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Lara Croft (Character)
from Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend (2006) (VG)
Shogo Takamoto: I am not a thief, and you would be wise to avoid such accusations.
Lara Croft: Just name a price.
Shogo Takamoto: Miss Croft, are you deaf?
Lara Croft: I don't know, let's see. Try begging for your life like you did the last time we spoke.

Lara Croft: [Hanging off a cliff] Breathe, Zip. It's just like going up a set of stairs, only far less boring.
Zip: Yeah? Well I wanna throw up every time you look down.

Zip: Oh, so that's where we put the temple.
Lara Croft: Grand entrances are always impractical, that's what makes them grand.

Zip: Now, I don't get it. Weren't Excalibur and the sword in the stone the same thing?
Alister Fletcher: They were two bloody different swords!
Lara Croft: Now really, Zip, that was too easy.

Alister Fletcher: [after Lara has just sent a forklift hurdling over a ledge] Are you all right?
Lara Croft: I decided to take the slow way down instead.
Zip: Should've told that to the forklift.

[Lara has lost contact with Zip and Alister]
Lara Croft: All those satellites and computers, just to perfect the science of talking to oneself!

Lara Croft: [after unsuccessfully attempting to remove a sword from the stone] No "King of England" jokes, Alister. I probably need to turn on the power first.

Narrator: Enter, once and future king! Merlin deems you worthy!
Alister Fletcher: Hmph, the real Merlin would roll around in the mud and bark at you. And I'm being generous by calling it mud.
Lara Croft: There's no difference between stupid and charming with you, is there?

Zip: The connection isn't too strong, so you probably won't be able to hear much once you're under water.
Lara Croft: There is a God.

Lara Croft: I think Amanda might not have died down there.
Anaya Imanu: Is that what this is all about? Closure?
Lara Croft: Isn't that what it's all about? Why we dig up the past? To understand it.
Anaya Imanu: I am an engineer, Lara. I build for the future; I don't dwell on the past.

Anaya Imanu: Lara, can you hear me? Those bastards from town are here, and they're coming down after you!
Lara Croft: Well, this is a tomb. I'll make them feel at home.

Toru Nishimura: What about Takamoto? Where is he?
Lara Croft: It depends on whether if he was naughty or nice.

James W. Rutland Jr.: Lara! You're a busy beaver, aren't you?
Lara Croft: Oh look, it's Rutland. Fancy dropping down for a chat, then?
James W. Rutland Jr.: Only if you can shoot this far.
Lara Croft: You know long-distance relationships inevitably come to an end.

Winston: Not to presume, Lady Croft, but I hoped you wouldn't try to use the sword yourself after what happened to your mother.
Lara Croft: She removed the sword - that's what killed her. I don't intend to do the same. If my father had known any of this, he tried so hard. And they hated him for it.
Winston: No one hated him, Lara.
Lara Croft: It bloody well wasn't love, was it?

Amanda Evert: You idiot! You ruined everything!
Lara Croft: All these years I blamed myself, and it was you! You killed her!
Amanda Evert: Killed her? She's not dead! She went where I was supposed to go! Where you could have gone!
Lara Croft: Make sense right now or I swear I will execute you right where you stand!
Amanda Evert: I told you to pull out the sword. I TOLD YOU!
Lara Croft: [firing her gun] WHERE... IS... MY... MOTHER?
Amanda Evert: AVALON! It's not a myth. Don't you get it? You'll never understand. I'm wasting my breath.
[Lara knocks Amanda out with the end of her gun]
Lara Croft: From this moment, your every breath is a gift from me.

Zip: Ouch. That sounded permanent.
Lara Croft: Death by irony is always painful. Amateurs.

Archaeologist (Kent): Lara? Over here!
Lara Croft: Kent? What's going on?
Archaeologist (Kent): It killed Oscar.
Lara Croft: What did?

Lara Croft: [upon meeting Amanda the first time after Amanda's "death"] Amanda!
Amanda Evert: [dealing with the Russian mechanism] Damn it, Lara! I'm busy.
Lara Croft: I see you've changed your look. It was you in Bolivia, then. With Rutland.
Amanda Evert: [walking away] I've been all over and am going to places you cannot conceive. You are the one being left behind this time.
[mockingly]
Amanda Evert: Sorry.
Lara Croft: I'm sorry, Amanda. If I knew you were alive, I would have done anything I could to save you.
Amanda Evert: [stops and turns] Oh *please*! I got over that a long time ago. Do you know what really used to bug me, though? When I got out, and saw you didn't even try to... Oh, what is that archeologists do? Right, *dig*!

Zip: [a sealed door is blown into pieces] Now THAT'S how you open a door!
Lara Croft: I prefer door knobs.

Lara Croft: Good advice, Zip. You do look after me.
Zip: You, and Winston. He writes the checks.

Alister Fletcher: [Lara has just used a motorbike to jump from one high-rise to another, destroying the bike in the process] Don't ever do that again!
Lara Croft: Not on that bike, I won't!

Zip: [Yakuza goons start firing at a seemingly unarmed Lara and she dives for cover behind a bar. One of the Yakuza calmly walks over to the bar, expecting an easy kill and is blown away when he looks behind it. Lara then stands up holding her trademark pistols, and procedes to kill all the yakuza goons in the room] Where'd you get those?
Lara Croft: Basic ettiquette: Never arrive at a party empty-handed.

Lara Croft: [Lara strolls into a Peruvian town sporting her two trademark pistols. All the town residents quickly run indoors] They don't seem quite so keen on visitors these days, do they?
Zip: Well hey, you're the one with the guns.
Lara Croft: You can't blame me for knowing how to accessorize. Any word from Anaya?
Zip: She said she'd meet you at the statue in the marketplace.
Lara Croft: At least we'll have our privacy.

Zip: [Lara has just blown up a gas cylander and cage on top of Nishimura's building] Nishimura's gunna bill you for that!
Lara Croft: It's not a party until something gets broken...

