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Harry Flynn
Harry Flynn Uncharted 2 render
Harry Flynn, as he appears in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
Biographical information

Status:

Deceased

Birth:

1969

Death:

2009
Shambhala
Himalayas

Nationality:

British (English)

Political information

Affiliates:

Nathan Drake (formerly)
Chloe Frazer (formerly)
Zoran Lazarević (formerly) †
Private Army (formerly)

Occupation:

Treasure hunter

Game information

Appearances:

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception ( multiplayer only)
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
(multiplayer only)
Uncharted comics

Voice actor:

Steve Valentine (English, U2 - U3)
Unknown (English, U4)
Nobutoshi Kanna (Japanese)

Motion-capture actor:

Steve Valentine (U2 - U3)
Unknown (U4)

Face it, genius. You've been played.

Harry double-crossing Nathan

Harry Flynn was a British treasure hunter and fortune seeker, an employee of the Serbian war criminal Zoran Lazarević, and a one-time associate of Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer.

Flynn is featured as the secondary antagonist in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, acting as Lazarević's left-hand man and personal treasure hunter in their quest to find Shambhala and the Cintamani Stone, thus pitting them against Drake and Frazer.

Flynn has also appeared as a minor character in the Uncharted comics, and as a playable skin in the multiplayer modes of Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. He also serves as a major antagonist in the non-canon Co-op Adventure in Drake's Deception.

In all of his video game appearances until A Thief's End, Flynn was voiced and mo-capped by Steve Valentine. Valentine did not return for the multiplayer mode of A Thief's End, citing an unsuitable offer made by Naughty Dog that was non-negotiable.[1]

Biography

Background & Early life

Little is known about Flynn's life prior to the events of Uncharted comics and Uncharted 2. Flynn was an associate of Nathan Drake, whom he had a few jobs with. He was also familiar with Drake's mentor, Victor Sullivan, though he and Sullivan were mostly hostile toward each other.[2][3]

Little is known on Flynn's doings prior to Uncharted 2. At some point, Flynn began to work for Zoran Lazarević, a Serbian war criminal who hired him to find the Cintamani Stone and Shambhala.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

An experienced treasure hunter for hire Harry Flynn is an Englishman abroad who isn't afraid to employ the occasional dirty tactic. A longtime friend and associate of Drake's Flynn operates within the same shady underworld of fortune hunters smugglers and thieves that Drake inhabits.

Official Uncharted 2: Among Thieves bio.
The Beach Bar

Buy me a drink, sailor?

Flynn, reunited with Nate
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Flynn at the beach bar.

A few years after their job in South America, Flynn encountered Nate at a small beach bar in which Nate was relaxing. Flynn asked Nate to help in a break-in to the Istanbul Palace Museum. Nate at first refused, knowing about a previous break-in in which two of the robbers were killed while the third, Nate, had barely escaped. Flynn then introduced his associate Chloe Frazer, without knowing that Chloe was once in a relationship with Drake.[4]

Flynn then explained to Nate and Chloe his plan to break into the museum, showing them their target - the Mongolian Yuan Dynasty celadon oil lamp, much to Nate's surprise and mocking amusement, as the oil lamp is worth nothing. He showed Nate a file he borrowed from Lazarević, written in Latin, from circa the 13th century. Nate translated the file, finding out that it was written by Marco Polo, who referred to his "lost fleet". The three, understanding that the lost fleet is what Flynn's employer after, decided to take the treasure for themselves, guessing that the oil lamp hides the location of the fleet.[4]

Breaking into the Istanbul Palace Museum

A few days later, Flynn and Nate, along with Chloe, broke into the museum through the sewer system after arriving by boat. The two went to the upper part of the museum, managing to move through unnoticed by its guards, with the use of tranquilizer guns.[4]

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Flynn giving a tranquilizer gun to Nate.

Flynn and Nate headed to the tower in which the oil lamp was located. After Chloe turned off the tower's lights, Flynn and Nate entered through the window using a rope. The two found the oil lamp, and Nate broke it, revealing an empty piece of paper. A furious Flynn thought it to be a joke, but Nate noticed blue resin among the lamp's broken pieces, and asked for Flynn's lighter to burn the resin.

