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The Rebellion
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Their flag on a town flagpole, after a town liberation.
Faction in Just Cause 3
Goal, or purpose To restore democracy on Medici and bring an end to Di Ravello's regime.
Ideology Democracy, apparent populism
Leader Mario Frigo
Rosa Manuela
Starting base, or HQ Cava de Rebelles
Grotta Contrabandero
Refugio Umbra
Source of money Popular support of the people
The Agency

The Rebellion is a faction in Just Cause 3.


It's not known when the Rebellion was initially formed, but it was before the events of Just Cause 3, as can be observed in the first mission Welcome Home where there is already an ongoing battle between the rebels and the military. The Rebellion opposes the Medician dictatorship lead by Sebastiano Di Ravello's totalitarian regime, oppressing Medici with an iron fist. With the help of Rico Rodriguez, the Rebellion eventually manages to push back the military and liberate Medici. Di Ravello tapes reveal that this is actually the second rebellion, after he crushed the first one.

The leader of the Rebellion is Mario, one of Rico's friends from when he lived in Medici.

The faction was reported to be "failing" until the arrival of Rico. The Rebellion utilizes captured military vehicles as well as shotguns and other captured weapons. Based on promotional screenshots, their faction color is light blue.

The Rebellion doesn't have a proper name as such. They're always referred to as "the rebels" / "the Rebellion". Roland Lesterlin called it simply "The Rebellion" in some pre-release interview. The beginning cut-scene in Welcome Home shows Dimah as "Brains of the Rebellion".

The Rebellion HQ in Insula Fonte is Cava de Rebelles. At Insula Dracon it's Grotta Contrabandero. In Insula Striate it's Refugio Umbra.

As seen in the game, they're constantly helping Rico against the Medici Military and D.R.M. soldiers, since they can match these enemies with the stolen military vehicles.

Most rebel vehicles are painted with the insignia over the three stars, shark-like patterns and bull horns (a reference to ancient Medician culture and religion) on the front end, giving them a menacing look and a blue roof. For aircraft, however, these are just painted with a plain light blue and the insignia, giving them a "normal" look.

From the start of the game, they control the provinces of Soros, Umbra and Cauda. They also control the Unnamed outpost at N 40 47.840 E 5 46.790.

The Rebellion symbol comes from an ancient Medician religion that worshiped bulls. An ancient temple with a bull altar can be seen on the northern coast of Plagia. The altar has new potted plants around it, indicating recent activity. Another similar shrine with two large bull statues is at the Grotta Contrabandero base.

There's a board with detailed rebel plans on the beach near the aircraft carrier. The same set of plans can also spawn at random other places inside the rebel bases, but when that happens there will be a few rebels standing in front of it and blocking the view. One of the maps shows the location of Medici, but it's incorrectly shown to be several hundred kilometers north of the actual location (as proven by coordinates).

They always have the slogans "Liberar Salrosa" and "Se revoltar" on their vehicles, which could translate into "Liberate the island of devils" and "Revolt".

Members and allies

According to D.R.M. propaganda that is broadcasted from Stria Switzo Propagandas, "Rebels can be identified by their long hair, sunglasses and baseless idealism."

  • Mario - Leader and vehicle specialist.
  • Rico Rodriguez - Professional gunman and de facto leader.
  • Dimah Ali Umar al-Masri (a.k.a. "Brains of the Rebellion") - A female "brilliant scientist" who invented Rico Rodriguez's Wingsuit and who mods the explosive weapons.
  • Rosa Manuela - "Exiled populist leader". According to Di Ravello tapes, she was running against president Dante in an election and would have won, but Di Ravello managed to seize power just before the election and legal transition of power. Later she takes over as leader of the Rebellion from Mario.
  • Luchianov (also known as Looch) - Vehicle specialist.
  • Alessia- Rebel radio host.
  • Tom Sheldon- Agency contact. Ally to the rebels mainly through Rico.
  • Annika Svennson - Professional smuggler operating out of Grotta Contrabandero. Her primary interest is money, but she also hates Di Ravello and is considered a reluctant ally to the rebels. After the mission The Great Escape, she decides to officially join the Rebellion.
  • Teo - Annika's smuggling partner and right-hand-man. He eventually joins the Rebellion around the same time as Annika.
  • Many soldiers. Typical rebels are weaker than Medici Military soldiers due to worse aim and lack of body armor. With equal numbers, rebels will almost always certainly lose.



During free-roam:

In missions:

Memorable and/or interesting quotes

Some of these quotes provide information relevant to the Timeline of the Just Cause universe and to generally interesting Medici/Civilian life trivia that can not be obtained anywhere else.