Lara Croft: [Lara is standing on a cliff looking out over a spectacular african waterfall] If all else fails, I can get into the postcard business!
[Looking through her binoculars, she notices Rutland's men lowering crates into the waterfall]
Lara Croft: Oh, now look at the little termites mucking it all up! That won't do at all.
Zip: Looks like they didn't get in from this side. Any ideas?
Lara Croft: We'll see... I do my best thinking plunging off cliffs.
[Lara proceeds to dive off the cliff into the river below]

Lara Croft: [after having traveled to Bolivia, Peru, Japan, Ghana and Kazakhstan] Did Alister have any luck with that map I sent?
Alister Fletcher: I'm back. You're not going to believe where this leads!
Lara Croft: Oh, you're going to find me extremely credulous today.
Alister Fletcher: Cornwall.
Lara Croft: [pause] As in "take the M5 to the A30" Cornwall?

Lara Croft: [after surfacing in the lake in Ghana] Oh, the water feels great! Oh I miss Ghana.

Zip: Is that a jaguar?
[the jaguar approaches Lara and pounces on her and she shoots and kills it]
Alister Fletcher: Why big predetors attack prey larger than themselves is a mystery.
Lara Croft: And a pity.


Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Kosa: Do you ever do anything the easy way?
Lara Croft: And risk disappointing you?

[Deciding who should jump off first]
Terry Sheridan: Right, you go first.
Lara Croft: No, you go first.
[Thugs shoot at them]
Lara Croft: I'll go first.

Terry Sheridan: The Shay-Ling are like ghosts, Croft. They move constantly, and their home is the most remote mountain region in China.
Lara Croft: Region? You'll have to do better than that.
Terry Sheridan: Get me into China, and I'll get you to them in a day.
Lara Croft: No guns, no money, no weapons of any kind.
Terry Sheridan: Talk about taking the fun out of life.

Lara Croft: You need to take me to the Shay-Ling.
Terry Sheridan: They Shay who?
Lara Croft: There's a man named Chen Lo who took something from me, and I want it back.

[Lara enters Terry's jail cell]
Terry Sheridan: Croft.
Lara Croft: Hello, Terry.
Terry Sheridan: So, what do you think of my new place? It's not quite Croft Manor.
[Lara pulls out a key]
Terry Sheridan: What? A key to your heart?
Lara Croft: To a flat in Zurich. You can pick another city, if you want. Your record will be expunged, your citizenship restored.
Terry Sheridan: By?
Lara Croft: MI6.
Terry Sheridan: MI6? Now, does that make me Faust or the Devil?
Lara Croft: Well, you can pick one, because MI6 is also arranging for a new identity.

Lara Croft: Something wrong?
Gus Petraki: First, Alexander doesn't record the temple's location. Then God wipes it from the earth with a volcano. Now even the currents change. Lara, maybe this temple's not meant to be found.
Lara Croft: Everything lost is meant to be found. Don't worry.

Nicholas Petraki: Hey, Lara, what do you say to two handsome Greek partners?
Lara Croft: Well, when you find two, let me know!

Lara Croft: Reiss is going to use the orb to find Pandora's box.
Agent Stevens: Do you meen the Greek myth? Pandora's given a box by a God, told not to open it - she does and unleashes pain into the world?
Lara Croft: That's the Sunday school version, yes. How do you think life began? Shooting star? Primordial ooze? In 2300 BC an Egyptian pharaoh found a place that he named The Cradle of Life where we, life, began. And there he found a box, the box which brought life to earth. The pharaoh opened the box but all that was left inside was the "Ramante" or anti-life: The plague which came as the companion to life.
Agent Stevens: Companion?
Lara Croft: Nature is about balance. All the world comes in pairs - Yin and Yang, right and wrong, men and women; what's pleasure without pain?
Agent Calloway: What did this plague do?
Lara Croft: It levelled the pharaoh's army. The pharaoh's son dispatched his finest soldier to take the box and transport it to the end of the world. 2000 years later Alexander the Great reached India where his army was ravaged by a plague after one of his men found a box amongst some remains.
Agent Stevens: India? That's where the pharaoh's man brought it?
Lara Croft: Mm. Alexander felt that the box was too powerful to be trusted to any man so he returned it to its home in The Cradle of Life and it has never been seen since.
Agent Calloway: And this Cradle of Life is... where?
Lara Croft: No one knows. Alexander found it using a map that was with the box, a map he then hid from the world. But the name he gave this map was "mati" and the literal translation for the word "mati" is "eye. The orb is the map, hidden in the Luna Temple by Alexander and Reiss will use it to find Pandora's box and when he does, when he opens it, he will unleash a weapon more powerful than you could ever imagine.

Agent Stevens: ...but we'll assign two of our best agents to help.
Lara Croft: I don't want them.
Agent Calloway: With all due respect, expertise in archaeology doesn't...
Lara Croft: I didn't say that I don't need help, but your agents will never get me to Chen Lo in time. I need an insider, someone who knows the Shay-Ling. Their methods, their hideouts. I need Terry Sheridan.

Lara Croft: A bit rusty, are we?
Terry Sheridan: Oh, I think it's coming back.
Lara Croft: I expected more from a Scot.
Terry Sheridan: I don't expect anything from an Englishwoman.

Terry Sheridan: The Shay-Ling have spies all over China. We have to get into the country undetected. So, we slip into Beijing, and we go by truck.
Lara Croft: Truck? Hmm. I was thinking about something a little faster...

Terry Sheridan: So, where do I fit in?
Lara Croft: What do you mean? You're the guide.
Terry Sheridan: I mean, when you think back on the vast scheme of your hugely adventurous life... where do I fit in? Was I the love of your life, or just another bump on the road? Was I time well spent? Four months? More good than bad? Come on, it had to be more than that, am I right?
Lara Croft: You're right. It was five months.

Terry Sheridan: Fun's over. From now on, it's by foot. Best to reconsider that "no gun" rule.
Lara Croft: No.
Terry Sheridan: Okay.

[Lara pulls out her gun, points it at Terry]
Lara Croft: I'm sorry to have to do this, but you're wasting time.
Terry Sheridan: You want to shoot me? Shoot me. Personally, I'd rather you do it... than them.
[the Shay Ling appear from the mountains]

Terry Sheridan: You wanted to find the Shay-Ling. The only way to get into their place is as their prisoners.
Lara Croft: Hmm. You might have told me that little gem before.

