|Appears in||Uncharted: Eye of Indra|
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Uncharted: Drake's Trail (now defunct)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (motion comic)
Uncharted (comic) (appears on the cover)
Uncharted Toyota Advert
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Through Panama by Elena Fisher
|English voice actor||Emily Rose|
|Japanese voice actor||Yuko Nagashima|
|Motion capture actor||Emily Rose|
Elena Fisher is an American journalist, TV personality and Foreign Correspondent. Amy Hennig commented that she created Elena to be the 'female version of Drake' instead of the 'damsel in distress' type. By the events of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, she is married to Nathan Drake.
Elena is voiced and motion captured by Emily Rose.
Elena was born in Florida according to Naughty Dog bios and official game guides. In the Uncharted: Drake's Fortune manual, it states that Elena eventually gained fame by taking part in a reality show on TV, then began hosting one of her own. Her TV show is successful and it airs on a premiere cable network, yet despite this, it still has a small budget. Because of this, Elena hosts the show herself, while her producers manage costs.
Elena is a bright and self-reliant investigator of historical mysteries. After coming in second on a popular survival reality show, Elena parlayed her 15 minutes of fame into hosting a cable adventure/archaeology show.
"Elena first came to prominence in a popular reality show on TV, which scored her dream job: presenting her own archaeology TV show. Although the show is successful and it airs on a well-known cable network, the budget is small, with Elena not only producing and hosting the show, but operating all of her own equipment. This brought her to the attention of treasure hunter Nathan Drake, who saw an opportunity to con her TV show into paying for an expedition he had planned; to recover the coffin of Sir Francis Drake off the coast of Panama" – Uncharted manual.
"Drake’s former companion, Elena has since graduated from tabloid reporter to a legitimate investigative journalist, and now tracks stories in some of the most dangerous and war-torn corners of the world. She’s as stubborn and tenacious as Drake is, and determined to such a degree that it is both her greatest virtue and her greatest fault." – official Uncharted 2: Among Thieves bio.
Elena appears very briefly in Eye of Indra. She is in the final episode of the motion comic where Nathan and Sully are watching her show on TV at a beach resort, following Nate's ordeal with Pinkerton. Nate explains to Sully how he is meeting with Elena to discuss cost arrangements for his expedition to find Sir Francis Drake's coffin.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007) Edit
- "Yeah, it's like a camera. You just point and shoot, right?"
- — Elena
Elena is filming the discovery of Sir Francis Drake's coffin with Nathan when their boat is attacked by a band of pirates led by Eddy Raja, who had been tracking Nate. Fending them off, they are soon rescued by Sully in his seaplane and the three escape the area.
Elena contacts her executives and asks for a camera crew so that they could continue to film. Sully believes that having Elena come with him and Nathan broadcasting their mission to discover El Dorado would jeopardize their goal, Nathan reluctantly agreed, so they abandoned her while she's still on the phone.
Elena managed to follow them, eventually running into Nathan on the run from and Atoq Navarro's mercenaries. She helps him escape to a jeep and they soon fly to the island where El Dorado is held. They eventually reach the island, however, their plane is damaged by anti-aircraft fire, forcing them to parachute in. They are subsequently separated after landing.
Upon crashing and fighting through pirates, Nate discovers Elena's parachute. But once he finds her, a group of pirates capture and imprison him inside the fortress. Elena breaks him out in time and the two flee from Eddy's pirates in a jeep. They travel through the flooded city on the island until they reach a monastery, and after battling with Navarro's mercenaries, they finally reunite with Sullivan. Following a trap, Nate and Elena are separated from Sullivan and enter the treasure vault, where they again face Eddy and his pirates as well as the infected Descendants. They escape but find themselves trapped in a strange Nazi bunker. Nate travels to the other side alone in search for the power to the elevator but Roman and Navarro capture Elena while he's gone.
Nate escapes the bunker and helps Sully fend off more of Navarro's soldiers and enter the hidden cave where El Dorado is found. As the cave fills with Descendants, Navarro takes Elena onto a helicopter while Nate jumps onto the attached statue as it is airlifted from its tomb. A mercenary attempts to shoot him off, but Elena acts quickly, kicking the man out of the helicopter, causing him to shoot his gun at the pilot. The helicopter crashes aboard Navarro's tanker knocking Elena unconscious.
