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  • Hei. I noticed that one concept art is similar to the scene in the 2018 movie, the key in the tomb one, could those 4 pictures be a concept art for the movie?

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  • Hi. I did some fact check on Jessica, and I believe she can't be a concept for Sam. There is no mention of her being Japanese decent with mystical powers, she was just possessed by an artifact.

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    • One thing to remember is that what a character starts out as in the early stages of development is that they are often Very different from who they end up as in the final product. Case in point in Star Wars Originally Vader and Anakin were two completely different people but due to a number of character and plot reasons they didn't work as their own respective characters. Lucas combined them as it fixed all his problems from a narrative standpoint and made for a much better character. Also Han was origianlly a green skinned alien who was a general and old friend of Luke in the earlier drafts of Star Wars an we know how different he turned out in the final product.

      Same thing here as given how much the two have in common with Sam my theory is that they mixed their respective stories and characters together. Both are Lara's main motivation for getting through the plot, both have a connection to the island Lara is on and both are or become very dear to Lara. Also keep in mind that Izumi, from what I could find, didn't have much in the way of personality but was important to the plot while Jess seemed to have more personality but had almost no reason to be in the plot.

      This is why I think Both are the Prototype Sam as I am 99.99% certain that at some point the developers combined both characters as it was the best way to make the narrative work. So if it is alright with you I would like that part of Jess's and Sam's Trivia pages resorted if you don't mind.

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    • How is Jessica similar to Sam? She wasn't in the Tomb Raider 2013, nor in Ascension concept. Jessica was part of the Tomb Raider: Underworld concept, so no connection to the island. Lara wasn't friends with Jessica either. Jessica was a niece of a man Lara's father knew. And Lara helped her out of selfish interest, since she was possessed by another Nordic artifact that was part of the set Lara needed.

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    • My mistake then, everything I had found on the character kept saying that she was part of Ascension and given that she is someone Lara seeks to help, even if it was for selfish reasons, who is possessed I figured she was part of TRA. My mistake but I do still think that she might have inspired Sam at some point due to the possession plot.

      Every series will often use unused ideas from previous installments of the series. The Asteroid Field in Empire was originally going to be in Hope but was scrapped for budgetary reasons. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if someone on the development team read concepts from other TR games to try to get an idea and decided to go with a variation of Jess's story.

      This is now just a theory but one that does fit the facts but regardless I was going off a few articles I had read while looking up TRA which, at the time, were the only ones I could find. And they were in Spanish and I'm dyslexic as it is so, oops. But again, that's all I had to go on and it was hard enough just finding those articles.

      If I can find them again I'll send them to you so you but I do apologize for going off facts that were, in fact, not factual. ^^'

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  • Responding here because I can't respond on the comment of the original post. Say either scenario you proposed would be plausible but the latter himiko (choosing Lara as her host) it would probably be the more realistic scenario.

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    • Well I love Sam so I'm against that idea but I will say that the idea of Himiko possessing Lara instead of Sam is a interesting one and I would like to see it but not at the cost of killing Sam off, I love her to much. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    • A game like that could have some interesting mechanics. You could have two different gameplay modes, one more 'traditional tomb raider' and the other more 'supernatural tomb raider'. Like the interdimensional superpowers in Wolfenstein 2009.

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  • Do you have a source for the name on the character Nadija from the Inferno arc? 

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    • Well there's also the Pokemon series, Final Fantasy films not named The Spirits Within, Digmon and movies that tie directly into the movies and personally I find Pokemon 3 The Movie to be a rather underrated movie in it's own right and worth checking out.

      In fact I do think that Video Games that are Adapted into TV shows usually work mainly because it can incorporate most of the major elements from the story. It also helps that games are made to be more episodic with each level having a more or less self contained story before moving on to the next part of the game.

      I think this is one of the reasons that so many video games movies, even ones that are actually good, (few as they are) don't work as the film makers don't know how to translate something that is so against the usual film format as a film, normally, contains 3 to 5 acts that tell a complete story that flow into each other naturally.

      However, one thing that always boggles the mind is how in so many cases, like 2018 TR film, how the film makers change things or add things that didn't need to be added or changed. The TR Legacy Fan film got pretty much every major element of the game in without needing to shoe horn in a character who wasn't there before.

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    • I was refering to live action movies. Animated movies based on games have a better than average chance of at least being decent. But then again in animation it never really seems to be direct adaptations, more like bridging the gaps between games. See the CG Resident Evil movies for instance. 

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  • Please put sources under a "Sources" Heading, as opposed to the intro blurb. 

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