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"I go into the favelas and give them something to lose."
—Reyes on how he controls the people
Hernan Reyes
Portrayed by Joaquim de Almeida
Reyes
Biographical Information
Full name Hernan Reyes
Status Deceased
Cause of Death Shot by Luke Hobbs
Residence Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Occupation Drug Lord
Physical Description
Gender Male
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Relationships
Friends Zizi - Second in Command
Out of Universe
Film(s) Fast Five

Hernan Reyes was a ruthless Brazilian-Portuguese drug lord, a businessman as well as the main antagonist of Fast Five. Dominic Toretto and his team cross paths with him when Dom decides to steal $100 million from Reyes. 

Fast Five

Reyes employs Brian, Dom, Mia and Vince alongside his henchmen (including Zizi) to hijack three DEA seized cars from a train. Reyes is, however, only interested in one car - a Ford GT40 that contains a computer chip holding the whereabouts of his ten cash houses. However, when Mia escapes with the car, Reyes captures and interrogates Brian and Dom with the intention of finding the location of the car; however, the pair escape to their safehouse. Vince is later caught with the chip and reveals he intended to sell it to Reyes himself, with the intention of stopping the manhunt and bounty set on Dom. 

Reyes' men attack the safehouse just as Luke Hobbs and his fellow agents do and a chase entails. The trio manage to escape and Hobbs' men kill Reyes' men, save for Zizi. 

Dom and Brian, with the aid of the chip, plan to steal all of Reyes' money and start a new life for themselves, and thus call both of their friends and associates to form a new, stronger crew. They first hit one of Reyes' cash houses and burn the $10 million stored there, revealing their faces to Reyes' workers. As the man in charge of the cash house reports to Reyes what happened, Reyes strikes him over the head with a bust in a fit of rage, killing him instantly. Reyes proceeds to move all of his money into a locked vault inside the police station, putting all the cops there on his payroll to keep guard over it at all times. 

As Hobbs eventually arrests Dom, Mia, Brian and Vince their convoy is attacked by Reyes' men who kill all of Hobbs' team members (and Vince) but all are later killed by Dom, Brian and Vince, save for Zizi, who escapes death once more. 

Dom and his team (including Hobbs and Elena) attack the police station. Dom and Brian remove and drive off with the vault, pursued by a horde of dirty cops as well as Reyes and Zizi. On the bridge, the vault flips, crashing into Reyes' car; Zizi jumps out to save himself and leaves Reyes to scream as the vault hits his car. Reyes crawls out of the car as Hobbs arrives, and begs for his life. Hobbs, however, kills him in the name of his team. The team split Reyes' money and escape. 

Trivia

  • Joaquim de Almeida plays a similar character in the television series 24, but instead the drug lord he plays is Mexican. 
  • Almeida initially was unsure about taking on the role of Reyes as he felt that he was often type-casted as villians. However after reading the script and speaking to Justin Lin (the director) he signed on.
  • Reyes is the second main antagonist to be killed, the first one is Johnny Tran.

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