Elena Fisher


Elena Fisher-Drake
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Elena Fisher in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.
Gender Female
Born March 23, 1982 (age 32)
Florida, United States[A]
Nationality American
Status Alive
Height/Weight 5'4, 120 lbs
Appearances Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted: Eye of Indra
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Voice actor Emily Rose
Spouse Nathan Drake (2010-present)

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[edit] Biography

Elena in Eye of Indra.

Elena Fisher-Drake, born March 23, 1982 in Florida, United States,[A] is an American journalist.[1] She rose to prominence after winning a reality television show, before she began hosting a cable television show of her own.[2]

[edit] Uncharted: Eye of Indra

In June 2006,[1] Elena is contacted by treasure-hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake. Nate is attempting to raise funds so as to be able to raise the coffin of his ancestor, the legendary explorer Sir Francis Drake.[3]

While watching Elena's television show at a beach bar, Nate informs his old friend and mentor Victor "Sully" Sullivan of his upcoming meeting with Elena. Sully laughs, finding it improbable that Elena and her television company will fund the expedition to raise Drake's coffin.[3]

[edit] Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

In September 2006,[1] Elena and Nate venture out into the ocean off the coast of Panama and bring the coffin of Francis Drake to the surface, finding Drake's journal in it. However, soon after, the two of them are attacked by pirates acting on behalf of Eddy Raja, an old acquaintance of Nate's. Sully then flies by in his plane and is able to pick them up just as the boat explodes. Back on dry land, Nate and Sully make the decision to cut Elena out of their dealings, and set off on their own to find the fabled treasure of El Dorado. Elena gives chase to the two, and eventually catches up with Nate just after Sully has been shot - and presumably killed - by rival treasure-hunter Gabriel Roman. Roman's right-hand man, Atoq Navarro, and his mercenaries give chase to Elena and Nate, so they are forced to run and leave Sully behind.[2]
Elena in Drake's Fortune.

Using clues that Nate has found on his and Sully's journey, the Elena and Nate fly to the island where the treasure of El Dorado is said to be. However, the plane they are on comes under attack by anti-aircraft turrets as they are approaching the island. As a result of this, the two have to parachute out of the plane and become separated. While Nate manages to land relatively safely, Elena is picked up by Raja's pirates and held in a fort on the island. Nate fights his way through waves of Raja's pirates and meets up with Elena, but then Nate is captured and it is up to Elena to rescue him. After a brief argument, the two then decide that they should go after El Dorado. Elena and Nate make their way through a flooded city and come to a monastery, where they come across the revelation that Sully is actually still alive. The three are reunited, but only for a short time as Sully is soon separated from Elena and Nate, and the latter two have to travel down into the monastery's catacombs, where they meet the Descendants - the mutated remains of the island's previous inhabitants. After fighting their way through these Descendants and more of Eddy's pirates, the two come to a bunker, previously belonging to the Germans. Here, the two are separated once more, and Elena is kidnapped by Roman and Navarro.[2]

Nate and Sully race to the rescue as they fight their way through the remaining mercenaries and Descendants in an attempt to reach Elena, who Navarro is moving to his ship by helicopter. Nate manages to hitch a ride on the helicopter, and a mercenary attempts to shoot him. However, Elena kicks the mercenary out of the helicopter, and the ensuing spray of bullets from the mercenary's gun kills the helicopter's pilot, which sends the helicopter crashing into Navarro's boat. Elena is severely injured in the collision, and on the boat Navarro and Nate engage in their final showdown. Nate comes out on top and tends the wounded Elena, and as the two discuss how Nate still owes Elena a story for her television show, Sully returns with a boat filled with gold he has stolen from Eddy's pirates.[2]