Using the light produced by the resin, Flynn and Nate discovered a map written on the paper, revealing the location of the lost fleet to be in the west coast of Borneo. With the map in his hands, Flynn, under Lazarević's orders, betrayed Nate by activating the alarm. He escaped the museum, while Nate was arrested and taken to a Turkish jail for the next three months.[4]

Search in Borneo

...You still dragging this tired old sack of shit around?

Flynn insulting Sullivan in front of Nate
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Flynn in Borneo.

After bringing the information to Lazarević, Flynn worked in Borneo for the next three months to find the lost fleet of Marco Polo, but found nothing, leading Lazarević to berate him for his failure. Meanwhile, Nate, who had recently been released from jail by Sully and Chloe (who acts as a double agent for Nate), arrived in Borneo alongside Sully, while Chloe remained with Flynn and Lazarević to gather more information.[4]

After fighting a large group of Lazarević's men, Nate, Sully and Chloe find the lost fleet of Marco Polo - hundreds of rotten corpses. Nate found and took a Phurba from a skeleton, and the three made their way out only to be captured by Flynn and his men. He ordered Chloe to take Nate and Sully to Lazarević. Out of view, Chloe killed the guards who accompanied her, allowing Nate and Sully to escape. Flynn attempted to recapture them but failed.[4]

War in Nepal

Drop your guns. Seriously.

Flynn threatening Nate and Elena

After finding what they have looked for in Borneo, Flynn and Lazarević moved to their next destination: a city in Nepal, in which a temple holding the next destination is located. Nate and Chloe followed them to the city, with Sully temporarily retiring. At Nepal, Flynn and Lazarević fought against the local resistance.[4]

The two eventually captured Nate, who was working with Elena Fisher and Jeff, after Chloe was forced to betray them in order to not blow her cover. After taking a map containing the location of Shambhala from Nate, Lazarević ordered Flynn to execute Nate and Elena. Flynn was punched out by the pair, and they escape.[4]

The Train

What? No witty remark? Nothing clever to say?!

Flynn confronting Nate on the train

Flynn took Chloe to a train heading to the Himalayas, with Nate boarding the train as well in attempt to rescue Chloe. After defeating Lazarević's right-hand man Lieutenant Draza, Nate came across Chloe, who had saved him from Draza at the last second. Chloe refused to go with Nate, as he had earlier taken Elena and Jeff along with them. As the two argued, a visibly enraged Flynn arrived and injured Nate with a shot to the stomach. Flynn attempted to kill Nate with another shot, but he is stopped by Chloe who tries to reason with him. Flynn pushed her aside and orders his men to finish off Nate. Nate ran into another train car and shot a pile of propane tanks, sending the rearward half of the train towards a steep cliff.[4]

Tunnel Vision

Flynn shooting Nate on the train.

The Himalayas

I clearly hired the wrong man for the job.

Lazarević regarding his decision of hiring Flynn

Flynn, Lazarević, and Chloe eventually arrived at the Himalayas, with Lazarević launching an attack on a Tibetan village in order to find Nate, who survived, and the Phurba. Lazarević captured Karl Schäfer, taking the Phurba from him, and headed to a monastery located a few miles from the village.[4]

There, Flynn attempted to solve a puzzle, but fails. Lazarević threatened him with the Phurba's sharp end and again berated Flynn for his incompetence. After Lazarević left, Flynn asked Chloe to try and find hints to the puzzle, while he would try to "smooth things over" with Lazarević. Mere moments after he leaves, Chloe was confronted by Nate, who took the Phurba from her.[4]

Flynn Helps Nate

Flynn hands a pistol to Nate before the guardians attack them.

