(in The Last Revelation)
|Game(s)|| The Last Revelation|
He makes his first appearance in Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation as Jean-Yves.
The Last Revelation
He is introduced as one of Lara's good friends residing in Alexandria. When coming there, looking for a way to recapture Seth, Jean-Yves proves to be a big help. She can visit him several times in his study to ask for help with her adventure. He can give her quite a bit of useful information.
Tomb Raider Chronicles
Jean-Yves returns in Tomb Raider Chronicles, bit under a new name and appearance. Now he is Charles Kane - one of Lara's close friends showing up for her Memorial Service. He also had a small role in the story telling about Lara's search of the Spear of Destiny.
Tomb Raider Anniversary
Charles Kane is mentioned in one of the many readable books scattered around the Croft Manor. It is implied that Charles Kane was a historian of some sort.
Name Controversy and the Real Jean-Yves
In 2001 the real-life French archaeologist Jean-Yves Empereur - who just like the fictional Jean-Yves performed digs in Alexandria, searching for the Lighthouse of Alexandria - contacted the publisher Eidos, because he felt that his name was used without his consent. Even though Eidos claimed that this was coincidental, they apologized and stopped using the name Jean-Yeas, changing the character's name to Charles Kane for the upcoming Tomb Raider Chronicles.
- Implied in the in-game text of one book in Croft Manor in the Tomb Raider Anniversary
- In-game text in Tomb Raider Anniversary
- http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/08/02/tomb_raider_maker_apologises/ Retrieved on 6th Mar 2011