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.
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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- Various. (n.d.). Chaz (character page). Borderlands Wiki. Retrieved from http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Chaz
- Various. (n.d.). Mr. Shank (character entry). TV Tropes Wiki. Retrieved from http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/Borderlands
- Highonsunday. (2010, October 2010). Borderlands – Mr. Shank – Every Scene (HQ). Youtube Video. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpExjJFMPiI