Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
For parts 1-29 click here
The Video Game culture has quite a number of icons, and while Nintendo has created quite a number of them, they certainly dont have a monopoly on awesome characters. as such, it is my distinct pleasure to create a list of third party presence in Super Smash Brothers unlike anything we have seen in the series prior. Every weekday I'll bring you a blog on the third party characters that deserve a place in Nintendos next Civil War. I am completely open to suggestions, and if you feel a deserving character has been left out, tell me why they should make it and I'll potentially make some changes. 

Rules:
  • No more than four characters per franchise
  • Characters will be known for their video game presence over all other multimedia endeavors
  • Characters must be important and in almost all cases have a distinct personality

Tomb Raider
Lara
Synopsis: Lara is undeniably the sex symbol of video games, and while her stock has fallen in recent years, the name still means a lot to gamers everywhere. There are a number of different canon stories that detail her backstory, one dictating that she was thrust into adventuring by a Himilayan crash, another that she apprenticed as an archeologist at a young age.
Notable Appearances: Tomb Raider, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
SSB4 Likelyhood: 3/10
#1 Edited by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
For parts 1-29 click here
The Video Game culture has quite a number of icons, and while Nintendo has created quite a number of them, they certainly dont have a monopoly on awesome characters. as such, it is my distinct pleasure to create a list of third party presence in Super Smash Brothers unlike anything we have seen in the series prior. Every weekday I'll bring you a blog on the third party characters that deserve a place in Nintendos next Civil War. I am completely open to suggestions, and if you feel a deserving character has been left out, tell me why they should make it and I'll potentially make some changes. 

Rules:
  • No more than four characters per franchise
  • Characters will be known for their video game presence over all other multimedia endeavors
  • Characters must be important and in almost all cases have a distinct personality

Tomb Raider
Lara
Synopsis: Lara is undeniably the sex symbol of video games, and while her stock has fallen in recent years, the name still means a lot to gamers everywhere. There are a number of different canon stories that detail her backstory, one dictating that she was thrust into adventuring by a Himilayan crash, another that she apprenticed as an archeologist at a young age.
Notable Appearances: Tomb Raider, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
SSB4 Likelyhood: 3/10
#2 Posted by Tireyo (6382 posts) -

She's a hottie.  She needs to be in Brawl. Lol. :D

#3 Posted by BoG (5178 posts) -

I disagree. I will not have Lara tainting my Smash Bros.

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#4 Posted by PureRok (4235 posts) -

No.

#5 Posted by bartholomew999 (172 posts) -

Lara doesn't really belong in a Brawl imo.  I see Aerith as being more appropriate if we're going for enigmatic hotties.  Yes Lara is clearly more of an action figure(pun intended); however, Aerith just feels right from a Brawl-Cultural standpoint.  And yes I'm aware that I just attributed  cultural boundaries to Brawl.  ;P 

#6 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
bartholomew999 said:
"Lara doesn't really belong in a Brawl imo.  I see Aerith as being more appropriate if we're going for enigmatic hotties.  Yes Lara is clearly more of an action figure(pun intended); however, Aerith just feels right from a Brawl-Cultural standpoint.  And yes I'm aware that I just attributed  cultural boundaries to Brawl.  ;P "
Are you talking FFVII? I havent even gotten to Final Fantasy yet. Doesnt Tomb Raiders history give it a chance by itself?
#7 Posted by LordAndrew (13974 posts) -
AgentJ said:
"Doesnt Tomb Raiders history give it a chance by itself?"
No. :P
Tomb Raider's history is filled with so much crap that no one cares about. Eidos has done a great job of running the series into the ground.
#8 Posted by JJOR64 (18782 posts) -
BoG said:
"I disagree. I will not have Lara tainting my Smash Bros."
Agreed.  That would be just fucking stupid if she was.  Waddle Doo from Kirby has a better chance then her.
#9 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -
BoG said:
"I disagree. I will not have Lara tainting my Smash Bros."
Also agreed. Nothing against Lara. She's a classy babe and everything, however I just don't think she fits in here. Personally, I'd give the likelihood of this happening a 0/10.