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Bodhi

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Bodhi's character icon.

Bodhi FBI Files
Bodhi's profile image in the FBI Files.

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Bodhi's sketch in the FBI Files.

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Bodhi's paper craft model.

Career information
Role Ex-President
Affiliation(s) The Payday Gang
Ex-Presidents (former)
Signature weapons
Ranged Platypus 70
Melee Utility Knife
Biographical information
Nationality Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuelan
Language(s) English
Age Unknown
Physical description
Hair color Brown
Ethnicity Hispanic
Other
Appearance(s) PAYDAY 2
Portrayed by Unknown, modeled after Édgar Ramírez
Voiced by Josh Lenn [1]
Quotes Quotation page
v·d·e
FBI Description
FBI Files: Bodhi is known as one of the greatest legends in the world of crime, but few know the man behind the mask. As the founding father of the Ex-Presidents gang, Bodhi's renowned in the criminal underworld for his extreme athleticism and daring heists. His recent feats of strength in Mumbai and Austria got Bain’s attention, granting him an invitation to the PAYDAY gang.

Bodhi is the thirteenth playable character in PAYDAY 2. He was released in his eponymous character pack alongside The Point Break Heists on December 3, 2015.

BackgroundEdit

Prior to PAYDAY 2Edit

Born in Venezuela, Bodhi got into contact with the extreme sports athlete Onno Osaki and learned from his quest to complete 8 ordeals to honor the forces of nature. His philosophy was that anyone who could find the perfect line through each of these ordeals would achieve Nirvana. Bodhi was on the boat with Onno Osaki after he completed his third ordeal. Osaki wanted to stop a whale hunting ship from killing whales. However the whale hunter ran over the boat of Osaki and killed him. Bodhi was able to survive and committed himself to complete the 8 ordeals in order to show that the world that they have to change their ways in order to save the planet.

He formed a team with fellow extreme athletes: Roach, Chowder and Grommet and became determined to complete all 8 ordeals. They are sponsored and backed up financially by Pascal Al Fariq, a wealthy playboy. As of 2015, Bodhi had already completed six of the trials.

PAYDAY 2Edit

During the time Bain recruited Bodhi, most of his companions are already dead, either to the law or the trials. With few options and the final two trials ahead, Bodhi accepted Bain's offer.

He may also have served in the military, given his usage of the NATO alphabet, including "Oscar Mike" and referring to the law enforcement as "Tangos".

TriviaEdit

  • Bodhi is the second guest heister to be taken from a movie, after John Wick, being taken from the 2015 remake of Point Break. As a side note, the latter starred Wick's movie actor Keanu Reeves.
    • Bodhi's character pack was released the day before the film Point Break was released in theaters in China, and over three weeks before the US release of the film.
    • Bodhi's appearance as a playable character in the game is odd at best since both incarnations of the character perished at sea trying to accomplish the Life of Water trial. One could argue that the game canon follows an alternate continuity to that of the movie, as according to the list in his room, Bodhi had already completed Life of Water prior to attempting Master of Six Lives.
  • Bodhi's 1991 incarnation was the namesake of Wolf's infamous Bodhi's Pool Repair service.
    • According to a note by Bain ("Bodhi never failed me - you should be safe for now")[2] in his guide, Bodhi as a character have existed in the series' canon since the early days of PAYDAY 2, as he was apparently the one who supplied the crew with the Laundromat Safe House.
      • Despite this, the Pool Repair service was ever brought up in conversation or mention since the heister joined the crew.
      • The old Safe House may be mentioned by Jiro in the new one. He states that it was a "shithole" and appreciates Hoxton's generosity.
  • Bodhi is the second character to possess a passive ability, first being Jiro; he is able to obliterate Tasers' heads with a lethal headshot from the Platypus 70.
  • He is the second character to wear normal street clothes, the first being Jacket.
    • On those terms, he's also the third heister to wear different gloves, the first two being John Wick and Jacket.
    • Bodhi is also the third heister to bear openly visible tattoos, following Bonnie and Jiro.
  • Bodhi is the first heister to refer to turrets and Captain Winters by their specific names.
  • Like Bain, Bodhi likes to commit crimes to challenge the so-called justice system and getting the thrill out of being hunted and chased. When Bodhi calls out to the on-site police forces he would insult them, calling them fascists and "Long arm of the Law" among other epithets.
    • Other than that, his motives often do not include malice or personal gain, unlike what's regularly displayed by Bain.
  • Bodhi's voice actor, Josh Lenn, also portrays Hoxton in various live-action featurettes of PAYDAY 2.
  • According to a paper hung up in Bodhi's wood workshop in the Safe House, Bodhi has completed 6 of the Ozaki 8's eight trials.

VideoEdit

PAYDAY 2 Bodhi Briefing Trailer01:52

PAYDAY 2 Bodhi Briefing Trailer

Bodhi Briefing Trailer by Commissioner Garrett.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://joshlenn.com/2015/12/02/voice-of-bodhi-in-pay-day-2/
  2. The Guide of Bain - Finding a Sanctuary
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