Axton in Borderlands 2

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

Axton is a playable character in Borderlands 2 and one of the major characters in the series. Originally, Axton was only supposed to have flirtatious dialogue when reviving Maya (a female party member), but the developers ended up accidentally leaving this dialogue option available for any party member that Axton revives. After player feedback on whether or not Axton was supposed to be “implicitly bisexual”, Anthony Burch wrote in more pointed dialogue for Axton that in a later DLC campaign for Borderlands 2 that emphasized his bisexual identity. This led to a scene where Axton is asked what he’ll spend his riches on after securing the Vault in the Dragon Keep DLC, he states “Guns and ladies…and sometimes dudes”.

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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