Chloe's treachery was soon discovered and she was captured by Flynn. He took her to the doorway to Shambhala, where Nate and Elena had been found. Lazarević coerced Nate to help him by threatening to kill either Chloe and Elena, and Flynn joined him to help find a way across. The two were forced to cooperate to find out how to open the entrance, insulting each other in the process. At one point, Nate coldly ignored Flynn as the latter "struggled" to make a jump over a bottomless pit.[4]

After Nate unlocked the door to Shambhala, he and Flynn were confronted by coated Guardians. Understanding that he alone was no match for them, Flynn lent a 92FS to Nate. After a long fight with the guardians, Flynn and Nate were saved by Lazarević, who easily killed the guardians with his sawed-off shotgun. Taking Nate, Elena and Chloe to see the lost city, Lazarević prepared to execute them there, wanting them to know that he won. Flynn, however, who still held strong feelings to Chloe, asked Lazarević to spare her, to which Lazarević reluctantly agreed.[4] Seconds later, more guardians attacked the group.

During the chaos, Flynn was disarmed by Chloe, who escaped along with Nate and Elena.[4]

Shambhala and Death

Parting gift from Lazarević. Pity he took the pin.

Flynn's final words
After struggling with the Guardians, Flynn led Lazarević and his men to the location of the Cintamani Stone. He was then severely beaten by Lazarević, who saw no further use for Flynn (having already known the true nature of the Cintamani Stone). Lazarević then left him a live grenade to give as a parting gift to Nate and his companions, taking the pin with him.[4]
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Flynn, moments before death.

Nate, Elena, and Chloe eventually found the Cintamani Stone, and realized that what Lazarević wanted was not the stone, but the resin produced by the Tree of Life. Flynn then revealed himself before the group, bloody and weakened considerably by his former employer. Elena expressed a certain degree of sympathy for the wounded Flynn, who taunts Nate by telling him that Lazarević had beaten him to his revenge against his former colleague and that they'd just missed him.

Flynn continued that Lazarević was a lot more clever than he looks, stating that them meeting together was probably what he wanted all along. Elena then attempted to convince Flynn to help them stop Lazarević, despite his current state, but Flynn stated that such things aren't so simple. Nate, just like Elena, took pity on him.

Flynn then pulled out his grenade, explaining that it was a final parting gift from Lazarević, who had taken the pin with him. He then let it go, killing himself and gravely wounding Elena.[4]

Multiplayer

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)

You just got Flynned!

Harry Flynn during multiplayer matches
Flynn MP skin

Default Flynn's multiplayer card

In the multiplayer mode of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Flynn is available as a playable character, having three versions; regular, heist, and winter. All skins are on the Villains side.[4]

Both Flynn's regular and Heist skins can be purchased for $50,000 once the player reaches to level 20. Winter Flynn can be purchased for $100,000 once the player reaches to level 30. A unique multiplayer skin based on Flynn, called "Holiday Flynn", was available during the third Double Cash Weekend over Christmas 2009.[4]

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011)

Flynn is available in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception multiplayer once the player has purchased the Classic Skin Pack #3. The player can customize him with a bandit mask and Jak goggles. Flynn is on the Villains side.[5]

Weapons

Flynn has two different weapons named after him that are available for usage in several multiplayer modes after the player has completed Treasure Sets: the M9 and G-MAL.

Flynn's M9
A grey M9 with a few white parts on its stock with the images of the logo which appears on Flynn's shirt. In order to unlock it, the player has to complete the Priceless Incan Figurines Legendary Treasure Set in Plunder matches. It has two mods: Clip Size, which increases the magazine's ammo carried by the player for the weapon, and Blindfire Accuracy, which increases the accuracy when the player does not aim the weapon.
Flynn's G-MAL
A grey G-MAL with white plastic parts. It has a stock of an AK-47, sharing this trait with Elena's G-MAL. In order to unlock the weapon, the player has to complete the Eerie Ritual Set Legendary Treasure Set in Three Team Deathmatch. It has two mods: Clip Size and Max Ammo, which increase the magazine capacity and total ammo capacity respectively.


Co-Op Adventure

Flynn appears in the non-canon Co-op Adventure of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception as one of the primary antagonists, along with Zoran Lazarević and Eddy Raja.[6]
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Harry Flynn in Uncharted 3 Co-op.

