Tom Sheldon
JC3 Tom Sheldon Explains
As seen in Just Cause 3.
Character in Just Cause game series
First appearance Devil's Drop Zone
Faction The Agency
Job Case officer and helicopter pilot for the Agency and a faction leader for the White tiger
Last known status Alive

Thomas "Tom" Sheldon is a character in the Just Cause game series.

Personal lifeEdit

Tom Sheldon is a stereotypical Texan: he has a passion for barbecues; hickory chips and all things American. In one cutscene he makes Rico a margarita and is often seen with his characteristic RV, the Pocumtuck Nomad. He was born on the 4th of July in 1949, in Abilene, Texas, USA. He is mentioned once by Rico to have a fondness for word games. He hates commies, but he calls Looch (in his own words a former commie) his friend.

He is Rico Rodriguez's former commanding officer, friend and mentor.

It was revealed in the Eden Callaghan tapes added in the Bavarium Sea Heist DLC that his full name is Thomas Sheldon. Previously he was always known as Tom Sheldon.

At some point in his life before San Esperito, he was trained to fly helicopters and planes, as he is seen operating both during the Just Cause Game Series.


Quote from the PDA in Just Cause 2:

"Tom Sheldon is a longtime Agency operative, who first came into Agency employ in the sixties.
Sheldon was active during the various Agency black ops of the Vietnam war (including ops in Laos and Cambodia).
Sheldon was active in the South American Theatre during the eighties and also played an important role in the operations that led to the election of the framed 'Papa Panay' of Panau. Sheldon and his protege Rico Rodriguez played a vital role in overthrowing President Salvador Mendoza of San Espirito a few years back. Sheldon has since been working the South Pacific Theatre.
Sheldon was recently on an assignment in Panau, when he was reported missing. Some sources within the Agency claim that he has gone rogue."

Just CauseEdit

Tom appears in every storyline mission in Just Cause. He is encountered either in person or in voice.

Just Cause 2Edit

It would appear that Tom has "gone rogue" and it's up to Rico to find out what has happened.

During the events of the story, Rico discovers that Tom Sheldon is masquerading as a rebel leader known as the "White Tiger". Rico confronts Sheldon and discovers that he has gone undercover and ceased communication with the Agency, in order to evade government forces and that he is attempting to find out what "Baby" Panay is up to. Additionally, Tom Sheldon reveals that he has been helping Rico all along, as the "Sloth Demon" (Black Market dealer) - an anagram of "Tom Sheldon". His issues with the Agency resolved, Sheldon helps Rico throughout the rest of the story and continues to act as the Black Market supplier, but now under his real name.

Just Cause 3Edit

Unlike Panau, Tom Sheldon is cautious over Rico dropping into Medici as the Agency had struck a bavarium deal with General Di Ravello. As Rico discovers more of Di Ravello's tapes, it is revealed that Sheldon not only helped Di Ravello rise to power, he also adopted an orphaned Rico as an Agency recruit when Di Ravello needed to placate the Agency after keeping most of the Bavarium and its research for himself.

Sheldon eventually does agree to help the rebels, even supplying Mario Frigo and the rebellion with equipment like the CommLink, as long as the Agency could secure bavarium technology. He draws suspicion as The Rebellion gains strength, causing Rico to accuse him of playing both sides. However as a result of Rico's actions, Di Ravello dissolved his deal with the Agency, going so far as to burn Sheldon's hat before having him escorted out of the capital. To redeem himself, Sheldon helps Rico and Dimah disable and destroy a bavarium bomb that Di Ravello had been planning to ship out.

Just Cause 4Edit

Sheldon was confirmed to return by the offical Just Cause Facebook page on September 25th, 2018.

He sports a somewhat rugged look in some pre-release promotional videos and screenshots, although this could just be the effect of aging.

As Tom explains in the mission "Agency Distress Beacon", The Agency is aware of Project Illapa and Tom looked at some files about it out of curiosity. He was then put on "administrative leave" (sort of like temporarily fired). He then crashed his helicopter (that he calls Annabelle) into a jungle at Solís and hoped to find Rico, because he assumed that Rico would go to Solís.

Rico is very untrusting of him and even semi-jokingly pointing a weapon at him. Tom seems to ignore this.

Weapons of choiceEdit


Just Cause 2Edit

For most of his JC2 quotes, see Black Market.

In Mountain Rescue:

  • That damn Swede! Got the spine of a jellyfish! Gone and put the finger on Tan. And she ain't just a pretty face Rico, she's got brains. Last contact we had she was close to learning about Panay's plans...and who's causing all this trouble. We need her back, fast! - Telling Rico about how important Tan is
  • Remember, check your PDA if you don't know what to do. - After a brief conversation with Kane
  • Okay, here we are. Now go cause as much damage as you possibly can and squeeze them out. - Upon Rico's arrival in Kastelo Singa Military Base
  • Yep, you've smashed it all up! Way to cause havoc amigo! Now go on! There's more stuff to destroy up ahead! - 1 vent station destroyed
  • They've got mounted gunners Rico! Be careful! - Upon reaching Vent Station #2 area
  • Yeee-ha! This area is a pile o' rubble! Now move on to the next one, hombre! - 2 vent stations destroyed
  • Uh oh! Rocket Launcher guy in the base Rico! - Upon reaching Vent Station #3 area.
  • Okay, it's working! I've intercepted some radio bits and pieces here. They're fixin' to abandon base with Jade! Keep doing the destructo amigo and we'll get them yet! - 3 vent stations destroyed
  • Doors are open and the party's on, Rico. I want you inside the house by the edge of the cliff! - Last vent station destroyed
  • Sweet Mary Lou! That's a god damn atomic submarine! And those government thugs are shooting straight at you! - U1 surfacing
  • Okay, we're on our way to pick you both up. You just get your paws on Tan so we can sweep you up in one smooth go! - While on the ice
  • Uh, hey buddy? Better gets your hands on Tan before they reach that damn submarine! - While on the ice (might not say this)
  • Hey! Unless you two are bullet-proof, I suggest a quick exit! ... Come on now! - Rico picks up Jade and is about to board the Agency Quapaw
  • Both share a taste in shiny suits and fat jewelry I bet? -  Talking about Alexander Mirkov and his affiliation with the Roaches on the barge
  • Man, a gang of worst psychos I never knew. - After Jade finished his briefing on the international players
  • And you won't be using no hickory chips. Barbecued pig, anyone? - At the end

In Three Kings:

  • Good going, amigo. Now, get your ass over here. - Zhang Sun to Alexander Mirkov
  • Your stop buddy, good luck! I've got your back, kemosabe! I'll be right behind you in the chopper... - Right before engaging Mirkov in minigun duel
  • Here comes the cavalry! - Engaging Mirkov
  • I got your six, buddy! Heads down! - Engaging Mirkov
  • I got you buddy! TAKE THIS IVAN! - Engaging Mirkov
  • Yeeee-haaaw! Here comes Freedom baby! - Seconds before Mirkov is killed by his crash-landing chopper
  • Rico buddy, I'm as American as apple pie, And you know all, REAL Americans HATE commies... - After being caught by Rico
  • Our Japanese friend is still in his suite...preparing something nasty for us, no doubt. Get in there and take care of him! - Instructing Rico to infiltrate the Japanese tower

Just Cause 3Edit

If the character talks much more in this game, there's no need to add a complete list of all speech lines. A limited number to convey personality and motivations is fine.



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