Defeating Navarro, Nate pulls Elena from the wreck, though as Navarro regains consciousness and attempts to kill them both once more, Nate pushes the helicopter off the edge of the boat causing a rope to tangle around Navarro's leg, dragging him to the bottom of the sea under the weight of both the helicopter and El Dorado.
With the threat of El Dorado resolved, Nate and Elena lean in to kiss, but are interrupted by Sully who managed to get a boat and some treasure from a group of now-dead pirates. As they sail off into the sunset, Elena warns Nate that he still owes her a story, after her camera was destroyed earlier. Nate assures her that he's "good for it."
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009) Edit
- "Why tear up the city, you know? It just doesn't make any sense."
- — Elena discusses Lazarevic with Nate
Since the events of the first Uncharted, Elena has become an investigative journalist, and has been tracking Zoran Lazarevic's movements for some time. She is determined to reveal to the world that Lazarevic survived a bombing raid and is active again. Her search has brought her and her cameraman Jeff to the war-torn streets of a city in Nepal.
While trailing Lazarevic, Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer run into Elena and Jeff in Nepal. Nate insists on bringing Elena and Jeff with them despite Chloe's protests. The four of them head to a temple that will reveal the location of Shambala. At the temple, Nate orders Elena and Jeff to wait at the entrance while he and Chloe explore the temple. However, while they're gone, Elena and Jeff are spotted by Lazarevic's soldiers and get pinned down.
Nate and Chloe return and save Elena and Jeff from the soldiers, though Jeff is hit. Nate decides to carry the injured Jeff while Elena and Chloe cover them as they navigate their way through the streets being pursued by Lazarevic's soldiers. They enter an apartment building to let Jeff rest, though Lazarevic and Harry Flynn catch up to them and Chloe is forced to switch sides to protect herself from Lazaravic, who believes she is working for Flynn.
Lazarevic coldly executes the wounded Jeff and then threatens to kill Elena while forcing Nate to reveal the location of Shambala. Flynn searches Nate and retrieves the map revealing where Shambala is. Lazarevic and his troops exit the room and order Flynn to execute Nate and Elena. Elena, however, punches Flynn in the nose, allowing her and Nate to escape.
Once they reach safety, Nate decides to go and rescue Chloe, and Elena agrees to help. The two of them head to a train depot and scout the peremiter. Nate's plan suggests she steal a nearby jeep to use as a getaway car while he sneaks onto the train to grab Chloe. However, this plan does not go accordingly and Nate is pinned down by Lazarevic's soldiers while the train departs. Elena arrives with the jeep and saves Nate, before chasing after the train. Elena brings the jeep side-by-side with the speeding train while Nate hops aboard at the last second. He looks back to see Elena stop the jeep for she can not continue on.
With Nate and the train gone, Elena follows the tracks, which eventually leads her to the wreckage that Nate had caused. She makes her way to the village where she finds Nate passed out after being shot by Flynn. Over the next few days, Nate remains unconscious, and Elena befriends the village residents Karl Schafer, Tenzin, and his daughter, Pema.
When Nate comes to, Tenzin brings him to Karl Schafer's home, where Elena is sitting with Pema. Nate and Elena are overjoyed to see each other again, and embrace. Elena brings Nate to meet Schafer, who, like Nate, once went on an expedition to find the Cintamani Stone and was also brought to the village near-death. Schafer explains that the stone isn't merely a gemstone, but it grants its owner immeasurable power. Nate assumes that this is only a myth, but Elena isn't so sure, citing Lazarevic's actions to get the stone. Schafer offers Nate more evidence, so he sends him and Tenzin into the mountains to find the remains of his expedition. As Nate prepares to leave, Elena kisses him on the cheek, telling him to come back safely.
While Nate is away, Lazarevic ambushes the village. Elena manages to gather the children into a secluded area, but by the time Nate and Tenzin return, she is shaken and upset, blaming herself and Nate for bringing such trouble to the innocent villagers. She informs Tenzin that Pema and Schafer are in the middle of the warzone. Nate tells Elena to stay with the children, and to keep them safe while he and Tenzin fight Lazaravic's forces.
After the attack, Elena and Nate commandeer one of Lazarevic's convoy trucks and begin to pursue Schafer who is taken hostage. However, the two are eventually gunned down and thrown over a cliff. The two survive, and Nate deduces that Lazarevic and Schafer are somewhere inside a monastery. Nate and Elena begin to quietly make their way to the monastery to rescue him.
