Alan Blunt
Alan Blunt is the head of MI6 Special Operations. He is an aloof, impassive, and ruthless man. Throughout the series he is known for wearing a grey suit and grey glasses and being driven around in a Rolls-Royce. From the book Point Blanc, it is said that he had graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in mathematics from Cambridge University. He is married, but his wife is only mentioned at the end of the last book, Scorpia Rising. Blunt is dedicated to his job and has a very analytical mind. Like many spy-masters in popular culture, Blunt is portrayed as being emotionally unattached to anything he does and whatever means he uses.

After Alan Blunt dismissed Alex Rider's suspicions of Damian Cray and his attempt to destroy half the world, he was severely humiliated and was only narrowly able to keep his position. He insists on continuing to use Alex despite of his youthfulness, the death of his uncle whilst on an intelligence case, and the fact that he has encountered near death more times than most intelligence agents would be expected to in their careers; after Alex is almost assassinated in Scorpia, however, he agrees with Mrs. Jones not to use him again, although the CIA and ASIS continue to use Alex. During the events of Crocodile Tears, when Alex goes to MI6 to ask them for help with a journalist who has learned the truth about him, although Blunt continues to treat Alex the same way he always does when meeting Alex in person, he demonstrates a surprising level of concern for Alex when talking to the Prime Minister, expressing pride in Alex's accomplishments and showing disdain at the Prime Minister's decision to bomb a location due to the risk to Alex.

In Scorpia Rising, it is revealed that Blunt is being forced into retirement by his superiors and has recommended Mrs Jones to take his place. He is planning to take a six-week tour of Europe with his wife. He has also being asked to join the board of directors on the BBC. When the body of Levi Kroll, a member of the original board of Scorpia, is washed up on the shores of the Thames with an iPhone that references a school in Cairo. Blunt wants to send Alex to investigate the school but Mrs Jones disagrees. However, after a sniper tries to kill Alex, the young man is offered a deal: to take the mission and therefore get out of England to be safe. It is later revealed that it was all part of Scorpia's plot to frame Alex for the death of the American Secretary of State while killing him along the way before blackmailing the British government out of the Elgin Marbles with the knowledge that MI6 had used a teenage boy as a spy. The mission ended in success: the executors of the plot; Abdul-Aziz Al-Razim, Julius Grief and Erik Gunter; were killed by Alex, the Secretary of State was saved, Scorpia was disbanded and its leader, Zeljan Kurst, was arrested and put on trial by Interpol. However, Jack Starbright was killed in the operation by Razim.

As Mrs Jones becomes the new head of MI6, she tells Blunt that she knows he was the one who hired the sniper that forced Alex into the mission in the first place. Blunt doesn't deny it and says that as the new head of MI6, Mrs Jones will need to make just as difficult decisions and choices. He quotes the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche that he who fights monsters must take care not to become one himself, warning Mrs Jones of the dangers of the job. He sums up that no matter what Alex went through Scorpia have disbanded and the American Secretary of State survived so the ends justified the means. In the end, he was mentioned to receive a knighthood.
Other Results: 1 Challenges, 4 Series
Stories
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: Alex sinks into depression as he faces his first Christmas without his uncle, Ian Rider.
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Alan Blunt, Yassen Gregorovich, Tom Harris, Tulip Jones, Alex Rider, Helen Rider, Ian Rider, John Rider, Julia Rothman, Jack Starbright
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 17833 • Views: 1052
[Report This] Published: 09/01/2009 Updated: 10/01/2009
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: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: What do you get when you add scheming schoolboys, paranoid spooks, and the most awesome webcomic in the world? A good time!
Categories: Friendship, Humour, Crack
Characters: Alan Blunt, John Crawley, Tom Harris, Tulip Jones, Alex Rider, Jack Starbright
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 7932 • Views: 203
[Report This] Published: 14/06/2009 Updated: 14/06/2009
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Alex decides that the effort is just not worth the trouble anymore.
Categories: Angst
Characters: Alan Blunt, Alex Rider
Warnings: AU, Character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1507 • Views: 131
[Report This] Published: 27/09/2010 Updated: 27/09/2010
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: A few people that took part in Alex's initiation into the spy world come over to Alex's house for a fun-filled movie night showcasing Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker. Well... they aren't too amused. In fact, that would be the understatement of the century.
Categories: Crack, Parody, Humour
Characters: Alan Blunt, Yassen Gregorovich, Tom Harris, Tulip Jones, Mr Grin, Alex Rider, Herod Sayle, Nadia Vole
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1840 • Views: 193
[Report This] Published: 16/06/2009 Updated: 17/06/2009
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: Alex Rider, teenage spy, is about to meet his match. As he travels to Australia to become involved with the AIS, an officially non-existent intelligence agency, he meets a fifteen year old orphan, one of AIS's best agents...
Categories: Action/Adventure, Friendship, Humour
Characters: Alan Blunt, Original Female character
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 5383 • Views: 29
[Report This] Published: 12/07/2010 Updated: 12/07/2010
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Oh how far the mighty have fallen indeed." A lonely night, a man, and a waiting gun. Written for The Firm's Prompt Challenge - April.
Categories: *Fests & challenges* > The Firm, Angst
Characters: Alan Blunt
Warnings: Character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1084 • Views: 57
[Report This] Published: 08/06/2009 Updated: 08/06/2009
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: At MI6's insistence Alex goes back to Scorpia once again. He ends up in a situation he never thought he'd find himself in, with people he couldn't trust.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Slash > Alex/Yassen, *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2011
Characters: Alan Blunt, Alex Rider, Derek Smithers, Jack Starbright, Original Female character, Original Male Character, Tulip Jones, Yassen Gregorovich, Zeljan Kurst
Warnings: AU, SPOILERS for Scorpia Rising, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 19612 • Views: 212
[Report This] Published: 26/09/2011 Updated: 26/09/2011
Rated: Adults only
Summary: [YG/AR] Kidnapped by Yassen and raised by Scorpia, Alex Rider is the world’s youngest assassin. When a mission takes an unexpected turn, MI6 sends Ian Rider to bring him home. Alex would rather die than work for the people who he thinks killed his father, but the choice is about to be taken out of Alex’s hands. It’s kill or be killed, and the time to choose has run out. AU
Categories: *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2010, Slash
Characters: Alan Blunt, Alex Rider, Ian Rider, Julia Rothman, Nile, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: AU, Character death, Non-con, Sex, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 22296 • Views: 203
[Report This] Published: 10/06/2010 Updated: 10/06/2010
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: FeatureAlex just wants to have a normal life. But when danger turns up on his doorstep, he's not given any choice but to fight back.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst
Characters: Alan Blunt, Yassen Gregorovich, Tulip Jones, Original Male Character, Alex Rider, Wolf
Warnings: Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 13 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 17226 • Views: 4504
[Report This] Published: 02/10/2008 Updated: 02/10/2008
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: 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