Terry Sheridan: Just like old times.
[Lara laughs]
Terry Sheridan: I think that's the first time you've actually smiled because of me.
Lara Croft: Why did you do it?
Terry Sheridan: I started thinking. I was tired of doing things somebody else's way, and it was always going be somebody else's way.
Lara Croft: So, you abandon your men and betray your country?
Terry Sheridan: Leaving my men and my country, that didn't actually hurt as much as I thought. But leaving you did.
Lara Croft: Mm.
Terry Sheridan: You're a hard act to follow, Croft. You know why you and I get along so well?
Lara Croft: [laughs] No.
Terry Sheridan: We are two of a kind, me and you.
Lara Croft: [laughs harder] We are nothing alike.
Terry Sheridan: I don't think we're alike, but I do think we're a pair. Opposite sides of the same coin.

Terry Sheridan: Are you okay?
Lara Croft: Never better.
Terry Sheridan: Looks like we lost the orb.
Lara Croft: Please. You don't think I'd go vaulting into thin air for nothing, do you? I put a tracer on the crate.
[Pulls out a tracing receiver]
Lara Croft: Got it. Look.
Terry Sheridan: Impressive.

[last lines]
[Bryce and Hillary are getting made over by tribes people]
Bryce: Lara, are you okay?
Hillary: Lara, you all right?
Lara Croft: [smiling] This is... very touching.
Bryce: You know us, always making friends... having a laugh.
Lara Croft: Getting married.
Bryce: What?
Kosa: This is a wedding ceremony and you are the grooms.
Lara Croft: Good luck, boys.

[Upon hearing that the queen insists Lara retrieves the orb]
Lara Croft: Well, now that I have Her Majesty's permission...

Lara Croft: Remember that "no gun" rule? I reconsidered!

Kosa: Can't you ever do anything the easy way?
Lara Croft: I wouldn't want to disappoint you.

Terry Sheridan: This is a little faster. But the Chinese will track the pod.
Lara Croft: There won't be any pod to find.
Terry Sheridan: Will there be any of us to find?

Terry Sheridan: You're laughing at ne.
Lara Croft: No, at the fact that I used to find you charming.
Terry Sheridan: I am charming.

Terry Sheridan: [Terry enters the room and places his hand on Lara's shoulder. She turns, her hand on his wrist] You can break my wrist... but I'm still gonna kiss you.
Terry Sheridan: [they kiss. Minutes later Lara handcuffs Terry's hand to the bed post] Not exactly where I thought this was going, but... OK.
Lara Croft: Why didn't you shoot Reiss?
Terry Sheridan: What?
Lara Croft: He must have walked right past you in the lab
Terry Sheridan: I didn't have a clear shot... plus, I had no idea where you were.

Lara Croft: Some things were not meant to be found.

Lara Croft: I'm not leaving you because I couldn't kill you. I'm leaving you because I could.

Hillary: Perhaps you gentlemen would like some tea while you wait?
Lara Croft: No, they wouldn't. Tea is for guests. The door is for intruders.

Lara Croft: Take the offer before it expires.
Chen Lo: No.
Lara Croft: Then I will have to force you.
Chen Lo: Then I will have to kill you!


Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Lara Croft: It's a clock... It's ticking.
Bryce: Oh... one of those ticking clocks, eh?

[Hilary meets Lara outside the shower with something other than a t-shirt]
Lara Croft: Oh... very funny.
Hilary: I'm only trying to turn you into a lady.
Lara Croft: Mm...
[walks past him and drops the towel she was wearing]
Hilary: [sighs] And a lady should be modest.
Lara Croft: Yes, a *lady* should be modest.

Lara Croft: But you might try to kill me.
Manfred Powell: I'm not going to kill you.
Lara Croft: I said you'd try.

Lara Croft: This is where I start to have fun.

Bryce: So, time to save the universe again then, is it?
Lara Croft: Absolutely

Bryce: Me bum's gone to sleep again, all down the left cheek.
Lara Croft: Really? That's fascinating.

[Lara sees the UPS man staring at the dilapidated house]
Lara Croft: I woke up this morning and I just hated everything.

Manfred Powell: Lady Croft, tell me, is there a good reason why I just kept you alive?
Lara Croft: Yes. That is not the true eye.
Manfred Powell: This is the true eye.
Lara Croft: It's not, actually. It's a mirror image.
Manfred Powell: Ms. Croft, I think you're trying to cheat me out of my little ray of sunshine.
Lara Croft: Why would I try and cheat you out of anything, now, I need you to get the piece so I can steal it from you later.
Manfred Powell: You're bluffing! Julius, make a mental note, kill Ms. Croft if she attempts any such thing.
Julius: Yes, sir.
Lara Croft: Well we can do it my way, or we can all come back in time for the next allignment and you're welcome to try and kill me then, in oh, say, another 5,000 years?

Lara Croft: [after reading the ancient writing in the tomb] Right, so... Pretty much touch anything, and you get your head chopped off.

Lara Croft: Was it programmed to stop before it took my head off?
Bryce: Ah well... that would be a... no.

[first lines]
[after an extended action sequence with a training robot which then attempts to revive itself and sneak up on her]
Lara Croft: Stop!

Lara Croft: To see your world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower. Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, An eternity in an hour. William Blake.

Lara Croft: We have 83 rooms. Why can't you live in the house?
Bryce: Well, I'm a free spirit, me.

Bryce: What's that smell?
Lara Croft: Five AM

Bryce: My ignorance amuses me... My ignorance amuses me?
Lara Croft: Yes well I've always found your ignorance quite amusing.

Alex West: Lara Croft, I don't believe it. Still pretending to be a photojournalist? Ya know, I think it's really cool that you can still keep a day job, though it's obviously just for show.
Lara Croft: So, Alex, still pretending to be an archaeologist?
Alex West: Lara, do we always have to fight like this? Maybe we don't.
Lara Croft: Hmm, maybe we do.
Alex West: Why?
Lara Croft: You stole my prayer wheels!
Alex West: Stole? Stole? Coming from you? It's not like you ever really owned them or anything. Hey, you're the tomb raider...
Lara Croft: Oh look, I think your clients need you. As you once said, so memorably, "It's all just a business". So go, go do business.

