Meet Far Cry 4's Protagonist, Ajay Ghale

Ajay Ghale described as a "devoted son" and "guest of honor" for antagonist Pagan Min.

Ubisoft today released the first official image of Far Cry 4's protagonist, a man named Ajay Ghale. Writing on Twitter, Ubisoft says Ghale is a native of Far Cry 4's setting of Kyrat and that he is a "devoted son" and "Pagan Min's guest of honor."

Pagan Min is the maniac villain we got a good look at during the game's extended demo at E3 last week. He is voiced by veteran video game voice actor Troy Baker, the man behind Joel from The Last of Us, The Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins, and Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite.

According to a Game Informer story from E3, Ajay Ghale is the son of Mohan Ghale, a man who launched a resistance movement against Pagan as he rose to power. Not only that, but Mohan and Pagan were also in love with the same person, a woman named Ishwari. Mohan later died and Pagan retreated into his palace, meaning Kyrat was left under the rule of crazy leaders.

Ajay Ghale then returns to Kyrat to scatter his mother's ashes on Kyrat's tallest mountain. But that's only the beginning, it sounds like. "Pagan has lots to reveal about your mother," Far Cry 4 narrative director Mark Thompson said. "Pagan has a personal connection to you that you don't understand, and he uses that as a weapon against you. He's fun and charming, but also terrifying--evil, but weirdly friendly. He can come talk to you very matter of factly while everyone around you is being murdered. Your whole world is falling apart, but for him it's 11 o'clock on a Tuesday."

Far Cry 4 launches November 18 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage, including our hands-on impressions from E3 last week.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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pizzaman107
pizzaman107

I wouldn be surprised if you ended up being blondies son.

ameytgr7
ameytgr7

People are so obsessed with his looks, it's dumb. Racist dumbasses.

cynicritic
cynicritic

He has slant eyes! THAT IS SO RACIST! I don't have slant eyes! Also his skin colour is slightly different to mine! BOYCOTT! WHINGE! WHINE!

I better be able to shoot black people and chicks... In the face... With a Shotgun... It's only fair... 

Scarab83
Scarab83

Here's the character whose face you'll never see during the entire game.

ringringabel
ringringabel

this is great, there should be more asian protagonists in video games! as an indian myself, it's ridiculous how some games have depicted my race as characters...(i.e. sperlunky anyone?)

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

another pretty boy, but at least he's not white.

kryotech
kryotech

So Pagan Min is gonna be Darth Vader in a pink suit and no face mask? 


No Ajay, I am your father!


This can't be!


Search your feelings! You know it to be true!

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

He looks like eLtee Shan from Sleeping Dogs.

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

So Pagan is basically the protagonists real father?


Also why get an American voice actor? One of the most recognisable of the last few years at that?

rskueem
rskueem

Pagan Min is waiting xD. He can recognise those eyes everywhere :p

Navardo95
Navardo95

Thank god all mighty Jesus its not a White protagonist for once(no racism intended)...

Far Cry 3 was downright brilliant but Jason Brody was a pathetic swag scum..

This one actually looks and sounds badass..

Indian-Nepali character FTW!

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

I bet he'll have an American accent.

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

"What! He's not a woman!"--Where's Tom or Carolyn, they'd normally be all over this. Expecting a counter-article to this one within the next couple days.

Limiting the right of a developer to create a game that they envisioned, and funded, by slandering them as racist and sexist so you can cheaply claim victory for your personal views--it's what all the cool kids do that don't have the skills or money to make and fund their own games i.e. Carolyn/Tom.

CapnXtraObvious
CapnXtraObvious

Yeah, whatever, now let's move on to the gameplay. The last game had an idiotic story, so yeahh...

Taegre
Taegre

Don't know why, but this made me think that if somebody made a game that channeled Bollywood movies, it would probably be ridiculously awesome.


Like, you run at the last boss with an automatic shotgun, but before you kill him you have to share a homoerotic dance that celebrates his life.

ank000
ank000

I wish FC4 had the option to select Hindi audio. Then the game would have been even more immersive for those who understand Hindi.

