Gabriel Roman

Gabriel Roman
Gabriel Roman in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.
Gender Male
Born Britain
Nationality January 20, 1946
Status Deceased
Appearances Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Voice actor Simon Templeman

Gabriel Roman, voiced by Simon Templeman, is one of the main antagonists in the 2007 video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

A British treasure-hunter, Roman is searching for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, which explorer Nathan "Nate" Drake is also searching for in the game. During the course of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Roman and his hired forces battle against Nate and his allies.

Roman also appears in the multiplayer components of the 2009 video game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and the 2011 video game Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.


[edit] Biography

Gabriel Roman is a British treasure-hunter. Roman is a long-time acquaintance of antique-dealer Victor "Sully" Sullivan, having once lent a large sum of money to Sully. Roman's right-hand man is mercenary Atoq Navarro, whom Roman retrieved from a slum when he was in South America.[1]

[edit] Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

In July 2006,[2] Roman, Navarro and several of Navarro's mercenaries hunt down treasure-hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake and antique-dealer Victor "Sully" Sullivan. Sully owes Roman a large sum of money, and in order to appease Roman, the antique-dealer informs Roman that he is on the trail of El Dorado. However, Roman makes the decision to go after El Dorado for himself, and he and Navarro are able to catch up to Nate and Sully in a South American jungle.[1]

In the jungle, Roman and Navarro hold Nate and Sully at gunpoint and are able to extract information from them regarding the location of El Dorado. Following this Roman shoots Sully, but Nate is able to escape. Although Nate leaves Sully as he believes the antique-dealer to have been killed after Roman shot him, Sully actually survives the shooting due to bullet being lodged in the journal of the legendary explorer Sir Francis Drake, as the journal was in Sully's breast pocket at the time.[1]

Now with information regarding the location of El Dorado, Roman and Navarro, along with Sully, venture to an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean, where it becomes apparent that El Dorado is not a city of gold as widely believed, but rather a large golden statue.[1]

Roman in Uncharted.

When they arrive on the island, Roman recruits Eddy Raja, an old friend of Nate's, and his band of pirates as an additional security measure. However, Eddy's pirates are largely ineffective in battling Nate and prove to be somewhat inferior to Navarro's mercenaries. Roman eventually dismisses Eddy due to his superstitious beliefs, as Eddy believes the island to be cursed and believes that his men are being killed by creatures on the island. These creatures are later revealed to be the Descendants, the former inhabitants of the island that were infected and mutated by a virus held within the statue of El Dorado.[1][3]

After Eddy is dismissed, Roman and his forces are able to locate the exact position of the statue of El Dorado. Roman prepares to move to his boat by helicopter, but then Navarro persuades him to open it. Unaware of the virus held within the statue, Roman opens it and begins to turn into a creature like the Descendants. Knowing that he has been betrayed by Navarro, Roman lunges at his former right-hand man, but Navarro calmly shoots him in the head and kills him.[1]

[edit] Appearances

Roman in Uncharted 3.

[edit] Behind the scenes

Gabriel Roman first appears in the 2007 video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, later returning in the 2009 video game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and the 2011 video game Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. In all of his appearances, Roman is voiced by Simon Templeman,[4][5][6] an English actor perhaps best known for his voice work in the Legacy of Kain, Dragon Age Origins and Mass Effect video game series.[7] In the multiplayer component of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Roman is available as a Villain skin when purchased as part of Drake's Fortune Multiplayer Pack downloadable content released for the game.[8] In Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception multiplayer, Roman is available for use as a Villain skin when purchased from the PlayStation Store, either individually or as part of Classic Skins Pack 1.[9][10] In Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception multiplayer, Roman's default attire is : Striped Shirt (torso) and Khakis (legs).

[edit] Reception

Reviews for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune suggested that Roman was a suitably evil villain, as he was called "dry" and a villain players would "love to hate" by reviewers.[11][12]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Hennig, Amy (dir.), Naughty Dog (2007). Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Sony Computer Entertainment.
  2. Hennig, Amy (dir.), Naughty Dog (2009). Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Sony Computer Entertainment.
  3. "Evan Wells Interview - Page 3" on Joystiq
  4. "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Tech Info" on GameSpot
  5. "Full cast and crew for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves" on IMDB
  6. "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Tech Info" on GameSpot
  7. "Simon Templeman" at the Internet Movie Database
  8. "The Drake’s Fortune Multiplayer Pack Releases Today for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves" on PlayStation Blog
  9. "Uncharted 3 DLC Available Now" on PlayStation.Blog Europe
  10. "A look at Uncharted 3′s first DLC multiplayer skin pack" on Saint-ism
  11. "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Review" on GameSpot
  12. "Drake's Fortune a treasure to behold" on The Toronto Star
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