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Eli Palmer is a doomsday prepper living in the Whitetail Mountains region of Hope County. He is the leader of the Whitetail Militia, the local resistance, and is at war with Jacob Seed's cultists in the Whitetail Mountains region. Years prior to the events of the game, Eli worked in either construction or engineering, as he reveals to the Deputy he used to be employed by Jacob, and helped the Seed family construct their bunkers across Hope County.


Eli is the leader of the Whitetail Militia, a large doomsday prepper group situated in Whitetail Mountains. After the failed attempt of U.S. Marshal Cameron Burke and the local sheriff force to arrest Joseph Seed, Eli quickly found his militia at war with Jacob Seed's cult soldiers, with Eden's Gate clearly having the upper hand in the local war. The militia therefore needs any help they can get to even the odds. This, however, doesn't make Eli any less wary of The Junior Deputy, being an officer of the local Sheriff Office. Thus, to build an effective resistance in Whitetail Mountains, the Deputy must impress Eli and gain his trust first.

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When the Deputy is captured by Jacob Seed and brainwashed for the fourth time, he/she will (while uncontrollably brainwashed) kill Eli.

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  • In Eli's camera room in the Wolf's Den, one of his two computers sometimes emits the distinctive Far Cry 2 Weapon Shop computer's sounds. It appears a sound file is chosen at random when the area is loaded, with the FC2 computer being one of the possible options.
  • After Eli's death, a female NPC in Whitetail Mountains talks about how Eli's son died and his wife left him at some point in his past.
  • Eli and Jacob were once friends and even assisted Jacob in the construction of multiple bunkers for the Project. This is something Eli heavily regrets. 
  • Jacob Seed once proposed to Eli to hand over his Whitetail Militia to the Project in exchange for his freedom. Eli declined and continued to fight the Project.


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Far Cry 5 Characters
Protagonists: The Junior Deputy (Far Cry 5 - Far Cry Arcade - Dead Living Zombies)  •  Wendell Redler (Hours of Darkness)  •  Nick Rye (Lost On Mars))
Antagonists: Project at Eden's Gate  •  Joseph Seed  •  John Seed  •  Jacob Seed  •  Faith Seed
Guns for Hire: Boomer  •  Nick Rye  •  Grace Armstrong  •  Cheeseburger  •  Hurk  •  Jess Black  •  Peaches  •  Sharky Boshaw  •  Adelaide Drubman
Holland Valley: Merle Briggs  •  Boomer  •  Willis Huntley  •  Nadine Abercrombie  •  Kenny Hyde  •  Zip Kupka  •  Joey Hudson  •  John Seed  •  Grace Armstrong  •  Larry Parker  •  Kim Rye  •  Nick Rye  •  Casey Fixman  •  Mary May Fairgrave  •  Jerome Jeffries  •  Wendell Redler
Whitetail Mountains: Wade Fowler  •  Jess Black  •  Staci Pratt  •  Jacob Seed  •  Bo Adams  •  Chad Wolanski  •  Cheeseburger  •  Hurk Drubman, Jr.  •  Hurk Drubman, Sr.  •  Sarah Perkins  •  Eli Palmer  •  Tammy Barnes  •  Wheaty  •  George Wilson  •  Skylar Kohrs  •  Dave Fowler
Henbane River: Adelaide Drubman  •  Xander Flynn  •  Sherri Woodhouse  •  Miss Mable  •  Peaches  •  Charles Lindsey  •  Sharky Boshaw  •  Guy Marvel  •  Faith Seed  •  Cameron Burke  •  Aaron Kirby  •  Earl Whitehorse  •  Tracey Lader  •  Virgil Minkler
Others: Dutch  •  Clutch Nixon  •  Deputy Nancy