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Top: Logo in JC1 and in one cut-scene in JC3.
Middle: Logo in JC2.
Bottom: Logo in JC4. JC4 also has a black and white version of the logo.
|Faction in Just Cause game series|
|Goal, or purpose||Do the bidding of the US government|
|Ideology||(JC1 and JC2) Protect the free world by overthrowing dangerous dictatorships.|
(JC3 and JC4) Control advanced technology and rare resources that interest the US government.
|Starting base, or HQ||Unknown, inside the US|
|Source of money||US government|
The Agency is an organization in the Just Cause game series.
Two of the three main characters in Just Cause are Americans with goals along the lines of typical American "agencies".
According to promotional information for Just Cause 3, the Agency is "a covert arm of the CIA – simply called The Agency". In which case, it must've been created between 1947 and 1955, as 1955 was when the Vietnam War started and 1947 was the year the CIA was created.
There's some evidence that the Agency may have had some serious budget cuts between the events of the first two games. In San Esperito, the Agency provided its agents with many vehicles, safehouses and weapons - all for free. But in Panau, the Agency forces its agents to buy all their own weapons and vehicles. Even Tom Sheldon seems to have been demoted to a helicopter pilot, a job which was previously done by unknown Agency members, who flew a small fleet of much larger helicopters. Perhaps the U.S. spent too much on San Esperito?
They are back again in Medici, where initially their only job seems to be to maintain good relations with General Sebastiano Di Ravello. Later they begin to support The Rebellion. Di Ravello tapes reveal that the Agency was very useful in assisting Di Ravello in taking over Medici some decades ago.
In the Sky Fortress DLC and Mech Land Assault DLC, Tom Sheldon mentions that The Agency keeps secret repository archives of information about a defunct scientific research firm called the eDEN Corporation which The Agency had been in business with during the 1980s and 1990s. Sheldon relies on these archives multiple times to assist Rico in mapping the eDEN Airship and uncovering more about the mysterious activities on the islands of Insula Lacrima.
At the conclusion of the Bavarium Sea Heist DLC, it is revealed that The Agency is now in possession of a large cache of portable Bavarium shielding technology developed by the late eDEN Corporation. Sheldon was apparently under orders by his superiors to seize that technology at all costs and prevent it from falling into "incapable" hands. Whatever The Agency plans on doing with this technology is unknown.
The Danger Rising expansion adds a fleet of giant submarines that the Agency send to Solís. The submarines are equipped with a number of 3D printers, indicating that they produce some of their equipment on the spot. In addition to that, it is revealed that the Agency has at least 1 satellite. The final mission of the expansion - Rogue Agent - ends with a big hint at a possible Just Cause 5. See the mission article for details.
Other Agency operations that have been mentioned in missions are:
- According to mission info for "Black is black, I want my intel back", "Ten Agency operatives are MIA in San Esperito. They have left their "black box" digital recording devices behind. The Agency wants the intel back." These agents went missing before the events of the game. Strangely these "digital recording devices" are actual aircraft "black boxes", which would be quite inconvenient for secret agents to carry around.
- According to mission info for "Red Eyes", "The Agency has dropped ten units of infrared surveillance equipment over San Esperito City." It's unknown who these were meant for and they were dropped before the events of the game. Strangely the info refers to a "San Esperito City", where as every other source and in-game info calls it Esperito City.
- According to Maria Kane, Tom Sheldon was "personally involved" in a covert operation that set up Papa Panay's regime.
- According to missions from Downloadable content for Just Cause 3, the Agency had ties to the eDEN Corporation several decades ago.
- As revealed in the mission Thunderbarge: Ion Coil Delivery, Tom once crashed a car into a tree at Patagonia, but it is unknown if this was during any operation.
- As has been vaguely referenced in JC3 and JC4, something took place in Guatemala. Rico, Maria and Dimah were there and their forward operations base was the USS Codetalker. This mission took place before the events of Just Cause. Dimah had gotten into some trouble during this mission and Rico had saved her. This was the time when Rico and Maria were personally involved.
- In Just Cause: Types of missions in Just Cause.
- In Just Cause 2: Category: Just Cause 2 Agency missions.
- In Just Cause 3: Several of the missions in JC3 are given by Tom, but Rico works for himself, so Tom is only providing info for a friend.
- In Just Cause 4 (Danger Rising DLC): Agent Emerson Miller is leading an operation code-named "Microburst" with a task force of agents to eliminate Rico Rodriguez and Tom Sheldon. Tom has joined Rico and they undertake missions of their own to fight the Agency.
The main Agency vehicle is a large white RV, the Pocumtuck Nomad. It is present in JC1 and JC2, but can only be driven in JC2. Some Agency vehicles can be obtained from the Heavy drop and Black Market. The Agency also provides several other vehicles during missions.
Available through heavy drop:
- Yamada 37-14 Vaquero - Unlocked after the mission Devil's Drop Zone.
