Nate in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
|Appears in||Uncharted: Eye of Indra,|
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune,
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves,
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception,
Uncharted: Golden Abyss,
Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth,
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (motion comic),
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|English voice actor||Nolan North|
Billy Unger (Young)
|Japanese voice actor||Hiroki Tōchi|
|Motion capture actor||Nolan North|
Billy Unger (Young)
Matthew Mullins (stunts)
- "Oh crap!"
- — Nathan Drake
Nathan "Nate" Drake is an American treasure hunter and fortune seeker, deep-sea salvage expert, action-pro, professional thief, the playable protagonist, and the only character to appear in nearly every form of media for the Uncharted series. (Besides Drake's Trail, in which he is mentioned but does not actually 'appear'). Nate claims to be the descendant of famous English explorer Sir Francis Drake. He is married to journalist Elena Fisher as of the end of the latest game, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Nate is voiced and motion captured by Nolan North.
- "What ring?"
- — Nate attempts to trick Marlowe
Drake eventually visited Cartagena's Maritime Museum to see an exhibition of Francis Drake related objects, including his ring and astrolabe. Drake intended to steal-- or as he later put it, "reclaim"-- the ring, but the case was locked. As Drake drew and took notes on the ring and astrolabe, Victor Sullivan walked into the exhibit hall.
Drake moved onto to another display, but observed Sullivan from a distance. Without the guards noticing, Sullivan made an impression of the key's lock in order to create a key to the display case. Drake witnessed all of this, and decided to tail Sullivan in order to discover what he was up to. Sullivan went to a locksmith and had a key of the display case made. Realizing Sullivan intended to steal the ring, Drake decided to steal his key. Eventually, Sullivan joined up with Katherine Marlowe and walked to a street bar with her. While Sullivan was distracted by Marlowe, Drake pick pocketed his wallet and took the key.
Sullivan however, intercepted Nate, demanding his wallet back. Sullivan complimented Nate on his skills, but noted that he was too sloppy, stating he knew that Nate had been tailing him all over town. Nevertheless, Sullivan pitied him, and let him go. The wallet was returned; unbeknownst to Sullivan however, Nate had kept the key to the display case, and headed to the museum to get the ring.
Nate successfully opened the display case once he got to the museum, and discovered that the ring could be placed in the astrolabe. But before Drake could examine the objects further, Sullivan, Marlowe, and her agents entered and surrounded Drake. Marlowe took the astrolabe, but Drake refused to give her the ring; denying that there even was a ring. Marlowe sllaped Drake in the face, and Sullivan, pitying Drake, attempted to restrain her. Drake took this moment to make a break for it, and ran to the Museum's rooftops in order to escape. Marlowe's guards soon pursued Drake, but Sullivan intervened on multiple occasions in order to protect Drake.
Eventually, one of the guards cornered Drake at gunpoint. While Drake was armed as well, he was too scared to shoot. Sullivan shot the guard down, and brought Drake to a tavern and fed him. Sullivan attempted to get Drake's name, but he continuously dodged his answer. Sullivan then asked him what interest Drake had in the ring. Drake claimed to be a descendant of Francis Drake, knowing that while he didn't have any children with his wife, he could have conceived a child on one of his adventures. Drake explained that Sir Francis Drake's ring was given to him by Queen Elizabeth when he was knighted in 1581, and how he traveled the entire world. He went on to explain that Drake had sailed through the East Indies, allegedly taking 6 months to do so. Nate believed this couldn't be true given Drake's excellent sailing skills and deduced that it would've taken him a month tops. Nate believed that because of this, Drake was hiding something. What was hidden was believed to be some secret mission from the queen, or an immense amount of treasure that hadn't been recovered yet. It is for this reason Nate wanted the ring and decoder. However, it was at a stalemate since Nate has the ring and Marlowe has the decoder.
Sullivan, impressed by Drake's skills and potential, offered to take him under his wing and teach him his skills. Sullivan introduced himself as 'Sully', and Drake gave Sullivan his name.
Sully went on to impart much of his knowledge and experience to Nate over a number of years after they met - a period which saw Nate grow into an adult. Nate took time to perfect his skills, and as such suffered several failures - at fifteen years old, he ended up in prison while in Peru until Sully bailed him out. On another occasion, Nate used the wrong map and the two lost out on a priceless Khmer statue. During this time, Nate and Sully developed a relationship that would go beyond mentor/protégé and become closer to that of father and son. Even after Nate began to work on his own, the two remained close and often worked together. Indeed, Sully remained Nate's first port of call whenever he needed help. Despite their closeness, Sully encouraged Nate to have 'healthy mistrust' to the point where Nate is even wary of Sully himself. Sometimes Nate has refused Sully's requests, and remains painfully aware of how Sully will happily betray people or do things behind his back (such as speaking to Roman in Drake's Fortune).
Despite working in a very shady 'industry', Nate retained a youthful idealism throughout his life. On one occasion, he and Sully were smuggling treasure into the United States aboard a ship that was also transporting a consignment of illegal narcotics, and Nate was all for throwing the drugs overboard until Sully persuaded him to back down. Nate has also developed a distaste for jobs that involve outright theft, and developed an unspoken code of practice that is perhaps best described as 'honour among thieves'.
When working on his own, Nate's success rate wasn't that different from when he worked with Sully - he never made enough money to retire (not that he would want to), and occasionally he failed dramatically, such as waking up naked in a ditch behind the Taj Mahal or becoming trapped in tunnels underneath Aztec ruins. Through those years, Nate kept Sir Francis Drake's ring with him at all times, worn around his neck, and figuring out its connection to Marlowe and the astrolabe became an obsession for him. Unfortunately Nate was unable to pursue this obsession for many years, forced to focus on making a living in his sketchy line of work. Eventually, Nate would pursue another theory (that Francis had faked his death and therefore his submerged coffin was empty), which suggests he hit many dead ends on his search for Marlowe.