Chronologically, Flynn and his associates are first seen in Prelude - Fort, as the main playable characters, planning to take a piece of a Janus Head statue in order to bring Nate to them. The three arrive to the Fortress on Versteckte Insel - the island from Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. The trio later find the statue being protected by Djinn in the Blue Room. They manage to defeat them and recover one of the statue's halves.[7]

Flynn is later seen during the last co-op chapter, Airport. Flynn is first noticed by Nate, Sully and Charlie Cutter as Nate surveys the airfield with binoculars and, much to his dismay, sees Flynn working with Lazarević and Eddy. Noting that Flynn and his associates have the second part of the Janus Head statue, Nate and his friends attack the airport, defeating many henchmen. Nate, Sully and Cutter confront Flynn, Lazarević, and Eddy, resulting in a large gunfight between the two factions. During the shootout, Flynn first taunts Drake, and later moves to taunt Sully. After a long battle, Flynn is killed by the group, along with Lazarević and Eddy. Having the two pieces of the statue, Nate decides to call it "Fleddy", in memory of Flynn and Eddy.[8]

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016)

A slippery snake of a thief, Harry Flynn is the kind of guy who claps you on the back with one hand and steals your wallet with the other, then steals your watch with the first hand. He takes advantage of his natural charm and British accent to disguise the fact he's not nearly as clever as he thinks. He's also not above backstabbing old friends to make a fast buck or two. All in all, kind of a dick.

Official Uncharted 4: A Thief's End bio.

Harry Flynn is available as a villain skin in the game's multiplayer mode.

Skins & Variants

Skins

  • Harry Flynn
  • Heist Flynn
  • Winter Flynn
  • Prison Flynn
  • Pirate Flynn
  • Wetsuit Flynn
  • Apocalypse Flynn
  • Western Flynn
  • Warrior Flynn
  • Biker Flynn
  • Skeleton Flynn
  • Skeleton Flynn Wraith
  • Skeleton Flynn Compiler
  • Skeleton Flynn Gold

Pre-set Outfits

  • Fort Worth Flynn
  • Frisco Flynn
  • Flipper Flynn
  • Fearsome Flynn
  • Fashionable Flynn

Other Media

Uncharted comics

Flynn appears as a minor supporting character in the Uncharted comic book series, appearing solely in Issue 1.

Flynn helps Nate with a job in South America in which they have to retrieve Sir Richard Byrd's journal, under the orders of Nate's then-employers, the Ludlows. Along with the journal itself, Flynn and Nate manage to obtain a large amount of gold. The two are caught in a large shootout with the pirates who had the journal, but they manage to escape when Nate shoots the gas tank on an enemy truck, exploding and taking out many of the attacking gunmen.[2]
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Flynn in South America, during his job with Nate.

Flynn and Nate regroup in a hotel room. Nate, who is interested only in the journal, allows Flynn to take the gold they have captured along with it. As he leaves the hotel room, Flynn encounters Sullivan, and after exchanging a few insults, leaves with the gold for himself.[2]

Character design

Personality and traits

You back-stabbing son of a bitch.

Nathan Drake
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Flynn in his casual clothes.

Harry Flynn was a sarcastic individual who would often throw sarcastic and witty comments during difficult situations, as well as insult other people because of their traits. Flynn's quiddity was his greed, and he would have done anything to become richer, even if he had to betray or kill his friends and associates. Flynn was a mostly selfish person, always thinking about himself first. Flynn showed no remorse for betraying his friend Nathan Drake, and was even willing to kill him.

Flynn was usually an easy-going and relaxed person, often speaking with British terms such as "mate" or "love". However, he is shown to be very bad-tempered, especially when his plans do not go as he pleases. This can be seen a few times; after Nate and Sully escape from Lazarevic, after he is punched by Elena in the nose and fails to kill her and Nate, and when confronting Nate himself on the train and ordering his soldiers to kill him.

Flynn often seems to underestimate people, often judging them by their appearance. He sees his employer Lazarevic as a foolish brute rather than an intelligent strategist, even commenting before his death that Lazarevic is indeed more clever than he looks. He also underestimates his rival Nate, often not believing the latter can match him in skill.

