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Old 20-09-19, 11:41   #21
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Even Dora, being a children's movie, wears her shorts. I don't think wearing shorts is a bad thing ... they can wear them even if it were in a little moment.
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In the right environment she could wear them, it is slightly ridiculous looking back at TR 2 we're she's in a bomber jacket and shorts in the snowy weather. I'm not talking Harley Quinn style hot pants but a nice pair of climbing shorts with some utility combat pockets would be cool.
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Old 21-09-19, 00:10   #23
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Old 23-09-19, 07:39   #24
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In the right environment she could wear them, it is slightly ridiculous looking back at TR 2 we're she's in a bomber jacket and shorts in the snowy weather. I'm not talking Harley Quinn style hot pants but a nice pair of climbing shorts with some utility combat pockets would be cool.
I don't understand why people use TR2 as a bad example. Lara made the impromptu decision on the fly to go to Tibet, she didn't pack ahead of time. She was lucky to have even found the bomber jacket, so it made sense why she still had the shorts on.

Not only that but it's one of the most badass and iconic outfits in TR history. People get too uptight about everything having to be realistic, but Tomb Raider isn't a realistic franchise at all, so why do her outfits all have to be completely realistic?

We don't see these same arguments for characters like Duke Nukem, or even Nathan Drake (rock climbing in blue jeans?!), but since Lara Croft is a female protagonist, for some reason it is imposed on her that she has to be realistic, or I should say modest, because realism wasn't factored in with Lara wearing flip flops in Paititi, but since it's modest attire that somehow makes it ok.
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Old 23-09-19, 23:27   #25
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I don't understand why people use TR2 as a bad example. Lara made the impromptu decision on the fly to go to Tibet, she didn't pack ahead of time. She was lucky to have even found the bomber jacket, so it made sense why she still had the shorts on.

Not only that but it's one of the most badass and iconic outfits in TR history. People get too uptight about everything having to be realistic, but Tomb Raider isn't a realistic franchise at all, so why do her outfits all have to be completely realistic?

We don't see these same arguments for characters like Duke Nukem, or even Nathan Drake (rock climbing in blue jeans?!), but since Lara Croft is a female protagonist, for some reason it is imposed on her that she has to be realistic, or I should say modest, because realism wasn't factored in with Lara wearing flip flops in Paititi, but since it's modest attire that somehow makes it ok.
I've just always found it ridiculous it's a matter of personal preference I'm not trying to make some sort of political statement and I'm not one for realism suspension of disbelief factors largely into the classics, for me it's not about whether she's female or not, my favourite franchise outfit is the South Pacific one which is probably one of her most revealing but she rocks it.

I am not one for making clothing assumptions on gender especially when it comes to my favourite video game characters like Bloodrayne, Bayonetta and Lara Croft. I just think that outfit was silly when compared to her other winter outfits like Antarctica. I've never been a fan of her wearing pink either.
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Old 23-09-19, 23:29   #26
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^ Even though mossies would bite her I can empathise with that outfit more in the SA. But in a film she'd have to monologue about why she can't feel the cold from her pelvis down if you had her in Siberia with shorts, because you can't distract the audience for 2 hours with gameplay, it's a passive experience.
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