!Nathan Drake, real name unknown

-->''Oh, crap!''

An amateur archaeologist, professional treasure hunter, sometimes criminal and occasionally a stand-up guy. Nate believes that he's a descendant of legendary privateer Sir Francis Drake, even though the historic record is that Francis had no children. ''Drake's Deception'' reveals that Nate was not born "Nathan Drake": he was abandoned by his parents before he turned five, became obsessed with Sir Francis during his time in a state home (named St. Francis), spent his youth as a street criminal in Central America and took the name "Drake" as part of a ChangelingFantasy. Played by Creator/NolanNorth, and by Billy Unger as a teenager.

* {{Acrofatic}}: You can turn Drake into this when you buy the "Doughnut Drake" skin from the in-game store.
* ActionSurvivor: In the tradition of Franchise/IndianaJones.
* {{Adorkable}}: He's been told to stop gushing about his findings more than once but he clearly enjoys unearthing things with a child-like enthusiasm.
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Granted, Nate is more of a treasure hunter than an archaeologist. This is best indicated by the time he broke into a museum to retrieve an important clue; apparently he's done so before as well. His motivations and skills fit the trope, though; while he does like money, he also has a natural, intense curiosity and interest in undiscovered history, as well as an encyclopedic knowledge of the ancient world and the ability to speed-read numerous dead languages. He could probably earn more than a few [=PhDs=] in archaeology should he ever decide to sit still for more than ten minutes in a row.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: He's very dark for a supposed Caucasian and [[spoiler:the fact that his real name isn't Nathan Drake further throws things into doubt.]]
* AntiHero: Nate is a career criminal who has no qualms about skirting the law or even blatant robbery, but he goes to near suicidal lengths to save Jeff, and will throw himself into dangerous situations for the greater good, and to keep others from doing the same and getting themselves killed.
* TheArtfulDodger: As a teenager.
* BadassBookworm: Just like the Franchise/IndianaJones routine, except that he's not a professor or a student. However, he's pretty cultured (and multilingual) and knows a lot about ancient history.
* BadassNormal: Nate comes up against supernatural enemies like Descendants, Guardians and Djinn and comes away without so much as a scratch. Invoked in his appearance in ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale'', where Nate goes mano-e-mano against [[VideoGame/GodOfWar a blood-thirsty demigod Spartan]], [[TwistedMetal a murderous clown in a heavily-armed ice cream truck]], [[VideoGame/BioShock and a huge super-strong mutant with psychic powers in a big-ass scuba suit.]]
* BerserkButton: Do not. Fuck. With Nate's friends. He'll suffer a brief HeroicBSOD and then reboot into [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Seek and Destroy]].
* BloodKnight: Marlowe believes that Nate is this, "getting off" on the bloodshed and constantly cheating death.
** Lazarevic seems to share a similar view of Nate but neither he nor Marlowe are the most respectable types so that sentiment [[EvilCannotComprehendGood might be passing through a filter]] (Nate clearly has no qualm about bailing on a job when the stakes get higher than he's comfortable with, although so far we have never seen him do so successfully).
* BornLucky: [[WordOfGod Naughty Dog]] have put forward the notion that Nate's 'health' actually represents his luck, meaning he wades into firefights and bullets ''just'' miss him until he pushes it too far. In ''Among Thieves'', it's suggested that this is the sole reason he's survived... well, anything. He disagrees vehemently. If he was ''really'' lucky, ''[[UnluckilyLucky this crazy shit wouldn't keep happening to him]]''.
** During his harrowing escape from the sinking ship in the third game, he jumps onto a chandelier that promptly crashes to the ground and almost crushes him... if not for the fact the heavy rings that make up the bottom of the fixture fall perfectly around him.
* BreakTheHaughty: Once per game.
* CatchPhrase:
-->''Oh, crap!''
-->''Here we go...''
-->''I haven't thought that far ahead.''
-->''You've gotta be kidding me!''
* ChangelingFantasy: Invoked. [[spoiler:After his mother committed suicide and his father gave him up to an orphanage, Nate became obsessed with Sir Francis Drake and came to think of himself as Francis' heir, to the point of even taking on the name "Drake". Whether or not he actually ''believes'' the story is debatable, but it seems to serve as a lot of his motivation. After all, sic parvis magna.]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Similar to how Sully forms a more mentor-like father figure role with Nate in later games, Nate in ''Drake's Fortune'' is less attached to him as [[spoiler:Sully is seemingly gunned down early in the game but Nate reacts more with shock than anger, getting over it rather quickly and continuing his quest unfazed shortly after (acting more as if this sort of thing is just a risk of the job)]]. Compare this to ''Drake's Deception'' where [[spoiler:seemingly killing Sully sends Nate completely over the edge]].
* TheCharmer
* ChickMagnet: As per the above trope. A page in his notebook is full of girls' phone-numbers. Presumably he's slowed down by the third game.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Pretty much in every game what looks like a standard treasure hunt at the start winds up being far more than Nate ever bargained for. Typically he'll remark that he wants out but then becomes convinced that he's the only one in a position to stop the BigBad from misusing whatever he was chasing, forcing him to go back for it and stop their plan.
* CombatParkour: Nate is pretty good at jumping and climbing around. He even learns how to shoot, throw people, or fall on them from a ledge he's hanging onto.
* CosmicPlaything: The universe either really likes Nate or really, ''really'' hates him. Or maybe both. It sure does like lobbing him into incredible danger with no preparation at all. And smashing him into things. And whenever he winds up getting in a dangerous situation, somehow it always, ''always'', '''always''' winds up getting [[UpToEleven a thousand times worse]].
* CunningLinguist: Drake can read outdated Latin dialects along with a number of other ancient languages, and speaks [[CaptainObvious English]], Spanish, Indonesian, and, by the end of the second game, at least a little Tibetan. ''The Fourth Labyrinth'' adds that he "knew barely a dozen words in Arabic" and specifies that he ''doesn't'' read Chinese (Mandarin nor Ancient) nor at least one dialect of Ancient Greek.
* DarkSecret: Despite his posturing, [[spoiler:Nate is not an heir of Sir Francis Drake -- his surname isn't even "Drake" -- and he's been lying about it for twenty years. He's just an orphan who became obsessed with Sir Francis and created his own ChangelingFantasy.]] It drives his obsession with uncovering the artifacts of ''Drake's Fortune'' and ''Drake's Deception''.
* DeadpanSnarker
--> '''Nate''': "Hinky"? You act like you've never seen a German U-Boat in the middle of the jungle before.
* {{Determinator}}
* DoomMagnet: In his own words, "Everything I touch turns to shit." It's not always played for laughs, either.
* {{Expy}}: His appearance and snarky personality was specifically based on Johnny Knoxville.
* FashionableAsymmetry: His half-tucked shirt is memetic.
* GeniusDitz: When it comes to his areas of interest - primarily treasure-hunting, history and archaeology - Nate is a veritable fountain of information. When it comes to ''almost anything else'', he's clueless. A fairly well-known [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] quote, for instance, baffles him.
* GreenEyes: Definitely fits the mentality as a LovableRogue.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Elena at the end of ''Drake's Deception''.]]
** [[spoiler: Though maybe not so happily by the time of (or at least during the events of) ''A Thief's End'' if Elena's trailer debut is anything to go by.]]
* IndyPloy: Not a single thing he does in the games is planned out beforehand, because anything he does plan out falls apart spectacularly.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Sully of course, who's about 25 years older than him and is practically like his father. He also finds a mini-mentor briefly in the form of Karl Schafer in Uncharted 2 while Sully was away.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Naughty Dog ''claims'' that he's this. He backstabs people, flagrantly breaks the law, and has a streak of scary ruthlessness and vindictiveness that comes out when he's at his worst; but for the most part he seems to have more of a JerkassFacade, and not a very good one.
* LadyKillerInLove: Though he still fools around with at least Chloe during ''Among Thieves'', he ultimately seems to fall deeper in love with Elena in each passing game. [[spoiler: If pre-release info from the fourth game is to be believed, it seems he finally settled down in a monogamous relationship with her at this point]].
* LoveableRogue
* MadeOfIron: As much as he complains - and he complains ''all the time'' - stack up all the injuries he canonically suffers and you'll arrive at the conclusion he ought to be ''crippled'', but he manifestly is not.
* MouthyKid: Back in his younger days.
* MrFanservice: What other reason could there be to devote processing power to his clothes clinging to his skin when wet?
* OneManArmy: This prompts Lazarevic's NotSoDifferent speech.
* ParentalAbandonment: His mother committed suicide while he was still an infant, and his father gave him up to a state institution when Nate was 5. Which leads to...
** OrphansOrdeal: As a young teenager, he was living on the streets.
* PermaStubble: Oddly enough, subverted in two opposite ways in ''Among Thieves.'' His usual stubble is replaced by a full beard in just this instalment, yet in the Borneo chapter, he's clean-shaven.
* PetTheDog: Walking through the Tibetan village, there's the option to have Nate pet a few yaks and goof around with some local kids. No reason but cute and re-establishing Nate's niceness, it seems. [[spoiler:It bonds the audience to the townsfolk, so we're just as ticked off as Nate when the BigBad marches his army through the main street and starts killing people.]]
* SaveTheVillain: [[spoiler:Attempts to save Marlowe when she falls into quicksand, but she's too far and goes under before he can pull her out.]]
* SexySoakedShirt: Nate gets a lot of scenes in wet clothes, and it's notable for him being a) a dude, and b) a video game character.
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
%%* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TemptingFate: After the first few explosions, you'd think he'd know better.
* UnluckilyLucky: For all the trouble he constantly gets himself into, he still manages to walk out unscratched out of most of them. For example: Dodging every single bullet in a ridiculously uneven firefight.
* WalkingDisasterArea: He doesn't mean it. In fact, given his occupation, he'd be happier if it didn't happen - treasure buried under a thousand tons of rubble doesn't have a whole lot of market value. Still; everywhere Nate goes, chaos, gunfire, explosions and destruction probably aren't far behind.
** This is mentioned in the last chapter of ''Drake's Deception'', when Nate [[spoiler:inadvertently causes the ''entire city of Ubar'' to collapse.]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Sully''': Three goddamned bullets. How the Hell did you do ''this'' with ''three goddamned bullets?!'']]
* WouldHitAGirl[=/=]WouldntHitAGirl: Invoked by Nate during his first encounter with [[DarkActionGirl Nadine Ross]] in ''Uncharted 4''.
--> '''Nate:''' Lady, you're lucky I'm a gentleman, cause if I weren't, I would-
--> '''Nadine:''' *kicks Drake back* You'd what?
--> '''Nate:''' Alright fine. Just remember, I didn't want to do this.

