Rafe Adler (レイフ・アドラー, Reifu Adorā), is both a fictional character and antagonist of the Uncharted Raider series created by Amy Hennig and Toby Gard. He was a wealthy American businessman and treasure hunter.
A former associate of brothers Nathan and Sam Drake, Rafe initially allied with them to search for Henry's lost treasure, later competing with the two after he lost trust and patience with both the brothers and wanted to claim it for himself.
He also hired and worked together with the services of Shoreline, a PMC led by Nadine Ross to find and claim Henry Avery's lost treasure for themselves so that he could prove himself better than both Nathan Drake and Lara Croft.
"I have sacrificed everything to find Henry. And I'm not gonna let a couple of two-bit thieves... a senile con man... and a washed-up journalist take that away from me!"
- —Rafe Adler, to Nate during their final battle.
- 1 Appearance & Biography
- 2 Background
- 3 Personality
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Abilities and Powers
- 6 History
- 7 Synopsis
- 8 Battles
- 9 Events
- 10 Discoveries
- 11 Anime and Manga Differences
- 12 Translation and Dub Issues
- 13 Theme songs
- 14 Merchandise
- 15 See also
- 16 Etymology
- 17 External links
- 18 Notes & Trivia
Appearance & Biography
- Voice Actor: Warren Kole (English), Naoya Uchida (Japanese), Not Known (Arabic), Not Known (Basque), Not Known (Brazilian), Not Known (Cantonese), Not Known (Catalan), Not Known (Chinese), Not Known (Croatian), Not Known (Danish), Not Known (Dutch), Not Known (Finnish), Not Known (Filipino), Not Known (French), Not Known (Galician), Not Known (German), Not Known (Greek), Not Known (Hebrew), Not Known (Hong Kong), Not Known (Hungarian), Not Known (Indonesian), Not Known (Italian), Not Known (Korean), Not Known (Mandarin), Not Known (Norwegian), Not Known (Polish), Not Known (Portuguese), Not Known (Romanian), Not Known (Russian), Not Known (Serbian), Not Known (Spanish), Not Known (Swedish), Not Known (Tagalog), Not Known (Thai), Not Known (Valencian), Not Known (Ukrainian), Not Known (Brazilian Portuguese), Not Known (Canadian French), Not Known (European Spanish), Not Known (European Portuguese), Not Known (Latin American Spanish), Not Known (Latin Spanish), Not Known (Spain-Spanish)
Initially groomed to take over his family's business empire, Rafe Adler spent much of his youth consorting with the thieves, smugglers, and criminals in the black market antiquities trade. Now a respected businessman, he still makes time to seek out treasures for his collection. Thanks in no small part to the flexibility and power his wealth affords him, he usually gets what he wants. Cunning, cold, and quick to anger, he is not an opponent to take lightly.
- Hair Color: Brown
- Skin Color: Not Known
- Eye Color: Green
- Age: Not Known
- Birthday: Not Known
- Height: Not Known
- Weight: Not Known
Rafe was a selfish, demanding, ruthless, and ill-tempered treasure hunter, someone who never let bygones be bygones. He wanted to be known for something other than his inheritance, and had resented the fact that he'd been given everything on a silver platter his whole life.
After spending a majority of his life searching for Avery's treasure, he believed himself to have earned it above anyone else. When Nadine suggested otherwise, he struck her in fury. He became utterly obsessed with the one thing in his entire life that he fought for, and became desperate enough to fight Nathan to the death to make sure it was his.
Rafe had shown himself to be exceedingly violent on numerous occasions, and, evidenced by his nonchalance, he saw murder and physical confrontation as an everyday resolution to obstacles and not worthy of further discussion. This is shown throughout the story, but specifically when he had killed Vargas after he attempted to blackmail Rafe, or his willingness to kill off Nadine if she were to disregard his commands. He also, whether aware of it or not, falsely claimed that he didn't betray his partners.
Rafe was bitter and jealous of Nathan's fame, and angry that he had not taken the glory for all of his adventures (El Dorado, Shambhala, and Atlantis of the Sands).
In addition, Rafe was quite patient, seeking Avery's fortune for years. He was quick to become agitated, shown when he threatened Sullivan at the auction in Italy. Rafe didn't often dirty his own hands, preferring instead to use others to gain information he couldn't obtain himself. He saw others as pawns, using them for his own gain. He used Nadine Ross and Shoreline for muscle, and the Drake brothers for Avery's treasure.
Vicious, calculating, and unhinged, his emotions tended to overwhelm his common sense — trapped on Avery's ship, instead of doing the reasonable thing and working with Nathan and Sam to escape, he chose to attack them instead. His death was caused by his own pride.
Abilities and Powers
Rafe appeared to be a skilled climber, brawler, and fencer. He held his own when he, Nate, and Sam were attacked by Gustavo and his men; he also had no difficulty traversing the prison's walls and high buildings. He seemingly had a near-limitless amount of wealth, using Shoreline to look for Avery's treasure. Though not knowledgeable in history like the Drake brothers, Adler was cunning and suave, using it for his personal needs. He was also a proficient swordsman.
Rafe's personal sidearm was a nickel-plated and heavily engraved Colt M1911 with pearl grips.
Born into a wealthy American family, Rafe was a selfish treasure hunter who was desperate to make his own fortune in an attempt to be known for something other than his inheritance.
Eight years before the main series, Rafe teamed up with novice thieves Sam and Nathan Drake in order to uncover the location of Henry's lost treasure. The trio used Rafe's wealth to buy their way into a Panamanian prison, as it was the easiest way to gain access to an old Spanish fort that housed convicted pirates who were to be hanged. The fort's highest cell held Avery's first mate Burnes, and the last remaining lead to the treasure itself.
In Burnes's cell, Nathan uncovered a small cross of Saint Dismas and hid it from Vargas, the corrupt warden Rafe had bribed. The trio worked out that the cross led to the Saint Dismas Cathedral in Scotland. After murdering Vargas when he discovered the cross and attempted to get a share of the profits, Rafe escaped from the prison with Nathan, while Samuel was shot and presumed dead. Afterwards, Rafe purchased the land around Saint Dismas Cathedral and Nate worked with him for a time, but eventually left after Rafe grew increasingly agitated in proportion to Nate's grieving. Nathan turned to a life of treasure hunting while Rafe continued to relentlessly search for the lost treasure. At some point, Rafe's parents either died or retired, and he took over their business.
Plot in the Series
Anime and Manga Differences
Translation and Dub Issues
Notes & Trivia