CHARACTERS: LARA CROFT
Biography (Crystal Dynamics - Tomb Raider (2013) saga reboot
Name: Lara Croft
Age: 21 years
Ocupation: Recently graduated Archaeologist. Also worked several part-time jobs as a student to help pay her way through university, including bar work.
Interests: Archery, rock climbing & hiking, reading & research.
A bit of a workaholic, Lara is an unassuming and rather bookish young woman, making her way through life in search of meaning and direction after the disappearance of her parents while on an expedition. She is a product of a privileged childhood, and was initially sheltered from many of the harsh realities of life. Growing up, Lara spent time travelling with her parents on archaeological expeditions. She developed a worldly outlook and a passion for ancient mysteries.
The search for Yamatai marks her first job after graduating from university. Although it is her first time as a full crewmember, it is not her first time on the Endurance. She spent time in her early adolescence on the ship when her father used to hire Roth for expeditions, and took several smaller trips more recently as an intern when she could get time away from her studies. Her best friend Samantha and the crew of the Endurance are the closest thing to family that Lara has.
She possesses a powerful sense of moral (if not physical) courage. Lara is clever, resourceful and determined. When push comes to shove, Lara’s loyalty to her friends outweighs her fear for her own safety.
Biography before the reboot(CORE Design and Crystal Dynamics - TR Legend, Anniversary and Underworld
Name: Lara Croft
Birth date: February, 14 of 1968
Birth place: Wimbledon, Surrey
Civil state: Single
Blood group: AB -
Weight: 50-60 Kg
Height: 1.78m (5'10")
Eyes colour: Brown
Hair colour: Brown
Profession: Archeologist, although she's a tomb raider, a relic hunter and she save the world against all menace.
Favourite transport : The Norton Streetfighter motorbike
Favourite weapon: 9mm Gun
Favourite movie: Deliverance Aguirre, Wrath of God
Favourite music: Classic music, U2, Nine Inch Nails
Favourite food: Beens in toast
Hobbies: Extrem sport, investigation about old and strange artefacts, archeology, etc.
Ambitions: Her athletic habilities, Lara can to broke world records, although her best ambition is the world about tombs and the past.
Afraids: The Corgi (dog race) of her aunt that it bit her when she was a child.
Heroes: Any great figure from the past that build danger tombs to be buried inside.
His passion for antiquity was inevitable. Lara Croft was educated at a young age to look back before the present, giving a typical holiday for family trips to archaeological excavations. This education method had the desired effect on a young Croft, instilling a love of the unknown that leads to rational explanations to explain the mysteries seated.
While Lara's affinity for the antique is something that does not cost you effort, often encounter problems getting a name out of the influential shadow of their parents. It is wealthy but refuses to flaunt it. Your name generates respect, but she struggles to earn it. His dream is to show his worth but doing it with their own rules. Thus, unexpectedly declined an invitation to access and enter another Cambridge college less known to immerse yourself in real life. This period was crucial to make Lara into a practical and sensible young man, who grew up in a way that the path of their parents would not allow.
Biography (Crystal Dynamics - Trilogy Legend, Anniversary and Underworld)
Lady Lara Croft is an 11th generation Countess. The Croft family was granted the title and rights to Abbingdon, Surrey by King Edward VI in 1547. The Croft Estates are comprised of three separate manor houses, two of which are maintained by the National Trust, and the third is home to Lady Croft.
Lady Croft herself has suffered several personal tragedies, including the deaths of both parents on separate occasions before she came of age. Reputably an accredited genius and Olympic-standard gymnast, Lady Croft is the focus of wild speculation and intense debate in both the scientific and political communities in addition to the popular press. Idealized and vilified in equal measure, she is perhaps one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures of our time.
Biography: Lara Croft was born in Surrey’s Parkside Hospital to Lady Amelia Croft and the notorious archeologist Lord Richard Croft, the late Earl of Abbingdon. Between the ages of three and six, she attended the Abbingdon Girls School, where it quickly became clear that she was an exceptionally gifted child.
At the age of nine she survived a plane crash in the Himalayas that took the life of her mother. In perhaps the first story of her prodigious indomitability, she somehow survived a solo ten-day trek across the Himalayan mountains, one of the most hostile environments on the planet. The story goes that when she arrived in Katmandu she went to the nearest bar and made a polite telephone call to her father asking if it would be convenient for him to come and pick her up. For six years following the plane crash, Lara rarely left her father’s side, traveling around the world from one archeological dig site to another. During this period she was ostensibly given a standard education from private tutors, but it would probably be more accurate to say she was her father’s full time apprentice.
