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Uncharted: When Will Nathan Drake Die?
By Cyril Lachel     |   Posted on February 20, 2012   |   Episode 9 (Show Archive)  

   

Nathan Drake (in Uncharted)!
Have you ever wondered how old your favorite video game character will be when they die? Defunct Games puts that question to the test. By studying the lives of gaming's biggest stars, we are able to accurately predict when they'll croak.

(Note: All characters start at 79 years old, the national average for life expectancy.)

NAME: Nathan Drake

BORN: January 11, 1982

GAMOGRAPHY: Nathan Drake has starred in four different Uncharted games. These games include Drake's Fortune, Among Thieves and Drake's Deception, all on the PlayStation 3. His newest adventure, Golden Abyss, hits the PlayStation Vita this month.

BIOGRAPHY: Nathan Drake is the quick-witted protagonist of the Uncharted franchise. He and his friends search the globe for treasure and excitement. He spends most of his time tracking down clues of some of history's biggest explorers. He's stumbled his way into Shangri-La, searches for the fountain of youth and nearly dies in the middle of a desert. All the time he has to put up with maniacal alpha dogs who will do anything to steal the treasure for themselves.



SINGLE WHITE MALE

Despite having a number of on-again, off-
relationships, Nathan has yet to settle
down (-3). Though one thing has
been settled: He's a white male (-2).
Adjustment: -5


HE HAS CRASHED EVERY TYPE OF VEHICLE

If it can get you from here to there,
Nathan has crashed it. From planes to
trains and cars to boats, our hero should
not be trusted around motor vehicles.
Adjustment: -15


ADVENTURE SEEKER

Even though he's not making much money
off of his adventures, Nate remains
committed to these dangerous outings.
One day it's going to kill him.
Adjustment: -5


NATHAN IS AN ATHLETIC MARVEL

Nobody can scale walls, leap giant pits
and shimmy along cliffs quite like Nate.
When does he have all this time
to practice and exercise?
Adjustment: +4


SKILLED AT GETTING INTO HORRIBLE SITUATIONS

Nobody works harder to get into a bad
situation than Nathan Drake. He'll go
out of his way just to make sure everything
that can go wrong does.
Adjustment: -25


IS LUCKY ENOUGH TO ESCAPE UNSCATHED

As good as he is as getting into trouble,
Nathan is equally lucky at escaping these
horrible situations. Nate will always
stumble into the right answer.
Adjustment: +15


IS A HORRIBLE SHOT

Even after four harrowing adventures,
Nathan is the worst shot. Normally this
wouldn't be an issue, but it's a huge
deal when you're Nathan Drake!
Adjustment: -4


IS QUICK ON HIS TOES

Nathan always knows what to say to get
out of sticky situations, something that
has successfully kept him alive
for thirty years.
Adjustment: +1


AVOIDS DOCTORS

He's been poisoned, drugged, attacked by
animals, dehydrated and left for dead, yet
Nathan Drake refuses to see a
doctor. Don't be a hero, Nate.
Adjustment: -5


HE'S A TERRIBLE JUDGE OF CHARACTER

Nathan is the most trusting adventurer
of all time, which leads to a number of
moments when he's double crossed.
Nate, you're too nice.
Adjustment: -3


HE'S OPTIMISTIC

No matter how bad the situation gets,
Nathan always finds a way to look on the
bright side. Studies show optimistic
people tend to live longer.
Adjustment: +2


Life Expectancy - 39 Years Old (1982 - 2021): Nathan Drake has been incredibly lucky so far, but his luck is bound to run out. This is a man who adventures for the love of it, not to get rich and famous. He's struggling to understand the impulses he has, which often gets this athletic guy into trouble. The fact that his best friend is a senior citizen means that he'll eventually be on his own. At this point it seems doubtful that Nathan will make it into his 40s. If so, he will likely be hooked up to an breathing device.

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