Tiny Tina in Borderlands 2

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Image credit: Tiny Tina. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Tiny_Tina

Tiny Tina is a NPC in Borderlands 2, who take on a more prominent role in her DLC campaign “Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep”. Tina has a number of dialogue moments where she makes homoerotic comments towards female characters, and she notably asks Maya (another female character) if she “likes her” in return. She also mentions that she has a crush on Mad Moxxi and this was her original reason for wanting to help the Vault Hunters.

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. (n.d.). Tiny Tina (character page). Borderlands Wiki. Retrieved from http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Tiny_Tina
  3. (n.d.). Tiny Tina (character entry). TV Tropes Wiki. Retrieved from http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/Borderlands2SupportingCharacters