Character sourced from: Gaming

Lara Croft

CBUB Wins: 23
CBUB Losses: 22
Win Percentage: 51.11%

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Read more about Lara Croft at: Wikipedia

Official Site: Eidos Games

Lara Croft is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Square Enix (previously Eidos Interactive) video game series Tomb Raider. She is presented as a beautiful, intelligent, and athletic archaeologist-adventurer who ventures into ancient, hazardous tombs and ruins around the world. Created by Toby Gard during his employment at British developer Core Design, the character first appeared in the 1996 video game Tomb Raider. Other appearances include video game sequels, printed adaptations, a series of animated short films, feature film (portrayed by Angelina Jolie), and merchandise related to the series. Official promotion of the character includes a brand of apparel and accessories, action figures, and model portrayals. Lara Croft has also been licensed for third-party promotion, including television and print advertisements, music-related appearances, and as a spokesmodel.

Core Design first handled development of the character and the series. Inspired by pop artist Neneh Cherry and comic book character Tank Girl, Gard designed Lara Croft to counter stereotypical female characters. The company modified the character for subsequent titles; modifications included graphical improvements and gameplay additions such as new manoeuvres and in-game items. Poor reception to the 2003 sequel Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness resulted in a switch to American developer Crystal Dynamics. The new developer rebooted the character along with the video game series. Crystal Dynamics focused on making the character more believable, and altered her physical proportions and capabilities to interact with game environments. Lara Croft has been voiced by four actresses throughout the video game series: Shelley Blond, Judith Gibbins, Jonell Elliott, and Keeley Hawes.

Critics consider Lara Croft a significant game character in popular culture. She holds two Guinness World Records and has a strong fan following. The character's debut was well-received by the video game industry, but her popularity slowly declined until the series' reboot in 2006. While the rebooted games were generally well-received, Lara Croft's redesign was met with mixed responses. Lara Croft is also considered a sex symbol, one of the earliest in the industry to achieve widespread attention. The character's influence in the industry has been a point of contention among critics.

Lara Croft is depicted as an athletic woman; she has brown eyes and hair, frequently kept in a plait or ponytail. The character's classic costume is a turquoise sleeveless tank top, light brown shorts, calf-high boots, and long white socks. Accessories include fingerless gloves, a backpack, a utility belt with holsters on either side, and two pistols. The video game sequels introduced new outfits designed for different environments, such as underwater and cold weather. In other games Lara Croft wears a crop top, camouflage pants and black or light brown shirts. Game manuals describe the character as the Wimbledon, London-borne daughter of the fictional Lord Henshingly Croft. She was raised as an aristocrat and betrothed to the fictitious Earl of Farringdon. Lara Croft attended the Scottish boarding school Gordonstoun and Swiss finishing school. A plane crash left the character stranded in the Himalayas for two weeks; the experience spurred her to shun her former life and seek other adventures around the world. Lara Croft wrote guide books and other published works based on her exploits as a mercenary, big-game hunter, and master thief. The backstory was later changed to include her mother in the plane crash. While searching for shelter against the elements, Lara Croft witnesses her mother vanish after tampering with an ancient sword. Her father disappears in search of his wife.

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Fantasy Teams Season 9 Record:

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Result Opponent A Score   B Score
Loss Rayman 0 to 12
Loss Ezio 2 to 7

Fantasy Teams Season 12 Record:

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Result Opponent A Score   B Score
Win Savage Land 14 to 1
Loss Xenomorph Prime 7 to 9
Win Isla Sorna 9 to 4

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Result Opponent A Score   B Score
Loss King Bowser 44 to 48
Loss Black Cat 196 to 278
Loss Tifa Lockhart 34 to 44
Loss Indiana Jones 36 to 69
Loss Solid Snake 38 to 66
Loss Tifa Lockhart 39 to 59
Win Sydney Bristow 74 to 24
Win Eddy Gordo 48 to 27
Win Jack Krauser 57 to 37
Win Benjamin Franklin Gates 72 to 36
Loss Black Widow 37 to 65
Loss Jill Valentine 57 to 59
Loss Indiana Jones 36 to 73
Win Kim Possible 79 to 36
Loss Cammy White 51 to 56
Loss Android 18 23 to 52
Loss Mara Jade Skywalker 24 to 74
Loss Max Payne 47 to 59
Win Faye Valentine 46 to 33
Win Sydney Fox 74 to 19
Win Indiana Jones 52 to 49
Win Duke Nukem 18 to 15
Win Hulk Hogan 16 to 4
Win James Bond 16 to 14
Loss Batman 4 to 16
Loss Catwoman 13 to 21
Win Nathan Drake 35 to 15
Loss Mysterio 10 to 24
Win The Town of Silent Hill 13 to 7
Win The Riddler 17 to 9
Loss Sonya Blade 9 to 16
Win Kitana 11 to 10
Win Harley Quinn 15 to 7
Win Grendel's Mother 19 to 5
Loss Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter 11 to 17