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Eugene James
Rank Blacklist #9
Alias Earl
Strength Sprint Races
MitsubishiSmallMain Lancer Evolution VIII
NFS Most Wanted Blacklist Bio - 9 Earl

NFS Most Wanted Blacklist Bio - 9 Earl

Eugene James - better known as "Earl" - is one of the antagonists of Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

Earl is the ninth driver on the Blacklist. He is the last Blacklist driver to race against the player, before they enter Downtown Rockport. His car is a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII with a red and blue unique vinyl.

At the end of the game, Earl is arrested by the Rockport Police Department along with the rest of the Blacklist racers.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted


This guy hails from the lower east side of Rockport City but now rides on the coast. He’s a big fan of imports and goes out of his way to take on the big blocks.


Earl can be challenged by the player upon winning 5 race events and completing 4 pursuit milestones. It is also necessary to earn 790,000 bounty. Players will receive 46,000 bounty upon completing a pursuit milestone and 16,000 bounty for each speed camera.

After defeating Earl in his last race, the player will win $16,000 and may select multiple reward cards.

BlacklistBountyIcon 790,000 Bounty
BlacklistRaceIcon NFSMWCircuitIcon Dunwich Bay
NFSMWCircuitIcon Boundary
NFSMWDragIcon Seaside & Camden
NFSMWLapKnockoutIcon Fisher Road
NFSMWSpeedTrapIcon Seagate & Horn
NFSMWSpeedTrapIcon Hollis & Chancellor
NFSMWTollboothIcon Skyview & Waterfront
NFSMWTollboothIcon Bristol & Route 55
BlacklistMilestoneIcon NFSMWMilestoneTradepaintIcon Damage 12 police vehicles in a single pursuit
NFSMWMilestoneBountyIcon Earn 30,000 bounty in a single pursuit
NFSMWMilestonePursuitTime1Icon Evade a pursuit in under 3
NFSMWMilestoneRoadblockIcon Dodge 6 roadblocks in a single pursuit
NFSMWMilestoneSpeedCameraIcon Pass a speed camera at over 137 mph
NFSMWMilestoneSpeedCameraIcon Pass a speed camera at over 140 mph
NFSMWMilestoneSpeedCameraIcon Pass a speed camera at over 149 mph
NFSMWRivalRaceIcon NFSMWSpeedTrapIcon North Bay Cannery NFSMWSprintIcon Camden & Route 55


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII

NFSMWEngineIcon Pro NFSMWTransmissionIcon Pro NFSMWSuspensionIcon Super Pro
NFSMWNitrousIcon Pro NFSMWTyresIcon Super Pro NFSMWBrakesIcon Pro
NFSMWTurboIcon Super Pro NFSMWSuperchargerIcon -
NFSMWBodykitIcon #4 NFSMWRimsIcon Enkei WRC Tarmac 20" NFSMWDecalsIcon -
NFSMWSpoilerIcon Dragon CF NFSMWRoofScoopIcon Typhoon Offset CF NFSMWVinylsIcon Unique vinyls w/ decals
NFSMWHoodIcon Speedline NFSMWPaintIcon Gloss #1 NFSMWWindowTintIcon Dark yellow

Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0


He drives a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII.

  • Bodykit: Street Spec
  • Spoiler: Mako
  • Hood: Default
  • Vinyl: Pierre's
  • Rims: UG-A 18" - Light Steel Blue
  • Tint: 2
  • Paint: Standard - White


"Meet the Black List's momma's boy. Guy thinks he's a duke or royalty or somethin' stupid like that. Don't be fooled by this pencil neck, he'll roll over you in a heartbeat"


  • He is one of the few characters in the game to send a message to the player, telling them a warning about the player having a bounty on his head.
  • During Earl's biography video, he can be seen drifting before a vinyl-less BMW M3 GTR. He performs the same driving maneuver during the opening sequence of his first rival race.
  • Earl's biography video song is an instrumental of "Feed The Addiction" by Ils.
  • Earl is played by actor Miche Sauveur.
  • Earl is the one of the two Blacklist racers that Rog doesn't refer to by name, the other being Webster. Rog refers to Earl by his position in the Blacklist in his voice message to the player when all of the requirements are met to challenge him.[1]
  • Earl's real name in Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0 is "Pierre Dupont" instead of Eugene James. Pierre Dupont was Earl's original real name during the main game's development.



  1. Voice Message by Rog ("#9 doesn't think he can take you.")
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