[Alex West turns around to find Lara Croft sitting]
Lara Croft: Hello, Alex.
Alex West: I suppose you think I'm a greedy, unscrupulous sell-out who'll do just about anything for money?
Lara Croft: Yes. That's right.
Alex West: [shrugs] Well, the money bit's true I guess.
Lara Croft: Is it, Alex? If you cross me, we may not be able to remain friends.
[Looks him up and down]
Lara Croft: Always a pleasure.
Alex West: Now for a *cold* shower...

[last lines]
[Lara Croft enters dressed "properly" to see Hilary and Bryce standing and grinning]
Lara Croft: What?
[Bryce takes a picture of her]
Lara Croft: [the revamped training robot enters the room]
Lara Croft: Hmm.
[Hilary takes the covering off the serving tray to reveal Lara Croft's trademark guns, and smiles]
Lara Croft: [Lara Croft grabs the guns and film ends with a freeze-frame]

Bryce: [taking screws out of clock to open it] ... screw 13 to quadrant 3, screw 14 to quadrant 4...
Hilary: [sighs and rolls eyes] Please.
Bryce: It's my system! So I know where they all came from!
Lara Croft: It's camouflage.
[takes hammer and smashes the clock to pieces]
Bryce: [wincing] Okay.

Lara Croft: But time was stolen from us and it's not fair.
Lord Richard Croft: No, it's not fair.

Bryce: How are you going to get to Cambodia and get the clock back in... 15 hours?
Lara Croft: I'll be calling in a favor.
Hilary: What kind of favor?
Lara Croft: Well, that is a secret.If a told you, I'd have to kill you.

Lara Croft: Ah, Mr Powell.How Predictable.Alex West.What are you doing here?


Tomb Raider: Underworld (2008) (VG)
Alister Fletcher: [Having recently discovered that the door to the Croft family crypt was hidden in the wall of their office] This gives me the creeps!
Zip: I wish I still didn't know!
Lara Croft: I warned you that playing your music too loud could wake the dead.

Lara Croft: [Reading an inscription written by her father] Natla, I see your goal and I am your puppet no longer - Richard James Croft

Lara Croft: [Following a clue left by her father, Lara discovers that her grandfather's casket was placed over a secret passageway] It seems father was full of surprises.

Lara Croft: [the last time Lara saw Natla, she was being crushed under a giant pillar] Jacqueline Natla, you just don't know when to die.
Jacqueline Natla: A trait we have in common.

Amanda Evert: After killing the Midgard Serpent, Thor dies from its venom anyway.
Lara Croft: Not if you clear the corridor and get us out of here
[Amanda tries to clear the debris from the corridor with her powers and the stones don't budge]
Amanda Evert: Out of juice, just like Bolivia. The good news we saved the world. The bad news is now we're going to die down here, just like your mother.

Lara Croft: Mother must have tried to use it to escape but didn't know how how. If pulling put these artifacts always brings you here, what will happen if I'm already here?
Amanda Evert: Maybe you'll go to hell.

Lara Croft: So, it's back to this, is it?
Amanda Evert: What, you think we're even?
Lara Croft: Would killing me make us even?

[last lines]
Lara Croft: Goodbye, mother. Rest in peace.

Winston Smith: [Zip fires his gun at Lara] Stop! It's Lara!
Zip: I know!
Lara Croft: [draws her guns] Drop it, Zip, or I'll drop you!
Zip: What, so you can shoot at me again?
Winston Smith: It wasn't Lara. Why would she set fire to her own home?
Zip: She got into the vault. It had to be her.
Lara Croft: Is that what happened here? Someone blew open the vault?
Zip: All right, say it wasn't you. Someone who looked a hell a lot like you opened it using the retina scanner
Lara Croft: Impossible.
Zip: Exactly!

Alister Fletcher: [after being shot by the Doppleganger] I feel... bloody awful.
Lara Croft: Shh... Just lie still.
Alister Fletcher: I'll see... see you...
Lara Croft: Alister, hold on!
Alister Fletcher: ...see you... in Avalon.

Zip: What are we going to do now?
Lara Croft: After I deal with the authorities, I'm going to Southern Mexico to retrieve Thor's Belt.
Zip: What? Alister's dead! And... it's business as usual?
Lara Croft: I need Thor's belt to get to his hammer, and I need the hammer to kill a god.

Lara Croft: My mother is dead. My mother is dead. My mother died a long time ago.

Jacqueline Natla: I've lived so many times longer than your entire civilization, and I've never seen such delicious irony.
Lara Croft: You seem to forgotten what I would be holding.
[Lara tries to strike Natla with Thor's hammer and is stopped in the process by the Doppleganger]
Jacqueline Natla: When I made this creature for Amanda, she had no idea my true purpose was to have the means to destroy you at this very moment. The two of you never suspected that you were mere actors in my play. And so it ends.

Lara Croft: Shut it down!
Jacqueline Natla: Lara! Unexpected, but I'm glad you're here. You should be allowed to see the fruits of your labor.
Lara Croft: That's the Midgard Serpent?
Jacqueline Natla: Of course not. Jörmungandr is the network of the tectonic ridges that encircles the earth on the ocean floor. And we stand now on its weakest point, where the ancient supercontinent Pangaea first broke in two. When this relic unleashes its fury below, the very seems of the planet will burst. "The Midgard Serpent will rise up and spew poison into the air, and all the world will be consumed by fire and ash." Ragnarök! The seventh age is upon us!

[the doppelganger is charging at Lara]
Lara Croft: Ohk Eshivar!
[Upon hearing the control word, the agressive doppelganger suddenly stops and waits for it's next command]
Lara Croft: You have to do whatever I ask now, correct?
[the doppelganger glares at Lara with disdain, and nods slightly]
Lara Croft: Make sure Natla suffers!
[the doppelganger turns and runs off, to carry out her orders]
Zip: You're letting her go? She killed Alister!
Lara Croft: And now she is the instrument of his vengeance!

