- For Larson Conway in Legend continuity, see Larson Conway page.
Larson is a character from the Tomb Raider series. He first appeared in the original game as one of the mercenaries hired by Jacqueline Natla to retrieve the Scion from Lara Croft. He returned in Tomb Raider: Chronicles along with Pierre DuPont.
Larson was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S., in 1967. While in the U.S Army, his direct approach and enthusiasm won him respect from his fellow soldiers. But due to low intelligence, was not considered officer material. Resenting this, he left to pursue a career as a gun for hire in Nicaragua, where was once more working for the U.S. Army, but this time in a less official role. It was whilst on the mission that me met Pierre who was at the time engaged in unofficial dig himself.
In 1995, he is working with Pierre Dupont in an attempt to acquire the Philosopher's Stone in Rome. He meets with Lara during an opera performance to exchange the Mercury Stone for money. As Lara prepares to hand over a suitcase full of cash, Pierre shows up with a pistol aimed at Lara's head - planning on taking the money and keeping the stone. As Larson and Pierre prepare to leave, Lara kicks the stone out of Pierre's hand and jumps off the balcony onto the stage. Escaping the opera house, Lara rides off on a scooter with Larson and Pierre trailing behind. Sliding beneath a half-closed gate, Larson and Pierre continue after her only to crash their car. Larson and Pierre continue to stalk Lara throughout Rome as she collects three more stones to open a gateway that will lead her to the Philosopher's Stone. After finding the final stone, Lara is confronted by Larson and the two fight outside the stone gateway. Wounding Larson, Lara notices three gargoyles emerge from the stone building. Despite her warnings, Larson refuses to believe her until it is too late, and is tossed across the park. He is portrayed as being something of a halfwit, which Pierre attributes to the fact that Larson was "kicked in the head by a horse" at some point in his life.
In 1996, Larson meets with Lara in India on behalf of Jacqueline Natla, CEO of Natla Technologies. While Lara was hired to retrieve a portion of the Scion artifact in Peru, Larson was hired to ambush her and take the artifact. Lara defeats him and is told that Natla has sent Pierre on the trail for the second piece. Larson shows up again later in Egypt right before Lara was going to obtain the last piece, and she kills him after a brief gunfight.
Tomb Raider: ChroniclesEdit
- In the Tomb Raider CCG game, Larson's name is incorrectly spelt 'Larsen'.
- In the Tomb of Qualopec level, Larson's gun is brown, but in the following cutscene it is grey.
- In the Sanctuary of the Scion, Larson wields a grey lasersight gun and is not wearing his waistcoat.
- In Editions Atlas' The Official Fact Files, Larson was given a birth date, height, and other information.
- Tomb Raider: Featuring Lara Croft (First appearance)
- Tomb Raider: Chronicles
- Tomb Raider: The Lost Cult (mentioned only)