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For the Character who appears in Tomb Raider: Chronicles, see Zip (Original Timeline).

Zip is Lara Croft's right-hand man and tech expert.


Zip is originally from the United States of America. His aptitude for computers made a great impression on Lara Croft, who then hired him. He works from the security room in the main hall of Croft Manor, providing Lara radio support and feeding her information she may need. Alongside Alister Fletcher, he is on Lara's headset throughout Tomb Raider: Legend and makes often humorous comments while using Lara's binoculars.

Prior to his work with the Crofts, he is also an established cook. and has worked for several of the finest kitchens in Europe. Zip has been confirmed to be known to stalk his ex-girlfriends from time to time.


Tomb Raider: Legend[]

Zip can be found in the Computer Room of the main hall. He will talk to Lara if she enters the main hall from another room and enters the computer room. their conversations range from Zip telling Lara about how to drive Alister nuts to him telling her about Winston Smith just standing by the fireplace.

Tomb Raider: Underworld[]

In a cut scene in Tomb Raider: Underworld Zip tries to shoot Lara, thinking she is the Doppelgänger. After Alister is killed, Zip disagrees with Lara's choice to keep going with her adventure, but helps her nonetheless.

He helped Lara locate Thor's Hammer after Lara found the belt in Southern Mexico. Also telling her about Tisiphone, twin ship to Amanda sunken one who is anchored near Thailand.

Tomb Raider: Beneath the Ashes[]

Zip continues to provide Lara with Radio support during her return to the Crypts beneath Croft Manor.




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  2. Tomb Raider The Official Fact Files, which conflicts with the numbers found in game files.