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'''Lora Baines-Bradley''' (played by actress [[Cindy Morgan]]) is one of the key characters in ''[[TRON]]'' and ''[[TRON 2.0]]''.
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'''Lora Baines-Bradley''' is a programmer and scientist who wrote [[Yori]] and, together with [[Walter Gibbs]], built [[ENCOM|ENCOM's]] [[SHV_20905|digitizing laser]] in ''[[TRON]]''. Formerly romantically involved with [[Kevin Flynn]], she later married [[Alan Bradley]] while continuing her career at ENCOM and later in Washington. She was also a key figure in the backstory of ''[[TRON 2.0]]'', as a devoted digitization researcher, the writer of the program later upgraded into [[Ma3a]], and the mother of [[Jet Bradley]]. Lora is portrayed by [[Cindy Morgan]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
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Although Lora's age and background are not known, she was first introduced during the movie as a computer scientist (and perhaps physicist) working directly for [[ENCOM]] founder [[Walter Gibbs]], with whom she worked in the digitization lab.
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Lora first appeared as a computer scientist (and perhaps physicist) working directly with ENCOM founder Walter Gibbs in ENCOM's digitization lab. The two were on the eve of a breakthrough, and Lora patiently listened to Gibbs's banter about semantics as they finished setting the laser's programming to dematerialize and rematerialize an orange. As they retreated from the laser bay to a safe area, Lora remarked that this test would prove Gibbs's theory. With the help of Lora's program, Yori, the experiement was a success.
   
During the movie, she learned from her then-boyfriend (and later husband) [[Alan Bradley]], that his access had been canceled due to a security breach within ENCOM. Lora was immediately suspicious that her former boyfriend and ex-ENCOM employee, [[Kevin Flynn]], may have been behind the security breach. Lora then decided to warn Flynn that [[Ed Dillinger]], the CEO of ENCOM, knew about his attempts to hack into the ENCOM mainframe.
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Celebrating this triumph along with Gibbs, Lora was joined by her then-boyfriend Alan Bradley, who was upset about losing computer access due to a security breach within ENCOM. Lora immediately suspected that Kevin Flynn, who had the same Group 7 access as Alan, could have been behind the security breach. As the two left the laser bay, she relayed her suspicions to Alan, who remarked sourly that Flynn, Lora's former lover, had had "access" to her too.
   
When Flynn admitted that it was him, Lora convinced her skeptical boyfriend that Flynn's motives were honest and ultimately created the team that would defeat the [[MCP]] by offering to drive them into ENCOM.
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Despite Alan's reservations, Lora was determined to warn Flynn that [[Ed Dillinger]], ENCOM's CEO, knew about his hacking. Prevailing upon Alan to accompany her, she drove to [[Flynn's Arcade]], gently teasing her territorial partner by joking that she had loved Flynn "for his brains" and that Alan shouldn't put any quarters in the meter because "we'll need them for the games." They arrived just as Flynn was beating his own record at [[Space Paranoids]] and accompanied him upstairs to talk. Lora, having made it clear that she was still with Alan, threw a couch pillow at Flynn after he repeatedly flirted with her and needled Alan about his and Lora's past relationship.
   
Lora sneaked Flynn into the digitizing lab where he was unwittingly digitized by the MCP and transported into the [[Game Grid]], a previously unknown world on the other side of the screen. Although she could do little to help him during his digital adventure, a [[program]] of hers named [[Yori]] did cross paths with him and provided aid in the conflict against the MCP. Lora's relationship with Alan was similarly reflected in a digital relationship between Yori and [[Tron]].
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Mediated by Lora's presence, Flynn and Alan slowly forgot their rivalry as Flynn explained his ousting from ENCOM and reasons for hacking the mainframe. Lora then warned Flynn that Dillinger knew about the hacking. Flynn's frustration at this news was allayed by Alan's certainty that his [[Tron|TRON]] program could shut down the MCP and prove Flynn's case, and Lora, holding up the keys to the ENCOM van that could get them back onto the company grounds, sealed the conspiratorial bond between the three of them with the words, "Shall we dance?"
   
Lora and Alan met up with Flynn again after his reappearance. The three had become good friends, bonded by their experience together.
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Back at ENCOM, Lora sneaked Flynn into the digitizing lab and placed him at her own computer console, ignoring his pranks and mischief on the way. Leaving him there to release TRON for Alan's instructions, she cautioned him that the laser behind him was her life's work: "Don't spill anything, huh?" With that warning, she exited the lab to join Alan at his cubicle, unaware that moments later the MCP would use the laser breakthrough she'd made to digitize Flynn and conscript him into the [[Game Grid]].
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Although Lora had no knowledge of Flynn's digital adventure or of his return to the real world, her laser program, Yori, did cross paths with him on the other side of the screen, shocking him with her resemblance to Lora. While Yori's devotion to Alan's digital doppelganger, Tron, mirrored Lora's relationship with Alan, Yori seemed to share some of Lora's feelings for Flynn as well.
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After Flynn's rise to power at ENCOM, Lora and Alan waited for his arrival at the ENCOM helicopter pad, where he met them with an exuberant "Greetings, programs!" and a three-way hug.
   
