“From what I can gather over the wire, the man who calls himself Dennis Rogers was born and raised in Liberia. He emigrated to America at the age of eighteen. Ten years later, he left for reasons unknown. After drifting from job to job, he found his way to Rook Island.”
— Survival Guide
“You have the right to take my life. But know, I will also take yours.”
Dennis Rogers was born and raised in Liberia, but he fled to the United States due to poverty and war at home.
While in the States, Dennis mentions he worked as a mechanic in a garage. He said that the owner made fun of his accent and tried to pay him less than his co-workers.
Dennis eventually left the states after living there for a decade and relocated to the Rook Islands, where he met Citra Talugmai and proved himself of becoming a warrior to the native Rakyat. Years later, most of the Rook Islands were taken over by a gang of pirates led by Vaas Montenegro, Citra's sadistic brother. Some time later, Dennis rescued an unconscious American man and brought him to Amanaki Village. When he woke up, the man introduced himself as Jason Brody and that he, his friends, and younger brother Riley Brody had been captured by Vaas, but his older brother, Grant Brody, was killed by Vaas during Jason's escape. Dennis presented Jason to the villagers, they cheered, which Dennis explained as a hope against the pirates.
Dennis appears at the end of the game if the player chose to save his friends. Furious about Jason's decision, Dennis attempts to stab him. However, Citra steps between Dennis and Jason, leading to Dennis accidentally stabbing Citra. Dennis stands shocked, as Citra falls, then breaks down over Citra's corpse as the screen fades. In both endings of the game, he is assumed to be alive as there is no evidence of him being dead.
Personality and Traits
Born in war-torn Liberia and feeling rejected by the xenophobia of the United States, Dennis searched for a place to call home. His attachment to Citra likely stems from her "setting me (Dennis) free." With the Rakyat, Dennis found a place he felt he belonged and a place that made him stronger. As a result, Dennis is loyal to Citra and to defending Rakyat culture.
Carefree and didactic, Dennis is introduced as Jason's mentor and the one who sets Brody on the path of the warrior because he believed that Jason could turn the tide of the conflict in the Rakyat's favor. Yet Jason's growing power and accomplishments and growing favor with Citra begin to stir envy and jealousy with Dennis. It quickly becomes clear that his fixation and blind loyalty for Citra is his fatal flaw which climaxes during the Save Your Friends ending choice where Jason rejects Citra and as a result, Dennis attempts to violently attack Jason.
Dennis is described as a loyal warrior who presumably spent time in the United States Marine Corps; as a result, he is competent with firearms, strong, and relatively proficient with a machete. Though his combat skills seem somewhat dubious, evidence to when he helped capture the Amanaki outpost he had a health bar and required Jason's assistance in staying alive. He is nonetheless loyal to the Rakyat way of life and is proficient in the native language and the application of the Tatau.
It is interesting to note the both Dennis and Vaas possess a noticeable facial scar stretching from their forehead down close to their left eye. Dennis implied that in the past, he attempted to defeat Vaas himself but was unable to do so. It is possible that the scars on both men were a result of a past conflict together.
- Make a Break for It
- Down in Amanaki Town
- Harvest the Jungle
- Secure the Outpost
- Mushrooms in the Deep (Voice)
- Playing the Spoiler
- Meet Citra
- A Man Named Hoyt (Phone call)
- This Knife's for You
- Warrior Rescue Service
- New Rite of Passage
- All in (Phone call)
- Saving Your Friends (Betrayal)
- It is unknown what becomes of Dennis after the Saving Your Friends ending when he accidentally kills the Rakyat leader. However, Jeffery Yohalem was asked about this on Twitter. He responded with: "Dennis is a hardcore gamer, he'll find another game."
- He is one of the two major characters to survive the game's events in both endings, the other being Willis.
- Dennis is another user of the Tatau.
- Dennis happens to have two different patches on his jacket (an OG-107 fatigue utility shirt, standard issue to U.S. Army soldiers, 1952-1980s) in the photos below. The in-game version has a United States Marine Corps patch and U.S. Army- (or pre-1959 Marine) style Sergeant chevrons. The trailer version's patch closely resembles that of the U.S. Army's 2nd Infantry Division, with a "USA" on the nametape rather than the last name. (This jacket, therefore, looks like a mirror image of John Lennon's jacket that the musician notably wore through the 1970s.)
- There was an inconsistency between the old and final version of the game. As shown in the trailer, when Dennis is pointing his machete at Jason, Jason managed to reach out for the shiv to his left and point it at him. However, in the final version, Jason did not have enough time to take the weapon.
- Dennis refuses to wear shoes.
- In the mission Citra's Favor, when exiting the temple Dennis is seen drunk. He tells Jason that he has been "busy" working with Citra. This implies that Dennis is jealous of how close Jason has gotten to Citra.
- Early on when you first meet Dennis and are walking around with him in Amaki Village he talks to Jason about the women in the village, he mentions "I have my eyes only on one woman." This can be assumed as Citra.
- it is possible that Dennis Rogers is inspired by Congolese politician and independence leader Patrice Lumumba who served as the first Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Republic of the Congo)
- Considering the connections between Alice in Wonderland and Far Cry 3, Dennis is a likely representative of The Caterpillar. Due to being the tailor of the protagonist's character development and progression through the story.