Nidia did come to care for the guy, considering [[spoiler: she seems genuinely grieving after she's forced to kill him in an unsuccessful attempt to assuage El Sueño's wrath by giving him El Boquita's head instead write propaganda for the cartel after the two of them [[YouHaveFailedMe fail El Sueño [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured him into working for him.]]
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: The Ghosts find him dead, strung up on a wall after he attempted to betray Santa Blanca to break
the last time]].story on their child smuggling ring.]]

!El Cerebro

El Cerebro
!Marco "DJ Perico" Garcia
Host of Radio Santa Blanca. A Latino-American rapper that wanted to make his own stand in the music scene, Perico eventually joined the Cartel as a Sicario, where his "talents" - rather the lack of it -
was a reclusive genius in a university in California. Nidia Flores discovered his talents, and hired him as designer and manager of the cartel's fleet of drug-smuggling submarines.noted by El Sueño.



* AmbiguousDisorder: After he's captured, he begins casually speaking to the Ghosts with extreme detachment regarding his situation without any fear or concern for his safety, and starts going over his future plans out loud. When Bowman gets a hold of him, he goes on a long, rambling diatribe about the immortality of the rocks and whether or not rabbits concern themselves with the name of God. Bowman actually has to ask if he understands the situation he's in. [[spoiler: Of course, considering it's not actually El Cerebro, [[DecoyGetaway but a decoy meant to keep the Ghosts busy while he fled Bolivia]], it's possible the real El Cerebro doesn't have the same mental disorder, although background conversation between his sicarios seems to indicate he actually does]].
* ChildProdigy: Graduated high school at the age of 13, went on to graduate from college and join the Cartel not long after.
* DecoyGetaway: [[spoiler: Turns out, the guy you capture isn't El Cerebro, but the head of his submersible research. The real El Cerebro went into hiding long before you got to his decoy and escaped.]]
* EvilGenius: How he's described by his dossier.
* TheGhost: [[spoiler: We never actually encounter him in the game.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Gets away scott free.]]
* ProperlyParanoid: Makes a break for it with [[a decoy left behind as soon as he even gets a whiff of the Shosts]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: While [[DecoyGetaway using his lead designer to act as a decoy]], El Cerebro completely fled Bolivia before the Ghosts could shut down his operation.]]

!Boyer "Boston" Reed

Contrary to his nickname, Boyer Reed actually comes from Lexington, Massachusetts. He started adventuring after college, and soon after met El Boquita. "Boston" Reed since then became head of the pilots who make sure the drugs get flown around the world.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: After he's captured, he begins casually speaking to ConspiracyTheorist: One of his broadcasts questions if Santa Blanca was ''really'' behind the Ghosts with extreme detachment regarding his situation without any fear or concern for his safety, and starts going over his future plans out loud. When Bowman gets a hold of him, he goes on a long, rambling diatribe about the immortality bombing of the rocks and whether or not rabbits concern themselves with US Embassy that set the name of God. Bowman actually has to ask if he understands the situation he's in. campaign into motion. [[spoiler: Of course, considering it's not actually El Cerebro, [[DecoyGetaway but a decoy meant to keep Later it turns out ''he's right.'' Sandoval bombed the Ghosts busy while he fled Bolivia]], it's possible the real El Cerebro doesn't have the same mental disorder, although background conversation between his sicarios seems to indicate he actually does]].
* ChildProdigy: Graduated high school at the age of 13, went on to graduate from college
Embassy himself and join the Cartel not long after.
* DecoyGetaway: [[spoiler: Turns out, the guy you capture isn't El Cerebro, but the head of his submersible research. The real El Cerebro went into hiding long before you got to his decoy and escaped.
blamed Santa Blanca for it.]]
* EvilGenius: How he's described by his dossier.
DumbassDJ: The host and DJ of Radio Santa Blanca. He's also very annoying and ''very'' stupid.
* TheGhost: [[spoiler: We never actually encounter him TheFriendNobodyLikes: When he was a sicario in the game.]]
early days of the Santa Blanca Cartel, he very quickly managed to piss off just about everyone through his annoying personality and total incompetence. The only reason he didn't end up killed was because El Sueño thought he was funny and took a liking to him.
* {{Hypocrite}}: One of his PSA's to his sicario listeners is on the importance of gun safety, in spite of the below-listed incident involving the assault rifle version of a shotgun bong.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: He once tried to turn an AR-15 into an improvised bong, which ended up going off and killing his former bodyguard's dog.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: When Perico was originally given a job as a sicario, he was tasked with shooting two men in a truck. Despite shooting in the windows, [[EpicFail Perico somehow completely missed BOTH of his targets]] while killing their dog instead, a fuckup that even left Bowman utterly exasperated with Perico's incompetence.
* IsThisThingStillOn: As one Op:Kingslayer file reveals, he cussed out several Santa Blanca buchons, including El Sueño himself, while still live on the air when one of his engineers accidentally left his mic on after his show. The file ends with him receiving a ''very'' ominous phone call from El Sueño.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Gets away scott free.]]
* ProperlyParanoid: Makes a break
Apart from being threatened and interrogated for it with [[a decoy left behind as soon as he even gets a whiff of the Shosts]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: While [[DecoyGetaway using
his lead designer to act as a decoy]], El Cerebro completely fled Bolivia before station's encryption key, he suffers no real comeuppance from the Ghosts and is allowed to continue broadcasting.
** The difference being he now has to broadcast statements made by Pac Katari on behalf of the rebels. Comments made by NPC's indicate that Perico is now a laughingstock because of this.
* KickedUpstairs: El Sueño understood Perico didn't know how to shoot a gun, but knew how to shoot his mouth, and so "promoted" him to being the host and DJ of Radio Santa Blanca, so he
could shut down spread the word of the cartel on pirate radio.
* MeaningfulName: "Perico" is Spanish for "Parakeet" or "Parrot", it's also a slang term for cocaine. Appropriate, given the subject matter of
his operation.]]

!Boyer "Boston" Reed

Contrary to
broadcasts and his nickname, Boyer Reed actually comes from Lexington, Massachusetts. He started adventuring after college, ceaseless chattering on them.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Let's put it this way: most of the buchon's respond with anger or fear at being captured,
and soon after met threaten and plead with the Ghosts when confronted. Perico's response? Chide the Ghosts for harming him ''because he's famous.''
* YouWillBeSpared:
El Boquita. "Boston" Reed since then became Sueño lets him off the hook for his screw-ups a surprising number of times, which is quite notable considering how ruthlessly Sueño enforces YouHaveFailedMe with his other subordinates.

!Maria "La Santera" del Rocio Mendez
Underboss. Maria del Rocio Mendez is
head of the pilots who make sure cartel's Santa Muerte cult, author of Santa Muerte's version of the drugs get flown around Bible, as well as the world.buchon in charge of Santa Blanca's gold mining operations. Nicknamed the "Saintmaker".



* AcePilot: It's why Santa Blanca hired him. When you finally track him down to assassinate him, he even shows up in an attack helicopter to fight you. [[InformedAttribute You can easily shoot him down without him getting off a single shot in return.]]
* CoolShades: Defeating him unlocks his Aviator Sunglasses for the player character. However, he's never actually seen wearing them since his one personal encounter with the Ghosts happens while he's piloting a helicopter that's promptly shot down.
* ProperlyParanoid: He only ever shows up for big deals or if an emergency is happening. His use of code names infuriates Nidia. Turns out his paranoia is actually pretty sensible, compared to the rest of Santa Blanca who openly brag about their criminal deeds on public radio.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Shares a nickname with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Jung George Jung]], a famous cocaine smuggler and subject of the film ''Film/{{Blow}}''.
* OnlySaneMan: Seems to be the only cartel member who objects to being publicly outed as one on the radio. Mind you, he publicly threatens to murder DJ Perico for saying so too.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: As if smuggling drugs for Santa Blanca wasn't enough, Reed also runs his own human trafficking ring on the side, something that not even Sueno and Nidia know about. It's this side-operation that helps the Ghosts track him down, since his partners don't even have Sueno's protection. You're also given the chance to kill one of his slaver cohorts (who talks matter-of-factly about selling people into slavery and harvesting them for their organs), and unlike other unarmed surrendering enemies the game doesn't penalize you for executing him.

!Octavio "El Pulpo" Allende
The chief accountant for Santa Blanca. He makes sure the cartel's money is clean.

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* AcePilot: It's why BadHabits: She dresses like a nun, with the only standout difference from the standard vestments being a wreath of brightly-colored flowers on her head.
* HumanSacrifice: Practices it, much to the offense of her boss El Cardenal.
* ReligionOfEvil: Her version of
Santa Blanca hired him. When you finally track him down Muerte worship, which includes among other things human sacrifice rituals. Her sicarios are also described as being fanatically devoted to assassinate him, he even shows up her.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Thanks to the Ghosts' efforts
in an attack helicopter to fight you. [[InformedAttribute You can easily shoot him down without him getting off a single shot in return.]]
* CoolShades: Defeating him unlocks his Aviator Sunglasses
sabotaging her gold mining operations, El Sueño has her captured and slated for the player character. However, he's never actually seen wearing them since his one personal encounter with execution, which the Ghosts happens while he's piloting a helicopter that's promptly shot down.
* ProperlyParanoid: He only ever shows up for big deals or if an emergency is happening. His use of code names infuriates Nidia. Turns out his paranoia is actually pretty sensible, compared to the rest of Santa Blanca
rescue her from.

!Javier Coronel "Carzita" Vallardo
An international playboy
who openly brag about their criminal deeds on public radio.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Shares a nickname with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Jung George Jung]], a famous cocaine smuggler and subject of the film ''Film/{{Blow}}''.
* OnlySaneMan: Seems to be the only cartel member who objects to being publicly outed as one on the radio. Mind you, he publicly threatens to murder DJ Perico for saying so too.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: As if smuggling drugs for Santa Blanca wasn't enough, Reed also runs his own human trafficking ring on the side, something that not even Sueno and Nidia know about. It's this side-operation that helps the Ghosts track him down, since his partners don't even have Sueno's protection. You're also given the chance to kill one of his slaver cohorts (who talks matter-of-factly about selling people into slavery and harvesting them for their organs), and unlike other unarmed surrendering enemies the game doesn't penalize you for executing him.

!Octavio "El Pulpo" Allende
The chief accountant for Santa Blanca. He
makes sure celebrities and politicians not only party with the cartel's money is clean.cartel, but generously donate.



* EnemyCivilWar: There was already plenty of bad blood between him and Nidia, but the Ghosts make sure it explodes into outright conflict.
* EscortMission: The final mission in his quest chain involves following him to the airport and protecting him from sicario hit squads sent by Nidia Flores. It's a particularly tough mission because you're supposed to be protecting him incognito, so instead of having any control over his movements you have to rely on his A.I. to dodge the hit squads while you follow him.
* FalseFlagOperation: The Ghosts pit him and Nidia against each other by making them look like they're stealing from each other.
* KarmaHoudini: The last we see of him, he's flying off back to Mexico. The Ghosts essentially pass up the chance to capture[=/=]kill him so he can damage Nidia's reputation.
* NiceHat: Wears one. Defeating him adds it to your character customization options.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once they've driven a wedge between him and Nidia, the Ghosts have to make sure he survives hit squads so he can get out of Bolivia and back to Mexico.

!Ricardo "El Gato" Godinez del Toro

One of the smuggling buchons, Ricardo Godinez del Toro is known for cheating death many times, earning him the nickname "El Gato", alluding to the belief that [[CatsHaveNineLives a cat has nine lives]].

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* EnemyCivilWar: There was already plenty {{Antivillain}}: Carzita isn't anywhere near the worst of bad blood between him Santa Blanca's lieutenants and Nidia, but mostly is just a party-host and resort manager.
* {{BFG}}: Carzita is a complete and utter NonActionGuy, yet his personal weapon is Llamativo, a [[BlingBlingBang blinged-out]], heavily upgraded [[MoreDakka Mk249 machine gun]], which is one of
the Ghosts make sure most powerful guns in the game. While the base model can be made slightly more powerful overall, unlocking it explodes into outright conflict.
* EscortMission: The final
and all its top-tier upgrades is one hell of a lot more difficult than taking Carzita out of the picture, especially since his personal mission isn't even the last and most difficult in his quest chain involves following him to province.
* HookersAndBlow: Pretty much
the airport and protecting him from sicario hit squads sent by Nidia Flores. It's a particularly tough mission because you're supposed to be protecting him incognito, so instead way he provides Santa Blanca with an endless number of having any control over his movements you have to rely on his A.I. to dodge the hit squads while you follow him.
* FalseFlagOperation: The Ghosts pit him and Nidia against each other by making them look like they're stealing from each other.
political friends.
* KarmaHoudini: The last we see of him, Ghosts talk about how even though he's flying off screwed with the cartel, he'll pop back to Mexico. The Ghosts essentially pass up doing the chance to capture[=/=]kill same thing for another group.
** YouHaveFailedMe: Then again, the montage after El Cardenal is brought down shows Carzita face down on the ground as though dead, and given El Sueno's policy on failure it's likely that Sueño had
him so he can damage Nidia's reputation.
executed both for his colossal fuck-up in Agua Verde and for [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer being useful to his operation]].
* NiceHat: Wears one. Defeating UpperClassTwit: Carzita is the high-living socialite son of a Mexican telecom mogul. Bowman even describes him adds it to your character customization options.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once they've driven
as a wedge between him and Nidia, the Ghosts have to make sure he survives hit squads so he can get out of Bolivia and back to Mexico.

!Ricardo
"meppie"; a Mexican preppie (or a "prep-sican", if you prefer).

!Marcelo
"El Gato" Godinez del Toro

One of the smuggling buchons, Ricardo Godinez del Toro is known for cheating death many times, earning him the nickname "El Gato", alluding to the belief that [[CatsHaveNineLives a cat has nine lives]].
Chido" Rios
An extremely popular (and supposedly cool, thus "el Chido") Narcocorrido singer on Santa Blanca's payroll.



* BodyDouble: The Ghosts kill one of these on the first assassination attempt. Noticeably, the body double doesn't have boss-level enhanced health, while the real El Gato does.
* HandCannon: His custom weapon is a gold-plated .50 cal Desert Eagle with Incan engravings. His body double even carries an identical copy. It's even named "la Novena" (the Nine), again in reference to the "nine lives" trope.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: His surgeon father had a narco boss who died on the operating room table. Rather than have his father die of a long torture session, he killed him quickly.
* MadeOfIron: He's been shot, stabbed, blown up, garroted, drowned, poisoned and still came back. Not so much when the Ghosts catch up to him.

!Antonio Garcia-Taylor

The buchon in charge of managing Santa Blanca's cocaine stockpiles until they can be transported out of Bolivia. Antonio has become addicted to the coke he's supposed to be guarding, which has made him reactionary and paranoid.

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* BodyDouble: The Ghosts kill one of these on the first assassination attempt. Noticeably, the body double doesn't have boss-level enhanced health, while the real AntiVillain: El Gato does.
* HandCannon: His custom weapon
Chido is just a gold-plated .50 cal Desert Eagle with Incan engravings. His body double even carries an identical copy. It's even named "la Novena" (the Nine), again in reference to the "nine lives" trope.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: His surgeon father had a narco boss who died on the operating room table. Rather than have his father die of a long torture session, he killed him quickly.
* MadeOfIron:
singer and correctly points out that nothing he's done is illegal. He's been shot, stabbed, blown up, garroted, drowned, poisoned not even ideologically loyal to Santa Blanca, and just likes to sing and give his audience a good time. Unfortunately for him, the CIA still came back. Not have full sanction to "disappear" him, so much when he folds ''really'' fast to make a deal with them and save his ass.
* TheCasanova: Even ''Bowman'' finds him incredibly sexy.
* CoolCar: One of the missions in his province consists of stealing his heavily guarded muscle car in order to damage his macho rep. Even
the Ghosts catch up to him.

!Antonio Garcia-Taylor

The buchon in charge of managing Santa Blanca's cocaine stockpiles until they can be transported out of Bolivia. Antonio has become addicted to
think the coke ride is awesome.
* DirtyCoward: He tries to make a run for it if
he's supposed alerted during his final mission, but given that he's a civilian without any combat training, this reaction is pretty justified.
* GangstaRap: Although his music is guitar based, during the briefing video about him Bowman compares narcocorridos
to be guarding, which gangsta rap.
* TheHeroSucksSong: You can find a song that
has made him reactionary and paranoid.singing about the Ghosts.
* VillainSong: He composes songs that are ballads for the buchons of the cartel.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Production division]]
!Rudolfo "El Yayo" Yana

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Production. A Bolivian master coca planter, El Yayo knows what types of coca to plant to produce quality cocaine.



* DomesticAbuse: He's known for hitting his wife, even right in front of other people.
* GetBackHereBoss: When the Ghosts finally find a lead on him, he's driving around the province in his super sports car and must be brought to a non-lethal stop before he can be captured. Depending on how well you do in waylaying him, this mission can rapidly devolve into a hectic car chase, and woe betide you if you don't have a very fast car on hand if he spots you too soon.
* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: Antonio has been stealing coke from the stockpiles for a while.
* HairOfTheDog: Bowman interrogates him by forcing him at gunpoint to do lines of coke until he either overdoses and dies or gives up information on Nidia's operation. Eventually his body can't handle it anymore and he cracks.
* OddNameOut: Most of the Cartel's buchons have colorful and intimidating nicknames, while Antonio is just known as... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Antonio]].
* TheParanoiac: His defining character trait thanks to his massive cocaine consumption. Almost the entirety of Bowman's briefing vid on him is dedicated to the ludicrous extremes his paranoia has grown to over the years.
* WouldHitAGirl: No Santa Blanca goon is averse to this, but he's the one most heavily associated with violence against women in particular. Aside from the DomesticAbuse mentioned above, he's also responsible for the kidnapping, torture, murder and enslavement of whole villages' worth of women from all over Bolivia.

!Dolores "La Cabra" Serrano de Perez

One of the smuggling buchons and a close childhood friend of Nidia Flores, "la Cabra" (the Goat) manages Santa Blanca's ties to Peru's druglords. Appears in the DLC mission "The Peruvian Connection".

