12 Tomb Raider Skills We Wish We Had In Real Life

Fearlessness. Resilience. Ass-kickery. These are all skills we admire in Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft. Life would be so much easier if we had a bit of her mojo. Pick up your copy of Tomb Raider, in stores now.

1. A sixth-sense for danger

Deadly traps don’t just happen in tombs, you know.

2. The ability to stare down death without flinching.

It’s ok to be scared: it just means you have a healthy survival instinct. The trick is keeping your fear in check and focusing on surviving.

3. Resting and recovering in stressful circumstances

Imagine how much you could get done if you could put the “power” back into your power naps.

4. Gazelle-like grace

The ability to leap and tumble without hurting yourself comes into play more than you might think.

5. Peerless proficiency at archery and other outdoor sports

Ok, look: It’s not that often that you come across a bow and arrow. But sometimes you do (I’m looking at YOU, summer camp), and it’s never quite as easy as it looks, is it?

6. The ability to always land on your feet

Lara Croft knows it’s not about getting it right the first time. It’s about picking yourself up and trying again.

7. Being properly equipped for every situation

This is exactly the kind of thing that never happens to Lara Croft.

8. Familiarity with all sorts of unusual weapons

Because when push comes to shove, you’re not gonna have time to read the manual.

9. The wisdom to find the perfect hiding place

… Unlike this guy, who has plenty of wisdom but absolutely no creep whatsoever.

10. Keeping your cool when it gets a little crazy

We all have metaphorical dinosaurs to deal with.

11. Fearlessness, specifically when it comes to bugs

Pssst. There’s a spider on your leg. If you just turned into a 9-year-old girl, you’re in good company. A lot of us - most of us - need a little more Lara Croft DNA when it comes to creepy crawly things that live in the dark.

12. Being prepared for ANYTHING.

Most of us don’t expect danger to materialize out of nowhere, so we panic when it does. When you’re Lara Croft, on the other hand, you learn to expect danger at every turn.

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