- For Kurtis Trent in other continuities, see Kurtis Trent disambiguation page.
Kurtis Trent is a fictional character from the Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (AoD).
Kurtis Trent, ex-Legionnaire and adventurer, was born on June 26 1972 in Salt Flats, Utah, USA. When he was only three years old, Kurtis was trained by his father Konstantin Heistuurm as a Lux Veritatis initiate, an ancient order now being ruthlessly hunted down by Eckhardt and the The Cabal. At sixteen, Kurtis underwent the most intense stage of his Lux Veritatis initiation. Upon reaching nineteen, he disappeared and joined the Foreign Legion, changing his name to Trent. He stayed hidden within the Legion for five years but was constantly assaulted by bizarre events linked to the occult. It is here he adopts the nickname "Demon Hunter".
In 1996, Kurtis left the Foreign Legion and began freelancing with a variety of mercenary and semi-legal agencies under the direction of Marten Gunderson. He collects word from his father, but never sees him alive again. In 2001, Konstantin is murdered by Eckhardt. Spurred on by his death, Kurtis receives two talismanic items, the Periapt Shards and the terrifying Chirugai blade - a discus-like glaive made of Ferilium. He then embarks on a mission to overthrow Eckhardt. Kurtis Trent crosses paths several times with Lara Croft, British archeologist and world renowned adventurer, and they join forces in Prague to combat the Cabal and Eckhardt. He is badly wounded while fighting a mutated form of one of Eckhardt's scientists, Kristina Boaz. His fate is officially unknown, as the open-ended Angel of Darkness did not get its sequel; however, as Kurtis was said to play an important role in the Angel of Darkness trilogy, it's likely he survived.
Kurtis' design went through some major changes during the game's development as seen below.