There were many internal disputes about Konoko's appearance in the game between the Chicago and California divisions of Bungie, which was probably brought on by the presence of other female protagonists at the time such as Lara Croft.

"Their vision of her was more overtly -blam!- than ours. We specifically didn't want her to be just another Lara Croft..." - Lorraine McLees (Bungie Artist)
Contributed by Pogue-Mahone
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