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You're not having any fun, are you Sean?
~ Castor Troy to Sean Archer

Castor Troy is the main antagonist in the 1997 film Face/Off.

He was portrayed by Nicolas Cage - who also portrayed Speckles and Little Junior Brown - and John Travolta - who also portrayed Vic Deakins, Billy Nolan, Terl, Gabriel Shear, Howard Saint, and Ryder.


Castor Troy is a wanted terrorist-for-hire. He is brilliant, sadistic, psychopathic, and remorseless. He is also responsible for numerous bombings and many political assasinations. Castor has an archnemesis: FBI Special Agent Sean Archer, who has been pursuing him for a while.

Later, Castor attempts to assasinate Archer at a carnival, but he fails and ends up killing Archer's five year old son, Michael, by accident. Consumed by revenge, Archer vows to bring Castor to justice.

Six years later, Castor and his younger brother/accomplice Pollux become a part of an exortion plot: They plan to blow up Los Angeles with a powerful bomb hidden in a secret location in order to get $10 million. As Castor and Pollux board a plane at a small airport, they are pursuied by Archer and his FBI team. Archer shoots the planes engine, causing it to crash. Archer later corners Troy at a warehouse. Castor gloats to Archer about the bomb, but he is knocked into a coma before Archer can learn more, while Pollux is arrested.

Sean learns more about the bomb, but is unable to convince Pollux for the location. His friends suggests that there is only one way: To exchange his face for Castors own in order to infiltrate the prison where Pollux is and get the bombs location. Archer then undergoes face transplant surgery by Dr. Malcolm Walsh and is sent to the same prison where Pollux is. The procedure is only kept a secret to Archer, his two FBI colleagues, and Dr. Walsh.

Soon after, Castor awakes from his coma and discovers his face missing. He calls in his gang and force Dr. Walsh to put Sean's face on him. Castor burns the lab with Walsh and Archers FBI colleagues inside, erasing all evidence of the switch. Castor visits the prison and taunts Archer about what happened. Castor-as-Sean releases Pollux and forces him to "reveal" the bombs location. Disarming the bomb in a dramatic fasion, Castor gains the trust of Archers FBI colleagues. Castor also gets closr to Archers family: He romances his wife Eve and saves his daughter Jaime from an attempted rapist.

Later, Castor learns that Archer has escaped from prison and has retreated to his headquarters. Castor-as-Sean attacks the headquarters. He confronts Archer, who later kills Pollux. The next day, Castor kills FBI Director Victor Lazarro. At Lazarro's funeral, Castor confronts Archer once again and takes Eve hostage. A gunfight later ensues and Castor takes Jaime hostage, but she retaliates by stabbing him with a knife he ironicaly gave her for self-defense. Castor kills two FBI agents and flees in a speedboat, but Archer pursues him and forces him into shore by collision. Archer then kills Castor with a spear gun and gets his face back in the end.

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