Tomb Raider, the first entry in the series, depicts Lara’s quest to acquire the Scion of Atlantis and starred the following characters:
- Lara Croft
- Jacqueline Natla: The main antagonist of the game, Natla is an ancient queen of Atlantis, posing in modern times as a wealthy businesswoman and the CEO of Natla Technologies. Reassembling the Scion is key to her ultimate plan.
- Larson Conway: One of the mercenaries hired by Jacqueline Natla to retrieve the Scion from Lara Croft. He carries a revolver with him, and can be killed at the end of the Sanctuary Of The Scion level.
- Pierre Dupont: A mercenary hired by Jacqueline Natla to retrieve the Atlantean Scion from the tomb of Tihocan, in Greece. His weapons are a pair of Magnums, which Lara can take from him after killing him in the Tomb Of Tihocan.
- The Cowboy: One of Jacqueline Natla's hired mercenaries. Along with another two hired thugs and Natla herself, the Cowboy ambushes Lara and steals both her guns and the now assembled Scion in Egypt. In the following level, Lara must fight the Cowboy in Natla's Mines so that she can retrieve the Magnums.
- Jerome "The Kid" Johnson: Another of Natla's hired mercenaries, a teenage skateboarder who attacks his targets with dual mini SMGs. He is the second enemy Lara encounters in Natla's Mines in order for her to retrieve the Uzi guns.
- "Kold" Kin Kade: A large African-American henchman, he is the last of Natla's hit men that Lara encounters in Tomb Raider. Lara confronts him near the end of Natla's Mines. His weapon of choice is a large shotgun that Lara can pick up after defeating him.
- Doppelgänger: One of the strange creatures created by Jacqueline Natla, this particular creature mimics all Lara's moves. If Lara shoots at her both of them will get hurt. the creature is also skinless like the rest of Natla's mutants.
- Qualopec: One of the ancient rulers of the lost continent of Atlantis, whose tomb is located in Peru.
- Tihocan: Another ruler of Atlantis, Tihocan was buried in Greece.
- Lord Henshingly: Lara’s father is briefly mentioned in the game manual, but does not appear in the game itself.
Tomb Raider II
The events of the game concern the mythical Dagger of Xian and Lara's attempts to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. The following characters appeared within the game:
- Lara Croft
- Marco Bartoli: The leader of the Fiamma Nera cult and the main villain of Tomb Raider II. Bartoli seeks the Seraph, a key that will lead him into the catacombs of the Barkhang Monastery in Tibet where the key to the Dagger of Xian lies. Towards the end of the game in China, Bartoli plunges the dagger into his heart and becomes a dragon, whom Lara must fight in the penultimate level: The Dragon's Lair.
- Gianni Bartoli: Father of Marco Bartoli, he's only mentioned in cutscenes. He was the original owner of the Seraph sigil, but he lost the key and his life when the Barkhang monks sunk his ocean liner: the Maria Doria.
- Brother Chan Barkhang: For generations, the sacred order of the Barkhang monks have kept the secrets of the dagger confined within their Tibetan monastery. The tombs beneath this ancient structure hold a keystone called the Talion. Marco Bartoli kidnapped Brother Chan Barkhang and sent his gang to Tibet in order to recover it. After telling Lara of the Talion, Brother Chan is shot dead by Bartoli. He appears in one of the Diving Area cutscenes.
- Cult members: Lara encounters many of these cult members who work for Marco Bartoli, and who seem to regard him with worshipful reverence. Her first encounter is with the cult member who ambushes her at the end of the first level set at the Great Wall of China. When Lara turns the tables on him, he commits suicide, just after revealing whom he works for. This information and an address obtained from a nearby computer send Lara to Venice in search of Bartoli. The cult members reappear in other cut scenes and as enemies to be fought in most of the levels, especially in the last level where they invade Lara's Home.
Tomb Raider III
This game, which follows Lara as she embarks upon a quest to recover four meteorite stones scattered across the world, features the following characters:
- Lara Croft
- Dr. Mark Willard: A Scottish, seemingly friendly archaeological researcher, Willard is the head of RX Tech, an excavation crew digging near the meteor crater of Antarctica. He showed an unusual interest in the continent's history, and its relation to four stones that were taken from there decades ago. After a coincidental meeting in India, Lara agrees to work for him. Later on in the game, his true intentions for the artefacts are revealed.
