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Old 16-04-13, 17:10   #1
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Steph was a character in Tomb Raider (2013). Her name has been cut from the final release, however in some of the early demos it was still being mentioned by Lara, Roth, and the other Survivors of the Endurance.

Steph was the latest victim of the Scavenger in the first level Scavenger's Den. She was a colleague of Lara's on board the Endurance before she was murdered and strung up in a strange ritual.

No official background story has ever been released, for example her last name and function aboard the Endurance as well as her relationship with her crew mates is unknown. When later on in the demo Lara tells the other survivors of Steph's death, though, they are shocked, so it is reasonable to assume that she was a respected and well liked member of the crew.

I find it quite odd that they decided to cut her from the final release.
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Old 16-04-13, 17:12   #2
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I'm guessing they decided to have her strung up in the cave as Lara's first 'obstacle' yet they felt they were rushing in death too quick so cut it, so it'd have more of an impact later.
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Upcoming single player DLC: "The Chronicles of Steph"
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Old 16-04-13, 17:23   #4
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I think they didn't want to giveaway the story too quickly.

This was a perfect opportunity, however to really incorporate the survival aspect of the story. Everything just runs so smoothly. We don't know anything about what happened to Lara between the time that she was knocked unconscious and when she woke up in the cave.

So the whole beginning of the game doesn't make any sense.
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Somebody said that they wouldn't have had enough time to perform the sacrifice, but honestly I think they could've. They should've just rearranged the rooms in the scavenger den, so that Lara finds Steph's body some minutes later. And honestly, it would've worked in my opinion, but whatever. It doesn't matter much in my opinion.
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I think they just got lazy. I would have loved to see Steph.
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Maybe she'll be a character in TR2 O: who knows

BTW: In TRL one of Lara's friends wasn't called Steph too?

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Old 16-04-13, 18:33   #8
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Maybe she'll be a character in TR2 O: who knows

BTW: In TRL one of Lara's friends wasn't called Steph too?

God damnit D: hate my english
Steph? No, there was Anaya and Amanda, Zip, Alister, Rutland, Takamoto, Nishimura and i think that's it

Know what would have been cool? You know when lara crawled on shore and started staring at something, it would have been cool if we saw Steph being killed, knocked out or dragged by a scavenger, and then Lara gets K.O-d

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Old 16-04-13, 18:36   #9
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Somebody said that they wouldn't have had enough time to perform the sacrifice, but honestly I think they could've. They should've just rearranged the rooms in the scavenger den, so that Lara finds Steph's body some minutes later. And honestly, it would've worked in my opinion, but whatever. It doesn't matter much in my opinion.
Well that's what I'm saying. We don't know how much time was passed before Lara was strung up. On top of that, it never became clear just what the Solarii were trying to do.

It's almost like Crystal couldn't really decide what to do with her, Steph, they dropped the name, she became just a set piece, and not involved with the Endurance at all.

There are various other sacrifices, the one in the shantytown being the most notable.

Question is though, how would it have affected the story down the line... I mean, the whole beginning of the game was tweaked as to how the kidnapping happened and other various things. They opted to just make Lara fall asleep.

Would it have made sense that they would've needed to hide these things for the big reveal at the end?

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Maybe she'll be a character in TR2 O: who knows

BTW: In TRL one of Lara's friends wasn't called Steph too?

God damnit D: hate my english
There was a corpse of blond girl in the flashback level, but I think that her name was Sarah.
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