Stereotype: Half-Naked Heroic Women

In her latest incarnations, British explorer and treasure hunter Lady Croft has become more badass than babe but when she first appeared, Lara was a digital pinup.  Croft was cheesecake and an embarrassment to Eidos even if she was a chart topping, game selling icon.  While girl gamers cheered that they had representation, they quickly jeered when they saw her impossible balloon-breasts and nearly-non-existent waist.  With daisy duke shorts and tank top, this raider was like more playmate crawling and shooting than she was adventurer (because who wouldn’t climb caves in a tight tank and booty shorts?)