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Old 22-02-21, 17:47   #1
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Default Doppelganger Shapeshifter Idea

What if she can shape shift between meat bag, to fiery red headed pyromaniac from LAU, to the next generation where she can turn her arms into duel metal Axes terminator style, to mimic reboot Lara's duel axes. Creepy as hell! I need to see this happen. Horror elements from TR2013 were such a vibe. I think seeing Doppelganger evolve through the ages and into her next incarnation would be worth bringing her back for. The possibilities for the character are really endless. I love how she represents the dark side of Lara that is manifested because of Lara's refusal to face her own demons, so they confront her through Doppelganger where she is forced to work out her shadow self in the real world.

It's such a beautiful analogy. Isn't that how it is in life? When you refuse to acknowledge something you're ignoring, life creates situations where it's now so big that you can't ignore it anymore and the lesson must be learned the hard way, head on. I think that sort of thing is perfect for Lara's character arc. Her avoidance of her PTSD in reboot, her personal life in the classics, Her emotions in LAU. Lara's total engulfment and surrender to the Tomb Raiding lifestyle is not without a tinge of avoidance of something else. Doppelganger's Return is the perfect embodiment of Lara's dark side she must conquer.

I would also like to see the next Doppelganger incarnate to be more vocal, but still minimal. Conversational and thought provoking as a psychological master manipulator, pulling Lara's strings, pressing her buttons, posing questions that make Lara question her fragile reality. Really write it like a psychological thriller with the tone of like Basic Instincts.

I would also like CD to psychologically **** with the player. Have them play a Level as Lara, trying to break into something, and when she finally gets the object of her desire, it shapeshifts into Doppelganger and you were fooled the whole time and now the dangerous artifact is in the wrong hands! AHHHH that's too good, come on lol.
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Old 22-02-21, 18:16   #2
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Ok, while we're at it, why not just make the Doppelgänger look something like this (final evolution):

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Different Themes of Doppelganger throughout the ages:

Classics - (Carnal/Blood): Just being born into this world. Like when prehistoric fish first came onto land. This bastardization of earths natural creation accomplishes her first mimicry.

LAU – (Destruction/Fire):
This version of Doppelganger likes how easy it is to mimic Lara’s tools of destruction the modern world affords her and uses pyrotechnics as she discovers the elements on earth. She’s in the caveman discovery of fire stage. In terms of her evolution, she’s early man.

Next Incarnation – (Machine/Domination): Doppelgangers industrial age is upon us. She’s figured out how to use machine technology to advance her evolution beyond organic confines. She can now shapeshift into all past incarnations, and change her arms into rudimentary tools, such as the arrows. Externally, without shifting, she discovers large mechs that she can ride, and harnesses a fleet of Large war machines. She also has a very cool red asymmetrical medium length bob, just to shakeup her style and give this version it’s own signature look.


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Ok, while we're at it, why not just make the Doppelgänger look something like this (final evolution):

For a DLC why not. Maybe that's a second clone's final form when she goes off the rails and leads herself into her own destruction, like an allegory for how humanity is designing their own destruction through technological advancement without ethical restraint. (BTW that looks like Kurtis there in the bottom left corner. Wouldn't mind him getting in on some Doppel duo action with Lara. Maybe a big twist after Lara and Kurt team up for the final boss battle is doppel brings out a Kurtis doppel too, to even the score.)
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Old 23-02-21, 14:05   #4
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Are you testing your next YA script on us?

not complaining.
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Are you testing your next YA script on us?

not complaining.
I might be too lazy to write a whole script. But maybe something good in there for TR? idk.
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