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Juan Cortez is tritagonist of Far Cry 6.

Biography

Juan Cortez is a former KGB spymaster who is a master of revolution. He supplies Dani Rojas with an arsenal of backpacks and even his pet crocodile, Guapo.

At some point after 1954 and before 1967, Juan got involved with the KGB and became their agent, as the KGB was founded in 1954 and Juan was already their agent when they began supporting Yaran revolutionaries in 1967.

When Santos Espinosa led the Revolution of 1967 to overthrow Gabriel Castillo regime in Yara, aside from Legends of 67, he also received support from Soviet Union in various forms, such as tanks and the KGB agent Juan Cortez. After the revolution, Santos became corrupt and became worse than even Gabriel, continued using Juan as his personal agent from important duties to absurd tasks for his lavish lifestyle such as infiltrating Uganda and bringing a zebra back to Yara. Everyone among Legends of 67, including Juan, were disappointed of what Santos has become. Juan involvement with the KGB certainly ended with the fall of Soviet Union in 1991.

In 21st century, after Antón Castillo took power, he quickly became a tyrannical leader and seeking revenge against those who overthrown his father Gabriel, so the Legends of 67 went to Patriotas Peak, while Miguelina set up traps for a deadly last stand, and Juan leads a life on the run as Castillo regime hunting him down, seeking retaliation for his role in the revolution against Antón's father.

Juan also participated in conflicts around globe as a military advisor to various paramilitary guerilla groups such as the Caucasian Front during Chechen-Russian conflicts, FARC and ELN in Colombia, and the Golden Path during the Second Kyrati Civil War.

In late 2021, when Libertad leader Clara García sent Dani Rojas to recruit Juan. He accepted and joined their cause in overthrowing the Castillo regime, fighting off the Fuerzas Nacionales de Defensa along the way.

During the revolution, Juan secretly collaborated with the CIA, helping them get their hands on smuggled Viviro in exchange for supporting the Libertad cause.

If Dani takes the boat to leave Yara and live in the US, it's unknown what would happen to Juan and his pet Guapo, although the latter certainly did not abandon Juan to swim away with Dani all the way to Miami. It's also unknown whether Juan (along with other Legends of 67) would attempt to rescue the Imprisoned tank soldier or not.

In a post-credits scene, Juan meets with an unnamed smuggler to discuss a Viviro shipment. He thanks him for his help, and the smuggler in turn remarks on the recent deaths of the Castillos.

Trivia

  • In Philly Magic IV, Dani finds a half-finished, unsent letter from Juan Cortez. In the letter, Juan writes that he is becoming one of Philly Barzaga's biggest fans, specifically for his work with "adult toys".
  • While in the game, it was Clara García who called Antón Castillo mocking him about hijacking Viviro shipments and the death of Dr.Édgar Reyes, in the trailer, it was Juan instead.
  • In his book El camino de la guerrilla, he wrote "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Quis ipsum suspendisse ultrices gravida. Risus commodo viverra Maecenas accumsan lacus vel facilisis."

Juan's Rules of the Guerrilla

  • Rule 1: A good guerrilla, is a hidden guerrilla.
  • Rule 2: A good guerrila masters their enviroment.
  • Rule 3: Fucked up situations call for fucked up solutions.
  • Rule 4: A good guerrilla always brings a friend along.
  • Rule 9: Always use the right Tool for the Job.
  • Rule 11: For a Guerrilla, Resolver isn't making do with what you have, it's inflicting chaos with everything you got.
  • Rule 16: A guerrillero's revolution never ends.
  • Rule 20: Once a Guerrilla, Always a Guerrilla.
  • Rule 23: If you have a chance to cut the head off the Tyrant, You Fucking Take It!
  • Rule 26: The enemy has just as much right to destroy you as you do to destroy them.
  • Rule 73: A Revolution is not won by the Fearless. It is Won by the Feared.
  • Rule 83: Every Guerrilla is the leader of their own revolution.

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