Far Cry 4's villain Pagan Min is certainly an eye-catching character with his magenta suit and bleached blond downward faux-hawk making him easy to spot in a crowd. And now Ubisoft has explained the enigmatic villain's colourful threads in a new video expanding on the origins of Far Cry 4's villain and hero.
But first off the suit! "Pagan Min wears that suit as an homage to his mom," explained executive producer Dan Hay. "So when you're making fun of the suit, you're making fun of his mom. And I would not make fun of Pagan Min's mom."
Hay also said that he wanted Pagan Min to be a surprising character who isn't what he seems at first. "We wanted to give him an element of charm. We wanted to give him an element of sophistication," he added. Hay then noted that Min took over Kyrat 20 years ago and his face is literally on the region's money. "He can do whatever he wants. Nobody ever says no to him."
As far as player character Ajay Ghale goes, Hay noted that he's returning to Kyrat for the first time since he was a child. "The player and the character are discovering that together," he explained before noting that Ghale's surname is famous in the region. "Everywhere you go people are like 'okay, I know who you are,' and you don't even know who you are. The game is a reflection of that."
Far Cry 4 is due on 21st November in the UK for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.