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This page is about the original Lara Croft. For the alternate versions, please go to Lara Croft (Legend Timeline), Lara Croft (Survivor Reboot 2013), Lara Croft (Core Design Timeline), Lara Croft (2018 Film).

Well this is a tomb, I'll make them feel at home.
~ Lara Croft
A famous explorer once said, that the extraordinary is in what we do, not who we are. I'd finally set out to make my mark; to find adventure. But instead adventure found me. In our darkest moments, when life flashes before us, we find something; Something that keeps us going. Something that pushes us.
~ Lara Croft

Lara Croft is the main protagonist of Tomb Raider video game series.

An English adventuress and skilled archaeologist, Lara goes around the world's most dangerous places to find lost treasures. Lara has found many artifacts in the past and carries two pistols along with other guns. She is the most famous female video game protagonist, because of her very sexy and intimidating looks.

She was created by Toby Gard and has been voiced by Shelley Blond, Judith Gibbins, Jonell Elliott, Keeley Hawes and Camilla Luddington. In the films, she was portrayed by Angelina Jolie, who also plays Tigress in the Kung Fu Panda series. In the 2018 reboot, she is portrayed by Alicia Vikander. In Japanese, she was voiced by Atsuko Tanaka.


Although Lara is very serious about her job, it doesn't stop her from being quite sarcastic and quick with witty remarks. Lara is also quite reckless, often and intentionally "forgetting" safety equipment for mountain climbing.

Initially, Lara does not wish to kill anyone, and is saddened by the loss of human life, especially after killing Larson Conway, Her first Human kill. However as the timeline progressed, she becomes much more willing to kill in order to defend herself, and even takes on some vengeful tendencies.

Despite these traits, Lara has a vulnerable side of her where she's kind and compassionate but she's also stubborn, headstrong, determined, and fearless. Lara is also extremely intelligent and level headed, usually remained calm, even in the most dangerous situations.


  • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Lara has extensive training in martial arts since she was trained by the very best. While she has learned many different fighting styles over the years, her favorite is kickboxing, which is a kick-based martial art that focuses on speed and disabling your enemy before finishing them off with a quick blow. This complements Lara’s acrobatic style perfectly, as she overwhelms her foes with quick kicks and acrobatic movements - Lara never wastes a move and always plans ahead. She can outmaneuver and disable pretty much any mercenary and soldier she comes across.
  • Luck: Lara is incredibly lucky but doesn't rely on it very often. Though she has escape situations through sheer luck. She survived a plane crash - in plane crashes the death rate is extremely high and despite that she survived and managed to survive being in a snowy area for 2 weeks despite the freezing conditions with little warmth.
  • Intelligence: Lara Croft is extremely intelligent, having learned many languages and is incredibly knowledgeable about ancient history and modern history. In particular, Lara displays some of her knowledge of ancient Japanese architecture and history. Lara is also knowledgeable about architecture and culture, and can spout off facts about any coin, artifact, or ruin she finds. She knows about most of the historic treasures, areas and often keeps note of them just in case she decides to visit them later. Lara has been taught by some of the greatest teachers in the world and is extremely world werely and has knowledge that far surpasses most people her age. She is also exceptionally skilled when it comes to fighting, able to read and predict foes take them down. She also appears to have some know-how in the medical department. Lara has also been able to solve ancient tomb puzzles and has extensive problem solving skills.

External Links

Lara Croft on the Tomb Raider Wiki