Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Lara Croft, Bryce, and Hillary return in The Cradle of Life, and the following characters are introduced:
- Terry Sheridan: Lara's former love interest and former Royal Marine who had spent his last couple of years in prison in Kazakhstan. Lara recruits him to help find the hideout of Chen Lo. He later helps her break into Jonathon Reiss' lab in Shanghai. At the end of the film, Terry helps Lara defeat Reiss, but his greed got the better of him as he attempts to take Pandora's box as a prize for helping Lara find it. This results in Lara being forced to kill him. Terry appears in the second film and is played by Gerard Butler.
- Dr. Jonathon Reiss: A Nobel Prize winning scientist searching for Pandora's Box. He kidnaps Hillary and Bryce in order to get Lara's cooperation in Africa. He is the main villain of the second film and played by Ciarán Hinds.
- Chen Lo: A Chinese crime lord, Chen Lo was responsible for the theft of a luminous orb from the submerged Luna Temple. Lara tracks him down in China with Terry Sheridan and kills him after learning of Dr. Reiss. He appears in the second film and is played by Simon Yam.
- Sean: Dr. Reiss' right-hand man. He runs Reiss' lab in Shanghai and accompanies him and Lara in Africa in search for the Cradle of Life. He is killed by one of the shadow monsters. He appears in the second film and is played by Til Schweiger.
- Kosa: An African tribesman who helps Lara find the Cradle of Life and free Hillary and Bryce. He appears in the second film and is played by Djimon Hounsou.
Famous quotes containing the words cradle and/or tomb:
“When cradle and spool are past
And I mere shade at last
Coagulate of stuff
Transparent like the wind,
I think that I may find
A faithful love, a faithful love.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“Some sepulcher, remote, alone,
Against whose portal she hath thrown,
In childhood, many an idle stone
Some tomb from out whose sounding door
She neer shall force an echo more,
Thrilling to think, poor child of sin!
It was the dead who groaned within.”
—Edgar Allan Poe (18091849)