Tornado Tonion is a boss character in Mega Man X7, whose physical appearance is meant to resemble a technologically enhanced onion. Tornado Tonion is portrayed in his boss fight with campy dialogue and affected speech mannerisms, which has led some fans to read him as being gay. In a cutscene before the player fights him, he remarks on Axl’s physical appearance as “handsome”.
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- Various. (2009, May 30). Gay Maverick???. Capcom Unity Forum. Retrieved from http://www.capcom-unity.com/mega_man/go/thread/view/7461/14732255/gay-maverick?pg=1
- Bolllzack-Welcome to my castle. (2009, December 7). Let’s play Megaman X7 part 7 – Gay clown part 2. YouTube Video. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dBqucpaBlE&t=0m57s