It turns out we met ‘Far Cry 2’s villain in the first game.
The original template for the ever-present villain that acts as the player's overarching goal that is now the standard in Ubisoft's Far Cry series was The Jackal from Far Cry 2. An arms dealer, a smuggler, and a conniving opportunist, The Jackal is remembered fondly by fans and gave way to other series icons with the likes of Vaas, Pagan Ming, Joseph Seed, and the upcoming Antón Castillo, played by Giancarlo Esposito in Far Cry 6, following in his footsteps. Now, after years of fan theories and speculation, the director of the 2008 open-world FPS has confirmed a long-standing fan theory about the Jackal's connection to the protagonist of the original Far Cry.
In an interview with IGN, the creative director of Far Cry 2, Clint Hocking, confirmed that the Jackal is actually Jack Carver, the protagonist of the first game as well as its spinoff, Far Cry Instincts. “The Jackal is actually supposed to be Jack Carver from the original Far Cry,” said Hocking. He continued: