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19th Apr '16 10:24:47 AM erforce
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** There's a rolling giant boulder trap in the Tomb of Qualopec in ''Anniversary''. If that weren't enough it was recently discovered that the giant boulder has a bullwhip and IndianaJones -type hat [[http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=150201 flattened onto it]].

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** There's a rolling giant boulder trap in the Tomb of Qualopec in ''Anniversary''. If that weren't enough it was recently discovered that the giant boulder has a bullwhip and IndianaJones Franchise/IndianaJones -type hat [[http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=150201 flattened onto it]].



** In ''III'', you can unlock one that has all of the artifacts that Lara got in all the previous games and sidequests, plus a ''T. Rex'' skull and the [[ShoutOut golden idol]] from the first ''[[Indiana Jones]]'' film.

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** In ''III'', you can unlock one that has all of the artifacts that Lara got in all the previous games and sidequests, plus a ''T. Rex'' skull and the [[ShoutOut golden idol]] from the first ''[[Indiana Jones]]'' [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk first]] ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' film.



** Nearly played straight; originally, the series' protagonist was going to be a white male, but the development team dropped that for fear of being sued due to too many similarities with Indiana Jones.

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** Nearly played straight; originally, the series' protagonist was going to be a white male, but the development team dropped that for fear of being sued due to too many similarities with Indiana Jones.Franchise/IndianaJones.
17th Mar '16 1:44:28 PM rafi
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* IndyEscape

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* IndyEscapeIndyEscape: In the Tomb Raider series, rolling boulders were a standard trap in level design, but only in a few places was this actually an Indy Escape:
** ''Tomb Raider: Legend''. Lara is chased by a giant boulder while dodging obstacles. At the end the boulder opens a shortcut back up to the current level.
** ''Tomb Raider: Anniversary''. In the "Atlas" room, you have to activate two switches to retrieve the key, which also causes the giant statue of Atlas to release the giant metal globe he was previously holding up. There are no nooks to hide in, and the pit at the far side is too wide to jump across without help.



** A very, VERY common mod for the early Tomb Raider PC games was called ''Nude Raider'', which made a very... ''subtle''... change to Lara's outfit. (It removed it, and in some versions of the mod, changed her player model to give more detail to her anatomy). There was a print advertisement for a video game cheat device (Gameshark) based on this mod. In it, a (insinuated to be) nude Lara is seen walking off "screen", a bikini flying away from her, with the caption "'''Want the code?'''"
2nd Mar '16 2:43:12 PM Vorpale
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** And why the hell they were brought there in the first place since GladiatorGames were [[AncientGrome roman,]] [[CriticalResearchFailure not greek]].
1st Mar '16 10:54:41 AM rafi
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* VideoGamePerversityPotential: Since first game, male players have performed in-game actions to make Lara Croft repeatedly say phrases and view closer camera angles of her bust and her butt.
** Out of all the nude mods, few got the game's developer's attention other than that of Tomb Raider, resulting in the shutdown of the "Nude Raider" website.
27th Feb '16 10:14:48 AM rafi
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* MaleGaze:
** Lara Croft suffers from this in many ways in the classic games; not only does she possess somewhat... exaggerated attributes in the bosom and rear end departments, but the clothes she wears (particularly in the earlier games) are designed to enhance them even further. Coupled with this is the fact that she is mostly viewed from behind during the game (partly as a necessity of the game mechanics), and it's not hard to imagine what many gamers of the male persuasion would be thinking about when playing the game.

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* MaleGaze:
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MaleGaze: Lara Croft suffers from this in many ways in the classic games; not only does she possess somewhat... exaggerated attributes in the bosom and rear end departments, but the clothes she wears (particularly in the earlier games) are designed to enhance them even further. Coupled with this is the fact that she is mostly viewed from behind during the game (partly as a necessity of the game mechanics), and it's not hard to imagine what many gamers of the male persuasion would be thinking about when playing the game.
** A very, VERY common mod for the early Tomb Raider PC games was called ''Nude Raider'', which made a very... ''subtle''... change to Lara's outfit. (It removed it, and in some versions of the mod, changed her player model to give more detail to her anatomy). There was a print advertisement for a video game cheat device (Gameshark) based on this mod. In it, a (insinuated to be) nude Lara is seen walking off "screen", a bikini flying away from her, with the caption "'''Want the code?'''"
** This got even worse in ''Tomb Raider Anniversary'', where the updated graphics and animation allowed the developer to do the same game except with more fanservice--as [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw]] notes in his review, when she comes out of the water she's realistically wet and glistening, and if you leave the game idle for a while she does these shamelessly erotic stretches.
** Any leftover modesty leaves in Underworld, where Lara dons a [[LeotardOfPower swimsuit-leotard]] for significant portions of the
game.
27th Feb '16 4:58:30 AM ThatsNotFroot
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* BloodierAndGorier: The series seems to up the ante with each instalment; 1 and 2 had small amounts of blood appear when Lara is damaged, 3, 4 and 5 featured clouds of blood in water, 6 had its whole plot based on a SerialKiller (with his work witnessed first-hand many times), Legend, Anniversary and Underworld dialled it back a bit... and then ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'' happened.

