Mr. Torgue in Borderlands 2

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Mr. Torgue High-Five Flexington is the eponymous character behind the DLC “Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage,” and he gives the player quite a few missions to undertake. He is the founder of Torgue Weapons in the Borderlands universe, and underneath his volatile exterior apparently quite kindhearted. Mr. Torgue makes a comment that he finds all of the Vault Hunters attractive regardless of their gender, which lead to some fan speculation about his sexuality. Anthony Burch later confirms  that Mr. Torgue is canonically bisexual in a post about inclusivity in the Borderlands franchise.

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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