Rika Raja

Rika Raja
Rika Raja as she appears in Uncharted: Eye of Indra.
Gender Female
Born Indonesia
Nationality Indonesian
Relatives Eddy Raja (brother)
Status Alive
Appearances Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted: Eye of Indra
Voice Actor Gwendoline Yeo

Rika Raja, voiced by Gwendoline Yeo, is one of the primary protagonists in the Uncharted: Eye of Indra motion comic. In Uncharted: Eye of Indra, she aids treasure-hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake and her brother Eddy in stealing the Eye of Indra artefact from crimelord Daniel Pinkerton.

Rika also makes a non-canonical appearance as a skin in the multiplayer component of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.


[edit] Biography

Rika Raja is Indonesian and has a brother named Eddy, who is a pirate. In her homeland of Indonesia, she owns a bar.[1]

[edit] Uncharted: Eye of Indra

In June 2006,[2] Rika first becomes acquainted with treasure-hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake when she aids him after he is attacked by a group of thugs in Rika's bar. Nate, impressed by Rika's ability to speak English, asks her to aid him in translating some documents relating to the location of the Eye of Indra; an artefact Nate has been asked to find by American crimelord Daniel Pinkerton. Rika agrees to help Nate, but suggests they go to her room to translate the documents; a suggestion Nate approves of.[1]

Up in Rika's room, the two discover that the Eye of Indra is hidden inside another artefact that Pinkerton already owns, and Nate makes the decision to steal the Eye of Indra from him. Following this, the two sleep together.[1]
Rika betrays Nate and Eddy.

The following morning, Nate seems troubled when he wakes up, and reveals she doesn't want Rika involved in the robbery. Rika insists that she wants to be a part of the job and reveals she has spoken to somebody else about the robbery. This displeases Nate, but before the ensuing argument is settled, a group of pirates burst into the room and attack both Rika and Nate. Nate's old acquaintance Eddy Raja then enters the room and reveals that Rika is his sister.[1]

Shortly afterwards, Rika is able to calm both Nate and Eddy down, and the three sit down to discuss their next move. Nate reluctantly allows Rika and Eddy to help him, and later that night, they set their plan into motion: as Nate and Eddy infiltrate Pinkerton's mansion, Rika stays behind and keeps the two informed using walkie-talkies. As things become bleak for Nate and Eddy in the mansion, the former must quickly think up a plan: Rika allows herself to be caught, while Nate stores Eddy's Golden Gun beneath a cabinet in the room holding the Eye of Indra. After Rika is caught, Pinkerton brings her out before the already-captured Nate and Eddy, but Rika subdues the henchman holding her, before grabbing Eddy's gun and shooting Pinkerton in the chest. After untying Nate and Eddy, Rika shoots Pinkerton again - this time fatally - before the trio grab the Eye of Indra and make their getaway.[1]

Later, as the team regroups on the dock, Rika double-crosses both Nate and Eddy. As Rika holds the two at gunpoint, Nate asserts he is going to find her; to which Rika replies that she looks forward to that happening. Rika then climbs onto her boat and exits, leaving Nate and Eddy empty-handed on the dock.[1]

[edit] Appearances

[edit] Behind the scenes

Rika in Uncharted 2.

Rika first appears in the 2009 motion comic Uncharted: Eye of Indra, latering returning in the 2009 video game Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. In all of her appearances, Rika Raja is voiced by Asian-American actress Gwendoline Yeo,[3][4] who is perhaps best know for her roles in television series Desperate Housewives and General Hospital.[5] Details of Rika's inclusion in Uncharted: Eye Indra were revealed in a live chat with Naughty Dog staff members on the PlayStation Blog on October 13, 2009, as the staff members announced the motion comic and revealed that a female character named Rika would be making her Uncharted debut in the comic.[6] Rika would later appear in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, the second video game in the Uncharted series. Although she does not appear in the single-player story mode of the game, she does make a non-canonical appearance as a skin in the multiplayer component of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves when purchased as downloadable content for the game. Along with Daniel Pinkerton, her adversary in Uncharted: Eye of Indra, Rika is included as a skin in the Eye of Indra Bundle. Purchasing the downloadable content pack allows players to play as Rika in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves multiplayer as a Hero skin.[7]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Druckmann, Neil. (dir.), Naughty Dog (2009). Uncharted: Eye of Indra.
  2. Hennig, Amy (dir.), Naughty Dog (2009). Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Sony Computer Entertainment.
  3. "Full cast and crew for Uncharted: Eye of Indra" on the Internet Movie Database
  4. "Full cast and crew for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves" on the Internet Movie Database
  5. "Gwendoline Yeo" at the Internet Movie Database
  6. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Out Now! Live Chat with Naughty Dog Today at 2PM PT" on PlayStation.Blog
  7. "Uncharted: Eye of Indra Motion Comic Bundle, Rika and Pinkerton Skins Launch on April 1" on PlayStation.Blog
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