Atoq Navarro's mercenaries
|Atoq Navarro's mercenaries|
Blaine, one of Atoq Navarro's mercenaries.
|Leaders|| Gabriel Roman|
|Appearances|| Uncharted: Drake's Fortune|
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
|Voice Actors|| David Agranov|
Atoq Navarro's mercenaries are an antagonist faction that appear in the 2007 video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.
In the game, treasure-hunter Gabriel Roman's right-hand man Atoq Navarro leads the mercenaries to aid in Roman's search for El Dorado. As well as helping search for the treasure, the team of mercenaries are also tasked with engaging explorer Nathan "Nate" Drake and his companions in combat during their search for El Dorado.
Little is known about the group of mercenaries before their involvement in Gabriel Roman's affairs. However, it can be assumed that the majority of the mercenaries have roots in South America, the homeland of their leader Atoq Navarro. Therefore, it could be speculated these mercenaries are skilled enough in their profession for Navarro having hired them for the task of finding the treasure of El Dorado.
 Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
In July 2006, the mercenaries aid Roman in search for the lost treasure of El Dorado. Not only do the mercenaries aid Roman in his search, but they also provide security while Roman is hunting for the treasure, as they engage Nate and his companions in combat during the search for the treasure. At times, they also cooperate with Eddy Raja's pirates in an effort to stop Nate and his accomplices from capturing the treasure before Roman.
When the Descendants - the mutated remains of the former inhabitants of the island that holds El Dorado - begin attacking Navarro's mercenaries, the team begins diminishing in numbers. Although only Dillon and Javier are seen being killed, it can be assumed that the majority of the team are also killed by the Descendants. Furthermore, after the deaths of Roman and Navarro, it can be assumed that any remains of the team dissolved.
The team of mercenaries is directly led by archaeologist Atoq Navarro, although both Navarro and his mercenaries are subordinate to treasure-hunter Gabriel Roman. Throughout the course of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Nathan "Nate" Drake and his companions encounter many of Navarro's mercenaries. Through the multiplayer component of the Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, four of these would be named and given an identity:
- Blaine can be identified by the pair of aviator sunglasses he wears.
- Dillon also wears a pair of sunglasses, but these are notably thinner than the aviators Blaine wears.
- Dutch can often be seen carrying an M79 Grenade Launcher. He is identifiable from his boonie hat.
- Javier is the team's helicopter pilot. He can be identified by the tuque hat and headset he wears on his head.
 Behind the scenes
Atoq Navarro's mercenaries first appear in the 2007 video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, and return in the 2009 video game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The mercenaries are voiced by eight actors, including two who also voice other characters in the Uncharted series: Gregg Berger voices Zoran Lazarević's soldiers, while Yuri Lowenthal also voices Lazarević's soldiers. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves sees the return of four of the mercenaries, as they are available as Villain skins in the multiplayer component of the game. Dutch is available for free when the player reaches level 70, while Blaine is available to the player for free when they reach level 80. Two mercenaries were also released as downloadable content for the game: Javier was included in the Drake's Fortune Downloadable Multiplayer Pack, while Dillon was released as part of the Sidekick Downloadable Skin Pack.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hennig, Amy (dir.), Naughty Dog (2007). Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Sony Computer Entertainment.
- ↑ Hennig, Amy (dir.), Naughty Dog (2009). Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Sony Computer Entertainment.
- ↑ "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Tech Info" on Gamespot
- ↑ "Full cast and crew for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves" at the Internet Movie Database
- ↑ "The Drake’s Fortune Multiplayer Pack Releases Today for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves" on PlayStation.Blog
- ↑ "August 17th: New Uncharted 2 Multiplayer Skins and Dynamic Theme" on PlayStation.Blog