Atoq Navarro as he appears in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
c. 2006 - 2007
|“||You are so pathetic, all of you scrambling around for your petty treasures. Do you have any idea what this is worth, to the right buyer?||”|
— Navarro voicing his low opinion of treasure hunters and his interest in the El Dorado virus.
Atoq Navarro was a South American archaeologist that also led a team of highly trained South American mercenaries, hired by Gabriel Roman. He is the secondary, later main antagonist and final boss of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Throughout the game, he is Roman's right-hand man, who demonstrates knowledge of El Dorado.
He was voiced and motion captured by Robin Atkin Downes.
|“||Born in the slums of unknown South American city, Atoq Navarro was plucked from a life of poverty by Gabriel Roman, who recognized the boy's intelligence and molded him into his trusted lieutenant. He is considered a respected archaeologist among his own people, but the smugglers and thieves in the world of treasure hunters know better.||”|
— Official Uncharted 4: A Thief's End bio.
Atoq Navarro was found in a slum by Gabriel Roman, who took care of him and raised him. He serves as Roman's second-in-command throughout the events of Drake's Fortune. Both want to have the El Dorado statue, however, Roman only wants the gold to compensate for money that Victor Sullivan owes him, while Navarro secretly wants the treasure for his own agenda.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007)
A Surprising Find
Atoq Navarro and Gabriel Roman first appear after Nathan Drake leaves the U-boat. The two men and their mercenaries are holding Victor Sullivan at gunpoint, they likely showed up when Sully's radio went out. Roman, angry at both of them, does not hesitate at all and aims his .38 revolver at Sully and fires. Due to Nate activating a torpedo, the u-boat explodes and knocks down all the men. Nate, looking back at Sully's body, thinking he is dead, runs into the jungle and bumps into Elena who gives him a gun.
Though never made into a real chapter, "Chapter 3 and a half" was based on Navarro's major part of being a villain. Nate and Elena sneak into an airstrip to get back Sully's plane, but the area is littered with Navarro's mercenaries. Nate follows a mountain path down to a hangar, and once reaching it he has to fight a group of mercenaries. Nate finds a gun and blows up barrels in order to kill them. Afterwards, Elena and Nate were fighting their way through the hangar to escape, once getting Sully's plane. Eventually, Navarro appears in an armored truck and begins firing at both of them with a chaingun. Nate figures out that the only way to defeat Navarro is to detonate explosive barrels, causing a telephone pole to topple onto his truck. Elena and Nate then jump in the plane and fly away.
Nate overhears Roman, Eddy and Navarro talking. Eddy want to get paid his share of the gold, however Roman believes Eddy didn't do his job successfully. Eddy gets angry, but Navarro pulls a gun out of his pocket, forcing Eddy to leave. Roman says he doesn't think it's worth the money to find the treasure, however Navarro assures him that "El Dorado is worth more than he can possibly imagine".
Atoq Navarro is seen in bunker when the Descendants are first encountered, through a window talking to Gabriel Roman holding the captive Elena Fisher. Roman thanks Nate for leading him to the El Dorado, Navarro taunts Nate and they leave. Nate is then attacked by Navarro's mercenaries. However, they are seen fighting the Descendants as well. Nate then leaves the bunker.
- "Open it!"
- — Atoq Navarro telling Roman to open El Dorado.
Roman and Navarro eventually locate El Dorado. Nate and Sully attempt to sneak up on them, but are spotted by two mercenaries and ordered to drop their weapons. Roman walks around the statue, admiring the craftsmanship. Navarro, knowing the effects of the treasure, tells Roman that "The real treasure of El Dorado lies inside" and that he should open it. Roman opens it, only to find a rotting corpse. Spores emerge from it, which Roman accidentally inhales, causing him to transform into a descendant. Navarro then shoots Roman in the head. Shortly after, a helicopter arrives and El Dorado gets tied to it. Before leaving in the helicopter, Navarro reveals he has been planning all along to sell off the statue as a weapon to the highest bidder. However, Descendants arrive and begin attacking the mercenaries. Navarro flies off in the helicopter, but Nate manages to jump onto the statue.
Navarro attempts to have Nate shot off the statue, but Elena interferes, causing the helicopter to crash on Navarro's cargo ship. Navarro then begins fighting with Nate with his SAS-12. After knocking Navarro unconscious, Nate pulls a dazed Elena from the helicopter. As Navarro regains consciousness, Nate sees the rope tying El Dorado to the helicopter around Navarro's foot. He pushes the helicopter into the ocean, dragging El Dorado and Navarro down with it. Screaming and being dragged off the boat, Navarro sinks with the treasure and drowns. What happened to his body remains unknown.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)
Though Atoq Navarro does not appear in Uncharted 2, his name is seen once in Nathan Drake's journal scratched out due to his drowning. However he does appears in the Drake's Fortune Multiplayer Pack, with all new quotes. A few of his mercenaries also appear in multiplayer too, going by the names of Javier, Dutch, Blaine and Dillon.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011)
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016)
Skins & Variants
- Atoq Navarro
- Suited Navarro
- Winter Navarro
- Prison Navarro
- Apocalypse Navarro
- Biker Navarro
- Fencing Navarro
- Nightlife Navarro
- Northern Navarro
- Naughty Navarro
- Neolithic Navarro
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
- Chapter 3 - A Surprising Find
- Chapter 11 - Trapped
- Chapter 14 - Going Underground
- Chapter 15 - On the Trail of the Treasure
- Chapter 19 - Unwelcome Guests
- Chapter 21 - Gold and Bones
- Chapter 22 - Showdown (Final boss Fight/Killed)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Multiplayer (DLC skin)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
- Multiplayer (DLC skin)
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
- Navarro is the first character that is modeled after Robin Atkin Downes, followed by Tenzin, Talbot and Hector Alcázar.