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The Agency
Agency decal, JC1.png

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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 and installing US-friendly heads of state.
(JC3 and JC4) Control advanced technology and rare resources that interest the US government.
Leader Unknown
Starting base, or HQ Agency HQ
Source of money US government


The Agency is an organization in the Just Cause game series.

Special relevance

The protagonist Rico Rodriguez works for them in Just Cause and Just Cause 2.

The organization also appears in Just Cause 3 and eventually becomes an enemy in Just Cause 4.

Description

The Agency is a US government intelligence organisation tasked with carrying out various operations involving the enemies and allies of the United States, including dictators, such as Medici's Sebastiano Di Ravello, and various rebel groups, such as the Ejértico Revolucionario de Liberación in San Esperito.

The Agency provides each of its agents with a PDA, later renamed to CommLink in JC3.

It is possible that The Agency is a parody of the C.I.A., who are alleged to carry out real operations against the enemies (and sometimes allies) of the United States, most notably in regions such as The Caribbean and South America. However, according to promotional information for Just Cause 3, The Agency is "a covert arm of the CIA – simply called The Agency". Assuming this is canon, it must have been created between 1947 and 1955, as the CIA was founded in 1947, and The Agency's first known actions were running Black Ops during the Vietnam War, which started in 1955.


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.

At the end of the storyline in Just Cause 4, it's revealed that The Agency had close ties to Oscar Espinosa. Tom speculated that losing the storm core cost them trillions into that weather project.

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.
  • Referenced in JC3 and JC4, a mission took place in Guatemala before the events of Just Cause. Rico, Maria and Dimah were there and their forward operations base was the USS Codetalker. Dimah found herself in some trouble during this mission and Rico saved her. It was also during this time that Maria and Rico were in a personal relationship, which ended before the events of Just Cause.

Missions

Vehicles

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.

Vehicles (JC1)

Available through heavy drop:

Others:

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.

Vehicles (JC2)

Available at all time:

Others:

Vehicles (JC3)

Vehicles (JC4)

The following are all DLC vehicles, mainly from the Danger Rising expansion.

Weapons

This list includes weapons unique to the Agency. These are from the JC4 Danger Rising expansion.

  • Niagara 9mm Bullpup - Wielded by Agency operatives, and found in Agency weapon crates.
  • Sequoia 370 Mag-Slug - wielded by Agency operatives, and 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, but not actually wielded by anyone. 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.
  • Bullshark Assault Rifle - Can be found in Agency colors, but is not actually wielded by any operatives. This is because this weapon is a separate DLC from Danger Rising.

Known members

JC4 Danger Rising

  • 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. 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 but are capable of rolling and dodging like Black Hand Ghosts. 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 can only latch onto surfaces and completely lacks the retractor function. 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, while others don't even know him.
    • 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 allies

In San Esperito:

In Panau:

In Medici:

  • 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.

In Solís:

Known operations


Known targets


Usual soldiers do not belong on this list, as they were killed in battle, instead of assassinated.

JC1:

JC2:

JC4:

JC:M:

  • Unknown.

Firebrand

Main article: Firebrand.

Trivia

  • Having appeared in all four games and having been around since the days of the C.I.A. being formed, The Agency is quite likely the oldest faction in the Just Cause Game Series, having a creation date of anywhere between 1947 and 1955.
    • That being said, the Black Hand were aware of the events of the previous three games and although did not appear in Just Cause 2, they were aware of Rico's toppling of Pandak "Baby" Panay and three other unnamed dictators. PMCs however, were not existent until 1965.
  • 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.
  • The Agency operatives in Danger Rising seem to be glitched, as they have a grenade throw animation, but don't throw grenades at all when the animation is played. It seems like some developer forgot to add grenades. See also: Just Cause 4 Bugs and glitches.

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