!Elena Fisher

-->''I sure hope you know what you're doing.''

A video journalist who was working for a low-budget cable news program when she first encountered Nathan Drake. In the second game she's moved up to a more investigative role, tracking Lazarevic even though [=NATO=] thinks he's dead. Played by Creator/EmilyRose.

* ActionGirl: Becomes a dab hand with guns, despite not having a background in them, and thinks nothing of breaking free from a guy twice her size to shout a warning to Nate. Gets even better in the later games.
* AlmostKiss: She and Nate ''almost'' kiss at the end of ''Drake's Fortune'' but are interrupted by [[GenreSavvy Sully]].
* DemotedToExtra: Sadly in ''Drake's Deception'', she's not seen until the middle of the game when she tags along through most of a single chapter. When Drake goes after a captured Sully, he tells her stay behind so as not to risk her welfare. Unlike the first game, she completely understands and helps Drake one more time by helping him get on Talbot's plane, then bows out until the ending.
* FashionableAsymmetry: You know that she's [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] in ''Among Thieves'' because she's sporting the memetic half-tuck.
* FirstGirlWins: Elena is the first girl we meet, [[spoiler:and she's the girl Nate ends up marrying at some point between the events of ''Among Thieves'' and ''Drake's Deception''.]]
* GirlOfTheWeek: Lampshaded, then [[spoiler:subverted]].
-->''Elena Fisher, last year's model.''
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Likely the most idealistic character in a cast full of criminals and cynics, and likely also the only blonde.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Nate, at the end of ''Drake's Deception''.]]
* HotScoop: It's what gets Elena tangled into Nate's adventures in the first place.
* InstantExpert: Elena clearly doesn't know how to shoot a gun at the start of ''Drake's Fortune'' but rapidly becomes a fantastic shot within minutes. Although given the circumstances, it's either learn to shoot, or die.
** Kinda-sorta. Most of the time the player is doing most of the shooting whenever Elena's around in the first game. When she does fire, she does two random shots with very little aiming while almost looking away, and these never ever hit. The exception to this of course is during the Jetski sections, as the player controls Elena whenever they need to shoot some bad guys or explosive barrels (this is probably an AcceptableBreakFromReality because it would be very annoying for the player to have Elena miss all the time).
* IntrepidReporter: Elena is pretty good at her job, even learning various languages to help.
* LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: Appears on the cover of the graphic novel, and nowhere inside it.
* NiceGal: Unlike Nate, who is ultimately gooey in the middle but has loose morals and can be a real bastard if he sets his mind to it or he's pushed too far, Elena is gooey all the way through, inside and out. She's not in it for money (although it sure is nice) or adventure (although she likes that, too) but to do what's right.
* NotQuiteDead: At the end of ''Among Thieves'', Elena comes close to dying in an explosion and suffers grievous, potentially mortal wounds.
* PluckyGirl: Lampshaded by Flynn.
* PreciousPhoto: ''Among Thieves'' shows that Nate keeps one of her in his notebook with all the names and phone numbers of his other ex-girlfriends. Elena's is the only one with a photo ''and'' it's surrounded by pressed flowers. Thus, when Chloe deduces that Elena "broke [Nate's] heart", Nate's protest comes across as a little feeble...
* TookALevelInBadass: She was no slouch in ''Drake's Fortune'', but she clearly spent some XP points between the first and second games; she walks into a ''war-zone'' of her own accord chasing a war criminal who's been officially declared dead, and participates in both driving and gunplay without any hesitation.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Nate through the entirety of the first game, and then averted at the end of the second where they finally do become a couple.

