A new 'Tomb Raider' reboot was launched this week, and it features a very different Lara Croft from the one we’re used to. For one thing, she’s more human, more vulnerable—they’ve given her a heart and a brain. Another thing they’ve given her? Pants!
Yes, gone are the iconic booty shorts of yore. Now that she’s finally gotten herself into a pair of cargoes, we wondered—what else might this iconic female heroine want to get herself into? Here are some ways that game developer Square Enix could turn Lara Croft from a badass explorer into a feminist icon.
In the next 'Tomb Raider' installment, Lara backs Nancy Pelosi on the Violence Against Women Act.
In an act of fairness, her costar in the next 'Tomb Raider' game is 'Uncharted's' Nathan Drake in hot pants.
In order to silence critics who say she shows too much skin, Lara dons a parka for the entirety of her next game, 'Tomb Raider: An Unseasonably Chilly March.'
In her downtime, Lara becomes a regular columnist on Huffington Post Women.
Following the lead of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg, Lara pens a self-help book for women in today's workplace.
Instead of raiding tombs, she leads a team of researchers in discovering a cure for ovarian cancer.
Lara encourages female togetherness in music by bringing back Lilith Fair and blowing everyone away with her acoustic guitar skills.
Inspired by Feminist Ryan Gosling, Lara stars in her own meme.
Michelle Obama and Lara team up in an effort to show youngsters that there are other ways of staying fit besides gouging out a thug's eyeball with a bowie knife.
Finally, Lara joins Lena Dunham for a night of bar-hopping and artisanal crossbow-making in Brooklyn.