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* DomesticAbuse: He's known for hitting {{Antivillain}}: Is a cocaine producer, true, but really just wanted to produce coca leaves according to his wife, even right in front belief system.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: According to El Sueño, El Yayo only grew coca as part
of other people.
* GetBackHereBoss: When
Bolivia's ancient native heritage, and never actually processed it into cocaine until the Ghosts finally find a lead on him, American-backed "Dignity Project" resulted in the destruction of most of the coca fields, forcing El Yayo to turn to cocaine production to preserve his livelihood.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He is fiercely defensive of his family, and
he's driving around working for the province in his super sports car and must be brought to a non-lethal stop before he can be captured. Depending on how well you do in waylaying him, this mission can rapidly devolve into a hectic car chase, and woe betide you if you don't have a very fast car on hand if he spots you too soon.
* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: Antonio has been stealing coke from the stockpiles for a while.
* HairOfTheDog: Bowman interrogates him by forcing him at gunpoint to do lines of coke until he either overdoses and dies or gives up information on Nidia's operation. Eventually his body can't handle it anymore and he cracks.
* OddNameOut: Most of the Cartel's buchons have colorful and intimidating nicknames, while Antonio is just known as... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Antonio]].
* TheParanoiac: His defining character trait thanks to his massive cocaine consumption. Almost the entirety of Bowman's briefing vid on him is dedicated to the ludicrous extremes his paranoia has grown to over the years.
* WouldHitAGirl: No
Santa Blanca goon is averse to this, but he's the ensure they will be protected. He even has [[OverlordJr one most heavily associated with violence against women in particular. Aside from the DomesticAbuse mentioned above, he's also responsible for the kidnapping, torture, murder and enslavement of whole villages' worth of women from all his grandsons working as a buchon under his command]]. However, this quickly turns to haunt El Yayo [[spoiler: as his grandson is DrivenToSuicide [[WellDoneSonGuy over Bolivia.

!Dolores "La Cabra" Serrano de Perez

shaming his grandfather]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero after the Ghosts dismantle his operation]], [[IHaveYourWife and two other members of El Yayo's family are taken hostage by the Santa Blanca to force him to continue working as the production branch keeps getting dismantled]]]].
* EvilOldFolks:
One of the smuggling buchons oldest members of the Santa Blanca cartel, Yayo is an old-school [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocalero cocalero]] who is considered a master coca grower and a close childhood friend of Nidia Flores, "la Cabra" (the Goat) manages cocaine producer.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Once the Ghosts sufficiently disrupts the cartel's operations, [[spoiler: El Sueño will force El Yayo to drastically increase cocaine production to make up for the financial losses caused by the Ghosts. In order to do this, El Yayo is forced to rush production and cut his cocaine with filler; unfortunately, El Sueño considers selling an inferior product to be damaging to
Santa Blanca's ties brand reputation, and puts out a hit on El Yayo, which persuades El Yayo to Peru's druglords. Appears make a deal with the Ghosts for protection.]]
* PuppetKing: El Yayo only has nominal authority over his Santa Blanca subordinates; a collectible audio log showing a conversation between him and his own bouchon El Wey shows that El Yayo has no actual control over El Wey or his sicarios.
* UngratefulBastard: The Ghosts consider El Yayo and his family to be this, as they continue to be quite vitriolic towards the Americans even after the Ghosts save them from Santa Blanca. However, if you're familiar with the very shady history of American CIA intervention in Bolivia
in the DLC mission "The Peruvian Connection".90's, [[spoiler:not to mention that the Ghost's actions directly led to El Yayo's grandson El Emisario's suicide]], their anger towards the Yanquis is actually pretty understandable.

!Katrine "La Gringa" Svensden
El Yayo's underboss. A well-known medical prodigy who joined a charity aid in Bolivia, now stuck in a limbo due to the charity organisation being involved in a government funding scandal. El Sueño bribed her into producing cocaine for him, promising higher pay.



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!Gustavo "El Cardenal" Serrano

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Influence. The Cardinal was a priest, excommunicated from the Church for blasphemy - spreading the word of Santa Muerte. El Sueno took him in, and he continues his preaching to this day.

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[[folder:Santa Blanca Influence division]]

!Gustavo
* AntiVillain: Even more so than El Chido. Everything she did in service to Santa Blanca, she did to survive after she was left stranded in a foreign country with no job, no way home, her reputation in tatters, and finally being given [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse an offer she couldn't refuse]] by El Sueño. Just about every Kingslayer file about her and every cutscene she appears in makes it clear how little she wants to be part of the cartel and its business. She also secretly patches up wounded civilians and even rebels, and she never displays any jerkass behavior, either.
* BreakTheCutie: She started off as a woman with a bright future in medicine, working for charity and loved by the people of Bolivia. Then her charity organization was exposed as a CIA scam, her colleagues lost all respect for her, and she found herself stuck in Bolivia with nowhere to go and with very few prospects.
* BrokenPedestal: Once people discovered that the NGO La Gringa was a part of was actually a front for the CIA, it utterly destroyed her reputation, both to the people she used to help and her colleagues.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Svensden's fall from grace and her eventual transformation into La Gringa is solely the CIA's fault. It was their front company that annihilated her reputation when it blew up and left her with no choice but to accept El Sueño's offer to work for him. It also makes Bowman's contemptuous treatment of her all the worse.
* DamselInDistress: Her final mission is a fairly complex one and revolves around saving her life in several ways. First she must be extracted from her house while it's under siege by a small army of sicarios. When she's found in the basement, she's already taken a bullet to the shoulder and is slowly bleeding out, forcing the Ghosts to rush her to a nearby rebel doctor within a set time limit. While the doctor is patching her up, more sicarios attack the clinic in an effort to kill her, turning the mission into a HoldTheLine scenario. Finally, when she's fit for transportation again, the Ghosts extract her and hand her over to Bowman who performs even more emergency surgery on her, accompanied by an awful amount of gloating (see below) while the poor woman screams and whimpers in agony.
* HotScientist: A smoking-hot blonde with a Mensa-level IQ who fills out a lab coat like nobody's business. Sadly, there's a huge difference between her gorgeous cutscene looks and her actual in-game model.
* ReformedButRejected: Even after her secret involvement with the rebels is revealed, Bowman has no sympathy for her and even gloats to her about how much PrisonRape she has to look forward to.

!Gonzalo
"El Cardenal" Serrano

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Influence. The Cardinal was a priest, excommunicated from the Church for blasphemy - spreading the word
Emisario" Yana

One
of Santa Muerte. El Sueno took him in, Blanca's production buchons, and he continues the grandson of Production head El Yayo. "The Emissary" greatly respects and admires his preaching grandfather and doesn't want to this day.disappoint him.



* AffablyEvil: While he's the head of Santa Blanca's influence and propaganda, he still has strong moral and religious convictions. He tells La Santera that under no uncertain terms will he tolerate her cult's practice of human sacrifice, for instance, as it warps the worship of Santa Muerte. [[spoiler: He also strongly objects to the Cartel kidnapping and selling children, though he still backs down when El Sueno threatens to kill him.]]
* AntiVillain: He's only supporting Santa Blanca because of [[PetTheDog how they donate a large amount of their money to charities]], and he is also the most moral of Santa Blanca's leaders: while every other SB leader had personally engaged in criminal activities and murders, El Cardenal's worst criminal activity was helping to launder Santa Blanca's money [[spoiler: and [[TheAtoner he "confesses his sins"]] with little provocation from Bowman - in contrast, El Yayo and Nidia Flores both demand conditions from Bowman before they testify, and El Muro [[UndyingLoyalty refuses to say a word about El Sueno]], [[OnlyOneAllowedToKillYou even if it's because he wanted to kill Sueno himself]].]]
* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler: Played with, as the Ghosts don't use El Cardenal's words against him, they use Ramon Feliz's video of El Sueno's child trafficking ring, which El Cardenal was trying to claim was a hoax. This evidence turned the people against El Cardenal, and allowed the Ghosts to arrest him in the ensuing chaos.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: As stated above, he is disgusted by the practice of human sacrifice [[spoiler:as well as Santa Blanca's child trafficking.]]
** Played for laughs in the fact that he is okay with a massive drug cartel but is DISGUSTED by the DirtyCommunists in the country.
* TheHeretic: An actual unambiguous example as he's warped Christian doctrine to worship Santa Muerte as an actual god. Ironically, he believes she's a positive force for good while virtually all of his followers have turned it into a ReligionOfEvil.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Actually seems to think cocaine trafficking is a legitimate business and El Sueno is a man of the people rather than a CompleteMonster.
* MoralMyopia: More like willful blindness to the evils of Santa Blanca.
* ReligionOfEvil: Averted. He teaches Santa Muerte as a force for good and self-achievement.
* SinisterMinister: He dresses in the robes and vestments of a Catholic cardinal, despite the fact that he's been excommunicated and extols the virtues of Santa Muerte, whose worship the Catholic church has historically frowned upon. He also acts as El Sueño's spiritual adviser.
* TakeThat: One Kingslayer audio file is all about one of his priests asking him for advice on how to convince more people to join their congregation. El Cardenal admonishes him for the mere suggestion of going on a proselytization spree because they're not Mormons and don't hand out brochures like The Watchtower. He wants to win new followers by performing miracles and providing actual support to the people.
* TotalitarianUtilitarian: A DownplayedTrope example as he thinks cocaine trafficking is a good way to end poverty in Bolivia.
* VillainousFriendship: Is El Sueno's spiritual advisor--ironically, actually trying to get El Sueno to be a good and upstanding man.

!Ramon Feliz
El Cardenal's underboss. A former journalist who reported against Santa Blanca. El Sueño "pressured" him into blogging good things about the Cartel. [[spoiler:While he seems subservient to his new overlords, Ramon still has a few cards up his sleeve...]]

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* AffablyEvil: While he's the head of Santa Blanca's influence and propaganda, he still has strong moral and religious convictions. He tells La Santera that under no uncertain terms will he tolerate her cult's practice of human sacrifice, for instance, as it warps the worship of Santa Muerte. [[spoiler: He also strongly objects {{Antivillain}}: Averted. We see just how far Gonzalo is willing to the Cartel kidnapping and selling children, though he still backs down go when he attacks a hospital to turn it into a drug lab.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:After the Ghosts continually disrupt the production labs in his charge, he hangs himself out of shame for letting
El Sueno threatens to kill him.Yayo down, while taking the blame for the loss of the labs.]]
* AntiVillain: He's only supporting Santa Blanca because of [[PetTheDog how they donate KickTheDog: His aforementioned attack on a large amount of their money hospital.
* {{Nepotism}}: Is more or less stated
to charities]], and not know the first thing about cocaine production but is very good at convincing people to buy it. Despite that, he is also in charge of the most moral of Santa Blanca's leaders: while every other SB leader had personally engaged in criminal activities and murders, El Cardenal's worst criminal activity was helping to launder Santa Blanca's money production section under his grandfather.
* SenselessSacrifice:
[[spoiler: El Emisario kills himself and [[TheAtoner he "confesses writes a note to El Sueno taking full responsibility for the loss of the production labs, in the hopes that Sueño won't blame El Yayo. Unfortunately, all Sueño cares about is the production numbers for his sins"]] with little provocation from Bowman - in contrast, cocaine, and blames El Yayo and Nidia Flores both demand conditions from Bowman before they testify, and El Muro [[UndyingLoyalty refuses to say a word about El Sueno]], [[OnlyOneAllowedToKillYou even if it's because he wanted to kill Sueno himself]].regardless for any drop in production.]]
* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler: Played with, as WellDoneSonGuy: Gonzalo desperately wants his grandfather's approval, to the Ghosts don't use El Cardenal's words against him, they use Ramon Feliz's video point of El Sueno's child trafficking ring, which El Cardenal was trying to claim was a hoax. This evidence turned doing everything for him.

!Ruperta "Madre Coca" Faro
Head of
the people against El Cardenal, and allowed the Ghosts to arrest him coca harvesting operation in the ensuing chaos.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: As stated above, he is disgusted by the practice of human sacrifice [[spoiler:as well as Santa Blanca's child trafficking.]]
** Played for laughs in the fact that he is okay
Tabacal. An elderly woman with a massive drug cartel but is DISGUSTED by the DirtyCommunists in the country.
* TheHeretic: An actual unambiguous example as he's warped Christian doctrine to worship Santa Muerte as an actual god. Ironically, he believes she's a positive force
reputation for good while virtually all of his followers have turned it into a ReligionOfEvil.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Actually seems to think cocaine trafficking is a legitimate business
violence and El Sueno is a man of the people rather than a CompleteMonster.
* MoralMyopia: More like willful blindness to the evils of Santa Blanca.
* ReligionOfEvil: Averted. He teaches Santa Muerte as a force for good and self-achievement.
* SinisterMinister: He dresses in the robes and vestments of a Catholic cardinal, despite the fact that he's been excommunicated and extols the virtues of Santa Muerte, whose worship the Catholic church has historically frowned upon. He also acts as El Sueño's spiritual adviser.
* TakeThat: One Kingslayer audio file is all about one of his priests asking him for advice on how to convince more people to join their congregation. El Cardenal admonishes him for the mere suggestion of going on a proselytization spree because they're not Mormons and don't hand out brochures like The Watchtower. He wants to win new followers by performing miracles and providing actual support to the people.
* TotalitarianUtilitarian: A DownplayedTrope example as he thinks cocaine trafficking is a good way to end poverty in Bolivia.
* VillainousFriendship: Is El Sueno's spiritual advisor--ironically, actually trying to get El Sueno to be a good and upstanding man.

!Ramon Feliz
El Cardenal's underboss. A former journalist who reported against Santa Blanca. El Sueño "pressured" him into blogging good things about the Cartel. [[spoiler:While he seems subservient to his new overlords, Ramon still has a few cards up his sleeve...]]
ruthlessness.



* AntiVillain: Even moreso than El Cardenal, as he knows the Santa Blanca are evil, and openly railed against them in both the official newspapers, and then an underground blog. However, after El Sueño tracked Ramon down and tortured him, he's basically been forced to tell pro-Santa Blanca stories under pain of death.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Played with - he started to make pro-Santa Blanca stories after El Sueño tortured him, but Ramon still personally hates them, and hates being forced to publish "their truth" even more, [[spoiler: to the point he was almost DrivenToSuicide until given some last-minute info about SB's child-trafficking ring, and the second he got it, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight he quickly tried to publish it]] - [[HeelFaceDoorSlam unfortunately, the Cartel butchered him before he could publish his findings]], leaving it up to the Ghosts to find his work and reveal it for him.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Tortured, murdered and strung up on the wall of his apartment.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Very nearly, until he got some last-minute info about SB's child-trafficking ring. Considering what happened after, he probably should have went through with it.]]
* IntrepidReporter: He used to be one, starting out as one of Santa Blanca's most vocal opponents. Then he was forced to write propaganda for the cartel after El Sueño [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured him into working for him.]]
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: The Ghosts find him dead, strung up on a wall after he attempted to betray Santa Blanca to break the story on their child smuggling ring.]]

!Marco "DJ Perico" Garcia
Host of Radio Santa Blanca. A Latino-American rapper that wanted to make his own stand in the music scene, Perico eventually joined the Cartel as a Sicario, where his "talents" - rather the lack of it - was noted by El Sueño.

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* AntiVillain: Even moreso than ZeroPercentApprovalRating: ''Nobody'' likes Madre Coca. When the Ghosts arrive, the cocaleros under her rule are on the verge of open revolt, and even the other cartel members seem to have an intense dislike of her. [[spoiler: When the Production part of the cartel is taken down, Madre Coca is shown being dragged through the streets, Mussolini-style.]]
* EvilOldFolks: Possibly the worst person in the cartel after
El Cardenal, as he knows Sueno.
* {{Irony}}: Her son died due to a cocaine overdose after a long-time addiction. Her way of coping was to become a cocaine producer herself, eventually becoming the head of
the Santa Blanca are evil, cartel's coca harvesting operation.
* NeverMessWithGranny: While she's advanced in age, Madre Coca is anything but a doting old woman,
and openly railed has a well-earned reputation as a ruthless cartel buchon. This is reflected in her weapon of choice: [[MoreDakka a personalized PKP Pecheneg medium machine gun]]. Her response when a U.S Special Forces team abducts her favorite lieutenant? Personally lead an ambush against them in both under the official newspapers, and then an underground blog. However, after El Sueño tracked Ramon down and tortured him, he's basically been guise of a deal.
* ReplacementGoldfish: She's come to dote on her favored lieutenant, Salazar, because he reminds her of her deceased son.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Uses
forced to tell pro-Santa Blanca stories under pain of death.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Played with - he started to make pro-Santa Blanca stories after El Sueño tortured him, but Ramon still personally hates them,
labor and hates being forced to publish "their truth" even more, [[spoiler: to horrific working conditions despite the point he was almost DrivenToSuicide until given some last-minute info about SB's child-trafficking ring, and fact the second he got it, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight he quickly tried to publish it]] - [[HeelFaceDoorSlam unfortunately, the Cartel butchered him before he could publish his findings]], leaving it up to the Ghosts to find his work and reveal it for him.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Tortured, murdered and strung up on the wall of his apartment.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Very nearly, until he got some last-minute info about SB's child-trafficking ring. Considering what happened after, he probably should have went through with it.]]
* IntrepidReporter: He used to be one, starting
cartel rakes in billions.

!Marcus Jensen

A skilled American chemist headhunted by La Gringa straight
out as one of university, he oversees Santa Blanca's most vocal opponents. Then he was forced to write propaganda for coca production and trains the cartel after El Sueño [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured him into working for him.]]
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: The Ghosts find him dead, strung up on a wall after he attempted to betray Santa Blanca to break the story on their child smuggling ring.]]

!Marco "DJ Perico" Garcia
Host of Radio Santa Blanca. A Latino-American rapper that wanted to make his own stand
Cartel's members in the music scene, Perico eventually joined the Cartel as a Sicario, where his "talents" - rather the lack art of it - was noted by El Sueño.making cocaine.



* ConspiracyTheorist: One of his broadcasts questions if Santa Blanca was ''really'' behind the bombing of the US Embassy that set the campaign into motion. [[spoiler: Later it turns out ''he's right.'' Sandoval bombed the Embassy himself and blamed Santa Blanca for it.]]
* DumbassDJ: The host and DJ of Radio Santa Blanca. He's also very annoying and ''very'' stupid.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: When he was a sicario in the early days of the Santa Blanca Cartel, he very quickly managed to piss off just about everyone through his annoying personality and total incompetence. The only reason he didn't end up killed was because El Sueño thought he was funny and took a liking to him.
* {{Hypocrite}}: One of his PSA's to his sicario listeners is on the importance of gun safety, in spite of the below-listed incident involving the assault rifle version of a shotgun bong.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: He once tried to turn an AR-15 into an improvised bong, which ended up going off and killing his former bodyguard's dog.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: When Perico was originally given a job as a sicario, he was tasked with shooting two men in a truck. Despite shooting in the windows, [[EpicFail Perico somehow completely missed BOTH of his targets]] while killing their dog instead, a fuckup that even left Bowman utterly exasperated with Perico's incompetence.
* IsThisThingStillOn: As one Op:Kingslayer file reveals, he cussed out several Santa Blanca buchons, including El Sueño himself, while still live on the air when one of his engineers accidentally left his mic on after his show. The file ends with him receiving a ''very'' ominous phone call from El Sueño.
* KarmaHoudini: Apart from being threatened and interrogated for his station's encryption key, he suffers no real comeuppance from the Ghosts and is allowed to continue broadcasting.
** The difference being he now has to broadcast statements made by Pac Katari on behalf of the rebels. Comments made by NPC's indicate that Perico is now a laughingstock because of this.
* KickedUpstairs: El Sueño understood Perico didn't know how to shoot a gun, but knew how to shoot his mouth, and so "promoted" him to being the host and DJ of Radio Santa Blanca, so he could spread the word of the cartel on pirate radio.
* MeaningfulName: "Perico" is Spanish for "Parakeet" or "Parrot", it's also a slang term for cocaine. Appropriate, given the subject matter of his broadcasts and his ceaseless chattering on them.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Let's put it this way: most of the buchon's respond with anger or fear at being captured, and threaten and plead with the Ghosts when confronted. Perico's response? Chide the Ghosts for harming him ''because he's famous.''
* YouWillBeSpared: El Sueño lets him off the hook for his screw-ups a surprising number of times, which is quite notable considering how ruthlessly Sueño enforces YouHaveFailedMe with his other subordinates.