Nate also met many of his long-term allies and enemies during this period of life, including Harry Flynn, Eddy Raja,Jason Dante and Vivian. Vivian is a good example of the kind of contact Nate has acquired - she is a US-based travel agent who helps when he needs to keep his movements under the radar. With Dante, Nate began to pass on some of what Sully had taught him, and the two worked together on a number of occasions. However, Dante became more and more motivated by money to the point where he began to employ Nate on several jobs.
In 2006, After completing a job in Ecuador (stealing the Staff of Ayr Manco and rescuing hostage Alex Munoz from drug runner Ramón Valdez), Nate is called to New York by Sully to investigate the murder of Sully's old friend Luka Hzujak. Sully wants to help Luka's daughter (and his god-daughter) Jada find out who killed Luka and why. Nate agrees to help, and learns that before his death Luka worked on a secret project for weapons company Phoenix Innovations, supposedly on the trail of a lost treasure. From what Luka told Jada before he died, the project has something to do with the ancient labyrinth on Crete, designed by Greek mythic figure Daedalus.
They go to an exhibition on ancient labyrinths at a nearby museum to speak to an expert, Dr Maynard P Cheney, and arrive seconds after Cheney was stabbed to death. A graduate student, Gretchen Welch, explains that Luka spoke to Cheney about an excavation in Egypt where her brother is a site manager before travelling out there. She confirms that Luka believed both labyrinths were designed by Daedalus, and that Luka also believed there was a third. Nate, Sully and Jada depart the museum, and an attempt to search Luka's apartment is derailed when the entire building burns down before they get there. From the building, they are pursued by a black SUV until Nate manages to lose it, and they leave America for the next step on the trail - the dig site in Egypt.
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Episode 1Along the time of 2006-2007, Nathan Drake is tied to a chair, being tortured in Indonesia by American crimelord Daniel Pinkerton.
One week earlier Nathan Drake is hired by Pinkerton to locate the Eye of Indra, Nathan happily agrees; knowing that we would be compensated handsomely. The Eye of Indra was a valuable artifact which holds the secret to the Three Treasures of Indra. Pinkerton shows a piece of paper to Nathan showing the three pieces of Indra. He walks over to a box, unlocking it, hidden there was two of the three pieces of Indra he had possessed: the Path of Indra and the Wrath of Indra.
While Nate is looking over the documents Pinkerton gave him in a bar, two thugs pick a fight with him. As it escalates, the fight is broken up by Rika, the owner of the bar. Nate asks Rika to help him by translating the documents. In Rika's bedroom, the two discover that the Eye is in fact hidden within the other two treasures, which are locked inside Pinkerton's safe. Rather than inform Pinkerton that he already has the Eye, Nate instead chooses to rob him of the artifact.
Nate is still being tortured, and refusing to break. Flashbacks reveal that the next morning, Nate is concerned about allowing Rika to help him rob Pinkerton. To Nate's surprise, Rika reveals she has already told somebody about the job, and as they argue, armed pirates storm through the door and attack. Nate tries to reach for his gun but both he and Rika are aprehended while fighting the intruders. The leader of the pirates enters the room; Eddy Raja, Nate's old rival, and both are equally confused as to how they have met up again. It is revealed that Eddy is the person Rika told about the job, as he is her brother and can provide weaponry. Eddy realizes that Nate and Rika have slept together, prompting him to fly into a rage and threaten to kill Nate.
Presently, Pinkerton also has Eddy tied to the chair. As Pinkerton prepares to torture them further, Eddy warns Nate not to tell him anything.
With everybody calmed down, Nate, Eddy and Rika discuss the plan. Nate demands that they follow his rules if Eddy is to help. After Eddy leaves, Rika apologizes for telling him and asks how they know each other, Nate explains how Eddy had planned to double-cross him on a past job, but he had "beat him to the punch."
In the present, Pinkerton tortures Eddy, who laughs and hints that he and Nate have an accomplice.
Flashing back again, some time later, the three gather outside Pinkerton's mansion at night, ready for the heist. Eddy and Nate persuade Rika to stay behind and cover them. To create a distraction, Eddy blows up Pinkerton's cars, and they both sneak into the mansion amid the confusion.
In the present, Pinkerton has his men bring in Rika, captured, and tells them that they'd be wise to reveal the location of the Eye.
Pinkerton threatens to kill Rika, so Nate tells him that the Eye of Indra is hidden in the safe. Returning to the flashback, Nate and Eddy have been discovered in the mansion, and are in a gunfight with Pinkerton's guards. After battling their way through to the office and barracading themselves inside, Eddy plants an explosive on the safe. However, the detonator is broken, and all the others were used on the cars. As they bicker about the situation, Rika informs Nate via wakie-talkie that Pinkerton and more of his goons are headed his way. Shortly after, they are captured.
With Pinkerton briefly distracted looking at the Eye of Indra, Rika breaks loose and take's Eddy's Golden Gun, which had been concealed beneath a table. She shoots Pinkerton, wounding him. A flashback to forty-five minutes prior reveals Nate had an idea: get caught. Eddy suggests to simply kill the guards, but as Nate was out of bullets, and Eddy only had one clip left, they had no other option. Nate explains to a dying Pinkerton that they needed him to open the safe after the detonator failed, thus his plan was to be interrogated, and for Rika to get herself captured and use the gun they had concealed to kill Pinkerton and his guards. Rika then executes Pinkerton, and the three of them escape.
Later, the trio stand at a dock discussing a fine job. However, Rika betrays both Nate and Eddy by taking the amulet for herself, holding them at gunpoint and repeating Nate's earlier statement, that she simply "beat him to the punch". Nate assures Rika that he will find her, and she replies that she will look forward to it. As they watch her sail away, Eddy orders Nate not to say a word.
Three days later, Nate relaxes at a beach bar, telling Victor Sullivan of the recent events. Sully finds the story amusing and tells Nate that he should have known better than to have teamed up with Eddy, or any of his family, but questions how Nate now plans to find Francis Drake's coffin without any money. Nate reveals he does actually have a plan, though he will be needing Sully's help this time. Pointing to a television featuring a report by Elena Fisher, Nate tells him he is meeting her tomorrow, and the best part is that Elena's producers have agreed to fund the whole expedition. Sully laughs and says he'll believe it when he sees it.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
The Search for El Dorado
- "Well, we don't actually have a permit to be here..."
