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Old 20-01-20, 19:40   #18941
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I’m a little confused. Everyone speaks of different Lara’s. Looking strictly at the TR games, not sure what we’re looking at? I know her appearance has changed from the older games and then the TRL, TRA, and TRU games and then the newer games TR2013, ROTTR, SOTTR. Are we looking at the graphics, the movement, etc.? Thanks
People are discussing differing timelines and biographies, which effectively create different iterations of Lara Croft. As an example, Core's Lara has a slightly different biography to LAU Lara, as does Reboot/Survivor timeline Lara. I'm not familiar with the Top Cow comics, but apparently her biography is different again to the Core games iteration. Likewise with the film versions.

With the games alone, there's the Core (classic) era, the LAU trilogy, the LC games and now the Reboot/survivor trilogy, each with their own iteration of Lara.

There are actually two similar discussions being had on the subject, with the second one being held in the unpopular opinions thread .
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Old 20-01-20, 20:18   #18942
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People are discussing differing timelines and biographies, which effectively create different iterations of Lara Croft. As an example, Core's Lara has a slightly different biography to LAU Lara, as does Reboot/Survivor timeline Lara. I'm not familiar with the Top Cow comics, but apparently her biography is different again to the Core games iteration. Likewise with the film versions.

With the games alone, there's the Core (classic) era, the LAU trilogy, the LC games and now the Reboot/survivor trilogy, each with their own iteration of Lara.

There are actually two similar discussions being had on the subject, with the second one being held in the unpopular opinions thread .
here's everyone. and here's what they're in if you need a refresher https://pastebin.com/hHGedKMk


Core Design Lara

Dad: Henshingly Croft, rich businessman
Mom: Lady Croft
Backstory: Had an arranged engagement to the Earl of Farringdon. Lara was the sole survivor of a plane wreck in the Himalayas when she was age 21. She made it to civilization alive, and returned with the revelation that she only felt alive while traveling alone. However, she was disowned for this. Inherited Croft Manor from Auntie Croft.


Top Cow Lara

Dad: Henshingly Croft, rich businessman
Mom: Andrea Croft
Backstory: Was engaged to the Earl of Farringdon, her love. Lara was the sole survivor of a plane wreck in the Himalayas when she was age 21, in which Henshingly, Andrea, and the Earl were killed. She made it to civilization alive, and returned with the revelation that she only felt alive while traveling alone. Inherited Croft Manor from her parents.


Jolie Lara

Dad: Richard Croft, archaeolgist-adventurer
Mom: Lady Croft
Backstory: Mother died when Lara was too young to form memories of her. Enthused by archaeology and myths from a young age. Father died on an expedition when Lara was older. Naturally became an archaeologist-adventurer as she aged. Inherited Croft Manor from her parents.


Legend Lara

Dad: Richard Croft, archaeologist-adventurer
Mom: Amelia Croft, archaeologist-adventurer
Backstory: Enthused by archaeology and debunking myths from a young age. Mother vanished after a plane wreck in the Himalayas when Lara was age 8 or 9. Richard and Lara devoted their lives to finding her. Father died on an expedition when Lara was older. Went to university for archaeology and became an archaeologist-adventurer. Inherited Croft Manor from her parents.


Re/Visioned Lara

Dad: Lord Croft
Mom: Unknown
Backstory: Went to Croft Academy as a child, owned and financed by her father. Occupation is archaeologist-adventurer.


"Lara Croft" Lara

Dad: Unknown (Lord Croft?)
Mom: Unknown (Lady Croft?)
Backstory: Occupation is archaeologist-adventurer. Lives in Croft Manor.


Survivor Lara

Dad: Richard Croft, archaeologist-adventurer
Mom: Amelia Croft, painter
Backstory: Enthused by archaeology from a young age. Mother died in a plane wreck in the Himalayas. Richard devoted his research to the concept of the immortal soul, as well as myths and legends. Father was found dead with a bullet through his skull when Lara was age 9 or 11. Lara was raised by Conrad Roth, a close friend of Richard's, and lost access to her wealth and luxury. As Lara aged, she grew an interest in debunking myths as well. The Croft Estate was managed by her Uncle Atlas de Mornay, supposedly until Lara came of age, but due to her interests in archaeology, Atlas' image of Lara soured and he refused to return the Manor to her.