!Maria "La Santera" del Rocio Mendez
Underboss. Maria del Rocio Mendez is head of the cartel's Santa Muerte cult, author of Santa Muerte's version of the Bible, as well as the buchon in charge of Santa Blanca's gold mining operations. Nicknamed the "Saintmaker".

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* ConspiracyTheorist: One of his broadcasts questions if BlackAndNerdy: He was a dean's list chemistry major and trains Santa Blanca was ''really'' behind Blanca's "students" as if he were a university professor, complete with classroom labs and graded test papers.
* BullyingADragon: After he's captured by
the bombing Ghosts, he tries to worm his way out of it with both the letter of the US Embassy that set law ("I'm here on a legitimate work visa and ''you'' don't even have legal jurisdiction here!") and an arrogant rant about choices and "personal liberty". Bowman turns it back on him by pointing out that, since the campaign Ghosts are operating completely outside the law, they aren't bound by the letter of it and will exercise their "personal liberty" to blow Jensen's brains out and bury his body in a ditch if he doesn't cooperate. Jensen folds quickly.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears a pair of NerdGlasses and is an unrepentantly greedy sociopath.
* {{Greed}}: Just about everything Jensen does is motivated by the promise of financial gain. It's why he went
into motion. chemistry and why he joined the cartel. [[spoiler: Later When he refuses to tell the Ghosts the details of his cocaine production methods, it turns isn't out ''he's right.'' Sandoval bombed of loyalty or fear of the Embassy himself cartel, but because it's "proprietary information." As mentioned above, he doesn't hold onto this for long once Bowman informs him he can either reveal the info or be shot and blamed Santa Blanca for it.buried in a shallow grave.]]
* DumbassDJ: The host and DJ of Radio Santa Blanca. He's also very annoying and ''very'' stupid.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: When he was a sicario in the early days of the Santa Blanca Cartel, he very quickly managed
JerkJustifications: Tries to piss off rationalize knowingly helping a powerful drug cartel ramp up it's cocaine production by saying that "If it's not me, it's just about everyone through his annoying personality gonna be someone else. So it might as well be me, right?" and total incompetence. The only reason he "''I'' didn't end up killed was because El Sueño thought he was funny and took a liking force anyone to him.
* {{Hypocrite}}: One of his PSA's to his sicario listeners is on
take the importance of gun safety, in spite of the below-listed incident involving the assault rifle version of a shotgun bong.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: He once tried to turn an AR-15 into an improvised bong, which ended up going off and killing his former bodyguard's dog.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: When Perico was originally given a job as a sicario, he was tasked with shooting two men in a truck. Despite shooting in the windows, [[EpicFail Perico somehow completely missed BOTH of his targets]] while killing
drugs. People make their dog instead, a fuckup that even left Bowman utterly exasperated with Perico's incompetence.
* IsThisThingStillOn: As one Op:Kingslayer file reveals, he cussed out several Santa Blanca buchons, including El Sueño himself, while still live on the air when one of his engineers accidentally left his mic on after his show. The file ends with him receiving a ''very'' ominous phone call from El Sueño.
* KarmaHoudini: Apart from being threatened and interrogated for his station's encryption key, he suffers no real comeuppance from the Ghosts and is allowed to continue broadcasting.
** The difference being he now has to broadcast statements made by Pac Katari on behalf of the rebels. Comments made by NPC's indicate that Perico is now a laughingstock because of this.
* KickedUpstairs: El Sueño understood Perico didn't know how to shoot a gun, but knew how to shoot his mouth, and
own choices, so "promoted" him to being the host and DJ of Radio Santa Blanca, so he could spread the word of it's ''their'' fault the cartel on pirate radio.
* MeaningfulName: "Perico"
is Spanish for "Parakeet" or "Parrot", it's also a slang term for cocaine. Appropriate, given the subject matter of his broadcasts and his ceaseless chattering on them.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Let's put it this way: most of the buchon's respond with anger or fear at being captured, and threaten and plead with the
so powerful." The Ghosts when confronted. Perico's response? Chide the Ghosts for harming him ''because he's famous.''
* YouWillBeSpared: El Sueño lets him off the hook for his screw-ups a surprising number of times, which is quite notable considering how ruthlessly Sueño enforces YouHaveFailedMe
are less than impressed with his other subordinates.

!Maria "La Santera" del Rocio Mendez
Underboss. Maria del Rocio Mendez
flimsy excuses.

!Pedro "El Wey" Gil

The Gil family
is head a lineage of pyrolusite miners. Pedro has greater ambitions - to improve pyrolusite production so that he can create the cartel's Santa Muerte cult, author of Santa Muerte's version of the Bible, as best quality cocaine ever. As well as the buchon make money out of it. Things got explosive in charge of Santa Blanca's gold mining operations. Nicknamed the "Saintmaker".between, and El Wey is stuck with a disfigured face.



* BadHabits: She dresses like a nun, with the only standout difference from the standard vestments being a wreath of brightly-colored flowers on her head.
* HumanSacrifice: Practices it, much to the offense of her boss El Cardenal.
* ReligionOfEvil: Her version of Santa Muerte worship, which includes among other things human sacrifice rituals. Her sicarios are also described as being fanatically devoted to her.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Thanks to the Ghosts' efforts in sabotaging her gold mining operations, El Sueño has her captured and slated for execution, which the Ghosts rescue her from.

!Javier Coronel "Carzita" Vallardo
An international playboy who makes sure celebrities and politicians not only party with the cartel, but generously donate.

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* BadHabits: She dresses like a nun, with the only standout difference from the standard vestments being a wreath of brightly-colored flowers on her head.
* HumanSacrifice: Practices it, much to the offense of her boss El Cardenal.
* ReligionOfEvil: Her version of Santa Muerte worship, which includes among other things human sacrifice rituals. Her sicarios are also
AffablyEvil: Despite his intimidating looks, he's described as being fanatically devoted to her.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Thanks to
an affable guy. Ricky Sandoval, when he met him, even remarked that his can-do attitude and friendly mannerisms might have made his post-accident life good for an inspirational story, were it not for the Ghosts' efforts in sabotaging her gold mining operations, El Sueño has her captured and slated for execution, which fact that he's a murderous cartel thug. [[spoiler: When the Ghosts rescue her from.

!Javier Coronel "Carzita" Vallardo
An international playboy who makes sure celebrities
capture him, he's rather even-tempered about the whole thing, and politicians not only party even regards the Ghosts as professionals and states his respect.]]
* BerserkButton: Don't ever talk about his face.
* CallingCard: He uses shotgun shells
with melted-down Mexican pesos in the cartel, but generously donate.place of shot. It's later used by the Ghosts to frame him for the murder of a UNIDAD officer.
* FacialHorror: The left side of his face was burned in a lab accident.
** TwoFaced
* WorthyOpponent: He's pleased to learn that the men sent after him are professionals, and seems to hold the Ghosts in high regard.

!White Hat

A production buchon of the Cartel. The Ghosts were tasked with dealing with him in the announcement trailer.



* {{Antivillain}}: Carzita isn't anywhere near the worst of Santa Blanca's lieutenants and mostly is just a party-host and resort manager.
* {{BFG}}: Carzita is a complete and utter NonActionGuy, yet his personal weapon is Llamativo, a [[BlingBlingBang blinged-out]], heavily upgraded [[MoreDakka Mk249 machine gun]], which is one of the most powerful guns in the game. While the base model can be made slightly more powerful overall, unlocking it and all its top-tier upgrades is one hell of a lot more difficult than taking Carzita out of the picture, especially since his personal mission isn't even the last and most difficult in his province.
* HookersAndBlow: Pretty much the way he provides Santa Blanca with an endless number of political friends.
* KarmaHoudini: The Ghosts talk about how even though he's screwed with the cartel, he'll pop back up doing the same thing for another group.
** YouHaveFailedMe: Then again, the montage after El Cardenal is brought down shows Carzita face down on the ground as though dead, and given El Sueno's policy on failure it's likely that Sueño had him executed both for his colossal fuck-up in Agua Verde and for [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer being useful to his operation]].
* UpperClassTwit: Carzita is the high-living socialite son of a Mexican telecom mogul. Bowman even describes him as a "meppie"; a Mexican preppie (or a "prep-sican", if you prefer).

!Marcelo "El Chido" Rios
An extremely popular (and supposedly cool, thus "el Chido") Narcocorrido singer on Santa Blanca's payroll.

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* {{Antivillain}}: Carzita isn't anywhere near ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: What does White Hat wear?
* [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Game]]: He only appeared in
the worst of Santa Blanca's lieutenants and mostly is just a party-host and resort manager.
* {{BFG}}: Carzita is a complete and utter NonActionGuy, yet his personal weapon is Llamativo, a [[BlingBlingBang blinged-out]], heavily upgraded [[MoreDakka Mk249 machine gun]], which is one of the most powerful guns in
announcement trailer for the game. While [[spoiler:His lab/church compound was used by an unnamed chemist in the base model can be made slightly more powerful overall, unlocking it and all its top-tier upgrades is one hell of a lot more difficult than taking Carzita out of the picture, especially since his personal mission isn't even the last and most difficult in his province.
* HookersAndBlow: Pretty much the way he provides
final game]].

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[[folder:Santa Blanca Security division]]
!Francisco "El Muro" Munguia

The
Santa Blanca with an endless number cartel's head of political friends.
* KarmaHoudini: The Ghosts talk about how even though he's screwed with the cartel, he'll pop back up doing the same thing for another group.
** YouHaveFailedMe: Then again, the montage after El Cardenal is brought down shows Carzita face down on the ground as though dead,
Security, and given a childhood friend of El Sueno's policy on failure it's likely that Sueño had him executed both for his colossal fuck-up in Agua Verde and for [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer being useful to his operation]].
* UpperClassTwit: Carzita is the high-living socialite son of a Mexican telecom mogul. Bowman even describes him as a "meppie"; a Mexican preppie (or a "prep-sican", if you prefer).

!Marcelo "El Chido" Rios
An extremely popular (and supposedly cool, thus "el Chido") Narcocorrido singer on Santa Blanca's payroll.
Sueno.



* AntiVillain: El Chido is just a singer and correctly points out that nothing he's done is illegal. He's not even ideologically loyal to Santa Blanca, and just likes to sing and give his audience a good time. Unfortunately for him, the CIA still have full sanction to "disappear" him, so he folds ''really'' fast to make a deal with them and save his ass.
* TheCasanova: Even ''Bowman'' finds him incredibly sexy.
* CoolCar: One of the missions in his province consists of stealing his heavily guarded muscle car in order to damage his macho rep. Even the Ghosts think the ride is awesome.
* DirtyCoward: He tries to make a run for it if he's alerted during his final mission, but given that he's a civilian without any combat training, this reaction is pretty justified.
* GangstaRap: Although his music is guitar based, during the briefing video about him Bowman compares narcocorridos to gangsta rap.
* TheHeroSucksSong: You can find a song that has him singing about the Ghosts.
* VillainSong: He composes songs that are ballads for the buchons of the cartel.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Production division]]
!Rudolfo "El Yayo" Yana

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Production. A Bolivian master coca planter, El Yayo knows what types of coca to plant to produce quality cocaine.

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* AntiVillain: TheDragon[=/=]CoDragons: El Chido is just a singer Muro has been best friends with El Sueño since childhood, and correctly points out that nothing as the head of Santa Blanca's Security division a decent portion of the Cartel's sicarios are personally loyal to him instead of El Sueno. [[spoiler: This helps create a rift when El Muro turns against El Sueno.]]
* BigBadWannabe: He thinks
he's done is illegal. He's not even ideologically loyal going to Santa Blanca, kill El Sueno and just likes to sing and give his audience a good time. Unfortunately for him, the CIA still have full sanction to "disappear" him, so he folds ''really'' fast to make a deal with them and save his ass.
* TheCasanova: Even ''Bowman'' finds him incredibly sexy.
* CoolCar: One of the missions in his province consists of stealing his heavily guarded muscle car in order to damage his macho rep. Even
the Ghosts think both, even after being captured.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Calls Bowman a whore and says he'll kill them and
the ride Ghosts despite the fact they managed to capture him in the middle of an armed military base.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He's very protective of his little brother, La Plaga. [[spoiler: He betrays El Sueno to protect his brother from his wrath, and when La Plaga
is awesome.
* DirtyCoward: He tries
killed (unbeknownst to make a run for it if him by the Ghosts), he turns on Sueño to avenge his death.]]
* GeneralFailure: Should be the man taking out the Ghosts but
he's alerted during too caught up in his final mission, but given that family issues (which start from the very first mission) to do much work against them. Indeed, he's actively rebelling against El Sueno soon after.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: He's
a civilian without any combat training, this reaction is pretty justified.
* GangstaRap: Although his music is guitar based, during
former member of the briefing video about him Bowman compares narcocorridos to gangsta rap.
* TheHeroSucksSong: You can find a song
Mexican Army's special forces, and it's heavily implied that has him singing about the Ghosts.
* VillainSong: He composes songs that are ballads
he was working for the buchons of country's narco-bosses pretty much from the cartel.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Santa Blanca Production division]]
!Rudolfo "El Yayo" Yana

beginning.
* HonorBeforeReason: [[spoiler: Despite wanting to kill El Sueno, he refuses to rat on him out of revenge or even for his own sake, as being a snitch would make him less of a man, even against the man who killed his brother.]]
* {{Irony}}: La Plaga was killed by the Ghosts rather than El Sueno but they, obviously, never tell him and El Sueno doesn't bother to correct him.
* {{Misblamed}}: El Muro blames El Sueno for La Plaga's death.
* NamesToRunAwayFrom: "The Wall" can fire a gun and fuck your day up if you as much as rub him the wrong way.
* OnlyOneAllowedToKillYou: [[spoiler: Holds this attitude towards El Sueño after their falling out.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: After La Plaga is killed, he attempts to kill El Sueño, thinking he's the party responsible.]]
* SchizoTech:
The guy wears chainmail under his tactical vest when he's captured. While RealLife militaries and police forces [[TruthInTelevision really are experimenting]] with modern takes on this ancient gear, it's still something you don't see everyday.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He basically believes he can handle El Sueno but his rebellion is a complete failure.
** The UNIDAD team hired to take El Sueno out is slaughtered and the corpse of their leader stabbed multiple times with dollar bills on the knives.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We don't know what happens to El Muro after his capture. Given his refusal to cooperate, it's probable he simply went to jail.

!Ignacio "La Plaga" Perez Cervantes

El Muro's underboss and half-brother, and
Santa Blanca cartel's Blanca's head of Production. A Bolivian master coca planter, sicario. His socially-active facade goes side-by-side with his tendencies to commit violent executions - [[WouldHurtAChild even kids]] - and he isn't shy to brag about it. He recruited La Yuri and El Yayo knows what types of coca Polito after they saved his life by performing surgery to plant to produce quality cocaine.remove the bullets he got from a shootout.



* {{Antivillain}}: Is a cocaine producer, true, but really just wanted to produce coca leaves according to his belief system.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: According to El Sueño, El Yayo only grew coca as part of Bolivia's ancient native heritage, and never actually processed it into cocaine until the American-backed "Dignity Project" resulted in the destruction of most of the coca fields, forcing El Yayo to turn to cocaine production to preserve his livelihood.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He is fiercely defensive of his family, and he's working for the Santa Blanca to ensure they will be protected. He even has [[OverlordJr one of his grandsons working as a buchon under his command]]. However, this quickly turns to haunt El Yayo [[spoiler: as his grandson is DrivenToSuicide [[WellDoneSonGuy over shaming his grandfather]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero after the Ghosts dismantle his operation]], [[IHaveYourWife and two other members of El Yayo's family are taken hostage by the Santa Blanca to force him to continue working as the production branch keeps getting dismantled]]]].
* EvilOldFolks: One of the oldest members of the Santa Blanca cartel, Yayo is an old-school [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocalero cocalero]] who is considered a master coca grower and cocaine producer.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Once the Ghosts sufficiently disrupts the cartel's operations, [[spoiler: El Sueño will force El Yayo to drastically increase cocaine production to make up for the financial losses caused by the Ghosts. In order to do this, El Yayo is forced to rush production and cut his cocaine with filler; unfortunately, El Sueño considers selling an inferior product to be damaging to Santa Blanca's brand reputation, and puts out a hit on El Yayo, which persuades El Yayo to make a deal with the Ghosts for protection.]]
* PuppetKing: El Yayo only has nominal authority over his Santa Blanca subordinates; a collectible audio log showing a conversation between him and his own bouchon El Wey shows that El Yayo has no actual control over El Wey or his sicarios.
* UngratefulBastard: The Ghosts consider El Yayo and his family to be this, as they continue to be quite vitriolic towards the Americans even after the Ghosts save them from Santa Blanca. However, if you're familiar with the very shady history of American CIA intervention in Bolivia in the 90's, [[spoiler:not to mention that the Ghost's actions directly led to El Yayo's grandson El Emisario's suicide]], their anger towards the Yanquis is actually pretty understandable.

!Katrine "La Gringa" Svensden
El Yayo's underboss. A well-known medical prodigy who joined a charity aid in Bolivia, now stuck in a limbo due to the charity organisation being involved in a government funding scandal. El Sueño bribed her into producing cocaine for him, promising higher pay.