Nate and Elena find Schafer almost dead from being beaten. Schafer urges Nate to recover the Phurba, find the entrance to Shambhala, and destroy the stone before Lazarevic gets it. Schafer dies, and Nate decides that whether the stone has mythical powers or not, Lazarevic must be stopped. Elena decides it would be better for the two of them to split up to find the entrance.
Elena finds it, and Nate manages to recover the dagger from Chloe. However, once they reach the doorway to Shambhala, they're cornered by Lazarevic. After a tense standoff where Lazarvic threatens to kill both Elena and Chloe if Nate doesn't cooperate, he complies and leads Lazarevic, Flynn, and their men into the city. Once inside Shambhala, Lazarevic prepares to execute all three, though the Guardians attack everyone allowing the trio to escape. They pursue Lazarevic into the city in an attempt to destroy Cintamani Stone before Lazarevic can use it.Upon finding it, Nate quickly realizes that the Cintamani Stone isn't actually a gemstone, but the sap from the tree of life. A fatally wounded Flynn then emerges, and despite Elena offering to help, Flynn rebuffs her request and drops a live grenade, the blast kills himself and seriously wounds Elena.
Elena grudgingly tells Nate and Chloe to leave her and stop Lazarevic, but Chloe insists that they take care of her first. Nate eventually leads them to a path that will take them back to the main entrance and orders Chloe escape with Elena while he takes care of Lazarevic.
After battling Lazarevic, Nate makes it back to the entrance where Chloe and Elena are waiting. As the city falls to ruin, the three make it out just in time, though Elena has lost consiousness. Returning to the village, Elena recovers from her injuries in the care of Sullivan.
Chloe asks if Nate loves Elena, which he doesn't deny, and Chloe urges him to tell her. While Sullivan follows Chloe, Nate and Elena finally kiss as they wonder what will happen next following their adventure.
- "You are the worst liar!"
- — Elena to Nate
Following Among Thieves, Nate and Elena are married, though are separated before the events of Drake's Deception begin.
A few years later, Elena Fisher has become an international news correspondent, and has been stationed in Yemen for some time. Nate and Sully discover that Sir Francis Drake had made a stop in Yemen on his quest to find the Atlantis of the Sands. Since the two needed to get into Yemen quietly and without opposition, Sullivan calls Elena to ask for her help, as Nate was reluctant to speak to her. When they arrive, Elena gives them permits.
Elena takes Nate and Sully on a walking tour through Yemen, with the Old Quarter destination. In order to dodge the city's guards, the trio climb up to the rooftops. From there, Sully spots Talbot walking through the town. Nate pursues him, and is eventually cornered by Katherine Marlowe's guards, but evades capture and enters a courtyard.
Coincidentally, the courtyard contains a well with the coordinates to Iram. While in the catacombs, the three discover a hidden chamber with messages written on the walls, warning about the dangers of Iram and the desert. Nate deduces that these messages were written by Sir Francis Drake, as they're in English. Elena is concerned as to why Sir Francis Drake, despite knowing how to find Iram, chose to drop the search and sail home, hiding all evidence. She wishes for Nate to forget about Iram and Marlowe, urging he has beaten her, though Nate is unrelenting.Once the three make it out of the catacombs, Nate is drugged by Talbot, and he runs off. Nate is eventually captured by Marlowe, while her guards track down and take Sullivan soon thereafter. During Nate's abduction, Elena, having evaded Marlowe, organized a rescue mission in order to save Sully.
Nate escapes his captors, and returns to Elena who is overjoyed to see him, believing him to be dead. She updates him on Sullivan's situation, and the two of them plan to rescue him at dawn; their best chance to infiltrate the airstrip where Marlowe's convoy supplies are being loaded. Nate apologises for his actions as he rests.The next day, Nate and Elena make their way through the airstrip to the cargo plane. Eventually, they find the plane but Nate jumps over a fence that Elena cannot pass, and refuses to help her over arguing that after Elena almost died in Shambala, he doesn't want to risk her life. Elena flees the area via a nearby jeep.However, Nate is spotted by Marlowe's men, and the plane begins to take off. Elena, having decided to return and help uses the jeep to catch up to Nate to drive him close enough to the plane for him to jump on board, in a situation very reminiscent of when she drove him to jump onto a speeding train. Elena isn't seen again until Nate returns from the rescue mission.
