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It's like my father said, Anna: if you wanna build an ivory tower, you're gonna have to kill a few elephants.
~ Dane Vogel talks about his philosophy during "The Anna Show".

 Dane Vogel was Director of Special Projects (and later Chairman of the Board of Directors) of the Ultor Corporation, and served as the main antagonist of Saints Row 2.

In Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, Vogel returns as a main character and ally to the two player characters Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington.

He is voiced by Jay Mohr.

Description

Vogel appeared as a Director of Special Projects of the Ultor Corporation, he was a wealthy, powerful, and influential man who enjoyed the luxury of being one of the most prominent and iconic figures in Stilwater. He had nothing but contempt for gangbangers, homeless bums, and other undesirables of Stilwater society. In his mind, Vogel truly believed that he was doing Stilwater a favor by burying the city's poverty and crime beneath a glass and steel utopia.

Biography

On the outside, Dane Vogel was a Stilwater celebrity, ladies loved him for his looks and men applauded him for bringing order and peace to the city. His actions had gained him a great deal of respect and admiration among his peers during the period when the Protagonist lay in a coma at the Stilwater Penitentiary.

When the Ultor Corporation moved into the city and began spreading their influence, they established their base of operations at the Phillips Building in Mission Beach. Then they set to work transforming the entire Saint's Row District into a modern, glass and steel utopia for the wealthy and the privileged. Vogel personally oversaw many of these "transformations" over the last several years, including the complete restoration of the Saints Row Church (renamed Stilwater Memorial Church) which once housed the 3rd Street Saints. In the years following the events of Saints Row and the death of Alderman Richard Hughes, Saint's Row underwent a series of incredible transformations which ultimately turned it into a modern, glass and steel utopia for wealthy and privileged people, while most of the Row's original inhabitants were forced out. Vogel himself personally oversaw many of these transformations, including the complete restoration of the Saints Row Church which once housed the 3rd Street Saints. He also paid a visit to Saints lieutenant Dex and personally recruited him into Ultor's Security Division.

This deal is ultimately broken at when Shogo's father, and the Ronin's true leader, Kazuo Akuji, demands a more substantial tribute from Vogel for continued protection. Vogel refuses to comply with the demand, so in response, Kazuo severs all ties between Ultor and the Ronin, much to Shogo's disbelief.

To accomplish this feat, he secretly manipulates the Protagonist into massacring every member of the board during an annual corporate party aboard one of their private yachts. After receiving his promotion to chairman from the corporate office, Vogel celebrates by calling a press conference to outline his ambitions for "The Revitalization of Shivington."

During this conference, Vogel tries pleading with the Protagonist, claiming to be the Saints' "number one fan," only to be shot in the mouth in mid-speech, sending him crashing through one of his top story office windows.

In the aftermath, Eric Gryphon is appointed as Vogel's successor, and he befriends the Saints following the events of Corporate Warfare. This opens up as to how the Saints become major celebrities in Saints Row: The Third. At this point, they have entered into a partnership with Ultor known as the Saints/Ultor Media Group

Throughout the game, Vogel takes on the role of a guide, giving hints, quests, and challenges.

Vogel also uses Tacos Malos as a front, through which the "Last Supper" weapon is unlocked.

Centuries later, in the Shawarma cutscene which unlocks after completing City Takeover, Kiki is kidnapped by William Sharp and Vogel risks his own life to save her. He succeeds and the two of them decide to get married with "ironclad prenups," and force Sharp to be their waiter.

Trivia

  • Vogel was to appear in Saints Row IV, however, was cut. His model and homie icon still exists in the game files.
  • Similar to Matt Miller and Benjamin King, Vogel starts off as an antagonist in a Saints Row game but then returns in another game as an ally to the player in the story. However, unlike these two, Vogel was killed by the Protagonist.

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Licensing

This article contains content derived from the "Dane Vogel" article on the Saints Row Wiki, licensed under CC-BY-SA.