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Old 20-03-21, 21:08   #1
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Default The reboot comics was the best version of reboot Lara

So I've been reading the reboot comics and I have to say that they show reboot Lara at her best. I wish I read the comics sooner.

I can definitely see why some fans ship Lara and Sam, Lara described Sam as her other half. They have such a relationship where Lara is sort of complete with Sam there. Lara is more grounded series type, where Sam is the more light hearted adventures type. I hated Sam with a passion in the games, but she really fills a certain role in Lara's life in the comics that cannot be denied.

Lara herself is very interesting in the comics, I love how she questions herself and actually asks if she is the monster in the story. But then she just says she doesn't care because all that matters is that she survives and protects her friends.

My favorite part was when Lara returns to Yamati and even though she knows the cult is planning on ruling the world and all that, Lara doesn't care. In that moment she felt like the old Lara, like a glimpse of her inside. She gave zero bleeps about saving the world, all she cared about was getting Sam and going home. She just stopped the cult because they were in her way.

It's something classic Lara would do and had done countless times. So far she doesn't seem to care about the world at all, she has a bit of selfishness that's been missing from the games. She also has loads of personality in the comics and the one liner sassy moments every now and again.

It's easy to see how she would become the Lara we all recognize. I thought Rhianna didn't understand Lara, but I was wrong. She understood Lara in many ways and it's really ashame that they didn't let her continue to be a main influence in Rise and Shadow.

If your not a fan of the games, I'd urge you to give the comics a try because they are good. I am very surprised and happy to embrace more Lara and Tomb Raider content that feels worth of the Tomb Raider name.
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Old 20-03-21, 21:25   #2
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I completely agree with this. The reboot comic Lara was actually giving me classic Lara vibes which I was missing so so much in the reboot trilogy of games.
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Old 20-03-21, 23:47   #3
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Been saying that right from the start, especially since Rhianna Pratchett started writing the comics. And Lara becomes an even more interesting character in the post-RotTR comics.

The funny thing is, while she does feel closer to Classic Lara, especially in sarcasm and wittiness, she still very much is reboot Lara. Especially in the darker and serious moments, it is clear reboot Lara in games and in the comics are indeed one and the same. Yet the wit and sarcasm still feels very much in character. Which for me is even more proof that, character wise, the problem classic fans have/had with Lara doesn't really come from her personality, but from the writers (and, because of that, Lara herself) only being able to fully show and explore her more serious and darker sides. In the comics they are allowed to explore her personality fully, and Lara becomes a much more interesting character for that.

Hopefully, with the new creative director and the merging of the timelines, the same can finally happen with in-game Lara as well.
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Old 21-03-21, 00:28   #4
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Comic-S-Lara + Alicia-Lara + Shadow-Lara, during moments such as Eli, camp fire and Una chat = best version of S-Lara, imo.

It proves that there are many sides to S-Lara, depicted in different mediums. They should think of these going forward as they progress her character into Unified -Lara.
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Old 21-03-21, 04:54   #5
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Pratchett's portrayal of Lara in the comics is my all time favourite version of Lara Croft if I'm being honest. She is an incredible mix of funny, smart, scary, relatable, and down to earth.
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Old 21-03-21, 10:25   #6
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I wonder if we'll ever get new comics or if from now on stories between games will be told through the new anime series...

Part of me wishes they'll made new comics, I really liked them.
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Old 22-03-21, 00:45   #7
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I liked the comics but apart of me is really glad they're over. The massive development for her character, to then be dumped and forgotten each game got annoying. Now that the series will have more money behind it with actual voice acting and world building, CD will HAVE to follow through with the Lara Netflix gives us. I don't see the comics coming back anytime soon and I'm ok with that. Just give us unified Lara in the series and I'll be happy
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