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Louis Bouchard is a secondary antagonist in the game Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness.

BiographyEdit

He is also a gang leader of The Paris Mafia; he operates around The Parisian Ghetto. He has a fearsome reputation among his men and other gangs around Paris for being a man who was ruthless and arrogant. He is also good at convincing people. He was a member of The Cabal but seemed more immersed with the operation with his gang then with the The Cabal. It seems his role within The Cabal is too overlook operations in Paris.

Louis Bouchard is fighting a losing battle against The Monstrum. Bouchard and what remains of his gang have retreated to his Hideout in the cellars of St. Aicard's Church, after his gang suffer heavy casualties encountering The Monstrum. Later when Lara Croft manages to infiltrate his hideout and interrogate him for weapons, he presents her with a business opportunity, that Lara should go to Daniel Rennes to buy them off him, and also deliver some fake passports to Rennes.

Louis Bouchard encounter Lara again later, and he offers to take Lara to Von Croy's Apartment, Lara thanks him and genuinely believes Bouchard to be an ally. However once Lara investigates Von Croy's Apartment, Bouchard's hired assassin The Cleaner attempts to murder her, this proves unsuccessful after a long battle. Bouchard tries to contact The Cleaner to see if he has finished his contract, but Lara hears Bouchard over The Cleaner's walkie talkie and she threatens him, after this Bouchard immediately drives away from outside the building.

Lara encountered Bouchard for a final time at The Monstrum Crime Scene, where she finally figures out that he is a member of The Cabal. After Lara has questioned him, she ties him up with handcuffs on a radiator in Mathias Vasiley's apartment. Later when she returns she doesn't find him tied up, but when she opens a closet nearby, his corpse falls out. It is unknown who killed him or how he died.

Death TheoriesEdit

  • It is possible that he escaped and someone killed him before he could leave or maybe he couldn't live with the fear and killed himself.
  • It is possible that Pieter Van Eckhardt killed him for his incompetence and that he did not kill Lara Croft or that he was just a loose end such as Dr. Grant Muller and Kristina Boaz.
  • He could have also been killed by Joachim Karel, as Karel was trying to kill members of The Cabal, so he could take over.
  • It is possible that Bouchard was killed before Lara entered Mathias Vasiley's premises, and that Karel had killed him. A deleted dialogue with Luddick says that he saw Bouchard exiting the crime scene, which could be Karel in disguise as Bouchard. Lara later says that she found him dead inside. It is unsure whether the dialogue is canon in the Angel of Darkness timeline.

TriviaEdit

  • He is the only villain in The Tomb Raider series who's cause of death was unknown.
  • He doesn't seem to be in contact with other members of The Cabal such as Dr. Grant Muller or Kristina Boaz .