- For Lara's mother in the other continuities, see Lady Croft disambiguation page.
Lady Amelia Croft, Countess of Abbingdon, née DeMornay, was the wife of Lord Richard James Croft and the mother of Lara Croft until her disappearance when the family's plane crashed on The Himalaya mountains in Nepal when Lara was young about 8 or 9 years old.
After the plane crashed, Amelia and Lara were in an abandoned temple in the Himalayas of Nepal, they were looking for something to make fire and warm themselves up, Lara found the sword in the stone and touched it un-intentionally which activated it, Lara's mother Amelia came in and told her to stay back, Lara pointed her finger while saying "there's something in the light" but it was actually the future Lara telling her mother not to touch the sword, Amanda Evert (from the future) told Lara to pull the sword, else it would explode, though she was talking to Lara, but Amelia from the past overheard this and desperately pulled the sword without hesitating thus causing her disappearance.
In Tomb Raider: Underworld, after searching for her lost mother, Lara finds her overlooking the Sea of Eitr. Lara calls to her, but realizes when her mother turns around, that she's been partially turned into a thrall. Lara states, "You are not my mother, my mother died a long time ago." The thrall proceeds to attack, and a melancholic Lara shoots her several times knocking her back towards the ledge where she falls into a pool of Etir.
After escaping from Helheim using the Dais, Lara and Amanda return to Tibet, where Amelia was transported to Helheim from. After Amanda leaves seeing that there was no point holding on to the past, Lara takes a moment to say goodbye to her mother, accepting her death and gaining closure before leaving.
Amelia was a loving mother, putting the safety of her daughter before her own well being, as she made sure to make sure Lara was safely belted in before securing her own seatbelt during the plane crash, and when she immediately pulled the sword from the stone dais, when warned to do so by Amanda Evert who warned her that Lara would die other wise.
Amelia was also level headed and collected during life or death situations, as she never panicked during the plane crash,
- ↑ As wife of an Earl, Amelia is automatically entitled to become Countess of Abbingdon and would be referred to legally as "Lady Abbingdon" except by family who may use her name.