 
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As the preceding story for ''TRON 2.0'' began, Lora and Alan announced that they would be having a child in May 1982 and ask Flynn to become the godfather of their child (which he agreed to). This is believed to be very shortly after the setting of ''TRON''. Lora's son, [[Jethro Eugene Bradley]] was born, possibly the couple's only child, in December 1982.
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As the prequel story for ''TRON 2.0'' began, Lora and Alan announced that they would be having a child in May 1982 and asked Flynn to become the godfather of their child. Flynn agreed, and Lora's son, [[Jethro Eugene Bradley]], was born to the Bradleys in December 1982.
   
In 1984, Lora discovered that there were serious problems with the digitizing process that could not be corrected without the [[MCP]]. In 1988, Lora Bradley developed the Math Assistant One Audio application - [[Ma1a]], a generic voice-interactive application to front-end a research tool. In 1990, Kevin Flynn left ENCOM as [[Gibbs Jr.]] took over, but Lora and Flynn remained in contact. In 1994, a digitizing laser misfired in the lab, fatally wounding Lora.
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In 1984, Lora discovered serious problems with the digitizing process that could not be corrected without the [[MCP]]. In 1988, she developed the Math Assistant One Audio application - [[Ma1a]], a generic voice-interactive application to front-end a research tool. In 1990, Kevin Flynn left ENCOM as [[Gibbs Jr.]] took over, but Lora and Flynn remained in contact. In 1994, a digitizing laser misfired in the lab, fatally wounding Lora.
   
Although Lora's death at this point provides some of the plot elements with respect to her son Jethro's relationship with his father, it is Lora's "continuance" in Ma1a, which becomes [[Ma2a]] shortly after her death that is the most significant plot continuance mechanism.
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Lora's death deeply affected Jet's relationship with his father and provided several important plot points in the game. More important was the program Lora left behind, Ma1a, who was upgraded into [[Ma2a]] shortly after Lora's death and into Ma3a by the game's present-day time. Ma3a, whose voice has elements of Lora's although her appearance in no way resembles her User, is a key figure in Jet's journey through the ENCOM system.
   
While there is no specific suggestion in the game ''TRON 2.0'', it is suggested via rumour that by 1996, Ma2a, the upgrade to Ma1a, is showing traits similar to Lora. It is also suggested that the voice of Ma2a is very much like Lora's and some plot elements with [[Ma3a]] suggest that Lora's spirit lives on inside the computer in Ma3a. ''[[TRON: The Ghost in the Machine]]'' confirms this belief when Jet relays to his program, [[Jet.exe]], that his mother didn't die, as her mind lives on through Ma3a.
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While there is no specific suggestion in the game ''TRON 2.0'', ENCOM rumours accessible in the game suggest that by 1996, Ma2a was showing traits similar to Lora's. The vocal similarities are also pointed out, and some of Ma3a's plot elements suggest that something of Lora's spirit lives on in her. ''[[TRON: The Ghost in the Machine]]'' confirms this belief when Jet relays to his program, [[Jet.exe]], that his mother didn't die, as her mind lives on through Ma3a.
   
