Alex Rider
Alex Rider is the main character of the series, his name being the title for the franchise. Alex's parents were killed when their private plane crashed - later revealed to have been caused by a bomb planted by Ash - and he was subsequently raised by his uncle Ian Rider, until Ian himself was killed when Alex was fourteen years old. After his uncle's death, MI6 allows Alex's best friend and housekeeper, Jack Starbright, to become his legal guardian and after that he was working for MI6.

His father and uncle were secretly spies for MI6, and Ian Rider had been, unbeknownst to Alex, training Alex his whole life for a career with MI6, teaching him several languages and enrolling him in karate classes. After his uncle is killed, MI6 send Alex on his first mission. He is trained with the SAS and codenamed "Cub". Alex is repeatedly used by MI6 on assignments, and has also been used by the CIA and ASIS. He is very reluctant to take on these assignments, even though he is very capable of successfully completing them, and usually has to be blackmailed into them.

"Most schoolboys dream of being spies, with Alex, we have a spy that dreams of being a schoolboy," said MI6 chief Alan Blunt. Through his adventures, Alex discovers new things about his uncle, his parents, and his godfather, Ash, who were all involved in secret services, with the exception of his mother, who was a nurse.

His assignments often affect him mentally, his eyes often being described as "having seen too much", and he has few friends left at his school, his classmates viewing him as strange because of his long absences from school.

Alex speaks German, French and Spanish (as well as Japanese in the film adaption) and also has a limited grasp of Italian. He is a black-belt in karate. He is an accomplished diver, and has experience in several extreme sports. He is described as having "fair hair, cut short except for two thick strands hanging over his forehead", "the body of an athlete" and having "a face that would attract plenty of girls" as well as "thin lips", and a "slightly chiselled nose and chin". After the novel Scorpia, he has a bullet wound, as well as several scars and bruises from previous assignments. Alex is fourteen years old in the first seven novels, and will be turning fifteen after the end of Crocodile Tears, the eighth novel.
Other Results: 5 Challenges, 7 Series
Stories
Rated: Adults only
Summary: NOT WORK SAFE -- Yassen Gregorovich is never quite sure what to make of little Alex, especially when the boy always seems to turn up in the most inopportune places. Yassen has saved him in the past, but this time he might not have that option ...
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, Original Female character, Original Male Character, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Abuse, Non-con, Sex, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 15902 • Views: 688
[Report This] Published: 05/02/2011 Updated: 05/02/2011
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: Alex wasn't quite sure about very much anymore.
Categories: Angst
Characters: Alex Rider
Warnings: AU, Character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 570 • Views: 121
[Report This] Published: 18/09/2009 Updated: 18/09/2009
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Three times that Alex thinks he sees Yassen Gregorovitch again.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Mission, Mystery, *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2010
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 4225 • Views: 155
[Report This] Published: 23/06/2010 Updated: 23/06/2010
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: "Time doesn't stop for anyone" ...Alex on a mission, and Jack waits at home...
Categories: Angst
Characters: Alex Rider, Jack Starbright
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 472 • Views: 42
[Report This] Published: 28/11/2010 Updated: 08/12/2010
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: FeatureThe truth is not necessarily black and white. Alex needs to grow up and bit and start making his own decisions about what is right and what is wrong. Unfortunately for Alex, wherever he goes and whatever he does, he always attracts more than his fair share of trouble.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Mission
Characters: Alan Blunt, Yassen Gregorovich, Tulip Jones, Original Male Character, Alex Rider, John Rider
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 7 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 7902 • Views: 17123
[Report This] Published: 10/10/2008 Updated: 22/12/2008
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary:  Alex was taken a year ago. He is now captive in a Scorpia head quarters. For a year he was there but what happens when NCIS finds him, hurt and in extreme pain. Will they give him back to MI6 or help him.
Categories: Action/Adventure
Characters: Alex Rider, K Unit
Warnings: Character death, SPOILERS for Scorpia Rising, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 2084 • Views: 101
[Report This] Published: 26/05/2011 Updated: 24/07/2011
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: Yassen is quietly undone by the machinations of the world and a fourteen year old boy.
Categories: *Fests & challenges* > Flash Rider, Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1016 • Views: 245
[Report This] Published: 21/07/2010 Updated: 21/07/2010
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: Response to the "just a kid" challenge by Neverlife.Alex had just wanted some fresh air.
Categories: Drabble, Friendship
Characters: Alex Rider, Tom Harris
Warnings: AU
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 442 • Views: 100
[Report This] Published: 20/01/2011 Updated: 05/02/2011
Rated: Adults only
Summary: AU, Inspired by After the End of the World by Silver Queen. Alex failed his mission at Skeleton Key. Seven years later, the world is a vastly different place. The New Soviet Union was one of the most powerful countries in the world, Britain was uninhabitable and Alex Rider was dead. All that was left was Lieutenant Alexander Alexeievich Sarov, General Sarov's adopted son and a few weary ghosts.
Categories: Angst, Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, General Alexei Sarov, Tulip Jones, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: AU, Sex, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 6141 • Views: 353
[Report This] Published: 10/06/2010 Updated: 10/06/2010
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: Alex is the son of one of the world's most notorious assassin. Getting dragged to hell on earth, Brecon Beacons, is only the beginning.
Categories: Action/Adventure
Characters: Alan Blunt, Alex Rider, K Unit, Scorpia, Tulip Jones, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: AU
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 665 • Views: 60
[Report This] Published: 04/03/2012 Updated: 04/03/2012
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Part two in the Blood & Fire arc. Following the events of Never Say Never, Alex tries his best to forget his terrible ordeal and stay out of trouble. But when he finds a letter written by his uncle, he can't help but investigate. Before long, Alex finds himself on the run with nowhere left to turn.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Slash , Mystery
Characters: Alex Rider, Original Male Character, Scorpia, Wolf, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Abuse, Violence
Series: Blood and Fire
Chapters: 9 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 18303 • Views: 2571
[Report This] Published: 09/09/2009 Updated: 27/09/2009
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Alex is concluding a long winding undercover mission when something unexpected comes up. A series of close calls teach him a lesson he shouldn't soon forget,but that lesson may be a little too late to be put to any use.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2010
Characters: Alex Rider, Fox (Ben Daniels), Wolf, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 5631 • Views: 80
[Report This] Published: 26/11/2011 Updated: 26/11/2011