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Nathan Drake was created by Naughty Dog, Inc as the protagonist of their Uncharted video game series. His first appearance was in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, released on Sony's Playstation 3 in 2007. His first comic appearance is in the Uncharted mini series written by Joshua Williamson, published by DC Comics.

Young Age

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At the age of 9, he had arrived at Museo Marítimo “Maritime museum” of Cartagena, Republic of Colombia Nathan where he decide to sneak in to into the El Pirata Francis Drake “The Pirate Francis Drake” exhibit in the museum. He had searched the main exhibit area, until realizing that the object he is looked for is on the upper floor of the exhibit. After traveling up to the upper floor, he noticed that a policeman protected the area at the entrance, but walks in anyway; not caring that he was still wanted by them. He found the object he was looking for, Sir Francis Drake’s ring and its decoder at the center of the room inside of a display case. He noted down notes the information and images into his journal, also realizing that the only way to open it is to put in a key on a keyhole on the side of the display case. A younger Sully walked in, heading to where the ring was located. Nathan hid beside a box watching Sully inject a key and then leaving. A police man appeared kicking him out of the museum. Nathan pursued Sully along the streets of Cartagena: alerting the people, knocking down food and climbing up structures of the city as he went. Sully had entered a building, Nathan watches Sully get another key from a citizen and then putting in to his wallet. Sully is then accompanied by Marlowe, as they walk down the streets, Nathan taps along once more. Once both had stopped at a merchant, Nathan had stole his wallet. Nathan had walked away slowly, until Sully appeared, after a short conversation with him he gave him back his wallet, but not his key.

Nathan returned to the museum, this time having the key. Navigating across rooftops he sneaks into the room where the display case storing the ring and its decoder are located. He takes both, but Katherine Marlowe and Victor Sullivan, with her armed guards discover him. Marlowe takes away the decoder, but the ring. The act resulted in the guards attacking him. He runs way along the rooftops, until he is faced by one of Marlowe's agents. The agent almost had shoot, but Sully killed him. The both came to Sully’s Bar, where he feed him and also discussed about Sir Francis Drake’s ring origins: after circumnavigating the globe, Sir Francis Drake returned to England in 1581 when Queen Elizabeth made him a knight, and also giving him the ring engraved with his motto.

Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Nate teams up with old friends Jason Dante and Marisa Chase to discover the fate of a Spanish expedition which vanished over 400 years ago.

Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth

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In October, Nate is hired by the Ecuadorian Cuiqawa tribe to steal an artifact from drug lord Ramón Valdez's compound in an area of rainforest known as El Oriente. The artifact in question is the golden staff of Ayar Manco, which the tribe believe to rightfully belong to them. After retrieving the staff, Nate rescues Alex Munoz, the daughter of the mayor of Guayaquil, who has been kidnapped and held hostage by Valdez. Nate and Alex are chased by Valdez's henchmen through the rainforest and surrender after Nate drives their jeep into a dead end. However, just as Nate and Alex declare their surrender the Cuiqawa tribe appear from the surrounding forestry and ambush Valdez's men. For returning the golden staff of iAyar Manco to the tribe and returning Alex to her father, Nate receives two large monetary rewards.

Nate in The Fourth Labyrinth. Upon arriving back to America, Nate is contacted by Sully, who makes him aware of the recent murder of their friend Luka Hzujak. After viewing the murder scene, Nate and Sully visit Luka's daughter Jadranka, more commonly known as "Jada". Upon their arrival, Jada informs Nate and Sully that she has been going through Luka's research notes; Luka was working at Phoenix Industries, a weapons manufacturer whose CEO is Norwegian businessman Tyr Henriksen, shortly before his murder. Jada believes Henriksen and her stepmother Olivia, who also works at Phoenix Industries, to be behind Luka's murder. However, first Nate, Sully and Jada pay a visit to Dr. Maynard Cheney, a professor who Luka has been working with before his death.

Arriving at the Museum of Natural History in New York, Nate, Sully and Jada are greeted by graduate student Gretchen Welch, who informs the trio of the recent work being carried out by Luka and Dr. Cheney; the two professors had been researching three ancient labyrinths, all crafted by the legendary Greek figure Daedalus. As Gretchen leads the three visitors through Dr. Cheney's "Labyrinths of the Ancient World" exhibit, a ruckus is heard from Dr. Cheney's office. Nate rushes ahead of the others and finds Dr. Cheney dying, having been attacked moments earlier. Nate and Jada give pursuit to the attacker for a short period of time, but it is impossible to catch the perpetrator in the elaborate labyrinth exhibit. Returning to Dr. Cheney's office, Gretchen informs Nate, Sully and Jada that her brother Ian is a manager at the excavation site of the labyrinth of Sobek; a labyrinth in Egypt that Luka had been studying before his murder. Not wanting to meet the police, Nate, Sully and Jada leave the Museum after Gretchen promises to get them access to the Egyptian excavation site through her brother. Nate, Sully and Jada then make their way back to Luka's apartment. However, there they find the apartment on fire and are attacked by mysterious assailants in an SUV. Jada wishes to confront Olivia and Henriksen at the Phoenix Innovation headquarters, but Olivia is unavailable and the trio make their way up America's East Cost, entering Canada before flying to Egypt from Montreal.