- — Nate replies to Elena
In late 2007, Drake and journalist Elena Fisher recover the coffin of Francis Drake from the ocean floor. Elena is with him to record the events for a documentary. When Nate opens the coffin, they discover a diary written by Sir Francis Drake that points to the location of El Dorado, the fabled city of gold which Sir Francis was searching for. They also learn that Sir Francis had faked his death, as there was no body in the coffin. Shortly after, pirates appear and start attacking Nate and Elena's boat. Just when the boat is starting to catch fire, Victor "Sully" Sullivan, Nate's old friend and father figure, saves them with his plane, the Hog Wild, and takes them to shore.
Back on land, Sully and Nate leave Elena behind after fearing that her publishing the documentary would attract rivals and travel to a region in the Amazon, where they find ruins of an ancient South American civilization, and clues that El Dorado is a large gold statue, and that it was removed long ago by the Spaniards. Searching further, Nate and Sully discover a long-abandoned German U-boat stuck in a river containing its dead crew and a missing page from Sir Francis Drake's diary that points to a southern tropic island where El Dorado was likely taken.
Before they can leave the island, Nate and Sully encounter Gabriel Roman, another treasure hunter who has hired the services of mercenaries led by Atoq Navarro, Roman's lieutenant and an archaeologist with knowledge of the statue. Roman then shoots Sully in the chest and Nate escapes. As he escapes, he encounters Elena, and they then head to Sully's plane and fly to the Island where the statue is believed to be.
- "Great start Nate."
- — Nate talks to himself.
Having been shot down near the island and separated, Nate works his way to a fort where he spots Elena's parachute. He is soon captured by the pirates from the beginning of the game, who are revealed to be led by Eddy Raja. Elena rescues Nate and flee the fort from Eddy and his pirates. The two work their way through a long-abandoned port city and discover, through a log book in its customs house, that the statue was moved further inland; as Elena spots the supposedly dead Sully working with Roman and Navarro, heading north, they decide to follow him to the monastery. There they locate hidden passages, and rescue Sully, who survived thanks to the journal blocking the bullet, and played along to fool his captors.
Nate and Elena find a series of catacombs below the monastery. In these tunnels, Nate overhears an argument between Roman, Navarro, and Eddy, who was hired by Roman as well in order to aid in the capture of Nate and the security of the island all with the reward of a share of the gold of El Dorado. Roman doubts Eddy's abilities to do his job further and ignores his superstitious claim that something cursed on the island is killing his men; Roman dismisses Eddy and his crew.
Traveling through more of the underground tunnels, Nate and Elena find a passage leading to a large treasure vault in which they find Sir Francis Drake's body, assuming that he died on the island searching for the treasure. Before they move on, they encounter Eddy running for his life, chased by mutated humans possessing incredible speed and strength. After Eddy is killed by the creatures, Nate and Elena escape and find themselves in an abandoned German submarine base. Nate ventures out into the base to restore power to allow them to leave. During his exploration, he discovers that the Germans had sought the statue during World War II but, like the Spaniards before them, were mutated by the statue. Sir Francis, knowing the statue's power, was actually trying to keep it on the island, before he too was killed by the descendants.
Nate attempts to return to Elena, but finds her captured by Roman and Navarro. As Nate follows Roman and Navarro to save Elena, he reunites with Sully outside of the monastery. Under the monastery, Nate and Sully are captured at gunpoint and find that Roman has the statue. Navarro urges Roman to open it; inside is the Mummy of El Dorado. As Roman opens the statue, he inhales an airborne virus that is carried by the rotting corpse and begins to mutate. Navarro shoots the mutating Roman, who planned all along to steal the statue and sell the virus as a weapon. Navarro then has the statue lifted out by helicopter as his mercenaries are attacked by Descendants. Nate jumps onto the net the statue is in and they crash land on a tanker ship. Nate and Navarro fight, knocking him unconscious. After Nate pulls an injured Elena from the helicopter, Navarro regains consciousness; Nate pushes the helicopter off the tanker. The rope connecting the helicopter to the statue, which has become tangled around his leg, plunges Navarro and the statue into the ocean.
Nate and Elena lean in to kiss but are interrupted by Sully, who arrives on a small speedboat, having escaped the island and taken several boxes of treasure he found in the cave and took from dead pirates. Elena reminds Nate that because she lost her camera, he still owes her a story. As the boat sails towards the horizon, Nate assures her he will not break his promise.
In early 2008, In the jungle, the comic starts off with, Nathan Drake, and Harry Flynn inside a war plane in ruins but filled with treasure, and after stealing the gold they make there escape. When escaping they run into a couple of attackers, Nate kills the attackers and saves both himself and Flynn by shooting a gas tank that is attach to an 18 wheeler. The men regroup at a hotel to split the gold, but Nate tells Harry to keep all of the gold himself as he only wanted to have the Sir Richard Byrd journal. While leaving, Flynn runs into Drake's fellow treasure hunter and explorer Victor Sullivan, proving that they knew each other before they events of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, but the duo do not like one another (a small reference is made in U2AT, when Nate and Sully are caught by Harry and Zoran Lazarević's soldiers that he makes the quote "You still draggin' this tired old sack of shit around, which promotes Nate to attack him when he is calmed down by Sully).
While visiting Nathan at his hotel room, Sully tells Nathan that the both of them have sometime leftover to get a break before hand over the journal to their clients- The Ludlows, who hired the duo to get the journal- and both men go to the local bar. It takes Drake an entire hour to decrypt the code of the journal to which leads both men to discover 2 things- 1, the journal does infact belong to Sir Richard Byrd.
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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- " What’s going on…? "
- — Nathan Drake talking to himself in the wrecked train.
