The information included in this article appears thoughout the entire 39 Clues universe.
|Age:||14 (Series 1)
16 (Series 2)
|First Appears In:||The Maze of Bones|
|Last Appears In:||N/A|
Ian Kabra and his sister, Natalie Kabra make up one of the teams in the Clue Hunt -Team 1 as they were the first to step forth to accept the challenge- for The 39 Clues. His family are the leaders of the Lucian Branch. He was fourteen-years-old in the original Series 1, but is sixteen-years-old in Series 2, both times the same age as Amy Cahill. Ian is described in the 39 Clues books as being extremely good-looking. He has tan skin, amber eyes, and silky black hair. He has a British accent and dresses in fine clothing, notably Armani, Prada, and Ralph Lauren suits and other clothing. He often acts older than his current age, but sometimes he can be immature. Ian Kabra is Natalie Kabra's older brother, and presumes he is also in charge of her. He was once attracted to Amy Cahill but wouldn't admit it, even to himself because of his family's predisposition to such matters (because love is FLO- For Losers Only). Despite his snobbish attitude, he knows how the world once saw him and actively made attempts to change this in the later books. He always tried to please his mother, until he realized what kind of person his mother was.
- Vikram Kabra - Father (in hiding)
- Isabel Kabra - Mother (deceased)
- Natalie Kabra - Younger Sister (deceased)
- Jane Cahill- Great x22 Grandaunt (deceased)
- Thomas Cahill- Great x22 Granduncle (deceased)
- Luke Cahill- Great x22 Grandfather (deceased)
- Katherine Cahill- Great x22 Grandaunt (deceased)
- Madeleine Cahill- Great x22 Grandaunt (deceased)
- Gideon Cahill- Great x 23 Grandfather (deceased)
- Olivia Cahill- Great x23 Grandmother (deceased)
- Damien Vesper- (possibly related, deceased)
Appearances39 Clues. He appears in a scene where he tricks Amy that he poisoned her brother Dan and that he (Ian) has the antidote. Amy gives him the lead in hopes of getting the "antidote" and Ian escapes. Before that he appears in the Maze of Bones with his sister. They attempt to knock out Amy and Dan with a dart gun, but Alistair Oh tackles the Kabras and gives the Cahill siblings enough time to escape.
The Kabras, excluding Isabel and Vikram, capture Amy and Dan on their yacht and try to get their lead. When they realize that the Cahills do not have the lead with them, the Kabras attempt to dispose of the Cahill siblings. They next appear holding Dan and Amy hostage. Ian plays a certain piece composed by Mozart thinking that it will lead them to the Clue since they found out that Amy and Dan looked it upfigured out the clue through the Internet. The piece that the Kabras received, however was different from the genuine one that the Cahills had. It contained a false note designed to trigger a bomb in the harpsichord. The harpsichord on which Ian played the piece explodes because of the bomb, and the Kabras are rendered unconscious.Natalie, form an alliance with Amy, Dan, and Alistair Oh. They accept, and the five work together, tracing the clues to a man named Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Throughout the alliance, Ian and Amy appear to be falling for one another, but that ends when he and Natalie betray Amy and Dan by leaving them in a cave, after Dan falsely told them that the lead pointed to Lake Tash, in Kyrgyzstan, when they should have gone to Egypt, which is why they were later absent from Book 4. This reference also appears in Mission 4. Afterwards, Amy has a hard time forgetting Ian, and there are hints that he appears to have genuine affection for her.
In this book, Ian and Natalie Kabra go to Kyrgyzstan to find the supposed "Clue" in Lake Tash. They rent a hotel in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The hotel manager calls them "what terrible children" when they talk to him, though not openly. In their hotel room, they had written "Flight to Budapest" and than had later erased it. On the 39 Clues WebSite, In Budapest, you meet Ian and Natalie. Ian says he wants to see the Crown of St. Stephen. When you ask him why, he says, "Oh, um, nothing. It's just, um . . . very old. Too old, actually. It's probably covered in . . . crown germs. In fact, I probably won't go see it at all." He also reveals they are monitoring the area when talking.
(In the same paper that they wrote "Flight to Budapest", you can see in the corner "Ian+Amy" inside a heart, which later was crossed out)
Ian makes multiple appearances in this book, including a time where he attempts to "reconcile" with Amy and Dan, only to be kicked in the shin by Amy. He also competes with the Holts and Amy and Dan (who are in alliance at this point) and loses leads to them, several times.
When Ian and Isabel are in the airport Ian says "They're asking for it, Heaven forbid they listen to the brains of the outfit..." "And that would be?" Isabel said. "Well, the sister, Amy..." 'He felt a smile creeping upon his face' is what the book says, then his mother asks him about it and he says he blushes. In addition, Ian was very concerned about the green liquid he snatched from Amy and Dan in the first book. He was nervous when his mother wanted to give it to Amy and Dan.
Ian and Natalie kidnaps Dan and grills him for information. Then he is seen climbing up Mount Everest on a pack of sherpas. Ian nearly falls of the mountain, but Amy saves him, sacrificing the Janus serum for him.The Black Book of Buried Secrets it is said that Ian took over his parents' art business. With Vikram and the other major Lucian leaders in hiding, it is possible that Ian, along with his sister Natalie, may become the new leaders of the Lucian branch.
Ian arrives at the Cahill Command Centre and helps out.
Ian instructs Dan and Amy to buy some new clothes.
He rushes off to meet his mother, and then goes to South America looking for the AidWorksWonders HQ.
Ian returns to Attleboro. Amy strongly belives Vesper Three: the Mole is Ian. Ian calls Amy. Amy ends the call, furious that Ian would betray Natalie. These suspicions were planted by Sinead Starling, who was the real Vesper Three. Sinead falsely told Amy that Ian was a Vesper Three suspect in order to attract attention away from herself. Ian is heartbroken by Amy accusing him.
Amy calls Ian and apologises to him for thinking that he was the Vesper mole. He sends Amy and Dan a list of places his mother, Isabel Kabra has been to recently.
Ian is captured by Cheyenne Wyoming (disguised as a waitress), along with Jonah, Phoenix, Hamilton and Evan. Casper Wyoming takes Ian to see his mother, who tells him to kill one of the hostages. However, he takes this as an opportunity to tell the hostages what the Vespers were doing. Ian grieved for Natalie after her death. After his mother, Isabel Kabra sees a picture of Natalie's dead body and Ian sobbing beside her, makes Isabel drink the serum and switch to the good side.
- Ian is said to be as intelligent as a supercomputer, able to defeat one in chess casually, though lacking a bit in common sense, according to Natalie.
- Ian is adept at bribery due to his wealth.
- Ian, a typical Lucian, is familiar with poisons.
- In the tenth book, Into the Gauntlet, Ian breaks into one of his parents' rooms containing information, meaning he excels at stealth.
- In several of his appearances, Ian has demonstrated a calm, unrffled talent for deception.
- Ian is trained to deceive lie detectors.
Ian has his own CliqueMe: http://www.the39clues.com/cahillweb/article/cliqueme-ian-kabra
- Sinead Starling said Ian was Vesper Three in Shatterproof, since Sinead was Vesper Three, and Sinead didn't want anyone to suspect her.
- Ian loves classical music.
- Ian enjoys playing competitive polo.
- Ian believes that cats despise powerful humans.
- Ian`s algebra teacher is a bit afraid of him.