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* {{Antivillain}}: Is CoolHat: Wears a cocaine producer, true, but really just wanted to produce coca leaves according to his belief system.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: According to El Sueño, El Yayo only grew coca as part of Bolivia's ancient native heritage,
nifty black cowboy hat. Kill him and never actually processed it into cocaine until the American-backed "Dignity Project" resulted in the destruction of most of the coca fields, forcing El Yayo to turn to cocaine production to preserve his livelihood.
it's yours.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He is fiercely defensive of his family, and he's working for the DidNotThinkThisThrough: Santa Blanca spends billions of dollars of their drug money maintaining a VillainWithGoodPublicity position in the country and does all of its murders of innocents discreetly with a man who dissolves their bodies. So, what does La Plaga do? Murders innocents at random and puts the video on the internet. No wonder El Sueno wanted to ensure they will be protected. He even has [[OverlordJr one of his grandsons working as a buchon under his command]]. However, this quickly turns to haunt El Yayo kill him.
* WouldHurtAChild:
[[spoiler: as his grandson is DrivenToSuicide [[WellDoneSonGuy over shaming his grandfather]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero after One of the Ghosts dismantle his operation]], [[IHaveYourWife and two other members of El Yayo's family are taken hostage by videos he posts on social media features him executing the child of a Santa Blanca lookout who apparently failed his duties. This contributes to force El Sueno's decision to have him to continue working as the production branch keeps getting dismantled]]]].
* EvilOldFolks: One of the oldest members of the Santa Blanca cartel, Yayo is an old-school [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocalero cocalero]] who is considered a master coca grower and cocaine producer.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Once the Ghosts sufficiently disrupts the cartel's operations, [[spoiler: El Sueño will force El Yayo to drastically increase cocaine production to make up for the financial losses caused by the Ghosts. In order to do this, El Yayo is forced to rush production and cut his cocaine with filler; unfortunately, El Sueño considers selling an inferior product to be damaging to Santa Blanca's brand reputation, and puts out a hit on El Yayo, which persuades El Yayo to make a deal with the Ghosts for protection.
disposed of.]]
* PuppetKing: El Yayo only has nominal authority over TheHedonist: Is described as this, with a social media feed consisting of his partying antics [[BreadEggsMilkSquick interspersed with videos of executions of the cartel's enemies.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFrom: You'd avoid La Plaga like [[{{Pun}} the Plague]] had he not be the charming sociable party boy he's fronting as.
* StupidEvil: His posting of retaliatory executions of civilians in response the actions of the Ghosts enrages his boss, because El Sueno knows that taking it out on the populace will just alienate the people and drive them into the arms of their enemies, rather than scare them into silence.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Plays a big role in the fall of
Santa Blanca subordinates; as a collectible audio log showing a conversation between him cartel because after he screws up by advertising the cartel's murder of innocents, El Sueno orders his death, which turns El Muro against him, and his own bouchon El Wey shows that El Yayo has no actual control over El Wey or his sicarios.
* UngratefulBastard:
basically ends up destroying their security apparatus when they need it most. The Ghosts consider El Yayo may have been able to do their job regardless but it certainly made it a lot easier.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Averted but just barely. His brother
and his family DJ Perico seemed to be this, as they continue to be quite vitriolic towards the Americans even after the Ghosts save them from Santa Blanca. However, if you're familiar with the very shady history of American CIA intervention like him, at least. Everyone else in Bolivia in the 90's, [[spoiler:not seems to mention that the Ghost's actions directly led to El Yayo's grandson El Emisario's suicide]], their anger towards the Yanquis is actually pretty understandable.

!Katrine
have despised him.

!Zapatero "El Polito" Gonzales and Gloria
"La Gringa" Svensden
Yuri" Fernandez

Santa Blanca's chief interrogators.
El Yayo's underboss. A well-known medical prodigy who joined Polito and La Yuri were a charity aid in Bolivia, now stuck surgeon and nurse team at a local hospital when saved La Plaga's life after he was injured in a limbo due to the charity organisation being involved in a government funding scandal. El Sueño bribed her shootout, which La Plaga repaid them for by bringing them into producing cocaine for him, promising higher pay. the Santa Blanca cartel. The torture and execution of Ricky was their doing.



* AntiVillain: Even more so than El Chido. Everything she did in service to Santa Blanca, she did to survive after she was left stranded in a foreign country with no job, no way home, her reputation in tatters, and finally being given [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse an offer she couldn't refuse]] by El Sueño. Just about every Kingslayer file about her and every cutscene she appears in makes it clear how little she wants to be part of the cartel and its business. She also secretly patches up wounded civilians and even rebels, and she never displays any jerkass behavior, either.
* BreakTheCutie: She started off as a woman with a bright future in medicine, working for charity and loved by the people of Bolivia. Then her charity organization was exposed as a CIA scam, her colleagues lost all respect for her, and she found herself stuck in Bolivia with nowhere to go and with very few prospects.
* BrokenPedestal: Once people discovered that the NGO La Gringa was a part of was actually a front for the CIA, it utterly destroyed her reputation, both to the people she used to help and her colleagues.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Svensden's fall from grace and her eventual transformation into La Gringa is solely the CIA's fault. It was their front company that annihilated her reputation when it blew up and left her with no choice but to accept El Sueño's offer to work for him. It also makes Bowman's contemptuous treatment of her all the worse.
* DamselInDistress: Her final mission is a fairly complex one and revolves around saving her life in several ways. First she must be extracted from her house while it's under siege by a small army of sicarios. When she's found in the basement, she's already taken a bullet to the shoulder and is slowly bleeding out, forcing the Ghosts to rush her to a nearby rebel doctor within a set time limit. While the doctor is patching her up, more sicarios attack the clinic in an effort to kill her, turning the mission into a HoldTheLine scenario. Finally, when she's fit for transportation again, the Ghosts extract her and hand her over to Bowman who performs even more emergency surgery on her, accompanied by an awful amount of gloating (see below) while the poor woman screams and whimpers in agony.
* HotScientist: A smoking-hot blonde with a Mensa-level IQ who fills out a lab coat like nobody's business. Sadly, there's a huge difference between her gorgeous cutscene looks and her actual in-game model.
* ReformedButRejected: Even after her secret involvement with the rebels is revealed, Bowman has no sympathy for her and even gloats to her about how much PrisonRape she has to look forward to.

!Gonzalo "El Emisario" Yana

One of Santa Blanca's production buchons, and the grandson of Production head El Yayo. "The Emissary" greatly respects and admires his grandfather and doesn't want to disappoint him.

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* AntiVillain: Even more so than El Chido. Everything she did in service BattleCouple: You face these two together.
* CoolCar: Polito owns what is essentially a 5th generation Lamborghini supercar.
* FatAndSkinny: Polito is the skinny
to Santa Blanca, she did to survive after she was left stranded in Yuri's fat.
* GatlingGood: Yuri jumps behind
a foreign country with no job, no way home, her reputation in tatters, and finally being given [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse an offer she couldn't refuse]] by El Sueño. Just about every Kingslayer file about her and every cutscene she appears in makes it clear how little she wants to be part conveniently placed minigun emplacement at the beginning of the cartel and its business. She also secretly patches up wounded civilians and even rebels, and she never displays any jerkass behavior, either.
* BreakTheCutie: She started off as a woman
boss fight, which combined with her significantly enhanced health make her quite a bright future in medicine, working for charity decent threat.
* ILoveTheDead: In a rather graphic audio recording, La Yuri takes the pants off of one of her recently-expired victims,
and loved by proceeds to fawn over the people size of Bolivia. Then her charity organization was exposed as a CIA scam, her colleagues lost all respect for her, his manhood.
* ItsPersonal: For Bowman
and she found herself stuck Pac Katari, they were involved in Bolivia with nowhere to go both Sandoval's interrogation and with very few prospects.
Amaru's torture, making them priority one on Kingslayer's hit list.
* BrokenPedestal: Once people discovered that RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Killing either one will send the NGO La Gringa was other into a part of was desperate rage, [[RealityEnsues though it doesn't actually give them more resistance, damage, or anything like that]].
* SickeningSweethearts: These two fawn over each other nonstop, which Amaru claims to have felt more painful than their actual torture of him. You get to witness
a front truly disturbing example of their amorous gushing while stalking them in their TortureCellar, if you don't feel like interrupting them.
* SoftSpokenSadist: A lovey dovey husband and wife who clearly revel in the horrors they inflict and have their own private torture room.
* StarterVillain: They're your first major targets in the Cartel leadership hierarchy.
* StoutStrength: Yuri is a very large woman and also happens to be the most durable enemy in the game [[{{Kevlard}}
for the CIA, some reason.]] She's able to withstand about twice as much damage as a regular boss enemy; it utterly destroyed her reputation, both can take up to 15 shots to the people she used chest or multiple headshots to help and her colleagues.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Svensden's fall from grace and her eventual transformation into La Gringa is solely the CIA's fault. It was their front company that annihilated her reputation when it blew
drop her, or up and left her to two dozen shots if you use a suppressed weapon. Combined with no choice but to accept El Sueño's offer to work for him. It also makes Bowman's contemptuous treatment of her all the worse.
use of a minigun turret, and she can actually mow down your entire A.I. controlled Ghost Squad by herself if you send them in against her without backing them up.
* DamselInDistress: Her final mission is a fairly complex TortureCellar: A ''multilevel'' one and revolves around saving her life in several ways. First she must be extracted from her house while it's under siege by beneath a small army of sicarios. When she's found creepy hunting lodge in the basement, she's already taken Bolivian mountains. To give you a bullet to sense of what awaits in that evil place, the shoulder whole facility seems directly inspired by ''[[Franchise/{{Saw}} Saw]]'' and is slowly bleeding out, forcing ''Film/TheHumanCentipede''.
* TortureTechnician: The two are in charge of torturing enemies of
the Ghosts to rush her to a nearby rebel doctor within a set time limit. While the doctor is patching her up, more sicarios attack the clinic in an effort to kill her, turning the mission into a HoldTheLine scenario. Finally, when she's fit cartel.

!Carl Bookhart

Chief of training
for transportation again, the Ghosts extract her and hand her over to Bowman who performs even more emergency surgery on her, accompanied by an awful amount of gloating (see below) while the poor woman screams and whimpers in agony.
* HotScientist: A smoking-hot blonde with a Mensa-level IQ who fills out a lab coat like nobody's business. Sadly, there's a huge difference between her gorgeous cutscene looks and her actual in-game model.
* ReformedButRejected: Even after her secret involvement with the rebels is revealed, Bowman has no sympathy for her and even gloats to her about how much PrisonRape she has to look forward to.

!Gonzalo "El Emisario" Yana

One of
Santa Blanca's production buchons, elite sicarios. He's a former Army Ranger who defected after an IED injured his squad and got him kicked out of the grandson of Production head El Yayo. "The Emissary" greatly respects and admires his grandfather and doesn't want to disappoint him.military.



* {{Antivillain}}: Averted. We see just how far Gonzalo is willing to go when he attacks a hospital to turn it into a drug lab.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:After the Ghosts continually disrupt the production labs in his charge, he hangs himself out of shame for letting El Yayo down, while taking the blame for the loss of the labs.]]
* KickTheDog: His aforementioned attack on a hospital.
* {{Nepotism}}: Is more or less stated to not know the first thing about cocaine production but is very good at convincing people to buy it. Despite that, he is in charge of the production section under his grandfather.
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler: El Emisario kills himself and writes a note to El Sueno taking full responsibility for the loss of the production labs, in the hopes that Sueño won't blame El Yayo. Unfortunately, all Sueño cares about is the production numbers for his cocaine, and blames El Yayo regardless for any drop in production.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Gonzalo desperately wants his grandfather's approval, to the point of doing everything for him.

!Ruperta "Madre Coca" Faro
Head of the coca harvesting operation in Tabacal. An elderly woman with a reputation for violence and ruthlessness.

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* {{Antivillain}}: Averted. We see just how far Gonzalo BeardOfEvil: Sports one of the longest in the game.
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Was a sergeant with the Third Battalion of the [=75th=] Ranger Regiment, until he had to retire after getting caught in an IED blast in Iraq.
* EliteMooks: Bookhart's responsible for training the elite sicarios you encounter in the later parts of the game, and he's personally protected by a large number of them as well as several [[HeavilyArmoredMook Heavy troopers]].
* EvilFormerFriend: Nomad mentions having previously served with Bookhart in the Rangers, and
is willing to go understandably disturbed when he attacks learning that he's a hospital Cartel leader.
* {{Foil}}: To Nomad. Both are [[BadassBeard mustachioed]] former Rangers. The difference being Carl is now joining a cartel as a military instructor, while Nomad is in a black ops taskforce sent
to turn destroy the cartel. To top it off, your A.I. teammates tend to not follow you into Bookhart's inner sanctum due to pathing issues, so in single player Nomad usually ends up facing off against Bookhart solo.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: Lapsed back into criminal activity after his forced retirement from the US Army, ultimately joining the Santa Blanca Cartel.
* GlassCannon: Bookhart himself has standard boss health and can be gunned down pretty quickly with any automatic weapon, but he's got amazing aim and incredible [=DPS=] with his custom [=M4A1=], and can mow you down surprisingly fast in turn. He's also really fond of throwing grenades.
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: His first test for new sicarios involves giving them
a drug lab.
weapon (a gun, a knife, or a machete) and ordering them to kill a prisoner with it, prisoners who are often children. Any who refuse will be next in line to die.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:After InHarmsWay: It's indicated that his primary motive in joining the Cartel as a combat instructor was so he could still feel useful, the military being the only thing he was ever good at and being unable to continue serving with the US Army after his injuries in Iraq.
* MoreDakka: Bookhart's got a minigun turret covering the hallway leading to him, as well as two minigun turrets backing him up inside his boss room.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Bookhart was given a medical discharge from the Army after he exhibited signs of PTSD and psychotic behavior. Unable to readjust to civilian life, he had frequent run-ins with the law and was unable to hold a job for more than a few weeks. During a chance meeting with El Muro in Mexico, El Muro recognized Bookhart's talent and gave him a job training Santa Blanca's elite sicarios.
* TheSpartanWay: The training program he runs for the Santa Blanca Cartel's elite sicarios, with use of live ammunition and real knives during training. As a result, more candidates are permanently injured or killed in training than graduate, but those who do are forces to be reckoned with.
* TradingBarsForStripes: Was given the choice of joining the Army or jail time at the age of 18, and chose the former.
* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife: After killing him,
the Ghosts continually disrupt remark that it's a lousy way for an Army Ranger to die.
* WouldHarmAChild: As part of their training, Bookhart's sicarios are forced to murder an innocent so that they will know what it's like to kill. Sometimes
the production labs in his charge, he hangs himself out of shame victim is a man, sometimes it's a woman, and sometimes it's a ''child''. Sicarios who refuse to participate are killed themselves by their fellow recruits.

!Raul "El Pozolero" Murillo

The man responsible
for letting El Yayo down, while taking the blame for the loss disposing of the labs.]]
* KickTheDog: His aforementioned attack on a hospital.
* {{Nepotism}}: Is more or less stated
bodies of Santa Blanca's victims in order to not know hide the first thing about cocaine production but is very good at convincing people to buy it. Despite that, he is in charge evidence of the production section under his grandfather.
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler: El Emisario kills himself and writes a note to El Sueno taking full responsibility for
murders, which he does by dissolving them in sodium hydroxide, which has earned him the loss of the production labs, in the hopes that Sueño won't blame El Yayo. Unfortunately, all Sueño cares about is the production numbers for his cocaine, and blames El Yayo regardless for any drop in production.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Gonzalo desperately wants his grandfather's approval, to the point of doing everything for him.

!Ruperta "Madre Coca" Faro
Head of the coca harvesting operation in Tabacal. An elderly woman with a reputation for violence and ruthlessness.
nickname "the Stewmaker".



* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: ''Nobody'' likes Madre Coca. When the Ghosts arrive, the cocaleros under her rule are on the verge of open revolt, and even the other cartel members seem to have an intense dislike of her. [[spoiler: When the Production part of the cartel is taken down, Madre Coca is shown being dragged through the streets, Mussolini-style.]]
* EvilOldFolks: Possibly the worst person in the cartel after El Sueno.
* {{Irony}}: Her son died due to a cocaine overdose after a long-time addiction. Her way of coping was to become a cocaine producer herself, eventually becoming the head of the Santa Blanca cartel's coca harvesting operation.
* NeverMessWithGranny: While she's advanced in age, Madre Coca is anything but a doting old woman, and has a well-earned reputation as a ruthless cartel buchon. This is reflected in her weapon of choice: [[MoreDakka a personalized PKP Pecheneg medium machine gun]]. Her response when a U.S Special Forces team abducts her favorite lieutenant? Personally lead an ambush against them under the guise of a deal.
* ReplacementGoldfish: She's come to dote on her favored lieutenant, Salazar, because he reminds her of her deceased son.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Uses forced labor and horrific working conditions despite the fact the cartel rakes in billions.

!Marcus Jensen

A skilled American chemist headhunted by La Gringa straight out of university, he oversees Santa Blanca's coca production and trains the Cartel's members in the art of making cocaine.

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: ''Nobody'' likes Madre Coca. When the Ghosts arrive, the cocaleros under her rule are on the verge of open revolt, and even the other cartel members seem to have an intense dislike of her. [[spoiler: When the Production part of the cartel is taken down, Madre Coca is shown being dragged through the streets, Mussolini-style.]]
* EvilOldFolks: Possibly the worst person
AffablyEvil: Aside from assisting in the cartel after El Sueno.
* {{Irony}}: Her son died due
disposing of bodies, doesn't commit any crimes and is pleasant to a cocaine overdose after fault.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Does not find death or dead things distressing. Also is
a long-time addiction. Her way grown man who talks to his teddy bear.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is a oddball who has disposed
of coping was to become a cocaine producer herself, eventually becoming literally hundreds of corpses for the head of the Santa Blanca cartel's coca harvesting operation.
* NeverMessWithGranny: While she's advanced in age, Madre Coca is anything but a doting old woman, and has a well-earned reputation as a ruthless cartel buchon. This is reflected in her weapon of choice: [[MoreDakka a personalized PKP Pecheneg medium machine gun]]. Her response when a U.S Special Forces team abducts her favorite lieutenant? Personally lead an ambush against them under the guise of a deal.
cartel, if not thousands.
* ReplacementGoldfish: She's come to dote on her favored lieutenant, Salazar, because he reminds her ** Also a CloudCuckoolander who loves his teddy bear but insists he's not afraid of her deceased son.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Uses forced labor and horrific working conditions despite
the fact dark. He just worries the cartel rakes in billions.

