Nathan Drake is the main protagonist of the Uncharted franchise. He is a famous treasure hunter and thief, whose games typically revolve around him going on adventures. He is voiced by Nolan North.
Why He Rocks
- Nathan Drake is known as one of the most iconic PlayStation characters of all time.
- His theme song is amazing!
- He is easily known for his dry humor, even in the most dangerous of situations.
- Nate is very skilled in his many weapons, namely his handguns.
- He has a few funny moments in his games.
- Nate's adventures always lead him in peril, such as almost drowning in a sinking ship, and dehydrating in a huge desert.
- He's a well-trained brawler, forged with years of fighting for necessity, so he can throw a good haymaker and improvise a pretty effective counter in a fight and come out on top.
- He's involved in the plane battle in Drake's Deception, is one of the most fondly remembered moments in the game.
- He has a great relationship with Sully, which is expanded upon in the third game.
- Nate's greatest abilities are his luck and indomitable will, as he has survived many incidents that are deemed impossible. Though luck is not a ability, Drake is considered lucky by both his allies and enemies, with a Shoreline enemy noting that Drake should "count his blessings".
- Nolan North does a great job portraying him.
- His story arc in A Thief's End alludes to Nate growing restless with his domestic life, and early on he's offered a not-quite-legal salvage job from his boss. However, even with Elena prodding him, Nate holds his ground and says he's not taking those sorts of jobs anymore. It isn't until Sam comes back from the dead with a drug lord demanding he find Avery's treasure that Nate decides to come back. So he returns not for the adventure and thrill but out of familial obligation to help his elder brother.
- Drake tends to be callous, and kills others without feeling any remorse.
- He often doesn't think things far ahead.
- He become a badass decay in A Thief's End, where he's easily beaten up by Nadine Ross twice to show off her skills and in the final battle against Rafe Adler, he surprisingly ends up overwhelmed by him, when he turns out to be an excellent swordsman.
- His fear of losing Elena is what drives him to keep her away as much as possible from his adventures in the third and fourth game. In the latter, he lied to Elena about the Malaysia job in order to help his brother out.