Roland Tembo

A big game hunter from Mombassa, Roland Tembo was widely regarded as the best of the best. He was chosen by Peter Ludlow to be the team leader of his expedition to Isla Sorna to capture dinosaurs, although he originally turned down the invitation. Bored with hunting because he was always too successful, he believed no quarry existed on Earth that could give him a challenge. He was so bored in fact, that he purposefully picked a fight with some rowdy tourists in his favorite Mombassa bar for harrassing a waitress and interrupting his reading. His longtime friend Ajay Sidhu is the one who ended up convincing him to go to Sorna. An extremely levelheaded, serious man, Roland took charge with an iron fist, bossing even Ludlow around. He made sure the men under his command made no mistakes and performed only to the very best of their ability. Uninterested in money, Roland made certain Ludlow allowed his payment to be the right to hunt one of the male Tyrannosaurs. To this end, he attempted to use a baby Tyrannosaur as bait to lure the adult into the open. Despite being a hunter, Roland was not bloodthirsty or cruel, unlike Dieter Stark. When Dieter was killed he showed a rarely-seen compassionate side and asked that no one tell Kelly, and when he saw Sarah’s bloody jacket, thinking it was her blood, he immedietly made sure she was alright. Because Nick Van Owen had stolen the shells from his shotgun, Roland had to use tranquilizers to defeat the male Tyrannosaur when it attacked the hunters’ makeshift camp. Afterwards he learned that Ajay had been killed, news that deeply saddened him. Not wanting to spend any more time “in the company of death,” Roland wisely quit Ludlow’s employ, turning down a job offer at InGen, and went home. Roland Tembo was played by Peter Postlethwaite.

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