- Bald Eagle Persuader - Unlocked after the mission Good Cop, Bad Cop.
- GP Thunder Extreme Prototype - Unlocked after the mission Good Cop, Bad Cop.
- Whiptail Gyrocopter - Unlocked after the mission Guadalicano Choo Choo. In some versions, it doesn't become available until the next mission.
- Agency cargo plane - Appears only in the first cut-scene of the first mission - Devil's Drop Zone.
- Cutler-Randall Conquistador - Provided during the mission Some Enchanted Evening.
- Delta 5H4 Boxhead - Is provided during the mission Brothers in Arms. Also seen in the ending cut-scene of Broadcast News.
- Delta MAH-15 Chimaera - Parked at the Agency 05 "Camp Babylon" safehouse. Also parked at Guerrilla safehouses with a helipad after obtaining the highest Guerrilla rank. One safehouse is glitched. That one is Guerrilla 32 Campo Central.
- Fukuda Buckskin Trapper - Parked at the Agency 03 "camp farmhouse" safehouse. Also parked at a unmarked military base in the vicinity of Agency 02 "Camp Grouper" and is provided for the mission Broadcast News.
- HH-22 Savior - Is provided during the mission Guadalicano Choo Choo and is also flown by Maria Kane during the last story-line mission.
- Huerta PA51 Aztek - Is provided during the story-line mission Love is in the Air.
- Jackson JC - 2 Alamo - Used for Heavy drops and Extractions.
- Jaeger 5FJ 7 - Is provided during the missions Test of Loyalty, Sink the Buccaneer, and Taking Out The Garbage.
- MV - Used during the first mission.
- Rage-Johnston F6 Comet - 3 are seen during the first story-line mission and one is provided during the last story-line mission.
- Triereme - RC Athena - Appears in the missions Breakout and Good Cop, Bad Cop. One is a unique armed version.
When the Agency pilot is kicked out of the Jackson JC - 2 Alamo during the hijacking he doesn't die. He is one of the few who can survive such a fall. Similarly immortal NPCs are the guys at Race triggers and Tom and Maria at mission triggers.
Available at all time:
- Sivirkin 15 Havoc - Is provided during the Agency missions Mountain Rescue and A Just Cause (can also be bought via Black Market).
- H-62 Quapaw - Used for the Black Market and Extractions.
- Zhejiang 6903 - Used during missions.
- Urga U17 Akrobat flown during the first mission.
- Urga Hrom D (in Rebellion colors), provided in the mission Connect the Dots.
- Tom has arrived at a few mission triggers in a rebel Weimaraner. Examples: Bavarium on a Plane and Suit Up.
- Sheldon presumably owns a red civilian Weimaraner, as seen in The Setup.
These are all DLC vehicles, mainly from the Danger Rising expansion.
- 7 giant submarines introduced with Danger Rising:
- Weaponized drones. In a loading screen, these drones are revealed to be called "Hamilton UAV-7" drones.
- Drones that can be stood on by soldiers.
- 3 large Agency cruisers. These are used as support ships near submarines.
This list includes weapons unique to the Agency. These are from the JC4 Danger Rising expansion.
- Niagara 9mm Bullpup - Wielded by Agency operatives, and are found in Agency weapon crates.
- Sequoia 370 Mag-Slug - wielded by Agency operatives, and are found in Agency weapon crates.
- Yellowstone Auto Sniper - Wielded by Agency operatives (albeit more rarely), and are found in Agency weapon crates.
- Stormalong EM Zero - Only found in Agency weapon crates. At a quick glance, some people may mistakenly see Miller seemingly pull out this weapon during the final mission, but he opts instead to use the RG-PBA 9 Railgun.
- Rico Rodriguez (JC1 and JC2) - Top agent. Later quit.
- Tom Sheldon (JC1 to JC3) - "Case officer", friend and mentor for Rico. Later quit.
- Maria Kane (JC1, JC2 and JC4) - Agent and pilot. Later promoted to an unmentioned higher rank.
- Jade Tan (JC2) - Agent.
- Marshall (JC2) - Agent. Missing in action, presumed dead.
- Pierce also known as Crashie (JC3) - Toms pilot.
- Multiple unnamed helicopter and airplane pilots (JC1).
- According to mission info for "Black is black, I want my intel back" (JC1), 10 agents are missing in action in San Esperito.
- Unnamed agent with a mustache (JC3) - He was seen with Tom at a business meeting with the eDEN Corporation "more than 20 years ago".
- Emerson Miller - The agent who leads the task force that is sent to Solís.
- Unknown number of field agents and soldiers aboard the Agency submarines.
- Grunts/Weak agents - They are foot soldiers- or possibly weaker agents- of the Agency, who seemingly don't possess grappling hooks, or at least don't use them. This needs confirmation. They can be identified with their khaki uniform and black beret. They are usually equipped with Niagara 9mm Bullpup, Sequoia 370 Mag-Slug, but there are some snipers with Yellowstone Auto Sniper. They don't seem to wear any body armor, so they can be killed rather easily. According to a loading screen these are just U.S. military service members.
