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Jan 19 2013
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My theory that Drake is Joel

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You see I have this really crazy theory. I believe that Joel is Drake. There are a few reasons why i believe this. Let`s get started. First of all the two characters look alike. Joel looks like an older version of Drake. They have the same eye and hair color. Now let`s address how old Drake would have to be for this to be possible. At the end of Uncharted 3 Drake is 28-29. Last of Us takes place 20 years after the initial outbreak of the infection. So Drake would be 48-49 assuming the outbreak started shortly after the events of Uncharted 3. If we read the wikia for LOU it says that the plague began when Joel was in is late 20`s, which assuming he was Drake and the plague started shortly after U3, would make sense. Joel is apparently in his late 40`s in LOU which assuming the first point is correct, would also be make sense. Another thing is that in U3 we learn the Nathan Drake isn`t Drakes birth name. Another thing is, in the first level of U3 there is a newspaper that has the headline Scientists are still struggling to understand deadly fungus,`` This may only have been a hint that Naughty Dog was also working on LOU or it could be a hint that the games are actually connected in some way. As of now this is all I have. If anyone finds anything that completely disproves this or something that aids this theory then post it here. 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Drake is Joel?

Jan 19, 2013
Unlikely. The world of TLOU is graphic, brutal and disturbing. No way would ND want to associate that with the more lighthearted tone and of the Uncharted series. Joel is a ruthless, survivor who smuggles drugs and weapons. Does that sound like Nathan Drake to you?
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Re: Drake is Joel?

Jan 19, 2013
Joel has a bit of a Southern Drawl to his voice, so no. Besides, isn't Drake like 33?

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Jan 19, 2013
No. Assuming everyone Drake knew died however, that could have changed him a lot. Plus, considering Joel is still breathing after 20 years of the plague being around, he must have some kind of previous experience with weapons and fighting. Also, Joel smuggles things through the quarantine zone by choice. So some part of him must be good. He is also helping Ellie because of a dying friend's wish.
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Jan 19, 2013

Lol.

 

How about NOOOOO.







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Jan 19, 2013

Alluboy_ wrote:

Lol.

 

How about NOOOOO.


Is there any evidence you have that completely disproves this theory?

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Jan 20, 2013

Drake is 34.

The rest of your post is nice thinking, but I don't think so, just 'cause I don't

Do you feel me?

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Jan 20, 2013

duke_of_platypus wrote:

Drake is 34.

The rest of your post is nice thinking, but I don't think so, just 'cause I don't


Where did you find that out? 

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Jan 20, 2013
I believe clues were given throughout the uncharted trilogy that, when pieced together, you can figure out he's 34, such as any years they may have thrown in for dialogue, but I don't exactly know at which parts though.

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Jan 20, 2013

AKyemeni wrote:
I believe clues were given throughout the uncharted trilogy that, when pieced together, you can figure out he's 34, such as any years they may have thrown in for dialogue, but I don't exactly know at which parts though.

The wiki says he was born in 1982. The events of U3 take place in late 2011. Meaning that he would be 29-30(depending on when his birthday is), Now as to how accurate that is I am not sure. It is is a possibility. 

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