 
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In the official [[TRON Universe]] canon, Lora survived to the present day and was married to Alan Bradley. Lora made a brief appearance in the graphic novel, ''[[TRON: Betrayal]]'', announcing to Kevin that she had been offered a job in Washington. When Flynn inquired about her relationship with Alan, she assured him she and Alan would be staying together despite the distance the job would create.
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In the official [[TRON Universe]] canon, Lora lived and eventually married Alan Bradley. Lora made a brief appearance in the graphic novel, ''[[TRON: Betrayal]]'', announcing to Kevin that she had been offered a job in Washington. When Flynn inquired about her relationship with Alan, she assured him she and Alan would make it work despite the distance the job would create.
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Although Lora does not appear in ''[[TRON: Legacy]]'', Cindy Morgan has appeared as the character at events associated with the [[Flynn Lives]] [[wikipedia:Alternate reality game|ARG]] that promoted the movie, in particular a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBZIDt8iPkQ press conference] announcing [[Space Paranoids Online]] which was interrupted by both the [[Flynn Lives Organization]] and by a skydiving [[Sam Flynn]]. Alan called her to the stage during his speech, introducing her as "honey" and "my lovely bride" and reminding the audience that anyone who'd been there since the beginning knew how vital she was to the company's success. Lora affectionately greeted Alan, fondly recalled ENCOM's days of digitizing oranges, and thanked the crowd for being there. Several emails between Alan and Lora also appeared in the online components of the ARG, "hacked" by members of ''Flynn Lives''; she signs off with a fondly humorous "Your way better half," and appears on his contact list as "The Best."
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==Trivia==
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*In the [[TRON_(novelization)|TRON novelization]] by Brian Daley, Lora's title is given as Dr., and she is described as Gibbs's deputy team leader and colleague, "not long finished with her post-graduate studies, and already an acknowledged leader in her field; her work in computers had won her international recognition." Her age in the book is given as "mid-twenties"; Cindy Morgan, born in 1954, would have been 28 when the first movie was made.
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*Morgan, who played both Lora and her program Yori, explained in [[The Making of Tron|The Making of TRON]] that she perceived Yori as having some of Lora's feelings and emotions but none of her life experiences, and that Lora's feelings for Flynn allowed Yori to recognize a connection with him without knowing why.
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*In a deleted scene in one of the original scripts, Flynn and Alan hid in the back of the ENCOM van while Lora drove past the checkpoints and up to the building.
   
Although Lora does not appear in the actual ''[[TRON: Legacy]]'' movie, she has appeared at events that are a part of the [[Flynn Lives]] [[wikipedia:Alternate reality game|ARG]] that promotes it, such as a press conference to announce [[Space Paranoids Online]] which was interrupted - first by members of the [[Flynn Lives Organization]], then by a skydiving [[Sam Flynn]].
 
   
 
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Lora Baines Bradley
Biographical information
StatusAlive
Physical description
GenderFemale
Hair ColorBlond
Eye ColorBlue
Other information
FunctionsENCOM Programmer and Developer of Digitization technology
ProgramsYori
Ma1a
Ma2a
Ma3a
VehiclesENCOM Van
AlliesAlan Bradley
Jet Bradley
Kevin Flynn
Walter Gibbs
Out of universe information
ActorCindy Morgan
AppearancesTRON
TRON 2.0
TRON: The Ghost in the Machine
TRON: Betrayal
Flynn Lives
Gallery


Lora Baines-Bradley is a programmer and scientist who wrote Yori and, together with Walter Gibbs, built ENCOM's digitizing laser in TRON. Formerly romantically involved with Kevin Flynn, she later married Alan Bradley while continuing her career at ENCOM and later in Washington. She was also a key figure in the backstory of TRON 2.0, as a devoted digitization researcher, the writer of the program later upgraded into Ma3a, and the mother of Jet Bradley. Lora is portrayed by Cindy Morgan.

BiographyEdit


TRONEdit

Lora first appeared as a computer scientist (and perhaps physicist) working directly with ENCOM founder Walter Gibbs in ENCOM's digitization lab. The two were on the eve of a breakthrough, and Lora patiently listened to Gibbs's banter about semantics as they finished setting the laser's programming to dematerialize and rematerialize an orange. As they retreated from the laser bay to a safe area, Lora remarked that this test would prove Gibbs's theory. With the help of Lora's program, Yori, the experiement was a success.

Celebrating this triumph along with Gibbs, Lora was joined by her then-boyfriend Alan Bradley, who was upset about losing computer access due to a security breach within ENCOM. Lora immediately suspected that Kevin Flynn, who had the same Group 7 access as Alan, could have been behind the security breach. As the two left the laser bay, she relayed her suspicions to Alan, who remarked sourly that Flynn, Lora's former lover, had had "access" to her too.

Despite Alan's reservations, Lora was determined to warn Flynn that Ed Dillinger, ENCOM's CEO, knew about his hacking. Prevailing upon Alan to accompany her, she drove to Flynn's Arcade, gently teasing her territorial partner by joking that she had loved Flynn "for his brains" and that Alan shouldn't put any quarters in the meter because "we'll need them for the games." They arrived just as Flynn was beating his own record at Space Paranoids and accompanied him upstairs to talk. Lora, having made it clear that she was still with Alan, threw a couch pillow at Flynn after he repeatedly flirted with her and needled Alan about his and Lora's past relationship.

Mediated by Lora's presence, Flynn and Alan slowly forgot their rivalry as Flynn explained his ousting from ENCOM and reasons for hacking the mainframe. Lora then warned Flynn that Dillinger knew about the hacking. Flynn's frustration at this news was allayed by Alan's certainty that his TRON program could shut down the MCP and prove Flynn's case, and Lora, holding up the keys to the ENCOM van that could get them back onto the company grounds, sealed the conspiratorial bond between the three of them with the words, "Shall we dance?"