After escaping the now-ruined Iram, Sully returns Nate's wedding ring, having held onto it until the right time. Nate goes to Elena and shows her he is now wearing the ring and the two embrace. Sully surprises them with a new seaplane, following the one Nate crashed four years ago, which they use to depart from Yemen.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016) Edit
Elena is living with Nate, but when his brother Sam returns with a proposition, Nate lies and tells her he's on a job in Malaysia. She confronts Nate about this at a hotel the two brothers are staying in at some point in the game.
Elena is the only character from the games to appear in Drake's Trail. She gives the detective Nate's address and once the player has Drake's location, he reports back to Elena, who thanks him and says she will get onto it. The web game is now defunct.
Elena appears at the end of a small commercial for the Toyota. Drake is seen running away from three other fortune hunters and upon reaching a cliff, he is trapped. Then Elena appears with the Toyota and offers him a rope to climb up with. They load the Idol into the Toyota and drive off. The slogan, 'You In?' appears.
Elena only appears on the first cover for the comic book, which incongruously depicts scenes based on Uncharted 3 despite the story of the comic being completely original. The author said to IGN he would use her for the next one as he has stuff he wanted to do with her but couldn't include at the time.
Elena appears in the comic representation of the first few chapters of Drake's Fortune.
Elena appears as a downloadable minion for Nathan, and also has her own icon.
Elena's appearance varies slightly between games, but typically she's a woman of shorter stature, has a slim figure, blond hair, an angular face with grey/blue eyes (in the first three games) and green/hazel eyes in the fourth. In Drake's Fortune, she wears purple and white tank-tops, baggy cargo shorts and sandals.
In Among Thieves, she has become an investigative journalist, and as such wears a more formal white button up shirt and dark jeans while she is in Nepal. In the mountains, she dons a ski/winter jacket and snow boots.
In Drake's Deception, she wears a button up collared shirt and khaki pants. The colors vary on the chapter.
Naughty Dog stated that they tried to make Elena have the 'girl-next-door' look, to give her a pretty but not overly glamorous image.
Lead character artist Sze Jones said: "Elena has gone through a lot of emotional and physical challenges on her adventures with Nathan Drake. Her eyes were made with slightly higher transparency and glossiness to let them show her inner emotions and her feelings for Nate.
Her subtle cheek blushes and slightly larger pupils give her a loving appearance, and accentuate her protective nature and her willingness to sacrifice herself in order to protect others.
The biggest technical challenge with Elena was to establish her skin tone and the specularity of her hair in contrast with the other characters. Countless modifications to her skin were made against extreme lighting conditions in order to find the perfect balance of shader settings and textures to support the right look."
Elena is the "female version of Drake" as creator Amy Hennig describes; she is just as charming, intelligent and tenacious as him, and can hold her own when climbing or under fire. This is pointed out by Nate himself in Drake's Fortune as he is impressed by her ability during the attack on their boat. The two have the same sense of humor and cavalier attitude toward their opponents, but she tends to be more naive and compassionate (such as when Harry Flynn is dying).
Elena is optimistic and cunning, driving Nate to keep moving forward. She doesn't always agree with Nate's decisions but helps him anyway. She becomes a much better strategist over the course of the games. She helps Nate plan ways into sneaking into restricted areas and taking out opponents.
Nathan Drake: Nate is immediately attracted to Elena but is initially only interested in using her and her production team to fund his own exploits. After Elena tracks Nate down they are forced to cooperate. She is attracted to Nate's heroism, though between the games the dangers of his job puts strain on their on-off relationship. They eventually marry, but once again break up when Nate returns to treasure hunting. Following his confrontation with Marlowe, Nate finally settles down and the two enter a more stable relationship.
Victor Sullivan: Elena and Sullivan have a friendly relationship, which improves naturally as she and Nate grow closer. By Drake's Deception, Elena voices her concern that Nate is going to get Sully killed if he continues his line of work.
Chloe Frazer: Elena and Chloe are very much the exact opposites of each other which serves to portray different sides of Nate's personality. Initially, the two women are at odds as both of them subtly compete over their feelings for Nate. When Chloe is taken hostage, Elena reluctantly assists Nate in freeing her. Elena and Chloe are much less antagonistic with each other when they cooperate in Shambhala and Chloe helps save Elena's life following her grenade injury.