Shortly after arriving in Egypt, Nate, Sully and Jada meet Ian Welch over dinner. Welch tells the trio of the work being carried out at the excavation site of the labyrinth of Sobek in Crocodilopolis, but leaves abruptly when the murders of Luka and Dr. Cheney are mentioned. Olivia Hzujak then appears at the restaurant, having followed Nate, Sully and Jada from their hotel. Jada storms out of the restaurant, unable to talk with the stepmother she despises, and Nate must chase after her. Outside the restaurant, Jada is attacked by a gang of thugs who attempt to kidnap her. With Sully's help, Nate is able to fend the attackers off, but the thugs are soon killed in cold blood by a group of hooded people, who tell Jada that she should go home. The hooded group are later revealed to be the Protectors of the Hidden Word, a secret society set up to hide the mysteries of ancient labyrinths.

The next day, Nate, Sully and Jada investigate the excavation site with Welch, who informs them that Henriksen has recently bought the company managing the dig and is visiting the site along with Olivia. Welch leads Nate, Sully and Jada into the heart of labyrinth, where Nate discovers a hidden passage below the labyrinth's anteroom. Exploring the passage, they discover three rooms that represent Daedalus' three labyrinths: along with the labyrinth of Sobek in Egypt and the well-known labyrinth of Knossos on the Greek island Crete; a third labyrinth exists on the Greek archipelago Thera, also known as Santorini. Shortly after this, the group are attacked by the Protectors of the Hidden Word, who drag Welch off into a hidden passage. Nate, Sully and Jada are unable to fight off the large group of Protectors, and come across Henriksen and Olivia as they make their escape.

Nate, Sully and Jada make their way to Thera, where they explore a fortress damaged by earthquakes through the years. Beneath the fortress, they a labyrinth that contains rooms similar to those found in the labyrinth of Sobek. However, there are four room representing four labyrinths, and suddenly Luka's research becomes clear: he was searching for the mythical fourth labyrinth, and the rooms reveal that the fourth labyrinth is in China and known as "Diyu", what the Chinese consider to be Hell. As Nate, Sully and Jada escape, they come under attack from more Protectors, who drag Sully away in a manner similar to Welch. Overwhelmed, Nate and Jada retreat, only to be confronted by Henriksen, Olivia and several of Henriksen's hired guns, including his bodyguard Corelli. Henriksen too knows that the fourth labyrinth is in China, and offers Nate and Jada the opportunity to travel with him. Nate and Jada reluctantly agree, before flying to China with Henriksen and his entourage.

On the flight, Henriksen receives information from an employee at Phoenix Industries that points to Diyu being under the city of Nanjing. Upon their arrival in Nanjing, Nate is introduced to a team of mercenaries that are set to provide security to Henriksen and his associates in Diyu. Soon after entering Diyu, Olivia turns on Henriksen and reveals that she is behind everything. After Nate kills Corelli, Olivia orders the mercenaries to execute Nate, Jada and Henriksen. However, before they can shoot the Protectors of the Hidden Word attack and the ensuing skirmish gives Nate, Jada and Henriksen the chance to escape from Olivia and the mercenaries.

Moving towards the heart of Diyu, Nate, Jada and Henriksen are attacked by a small group of Protectors, among which are Sully and Welch, who have been brainwashed by a concoction containing the white hellebore. Before Nate is able to stop him, Henriksen shoots and kills Welch. Nate is able to stop Henriksen from shooting Sully, although Sully then attacks Nate and the two fight for a short period of time. Eventually Nate is able to get the better of Sully and subdues his friend, before regrouping with Jada and Henriksen and heading into the heart of the labyrinth, where they are confronted by the "Minotaur", which is actually a human man deformed by the same concoction that brainwashed Sully and Welch. Olivia and the remaining mercenaries soon arrive and as the mercenaries engage the Minotaur in battle, Nate, Jada, Henriksen and Sully move onto the treasure vault. Guarding the treasure is the Mistress of the Labyrinth and the final Protectors. As Nate, Jada and Henriksen battle the Protectors, Olivia arrives with the last mercenary Suarez, having seemingly killed the Minotaur. The Mistress kills Henriksen, and Suarez kills the Mistress. As Olivia gorges herself on the treasure in the vault, she sets off a trap that begins flooding the chamber with water. Sully, Jada and Suarez escape as Nate attempts to save Olivia, but she is dragged below water by an older, previous Minotaur. Nate also escapes, aiding Suarez in getting out of danger. However, Suarez dies after they have escaped the chamber. Before closing the Suarez's eyes, Nate thanks the mercenary for not killing them.

