- Elena's response to Nate asking if she can use a gun.
Elena: Sure. It's...like a camera, right? You just point it and shoot.
Nate: Good girl!
- In the cutscene after Chapter 1:
- As Drake is jumping out of a plane that is going down, he recounts how to parachute out of a plane (jump, count to 5, pull the rip cord), and when he does, he goes into full on Motor Mouth and Oh Crap! mode, counting to five in less then a second, and screaming, especially when he finds out that the parachute has a hole in it.
- A very funny conversation between Drake and one of the guards in the intercom - Drake tries to con them in Bahasa Indonesia.
Drake: Buka pintu! (Open the door!)
Guard: Siapa ini? Bicara Sekarang! (Who is this? Speak now!)
Drake: Ah, crap...Sialan lo! Cepatan, buka pintu! (Damn you! Hurry up, open the door!)
Guard: Ah, tai! (Ah, shit!)
- And the door opens! Drake laughs, convinced of his own genius...and is then greeted by unhappy men with guns pouring from the entrance.
- As Drake is about to go into a dangerous-looking cave, Elena warns him to be careful. His response is "Aren't I always?", which is when he bashes his head against the top of the entrance.
Nate: Ow! I did not see that!
- Many times in Among Thieves, but the shining star is when Elena asks Nate how scared he was that she was going to die on a scale of one to ten. (She got a four.) And Nate's denial that he cried.
Nate: It was raining and you were unconscious.Elena: It was sunny and you were bawling. Whatever, I kept your tears in a jar. I have proof.
- "How the hell am I supposed to take out a - hell-o?"
- "I'm sorry, do you have a plan to go with that grenade?"
- Nate's hand puppet show after getting put in jail in the second game, re-enacting the final conversation he had with Harry Flynn when Flynn was betraying him, ending the show with puppet!Drake apparently shooting puppet!Flynn in the face.
- "Hey, jackass, you're ruining the show here."
- Chloe, Flynn and Nate, after discovering their employer has sent them after something vastly more valuable than they had assumed:
Chloe: So. We're dicking this guy over, right?
Nate and Flynn: (in unison) Yes.
- "There's a guy above you, there's a guy above you!" (Drake tosses guard off roof.) "There's a guy below you, there's a guy below you!"
- Nate and Chloe climb to the top of a ruined hotel to discover a rooftop pool. If the player has Nate jump in and swims around, it triggers a conversation:
Nate: Hey, check it out: Marco! note
Nate: (still swimming) Marco!
Chloe: ... (sighs) Polo. note
Nate: (gets out of pool) FISH OUT OF WATER!
Chloe: You are so unprofessional.
- Nate griping about anything and everything while climbing up the train in Chapter 15.
- In the same vein, Nate heroically leaving everyone else behind so that he'll fight Lazarevic alone, and then bitching about what a stupid move it is the moment they're out of earshot.
- After Nate and Chloe survive jumping out of a collapsing building:
Nate: *nervously laughing* Hehehe, we were almost in that, haha!
- A lot of Nate's comments while fighting his way through the train. Highlights include trying to warn enemies of the warning lights along the railway, to yelling at enemies for shooting at him while he is chased by a gunship.
- As an addendum to the first bit, Drake reveals in said scene what he uses as a "ten" baseline on the Fright Scale:
Drake, in a completely serious voice: "Clowns".
- Nate's Diary:
- The Scare-O-Meter: Demon Sasquatch, Slippery Naked Guy and Sully's moustache.
- The Many Faces of Victor Goddamn Sullivan.
- Angry Eddie: I kill you, Drake! RIP
- A scribbled reminder to buy altitude sickness pills and lipbalm.
- Two pages covered in telephone numbers and names, all of them female, with dried flowers taped in beside them. Oh, Nate.
- The picture labelled "SS Assholes", near an old note with the caption "Taken off dead Nazi #7,462".
- In the museum, Drake asks if Flynn is going to climb up and disable the alarm. Flynn just turns to him silently with a Fascinating Eyebrow.
- Tenzin is throwing a grappling hook into some icy stalactites:
Nate: Hah, good luck, pal, that's almost impossible to [Tenzin makes the throw perfectly] oh, you did it. Nice.
- When Nate and Elena find (or rather fail to find) the entrance to Shambhala:
Nate: Here it is, Elena. The entrance to Shambhala.
