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KillerZ 05-02-20 10:06

I have an image from the anniversary Prima guide, and Larson has no second name there. On the side note...nor does Winston.

https://i.imgur.com/qhOeaix.png
https://i.imgur.com/OtgZOtu.png

LateRaider 04-03-20 05:41

you made me break my silence. thank you.

winston's surname is confirmed in legend. unless "conway" shows up somehow in TR:C's guide, i think we can consider this case closed.

unless jo or dr cheese want to come out of the woodwork lmao

LateRaider 30-05-20 19:39

zreen comes to the rescue again. confirmed Larson in TRC:'s guide and no mention of Conway.

https://i.imgur.com/dYbZn9L.png

i've also heard in TRI's code (level WADs?) he's referred to as Larson, not Larsen, so i think we can consider the Larsen spelling to be a holdover from prerelease, like Lara's braid or Lara Cruz. this stems from the amended TR Wiki due to my findings https://tombraider.fandom.com/wiki/L...meline)#Trivia

i know this case is closed but i just wanted to confirm it with my own eyes. thank you to everyone who participated. the only lingering question left is what the hell was dr. cheese thinking

Boobandie 05-06-20 03:17

We really should have clued onto Larsen/Larson being a last name sooner...

"Ah, the charming Mr. Larson. Has Pierre let you off the leash?"

LateRaider 05-06-20 03:44

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Originally Posted by Boobandie (Post 8203714)
We really should have clued onto Larsen/Larson being a last name sooner...

"Ah, the charming Mr. Larson. Has Pierre let you off the leash?"

honestly truly you're right. now we're stuck with a weirdass 2 surnames situation b/c no one ever called out dr. cheese.

it does seem like the spelling ultimately ended up as "larson" (there's more evidence for it being larson than larsen at this point. any final fantasy fans reminded of the aeris vs. aerith debate?) but i wish there was a fanon first name instead of a fanon surname.

i still like the name timothy jebediah larson :(

Mek 06-06-20 08:10

This is a fascinating research :D The story of how "Conway" became widely accepted is unbelievable! My personal experience is that before Tomb Raider Anniversary he was referred to as only Larson and, then, Crystals added the surname "Conway". I've always thought it was this way. Deep respect for LateRaider for exploring the topic and reaching the sources referring to Larson!

LateRaider 06-06-20 17:36

aw thank you very much! ♥ i still wonder how many other half-truths like this are in the TR fandom

on a funnier note, i've been trying to have my own dr. cheese moment and make up a first name for the villain rourke in SotTR. his name is adam. i'll be back with scans from PC PowerPlay tomorrow ;)

Rai 06-06-20 18:59

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Originally Posted by LateRaider (Post 8204219)
aw thank you very much! ♥ i still wonder how many other half-truths like this are in the TR fandom

on a funnier note, i've been trying to have my own dr. cheese moment and make up a first name for the villain rourke in SotTR. his name is adam. i'll be back with scans from PC PowerPlay tomorrow ;)

Adam? A bit too boyish for a rogue like Rourke, dontcha think? What I mean is, Adam seems like a nice clean cut lad you'd bring home to mum. :p

If Larson is Larson's surname, then I reckon his first name is Jed. Or Jethro.

Dermahn 07-06-20 20:38

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Originally Posted by LateRaider (Post 8202199)
i've also heard in TRI's code (level WADs?) he's referred to as Larson, not Larsen

We don't actually know that. The information in the wiki is false (actually, rereading the wiki, it doesn't specify which game...). There's no way to know the name Core Design gave each model internally. If you open a level in one of the fan tools, the names you'll see are names given by the community, not Core Design!

However, some TR4/5 development tools have been leaked years ago and he's indeed spelled "Larson" in TRC.

If you're curious about Larson's internal name in TR1, perhaps you could ask Paul Douglas on twitter, if you haven't already :)

LateRaider 08-06-20 08:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dermahn (Post 8204552)
We don't actually know that. The information in the wiki is false (actually, rereading the wiki, it doesn't specify which game...). There's no way to know the name Core Design gave each model internally. If you open a level in one of the fan tools, the names you'll see are names given by the community, not Core Design!

However, some TR4/5 development tools have been leaked years ago and he's indeed spelled "Larson" in TRC.

If you're curious about Larson's internal name in TR1, perhaps you could ask Paul Douglas on twitter, if you haven't already :)

I have, actually! He said that Vicky always spelled it Larsen in her Scripts. I'm assuming that we're back to dealing with the story of two names, then. Thank you for the information!


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