In Persona 3 Portable (part of the Persona series), players can choose to play as a female protagonist, though in the original Persona 3 they can only play as a male protagonist. However, the female character doesn’t have the dating options the male protagonist does (Alexander, 2010). Aigis, a cyborg character, can fall in love with her. Also, Mitsuru has a homoerotic relationship with the female protagonist, but there is not actual relationship option.
LGBTQ content in this game series:
See also QRM’s entry for this game series.
- Alexander, L. (2010, July 28). What I discovered from gaming like a girl. http://kotaku.com/5598679/what-i-discovered-from-gaming-like-a-girl
- Female Protagonist (Persona 3 Portable). Retrieved from http://megamitensei.wikia.com/wiki/Female_Protagonist_(Persona_3_Portable)
- LGBT characters in video games. (n.d.) Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_characters_in_video_games
- Zaher, T. (2014, September 18). Portrayal of LGBT Characters in Persona. Geeks Out. http://geeksout.org/blogs/troy-zaher/portrayal-lgbt-characters-persona