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"Our country is like this grenade. Except, it has two basic parts. Our people... and you. And you must clutch them nice and tight, or we all go 'boom'. Do you understand now? Prove it."
Antón Castillo

Far Cry 6 is the upcoming latest entry into Ubisoft's Far Cry franchise. It was announced in July 2020, and was slated for release on February 18, 2021 on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, only to be delayed to a later date.

Antón Castillo (played by Giancarlo Esposito) is a tyrannical dictator hellbent on restoring the Caribbean nation of Yara to, in his eyes, its former glory. He also plans to groom his young son, Diego, into becoming his successor. Players take control of Yara native Dani Rojas, a resistance fighter who plans to take back their land.

Dark Horse published Far Cry Rite Of Passage, a Comic Book series dedicated to Castillo relating the stories of the previous three games' Big Bads as cautionary tales to Diego on his 13th birthday.


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  • Banana Republic: Yara is a Caribbean/Cuban inspired country under the leadership of dictator Antón Castillo. The first trailer shows it in the middle of a violent revolution, with protesters throwing Molotov cocktails at riot police.
  • Color Motif: Red. The initial story trailer and the Title Sequence are filled with red. Castillo wears a red shirt and tie beneath his jacket, his son wears a red shirt and red shoes, his guards have red accents on their uniforms under their body armour as well as red guns, the riot police have red-accented body armour as well, the title sequence shows red alcohol, red blood on leaves and in medical vials, red smoke can also be seen billowing from the city and in various parts of the title there is a focus on what appears to a pesticide that is also deep red and comes from handheld projectors as well as dropping from crop-duster style planes.
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  • Crapsack World: The reveal trailer shows that Yara is already an oppressive dictatorship, and then the main character is about to start a civil war to take over.
  • The Evils of Free Will: Antón Castillo describes the rebellious populace of Yara as "strangled by their own freedoms" in the first trailer.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Castillo's appearance is based on that of his voice actor, Giancarlo Esposito. The same goes for Diego and Anthony Gonzalez.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: In the cinematic intro, the first conquistador ships to Yara are shown reflected in the creepy red eye of what appears to be a crocodile or a caiman, implying Dani will have to face off with crocodilian adversaries at some point in the game, as per the last five Far Cry games.
  • Rule of Symbolism: In the official poster for the game (shown above), the red collar of Antón Castillo's shirt gives the illusion of Diego having devil horns.
  • Sequel Logo in Ruins: The logo in the poster is burnt orange with scratches and smudges going through the letters and number.
  • Tropical Island Adventure: The first trailer indicates that Yara is a Banana Republic inspired by Cuba.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Antón Castillo sincerely wants his people to be happy, and also sincerely believes that he has to rule over them with an iron fist in order to make them happy, as the masses don't know how to achieve their own happiness. This statement from the first trailer solidifies that.
    Castillo: And our people, they do not know how to be happy. They are torn apart by opinions, noise, indecision. Strangled by their own freedoms. And even if you have love in your heart, even if you want what's best for them, if you only want to save them from themselves... They will hate you, Diego. Everything you say, do, and believe will be wrong.


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