Elena: I don't see it.
Nate: Neither do I.
- Not to mention Nolan North's glorious Throw It In potential.
Nate: DON'T YOU ASSHOLES SEE THE HELICOPTER?! I GOT ENOUGH TROUBLE ALREADY!
- At the beginning when Marlowe first confronts Nate and Sully after a bar fight, she puts away her umbrella while it's raining outside. Nate doesn't hesitate to make this comment:
Nate: Oh, careful now — wouldn't want you to melt.
- Cutter referring to Marlowe as "Scary Poppins".
- Sully, Elena, and Drake have come across a secret entrance without any guns.
Sully: Not going down there without some hardware.
Elena: Go talk to that rug merchant we just passed.
Sully: Guns, weapons!
Elena: He's not really a rug merchant.
Sully: (Realising) Ohhhhh.
Sully returns with a pair of sawed-off shotguns and hands one to Elena, leaving Drake weaponless.
Sully: (off Nate's look) What? He only had two.
- In the flashback with kid!Nate, blink and you'll miss it, but when Sully sets down a beer and a fizzy fruit drink with lunch, the kid reaches for the beer first.
- Most things that come out of Cutter's mouth are hilarious, especially when interacting with Nate.
- His almost girlish reactions to enclosed spaces are also a sight to behold.
- This little gem from the Syria level: Having just escaped a trap in France and raced half-way across the world expecting to find their colleges captive or dead, Drake and Sully find Chloe and Cutter alive and unharmed.
Drake: We thought you were dead! We haven't been able to reach you in 24 hours!Cutter: Oh that reminds me, I need to top up my minutes.Drake: (Beat) You use a pre-paid phone?!Cutter: Mate, those contracts are a bloody rip-off! [Drake looks at Chloe]Chloe: Er, my phone's broken.Drake: Again?!
- It's dark, but:
- Same conversation also gives us this
Rameses: Where is Iram of the Pillars?
Nate: I don't know, buddy.
Rameses: You insult me!
Nate: (exasperated) You're a pirate!
- Towards the end of the final chapter, when Nate inadvertently causes the entire city of Ubar to collapse.
Sully: Three Goddamned bullets. How the Hell did you do this with three Goddamned bullets?!
- "So then the guy says: 'Well, you better tickle mine too, 'cause now I gotta catch the Goddamned thing.'" Oh, Sully.
- Similar moment:
Nate: You do realize you make everything sound dirty.
Sully: I do?
- And the payoff:
Sully: Well, at my age, a bird in the hand, you know?
Nate: You see?
Sully: Alright, alright!
- Similar moment:
- Nate and Sully's reunion after Sully supposed "death". Nate points a gun at him and questions how he's supposed to know whether Sully's real or not. Sully just walks up to him, takes the gun, flicks Nate on the nose and then tells him never to point a gun at him again.
- Made even funnier when you consider that the nose flicking is likely how he may have disciplined Nate when Nate was a kid.
- Nate commenting that a clapped out old rustbucket is Sully's first car. Made even funnier because Sully seems genuinely interested about it.
- This conversation on uncovering a well;
Sully: Well, well, well.
Nate: Heh, cute.
Nate: Because it's a well.
- Chloe remarking that Cutter was "tripping balls".
- Nate's notebook has a sketch of a couple of objects he and Sully passed by (including what looks like an old popcorn machine) with WTF ARE THESE?! written underneath.
- A quick gag in the Yemen level. Nate is Parkour-chasing Talbot through the backstreets and ultimately into a hotel. Talbot runs through an open door, and when Nate follows, Talbot slams the door in his face and locks it. Nate, knocked off balance, staggers around and crashes through a different door - which opens into the same room.
Drake: (amused) Surprise, asshole! (chase continues)
- When Sully says, "This is why we can't have nice things."
- In a hilarious callback to the Marco Polo achievement in Uncharted 2, jumping into the swimming pool on the deck of the pirates' cruise ship in the middle of a storm gives you the Marco Solo trophy.
Drake: (nervous) Marco? ...Marco?
- One of the available melee animations when using a rifle is Drake tossing his gun into the enemy's hands to confuse him, punching him in the face, and catching the gun out of the air.
A Thief's End:
- The majority of Nate and Sully's banter throughout the chase sequence to rescue Sam from Shoreline mercenaries.
