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: It is the smallest of decisions that have the greatest impact. Somewhere along the line, something changed. The world will never be the same.
Categories: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, *Fests & challenges* > The Firm
Characters: Alex Rider, Ash (Anthony Sean Howell), Helen Rider, John Crawley, John Rider, Julia Rothman, Scorpia, Tulip Jones, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: AU, Violence
Series: Threads
Chapters: 5 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 8674 • Views: 1021
[Report This] Published: 18/08/2009 Updated: 06/12/2009
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: He hadn't expected it to end this way. But Alex Rider has become accustomed to expecting the unexpected. Written for The Firm's April prompt challenge.
Categories: Mystery
Characters: Alex Rider
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 626 • Views: 96
[Report This] Published: 19/06/2009 Updated: 19/06/2009
Rated: Adults only
Summary: Alex finds himself dumped and drugged in a tunnel, left to drown... until an unexpected saviour shows up.
Categories: Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Sex
Series: Across the World
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 13692 • Views: 584
[Report This] Published: 03/03/2010 Updated: 03/03/2010
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: Alex Rider, on an unexpected break from MI6, attempting to relax and receiving some intriguing mail concerning a certain assassin.
Categories: Friendship
Characters: Alex Rider
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 2116 • Views: 179
[Report This] Published: 26/11/2010 Updated: 27/11/2010
Rated: Adults only
Summary: While on his way to a hit, Yassen unexpectedly encounters Alex Rider, and wonders if it's really a coincidence or if he's being followed.
Categories: *Fests & challenges* > Flash Rider
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Dub-con, Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1130 • Views: 281
[Report This] Published: 29/11/2011 Updated: 29/11/2011
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: Wolf clenched his fists as a familiar face appeared on the screen. “Cub,” Fox whispered as he and the other three men stared at the next target and youngest member of K Unit. Mix in everyone’s favorite assassin and what do you get?
Categories: Friendship, Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Alex Rider, K Unit, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Character death, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 5 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 10545 • Views: 191
[Report This] Published: 02/11/2012 Updated: 02/11/2012
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: How do you live in the shadow of death? Two scenes exploring the aftermath of atrocity.
Categories: Angst
Characters: Alex Rider
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1474 • Views: 68
[Report This] Published: 08/06/2009 Updated: 08/06/2009
Rated: Adults only
Summary: Alex thinks he knows what he wants.
Categories: Slash > Alex/Yassen, Angst
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Abuse, Dub-con, Sex, Violence
Series: Frisson
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 2089 • Views: 590
[Report This] Published: 09/10/2009 Updated: 09/10/2009
Rated: Adults only
Summary: Alex is starting to understand ...
Categories: Slash > Alex/Yassen, Angst, Slash > Alex/OMC
Characters: Alex Rider, Original Male Character
Warnings: None
Series: Frisson
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 2951 • Views: 458
[Report This] Published: 29/04/2010 Updated: 29/04/2010
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: " ... for a few precious hours his damaged skin had been the object of reverence."
Categories: Angst, *Fests & challenges* > Flash Rider, Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Abuse, Sex, Violence
Series: Frisson
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 762 • Views: 436
[Report This] Published: 17/11/2009 Updated: 17/11/2009
Rated: Adults only
Summary: Yassen understands what Alex needs.
Categories: Slash > Alex/Yassen, Angst, *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2009
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Dub-con, Sex, Violence
Series: Frisson
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 4992 • Views: 637
[Report This] Published: 01/10/2009 Updated: 01/10/2009
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Alex was born to be a spy. It’s in his blood, and he can’t help but want to save everyone.
Categories: Action/Adventure, *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2009
Characters: Alex Rider
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 5663 • Views: 101
[Report This] Published: 27/01/2010 Updated: 27/01/2010
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Trouble finds Alex even on the most mundane of assignments...
Categories: Action/Adventure
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 2550 • Views: 447
[Report This] Published: 27/01/2010 Updated: 27/01/2010
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: The entire K-unit is sent to investigate an organization in Bahrain. On the way, theyre intercepted by another group who have their own idea about whats going on. They want answers from Alex&Co that they don't have and its costing them. Painfully.
Categories: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Mission
Characters: Alex Rider, K Unit
Warnings: Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 10 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 28937 • Views: 775
[Report This] Published: 05/09/2009 Updated: 25/11/2011
Rated: Adults only
Summary: Innocence is fleeting.
Categories: Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Abuse, AU, Non-con, Sex, SPOILERS for Scorpia Rising, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 5990 • Views: 563
[Report This] Published: 03/10/2011 Updated: 25/10/2011