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LateRaider 05-11-20 23:41

I found a small bit of info. Just some trivia on the name, really, because I've for certain found the originating source on this particular version of it.

The Gamepressure guide for TR:A calls him Larson Dawson. I can only find sites sourcing this guide for the surname and it never caught on. https://guides.gamepressure.com/tomb...de.asp?ID=3147

I also found a TRF thread talking about this oddity here. Shame on Mytly for lying! https://www.tombraiderforums.com/sho...d.php?t=153006

Rai 06-11-20 00:14

Well, Larson Dawson seems quite a tongue twister of a name, which probably contributed to why it didn't catch on, or is easily forgotten.

Famicom 08-01-21 00:09

I've had this Spanish guide for ages. It was edited in 1997 in Spain by the same distribution company that got us the game here back then: Proein Software. Apart from the cover, the book has no pictures whatsoever. Only text. By the looks of it, I'd say it has been poorly translated from English, but anyway. Here it is:

https://i.imgur.com/AbvzO4f.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/0oKY3nx.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/bvRYKV0.jpg

Now, about the Conway mystery: Larson's surname is mentioned in this webpage dedicated to Spanish dubbing/voiceover acting:

https://www.eldoblaje.com/datos/Fich...a.asp?id=12294

I don't think that specific webpage has been altered or updated in anyway since 2007. That's why I chose it over imdb and others. It doesn't prove anything we didn't know already, so...

I need to find some time to go through the tons of files related to TRA that I collected back in the day. Gotta find them first, though :facepalm:

Zebra 08-01-21 02:03

I love that we all just assumed it to be his first name when it's his last name LOL :vlol:. Great job investigating, LateRaider :tmb:!

LateRaider 16-01-21 21:09

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Originally Posted by Famicom (Post 8267366)
I've had this Spanish guide for ages. It was edited in 1997 in Spain by the same distribution company that got us the game here back then: Proein Software.

Thanks for this! It's nice to see that the Larson spelling quickly took root.

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Originally Posted by Famicom (Post 8267366)
Now, about the Conway mystery: Larson's surname is mentioned in this webpage dedicated to Spanish dubbing/voiceover acting:

https://www.eldoblaje.com/datos/Fich...a.asp?id=12294

I don't think that specific webpage has been altered or updated in anyway since 2007. That's why I chose it over imdb and others. It doesn't prove anything we didn't know already, so...

They may have gotten the info from the Dr. Cheese thread, so I can't really say this is credible. Thank you, though.

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Originally Posted by Famicom (Post 8267366)
I need to find some time to go through the tons of files related to TRA that I collected back in the day. Gotta find them first, though :facepalm:

I would very much appreciate it! ♥

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Originally Posted by Zebra (Post 8267379)
I love that we all just assumed it to be his first name when it's his last name LOL :vlol:. Great job investigating, LateRaider :tmb:!

thanks Zebra. in hindsight it's strange people thought it was his first name :confused:

Enya Brennan 16-01-21 23:20

Not sure this will be a worthy contribution to the investigation, but I suddenly remembered I had my copy of the 20 Years of Tomb Raider book lying around and thought that maybe there’s a mention of the character somewhere inside. It says the following:
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He proceeded to tell how she claimed [the Philosopher’s Stone] in Rome, tailed by longtime rivals Larson Conway and Pierre DuPont.
The full page can be read here. The text above can be found in the lower right corner. The book was written by our very dear Meagan Marie, so perhaps this could be considered some sort of confirmation or she just knew as much as we do.

(Apologies if it’s already been posted)

LateRaider 17-01-21 00:00

Enya, thank you! No, it hasn't been posted yet. Well goddamn. I guess if it shows up in official materials, that means it's canon now, doesn't it? Regardless of its origins. She does get Pierre's surname wrong (To my knowledge it's always been Dupont with a lowercase p, and it's spelled as such in Anniversary.) but otherwise this is the smoking gun.

My mind is blown. This has to be one of the few cases of fanon unintentionally becoming canon. Probably all because Megan used TR Wikis and official fansites to verify her sources. Whoa.


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Originally Posted by LateRaider (Post 7972218)
...Lmao, that makes me think of something silly. Wouldn't it be funny if it turns out Dr. Cheese made it up and even the official TR staff thought Conway was created internally?

LOOOOOOL NOT ME PREDICTING THIS WOULD HAPPEN

Mek 17-01-21 09:09

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Originally Posted by LateRaider (Post 8270057)
Enya, thank you! No, it hasn't been posted yet. Well goddamn. I guess if it shows up in official materials, that means it's canon now, doesn't it? Regardless of its origins. She does get Pierre's surname wrong (To my knowledge it's always been Dupont with a lowercase p, and it's spelled as such in Anniversary.) but otherwise this is the smoking gun.

It showed up only in a guide and not in the game. And it showed up only once and in the relation to Tomb Raider Chronicles. That Larson has never had a surname. Sorry, I have doubts if it makes it official. I would say that it is just an error in the guide.

Wooxman 17-01-21 14:49

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Originally Posted by LateRaider (Post 8270057)
Enya, thank you! No, it hasn't been posted yet. Well goddamn. I guess if it shows up in official materials, that means it's canon now, doesn't it? Regardless of its origins. She does get Pierre's surname wrong (To my knowledge it's always been Dupont with a lowercase p, and it's spelled as such in Anniversary.) but otherwise this is the smoking gun.

My mind is blown. This has to be one of the few cases of fanon unintentionally becoming canon. Probably all because Megan used TR Wikis and official fansites to verify her sources. Whoa.

I've read Pierres surname with an uppercase P several times.

You guys could ask Meagan on Twitter where she got the information about Larson's surname from.

LateRaider 17-01-21 20:57

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Originally Posted by Mek (Post 8270136)
It showed up only in a guide and not in the game. And it showed up only once and in the relation to Tomb Raider Chronicles. That Larson has never had a surname. Sorry, I have doubts if it makes it official. I would say that it is just an error in the guide.

it's the closest to an answer we have. in my opinion, it's official enough if it's by official crystal dynamics staff, regardless of whether or not she got it by checking wikiraider or the tomb raider fandom wiki

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Originally Posted by Wooxman (Post 8270201)
I've read Pierres surname with an uppercase P several times.

DuPont is fanon. it's always been Dupont. check the subtitles in TR:A and the scrolling text in the nGage port of TRI

https://i.imgur.com/KFTx2C0.png
https://i.imgur.com/x2C5GzF.png

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You guys could ask Meagan on Twitter where she got the information about Larson's surname from.
i did and she ignored me


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