Charlie Cutter: Despite not meeting on-screen, Elena knows about Charlie. Her reaction to his involvement suggests she's aware of his partnership with Nate. Sully assures her that he is not dead after breaking his leg in Syria.
|92FS-9mm: An elite standard pistol found in the Uncharted series.|
|PM-9mm: A standard pistol found in Drake's Fortune and Golden Abyss.|
|M79: A powerful grenade launcher found in Drake's Fortune.|
|Media||Year||Voice Actor||Motion Capture Actor||Notes|
|Uncharted: Drake's Fortune||2007||Emily Rose||Emily Rose||First Appearance|
|Uncharted 2: Among Thieves||2009||Emily Rose||Emily Rose|
|Uncharted: Eye of Indra||2009||Emily Rose||N/A||Episode 4|
|Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception||2011||Emily Rose||Emily Rose|
|Uncharted 4: A Thief's End||2016||Emily Rose||Emily Rose||Final Appearance|
- Chapter 1 - Ambushed
- Chapter 3 - A Surprising Find
- Chapter 5 - The Fortress
- Chapter 6 - Unlocking the Past (ending cutscene)
- Chapter 7 - Out of the Frying Pan
- Chapter 8 - The Drowned City (player controls aiming)
- Chapter 9 - To the Tower (player controls aiming)
- Chapter 10 - The Customs House
- Chapter 11 - Trapped
- Chapter 12 - Heading Upriver (player controls aiming)
- Chapter 13 - Sanctuary?
- Chapter 14 - Going Underground
- Chapter 15 - On the Trail of the Treasure
- Chapter 16 - The Treasure Vault
- Chapter 17 - The Heart of the Vault
- Chapter 18 - The Bunker
- Chapter 19 - Unwelcome Guests
- Chapter 21 - Gold and Bones
- Chapter 22 - Showdown
- Chapter 6 - Desperate Times (cutscene)
- Chapter 7 - They're Coming With Us
- Chapter 10 - Only One Way Out
- Chapter 11 - Keep Moving
- Chapter 12 - A Train to Catch
- Chapter 13 - Locomotion (opening cutscene)
- Chapter 16 - Where Am I?
- Chapter 19 - Siege (opening cutscene)
- Chapter 20 - Cat and Mouse (ending cutscene)
- Chapter 21 - Convoy
- Chapter 22 - The Monastery
- Chapter 23 - Reunion
- Chapter 24 - The Road to Shambhala
- Chapter 25 - Broken Paradise
- Chapter 26 - Tree of Life
- Chapter 9 - The Middle Way (ending cutscene)
- Chapter 10 - Historical Research
- Chapter 11 - As Above, So Below
- Chapter 15 - Sink or Swim (ending cutscene)
- Chapter 16 - One Shot at This
- Chapter 22 - The Dreamers of the Day (ending cutscene)
- Elena's e-mail address, as seen in Drake's Trail, is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- "Architects of the New World", is the name of the fourth episode of her show.
- Elena can speak some Tibetan and Arabic.
- Elena is the only other controllable character besides Nate in the single player campaigns of the main series, albeit partially; during the jet ski segments of Drake's Fortune, the player can aim and fire with Elena, while driving with Nate.
- In the first two games, Elena tries and fails to successfully capture her adventures on camera.
- Elena was originally a brunette with brown eyes. Some of the older Drake's Fortune trailers show her as a brunette with a different hairstyle.
- Elena, along with Nate and Sully, appeared in Gamers Heart Japan for a few seconds of footage. She created a heart symbol with her hands. She appears wearing the same clothes as in Among Thieves.
- In Among Thieves, Elena's name, picture, and phone number can be found in Nate's journal among those of several other women and pressed flowers. Her phone number is 720-526-142# (the last number being obscured by a smudge). "720" is an area code from Colorado, indicating that this might be where Elena lives. Only Elena's entry in the journal is accompanied with a photo.
- Elena Fisher was originally conceived to be a Spanish character, as "Elena Vargas," and writer Amy Hennig wanted Claudia Black (the voice of Chloe Frazer) to voice Elena.
- In the first three games Elena's eyes appear to be blue/gray while in A Thief's End, her eyes are green.
- She appears in the most chapters, besides Nate, with 19 in Drake's Fortune.
- Her character model was used as a placeholder for Ellie in The Last of Us during early motion capture stages.
- In the cutscene after Chapter 15 - Sink or Swim, the phone she has is a BlackBerry Bold.
- Elena, Nate and Sully are judges for the PlayStation Uncharted Audition competitions.
- Though Nate is the first character to appear on-screen in the series, Elena is the first to be heard as she narrates the video while filming Nate.
- Nate and Elena appear together on the visitors passes for those who visit Naughty Dog.