In late 2009, Nathan Drake wakes up in Medias Res; bloody he sits in one of the benches passengers in a train accident when suddenly debris falls on him. The debris results in the train being tilted over snowy mountains, causing him to almost fall out, but he hangs at the end of the train.
Nathan Drake, still in the mountains, gets up and continues his way through the debris of the train. After a few climbs, Nathan finds the Phurba planted in the snow, before blacking out.
In a flashback three months ago, Nathan relaxes at a bar counter, soon being joined by Harry Flynn and Chloe Frazer, who offered him a job. He explains that the Istanbul Palace Museum contains an oil lamp that was brought back by Marco Polo from his travels in Asia. Flynn hands him a piece of text written by Marco Polo, although the text is written in Latin in the 13th century Nathan manages to read. Nathan accepts the job; after knowing that it may lead to the treasures in Marco polo’s lost fleet. After accepting the job, Nathans sits in his room, soon accompanied by Chloe.
- "Thanks for the update Captain Obvious"
- — Nate, addressing Flynn.
Drake, Chloe and Flynn arrive on the coast by boat to enter through the sewers to get into the the Istanbul Palace Museum. Once in the tower they successfully seize the lamp, Drake breaks the object on the ground to find a blank parchment, and resin that when burned reveals the next clue in his search for the Cintamani Stone . Taking the map, Flynn double-crosses Drake, who is arrested and imprisoned for three months before Chloe, who claims to have had no knowledge of Flynn's treachery, asks for the help of Drake's friend Victor Sullivan to secure his release.
Accompanied by Chloe, Victor tells Nathan that a war criminal and Flynn have found the lost fleet of Marco Polo in Borneo, but they have not yet got hold of the Chintamani Stone.
Nate and Sully follow Flynn and his boss Zoran Lazarevic, a war criminal who is widely thought to be dead, to Borneo. With the help of Chloe working within Lazarevic's camp as a mole, they discover that the lost fleet never actually possessed the Cintamani Stone. They locate a series of catacombs containing the bodies of Polo's passengers, as well as a Tibetan phurba and another letter from Polo saying that the next clue is in one of the temples in Nepal. While Sullivan decides that the quest is too risky for him to carry on, Nate and Chloe head to Nepal, finding the city in the midst of civil war as Lazarevic ravages the city looking for the right temple.
En route to the temple, the pair run into Elena Fisher and her cameraman Jeff, who are tracking down Lazarevic to find proof to show to the public that he is in fact still alive. The four reach the temple and discover that the stone and Shambhala are in the Himalayas. Just as they are about to leave the group is ambushed outside the temple, and Jeff is wounded severly. Despite Chloe's insistence to leave Jeff behind, the group pushes on further until they are finally caught by Flynn and Lazarevic. Chloe reluctantly pulls her gun on Nate to protect her "cover", while Lazarevic executes Jeff. Lazarevic and Chloe then leave for a train, but Nate and Elena manage to escape just as Flynn is about to kill them. The couple rushes to the train yard and catch up with the leaving train on a stolen jeep. Nate boards the train and finds Chloe, who is upset about Nate having taken Elena and Jeff along earlier and refuses to leave with him. As the two argue Flynn suddenly arrives and shoots Nate in the abdomen. With no other option, Nate shoots a pile of propane tanks, killing Flynn's men but sending Nate's half of the train towards a steep cliff.
Returning to where the story began, Nate escapes the train and travels through a snow storm, falling unconscious. He wakes up in a Tibetan village, where he is reunited with Elena and is introduced to a German man named Karl Schäfer. Schäfer tells Nate that the phurba is the key to finding Shambhala, but Nate tells Schäfer he is no longer interested. Schäfer sends Nate and a villager, Tenzin, to find the remains of the men in his expedition, who were looking for Shambhala and the stone 70 years earlier.
Heart of Ice
Traveling through a series of ice caves to an ancient temple filled with yeti-like creatures, Nate and Tenzin discover that Schäfer's men were SS members on an Ahnenerbe expedition and that he had killed them to protect the world from the power of the stone. They return to find Lazarevic's men attacking the village. After securing the village, Nate and Elena find out that Schäfer has been kidnapped and the couple track Lazarevic's convoy to an abandoned monastery. The two locate a mortally wounded Schäfer, who tells Nate that he must destroy the Cintamani Stone.
The Road to Shambhala
- " Oh, you know...saved the world. "
- — Nathan Drake to Chloe Frazer
Nate and Elena use the phurba to unlock the secret passage to Shambhala underneath the monastery, but Lazarevic corners them and forces Nate to open the gate. When the gate opens the group is attacked by the monsters from the ice caves, but Lazarevic manages to kill them off and reveals that they are actually the Guardians of Shambhala, powered by the Cintamani stone and dressed like monsters to scare off anyone who trespass the city. Just as Lazarevic prepares to kill both Elena and Nate, another wave of Guardians attacks which allows them and Chloe to escape.
Making their way to the stone, Nate discovers that the stone is in fact a giant amber of petrified blue resin embedded in a giant Tree of Life. As they prepare to go after Lazarevic, a wounded Flynn arrives and detonates a grenade, killing himself and seriously wounding Elena. Nate leaves Elena in Chloe's care and sets off to confront Lazarevic at the tree. Nate arrives just as Lazarevic drinks the tree's sap, which heals his scars and renders him nearly indestructible. Detonating the pockets of explosive resin in the tree, Nate defeats Lazarevic and leaves him to be killed by the Guardians. Nate reunites with Chloe and Elena and they escape the city as a series of explosions begins to destroy Shambhala.
Back in the village, Chloe asks Nate if he loves Elena. He does not deny it, and Chloe bids Nate goodbye as Sully carries a recovering Elena over to him. While Sully chases after Chloe, Elena and Nate pay their respects at Schäfer's grave before embracing. They share a kiss and together they walk over to the edge of a cliff and watch the sun set behind the mountains as he mentions he is afraid of clowns.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
- Talbot: "Well now, that's ironic..."
- ―Nate and Talbot after the deal goes wrong.
