Lieutenant Draza

Lieutenant Draza
Draza in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves multiplayer.
Gender Male
Born Serbia
Nationality Serbian
Status Deceased
Appearances Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Voice actor Fred Tatasciore
Affiliation Zoran Lazarević's soldiers

Lieutenant Draza is a secondary antagonist that appears in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

In the game, he serves as primary antagonist Zoran Lazarević's right-hand man as the Serbian war criminal Lazarević searches for the mythical Cintamani Stone, said to be held within the legendary lost city of Shambhala.

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


[edit] Biography

Lieutenant Draza is a Serbian male with a military background, and the right-hand man to Serbian war criminal Zoran Lazarević. Draza has a large build and is powerful,[1] and his weapon of choice is the Dragon Sniper.[2]

[edit] Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

In November 2009, Draza accompanies Lazarević to Nepal during his search for the legendary Cintamani Stone, which is said to be in the mythical lost city of Shambhala. Draza coordinates Lazarević's private army during this time - indeed, Draza seems to be the commander of the soldiers while Lazarević searches for Shambhala.[1]
Draza chokes Nate on the train.

Draza is present when Lazarević and explorer Harry Flynn catch up to treasure-hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake, who is also searching for Shambhala, in Nepal. Along with Nate are his companions Elena Fisher, the double-agent Chloe Frazer and cameraman Jeff. With Draza watching on, Lazarević kills Jeff in cold blood, before Lazarević hands Draza the Phurba dagger, the apparent key to Shambhala. Nate and Elena are able to escape, while the traitorous Chloe boards Lazarević's train along with Draza and the rest of Lazarević's forces.[1]

Later, Nate boards the train in an attempt to save Chloe, and when Nate's presence is detected, Draza coordinates the effort to have Nate killed. Draza calls in a helicopter to kill Nate, although when Nate is able to destroy it, Draza confronts Nate himself. The confrontation begins with a gunfight, as Draza and Nate exchange gunfire and grenades in the tight train carriage. Eventually, the weapons are dropped and it becomes a fistfight. Although Draza shows impressive hand-to-hand combat skills, Nate is able to knock him down after several hard blows. Nate then retrieves the Phurba dagger from Draza, but Draza then climbs back to his feet and attacks Nate, overpowering him and beginning to choke him. However, this fight back is short-lived as Chloe then appears and shoots Draza, killing him.[1]

Draza in Uncharted 3.

[edit] Appearances

[edit] Behind the scenes

Lieutenant Draza first appears in the 2009 video game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, later returning in the 2011 video game Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Although Draza is a minor character in the single-player story mode of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, his role in the multiplayer component of the game is more significant, as he appears as a Villain skin that can be bought for $1,000,000 at level 50.[3] The multiplayer component of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception sees the return of Draza, as he is the primary antagonist in the Borneo chapter of the Co-op Adventure online gameplay mode, while also being available for use as a Villain skin as part of the Classic Skins Pack 2 downloadable content.[4][5] In Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception multiplayer, Draza's default attire is: Combat Vest (torso) and Combat Pants (legs). For his appearance in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Draza is voiced by American actor Fred Tatasciore, who provides extensive voice work for the Uncharted series; Tatasciore also voices Daniel Pinkerton, the Guardians, the Descendants and Brute.[6]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hennig, Amy (dir.), Naughty Dog (2009). Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Sony Computer Entertainment.
  2. Hennig, Amy (dir.), Naughty Dog (2011). Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Sony Computer Entertainment.
  3. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Multiplayer Skins" on IGN
  4. "Uncharted 3 DLC Available Now" on PlayStation.Blog Europe
  5. "A look at Uncharted 3′s first DLC multiplayer skin pack" on Saint-ism
  6. "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Tech Info" on GameSpot
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