Sully: Well, I'm not a hundred percent sure but... I think they've found us.
- Sully's reaction when they're ambushed by both mercenaries and an armed truck:
- When Nate takes a detour through the crowded marketplace:
Sully: Oh, this was really a great idea!
Nate: Do you want to drive?!
Sully: No, you're doing just fine.
- And once they've thoroughly destroyed the marketplace:
Sully: Nate; we can never, ever come back to this city!
Nate: I'll add to the list!Sully: Ha!
- The part where Nate and Sully have to navigate through a busy construction site.
Sully: Sorry, fellas — first time driver here.
- And then when it seems like they finally managed to outrun the truck...
- Plenty more banter ensues when Nate, Sully and Sam drive through Madagascar in search of Captain Avery's watch tower.
- When they discover a cave hidden behind a waterfall.
Nate: Wouldja look at that.
Sam: A secret cave behind a waterfall. Gentlemen, we are on a pirate adventure.
Nate: What are you, seven?
- And upon driving back out the waterfall:
Sully: A little warning next time?
Sam: Yeah, that's the first time in years I've had two showers in one day.
- If the player tries to drive up the steep muddy slope.
Nate: And... go!
(The truck fails to make it up the slope.)
Sully: And... no.
- Sam and Nate's banter on cairns (in part, just how unbelievably childish Sam sounds throughout all of it):
(Nate drives through a cairn)
Sam: Well, so much for that rock pile.
Nate: Technically it's called a 'cairn'.
Sam: Yeah, I don't like to say that word. It just... sounds weird. Care... carin... car- nope. Nope, I don't like it.
(Later, after Nate has knocked over many cairns)
Sam: That rock pile had a family!
- When they discover a cave hidden behind a waterfall.
- The game gives a look into the home life of Nate and Elena. One of their interactions has Nate claiming he can beat Elena's high score on their "TV game thing". Nate boots it up and what follows is a mix of funny, heartwarming and awesome: Their "TV game thing" is the original Playstation and the game they're playing is Crash Bandicoot.
Nate: "Is this it?"Elena: "No. It has to load."Nate: "Load?"Elena: "Yes."Nate: "This is taking a really long time."
Elena: "Okay, run away from the boulder."Nate: "Why is the boulder chasing me?"Elena: "Just run away from it."Nate: "I did nothing to this boulder."
- Another gem:
- "Huh, these graphics are pretty good." Really!
- Elena's look of unabashed, childish glee when Nate completely fails to beat her high score.
- In a similar vein, Drake having a "tense" shoot-out in the attic, complete with appropriately pumping music, with a toy ping-pong ball gun. And it's tucked into his old holsters.
- Nate having a dinner with Elena. While she talks about a Bangkok travel guide book she's writing, Nate zones out thinking of adventures he might had if he isn't retired and married. Elena then poked Nate and demands him to repeat what she just said. One of the options available to you is "The lost city of Bangkok".
- Nate and salvage crew stuck copper. Wired copper.
- The only hidden treasure to find in that chapter? A genuine antique arcade token.
- When bidding for the Dismas cross, Sully tells Nate to wait to cut the power, just before Rafe makes a final enormous bid and effectively ends their back-and-forth — not out of any necessity, but just because it's funnier to make him think he's won before they pull the rug from under him.
- There's a trophy for recreating the infamous controller malfunction in the Madagascar chase from E3 2015 called "Stage Fright".
- After the auction heist, Sam correctly guesses Sully has something to say to him.
Sam: "Something on your mind, dear?"
- Nate trying out 'Marco...' joke again, only for Sam to reply with confused "What?".
- Nate, Sam, and Elena at several points wonder to each other if Henry Avery lost all of his money creating his deathtraps and tests, leaving him unable to create the pirate utopia the tests were supposed to lead to in the first place.
- The excessive amount of sliding in the Scotland section of the game gets some fun Lampshade Hanging:
Nate: My ass is full of gravel.
- Some of the multiplayer quotes can be very humorous.
- Lazarevic's hamminess is taken up to eleven, and his indoors voice is completly removed. If the player gets an assist, he might yell "STOP. STEALING. MY. KILLS!" or "THAT WAS MY KILL TOO!" When grounded, he might threaten to kill his teammates if they don't stop him from dying.
