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Kapu 20-09-18 01:06

This topic has really piqued my interest! I've always thought that the last name "Conway" was an addition from the Crystal trilogy. It's wild to think that "Conway" has been so ubiquitously accepted as Larson's last name, and yet there's no official source to be found. I have a copy of The Official Tomb Raider Files by Susie Hamilton and I just combed over it, but there's no mention of a last name for Larson there, either. Or Pierre for that matter, although his last name is spoken in TR1 so we know it exists.

LateRaider 20-09-18 13:12

Thanks, Kapu! Pierre's name is spoken aloud in Anniversary, too, by Lara. (As a side note, the subtitles spell it Pierre Dupont, for the curious. Not du Pont, DuPont, or other variations! So there ya go. :P )

I think I might try contacting Meagan Marie or Toby Gard if TRC has no leads. Not sure if they'll respond since this issue is so petty, but they're really the last sources I can think of other than what I suggested earlier, to track down Jo or Dr. Cheese, which might be impossible.

Moosey 21-09-18 22:52

Hopefully Justin can shed some light on this :D I'm actually really curious to find out!

Helegad 01-10-18 07:40

German Tomb Raider Chronicles guide calls him only Larson.

Zreen001 01-10-18 13:31

I even tried contacting Larson's Anniversary voice actor a few weeks ago to ask whether he knew anything about "Conway", no answer yet but maybe I just messaged an out-of-use email.

LateRaider 01-10-18 22:19

No word back from Justin. I'm sure he'll get back to me when some of the SotTR craziness has settled down. It was the absolute worst timing on my part to find this out...

Edit 1 - I forgot to say, thanks for helping me out, Helegad and Zreen! If we wanted to contact Dave Wittenberg, maybe we could try Twitter? Remaining cordial as possible, of course. I remember Dave does a lot of video games and anime, so Twitter might have his most active presence.

Edit 2 - So, I decided to check the N-Gage port of TR1, since it uses text transcripts rather than voice acting and FMVs. Unfortunately, there's no source of "Conway" there. But I did solve two other minor oddities.

First, Pierre's surname has been spelled Dupont officially since 2003. Which is good to know.

https://i.imgur.com/KFTx2C0.png

Secondly, I had thought the term "Croft Manor" might've been an invention of Crystal Dynamics. The Manor was only ever called Lara's Home in the Core Design canon, after all. But here we see our first instance of a Core game calling it Croft Manor.

https://i.imgur.com/f50upaS.png

Thinking on it, the term probably came from the Jolie films. But still, it's good to know we can officially retroactively call the Manor by that name.

Edit 3 - Thanks to AVGN's Tomb Raider video, I was able to read a portion of the opening of the N-Gage port, which the LPer of the videos I ripped those from skipped. And... it yielded nothing of note.

https://i.imgur.com/meUoCQe.png

Apparently, inconsistencies about his name have grown. This agrees with the card game's spelling of Larsen, despite the fact that it's spelled with an O here:

https://i.imgur.com/SbmDmEt.jpg

No other developments yet.

LateRaider 24-10-18 23:55

Sorry to double-post; I'll be emailing TRC.com again in November to see if they had any time to turn anything up. No new developments have arisen since last month.

Helegad 25-10-18 03:04

A little bit off-topic but not worth an entire new one... Seems that Pierre, having failed miserably at requisitioning artifacts, faked his death and turned to street racing in Rockport City :D

https://i.postimg.cc/dQZ1pZ3b/20181016055621.png

Samz 25-10-18 08:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by Helegad (Post 8004512)
A little bit off-topic but not worth an entire new one... Seems that Pierre, having failed miserably at requisitioning artifacts, faked his death and turned to street racing in Rockport City :D

https://i.postimg.cc/dQZ1pZ3b/20181016055621.png

New TR boss fight.


Make it happen.

Motorbike VS Car Race.

_KC_ 28-10-18 11:36

Sorry I have nothing to add but I just wanted to thank you all for an interesting topic and for your hard work researching.

Did anybody manage to reach out to Toby or Meagan? It's a long shot but perhaps Peter Connelly or Nathan McCree might know something? I mention them only because I know they openly talk to fans.

Good luck. :)


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