Vikander Lara

Dad: Richard Croft, archaeologist-adventurer
Mom: Amelia Croft
Backstory: Mother died when Lara was younger. Father went missing on an expedition. Lara refused to sign the papers that would allow her to take over the Croft Estate because she adamantly believed Richard was still alive, and thus lived outside of wealth and luxury.


writing this up made me actually realize that survivor lara has a rich and detailed backstory, about as rich as core lara's. i stan
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Old 20-01-20, 21:11   #18943
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"Lara Croft" Lara

Dad: Unknown (Lord Croft?)
Mom: Unknown (Lady Croft?)
Backstory: Archaeologist-adventurer. Lives in Croft Manor.
Due to the lack of backstory to this Lara, and her sharing the same voice with LAU Lara i'd say it's safe to include her into the LAU universe, come on, she even has the same exact equipment/gear as TRU Lara.
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Old 20-01-20, 21:24   #18944
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Has anyone at Crystal Dynamics commented on whether or not the Lara from their first trilogy and the Lara from the Lara Croft games are the same?
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Old 20-01-20, 21:26   #18945
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Due to the lack of backstory to this Lara, and her sharing the same voice with LAU Lara i'd say it's safe to include her into the LAU universe, come on, she even has the same exact equipment/gear as TRU Lara.
Yeah, I agree with all of this, especially the bold part. Even her ‘Classic’ attire in Relic Run is the Anniversary outfit.

But now to think of it, LAU Lara’s manor got blown up in Underworld. And this LC Lara lives in a mansion (assuming from the GO DLC). Did they imply that LAU/LC Lara renovated the blown up manor, hence hanging the ‘magic’ mirror on the wall? Weird. It’s all a reach, but I love my theory. LAU and LC Lara are the same Lara!
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Old 20-01-20, 22:00   #18946
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Yeah, I agree with all of this, especially the bold part. Even her ‘Classic’ attire in Relic Run is the Anniversary outfit.

But now to think of it, LAU Lara’s manor got blown up in Underworld. And this LC Lara lives in a mansion (assuming from the GO DLC). Did they imply that LAU/LC Lara renovated the blown up manor, hence hanging the ‘magic’ mirror on the wall? Weird. It’s all a reach, but I love my theory. LAU and LC Lara are the same Lara!
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Due to the lack of backstory to this Lara, and her sharing the same voice with LAU Lara i'd say it's safe to include her into the LAU universe, come on, she even has the same exact equipment/gear as TRU Lara.
as far as i remember the official word is she's someone different, but imo yeah she's legend lara. so is re/visioned lara
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Old 20-01-20, 22:08   #18947
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But now to think of it, LAU Lara’s manor got blown up in Underworld. And this LC Lara lives in a mansion (assuming from the GO DLC). Did they imply that LAU/LC Lara renovated the blown up manor, hence hanging the ‘magic’ mirror on the wall? Weird. It’s all a reach, but I love my theory. LAU and LC Lara are the same Lara!
Wasn't it implied somewhere that LAU Lara had more than one manor? Or am i overthinking.
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Old 20-01-20, 22:13   #18948
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Oh Lord, how much I preferred the backstory where Lara was created as an aristocrath, with an arranged marriage to booth! It's so different from where she ends up. I hate the down-to-earth version of her.
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Wasn't it implied somewhere that LAU Lara had more than one manor? Or am i overthinking.
yeah it was. it's in the pda entry for croft manor. "of the many estates i inherited from my parents, this is the one i'm most fond of" or something
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Old 20-01-20, 22:18   #18950
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Oh Lord, how much I preferred the backstory where Lara was created as an aristocrath, with an arranged marriage to booth! It's so different from where she ends up. I hate the down-to-earth version of her.
But then how will she be #Relatable?
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