[edit] Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

In December 2008, Elena is on the trail of Serbian war criminal Zoran Lazarević with her cameraman Jeff when she comes across Nate and his companion Chloe Frazer in Nepal. Nate and Chloe have also been caught up in the dealings of Lazarević, so the four band together for their time in Nepal. The group must fight their way through waves of Lazarević's soldiers scattered around the war-torn city in an effort to get to a temple that Nate and Chloe believe will lead them to the lost city of Shambhala, said to be the home of the legendary Cintamani Stone. When the group reaches the temple, Elena and Jeff remain outside on sentry duty. However, when they are approached, and fired on, by one of Lazarević's soldiers' patrols, Jeff is severely wounded. Chloe is insistent on leaving Jeff behind, but Elena will not allow it, and this causes a lot of tension between the two. Nate is forced to carry Jeff to safety as the group comes under attack by large numbers of Lazarević's men, but Jeff proves to slow them down too much and Lazarević eventually catches up to them, along with Harry Flynn, who Nate and Chloe are both well acquainted with. Lazarević kills Jeff in cold blood, but Nate and Elena are able to escape.[1]

Elena in Uncharted 2.

Nate wishes to go after Chloe, who is now in control of the Phurba dagger, the supposed key to Shambhala. Elena is reluctant, but Nate eventually persuades her and Elena helps Nate board Lazarević's train. The two are separated for some time, and when they meet up again Nate is being nursed back to health in a Tibetan village after begin caught up in a train crash. Here, Elena shows that she is able to speak passable Tibetan as she introduces Nate to Karl Schäfer, a former Nazi who was sent on an expedition to find Shambhala in a quest similar to Nate's. As Nate heads into the mountains with Tibetan mountaineer Tenzin, Elena remains in the village, watching over Schäfer and the Phurba. However, the village soon comes under attack from Lazarević's soldiers and Nate must rush back to help the villagers defend the village. Although this combined effort manages to repel the soldiers, Lazarević is still able to kidnap Schäfer and the Phurba.[1]

Elena and Nate give chase to Lazarević's men in a series of events that include Nate jumping from truck to truck in Lazarević's convoy. From there, Elena and Nate are able to establish the monastery in which Lazarević has set up camp and is holding Schäfer, and they infiltrate it. Fighting their way through a large number of Lazarević's soldiers, the two come across a dying Schäfer, whose last words to Nate are to stop Lazarević. Not long after, Elena and Nate decide to split up in the hope of finding something substantial in the monastery. While Elena finds somewhere she thinks may be the entrance to Shambhala, Nate runs into Chloe and recovers the Phurba from her, before using it to find the true entrance to Shambhala. However, before the two of them can advance further down the road to Shambhala, Lazarević and his men appear. With both Elena and Chloe being held at gunpoint by Lazarević's men, Nate is forced to solve a series of puzzles that open the gates of Shambhala.[1]

When the entourage enters Shambhala, they come under attack from a number of Shambhala's Guardians, which gives Elena, Nate and Chloe the chance to escape into the lost city. After fighting their way through a number of Lazarević's soldiers and Guardians, the trio come to the realisation that the Cintamani Stone is not a large gem as previously thought, but rather an amber stone made of resin and embedded in the Tree of Life. Shortly after this, a wounded Flynn reappears, with a grenade in hand. In a final attempt to kill the three protagonists, Flynn pulls the pin on the grenade. Flynn only succeeds in killing himself, but he does severely wound Elena. Nate orders Chloe to carry Elena out of Shambhala to safety as he makes his way to his final showdown with Lazarević.[1]

Nate succeeds in defeating Lazarević, and the next time Elena is seen is back in the Tibetan village. Now rehabilitated from her injury, her and Nate watch the sun set and converse over how upset Nate was when he thought Elena was dying.[1]