- Sophia Leigh: She is the main villain in the sub-plot connecting the London levels, and the final boss in the game's expansion pack The Lost Artefact. Sophia carries the "Eye of Isis", a piece of the meteorite rock, on a gold staff. This highly successful but ruthless businesswoman stands at the head of a rather unsavoury cosmetics giant in London. Sophia is obsessed with everlasting beauty, and her company is rumoured to experiment with illegal substances. She appears to be immortal and is immune to Lara's standard bullets, so she can only be defeated through more creative methods.
- Tony: Under orders of Dr. Willard, an exploration party was sent into the forests of India to recover the ancient Infada stone. However, one of the team members, Tony, experienced jungle fever and went insane. He left his team members, Randy and Rory, for dead (their mutilated bodies are seen in the Temple Ruins level) and took the Infada stone for himself. Lara is forced to deal with him before he causes more havoc. Tony is the main boss of the India-based levels.
- The Marines: A plane carrying these Australian soldiers crashed into the mountains near Madubu Gorge. One of them was captured by the cannibalistic natives, after a raptor had eaten his leg. Knowing his fate was sealed by his inability to leave with Lara, he gives her a map of hidden stepping stones used to traverse the nearby swamp and enjoys his last peaceful moments before his impending Godly sacrifice at the hands of the natives. Other survivors were scattered around the crash site of the plane and are found fending for themselves against the native dinosaurs with MP5 machine guns. Their superiors, Lt. Tuckerman and Commander Bishop were killed by the dinosaurs. The soldiers are considered friendly characters and assist Lara in killing the roaming raptors but should she fire upon one, all soldiers throughout the level will attack her on sight. They appear in the Crash Site level.
- The Tribesman: Lara encounters this cannibal, fasting in one of the tribe's temples after making her way through the Crash Site level. He gives her information on why his tribe had abandoned their settlement many years ago at the Antarctic meteorite crater when supernatural powers had adversely affected the birth of the new leader. He also explains that they retained one of their artefacts (the Ora Dagger) which was taken by one of Darwin's sailors many years after the tribe's home was abandoned. Before Lara leaves, he warns her that his tribe will still attempt to kill her. The tribesman appears in a cut scene after the Crash Site level.
- Puna: A man of which little is known, Puna is the high priest of the Polynesian tribe of cannibals near the South Pacific. He wields his tremendous magical powers through the Ora Dagger artefact. He is the boss for the South Pacific section of Tomb Raider III.
- Sophia's Hitman: A mercenary who tries to ambush Lara on the roof of St. Paul's Cathedral before she disarms him. Lara interrogates him and she learns that he works for Sophia Leigh. He regains his weapon, but is hit by a ringing bell and thrown off the roof of the cathedral before he has the chance to attack Lara a second time. He appears in the cut scene following the Thames Wharf level.
- The Damned: Amongst the abandoned English tube station of Aldwych live a fearsome gang of masked men. Their leader, Bob, explains to Lara that they were ordinary men once, who came looking for work at Sophia Leigh's cosmetic company where she was secretly using one of the sacred artefacts for scientific research. However, when they were given what appeared to be dream lab assist jobs, they were subjected to her horrific product-testing experiments in her search for everlasting beauty via immortality. The experiments left them horribly disfigured, but immortal nonetheless. They were then disposed of down the waste chutes into the underground sewers. Now they live their lives in seclusion, choosing to hide their deformity from the world. Lara first encounters them in the Aldwych level as enemies covering their appearance and wielding clubs as they attack her. When she is captured after this level, she is dragged to Bob who tells her their story. He is willing to help her through the next level, Lud's Gate, if she were to return the favour by giving them some ancient Egyptian embalming fluid hidden in the Natural History Museum nearby so that they can reverse their disfigurement and return above ground (although this is not necessary to completing the level). After their discussion, the Damned become Lara's friends (unless she shoots one of them, in which they will all attack her on sight). They appear in the Aldwych and Lud's Gate levels.
