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: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Alex froze as well. Then, he smelt it. Some part of the helicopter was on fire, and Wolf, Eagle and Fox were still inside, and unconscious. Story for Spy Fest 2009.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Friendship, *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2009
Characters: Alex Rider, Fox (Ben Daniels), K Unit, Wolf, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Character death, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 9 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 37149 • Views: 808
[Report This] Published: 14/08/2009 Updated: 02/11/2012
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: One did not, in general, expect to encounter one of the world's deadliest assassins on the Tube...
Categories: Action/Adventure
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 5397 • Views: 423
[Report This] Published: 26/09/2010 Updated: 26/09/2010
Rated: Adults only
Summary: Alex is unable to kill Yassen, and they both know it, so Alex has perfected the avoidance method in dealing with the assassin. When circumstances bring them together, face to face, for the first time in seven years, Yassen wants Alex‘s life, but in an entirely unexpected way.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Slash , Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, Jack Starbright, John Rider, Julia Rothman, Nile, Original Male Character, Tulip Jones, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Abuse, AU, Dub-con, Sex, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 11 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 43790 • Views: 9599
[Report This] Published: 11/04/2009 Updated: 30/01/2010
Rated: Adults only
Summary: Yassen wants for Alex to use Band-Aids. And Alex wants Yassen. Compromise, anyone?
Categories: Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 720 • Views: 99
[Report This] Published: 15/11/2011 Updated: 16/11/2011
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: A triple cross
Categories: Angst, *Fests & challenges* > Flash Rider
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 892 • Views: 210
[Report This] Published: 05/02/2011 Updated: 05/02/2011
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Alex Rider, Julia Rothman's son, is in a bit of trouble. An assignment that he thought had gone perfectly smoothly ends up bringing his world crashing down around him. Everything he thought he knew is a lie. Sequel to Divergence.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Friendship, Mission, Mystery
Characters: Alex Rider, Ash (Anthony Sean Howell), Helen Rider, Ian Rider, John Rider, Julia Rothman, Nile, Scorpia, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: AU, Violence
Series: Threads
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 3463 • Views: 390
[Report This] Published: 29/12/2009 Updated: 18/04/2010
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: He has but one task.
Categories: Mission
Characters: Alex Rider
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 411 • Views: 134
[Report This] Published: 17/07/2009 Updated: 18/07/2009
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: Coincidence can be a bitch. But maybe sometimes, it's not really coincidence at all. Maybe things were meant to work out a certain way. And maybe it's exactly what you need. AU Post-Scorpia. Jack/Wolf
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Romance, Humour
Characters: Alex Rider, Jack Starbright, Wolf
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 1973 • Views: 196
[Report This] Published: 19/06/2009 Updated: 19/06/2009
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: Alex comes across fanfiction and it leads to unexpected consequences.
Categories: Crack, Humour
Characters: Alex Rider
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1438 • Views: 146
[Report This] Published: 21/12/2009 Updated: 21/12/2009
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Feature

Scorpia doesn’t take well to MI6’s threats regarding Alex. In response, they attack anyone he's ever known. Including K Unit. Wolf will have to put aside any grudges he still holds to keep Alex alive. But keeping him alive will be harder then they know.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Friendship
Characters: Alex Rider, Fox (Ben Daniels), Jack Starbright, K Unit, Original Male Character, Scorpia, Tom Harris, Wolf
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 4 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 13916 • Views: 1692
[Report This] Published: 04/03/2009 Updated: 10/12/2009
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: Alex thinks he's done with espionage, but SCORPIA thinks otherwise. They target Alex and drag others in too. Now he's going to train with the SAS for his 'protection' so needless to say things look rough. Oh, and his class is coming too.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Friendship, Humour
Characters: Alan Blunt, Fox (Ben Daniels), Tom Harris, Tulip Jones, Alex Rider, Derek Smithers, Jack Starbright, Wolf
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 9 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 49959 • Views: 1751
[Report This] Published: 08/06/2009 Updated: 21/11/2009
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Alex doesn't believe in evil. Mad surely, deranged of course, and everyone has a bit of crazy, but there is no such thing as evil. (It would be nice if there was a category for 'Introspective')
Categories: Angst, Drabble
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 789 • Views: 104
[Report This] Published: 08/05/2011 Updated: 09/05/2011
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: " Alex arched his back and tried to buck off his attacker but it was hopeless. He was trapped and without even a blade to defend himself, he stood no chance."
Categories: *Fests & challenges* > Flash Rider, Angst
Characters: Alex Rider
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1102 • Views: 218
[Report This] Published: 11/10/2010 Updated: 11/10/2010
Rated: Adults only
Summary: Yassen did have some morals, and sexually assaulting a fourteen-year-old boy was something he could not bring himself to do, no matter how much that boy reminded him of his former lover, John Rider. So for ten long years, he’d waited, and watched, and planned for this day, a day when Alex was no longer a child.
Categories: *Fests & challenges* > Flash Rider
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Dub-con, Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1165 • Views: 263
[Report This] Published: 29/11/2011 Updated: 29/11/2011
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: Post Snakehead. Ben Daniels calls on Alex with a few choice words. Alex realises he has a duty he can't ignore. And hadn't he always known he could never give this up? First in the For Neither Queen, Nor Country series.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Fox (Ben Daniels), Alex Rider, Jack Starbright
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 1707 • Views: 432
[Report This] Published: 20/04/2009 Updated: 21/04/2009