Lara Croft, who we all know from the Tomb Raider franchise, is one of our only female video game characters to make the list. First introduced in 1996, Lara Croft is a tough as bones young woman who is an athletic and intelligent archaeologist who makes her way around the world, investigating many different tombs and other ruins to ultimately save the world. The character of Lara Croft has become so popular over the years that she has gained success not just in the gaming world, but also in the entertainment industry with short films, feature films (which many know starred the talented Angelina Jolie), spin offs of the games, and other outlets as well. In fact, a new reboot of the original Tomb Raider film is soon to be released into theaters this spring, starring Alicia Vikander. We are sure that this reboot is only going to make the video game franchise, and the character of Lara Croft alone, all the more popular with fans and gamers across the globe.