Charlie Cutter is an English fortune hunter. He serves as the tritagonist of the first half of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Initially believed to be an antagonist, he is soon revealed to be an ally and associate of Nathan Drake, Victor Sullivan and Chloe Frazer.
Not much is known about Cutter before Uncharted 3. He is an old friend of Nathan and Sullivan, as well as Chloe for a time. It is also implied that he has met Elena Fisher, but apparently not as an ally. She only seems to recognize the name and asks whether he is dead when Sully says he 'was' working with them. Besides that, little is known.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
The Pelican Inn
Cutter is first seen in the Pelican Inn, with Talbot and his men. He frisks Nathan and Sullivan before the exchange takes place. As the deal goes wrong, he starts a fight with Nate and Sully. Talbot leaves the Inn. When the two escape through the back door of the bar and into an alley, they find Cutter and more of his men waiting. He beats Nate up and throws him into a pile of garbage, while his men do the same to Sully. Katherine Marlowe, Cutter's boss, then arrives in a car with Talbot.
She exchanges words with Nate and Sully, and then takes Sir Francis Drake's ring from Nate. When Nate attempts to take it back, Cutter shoots him in the chest, and then shoots Sully, apparently killing them. Marlowe, angry with Cutter's actions, ditches him in the alley. After Marlowe, Talbot, and their men left the alley, Cutter tells Nate and Sully that it is clear, revealing that he is an ally.
The Secret Library
The three of them make their way to the library, where they eavesdrop on Marlowe and Talbot, trying to work the cipher disk with the forged ring Nate stole from her. When Katherine notices it is a fake, she realizes that Cutter had betrayed them. The three then fight their way out of the library, meet up with Chloe, and make it back to the hideout. They figure out that Lawrence had traveled to Syria and France. While Nate and Sully go to France, he and Chloe go to Syria.
They meet up with Sully and Nate, unexpectedly at gunpoint with each other, for fear from Nate and Sully that Talbot had followed them. As they find a secret passage through stone pillars, Cutter is drugged by Talbot, giving him his gun and his journal. He becomes uneasy and starts getting fidgety and sensitive. Cutter, being claustrophobic, starts to freak out and becomes defensive when Nate helps him through a tight space, and then becomes very angry upon being forced to go through a second one, getting into a fist-fight with Nate.
Cutter eventually gains the advantage over Nate and starts choking him to death. Sully and Chloe then come to try to get Cutter off of Nate but fail. Sully resorts to shooting Cutter to stop him, but Chloe steps in and gets through to Cutter, making him realize that he is killing Nate. Cutter stops and withdraws from the effect of the drug.
As they make their way outside following their time in the crypt, they are encountered by Talbot and his men at gunpoint. Cutter pretends to still be drugged and points his gun at his comrades, forcing them to disarm themselves. Talbot orders Cutter to pull the trigger, but Cutter shoots Talbot and his henchman. Nate, Sully, and Chloe then flee and escape by jumping onto scaffolding, but it collapses as Cutter reaches it, trapping him.
Talbot then appears, and Cutter is shocked and horrified to find that he has suffered no ill effects from being shot. He is then forced to hand over his half of the amulet. Marlowe has her men pour gasoline before Cutter and ignites it. Cutter, having only one way out, jumps off the tower, breaking his leg from the fall. Nate, Sully, and Chloe assist him to a Tour Bus and escape from Marlowe's men. With a broken leg, Chloe takes him home, concluding his role in the game (as well as Chloe's).
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Despite not appearing, references to Cutter appear frequently - a sticky note on Nate's attic filing cabinet says to call him, with additional mentions of events that occurred with him.
Later, Nate refers to Cutter directly as his "go-to guy" when he initially declines Sam's request for help.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Cutter is on the heroes side in multiplayer and is unlockable at Level 35. He was on the villains side prior to the game's release, cleverly keeping the game spoiler-free.
Cutter is also seen at the end of Chapter 3 in Co-op Adventure, flying the helicopter away from the Monastery.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Cutter appears in Uncharted 4 multiplayer and is unlocked straight away.
Cutter was designed so as not to look handsome. He has a brutal face, and easily fits the role as the 'bad guy'. He is balding with only a small amount of hair at the sides and small scars across his face. He's quite tall, taller than Nate or Sully, with a strong jaw. He usually dresses in a sweater of some sort with a jacket over the top. He sports stubble, much like Nate.
Cutter looks like a common thug, but is very studious and loyal. He is very courageous, as he is willing to double-cross Marlowe. Out of all the characters, he has perhaps the biggest sense of humor, even more so than Nate. His personality actually resembles Nate's to a degree; he's educated in history and lightens the mood in stressful situations.
He is very claustrophobic, which is revealed in certain parts during the game where you must squeeze through tight places.
Before escaping the Citadel, Cutter shows signs of great care towards Nate, Sully, and Chloe by wanting them to give him a gun saying he'll kill Katherine and Talbot alone while they escaped. He then later tells Nate not to give up after Nate saved him, by saying he'd never forgive him. Possibly indicating he believes that Nate can find what he's after.