Uncharted

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Name: Uncharted
Abbreviation(s):
Creator: Naughty Dog
Date(s): November 19, 2007 - present
Medium: video games
Country of Origin: America
External Links: Official website
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Uncharted is an action-adventure game series developed by Naughty Dog. The series follows protagonist Nathan Drake, a charismatic yet rebellious treasure hunter who journeys across the world to uncover various historical mysteries.

Games

The Uncharted franchise consists of the following titles:

  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Fandom

In the early days of Uncharted release it was compared to Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider; some fans and detractors alike tended to refer to it as Dude Raider. In 2013, missyvortexdv noted that:

The fandom for Uncharted is relatively small. You'll find more graphic sets/picspam and fan artwork than fanfic in the fandom too, much of it occurring on tumblr rather than LiveJournal.

There's still a reasonable number of fanfics, for a game fandom, and a not too bad ratio of gen adventure fics that mimic the games' plot structure though all too often those are works in progress never to be finished.[1]

Shipping

The fandom has a relatively equal mix of het, slash and gen works, while femslash appear less often.

Nathan Drake/Elena Fisher is one of the main ships thanks to their canon relationship throughout the series. Nathan Drake/Chloe Frazer is less common, however their shared history does appear in fanworks occasionally.

Nathan Drake/Harry Flynn was one of the more poplar slash ships before the introduction of Samuel Drake in A Thief's End, which lead to Nathan Drake/Samuel Drake becoming very popular. This is often a source of discourse within the fandom due to it being an incest ship. Rafe Adler/Samuel Drake is another well liked pairing to come out of A Thief's End.

While femslash remains rare, the release of The Lost Legacy, which focused on a team up between Chloe and Nadine, has brought more fan interest in Chloe Frazer/Nadine Ross, leading to a slow increase in the amount of femslash within the fandom overall. Before this the only other significant ship was Elena Fisher/Chloe Frazer, however it was very much a rare pair.

Fanworks

Artwork

Fannish Links

Archives

DeviantArt

Dreamwidth

LiveJournal

Resources

References

  1. Uncharted: An Overview