!Marcus Jensen

A skilled American chemist headhunted by La Gringa straight out of university, he oversees Santa Blanca's coca production and trains the
teddy bear will get lonely without him.
* TheDreaded: The
Cartel's members sicarios are terrified of him, and even the Ghosts are concerned about confronting him after seeing how much he's got the sicarios spooked.
** MistakenForBadass: El Pozolero turns out to be [[spoiler: a mild-mannered man with the innocent mind of a child. The sicarios think he's a terrifying psycho because of how horrifying his work is, but the truth is his mind simply isn't developed enough to grasp how disturbing it all really is.]]
* ManChild: [[spoiler: Turns out to be one of the non-psychopathic variety. When the Ghosts kidnap him he even tells them he can't be gone for too long or else his teddy bear will wonder what happened to him.]]
* NoBodyLeftBehind: His work involves not only dissolving a human body to soup, but then destroying whatever bones or teeth couldn't be melted down into a fine powder.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: "El Pozolero" is based on [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/26/AR2009012602190.html a real life criminal who was active
in the art of making cocaine.Mexican drug wars]], even using the same nickname, [[spoiler:though the real life version wasn't developmentally disabled]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:UNIDAD]]

The Bolivian military police that used to fight the cartel but have since made an alliance with them.



* BlackAndNerdy: He was a dean's list chemistry major and trains Santa Blanca's "students" as if he were a university professor, complete with classroom labs and graded test papers.
* BullyingADragon: After he's captured by the Ghosts, he tries to worm his way out of it with both the letter of the law ("I'm here on a legitimate work visa and ''you'' don't even have legal jurisdiction here!") and an arrogant rant about choices and "personal liberty". Bowman turns it back on him by pointing out that, since the Ghosts are operating completely outside the law, they aren't bound by the letter of it and will exercise their "personal liberty" to blow Jensen's brains out and bury his body in a ditch if he doesn't cooperate. Jensen folds quickly.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears a pair of NerdGlasses and is an unrepentantly greedy sociopath.
* {{Greed}}: Just about everything Jensen does is motivated by the promise of financial gain. It's why he went into chemistry and why he joined the cartel. [[spoiler: When he refuses to tell the Ghosts the details of his cocaine production methods, it isn't out of loyalty or fear of the cartel, but because it's "proprietary information." As mentioned above, he doesn't hold onto this for long once Bowman informs him he can either reveal the info or be shot and buried in a shallow grave.]]
* JerkJustifications: Tries to rationalize knowingly helping a powerful drug cartel ramp up it's cocaine production by saying that "If it's not me, it's just gonna be someone else. So it might as well be me, right?" and "''I'' didn't force anyone to take the drugs. People make their own choices, so it's ''their'' fault the cartel is so powerful." The Ghosts are less than impressed with his flimsy excuses.

!Pedro "El Wey" Gil

The Gil family is a lineage of pyrolusite miners. Pedro has greater ambitions - to improve pyrolusite production so that he can create the best quality cocaine ever. As well as make money out of it. Things got explosive in between, and El Wey is stuck with a disfigured face.

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* BlackAndNerdy: He was EliteMooks: Since the UNIDAD forces started out as a dean's list chemistry major paramilitary force, they are better armed and trains equipped then the average cartel grunts. In fact the basic UNIDAD soldier is as tough as the Cartel's Elite Mooks.
* EnemyCivilWar: Santa Blanca may have UNIDAD on their payroll, but it's not exactly a firm alliance and both sides are quite willing to shoot at each other. In addition, some random encounters have Santa Blanca sicarios being held prisoner by UNIDAD forces.
* FacelessGoons: Most UNIDAD soldiers wear face concealing balaclava.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: UNIDAD is a paramilitary organisation originally set up by the Bolivian government to combat drug cartels, but now it is on
Santa Blanca's "students" as if he were payroll.
* OnlySixFaces: UNIDAD officers have
a university professor, complete with classroom labs and graded test papers.
* BullyingADragon: After he's captured by the Ghosts, he tries to worm his way out
limited number of it with both the letter of the law ("I'm here on a legitimate work visa and ''you'' don't face models, even have legal jurisdiction here!") and an arrogant rant about choices and "personal liberty". Bowman turns it back on him though ''several of them take part in in-game cutscenes'', which ends up giving the impression that UNIDAD is some kind of CloneArmy.
* RespawningEnemies: While they are tougher than Cartel Sicarios, the biggest threat posed
by pointing out UNIDAD forces is the fact that, since the Ghosts are operating completely outside the law, they aren't bound by the letter of it and unless they're killed in stealth, fighting them will exercise their "personal liberty" to blow Jensen's brains out immediately trigger a UNIDAD alert resulting in infinite waves of UNIDAD reinforcements of steadily increasing difficulty.

!General Baro

The Bolivian Major General in charge of UNIDAD. He brokered the deal between Santa Blanca
and bury his body in a ditch if he doesn't cooperate. Jensen folds quickly.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears a pair of NerdGlasses and is an unrepentantly greedy sociopath.
* {{Greed}}: Just about everything Jensen does is motivated by
the promise of financial gain. It's why he went into chemistry and why he joined the cartel. [[spoiler: When he refuses to tell the Ghosts the details of his cocaine production methods, it isn't out of loyalty or fear of the cartel, but because it's "proprietary information." As mentioned above, he doesn't hold onto this for long once Bowman informs him he can either reveal the info or be shot and buried in a shallow grave.]]
* JerkJustifications: Tries to rationalize knowingly helping a powerful drug cartel ramp up it's cocaine production by saying that "If it's not me, it's just gonna be someone else. So it might as well be me, right?" and "''I'' didn't force anyone to take the drugs. People make their own choices, so it's ''their'' fault the cartel is so powerful." The Ghosts are less than impressed with his flimsy excuses.

!Pedro "El Wey" Gil

The Gil family is a lineage of pyrolusite miners. Pedro has greater ambitions - to improve pyrolusite production so that he can create the best quality cocaine ever. As well as make money out of it. Things got explosive in between, and El Wey is stuck with a disfigured face.
Bolivian government.



* AffablyEvil: Despite his intimidating looks, he's described as an affable guy. Ricky Sandoval, when he met him, even remarked that his can-do attitude and friendly mannerisms might have made his post-accident life good for an inspirational story, were it not for the fact that he's a murderous cartel thug. [[spoiler: When the Ghosts capture him, he's rather even-tempered about the whole thing, and even regards the Ghosts as professionals and states his respect.]]
* BerserkButton: Don't ever talk about his face.
* CallingCard: He uses shotgun shells with melted-down Mexican pesos in the place of shot. It's later used by the Ghosts to frame him for the murder of a UNIDAD officer.
* FacialHorror: The left side of his face was burned in a lab accident.
** TwoFaced
* WorthyOpponent: He's pleased to learn that the men sent after him are professionals, and seems to hold the Ghosts in high regard.

!White Hat

A production buchon of the Cartel. The Ghosts were tasked with dealing with him in the announcement trailer.

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* AffablyEvil: AFatherToHisMen: He cares for the men under his command, and after his capture, laments that the soldiers the Ghosts killed while doing so were good men.
* AntiVillain: Baro is a genuine patriot who only made a deal with the Cartel in order to avert further bloodshed once it became clear they were too entrenched and powerful for UNIDAD to defeat. He's even been trying to act against the Cartel once it became clear the violence and brutality they're inflicting upon Bolivia is just as bad as it would be if there was open war.
* DealWithTheDevil: Santa Blanca didn't try to moderate its activities after they made a deal with UNIDAD but made them much much worse.
* MoralityPet: His daughter is one to him.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Has this reaction to the Santa Blanca takeover of his country.
* PapaWolf: His response to the Ghosts finding and forcing his daughter to call him? Set up an ambush.
* PuppetKing:
Despite being the commanding officer of UNIDAD, Baro has lost control of much of the organization, with many of his intimidating looks, he's described officers pursuing their own agenda and making deals with the Cartel, which also partially explains why UNIDAD continues to be just as an affable guy. Ricky Sandoval, when he met him, hostile to you even remarked that his can-do attitude and friendly mannerisms might have made his post-accident life good for an inspirational story, were it not for the fact that he's a murderous cartel thug. after you [[spoiler: When the Ghosts capture him, he's rather even-tempered about the whole thing, and even regards the Ghosts as professionals and states his respect.succeed in forming an alliance with him.]]
* BerserkButton: Don't ever talk about his face.
* CallingCard: He uses shotgun shells with melted-down Mexican pesos in the place of shot. It's later used by the Ghosts to frame him for the murder of a UNIDAD officer.
* FacialHorror: The left side of his face was burned in a lab accident.
** TwoFaced
* WorthyOpponent: He's pleased Despite threatening his daughter to learn that the men sent after draw him are professionals, and seems to hold out, then kidnapping him, the Ghosts in high regard.

!White Hat

A production buchon of
still treat Baro with the Cartel. respect due to an officer of his rank. Though this is partly due to military courtesy and partly due to the Ghosts wanting to gain his assistance against the Cartel.

!"El Comandante" a.k.a. Lt. Colonel [[spoiler: Miguel De los Montreros]]

A lieutenant-colonel in UNIDAD, El Comandante is a legendary soldier, working closely with Santa Blanca. He and his men are responsible for the destruction of rebel forces in the area of Media Luna and turning it into a UNIDAD stronghold. He keeps his identity a tightly-controlled secret, and wears a black ballistic mask at all times.
The Ghosts were tasked with dealing with face him in the announcement trailer."UNIDAD Conspiracy" DLC.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: What does White Hat wear?
* [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Game]]: He only appeared in the announcement trailer for the game. [[spoiler:His lab/church compound was used by an unnamed chemist in the final game]].

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: What does White Hat wear?
* [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Game]]: He only appeared
AnticlimaxBoss: Despite his impressive-looking armor and reputation as a legendary soldier, El Comandante isn't any tougher than any other normal boss in the announcement trailer game when you finally start gunning for the game. [[spoiler:His lab/church compound was used by an unnamed chemist him. Weaver even quips "Guess he wasn't as badass as he thought!" when you blow him away. The real challenge is that you have to hunt him down in the final game]].
midst of a massive UNIDAD base swarming with soldiers.
* {{Archenemy}}: Is this to the rebels, having more or less defeated them by the time of the game.
* BonusBoss: Like La Cabra, he's a DLC assassination target and not part of the game's normal main quest progression.
* ColonelBadass: How he portrays himself. He's more like a FakeUltimateHero.
* TheFaceless: He's never without his black ballistic mask, even wearing it in official military documentation papers.
* EnemyMine: El Sueño does not like having a member of UNIDAD working so closely with the cartel, and would generally prefer to keep them out of cartel operations entirely. [[spoiler: It's later revealed he was justified in his suspicions; El Comandante is actively looking for ways to disrupt or destroy Santa Blanca to take over the cocaine trade himself.]]
* TheEvilPrince: [[spoiler: He turns out to be the son of one of Bolivia's top leaders, having been sent down to Cartel territory to covertly usurp Santa Blanca's cocaine production infrastructure away from them.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMan: To conceal his identity he wears a black ballistic mask with red paint on it that resembles claw marks.



[[folder:Santa Blanca Security division]]
!Francisco "El Muro" Munguia

The Santa Blanca cartel's head of Security, and a childhood friend of El Sueno.

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[[folder:Santa Blanca Security division]]
!Francisco "El Muro" Munguia

[[folder: Narco Road]]

!!El Invisible[=/=]El Zamuro[=/=][[spoiler:Mr. Sonrisa]][=/=][[spoiler:Jose Vargas]]
The BigBad of the ''Narco Road'' DLC campaign, El Invisible is the mysterious chief coordinator behind Santa Blanca cartel's head of Security, Blanca's smuggling network. No one knows El Invisible's identity or even what he[=/=]she looks like, as they are a master hacker who never deals with anyone face-to-face and uses a childhood friend of El Sueno.voice modulator to conceal their identity.



* TheDragon[=/=]CoDragons: El Muro has been best friends with El Sueño since childhood, and as the head of Santa Blanca's Security division a decent portion of the Cartel's sicarios are personally loyal to him instead of El Sueno. [[spoiler: This helps create a rift when El Muro turns against El Sueno.]]
* BigBadWannabe: He thinks he's going to kill El Sueno and the Ghosts both, even after being captured.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Calls Bowman a whore and says he'll kill them and the Ghosts despite the fact they managed to capture him in the middle of an armed military base.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He's very protective of his little brother, La Plaga. [[spoiler: He betrays El Sueno to protect his brother from his wrath, and when La Plaga is killed (unbeknownst to him by the Ghosts), he turns on Sueño to avenge his death.]]
* GeneralFailure: Should be the man taking out the Ghosts but he's too caught up in his family issues (which start from the very first mission) to do much work against them. Indeed, he's actively rebelling against El Sueno soon after.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: He's a former member of the Mexican Army's special forces, and it's heavily implied that he was working for the country's narco-bosses pretty much from the beginning.
* HonorBeforeReason: [[spoiler: Despite wanting to kill El Sueno, he refuses to rat on him out of revenge or even for his own sake, as being a snitch would make him less of a man, even against the man who killed his brother.]]
* {{Irony}}: La Plaga was killed by the Ghosts rather than El Sueno but they, obviously, never tell him and El Sueno doesn't bother to correct him.
* {{Misblamed}}: El Muro blames El Sueno for La Plaga's death.
* NamesToRunAwayFrom: "The Wall" can fire a gun and fuck your day up if you as much as rub him the wrong way.
* OnlyOneAllowedToKillYou: [[spoiler: Holds this attitude towards El Sueño after their falling out.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: After La Plaga is killed, he attempts to kill El Sueño, thinking he's the party responsible.]]
* SchizoTech: The guy wears chainmail under his tactical vest when he's captured. While RealLife militaries and police forces [[TruthInTelevision really are experimenting]] with modern takes on this ancient gear, it's still something you don't see everyday.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He basically believes he can handle El Sueno but his rebellion is a complete failure.
** The UNIDAD team hired to take El Sueno out is slaughtered and the corpse of their leader stabbed multiple times with dollar bills on the knives.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We don't know what happens to El Muro after his capture. Given his refusal to cooperate, it's probable he simply went to jail.

!Ignacio "La Plaga" Perez Cervantes

El Muro's underboss and half-brother, and Santa Blanca's head sicario. His socially-active facade goes side-by-side with his tendencies to commit violent executions - [[WouldHurtAChild even kids]] - and he isn't shy to brag about it. He recruited La Yuri and El Polito after they saved his life by performing surgery to remove the bullets he got from a shootout.

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* TheDragon[=/=]CoDragons: El Muro has been best friends with El Sueño since childhood, and as DiabolicalMastermind: His actions are much more "next-level supervillain shit" compared to the head of Santa Blanca's Security division a decent portion Cartel bosses from the main game.
* TheFaceless: No one knows what El Invisible looks like.
* FinalBoss: Of the ''Narco Road'' DLC. He fights you in an AceCustom military helicopter that's significantly more durable than normal. He's also the only boss
of the Cartel's sicarios are personally loyal to him instead of El Sueno. DLC who isn't a CutsceneBoss.
** PostFinalBoss:
[[spoiler: This helps create a rift when The ''real'' El Muro turns against Invisible is assassinated in the epilogue, living in a humble shack in the Grand Canyon without any security or protection other than a pistol. You basically just kick in his door and blow him away.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: His [[spoiler: hacking of the CIA's mainframe and divulging all of their dirty laundry on the internet]] results in the Bolivian government hiring the Los Extranjeros mercenary group to help purge all CIA spies operating inside their country, leading to the events of ''Fallen Ghosts''.
* ManipulativeBastard[=/=]TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were AllAccordingToPlan for him, as he ''wanted'' you to steal his PDA and bring it back to CIA headquarters so the virus hidden inside it could hack their network.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were all set up by
El Sueno.Invisible so he could hack the CIA's servers and disclose all their dirty laundry over the internet. It's strongly implied he did this as revenge for a loved one, "Rosebud", who was an innocent bystander killed during a CIA operation. The CIA, in turn, hunt him down and execute him as revenge for screwing with them.]]
* BigBadWannabe: He thinks he's going to kill El Sueno and the Ghosts both, even after being captured.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Calls Bowman a whore and says he'll kill them and the Ghosts despite the fact they managed to capture him in the middle of an armed military base.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He's very protective of his little brother, La Plaga.
TreacherousQuestGiver: [[spoiler: He betrays The real El Sueno to protect his brother from his wrath, and when La Plaga is killed (unbeknownst to him by the Ghosts), he Invisible turns on Sueño out to avenge his death.]]
* GeneralFailure: Should
be Mr. Sonrisa, the man taking out informant who's been helping you throughout the Ghosts but he's too caught up in his family issues (which start from the very first mission) to do much work against them. Indeed, he's actively rebelling against El Sueno soon after.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: He's a former member
DLC. He was manipulating you all along.]]

!! Eddie Escovado
The leader
of the Mexican Army's special forces, "Los Kamikazes" gang, a boisterous, adrenaline-addicted playboy and it's heavily implied that he was working for the country's narco-bosses pretty much from the beginning.
* HonorBeforeReason: [[spoiler: Despite wanting to kill El Sueno, he refuses to rat on him out of revenge or even for his own sake, as being a snitch would make him less of a man, even against the man who killed his brother.]]
* {{Irony}}: La Plaga was killed by the Ghosts rather than El Sueno but they, obviously, never tell him and El Sueno doesn't bother to correct him.
* {{Misblamed}}: El Muro blames El Sueno for La Plaga's death.
* NamesToRunAwayFrom: "The Wall" can fire a gun and fuck your day up if you as much as rub him the wrong way.
* OnlyOneAllowedToKillYou: [[spoiler: Holds this attitude towards El Sueño after their falling out.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: After La Plaga is killed, he attempts to kill El Sueño, thinking he's the party responsible.]]
* SchizoTech: The guy wears chainmail under his tactical vest when he's captured. While RealLife militaries and police forces [[TruthInTelevision really are experimenting]] with modern takes on this ancient gear, it's still something you don't see everyday.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He basically believes he can handle El Sueno but his rebellion is a complete failure.
** The UNIDAD team hired to take El Sueno out is slaughtered and the corpse of their leader stabbed multiple times with dollar bills on the knives.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We don't know what happens to El Muro after his capture. Given his refusal to cooperate, it's probable he simply went to jail.

!Ignacio "La Plaga" Perez Cervantes

El Muro's underboss and half-brother, and Santa Blanca's head sicario. His socially-active facade goes side-by-side with his tendencies to commit violent executions - [[WouldHurtAChild even kids]] - and he isn't shy to brag about it. He recruited La Yuri and El Polito after they saved his life by performing surgery to remove the bullets he got from a shootout.
social media star.



