Angof is a non-playable character in RuneScape, where she runs a crystal armour shop in a region of the game world known as Tarddiad. A former elf, Angof transformed herself using the power of the enigmatic crystals scattered around Tarddiad. Unlike many of the other Crystal Shapeshifters, Angof is quite lucid and has resisted absorbing more of the crystals into her body. One of Angof’s diary entries that can be found by players reads: “In many ways I am more myself than I have ever been. I am no longer that little boy that felt trapped in a skin that never really was his own. The form changing ability of the crystal certainly has its advantages.” However, players can also learn of Angof’s identity as a transgender woman by speaking to her.
LGBTQ References in this game:
- Various. (n.d.). Angof (character page). Runescape Wiki. Retrieved from http://runescape.wikia.com/wiki/Angof
- Various. (n.d.). The Diary of Angof. Runescape Wiki. Retrieved from http://runescape.wikia.com/wiki/The_Diary_of_Angof
- Various. (2015, August 24). Runescape Introduces First Transgender Character via ‘The Light Within’. Reddit. Retrieved from https://www.reddit.com/r/LGBTFC/comments/3i7qg1/runescape_introduces_first_transgender_character/
- Sissorelle Ferox. (2015, August 27). Transgender Characters Revealed in ‘RuneScape’. FemHype. Retrieved from https://femhype.com/2015/08/27/transgender-characters-revealed-in-runescape/
- Alayna Cole. (n.d.). Runescape. QueerlyRepresentMe. Retrieved from http://www.queerlyrepresent.me/database/runescape