Amanda Evert was once Lara Croft's best friend until an accident in Peru.
Amanda is a metaphysicist and is fascinated by mysticism always dreamed of rediscovering forgotten truths about mystical knowledge driven out of the world by modern science.
Early Life Edit
Amanda went on an expedition with university colleagues, and her best friend, Lara Croft, to Peru Amanda teased Lara, in order to get her friend to chase her through the cave system.
However their playful escape, is suddenly interrupted when a mysterious Force Monster, began killing their colleagues, and they fled from it. They were trapped in a large room. Amanda spied the Wraith Stone, believing it might unlock the door, she pried it from the wall, causing the Force Monster to disappear, and opened the door. However, a small cave in, began, and they attempted to flee. Her foot became stuck beneath rocks, and a large gate, fell separating, Lara and her. Lara tried to lift the gate, as the room began to flood, but Amanda was seemingly crushed by more rocks. Lara had no choice but to leave.
Amanda survived through harnessing the shadow powers of the Force Monster and developed a huge grudge against her former friend. She adapted a new Gothic Dress style, and attitude.
At some point, she met with James Rutland, and the two formed a romantic relationship.
Amanda discovered Jaqueline Natla at some point, and trapped her. She used The Atlantean as a way to learn more about Avalon, and forged an alliance of sorts, Though she kept Natla imprisoned. She used Natla's knowledge and resources in order to try and uncover a way to travel to Avalon.
Tomb Raider: Legend Edit
Amanda goes to Bolivia, in order to use the Dais in order to travel to Avalon. However she is interrupted by Lara. The Dais is unusable without the key, and she leaves via helicopter. She leaves in order to tack down the location of the key, an ancient sword, before the firefight breaks out.
Amanda tracked a piece of the key to Ghana, where Rutland attempted to retrieve it, while attempting to find the key to repairing the sword, the Ghalali key, which she believed to be at Lara's home in England, and went personally to try and retrieve it, to no avail. She left empty handed, and made her way to Kazakhstan, to retrieve another piece of the sword from an old soviet facility.
Amanda arrived with a large battalion of mercenaries, slaughtering the soldiers stationed at the facility. Lara arrived, and tried to apologise, though her words were ignored by Amanda, who orders her men to not allow Lara to follow her. Lara however catches up to her, and again tries to explain, however Amanda once again brushes her off, showing the Wraith Stone, which she uses to release the Force Monster, much to Lara's horror, she warns her to stay out of the Force Monster's way. She tries to release the sword fragment, though Lara get's to it first, the facility begins to be engulfed in flamed, and the pair make their escapes.
Amanda arrives back at Bolivia, ahead of Lara and the reforged Excalibur. Lara demands they stand down, however Amanda orders her men to attack, Lara draws King Arthur's sword and kill's Amanda's men, and Rutland. Enraged, Amanda uses the Force Monster to try and Kill Lara in retaliation, however she is unsuccessful, as Lara manages to kill the creature once and for all, and Amanda is knocked out. Lara then takes the Wraith Stone from her.
Lara successfully uses the key, to open the portal, and is astounded to see her mother, and is looking into her own past. Amanda yells that Amelia must pull the key out, or her daughter will die, Amerlia doesn't hesitate, and pulls out the sword, severing the connection. Lara realizes that Amanda is the one to blame for her mother's disappearance, and demands to know where her mother is. Amanda reveals that Lara's mother is in fact in Avalon. Lara then knocks her out, and leaves.
Tomb Raider: Underworld Edit
After the destruction, of the Dais in Bolivia, Amanda tries to find another way to reach Avalon, which she discovered was the same place as the Ancient Norse Underworld, Helheim. Working with Natla, she discovered that another way could lead her there. Though it would require retrieving, the Hammer of Thor, Mjölnir, which would require the collection of his gauntlet's and belt. Her research led her to the location of the first gauntlet, in the other Norse afterlife Niflheim, which is located in the Mediterranean Sea. However her men arrived, just after Lara Croft, who had already worn the first gauntlet. Her men took the gauntlet from Lara, and returned to the ship, they were using as a base. Followed swiftly by Lara, who fights her way through the ship, until a guard begins a chain reaction, that causes the ship to begin to sink.
She attempts to put the Gauntlet on, it is revealed that it won't fit, Natla reveals that since Lara had already worn it, that it was now only compatible with her, much to Amanda's fury. She leaves the room to get to an escape, while another hoists Natla's containment tube through the ceiling. Spotting Lara on the sinking ship, she throws the gauntlet to her, knowing that she is now the only way, Helheim will be reached.
Amanda worked with Natla to create a Doppelgänger of Lara, to retrieve the Wraith Stone, and destroy Croft Manor.
Amanda later appears on the sister ship to the one Lara sank. It is here she is betrayed by Natla, who has the Doppelgänger throw her over a balcony.
She follows Lara and Natla to the Arctic Circle, where they opened the gates of Helheim. She comes across the Doppelgänger about to kill Lara, and attacks it, using the Wraith Stone. She tells Lara to stop Natla, who was planning to raise the Midgard Serpent, which would release a deadly poison, and bring about the Seventh Age. She volunteers to stay behind to stop the monster's from following Lara.
After Lara successfully, destroys the Midgard Serpent, Amanda relents that even though they saved the world, they would die, in the chamber, and then makes a snide comment about Lara's mother. Lara turns as though to hit Amanda, but stops, noticing another Dais, however it has been damaged, Lara holds it together, and asks Amanda to activate the Dais. Amanda is shocked that Lara would trust her. The pair activate the Dais, and are transported to Nepal. Amanda charges the Wraith Stone, and Lara asks if killing her would make them even. Amanda doesn't answer. She turns and leaves, leaving Lara alone in the room, where she lost her mother.
Alternate Ending Edit
After both Amanda and Lara leave the temple. Amanda attempts to kill Lara using a rock, but Lara shoots her. After contemplating whether or not to kill Amanda, Lara walks off, leaving an injured Amanda behind in the snow. Amanda calls out to Lara, while attempting to stand, but she falls. Lara ignores her and leaves her to die.
Amanda is incredibly intelligent, quite possibly being as smart as Lara.
Through the use of the Wraith Stone, Amanda can control the Force Monster, she can also merge with it she can also absorb the power to use it without the stone. Even after the Force Monster is killed, Amanda can use the stone tone conjure up energy blasts, to kill creatures or destroy objects obstructing her path, though it does seem to have a limit to it's use.
- Amanda and Amanda in her winter outfit appear as costumes for Lara in Tomb Raider: Legend.
- In Tomb Raider: Legend when Lara first meets James Rutland, Amanda can be seen sitting on the edge of the helicopter.
- In Tomb Raider: Underworld, a cut ending is still present on the PlayStation 2 version because the developers of the PlayStation 2 port forgot to remove it. The ending shows that Lara and Amanda were to escape together, however, Amanda tries to hit Lara with a rock but Lara shoots Amanda and leaves her in the snow to freeze to death. The ending was cut because the Developers decided the real ending ties up loose ends and shows Amanda and Lara make amends.
- It is said that Amanda has a sister named Lisa, and two brothers named William and Stephen, but they are never mentioned throughout the series.
- Amanda does have tattoos in Legend, but they don't appear in Underworld.