When Lara was fifteen, her father went missing in Cambodia. Extensive searches by the authorities and Lara herself turned up human remains that could not definitively be identified. Since Lord Croft’s body was not officially recovered, Lara could not directly inherit the Croft title and Lara was thrust into a bitter family feud over control of the Abbingdon estates with her uncle Lord Errol Croft. Lara eventually won the legal battle, and took possession of her inheritance but at the cost of a deep rift in the Croft family that left her estranged from her living relatives.
Professional history: Lady Lara Croft has already eclipsed her father’s career; as of this writing she is credited with the discovery of some fifteen archeological sites of international significance. These sites are still yielding new and exciting insights to the past on an ongoing basis. No one can deny Lady Croft’s incredible contribution to the field of archeology, however she is not without her detractors.
Lara’s methods have been frequently called into question by government officials and other practicing archeologists. She has been described variously as anything from cavalier to down-right irresponsible. Some scholars have suggested that her notorious lack of documentation and brute force methodology have contaminated countless sites and done more harm than good. There have even been (unsubstantiated) allegations that Lara actually takes items from these sites before informing the international community of their locations, and that she is nothing more than a glorified treasure hunter.
Summary: Despite the tabloid press's infatuation with her, Lara Croft guards her privacy with complete determination. She has never granted an interview nor made any personal comment to any of the rumors associated with her, preferring to express herself through brief formal statements given by the family solicitors, Hardgraves and Moore.
Predictably there have been a number of unofficial biographies printed about the young Countess, that attribute wild and fantastic feats to her exploits, ranging from the discovery of living dinosaurs in the Congo to infiltrating the infamous Area 51 in Nevada. The official line from the Croft Estate to these works is simply that "...these books are utter rot: disgraceful, trashy works of total fiction."
Nevertheless if you even make a cursory search on the Internet for the Unexplained, the Mysterious and the Downright Unbelievable, time and again you will find Lara Croft's name appearing. She appears to be a hero to conspiracy theorists and alternate history aficionados alike.
It seems the further you dig into Lady Croft's life, the more bewildering and mysterious she becomes. Perhaps like the archeological sites she discovers, we have only scratched the surface of this incredible woman and the complex and inscrutable secrets buried deep within her.
Time Line (Lara Croft)
1968 - Lara is born, Feb 14, Wimbeldon.
1971 - Private Tutoring.
1977 - At the age 9, Lara survived a plane crash in the Himalayan mountains, she survives alone during 10 days and arrive to Katmandu.
1979 - Enrolled at Wimbeldon High School for girls, age 11.
1984 - Cambodian expedition with Von Croy.
Researching in haunted Connusie Island.
Sent to boarding school at Gordonstoun, Scotland.
1986 - She enrolled at Swiss finishing school. After the death of her father, Lara inherited the Croft estates and became Countess of Abbingdon.
1989 - When she was 21 years old and fresh out of college enprende a trip aboard the rescue ship Endurance with Captain Conrad Roth, in search of lost relics to the coast of Japan.
1995 - Visits Rome (Filosofal stone).
Successfully hunts bigfoot in North America.
1996 - She recover the parts of the Atlantian Scion and travel Egypt again to get the Cat Statue Bastet and returned to Atlantis.
1997 - She recovers Dagger of Xion, Golden Mask and steals the Iris from Von Croy Industries.
1998 - She finds 4 Idols' Meteorite and she got the Spear of Destiny.
1999 - She finds the 5º idol, it's The Hand of Rathmore.
2000 - She finds the Tutankhamon's Mask, her mission is from a newspaper's boss, "The Times". She finded an Egyptian Ankh in Seth Tomb and after her scape from the Horus Temple, everything collapse and everyone though she was dead.
2001 - Lara escaped, but hurted, and thanks to Putai, the Shaman, who heals her wounds and takes care of her until she´s completely cured and with forces, so she can return to the civilization after a period of retirement, without being able to forget the terrible happened events.
She gets the Mareish's Amulet (Book "The Amulet of Power").
Lara must find the two parts of the Triangle of Light. (Movie, "Lara Croft Tomb Raider")
2003 - She got a phone call from Von Croy, requesting to helps him to goes to Paris, the mentor is murdered and Lara is accused about that; soon she realizes about the Last Nephilim and the Obscura paintings, she count with help, his name is Kurtis Trent, and this time, they can stop the Cabal working together.
