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Old 22-07-20, 16:13   #1
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Default Tomb Raider Comic Originally had Lara and Sam Nishimura end up Together

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Tomb Raider comic Tomb Raider: Inferno originally had Lara Croft and Samantha Nishimura end up together, until their “culminating kiss” was reduced to a “friendly hug.”

The news comes from Gayming, who recently published a piece explaining how Lara and Sam were supposed to be together.

Sam, who was introduced in 2013’s Tomb Raider, is Lara’s best friend – and, as pointed out in the Gayming piece, the rainbow that appears above their heads at the end of the game is not exactly subtle.

However, Sam never appeared again in the Tomb Raider video game series, leaving her relationship with Lara largely unexplored. Fortunately, writers from other mediums took up the mantle – one of whom penned Tomb Raider: Inferno.

The only physical intimacy displayed between Lara and Sam in Inferno is a platonic hug, although author Jackson Lanzing has stated that the original plan was to examine their romantic feelings for one another.

The confirmation comes from a response to comic book writer Gail Simone, who had posted a tweet stating, “you cannot convince me that Lara and Sam aren’t 10000% gay for each other.”

Lanzing’s reply is embedded below.

https://twitter.com/JacksonLanzing/s...06418104881152

According to Gayming, artist Phillip Sevy also confirmed that the plan was to have Lara and Sam end up together, noting that he still has the original drawings that were supposed to accompany their kiss.

Maybe – hopefully – in the future these writers will get their wish and be able to have Lara express her romantic feelings for Sam. At the moment, though, their relationship remains unclear.
https://www.vg247.com/2020/07/22/tom...-sam-together/
https://gaymingmag.com/2020/07/tomb-...d-up-together/
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Old 22-07-20, 16:19   #2
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They should worry about giving Lara a personality transplant instead

so her not being lesbian is the least of my concerns
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Old 22-07-20, 16:20   #3
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Can they just bring her back already? Best friend or girlfriend idc just do it
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Old 22-07-20, 16:22   #4
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I’ve seen his tweet as well.

Survivor Lara confirmed lesbian. Let’s see how many people will get pissed at this, and will be glad Crystal intervened that direction, after all, according to some in here, homosexuals are always forcing themselves into everything, right?

Anyways, I never looked at their relationship that way, personally. They felt more like sisters. I felt more romantic chemistry between her and Unuratu, or even Sofia
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Old 22-07-20, 16:25   #5
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Lara Croft with a decent personality, having an affair with another female archaeologist but still single=dream. Homophobia will always wins until then.
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Old 22-07-20, 17:03   #6
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I have no issues with Lara being bi or gay (though I subscribe to Core's timeline in which Lara was clearly into Kurtis so in my book, she's bi, pan or straight) but Sam is such an annoying, badly written character. Come up with a good character who'd actually make for an interesting love interest and I'll be all for it. (I mean, unless they've seriously overhauled their writing process and/or team, I don't think they will be able to come up with a character like that or pull off a good romance sideplot but maybe they will someday get around to fixing whatever is clearly broken with their writing process.)
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Lmao it's confirmed because a writer was told no when trying to put it in by the people who actually determine traits about the character? Sure. Total definition of confirmed.
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Anyways, I never looked at their relationship that way, personally. They felt more like sisters. I felt more romantic chemistry between her and Unuratu, or even Sofia
or Etzli...

The best relationship in the reboot universe for me is Jonah and Uchu
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The best relationship in the reboot universe for me is Jonah and Uchu
Jonah and Abby looked kind of cute together Lara awkwardly trying to flee from the blooming romance moment in Shadow felt like one of the few actual human interactions in the whole trilogy.
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Lmao it's confirmed because a writer was told no when trying to put it in by the people who actually determine traits about the character? Sure. Total definition of confirmed.
Not one but three.
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