The Dr. Taffe was the therapist visited by Lara Croft and unbeknownst to her, an affiliate of Trinity.
Sessions with Lara Croft Edit
After returning from Yamatai, Lara made several attempts to regain control of the Croft Estate from her uncle, Atlas de Mornay. He refused on the grounds he did believe she was responsible enough to assume control of the estate, and that she wasn't mentally well after her ordeal and told her to seek professional help, though it's far more likely that he was merely using this as an excuse to try and destroy the Croft name after what happened to his sister.
In order to appease her uncle, Lara began to attend Therapy sessions with the Taffe after he was recommended to her by Ana. He tried to get through to Lara, though she was largely defiant. His assessment concluded that Lara was in good mental health aside from her survivor's guilt. Unknown to Lara, he was passing their sessions to Trinity, specifically, Ana who used them to try and see if Lara would be willing to join Trinity and finish her father's hunt for the Divine Source.
Attempt To Salvage Divine Source Edit
After the Divine Source had been destroyed, Trinity sought another way to harness it's power, and turned their attention back to Samantha Nishimura, who they discovered had been partially possessed by Himiko whilst on Yamatai.
Trinity bought the institute Sam was being treated at and Dr. Taffe was put in charge of treating her. However, he began experimenting on her to try and release Himiko to gain the secret of her power. Taffe was successful, however, Himiko took control one night and escaped with several other prisoners.
Before trying to organise an effort to track down Sam, he was confronted by her parents, who were angered at the poor state of her room, and how she had clearly not been getting the treatment she needed. However they were interrupted by Lara, who was trying to pick up Sam's trail. Taffe had to eject Lara from the facility, after Sam's mother attacked her.
Taffe had a nurse let Lara back in, so he could capture her. Taffe took Lara with him to try and track down Sam, and subjected her to a brutal beating and interrogation, however Lara wouldn't give him any inforemation. Lara managed to feign being knocked out during her beating, which caused Taffe to lose his temper with the guard. Believing Lara was unconscious, he left to call a Trinity higher up, who warned him that he could not fail again. During this time, Lara escaped, killing several guards.
Taffe sends out other operatives to try find Lara while continuing to track Sam. Lara manages to kill several more Trinity Operatives.
Finally tracking Sam, he sends a strike team to abduct her, though the number of people who began to Follow Himiko had grown, causing a massive fight to ensue. However Lara had tracked Sam the same night, and manages to tackle Sam through a window out of the fight, Taffe loses both of them. Unknown to him, Lara manages to rid Sam of Himiko once and for all.
- The therapist only makes a visual appearance in the Rise of the Tomb Raider announcement Trailer.
- In issue 18 of the comics, it is revealed that the therapist was recommended to Lara by Ana. It is very likely that he is affiliated with Trinity in some way.
- It can be assumed he is the same therapist in the "Sessions" documents.
- In the comics the therapist has been given a name: Dr. Taffe.