- The M.P.s: When Lara travels to Nevada, she encounters many M.P.s in and at the military base and Area 51. When Lara tries to enter the military by using a quad bike to jump a fence via a dirt hill, she botches the landing and passes out on the bank of a small creek. Two M.P.s then take her to a prison cell. Also, one can be seen closing the door to a supply truck heading to Area 51 that Lara hid in to escape the base. There are enemies in the Nevada desert, the High Security Prison, and Area 51.
- The Aliens: Near the end of Area 51, an Alien space craft, with an interior bigger than the exterior, and four Aliens can be found. One of them is seen laying on an operating table, similar to that of the Alien autopsy video, while another is frozen in a chamber in a adjoining room and the others are in the ship frozen in two of four similar chamber surrounding the Element 151 in the center of the ship. Its surrounded by consoles that look like they can only be controlled by the Aliens. Whether they are dead or alive is a mystery. How the artefact got there is an even bigger one.
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Lara unwittingly unleashes the god Set and finds herself in a deadly race against time to restore the god to his resting place before an apocalypse befalls Earth. The following characters are featured in the game:
- Lara Croft
- Werner Von Croy
- Jean-Yves: An archaeologist and friend of Lara, whose thorough knowledge of Ancient Egypt is of great help to her.
- Semerkhet: A high priest of the Egyptian sun god Horus. He helped Horus in imprisoning the god of evil, Set, and leaves many warnings behind in manuscripts for those who may inadvertently free him, including details of how to stop Set. Semerkhet appears through various FMV sequences in the game and provides voice-overs for some of the cut scenes.
- Ahmed: Hired by Lara as a guide to explore the tomb of Set with her, he soon reveals his true colours as he tries to steal the Amulet of Horus from her. After a high speed chase through the Egyptian desert, it is revealed he is employed by Werner Von Croy. After he escapes the tomb of Semerkhet in Karnak, Lara sneaks up to him demanding to know where Von Croy is headed. He points her to Alexandria and Lara knocks him out. As she sneaks on board a train, Ahmed is killed by a guardian monster in Semerkhet's tomb
- Sergeant Azizus: Although badly wounded, he shows Lara how to deal with the hideous creature guarding the entrance to the Citadel. He appears in several cut scenes in the Cairo levels.
- Set (also spelled Seth): The Egyptian God of Chaos and Destruction, who is inadvertently released by Lara. He reincarnates himself as Werner Von Croy in order to prevent Lara from invoking his enemy, Horus.
- Horus: The Egyptian God of the Sky, who imprisoned Set and sealed his tomb. It is known that he will return, equipped with his armour and amulet to imprison Set once more for all eternity.
Tomb Raider Chronicles
This game depicts four adventures from Lara’s past as she is missing and presumed to be dead throughout the course of the game. The following characters all play a role in these events:
- Lara Croft
- Werner Von Croy
- Pierre Dupont: Occurring before his encounter with Lara in the first game he is out on the streets of Rome looking for the Philosopher's Stone, but he intends to let Lara do the dirty work for him.
- Larson: Before encountering Lara in the first game Larson met Lara in Rome, where he works with Pierre against her.
- Charles Kane: Charles was a teacher at Gordonstoun Boarding school, where he taught Lara history for two years. He has a personal interest in the old Iron Curtain countries and with the advent of glasnost seized his opportunity to visit the Eastern bloc whenever he could afford the time. He helps Lara in her mission in Russia in 1995.
- Sergei Mikhailov: A Russian crime boss hunting for the Spear of Destiny. He corrupts Admiral Yarofev and then uses his submarine. When Lara discovers the spear, Mikhailov confronts her and takes it, but proves unable to withstand its power, leading to his death. Mikhailov appears in the Russia portion of the game.
- Admiral Yarofev: Captain of a nuclear submarine, hard times have forced him to accept bribes and missions he would rather not be involved with to support himself and his men. When he first discovers Lara on board the submarine, he has her locked up. Later, Lara finds him wounded in the submarine's control room after the sub is crippled. He helps her activate the escape pod so she can escape, but chooses to remain behind, asking Lara to tell the world how a government ignored its soldiers needs. He is killed as the submarine crashes into the seabed. Yarofev appears in the Russia chapter of the game.
