GZ writes: The Origin of Species is a fascinating read (or so I’m told), where Charles Darwin lays the foundation for what would become evolutionary biology as we know it today. However, did anyone ever stop to consider how it’s also the book from which all reboots/origin stories get their most basic story beat from? You probably haven’t, but I came upon the realization as I was watching the controversy surrounding the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot spiral quickly out of control. It might sound like a strange thing to consider, but it shaped my opinion on the whole issue brought forth from the E3 showings of the game.
So what exactly is the connection between an ancient book on biology and every reboot/origin story?