Harry Flynn

Harry Flynn
Harry Flynn in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
Gender Male
Born December 27, 1969
Nationality British
Died February 5, 2009
Appearances Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Uncharted (comic)
Voice actor Steve Valentine

Harry Flynn, voiced by Steve Valentine, is a character in the Uncharted series.

A former friend of treasure-hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake, Flynn can be seen in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, as he aligns himself with Serbian war criminal Zoran Lazarević and aids Lazarević in his search for the lost city of Shambhala and the mythical Cintamani Stone. Flynn also appears in Uncharted #1, as he helps Nate investigate a crashed plane in a set of jungle ruins.

Flynn also makes a non-canonical appearance in the 2011 video game Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.


[edit] Biography

Harry Flynn is a British treasure-hunter and explorer. He he has been acquainted with fellow treasure-hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake for some time, and it is implied that Flynn has been romantically involved with Australian explorer Chloe Frazer in the past.
Flynn in Uncharted #1.

[edit] Uncharted (comic)

In the jungle, Flynn and Nate steal a number of artifacts from a plane hidden in the ruins of a temple. However, as they attempt to make their escape they come under fire from a group of enemies. Flynn and Nate return fire for a short time, before their enemies stop shooting at them. Flynn says that they may have given up, but a large enemy with a flamethrower then shoots fire at them. Flynn is dragged to safety by Nate, who then shoots the gas tank on their truck, defeating the group of enemies.[1]

Flynn and Nate regroup at a hotel, where they share out the artifacts found in the plane; Flynn keeps the majority of the treasure, as all that Nate wants is a battered journal. Flynn is initially skeptical of this, but when Nate assures him that it is genuine, Flynn leaves after a brief exchange of words with Nate's mentor, the antique-dealer Victor "Sully" Sullivan.[1]

[edit] Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

In August 2008, Flynn is hired by Serbian war criminal Zoran Lazarević to retrieve an ancient artefact from a Turkish museum; Flynn and Chloe then approach Nate and invite him in on the heist. The mission goes well, but after Flynn and Nate locate the artifact, Flynn betrays Nate and leaves him to be captured by the Turkish authorities.[2]

As Nate spends three months in a Turkish prison, Flynn and Lazarević begin their search in Borneo for Marco Polo's Lost Fleet. Nate and Sully are able to catch up with Flynn and Lazarević in Borneo with the help of Chloe, who acts as a double agent against Lazarevic, and it is here that Nate and Sully uncover information that suggests that Marco Polo was on the trail of the mythical Cintamani Stone, said to be held within the legendary lost city of Shambhala. Venturing to the higher ground in Borneo, the trio uncover information that reveals that the next clue to the location of Shambhala is in Nepal. Flynn is able to catch up with the trio and captures Nate and Sully, before forcing them to relinquish the information that they have uncovered. However, as Flynn and Lazarević head off to Nepal, Chloe allows the captured Nate and Sully to escape, before regrouping with Nate in a war-torn city in Nepal. As Nate and Chloe search for the next clue to the location of Shambhala, Flynn, Lazarević, and Lazarević's soldiers begin working their way through the many temples in the area, tearing the city apart and decimating its rebel forces in the process.[2]

In Nepal, Flynn and Lazarević catch up to Nate and Chloe, who are now in the company of journalist Elena Fisher and her cameraman Jeff. It is here that Flynn becomes aware of Chloe's deception, but he says nothing to keep Chloe safe as he still holds strong feelings for her. Lazarević kills a wounded Jeff in cold-blood, before Flynn strips Nate of the information he has obtained in Nepal. From this information, it becomes apparent that the entrance to Shambhala is in the Himalaya Mountains.[2] He is then ordered to finish off Nate and Elena, who manage to get away after punching out both Flynn and the attendant soldiers.

Flynn in Uncharted 2.

