History Characters / AlexRider

19th Apr '16 7:13:20 PM Chirkrasia
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* RaceLift: In the novels, she is described as being pale. In the films, she is portrayed by Sophie Okonedo, a black actress.
12th Mar '16 9:01:08 AM Joe32
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* BondVillainStupidity: in Scorpia Rising, as Razim needs Alex alive and without any physical marks on him. He also refuses to tell Alex what he is planning.

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* BondVillainStupidity: Averted in Scorpia Rising, as Razim needs Alex alive and without any physical marks on him. He also refuses to tell Alex what he is planning.
6th Mar '16 7:12:06 PM Joe32
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Dr. Grief is the BigBad of the second Alex Rider novel "Point Blanc." He [[EvilTeacher runs a school]] for hopeless cases that come from wealthy backgrounds. However, he is a shameless [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillian racist, sadistic]] MadScientist, who wants to rule the world.

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Dr. Grief is the BigBad of the second Alex Rider novel "Point Blanc." He [[EvilTeacher runs a school]] for hopeless cases that come from wealthy backgrounds. However, he is a shameless [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillian [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain racist, sadistic]] MadScientist, who wants to rule the world.
6th Mar '16 7:11:21 PM Joe32
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->'''Herod Sayle''': "You're never too young to die."


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->'''Dr. Grief''': "But to rule the world in the twenty-first century requires something much more than military strength. Where does the real power lie? In politics. In prime ministers and presidents... but you will also find power in the Media, in science, in the Internet... modern life is a great tapestry and if you wish to control it all you have to seize it strand by strand."
6th Mar '16 7:08:06 PM Joe32
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->'''Alex Rider''': "I'm too young to die."
6th Mar '16 7:04:34 PM Joe32
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Herod Sayle is the BigBad of Stormbreaker. On the surface, Herod seems like a generous, good-natured businessman who is always willing to give something back to society, as somebody who does not want anyone to endure the hardships and suffering he had to as a child. When he was younger, he was an unusually hardworking, dedicated student with a knack for coming up with new ideas in order to improve people's lifestyle. He is also shown to be quite humble when he plans to do something for the others out of gratitude as opposed to profit. However, there is a reason why [[ForegoneConclusion he is on the list.]]

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[[caption-width-right:119:Dr. Grief as he appears in the graphic novels.]]

Dr. Grief is the BigBad of the second Alex Rider novel "Point Blanc." He [[EvilTeacher runs a school]] for hopeless cases that come from wealthy backgrounds. However, he is a shameless [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillian racist, sadistic]] MadScientist, who wants to rule the world.

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* {{Expy}}: The series contains several expies (ranging from thinly-veiled to better concealed) of various celebrities and politicians. It can be said that Damian Cray is basically an evil Elton John. Due to his penchant for vivisection and his admiration of [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]], [[CloningBlues Dr]]. [[MadDoctor Grief]] may be an expy of [[ThoseWackyNazis Josef]] [[MadDoctor Mengele]].

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* {{Expy}}: The series contains several expies (ranging from thinly-veiled to better concealed) of various celebrities and politicians. It can be said that Damian Cray is basically an evil Elton John. Due to his penchant for vivisection and his admiration of [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]], [[CloningBlues Dr]]. [[MadDoctor Grief]] may be an expy of [[ThoseWackyNazis Josef]] [[MadDoctor Mengele]].
6th Mar '16 6:34:40 PM Joe32
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[[caption-width-right:118: ''Tom as he appears in the graphic novels'']]

Tom Harris is Alex's best friend from Brookland. He was bullied for two consecutive years before Alex set them straight, but is now the captain of the football team at Brookland, the school which both he and Alex attend.

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* UnfortunateNames: He and his brother gripe about being named "Tom" and "Jerry".
6th Mar '16 6:27:10 PM Joe32
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[[caption-width-right:100: ''Jack appearance in the graphic novels'']]

Eight years before the start of Stormbreaker, she came to Britain. She struggled to receive a visa (mentioned by the MI6 director Alan Blunt), before Ian Rider employed her to look after Alex. After Ian died she became Alex's legal guardian.





* AdaptationDyeJob: His hair is black in the books, but in the graphic novels, it is changed to brown.
* BookDumb: Isn't good at the academics, but he is the only one able to beat Alex in sporting events.



