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Nathaniel Black
Nathaniel Black
Name: Nathaniel Black
Status: Deceased
Date of death: 1812
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Affiliation: United States
Father: John Black
Mother: Nonahkee
Children: Amelia Black (daughter)
Voiced by: Philip Anthony-Rodriguez
Games: Seen: III, III: The WarChiefs
First game: Age of Empires III
Last game: Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs

""He was a patriot, a good father and one of the best man my family ever produced....""

Amelia Black, talking about her father.

Nathaniel Black is an American Revolutionary War hero and a member of the Black family. He is the main protagonist of Act I: Fire in the campaign for The WarChiefs.

Background Edit

"Raised by his Iroquois mother Nonahkee and uncle Kanyenke, Nathaniel helped unite several Iroquois villages into a confederation of shared interests and economy. But the rising conflict between the American colonists and the British forces him, and other Iroquois, to choose sides. As the continent descends into war, under whose banner will Nathaniel's wits and courage be tested?"

While he is first seen in cameo at the end of Act II: Ice in the Age of Empires III campaign as a baby, Nathaniel is first seen as an adult trying to make peace among Iroquois when the American colonies and the British descend into war, forcing various Iroquois to choose sides. However, his plans are disrupted when the Hessian officer Colonel Sven Kuechler kidnaps his mother.

After rescuing Nonahkee, Nathaniel fights alongside the colonists in the American Revolution, becoming good friends with George Washington. As the war progresses, Nathaniel and Washington fight together in many battles, and Washington helps Nathaniel chase and defeat Kuechler. In return, Nathaniel decides to keep fighting alongside Washington until the war ends at the climactic Battle of Yorktown, which results in American victory.

Flagnathaniel

Nathaniel in front of an American flag.

With Independence won, Nathaniel returns to his village as a poor man having spent all his fortune on clothes and food for his men. He dies in 1812, and a statue is erected depicting him in the final cutscene of the act. Then, Chayton Black is seen paying homage to his grandfather, setting up the plot for Act II: Shadow.

Trivia Edit

  • Nathaniel is the second hero in Age of Empires III that has two different versions: an Iroquois Nathaniel and a European-looking version. He has different unit responses for each version. The first was Kanyenke.

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