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Far Cry 6 theory states it's a Vaas origin story and Far Cry 3 prequel

A lot of evidence is piling up to suggest that a major Far Cry 6 character is actually a previous Far Cry villain, the fan favourite Vaas.

Far Cry 6 was but one of the announcements from Ubisoft Forward but, despite it being the biggest announcement of the event, very little was shown outside of a pre-rendered trailer confirming the main antagonist.

We do know some details about the game thanks to a PlayStation Store leak that happened a couple of days prior, some of which were corroborated by the reveal, and this has led to a new theory taking off within the Far Cry fan-base.

While Giancarlo Esposito will be playing main antagonist Anton Castillo, the dictator of Yaran (aka Not-Cuba), another key player will be Castillo’s son Diego, who is set to take over Castillo’s reign.

It’s Diego who is at the heart of this theory, as fans believe he could actually be a young Vaas, one of the major antagonists from Far Cry 3.

IGN reporter Joe Skrebels pointed out that both Diego and Vaas have a similar small scar on their right eyebrow.

This could be written off as a mere coincidence though, as Vaas being Diego would contradict what little backstory he had in Far Cry 3. According to that game he was born on Rook Islands, the setting of Far Cry 3, and there is no mention of him ever leaving.

However, a retcon isn’t entirely impossible and, what’s more, Vaas’ actor, Michael Mando, teased the possibility of him reprising the role.

In a Reddit AMA from earlier in the year, when the subject of Vaas was brought up, he wrote ‘Vaas is my spirit animal – having co-created that character is something that will always be dear to me. I still get recognised as Vaas, and I still feel the outpouring of love for that character – makes me very happy. Who knows… maybe I will reprise the role very soon?’

And if that wasn’t enough, Mando and Esposito have worked together before, with the two of them appearing as characters in Breaking Bad.

Neither of these details alone confirm the theory, but it’s enough of a coincidence to make you think.

For the time being, we’ll have to wait until the game is out to see if the theory holds any water.

Far Cry 6 will release on 18 February 2021 for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and PC.


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