- For Larson in other continuities, see Larson disambiguation page.
Larson is a mercenary in the employ of Jacqueline Natla
Larson was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S., in 1967. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and became part of a special operations unit earned his rank up to lieutenant. On one mission there was a big disagreement with his commanding officer and it didn't end very well. He was court-martialed for his crime. Upon his release from military prison he started his new life as a mercenary.
Tomb Raider: Anniversary
In the opening cutscene in which Lara is hired by Natla to find the Atlantean Scion, she acknowledges Larson that they have met before. He was voiced by Dave Wittenberg.
His character was changed into a nicer and more sympathetic character and rival of Lara instead of enemy. This is especially displayed through his disdain of killing her whenever he actually does (saying things like "It didn't have to be this way," "What a waste..." and "Damn..."), whether he does it or not. As a matter of fact, upon their encounter in Peru after Lara finds the first piece of the Scion, he and Lara engage in a battle, and he only resorts to trying to either knock Lara down, or simply stun her, and begins attempting to use his firearm only when beginning to be frustrated. After finding the last piece of the Scion in Egypt, Natla's group ambushes Lara, and as she escapes Natla's thugs, Larson pushes off "The Kid," who was preparing to shoot her, and takes aim at her. However, at the last second, he purposefully aimed to the right, away from Lara, and fired. What more, as she breaks free from their grasp, Kold and The Kid attempt to, respectively, stab or shoot down Lara, while Larson only attempts to knock her down with his firearm.
In Natla's Mines, Larson reveals himself, blocking Lara from continuing any further, confident that Lara won't go as far as to kill him for just doing his job, and because it's just not who she is. However, Lara's determination to get the Scion and stop Natla's plans from coming to fruition pushes her into proving his assumption wrong. As she fires at Larson, who between each of Lara's successfully hitting shot attempts to raise his own weapon to defend himself. Finally, he suffers one shot too many and falls down. Before quickly dying, he reaches out his hand towards Lara.
According to the commentary, Lara and Larson had some sort of chemistry, and Lara felt remorse after the act.
- Larson is the only human directly killed by Lara in Tomb Raider Anniversary.
- Larson in Anniversary had been known for Larson Conway for years, but no official source had named him. The 2021 mobile game Tomb Raider Reloaded marked the first time in canon that Larson's surname is Conway.
- Larson is a surname.