Nathan Drake's real name (spoilers)

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User Info: slk_23

slk_23
5 years ago#1
We have always assumed that Nathan Drake's real name was Nathan Drake. However, Marlowe seems to suggest that this is not the case. After Drake recovers from the hallucinogens, he wakes up at a cafe outside, sitting at a table with Marlowe. She tells him that his mother committed suicide and his father surrendered him to the state. Then he went to a boarding school or something and believed himself to be Francis Drake's descendant, so took on that name.

Of course, he doesn't confirm or deny any of this. He just remains silent. But this is the only thing we've heard suggesting that Nathan Drake is a pseudonym. Anywhere else, they act like it's his real name; nobody ever hints otherwise. Even Elena, who is very close to him, calls him by that name. And the Uncharted wiki says that his real name is unknown. So could it have been just Marlowe bluffing, or was Drake really ashamed of his past identity and wanted to take up a new one based on his childhood hero?

User Info: Ben Reilly

Ben Reilly
5 years ago#2
Is this seriously a topic?

My God, I hate this board.

Does everything really need to be spelled out?
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User Info: Mr_Mel

Mr_Mel
5 years ago#3
I actually took no issue with this, despite taking issue with a lot of other things in the plot.

TC, you're making a ton of these topics. lol
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User Info: GendoSama

GendoSama
5 years ago#4
Ben Reilly posted...
Is this seriously a topic?

My God, I hate this board.

Does everything really need to be spelled out?


Is this really a post?

My God, I hate this board.

Does every fanboy need to rage out a topic that's just asking for some clarification/discussion?

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Karma3
5 years ago#5
Ben Reilly posted...
Is this seriously a topic?

My God, I hate this board.

Does everything really need to be spelled out?


If you hate it you can just leave.
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User Info: cell2355

cell2355
5 years ago#6
i don't understand what is being said here. was this explained?
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User Info: RandomWinner

RandomWinner
5 years ago#7

See THIS is a plot point that I'm OK with that wasn't spelled out. THIS is how you leave something for interpretation ND!

I like to think that Marlow was telling the truth, it makes him a much deeper character. We don't really have any evidence though, since Drake doesn't confirm this, but if it was false I feel like someone would have said something later in the plot that she was full of crap.

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GLAMPIRE
5 years ago#8
Ben Reilly posted...
Is this seriously a topic?

My God, I hate this board.

Does everything really need to be spelled out?


Take no notice of Ben Reilly. He has anger issues. He called a few of us all sorts of names over the special edition UC3 and the fact it was hard to get the disc out of the sleeve. Turns out he had a DIFFERENT version to the one we were talking about lol.

Ben... anger management... NOW ;)
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User Info: Hushfall

Hushfall
5 years ago#9
The way Drake responds to it in the cutscene makes me think Marlowe's telling the truth. But I kind of like not knowing his real name. The main point is that he thought he was Francis Drake's descendant and changed his name because of that. It gives him more depth. Plus Nathan Drake is a cool name and fits him well.
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User Info: Cloudtail4ever

Cloudtail4ever
5 years ago#10
Kinda big spoilers, TC, in the title alone.

I think this could be a good plot point for the next game. Maybe we'll see his dad, even?
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