Croft Manor, England
|Education||15th-year doctoral student at Oxford|
|Occupation||Archaeologist, research assistant|
|Game(s)|| Tomb Raider Legend|
Alister Fletcher (often misspelled: Alastair or Alistair) is a character in Tomb Raider Legend and Tomb Raider Underworld. He is an eccentric archaeologist and conspiracy theorist who is one of Lara's supporters back home alongside with Zip and Winston.
In Tomb Raider Legend
He is first heard along with Zip at the beginning of the Bolivia level. He and Zip talk to Lara over the headset. He has just come back from a trip to Genoa, in Italy. He had originally intended to travel to Florence. Alister often sounds nervous and does not approve of Lara's more daring antics up to the point of saying that she sometimes frightens him. While he is often in contact with Lara, Alister is not heard for the first half of the Ghana level, during which he is researching on the origin of the sword fragments. Amanda Evert also cuts their communication. Alister can often be heard bickering with Zip, to whom he provides a foil.
From the official site
Alister is Lara's research assistant, providing another mind filled with arcane historical information, someone to bounce ideas off of, and provide quick additional research, while Lara's in the field. He's in this to test his theories, uncover secrets no one else can, and because it's the only place his eccentric knowledge is useful. Alister is tense and prickly, and takes himself much too seriously. 
In Tomb Raider Underworld
Alister returns in Tomb Raider Underworld as one of the characters. Alister looks very different than in Legend, but his clothes are rather similar. Unlike in Tomb Raider Legend, he is seen mostly in cutscenes and he doesn't provide as much hints and information in the course of the game.
Alister seems sceptical about the existence of the Avalon, believing that it's more of a myth. But he sees how determined Lara is on her quest to find it - and her mother and doesn't want to crush her beliefs. The more evidence Lara gets on the Avalon, the more assured Alister becomes on it's existence.
Alister is killed at the hands of Lara's Doppelganger who shoots him while Lara is on the other side of the glass surrounding the Tech Centre, unable to help. Lara and Alister have the following discussion just before he passes away:
- Alister: I feel... bloody awful.
- Lara: Shh... Just lie still.
- Alister: I'll see... see you...
- Lara: Alister, hold on!
- Alister: ...see you... in Avalon.
- ↑ http://www.tombraider.com/legend/ Retrieved on 5th July 2007
- ↑ Description in the character biography menu in Tomb Raider Legend