- Father Patrick Dunstan: One of the three friends gathered at Croft Manor, Father Dunstan has known Lara since she was a teenager. At that time, he was involved in a dangerous exorcism on the Black Isle.
- The Hanging Demon: Hanging by Gallow's Tree, a demon resembling a rotting corpse begs a young Lara to come closer before requesting she finds his heart buried within the roots of the tree. He only appears in the level Gallow's Tree.
- The Grim Reaper: Though he does not harm Lara, she follows him throughout the labyrinth where she finds the Bestiary, a book which later helps her defeat the demon horseman Vladimir Kaleta. The Grim Reaper appears in the second Black Isle level.
- Vladimir Kaleta: Vladimir Kaleta is demon who goes under the name of Verdilet. Father Patrick Dunstan and young Lara meet him at the Black Isle, trapped on the island for 700 years. He was promised the gift of eternal life, concealed within an ancient scroll by the Abbot and his cohorts, but was tricked and remains trapped within a barn surrounded by flowing water. He kidnaps Dunstan in order for Lara to shut off the running water at an old mill. Kaleta appears in the final Black Isle level.
- Zip: A hacker who assists Lara in her attempt to infiltrate the main office of Von Croy Industries in 1999. He guides her through the building's ventilation system from a bus parked outside.
- Elderly Man: While Lara makes her escape with the Iris artefact in New York, Von Croy and an elderly assistant view surveillance footage of Lara breaking into the building. As Von Croy recognises Lara, the elderly man comments that his past has returned to haunt him once more. The Elderly Man appears in a single cut scene during the VCI Tower Block chapter.
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
The game follows Lara as she attempts to clear her name and recover five hidden paintings before a secret organisation achieve world domination and immortality. The game introduces a second playable character and also features the following:
- Lara Croft
- Werner Von Croy
- Kurtis Trent: The second playable character, Kurtis Trent is looking to avenge the death of his father, Konstantin, grand master of the Lux Veritatis. Kurtis is the last of this enigmatic order.
- Mademoiselle Margot Carvier: An academic historian conducting an archaeological dig at the Louvre Galleries in Paris. A colleague and friend of the late Werner Von Croy, she too is murdered by the Monstrum after helping Lara to retrieve Von Croy's Journal.
- Pieter Van Eckhardt: The Black Alchemist, leader of the secret organisation, The Cabal, based at the Strahov Fortress in Prague. He appointed Werner Von Croy to recover five artefacts known as the Obscura Paintings, thought to have alchemical power and linked to dark arts.
- Louis Bouchard: A man involved in dark dealings in the Parisian underworld. He is the owner of the nightclub 'Le Serpent Rouge', currently closed due to a number of deaths among the staff, and is believed to be linked to The Monstrum.
- Marten Gunderson: A forces provider for anything from basic security to invasions. He works for Pieter Van Eckhardt and leading the siege at the Louvre.
- Joachim Karel: A corporate mastermind based in Paris, investing in Cabal and recruitment whilst protecting their interests worldwide. He also holds a dark secret.
- Dr. Grant Muller: One of the Cabal's scientists working in the Bio-Dome.
- Kristina Boaz: Survivor of a plane crash, head of Corrective and Remedial Surgery at the Strahov Psychiatric Institute in Prague.
- Janice: A local prostitute who shares some useful information to Lara regarding the recent events in the Parisian Ghetto.
- Pierre: Owner of the restaurant Cafe Metro. He agrees to help Lara find Bouchard in exchange for a box he left at the 'Le Serpent Rouge' nightclub. He is unrelated to Pierre Dupont.
- Bernard: The former janitor of the 'Le Serpent Rouge'. He agrees to help Lara find Bouchard in exchange for a box he left at the 'Le Serpent Rouge' nightclub.
- Francine: Pierre's ex-girlfriend. She helps Lara get into the graveyard of St. Aicard's Church.
- Willowtree Herbalist: Owner of a herbalist store in the Parisian Ghetto.
- Daniel Rennes: A pawnbroker back in Parisian Ghetto, specialist in blackmarketeering. Gets killed by Pieter Van Eckhardt.
- Anton Gris: Boxer trainer, friend of Louis Bouchard. He owns a boxing studio (set inside a church) which doubles as an entrance to Louis Bouchard's underground lair.