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* BloodierAndGorier: The series seems to up the ante with each instalment; 1 the first game and 2 II had small amounts of blood appear when Lara is damaged, 3, 4 III, The Last Revelation and 5 Chronicles featured clouds of blood in water, 6 The Angel of Darkness had its whole plot based on a SerialKiller (with his work witnessed first-hand many times), Legend, Anniversary and Underworld dialled dialed it back a bit... and then ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'' happened.
25th Feb '16 3:02:14 AM rafi
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* {{Fanservice}}: Lara, of course, but ''Legend'' gives most of its male cast huge, muscular frames and half-unbuttoned shirts.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Lara, of course, but is the main source of this in the franchise.
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''Legend'' gives most of its male cast huge, huge also, muscular frames and half-unbuttoned shirts.



* FollowTheLeader: The 2013 reboot has been accused of copying ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'', mostly due to both 3D platformer/shooter with a central protagonist who is in way over her/his head and gorgeous SceneryPorn. The accusation is especially ironic as the original ''Uncharted'' was described as a ''Tomb Raider'' ripoff before its release.
* FranchiseZombie:''Chronicles'' was thrown together on publisher demand for a quick buck.
** And then after that, there was ''The Angel of Darkness'', which was almost a FranchiseKiller.
20th Feb '16 7:10:58 AM rafi
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** Lara Croft suffers from this in many ways in the classic games; not only does she possess somewhat... exaggerated attributes in the bosom and rear end departments, but the clothes she wears (particularly in the earlier games) are designed to enhance them even further. Coupled with this is the fact that she is mostly viewed from behind during the game (partly as a necessity of the game mechanics), and it's not hard to imagine what many gamers of the male persuasion would be thinking about when playing the game.
20th Feb '16 1:46:29 AM Agathaumas
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* CelebrityParadox: A curious and perhaps unintentional one exists in the continuities of the first ''Tomb Raider'' games in relation to both [[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider film adaptations]]. According to Core's biography, ''Film/{{Deliverance}}'' was Lara's favorite movie. In case you don't know, it stars Jon Voight. Now Voight plays Lara's father in the first ''Tomb Raider'' movie, and his real life daughter, of course, plays Lara. This means that Voight and Jolie also have to exist within the universe of Core's games, and perhaps even, the ''TR'' movies themselves. Which means movie probably exists ''within its own continuity''. In Lara's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-RdB66mGPTg promotional interviews]] for ''The Angel of Darkness'', she compliments Jolie on looking so much like her. In ''The Angel of Darkness'', a small box for a computer game called "''Crypt Raider''" can be glimpsed on the shelf of the pawn shop.

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* CelebrityParadox: A curious and perhaps unintentional one exists in the continuities of the first ''Tomb Raider'' games in relation to both [[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider film adaptations]]. According to Core's biography, ''Film/{{Deliverance}}'' was Lara's favorite movie. In case you don't know, it stars Jon Voight. Now Voight plays Lara's father in the first ''Tomb Raider'' movie, and his real life daughter, of course, plays Lara. This means that Voight and Jolie also have to exist within the universe of Core's games, and perhaps even, the ''TR'' movies themselves. Which means the movie probably exists ''within its own continuity''. In Lara's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-RdB66mGPTg com/watch?v=egp-ou9ndP8 promotional interviews]] for ''The Angel of Darkness'', she compliments Jolie on looking so much like her. In ''The Angel of Darkness'', a small box for a computer game called "''Crypt Raider''" can also be glimpsed on the shelf of the pawn shop.
30th Dec '15 8:31:48 PM jormis29
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* PublicDomainArtifact: Several, including {{Excalibur}} and the SpearOfDestiny. The Ark of the Covenant makes a cameo appearance as well.

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* PublicDomainArtifact: Several, including {{Excalibur}} and the SpearOfDestiny. The Ark of the Covenant TheArkOfTheCovenant makes a cameo appearance as well.
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