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24th Feb '16 5:03:37 PM BossKey
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* ColdBloodedTorture: Faces the possibility and escapes this, in Point Blanc, Dr. Grief wants to perform an anaesthetized vivisection on Alex. In layman's terms, he wants to harvest organs from Alex while he's still awake. You may now vomit and shudder. Eventually in Scorpia Rising. Alex is water-boarded by the [[spoiler: CIA]] Thankfully, [[spoiler: Joe Byrne intervenes.]] Later [[BigBad: Razim]] pulls out his own brand.

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Faces the possibility and escapes this, in Point Blanc, Dr. Grief wants to perform an anaesthetized vivisection on Alex. In layman's terms, he wants to harvest organs from Alex while he's still awake. You may now vomit and shudder. Eventually in Scorpia Rising. Alex is water-boarded by the [[spoiler: CIA]] [[spoiler:CIA]]. Thankfully, [[spoiler: Joe Byrne intervenes.]] Later [[BigBad: [[BigBad Razim]] pulls out his own brand.



** And in Scorpia Rising

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** And in Scorpia RisingRising.



* InnocentBlueEyes:

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* InnocentBlueEyes: InnocentBlueEyes



* [[spoiler: StuffedInTheFridge: Her death happens entirely because Razim wants to see how much emotional pain it will cause Alex.]]
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler: Jack is blown up by a landmine just to make Alex cross the DespairEventHorizon.]]

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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler: StuffedInTheFridge: Her death happens entirely Jack is blown up by a landmine just to make Alex cross the DespairEventHorizon because Razim wants wished to see how much emotional pain it will would cause Alex.]]
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler: Jack is blown up by a landmine just to make Alex cross the DespairEventHorizon.]]



* {{Fingore}}: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]: She nearly has her fingers cut off in Eagle Strike.

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* {{Fingore}}: Narrowly [[AvertedTrope Averted]]: averted]]. She nearly has her fingers cut off in Eagle Strike.



* InnocentBlueEyes:
* LonelyRichKid:

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* InnocentBlueEyes:
InnocentBlueEyes
* LonelyRichKid: LonelyRichKid



* [[spoiler: HeWhoFightsMonsters]]: Uses this trope as an excuse for his general stoic attitude and his actions in [[spoiler: Scorpia Rising]]. He even quotes the [[TropeNamer trope naming]] line itself.

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* [[spoiler: HeWhoFightsMonsters]]: HeWhoFightsMonsters: Uses this trope as an excuse for his general stoic attitude and his actions in [[spoiler: Scorpia Rising]].''Scorpia Rising''. He even quotes the [[TropeNamer trope naming]] line itself.



* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: ''And how.'' For arranging a school shooting and taking Alex to Egypt for another mission, he gets a knighthood and to retire and take a vacation with his wife.]]

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* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: ''And how.'' For [[spoiler:For arranging a school shooting and taking Alex to Egypt for another mission, he gets a knighthood and to retire and take a vacation with his wife.]]



* [[spoiler:WouldHurtAChild: Arranges a school shooting to force Alex to work for him again.]]


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* [[spoiler:WouldHurtAChild: Arranges WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Arranges a school shooting to force Alex to work for him again.]]

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* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion: Subverted. He's set up to die, but manages to dispose of most of the Scorpia agents sent after him and escapes.]]

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* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion: Subverted.[[spoiler:Subverted. He's set up to die, but manages to dispose of most of the Scorpia agents sent after him and escapes.]]



** [[spoiler: He makes sure Alex is backed up when he goes rouge in Eagle Strike.]]
* ShoePhone: Every single one of his gadgets. He never actually invented a shoe that works as a phone, though.
** Are you sure?

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** [[spoiler: He makes sure Alex is backed up when he goes rouge rogue in Eagle Strike.]]
* ShoePhone: Every single one of his gadgets. He never actually invented a shoe that works as a phone, though.
** Are you sure?
though (at least in the books, anyway).






* TheGenericGuy: His main distinguishing feature is that he has the kind of face one can forget while looking at it.






* TookALevelInKindness


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* TookALevelInKindness

TookALevelInKindness: Initially rather frosty towards Alex in ''Stormbreaker'', but warms up to him considerably in ''Snakehead''.






* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Skewered repeatedly with a trap and then has his remains disposed of.]]

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* AdaptationNameChange: To "Glen Carver" in the English version.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Skewered repeatedly [[spoiler:[[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Skewered repeatedly]] with a trap and then has his remains disposed of.]]]]
* DistressedDude: Was briefly held hostage by the [[DiscOneFinalBoss Salesman]].