In late 2011, Nathan Drake along with Victor Sullivan head to the Pelican Inn located in London. They meet up with Charlie Cutter and Talbot to trade Francis Drake’s Ring in exchange for money. Nathan and Sully inspect the money, realizing that it was scam; they brawl with the surrounding thugs and Charlie as Talbot leaves the building. When they come out the building, Katherine Marlowe shows up and rips off his ring with her umbrella. Afterwards Charlie shoots the two, making her agitate Marlowe, but not Talbot.
When Marlowe leaves, Nathan and Sully get up at Cutter's signal; indicating that Nathan, Sully and Cutter were working together the whole time and Cutter was just a double agent for an unknown amount of time. Nathan, Sully and Cutter continue to pursue the fleeing Marlowe and Talbot who are heading to a hidden underground library. On the way there, Chloe Frazer steps out of a parked van and rendezvous with the three. This indicates that Chloe is also in on the plan and it is later stated that she is the getaway driver.
Once Nathan, Sully and Cutter (with Chloe waiting in the van) catch up with Marlowe and her affiliates in their underground lair, they wait for Marlowe to leave, allowing Nathan to capture the journal of T.E. Lawerence (A.K.A. Lawrence of Arabia) and a cipher disk made by John Dee. A message in Lawrence's journal is translated on the cipher disk to reveal "LONGHIDDEN." Nathan, knowing it's an anagram immediately, deciphers the message to see that the message is "Golden Hind" Francis Drake's ship. Discovering the clue, they begin searching the library for a trace of the Golden Hind and they find the figurehead of The Golden Hind in the library. Inside of it, they find a map left by Francis Drake. After the discovery, they are ambushed by Marlowe's men, they make a quick escape to Chloe's van where she is already waiting for them. After boarding the van, they escape successfully and retreat to their hideout to sort out the evidence further.
Nathan said that Sir Francis Drake along with John Dee were hired by Queen Elizabeth to go Arabia to look for a lost city. T.E Lawrence said that in Rub’ al Khali desert laid a city with immeasurable wealth called The Atlantis of the Sands. He had also been documenting sites that he went to, the only two that were visited by him and the crusaders, who were also looking for the lost city were France and Syria.
- "Is that a popcorn machine?"
- — Nate in the Chateau
Nathan along with Sully once more travel to another location, eastern France that hides an old building called the Chateau; before they can get to the main courtyard they travel through its forest. Once Nathan killed Talbot’s men patrolling the courtyard, he and Sully head into the main building, then into a underground lair. They find an amulet that was stored inside a coffin; they suggest that the object will tell exact location where they should go in Yemen. Talbot comes in, telling one of his agents, Harris to retrieve the object from Nathan. Nathan tries to punch him, resulting in Talbot shooting him, but not killing him. He ends up giving him the amulet, but when he does spiders come from the walls killing Harris. Nathan along with Sully and Talbot survive the spiders. Nate and Sully manage to get away but when they get back to the main building, Talbot orders his men to burn down the chateau in an attempt them. They barely escape, and knowing that Talbot will probably go to Syria and hurt Chloe and Cutter, they also head to Syria.
They find Chloe and Cutter around the castle in Syria, Charlie shows Nathan a book telling that Queen Elizabeth owned a Hermetic secret spy society, who all wanted one thing; to control their enemies and gain power with that, and what Marlowe is a part of. The book also has writing that says ‘As Above, so below’ and a symbol to go with that, that is located on top of the highest tower. Once they find the symbol they use the constellations to guide them to the crusader’s hidden entrance. One their way, Talbot drugs Charlie, taking his gun and journal and then disappearing quietly. Charlie drugged says to Nate the “Wand of the Magician”, which was symbol located on the wall. They push the middle out-even wall part, allowing them to travel to where the second piece of the object is located. Nate, Sully, Chloe and Cutter get detected by Talbot’s man making them run, they end up jumping along a long piece of wood, but when Nate runs along it, he breaks it. This making it impossible for Cutter to jump and get where the rest are, Marlowe and Talbot come taking the second object from him, and then starting a fire. Charlie jumps off the tower, breaking his foot. They help Charlie out of the Citadel and steal a tourist bus, allowing them to escape with Talbot and his men in pursuit.
- "Tackle me."
- — Nate jokes with Sully after Elena doubts Nate's true motives.
Afterwards, both Chloe and Charlie leave the adventure, leaving Nathan and Sully to carry on alone. They board a plane to Yemen, Arabian Peninsula and meet up with Elena Fisher, who gives the pair journalist permits, allowing them access to the city. As they leave the airport, Elena questions Nate's motivation and expresses her concern for Sully, but Nate is more interested by the fact that she is still wearing her wedding ring from their estranged marriage. She claims it 'helps in this part of the world'. Later Elena leads the pair into the city, but as they make their way toward the old district they find their way has been blocked by the cities police. As the group make their way around the blockade Nate sees Talbot, and follows him into a hotel. Talbot ambushes Nate, punching him before throwing him out of a window, an event Nate considers worth it, as he is able to recover the journal stolen form Charlie in Syria. Fighting through a group of Marlowe's thugs before re-grouping with Sully and Elena, Nate stumbles upon the entrance they had come to the city to find, an ancient cistern. After navigating their way through a series of puzzles they find a brasier that, once lit, displayed a constellation, their guide to the Atlantis of the Sands. As they leave the underground area, Talbot drugs Nate. Hallucinating, Nate pushes Sully and Elena away and follows Talbot's voice until he finally blacks out.When he wakes from the hallucination, he find's himself sat at a cafe table with Marlowe, Talbot and a pirate. Marlowe begins recounting Nate’s life, Nate tries to act as though he isn't bothered, but is terrified to see that Marlowe has full details on Elena. Marlowe promises that nothing will happen to his estranged wife, if he helps them locate Victor Sullivan. When Nate refuses, Marlowe goes on to explain that, though he has been missing for hours, Sully hasn't tried to find him. Despondent, Nate sits in silence as Marlowe informs him that they have apprehended Sully, removing him from the equation. With a growing sense of desperation, Nate breaks the table, and runs after Talbot, following him through the streets and buildings of the market district, eventually catching up with him in a private garden. After a brutal fight, Nate is knocked out by the pirate, Rameses.
