The 50 Greatest Video Game Villains Of All Time

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Harry Flynn
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Greatest Video Game Villains – #28 Harry Flynn

Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Background: A British treasure hunter and employee of the Serbian war criminal Zoran Lazarevic, Harry Flynn is one of the main antagonists in Uncharted 2. He acts as Lazarevic’s personal assistant and treasure hunter on their quest to find the immortality-granting Cintamani Stone. Flynn befriends Nathan Drake and uses his expertise to help him break into the Istanbul Palace Museum. Once he gains the information he needs, Flynn betrays Drake by triggering the alarm, resulting in Drake’s arrest and internment for three months in Turkish jail. Throughout the game, Drake pursues the duo resulting in several violent encounters with Flynn. In his final act, he unsuccessfully attempts to blow up Drake and his associates with a suicide grenade.

Why He’s One Of The Greatest Video Game Villains: Flynn is arguably the most hated villain from the Uncharted series. He constantly makes mistakes and always seems to be riding the coattails of others. A prime example of this is when he was unable to solve a puzzle in a Himalayan monastery and convinces his associate Chloe to help him solve it so he can “smooth things over” with Lazarevic. What really makes Flynn a stand-out villain is his character development throughout the game. We see how he meets and befriends Drake, and commits the cowardly act of betrayal. He becomes Drake’s primary enemy in the game and attempts to kill his “friend” numerous times. Even though Lazarevic is the one calling the shots, the egotistical Flynn is the one who does all the dirty work and gets the screen time. Nothing is worse than a traitor, and Flynn’s ability to get under the player’s skin earns him a spot as one of the worst traitors in video gaming.

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