- Thomas Luddick: A journalist in Prague. He gave information about the Cabal and a Strahov Fortress security pass to Lara Croft. He is killed by Pieter Van Eckhardt.
- The Shaman: A North African healer and tribal mystic who took care of Lara's recovery after the Egyptian tombs. The Shaman was originally intended to appear in Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness in flashbacks telling of how Lara survived her fate in the ending of Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation. Although she was cut for unknown reasons, renders of the Shaman can be seen on-line and in the official strategy guide by Prima Games.
- Luther Rouzic: Librarian Honorarium at Prague City Archives. Acknowledged world authority on dead languages and texts. Keeper of the Strahov archives. Little is known about Luther's role in The Angel of Darkness, whether he was a sixth member of The Cabal or simply a civilian in Prague. Like the Shaman, official renders can still be found both online and in the game's strategy guide, while early concept artwork appear in the special features menu in Tomb Raider Chronicles.
Tomb Raider: Legend
Legend focuses upon Lara’s quest to learn what the truth about what happened to her mother after an event from her childhood. This goal ultimately leads Lara into a race to acquire the fragments of the sword Excalibur. The following characters were featured:
- Lara Croft
- Winston Smith
- Richard Croft
- Amelia Croft: Amelia plays a large role in Lara's revised back story. After surviving the crash with her daughter, Amelia mysteriously disappears in an incident in a Himalayan temple and is presumed dead. The lingering mystery surrounding her disappearance motivates Lara to search for answers. Amanda reveals she is currently in Avalon.
- Anaya Imanu: Civil engineer working in South America and university friend of Lara's. She was with Lara during the tragedy near Paraíso.
- Amanda Evert: An old friend and archaeology colleague of Lara's. Her apparent death was witnessed by Lara at Paraíso, but harnessing the power of the "unknown entity" allowed her to survive. Amanda re-appears with a gothic style in the Kazakhstan and the Bolivia Redux missions as an enemy having learnt the purpose of Excalibur and seeks to use it for her own purposes.
- Lara ultimately allows Amanda to live after she reveals that Amelia Croft is not dead and was instead transported to Avalon. She is also an unlockable outfit that can be worn during the game.
- Kent: One of Lara's university peers. He and his team were mysteriously killed during tragedy at Paraíso.
- James W. Rutland Jr.: The son of a senator and a West Point graduate, Rutland also grew up in a bubble of wealth. His motives, however, are a little more self-centred, and he is romantically linked to Amanda. He fights Lara in Ghana before dying in the final level when Lara uses Excalibur against him.
- Alister Fletcher: A timid researcher of ancient civilizations who, along with Zip, provides Lara with advice via her headset.
- Shogo Takamoto: A ruthless Yakuza Kumicho and black market dealer, easily identified by his large number of tattoos. His past encounters with Lara caused him to lose face, so he holds a grudge against her. He appears as the boss in the Tokyo level.
- Toru Nishimura: One of Lara's friends, once a daring investigative reporter and now a wealthy media mogul. He is glad to offer Lara help when she so needs, but has become more cautious as a result of his new found responsibilities.
Tomb Raider: Anniversary
This game is a re-envisioning of the original Tomb Raider game and made to mark 10 years of Lara Croft. The game again centres on the search for the Scion, but also now addresses Lara’s first human kill and some of the character's lines have changed slightly. The following characters are featured in the game.
- Lara Croft
- Winston Smith
- Richard Croft
- Jacqueline Natla: A wealthy businesswoman and the CEO of Natla Technologies. She is the main antagonist of the game who is revealed to be one of the rulers of Atlantis and she seeks the Scion to bring about what she calls 'the seventh age'.
- Larson: One of the mercenaries hired by Jacqueline Natla to retrieve the Scion from Lara Croft. Larson already knew Lara, prior to the game events. He shared some sort of chemistry with Lara and is the first human she ever kills, an act that leaves her disturbed afterwards.
- Pierre Dupont: A mercenary hired by Jacqueline Natla to retrieve the Atlantean Scion from the tomb of Tihocan, in Greece. He is killed by two centaurs that guard the tomb.