- On the subject of multiplayer mode, taunts are still ridiculous as ever.
- Sam's pirate fanboying in general can be hilarious, like how he repeatedly corrects Nate whenever he refers to a structure or a ruin as "man-made" with "pirate-made." Or how he repeatedly talks about being on a "pirate adventure."
- One of the bonus rendering modes changes the entire environment's textures to rainbow colors, or as the game calls it, "Rainbow Fun Land". And there's also the Tri-Color mode, which makes everyone look like a character from Tom Goes To The Mayor.
- Even funnier when in this rendering mode, Nate opens up his map and points out a route...despite the fact that the rendering makes it look as if Nate is looking at a solid red piece of paper.
- Sam's joke during chapter ten. It's so bad that Sully threatens to leave him to the wilderness. (Can't remember exact quotes now)
Sam So, a pirate walks into a bar, and he has a steering wheel stuck on his crotch. The bartender asks him why. The captain answers "Arrr, it's driving me nuts!"Sully Don't make me leave you here.
- The entire sequence at the Panamanian prison contains some great lines in Spanish, which are all the better for not being translated:
Nate: Hey, we weren't fighting! Huh? Right, little guy?
Gustavo: <I'm going to kill you, you gringo shithead!>
Nate: Hey, give me a call when you're tall enough to ride the rides!
Gustavo: <I'll rip your GUTS out your ASSHOLE!>Sam: Sorry, boys, I've got to go.
Gambling Prisoner: Sure, leave when you're winning.
- The part where you got a convoy of trucks with machine gun firing at you. Marisa Chase tells Drake that she saw explosives with the convoy. Drake replied with something along the lines of "No no no, that's not a good plan." Then the canvas covering the backmost-truck flips open, revealing a truckload of guess what.
- Nathan dislikes taking the "scenic route" because the last time he did it, he ended up in a ditch behind the Taj Mahal. Naked.
- "Why's the building on fire?" (Because Nathan Drake, that's why.)
- When Dante tells Nate to go crying back to Sully. Nate defiantly responds that he doesn't need Sully. The next scene?
Nate: Sully, I need you!
- The parrot in the scene where Nate asks for Sully's help has some very raunchy lines if you tap it on the screen ("Bawk! More, more!"). Critically, the parrot is visible in the final shot, which is a very somber moment that establishes the relationship between Nate and Sully, and how it's different from Dante's. For example:
Nate: So you're gonna help me out?
Sully: Of course I am! That's what partners do, right?
Nate: No, it's what good partners do.
Parrot: Bawk! Sully likes strange men!
- The entire river scene between Nate and Sully.
- There is a treasure to grab during the river QTE. Habits just don't go away...
- Most of the banter between Dante and Nate in the first two chapters.
- Nate's Best Character Nominee video for the VGA '11 awards, and the Acceptance Speech if he had won.
Nate: Black was a bad choice!
- Nolan North explaining he got the inspiration for Nate's catchphrase 'Kitty got wet' from his son.
Nolan: An eight year old little boy. And I stole it.
- This behind the scenes video with Nolan North and Emily Rose.
Nolan: I think what attracts Nate to Elena the most is the fact she's compassionate -
Nolan: She's intelligent.
Nolan: And she's - we're talking about Elena.
Emily: Yeah! I get it.
Nolan: So just... relax. Just cool yout jets.
- During the production of Drake's Deception Nolan North put together a book to showcase the sheer amount of skill and effort that goes into a game series like Uncharted. It's full of insights into the industry... and it's really freakin' hilarious. From the notes on the motion capture for the horseback scenes:
During one of the mocap sessions we had to capture me riding the horse as if in a full gallop. This required me to bounce up and down in the saddle like an idiot for a full minute. It was one of the most ridiculous things anyone had ever seen. A grown man in a skin tight suit bopping along on an imaginary horse. Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, the stage was suddenly filled with the "My Little Pony" theme song blaring from the speakers.
- Nathan Drake's favourite word.
- The intro to "The Brothers Drake" interview.
- A Vine produced by Nolan North and Troy Baker has Nolan North (who voices Nathan) trying to pick Troy's pocket. The following ensues:
Baker: Hey, were you trying to steal my wallet?North: I guess that's...A Thief's End! (shot of both of them laughing obnoxiously)