The Make-over Mage is a non-playable character in RuneScape, who is described as having “power over genders”. The Make-over Mage goes by Pete or Peta depending on the gender that they are presenting at the time. In addition to changing one’s gender, The Make-over Mage can also alter the player’s skin color. The Make-over Mage is known to sometimes change genders mid-conversation with players. It is unclear whether this character is meant to be read as transgender or non-binary.
LGBTQ References in this game:
- Various. (n.d.). The Make-over Mage (character page). Runescape Wiki. Retrieved from http://runescape.wikia.com/wiki/Makeover_mage
- 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