Tomb RaiderShadow of the Tomb Raider
Jeremy and Andy
The most recent reboot (Shadow of the Tomb Raider) shows a more vulnerable Lara, but no less strong. The rebooted franchise hasn’t sacrificed the strength of the female protagonist it has long been credited for creating, but it does delicately feed in a narrative of loss, grieving, and how this affects one’s mental health.
Tomb Raider breaks the gender stereotype that women are hyper emotional in a way that cripples them. This inaccurate depiction is rebutted by Tomb Raider which has always sought to show women as powerful and complex where their emotional intelligence is key to their success, rather than their Achilles heel.