Bam Margera's THPS legacy is already secure as one of the most popular figures from the series, but it appears the new Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 release has removed him from an in-game poster for Tony Hawk's Underground 2. Here's what we know.
Bam Margera THPS: Skater Removed from In-Game poster
Bam Margera made his first appearance in a Tony Hawk game in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, placing him just outside the scope of the newly released remake. He appeared in nine Tony Hawk games total. In Tony Hawk's Underground 2, he had a role on the same scale as Tony Hawk. The two represented opposite sides of skate culture, with Margera as the chaotic side and Hawk as the more strait-laced.
In accordance with his increased role in the game, Margera appeared on the cover for Tony Hawk's Underground 2. Players in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 wouldn't know that, though, as he appears to have been removed from the in-game poster for the game in the Hangar map.
It's unclear why Margera doesn't appear on the poster — it could be related to fees regarding the use of his likeness — but he's not the only detail absent from the poster. A statue of a bull, another skater, and a van have all been removed. This could indicate a problem other than likeness licensing, but it's impossible to know without input from the developers on the project.