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    Sabina Pleasure 
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Sabina as she appears in the graphic novels

Sabina Pleasure is a fifteen year old girl who becomes Alex Rider's close friend when they meet at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in the novel Skeleton Key.


  • Adopted to the House: Sabina's parents "adopt" Alex, who flies off to America to go live with them.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Rescues an unconscious, drowning Alex after he wipes out surfing the Cribbar as a result of (though unknown to her at the time) an attack by a Triad member.
  • Covert Pervert: Implied in Skeleton Key where it is mentioned that she likes rude jokes.
  • Damsel in Distress: In Eagle Strike Damien Cray uses her to get Alex to bring nuclear launch codes.
  • Fingore: Narrowly averted. She nearly has her fingers cut off in Eagle Strike.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Has bright blue eyes.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Technically, as her father "adopts" Alex in Scorpia Rising.
  • Love Interest: Of Alex.
  • Pity the Kidnapper: Subverted. During her time as a hostage, Sabina attacks Cray several times. Not that we feel bad for Cray at all...
  • Punny Name: "It's been a pleasure." Word of God states that this was a play on the innuendo-laden names of Bond girls.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: At the end of "Never Say Die", the series has returned to the pre-Scorpia Rising status quo, but despite the fact that the Pleasure family are technically still Alex's legal guardians, they're not so much as mentioned.

    Tom Harris 
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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.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His hair is black in the books, but in the graphic novels, it is changed to brown.
  • Book Dumb: Isn't good at the academics, but he is the only one able to beat Alex in sporting events.
  • Butt-Monkey: For two years he was one, until Alex sorted them out.
  • Cacophony Cover Up: Provides these to help Alex.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Described as having blue eyes.
  • Kendo Team Captain: Now captain of his school's football team.
  • The Reliable One: Does his best to help Alex when needed. He believed Alex about his occupation in MI-6.
  • Secret Keeper: For the most part, although he does casually blurt out that Alex is a spy to his older brother. His older brother doesn't particularly care, so it's mercifully not damaging.
  • Unfortunate Names: He and his brother gripe about being named "Tom" and "Jerry".
  • We Need a Distraction: Provides the distractions.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He's heard from only once after he's shot in Scorpia Rising, and it's a passing mention. The final chapter never bothers to mention if Alex ever talks to him once he returns from Cairo or meets him ever again, despite Alex having agonised over leaving him to go to America in an earlier chapter.
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