Five days later, Nate and Sully attend Luka's funeral back in New York. Jada thanks both of them for what they've done and says that she considers both of them to be her family. Nate and Sully respond that they'll always be there for her, but Sully then informs Nate of a job that has come up in Peru. Nate seems reluctant at first, wanting to take a break from treasure-hunting, but he soon relents agrees to the proposal.

Uncharted: Eye of Indra

Episode 1

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Nathan Drake is tied to a chair, being tortured in Indonesia by American crime lord 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.

Episode 2

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 apprehended 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.

Episode 3

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.

Episode 4

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 Eldorado

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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 Eldorado, 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 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 Eldorado 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 Eldorado 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 Pacific Island where the statue is believed to be.


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 custom 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 Drake's diary blocking the bullet, and played along to fool his captors.

Nate and Elena find a series of maze-like passages 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 Eldorado. 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.

Going Underground

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 called the Descendants. 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 Eldorado. 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.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


Drake in Among Thieves
Drake in Among Thieves

The story begins in medias res, with a wounded Nate waking up to find himself in a train hanging off a cliff. Through flashbacks, it is revealed that, roughly two years after the events of Drake's Fortune, Harry Flynn and Chloe Frazer approached him with a job offer to steal a Mongolian oil lamp in an Istanbul museum. Nate accepts the job when he learns that the lamp may lead to the treasures in Marco Polo's lost fleet. Flynn and Drake acquire the lamp, which contains a map showing that the lost fleet had been transporting the Cintamani Stone from Shambhala before being thrown ashore in Borneo by a tsunami. 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 "Sully" Sullivan to secure his release.


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 tomb 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.

Urban Warfare

En route to the temple, the pair runs 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 shot by one of Lazarevic's men. 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 the village leader, 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

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

Nathan in Uncharted 3
Nathan in Uncharted 3

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.

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.

The Citadel

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.


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.

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.


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.


Waking on a beach, Nate soon realises he is back in Yemen, and makes his way to Elena's apartment. Elena was overjoyed to see Nate, believing him to be dead. She runs to him and hugs him fiercly, holding him for a time. Nate says that he 'thought this was frowned upon' (physical contact in Yemen) referring to when Sully went to hug Elena when they arrived and she told him that the country frowned upon it and they shouldn't as not to attract attention. She tells him to 'shut up'. She leads him to the sofa and pulls him on to her lap. She updates him on Sullivan's situation: he, Marlowe, and her crew are in a convoy heading into the desert. Marlowe had a two day start, so catching up to them on foot oe making a supply drop to the convoy, so she planned on sneaking onto the plane, dropping in on the convoy, and rescuing Sullivan on her own. However, she and Nate decided to save Sullivan together. Since the plane wasn't taking off until dawn, Elena insisted Nate rest. Nate asked Elena if she planned on rescuing Sullivan by herself, to which she replied she'd do anything to save him. Nate deeply appreciated that. She starts to stroke his hair while he, exhausted, tries to say he likes the way she thinks but can barely get the words out due to his fatigue. Elena simply responds, 'I know'. As he drifted off into sleep, he took Elena's left hand (the one with the wedding band on it), and apologized, with Elena simply responding 'I know' again.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

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.

The Rub' al Khali

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.

The Atlantis of the Sands

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.


Nathan Drake does not possess any superhuman abilities. He has the strength and endurance of a man who regularly engages in physical exercises. Nathan is an exceptional hand to hand fighter being able to take on multiple opponents at one time.

He possesses excellent treasure hunting skills and has knowledge in many languages and can interpret ancient hieroglyphics. He is highly intelligent allowing him to avoid traps and solve ancient puzzles. Nathan’s climbing skills allow him to scale anything from ancient temples to rocky mountainsides.

Nathan also has vast knowledge of weaponry and is an excellent marksmen.. He has been seen using anything from pistols to rpgs.

Other media

Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth

Nate and Sully join Jada Hzujak in search of three long lost labyrinths.

Uncharted (comic)

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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.

Uncharted: Drake's Trail

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.

'Long Live Play' PlayStation Ad

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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.


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