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Move over, Mario! Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft raids the BAFTA poll for most iconic video game character.


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Guess who’s just raided the competition and emerged victorious? None other than our favorite tomb raider, Lara Croft! She’s claimed the coveted title of the most iconic video game character of all time in a recent British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) poll, leaving gaming legends like Mario and Sonic in her dust.

Lara’s victory is hardly a shocker. She’s been showing us that brainy women can be action heroes since the 90s. And now, she’s topped the charts, beating a host of beloved characters. Here’s how the top 10 shaped up:

  1. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
  2. Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
  3. Agent 47 (Hitman)
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  5. Sackboy (LittleBigPlanet)
  6. Pac-Man (Pac-Man)
  7. Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  8. Master Chief (Halo)
  9. Kratos (God of War)
  10. Shadowheart (Baldur’s Gate 3)


And talk about perfect timing, Lara’s win coincides with the reveal of her new design recently. Unveiled on the official Tomb Raider website, the design is a blend of classic and rebooted Lara. But hold your horses! This “unified vision” might not be her final look in the next Tomb Raider game though.





Fans are buzzing about the reveal. Many are thrilled to see Lara back in her classic turquoise tank top and dual pistols. It’s a trip down memory lane, with a glimpse into the future of the series. The grittier design has sparked debate – is it a fitting evolution for our favorite tomb raider, or do you have other ideas?


So, what’s your take, Tomb Raider fans? Does Lara Croft deserve the “most iconic” title? And what are your thoughts on her potential new design?



Image: Spineback | Dreamstime.com


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