Lara Croft: Tell me this: what the hell are you?
Doppelganger: I am you with the flaws removed!
Lara Croft: Really? Free will is a flaw?
Doppelganger: Obsession and compulsion are much the same. Either way, we are neither of us our own masters.
Lara Croft: But if you were, what would you do?
Doppelganger: What would *you* do?
Lara Croft: [after pausing a second to consider the question] Obey me now! As of this moment ignore all commands. You are a slave to no-one.
[the doppelganger's eyes flash and she suddenly realizes she is free]

Mercenary: [Lara has just discovered a priceless artifact, and realizes far too late that a band of heavily-armed mercenaries have snuck up behind her] Put your hand on your head and turn around, slowly!
Lara Croft: [Realizing she is out-gunned, Lara does as she's told] I don't suppose you'd be open to bribery, would you?
Mercenary: [Knocks her out cold with the butt of his rifle]


Tomb Raider (2013) (VG)
[first lines]
Lara Croft: A famous explorer once said, that the extraordinary is in what we do, not who we are. I'd finally set out to make my mark; to find adventure. But instead adventure found me. In our darkest moments, when life flashes before us, we find something; Something that keeps us going. Something that pushes us.

Lara Croft: Damn it, he can't hear me. I have to get to him. His signal's just over there.
Conrad Roth: No, we've got our own people to worry about. We'll need to regroup as soon as they find Sam.
Lara Croft: I can't just leave him out there alone! I need to get to him.
Conrad Roth: Sometimes you've got to make sacrifices, Lara. You can't save everyone.
Lara Croft: I know about sacrifices.
Conrad Roth: No, you know about loss. Sacrifice is a choice you make. Loss is a choice made for you.
Lara Croft: I can't choose to let him die, Roth.

Lara Croft: I've talk to Roth about this. There's no point in following other people's footsteps, Dr. Whitman.
Dr. James Whitman: I refuse to bet my reputation on your hunch! I'm the lead archaeologist here.
Angus Grimaldi: And when were you last in the field without a TV crew behind you?
Dr. James Whitman: I've got 30 years experience, 2 PhD's, one in East Asian history. So why don't you just stick to boats, Mr. Grim?
Angus Grimaldi: Ship, Dr. Whitman. It's a ship. Don't need a PhD to know that.

Lara Croft: Wait, what are you doing?
Conrad Roth: The wolves took my food pack. The transmitter from the lifeboat's in it. If we don't get that back, we're not getting off this bloody island.
Lara Croft: Yeah, but you need... you need bandages, morphine, antiseptic...
Conrad Roth: Also in the pack.
Lara Croft: Shit.
Conrad Roth: Exactly.

Conrad Roth: Hey, you got it. Nice work.
Lara Croft: So, I assume the plan is to take that up to the radio tower?
Conrad Roth: That should give us the best shot of broadcasting a strong signal in every direction. Look, Lara. We need to send out that SOS and I'm not climbing any time soon.
Lara Croft: Yeah, I was afraid you were going to say that.
Conrad Roth: You can do it, Lara. After all, you're a Croft.
Lara Croft: I don't think I'm that kind of Croft.
Conrad Roth: Sure you are. You just don't know it yet.
Lara Croft: Well, let's hope I'm a faster learner, then.

Lara Croft: I've studied them so much, I can see charts on the back of my eyelids. But if I'm not right about Yamatai being in the Dragon's Triangle...
Conrad Roth: I remember when you found that on one of your father's digs. You ran up and showed it to me dressed in your penguin pajamas.
Lara Croft: [laughs] I was five years old. It was my first find.
Conrad Roth: You've got great instincts, girl. You just have to trust them.
Lara Croft: That's what my father used to say.
Conrad Roth: Now there was a man that ran on instinct. For better or worse... He would have been so proud of you, Lara.

Lara Croft: Himiko! The first Sun Queen! This is Yamatai.
[opens up sarcophagus]
Lara Croft: And you're really here.
[coughs]
Lara Croft: And... really, really dead.

Lara Croft: Grim's... dead. They tried to use him as leverage to make me surrender. But he wouldn't let them.
Conrad Roth: Grim you... you stubborn bastard.
Lara Croft: I'm sorry, Roth.
Conrad Roth: No... Don't be sorry, Lara. Just make it count. We'll raise a glass to the old man when we get out of here.

Lara Croft: I hate tombs.

Conrad Roth: [Lara has fixed his bitten leg] That's not bad. Where'd a young lady like you learn to do a thing like that?
Lara Croft: [Lightly laughs] Late shift at the Nine Bells. Wolf's got nothing on a broken bottle.

Joslin Reyes: So, Lara, what do you expect us to find?
Lara Croft: Do you really want to know?
Joslin Reyes: No, but you should tell me anyway.

Lara Croft: Look, I know this plan sounds crazy...
Joslin Reyes: Yeah, it is. But crazy's all we got right now, so let's do this.

[last lines]
Crewmember: I don't know what happened to you on that island, and judging by those wounds and that look in your eyes, I don't think I want to know... Anyway, we'll be home soon.
Lara Croft: [Opens a diary, looking at a map on a page] I'm not going home...

Joslin Reyes: It seems that anybody close to you has a pretty low survival rate.
Lara Croft: Better keep your distance, then.


Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft (1998) (VG)
Lara Croft: I'm not interrupting, am I?
General: Not bleedin' are ya? Not about to use this place as a dunny?
Lara Croft: Uh, no and no.

Dr. Willard: I don't want to be misrepresented by that retarded researcher you've just been with... er...?
Lara Croft: Lara.
Dr. Willard: I'm Dr. Willard. I'd come to converse with Tony myself, but I saw you were doing a rather more creditable job, I think. Indeed, I'm inspired. I'd like to offer you other work.
Lara Croft: What? Shoot the breeze with some of your other boys? No thanks!

Tribesman: Is well for you, me fasting this day. You make plenty good flesh pot!
Lara Croft: You forget, I might be quite hungry myself, famished, actually!

Tribesman: Mmm.
[smacks his lips]
Tribesman: He lucky fella that kill you, a plenty Mary like you!
Lara Croft: I'd be sure to point that out to him.

