John was one of many of Sophia Leigh's small army of professional mercenaries.


Early LifeEdit

"Yeah, I put me hours into it. As me father did and his father did before."

Prior to John's birth, his grandfather and father were under the service of the seemingly ageless Sophia Leigh of Sophia Leigh Incorporated (SLinc). From an early age, John learned to remorselessly take the lives of others for the ends of his employer.

Run-In with Lara CroftEdit

"A commendable work ethic, I guess."
―Lara Croft[src]

In 1998, Lara Croft was searching for the Eye of Isis meteorite artefact in London which she had learned had been stolen from a museum many years ago and was presently in possession of SLinc. Atop St. Paul's Cathedral, John had Lara fixed in the sights of his laser sighted sniper rifle also equipped with a silencer. He opened fire, narrowly missing her. Lara returned fire with her Dual Pistols and began to make her way to the cathedral. Surprising him from around the corner, Lara shot the rifle out of John's grip. After a short brawl, Lara began questioning the man. He told her that he was working for Sophia Leigh, to kill people for her and that his father and grandfather had done the same. Lara then asks how old Sophia is. He replies that she is in her late twenties or early thirties. Turning away, Lara does not take this cockney seriously. He quickly makes a grab for his rifle and once again aims it at Lara. However, as he backs away the swinging bell behind him hits him in the back, shattering his spine. John is sent flying into the air where he dies upon impact of the surface he lands on.

In-Game AppearancesEdit

Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara CroftEdit


Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara CroftEdit

Cutscene - RooftopsEdit

  • What?
  • I didn't, Honest! What did you say?
  • Miss Sophia Leigh.
  • I dunno know. Really! I don't! I just shoot people for her.
  • Yeah, I put me hours into it. As me father did and his father did before.
  • I dunno. Late twenties. Early thirties.
  • Yeah. For some people, like yourself, we get a special bonus.
  • I mean, I could even be retired from you.

Personality and traitsEdit

John enjoys sports and excels in various areas, particularly in some martial arts. He is obedient and efficient and knows the deadly techniques of immobilization and choking.


Like the rest of Sophia Leigh's mercenaries, John also possesses an array of accessories including:



The Official Fact FilesEdit




  1. Tomb Raider The Official Fact Files: Issue 29