There's more than meets the eye to Far Cry 4's charismatic antagonist Pagan Min and protagonist Ajay Ghale, according to executive producer Dan Hay in a recent video published by Ubisoft.
Behind the magenta suit, Hay said that the development team wanted Min to have an air of sophistication about him — and even be somewhat charming. The idea, he explained, was to create someone that would fool players with his appearance and turn out to be someone completely different. Hay revealed that at the start of the game, Min has been ruling the area of Kyrat for 20 years and his face is even on the region's money. He also dropped a few more hints regarding Min's characters and origins.
"Pagan Min wears that suit as an homage to his mom," Hay said. "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 explained that playable protagonist Ajay Ghale will discover Kyrat along with the player; Despite him being a native to the region. Ghale has been away from the area for a long time. Giving him a special last name was also important, Hay said, because throughout Kyrat people will recognize and connect with him because of it.
For more details on these two and how Kyrat itself is its own character, check out the video above, as well as our in-depth, hands-on look at Far Cry 4 from E3.