- Rameses: "You insult me."
- Nathan Drake: "You’re a pirate!"
- ―Rameses tries to gain the location of the lost city of Iram from Nate
Nate is transported, whilst unconscious, to a derelict ship by Rameses. Awakening as a coarse bag is pulled from his head, Nate learns from the pirate that Marlowe had paid a large fee to have him killed, but the pirate decided to spare him, as long as he reveals the location of the Iram of the Pillars. Nate claims he does not know, but Rameses does not believe him, and as his men step forward to torture Nate for the information, the pirate adds that maybe his friend will be more cooperative. Nate asks 'who?', desperatly fearing for Elena and Sully's safety after he was knocked out. Rameses claims to hold Victor Sullivan, and threatens Nate with the fact that Sully might not be able to hold out under the interrogation before leaving. Fighting his way free Nate finds himself in the middle of a floating derelict ship yard. Fighting his way through the skeleton ships, Nate eventually spots Rameses making his way to a cruise liner, believing that is where Sully is being held, he follows the pirate aboard the, once glamorous, cruise ship, and makes his way to the hold. There he find, what appears to be Sully tied to a chair, but is in fact just a trap. Rameses appears and order one of his men to tie Nate up, but Nate swipes the henchman’s weapons, and after shooting Rameses he throws a grenade, causing water to pour in and begin to flood the ship.
As he tries to escape the sinking ship, Nate is confronted by a mortally wounded Rameses who, determined to have revenge, shoots what had once been a glass ceiling, causing a tidal wave of water. With seconds to spare Nate is able to find a way out of the stricken vessel before it is claimed by the sea.
- "Let's talk about this."
- — Nate after he is detected on the plane.
Early the next morning, Nate and Elena drive to the airport and make their way toward the cargo plane, facing fierce opposition along the way. Eventually only a tall gate stands in their way. Noticing an empty jeep parked nearby, Nate tells Elena to keep watch as he climbs to the top of the gate, promising to give her a hand from there. Instead he climbs over alone, and tells her to take the jeep and get out of there, stating that he couldn't risk losing her, as he almost had before. After watching Elena get in the jeep, Nate dodged a hail of bullets before making it to the runway, and trying to catch the plane as it taxis down the runway, he was pleased to see Elena speed across the tarmac, allowing him to grab a hold of the jeep and jump to the planes landing gear just as it took off.
Hidden inside the plane's hold, Nate crawls through the ventilation shafts, but is quickly detected by one of Marlowe's agents. Nate is pulled from the vent and beaten by the thug, who opens the cargo bay door. Nate eventually gaining the upper hand and releasing some of the cargo to knock his attacker out of the plane, unfortunatley it also takes Nate with it. The cargo wire snags however, giving Nate the chance to climb back inside the plane. Once Nate makes it back, more guards arrive as the plane's engines begin to catch fire, due to excess strain put on them and the rest of the plane from the ramp door being open. Eventually, an explosion on the plane creates a huge hole in the side of the plane, sucking out the enemy guards. As Nate tries to resist, the hole grows bigger and he too is sucked out into the air, freefalling to the desert below.
- "Don't shoot. Please don't shoot."
- — Nate after Salim and the Bedouins storm the settlement.
Nate is able to grab a cargo box in mid-air and pulls the cargo's parachute, landing a short distance from the plane crash he makes his way to the wreckage, desperately seeking water. He finds nothing, except for a KAL 7, with it he starts a voyage through hundreds of miles of desert, knowing that it is unlikely he will return alive. He soon stumbles across a well filled with only sand. Soon, through the heat of the desert, dehydration & exhaustion start to take there toll causing him to see a mirage of an oasis, this starts to play havoc with his mind, and Nate starts to see hallucinations of the captured Sully. Days after crashing and close to death he stumbles upon what appears to be civilization.
Once closer though, he realizes it is an abandoned town. Hoping to find anything he stagger through the sand to reach the gate, finding it barred he crashes through a ceiling as he tried to find an alternate route into the town. Searching he finds the remains of a well, climbing down he finds a small water hole, but after taking a mouthful he realizes it was undrinkable. After climbing back out, Nate smashes through the door and finds himself facing multiple groups of Marlowe's agents. After a lengthy gunfight, Salim, the Sheikh of the tribe rescues him, first accusing him of being one of Marlowe henchmen, and then accepting that he is just a lost person in need of help.
Salim takes Nathan to his refugee camp, telling him that his scouts have been tracking down Marlowe's convoy for two days. Nate explains how Marlowe has Sully and in turn explains that Sully knows the location to the lost city of Iram. Salim tells Nate how the city was cursed three thousand years ago when Solomon took control of and commanded the power of the spirits of Dijnn. Afterwards, many Dijnn rebelled; agitating Solomon, he imprisoned them in a brass vessel, letting it plummet down into the water of the city.
Salim along with Nathan did not want Marlowe to take out the vessel and unleashing the evil, decide to take out the cargo trucks going to the city on horseback. In the process, Nathan is able to reunite with Sully after they get him out of one of the trucks. Afterwards, when they are in a close distance to the city, they lose contact with Salim. Horseback is no longer needed, only using the weapons around them to execute the guards patrolling the place.
"You killed Sully!"
—Nate during his hallucination
Nathan along with Sully travel to the City of Brass using the main entrance to enter the city. The two explore the are coming across a fountain, Nathan drinks some of the water and Sully washes his face with water too. Nathan imagines that Talbot killed Sully with a T-Bolt Sniper after an eclipse.
He imagined that he was chasing Talbot again, but that didn't happen, it was just an hallucination. Talbot was all that time with Katherine, trying to get what's in the water, a brass jar. He wakes up joining up with Sully again, he realizes he drank the cursed water making him have a hallucination. He now also knows that when Francis Drake came to the city, he knew about the cursed water, when he came back to report Queen Elizabeth he said there was nothing. Then Francis had wiped out all his evidence of the city.
