Gary Carmine was the cousin of all Carmine Brothers. It seemed the brothers hated Gary, not just because he was their cousin. It was because he went outsider and abandoned the COG. The Carmine Family was always loyal to the COG.
When he went outsider during the Locust War to follow Gabe Diaz, his cousins despised him especially Anthony. He proved to Gabe, Reyna and Oscar that he was a valuable member to the village. With that badass Carmine DNA in him, he protected the village from Deebee Shepards. Until, JD, Del, and Kait bring the COG fabricator to the village. First Prime Minister Jinn has suspected that Outsiders are kidnapping soldiers and civilians in COG settlements. She sends armed Deebee forces to the village.
Gary Carmine destroys Kestrels with the heavy turret, then a condor drops a Deebee pod right on top of him. Players suspect Gary is dead because he doesn’t get any more screen time.
We may have not see Gary after this. Was this actually Gary’s death? To a Deebee drop pod? No, we actually do get to see Gary again…
After JD and them get off the burning mining elevator, they must enter the Hive to save Marcus. It seems like this was also the Hive that Kait’s village was being podded because Marcus could feel them. JD opens a door to see a room full of dead Juvies and one dead guy. To be honest, this room, scene and dialogue is unnecessary to the casual player, but it seems like the writers are telling us something. This dead guy is actually Gary. He has the same outfit except, he doesn’t have his signature mask/hat on. JD and them comment how this guy was a badass. They don’t recognize Gary because no one has ever seen Gary without his mask.
It seems like he survived from the pod collision, got snatched by the Snacher, and with his Carmine DNA grit, managed to cut out of the pod (Gears 5 Escape Style). He doesnt have his mask, maybe because he had to take it off during checkup with the headache. He fought through hordes of these unknown enemies. Gary Carmine fought to the end, trying to save his village. This was his real family, people that looked up to him not like Anthony, Ben, or Clayton.
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