Geordie Bob: So... you must be after Miss Leigh, then?
Lara Croft: Business, not pleasure.
Geordie Bob: Though obviously not for revenge, man. You've hardly got the face for that!
Lara Croft: And... you have?
Geordie Bob: Huh! How moronic a question is that, eh?
[slams his staff on the ground]
Geordie Bob: I don't even have a face, man!

Lara Croft: You mean Sophia's testing some sort of immortality power? Along with her own brand of face-lift...
Geordie Bob: Why aye, man! "Everlasting beauty?" She's obviously not fully worked it oot, yet, but she takes the best results for herself. See, I don't care what your business with her is, you can't be any more shiftless than what she is! So I'm gonna go out of me way to help you, that is, after you've done somethin' for us here, like.
Lara Croft: Very generous of you. What do you want?
Geordie Bob: A bottle of that mummy preservation stuff, from the Natural History Museum.
Lara Croft: Embalming fluid?
Geordie Bob: Aye! For rotten flesh you canny whack it, man! The museum's pretty interestin', I'm told, you'll like it.
Lara Croft: So why don't you go yourself?
Geordie Bob: One of them Egyptian lassies' there's a bit pissed of, like, but, eh... she didn't get immortality the way she wanted it. And seeing as we've done better than her in that department, I didn't care to imagine what curse we could get given, any worse than we've got already, like. You'll be fine, though, pet, you'll die easily.
Lara Croft: Thanks!

Dr. Willard: This is not just about avidly spawning mutants! It's an entirely natural acceleration of evolution! A real live laboratory of spurred-on life!
Lara Croft: Not everyone here wants to be guinnea pigs. Multi-appendaged or not!
Dr. Willard: Well, that's unfortunate. It's been hit and miss here for too long. Now the timing's spot on, I can't leave it. The Polynesians fled in their ignorance, Darwin's half-wit sailors the same, ironically making Darwin himself miss this angle on evolution. But now, I'm here. I have the access, the knowledge, the artifacts.
Lara Croft: Yes... but you bumped into me in India and sent me to find them for you, bringing me here. Listen to this gibberish! Your perception of good timing is... bad!

Sophia Leigh: Ah, Miss Croft! I take it you're ready to sign on?
Lara Croft: To what?
Sophia Leigh: Well, my books. You see, with your lifestyle, you'd be the perfect campaign for my products. Just think, you wouldn't be needing those unsightly weapons anymore.
Lara Croft: No... but I'll probably have an unsightly face, judging by your past experiments!
Sophia Leigh: My what?
Lara Croft: Oh yes, they're all still alive, very much so, in fact. All I want is the artifact.
[Lara approaches Sofia's desk and reaches out for the artifact, but Sophia snatches it away from her]
Sophia Leigh: [laughs] Right! In your next life!
Lara Croft: [Draws her pistols as Sophia runs out of her office] We'll see...

Dr. Willard: Oh, aye, come in, make yourself at home. I won't be a minute.
Lara Croft: At home? I've just met a man who may as well have been Brundlefly!

Lara Croft: Hello? Hello?
Tony: What? What do you want from me now?
Lara Croft: Nothing that taxing, are you all right?
Tony: Well, If you'd all stop, I might be just fine. Just a hundred percent, just...
[yells and grabs his head]
Lara Croft: If you'd all stop? Who are you talking about?
Tony: All you! Hundreds of you! Talking and chattering and breaking my brain up!
Lara Croft: Well I'm not quite sure where you're coming from, but I just want to know about the Infada artifact, in the temple up there.
Tony: Voodoo magic and all, huh? I don't touch the stuff myself.
Lara Croft: It's not voodoo. Look, is there anyone else here with you?
Tony: Yeah... Randy and Rory.
Lara Croft: Randy and Rory? Where? What are you all doing here?
Tony: Well... they're staying put... in that temple. I told them not to, warned them first. Not doing much now I doubt, under half a ton of mudslide. Me? I'm leaving. Next bus out. This jungle's rooted enough rot into me. I'd offer the same advice to you, but you don't seem like the type to take it... to care if I said you were gonna die in there.
[laughs]
Tony: Yeah... die...

Lara Croft: Now it's time for our third adventure.


Tomb Raider: Chronicles (2000) (VG)
[to Pierre]
Lara Croft: If I was you, I'd grab your Cro-Magnon cowboy over there and run as fast as your little legs will carry you. Au revoir, mon chèr.

[when Lara approaches, the demon knight bursts out of the barn on horseback, still carrying Father Patrick]
Demon Knight (Vladimir Kaleta): [to Father Patrick] Who is this that stands before me? The first to visit me in my prison seven hundred years past.
Father Patrick: Seven hundred years? All alone in a barn? Huh, those winter nights must have just flown by.
Demon Knight (Vladimir Kaleta): Silence, ignorant heretic, or I behead you!
[the horseman then shoves the priest off the horse. He lands on the ground in a heap]
Lara Croft: Leave him be!
Demon Knight (Vladimir Kaleta): For the child has spirit, but what is that? When this island is littered with the bones of holy men. My gift to them for their spirit in obstructing me from claiming my rightful inheritance.
Father Patrick: And this inheritance, I would wonder, would be some way to explain why your walking and breathing when you should be gone long past?
Demon Knight (Vladimir Kaleta): The inheritance is the gift of eternal life. Contained within an ancient scroll. Concealed by the dullard Abbot and his cohorts. The scroll, which draws forth pale demon blood through my veins. I am no longer man. I am one for the earth and one for above the gaping abyss of Hades.
Father Patrick: So why stay on the island? Came for a holiday and fell in love with the scenery?
Demon Knight (Vladimir Kaleta): Hold your yapping tongue for want I clip it! Boils and plagues plaster over this island and its treacherous inhabitants! For it was they, and their ox little abbot, who plotted to incarcerate me in this dungeon hall for an eternity. I, Vladimir Kaleta, who worshipped in the first Kremlin, who butchered the Swede and the Lefsky on the banks of the River Neva. Incarcerated within this prison of flowing water!

