Maya in Borderlands 2

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

Maya is a playable character in Borderlands 2, known for her mysterious Siren magical abilities. The player can complete a mission where they learn more about her backstory being imprisoned on the planet Athenas by a corrupt religious order of monks. After some speculation by fans about her lack of sexual banter and comments about “not knowing anything about romance,” Anthony Burch noted on his that he headcanons Maya as asexual (though he wasn’t sure how that could be reconciled with her “sexual” character design).

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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  5. Anthony Burch. (2014, November 13). Why is maya asexual. Ask.FM. Retrieved from