  • "My brother is in the General's army. He says power and order are the true tenets of freedom. We don't talk anymore."
  • "Sometimes I feel bad for the general's men. Hatred is learned, but it surely can be unlearned."
  • They may sometimes say that they recognize a soldier that they killed and that they grew up together.
  • A woman might sometimes say they [The Rebellion] watches some American TV show very often, but apparently every episode, some character is killed off, making her very frustrated.
  • A relatively common one includes some rebel saying he/she had a family up North, but Di Ravello burned it down (for whatever reason). He then says The Rebellion is his only family now.
  • A rebel could sometimes say "We had a captured soldier kill himself the other day. He was probably too afraid of the army's interrogation techniques. May he rest in peace."
    • If this were so, then the interrogation techniques are likely to be very harsh, thus likely drawing condemnation from the United Nations, and possibly even risking a UN invasion. Of course, Medici is never invaded in-game (unless you buy the Sky Fortress DLC).
  • Another rebel might say something along the lines of "You know, The Rebellion gives us good stuff, but why can't they give us a rest every once in a while? I got three hours of sleep in a month! It's starting to work on my brain."
    • If this were so, then it could translate into 1 hour of sleep per every 240 hours, which is very insufficient for anyone.
  • "I know we would be better off without the general, but how do we prevent another one from taking his place?"
  • "My mother used to call me a rebel as a child. I wonder if she regrets that now?"
  • Also, some say that their mother express concern about their children being soldiers.
  • They might ask if you have been to a Garage, and they want to come with you the next time you go.
  • Some rebels wonder what to do after the war is all over, but at least the Rebellion keeps them busy for the moment.
  • Sometimes rebels will say that after liberating a town they started handing out seized property from the police station to the townspeople.
  • Rarely a rebel may say that he and his family used to go boating in Insula Dracon, but can't any more, due the archipelago being littered with sea mines.

Quotes during combat

  • "Keep it straight, I'm opening fire!" when shooting out of a car.
  • "For the revolucion!"


  • Rico will say "I need to be more careful" after shooting a rebel.
  • Rico can get some rebels inside his vehicle if he blows the horn near them.
  • It is interesting to note that while some vehicles have the Rebellion flag hastily painted on, some of their captured vehicles (like the Urga Hrom Ds or Imperator Bavarium Tanks) are completely painted.
  • There is no proper name for this group. In game they are always called "the Rebellion", or "rebels".
  • As some rebels are wearing body armor and are capable of driving military vehicles, it's likely that many are former members of the Medici Military, the Medici Police Department, or Black Hand, who dissented from Di Ravello's rule.
  • Likewise, it can be assumed that after the events of the game, the rebels likely take full control of the Medici Military itself, and may have re-established the police service.
  • This resistance organization seems to have some minor resemblance to several Kurdish armed groups (like the YPG or Euphrates Volcano), or Free Syrian Army or even the IRA, but this group closely resembles South American rebels such as FARC. However as noted, this group is not a guerrilla organization. For example, they directly engage their enemies in open combat instead of using guerrilla methods, which would give aptly name them as they are.
  • Also, the Rebellion seems to support economic liberalism and liberal policies overall, in contrast to leftist guerilla or other seperatist groups.
  • After a recent update, rebels can now directly commandeer military vehicles used by their enemies. Examples include Alte Potentia and Falco Maxime: Centcom (see articles for details).
  • There is either a glitch or easter egg where in military bases, a rebel soldier, either male or female, can be heard screaming every few seconds. It is impossible to find the rebel making the noise and it can only be stopped by leaving the base or by dying; it's unknown whether this was a glitch, or meant to be a political prisoner being tortured off-screen.
  • Sometimes (very rare) when a rebel is heavily wounded, they'll start repeatedly crying out some phrases, such as "I need to find a safe spot", or "I'm heavily wounded", and "I need to find cover". Due to how rare this seems to be, this may be a glitch set of lines not made to appear in the game (but can happen rarely) or could be when a rebel's health is next to the brink of death. Also, the rebel eventually stopped talking, signifying that NPCs might have regenerative health like Rico or at least, rebel soldiers do.
  • If Rico is to take a vehicle that is being driven by a rebel, the rebel will move to the passenger seat to allow Rico to drive the vehicle. Normally this results in a hijacking. If the vehicle's seats are all occupied, one of the rebels will get thrown out.
  • Rebellion members appear to have the same health as Medici Military commandos. Needs confirmation.





Action and other situations

Concept art and poster-like promotional images



JC3 interview about the rebellion, backstory and gameplay elements