!Victor "Sully" Sullivan

-->''A metaphor ain't gonna pay your bills, kid.''

Charming and roguish, Sully is Nate's oldest friend and companion on many of his adventures. Has a well-known propensity for younger women, gambling and bad business deals. He is the one who taught Nathan about the treasure hunting game. He ran into Nate when Nate was in his teens, living on the streets in Colombia, while working for Katherine Marlowe and saved him from Marlowe's goons. Played by Richard [=McGonagle=].

%%* AntiHero
* BadassGrandpa: Sully is 60 come the start of ''Drake's Deception'' and yet doesn't show it at all.
%%* BadassMoustache
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's a mellow CoolOldGuy who looks after his friends, but he packs a HandCannon and has zero qualms about using lethal force against enemies, [[spoiler: or even BrainwashedAndCrazy friends. He doesn't hesitate for a second to pull his gun when a drugged Cutter starts attacking Nate, and were it not for Chloe's intervention would have blown his brains out]].
* BigBrotherMentor: To Nate.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Though somewhat subtle, Sully's characterization in "Drake's Fortune" slightly clashes with that of the other games. The main conflict of the game is brought about by Sully's carelessness, and his freedom from debt is only brought about by Nate bailing him out. In every other game in the series, Sully often offers wisdom and holds Nate back from rash decisions, and Sully's tendency to bail ''Nate'' out of the situations he gets himself into are frequently referenced.
** There's a LampshadeHanging in ''Among Thieves", when Nate points out how Sully's mistake screwed them over in the first game.
** ''Deception'' reveals that one of the first things a younger Sully did when he met Drake was [[spoiler:save his life, and piss off Marlowe's rather powerful organization in the process.]] Not exactly the rational choice.
%%* CigarChomper
* CoolOldGuy: In spades. Sully doesn't act his age at all.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DemotedToExtra: In ''Among Thieves'', where he only appears long enough to bail Nate out of a Turkish prison and help him out in Borneo. When stuff gets real, he gets GenreSavvy and decides to OptOut of the latest adventure. He gets a more active role in ''Drake's Deception''.
* DirtyOldMan: Lampshaded, ''repeatedly''. And Sully himself seems more than aware of it.
--> '''Nate''': You're a dirty old man, Sullivan!\\
'''Sully''': Uh-huh.
* DisneyDeath: Has one of these in the first game. [[spoiler:''Twice'' in the third game, though the second time was due to a hallucination.]]
* TheFagin: To Nate during his ArtfulDodger youth. But it's the positive interpretation; even though he trained a kid to be a better thief, he also raised and loved Nate like his own son.
* FakeDefector: [[spoiler: In the first game, after Nate discovers he's still alive it seems like he's pulled a FaceHeelTurn and is now working for the bad guys. Turns out he's just pretending to have switched sides until he could get back in touch with Nate.]]
* GiveMeBackMyWallet: How Drake and Sully first met. He even says it word for word.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The third game revealed he used to work for - and was romantically involved with - Marlowe. But when she sicced her goons on a young street child, Nate, over a ring she was trying to steal, he decided her employ wasn't worth it and took the boy in himself.]]
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Nate of course. In fact, it would seem a good deal of the people he associates with in the criminal underworld are 30-somethings as well.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* TheLancer
* LikeASonToMe: This is the entire point of ''Drake's Deception''; Nate's parents didn't raise him, Sully did, and the old guy all but outright says he loves Nate like a son.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: Zig-zagged. He's seemingly killed early on in ''Drake's Fortune'', only to turn up alive and possibly-traitorous later in the game.
** As of the third game [[spoiler:despite some near misses, he's still truckin'. Good thing, too; his apparent death is Nate's BerserkButton]].
* MomentKiller: At the end of the first game. By ''Drake's Deception'', he's GenreSavvy enough to leave the lovebirds alone.
* MoralityChain: Though Nate is far from a psychopath, Dante from "Golden Abyss" insinuates that his lack of corruption or fixation on money over love of history ("going soft") is due to the influence of Sully's good nature.
** ''Uncharted 3'' drives this home by [[spoiler:unlocking the corner of Nate's mind that would come out if someone ever killed Sully]] and it is ''terrifying'' ([[spoiler:luckily it's just a hallucination]]).
* PapaWolf: To Nate. Sully was just seconds from shooting [[spoiler:Cutter]] to keep Nate safe.
* ParentalSubstitute: He basically adopted Nate and raised him like a son.
* SmokingIsCool: Sully thinks so, judging by the way he chomps on those cigars.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Early on in ''Among Thieves''.
* SilverFox: Lands girls half his age around the world, if his stories are to be believed (although that may be quite the disclaimer).
* VerbalTic: There's a reason he's referred to as Victor Goddamn Sullivan.
* WeaponOfChoice: Unlike Nate, who uses whatever guns he can get his hands on, Sully is almost always seen packing his [[AKA47 Wes]] [[HandCannon .44]] [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]].[[note]] The game's version of the [[HandCannon Smith & Wesson Model 29]], famous as "the ''Film/DirtyHarry'' gun".[[/note]]
* WouldntHurtAChild: The reason he [[spoiler:turned on Marlowe]] and adopted Nate.

!Chloe Frazer

-->''Oh, is that an ancient Tibetan ritual dagger in your pocket?''

A professional thief, amateur treasure hunter, old flame of Nate's and general sexpot. Chloe has a "mostly professional" relationship with Flynn at the beginning of ''Among Thieves'', but schemes with Nate to leave him in the dust once the Museum job is finished. Played by Creator/ClaudiaBlack. Returns in ''Drake's Deception''. Her first meeting and subsequent adventure with Nate is shown in the graphic novel.

* ActionGirl: Chloe can more than take care of herself.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Has light brown skin and is declared by the manual to be Australian (with the accent to match). The art book says the the designers "wanted her to be somewhat exotic-looking, of mixed ethnicity" and "tried a number of ethnic variations for Chloe including Indonesian, European/French, African and Indian".
* BadassDriver: The best GetawayDriver in the business, with an on-panel car chase in the comics and a drive away in the third game.
* BetaCouple: She and [[spoiler:Charlie Cutter]] are hinted to be a secondary couple to Nathan and Elena by the time of ''Deception''.
* CarFu: Her comic car chase ends in forcing Rusnak to drive through a barrier and off a cliff.
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from pleading with Nate to leave Elena and Jeff behind in Nepal to helping him carry Elena out of Shambhala.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Played with; Chloe is always on Nate's side despite how often she ends up holding him at gunpoint.
%%* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong
* DamselInDistress: Subverted when Nate comes for her on the train:
-->'''Chloe:''' I never asked for any of your bloody heroics!
* GirlOfTheWeek: Shows up in ''Among Thieves'' after never being mentioned in ''Drake's Fortune'' as a temporary love interest/ex of Drake's. Also Lampshaded by Elena.
-->'''Elena:''' Elena Fisher; last year's model.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: She shows up with Flynn, but schemes with Nate to leave Flynn in the dust, but then Flynn screws Nate over and he assumes that Chloe was in on it, except then Chloe helps get him out of jail and leads him to Borneo, but then when Flynn shows up she holds them at gunpoint, only to then free Nate and Sully and give them the dagger... and that's just in the first four chapters! At least Flynn was consistent.
** Then we have the comic, where her first meeting with Nate is putting a gun to his head. He gets away, and then she covers him at an auction he's not supposed to be at, only to fight him (and she [[GroinAttack fights dirty]]) for an artifact that night. When they get shot at, she decides she doesn't want the artifact any more, throws it at him, and abandons him to the bad guys, only to rescue him from being blindfolded and bound at gunpoint later. In the first three issues.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: At the end of ''Among Thieves'', she decides to give up on pursuing Nate after realizing his strong feelings for Elena.
* LandDownUnder: Played by Claudia Black, and the manual character bios call her "an Australian native".
** In the comic, she tells Nate she's from the future - since its time zones are at least 10 hours ahead of North America's.
%%* MsFanservice
* NewOldFlame: Introduced as an apparent old flame of Nate's who's come back into his life.
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: Has no desire to save the world from Lazarevic because "the world doesn't care".
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Averted with Nate. Sexual tension is pretty successfully resolved during one of the game's first cutscenes, and their relationship for the rest of the game (when she's not going through the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor) is... well, sexual.