Lara Croft: [Upon witnessing Father Patrick being thrown into the door of the Demon Knight's barn] Father!
Demon Knight (Vladimir Kaleta): Ah, the child. I shall snuff out her life as a candle.

Demon Knight (Vladimir Kaleta): [after being bound by a spell Lara has cast on him] For this you shall burn for eternity! I shall drown you in a mire of your own entrails before I squeeze!
Lara Croft: Be quiet!

Lara Croft: [as Lara approaches the entrance to the Colosseum, she hears a loud noise above her. She quickly spins round and draws her pistols, but sees nothing. She turns back to the entrance] Rodents, I wouldn't wonder. Big rodents...

Pierre: This is a very deep pit and in this, such an historic venue, I feel sure there may be valuable artifacts lurking in its depths.
Lara Croft: I can't tempt you to... jump down and look?

Hanging Corpse: Come, child, come closer. For I have gifts for thee.
Lara Croft: I'll stay where I am.
Hanging Corpse: [laughs sinisterly] Fear not this visage. It is but a vessel for my troubled spirit.
[hisses]
Hanging Corpse: Come closer, for you are safe, while I am hung like so much butchered meat.
Lara Croft: Who... are you?
Hanging Corpse: WHO? Hmm... for it is more like WHAT. Condemned to wander between the kingdoms of man and that of the elementals.
[hisses]
Hanging Corpse: But I must be swift in my request,
[hisses]
Hanging Corpse: for they watch and wait, to once more draw me back into the darkness!
Lara Croft: Request?
Hanging Corpse: My heart, girl! They have hidden my petrified heart! In the roots of this, the World Tree, down under the watchful gaze of the dragon Níðhöggr.
[hisses]
Hanging Corpse: Find this, my child and return it to its rightful resting place
[hisses]
Hanging Corpse: and you shall be rewarded!
Lara Croft: And why on Earth should I trust... you?
Hanging Corpse: Not ON Earth, girl, in between.
[laughs]
Hanging Corpse: My soul is gone, and how it fares, nobody knows, and nobody cares!
[laughs once more, and then disappears in a flash of lightning]

Lara Croft: [Lara slides down from the roof of VCI into a ventillation shaft and speaks into her headset] I'm in.
Zip: Okay. Now let's see what you can do. Follow the vent to the main corridor. You've come in at the 13th floor. Unlucky for some...
Lara Croft: Unlucky for them. Any welcome party?
Zip: That's your job, girl! I ain't no x-ray vision superhero!
Lara Croft: I noticed the last bit.
Zip: Oh, you're so sharp you're gonna cut yourself! Just remember, the less attention, the better. You dig?
Lara Croft: Thanks, but that thought HAD crossed my mind.
Zip: Just makin' sure you're on the ball, lady.
Lara Croft: Enough talk! Contact me if you see anything.
Zip: Whew! That girl has got one BAD attitude!

Lara Croft: [Lara returns to the entrance of the Colosseum, after acquiring all the keystones required to open it] Come out, come out, wherever you are...
Larson: [Larson suddenly reveals himself from behind the wall of the entrance] Heck! This ambushin' ain't what it used to be!
Lara Croft: Not when you're involved, no.
Larson: Practice makes perfect, I'm reckonin'.
Lara Croft: Whatever. We seem to be missing someone...
Larson: If you's talkin' about Frenchie he's kinda... indisposed.
Lara Croft: And you thought you might just... help yourself to his share of what's behind that gate? Unless of course this is just a social visit?
Larson: Well, you know I's always pleased to see a little belle like you, Lara. Be more pleased to see that last stone, though, if you'll be wantin' to hand it over?
[Lara, instead, draws her pistols and fires at Larson]
Larson: [leaps out of the way, barely dodging Lara's bullets] THAT, ain't supposed to happen!


Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft (1997) (VG)
Lara Croft: Pardon me if that was just your way of trying the doors for me.

Beaten up guy: You have come for me, I saw bright lights around me!
Lara Croft: That was gunfire.

Monk: [sigh] You are not one of them
Lara Croft: But you *are* a monk
Monk: Brother Cheng Barkang. You have come for me! I saw bright lights around me
Lara Croft: That was gunfire
[camera pans to thugs]
Lara Croft: I think it was *them* who got taken away by it
Monk: but you are my guide, my pathbeater to the next incarnation. I *have* done my time here, haven't I?
Lara Croft: But what *are* you doing, I mean for Bartoli?
Monk: N,nothing! I live rightous life, rooting only in necessary evil,just like my father before me, when he bombed giovanni's vessel deep under these waters. Now I am here, er, was here, to stop his son from aquiring the Saraph.
Lara Croft: The Saraph?
Monk: You not know my last work well!
[Cheng points to thugs]
Monk: You sure you not here for them?
Lara Croft: Their jakinory days are well over
[sound of a zipper being pulled up]

Thug: Somehow, you don't behave like you've got a monk's blood.
Lara Croft: I understand that "somehow" is in my favour, so indulge me about the dagger, I'd be indebted with your life.
Thug: These doors are waiting for the right one, the right time to arrive, and then the dagger's blade will honour the hearts of those who believe.
[takes out a bottle of poison and opens the cap]
Thug: So unless you pledge your loyalty as well...
Lara Croft: And which one is that?
Thug: To the sins and fortunes of Marco Bartoli!
[swallows the poison, and dies instantly]
Lara Croft: Perhaps not just yet, then.
[Lara searches on the laptop about Bartoli]
Lara Croft: Aha,Giovanni Bartoli, vehicle of early venice.
[Lara walks off as there's a small music track]

Lara Croft: [getting into the shower] Don't you think you've seen enough?
[blows away the game player with a shotgun]

Lara Croft: Gosh! That was my best time yet!

Monk: So, we reach for our weapons once more
Lara Croft: The true detox of evil


Tomb Raider (1996) (VG)
Natla: Left Larson sucking wind then, eh?
Lara Croft: If that is the phrase.
Natla: Well your little vacation riot's over now! Time to give back what you've hijacked off me.

Bad Guy 2: Howdy.
Lara Croft: Afternoon.

Lara Croft: Ah, Pierre. You litterbug.

