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|First appearance||Crash Bandicoot (1996)|
|Latest appearance||Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (2020)|
|Voice actor(s)||Akiko Toda (Crash Boom Bang!)|
Debi Derryberry (N. Sane Trilogy)
Misty Lee (Nitro-Fueled)
Ursula Taherian (It's About Time)
In Crash Bandicoot, Tawna is the damsel-in-distress, and Crash has to rescue her from Neo Cortex. Tawna also appears in the end of certain bonus rounds which are only accessible after three Tawna icons are collected.
By the time of Crash's creation, Tawna is the only other creature who has not been subjected to the Cortex Vortex. After Crash is ejected from Cortex's Castle, Tawna spends her captivity matching wits with Cortex, attempting to reason with Brio, and fomenting rebellion amongst Cortex's henchmen.
Crash Boom Bang!
In Crash Boom Bang!, Tawna is a playable character. According to the character selection screen, she is still in a relationship with Pinstripe.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
In Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, an alternate version of Tawna is a playable character. She is originally from a dimension known as the Tawnaverse, where she is the protagonist of her home universe instead of Crash.
Tawna makes a cameo appearance in a few games.
Concept and creation
Naughty Dog omitted Tawna from their later installments based both on objections from Universal Interactive's marketing director for her perceived sexist nature and to appease the desire of Sony's Japanese marketing team for a more girlish female supporting character.
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