[[folder:''Uncharted: Drake's Fortune'']]
!Gabriel Roman

-->''You two should realise by now that I plan for every contingency.''

A crimelord, loan shark and amateur treasure hunter, Roman loaned a large sum of money to Sully before the events of ''Drake's Fortune'' and attempts to collect by trailing Nate and attempting to snatch El Dorado before anyone else can. Played by Simon Templeman.

* AllDevouringBlackHoleLoanSharks: The hunt for El Dorado would've gone a lot more smoothly if Sully hadn't owed Roman a little money...
* BigBad: Of ''Drake's Fortune''.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* EvilBrit
* EvilCounterpart: To Sully. Both are old SilverFox types with criminal dealings and are seeking out a lost treasure, and both [[spoiler:found a younger protege at some point in their lives whom they took in as a partner in crime. The difference is that Roman considered Navarro disposable and treated him with a lot of contempt, which ended up biting him in the ass]].
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler:Shooting Sully in cold blood quickly establishes him as a serious villain]].
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: Gets exposed to TheVirus inside El Dorado and shot in the head by Navarro.]]
%%* WickedCultured

!Atoq Navarro

-->''I'm the only person on this island who knows what the hell he's doing!''

The leader of a mercenary group and the most knowledgeable and professional treasure hunter in ''Drake's Fortune'' (save Nate himself), Navarro works for Roman as his main lieutenant. However in reality Navarro is in business for himself. He simply used Roman's resources to conduct an expedition for the idol. Once found he planned to turn on Roman and take the idol for himself, knowing what was really inside, and market it as a bioweapon. Unlike Roman, Navarro can actually go toe-to-toe with Drake. Played by RobinAtkinDownes.

* AdventurerArchaeologist: The evil kind, in it ''entirely'' for the money and with no scruples whatsoever.
%%* BeardOfEvil
* TheDragon: To Roman, until [[spoiler:his betrayal]].
* DragonHisFeet: [[spoiler:He actually convinces the BigBad to open El Dorado himself, which is as good as a death sentence.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Drake. Both are rag-tag adventurers hell-bent on getting the treasure of El Dorado, and as ''Drake's Deception'' reveals, [[spoiler:both used to be in the slums before being discovered by an older criminal who took them in as their protege, although Roman treats him as an entirely disposable asset and with some serious contempt]]. Because of this he doesn't have Drake's UndyingLoyalty, [[spoiler:which bites Roman in the ass big time]].
%%* EvilGenius
* FinalBoss: Of ''Drake's Fortune''.
* KarmicDeath: He wants that big gold statue so bad? He gets it. [[spoiler:...Tied to his foot, as he and it are sinking into the ocean.]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: What's El Dorado? [[spoiler:An ArtifactOfDoom. The gold is plenty valuable, but the pathogen inside is what he's really out for - he believes it's even more valuable ''as a bioweapon.'']]
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Unlike most examples of the trope, he actually succeeds in overthrowing his boss.]]
%%* WickedCultured
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:He pulls this on Roman -- the BigBad -- at the end of ''Drake's Fortune'', tricking him into opening El Dorado and getting a faceful of its lethal contents.]]

!Eddy Raja

-->''That's right you, ugly ''konyok''! Don't mess with Eddy Raja!''

The head of a group of pirates who go after Nate and Elena at the beginning of ''Drake's Fortune'' and later works for Roman and Navarro as hired muscle. He's superstitious and believes in the curse of the island. Played by James Sie.

* AffablyEvil: He's a loud-mouthed, none-too-bright jerk, actually, but he means no ''real'' malice, and when his men start dying mysteriously, he'd rather give up than throw away more of their lives chasing treasure.
* AxCrazy: Subverted; when he accuses both Nate and Elena of being involved in a conspiracy to set him up, and then shoots the windshield of their car, she's convinced he's crazy. He also rants about how the island is cursed, but it later turns out he's ProperlyParanoid and actually is getting screwed out of his share by Roman. [[spoiler: And the island ''is'' cursed.]]
* CatchPhrase: Daikamu!
* EnemyMine: He and Nate really, ''really'' dislike each other, but when backed up against the wall by [[spoiler:zombies]], they don't waste any time arguing.
%%* HairTriggerTemper
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:He is killed only minutes after teaming up with Nate to take down the Descendants.]]
* HotBlooded: He loses his temper in virtually every scene in which he appears. Granted, he often has good reason to get angry: at one point, he's convinced Roman is screwing him out of his share of the gold, right after pointing out to Roman that his men are getting killed by something on the island ''for'' that gold.
* TheRival: Intensely competitive with Nate whenever they meet.
%%* SirSwearsALot
%%* WorthyOpponent


-->''There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.''

A legendary English {{privateer}} who lived in the 1500s and was particularly feared and hated by the Spanish of the time. He's particularly well-renowned for commanding the English Royal Navy to victory over the Spanish Armada. He supposedly died in 1596, but Nathan Drake (his supposed descendant) finds evidence that Francis faked his death instead.

%%* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy
* FakingTheDead: According to the game, Francis faked his death in 1596 in order to pursue the El Dorado treasure without Queen Elizabeth finding out what he was doing.
* HeroicSacrifice: Destroyed the Spanish and English ships to prevent El Dorado from leaving the island, trapping himself with the Descendants and condemning himself to death.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Francis Drake was a real person, during the time of Elizabeth I.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: He's generally invoked as an overarching BigGood, an explorer who wanted to ensure that powerful artifacts stayed out of people's hands. The real Francis Drake was an ambitious sailor, an early English innovator in the slave trade, a collaborator in the Rathlin Island Massacre of 600 men, women and children and generally helped Elizabeth by participating in illegal raids against the Spanish Fleet, which were essentially piracy legalized by the Crown.
* PosthumousCharacter: He's long dead by the time ''Drake's Fortune'' begins.
* {{Privateer}}: He worked as a privateer for the British Crown.