Nathan arrive at the location, where Marlowe and her henchmen extract the hallucinogenic brass vessel from the water of the city. They decide to separate to try to flank them. Sully goes to where Talbot is located and he goes behind an entrance. Talbot notices Nathan, aiming his pistol at him; Sully at the exact same moment surprises him from behind. Talbot manages to overcome him, and is also able to knock him into the water, Nathan jumping after him.
He shoots towards the surface from under water, being able to destroy the crane lifting up the vessel. Surrounding henchmen shoot at him and Sully, as they ran away from the crumbling city. Afterwards, Marlowe and Talbot catch up to them, where Talbot will try to shoot Nathan, but fails. The floor Marlowe stands on, collapses trapping her in the quicksand and Talbot is unable to reach her. Nathan being persuaded by Marlowe helps her get out, but Nathan is unable to save her and Francis Drake’s Ring.
Talbot is able to survive the collapse of the floor, letting him get further to where he and Sully are. On the edge of a platform, Talbot attacks him with a knife, stunning him. Nathan fails, but is able to hold on the edge of the platform. Talbot further tries to kill him by stepping on his hand making him lose his grip, Talbot get distracted letting Nathan get back up. Sully shoots Talbot with a Para 9, the ground moves once more having an effect on Nathan. He falls, but is able to grab the edge and then Sully’s Para 9. Talbot almost kills sully with a rock, but Nathan shoots him with Sully’s gun. He falls down at the end of the cliff were Talbot dies.
Once they are out of the city, Salim's men help them get out of the area.
Nathan and Sully arrive at an airport; leaving it Sully tells him that a person does not get to choose how they start in this life, and that real greatness is what you do with the hand you are dealt with and then gives him his wedding ring which he thought he had lost. He then gestured to Elena, who had arrived at the airport. Elena stated that she was sorry about Drake losing Sir Francis Drake's ring, which Drake said was "all right" because he traded it for "something better", letting her see that he was wearing his retrieved wedding ring, the two decided to leave Yemen together with Sullivan hand in hand. Sully leads Drake and Elena to a new plane, modelled after the Hog Wild which Nate and Elena destroyed 4 years ago during the events of Drake’s Fortune.
Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth
Main Article: Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth
Drake discovers that the legendary Amber Room was hidden by another great explorer, Sir Richard Byrd. The story is that many, many years ago, Byrd hid the Amber Room in the fabled Agartha in the Hollow Earth.
A now-defunct web game that was exclusive to the European site for Drake's Fortune to promote the new series. In it, a private detective is hired by Elena Fisher to locate Nate, who is researching Sir Francis Drake and his voyages.
A live action Nathan Drake (voiced by Nolan North) can be seen in the Long Live Play advert released by Sony. In it, Drake can be seen explaining what happened with the cargo plane to Lightning, one of Final Fantasy XIII's main characters.
Nathan Drake was nominated for Best Character at the Spike Video Game Awards 2011. Although he didn't win the award, both his nomination short and potential acceptance short were posted on YouTube.
Drake appears in both of the adverts with Elena Fisher, where he pulls off various feats with her and, of course, the advertised Toyota’s help. He appears in both ‘The Chase’ and ‘Jungle Run’. The adverts always have the quote he spoke in the Uncharted 2 teaser trailer. ‘Fortune Favours the Bold’.
In the games, Nate is capable of using all the weapons available to the player. This list below shows his main single-player loadouts.
Nate comes across with the persona of the typical "every-man", he has a dry sense of humor, quick to help others, but can also be temperamental. He is also very dedicated to his work and can read Latin and Spanish.
He is very protective of friends or others he cares about, and quick to help those who he cares about that are in need. Nate is also very quick-witted, finds humor in many of the dangerous situations he finds himself in, is fallible and sometimes improvises his way through things, and has the ability to remain calm under pressure. The Fourth Labyrinth notes that Nate has a nervous habit of flirting with women who intrigue him.
He seems to have a somewhat sadistic regard for those against him, but he acts solely in self-defence. Nevertheless, his cavalier attitude to killing has been noted by his adversaries. Visually, Nate is unscathed emotionally by the mounting number of men he kills throughout his adventures, but thinks its unfair (for himself and others) to be killed in cold blood. Despite what Nate has gone through, he still maintains a light-hearted magnanimous personality. He also seems to have strong care and trust for those he loves. When Elena is nearly killed by the grenade explosion he is said to have cried, by Elena, but it is not confirmed. He definitely showed strong emotion though, shaking her shoulder and asking her not to leave him. He stops her from coming with him in Uncharted 3 when they are about to get to the plane, begging her not to accompany him to name just a few moments. He also goes to extreme extents to save Sully when he is captured by Marlowe.
Due to the dangerous (and criminal) nature of his adventures, Nate is often armed and ready for inevitable interference, and has adapted quickly to a large assortment of weaponry. As a result of this, he is able to hold his own in both firearm and hand-to-hand combat against trained soldiers. It's unknown if Nate ever recieved actual training in combat of some sort in the past, but he does demonstrate great proficiency when fighting, perhaps having picked it up throughout his travels. His climbing skills are also unmatched and he is an expert at deep-sea salvage. Nate has learned that his line of work is never easy, but he is driven more by the thrill of the hunt rather than the treasure itself.
- Elena Fisher:
- Victor Sullivan:
- Chloe Frazer:
- Charlie Cutter:
- Nolan North stated in an interview that Nate is an orphan. Amy Hennig revealed in a twitter post that he doesn't have any close family to speak of. In Uncharted 3, Marlowe claims that his mother committed suicide and his father "surrendered" him to the state. Nate does not deny nor confirm this.
- In the internet game; Drake's Trail, Nate's home address is seen as: 160 Guard Ave, Apt. 3, Key West, Florida. A portion of this address appears in Nate's journal in Among Thieves, although the city and state are obscured (see image here).