Most of his issues appear to stem from jealousy. He resents Nate's intelligence and wants to prove that he can do things better without him, shown how he deliberately excluded Nate from working with Lazarevic. He also resented Nate's relationship with Chloe, viewing him as competition for her affections.

Despite these many negative traits, Flynn does have positives. He was quite intelligent, having already found out about the Lost Fleet before Nate told him (despite his declaration that "even a schoolboy could have figured that out"), although he could not find the bodies. In addition, he planned the break-in to the museum, showing at least some strategic skill. He was also a very adept liar, with Nate suspecting nothing before he betrayed him, and charming, able to repeatedly convince Lazarevic of his worth even when the evidence suggested otherwise.

Appearance

Harry Flynn is a tall man (6'2, while Nate is 5'11) with a fair skin tone and muscular and thin body structure. Flynn has a short brown hair which is swept back, with a strand hanging on his forehead. Flynn has a small scar on the left side of his upper lip; while it is unknown how he got it, it is known that he has had this scar at least since his and Nate's mission to South America, set in the early 2000s.

During most of the time, Flynn wears a casual outfit that consists of a greyish white T-shirt along with a pair of dirty blue jeans and reddish-brown shoes. Along with that, he wears a red necklace and two brown bracelets, one on each arm. His handgun holster is located on his right leg.

During the Istanbul museum heist, Flynn wears an all-black version of his casual clothes, along with a small bag on his back. He also wears black gloves. A similar outfit is seen during Uncharted comics, albeit having a lighter color.

During the search in the Himalayas and Shambhala, Flynn is seen wearing a bourdeaux-coloured winter coat. He keeps the coat half opened, revealing a grey shirt.

Skills

Flynn was a capable and experienced free-runner, being one of the very few who could match Nathan Drake. He showed various climbing and jumping abilities during both events in Istanbul and Shambhala, climbing on different platforms and being able to do long jumps in the same manner as Nate, proving himself to be as good as his former friend. In many situations, Flynn also showed incredible agility. He even caught Nate when he failed a jump.

Flynn possessed considerable strength, and his stealth attacks were also more effective, taking the museum guards down much quicker than Drake. On the train, neither Chloe nor Nate knew he was there before he struck.

He was very experienced in melee combat, being able to match and take Drake down when a surprise attack was launched while trying to lower the bridges to Shambhala. He was also familiar with firearms, particularly his powerful Desert-5. His attempt on Nathan Drake's life was also one of the closest; had it not been for Chloe, Nate would have been killed on the train.

Appears in

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Co-op

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Gallery

See Harry Flynn/Gallery

Trivia

  • The name Harry is of old German origin meaning "home ruler".[9]
  • The surname Flynn is of Irish and Gaelic origin meaning "descendant of Flann", and a byname meaning "(of) reddish (complexion)" or "ruddy".[10][11]
  • Flynn was not written as a British character; the casting of a British actor (born in Scotland) was mere coincidence.[12]
  • Flynn is similar to Eddy Raja from Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. They are both the secondary antagonist of their game, but get more screen time than the main antagonist. They also both use a Desert Eagle as their sidearm, they were both allies with Nate before the events of the game, and they both have a scene where they fight off supernatural monsters in an underground area with Nate.
  • Harry Flynn's actor, Steve Valentine, is also known for having portrayed a character named Flynn, a magician who is a patient in the TV medical drama House. Valentine is also a magician in real life.
  • Flynn is one of four antagonists who, at one point, were friends of main protagonist Nathan Drake. The others are Rafe Adler, Eddy Raja, and Jason Dante.
  • In the cut-scene where Flynn kills himself, you can see his corpse when the camera is aimed at a badly injured Elena Fisher.
  • Flynn is the first antagonist to kill himself; however, Zoran Lazarević was responsible for his death, by giving him a live grenade without the pin.
  • Flynn has a different voice actor in the multiplayer mode of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which has struck controversy and has led to a petition to bring Valentine back for the main game.[13] However, on March 7, 2016, Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer addressed his absence and claimed that Valentine was offered the role, but could not come to an agreement with the studio and developer to return.[14]

References