The joke is that Lara Croft is a hot young woman because the original character designer, Toby Gard, wanted to stare at her fine backside during the long hours designing and playtesting the original Tomb Raider. It may very well be a joke, and I’m sure there were valid reasons for Ms. Croft’s hottieness, but bottom line, we’re all extremely thankful that she is what she is. And with time and technology, she keeps getting hotter and hotter, and is primed to arouse a new generation of raiders. Check out Next Gen Lara in the Definitive Edition trailer below. Her backside is still great, but now she’s got the flowing hair to go with it. There are also changes to her skin, a swinging axe, arrows that move around, and some other stuff, but none of that really matters because her hair is freaking awesome!