- Nate shares his initials with Naughty Dog, the developers of the Uncharted series. NDI is written on the back of Nate's gun holster, which stands for Naughty Dog Industries or Incorporated.
- In Drake's Trail, Nate's e-mail address is email@example.com.
- It was stated by Amy Hennig in an interview that Nate is in his mid-thirties. A flashback in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception dated 20 years before its events shows a teenage Nate. Additionally it is confirmed that the adventure of the first game took place four years before the current events. As this is true, Nate would have been 29 years old in the first game, 31 years old in the second game, and 33 years old in the third game.
- Nate claims to be afraid of clowns (There may be a correlation between this claim, and the presence of a clown mask on almost every enemy in Uncharted 3's co-op mode on the crushing difficulty).
- In Uncharted 2, when Flynn catches Nate after he jumps onto a ledge, he remarks that he has put on some weight and that he should lay off the doughnuts; a reference to the 'Doughnut Drake' skin. It may also refer to how Nate has bulked up slightly in the time passed between Drake's Fortune & Among Thieves. Amy Hennig confirmed in an interview that Nate was skinnier than intended in the first game.
- Nate has a large scar on the right hemisphere of his forehead.
- To date Nate has the most skins out of all the characters, with a total of 7 different skins and 33 limited edition skins.
- In all three games, Nate chooses about midway through the game to give up. However, he is always talked out of it, or is shown something that keeps him going. In Drake's Fortune, Elena talks Nate out of leaving by showing him that Sully is still alive. In Among Thieves, Nate and Tenzin find Schafer's expedition, showing what harm the Cintamani Stone could do. In "Drake's Deception" after Nate saves Sully from the convoy, He is somewhat hesitant to continue his journey until Sully warns Nate that whatever Marlowe is after isn't treasure.
- Nate is 6 feet, 1 inch(es) tall, based on Nolan North's own height. Height appears to be based off the voice actor's own height. Elena would be 5'4, Chloe 5'8, and Flynn would be around 6'5.
- Nate, Lazarevic and Talbot are the only characters to have Doughnut character skins. However, Sully and other characters will receive Doughnut skins in a skin pack, coming in a later date.
- In Chapter 18, you have a gun on your back which you accuired from the wreckage in the cutscene. In the later half of the Chapter, leading onto Chapter 19, the gun has gone unknowingly.
- Nate came 16th on the Top 50 favorite game characters in the 2011 edition of the Guiness World Records.
- Nate is a good artist. In his journal, there are many expertly drawn images of items and objects he encounters during the story.
- Nate, along with Elena and Sully, appeared in Gamers Heart Japan for a few seconds of footage. He wore one of his Uncharted 3 outfits.
- Nate's Desert Outfit in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception closely resembles the outfit worn by Brendan Fraser in the 1999 movie The Mummy (comparison pictures: Brendan Fraser and Nate's Desert Outfit )
- In Uncharted 3, it seems Drake met Sully when he was about fourteen or fifteen according to a flashback in Colombia, besides Drake mentioned that with fifteen he's been in prison in Peru, within a year after he met Sully.
- In Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception at Chapter 11 - As Above, So Below, when Katherine Marlowe shows Nathan's state sheet. You can see Hong Ly written at the bottom of the page, who was a concept artist that made Nathan's concept art.
- Nathan Drake's green shirt in Single-player is different from his green shirt in multiplayer. The multiplayer shirt has a more prominent and dark green, while the Single-player has a more subtle and olive color.
- One of Drake's outfits in Uncharted 3 resembles the outfit worn by Frank West in Case West and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, (though Drake is missing the camera). This could possibly be nothing more than a mere coincidence though.
- Drake, along with Fisher is the only characters to appear in the Uncharted Toyota Adverts.
- Drake bears some resemblance to Silent Hill Homecoming Protagonist Alex Shepard.
- Nate is the only one in the entire story to have a sexual relationship with the only two female treasure hunters (Elena Fisher) and (Chloe Frazer).
- Nate's strength grows in each game, in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves he survived a bullet to the stomach and was able to take out a dozen of Zoran Lazarević's soldiers, and in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception he was able to go for days without food or water while trying to look for Victor Sullivan in the Rub' al Khali desert.
- Nathan Drake's language skills also get increasingly better in each game, in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune he tries to open the block gate surrounded by Navarro's Mercenaries by talking in their language (which promotes one of them to spot Nate), in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves when at Karl Schäfer's funeral he speaks in Tibetan language to Tenzin, and in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, he speaks in Arabian at times.
- Both Elena and Nate have scars on the left side of their bodies. Elena's from grenade shrapnel and Nate's from a bullet wound, both inflicted by Harry Flynn.
- Nate, Elena and Sully are Official Judges for the Playstation Uncharted Audition competitions.
- It can be read in Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth that Nate had done more jobs before Uncharted: Golden Abyss because if a gamer does the math, Golden Abyss was set in (2005) while The Fourth Labyrinth is set in 2006, it says that 3 years before Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth, (2003, two more years before Golden Abyss) he did a job for Ramón Valdez but when he double crossed Nate, our hero barley escaped with his life.
- Nate is known to have received multiple tetanus shots for the adventures he goes on, as in Chapter 3 - A Surprising Find, Sully makes a tender joking quote "Nate, when was your last tetanus shot?" And in Chapter 12 - Abducted Nate makes the quote, "I'm going to need a tetanus shot after this."
|Media||Year||Voice Actor||Motion Capture Actor||Notes|
|Uncharted: Drake's Fortune||2007||Nolan North||Nolan North|
Matthew Mullins (stunts only)
|Uncharted 2: Among Thieves||2009||Nolan North||Nolan North|
|Uncharted: Eye of Indra||2009||Nolan North||N/A||Motion comic|
|Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception||2011||Nolan North||Nolan North|
|Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth||2011||N/A||N/A||Novel|
|Uncharted (comic)||2011||N/A||N/A||Comic miniseries|
|Uncharted: Golden Abyss||2012||Nolan North||Nolan North||PS Vita title|
|Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (film)||TBA||TBA||TBA|