Mad Moxxi in Borderlands


Image Credit: Mad Moxxi. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Mad Moxxi is a NPC in the Borderlands series who either provides or is involved in a variety of missions for the player. In addition to her work as the owner and bartender of a number of bars on Pandora, Moxxi oversees the organized fighting arena known as the Underdome in the firstBorderlands game. She is known to flirt with the player-character regardless of their gender. Mad Moxxi has had multiple husbands as well as female lovers (including Motor Momma, one of the boss characters in Borderlands 2). Minor characters of various genders will often ask the player-character if Moxxi has mentioned them, implying they are formerly involved with her as well.

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.


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