LilRoss2k3
LilRoss2k3

as long as he's nothing like jason brody's bitch ass

isshiah
isshiah

Didn't he have an american accent in the gameplay video? 


opellium_52
opellium_52

This Ajay Ghale looks badass. He's obviously a better character (a devoted son) compared to that sissy Jason Brody. And i can't understand this racism/sexism bullshit

firehawk998
firehawk998

He is too white. Plus he is not a woman.Also the main villain wears a pink suit. So clearly this game is without a shadow of a doubt racist , sexist , homophobic , I demand as some @@@hole  on the internet with a TUMBLR account to cancel this game completely or else I will go over the internet to create articles on why you people are racist and whatnot for not agreeing with me and how I am better than all of you ////////// SARCASM 

4love10
4love10

ooh great another white man protagonist with fancy immigrant name....old habits die hard

fend_oblivion
fend_oblivion

Pagan Min : Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is?

Ajay Ghale : No.

Pagan Min : Insanity is spoiling the story...ruining the f---ing point of the story...over and over again(in this case, thrice),...as if we all need to know the story before playing the game...That.Is.Crazy. 

cynicritic
cynicritic

@PeterDuck Looks pretty bloody white to me mate. Actually more of an off-Pink... I am sure that is still racist to Pigs though...

immortaltech6
immortaltech6

@Navardo95


Minorities in 1st world countries are majorities in places around the world so they should be represented. 


Expressions of other cultures and different perspectives and places is also appreciated: Okami, Sleeping Dogs, Yakuza & Metro series, Deus Ex: HR, Katamari Forever, Puppeteer and even some aspects of God of War, Asura's Wrath, El Shaddai, C: LoS (Spanish devs) just to name a few off the top of my head.

SaudiFury
SaudiFury

@xgalacticax I do'nt think he does, but neither does Pagan Minh.


of which i'm sure someone somewhere will point it out as evidence of racism and white-normativity or whatnot. 


and I can ask yet again "why bother trying in the first place with @ssholes like these with platforms to criticize you whenever you dare do something different from the white male lead" 

moozeditty
moozeditty

@Devils-DIVISION Game critics who are critical of games? Well I never! Thank God we have heroes like you to save us from oppressive opinions! Thank you fanboy! Or should I say, FanMan!

West123
West123

@CapnXtraObvious but the best bad guy ever!!! hans gruber and vaas tier one villains 

Slagar
Slagar

@Dinsh_123 Good spotting. I think faces in games are so photo-realistic now that it's very hard to draw them by hand (ed: purely). Mass Effect did it, The Last of Us did it and I know that many others do too.

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

@ank000 Would be even better if none of the NPC's spoke english at all! Make it even more alien for the player :)

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

@LilRoss2k3

I can't believe I was able to look past FC3's annoying protagonist and enjoy the game. 

I wasn't able to look ignore Assassin Creed III's terrible protagonist.

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

@moozeditty

Oh you can imagine them as such, but we don't have much to discuss if you want to dumb it down to that degree. Besides, what are you insinuating, that I'd complain about game critics doing their job, or that you're incapable of grasping more than the dumbed down version of anything? Don't have to answer that Ms./Mr. Cynicism.

fend_oblivion
fend_oblivion

@Kickable Pagan Ming : Okay, Do you have a f---ing problem in your head, do you think I am bullshitting you, do you think I am lying? F--- you! Okay? F--- you!... It's okay, man. I'm gonna chill, hermano. I'm gonna chill... The thing is... Alright, the thing is I read the article, not have it read to me... and it's not like I am stupid enough to have someone do that for me. It's okay... It's like water under the bridge. Did I ever tell you the definition...of insanity?

mfer2114
mfer2114

@HapiJoel @Sir_Grakul Talent isnt lazy, unless you waste your talents, did you know it was him when you first heard the voice in the demo?

moozeditty
moozeditty

@Devils-DIVISION @moozeditty Left with no criticisms to battle against, faced with the rare aberration of diversity in a gaming universe populated almost entirely by sameface grizzled caucasian protagonist dude, FanMan bravely fantasizes about articles that don't exist! FanMan wisely takes the offensive lest those pesky unfaithful ever suspect their opinions may have had any influence on the introduction of the occasional foreign element to an otherwise neverending expanse of homogeneity as vast as a sandy white beach! The enemies of sameness may have won this round, but fear not! For as long as there are boring, uninspired, predictable decisions to be made by soulless megacorporations, they will forever have their loyal champion, their defender of monotony, their enemy of critical thought in  ~FAAANMAAAAN!~