Let me start off by saying I love Tomb Raider, Lara Croft; all of it. I’ve played games (yet to play the new one… but oh wait, it’s out on fucking PS4). It English has a sexy, brave and British protagonist, has awesome fights against Gods, Dinosaurs and Centaurs (older games), and they tend to have great story lines. And the most recent reboot of the franchise was no exception; except of course they showed us a Lara before she became the legend we’ve all come to know and love.
Anyway, now onto the annoying part. I tend to be okay with deaths in movies and books. I didn’t even cry at The Fault in Our Stars. But Alex’s death (spoiler?) in the game messed me up. For those of you who are yet to play this one, Alex is a geeky, electrical engineer, sarcastic person, who clearly doesn’t belong in the fucked up place of Yamatai. He’s also adorable, and kind. He also likes Lara (it’s highly hinted).
And then, of course, he dies whilst on a simple mission. He made it so far on the island only to have to blow himself up (to save Lara). And Lara, probably knowing he liked her, gave him a kiss on the cheek and left.
A kiss on the fucking cheek.
If you know someone likes you, and they’re fucking killing themselves so you can live, at least give them a snog right? And not only that, but he was so fucking innocent and unlucky his death was just pointless and miserable. It’s been ages since I’ve played the game, but even just remembering it fucks me up.