WatchMojo: "We are looking at the best gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender charters in video games, but only looking at canonically LGBT charters, and not customizable characters like Mass Effect's Commander Shepard, or your Sims."
What a pointless article! next we'l be seeing top 10 hetrosexual characters which is just as stupid.
Pretty sure pecking the only friend you ever had on the lips when you're like 13 doesn't make you lesbian. Plus she always referred to her as her best friend and never made it seem like more.
Im pretty sure Druckmann himself said he intended for Ellie to be gay while writing the story for the DLC. It doesn't matter to me either way, Ellie is awesome and one of my favorite video game characters of all time.
Yeah, and Rowling said that Dumbledore was gay, so what qualifies someone as gay? Dumbledore never had a sexual relationship in the Harry Potter books, but I guess since Rowing was thinking about the character having gay sex while she wrote the books that it must be so. This shit is bananas. Let's be clear on what it means to be a homosexual because the media states that it's all about love of another from the same sex. No, if a heterosexual guy screws twenty chicks it doesn't mean he loved them. I love my Dad. Does that make me gay? Of course not. Being gay means you like to stick your penis in a man's butt or as a girl you like to munch rugs. Simple as that.
The amount of stupid in this comment section is way too high. @Javery If that's your point of view then sorry to say but, you didn't get Dumbledore as a character, you didn't get Ellie as a character and you don't get human attraction at all. What qualifies Dumbledore as gay is that yes, mostly the women who created him made him like that, but second to that, I don't know maybe the "unique" relationship he had with Grindelwald, his readiness to do anything for him, his belief in the existence of unconditional love and his choice to stay away from love for the rest of his life cause he got burned, and the wizard world isn't pictured fondly of gays. On Ellie, again mainly cause the guy who created her wanted her to be like that, second to that her tough attitude, possibly by noticing she's different and accepting Riley as her only friend cause they understood each other. I also love the details in TLoU, it was a kiss out of attraction. It's psychology, before the kiss Ellie's eyes travel between Riley's eyes and lips, it's a sign of sexual attraction. Lastly, your definition of love and sexuality is rather sad, and if you're worried about media's influence you might look at the mirror. If a guy "screws" 20 girls he may still not be heterosexual, and if you love your dad you may indeed still be homosexual. Duh, just go read some books man.
I personally wasn't bothered by Ellie being gay. Ellie, "In my opinion" is one of the most most believable characters in gaming, EVER. Amazingly written, by Neil Druckman, & Brilliantly portrayed by Ashley Johnson. I loved Ellie before I knew her sexual orientation, & I love her now, while knowing her sexual orientation. Its the person she is, that I love. "In my opinion" Her sexual orientation shouldn't matter.
You weren't bothered because Ellie was a girl who kissed a girl. Had Ellie been Eddie and made out with Jack Harkness you wouldn't have liked it so much. Unless, that is, you're a creep.
The industry needs more guys who cut off their own dicks and dress like women.
Give it time.
Top Ten Mentally Ill, they mean. LGBT is a group of untreated nuts. Gender dysphoria is still considered a mental illness for now but they'll bully science into politically correct stances on that just like they did with homosexuality in 1973.
Alright LGBT being gay is not a badge of honor. It's about as important as what race I am. They fight for unity and then they willingly separate themselves by doing this sort of thing
Yeah, like in the 1960s when what race you are wasn't important at all./s
I can't stand when people compare gay rights to civil rights. The gays have had a much less oppressive battle than blacks did. People love to complain about racism and anti gay stuff. If you want to stop all these things from happening, we as ppl also need to stop being so sensitive to everything that is said. If we can ever do that then we can truly be free from discrimination of any kind
Wait, so you're telling people to stop being so sensitive, but you hate it when people compare gay rights with civil rights? The first and last part of your comment are contradicting. And when I compare those two instances, I'm not comparing the sides that are fighting, but the side that is fought. People have been prejudiced against blacks just as they are prejudiced now against gays. It's a similar enemy. I agree, the civil rights issue was bigger and yes, even for me more important, but the suffering of one group of people doesn't lessen the suffering of another. The worst thing for me is, people are prejudiced without even reading on the subject. Homosexuality exists since for ever, heck there are pictures of guys fucking on old roman bath house walls. Lastly: "If you want to stop all these things from happening, we as ppl also need to stop being so sensitive to everything that is said." I agree, people are sensitive, but it's not the gays or blacks or transvestites or whatever. Just look at this comment section, someone made a Top 10 LGBT characters list and "normal" people are going crazy. It's not the gays who are too sensitive. And your way is the way you would prefer, but not the right way. If people say "Deny adoption.""Deny marriage.""Make it a disease.""Throw them out of the community." and they actually mean it and get through with saying that, it's a problem that needs to be confronted, not shut up about.