[edit] Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

                                                                    In February 2011, Now working as a foreign correspondent in Yemen, Elena is greeted by Nate and Sully at the airpot, who claim to be carrying out "historical research". It is reaveled her and Nate were married but recently separated because Elena wanted to settle down but Nate wasn't ready yet, however she was still seen wearing her wedding ring, obviously showing she still loves Nate, deep down.                             After gaining them access to the country, Elena leads the two through the Yemeni city, past several police blockades. At one point, Elena, Nate and Sully stop on a tall building that overlooks the city. From here, Nate spots a man that he pursues, leaving Elena to question Sully about their recent activity.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag[4][5][6]   who is perhaps best known for her work on television series E.R. and Haven.[7] When Rose was brought in to work on Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, it was initially not as voice talent. Instead, Rose's role was to keep track of the script while on the sound stage. However, Rose's interaction with Nolan North, the voice of Nathan "Nate" Drake, in this position was so organic that it was felt Rose was perfect for the part of Elena.[8] Furthermore, one of Rose's final auditions for the role of Elena in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune involved her being paired up with North. This made the final product easier because there was already substantial chemistry between the two when recording began.[9] Rose has been very vocal on the role of Elena, stating that she believes the apparent maturing and development of Elena between Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves to be a natural move, and one that Rose considers to be especially important.[10]

When the character of Elena was conceived, it was initially as a Spanish female named Elena Vargas, and Australian actress Claudia Black was to voice her. However, Vargas became Fisher and Black would ultimately end up voicing Australian explorer Chloe Frazer in the Uncharted series.[11] Furthermore, Elena was initially intended to be brunette for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, with a different hair style. However, this was changed during the game's production, and Elena was made blonde for the game's release. This change was stated to be a cosmetic one, and one that was made simply because the blonde Elena model looked more presentable.[12]

[edit] Reception

The reception to Elena's character has largely been positive. In Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, she was praised for her confidence and her role as Nate's sidekick.[13] Critics also described her dedication to her news story and her exchanges with Nate as "endearing".[14]

Rose also received praise for her portrayal of Elena, as critics have suggested that Rose has been as well-cast in her role as North has been in his role as Nate.[15] Furthermore, the love triangle between Elena, Nate and Chloe in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was also praised, being described as one of the most convincing romances in the genre.[16] Rose's portrayal of Elena in the 2011 video game Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception earned her a nomination at the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards (VGA) in the category "Best Performance By A Human Female".[17]

Elena's attractiveness is also something that critics seem to note, with comparisons being drawn between herself and actress Jennifer Aniston.[18] Gaming website IGN went as far as to name Elena number four on a list of the top 10 gaming heroines.[19]

[edit] See also

[edit] Notes

A: This information comes from the online game Uncharted: Drake's Trail, which Naughty Dog was not involved it. Therefore, the canonicity of this information is questionable.

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Hennig, Amy (dir.), Naughty Dog (2009). Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Sony Computer Entertainment.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hennig, Amy (dir.), Naughty Dog (2007). Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Sony Computer Entertainment.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Druckmann, Neil. (dir.), Naughty Dog (2009). Uncharted: Eye of Indra.
  4. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Tech Info" on GameSpot
  5. "Full cast and crew for Uncharted: Eye of Indra" at the Internet Movie Database
  6. "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Tech Info" on GameSpot
  7. "Emily Rose" at the Internet Movie Database
  8. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Launch Interview" on Eurogamer
  9. "Nathan Drake Speaks! An Interview With Nolan North (Part 1)" on The Gaming Liberty
  10. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Supporting Cast E3 2009 Interview" on G4TV
  11. "Uncharted Writer Originally Wanted Chloe Frazer’s Voice for Elena Fisher" on Kotaku
  12. "Naughty Dog prefers blondes" on GamesRadar
  13. "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Review" on GameSpot
  14. "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Review" on IGN
  15. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - Review" on EuroGamer
  16. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves video game review" on The Telegraph
  17. "Portal 2 Leads Spike TV VGA Nominees With 12 Nods" on Gamasutra
  18. "Drake's Fortune a treasure to behold" on The Toronto Star
  19. "The Wednesday 10: Gaming Heroines" on IGN

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