Flynn, Lazarević, and Chloe then begin their journey to Tibet on Lazarević's train, but Nate is able to stow away on the train. Nate makes his way through a number of Lazarević's soldiers on the train until a visibly enraged Flynn confronts him, shooting him in the stomach. Flynn attempts to finish him off, but Chloe prevents him from shooting Nate a second time. Flynn orders Lazarević's men to "put him out of his misery", and Nate stumbles away and takes cover, before firing at a propane tank. The resulting explosion engulfs the train, which sends the section of the train Nate is on over the edge of a cliff.[2]

Flynn, Chloe, and Lazarević continue on to a monastery in Tibet where the entrance of Shambhala is said to be. This is where they next encounter Nate and Elena, as the former is forced to work with Flynn to open the entrance to Shambhala. They insult each other along the way, and at one point, Nate coldly ignores Flynn's request for help as the latter struggles to jump across a bottomless pit, although he survives anyway. After opening the entrance, Nate and Flynn are attacked by the Guardians of Shambhala, but Lazarević arrives and kills the beasts. When an entourage comprising of Flynn, Lazarević, Chloe, Nate, Elena, and Lazarević's remaining soldiers enter Shambhala, they come under attack from more Guardians, allowing Nate, Elena, and Chloe to escape from Flynn and Lazarević.[2]

After moving further into the city, it becomes apparent to Flynn and Lazarević that the Cintamani Stone is not a giant jewel of immeasurable wealth as once believed, but rather a resin stone embedded in the Tree of Life, with the sap of the tree offering almost superhuman powers to those who consume it. After this discovery, Flynn is severely beaten by Lazarević, who saw no further use for him. Lazarević then removes the pin from a grenade and hands it to Flynn, who ventures into the city to find Nate, Elena, and Chloe in the hopes of killing the trio along with himself. Nate and Chloe prepare to finish him off the moment he reveals himself, although Elena is somewhat sympathetic to Flynn, despite everything he's done. She asks Flynn to help them stop Lazarević, but he refuses, stating "you're not the plucky little girl who reforms the villain and saves the day". He then detonates the grenade in an attempt to take Nate, Chloe, and Elena down with him, but only succeeds in killing himself and wounding Elena. Nate and Chloe then rush to Elena's aid and escort her to safety, leaving Flynn's corpse behind.[2]

[edit] Appearances

[edit] Behind the scenes

Harry Flynn first appears in the 2009 video game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and has since gone on to appear in the 2011 video game Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and DC Comics' Uncharted miniseries. In all of his appearances, Flynn is voiced by Steve Valentine,[3][4] a Scottish actor perhaps best known for his roles in crime drama Crossing Jordan and Disney XD's I'm in the Band.[5] Scottish actor Graham McTavish also read for the role. However, Valentine would ultimately be cast as Flynn, while McTavish would go on to voice the main antagonist of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Serbian war criminal Zoran Lazarević.[6] The casting of Valentine as Flynn proved significant as Flynn was never written to be a British character; this aspect of his role was a coincidence due to Valentine being British.[7] Furthermore, in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Flynn and Australian explorer Chloe Frazer were supposed to reveal a darker side of primary protagonist Nathan "Nate" Drake's past, and Flynn was supposed to represent what Nate could have become if he had taken a more villainous path.[8]

In the multiplayer component of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Eddy features prominently in the non-canonical Co-op Adventure online gameplay mode; the Prelude - Fort - follows Flynn, Lazarević and Eddy Raja, while the final chapter Airport positions them as the antagonists, as they battle Nate, Victor "Sully" Sullivan and Charlie Cutter.

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Williamson, Joshua (2011). Uncharted #1. DC Comics.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Hennig, Amy (dir.), Naughty Dog (2009). Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Sony Computer Entertainment.
  3. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Tech Info" on GameSpot
  4. "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Tech Info" on GameSpot
  5. "Steve Valentine" at the Internet Movie Database
  6. "Nathan Drake Speaks! An Interview With Nolan North (Part 1)" on The Gaming Liberty
  7. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Launch Interview" on Eurogamer - Part 2
  8. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Launch Interview" on Eurogamer - Part 1

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