really mgszelda? maybe historically gay people haven't been as opressed as black people, in the us at least. but is it legal do refuse service to a person in any states in the us if they're black? no. is it legal to refuse service to gay people? why yes it is. in fact there's a lot of the us where you can legally get fired for being gay. or evicted. name me one country that will execute a person just for being black, and i mean national laws that state black people should be killed, just because they're black. go on. i'll give you a minute. now i know in the us black people are far more likely to face the death penalty than white people, so there's a racism issue there, but there aren't laws that state being black is a death penalty offence. probably should inform some of your older white judges about that. here's a few countries where they will execute gay people simply for being gay. saudi arabia. iraq. iran. afghanistan, a whole swathe of the middle east. pakistan. sudan. nigeria. so do gay people have equal rights? should they stop campaigning for equal rights? three words for yah. effin way no. not necessarily in that order.
@Adrian_v01 and @hazelamy All I'm saying is by doing things such as this you are putting being homosexual above being heterosexual, like being gay is cool. It shouldn't be about being cool. It should be about being what sex your comfortable with. I mean where is my straightest 10 characters list then? That just seems ridiculous. I don't care if your gay or a character is gay. In fact one of my favorite video game characters is ellie from Lou. She is well written and very believable, but the fact she is a lesbian is irrelevant in the story. Another favorite character of mine is col volgin and he is bisexual, but once again very minor detail compared to his other personality traits
@adrian_v01 Great job applying the classic progressive technique of responding to your own twisted view of what I actually wrote. I did not state that a man who loves his dad could not be gay. I stated a matter of fact that such a feeling of love does not presume a man to be homosexual. I went on to suggest that acts of sex do not equate to love. The point of that was to express that at its very core homosexuality is not defined as love or by love. To the contrary, homosexuality is indeed a state of being in which a person of one gender desires and has sex with another from the same gender. It is pointless to argue that basic fact because the definition is within the word itself - sexual. You are attempting to convey that matters of relationship or association also apply, but that is not the case. One cannot be homosexual without acts of sex any more than a heterosexual could. If you wish to redefine it go right ahead, but you must remove sexual from the word. Anything else is just fluff and avoiding the core of what qualifies one as homoSEXUAL.
By definition: Homosexuality (from Ancient Greek ὁμός, meaning "same", and Latin sexus, meaning "sex") is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender. Love is not universal. You can be heterosexual, love your mother but still not desire to sleep with her. There are different types of love, love out of attraction is always combined with the desire to have sex, it's human nature. What you wrote would sound plausible if you didn't make a fool out of yourself. The word is not of English origin, the sex in homosexual is referring to sex, as in gender, not sex as in the act of copulation. So it's an attraction to the same gender, no matter who you have had sex with. As I said, read some books. The internet is accessible to everyone, educating yourself isn't a problem anymore. @mgszelda, sorry got no bubbles. This list puts homosexuals no where above heterosexuals. Where does it imply that in any way? it's all a matter of personal perspective. It just says that LGBTs exist too. I agree, these articles are not really needed, I don't like them either. But people identify with fictional characters because of similarities. This list is just as much needed as a top 10 blond girls list, or a top ten southern guys list, or a top ten depressive characters list and so on, but it should also be not considered offensive, just as those stated above would be.
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