Voice: Hatching commences in fifteen seconds.
Natla: Too late for abortions now!
Lara Croft: [draws gun] Not without the heart of the operation!
Natla: NO!
[Jumps at Lara and falls down into the chasm]

Lara Croft: You have my total attention now. I'm not quite sure I've got your's though. Hello?
Bad Guy: I see your barn door.
Lara Croft: Of course.
Bad Guy: You and your drivelin' piece of the Scion. You want to keep it so bad, I'll harness it right up your -
Lara Croft: Wait! We're talking about the artifact here?
Bad Guy: Damn straight we are. Right up your -
Lara Croft: Hold on! I'm sorry. This piece you say... where's the rest?


Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015) (VG)
Jacob: You won't be able to go far without me.
Lara Croft: You have no idea how far I've come.

Lara Croft: You could've left me in that river
Jacob: Would you have left me?
Lara Croft: It would've crossed my mind.

Ana: Will you reconsider my offer, Lara? It's not too late.
Lara Croft: [Shoots Ana in the arm] It was too late when you betrayed my family!

Ana: [Offers Lara to join Trinity] We could use someone like you. You're looking for a purpose, we can provide it.
Lara Croft: You can't be serious! I have seen what Trinity does, how they operate!
Ana: Is that a "no"?
Lara Croft: It's a "no fucking way"!

Ana: It doesn't have to end this way, Lara. Another Croft doesn't have to die for this.
Lara Croft: But I'm willing to.


Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (2003) (VG)
Lara Croft: Open for business?
Pawnbroker Rennes: You managed to get in, didn't you?
Lara Croft: Just checking. I didn't want to waste your time. Or mine.

Werner Von Croy: Lara, please. Look, go and see this woman, Carvier, she can help.
Lara Croft: I'm going.
[Lara is about to leave, when Werner grabs at her arm. She spins around, pushes him onto a chair and leans over him]
Lara Croft: Egypt, Werner! You walked away and left me!

Lara Croft: Not a lot of passing trade at this hour?
Janice: It's early yet. Move along, ma cher, you make the place look crowded.
Lara Croft: I wouldn't worry. We're not in the same class.
Janice: That attitude won't get you far round here, sweet thing.

Lara Croft: Move that hand another inch, and you'll be wiping counters with stumps!

Janice: You watch out, ma cher. There are a lot of sickoes loose on the streets.
Lara Croft: Yeah...
Janice: That's OK. Some of us like it that way.


Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary (2007) (VG)
[from trailer]
Jacqueline Natla: My company has recently turned its focus on the study of ancient artifacts, and I am lead to believe that with the right incentive, you are just the woman to find them for me.
Lara Croft: I'm afraid you've been mistaken. I only play for sport.
Jacqueline Natla: Which is precisely why I've come to you Miss Croft. This is a game you've played before.

Jacqueline Natla: What have you really accomplished here? Nothing, but a temporary stay of execution for your kind! This island is just one remnant of Atlantis; I will find another! But you, Lara, have lost EVERYTHING!
[Lara and Natla fight, which ends with Lara grappling one of the pillars down on top of Natla]
Lara Croft: No, I haven't.

[Lara finds out that the track has been blocked by a large crate. Larson walks out, holding up a fuse]
Larson Conway: Sorry, Darlin', this is the end of the line.
Lara Croft: [sighs] Just hand it over, Larson. This has nothing to do with you.
Larson Conway: What's it got to do with you? The Scion belongs to Natla. Face it, Lara; you've got no business here.
Lara Croft: I don't have time for this; get out of the way, or you die.
Larson Conway: [snorts] What are you going to do? Shoot me? Come on, I just work here. I know how bad you want this, but I can't let you pass. We both know you are not gonna kill me for it.
[Lara hesitates]
Larson Conway: That's just not who you are.
Lara Croft: [expression changes] I'm not who you think I am.

[Lara is looking for Pierre among the columns]
Pierre DuPont: I suppose you are more of a dog person.
Lara Croft: Natla doesn't honor her contracts, Pierre. I'd move on if I were you.
Pierre DuPont: No, Mademoiselle. Natla and I understand each other. I find things for her and she rewards me handsomely. But you seek the very thing she does. That is why you are not trusted.
Lara Croft: I trust my instincts.
Pierre DuPont: And that's why you are in second place. I, am a professional, Mademoiselle; I focus on the job, and I get paid.
Lara Croft: There's more to life than money, Pierre.
Pierre DuPont: This isn't life, Mademoiselle. It's BUSINESS! Your compulsion prevents you from seeing the difference!
Lara Croft: It hasn't prevented me from getting a piece of the Scion. How's business for you?
Pierre DuPont: [pause] Touché. So then, why don't we see whose compulsion gets them the next piece?

[Pierre is holding Lara at gunpoint]
Pierre DuPont: You see, instincts can be expensive. Yours are going to cost you both pieces of the Scion.
Lara Croft: That's not a price I'm prepared to pay.
Pierre DuPont: Don't be absurd; no job is worth dying for.
Lara Croft: [pause] Yes, it is.


Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (1999) (VG)
Werner von Croy: There is no mention of this in the texts. I fear this must be opened internally. We must enter through the grate and be wary of snares.
Lara Croft: I presume by "we" you refer to me.
Werner von Croy: Ja. My heavier frame may activate traps. You will pass unnoticed.
Lara Croft: How convenient.

Werner von Croy: You will catch your death in those clothes my dear. A quick sprint up that ladder will dry you out again.
Lara Croft: Such concern. I never knew you cared.
Werner von Croy: Dear Lara, you are a valuable asset to the quest.
Lara Croft: You old romantic, you.
Werner von Croy: Yes, quite.

Lara Croft: Ever heard of Armageddon? Unpleasant, even by your standards.


Tomb Raider Ascension (2007)
Lara Croft: [shoots one of her uncle's goons] Don't be embarrassed. It was my first time too.

Jax: Hey, Lara. Just turn your PDA down. We can't see you so good.
[Winston smacks him on his head]
Lara Croft: Nice try, Jax.

Winston: Lara, do you think there is enough time to save the world?
Lara Croft: Absolutely.