Patricia Tannis in Borderlands



Image credit: Patricia Tannis. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Patricia Tannis is a reoccurring character in the Borderlands franchise, who primarily gives missions and side quests to the player. She has been known to flirt with the player regardless of their gender, and furthermore is heavily implied to be the mysterious figure who admits their attraction for Maya after killing her would-be assassin in Borderlands 2. Tannis also strangely eats one of Lilith’s hairs (a female playable character) under the pretense of scientific exploration but it is read as her trying to flirt.

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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  2. Various. (n.d.). Patricia Tannis (character entry). TV Tropes Wiki. Retrieved from