* CoolHat: Wears a nifty black cowboy hat. Kill him and it's yours.
* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Santa Blanca spends billions of dollars of their drug money maintaining a VillainWithGoodPublicity position in the country and does all of its murders of innocents discreetly with a man who dissolves their bodies. So, what does La Plaga do? Murders innocents at random and puts the video on the internet. No wonder El Sueno wanted to kill him.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler: One of the videos he posts on social media features him executing the child of a Santa Blanca lookout who apparently failed his duties. This contributes to El Sueno's decision to have him disposed of.]]
* TheHedonist: Is described as this, with a social media feed consisting of his partying antics [[BreadEggsMilkSquick interspersed with videos of executions of the cartel's enemies.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFrom: You'd avoid La Plaga like [[{{Pun}} the Plague]] had he not be the charming sociable party boy he's fronting as.
* StupidEvil: His posting of retaliatory executions of civilians in response the actions of the Ghosts enrages his boss, because El Sueno knows that taking it out on the populace will just alienate the people and drive them into the arms of their enemies, rather than scare them into silence.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Plays a big role in the fall of Santa Blanca as a cartel because after he screws up by advertising the cartel's murder of innocents, El Sueno orders his death, which turns El Muro against him, and basically ends up destroying their security apparatus when they need it most. The Ghosts may have been able to do their job regardless but it certainly made it a lot easier.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Averted but just barely. His brother and DJ Perico seemed to like him, at least. Everyone else in Bolivia seems to have despised him.

!Zapatero "El Polito" Gonzales and Gloria "La Yuri" Fernandez

Santa Blanca's chief interrogators. El Polito and La Yuri were a surgeon and nurse team at a local hospital when saved La Plaga's life after he was injured in a shootout, which La Plaga repaid them for by bringing them into the Santa Blanca cartel. The torture and execution of Ricky was their doing.

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* CoolHat: Wears a nifty black cowboy hat. Kill AffablyEvil: Eddie's very friendly towards you throughout your time working for him, although sometimes obnoxiously so. Even when you turn on him and it's yours.
* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Santa Blanca spends billions of dollars of their drug money maintaining a VillainWithGoodPublicity position in
at the country and does all of its murders of innocents discreetly with a man who dissolves their bodies. So, what does La Plaga do? Murders innocents at random and puts the video on the internet. No wonder El Sueno wanted to kill him.
end, he only remarks that your behavior is "kinda rando" but still compliments your bravado.
* WouldHurtAChild: BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: One of When he learns that he is about to be captured by the videos CIA mid-skydive, he posts on social media features him executing the child of a Santa Blanca lookout who apparently failed opts to film himself taking off his duties. This contributes parachute backpack and free falling to El Sueno's decision death, claiming it to have him disposed of.be "immortalization".]]
* TheHedonist: Is described as this, FlippingTheBird: Does this with both hands to the Ghost [[spoiler: while free falling to his death]].
* HookersAndBlow: Is
a fan of both, stating his fondness for the former when introducing himself.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Although nominally a gang leader, Eddie never actually seems to actually take part in any of Santa Blanca's criminal activities, instead spending all his time partying. He ''buys'' plenty of drugs for his parties, but doesn't seem to be involved in the actual drug business.
* PoseOfSupplication: [[spoiler: After his suicide, he is found dead on his private beach face down, with his butt protruding upwards ''a la'' Johnny Sasaki despite slamming into the sand at terminal velocity.]]
* TheStoner: Is obviously high whenever you meet him, even in the middle of an UNIDAD ambush.
* SlaveToPR: ''Everything'' he does is for the sake of increasing his
social media feed consisting of views. [[spoiler: Even his partying antics [[BreadEggsMilkSquick interspersed with videos of executions of the cartel's enemies.suicide.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFrom: You'd avoid La Plaga like [[{{Pun}} TalkativeLoon: Incessantly attempts to make [[OrphanedPunchline bizarre]] [[TooMuchInformation conversations]] with the Plague]] had he not be the charming sociable party boy he's fronting as.
* StupidEvil: His posting of retaliatory executions of civilians in response the actions
Ghost [[spoiler: while being driven away from an UNIDAD ambush]].

!! Arturo Rey

The leader
of the Ghosts enrages his boss, because El Sueno knows that taking it out on the populace will just alienate the people "Death Riders" motorcycle gang and drive them into the arms of their enemies, rather than scare them into silence.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Plays
a big role fanatical believer in the fall of Santa Blanca as a cartel because after he screws up by advertising the cartel's murder of innocents, El Sueno orders his death, which turns El Muro against him, and basically ends up destroying their security apparatus when they need it most. The Ghosts may have been able to do their job regardless but it certainly made it a lot easier.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Averted but just barely. His brother and DJ Perico seemed to like him, at least. Everyone else in Bolivia seems to have despised him.

!Zapatero "El Polito" Gonzales and Gloria "La Yuri" Fernandez

Santa Blanca's chief interrogators. El Polito and La Yuri were a surgeon and nurse team at a local hospital when saved La Plaga's life after he was injured in a shootout, which La Plaga repaid them for by bringing them into the Santa Blanca cartel. The torture and execution of Ricky was their doing.
Muerte.



* BattleCouple: You face these two together.
* CoolCar: Polito owns what is essentially a 5th generation Lamborghini supercar.
* FatAndSkinny: Polito is the skinny to Yuri's fat.
* GatlingGood: Yuri jumps behind a conveniently placed minigun emplacement at the beginning of the boss fight, which combined with her significantly enhanced health make her quite a decent threat.
* ILoveTheDead: In a rather graphic audio recording, La Yuri takes the pants off of one of her recently-expired victims, and proceeds to fawn over the size of his manhood.
* ItsPersonal: For Bowman and Pac Katari, they were involved in both Sandoval's interrogation and Amaru's torture, making them priority one on Kingslayer's hit list.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Killing either one will send the other into a desperate rage, [[RealityEnsues though it doesn't actually give them more resistance, damage, or anything like that]].
* SickeningSweethearts: These two fawn over each other nonstop, which Amaru claims to have felt more painful than their actual torture of him. You get to witness a truly disturbing example of their amorous gushing while stalking them in their TortureCellar, if you don't feel like interrupting them.
* SoftSpokenSadist: A lovey dovey husband and wife who clearly revel in the horrors they inflict and have their own private torture room.
* StarterVillain: They're your first major targets in the Cartel leadership hierarchy.
* StoutStrength: Yuri is a very large woman and also happens to be the most durable enemy in the game [[{{Kevlard}} for some reason.]] She's able to withstand about twice as much damage as a regular boss enemy; it can take up to 15 shots to the chest or multiple headshots to drop her, or up to two dozen shots if you use a suppressed weapon. Combined with her use of a minigun turret, and she can actually mow down your entire A.I. controlled Ghost Squad by herself if you send them in against her without backing them up.
* TortureCellar: A ''multilevel'' one beneath a creepy hunting lodge in the Bolivian mountains. To give you a sense of what awaits in that evil place, the whole facility seems directly inspired by ''[[Franchise/{{Saw}} Saw]]'' and ''Film/TheHumanCentipede''.
* TortureTechnician: The two are in charge of torturing enemies of the cartel.

!Carl Bookhart

Chief of training for Santa Blanca's elite sicarios. He's a former Army Ranger who defected after an IED injured his squad and got him kicked out of the military.

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* BattleCouple: You face these two together.
* CoolCar: Polito owns what is essentially a 5th generation Lamborghini supercar.
* FatAndSkinny: Polito is
BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: After he fails to kill the skinny Ghost, he sets himself on fire and rides off on his motorcycle to Yuri's fat.
his death.]]
* GatlingGood: Yuri jumps behind a conveniently placed minigun emplacement at the beginning of the boss fight, which combined BlingBlingBang: He fights with her significantly enhanced health make her quite a decent threat.
* ILoveTheDead: In a rather graphic audio recording, La Yuri takes
gold-plated Desert Eagle during the pants off of one of her recently-expired victims, and proceeds to fawn over the size of his manhood.
* ItsPersonal: For Bowman and Pac Katari, they were involved in both Sandoval's interrogation and Amaru's torture, making them priority one on Kingslayer's hit list.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Killing either one will send the other into a desperate rage, [[RealityEnsues though it doesn't actually give them more resistance, damage, or anything like that]].
* SickeningSweethearts: These two fawn over each other nonstop, which Amaru claims to have felt more painful than their actual torture of him. You get to witness a truly disturbing example of their amorous gushing while stalking them in their TortureCellar, if you don't feel like interrupting them.
* SoftSpokenSadist: A lovey dovey husband and wife who clearly revel in the horrors they inflict and have their own private torture room.
* StarterVillain: They're your first major targets in the Cartel leadership hierarchy.
* StoutStrength: Yuri is a very large woman and also happens to be the most durable enemy in the game [[{{Kevlard}} for some reason.]] She's able to withstand about twice as much damage as a regular boss enemy; it can take up to 15 shots to the chest or multiple headshots to drop her, or up to two dozen shots if you use a suppressed weapon. Combined with her use of a minigun turret, and she can actually mow down your entire A.I. controlled Ghost Squad by herself if you send them in
UNIDAD raid against her without backing them up.
* TortureCellar: A ''multilevel''
his HQ in one beneath a creepy hunting lodge in the Bolivian mountains. To give you a sense of what awaits in that evil place, the whole facility seems directly inspired by ''[[Franchise/{{Saw}} Saw]]'' and ''Film/TheHumanCentipede''.
* TortureTechnician: The two are in charge of torturing enemies
of the cartel.

!Carl Bookhart

Chief of training
missions where you work for him.
* CoolBike: Owns one with an exhaust system that makes the rear wheel appear to be engulfed in flames.
* Cult: His motorcycle gang doubles as one
for Santa Blanca's elite sicarios. He's a former Army Ranger Muerte.
* CutsceneBoss: While all the ''Narco Road'' bosses are disposed of in cutscenes, Rey's the only one
who defected after an IED injured actually fights the Ghost, [[spoiler: getting into a short melee duel with the Ghost before taking a scythe to the shoulder and deciding to set himself on fire and ride off into the sunset.]]
* HellSeeker: By the time the Ghost meets him, he is convinced that Santa Muerte wishes for him to personally serve her in hell. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for those around him, he's looking for servants for himself in hell as well.]]
* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler: Attempts to get servants in hell by blowing up hundreds of civilians and later trying to kill the Ghost. He fails both times due to the Ghost.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: How he ultimately dies.]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler: Is remarkably unfazed by having a scythe lodged in
his squad and got him kicked out arm by the Ghost.]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: [[spoiler: Once his gang members discover his HumanSacrifice plot, they take the side
of the military.Ghost over him, opening up an opportunity for the Ghost to take him down. In fact he had so much trouble getting enough Santa Blanca members to agree to his crazy mass murder scheme that he ends up having to hire Los Sin Almas gang members instead to carry out his plan.]]

!! Tonio Mateos
The loud and obnoxious leader of the "Crazy Riders" muscle car gang, who speaks exclusively in hip hop rhythm.



* BeardOfEvil: Sports one of the longest in the game.
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Was a sergeant with the Third Battalion of the [=75th=] Ranger Regiment, until he had to retire after getting caught in an IED blast in Iraq.
* EliteMooks: Bookhart's responsible for training the elite sicarios you encounter in the later parts of the game, and he's personally protected by a large number of them as well as several [[HeavilyArmoredMook Heavy troopers]].
* EvilFormerFriend: Nomad mentions having previously served with Bookhart in the Rangers, and is understandably disturbed when learning that he's a Cartel leader.
* {{Foil}}: To Nomad. Both are [[BadassBeard mustachioed]] former Rangers. The difference being Carl is now joining a cartel as a military instructor, while Nomad is in a black ops taskforce sent to destroy the cartel. To top it off, your A.I. teammates tend to not follow you into Bookhart's inner sanctum due to pathing issues, so in single player Nomad usually ends up facing off against Bookhart solo.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: Lapsed back into criminal activity after his forced retirement from the US Army, ultimately joining the Santa Blanca Cartel.
* GlassCannon: Bookhart himself has standard boss health and can be gunned down pretty quickly with any automatic weapon, but he's got amazing aim and incredible [=DPS=] with his custom [=M4A1=], and can mow you down surprisingly fast in turn. He's also really fond of throwing grenades.
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: His first test for new sicarios involves giving them a weapon (a gun, a knife, or a machete) and ordering them to kill a prisoner with it, prisoners who are often children. Any who refuse will be next in line to die.
* InHarmsWay: It's indicated that his primary motive in joining the Cartel as a combat instructor was so he could still feel useful, the military being the only thing he was ever good at and being unable to continue serving with the US Army after his injuries in Iraq.
* MoreDakka: Bookhart's got a minigun turret covering the hallway leading to him, as well as two minigun turrets backing him up inside his boss room.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Bookhart was given a medical discharge from the Army after he exhibited signs of PTSD and psychotic behavior. Unable to readjust to civilian life, he had frequent run-ins with the law and was unable to hold a job for more than a few weeks. During a chance meeting with El Muro in Mexico, El Muro recognized Bookhart's talent and gave him a job training Santa Blanca's elite sicarios.
* TheSpartanWay: The training program he runs for the Santa Blanca Cartel's elite sicarios, with use of live ammunition and real knives during training. As a result, more candidates are permanently injured or killed in training than graduate, but those who do are forces to be reckoned with.
* TradingBarsForStripes: Was given the choice of joining the Army or jail time at the age of 18, and chose the former.
* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife: After killing him, the Ghosts remark that it's a lousy way for an Army Ranger to die.
* WouldHarmAChild: As part of their training, Bookhart's sicarios are forced to murder an innocent so that they will know what it's like to kill. Sometimes the victim is a man, sometimes it's a woman, and sometimes it's a ''child''. Sicarios who refuse to participate are killed themselves by their fellow recruits.

!Raul "El Pozolero" Murillo

The man responsible for disposing of the bodies of Santa Blanca's victims in order to hide the evidence of the murders, which he does by dissolving them in sodium hydroxide, which has earned him the nickname "the Stewmaker".

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* BeardOfEvil: Sports one of BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Suffers this when the longest in the game.
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Was a sergeant with the Third Battalion of the [=75th=] Ranger Regiment, until he had to retire after getting caught in an IED blast in Iraq.
* EliteMooks: Bookhart's responsible for training the elite sicarios you encounter in the later parts of the game, and
Ghost shoots him while he's personally protected by piloting a large number of them as well as several [[HeavilyArmoredMook Heavy troopers]].
plane.]]
* EvilFormerFriend: Nomad mentions having previously served with Bookhart in the Rangers, and is understandably disturbed when learning that he's a Cartel leader.
* {{Foil}}: To Nomad. Both are [[BadassBeard mustachioed]] former Rangers. The difference being Carl is now joining a cartel as a military instructor, while Nomad is in a black ops taskforce sent to destroy the cartel. To top it off, your A.I. teammates tend to not follow you into Bookhart's inner sanctum due to pathing issues, so in single player Nomad usually ends up facing off against Bookhart solo.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: Lapsed back into criminal activity after his forced retirement from the US Army, ultimately joining the Santa Blanca Cartel.
* GlassCannon: Bookhart himself has standard boss health and can be gunned down pretty quickly with any automatic weapon, but he's got amazing aim and incredible [=DPS=]
ClusterFBomb: Comes with his custom [=M4A1=], mode of speaking.
* HairTriggerTemper: Is constantly threatening the Ghost even while they're getting work done for him.
* JerkAss: While the DLC's other two gang leaders are both AffablyEvil towards you, Tonio insults
and can mow belittles you down surprisingly fast in turn. He's also really fond of throwing grenades.
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: His first test
throughout your entire time working for new sicarios involves giving him. Once you finally seem to earn his respect, it literally takes him less than half a minute to decide you're a threat to his power and challenge you to a showdown.
* JiveTurkey: Always speaks like he is rapping.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: Doesn't get to finish describing what he intends to do to the Ghost when he gets shot.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Fallen Ghosts]]

!! Los Extranjeros

A South American [=PMC=] composed of elite soldiers from across Latin America. They were hired by UNIDAD to help
them a weapon (a gun, a knife, or a machete) and ordering them to kill a prisoner with it, prisoners who are often children. Any who refuse will be next in line to die.
* InHarmsWay: It's indicated that his primary motive in joining
purge Bolivia of CIA influence, however they took the Cartel as a combat instructor was so he could still feel useful, opportunity to take over the military being the only thing he was ever good at and being unable to continue serving with the US Army cocaine production infrastructure left over after his injuries in Iraq.
* MoreDakka: Bookhart's got a minigun turret covering
the hallway leading to him, as well as two minigun turrets backing him up inside his boss room.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Bookhart was given a medical discharge from the Army after he exhibited signs of PTSD and psychotic behavior. Unable to readjust to civilian life, he had frequent run-ins with the law and was unable to hold a job for more than a few weeks. During a chance meeting with El Muro in Mexico, El Muro recognized Bookhart's talent and gave him a job training Santa Blanca's elite sicarios.
* TheSpartanWay: The training program he runs for the Santa Blanca Cartel's elite sicarios, with use of live ammunition and real knives during training. As a result, more candidates are permanently injured or killed in training than graduate, but those who do are forces to be reckoned with.
* TradingBarsForStripes: Was given the choice of joining the Army or jail time at the age of 18, and chose the former.
* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife: After killing him, the Ghosts remark that it's a lousy way for an Army Ranger to die.
* WouldHarmAChild: As part of their training, Bookhart's sicarios are forced to murder an innocent so that they will know what it's like to kill. Sometimes the victim is a man, sometimes it's a woman, and sometimes it's a ''child''. Sicarios who refuse to participate are killed themselves by their fellow recruits.

!Raul "El Pozolero" Murillo

The man responsible for disposing of the bodies
downfall of Santa Blanca's victims in order to hide the evidence of the murders, which he does by dissolving them in sodium hydroxide, which has earned him the nickname "the Stewmaker".Blanca.



* AffablyEvil: Aside from assisting in the disposing of bodies, doesn't commit any crimes and is pleasant to a fault.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Does not find death or dead things distressing. Also is a grown man who talks to his teddy bear.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is a oddball who has disposed of literally hundreds of corpses for the cartel, if not thousands.
** Also a CloudCuckoolander who loves his teddy bear but insists he's not afraid of the dark. He just worries the teddy bear will get lonely without him.
* TheDreaded: The Cartel's sicarios are terrified of him, and even the Ghosts are concerned about confronting him after seeing how much he's got the sicarios spooked.
** MistakenForBadass: El Pozolero turns out to be [[spoiler: a mild-mannered man with the innocent mind of a child. The sicarios think he's a terrifying psycho because of how horrifying his work is, but the truth is his mind simply isn't developed enough to grasp how disturbing it all really is.]]
* ManChild: [[spoiler: Turns out to be one of the non-psychopathic variety. When the Ghosts kidnap him he even tells them he can't be gone for too long or else his teddy bear will wonder what happened to him.]]
* NoBodyLeftBehind: His work involves not only dissolving a human body to soup, but then destroying whatever bones or teeth couldn't be melted down into a fine powder.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: "El Pozolero" is based on [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/26/AR2009012602190.html a real life criminal who was active in the Mexican drug wars]], even using the same nickname, [[spoiler:though the real life version wasn't developmentally disabled]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:UNIDAD]]

The Bolivian military police that used to fight the cartel but have since made an alliance with them.