[[folder:''Uncharted 2: Among Thieves'']]

!Harry Flynn

-->''No hard feelings, yeah?''

A professional thief and an old friend of Nate's who crosses paths with him on various jobs. He's cunning, manipulative and ruthless, but doesn't have a mind for puzzles and relies on others for historic information. Like Nate, he has a tendency to crack wise. Played by Steve Valentine. He also has a brief appearance in the first issue of the comic book.

%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CaptainObvious: During the Museum level.
---> '''Nate''': Thank you for that update, Captain Obvious.
* DeadpanSnarker
---> '''Flynn''': There's a guy above you, there's a guy above you!
---> (''Nate tosses the guy off the roof.'')
---> '''Flynn''': There's a guy below you, there's a guy below you!
* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:DefiedTrope. While dying, he'd rather take out the heroes with a grenade than try and make amends with his old friends.]]
--> '''Flynn''': ''(to Elena)'' Sorry love, this isn't a movie, and you're not the plucky girl who reforms the villain and saves the day. It's just not done like that. ''(primes hand grenade)''
* TheDragon: To Lazarevic, though it's implied he's a DragonWithAnAgenda, as he has his own personal grievances with Nate.
* EvilBrit: He has a slight cockney accent. The chipper tone of his voice stands in stark contrast with the grimmer Lazarevic.
* EvilCounterpart: To Nate. They're both AdventurerArchaeologist action guys, but Flynn isn't as smart, values the money more than the thrill of discovery, and is more ruthless in pursuing what he wants. In a nutshell, he's Nate without a conscience.
* FaceHeelTurn: Betrays Nate early in the game.
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Flynn betrays Nate and is working for Lazarevic.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* PointyHairedBoss: Although hired by Lazarevic to hunt the Cintamani stone, it takes Flynn months to ultimately fail to achieve what Nate manages in days. Sully and Nate frequently make disparaging remarks about his abilities. He only really makes any headway by getting Nate to do the thinking.
* TheRival: Both as a fellow archaeologist and over Chloe. Flynn's attitude towards Drake goes from chummy at the beginning to homicidally hate-fuelled by the time they meet on the train.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Lazarevic shoots him and gets him to commit suicide using a grenade.]]
* SmugSnake: He tries and he ''tries'' to manipulate the situation to his advantage, but in the end doesn't have the charisma, brains or skill to [[spoiler:prevent Lazarevic shooting him when he doesn't need him any more]].
%%* TakingYouWithMe
* VillainousBreakdown: Possibly, [[spoiler:his attempt to kill the heroes; when it's not Drake who mortally wounds him but Lazarevic. Needing to be rescued by the people he turned against was also [[DontYouDarePityMe not good for his ego]]. ]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:The cause of his demise.]]

!Zoran Lazarevic

-->''Compassion is the enemy. Mercy defeats us.''

A Serbian war criminal, arms dealer and commander of a large military force who was responsible for murder and torture on a horrific scale. He admires men like Genghis Khan, Hitler and Pol Pot, and seeks the Cintamani Stone in order to harness its power and become invincible. [=NATO=] believed that Lazarevic had been killed in a bombing raid prior to the events of ''Among Thieves'', though Elena Fisher thought otherwise and sought to prove it. Played by Graham [=McTavish=].

* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: To [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Colonel Volgin]]. Enormous, spectacularly evil Eastern European war-criminals with hideous facial scars and [[LargeHam expansive personalities]].
* AxCrazy: A man raids his stores in a camp for small trinkets. His response is to knife the man, throw his body into the swamp, and scream that he's surrounded by traitors. Doubles as his EstablishingCharacterMoment.
* BadBoss: The aforementioned scene establishes this. He proves over and over that he cares little about the welfare of his troops, seeing them mostly as pawns, and Flynn and Chloe are blatantly terrified of getting on Lazarevic's bad side.
* {{Badass}}: The way he kills the Guardians down with a single shot is quite admirable. Too bad he's also one of the most monstrous and vicious characters in the series.
* BaldOfEvil: No hair. Quite evil.
* TheBerserker: In the final battle, this is his approach to fighting.
* BigBad: Of ''Among Thieves''.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Once he drinks the Tree's sap.
* BloodKnight: We can say he loves war and bloodshed quite much. At the climax when he's about to fight Drake he takes off his shotgun chuckling evilly meaning he thinks he'll probably enjoy the fight.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He's the first person to get around the ol' [[spoiler:PutDownYourGunAndStepAway dilemma by ''shooting the henchman'' that Nate is holding hostage.]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler:After drinking the tree's sap. His speed, agility and strength become superhuman, meaning he can more than keep pace with the slimmer, acrobatic Nate while also shrugging off bullets and explosions.]]
* EvilIsHammy: It doesn't take much to make him shout for effect. At one point, Nate gets tired of the "theatrics" and does what he's being commanded to do just to get Lazarevic to shut up.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Among Thieves''.
* FourStarBadass: He commands a private military force and he took part in the Yugoslavian wars.
* GeniusBruiser: The more the game goes on, the more you start to realize that Lazarevic is pretty damn smart.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He's got big, ugly burn scars on half of his face and his right arm, perhaps souvenirs from the bombing that supposedly killed him. They disappear after he drinks the sap from the Tree of Life.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HiddenDepths: Flynn comments that Lazarevic is much smarter than he looks, and it's true. He figured out the true nature of the Cintamani Stone before any other character, and saw through the Guardians' disguises almost immediately.
%%* HannibalLecture
* HuskyRusskie: Although technically, he's Serbian.
* ImmuneToBullets: [[spoiler:After drinking the sap from the Tree of Life. Makes the last boss fight tricky.]]
%%* ImplacableMan
%%* ItsAllAboutMe
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:After giving a giant middle finger to the Guardians, their culture, their city and their purpose in life, a horde of them show up and rip Lazarevic apart.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Not even Roman or Navarro shot an innocent injured man simply ForTheEvulz or raid a pacifistic village, burning and destroying everything in their paths. Somehow, his arrival on a scene makes the atmosphere of snappy wit and fun adventure hide until he's gone.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Killing Jeff, especially after Nate (and the player) busted their humps trying to save him.]] The attack on the Tibetan village was pretty cold as well.
* LackOfEmpathy: In case his quote mentioned above didn't convince you what a remorseless scumbag he is, he also admires the worst war criminals of history and takes pleasure in killings.
* LargeHam: Not a man of subtlety.
** This is '''NOT'''! A '''NEGOTIATION'''!
* LightningBruiser: After drinking the tree's sap.
* LoadBearingBoss: [[spoiler: Shambala starts to collapse once he's defeated. Justified in that you ''were'' both just setting off numerous explosions around the place's foundations.]]
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: [[WordOfGod According to the other actors]], Graham [=McTavish=] is the sweetest guy normally, to the point where they were absolutely ''terrified'' of him once he turned on his evil voice when in character.
* NotSoDifferent: He tries to pull this on Nate by pointing out just how many people Nate -- and by extension, the player -- has killed over the course over the game.
* ObviouslyEvil: Well, let's see. All-black outfit. Bald. Horribly scarred face. Perpetual DeathGlare. Introduced as a war criminal. Open admirer of AdolfHitler. Shoots an unarmed wounded man in his first appearance. Seems like a nice guy, no?
* StrikeMeDown: [[spoiler:Commands Drake to kill him after losing the final fight. When Drake hesitates and then runs, he gives a MotiveRant about how Drake is not a great man and lacks the will to do what is necessary -- and then discovers [[OhCrap Drake bolted because a gang of Guardians are heading his way and they're mighty pissed off.]]]]
* SociopathicSoldier: Besides his obviously complete disregard for any human life, he expresses admiration for other warlords and dictators for their own ruthlessness.
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler:After drinking the resin and becoming nearly invincible, he starts chasing Nate all around and destroying everything in front of him]].
* TheUnfettered: He believes that he, like every other EvilOverlord, will prevail because he has the will "to do what other men will not". He attributes Nate's success in pursuing him to this as well.
* TheUnfought: Inverted. He's the only BigBad of the series so far that's fought in a boss battle.
* VillainousBreakdown: He suffers this more than once. (That the sap he drinks late in the game is known to bring about berserk rages probably didn't help one iota.)
* WickedCultured: If Genghis Khan, Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot are part of that...
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Pretty much his [=MO=].


