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Jerome "The Kid" Johnson is a villain in the original Tomb Raider video game and its remake Tomb Raider: Anniversary.

Tomb Raider: Anniversary

Jerome Johnson was the leader of an unnamed inner-city gang in Los Angeles, California. He and his fellow gang members attempted steal a limousine that belonged to business tycoon Jacqueline Natla. Their attempt turned out to be futile. Natla's bodyguard, Kold Kin Kade, slaughtered Jerome's gang minus himself. He was spared on the behalf of Natla's request. She needed someone from the criminal underworld of Los Angeles and Jerome was her only available resource. Jerome chose to work for Natla in exchange for his life being spared. Since that day, Jerome wants nothing more than to kill Kin Kade for slaughtering his gang.

Jerome accompanies Natla, Kin Kade, and Larson on their trip to Egypt. He helps them capture Lara Croft and strip her weapons. Natla orders her henchmen to kill Lara but she manages to escapes them. She secretly follows them and Natla to a secret island. Jerome is posted as a guard outside the island's pyramid and he is accompanied by Kin Kade. Kin Kade stabs Jerome in the stomach, wanting to kill Lara himself. Mortally wounded, Jerome manages to shoot Kin Kade in the back while he is strangling Lara. Jerome finally takes revenge on Kin Kade for the murder of his gang. Jerome doesn't attempt to shoot Lara. Instead, he dies from his wound.

Original Tomb Raider

Jerome serves a somewhat different role in the original Tomb Raider. He doesn't have a backstory or an actual name. Instead, he is simply referred to as "Skater Kid". He still carries twin Uzis and is still one of Natla's henchmen. In this version of Tomb Raider, he gets along with Kold Kin Kade (who is simply called Bald Man). Unlike Anniversary, he is a child instead of a teenager. Furthermore, he rides a skateboard in this game.

Skater Kid (AKA Jerome Johnson) assists Natla's other henchmen with swiping the Scion artificat from Lara Croft. He attempts to shoot her by using his twin uzis but she manages to escape into a nearby ravine. He then accompanies Natla on a boat ride to a mysterious island. They are followed by Lara Croft who stowed away on Natla's boat. She follows them into the mines of the island.

During Lara's journey through the mines, she encounters Skater Kid in a ramped chamber. He shoots her while riding his skateboard throughout the chamber. Lara fights him back by using her own pistols or a pair of magnum guns. She manages to kill Skater Kid and takes his uzis.


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Tomb Raider (1996)
Jacqueline Natla | Larson Conway | Pierre Dupont

Tomb Raider II
Claudio | Emperor Qin Shihuang | Eros | Fabio | Fiamma Nera | Gianni Bartoli | Marco Bartoli

Tomb Raider III
John | Mark Willard | Puna | Sophia Leigh | The Damned | Tony

Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Ahmed Ben Trayal | Seth | Werner Von Croy

Tomb Raider: Chronicles
Admiral Yarofev | Larson Conway | Pierre Dupont | Sergei Mikhailov | Verdilet

Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword

Tomb Raider: The Prophecy
Great Grey One

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
Louis Bouchard | Pieter Van Eckhardt | The Cleaner

Tomb Raider: Legend
Amanda Evert | James Rutland

Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Jacqueline Natla | Jerome Johnson | Kold Kin Kade | Larson Conway | Pierre Dupont

Tomb Raider: Underworld
Amanda Evert | Jacqueline Natla

Tomb Raider (2013)
Father Mathias | Himiko | Scavenger | Solarii Brotherhood

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

Rise of the Tomb Raider
Ana | Baba Yaga | Book Thief | Konstantin | Trinity

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Pedro Dominquez | Rourke

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Manfred Powell

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life
Chen Lo | Jonathan Reiss

Tomb Raider
Ana Miller | Mathias Vogel

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