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* AffablyEvil: Aside from assisting AnimalMotifs: Their logo consists of a roaring jaguar in front of a combat knife and a silhouette of South America and their combat uniform camouflage consists of yellow, black and gray spots, dots, camo stripes and solid colors.
* ContinuityNod: Los Extranjeros are a Latin-American [=PMC=] utilizing gear and deploying soldiers who are on a similar level to the Ghosts, which is similar to the unnamed group of Latin-American mercenaries encountered towards the end of ''Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2''. They also use troops that have mobile jammers that inflict InterfaceScrew on your HUD, which is similar to the mobile jammers in both ''Advanced Warfighter'' games and the jamming effect
in the disposing of bodies, doesn't commit any crimes ''Future Soldier'' mission "Ember Hunt". Finally, they have troops that use [[InvisibilityCloak active camouflage]] like the Ghosts and is pleasant Bodark do in ''Future Soldier''.
* EliteMooks: The Los Extranjeros are
to a fault.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Does not find death or dead things distressing. Also is a grown man who talks
UNIDAD what UNIDAD are to his teddy bear.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Is
Santa Blanca. They also have a oddball who has disposed number of literally hundreds of corpses for specialist units, including elite snipers and drone jammer troops. Also, their Covert Ops and Armored units are likely the cartel, most dangerous infantry units in the entire game.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Los Extranjeros" translates to "The Foreigners", a fitting
if not thousands.enigmatic title given they're an international [=PMC=].
* InvisibilityCloak: One class of Los Extranjeros utilizes active camouflage like the Ghosts themselves do in ''Ghost Recon: Future Soldier''. They have no presence on the mini-map when cloaked either and can only be seen through thermal vision.

** Also a CloudCuckoolander who loves his teddy bear but insists he's not afraid of the dark. He just worries the teddy bear will get lonely without him.
* TheDreaded: The Cartel's sicarios are terrified of him, OneHitKill: Both their Elite Snipers and even the Ghosts are concerned about confronting him after seeing how much he's got the sicarios spooked.
** MistakenForBadass: El Pozolero turns out to be [[spoiler: a mild-mannered man with the innocent mind of a child. The sicarios think he's a terrifying psycho because of how horrifying his work is, but the truth is his mind simply isn't developed enough to grasp how disturbing it all really is.]]
* ManChild: [[spoiler: Turns out to be one of the non-psychopathic variety. When the Ghosts kidnap him he even tells them he can't be gone for too long or else his teddy bear will wonder what happened to him.]]
* NoBodyLeftBehind: His work involves not only dissolving a human body to soup, but then destroying whatever bones or teeth couldn't be melted
Covert Ops units can take you down into a fine powder.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: "El Pozolero" is based
to 1% health in one shot on [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/26/AR2009012602190.html a real life criminal who was active normal difficulty and straight up kill you in one shot on the Mexican drug wars]], even using higher difficulties.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: They were hired by
the same nickname, [[spoiler:though the real life version wasn't developmentally disabled]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:UNIDAD]]

The
Bolivian military police that used government to fight reinforce UNIDAD and to eliminate or subdue the remnants of the Kataris 26, the Santa Blanca cartel but have since made an alliance with them.and to kill any CIA agents in the country.
* PsychoForHire: The Los Extranjeros commanders, natch. One is using slave labor to restart Bolivia's cocaine production, another is persecuting Bolivia's Christian population and a third is having Santa Blanca mooks fight to the death for his entertainment.

!! Colonel Juan Ignacio Merlo
The commander of Los Extranjeros and the main antagonist of the DLC.



* EliteMooks: Since the UNIDAD forces started out as a paramilitary force, they are better armed and equipped then the average cartel grunts. In fact the basic UNIDAD soldier is as tough as the Cartel's Elite Mooks.
* EnemyCivilWar: Santa Blanca may have UNIDAD on their payroll, but it's not exactly a firm alliance and both sides are quite willing to shoot at each other. In addition, some random encounters have Santa Blanca sicarios being held prisoner by UNIDAD forces.
* FacelessGoons: Most UNIDAD soldiers wear face concealing balaclava.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: UNIDAD is a paramilitary organisation originally set up by the Bolivian government to combat drug cartels, but now it is on Santa Blanca's payroll.
* OnlySixFaces: UNIDAD officers have a limited number of face models, even though ''several of them take part in in-game cutscenes'', which ends up giving the impression that UNIDAD is some kind of CloneArmy.
* RespawningEnemies: While they are tougher than Cartel Sicarios, the biggest threat posed by UNIDAD forces is the fact that, unless they're killed in stealth, fighting them will immediately trigger a UNIDAD alert resulting in infinite waves of UNIDAD reinforcements of steadily increasing difficulty.

!General Baro

The Bolivian Major General in charge of UNIDAD. He brokered the deal between Santa Blanca and the Bolivian government.

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* EliteMooks: Since BigBad: As the UNIDAD forces started out leader of the Los Extranjeros, he's this for the ''Fallen Ghosts'' DLC.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Fallen Ghosts'', as well as of the ''Ghost Recon Wildlands'' story
as a paramilitary force, they are better armed whole.
* FlatCharacter: Merlo only has one or two lines of dialogue
and equipped then the average cartel grunts. In fact the basic UNIDAD soldier is as tough as the Cartel's Elite Mooks.
* EnemyCivilWar: Santa Blanca may have UNIDAD on their payroll, but it's not exactly a firm alliance and both sides are quite willing to shoot at each other. In addition, some random encounters have Santa Blanca sicarios
you learn very little about him or his personality other than him being held prisoner by UNIDAD forces.
* FacelessGoons: Most UNIDAD soldiers wear face concealing balaclava.
* FromCamouflageToCriminal: UNIDAD is a paramilitary organisation originally set up by
the Bolivian government to combat drug cartels, but now it is on Santa Blanca's payroll.
leader of Los Extrajneros, a former war criminal of South America's many brushfire conflicts, and the game's final assassination target.
* OnlySixFaces: UNIDAD officers FlunkyBoss: Colonel Merlo's a pretty standard opponent (he doesn't even have a limited number of face models, even though ''several of them take part boss-level health and dies in in-game cutscenes'', which ends up giving the impression that UNIDAD is some kind of CloneArmy.
* RespawningEnemies: While they are tougher than Cartel Sicarios, the biggest threat posed by UNIDAD forces is the fact that, unless they're killed in stealth, fighting them will immediately trigger
just a UNIDAD alert resulting in infinite waves couple shots), but you'll have to fight your way through an army of UNIDAD reinforcements and Los Extranjeros troops including a fair share of steadily increasing difficulty.

!General Baro

The Bolivian
EliteMooks to get to him.
* ZeroEffortBoss: Downplayed, he does fight back but with just a handgun and he is not even behind cover once you kick on the door. Even his lowly mooks give you a lot more trouble than he do. Nothing compared to his lieutenants who give you a hell of a fight.

!!
Major General Luis Rocha, "El Espectro"

A leader of Los Extranejeros and
in charge of UNIDAD. He brokered rebuilding the deal between Santa Blanca and the Bolivian government.cocaine trade.




* AFatherToHisMen: He cares for the men under his command, and after his capture, laments that the soldiers the Ghosts killed while doing so were good men.
* AntiVillain: Baro is a genuine patriot who only made a deal with the Cartel in order to avert further bloodshed once it became clear they were too entrenched and powerful for UNIDAD to defeat. He's even been trying to act against the Cartel once it became clear the violence and brutality they're inflicting upon Bolivia is just as bad as it would be if there was open war.
* DealWithTheDevil: Santa Blanca didn't try to moderate its activities after they made a deal with UNIDAD but made them much much worse.
* MoralityPet: His daughter is one to him.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Has this reaction to the Santa Blanca takeover of his country.
* PapaWolf: His response to the Ghosts finding and forcing his daughter to call him? Set up an ambush.
* PuppetKing: Despite being the commanding officer of UNIDAD, Baro has lost control of much of the organization, with many of his officers pursuing their own agenda and making deals with the Cartel, which also partially explains why UNIDAD continues to be just as hostile to you even after you [[spoiler: succeed in forming an alliance with him.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Despite threatening his daughter to draw him out, then kidnapping him, the Ghosts still treat Baro with the respect due to an officer of his rank. Though this is partly due to military courtesy and partly due to the Ghosts wanting to gain his assistance against the Cartel.

!"El Comandante" a.k.a. Lt. Colonel [[spoiler: Miguel De los Montreros]]

A lieutenant-colonel in UNIDAD, El Comandante is a legendary soldier, working closely with Santa Blanca. He and his men are responsible for the destruction of rebel forces in the area of Media Luna and turning it into a UNIDAD stronghold. He keeps his identity a tightly-controlled secret, and wears a black ballistic mask at all times. The Ghosts face him in the "UNIDAD Conspiracy" DLC.

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\n* AFatherToHisMen: He cares for the men under his command, and after his capture, laments that the soldiers the Ghosts killed while doing so were good men.
* AntiVillain: Baro is
ColdSniper: Being a genuine patriot who only made a deal with the Cartel in order to avert further bloodshed once it became clear they were too entrenched and powerful for UNIDAD to defeat. He's Covert Ops specialist, he even been trying to act against has the Cartel once it became clear the violence and brutality they're inflicting upon Bolivia is just as bad as it would be if there was open war.
* DealWithTheDevil: Santa Blanca didn't try to moderate its activities after they made a deal with UNIDAD but made them much much worse.
* MoralityPet: His daughter is one to him.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Has this reaction to the Santa Blanca takeover
reputation. Most of his country.
* PapaWolf: His response to the Ghosts finding and forcing his daughter to call him? Set up an ambush.
* PuppetKing: Despite being the commanding officer of UNIDAD, Baro has lost control of much of the organization, with many of his officers pursuing their own agenda and making deals with the Cartel, which also partially explains why UNIDAD continues to be just as hostile to you even after you [[spoiler: succeed in forming an alliance with him.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Despite threatening his daughter to draw him out, then kidnapping him, the Ghosts still treat Baro with the respect due to an officer of his rank. Though this is partly due to military courtesy and partly due to the Ghosts wanting to gain his assistance against the Cartel.

!"El Comandante" a.k.a. Lt. Colonel [[spoiler: Miguel De los Montreros]]

A lieutenant-colonel in UNIDAD, El Comandante is a legendary soldier, working closely with Santa Blanca. He and
his men are responsible for the destruction of rebel forces in the area of Media Luna and turning it into a UNIDAD stronghold. He keeps his identity a tightly-controlled secret, and wears a black ballistic mask at all times. The Ghosts face also never had ever seen him in person.
* DirtyCoward: When you finally come after him, he runs off and you have to chase after him, eventually cornering him on top of a mountain. Since he's a Covert Ops unit equipped with a cloaking device, hunting him down is more complicated than usual.
* FlatCharacter: He don't have any speaking line unlike
the "UNIDAD Conspiracy" DLC.other.
* KingMook: Of the Covert Ops
* ManipulativeBastard: He stands out from the others that he does the least KickTheDog of the three, mostly 'just' slave labor instead of pointless killing. But he performs well in it, the drug trafficking is back on business. He also operates from the shadows, both literally and figuratively.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Captain Ortega; Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine, while Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Downplayed; Rocha is mostly known for using slave labor to restore Santa Blanca's cocaine infrastructure, but it's not dwelled on as much as Captain Cruzar's massacre of Bolivian Christians.


!! Captain Tomas Ortega, "El Oso"

A leader of the Los Extranjeros and the one in charge of eliminating Santa Blanca's remnants.




* AnticlimaxBoss: Despite his impressive-looking armor and reputation as a legendary soldier, El Comandante isn't any tougher than any other normal boss in the game when you finally start gunning for him. Weaver even quips "Guess he wasn't as badass as he thought!" when you blow him away. The real challenge is that you have to hunt him down in the midst of a massive UNIDAD base swarming with soldiers.
* {{Archenemy}}: Is this to the rebels, having more or less defeated them by the time of the game.
* BonusBoss: Like La Cabra, he's a DLC assassination target and not part of the game's normal main quest progression.
* ColonelBadass: How he portrays himself. He's more like a FakeUltimateHero.
* TheFaceless: He's never without his black ballistic mask, even wearing it in official military documentation papers.
* EnemyMine: El Sueño does not like having a member of UNIDAD working so closely with the cartel, and would generally prefer to keep them out of cartel operations entirely. [[spoiler: It's later revealed he was justified in his suspicions; El Comandante is actively looking for ways to disrupt or destroy Santa Blanca to take over the cocaine trade himself.]]
* TheEvilPrince: [[spoiler: He turns out to be the son of one of Bolivia's top leaders, having been sent down to Cartel territory to covertly usurp Santa Blanca's cocaine production infrastructure away from them.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMan: To conceal his identity he wears a black ballistic mask with red paint on it that resembles claw marks.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Narco Road]]

!!El Invisible[=/=]El Zamuro[=/=][[spoiler:Mr. Sonrisa]][=/=][[spoiler:Jose Vargas]]
The BigBad of the ''Narco Road'' DLC campaign, El Invisible is the mysterious chief coordinator behind Santa Blanca's smuggling network. No one knows El Invisible's identity or even what he[=/=]she looks like, as they are a master hacker who never deals with anyone face-to-face and uses a voice modulator to conceal their identity.

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\n* AnticlimaxBoss: Despite BadBoss: When you encounter one of the kill list board, you can see in addition to killing civilians, he sometimes kill his impressive-looking armor and reputation as a legendary soldier, El Comandante own men who isn't any tougher than any other normal boss in up to his standards.
* BloodKnight: The main reason he loves his GladiatorGames. When
the game when Ghosts mess up his operations big time, he just couldn't resist and challenges the Ghosts personally through the radio.
* BossBanter: Once
you finally start gunning for him. Weaver even quips "Guess got his attention, he wasn't as badass as he thought!" when you blow him away. The real challenge is that you have to hunt him down in starts taunting the midst of a massive UNIDAD base swarming with soldiers.Ghosts through the radio.
* {{Archenemy}}: Is this to the rebels, having more or less defeated them by the time of the game.
* BonusBoss: Like La Cabra, he's a DLC assassination target and not part of the game's normal main quest progression.
* ColonelBadass: How he portrays himself. He's more like a FakeUltimateHero.
* TheFaceless: He's never without
DuelBoss: You can't call your rebel backup during his black ballistic mask, boss fight. The gladiator area even wearing take place in a forest area where it in official military documentation papers.
* EnemyMine: El Sueño does not like having a member of UNIDAD working so closely with the cartel, and would generally prefer
is almost impossible to keep them out of cartel operations entirely. [[spoiler: It's later revealed he was justified in his suspicions; El Comandante is actively looking for ways to disrupt or destroy bring a vehicle in.
* GladiatorGames: He runs a gladiatorial arena where former
Santa Blanca sicarios fight each other to take over the cocaine trade himself.]]
* TheEvilPrince: [[spoiler: He turns
death, in order to select out to be potential recruits for Los Extranjeros. To assassinate him, you're forced into the son arena where you have to fight off waves of one of Bolivia's top leaders, having been sent down to Cartel territory to covertly usurp Santa Blanca's cocaine production infrastructure away from them.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMan: To conceal
sicarios until Ortega and his identity he wears a black ballistic mask squad finally show themselves.
* HeavilyArmoredMook: He's an Armored unit and therefore can only be killed
with red paint several headshots.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: He keeps a kill count
on it that resembles claw marks.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Narco Road]]

!!El Invisible[=/=]El Zamuro[=/=][[spoiler:Mr. Sonrisa]][=/=][[spoiler:Jose Vargas]]
The BigBad
how many rebels he and his men has killed.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: One
of the ''Narco Road'' DLC campaign, El Invisible Ghosts point out that many of his targets are ex-Santa Blanca, and that at least he is doing one thing right.
* KingMook: He is one to
the mysterious chief coordinator behind Santa Blanca's smuggling network. No one knows El Invisible's identity or even what he[=/=]she looks like, Armored Los Extranjeros.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Major Rocha; Ortega is known
as they a sadistic, raging beast, while Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine.
* TheSpartanWay: His GladiatorGames
are his way of obtaining the best possible recruits for Los Extranjeros
* WolfPackBoss: He's an Armored unit that fights you alongside
a master hacker handful of other Armored units as well as a Drone Jammer.

!! Captain Dante Cruzar, "O Diabo"

A murderous psychopath
who never deals with anyone face-to-face and uses a voice modulator to conceal their identity.is committing crimes against the Bolivian Christian population for no reason.



* DiabolicalMastermind: His actions are much more "next-level supervillain shit" compared to the Cartel bosses from the main game.
* TheFaceless: No one knows what El Invisible looks like.
* FinalBoss: Of the ''Narco Road'' DLC. He fights you in an AceCustom military helicopter that's significantly more durable than normal. He's also the only boss of the DLC who isn't a CutsceneBoss.
** PostFinalBoss: [[spoiler: The ''real'' El Invisible is assassinated in the epilogue, living in a humble shack in the Grand Canyon without any security or protection other than a pistol. You basically just kick in his door and blow him away.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: His [[spoiler: hacking of the CIA's mainframe and divulging all of their dirty laundry on the internet]] results in the Bolivian government hiring the Los Extranjeros mercenary group to help purge all CIA spies operating inside their country, leading to the events of ''Fallen Ghosts''.
* ManipulativeBastard[=/=]TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were AllAccordingToPlan for him, as he ''wanted'' you to steal his PDA and bring it back to CIA headquarters so the virus hidden inside it could hack their network.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were all set up by El Invisible so he could hack the CIA's servers and disclose all their dirty laundry over the internet. It's strongly implied he did this as revenge for a loved one, "Rosebud", who was an innocent bystander killed during a CIA operation. The CIA, in turn, hunt him down and execute him as revenge for screwing with them.]]
* TreacherousQuestGiver: [[spoiler: The real El Invisible turns out to be Mr. Sonrisa, the informant who's been helping you throughout the DLC. He was manipulating you all along.]]

!! Eddie Escovado
The leader of the "Los Kamikazes" gang, a boisterous, adrenaline-addicted playboy and social media star.