- Jerome "The Kid" Johnson: Another of Natla's hired mercenaries, a teenager who attacks his targets with dual mini SMGs. He first appears at the conclusion of the Egypt levels and is fought in the Lost Island via an interactive cut scene before being killed by "Kold" Kin Kade.
- "Kold" Kin Kade: A large African-American henchman, he wields a sizeable army knife and is revealed to be a brutal and vicious killer, now acting as Natla's bodyguard. He is killed by The Kid.
- Doppelgänger: One of Natla’s creations, this creature is physically identical to Lara, beside the lack of skin and hair. It mimics all Lara's moves and if Lara shoots it they both get hurt. Its biography explains it to be soulless creature. It is available as an unlockable outfit for Lara during the game.
- Qualopec: One of the ancient rulers of the lost continent of Atlantis, also indicated that he is Natla's brother whose tomb is located in Peru. He was maimed in the uprising. Lara thinks she sees his body moving as his tomb in Peru collapses.
- Tihocan: Another ruler of Atlantis, Tihocan was buried in Greece. Lara finds that his coffin is empty. He was the so-called 'Leader of the Chosen' and was the one who stopped Natla's rampage.
Tomb Raider: Underworld
- Lara Croft : In Tomb Raider: Underworld, Lara once again assumes the position of protagonist. In this game Lara continues her quest to find Avalon and save her mother. She is voiced once again by Keeley Hawes who voiced her in Tomb Raider: Legend and Tomb Raider: Anniversary.
- Winston Smith : Lara's butler, who has appeared in previous games, makes an appearance in Tomb Raider: Underworld and helps Lara convince Zip that she is not the doppelgänger. He is voiced by Alan Shearman.
- Zip : Zip returns, reprising his role from Tomb Raider: Chronicles and Tomb Raider: Legend as Lara's tech-savvy friend. He almost shoots Lara at the beginning of the game, mistaking her for the doppelgänger. He is once again voiced by Alex Désert.
- Alister Fletcher : Alister also returns, reprising his role from Tomb Raider: Legend as Lara's book-smart friend. His role is smaller in this game than in Tomb Raider: Legend as he is killed by the doppelgänger. He is once again voiced by Greg Ellis.
- Amanda Evert : Another person to return in this game is Amanda, reprising her role as an antagonist from Tomb Raider: Legend. Amanda is still set on finding Avalon, and is also an enemy of Natla. Kath Soucie returned to provide Amanda's voice.
- Jacqueline Natla : Natla returns, reprising her role from the original Tomb Raider and its remake Tomb Raider: Anniversary. In this game Natla is the one who creates and unleashes the doppelgänger. She is searching for Avalon so she can unleash the Midgard Serpent Jörmungandr, who will bring about Ragnarök, an apocalyptic event that with usher in the Seventh Age. Natla is voiced by Grey DeLisle, who also voiced her in Tomb Raider: Anniversary.
- Doppelgänger : The doppelgänger is a complete reconstruction of Lara that was created by Natla for her to use to evil ends. The doppelgänger blows up Croft Manor and is also the person that murders Alister. She is later defeated by Amanda, who uses her Wraith Stone to defeat her. However, the Xbox360 downloadable content Lara's Shadow has revealed that she is in fact alive, and is used by Lara to ultimately kill Natla, who has survived the fall into the Eitr.
- Amelia Croft : Lara's mother, Amelia Croft, appears briefly and has been turned into a "thrall", a deceased individual whose corpse is reanimated by the substance eitr. As the mindless thrall approaches, Lara shoots her whispering, "No,no, no you're not my mother.My mother died a long time ago".
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
The 2001 film features Lara Croft and her father, Richard Croft, and introduces the following characters:
- Bryce: Part of Lara's tech team, Bryce is responsible for the creation of all of Lara's latest gadgets including the robot SIMON. He accompanies Lara to Siberia in the first film, and is held hostage by Dr. Reiss in Africa during the second film. He is played by Noah Taylor.
- Hillary: Lara's trusted butler, Hillary keeps Croft Manor in order while Lara is away on her adventures. In the first film, Hillary helps Lara fight off Powell's attack team with his shotgun, and along with Bryce is held hostage by Dr. Reiss in the second film. He is played by Chris Barrie.