Back at ENCOM, Lora sneaked Flynn into the digitizing lab and placed him at her own computer console, ignoring his pranks and mischief on the way. Leaving him there to release TRON for Alan's instructions, she cautioned him that the laser behind him was her life's work: "Don't spill anything, huh?" With that warning, she exited the lab to join Alan at his cubicle, unaware that moments later the MCP would use the laser breakthrough she'd made to digitize Flynn and conscript him into the Game Grid.

Although Lora had no knowledge of Flynn's digital adventure or of his return to the real world, her laser program, Yori, did cross paths with him on the other side of the screen, shocking him with her resemblance to Lora. While Yori's devotion to Alan's digital doppelganger, Tron, mirrored Lora's relationship with Alan, Yori seemed to share some of Lora's feelings for Flynn as well.

After Flynn's rise to power at ENCOM, Lora and Alan waited for his arrival at the ENCOM helicopter pad, where he met them with an exuberant "Greetings, programs!" and a three-way hug.

TRON 2.0Edit

Note: The following section contains information that appears in the TRON 2.0 storyline, which has been classed as non-canon with the TRON mythology and takes place in an alternate timeline.

As the prequel story for TRON 2.0 began, Lora and Alan announced that they would be having a child in May 1982 and asked Flynn to become the godfather of their child. Flynn agreed, and Lora's son, Jethro Eugene Bradley, was born to the Bradleys in December 1982.

In 1984, Lora discovered serious problems with the digitizing process that could not be corrected without the MCP. In 1988, she developed the Math Assistant One Audio application - Ma1a, a generic voice-interactive application to front-end a research tool. In 1990, Kevin Flynn left ENCOM as Gibbs Jr. took over, but Lora and Flynn remained in contact. In 1994, a digitizing laser misfired in the lab, fatally wounding Lora.

Lora's death deeply affected Jet's relationship with his father and provided several important plot points in the game. More important was the program Lora left behind, Ma1a, who was upgraded into Ma2a shortly after Lora's death and into Ma3a by the game's present-day time. Ma3a, whose voice has elements of Lora's although her appearance in no way resembles her User, is a key figure in Jet's journey through the ENCOM system.

While there is no specific suggestion in the game TRON 2.0, ENCOM rumours accessible in the game suggest that by 1996, Ma2a was showing traits similar to Lora's. The vocal similarities are also pointed out, and some of Ma3a's plot elements suggest that something of Lora's spirit lives on in her. TRON: The Ghost in the Machine confirms this belief when Jet relays to his program, Jet.exe, that his mother didn't die, as her mind lives on through Ma3a.

TRON: Betrayal and TRON: LegacyEdit

Fylnn Lives (ARG)-01

Lora and Alan at the 2010 ENCOM Press Conference

In the official TRON Universe canon, Lora lived and eventually married Alan Bradley. Lora made a brief appearance in the graphic novel, TRON: Betrayal, announcing to Kevin that she had been offered a job in Washington. When Flynn inquired about her relationship with Alan, she assured him she and Alan would make it work despite the distance the job would create.

Although Lora does not appear in TRON: Legacy, Cindy Morgan has appeared as the character at events associated with the Flynn Lives ARG that promoted the movie, in particular a press conference announcing Space Paranoids Online which was interrupted by both the Flynn Lives Organization and by a skydiving Sam Flynn. Alan called her to the stage during his speech, introducing her as "honey" and "my lovely bride" and reminding the audience that anyone who'd been there since the beginning knew how vital she was to the company's success. Lora affectionately greeted Alan, fondly recalled ENCOM's days of digitizing oranges, and thanked the crowd for being there. Several emails between Alan and Lora also appeared in the online components of the ARG, "hacked" by members of Flynn Lives; she signs off with a fondly humorous "Your way better half," and appears on his contact list as "The Best."

TriviaEdit

  • In the TRON novelization by Brian Daley, Lora's title is given as Dr., and she is described as Gibbs's deputy team leader and colleague, "not long finished with her post-graduate studies, and already an acknowledged leader in her field; her work in computers had won her international recognition." Her age in the book is given as "mid-twenties"; Cindy Morgan, born in 1954, would have been 28 when the first movie was made.
  • Morgan, who played both Lora and her program Yori, explained in The Making of TRON that she perceived Yori as having some of Lora's feelings and emotions but none of her life experiences, and that Lora's feelings for Flynn allowed Yori to recognize a connection with him without knowing why.
  • In a deleted scene in one of the original scripts, Flynn and Alan hid in the back of the ENCOM van while Lora drove past the checkpoints and up to the building.

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