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Skewered repeatedly with a trap and then has her remains disposed of.]]

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Skewered repeatedly [[spoiler:[[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Skewered repeatedly]] with a trap and then has her remains disposed of.]]



* EvilIsPetty

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* EvilIsPettyEvilIsPetty: The motive for his evil plan? To get back at the Prime Minister for bullying him in school.



* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: On the receiving end of this from Scorpia.]]

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* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: On YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:On the receiving end of this from Scorpia.]]

















* EvilCripple: While he's not technically disabled, he does have [[MadeOfPlasticine osteoporosis imperfecta]], also known as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin brittle bone disease]]. [[spoiler:This ultimately does him in.]]






























24th Feb '16 4:38:11 PM BossKey
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* BattleButler: To Sayle.



* CombatButler:



* AmoralAfrikaner: To a T.



* [[spoiler:CarFu: Killed by a flying snowmobile that blows up his helicopter.]]
** [[spoiler:HellishCopter]]

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* [[spoiler:CarFu: Killed CarFu: [[spoiler:Killed by a flying snowmobile that [[HellishCopter blows up his helicopter.]]
** [[spoiler:HellishCopter]]
helicopter]].]]



* JerkAssWoobie: Another interpretation, he's actually the most sympathetic villain in the series.



* RenagadeRussian: A disillusioned former Soviet general who wants his country back.

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* %% RenagadeRussian: A disillusioned former Soviet general who wants his country back.back. (redlink)



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Quite possibly the most sympathetic villain in the series.



* BodyHorror: The paragraph describing his appearance is ''not'' flattering. Getting blown up by a bomb one is carrying tends to do that to a person.



* MadBomber:

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* MadBomber: Used to be one before his... accident.



* RedRightHand: s probably the most extreme example in the series. He was blown up by one of his own bombs and then surgically put back together with metal parts added. The operation was not completely successful, resulting in mismatched body.

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* RedRightHand: s probably Probably the most extreme example in the series. He was blown up by one of his own bombs and then surgically put back together with metal parts added. The operation was not completely successful, resulting in mismatched body.



* AffablyEvil



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[ItMakesSenseInContext: he went off of his trolley and is vaporized.]]

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[ItMakesSenseInContext: he went [[spoiler:[[ItMakesSenseInContext He goes off of his trolley and is vaporized.vaporized]] by a jet engine.]]



* {{Expy}}: He's an evil EltonJohn. [[CompositeCharacter: or one of those vegans [[RuleOfCautiousEditingAndJudgment (the unbearably self-righteous kind though.)]]]]

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* {{Expy}}: He's an evil EltonJohn.
%%Not sure we can get away with this - leaving it out just in case
[[CompositeCharacter: or one of those vegans [[RuleOfCautiousEditingAndJudgment (the unbearably self-righteous kind though.)]]]])]]]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: While he can be calm and civil, it usually doesn't last very long.



* WouldHurtAChild:

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* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Fortunately, Yassen wouldn't.]]



* [[spoiler:InTheBack: Kind of. He gets kicked in the chest and falls on his own knife.]]

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* [[spoiler:InTheBack: Kind InTheBack: [[spoiler:Kind of. He gets kicked in the chest and falls on his own knife.]]



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Eaten alive by crocodiles.]]



* FourEyesZeroSoul: Flipping between TheStoic and just plain AxCrazy.



* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: When he kills a researcher, though AvertedTrope when he later tries to kill Alex because he was crippled by his fear of heights. Though these are swords that are meant to be thrown, not normal swords.


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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: When he kills a researcher, though AvertedTrope later [[AvertedTrope averted]] when he later tries to kill Alex because he was crippled by his fear of heights. Though these are swords that are meant to be thrown, not normal swords.

swords.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: His biggest flaw is his crippling acrophobia.




* PillowPistol: Until it goes off.

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* PillowPistol: Until it goes went off.



* ForScience: Takes no pleasure in his experiments. Supposedly

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* ForScience: Takes no pleasure in his experiments. SupposedlySupposedly.



* LookBothWays: Downplayed. Getting hit by a car doesn't outright kill him, but it does leave him wounded for Alex to finish off.

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* LookBothWays: Downplayed. Getting [[spoiler:Getting hit by a car doesn't outright kill him, but it does leave him wounded for Alex to finish off.]]
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