- SIMON: A robot created by Bryce that Lara uses for training at Croft Manor.
- Alex West: A fellow tomb raider with unscrupulous methods. He and Lara share an attraction to one other, but Lara cannot abide his for-profit attitude. He is employed by Manfred Powell to help find the Triangle of Light, but his contract is terminated when Powell kills him by throwing a knife at his chest in order to get Lara to reforge the triangle. As she does so, Lara uses the artefact to rewind time and save Alex. Despite trying to get Lara to escape the collapsing tomb with him, Lara remains behind to finish Powell while he escapes. The two part ways after that. Alex West only appears in the first film and was played by Daniel Craig.
- Manfred Powell: The main villain of the first movie, Powell is a tall, elegant looking man and is a member of the Illuminati. He was responsible for the death of Lara's father, executing him after he tried to leave the society. After he killed Lara's father he took his place in the Illuminati and sits where he used to sit. He was forced to work with Lara as they searched for the second piece of the triangle. The novelisation provides a lot more information regarding his history than the film does. He was born in Dorset and was schooled at Oxford. He became a barrister at the age of 23 and Queen's Counsel at the unheard-of age of 36. His current occupation is counsel for several banking firms and is a member of the board and ranking stockholder in a number of important multinational corporations. He has houses in London, Venice, and Washington D.C., as well as an apartment in New York. He fell in love with Venice when he travelled there as a young, impressionable lawyer. Considering this is where the Illuminati has its headquarters this could be when he was recruited. Now, he has a lot of legitimate business interests in Venice. He banks with several Swiss banks. He considers fear, far and away, to be the best motivator. He detests people that whine or have noble causes such as environmentalists. He is an expert in several unarmed combat forms. In China once, he fought with two of the world's foremost blackbelts at the same time and beat them easily. However, during the final scene of the film, Lara and Powell fought each other in a brutal fight and Lara killed him by snapping his neck. He was played by Iain Glen.
- Distinguished Gentleman: The leader of the Illuminati. He hires Powell to retrieve the Triangle of Light and travels with the research team to Siberia, but is killed by Powell. He was portrayed by Richard Johnson.
- Mr. Pimms: Manfred Powell's assistant. He often accompanies Powell to meetings in Venice and was part of Powell and Lara's research team in Siberia. He is played by Julian Rhind-Tutt.
- Wilson: An old friend of the Croft family whom auctions off antiquities in London. He helps Lara in identifying a clock containing the All-Seeing Eye. In a deleted scene, Wilson is beheaded by Powell. He is played by Leslie Phillips.
- The Soldiers: Lara receives help from a squad of troops that she seems to know well, indeed she is seen in a smiling in a photograph with them. They aid Lara in getting to Cambodia where she is able to acquire the first half of the Triangle of Light.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Lara Croft, Bryce, and Hillary return in The Cradle of Life, and the following characters are introduced:
- Terry Sheridan: Lara's former love interest and former Royal Marine who had spent his last couple of years in prison in Kazakhstan. Lara recruits him to help find the hideout of Chen Lo. He later helps her break into Jonathon Reiss' lab in Shanghai. At the end of the film, Terry helps Lara defeat Reiss, but his greed got the better of him as he attempts to take Pandora's box as a prize for helping Lara find it. This results in Lara being forced to kill him. Terry appears in the second film and is played by Gerard Butler.
- Dr. Jonathon Reiss: A Nobel Prize winning scientist searching for Pandora's Box. He kidnaps Hillary and Bryce in order to get Lara's cooperation in Africa. He is the main villain of the second film and played by Ciarán Hinds.
- Chen Lo: A Chinese crime lord, Chen Lo was responsible for the theft of a luminous orb from the submerged Luna Temple. Lara tracks him down in China with Terry Sheridan and kills him after learning of Dr. Reiss. He appears in the second film and is played by Simon Yam.
- Sean: Dr. Reiss' right-hand man. He runs Reiss' lab in Shanghai and accompanies him and Lara in Africa in search for the Cradle of Life. He is killed by one of the shadow monsters. He appears in the second film and is played by Til Schweiger.
- Kosa: An African tribesman who helps Lara find the Cradle of Life and free Hillary and Bryce. He appears in the second film and is played by Djimon Hounsou.