Sir Alstair Hammerlock is a NPC character in Borderlands 2, who gives the player a couple missions in the game. Hammerlock is a gay man, he references his ex-boyfriend Taggart during one of the missions to retrieve his lost ECHO audio logs. Fan speculation about his sexuality was confirmed by an article written by Anthony Burch 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.
- (n.d.). List of video games with LGBT characters. Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_games_with_LGBT_characters
- (n.d.). Sir Hammerlock (character page). Borderlands Wiki. Retrieved from http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Sir_Hammerlock
- (n.d.). Sir Hammerlock (character entry). TV Tropes Wiki. Retrieved from http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/Borderlands2SupportingCharacters
- Anthony Burch. (2013, August 13). Inside the Box: Inclusivity. Gearbox Software Blog. Retrieved from http://www.gearboxsoftware.com/2013/08/inside-the-box-inclusivity/
- (2014, November 13). People’s sexualities in Borderlands. Reddit (/r/Borderlands). Retrieved from https://www.reddit.com/r/Borderlands/comments/2m8ezj/peoples_sexualities_in_borderlands/