- Agents - they are agents just like Rico once was. They are equipped with a grappler, but they only have the JC2 level of functionality. These soldiers are not only agile, but they are also tougher than grunts. Once again they don't wear protective equipment or gear, but are unrealistically tough. With all these traits, they are some of the toughest standard enemies.
- Unnamed submarine captains - They each have speech lines when Rico destroys some items around the submarines.
- "Ranking agents" - These are veteran agents who are a lot tougher and more experienced than other agents. Also, they are important targets in order to destabilize Agency operations in Solís. In fact, ranking agents are as tough as a Black Hand titan, despite wearing only light body armor. They can be distinguished by their tan suit, white shirt and moderately armored black bulletproof vest under the suit. Also their location can be seen through AR lens. They usually fight like agents using the grappler, but one of them wears a Black Hand Titan suit and another operates an A5 Coyote Assault Chopper. Each of them can have a unique discussion with Rico, if the player is close enough to them. Some of them are former rivals and friends of Rico.
- 2 unnamed "ranking agents" aboard the USS Conquest.
- Julia Blomquist - One of the "ranking agents" aboard the USS Conquest. She wears the armored suit of a Black Hand titan.
- 2 unnamed "ranking agents" aboard the USS Codetalker.
- 1 unnamed "ranking agent" aboard the USS Westward.
- Yang - One of the "ranking agents" aboard the USS Westward.
- Kowalski - One of the "ranking agents" aboard the USS Visionary. This man was Rico's friend and Rico was sorry to have to kill him.
- Russo - One of the "ranking agents" aboard the USS Visionary.
Known contacts and alliesEdit
In San Esperito:
- Ejértico Revolucionario de Liberación (the Guerrillas).
- Rioja Cartel
- Carmona (later became a traitor and was presumably killed for it).
- Sebastiano Di Ravello - Described by Tom Sheldon as The Agency's best friend. This is likely meant figuratively, based on context. The Agency would want to cozy up with Di Ravello due to his exclusive access to Bavarium, but he would not necessarily be their literal number one ally.
- eDEN Corporation - The Agency was a business partner of theirs "more than 20 years ago". Tom thought they had gone bankrupt years ago.
- The Rebellion - On the sixth mission Conflicting Interests, Sheldon informs Rico with the scanner he can convince The Agency to "give more help to the rebels." In the mission Friends Like These... Tom sells them some communications equipment in exchange for future favors.
- Oscar Espinosa - He reveals at the end of the storyline that he was about to sell the Project Illapa to the Agency for what Tom estimated to be "trillions".
- Operations in the Vietnam War (mentioned in JC2 PDA).
- The liberation of San Esperito from Salvador Mendoza's regime.
- The rescue of informant Karl Blaine from Panau Falls Casino.
- The rescue of agent Jade Tan.
- The liberation of Panau from Pandak "Baby" Panay's regime and the installation of a U.S. friendly government.
- The destruction of 11 (or 14) Nuclear missiles, which were aimed at Japan, China, Russia and United States of America. The total number of destroyed missiles is uncertain, because of the controversy in the mission Sink the Buccaneer.
- Attack and invasion on Solís, in an attempt to gain data and rebuild Illapa, and their secondary objective, to kill former agents Rico Rodriguez and Tom Sheldon.
Usual soldiers do not belong on this list, as they were killed in battle, instead of assassinated.
- Salvador Mendoza - Eliminated.
- Luis Mendoza - Eliminated.
- Tomaso Mendoza - Eliminated.
- Velasco - Eliminated.
- Jose Durango - Eliminated.
- Pandak "Baby" Panay - Eliminated.
- All Panauan Colonels - Player's choice.
- All Panauan demolition officers - Player's choice.
- Tom Sheldon - Elimination cancelled.
- Anti-gang mercenary - Eliminated.
- Having appeared in all four games, The Agency could be the most oldest faction in the Just Cause Game Series.
- The Unnamed island at X:20400; Y:31100 and Unnamed outpost at X:8300; Y:28370 in Just Cause 2 could belong to the Agency, but this is unknown.
- The unnamed island contains three sets of 3 weapon boxes (two sets near the beach, one near the temple), each consisting of a Pistol, Submachine Gun, and Fragmentation Grenade. There is also a Rocket Launcher in the temple at the top of the settlement. There are also 2 MTA Powerrun 77s at a dock. All this suggests that this place could've been some kind of stockpile island for the Agency, but no hard evidence of this place belonging to the Agency is ever found in-game.
- The same thing can be said about the unnamed outpost, where a Makoto MZ 260X and Rowlinson K22 are found. Both are vehicles that can be found in the Black Market, this outpost being the only place where you can find the 260X. While it is possible this place might've been some kind of Agency outpost in the past, there is again no hard evidence that this place belonged to the Agency.
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