Salazar Karma BOII
Today is a difficult day, Section, but tomorrow we all win.
~ Javier Salazar after his betrayal.

Javier Salazar is the hidden tertiary antagonist of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Even though he appears as a friendly character for most of the game, he reveals his true colors as a mole working for Cordis Die during the campaign level "Odysseus" when he betrays Admiral Briggs and murders two US Navy sailors and (according to past player actions) either Farid or Chloe Lynch.

Later during the same level, he is encountered by David Mason (and Mike Harper, if he is still alive) and confesses his betrayal, saying, "Today is a difficult day, Section. Tomorrow, we all win." If Harper is still alive, he will execute Salazar on the spot.

Several events in the game hint at Salazar's loyalty to Menendez. In the second mission, he tells Harper, "No seas idiota (Don't be an idiot). Do not underestimate Raul Menendez". Later, David asks Salazar why Menendez hates the U.S. so much, who then explains his background. When the trio are on a mission to Colossus find "Karma", DeFalco, Menendez' number two, attacks a nightclub. Section urges him to shoot DeFalco, but Salazar refuses, because "too many hostages", despite the fact that DeFalco only had one hostage and he was standing away from the rest of the crowd.

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