-->''[speaking Tibetan]''

A Tibetan explorer and father of one who doesn't speak a word of English. He rescued Nate from the train wreck and accompanied him through the ice cavern and the battle in the mountain village. Played by Robin Atkin Downes with dialogue by Pema Dhondup.

* BadAss: Jumps on and stabs a [[BossInMookClothing Guardian]] in the face.
* BilingualBonus: See TranslationConvention.
* FireForgedFriends: Language barrier be damned.
* KukrisAreKool: His weapons of choice is the kukri.
* NiceHat: He's got one. A very nice one.
* NotQuiteDead: During the ice cave level.
* PapaWolf: Can and will shoot his way through dozens of troops and a ''tank'' to find his little girl and make sure she's safe.
* TranslationConvention: Completely averted. For the entire game, Tenzin speaks in unsubtitled Tibetan that Nate has to try and make sense of in conjunction with hand gestures. [[spoiler:Drake learns in the ending, but the player still gets no subtitles.]]
* TheUnintelligible: If you don't speak Tibetan. Which Nate doesn't. However, he seems to understand Nate just fine.

!Karl Schafer

-->''So they have beaten you, eh? Your quest is over?''

Schafer is a German former treasure hunter who has lived in the Tibetan village for seventy years after being carried in, wounded and dying (much like Drake is during ''Among Thieves''). He initially appears as a humorous mentor figure, but is revealed to have a dark past. Played by René Auberjonois.

* AllGermansAreNazis: Subverted. He was hired to guide a Nazi expedition, but he's not a Nazi himself.
* TheAtoner: He led the Nazis right to Shambala's doorstep and almost gave them the power of the Tree of Life's sap, which led to...
%%* CoolOldGuy
* {{Expy}}: His expedition has some resemblance to Heinrich Harrer.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Murdering the entire Nazi expedition to keep them from finding the Cintamani Stone.
* IronicEcho: Schafer came to Tibet to find the Cintamani Stone and was brought to the village, wounded and near-death, after having to be rescued from the snowfields. Seventy years later, Nate arrives in the exact same way, and Schafer sees it as this trope.
* IWasQuiteALooker: In his photo album he bears a striking resemblance to Nate.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler: Tortured to the death by Lazarevic.]]
* ShadowArchetype: To Drake.

!Jeff Wynis

-->''Is it always like this with him?''

Elena's cameraman who accompanies her to Nepal. Played by Gregory Myhre.

* AllThereInTheScript: The HD remake reveals he has a surname if you go into photo mode and zoom into his ID.
* GoingForTheBigScoop: Jeff and Elena pursue Lazarevic into a war zone by themselves.
* RedShirtReporter: Chasing a rouge military general into a war zone without any security can be hazardous to one's health
* SacrificialLamb: To demonstrate how evil Lazarevic is.
* UnfazedEveryman: Though he only appears for a very short time, he's got this attitude down.

!Marco Polo

-->''I did not tell half of what I saw for I knew I would not be believed.''

Italian explorer who made a historical over-land journey to the far east where he met Kublai Kahn. By retracing his footsteps Nate and crew hope to locate the city of Shambhala.

* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Marco Polo was a real person.
* PosthumousCharacter: Obviously, he's long dead by the time the games are set.

[[folder:''Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception'']]
!Katherine Marlowe

-->''I merely want what's '''mine'''.''

The head of an AncientConspiracy that dates back to the court of Queen Elizabeth I, Marlowe is the main opponent of Nate and Sully's quest to find Iram of the Pillars. She believes that Sir Francis Drake's ring, and whatever secrets it still holds, are rightfully hers. Played by Rosalind Ayres.

* AncientConspiracy: She's the head of one. For this reason, her tarot card is, of course, The High Priestess.
* TheBaroness: A typical Rosa Klebb-type, being older and sexually unavailable.
* BigBad: Of ''Drake's Deception''.
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
* BlondesAreEvil: Blonde haired evil person.
* BritishAccents: A suitably commanding London RP accent, to be precise.
* EvilBrit: British and evil.
* EvilCounterpart: To Sully, best seen in her relationship with Talbot, which is exactly parallel to Sully's relationship with Nate.
%%* EvilOldFolks
* HiddenWeapons: A short, but deadly blade hidden in the handle of her umbrella.
* {{Jerkass}}: She's a cold-hearted, contemptuous bitch, and she likes being that way.
%%* LadyOfAdventure
%%* NonActionBigBad
%%* PowerHair
* RichBitch: Snide, haughty, high-class and elegant? Yeah, she fits this as well.
* ShoutOut: (Quite obviously) to English actress [[http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01514/dame-helen-mirren_1514314c.jpg Helen Mirren]].
%%* SmugSnake
* TechnicallyASmile: Katherine's smile is ''never'' a good omen.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Drake never gets a chance to confront her directly because Talbot usually gets in the way. In the climax, she and Talbot have Drake and Sully at gunpoint, but the floor they're standing on gives out and she falls into quicksand. Drake does try to save her at Talbot's pleading, but she's too far out for him to reach.]]
* WomanInBlack
* WouldHurtAChild: Slapped a teenage Drake across the face for not handing over Sir Francis Drake's ring; this also serves as her KickTheDog moment. And that's not even mentioning the fact that she gives her goons free reign to actually try and shoot him, which leads to Sully pulling a ScrewThisImOuttaHere and taking Nate with him.

!Charlie Cutter

-->''Typical bloody Yank. All talk.''

A British thug who works for Katherine Marlowe, but he's quickly revealed to be an ally of Drake's. Played by Graham [=McTavish=].