Lara finds the orbe submerged and hidden in Alexander The Great's Temple, this artefact reveals where is the Pandora's Box (Movie, "Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life").
2004 - Lara must clean her name in a new CIA Mission to find old iraqis' relics stolen. Lara is wrapped in a more complicated matter and she realized some people have very bad intentions and they want to revive the Mené Cult (Book "The lost cult").
2005 - Lara finds some parts of a bronze android leg (Book, "The man of Bronze").
2006 - Lara must find the parts of Excalibur, she must get them before her enemy from the past. For to complete her mision, she must join the parts with the Ghalali Key and travel to the Himalaya, where she had a plane crash with her mother.
2008 - Lara, try to find the place where Lara dissapear, the mythic Avalon, she needs to find first the Thor´s hammer, the one with power to open the games of Helheim (Ávalon). In this adventure she meet with an old enemy from her past who believe dead, Natla, and she´s the one reveling she was the one who killed her father, Richard Croft.
2009 - She finds beneath the ashes of her manor (Lara's doppelganger explode and destroy it) an artefact to control Thralls. The Doppelganger allies with Lara and kill finally to Natla.
2010 - Lara Croft has found the long lost Temple of Light in the mountains of Central America, moments after Lara finds the Mirror of Smoke, mercenaries burst in and steal the artifact, Xolotl immediately returns from his banishment. Totec, the Guardian of Light, and Lara will work together to retrieve the Mirror of Smoke before Xolotl plunge the world into eternal darkness.
Old Biography (CORE Design)
Lara Croft, daughter of Lord Henshingly Croft, was born in England on February 14th 1968. From the age of 3 Lara began her learning with a private tutor. Lara attended Wimbledon High School for girls at the age of 11.
At 16 her parents decided she should broaden her education by studying at Gordonstoun, one of Britain's most prominent boarding schools. One day Lara came across a copy of National Geographic on the hall table. The front cover featured a familiar name - Professor Werner Von Croy. A respected archaeologist, Von Croy had once lectured at Lara's school to pupils and parents alike.
The experience had a profound effect on Lara, triggering a desire for travel to remote locations in search of adventure. In some ways Von Croy had become an inspirational figure for Lara. As Lara read further, she learned that Von Croy was currently preparing for an archaeological tour across Asia, culminating in a potential new discovery to be made in Cambodia. Unable to pass up this opportunity, Lara burst into the room, thrust the article in front of her parents and without hesitation demanded she accompany Von Croy on his expedition.
Lord Croft could hardly disagree that travel was an education in itself. As Lara argued the case further, he found himself walking over to the desk and penning a letter to Von Croy. He Introduced himself as an influential society figure and offered financial assistance in exchange for his daughter's place on the expedition. Von Croy's reply assured the Henshingly Croft's that the territories were friendly and that he had ample experience to look after both his and Lara's well being.
Lara's company as an assistant would be welcome, as was the offer of such a generous cheque. He remembered Lara from his lecture - her incessant yet insightful questions had made quite an impression upon him. And so it was agreed by all that Lara would accompany Von Croy for the duration of the tour.
After attending a Swiss finishing school at the age of 21, Lara's marriage into wealth had seemed assured, until one day, on her way home from a skiing holiday, her chartered plane crashed deep into the heart of the Himalayan Mountains. Lara probably should have died there, as most people would have, instead she learned how to depend on her wits to stay alive in hostile conditions a world away from her sheltered upbringing.
Two weeks later when she walked into the village of Tokakeriby her experiences had had a profound effect on her and in that process transformed herself as well. Her Himalayan odyssey was both miraculous and enlightening, as the young woman not only survived, but gained a perspective on herself and the world that made her past appear shallow and naive. Out of the darkness of her ordeal, she saw her future reflected in a different light.
She felt profoundly that there was more for her in this life than the coddled existence that had become her numbing habit. She realized that she was only truly alive when she was travelling alone. Over the eight following years she acquired an intimate knowledge of ancient civilizations across the globe. Her family soon disowned their prodigal daughter, hoping she would wed The Earl of Farrington. She turned to writing to fund her trips.
Famed for discovering several ancient sites of profound archaeological interest and gaining some notoriety for having slain an actual Bigfoot in North America, she made a name for herself by publishing travel books & detailed journals of her exploits.
Lara Croft became the seeker of truths, both large and small, and in that pursuit she continues to this day.