Mr. Shank and Chaz in Borderlands


Image credit: Mr. Shank. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Mr. Shank is a boss character in Borderlands, with Chaz being his presumed lover based on in-game audio broadcasts, advertisements, and Shank’s death dialogue. Shank is also the second husband of Mad Moxxie, which implies that he might be bisexual. A reoccurring joke during the DLC campaign with Mr. Shank is that he repeatedly denies that he has any interest in Chaz romantically despite his continuous accidental comments that imply they are in a relationship.


Image credit: Chaz. (n.d.). Retrieved from

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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