* BrainwashedAndCrazy: At one point early in the story, [[spoiler:Talbot sticks him with some sort of dart that makes Cutter hallucinate and start attacking Nate and his friends. He needs to be [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan punched]] back to his senses.]]
* BritishAccents: An applicable cockney accent, providing a great UK cultural contrast with his RP accented boss, Katherine.
* {{Claustrophobia}}: Cutter really hates tight spaces. [[spoiler:Drake and Sully occasionally get annoyed by this and the fear drives him to violence when he's drugged.]] According to Nolan North, this was [[ThrowItIn ad-libbed]] by Graham himself, who thought it'd be funny.
* DeadpanSnarker: "It's a book, mate. There's a lot of 'em here, it's a library." Pretty much half of Cutter's dialogue is snarking at any of his compatriots.
* EvilBrit: [[spoiler:Subverted.]]
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: At one point Cutter needs to literally be punched out of claustrophobic/brainwashed mania.
* LondonGangster: He looks the part, [[spoiler:but it's a subversion]].
** HiddenDepths: Despite his rough exterior [[spoiler:(at first he appears to just be a guy Nate knows who's good with his hands in tight spots and not someone who would help with following the trail)]], he's actually about as learned as Nate is on subjects of esoteric and hidden histories and probably better with pop culture.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Revealed to be Drake's ally in Chapter 5 of the third game.]]
* OptOut: [[spoiler:Due to a broken leg, he and Chloe sit out the last third of the game and leave it up to Drake and Sully.]]
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: In a fortunately non-lethal example, Graham [=McTavish=] being cast in ''Film/TheHobbit'' caused Cutter [[spoiler:to break his leg in Syria, as he was originally intended to take part in all of the game]].
* RevealingCoverup: Notice how much of this article is spoiler-tagged?
* ShoutOut:
** "Great, next time my back is turned [[Literature/OfMiceAndMen you'll have your gun pointed at me and tell me to think about the rabbits.]]"
** Also corrects a common[[in-universe]] BeamMeUpScotty with great irritation: "It's '[[Theatre/{{Macbeth}} Lay on, Macduff]]!'"
** When John Dee's signature comes up, he almost starts explaining the relation between it and Franchise/JamesBond before he's interrupted.


-->''Don't trust Drake.''

Marlowe's second-in-command. He basically plays a similar role to Navarro and Flynn from the first and second games, acting as Drake's [[EvilCounterpart dark counter]] in the third game. He's the ruthless and cunning [[TheDragon dragon]] to [[BigBad Marlowe]] (also much like Navarro to Roman and Flynn to Lazarevich), and he's not afraid to use dirty tricks - or to throw people away when they're of no further use to him or his organisation. The one exception, and the person to whom he gives his absolute loyalty, is Marlowe. Played by Robin Atkin Downes.

* BigNo: After [[spoiler:Marlowe's death.]]
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Presuming the rounds fired into his chest didn't kill him before he fell.]]
* TheDragon: To Marlowe.
%%* DragonTheirFeet
* EnigmaticMinion: Unlike Navarro and Flynn, you never do find out why Talbot is helping the BigBad or why he's so fiercely loyal to her.
%%* EvilBrit
* EvilCounterpart: WordOfGod suggests that he's this to Nate; both young, physically fit and agile, Caucasian, dark-haired men with similar builds and skill sets who've partnered with older treasure hunters, to whom they've developed intense bonds with filial shades. They're both cunning, determined, conspicuously lucky, tend to appear wherever their enemies least want them, and go ''absolutely ballistic'' if harm befalls their mentors. Their character designs reflect both their similarities and differences - where Talbot wears crisp, sharp, dark suits and never seems to allow a hair out of place, Nate prefers more comfortable, casual clothes in earth tones (green, brown, off-white) and has an aura of permanent scruff, even in a suit of his own.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Drake's Deception''.
* TheHeavy: He's the villain who causes the most direct trouble for Nate and his allies during ''Drake's Deception'', and is the FinalBoss, but is still only serving Marlowe.
* JerkAss[=/=]SmugSnake: Oh lord, is he ever. Lampshaded when he taunts Drake and Sully before leaving them locked in a tomb with a horde of flesh-eating spiders and a single guttering torch.
-->'''Sullivan''': God. What a dick!
* KnifeNut: In the final battle, he pulls out a combat knife and becomes ''distinctly'' less refined.
* LastNameBasis: His first name is never mentioned. Or maybe Talbot is the first. Not even that is known.
* MindScrew: His favourite tactic. His tarot symbol is The Magician, after all.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Talbot ''lives'' on this trope, using MindScrew tactics to get under his enemy's skin. [[spoiler:In Syria he seemingly vanishes into thin air in a closed off area, and when he gets shot by Charlie Cutter in the chest, he shows up moments later unscathed without explanation. It's unclear to what extent Talbot uses trickery and illusion, or if he does actually possess supernatural powers. WordOfGod states that it's the former]]. There's a reason he's identified with the tarot card of the Magician.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Talbot seems to enjoy his nice suits.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Handwaved with The Chase Scene, considering his personality throughout the rest of the game it makes no logical sense for him to run from an unarmed Drake. WordOfGod later stated that this part in particular was made before they had his character established and were just told to do a chase segment.
* OffScreenTeleportation: He walks behind a corner that leads to a dead end and is gone when Sully and Nate reach the corner. He also has a habit of abruptly appearing when you least expect or want him.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:He ''flips out'' when Marlowe is killed, and concentrates solely on killing Nate, rather than escaping the rapidly collapsing Ubar.]]
* VillainousFriendship: Although he's a Dragon, he seems to be a very loyal and protective one, [[spoiler:up to the point where he sounds sincerely desperate when begging Drake to save Marlowe's life when he himself is too far to help]]. His bond with Marlowe is a dark reflection of the one Nate has with Sully.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Twice in a single chapter. When his man is swarmed by deadly spiders, Talbot grabs the artifact and doesn't even acknowledge his pleading agent as the guy dies. Not five minutes later, he traps the East End thugs in the burning chateau with Nate and Sully, whom he had previously hired to burn the building in the first place. He's not as bad about it as Lazarevic, but he's ruthless nonetheless.


-->''See you in hell, habibi.''

A pirate Marlowe hires to get rid of Drake. Played by Sayed Badreya.


* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
--> '''Nate''': Listen, you can torture me all you want -
--> '''Rameses''': Okay!
* FauxAffablyEvil: Hey, he might have Drake tied to a chair and be preparing to beat him within an inch of his life, but he's willing to bargain! Very polite of him, considering he was hired to kill Nate and dispose of his body.
** He even gets a little miffed when Drake rejects his offer and points out that, since he doesn't know where Iram is and he'll be killed anyway if he gave up the info, there's not much point in making a deal.
-->'''Rameses:''' Tch! You insult me.\\
'''Nate:''' You're a pirate!\\
'''Rameses:''' ''[[CardCarryingVillain (Nodding)]]'' And a ''good businessman!'' Show me some respect.
* LargeHam: He's pretty over the top, his accent just adding to his silliness.
* RuthlessModernPirates: He might be hammy, but he's as vicious as they come.
* TakingYouWithMe: Drake fatally wounds him after springing his trap. Rameses manages to catch up with Drake as he's escaping the capsized ship and shoots the glass roof to drown them both in tons of water, knowing there's no way he'll survive himself.
%%* TheUnfought
* VillainsNeverLie: [[spoiler:Subverted. He never had Sully; by claiming to and threatening him as a hostage, he'd expected Nate to crack and give up the location of Iram of the Pillars. Unfortunately, the threat instead spurred Nate into tearing the whole pirate encampment apart to rescue his friend. Whoops.]]


