Brick in Borderlands


Image credit: The Slab King, Brick. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Brick is a playable character in Borderlands (he ends up being an NPC in other Borderlands titles), who fulfills the Berserker role during combat. Anthony Burch (a former Gearbox writer for the series) has stated that Brick was intentionally never given lines indicating interest in women, and he also references a line in Borderlands 2 where Brick encourages a female character to keep undressing another male character.

LGBTQ references in this game series:

Borderlands (2009): Mad Moxxi, Mr. Shank and Chaz, Brick, Patricia Tannis

Borderlands 2 (2012): Audio files at the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve, Sir Hammerlock, Axton, Tiny Tina, Mr. Torgue, Maya, Motor Momma, Zer0

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! (2014): Athena and Janey, Rose Yin, Professor Nakayama

See QRM’s entry for this game.


  1. Various. (n.d.). Brick (character page). Borderlands Wiki. Retrieved from
  2. Various. (2014, November 13). People’s sexualities in Borderlands. Reddit (/r/Borderlands). Retrieved from
  3. Anthony Burch. (2014, October 8). Is Brick gay?. Retrieved from