In Banjo-Tooie, Merry Maggie Malpass is Jolly Roger’s partner (whether his business partner or romantic partner is unclear). She has gone missing and Jolly Roger asks Banjo and Kazooie to find her. It turns out she was swallowed by a giant fish while riding a wave rider.
She has been read by many players as a possible trans woman or cross-dressing male character, because of her broad shoulders and deep voice (both of which can be observed in this video).
She is also reportedly named after Steve Malpass, a member of the Rareware team.
LGBTQ references in this game:
- Banjo-Tooie’s gay bar. Or ITT how we discuss video games hidden innuendo’s. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=455948
- Dickens, D. (2011, May 9). 16 LGBT Video Game Characters. Buzzfeed. http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/16-lgbt-video-game-characters#.vdAdd0LZE
- Hidden Messages in Banjo Tooie. (2003, September 11). IGN boards. Retrieved from http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/hidden-messages-in-banjo-tooie.45115265/
- JCANDRE2. (2013, March 22). Gay Representation in Banjo-Tooie. APA340. Retrieved from https://apa340.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/gay-representation-in-banjo-tooie/
- JO ThumbsUpMaster. (2013, January 18). Rated E?- Banjo-Kazooie: Jolly. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JugHP3RhCd8
- KNOWhomo. (2012, May 11). LGBTQ* Characters in Video Games- Jolly Roger. http://knowhomo.tumblr.com/post/22856833730
- LGBTQ representations in video games. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_themes_in_video_games
- Merry Maggie Malpass. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://banjokazooie.wikia.com/wiki/Merry_Maggie
- McDonald, N.H. (2011, June 20). Video gaming is so…gay? GPhilly. http://www.phillymag.com/g-philly/2011/06/20/video-gaming-is-so-gay/
- Radar: Banjo-Kazooie. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Radar/BanjoKazooie?from=Radar.Banjo-Kazooie
- Some disgusting things in BT. (2006, July). Retrieved from http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/863/t724309-some-disgusting-things-in-bt/
- stopnswopon360. (2014, May 4). Some Banjo-Kazooie headcanons I have. Retrieved from http://stopnswopon360.tumblr.com/post/118125750630/some-banjo-kazooie-headcanons-i-have
- Wow, Jolly Roger Lagoon is suggestive. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/196695-banjo-tooie/58672688