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Transgender Main Character
« on: April 24, 2019, 02:16:28 pm »
Hello,

Can the gamers here recommend console/computer games where the protagonist can be or is transgender? 

Much thanks!

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Re: Transgender Main Character
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 11:44:49 pm »
I second this. I've never heard of any big games with a trans main character tho I think I've heard of some indie games.
 For a while I was very excited about the new Cyberpunk2077 because of the inherent bod mod nature of alot of cyberpunk but I think the game studio has walked that back specifying that apparently you can have a arm cannon but you cant change your gender.
 I tend to play RPG games so I can make a custom character that in my headcannon is trans. Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Fallout and Skyrim are all pretty great games for that.
 I'm following this thread tho, I hope someone has some good recs

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Re: Transgender Main Character
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 02:32:31 am »
You named some of my favorites there, all great games that I've probably invested hundreds if not thousands of hours in.  I had hopes for the new cyberpunk, sorry to hear it is gonna be a let down.  I'm looking for more than just being able to customize my character, I'm looking for plots or subplots that offer or reflect choices that embrace transgender.  If a game as old as Baldurs Gate can have romantic subplots that embrace gay and lesbian choices it baffles me that more current games cannot take one more step in their sophistication. 

If cybpunk gets enough market share then perhaps it will encourage the shadowrun folk to develop a new game to capture interest in that genre'.

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Re: Transgender Main Character
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2019, 04:42:28 pm »
You know, I just remember visual novel "Magi Trials". Though it isn't about regular tg, main character just occasionally transform his body via magic ritual and it wasn't something he intended. Novel itself is pretty mediocre, but I like it anyway. Dunno why.
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Re: Transgender Main Character
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2019, 06:08:11 pm »
Mass Effect would definitely be my first choice, and Cyberpunk looks promising. I don't know any not already suggested that allow you to play out the romance options, but I'll make a case for trying Warframe. Playing a girl in that has helped with my dysphoria. In particular the quest where you gain your operator really connected with me on an emotional level (the theme song of which is called This Is What You Are), and was a catalyst for me discovering I was transgender.

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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2019, 06:40:00 pm »
Allazandra, you probably misunderstood this topic. We discussing games where main character is transgender here :) Though ME was great, its protagonists are strictly fem or male. As far as I know, Cyberpunk 2077 have strictly fem protagonist.
Don't know anything about Warframe.
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Re: Transgender Main Character
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2019, 06:58:26 pm »
Yeah, I see that I didn't quite follow the question now. I was looking at it from the view point of games that let you play out how you identify since I've yet to see a game that addresses a transgender player character. As for Cyberpunk I'm pretty sure it's suppose to allow a male or female character.

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Re: Transgender Main Character
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2019, 04:50:58 am »
Not exactly TG, but in that VNs main characters are crossdressers:
My Life as Maiden
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Re: Transgender Main Character
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2019, 11:59:07 pm »
The only ones that come to mind are Birdo from Mario and Poison from Street Fighter.

Jrpgs sometimes have ambiguously-gendered characters, but they're always villains-- probably to drive home the theme of them being social misfits or something.
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Re: Transgender Main Character
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2020, 03:08:01 pm »
Hello,

Can the gamers here recommend console/computer games where the protagonist can be or is transgender? 

Much thanks!

Bea

Kind of an old topic but... Layers Of Fear 2. That game is very much about the character being transgender. And you have to decide through the choices you make, whether your character is male, female or... well... let's just say it's a game with a very binary slant.

You have to build the character. It isn't a set person. It's for you to decide. It's actually not far off a psychological evaluation in gaming form, haha. At its most basic it's "an actor", who has agreed to play the role of a character on a cruise ship. It's a very narrative experience. The "Director" is none other than Tony Todd, of Candyman and Final Destination fame. But it's actually way deeper than that. There are multiple endings based on the choices you make. And it's more about the internal struggles within a transgender person than it is an up front horror game. Epic had it for free a couple of weeks ago. I don't know how much I want to say because I don't want to spoil it for people. But it is probably the most trans themed game I have played in a long, long time.

There are a lot of very profound dialogue reflections in this game. On the surface, it's about a brother and sister. But it actually isn't. It's one person trying to choose between them. And one of the more poignant quotes goes along the lines of "You lived a life that wasn't yours. Dreamed dreams you had no right to dream. Too afraid to be yourself, but too weak to be anyone else."

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Re: Transgender Main Character
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2021, 05:40:52 pm »
I noticed nobody mentioned the Saints Row series.
I know you'll never be recognized as a trans character in the game technically but there is no gender limits in creating your character. You can mix match body parts (except down there) and voices and wear whatever you want. So in that way yes you can be a Trans gang boss.

Also now that Cyberpunk is out you can basically do the same thing (except now yes with down there)
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