Atoq Navarro was a South American archaeologist that also leads a team of highly trained South American mercenaries hired by Gabriel Roman. He is an antagonist and the final boss in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Throughout the game, he is Roman's right-hand man, who demonstrates knowledge of El Dorado.
Main article: Uncharted: Drake's FortuneAtoq Navarro was found in a slum by Gabriel Roman, who took care of him and raised him. He serves as Roman's second-in-command throughout the events in Drake's Fortune. Both want to have the El Dorado statue. However, Roman only wants the gold to compensate for money that Victor Sullivan owes him, while Navarro secretly wants the treasure for his own agenda.
A Surprising Find
Atoq Navarro and Gabriel Roman first appear after Nathan Drake leaves the U-boat. The two men and their mercenaries are holding Victor Sullivan at gunpoint, they likely showed up when Sully's radio went out. Roman, angry at both of them, does not hesitate at all and aims his .38 revolver at Sully and fires. Due to Nate activating a torpedo, the u-boat explodes and knocks down all the men. Nate, looking back at Sully's body, thinking he is dead, runs into the jungle and bumps into Elena who gives him a gun.
Though never made into a real chapter, "Chapter 3 and a half" was based on Navarro's major part of being a villain. Nate and Elena sneak into an airstrip to get back Sully's plane, but the area is littered with Navarro's mercenaries. Nate follows a mountain path down to a hangar, and once reaching it he has to fight a group of mercenaries. Nate finds a gun and blows up barrels in order to kill them. Afterwards, Elena and Nate were fighting their way through the hangar to escape, once getting Sully's plane. Eventually, Navarro appears in an armoured truck and begins firing at both of them with a chaingun. Nate figures out that the only way to defeat Navarro is to detonate explosive barrels, causing a telephone pole to topple onto his truck. Elena and Nate then jump in the plane and fly away.
Roman and Navarro eventually locate El Dorado. Nate and Sully attempt to sneak up on them, but are spotted by two mercenaries and ordered to drop their weapons. Roman walks around the statue, admiring the craftsmanship. Navarro, knowing the effects of the treasure, tells Roman "the real treasure of El Dorado lies inside" and to open it. Roman opens it, only to find a rotting corpse. Spores emerge from it, which Roman accidentally inhales, causing him to transform into a descendant. Navarro then shoots Roman in the head. Shortly after, a helicopter arrives and El Dorado is tied to it. Before leaving in the helicopter, Navarro reveals he has been planning all along to sell off the statue as a weapon to the highest bidder. However, Descendants arrive and begin attacking the mercenaries. Elena also went with Nate and Sullivan.
Nathan Drake arrives at the boat finally after shooting Atoq Navarro's pilot. The cargo ship is full of shipment and boxes. Atoq Navarro then begins fighting with Nate using his automatic SAS-12. After knocking Navarro unconscious, Nate is about to push the helicopter into the ocean, Atoq Navarro regains conscious and Nate sees the rope around Navarro's feet. He begins pushing the helicopter and El Dorado into the ocean, screaming and being dragged off the boat, Navarro sinks with the treasure and drowns, what happened to his body remains unknown.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)
Though Atoq Navarro does not appear in Uncharted 2, his name is seen once in Nathan Drake's journal scratched out due to his drowning.