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* DiabolicalMastermind: His actions are much more "next-level supervillain shit" compared to the Cartel bosses AxCrazy: The main reason he got fired from the main game.
* TheFaceless: No one knows what El Invisible looks like.
* FinalBoss: Of the ''Narco Road'' DLC. He fights you in an AceCustom military helicopter that's significantly more durable than normal. He's also the only boss of the DLC who isn't a CutsceneBoss.
** PostFinalBoss: [[spoiler: The ''real'' El Invisible
his previous job, he is assassinated in the epilogue, living in a humble shack in the Grand Canyon without any security or protection other than a pistol. You basically just kick in his door too bloodthirsty.
* CrushingThePopulace: In contrast to Santa Blanca's VillainWithGoodPublicity campaign, Cruzar uses pure terror tactics to ensure submission, massacring entire villages
and blow him away.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: His [[spoiler: hacking of
desecrating holy sites to intimidate the CIA's mainframe and divulging all of their dirty laundry on the internet]] results in the Bolivian government hiring the populace into believing that Los Extranjeros mercenary group are unkillable demons.
* DoomTroops: His specialty, while Los Extranjeros already look scary enough, he is the one who makes use of this
to help purge all CIA spies operating inside spread terror and make the people too afraid to fight back.
* ForTheEvulz: Seemingly the only reason he does anything he does.
* HollywoodAtheist: He's targeting the Bolivian Christians in the region on the simple basis that they are religious, and is doing everything from engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing to the destruction of religious icons. When confronted by the Ghosts, he taunts them by drawing them to a church where he's slaughtered several civilians, sarcastically mocking
their country, belief in "God's protection" and declares that no man or God can judge him.
* KingMook: He one is to the Footman Extranjeros.
* ShroudedInMyth: Many people believe he and his men are unkillable, also why he is nicknamed "O Diabo" (The Devil).
* TheDreaded: While Rocha and Ortega are feared by the people in their own ways, they are both pale compared to Cruzar. He also [[KickTheDog kicked the dog]] a lot more than both of them combined, like pointlessly massacring a whole village just to make a point to the Ghosts.
* WolfpackBoss: Unlike Major Rocha or Captain Ortega, Captain Cruzar is a standard infantry unit (though he does have somewhat enhanced health), but he's accompanied by a ''massive'' death squad made up of EliteMooks that assault your position after
leading to you into an ambush. A really massive one at that which include armed vehicles support in a place with little cover.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other Characters]]
!! The Predator

The titular extraterrestrial hunter from
the events of ''Fallen Ghosts''.
* ManipulativeBastard[=/=]TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:
''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' franchise. The events Predator's depiction in ''Wildlands'' is primarily based on [[Film/{{Predator}} the first film in the series]]. It appears his spaceship has crash-landed in Bolivia and he's been taking advantage of the entire DLC were AllAccordingToPlan for him, as he ''wanted'' you regional chaos to steal his PDA and bring it back to CIA headquarters so the virus hidden inside it could hack their network.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: The events of the entire DLC were all set up by El Invisible so he could hack the CIA's servers and disclose all their dirty laundry over the internet. It's strongly implied he did this as revenge for a loved one, "Rosebud", who was an innocent bystander killed during a CIA operation. The CIA, in turn,
hunt him down and execute him as revenge for screwing with them.]]
* TreacherousQuestGiver: [[spoiler: The real El Invisible turns out to be Mr. Sonrisa,
combatants from all sides in the informant who's been helping you throughout the DLC. He was manipulating you all along.]]

!! Eddie Escovado
The leader of the "Los Kamikazes" gang, a boisterous, adrenaline-addicted playboy and social media star.
conflict.



* AffablyEvil: Eddie's very friendly towards you throughout your time working for him, although sometimes obnoxiously so. Even when you turn on him at the end, he only remarks that your behavior is "kinda rando" but still compliments your bravado.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: When he learns that he is about to be captured by the CIA mid-skydive, he opts to film himself taking off his parachute backpack and free falling to death, claiming it to be "immortalization".]]
* FlippingTheBird: Does this with both hands to the Ghost [[spoiler: while free falling to his death]].
* HookersAndBlow: Is a fan of both, stating his fondness for the former when introducing himself.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Although nominally a gang leader, Eddie never actually seems to actually take part in any of Santa Blanca's criminal activities, instead spending all his time partying. He ''buys'' plenty of drugs for his parties, but doesn't seem to be involved in the actual drug business.
* PoseOfSupplication: [[spoiler: After his suicide, he is found dead on his private beach face down, with his butt protruding upwards ''a la'' Johnny Sasaki despite slamming into the sand at terminal velocity.]]
* TheStoner: Is obviously high whenever you meet him, even in the middle of an UNIDAD ambush.
* SlaveToPR: ''Everything'' he does is for the sake of increasing his social media views. [[spoiler: Even his suicide.]]
* TalkativeLoon: Incessantly attempts to make [[OrphanedPunchline bizarre]] [[TooMuchInformation conversations]] with the Ghost [[spoiler: while being driven away from an UNIDAD ambush]].

!! Arturo Rey

The leader of the "Death Riders" motorcycle gang and a fanatical believer in Santa Muerte.
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: After he fails to kill the Ghost, he sets himself on fire and rides off on his motorcycle to his death.]]
* BlingBlingBang: He fights with a gold-plated Desert Eagle during the UNIDAD raid against his HQ in one of the missions where you work for him.
* CoolBike: Owns one with an exhaust system that makes the rear wheel appear to be engulfed in flames.
* Cult: His motorcycle gang doubles as one for Santa Muerte.
* CutsceneBoss: While all the ''Narco Road'' bosses are disposed of in cutscenes, Rey's the only one who actually fights the Ghost, [[spoiler: getting into a short melee duel with the Ghost before taking a scythe to the shoulder and deciding to set himself on fire and ride off into the sunset.]]
* HellSeeker: By the time the Ghost meets him, he is convinced that Santa Muerte wishes for him to personally serve her in hell. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for those around him, he's looking for servants for himself in hell as well.]]
* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler: Attempts to get servants in hell by blowing up hundreds of civilians and later trying to kill the Ghost. He fails both times due to the Ghost.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: How he ultimately dies.]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler: Is remarkably unfazed by having a scythe lodged in his arm by the Ghost.]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: [[spoiler: Once his gang members discover his HumanSacrifice plot, they take the side of the Ghost over him, opening up an opportunity for the Ghost to take him down. In fact he had so much trouble getting enough Santa Blanca members to agree to his crazy mass murder scheme that he ends up having to hire Los Sin Almas gang members instead to carry out his plan.]]

!! Tonio Mateos
The loud and obnoxious leader of the "Crazy Riders" muscle car gang, who speaks exclusively in hip hop rhythm.
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* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Suffers this when the Ghost shoots him while he's piloting a plane.]]
* ClusterFBomb: Comes with his mode of speaking.
* HairTriggerTemper: Is constantly threatening the Ghost even while they're getting work done for him.
* JerkAss: While the DLC's other two gang leaders are both AffablyEvil towards you, Tonio insults and belittles you throughout your entire time working for him. Once you finally seem to earn his respect, it literally takes him less than half a minute to decide you're a threat to his power and challenge you to a showdown.
* JiveTurkey: Always speaks like he is rapping.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: Doesn't get to finish describing what he intends to do to the Ghost when he gets shot.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Fallen Ghosts]]

!! Los Extranjeros

A South American [=PMC=] composed of elite soldiers from across Latin America. They were hired by UNIDAD to help them purge Bolivia of CIA influence, however they took the opportunity to take over the cocaine production infrastructure left over after the downfall of Santa Blanca.
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* AnimalMotifs: Their logo consists of a roaring jaguar in front of a combat knife and a silhouette of South America and their combat uniform camouflage consists of yellow, black and gray spots, dots, camo stripes and solid colors.
* ContinuityNod: Los Extranjeros are a Latin-American [=PMC=] utilizing gear and deploying soldiers who are on a similar level to the Ghosts, which is similar to the unnamed group of Latin-American mercenaries encountered towards the end of ''Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2''. They also use troops that have mobile jammers that inflict InterfaceScrew on your HUD, which is similar to the mobile jammers in both ''Advanced Warfighter'' games and the jamming effect in the ''Future Soldier'' mission "Ember Hunt". Finally, they have troops that use [[InvisibilityCloak active camouflage]] like the Ghosts and Bodark do in ''Future Soldier''.
* EliteMooks: The Los Extranjeros are to UNIDAD what UNIDAD are to Santa Blanca. They also have a number of specialist units, including elite snipers and drone jammer troops. Also, their Covert Ops and Armored units are likely the most dangerous infantry units in the entire game.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Los Extranjeros" translates to "The Foreigners", a fitting if enigmatic title given they're an international [=PMC=].
* InvisibilityCloak: One class of Los Extranjeros utilizes active camouflage like the Ghosts themselves do in ''Ghost Recon: Future Soldier''. They have no presence on the mini-map when cloaked either and can only be seen through thermal vision.
* OneHitKill: Both their Elite Snipers and Covert Ops units can take you down to 1% health in one shot on normal difficulty and straight up kill you in one shot on the higher difficulties.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: They were hired by the Bolivian government to reinforce UNIDAD and to eliminate or subdue the remnants of the Kataris 26, the Santa Blanca cartel and to kill any CIA agents in the country.
* PsychoForHire: The Los Extranjeros commanders, natch. One is using slave labor to restart Bolivia's cocaine production, another is persecuting Bolivia's Christian population and a third is having Santa Blanca mooks fight to the death for his entertainment.

!! Colonel Juan Ignacio Merlo
The commander of Los Extranjeros and the main antagonist of the DLC.
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* BigBad: As the leader of the Los Extranjeros, he's this for the ''Fallen Ghosts'' DLC.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Fallen Ghosts'', as well as of the ''Ghost Recon Wildlands'' story as a whole.
* FlatCharacter: Merlo only has one or two lines of dialogue and you learn very little about him or his personality other than him being the leader of Los Extrajneros, a former war criminal of South America's many brushfire conflicts, and the game's final assassination target.
* FlunkyBoss: Colonel Merlo's a pretty standard opponent (he doesn't even have boss-level health and dies in just a couple shots), but you'll have to fight your way through an army of UNIDAD and Los Extranjeros troops including a fair share of EliteMooks to get to him.
* ZeroEffortBoss: Downplayed, he does fight back but with just a handgun and he is not even behind cover once you kick on the door. Even his lowly mooks give you a lot more trouble than he do. Nothing compared to his lieutenants who give you a hell of a fight.

!! Major Luis Rocha, "El Espectro"

A leader of Los Extranejeros and in charge of rebuilding the cocaine trade.
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* ColdSniper: Being a Covert Ops specialist, he even has the reputation. Most of his men also never had ever seen him in person.
* DirtyCoward: When you finally come after him, he runs off and you have to chase after him, eventually cornering him on top of a mountain. Since he's a Covert Ops unit equipped with a cloaking device, hunting him down is more complicated than usual.
* FlatCharacter: He don't have any speaking line unlike the other.
* KingMook: Of the Covert Ops
* ManipulativeBastard: He stands out from the others that he does the least KickTheDog of the three, mostly 'just' slave labor instead of pointless killing. But he performs well in it, the drug trafficking is back on business. He also operates from the shadows, both literally and figuratively.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Captain Ortega; Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine, while Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Downplayed; Rocha is mostly known for using slave labor to restore Santa Blanca's cocaine infrastructure, but it's not dwelled on as much as Captain Cruzar's massacre of Bolivian Christians.


!! Captain Tomas Ortega, "El Oso"

A leader of the Los Extranjeros and the one in charge of eliminating Santa Blanca's remnants.
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* BadBoss: When you encounter one of the kill list board, you can see in addition to killing civilians, he sometimes kill his own men who isn't up to his standards.
* BloodKnight: The main reason he loves his GladiatorGames. When the Ghosts mess up his operations big time, he just couldn't resist and challenges the Ghosts personally through the radio.
* BossBanter: Once you got his attention, he starts taunting the Ghosts through the radio.
* DuelBoss: You can't call your rebel backup during his boss fight. The gladiator area even take place in a forest area where it is almost impossible to bring a vehicle in.
* GladiatorGames: He runs a gladiatorial arena where former Santa Blanca sicarios fight each other to the death, in order to select out potential recruits for Los Extranjeros. To assassinate him, you're forced into the arena where you have to fight off waves of sicarios until Ortega and his squad finally show themselves.
* HeavilyArmoredMook: He's an Armored unit and therefore can only be killed with several headshots.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: He keeps a kill count on how many rebels he and his men has killed.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: One of the Ghosts point out that many of his targets are ex-Santa Blanca, and that at least he is doing one thing right.
* KingMook: He is one to the Armored Los Extranjeros.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Major Rocha; Ortega is known as a sadistic, raging beast, while Rocha is described as a cold, ruthless machine.
* TheSpartanWay: His GladiatorGames are his way of obtaining the best possible recruits for Los Extranjeros
* WolfPackBoss: He's an Armored unit that fights you alongside a handful of other Armored units as well as a Drone Jammer.

!! Captain Dante Cruzar, "O Diabo"

A murderous psychopath who is committing crimes against the Bolivian Christian population for no reason.
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* AxCrazy: The main reason he got fired from his previous job, he is just too bloodthirsty.
* CrushingThePopulace: In contrast to Santa Blanca's VillainWithGoodPublicity campaign, Cruzar uses pure terror tactics to ensure submission, massacring entire villages and desecrating holy sites to intimidate the populace into believing that Los Extranjeros are unkillable demons.
* DoomTroops: His specialty, while Los Extranjeros already look scary enough, he is the one who makes use of this to spread terror and make the people too afraid to fight back.
* ForTheEvulz: Seemingly the only reason he does anything he does.
* HollywoodAtheist: He's targeting the Bolivian Christians in the region on the simple basis that they are religious, and is doing everything from engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing to the destruction of religious icons. When confronted by the Ghosts, he taunts them by drawing them to a church where he's slaughtered several civilians, sarcastically mocking their belief in "God's protection" and declares that no man or God can judge him.
* KingMook: He one is to the Footman Extranjeros.
* ShroudedInMyth: Many people believe he and his men are unkillable, also why he is nicknamed "O Diabo" (The Devil).
* TheDreaded: While Rocha and Ortega are feared by the people in their own ways, they are both pale compared to Cruzar. He also [[KickTheDog kicked the dog]] a lot more than both of them combined, like pointlessly massacring a whole village just to make a point to the Ghosts.
* WolfpackBoss: Unlike Major Rocha or Captain Ortega, Captain Cruzar is a standard infantry unit (though he does have somewhat enhanced health), but he's accompanied by a ''massive'' death squad made up of EliteMooks that assault your position after leading you into an ambush. A really massive one at that which include armed vehicles support in a place with little cover.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other Characters]]
!! The Predator

The titular extraterrestrial hunter from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' franchise. The Predator's depiction in ''Wildlands'' is primarily based on [[Film/{{Predator}} the first film in the series]]. It appears his spaceship has crash-landed in Bolivia and he's been taking advantage of the regional chaos to hunt combatants from all sides in the conflict.
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* UnwantedRescue: A DownplayedTrope example but he isn't happy the Ghosts are the people to pick him up.
* WeHardlyKnewYa: Only appears in the first mission and never makes another appearance. [[spoiler: Except as a corpse.]]



* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Subverted as El Yayo and La Gringa hate each other, Nidia Flores hates El Pulpo, and everyone hates DJ Perico but El Sueno.



* GreaterScopeVillain: While El Sueño is the undisputed leader of the Cartel, even he answers to a group of unidentified "investors" in Mexico, who in one scene are shown over the phone expressing their dissatisfaction with Nidia Flores' operations.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: While El Sueño Sueno is the undisputed leader of the Cartel, even he answers to a group of unidentified "investors" in Mexico, who in one scene are shown over the phone expressing their dissatisfaction with Nidia Flores' operations.operations. It's implied that Santa Blanca in Bolivia is just one arm of a much larger organization.



* TheRemnant: ''Fallen Ghosts'', which takes place after Operation Kingslayer, has isolated pockets of Santa Blanca still operating inside of Bolivia, though between the decimation of their infrastructure by The Ghosts and Los Extranjeros coming in the resultant power vacuum, they're a shadow of their former selves.

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* TheRemnant: ''Fallen Ghosts'', which takes place after Operation Operation: Kingslayer, has isolated pockets of Santa Blanca still operating inside of Bolivia, though between the decimation of their infrastructure by The Ghosts and Los Extranjeros coming in the resultant power vacuum, they're a shadow of their former selves.



** Publicly played straight as "Bostom" Reed believes (correctly) he'd be executed if people knew of his side business.



* WeHaveReserves: There are thousands of sicarios working for the gang and dozens of outposts, checkpoints, as well as bases for the organization.



* AGodAmI: Despite being deeply religious, El Sueño has no problem comparing himself to Moses when he describes leading Santa Blanca into Bolivia. This while standing in a massive mausoleum he's had built for himself, which he even claims outright to be fit for a god when Sandoval tells him it's fit for a king.

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* AGodAmI: Despite being deeply religious, El Sueño Sueno has no problem comparing himself to Moses when he describes leading Santa Blanca into Bolivia. This while standing in a massive mausoleum he's had built for himself, which he even claims outright to be fit for a god when Sandoval tells him it's fit for a king.



* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: He quotes the bible, saying "I am not my brother's keeper" when justifying [[spoiler: ordering El Muro to execute his own brother]], even saying that El Muro is going against the bible when he refuses the order. Thing is, the quote is from Cain, ''the villain of the story'', and is not meant to be seen as something to be emulated. This showns that El Sueno's understanding of his own faith is... skewed, to say the least.

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* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: He quotes the bible, Bible, saying "I am not my brother's keeper" when justifying [[spoiler: ordering El Muro to execute his own brother]], even saying that El Muro is going against the bible when he refuses the order. Thing is, the quote is from Cain, ''the villain of the story'', and is not meant to be seen as something to be emulated. This showns that El Sueno's understanding of his own faith is... skewed, to say the least.



* FauxAffablyEvil: He puts considerable effort into presenting himself as "tough but fair" as well as genuinely concerned for the welfare of the people of Bolivia; however, he's involved in some seriously cruel criminal activity including child trafficking and even mass murder, and is an incredibly BadBoss.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: He puts considerable effort into presenting himself as "tough but fair" as well as genuinely concerned for the welfare of the people of Bolivia; however, he's involved in some seriously cruel criminal activity including child trafficking and even mass murder, and is an incredibly BadBoss.



*** In short, everything out of his mouth is two faced double talk.



* ManipulativeBastard: All of the conversations he has with his subordinates are full of him undermining their confidence, pretending to be their friend, and framing the worst possible actions in the best possible life.



* NoHonorAmongThieves: Treats his subordinates who turn on him with disgust [[spoiler: but is quick to make the same sort of deal.]]



** Thoroughly averted when it comes to dealing with his subordinates as his WeHaveReserves and YouHaveFailedMe tendencies quickly cause a serious manpower drain. If he was willing to show an ounce of mercy then he probably could have salvaged most of the operations which the Ghosts wrecked.



* VillainousDemotivator: El Sueno's entire management strategy basically boils down to "beatings will continue until morale improves". If his subordinates don't produce the results he wants, he just threatens to kill them and their families if they continue to fail. This bites him in the ass ''multiple'' times, as it pushe