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"Whatever you hope to find up there... I want in."
— Vargas to Nathan Drake.

Vargas in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Biographical information


15 years prior to A Thief's End
Panamanian prison





Nathan Drake (formerly)
Rafe Adler (formerly) †

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Series information

Appears in:

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Mo-capped by:

Hemky Madera

Vargas is a character in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. He was a corrupt warden at a Panamanian prison Nathan and Samuel Drake purposely infiltrated with the help of fellow treasure hunter Rafe Adler.


Background & Early LifeEdit

Not much is known about Vargas' early life. During his tenure as warden, Nate and his brother Sam worked with Rafe in order to gain access to an old Spanish fort on the prison's grounds. Once bribed by Rafe, Vargas allows Nate access to the fort and subsequently Henry Avery's first mate Burnes' cell, where they hope to find a clue leading to the pirate captain's treasure.

Events of Uncharted 4: A Thief's EndEdit

During Chapter 2, a fight broke out between Nathan and Gustavo, another inmate. Vargas and his officers broke up the fight and soon sequestered Drake in solitary.

After some time, Vargas woke Drake up and escorted him through the prison's yards and sewer, leading him outside. It was revealed here that Vargas had made a deal with Drake's associate Rafe to allow them inside the prison and explore Avery's first mate's cell for clues.

However, Vargas finds out their true goal is finding the $400 million in treasure that Avery plundered from the Gunsway. He demands to be let in on the deal. After returning from the tower, he is fooled by Drake as the latter claims he found nothing and suspects that there might have been another tower that had collapsed centuries ago, and sends Vargas to look for the complex's blueprints. Nate goes to tell his findings to Sam and Rafe, but are assaulted in the laundry room by Gustavo and his friends.

Vargas and several guards intercept the fight, and Vargas, having found the St. Dismas cross Nate was hiding, moves the trio to his office. He blackmails the three into giving him a share of the profits, but is stabbed twice by Rafe after he got Vargas to lower his guard during the negotiation. Before dying, Vargas managed to fire his gun, alerting everybody nearby, thus forcing the trio to make a quick escape. While Nate and Rafe make it, Sam is shot and imprisoned for thirteen years due to Rafe's actions.


Vargas carried a Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver.

Trivia Edit

  • When Uncharted: Drake's Fortune was still in early development, Elena Fisher was first drafted to be a Latina named Elena Vargas.[1] Vargas's name might be a slight nod to the pre-release plans.

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