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: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: Sometimes, it's hard to keep track of time. Written for the flash_rider community’s sixth challenge prompt, "New Year".
Categories: Angst, *Fests & challenges* > Flash Rider
Characters: Alex Rider, Original Male Character
Warnings: Abuse, Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 549 • Views: 183
[Report This] Published: 11/02/2010 Updated: 11/02/2010
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Months after the events on Air Force One, Alex confronts Yassen one last time.
Categories: Angst
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1550 • Views: 232
[Report This] Published: 03/08/2010 Updated: 03/08/2010
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Alex has lived a lifetime in the sixteen months since he started working for MI6, and lost everything that was dear to him. He’s no longer a child.
Categories: *Fests & challenges* > Flash Rider
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Character death, SPOILERS for Scorpia Rising
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1418 • Views: 81
[Report This] Published: 29/11/2011 Updated: 29/11/2011
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: Alex finds himself captive on Christmas. It may turn out to be his worst Christmas ever.
Categories: Mission, Angst
Characters: Alex Rider, Jack Starbright, Wolf
Warnings: Character death, Torture, Violence
Series: The Road Taken
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 7475 • Views: 2394
[Report This] Published: 14/06/2009 Updated: 14/06/2009
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: They’ve all grown up, mentally and physically. Yes, even Eagle. But after a tragedy, one member of K Unit needs help. And for Alex, that help is coming in the form of Wolf.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort, Angst, Friendship
Characters: Original Female character, Alex Rider, Wolf
Warnings: AU, Character death
Series: None
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 7727 • Views: 378
[Report This] Published: 25/05/2009 Updated: 09/06/2009
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: Yassen Gregorovich is straddling his hips, staring down at him unsmiling, the frost-blue eyes hard enough to make Alex's heart thud...
Categories: *Fests & challenges* > Flash Rider, Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1063 • Views: 643
[Report This] Published: 31/01/2010 Updated: 31/01/2010
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: When an undercover operation goes wrong, Alex's strength is pushed to the limit. But he is a child playing in a grown-up world...
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2010
Characters: Alex Rider, Wolf
Warnings: Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 7900 • Views: 257
[Report This] Published: 10/06/2010 Updated: 10/06/2010
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: ... There's something seriously wrong with Alex Rider.
Categories: Angst, *Fests & challenges* > Flash Rider
Characters: Alex Rider
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 942 • Views: 178
[Report This] Published: 25/07/2010 Updated: 25/07/2010
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Jack's death has left Alex standing on a precipice. But it's something else that pushes him over the edge. Sequel to "No Signs of Weakness" and prequel to "Reeducation."
Categories: Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Alex Rider, Fox (Ben Daniels), Jack Starbright, Sabina Pleasure, Scorpia, Tom Harris
Warnings: AU, Character death, Torture, Violence
Series: The Road Taken
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 4059 • Views: 703
[Report This] Published: 22/07/2009 Updated: 09/08/2009
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Alex has finally managed to destroy SCORPIA and earn his freedom from MI6, but it leaves him with feelings he can't reconcile...
Categories: Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 4161 • Views: 1268
[Report This] Published: 12/02/2011 Updated: 29/05/2011
Rated: Adults only
Summary: On a mission gone wrong, Alex is thrown into a world in which he is prey in a sea of predators and solely dependent upon a certain Russian assassin. Written for hpstrangelove. Fic contains illustrations.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Mission, Slash > Alex/Yassen, *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2010
Characters: Alex Rider, Original Male Character, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Dub-con, Sex, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 23066 • Views: 514
[Report This] Published: 11/06/2010 Updated: 11/06/2010
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: Here I shall post a series of unconnected drabbles and short little oneshots. No idea what will end up being posted on this, hence the title.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Alex Rider
Warnings: Character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 1331 • Views: 427
[Report This] Published: 23/03/2009 Updated: 23/03/2009
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Alex is being reassigned because Mrs. Jones thinks he needs to be taught a lesson. Will he be able to train a class full of teenagers to become his successors, or will he manage to kill himself first?
Categories: Friendship, Angst, Action/Adventure
Characters: Tulip Jones, Original Female character, Original Male Character, Alex Rider, Derek Smithers
Warnings: Violence
Series: The Road Taken
Chapters: 5 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 7937 • Views: 760
[Report This] Published: 14/06/2009 Updated: 18/04/2010
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Alex Rider wants desperately to be normal. But when his class witnesses something they shouldn't, he has to deal with the consequences as well as prepare for a major storm that's brewing.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Friendship
Characters: Alex Rider
Warnings: Torture, Violence
Series: The Third Law
Chapters: 9 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 17515 • Views: 2358
[Report This] Published: 07/03/2009 Updated: 23/06/2010
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Sixteen year old Alex Rider heads to Germany for MI6. Alex runs into trouble and memories. Spoilers for all nine books.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Alex Rider, Original Male Character, Tulip Jones, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: SPOILERS for Scorpia Rising
Series: None
Chapters: 5 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 5020 • Views: 506
[Report This] Published: 14/05/2011 Updated: 23/05/2011