Leader of a desert tribe. He saves Drake during his fight with Marlowe's goons in an abandoned settlement and becomes an ally after Drake reveals he out to stop her. Played by T.J. Ramini.

* {{Badass}}
* BedouinRescueService: While he may or may not actually be Bedouin (he doesn't appear long enough to be sure, though he's in the right place and uses the honorific ''sheikh'' to describe himself), it is his tribe that saves Nate's bacon when he's stranded in the Rub' al Khali. Right after coming close to shooting Nate in the head.
* TheCavalry: Right as Nate says aloud that there are too many of Marlowe's men for him to fight in his exhausted state, Salim and his tribe ride in and shoot the agents dead.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Ardeth Bay.]]
* ExpositionFairy: Pretty much his role in the game. [[spoiler:He tells the tale of the city of Ubar and the Djinn that was cast into the heart of it. Drake pieces this together once Sully and he reach the city and realizes what Marlowe's truly after.]]
* SacredHospitality: He notes that he is compelled by his people's tradition to shelter Nathan when he proves himself not one of Marlowe's men. Killing him would have been "impolite". Even if he's an enemy.

!T.E. Lawrence

-->''All men dream. But not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to realise it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men. For they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. This, I did.''

Also known as LawrenceOfArabia, T.E. Lawrence was a real-life AdventurerArchaeologist who worked and travelled in the Middle East in the early 1900s. During WorldWarI, he was a British Army intelligence office and was instrumental in the Arab campaign against the Ottoman Empire. After the war, he spent some time as an advisor to Winston Churchill and served in other British armed forces under assumed names. He died in a motorcycle accident in 1935 after swerving his motorcycle off the road to avoid two young boys on bicycles. In ''Drake's Deception'', Nate and Sully will be using records of Lawrence's time working as an archaeologist in the Middle East in order to find Iram of the Pillars.


* AdventurerArchaeologist: T.E. Lawrence was an archaeologist whose travels earned him fame as "Lawrence of Arabia". Though somewhat romanticized, he participated in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Revolt Arab Revolt]]
* BadassBookworm: He got his degree in history, worked as an archaeologist, explored the Middle East and spoke eight languages, ''before'' becoming a military strategist and soldier. He later did professional translations and wrote a doorstopper of a memoir.
%%* CrazyAwesome [[invoked]]
* HeroicSacrifice: A low-key example, but still TruthInTelevision. He crashed his motorcycle to avoid hitting a pair of young boys.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Mr Lawrence actually existed.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: In ''Drake's Deception'' it's speculated this was the real cause of his death, because [[spoiler:he'd [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness to the queen]] and [[HeKnowsTooMuch knew too much]].]]
* {{Omniglot}}: Lawrence spoke English, French, German, Latin, Greek, Arabic, Turkish and Syriac. Part of why he was recruited by the British Army.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Lt. Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, but he was known professionally as T.E. Lawrence, or "Lawrence of Arabia".
* PosthumousCharacter: He's dead by the time the story starts obviously.
%%* WarriorPoet

[[folder:''Uncharted 4: A Thief's End'']]

!Henry "Long Ben" Every

A notorious pirate captain who managed to amass and retain a huge fortune during his lifetime. Hunted by agents of the Privy Council and the East India Trading Company for his many crimes, he disappeared completely in 1696, with recorded history unable to account for his whereabouts afterward.


* HistoricalDomainCharacter: As always.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Credited in-game with founding the legendary anarchist pirate colony Libertalia, an island of free men who practiced direct democracy and reviled slavery; in real life, Every himself was a dedicated and cunning slave trader, as well as a brutal criminal who plundered the Mughal's pilgrimage to Mecca and tortured, killed, and raped most of the captive passengers.


[[folder:''Uncharted: Eye of Indra'']]

!Rika Raja

* KarmaHoudini: She winds up with the artifact in the end and rides off with no repercussions to her whatsoever.
* ManipulativeBastard: Played both Nate and Eddy to get what she wanted. Guess it runs in the family.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Despite Nate stating he'll find her, she hasn't been seen in the series since.

!Daniel Pinkerton


[[folder:''Uncharted: Golden Abyss'']]

! Jason Dante

An old friend of Nate's, with connections to Sully, and a fellow treasure-hunter, but unlike Nate, he has no particular appreciation for history, just the money. His mouth gets him into and out of trouble all the time.

* {{Jerkass}}: Yep; see OnlyInItForTheMoney, but he also makes a lot of mean-spirited jokes toward other characters, even the dead.
* MotorMouth: He is extremely talkative, much to the annoyance of other characters, namely [[spoiler: General Guerro]].
* ObviouslyEvil: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]; "obviously untrustworthy." Almost from the moment he opens his mouth, it's clear he's not on the level, and Chase tells Nate right after they meet that Dante's bound to try and cut both her and Nate out of the deal.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: As mentioned above, and he doesn't care who he hurts to get it. [[spoiler: He'll even flood the black market with radioactive gold just to line his own pockets.]]

! Marisa Chase

The granddaughter of archaeologist Vincent Perez. After the death of her grandfather, Marisa has been attempting to carry on his research where he left off, aided by a gold amulet that he gave her that is somehow linked to Quivira.

* AlmostKiss: She and Nate almost kiss at the end of ''Golden Abyss'' but are interrupted by [[RunningGag Sully]].
* DamselInDistress: Needs saving a ''lot'' more often than the other Uncharted girls. Justified in that she's a lot younger than the other girls, and she's clearly had little to no fighting experience before.
* GutFeeling: Chase knows to not trust Dante, but also twigs that Nate's a genuinely good guy just minutes after meeting him. It's safe to say she's a good judge of character despite being anxious to trust people right from the start.
* InstantExpert: Averted for the most part. While Chase is a really good shot for someone who has never used a gun before, it's clearly down to the RuleOfDrama.
* MementoMacGuffin: The golden amulet Chase was given by her grandfather. Played with as it was always linked with his research.
* NiceGirl: She's really quite personable and has a good rapport with Nate, though she can hold her own in SnarkToSnarkCombat; furthermore, her whole reason for going on the quest is to finish her beloved grandfather's work, and she doesn't hesitate to call Dante and Guerro out in their less-than-stellar moments.

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! Jadranka "Jada" Hzujak

* ActionGirl: Shoots and studies "aikido, mostly".
* DamselInDistress: Openly defied:
-->"If you want some girl who's going to lock the door and hide behind the sofa, then you've got the wrong damsel in distress."
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Nate, by the end of the novel.
* MulticoloredHair: Black with magenta bangs.


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! Michael Ludlow Doughty

* EvilRedhead: Red hair. Evil.

! Rose Ludlow Doughty

* EvilRedhead: Evil person that has red hair.