Lara Croft (Icons Writeup)

Lara Croft
aka Tomb Raider

Prowess 4
Coordination 5
Strength 4
Intellect 5
Awareness 5
Willpower 5

Stamina 9

*Hunting Knife 4
*Handguns 4
*Machine Gun 5 (Extra: Burst)
*Climbing Rope and Grapple 4
*Gadgets 4

Athletics (Master +3), Business (+1 bonus), Drive (Expert +2 bonus), Investigation (Expert +2 bonus), Linguistics (Expert +2 bonus), Martial Arts (Expert +2 bonus), Medicine – First Aid (+1 bonus), Mental Resistance (+1 bonus), Pilot (+1 bonus), Sleight of Hand (Expert +2 bonus), Stealth (Master +3 bonus), Underwater Combat (Expert +2 bonus), Wrestling (Expert +2 bonus), Weapons – Hand-to-Hand (Expert +2 bonus), Weapons – Ranged (Master + 3 bonus)

*Aristocratic Upbringing
*Prefers to Work Alone
*Addicted to Danger


This writeup is mainly inspired by the original series of video games and the woefully unappreciated comic book series. I haven’t seen the newer reboot movies or games.

The daughter of Lord Henshingly Croft, Lara was brought up in the secure world of aristocracy surrounded by tennis, butlers and corgis. But this all started to change when she went to the renowned school of Gordonstoun and found the mountains of Scotland.

Later, at her Swiss finishing school, she took to the art of extreme skiing and spent a holiday in the Himalayas searching for more challenging terrain. On her return trip however, the plane crashed deep within the mountains and Lara was the only survivor.

Two weeks later, when she walked into a mountain village, her experiences had had a profound effect on her. Unable to stand the suffocating atmosphere of upper-class British society any longer, she realised she was only truly alive when she was travelling alone.

Despite this drastic life change, Lara still retains the essence of her upbringing – most notably with her polite, upper-class accent.

Lara’s parents though, having sported hopes of her marrying the Earl of Farringdon, were less than convinced about this chosen lifestyle and ceased to associate with their daughter – even terminating her monthly allowance. The Earl is still waiting.

While in England, Lara lives in a mansion in Surrey which she inherited many years ago. At one time she saw little use in it but now realises that, if nothing else, it is at least handy for storing all the artifacts she has acquired on her travels. She has also had a custom-built assault course constructed in the grounds for training purposes.

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